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News for Jan. 25, 2004

Golden Globes 2004 Images -UPDATED-

1/25/04, 11:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Golden Globes 2004 Images
PJ waves to the crowd at the Golden Globes

Take a look at these images from the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards held on tonight (Sunday, Jan. 25) in Beverly Hills, California. Here are a few pictures from the red carpet. More images soon as they arrive! Updated! More Pictures Added! [Gallery 1] [Gallery 2]

ROTK Wins Best Drama Golden Globe Award!

1/25/04, 10:54 pm EST - Xoanon

ROTK has won it's fourth and last award it was nominated for! ROTK has won Best Dramatic Picture!! Accepting the award was Peter Jackson, along with Bob Shaye, Michael Lynne, Fran Walsh, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett and others. The stage was full and many people were cheering! Philippa Boyens, Dominic Monaghan, John Rhys-Davies was also spotted on stage. Peter Jackson thanked Tolkien and Saul Zaentz. It was a quick speech due to the time limits of the show...but CONGRATS PJ ET ALL!!!!

PJ Wins Best Director Golden Globe!

1/25/04, 10:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Peter Jackson has just won the Best Director Award! He stood up and gave Fran Walsh a loving kiss on the lips, hug Producer Bob Shaye, he also thanked the Hollywood Forein Press, he thanked Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, as well as Mark Ordesky. He said he felt supported all the way by New Line. He also thanked all the cast and crew, and he said he loved every single day he worked on the set.

ROTK Wins Best Original Song Golden Globe!

1/25/04, 9:26 pm EST - Xoanon

ROTK Has won another Golden Globe! Best Original Song! Fran Walsh and Howard Shore both accepted this award! Howard had to run back from behind the stage (after just winning the best Score). Fran Walsh dedicated this award to Kiwi-filmmaker Cameron Duncan, who passed away before ROTK was completed.

ROTK Wins First Golden Globe!

1/25/04, 9:23 pm EST - Xoanon

ROTK has won it's first Golden Globe! Howard Shore has won for Best Original Score! Howard was there to receive the award and thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press, he said it was a great honor for him to work on this film.

SHOP: John Howe Gicleé and Filmstrip Collectible

1/25/04, 6:06 pm EST - Celeborn

John Howe Barad-Dûr Gicleé and Filmstrip Collectible

Sideshow/Weta Collectibles have announced the pre-order of their latest in a fine art series: The John Howe Barad-Dûr Gicleé and Filmstrip Collectible. Like the Alan Lee Lithograph released last year, this item has a limited edition run of 500 worldwide and includes the signatures of Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor and, with this specific print, John Howe. [More]

TV Watch: 2004 Golden Globes On Tonight

1/25/04, 1:27 pm EST - Xoanon

In what many call a preview to the Oscars, the Golden Globes Awards will be announced tonight on NBC starting at 8PM EST. Take a look at the awards ROTK is nominated for!

Media Watch: Creative Screenwriting Talks ROTK

1/25/04, 1:20 pm EST - Xoanon

The January 2004 issue of Creative Screenwriting Magazine features this article on Lord of the Rings, and interviews with Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens. [More]

A Conversation with Bernard Hill

1/25/04, 1:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Nazz writes: Like rain across the meadows OR Pelennor Fields Forever­ in the hall of Theoden king, a conversation with Bernard Hill. Any Briton worth their salt knows Bernard Hill. Despite his relatively unknown status elsewhere (though international audiences may have previously know him best as the ill-fated captain of James Cameron's Titanic. [More]

And the Nominees are…

1/25/04, 12:50 pm EST - Xoanon

Susan Thea Posnock writes: The Oscars have never really been about what is BEST. Instead, winners get nominated and walk away with the statuette because of anything from popularity to longevity to likeability. Here's hoping Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is able to score on all of those counts (and more) this year. I think, if the Academy is really creative, it will figure out a way to nominate the film in almost every category. [More]

Renee Fleming with the LAPO in July

1/25/04, 12:48 pm EST - Xoanon

Bailey writes: Renee Fleming who contributed to the ROTK soundtrack on "Twilight and Shadow," "The End of All Things," and "The Return of the King" will be performing at the Hollywood Bowl on July 27th. She'll be singing along with the LA Philharmonic and conductor Patrick Summers. My brochure says: "Renee Fleming joins the LA Philharmonic in a concert showcasing her rapturous voice and inimitable artistry in repertoire from grand opera to American musical theater." Doesn't sound like she'll be singing anything from LOTR, but I greatly enjoyed her voice on the CD. [Tickets]

LOTR 3 continues victory climb to the Oscars

1/25/04, 12:42 pm EST - Xoanon

While the members of the Academy are casting their Oscar votes in secret, Lord of the Rings -- The Return of the King (LOTR 3) continues to rack up awards said by pundits to presage big Oscar wins. The latest victory comes from the Chicago Film Critics Association, an august body of 45 in the Windy City, who gave LOTR 3 the nod for best picture, closely followed by Lost in Translation from director-writer Sofia Coppola. [More]

McKellen's 'Dance of Death' Oz Report

1/25/04, 12:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Ferny writes: Last night was my first time to the theatre. And what better way to experience it than to have the one, the only, Sir Ian McKellen grace the stage. McKellen starred in the superb production of "Dance of Death" at the Theatre Royal, Sydney. [More]

Dallas Musuem of Art Tolkien Marathon Report

1/25/04, 12:23 pm EST - Xoanon

Sam and son, Little Frodo write: My son and I would like to share our experience to the Dallas Musuem of Art's special presentation reading of Tolkien's classic- The Hobbit. [More]

Heart of the City Goofs on ROTK

1/25/04, 12:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Nairn writes: The January 25th edition of Mark Tatulli's 'Heart of the City' comic features Dean squared off against the Witch King of Angmar -- who demands a school assignment. [More]

Figwit Speaks

1/25/04, 3:44 am EST - Tehanu

More news of Figwit, the Elf Who Finally Got a Line Due to Fan Pressure (we think). He's in a new film called The Tale of the Tongan Ninja. [More]

Liv Tyler: "By The Sword"

1/25/04, 3:24 am EST - Tehanu

Hengist sends news of an interesting snippet he found out about Liv Tyler's sword training. [More]

Hollywood Jesus: More LOTR coverage all the time

1/25/04, 3:09 am EST - Tehanu

Greg Wright's latest feature is up, and there are some new monthly items that will be regular: Email of the Month, a guest article, and this month an interview with John Rhys Davies. [More]

Something Awful This Way Comes....

1/25/04, 2:57 am EST - Tehanu

Thanks to Dayna for this one: "The website somethingawful.com has a feature this week that should appeal to Lord of the Rings fans with a goofy sense of humor. Their photoshop forum people contributed pictures that mix LOTR with vehicles." [More]

News for Jan. 24, 2004

Gollum column

1/24/04, 5:41 pm EST - Xoanon

Unless Peter Jackson makes a big-screen version of The Hobbit at some point in the future, Andy Serkis has only one more chance to be nominated for an Oscar for his performance as Gollum. That chance comes Jan. 27, when this year's Academy Awards nominees will be announced. [More]

Globes misstep by avoiding the obvious

1/24/04, 5:37 pm EST - Xoanon

When the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made "Cold Mountain" the front-runner for the group's annual Golden Globe Awards, which will be announced during an NBC special on Sunday, they were playing favorites a trifle prematurely. [More]

UK Makeup Artist Trade Show

1/24/04, 5:33 pm EST - Xoanon

From makeupshow.co.uk: "We have had some of the finest make-up artists in the world speak at our shows. This year's speakers include the make-up team responsible for the brilliant work in Lord of the Rings. Artists Gino Acevedo and Richard Taylor will perform a live demonstration of one of the movie make-ups on a guest cast member from the movie!" Gino & Lawrence Makoare both wrote in to say they'll be attending the show. [More]

Author Brian Bates on BBC Radio

1/24/04, 5:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Adele writes: I just thought you might like to know that Professor Brian Bates, author of "The Real Middle Earth" will be Don MacLean's studio guest this Sunday morning (25 Jan) at 7.00am GMT on BBC Radio 2 (UK). [More]

Tolkien and the Reclamation of the Pre-modern West

1/24/04, 5:24 pm EST - Xoanon

Turgon writes: Part I of Bradley J. Birzer's three part series on "J.R.R. Tolkien and the Reclamation of the Pre-modern West and the Vision Presented in Peter Jackson's Film Trilogy" has just been posted at the ISI website. Birzer is the author of _J. R. R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth, published by ISI. [More]

TV Watch: Elijah Wood Repeat on SNL

1/24/04, 5:18 pm EST - Xoanon

The Saturday Night Live episode with Elijah Wood as the special guest will be on NBC tonight. If you missed it the first time, here's your second chance! [More]

Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend

1/24/04, 12:31 am EST - Frode

The time has come to have a look at the villains of Peter Jacksons 'The Return of the King'. In Tolkiens story you never really get to see the main badguy - Sauron. How has Jackson solved this when making his movie? Besides Sauron who are the villains and how are they portrayed? [More]

News for Jan. 23, 2004

Lord of the Translations

1/23/04, 10:51 pm EST - maegwen

David Salo, a UW-Madison graduate student in linguistics, had the unique experience of providing consultation to Peter Jackson on his "Lord of the Rings" films for all of J.R.R. Tolkien's amazing languages. The Daily Cardinal recently asked Salo to look back on his work with the pictures. [More]

Holm sweet Holm

1/23/04, 1:30 pm EST - Xoanon

The role of Bilbo Baggins has brought Ian Holm a new generation of fans. As he tackles Napoleon, he talks to Marianne Macdonald. Ian Holm is one of the most familiar of great British actors. He's 72, and has been in almost everything – Danny Boyle's A Life Less Ordinary, Luc Besson's The Fifth Element, Woody Allen's Another Woman, Terry Gilliam's Brazil, David Cronenberg's The Naked Lunch, Atom Egoyan's The Sweet Hereafter. [More]

ROTK Premiere: Japan

1/23/04, 1:19 pm EST - Xoanon

ROTK Premiere: Japan
ROTK Premiere: Japan

Take a look at these various images from the ROTK Premiere in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004. [More]

Special Fan-Screening in Norway

1/23/04, 12:48 pm EST - Xoanon

Gressli writes: Fans in Norway have decided that February 6th will be the second fan-night where the fans once more take over the largest THX-cinema in the world, the Colosseum Cinema in Oslo. We contacted the cinema and now the Norwegian fans have got one week exclusive presale for the tickets to the screening at 19:30. Hobbits, elves, orcs and men will once more rule the halls of the Colosseum! All fans near Oslo, join in!! [More]

Japanese Press Conference Video

1/23/04, 12:42 pm EST - Xoanon

sidhex3 writes: Here is a link to a 1 hour video clip of the Japanese press conference. [More]

Sir Ian McKellen speaks to Richard Glover

1/23/04, 12:38 pm EST - Xoanon

British actor, Sir Ian McKellen, is remarkable amongst other things for his range - from the mesmerising film version of Richard III, for which he also wrote the film script, to a bit of Hollywood fun as Magneto in X-MEN, to his powerful presence as Gandalf in the Lord of The Rings. Asked how he manages to make a fantasy character such as Gandalf seem so real, Sir McKellen said, "It's not fantasy to me". You can hear the complete interview by clicking on the RealMedia audio link. [More]

Variety's VLIFE Magazine Talks ROTK

1/23/04, 12:30 pm EST - Xoanon

Variety's VLIFE Magazine Talks ROTKVariety's VLIFE Magazine Talks ROTK

The January 2004 issue of VLIFE (a supplement to VARIETY) had 'The 2004 Oscar Portfolio' featuring most of the LOTR cast members in a great photo. They also featured a story on Richard Taylor. [More]

Golden Globes flirt with Teflon

1/23/04, 3:56 am EST - maegwen

From MSNBC: The Golden Globes, presented annually by the somewhat mysterious Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are the Teflon awards show. No matter how many journalists question the voters’ ethics, no matter how many show-biz veterans mock the awards... they refuse to pack up and go away. [More]

Interview with John Rhys-Davies

1/23/04, 3:26 am EST - maegwen

FilmForce sits down with John Rhys-Davies for a chat about his upcoming SciFi Channel movie Dragon Storm and other highlights from his 35-year career. [More]

Lord of the Dead Ringers?

1/23/04, 3:20 am EST - maegwen

Ringer Spy Cadiliniel of Gondor writes: Here's an interesting little feature in today's Daily Mirror (UK). It might not make sense to anyone other than football fans in the UK...but it's quite cute! Check them out! [More]

Lords of the Rhymes invade Return of the One Party!

1/23/04, 12:22 am EST - Celeborn

TheOneRing.net is proud to present the Lords of the Rhymes at 'The Return of the One Party,' Oscar Night - February 29th 2004. The Lords of the Rhymes, Middle-Earth's hardest hitting hip hop crew and recipients of the Village Voice's prestigious 'Best Hobbit-Themed Rap Group' award, have been rocking rooms from the Misty Mountains to the Gulf of Lune for nigh on three ages. [More]

News for Jan. 22, 2004

Tues. January 27: Oscar contenders announced

1/22/04, 11:23 pm EST - weetanya

Synchronize your watches! Comingsoon.net reports that nominations for the 76th Academy Awards will be announced Tuesday, January 27, at a 5:30 a.m. news conference. [More]

Local critics play 'Ring' toss with film, director awards

1/22/04, 11:14 pm EST - weetanya

Many of you let us know that the Chicago Film Critics Association lauded ROTK with Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Score. [More]

I'm sensing a vision-themed news day

1/22/04, 10:46 pm EST - weetanya

The Creative Coalition threw a party at the Sundance Film Festival. They gave Mark Ordesky the 'Visionary' award, and Sean Astin attended. [More]

One who has seen THE EYE!

1/22/04, 10:31 pm EST - weetanya

Peregrin Telcontar and a sharp-eyed Magpie spotted the WETA T-shirt worn in today's Get Fuzzy. The eye is a symbol of WETA. [More]

ROTK Gets WGA Nomination!

1/22/04, 12:55 pm EST - Xoanon

ROTK has just been named as one of the nominees for the Best Adapted Screenplay for the writers guild of America award! Against ROTK (Screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson) is AMERICAN SPLENDOR, Written by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, COLD MOUNTAIN, Screenplay by Anthony Minghella, MYSTIC RIVER, Screenplay by Brian Helgeland & SEABISCUIT, Screenplay by Gary Ross. [More]

News for Jan. 21, 2004

Wood to Present Globes This Weekend

1/21/04, 9:29 pm EST - Xoanon

Elijah Wood, who you can currently spot wearing googly-glasses right here, will be a presenter at the Golden Globes this weekend (which is indeed this Sunday, unlike the Grammys which a wrote in error earlier today). Be sure to catch him!

AOL Moviegoer Awards

1/21/04, 8:57 pm EST - Xoanon

Simme writes: Just to remind AOL users, final voting is available for the AOL Moviegoer Awards. The categories:

Best Picture
Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen or Elijah Wood)
Best Supporting Actress (Miranda Otto)
Best Supporting Actor (Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom or Ian McKellen)
Most Unforgettable Moment (Eowyn battles the Witch King)
Sexist Kiss (Viggo Mortensen and Liv Tyler or Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley POTC)

Tokyo ROTK Press Confrence

1/21/04, 8:48 pm EST - Xoanon

Fujithedog writes: Today a press confrence for ROTK was held in Tokyo. The guests were PJ, Elijah, Viggo, Andy, Dom, and Billy and you can see it on the internet. (Windows Media Player Needed) [More]

ROTK by the Numbers

1/21/04, 8:45 pm EST - Xoanon

Brandon from boxofficemojo.com writes: Over the weekend, 'ROTK' soared to $825.7 million worldwide, climbing to No. 9 on the all time chart and eclipsing 'Spider-Man's $821.7 million haul. (Domestically alone, though, 'ROTK' is unlikely to top 'Spider-Man's $403.7 million tally.) Within a week, 'ROTK' should swim past 'Finding Nemo' to be crowned the No. 1 movie worldwide from 2003. Domestically, 'ROTK' has now topped both 'Forrest Gump' and 'The Lion King' [More]

Emerald Rose in Santa Monica

1/21/04, 8:40 pm EST - Xoanon

Emerald Rose has scheduled a debut public performance in L.A. area, in advance of their appearance as featured entertainers at the TORN's Post-Oscar party for The Lord of the Rings. [More]

Aragorn on Scientific American Magazine

1/21/04, 8:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Laurie writes: Viggo is on the cover of the February Scientific American! The cover article is about the future of flexible organic light emitters that should replace traditional CRTs in a few years. A photo of Aragorn holding the reforged Narsil appears on a prototype flexible screen. [More]

Media Watch: Film Comment Magazine

1/21/04, 8:18 pm EST - Xoanon

Celebriel writes: A dirty, battle-weary Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in Return of the King graces the cover of the new Film Comment, the magazine of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. [More]

Rings trilogy puts new face on cancer treatment

1/21/04, 5:02 pm EST - Xoanon

The last place technician Tom Deans expected to end up when he searched the internet for ways to improve cancer treatment was the Lord of the Rings website. [More]

Embattled Designer Delivers Perfect Givenchy Show

1/21/04, 5:00 pm EST - Xoanon

PARIS (Reuters) - Welsh designer Julien Macdonald on Tuesday delivered a pitch perfect spring-summer collection for Givenchy, in what could be his swansong haute couture show for the house that dressed Audrey Hepburn. American actress Liv Tyler, who stars in the advertising campaign for Givenchy's new fragrance Very Irresistible, greeted guests at the house's headquarters on the chic Avenue George V. [More]

Sean Astin to be Presenter at Grammys

1/21/04, 4:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Sean Astin, everyone's favorite Hobbit (and soon to be FF director?!?!) will be a presenter on Sunday February 8th at the Grammy Awards. [More]

Bob Anderson Joins London Comic-Con

1/21/04, 4:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Natasha writes: Bob Anderson has just been announced for the first London Film and Comic Con in March. Amazing guest!! It was just announced on the forums. Can't wait to meet him! He joins Andy Serkis, John Rhys-Davies, Thomas Robins and Sala Baker! [londonfilmandcomiccon.com]

The importance of being Gollum

1/21/04, 4:49 pm EST - Xoanon

(CNN) -- About three weeks' work. That's what Andy Serkis' agent told the actor in 1999 when he was first offered the role of Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" films. "They want to see you for the voice for an animated character," he was told. [More]

FOTR Makes Top 100 Kids Films List

1/21/04, 4:45 pm EST - Xoanon

Yarrow writes: FOTR is included in a new list of top 100 movies for children. The list is published as a book, The New York Times Essential Library: Children's Movies (Henry Holt and Company) by film critic Peter Nichols. In this Toronto Star article, Nichols says: "I was aiming for films that didn't go too far over the line, but that would require in many cases some real thought on the part of kids," he says. [More]

Chicago Film Critics Love ROTK

1/21/04, 4:43 pm EST - Xoanon

The Chicago Film Critics have chosen "Lord Of The Rings - Return Of The King" as the Best Picture of 2003. Awards were also bestowed upon Peter Jackson for Best Director and Howard Shore for Best Score. [More]

Serkis Plays Gollum in 'Rings' Trilogy

1/21/04, 4:42 pm EST - Xoanon

NEW YORK - Andy Serkis crouches on the hotel room couch, his deep blue eyes narrowing as he hisses his famous line from "The Lord of The Rings" trilogy ... "My preciousss." [More]

SHOP: Sideshow/Weta Pre-Orders ROTK Line

1/21/04, 12:02 am EST - Calisuri

The Golden Hall

Sideshow/Weta collectibles has just put all of their Return of the King products up for pre-sale on their website. The series includes: 'A Meeting of Old Friends' Wall Plaque, Golden Hall Environment, Eowyn as Dernhelm Statue, Morgul Lord Statue, Haradhrim Soldier Statue, Brand New Balrog Statue, Gandalf on Shadowfax Statue, Sauron Statue, Helm's Deep Environment. We have also posted a few images of these products in our scrapbook for your viewing pleasure. [ROTK Line-up] [Scrapbook Images]

News for Jan. 20, 2004

Tolkien expert in his element at Rings sites

1/20/04, 6:14 pm EST - Xoanon

After initial doubts that The Lord of The Rings could ever be successfully brought to the big screen, a United States Tolkien expert says the film is a "magnificent" achievement. "I was doubtful at the start that it could be pulled off but the more I learned about it the more optimistic I became," Michael Stanton, who lectured on Rings author J R R Tolkien for more than 25 years at Vermont University, said. [More]

More of the 'Rings' magic

1/20/04, 6:12 pm EST - Xoanon

It's over. To those who have found hobbits to be dangerously habit-forming and now are in denial, we regret to remind you that there aren't any more Lord of the Rings movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's epic trilogy. For the first time in three years, December will be a Frodo-free zone. [More]

Sean Astin eyes another ring

1/20/04, 6:09 pm EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Life is a little unsettled for Sean Astin, who plays hobbit straight arrow Samwise Gamgee, or just plain Sam, in the "Lord of the Rings" movies. In fact Astin, who turns 33 in February, told Reuters, "this is kind of a make-it-or-break-it moment for me" for a career that has seen several highs and lows. [More]

Ring king in Toronto

1/20/04, 6:07 pm EST - Xoanon

Canadians are flocking to The Lord Of The Rings at a much higher rate than Americans, with Toronto leading the way. The trilogy's third instalment, The Return Of The King, has set a box office record by hitting the $50 million mark in 33 days, faster than any other movie in Canadian history, Alliance Atlantis said yesterday. [More]

ROTK Premiere: Japan

1/20/04, 6:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Amdir writes: Yesterday afternoon Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen and Andy Serkis arrived at Tokyo International Airport. Their schedule has been kept secret, but there was a crowd of 500 fans waiting for them. They were surprised and happy. They came for the last world premiere in Japan and promotion of "THE RETURN OF THE KING". Tomorrow afternoon (Wed 21 jan) Peter Jackson will have an interview with the press and the media.

Fund established to help reforest Luce Road area

1/20/04, 6:01 pm EST - Xoanon

WILLIAMSTOWN – Friends of the east Williamstown neighborhood at the First Congregational Church of Williamstown announce the establishment of the ENT (Encouraging Neighborhood Trees) Fund to help reforest the Luce Road area. The acronym ENT was chosen in honor of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Ents, introduced in “The Two Towers,” the second book in his “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. [More]

ROTK Sweeps Cinemarati Awards

1/20/04, 5:59 pm EST - Xoanon

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King takes Best Picture honors at the 4th Annual Cinemarati Award Nominations. Jackson epic takes home six awards; many other films honored. [More]

The obsessed come out to see "LOTR" at Lincoln Center

1/20/04, 5:57 pm EST - Xoanon

They weathered the bitter cold, huddled together to protect each other from the chill, and faced obstacles they had never faced before. Nothing would stop them from their quest. "We're obsessed with the Lord of the Rings!" said Monica Albu, 15, of the Bronx. To fans, their quest for the tickets to last Saturday's "Lord of the Rings" Weekend at Lincoln Center was in some ways as difficult and as rewarding as Frodo's and Sam's Journey to save Middle Earth. [More]

TV Watch: LOTR Biography to Air Friday

1/20/04, 5:54 pm EST - Xoanon

AELFWINE writes: On Friday, January 23, the Biography Channel will feature its "Biography Extra: The Lord of the Rings" at 1pm and 7pm (EST). This Bio Channel exclusive examines the films that make up the Trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King). Cast and crew discuss their involvement, familiarity with author J.R.R. Tolkien, and their approach to their craft. Interviews include director Peter Jackson, Hobbits Elijah Wood (Frodo), Sean Astin (Sam), Billy Boyd (Pippin), and Dominic Monaghan (Merry), Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn, aka Strider), and Miranda Otto (Eowyn of Rohan). [biographychannel.com]

'In Conversation with Ian McKellen' Report

1/20/04, 5:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Ioreth's Kinsman writes: I thought you might be interested in "In Conversation with Ian McKellen", which I went to see in Sydney at the Theatre Royale tonight. It went for about 2 hours and was basically a chat with Sir Ian and an interviewer, who was never actually introduced but knows him well and has worked with him in the past. [More]

Golden Globes Party in NewPort Beach CA

1/20/04, 5:36 pm EST - Celeborn

Just a reminder that LA and Orange County residents can attend a Golden Globes party at the Newport Beach Hard Rock Cafe this coming Sunday. The party is organized by TORn staffer Garfiemao and should be a great time! For all the details, just check out her Line Party page. [More]

Nazz's Phillipa Boyens Interview!

1/20/04, 12:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Justifications, tears and triumphs, an interview with Phillipa Boyens by Nazz. Phillipa spills the beans on the upcoming King Kong remake and talks about Tolkien purists! [More]

Join In On The Fun in Dallas

1/20/04, 11:44 am EST - Xoanon

Wandering Mage Chichiri writes: The Dallas Museum of Art is planning to hold a Tolkien event this upcoming weekend (Jan 23rd & 24th). It will include a reading of the hobbit, a screening of the first two films from the trilogy, as well as a screening of the hobbit cartoon, followed by a Hobbit Breakfast. Folks are encouraged to dress in costume. [More]

Alex Funke Discussion Report!

1/20/04, 7:42 am EST - leo

Miniatures Unit-guru Alex Funke captivated a small audience in Pacific Palisades, California last night during a small panel about the movies. Ringer Spy and TORn Friend Garfeimao was present, wrote the following report and even took some pictures! [More]

News for Jan. 19, 2004

New Zealand Press Conference Q&A Transcript

1/19/04, 1:18 pm EST - leo

Ringer Spy and TORn Friend Irascian writes: Ian McKellen talking about who gives the best parties, Billy Boyd talking about singing in a carbon-free world, Elijah Wood on the Fellowship of the Fans. It can only mean one thing – yes, I have at long last got the first press Q&A transcript and pictures uploaded onto my web site (it’s only two months late!). [More]

ROTK Earns 12 BAFTA Nominations

1/19/04, 8:55 am EST - Strider

In light of The Return of the King's recent surge in momentum, it came as no suprise this morning when the final installment of Peter Jackson's trilogy was nominated for twelve British Academy of Film and Television Awards, one less than frontrunner Cold Mountain. [More]

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