News for Nov. 28, 2000
Middle-earth arms and armour.
11/28/00, 10:23 pm EST - Tehanu
11/28/00, 3:49 pm EST - Tehanu
"Rayner Unwin was the person who first reviewed The Hobbit (when aged 10), and on his advice his father Sir Stanley published it. He was paid one shilling for the review.
Rayner Unwin was also the person responsible for getting the Lord of the Rings published. The necessary permission from his father came in a cable:
IF YOU [Rayner] THINK IT [LotR] A WORK OF GENIUS THEN YOU MAY LOSE £1000.
And the rest is history"
Another eyewitness at Vt. Vic.
11/28/00, 3:37 pm EST - Tehanu
An eye-witness at the new Mt. Vic set.
11/28/00, 2:38 am EST - Tehanu
News for Nov. 27, 2000
11/27/00, 10:54 pm EST - Xoanon
More Minas Tirith
11/27/00, 10:35 pm EST - Xoanon
Here are 4 pic's taken last Saturday on my way down to Wellington. [More]
LOTR Sneak Peak!
11/27/00, 3:51 pm EST - Calisuri
"New Zealand paper The Dominion reports that a sneak behind the scenes preview of the animation of "Lord of the Rings" is happening in Wellington next weekend. The city is one of 30 worldwide to host a 3D graphic roadshow on December 3rd, though its the lucky one to have a guest speaker from Peter Jackson's graphics company Weta Digital who "will talk about some of the steps involved in making computer animation for the LOTR and share a glimpse of what it is like behind the scenes". To get inside and hopefully see a very brief glimpse at some LOTR conceptual footage, you can register and find out more info here."
The Official TORn Hat!
11/27/00, 12:08 pm EST - Calisuri
Assassin Films: A look at Tolkien Culture
11/27/00, 5:37 am EST - Tehanu
News for Nov. 26, 2000
Rings actor has audience spellbound
11/26/00, 11:47 pm EST - Xoanon
Wingate: A Moonlit Brawl with Torches
11/26/00, 11:32 pm EST - Tehanu
Sad News: Tolkien Publisher Passes
11/26/00, 6:40 pm EST - Calisuri
Tolkien's longtime publisher, Rayner Unwin, passed away on the 23rd of November, aged 74. [London Times Obituary]
Action at Wingate means...ACTION!!
11/26/00, 6:09 pm EST - Tehanu
I'll See You in Line...worldwide
11/26/00, 2:26 pm EST - Xoanon
Don't know if this info is of any interest to you, but I've been following your coverage of the release dates for LOTR.
I live in South Africa and I decided to check at a cinema to see when we'd be getting LOTR. The manager went to check his files or something (obviously of expected release dates) and told me that she thinks it's going to be released on the same day as all the other countries (I said something about December next year) and she nodded and said that that sounded right. She also told me that she had seen the Interent trailer.
Well, South Africa dosn't get films MUCH later than other countries (about a 2-3 week delay), but it looks like we'll get the first LOTR film right when everyone else gets it!
Xoanon Note: Claire Raskind called the TORN offices this afternoon to re state that the release dates for LOTR will be, as already reported in the press, a world wide simultaneous December 2001 release.
Media Watch: Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine
11/26/00, 2:19 pm EST - Xoanon
New LOTR Poster: The Nine Set Out
11/26/00, 1:24 pm EST - Calisuri
News for Nov. 25, 2000
The Dialect Coaches speak against misinformation.
11/25/00, 5:00 pm EST - Tehanu
News for Nov. 24, 2000
My other thread lately is 'What's that they're building at Wingate?'
11/24/00, 4:44 pm EST - Tehanu
"My guess for the new set is that it will be the garden outside the White Tower of Ecthelion atop Minas Tirith. The wall is part of the Tower, and the hole is where the (Dead) White Tree will go. It will also make a symbolic backdrop for the romance of Faramir and Eowyn - and especially when the new White Tree is planted."
All the details we have so far are here
LOTR Crews wear only 'Kathmandu' polartec.....
11/24/00, 4:19 pm EST - Tehanu
Latest Newsletter is Away!
11/24/00, 11:15 am EST - Xoanon
I'll See You in Line...Mate
11/24/00, 10:59 am EST - Xoanon
Ive got some info about the official release date for FOTR in NSW, Australia. I went to my 2 biggest local cinemas and they said that the date is December 19th, 2001. So it looks as though a few of the major countries are getting it on the same day.
Herald to the Rings
11/24/00, 10:57 am EST - Xoanon
John Rhys-Davies reads LOTR
11/24/00, 10:50 am EST - Xoanon
Hobbits Spotted in Manila
11/24/00, 10:39 am EST - Xoanon
I recently heard about this bar in Manila called Hobbit House. [More]
I'll See You in Line...I think
11/24/00, 10:29 am EST - Xoanon
I just read Ringer Spy Krameon's notes on the release dates of The Fellowship of the Ring for the UK and Scandinavia.
Unfortunately, that information is not accurate if you are to believe Claire Raskind, publicist of The Lord of the Rings here in Wellington, New Zealand.
I'm a Danish foreign reporter, freelancing for the Danish dailies Aktuelt and Berlingske Tidende and I'm currently here in Wellington. I just talked to Claire Raskind and she assured me, the first film will not premiere in the UK and Scandinavia "till January or maybe later (in 2002)".
News for Nov. 23, 2000
"Song of the Hunted."
11/23/00, 10:40 pm EST - Tehanu
This looks like dedicated, honest filmmaking based on a story that would interest a lot of us fantasy buffs.
If you want to check out more about this little indie film, their stylish website tells you more. Song of the Hunted
(Some of the backdrops explain to me why people kept phoning me to say the 'Rings' was being shot within half an hour of my place. I wish!)
Guesses on the latest Wingate set?
11/23/00, 1:53 am EST - Tehanu
"I bet the new set at Wingate is the Healer's Quarters garden at Minis Tirith. I think the hole in the ground is a well of some kind in a garden with gravel paths."
Green-Books Gives Thanks!
11/23/00, 12:24 am EST - Xoanon
Ah, CRAM… the perfect Thanksgiving Feast to serve a Tolkien fan. Not only can Green Books teach you the secret recipe for those famous rib-sticking dwarf rations, but we can teach you Elvish too! Check it out:
·Want to see Sauron as Tolkien envisioned him? The Professor had wonderful drawing talent, as shown in the new edition of J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator. Turgon has a copy of this most perfect of Christmas presents over on his Bookshelf.
·This is your chance to learn Elvish grammar! We are very proud to bring you this exclusive feature: Cent o Hedhellem “An Examination of the Elvish Tongues” over in Moon Letters! Amaze your family at the dinner table when you let loose with a silvery sentence of Quenya.
·Solve some mysteries with our new Questions & Answers:
Why an additional Morgul-path?
Why did the Nazgûl have such a hard time finding the Shire?
How was Gandalf brought back from bodily destruction?
Who was the real father of Bullroarer Took?
All these and more can be found here.
·Have a creative writing piece, song, or poem inspired by Tolkien? Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For all our international readers who don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving Day, well, what can I say? You really don’t know what you’re missing. The food, the family fighting, the upset stomach. It’s the most hellacious American holiday of them all.
Much too hasty,
News for Nov. 22, 2000
Media Watch: Dutch Magazine Hp/De Tijd
11/22/00, 2:42 pm EST - Calisuri
Busy builders at Wingate
11/22/00, 2:29 pm EST - Tehanu
MUSIC: Glass Hammer Update
11/22/00, 11:05 am EST - Xoanon
The Glass Hammer "live from middle earth" recording sessions are nearly complete. [More]