I thought it was worthwhile calling Harvey Weinstein at Miramax and just seeing how interested he was in The Lord of the Rings, and he said he was interested, and then when he heard that Saul Zaentz had the rights, he said, “Well, that’s going to be no problem. I can get those off Saul,” because he was doing The English Patient with Saul Zaentz at the time. This was exactly when The English Patient was being shot, and he said, “I bailed Saul out of The English Patient. I’ve done huge favors for him. He’s going to return the favor. He’s going to give me The Lord of the Rings rights.”