Roger Ebert has a review of the Akiro Kurosowa classic Italian Western with swords Yajimbo, which gave me my first taste of Kurosawa. Yajimbo, being a black and white movie, has a superb camerawork, making extensive use of the widescreen shots, barren landscapes just like a classic western.
There is supposedly a trailer of Peter Jackson directed JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit, available, which is supposed to be released on December 19th, 2006. Falling for it, I downloaded it using Limewire and can attest it is an excellent hoax, albeit one that somewhat makes you pine for the real thing.
What gives it away as a hoax? There is no mention of the dwarves, only Bilbo, Gollum , Gandalf and two wood elves (who obviously are the ones appearing in lotr and i am assuming they are the wood elves). The Dragon fortunately makes an appearance but the pinkish brown dragon and the accompanying scenes seems to be straight out of Dragonheart.
...and was the wait worth it. It was as good as the reviews. Unlike the first one, spidey's swinging bit wasn't the be all & end all and we finally get to see his nerdy behaviour. Of course, you miss the smart assy replies of the comics, but you have everything else: a strong villain, the non-geeky & balancing mary jane (ahem, little of the wet wet kiss!! :-( ), etc., Probably, the best comic book movie, ever.