"WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The place: Lord Elrond's rarified chambers in the elf oasis known as Rivendell. The mood: Toe-tappingly impatient. The problem: Liv Tyler, she of pointy ears and plump lips, is not to be found.
Meanwhile, cast and crew wait in a cavernous soundstage at Stone Street Studio and prepare to shoot more takes for The Return of the King, the hotly anticipated finale of the three-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy, The Lord of the Rings. "