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December 06, 2000 - December 12, 2000

News for Dec. 12, 2000

Glass Hammer Busy at the Forge

12/12/00, 11:47 pm EST - Tookish

We received an update from this Tolkien-inspired band about their latest efforts. For more click here!

Copyright Law and Snaps of The Lord of the Rings

12/12/00, 5:52 am EST - Tehanu

The LOTR production might have seemed secret before but they were only kidding. Now it's REALLY secret. More

News for Dec. 11, 2000

More on LOTR Action Figures...

12/11/00, 11:17 pm EST - Calisuri

Our good buddy Scott over at MovieHeadlines.net has a more detailed article on scanning actors for the LOTR action figures. Kung Fo Chop Aragorn! (Just kidding!) [More]

Final Scenes Shot?

12/11/00, 10:37 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Mr Tadpole sends in word on what may be the final scenes shot by Peter Jackson et all. Reading this may be a spoiler for some, so highlight only if you want to know! NOTE: This may be the final scene PJ is filming, this IN NO WAY means it is the final scene of ROTK, movies aren't made that way :)

A little birdie told me they're shooting the big coronation scenes next week - with the brightest, most splendid costumes they've ever made...

Media Watch: SPIELFILM Magazine

12/11/00, 10:23 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Deadline sends in this great pic from SPIELFILM magazine! [More]


News for Dec. 10, 2000

Jincey's Pick: December Product Spotlight

12/10/00, 11:32 pm EST - Jincey

If you are looking for a new addition to your Tolkien collection, you should check out the Hobbit Gift Pack! Click here to read more about it.

Endless Transformation: Madame Butterfly at the Wingate set.

12/10/00, 10:49 pm EST - Tehanu

It's all changing again! Madame Butterfly reports on the latest appearance of Minas Tirith More

The Stars come out for Christmas

12/10/00, 10:09 pm EST - Tehanu

Yeah yeah, we did this story already. But the new version over at Stuff has a cute picture of Dominic Monaghan as well as the Brit stars' reactions to the thought of returning home for winter More

Cast Watch: December 11-16

12/10/00, 8:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Another great chance to cath your favorite LOTR Stars on the small screen. [More]

NZ Movie Distributors and Theater Owners Get a Taste!

12/10/00, 3:15 pm EST - Tookish

Staffer Leo gave us a ring to let us know that Stuff has an article about New Zealand film industry folks getting a look at the now legendary 20 minutes of Lord of the Rings movie footage:

... the screening... was to give cinema owners and distributors a taste of what to expect in the [NZ] $658 million epic directed by Peter Jackson. It was the first time it had been shown to the industry in New Zealand...

Here's the rest.

More from Minas Tirith!

12/10/00, 1:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy WaiSpy sends in pics from both the Hayward Hills and Wingate sets. [More]


Go Mad about LOTR

12/10/00, 12:59 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Reservoir Dog sends in a great article written by his folks at 'Madman Enterprises' about LOTR:

In this stellar slashed magazine cover story, M.E. employee Damian Madden analyzes the depths of this new trilogy of films, adapted from the classic books by J.R.R Tolkien. [More]

New Line Shop Update

12/10/00, 12:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Hugo from http://www.lordoftherings.nl/ tips us off to the latest offers from the New Line Shop. [More]

Ozscot Tells All

12/10/00, 12:40 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Ozscot sends in more info on the 20 minutes of footage he saw!

I wrote a review soon after seeing it but didn't go into the minutia as only fans would likely be interested. The producer mentioned that special software has been developed to allow for the massive battle scenes. [More]


The Stars appear at Christmas Parade

12/10/00, 4:55 am EST - Tehanu

Only 12 days of filming left, and it's made them go all silly. They're actually allowing the stars to appear at public events all over the place!

Here's the news snippet thanks to Rachel, who caught the item on NZ's Three News:

"... I didn't catch much but from what I gathered it was about the wrap up. They were filming a Christmas parade which some of the actors from the Lord of the Rings had turned up to... they interviewed a few of them including Sir Ian Mckellen, John Noble and Sean Astin. It also showed a few shots of some of the other actors, some screens from the trailer and some pictures of the Minas Tirith and Edoras sets. I don't remember much of what was said but Sean Astin was asked about the Wrap Party. He wouldn't say much about it. He was cheeky to the reporter - it was quite amusing."

There's a mention of it on the TV3 site here - nothing really new, but they've added up the cost of the movies so far and arrived at NZ$690,000,000 which is a big number when you write it out that way! There's a picture too, which is sort of.....hmmmmmm.

News for Dec. 09, 2000

Halloween Costume Contest Winners Announced!

12/09/00, 9:17 pm EST - Gamgee

Well, we had a hard time deciding whose costumes were the very best, but we've decided! Click the image below to see the winners!
\[ Click here to see the Winners\]

LotR Movie Poster?

12/09/00, 3:34 pm EST - Tookish

Another possible movie poster has popped up on the net! It's simple but sweet:
\[ Banner Ad for the Movies \]

I was checking out hollywood.com earlier today and a banner ad popped up with this Lord of the Rings trilogy image...it linked to New Line Cinema's official LOTR web site... Could this perhaps been an image from a teaser poster?

Thanks Powerman!

Hall of Fire Chats December 9 & 10

12/09/00, 1:15 pm EST - Tookish

Hullo Tolkien chat fans! If you'd like to join us this weekend for a discussion based on a specific Tolkien topic, this is sure to be a good one. Our subject for debate:

Did Frodo Fail His Quest?

We offer two sessions for this chat; for more details link here.

Gandalf Pics from AICN

12/09/00, 12:41 pm EST - Xoanon

Harry over at AICN has some great pics of Ian McKellen (Gandalf) from a German magazine article! Check them out! [More]


Arwen a covergirl??

12/09/00, 12:47 am EST - Gamgee

Movie and celebrity info super site, IMDB, has posted that the beauties of Hollywood are lining up around the block to take the place of Cindy Crawford as the face of Revlon cosmetics, and our Liv Tyler (Arwen) is one of the frontrunners! [More]

News for Dec. 08, 2000

D&D film: Seattle Weekly gives an opinion

12/08/00, 10:27 pm EST - Tehanu

Sensibly, they send a reviewer who cares about SciFi and fantasy. LOTR is mentioned of course. Don't read this expecting a blow-by-blow account of the D&D movie. Instead, in a few paragraphs she puts her finger on something that's concerned me for a long time. As SF and fantasy fans, are we getting what we deserve? And thanks to Brandon for the tipoff. More

A Call To Arms!!! (or the phones!)

12/08/00, 8:51 pm EST - Calisuri

It's Friday night in the States, and millions of people are going to the see the new movies at their local theater. We have confirmed that the Lord of the Rings trailer will definitely be before New Line's January release of 13 Days, but aren't you a little interested to see if they try to sneak it in with Dungeon & Dragons? I am! So I called my local theater and confirmed that, at least here, the LOTR was not in front of DnD. What about you? Whats it hurt to call? If you find out anything juicy, drop me a line! (calisuri@theonering.net)

TIP - The main number, at most theaters, is simply a recorded message with movie name and showtimes. Wait till the very end of that message for their 'real' number! :)

The Latest from Mithril

12/08/00, 5:54 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks from Mithril send in the latest from the dark mines... [More]

Cast News: Dominic Monaghan's B-Day!

12/08/00, 9:44 am EST - Xoanon

Today, December 8th is Dominic Monaghan's (Merry) Birthday! Dominic was born on 8 December, 1976, in Berlin, Germany. That makes him 24 today! Have a good one Dominic!!

New Line's OTHER Fantasy Film out in US Today

12/08/00, 9:38 am EST - Xoanon

New Line's 'Dungeons & Dragons' has been released today in North America. Check it out, if only for the 2 minutes of Tom Baker!!! [Official Site]

News for Dec. 07, 2000

Lord of the Rings Toys

12/07/00, 11:35 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Saint

Now ToyFare magazine is the premier Action Figure and Toy Collecting mag in existence. Their info is almost always 100% reliable. I picked up the new issue today, and was treated to this article about Gentle Giant Studios, a toy company that is turning the Action Figure world on its ear with their ultra-detailed figures. [More]

Review of Movie Footage

12/07/00, 11:30 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Ozscot

I saw the 20 minute trailer in Melbourne recently and I can confirm that this is accurate. The footage which covered the Prancing Pony was authentic and just as I imagined it. [More]


Updated Crew List

12/07/00, 2:27 pm EST - Tehanu

Here it is! The moment you've all been waiting for! Well not really; about 2 people have nagged me to get this updated. It's the most complete list we've seen of everyone involved in the film, thanks to September's edition of NZ Onfilm. You wouldn't believe some of the jobs people have! [More]

Note to other webmasters: Do not copy/paste the list, please link to us. Thank you.

800 and Counting...

12/07/00, 11:57 am EST - Xoanon

After loading up those last 3 Minas Titith images in our Scrapbook, I've noticed that we've reached a total of 800 Lord of the Rings images! That's pretty amazing if I do say so myself. Take a look at our scrapbook when you've got the time, and if you can handle it....try looking at them all at once!!!


Yet More Minas

12/07/00, 11:15 am EST - Xoanon

Quickly becoming the most photographed movie set in history, ringer spy WaiSpy checks in yet again with some great pics from the set. [More]


News for Dec. 06, 2000

Minas Tirith Pics

12/06/00, 5:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Location of Minas Tirith Set
Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Ringer Spy Robbit the Hobbit sends in some great pics from the Evening Post. Enjoy! [More]


LOTR Trailer on 13 Days -CONFIRMED-

12/06/00, 2:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Garrett Fuller dropped me a line today:

I recently wrote to New Line Head of Production Mike DeLuca, he confirmed the LOTR Trailer release date and film. He said it would be on 13 Days in January.

We can now expect the 'Star Wars' effect on the poor unsuspecting Kevin Costner flick. LOTR fans lining up for hours, dishing out the cash, and walking out after 2 minutes of a drool fest, sorry Kevin, I'll stick around.

Wanna see INSIDE Barlimans?!

12/06/00, 10:00 am EST - Xoanon

TheOneRing.net brings you an Exclusive first look at the inside of Barliman's Inn in BREE!!! Take a look!! [More]



12/06/00, 9:53 am EST - Xoanon

From: Stuff.co.nz

FANTASTIC FORTRESS: A glimpse of one of the largest and most detailed sets from The Lord Of The Rings, the fortress city of Minas Tirith, nearing completion in the Dry Creek Quarry at the bottom of Haywards Hill in Wellington. The stunning set includea details rigwn to paving stones, trees and statues.

This is a truly amazing pic!!! go see!!! [More]



Rufus Redbeard writes in:

"The Steward is in residence at Minas Tirith. There are white pennants flying from the flagstaffs on the walls this morning (Thursday morning Dec 7th NZ time). PPresumably they are filming the exterior scenes for tthe chapters before the Battle of the Pellenor fields ((or maybe Eowyn & Faramir?). The set looks great!

Cate Blanchett Picture from 'The gift'

12/06/00, 9:49 am EST - Xoanon

Garth over at Dark Horizons has posted the first pic from the new Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) film, 'The Gift'

Blanchett plays Annie Wilson, the movie also stars Keanu (Whoa) Reeves and Giovanni Ribisi. It's set to release wide on January 19th.

Bakshi interview on The Onion

12/06/00, 9:42 am EST - Xoanon

Writer, director, and producer Ralph Bakshi got his start in animation at 21 in 1959, working for Terrytoons Animation Studio on low-end titles such as Heckle & Jeckle and Deputy Dawg. Over the next decade, he produced cartoons for a number of companies, including Steve Krantz Productions, where he directed the first Spider-Man TV series in 1967. [More]

Thanks to burma for the tip!

Sean Bean Plays the baddie...again

12/06/00, 9:36 am EST - Xoanon

Nona from The Compleat Sean Bean fills us in on his latest project.

Sean Bean (Boromir) is co-starring in the action thriller Don't Say a Word, produced by New Regency/Kopelson Entertainment, directed by Gary Fleder and starring Michael Douglas. Principal photography gets under way in New York this week. Sean plays the "baddie" - a criminal mastermind whose heist goes belly up. He can only get to the stolen cash if a psychiatrist (Douglas) can get vital information from one of his near-catatonic patients.

Minas Tirith by Train - at Wingate

12/06/00, 9:33 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Robbit the Hobbit enlightens us all concerning that MPEG I posted yesterday.

Just a note concerning the MPEG file from waispy that was filmed from a train. That set is actually the Wingate set, as veiwed from a northbound train. The large new wall that can be seen is possibly part of Minas Tirith. The Minas Tirith set at the Haywards is complete and filming is under way.

Location of Minas Tirith Set
Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Interview with the vampire

12/06/00, 9:31 am EST - Xoanon

Rigner Spy Bob sends us the entire transcript from the Christopher Lee (Saruman) interview. Enjoy! [More]

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