News for Jan. 08, 2000
Hall of Fire Chat Today!
1/08/00, 10:56 EST - Xoanon
Cast News: Catch 'em all
1/08/00, 10:48 EST - Xoanon
News for Jan. 07, 2000
Guesses on the mysterious set.
1/07/00, 14:21 EST - Tehanu
Remember our LIVE Chat Events?
1/07/00, 13:14 EST - Xoanon
Mr. Robinson's work on the 'Mars Trilogy' is some of my favorite fiction. His attention to detail and character development is superb. So come on by Barliman's on Wednesday, January 19th at 9:30 PM EST to chat about writing, how Tolkien's work inspired him, and the creative form in general! See you there! [More on KSR]
Cast News: Ethan's 'Snow..' Opens in the USA
1/07/00, 09:50 EST - Xoanon
And the Search Continues...
1/07/00, 00:38 EST - Calisuri
News for Jan. 06, 2000
More on Learning Elvish
1/06/00, 14:27 EST - Tehanu
Cast News: Ethan on Leno -UPDATED-
1/06/00, 09:49 EST - Xoanon
Ethan's apperance on Leno tonight
Ethan's stint on Leno was, as always, full of small talk and stories of Hawke's baby. No mention of LOTR whatsoever, sorry folks :(
Latest Newsletter is Away!
1/06/00, 09:45 EST - Xoanon
News for Jan. 05, 2000
Hall of Fire. Get Ready Now!
1/05/00, 22:49 EST - Calisuri
Gandalf's almost here!
1/05/00, 18:09 EST - Tehanu
Ever wanted to translate Tengwar?
1/05/00, 18:04 EST - Tehanu
Tolkien 2000 Update
1/05/00, 17:52 EST - Xoanon
Cast News: Ethan Hawke on ITV
1/05/00, 17:43 EST - Xoanon
Since it seems like Ethan Hawke (Faramir) season at the moment. I thought you'd like to know that Ringers in the UK and Ireland can see him on ITV/UTV tonight at Midnight GMT appearing in the film A Midnight Clear.
Ian Holm, The Perfect Hobbit
1/05/00, 17:41 EST - Xoanon
During the audio commentry on the DVD Resurrection director Russell Mulcahy talks about actors eating on camera. He says it is always a difficult decision for actors whether to eat or not and he recalls a film he did with Ian Holm where Ian ate 23 full english breakfasts whilst trying to shoot a scene! He says "Ian's not a big man, but he was certainly bigger at lunch time"
1/05/00, 12:40 EST - Corvar
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Cast News: Ian Holm on TMN
1/05/00, 09:21 EST - Xoanon
News for Jan. 04, 2000
Media Watch: The Edmonton Sun
1/04/00, 22:40 EST - Xoanon
"Next up for Blanchett is the role of Galadriel, the elf queen in the live-action feature Lord of the Rings, based on the fantasy novels of J.R.R. Tolkien. "I start in June. It's a 14-month shoot. We're making three movies back-to-back. And I'll be in all three. What drew her to this project? "I was actually in The Hobbit when I was in high school but I hadn't read the books and now I'm delving into them." She says she was also drawn to the project by director Peter Jackson "who has one of the most extraordinary, bizarre, out-there minds." I stare at her. With her pixie face and tall, slender build, she'd be a remarkable elfin queen, as depicted by Tolkien. Her eyes twinkle quite mischievously." [More]
Section Update: Latest Rant Online
1/04/00, 20:22 EST - Xoanon
Accolades for Peter Jackson.
1/04/00, 16:28 EST - Tehanu
Media Watch: Floods and reviews
1/04/00, 15:23 EST - Xoanon
In this weeks NW Magazine (with Jennifer Lopez on the cover) there is a short blurb about the problems encountered by LOTR production with the floods, there is also an interview with Ethan Hawke (Faramir) about his role in Snow Falling on Cedars.
Also in the Febuary issue of MOVIE magazine, with Mark Whalberg on the cover there is another blurb about LOTR except it's just a pretty standard one about production, there are also reviews of movies such as Sleepy Hollow and Snow Falling on Cedars.
Web Watch: Yahoo! News
1/04/00, 10:05 EST - Xoanon
New Line has committed to make all three parts of ``The Lord of the Rings'' trilogy. While the films are not slated for release until 2001, 2002 and 2003, respectively, the move signals a desire to get into the studio act of event filmmaking -- something that didn't work with ``Lost in Space'' in '98.
First, the release dates are seemingly wrong. Yet the final 2 film release dates are not set in stone. Second, who ever said that 'Lost in Space' was an event film?
Thanks to Sith Sunstorm for the tip!
Source: Complete Yahoo! Article
Cast News: Elijah on Starz!
1/04/00, 09:57 EST - Xoanon
News for Jan. 03, 2000
Media Watch: News and Observer
1/03/00, 13:35 EST - Xoanon
Thanks to George L for the tip!
Does Loreena Want in? -UPDATED-
1/03/00, 13:29 EST - Xoanon
a) Have a great score album done by Kilar (still rumored)
b) Have ANOTHER album of all of Tolkiens songs from the book! With singers like Sting and Seal and Mckennit! (rant mode cancel)
Anyway, this is what Mckennit had to say:
Q: A murmur had circulated that you might participate in the soundtrack of THE LORD OF THE RINGS film, is it right?
LM: That has been an overture. I am not completely clear where that stands at the moment.
Thanks to Mithrandir_777 for the tip!
Source: View Complete Q and A
Cast News: Ethan and Uma in 'Gattaca'
1/03/00, 13:12 EST - Xoanon
Tolkien 2000 Contest Begins!
1/03/00, 09:14 EST - Xoanon
Just in time for the good professors Birthday, we announce the 'Tolkien 2000 Contest' click on the image to find out more!
And don't forget these interesting bites:
Added 9 new pieces of fan art, including 5 more from Tookish's 4th grade class.
More recipes are surfacing in the Moon Letters with a mushroom flair.
Thanks to "Geenius at Wrok" and Barlimans Chat room for this weeks poll!
Don't forget to check out Tehanu's latest in "The Search for Middle-earth"
News for Jan. 02, 2000
First report from Tehanu's travels.
1/02/00, 18:50 EST - Tehanu
This Weeks Ebay Items
1/02/00, 12:28 EST - Xoanon
1/02/00, 11:51 EST - Xoanon
This is a very cool prospect. I've seen this done in Virginia and England, historical reenactments of actual events, very cool stuff. And just the idea that some people could be doing this with LOTR? Rather cool.
This is what Woeg sends in:
Not sure if you've heard of this or not, but there is an interesting sounding idea for an SCA like recreation society called The Middle Earth Historical Reenactment Society that I just stumbled on to.
Source: The Middle Earth Historical Reenactment Society
Cast News: Cate in Woman's Day
1/02/00, 11:47 EST - Xoanon
From Resevoir Dog
I thought you might like to know in this weeks Woman's Day there is a two page article on Cate Blanchett, interviewing her about the leading men she's worked with. Towards the end it makes reference to her role in LOTR.
The Hobbit Stageplay
1/02/00, 11:43 EST - Xoanon
Nighshade: The work that has gone into the stage adaption of the book is fantastic. All of the puppets which appeared were as I had visualised them! ( Gollum was great with his flourescent green eyes !) Bilbo the 3 foot tall hero with big hairy feet, 7 foot tall aloof elves, Smaug the dragon was well done with his 20 foot long neck weaving across the stage and the dwarves were great ( Stocky little fellows with long flowing beards and wicked sense of humour!), goblins with their nasty demeanors and red glowing eyes and big fat 7 foot trolls lumbering about the stage.
Gandalf is one of the few players that were made up of human characters showing off some of his magical skills( staff and crystal flowing in mid air!)
Steven D: It was an excellent show, and hopefully I will be going to see it again. I dont usually like stage shows or theatre, but this is one of the best shows I have seen. The characters are excellently crafted, and the play is fantastically adapted.
And David H sends in something he read while attending the play:
The producer of the Hobbit on stage, Malcolm Cooke, wrote an introduction for this second production's program including the following:
"It is now a million dollar production for the new millenium which we are presenting in every major Australian city before taking it overseas, first to New Zealand then on to America."
I wonder if Peter Jackson will be seeing it in the Land of the Long White Cloud while Filming.
Thanks to all those who sent in their opinions!
Source: 'The Hobbit' Play Website