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News for Jan. 20, 2002

Golden Globes: LOTR:FOTR Loses Out

1/20/02, 10:30 pm EST - Xoanon

LOTR:FOTR has lost out on all awards at the Golden Globes this year. Losing out on the 'Best Drama' category to 'A Beautiful Mind'.

Want to talk about LOTR being snubbed at the Golden Globes? SOUND OFF!!

Golden Globes: Robert Altman Wins Best Director

1/20/02, 10:16 pm EST - Xoanon

Robert Altman 'Gosford Park' has won the Golden Globe for best director, beating out Peter Jackson.

Golden Globes: Enya Loses Out To Sting

1/20/02, 9:46 pm EST - Xoanon

Enya and her song 'May It Be' has lost out to Sting and his theme song 'Until' from the 'Kate and Leopold' soundtrack.

Golden Globes: Howard Shore Loses Out To 'Moulin Rouge!'

1/20/02, 9:27 pm EST - Xoanon

In a re-take from the AFI awards, Canadian composer Howard Shore has lost out to Craig Armstrong, composer of 'Moulin Rouge!'

Golden Globes: Blanchett Loses Golden Globe To Fellow Aussie

1/20/02, 9:01 pm EST - Xoanon

Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) has lost out her Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actress (for Bandits) to Nicole Kidman.

Watch The Golden Globes With TORN!!

1/20/02, 5:02 pm EST - Xoanon

Tonight (Sunday the 20th) is 'Golden Globes Night', where LOTR can win the pre-oscar awards it deserves! We're having a BIG online viewing party to celebrate!! Simply log into Barliman's Chatroom and slip into the room '#awardsparty' to join in on the fun!

We will be updating the latest events at the ceremony for everyone around the world who cannot view it for themselves. The Golden Globes will air tonight on NBC at 8PM EST. See you online!

What time is that around the wolrd where you live? Click on the following link to convert 8PM EST to your local timezone. [More]

Croatia Goes All Hobbity.

1/20/02, 3:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Although some Eastern European countries saw a late release of FOTR, they're catching up and joining in the fun, as Galahad tells us. [More]

LOTR:FOTR #1 In Italy

1/20/02, 3:44 pm EST - Xoanon

FB writes: FOTR has broken the first record here in Italy. Yesterday it grossed 1.032.000 euro, beating the previous record set by Hannibal. [More]

LOTR:FOTR #1 In Finland

1/20/02, 3:38 pm EST - Xoanon

Mikko writes: Yes, it's official... Lord of the rings has gone past Potter in its 5th week here in Finland as in Sweden. Amazing. [More]

Vinet Exhibit Report! -Update-

1/20/02, 3:29 pm EST - Xoanon

Lotho Sackville-Baggins writes: We went to the last day of the Pierre Vinet exhibit in Santa Monica today (Saturday 19th) & I just wanted to share with you how truly wonderful it was. [More]

Update The folks at Track 16 have posted an image of a few of the cast members with Vinet at the LA gallery. [More]

Here's A Cake For You

1/20/02, 3:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Finwe writes: I have found a LOTR cake. It is not just a picture on the cake, it can be eaten too. So I guess a company has the rights to do it, since it does look very "professional". So if your B-day is soon like me, you know what to ask for...[More]

Sci Fi Talk Talks LOTR

1/20/02, 3:16 pm EST - Xoanon

From Tony Tellado of Sci Fi Talk: New Line Cinema supplied Sci-Fi Talk with the audio tapes from the Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring. I have produced several shows to honor this movie which is perhaps the best fantasy film ever made. [More]

Media Watch: Harper's Bazaar

1/20/02, 3:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Hoon sends along these scans of an Orlando Bloom (Legolas) interview from 'Harper's Bazaar' Magazine. [More]

Good news! You CAN learn Elvish from a book.

1/20/02, 2:49 pm EST - Tehanu

I was wrong when I said that there were no books on the Elvish language available. In fact you can get "The Languages of Middle Earth" and "an Introduction to Elvish" from Amazon.com. Both are apparently classic resources for learning Tolkien's languages. Thanks to Adam, Mole and Bill for the news.

Further Elvish studies are available online from Elvish.org

Elzer joins Col TriStar as sr. VP

1/20/02, 1:23 pm EST - Xoanon

Former New Line Cinema PR chief (and good friend to Xoanon and TORN -Xo) Steve Elzer has joined Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group as a senior veepee of media relations. [More]

Fantasypewter.com review online!

1/20/02, 12:07 pm EST - Gamgee

Fantasypewter.com, maker of fine Tolkien and other fantasy art pieces, has sent us some fine items for review! If you are shopping for a good Tolkien-type gift, then check it out! [More]

Ticket Stub Contest! Your Last Chance!

1/20/02, 11:32 am EST - Calisuri

Eventhough FOTR did not come out on top this weekend, you still have a chance to enter the contest! Go see Fellowship of the Ring today and send me the scanned ticket stub at calisuri@theonering.net. Entries will be accepted through Monday with the winners being announced on Tuesday. [More]

FOTR nabs 3 Golden Satellites!

1/20/02, 11:31 am EST - Gamgee

Preceeding the Golden Globes this year were the Golden Satellite Awards, FOTR was nominated for 9, and managed to snag 3! The awards given to FOTR were Best Picture (Animated or mixed media), Sound, and Film Editing! Thanks to Robert for the tip! [More]

News for Jan. 19, 2002

How the world has changed since 12/19

1/19/02, 3:49 pm EST - Tehanu

Time to lighten up and ponder how the world has changed since the events of 12/19.....[More]

Netscape Poll to Swamp

1/19/02, 12:08 pm EST - Calisuri

Thanks to Ringer Alison for pointing us in the direction of another poll to swamp. This time, it is about Golden Globes and focusing on directing. I would suggest..just a suggestion now...that we vote for Peter Jackson! [More]

DND Reviews LOTR: Prt 2

1/19/02, 11:50 am EST - Xoanon

The 2nd part of the Dungeons and Dragons (Wizards of the Coast) 3-part history/review of the movie, this time finally dealing with the movie itself. [More]

Foxtrot Goes LOTR

1/19/02, 11:46 am EST - Xoanon

Bill Amend has done it again, this time he has Jason making snow-Balrogs...what do they say when you mix ice and fire? [More]

Over Ten THOUSAND Ringer Reviews!

1/19/02, 11:41 am EST - Xoanon

When we came up with the idea that we would open an entire section for the fans to submit reviews, little did we know we would get over ten thousand of them! And we're still adding more! If you haven't yet, submit your own review!

News for Jan. 18, 2002

Watch The Golden Globes With TORN!!

1/18/02, 11:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Sunday night is 'Golden Globes Night', where LOTR can win the pre-oscar awards it deserves! We're having a BIG online viewing party to celebrate!! Simply log into Barliman's Chatroom and slip into the room '#awardsparty' to join in on the fun!

We will be updating the latest events at the ceremony for everyone around the world who cannot view it for themselves. The Golden Globes will air on NBC at 8PM EST. See you online!

TV Watch: Enya On 'Tonight Show'

1/18/02, 11:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Eyna was the musical guest on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on NBC last night (Jan 17th). Enya sang 'May It Be' from the LOTR:FOTR soundtrack. [More]

TV Watch: Ian McKellen On 'Politically Incorrect'

1/18/02, 11:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) was a guest on the ABC show 'Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher' yesterday (Jan 17th). Take a look at the full transcript of the show, plus pics! [More]

Bloom's 'BlackHawk Down' Released Today

1/18/02, 10:57 pm EST - Xoanon

Unless you've been living in a cave lately, you'd know that today marks to wide release of the new Orlando Bloom (Legolas) film 'Black Hawk Down'.

Cast News: Liv Tyler On 'Voltage'

1/18/02, 10:54 pm EST - Xoanon

lovelylivtyler.com is reporting that Liv Tyler (Arwen) will appear in Robert Altman's new film "Voltage" which will begin shooting in a few months.

Actor Orlando Bloom tops Lord of the Rings searches on Lycos.com

1/18/02, 10:49 pm EST - Xoanon

"Oh my God!" he exclaims when he learns that he's the most searched-for person or thing on Lycos.com associated with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, in which he plays the archer elf Legolas. This week, he's climbed to No. 22 on the Lycos top 50, up two spots from last week. [More]

Arda, or Ardor

1/18/02, 10:36 pm EST - Xoanon

Of all the features of Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring, few have impressed the critics as much as the subtitled dialect in which Liv Tyler (Arwen) and Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) preface their smooch. [More]

TTT: More On The Voice Of Treebeard

1/18/02, 1:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Olly sends along this great bit of information he learned from the voice of Treebeard himself, John Rhys-Davies! [More]

Italian right seizes on "Lord of the Rings"

1/18/02, 1:43 pm EST - Xoanon

The rest of the world may see box office smash "The Lord of the Rings" as a mythical tale of hobbits and goblins but some young members of Italy's far right hope to use the film to promote their political ideals. [More]

TTT: Meeting Eomer?

1/18/02, 1:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy undone sends us this great image from the latest issue of 'Entertainment Weekly'. It is a great show of PJ apparently setting up the scene where Gimli, Aragorn, and Legolas run into Eomer and his men. Take a look! [More]

LOTR Premiere: Dominican Republic

1/18/02, 1:08 pm EST - Xoanon

The mysterious ShadowPhone writes: The release date for FOTR in the Dominican Republic is January 31. New Line doesn't have dristibuition deals with any company in the Dominican Republic, that's why New line films arrive really late. But after the huge succes of the films, some theater owners decided to fix this.

LOTR Falls To #2 On IMDB

1/18/02, 1:03 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the sadness over at IMDB as 'The Godfather' has replaced our LOTR on the number 1 spot on IMDB's 'top 250'! Heresy! [More]

Lord of the Lego

1/18/02, 12:59 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at this lego version of the 'Flight at the Ford'! Funny stuff! [More]

Nobody Ditches A Dwarf!

1/18/02, 12:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at todays 'Frank & Ernest' for a good lession on what could happen to you if you ditch a dwarf for a hobbit! [More]

Shore Rings Up Classic Score

1/18/02, 12:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy milaya sends along this article from Singapore. [More]

RevolutionSF Talks LOTR

1/18/02, 12:34 pm EST - Xoanon

From the folks at RevolutionSF: RevolutionSF proudly presents an exclusive preview of Broma House's novelization of the film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings! See two chapter excerpts online now. [More]

Forget the Force -- "The Lord" rules!

1/18/02, 12:31 pm EST - Xoanon

It is the climax of the movie, and easily one of the most powerful scenes in the history of cinema. Luke Skywalker, facing Darth Vader at the end of "The Empire Strikes Back,". [More]

ATTENTION LA Tolkien fans

1/18/02, 10:47 am EST - Calisuri

If you live in LA and you would like to cheer on 'FOTR' at the Golden Globes on sunday, come to the Cat'n'Fiddle in Hollywood to join the party! [More]

LA is the place to be this weekend for Tolkien fans. Not only do we have the Golden Globes party, you have two chances to meet Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf), as well as see a LOTR art exhibition! [More]

Go See FOTR This Weekend!!!!

1/18/02, 10:40 am EST - Calisuri

Don't forget. Go see Fellowship of the Ring this weekend and win great prizes for keeping it at the top of the box office. Get the details. [More]

News for Jan. 17, 2002

Join TheOneRing.net Newsletter List!

1/17/02, 11:33 pm EST - Xoanon

The latest newsletter is set to go! Do you want to receive our weekly newsletter? Packed with tons of info to keep you up to date on the latest? Plus filled with exclusives from time to time! Join the crowd of more than 5600+ mailing list Ringers! Sign up now! [More]

TV Watch: Ian McKellen On 'Politically Incorrect'

1/17/02, 7:00 pm EST - Xoanon

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) can now be called the 'Marathon Man', fresh from his appearances on 'The Daily Show' and 'The Late Late Show' both Tuesday and Wednesday, he will be appearing on 'Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher' tonight at 12:05 AM on ABC.

Tom & Goldberry on DVD?

1/17/02, 4:28 pm EST - Xoanon

neil sends us this interesting rumor about Tom and Goldberry possibly being on the LOTR DVD. Meanwhile our inside sources debunk the idea...sorta. [More]

No, there's a lot of other explanations for why GW are making Tom and Goldberry, which debunk the 'Bombadil's in the DVD' rumour [More]

Cast News: Elijah Working With 'Lola' Star

1/17/02, 4:16 pm EST - Xoanon

Franka Potente (Run, Lola, Run), 27, is going to shoot a movie together with hobbit-acting Elijah Wood (Frodo). "I'm working with Franka in February, and I look forward to doing so," the actor recently told the "Berliner Kurier." [More]

TV Watch: Ian McKellen On 'Kilborn'

1/17/02, 3:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) was on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn' last night (Jan 17). Check out the great review and a ton of pics! This one is not to be missed! [More]

TV Watch: Ian McKellen On 'The Daily Show'

1/17/02, 2:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) was on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' Tuesday (Jan 15) on CBS. Check out this review with pics! [More]

LOTR Premiere: Bahrain

1/17/02, 1:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Laila writes: I thought that any visitors of your website from Bahrain might be interested to know that the Fellowship of the Ring will be showing in cinemas here from February 6th onwards. Bahrain is such a tiny island nation, we have a population of roughly 700,000 people.

'Rings' makers suddenly famous at home

1/17/02, 1:15 pm EST - Xoanon

The emergence of New Line's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" as an Oscar contender couldn't have been more of a surprise to Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson's partner both on the trilogy and in the New Zealand house they share with their two young children. The clan's feeling the pressure of sudden fame, even so far removed from Hollywood, Variety reports. [More]

TTT: Gandalf The White & PJ In Edoras

1/17/02, 1:11 pm EST - Xoanon

A few folks have been sending this great image, which is on mckellen.com, and shows PJ and Ian McKellen in his 'Gandalf the White' costume. Really cool! [More]

LOTR Premiere: Italy

1/17/02, 12:31 pm EST - Xoanon

FB writes: FOTR premieres tomorrow here in Italy and it looks like it will be as huge as in any other country. [More]

GAMING: Mines Of Moria TCG Expansion Set

1/17/02, 12:21 pm EST - Xoanon

The eagerly-awaited second installment in Decipher's The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game (TCG) is going to press: Gamers and collectors who have made the new TCG a global phenomenon can begin their journey into the Mines of Moria in February! [More]

Wizard With a Web Site

1/17/02, 12:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Acclaimed British actor Ian McKellen keeps his fans informed online. [More]

The Fellowship of the Wedding Rings Is Put to the Test

1/17/02, 12:11 pm EST - Xoanon

During a marriage, you learn things. Over the years, you discover whether your spouse is a morning person or a night person, whether they like their sandwiches cut in rectangles or triangles and whether they belong to a cult. [More]

John Rhys-Davies Takes On LA Comic Convention

1/17/02, 12:07 pm EST - Xoanon

Garfeimao sends us a report and pictures from her adventure at the Comic Convention in LA with John Rhys-Davies (Gimli), John spoke about LOTR, Peter Jackson and gave a whole LOT of info on Treebeard! [More]

Media Watch: Harper's Bazaar

1/17/02, 11:35 am EST - Xoanon

Elvenstar writes: I thought you might be interested to know that the Jan. (2002) issue of the Singapore edition of Harper's Bazaar ran a 6-page article on everyone's favourite elven archer, Orlando Bloom (Legolas). Anyone with scans of the article send them along!

CFCA Nominees

1/17/02, 11:30 am EST - Xoanon

Sharpe'sfangirl writes: Here are the nominees for Chicago Film Critics Association, LOTR got Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Score, and Best Cinematography. [More]

Bean: 'I'm In The Two Towers'

1/17/02, 11:25 am EST - Xoanon

Nona from 'The Compleat SB sends along this nice feature story about Sean Bean (Boromir) in the Feb 2002 issue of Xposé magazine. [More]

SHOP: Action Figure News

1/17/02, 11:12 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Ed sends along an updated release list for the next round of action figures. [More]

TTT Trailer: Feb 1st?

1/17/02, 11:02 am EST - Xoanon

Etched Chaos writes: A friend of mine whom works at a local cinema has told me that the Two Towers trailer attached to LOTR:FOTR will be released as the cinema on Feb 1st. That's a definite from him as he is on good terms with his boss and so gets definite dates for everything. I just thought I'd mention that as it might be the same for elsewhere...

FFCC Awards

1/17/02, 10:58 am EST - Xoanon

DS sends us the list of winners and other nominees for the Florida Film Critics Circle Awards. Take a look! [More]

McKellen Updates 'E-Post'

1/17/02, 10:41 am EST - Xoanon

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) has updated his 'epost' section of his website. And be sure to check out their new and very cool contest! [More]

LOTR Premiere: Macedonia

1/17/02, 10:36 am EST - Xoanon

Radaster writes: The premiere in Macedonia will be shown on 24 th of January (City oF Skopje) and there is a lot of hype and madness around here. Everyone just waits to buy the tickets and have their passage to Middle-earth.

Orlando & Sean Give A Bunk Up

1/17/02, 10:29 am EST - Xoanon

Jeff writes: I was watching the Critics' Choice Awards on Monday night, Sean Astin and Orlando Bloom were presenters of the Best Young Performer Award, which went to that little girl in "I Am Sam,". She was so tiny that she couldn't reach the podium, much less the microphone, so Orlando picked her up and held her up to the microphone for her acceptance speech, which was long and adorably precocious.

Keep FOTR on Top Contest

1/17/02, 2:48 am EST - Calisuri

The goal: Keep Fellowship of the Ring at the top of the box office. How can we do it? Go see Fellowship of the Ring this week. Save your ticket stub. Win great prizes! It is that easy. [More]

News for Jan. 16, 2002

TV Watch: Enya To Perform on NBC and CNN

1/16/02, 10:18 pm EST - Jincey

Asarina reported that Enya will be performing "May it Be" from the Lord of the Rings Soundtrack - The Fellowship of the Ring on the Tonight Show (NBC) 1/17 (this Thursday.)

She will also be performing live on Larry King (CNN) next Tuesday, the 22nd.

Media Watch: SMH heckles NZ film industry

1/16/02, 8:16 pm EST - Tehanu

The Sydney Morning Herald's 'Heckler' has a bit of sour grapes about LOTR's success? [More]

Bean's 'Thomas' Trailer Online

1/16/02, 4:27 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks at comingsoon.net have written in to tell us that the trailer for the new Sean Bean (Boromir) film 'Tom and Thomas' is now online. Take a look! [More]

Which country is the most Tolkienoholic?

1/16/02, 2:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Tehanu recently asked "Which country is the most Tolkienoholic?", well Valdi sent us some stats on the subject. So what country is it? England? New Zealand? USA? The answer may surprise you... [More]

Media Watch: USA Today

1/16/02, 2:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Adina sends us this scan from USA Today. Take a look! [More]

Media Watch: Sunday Times Style Magazine

1/16/02, 2:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Scott sends us this scan of Orlando Bloom (Legolas) in the Sunday Times Style Magazine. [More]

Media Watch: Creative Screenwriting Magazine

1/16/02, 2:02 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Misty sends along these great scans from Creative Screenwriting Magazine. [More]

Hungarian Premiere News

1/16/02, 1:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Kálmán writes: Here is some info on the first weekend of FOTR in hungarian cinemas. FOTR broke the first weekend record with more than 160,000 viewers on the first 4 days (Thursday - Sunday). It beat the previous record breaker Harry Potter and Star Wars Ep 1.

Amazing Item Up For Auction!

1/16/02, 1:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out this wicked 6 foot tall Statue of a Ringwraith from LOTR amazing!! The bidding is already up to 7 thousand plus...very cool! [More]

'Keep FOTR on Top' Contest!

1/16/02, 10:39 am EST - Calisuri

We were all pleasantly surprised to see Fellowship of the Ring at the top of the domestic box office last week. With the release of Black Hawk Down this coming weekend, the first real threat of ousting FOTR from the No. 1 spot is upon us. Who among you will take the ring? Oh...I mean....Who among you will keep FOTR at the top of the box office? Here's the deal: Go to see Fellowship of the Ring this weekend, scan your ticket stub, and send it to calisuri@theonering.net. You will be entered to win prizes. (And you know with TheOneRing.net we're talking 'PRIZES' here) Start making the plans now, and we'll give you more details later today.

Mark Ordesky Talks LOTR -Updated-

1/16/02, 8:56 am EST - Xoanon

Thain of Westfarthing writes: This morning, NPR had a piece concerning independent film consisting mainly of interviews at the Sundance Film Festival. Among those interviewed was Mark Ordesky, who said that, despite its large budget, "Lord of the Rings" was an independent film. The piece focused on changes in the nature of independent film, mostly about the increasing commercialization of what used to be a chase for $50,000 movies made by directors who had maxed out their parents' credit cards. Listen in: RealPlayer needed [More]

TV Watch: Ian McKellen On 'Kilborn'

1/16/02, 8:43 am EST - Xoanon

Fresh from his appearance on 'The Daily Show' last night (pictures and a report coming soon) Ian McKellen (Gandalf) will be making an appearance on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn' tonight at 12:35AM EST on CBS. Stay up late for that, you won't want to miss it.

TV WATCH UK: Orlando Bloom On 'Johnny Vaughn'

1/16/02, 8:37 am EST - Xoanon

UK Ringers can catch Orlando Bloom (Legolas) on 'The Johnny Vaughn Show' tonight at 11.40PM on BBC1.

Deeper stuff than elves and wizards

1/16/02, 8:32 am EST - Xoanon

I'm hardly the first to note that professor J.R.R. Tolkien's modern classic "Lord of the Rings" -- or the new and successful film now born thereof -- has a strong and unusual political subtext. [More]

News for Jan. 15, 2002

Ian McKellen 995 KLOS

1/15/02, 11:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Ian Mckellen is scheduled to be on the West Coast syndicated Mark and Brian Morning radio show this Thursday Jan. 17th at 8:30AM. The guests always seem to have a good time. The show is syndicated to quite a few western state cities. [More]


1/15/02, 11:49 pm EST - Xoanon

The ring of truth Richard Taylor is no mere backroom boy - he's the driving force behind the physicality of Middle-earth; the Hobbits are central to the story and its spirit; Hugo Weaving is Elrond, the elf lord who wanted the Ring destroyed; Barrie M. Osborne is the midwife producer: making The Lord of the Rings required more reality than fantasy and the making of Middle-Earth artefacts, not mere props, they tell Andrew L. Urban. [More]

Media Watch: SfGate's Rude Girl

1/15/02, 8:06 pm EST - Tehanu

What's with all the blokey bonding in LOTR? Neva Chonin talks about FOTR and fantasises a little. TORN's Quickbeam gets quoted, too. [More]

Bombadil Rumour debunked; more on the DVD release

1/15/02, 7:54 pm EST - Tehanu

Thanks to Noel for this: "According to dvdreviewer the Region 2 DVD will be released on July 21st. They have no news on the Region 1 release date.....Obviously a tad too early to discuss features, but expect a 2-disc set at the very least." But no Bomadil apparently. [More]

More On Cate Interview & National Geographic DVD

1/15/02, 2:13 pm EST - Xoanon

Lee writes: Ms. Blanchett was interviewed for roughly half an hour, several minutes at the beginning of which were devoted to discussion of LOTR. [More]

Aragorn & Galadriel Speak Elvish

1/15/02, 2:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Lynne writes: I Just listened to the Cate Blanchet interview on Fresh Air, she confirmed was a scene where Aragorn and Galadriel have a scene where they speak all Elvish, which she supposes will be on the DVD.

LOTR Premiere: Slovakia

1/15/02, 1:59 pm EST - Xoanon

Dasno writes: FOTR will finaly open in Slovakia on Jan. 24. There is not only full page article with photos in our Newspaper, but also the cinemas tickes are gonig to sold out.

Finland Goes LOTR Mad

1/15/02, 11:09 am EST - Xoanon

Ravel writes: According to several sources, 421 807 Finns have seen LOTR by now, and there are only 5 million people in Finland. LOTR is still the #1 movie in Finland. Btw, "only" 432 872 people have seen Harry Potter here, so LOTR will surpass it this week!

Books-A-Million Raises Forecast

1/15/02, 11:02 am EST - Xoanon

Book retailer Books-A-Million Inc. on Monday said it raised its fourth-quarter earnings estimates due to stronger-than-expected holiday sales, especially of ``Harry Potter'' and ``Lord of the Rings'' fiction titles. [More]

FOTR Golden Globes Party in LA

1/15/02, 10:39 am EST - Calisuri

Are you a Tolkien fan? Do you live in Los Angeles? Are you watching the Golden Globes? Why not get together with a bunch of other fans Sunday night to celebrate, what we hope, will be a FOTR Best Picture win! [More]

Lord Of The Rings still number one in the UK

1/15/02, 10:06 am EST - Xoanon

The first Lord Of The Rings film is still the number one movie at the UK box office. Its latest weekend takings almost matched the rest of the top ten put together. [More]

Milwaukee is lord of Tolkien papers

1/15/02, 10:03 am EST - Xoanon

If you rewound the new film The Lord of the Rings and if, once you arrived at the opening scene, you kept your thumb on the rewind button and were magically able to keep going and going and going, traveling back through 1990, 1980, 1970... [More]

NPR Talks To Cate Blanchett

1/15/02, 10:00 am EST - Xoanon

Katwell writes: On today's "Fresh Air" show, Terry Gross will be interviewing our own Cate Blanchett (Galadriel). The show airs at noon in my town. To find out where you can listen to it check out www.npr.org for more info.

E!'s LOTR Special To Re-Air

1/15/02, 9:49 am EST - Xoanon

Jessica writes: The E! Channel with be rebroadcasting it's "Behind The Scenes: The Lord of the Rings" special January 18th! Although, viewers will need to check their local listings to see at what time of day it will be airing in their time zone.

LOTR Premiere: Hong Kong

1/15/02, 9:45 am EST - Xoanon

Bungo writes: FOTR will finally open in Hong Kong on Jan. 31. There was a full page article with photos in the South China Sunday Morning Post, and there have been Chinese articles in the Hong Kong magazines that sound like rave reviews. So the build-up finally begins here.

TV Watch: Ian McKellen On 'The Daily Show'

1/15/02, 9:42 am EST - Xoanon

Be sure to catch 'The Daily Show with John Stewart' tonight. Ian McKellen (Gandalf) will be a special guest. 'The Daily Show' airs on Comedy Central (The Comedy Network in Canada) at 11PM EST.

Spence's 'Damned' Music Videos

1/15/02, 9:38 am EST - Xoanon

You can take a look at a few music videos from the upcoming Bruce Spence (Mouth of Sauron) film 'Queen of the Damned' here. [More]

Otto's 'Human Nature' Clips Online

1/15/02, 9:33 am EST - Xoanon

Weekly Cast Watch

1/14/02, 10:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Here is your chance to see your favorite LOTR actors on the small screen this week! [More]

LOTR On Video: April 2002?

1/14/02, 10:12 pm EST - Xoanon

kheira writes: My sister works in a video shop and yesterday she brought home the Movie 'A.I.' that her boss got on pre-release and it has the lord of the rings trailer advertising that its release to video is in April 2002.

(hrm....take a giant balrog sized salt lick with this report -Xo)

National Lampoon suggests Bin Laden has found the One Ring.

1/14/02, 9:34 pm EST - Tehanu

Some of you will laugh at this one, some of you will be offended - it's National Lampoon after all. Your call. [More] Thanks to Matt O for this one!

DVD petition.

1/14/02, 9:22 pm EST - Tehanu

Just in case the DVD rumour turns out to be untrue - i.e. that it isn't 4.5 hours long, or doesn't come out this year - you can voice your feelings about that in a petition that asks for a Director's Cut DVD to come out this year including, well, everything you could want. Just so New Line knows there's a market out there....[More]

TTT: Filming At Helms Deep

1/14/02, 6:59 pm EST - Xoanon

Exclusive over two years ago we brought this you this report about the production going into full gear at the Helms Deep set. Take a look at some exclusive photos we had a super secret spy take for us at the time. Re-live the excitement! The Two Towers is coming! [More]

Barrie Osborne Talks 'Director's Cut' DVD

1/14/02, 6:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Wilson writes: I was just listening to 1010 Winds radio in New York City and there was a 2-minute news bit entitled "Good News for LOTR Fans." Producer Barrie Osborne said: "We are hoping to have an extended, director's cut DVD out before the next installment in December." Osbourne clearly meant a longer, more complete version of the film, not just the outakes feature in a separate section of the DVD.

GAMING: Journey Through the Mines of Moria

1/14/02, 6:48 pm EST - Xoanon

The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Adventure Game, the first of Decipher¹s roleplaying games (RPGs) for New Line Cinema¹s epic trilogy adventure, The Lord of the Rings, will hit stores internationally on January 30. [More]

DVD rumours, and a Bombadil rumour

1/14/02, 6:16 pm EST - Tehanu

Rumours about the DVD: When it'll be released, and how long it'll be. Also some possible evidence that the Old Forest sequences will be on the DVD. [More]

'Rings' still golden at box office

1/14/02, 6:07 pm EST - Xoanon

Maybe we should call it "Lord of the Ka-chings!" Another weekend, another win means America's hobbit habit is still going strong. [More]

Lampoon Names Its Lord

1/14/02, 6:03 pm EST - Xoanon

Elijah Wood, star of Lord Of The Rings, won a chicken-wing-eating contest and pulled down his trousers twice to show the audience his “secret tattoo” at the Lampoon’s “Best Actor of All Time” award ceremony yesterday afternoon. [More]

LOTR Statistics...

1/14/02, 5:33 pm EST - Tehanu

Svein writes to say "over 580 000 people have seen the LOTR: FOTR in Norway since Dec 19, and thats a lot! Since there is "only" 4.6 million people in Norway. But it aint over yet!"

Which makes me wonder: Which country is the most Tolkienoholic? Who has the highest percentage of their population going to see FOTR? Will it be NZ? The States? England?

Media Watch: NY Review of Books.

1/14/02, 5:13 pm EST - Tehanu

Louis Menand, who read first LOTR in 1963, sees the film and compares his mind's eye with the imagination of a teenager today. [More Thanks to Cassandra for the link.

Golden Fox Tours of film locations.

1/14/02, 4:41 pm EST - Tehanu

Golden Fox is a tour company based in Arrowtown that usually does goldpanning and historical tours. Now they have something for the LOTR fan - a one-day tour of LOTR film sites like the Fords of Bruinen. [More]

Media Watch: Wall St. Journal.

1/14/02, 4:27 pm EST - Tehanu

Dan sent us this article from WSJ's Claudia Rossett from a few days back, talking about LOTR's appeal in world with a newly-awakened sense of purpose. [More]

TV Watch: BFCA Awards On E!

1/14/02, 2:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Anyone with the E! entertianment channel would want to catch the Broadcast Film Critics Assocation Awards Ceremony tonight at 7PM EST. You can watch LOTR:FOTR win two awards. Best original song and best composer in Howard Shore. Read our earlier report about it.

Weekend Round-Up

1/14/02, 2:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Missed all the news this weekend? You missed a whole lot! So catch up on all the goodie goodness in our weekend round-up! [More]

SHOP: Weekly Ebay Items

1/14/02, 1:46 pm EST - Xoanon

Each week, I scour Ebay looking for the hot Tolkien items up for sale. I post the most interesting here for you to bid on! [More] [TORN SHOP]

Variety: 'Rings' by a nose, but 'Mind' impinges

1/14/02, 1:33 pm EST - Xoanon

New Line's "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" topped weekend box office rankings for a fourth consecutive frame with an estimated $16.2 million. [More]

Lawrence Makoare Interview

1/14/02, 8:45 am EST - Xoanon

I recently sat down with NZ native Lawrence Makoare (Lurtz) for a great interview, find out what the actor had to say about filming LOTR and much more! [More]

Last Chance for the Holiday Contest

1/14/02, 3:38 am EST - Calisuri

This is your last chance to enter the Sideshow/Weta Holiday Contest. First prize is the Sideshow/Weta Medallion program, so enter today! [More]

TV Watch: Ian McKellen On 'Larry King'

1/14/02, 1:06 am EST - Xoanon

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) was a special guest on 'Larry King Weekend', Ian was not there in person, but was live via satellite. [More]

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