News for Jan. 30, 2001
LotR on TV instead of the Big Screen?
1/30/01, 3:55 pm EST - Calisuri
"...But according to this internal memo—apparently from AOL/Time Warner assistant Chief Operating Officer Dick Harris—New Line's $275 million Lord of the Rings trilogy/gamble, starring the likes of Elijah Wood, Liv Tyler and Ian McKellen, may not exactly be coming to a theater near you...But not to fear: You've got a TV, right? "
Thanks to Dave for sending us the link. [More]
read the fine print at the bottom of the article.
GAMING: Games Workshop to make tabletop LOTR war game
1/30/01, 11:29 am EST - Xoanon
Games Workshop have seemingly secured the rights for producing a game based on LOTR. [More]
LOTR Theme Park in NZ?
1/30/01, 11:25 am EST - Xoanon
But he was playing a Heavy!
1/30/01, 11:14 am EST - Xoanon
We can vote for Ian MCkellen (Gandalf) in the best villian (X-Men) category in the movies section.
1/30/01, 11:12 am EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Globe & Mail
1/30/01, 11:06 am EST - Xoanon
Thanks to SK for the tip!
Weekly Ebay Items
1/30/01, 12:26 am EST - Xoanon
Weekly Cast Watch: Jan 29-Feb4
1/30/01, 12:00 am EST - Xoanon
News for Jan. 29, 2001
Awesome New Green Books goes LIVE!
1/29/01, 4:33 pm EST - Quickbeam
Huzzah! Today we proudly unveil our completely overhauled Green Books... so let the magic begin with an explosion of brand-spanking-new content!
1. Come "Out on a Limb" with me to play the best LOTR boardgames on the planet. Actually, there are only two.
2. Turgon gives us modern high-tech Tolkien publications, via Print on Demand. That's over on his "Bookshelf."
3. Our newest Staff person Ostadan writes his "Lore & Letters," featuring an insightful journey into the Runes and Alphabets of JRRT.
4. Stalwart Ringer Tookish puts tongue in cheek with "Tookish's Ticklers." All humor, all the time. Be sure to send him your cartoons, jokes, parodies, and links.
5. The "Special Guest" column debuts with J.W. Braun's "Fate of the Nine Walkers." Next month YOU could be our Guest!
6. We research your toughest Q&A -- feast on these and more:
a. Was Middle-earth actually our planet Earth?
b. Why take two silly hobbits into the service of Kings?
c. What evil would befall Middle-earth in "The New Shadow?"
d. Déagol-- cousin or just friend to Gollum?
7. Next month our "Moon Letters" will be updated with zillions of new poems and fiction. Send us your submission today by clicking here.
Our hats are off to the hard-working Calisuri, who created the new design and navigation tools. You will find your way around easily with new Search functions, Archives, and Links.
On behalf of our hard-working Staff I salute you, the Reader, for making us the best Tolkien Study Group on the Web. Sit back, relax, and be erudite as we explore the WORDS and WORLD of Tolkien.
Much too hasty,
LotR on IMDB
1/29/01, 12:33 pm EST - Calisuri
Bad For Your Elf
1/29/01, 10:58 am EST - Xoanon
And he certainly has his Orc cut out in a new £120 million movie adaptation of the Lord of the Rings. [More]
News for Jan. 28, 2001
Elijah Wood's B-Day!
1/28/01, 2:36 pm EST - Xoanon
Today, January 28th is Elijah Wood (Frodo) birthday! Elijah was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1981. That makes him the big 20 today! Happy Birthday Elijah! One more until you're legal in the US!
NO SUPER BOWL LOTR SPOT
1/28/01, 1:57 am EST - Xoanon
Link direct to the new (and they are new) pics on AOL. !UPDATE!
1/28/01, 1:01 am EST - Tehanu
I guess someone caught on to our link, so we have posted the images in our movie scrapbook. Check out the gallery. [Movie Scrapbook]
News for Jan. 27, 2001
New images on AOL site.
1/27/01, 8:50 pm EST - Tehanu
Thanks to Elfstain for that.
LotR Teaser Top Download
1/27/01, 10:34 am EST - Calisuri
Also, check out Real.com's LotR page for direct links to the 5mb and 11.4.mb teaser downloads. [More]
Official Site Full Screen Trailer
1/27/01, 12:43 am EST - Calisuri
News for Jan. 26, 2001
They're searching for the Hobbit!
1/26/01, 10:14 pm EST - Tehanu
Cate Blanchett interview
1/26/01, 8:23 pm EST - Tehanu
Dagorhir, Tolkien Live Action Battle!
1/26/01, 6:42 pm EST - Jincey
Shop: Gollum Gold!
1/26/01, 1:08 pm EST - Calisuri
Weekly Ebay Items
1/26/01, 10:32 am EST - Xoanon
In Depth Mike Deluca Interview
1/26/01, 1:00 am EST - Xoanon
The folks at Fade In Magazine really went full tilt on this amazing interview with former head of production at New Line, Mike Deluca. [More]
News for Jan. 25, 2001
Screening of a cult classic
1/25/01, 11:46 pm EST - Xoanon
Tolkien fans are deeply conflicted over the film trilogy headed their way and, writes Trent Ernst, the first trailer did nothing to dim the controversy. [More]
The Starlit Jewel CD Available
1/25/01, 9:05 pm EST - Xoanon
Mckellen at Holocaust Memorial Day Event
1/25/01, 8:58 pm EST - Xoanon
Merchandising for Kids
1/25/01, 8:51 pm EST - Xoanon
I found a LOTR article that you might not have access to... it's in a great monthly magazine called Kidscreen. Kidscreen focuses on "reaching children through entertainment". [More]
Hall of Fire Live Chats Jan 27 & 28
1/25/01, 7:50 pm EST - Tookish
Licence to kill....
1/25/01, 4:51 pm EST - Tehanu
"I just received word from someone "in the know" that New Line Cinema has licensed the props weaponry, primarily) from the film out to two companies: Marto Swords and United Cutlery. Both companies have produced movie/TV replica swords in the past and thus have experience. Let's hope they do it right!"
Great. I'll order their replica Glamdring, ESPECIALLY if they throw in, ABSOLUTELY FREE, a set of genuine gensu steak knives. I wanna hear those ads, "But wait, there's more!..."
1/25/01, 4:38 pm EST - Tehanu
According to USA Today, Tolkien fandom is hip enough that the official LOTR site features in their Web Guide's "Hot Sites" list today.
1/25/01, 12:39 am EST - Tehanu
Fan Art Contest ends soon!
1/25/01, 12:10 am EST - Gamgee
News for Jan. 24, 2001
Video discussing LOTR board game and creator released!
1/24/01, 11:41 pm EST - Gamgee
Holm's 'From Hell' Update
1/24/01, 9:05 pm EST - Xoanon
DeLuca's Sweet Deal
1/24/01, 8:51 pm EST - Xoanon
From: WonderBroad via IMDB
New Line Cinema and Fine Line Features, which remained distinct entities insulated from the Warner Bros. monolith after being acquired by Time Warner in the Turner Broadcasting merger, began downsizing Tuesday as part of an overall retrenchment following the takeover by America Online.
The online magazine Inside reported that New Line alone will be forced to cut 20 percent of its overhead, resulting in deep staff cuts. More than 100 employees of the unit are expected to be pink slipped, the magazine noted, with 18 layoffs coming in the New Line Home Video operation alone. The firings occur even as the New York Daily News was reporting that Mike De Luca, ousted last week as New Line Cinema studio chief, was being offered a $100-million deal to set up a production company at the same studio that fired him. "Who would walk away from that?" an unnamed source remarked in an interview with the newspaper. "It's one of the most lucrative production deals ever, similar to what Peter Guber got when he left Sony or what Sid Sheinberg got from Universal."
Dutch Trailer News
1/24/01, 12:50 pm EST - Calisuri
Filming at Haywards Quarry last weekend?
1/24/01, 10:29 am EST - Xoanon
There was filming at the Haywards Quarry on Sunday friends drove past and a busload of "guys in black armour" drove in and there were flags on the balconys. Looks like they were still doing some crowd scenes.
1/24/01, 10:21 am EST - Xoanon
NZ Listener Article
1/24/01, 10:16 am EST - Xoanon
Thanks to Silmarien for the article!
Coming Soon: A Wonderful New Green Books!
1/24/01, 2:13 am EST - Tehanu
To our wonderful readers who have waited (im)patiently since November for more Green Books features, I apologize.
We haven't updated in some time as we have been remarkably busy behind-the-scenes, working with many creative people to bring you something dynamite! On Monday, 29 January 2001, we will unveil a totally revamped Green Books section with plenty to feast on:
1. Great new staff writers
2. Calisuri's beautiful redesign
3. New navigation tools
4. Humor and Special Guests
5. Piles more Q&A
6. .....and future Kiwi surprises (wink)
This is going to be exciting, grand, and you may even learn a thing or two! Stay tuned for more...
Tol Galen: Despatches from the Blue Screen Workshop
1/24/01, 1:34 am EST - Tehanu
The Trailer in NZ again.
1/24/01, 12:52 am EST - Tehanu