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News for Nov. 25, 2001
Weekly Cast Watch
11/25/01, 11:49 pm EST - Xoanon
Take a gander at all the shows you can catch this week with your favorite LOTR stars! And, of course, don't forget to catch 'Quest for the Ring' on FOX this thursday at 8PM ET!! [More
LOTR on Radio NZ
11/25/01, 10:28 pm EST - Tehanu
A few weeks ago I was phoned up by Camilla Maling of Radio NZ, who wanted to find out more about Tolkien fans. During the course of the interview that followed she confessed that she'd found the world of Tolkien fans to be nothing like what she'd imagined, and the resulting documentary promised to be extraordinary. [More
NZ classics ride on Rings' release
11/25/01, 8:50 pm EST - Xoanon
A season of classic New Zealand films is to coincide with the Lord of the Rings release. The programme, presented by the New Zealand Film Commission and Deluxe Cinemas, included original versions of movies such as Smash Palace, An Angel At My Table, The Scarecrow, Footrot Flats, and the record-breaking Once Were Warriors. [More
Dr Jackson blown away
11/25/01, 8:47 pm EST - Xoanon
No one doubts film-maker Peter Jackson
has a pretty good imagination, but even he didn't envisage that one day he'd hold an honorary doctorate in literature. [More
Media Watch: In Style Magazine
11/25/01, 8:33 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Artemis
sends us a scan from 'In Style' Magazine, featuring Orlando Bloom
Quickbeam visits Middle-earth!
11/25/01, 7:47 pm EST - Tehanu
TORN EXCLUSIVE: Flying down to the set of LOTR, our very own Quickbeam brings you intimate reports of filming, meeting the stars, and many surprises! A five part series launching tomorrow, 26 November 2001!
Turkish FOTR Gets Dubbing
11/25/01, 4:47 pm EST - Strider
writes: I have just learnt that Turkish dubbing will be made to The Fellowship of the Ring in Turkey. [More]
Fan Music Focus
11/25/01, 4:27 pm EST - Xoanon
My good friend Lindsay Klemm
has set up her very own MP3 music page featuring some original LOTR music she has been working on for a long while. Check out some of these amazing pieces of work! [More
UPDATE: While we're talking fan music, Swedish band Assailant are preparing to release their first CD. You can hear clips on their website here
Bruce Hopkins Birthday
11/25/01, 4:15 pm EST - Xoanon
Today, November 25th is Bruce Hopkins' (Gamling) birthday! Bruce was born on November 25th, 1955 in Invercargill, New Zealand. Bruce has recently sent us some great new stills, we will have them online soon! Happy Birthday Bruce!
Media Watch: Focus On The Family
11/25/01, 4:01 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us these scans from the December issue of "Focus On The Family". [More
UK Sunday Times Images
11/25/01, 3:46 pm EST - Xoanon
Noggin the Nog
sends us these great scans from the UK Sunday Times special edition. Take a look! [More
UK Sunday Times LOTR Special
11/25/01, 3:21 pm EST - Xoanon
As reported, the UK Sunday Times has gone LOTr mad with an entire article dedicated to the LOTR phenomenon. All of the articles are now online. Happy reading! [More
Sunday Times: South Africa
11/25/01, 3:17 pm EST - Xoanon
(just how many newspapers are called 'Sunday Times' anyway? -Xo) Mike
sends us these 3 links from the Sunday Times in South Africa, there is a LOTR contest
, an article called Lording it over Disney
and another called Welcome to Tolkienfontein
Media Watch: Sunday Times Magazine (Australia)
11/25/01, 3:08 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us this ad for a LOTR contest in Austalia. Another interesting note is that the new LOTR:FOTR poster now has Gimli
on it, when we showed it to you during the Casa Loma exhibit, they were missing. [More
More On PJ Cameo
11/25/01, 3:03 pm EST - Xoanon
An insider during the Bree scenes sends us this letter:
I see you have the good oil on Peter Jackson's cameo. I can vouch for the accuracy of this as I was an extra in the film. [More]
Media Watch: Movieline Magazine
11/25/01, 2:05 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us an article from Movieline Magazine featuring Orlando Bloom
LOTR CD Rom
11/25/01, 1:43 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us these scans of a cereal box featuring a LOTR CD Rom with a bunch of cool games. [More
LOTR/Cell Phone Ad In Singapore
11/25/01, 1:21 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: The following picture appeared as a full sized ad in today's papers. StarHub is one of the local cell phone and internet providers. [More
Media Watch: Montreal's 'Voir'
11/25/01, 1:08 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us the link to a 'Voir' newspaper ad for 'Dragon Rouge', an all-things medieval shop, which will be either showing or selling some LOTR swords and other items, take a look! [More
SHOP: BK Toy Review
11/25/01, 12:52 pm EST - Xoanon
managed to pick up some Burger King goodies today and wanted to tell you all about them! [More
Christopher Lee Talks LOTR
11/25/01, 12:48 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us a link to another great Christopher Lee
) interview (in french) from 'allocine.fr'. [More
The Sunday Times Magazine Special Edition
11/25/01, 9:16 am EST - Strider
Just a reminder for all residents of the United Kingdom and Ireland, that the Times's special edition Sunday Magazine which 'celebrates the world of Hobbits and wizards with exclusive interviews and insights into the making of the first film and a guide to Middle-earth'. I got my copy!
Old Farmiliar Tune In FOTR Score: Continued
11/25/01, 6:26 am EST - Strider
It seems that Karen's post prompted a flood of mail, some requesting to know more, some packed-full of information. For those who are wondering what exactly the song is, just read on! [More
Crunch Cereals Go LOTR
11/25/01, 6:23 am EST - Strider
writes in to say that to his suprise, he found LOTR packaging on his box of Crunch Cereal. [More
National Geographic Beyond The Movie: LOTR
11/25/01, 6:18 am EST - Strider
sends in this link to a lot of new information on the National Geographic special on Lord of the Rings which will be broadcast in December and be available on DVD in February. [More
LOTR Toy Ads On Cartoon Network
11/25/01, 5:32 am EST - Strider
writes: They just had a commercial on Cartoon Network
for the action figures featuring Frodo, Legolas, Merry, Pippin, Gimli, Boromir, Lurtz, the Witch-King, and the Cave Troll. Needless to say I got a laugh out of it.
De Morgen Magazine Scans
11/25/01, 5:28 am EST - Strider
has kindly given us the link to his scans of the De Morgen magazine which features the competition I mentioned yesterday. [More
News for Nov. 24, 2001
LOTR & Ali Hope To Ring In As Holiday Champs
11/24/01, 4:51 pm EST - Strider
sends in some scans from the Arizona Republic of one film reviewer's thoughts on the movie hopefuls this Winter. [More
Brian Sibley Talks LOTR
11/24/01, 2:40 pm EST - Xoanon
Writer and broadcaster Brian Sibley brings a unique perspective to his role as the author of The Official Lord of the Rings Movie Guide, and two further volumes on the production of the saga which will follow as the remaining films are released. [More
The Latest Ticket News From France
11/24/01, 2:36 pm EST - Strider
Our friend Cuivienor told me that the selling of tickets has begun today in France! The maximum number that are allocated to one person is ten, and it's taking place in important places like the FnaC.
The PG Certificate: What Does It Mean?
11/24/01, 2:09 pm EST - Strider
Noggin the Nog
was so intruiged that the Lord of the Rings got a PG rating in the UK that he felt the need to write up some thoughts on it. Find out why. [More
The Science Behind Lord of the Rings
11/24/01, 1:40 pm EST - Strider
has some extremely-cool news for all Tolkien fans: the Discovery Channel is making a 5-part series on the Science of Lord of the Rings. [More
A Hero By Any Name
11/24/01, 1:29 pm EST - Strider
writes: I just found an interesting article that talks about how Tolkien's heroes are often the characters most would least expect to be heroic and how the road to victory is often the one last considered. A good read! [More
Old Farmiliar Tune In FOTR Score
11/24/01, 1:21 pm EST - Strider
wrote in to say that she noticed that the song 'In Dreams', which is a recurring theme throughout the LOTR score, sounded farmiliar to her. [More
It seems that Karen's post prompted a flood of mail, some requesting to know more, some packed-full of information. For those who are wondering what exactly the song is, just read on! [More]
FOTR Tickets Sell Like Hot Cakes In Canada
11/24/01, 1:14 pm EST - Strider
Adam writes: I managed to pick up advance tickets for December 19th yesterday at my local Silver City theater (Ontario, Canada). They said they are selling tickets for the 19th and the 20th only for a limited number of shows (unless the demand goes up even more).
Lord Help Us: An Elijah Wood Interview
11/24/01, 1:12 pm EST - Strider
mailed us to say that an interview with Elijah Wood features on the Irish website WoW.ie
about becoming Frodo Baggins and why he's keen to return to Ireland. [More
De Morgen Tolkien Week Contest
11/24/01, 1:01 pm EST - Strider
sends us in detailed information on the great Tolkien competition being run by Belgian magazine De Morgen, the top prize being a two week holiday to New Zealand. [More
Hall of Fire Chats for November 24th & 25th
11/24/01, 12:54 pm EST - Strider
This weekend, the Hall of Fire staff invite you to join us as we discuss Howard Shore's score for the Fellowship of the Ring, released this week. [More
Lord of the Official Fan Club
11/24/01, 12:44 pm EST - Strider
sends in this link to an article on the man behind the Lord of the Rings Official Fan Club which has its home in Denver. [More
More Burger King Rewards
11/24/01, 12:28 pm EST - Strider
adds that every Burger King
toy comes with a magic message on the instructions which, if entered on the site's toy section, gives Ringers a chance to win all the character toys.
Glass Goblets Unlock Interviews
11/24/01, 12:21 pm EST - Strider
Queen of Rohan writes: I just picked up one of the BK glass Gandakf goblets today, and noticed some kind of code(on the inside flap) you're supposed to enter on the website. I went to the site entered the code and "won" a chance to download an interview with Gandalf.
News for Nov. 23, 2001
Green Turkey? No, Green Books!
11/23/01, 10:00 pm EST - Quickbeam
The table is set for a wonderful leftover Thanksgiving feast over in Green Books
• Anwyn’s Counterpoint has a juicy warning for all movie-going fans to retain their original imaginings of LOTR.
• Turgon’s Bookshelf percolates with intense responses from readers who took issue with his sobering "What I Fear Most about PJ’s Movies!"
• Our new Special Guest remembers Mythcon 32 and an up-close encounter with LOTR screenwriter Philippa Boyens!
• Guy Davenport (Geography of the Imagination, Da Vinci’s Bicycle) pays Tribute to JRRT.
• Moon Letters has excellent new Fan Fiction and Poems. Keep sending your best, and we will showcase it here.
• Stuff yourself silly on 19 fantastic new Questions & Answers, including:
- Where did the Elves get their wine?
- The origin of the Ring Verse?
- Why must all things fade?
- Could Frodo be the new Dark Lord?
- Tell us of the Haradrim.
- Are there hobbitish professions?
• There are new updates
in red to previous Q&A
• SPECIAL NOTE: Be here Monday for a full report on my trip down to New Zealand to visit Middle-earth! Thrill to my first-hand account of meeting the director and stars, seeing the sets, living the dream of Gondor and more. A five part series that begins 26 November 2001!
Much too hasty,
UK Sunday Times promises a Magical Weekend
11/23/01, 6:36 pm EST - Tehanu
NicLeRoi sends us a link to the Sunday Times' ad for their special collector's edition LOTR supplement this weekend.'
LOTR Fans are Geeks? Right?
11/23/01, 4:44 pm EST - Calisuri
Check out this new IMDB.com daily poll: 'Which fan base of a film or movie is composed of the biggest geek contingent?' Currently Start Trek and Star Wars are just giving us a pounding. If you are proud to admit you are a Tolkien geek, go on over and vote! [More
11/23/01, 4:29 pm EST - Tehanu
Ireland's not missing out...they're having their own gala premiere. [More
The News from Rome
11/23/01, 3:43 pm EST - Tehanu
Joseph Pearce, author of 'Tolkien, Man and Myth,' in a short interview about the 'meaning' of LOTR from a Catholic perspective. [More
Thanks to Edoardo for that.
Black Friday in the US: Shop 'til you Drop!
11/23/01, 1:44 pm EST - Calisuri
Today, in the US, is the largest shopping day of the year. If you are avoiding the crowds and making purchases online his holiday season, please consider starting first at TheOneRing Shop
. Through your affiliations with online stores like Amazon.com and Allposters.com, you will be able to help support TheOneRing.net while you are purchasing your loved ones holiday gifts! To purchase specific items, please just follow the links in our shop
. If you are buying something non-LOTR related, simply click into our shop
and click on one of the affiliate buttons. Thanks for your support! [More
Special warning for Rings film
11/23/01, 1:15 pm EST - Xoanon
The first film in the trilogy of Lord of the Rings movies will carry a warning in the UK that young children may find it frightening - even though the film has earned a PG rating. [More
Shore Score Review
11/23/01, 1:12 pm EST - Xoanon
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: (Howard Shore) With Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone successfully absorbing the explosion of wild-eyed overenthusiasm resulting from this year's late autumn wealth of fantasy scores, The Lord of the Rings sneaks into theatres with a possibly superior score. [More
Media Watch: The Irish Times
11/23/01, 1:10 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us the good word from The Irish Times. [More
Sean Bean On UK TV
11/23/01, 8:36 am EST - Xoanon
writes: Sean Bean
) will be a guest on The Frank Skinner Show (Carlton and LWT) in the UK on Sunday 25th November, Starting: 22:05.
News for Nov. 22, 2001
Rings' carpet ready to roll out
11/22/01, 10:42 pm EST - Xoanon
The longest red carpet ever needed in New Zealand has been obtained. Organisers of the Australasian premiere on December 19 of The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring wanted to find hundreds of metres of red carpet to roll down Wellington's Courtenay Pl to the Embassy Theatre for stars and special guests to walk on. [More
LOTR Contest In Montreal
11/22/01, 10:36 pm EST - Xoanon
and Xoanon's Mum
(no kidding) send along the details on a LOTR contest running in Montreal. [More
New Riddles on Burger King site...
11/22/01, 10:15 pm EST - Tehanu
Same prize though. Check it out at BurgerKing.com
On the other hand, they now have 'Reading Fellowship page that offers the chance to win $5000 towards your college tuition [More
Big Tolkien Contest in Belgium
11/22/01, 10:06 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us the details on a radio and newspaper contest in Brussels. [More
Canadian Tickets on Sale Friday??
11/22/01, 8:27 pm EST - Jincey
Xoanon posted news back on Monday stating the Canadian advance ticket sales would begin on Monday, but Phelonius
popped into Barlimans today with news that some theaters will be selling advance tickets tomoorrow! Check this link and... GOOD LUCK! [More
Happy T-Day: Football Ads
11/22/01, 3:36 pm EST - Calisuri
Like most everyone in the United States today, I'm home watching the annual Thanksgiving NFL Football games. And what do I see? It looks like Burger King has started their ad campaign with some rather 'interesting' commercials. I also saw the 30 second FOTR movie ad. So don't switch the channel during the commercials!
Veni, Vidi, Viggo: a Q & A with Viggo Mortensen
11/22/01, 2:00 pm EST - Strider
'The Net's abuzz, Hollywood's breathless, and everybody's in line. But Viggo Mortensen
) isn't ready to lose his cool over The Lord of the Rings.' [More
Holiday Movies: for Fun and for Oscar
11/22/01, 12:05 pm EST - Xoanon
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The holiday season has arrived, and that means two things in Hollywood: it's the second busiest movie season of the year so the studios usher out hopefully fun movies, and it's Oscar time. No need to explain that. [More
Tolkien returns to best seller lists as movie premiere nears
11/22/01, 12:02 pm EST - Xoanon
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) In a war of the wizards on New Zealand's silver screens, old-timer Gandalf looks like he will take a broomstick to young pretender Harry Potter. [More
Enya To Appear on ET
11/22/01, 12:01 pm EST - Xoanon
Tonight (Thursday, 22 November) Enya will appear on Entertainment Tonight. No idea if she will be talking about LOTR, set those VCR's! Thanks to Thengelus for that!
Get The Toys, Leave The Food
11/22/01, 11:59 am EST - Xoanon
ElfGadriel writes: Sometime after the 23rd of November when the LOTR Burger King site is in "phase 3", there will be a sub-site where you can buy all the BK toys, without buying kids meals.
Yahoo Slideshow Covers LOTR
11/22/01, 11:57 am EST - Xoanon
20 images, nothing we haven't seen before, but it's all LOTR related. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside :) [More
Sean Astin gained weight for 'LOTR' role
11/22/01, 11:55 am EST - Xoanon
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- For a time, while making "The Lord of the Rings" movies, Sean Astin
was a hobbling hobbit. [More
More On FOX's: Quest For The Ring
11/22/01, 11:51 am EST - Xoanon
sends along some updated info on the FOX Special. [More
Tolkien's Impact in Literature and Life
11/22/01, 11:48 am EST - Xoanon
A popular British magazine recently surveyed its readers to get their opinions about the best book of all time. Thousands responded. The landslide winner for the top spot in history: The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien. [More
Ralph Bakshi's unfairly maligned Lord of the Rings.
11/22/01, 11:47 am EST - Xoanon
With all the hype surrounding the $270 million live-action Lord of the Rings trilogy—the first installment, The Fellowship of the Rings, opens Dec. 19—it's easy to forget that this isn't the first time hobbits have been captured on celluloid. [More
LOTR Games In South Africa
11/22/01, 11:38 am EST - Xoanon
In December MTN customers will be able to play interactive Lord of the Rings games and access exclusive services via SMS and the www.mtnice.co.za website. MTN is the only mobile telecommunications provider in South Africa to offer mobile services around the movie trilogy over the next three years. [More
Toy Biz LOTR Commercial
11/22/01, 11:37 am EST - Xoanon
Feandil Aglariel writes: I was watching WB and I saw a Toy Biz commercial for FOTR. It was kind of cheezy but I think it's a look of what's to come. The showed Legolas shooting an arrow and and the end showed the collection of the toys. There's quite a few.
UK Radio Station Contest
11/22/01, 11:33 am EST - Xoanon
ThePurpleElf writes: I thought you would like to know that Capital FM (95.8) is doing a contest sometime next week where you could win a pair of tickets to go see the UK premier and then attend the after show party.
Media Watch: Otago Daily Times
11/22/01, 11:29 am EST - Xoanon
The Otago Daily Times talks to Ian Brodie (LOTR super-fan in NZ) about his collection of WETA/Sideshowtoys merch. [More
Media Watch: Live Wire Magazine
11/22/01, 11:22 am EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Roäc's beak
sends us these scans from autumn edition of GNER's (UK rail company) Livewire magazine. With the oddest picture of Viggo Mortensen
) I've ever seen... [More
Media Watch: UK Radio Times
11/22/01, 11:03 am EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Andy E
sends us these scans from the UK Radio Times, they have a very candid interview with Ian McKellen
), and a LOTR contest. [More
The Hobbit Stage Play With Brian Sibley
11/22/01, 10:19 am EST - Xoanon
writes: I saw Brian Sibley's theatre group the Lansbury Players' version of the Hobbit last Saturday in London. [More
Media Watch: Universo Fantástico In Brazil
11/22/01, 10:07 am EST - Xoanon
It may not be in English, but there are some really nice pictures of the good Professor, take a look! Thanks to Yuri for the scans! [More
A Journey In The Dark Part Four
11/22/01, 9:47 am EST - Xoanon
The trip to Methven was not a long one. We sped across the rich fertile Canterbury Plains and arrived at our destination to find the townspeople slumbering in their beds. [More
Release Date in Israel.
11/22/01, 6:02 am EST - Tehanu
Thanks to Omri, we know that FOTR opens in Israel on Dec. 20th.
Booking your tickets: Bargains and deals
11/22/01, 5:49 am EST - Tehanu
Where to get in for $4.50 [Pennsylvania] and where to win a whole cinema for yourself [UK] [More
The man who wrote LOTR was.....
11/22/01, 5:18 am EST - Tehanu
A few days ago we linked to an article that had a largely negative view of Tolkien's personality and motivations as a writer. This article by Pastor Patrick Curles is like a kind of counter to that. [More
] Thanks to Dekuhlrov for that! UPDATE: For some reason the link doesn't work. Use it and then search the site on 'Tolkien'
LOTR Billboard Pic!
11/22/01, 12:55 am EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Arabeth has snapped a GREAT pic of a LOTR Billboard currently in Huston, Texas. Look for one in your home town soon!
News for Nov. 21, 2001
Behind The Scenes FOTR Special With Matrix
11/21/01, 2:29 pm EST - Strider
With a Special Presentation of an Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look at The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring before it, The Matrix will appear on TNT December 7th. [More
Potter Vs Rings Article....Kinda
11/21/01, 1:56 pm EST - Strider
'New cinema release Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring looks set to give Harry Potter a run for his money. The much-hyped Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is also a PG.' [More
Black Hawk Down Released 3 Months Early
11/21/01, 1:47 pm EST - Strider
) Black Hawk Down has had it's UK release date pushed forward three months from April to January 18th, exactly one month after the Fellowship of the Ring. [More
Billy Boyd Talks LOTR
11/21/01, 1:32 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: I thought that you'd be interested in the latest interview we've posted on billyboyd.net which Billy Boyd
) talks about the competition between LOTR and HP. A nice insight we think. Also his reactions to seeing the latest trailer in all its glory. (RealPlayer Needed) [More
BK LOTR Goodies
11/21/01, 1:27 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Figures.com has a good look at some of the Burger King LOTR goodies they are planning on selling...would you like fries with that? [More
The Big Breakfast UK Goes LOTR Mad
11/21/01, 1:23 pm EST - Xoanon
alex writes: I got an email from a friend who works for Channel 4 TV informing me that the Big Breakfast UK will be having a LOTR World Premiere special report. Many of the stars will be in the house over the next few weeks as well. The programme is on 7-9am every weekday.
Tolkien Reads LOTR
11/21/01, 1:19 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: This week in the New York Times online Tolkien Archives - you can hear J.R.R. himself read from The Hobbit and LOTR, and read the first chapters of The Hobbit and FOTR. [More
Orlando On 'The Saturday Show'
11/21/01, 1:16 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Orlando Bloom
) will be appearing on The Saturday Show, BBC1 on the 8th December. The show runs from 9am-12. You can get tickets to the show by emailing: email@example.com
The secret life of J R R Tolkien
11/21/01, 1:12 pm EST - Xoanon
The Lord of the Rings is the product of a magnificent imagination. Not that you'd have known it from the author's life, says D J Taylor. [More
More on @Discovery Canada LOTR Coverage
11/21/01, 1:09 pm EST - Xoanon
Check out this Windows Media segment from @Discovery Canada, very cool insight into LOTR weapons and more! [More
Premiere tickets on eBay!
11/21/01, 11:46 am EST - leo
For those of us who won't win the Games Workshop contest, we can also try to outbid each other on eBay...
Just a head's up, tomorrow afternoon there is going to start an auction on Ebay for the winner and a guest to attend the London premiere and after party (December 10th). Thought you'd like to know. I wish I could afford to bid!
GW to give away tickets for the premiere!
11/21/01, 11:17 am EST - leo
The nice folks over at Games Workshop
are currently running a contest in which you can win tickets to the world premiere in London! Head over to their website to enter in the competition... [More
Release date news: Indonesia
11/21/01, 11:00 am EST - leo
Ringer Spy OW
tells us that the release date for LOTR:FOTR
in Indonesia might be pushed back to mid February.This is so as not to conflict with the December 15 release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and also to co-incide with the Chinese New Year festivities, a holiday period of big business. The news that Lord of the Rings is 3 hours long has not been welcomed well here in Jakarta (I wonder why not -leo) but I for one think that the longer the experience lasts, the better.
Fandango.com Has LOTR:FOTR Tickets For Sale!
11/21/01, 10:52 am EST - Xoanon
It may not be for all cities within the US, but there ARE a tickets for sale on Fandango.com! Just plug in your Zip code or City to search! Check it out! [More
People have written in to say their city isn't listed, I did write only a few selected cities so far. Check back again soon.
Orlando Bloom On The Big Breakfast
11/21/01, 8:40 am EST - Xoanon
writes: Orlando Bloom
) was a guest on the UK's anarchic morning programme, the 'Big Breakfast' today. [More
News for Nov. 20, 2001
Howard Shore Talks LOTR
11/20/01, 11:40 pm EST - Xoanon
Earlier last year, composer Howard Shore was signed to a three picture deal to score the highly-anticipated film adaptation of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. SoundtrackNet had a chance to talk with Howard about his work on this epic film, and the challenges he faced in putting the soundtrack together. [More
Here come the hobbits
11/20/01, 11:36 pm EST - Xoanon
There has never been a film project like The Lord of the Rings and soon we'll learn its epic fate. Hundreds of millions of readers have dipped into the complex literary trilogy but will that be enough to guarantee box office gold? [More
Road Runner Sweepstakes
11/20/01, 11:33 pm EST - Xoanon
Road Runner High Speed Online is celebrating the December 19, 2001 release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring with the Road Runner The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Sweepstakes. [More
@Discovery Canada Talks LOTR
11/20/01, 11:21 pm EST - Xoanon
writes in to tell us that the '@Discovery Canada' show will be featuring a LOTR special soon. [More
Red carpet to roll for Rings cast
11/20/01, 11:15 pm EST - Xoanon
won't be there. Nor will Galadriel
and certainly not computer-generated Gollum
. So it may not quite be Hollywood ... but the list of stars to attend The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring's Australasian premiere in Wellington on December 19, announced yesterday, contains at least a smattering of big names to titillate the immense army of Rings' fans. [More
Shore Score Reviews
11/20/01, 11:11 pm EST - Xoanon
TORN Staffer Quickbeam
writes: The heaps of praise that Howard Shore is earning for the soundtrack reached critical mass today. Everyone seems to be ga-ga over it. [More
Limited Edition Score Booklett Images
11/20/01, 11:06 pm EST - Xoanon
was kind enough to send us scans from the Limited Edition Score booklett, seems pretty much the same as the regular ol' score CD. [More
Media Watch: Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine
11/20/01, 10:57 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along these great scans from 'Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine', some great pictures of our characters enjoying a good pipe! [More
Tolkien DVD Review
11/20/01, 10:11 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us a review of the new DVD "JRR Tolkien: The Origin of the Rings An Authorized Tribute" [More
Monsters, Magic And Marvels
11/20/01, 4:56 pm EST - Strider
When Lord of the Rings was first published in 1954, The Sunday Times predicted that the world would be divided into two types of people: those who have read the book and those who are going to'. That prediction rings true today as the book is brought to life in one of the most expensive film trilogies ever made. [More]
New Line Jostles Movies For FOTR Spot
11/20/01, 3:47 pm EST - Strider
Screen time before Fellowship of the Ring, particularly for opening weekend, is as prime as celluloid real estate gets, and if New Line could, they'd attach the Blade 2 trailer to every print. However, Blade is out and Austin Powers is in. [More
McKellen 'Appalled' by Government on Gay Rights
11/20/01, 2:43 pm EST - Strider
Sir Ian McKellen
says it's appalling that people in the UK can still be sacked for being gay. He says former Conservative prime minister John Major was "woefully ignorant" at dealing with gay issues and adds the present Labour government is no better. [More
11/20/01, 2:21 pm EST - Xoanon
Take a look at the beautiful booklett that comes with the score and the CD itself. Wonderfully elegant, this is great work. [More
FOTR Commercials Begin On MTV UK & I
11/20/01, 2:18 pm EST - Strider
The same commercials that have been showing in the US recently (His/Her name is...) are now showing on MTV UK & Ireland, minus their newly awarded PG certificate.
Beren and Luthien Ballet II
11/20/01, 2:12 pm EST - Tehanu
Whoops, correction needed. The colloquium attendees didn't actually see the ballet I reported on below since it will not be performed until April 2003. Something to watch out for next year!
Lord of the Rings Special on Yorin Network
11/20/01, 1:51 pm EST - Strider
mentioned to me in Barlimans
that tonight in Holland the program Starring on the Yorin network will feature a 30 minute special on Lord of the Rings at 22.10 CET.-updated-
Well, sorry to those of you who had their vcr's ready, Starring decided to push their 'LOTR-special' a week back, mainly because they did their interviews for it today. So be sure to check Starring next week for interviews with the cool people behind community-site member TheFellowship.nl!
LOTR Bonus Material!
11/20/01, 1:41 pm EST - Xoanon
For all of you who have picked up the LOTR score today, here's a tip, pop it in your computer and you're magically brought to a special content section on the Reprise Records website. It's chalk full of LOTR goodies! Including an Enya interview, and 5 behind-the-scenes videos, plus more I haven't checked out yet!
'Lord' rings up boffo advance sales
11/20/01, 12:48 pm EST - Xoanon
Denmark, Sweden and Norway have received 200,000 advance ticket orders for "Fellowship" -- a number that accounts for a little more than 1 percent of the countries' total population. [More
UK Sunday Times To Feature LOTR
11/20/01, 12:45 pm EST - Xoanon
Dave writes in to say that the November 26th issue of The UK Sunday Times will be a complete Tolkien related issue, 80 pages and all!
LOTR:FOTR Score Out Today
11/20/01, 10:27 am EST - Xoanon
Unless you've lived in a cave for a while, you would already know that the LOTR:FOTR score is available in stores today! Be sure to pick up yours today! [Amazon Link
Lee collects CBE at Palace
11/20/01, 10:16 am EST - Xoanon
- better known to film-goers as Count Dracula - has collected his CBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. The 79-year-old actor is being honoured for services to drama. [More
Fan Fun In Sweden
11/20/01, 10:13 am EST - Xoanon
tells us his tale of a fan adventure in Sweden, take a look! [More
Media Watch: The Face
11/20/01, 10:08 am EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Jen
sends us the photo spread from the latest issue of 'The Face' Magazine featuring Elijah Wood
11/20/01, 5:50 am EST - Tehanu
Gandalf 1284 wrote in to say that Weta/Sideshow's posted links to the new Aragorn and Arwen figurines. [More
World News on Ticket Sales, Release Dates.
11/20/01, 5:33 am EST - Tehanu
Just never can update that release dates page fast enough. Here's news from Spain and Latin-America, Scandinavia, England and Hungary. [More
A Ballet about Beren and Luthien.
11/20/01, 4:59 am EST - Tehanu
People who attended the C.S. Lewis and Friends Colloquium at Taylor University were lucky enough to see a new dance work inspired by Tolkien. Thanks to Ellen for this report. [More
News for Nov. 19, 2001
Elijah Wood Talks LOTR
11/19/01, 11:33 pm EST - Xoanon
has been in movies for most of his life. But as he teeters on the verge of super-stardom with his upcoming role as Frodo
Baggins, the hobbit central to the much-anticipated Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, the first in the $270 million trilogy based on the beloved J.R.R. Tolkien books, he seems as good-natured and unaffected as ever. [More
Thanks to Jen for the tip!
'Rings' ripe for ride
11/19/01, 11:30 pm EST - Xoanon
If the earliest advance sales of New Line Cinema's "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" are any indication, it could give corporate counterpart Warner Bros. Pictures' "Harry Potter" pic a run for it's money. [More
`Stone' and `Ring' look like 2 pages out of same spell-book
11/19/01, 11:25 pm EST - Xoanon
Is it any accident that "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," expected to be the first of seven movies, is being released less than five weeks before "Fellowship of the Ring," first installment of the great fantasy trilogy? [More
LOTR Popcorn Tubs
11/19/01, 11:24 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy thewhiteladyofrohan
sends us these beautiful LOTR popcorn tubs. Take a looksee! [More
Now THAT's An Ad!
11/19/01, 11:07 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Kaplan
sends along this huge banner ad in Montmartre, Place Blanche, France. Take a look at this baby! [More
Media Watch: Maxim Magazine
11/19/01, 8:30 pm EST - Xoanon
tells us that the latest issue of 'Maxim' magazine has a LOTR related article featuring Elijah Wood
, Ian McKellen
, Orlando Bloom
and Sean Bean
. Anyone with scans, send them along!
Elijah Wood Interview
11/19/01, 8:22 pm EST - Xoanon
writes in to say that there will be an interview with Elijah Wood
), tomorrow on "Flash", (TQS television, Quebec). Get those VCR's revved up!
Media Watch: Bon Appetite Magazine
11/19/01, 8:19 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us this scan from 'Bon Appetite' Magazine, interviewing Ian McKellen
), natually the conversation is food related... [More
Media Watch: The Hollywood Reporter
11/19/01, 8:13 pm EST - Xoanon
My old friend James M
sent me this article from 'The Hollywood Reporter' take a look at some of the blue screen SFX work! [More
60 000 Tickets Sold
11/19/01, 8:05 pm EST - Xoanon
Swedish newspaper "Aftonbladet" reports that the Swedish Internet and phone bookingsystem has crashed due to the rush to get LOTR tickets released today. Since 8 AM this morning more than 60,000 tickets have been sold. If you want a ticket - expect to stand in line at the boxoffice. (Swedish link) [More
Harry, the Hobbit and the missing millions
11/19/01, 7:57 pm EST - Xoanon
Last Wednesday afternoon an elderly, stooped figure stepped from a plane at Heathrow. A pre-ordered taxi whisked him into central London where he checked into a discreet hotel under a false name. [More
Cool LOTR Merchandise
11/19/01, 7:55 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along this brochure from Books & More
, check out the LOTR Stamps! [More
LOTR Billboards Up
11/19/01, 7:50 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along news that there is a LOTR billboard up in the LA area! First one to send a pic gets....well...the pic posted online! [More
Orlando Bloom On The Big Breakfast
11/19/01, 7:42 pm EST - Xoanon
writes in to say that Orlando Bloom
) will appear on The Big Breakfast in the UK this Wednesday.
Movie Guide Makes NYT's Best-Sellers List
11/19/01, 4:57 pm EST - Xoanon
THE LORD OF THE RINGS OFFICIAL MOVIE GUIDE by Brian Sibley, Houghton Mifflin's fully authorized, behind-the-scenes guide to the filming of the New Line Cinema trilogy, will debut at #13 on the New York Times paperback nonfiction bestseller list. [More
BBFC Gives FOTR PG Certificate
11/19/01, 2:55 pm EST - Strider
The first Lord Of The Rings film has been given a PG certificate in the UK by the BBFC
. The running time for the first part of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy has also been confirmed as two hours 58 minutes. [More
FOTR Soundtrack Commercial On UK & Ireland TV
11/19/01, 2:50 pm EST - Strider
Literally a minute ago I saw an advert for the Fellowship of the Ring soundtrack on UTV/ITV. It features scenes from the movies along with clips from 'May it Be' and two other tracks.
Sauron Plate Opens Doors
11/19/01, 1:50 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along this newspaper article from The Citizen paper in Christchurch, New Zealand. Take a look at Sauron! [More
Peter Jackson Interview
11/19/01, 1:24 pm EST - Xoanon
A BIG thanks to Philip O
for transcribing this from 'Skoop Magazine': Since he was a child, Peter Jackson is extremely attracted to everything that has to do with horror and/or fantasy.
Rings movie mania hits
11/19/01, 1:18 pm EST - Xoanon
Tickets for the first movie in the Rings trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, went on sale yesterday (in NZ), immediately outselling Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in Wellington, with "hundreds" of sales reported by tired Hoyts movie staff in its Lower Hutt, MidCity and Manners Mall cinemas. [More
Just a quick brickbat for some sloppy journalism. Compare our eyewitnesses Mr Tadpole
, with the rather breathless hype of The Dominion, which still thinks the NZ public will see LOTR first. Umm, wrong!
Billy Boyd: Most Eligible Scotsman...Almost
11/19/01, 1:14 pm EST - Xoanon
writes in to say that our own Billy Boyd
) was named the second most eligible man in Scotland. [More
FOTR Soundtrack Available In Ireland!
11/19/01, 12:12 pm EST - Strider
After reading what happened in Winnipeg, I couldn't resist running down to my local music store and checking if the Soundtrack was here. And the answer is yes, with six different covers, the Soundtrack has arrived in Ireland! [More
Media Watch: The Big Breakfast
11/19/01, 11:57 am EST - Strider
I tuned into the Big Breakfast this morning on Channel Four
and managed to catch something on their showbiz segment. The two latest trailers were shown, along with brief interviews from Liv Tyler
and the four Hobbit actors.
Over 1000 Members Line Up!
11/19/01, 10:34 am EST - Xoanon
One of our creators of the Line Party Section and scripting goddess Tinuviel
sent us the good news that we currently have over 1000
members signed up for a line party around the world!!
Why don't you take a look and either join or create your very own local line party today! [More]
One, Uno, Une, 1, O-N-E!!!!
11/19/01, 12:35 am EST - Xoanon
That's all we got, ONE whole month until LOTR:FOTR is released in North America and a ton of other places around the world!!! We've recently updated our release date page, and included a search button for a local line party near you!!! (be sure to check out our line party page as well!
) Take a look at the revamped release date page!! [More
One!!! ONE!!!! ONE!!!!!!!
And the winner of best trailer is . . .
11/19/01, 12:30 am EST - Xoanon
You can stop asking. I have seen "it." And by "it," I mean the teaser trailer for the upcoming "Star Wars" prequel, "Attack of the Clones," which is being shown in theaters with the animated hit "Monsters, Inc." [More
Mystical matchup: Harry Potter vs. Lord of the Rings
11/19/01, 12:27 am EST - Xoanon
If we ever needed a little fantasy in our lives, now's the time. And soon, two of the most popular works in fantasy literature will find their way to the silver screen. [More
Media Watch: Sweden's 'Hemma Bio'
11/19/01, 12:22 am EST - Xoanon
writes in to say that the latest issue of the Swedish magazine "Hemma Bio" [Home Cinema] features a five page special on FOTR. Anyone with scans send them along!
Media Watch: Ew.com
11/19/01, 12:20 am EST - Xoanon
Check out the online version of the EW article we posted last week or so ago. 'Ringmaster' by Gillain Flynn [More
Media Watch: Studio Magazine
11/19/01, 12:13 am EST - Xoanon
sends along info that the latest issue of 'Studio Magazine' has a nice 8 page article on LOTR. Anyone with scans, send them along!
Ticket Sales: Canada
11/19/01, 12:02 am EST - Xoanon
Plenty of folks have written in to tell us that advance ticket sales for LOTR:FOTR in Canada will go on sale November 26th. See YOU in line!
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