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News for Dec. 16, 2001
Weekly Ebay Items
12/16/01, 11:21 pm EST - Xoanon
Click on over to our SHOP section to see all the goodies we found for you to bid on via eBay!!Remember Christmas is only a few weeks away...and I love getting gifts! [More
Weekly Cast Watch
12/16/01, 11:11 pm EST - Xoanon
Yet another week to look at your favorite LOTR stars on the small screen! (mind you..by wednesday we can catch them ALL on the SILVER SCREEN!!!) [More
Ian McKellen Talks New Zealand
12/16/01, 10:35 pm EST - Xoanon
Tvguide.com has a very nice interview with Ian McKellen
) talking about New Zealand's wonderful landscapes. [More
Wellington becomes Middle Earth
12/16/01, 10:31 pm EST - Xoanon
Wellingtonians woke up in Middle Earth this morning as the Capital declared itself the centre of the cinematic universe in preparation for Wednesday's New Zealand-Australian premiere of The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring. [More
(Someone should tell them it is Middle-earth, not Middle Earth or Middle-Earth... -Xo)
Media Watch: The NZ Listener
12/16/01, 10:29 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Delwyn
sends in these scans from the latest issue of The NZ Listener. [More
What what? No Takers?
12/16/01, 8:15 pm EST - Xoanon
wrote in to send me the sad news that the LOTR Auction for charity is getting hardly and bids on eBay! Do YOU want the chance to get your very own copy of LOTR signed by PJ, or an original Alan Lee drawing signed by them both! Then get over to eBay and bid! [More
New Zealand: Gorgeous movie co-star
12/16/01, 8:12 pm EST - Xoanon
MATAMATA, New Zealand — Ian Alexander's first hint that something big was brewing came with a knock at the door, rousting him from a televised rugby match. [More
NYC LOTR Premiere Pics!
12/16/01, 8:06 pm EST - Xoanon
Hobbit Ranger Anne
sends us in these images from the NYC LOTR premiere events, on stage with the cast is noted LOTR fan Governor George Pataki! [More
Film Sparks Behind-The-Scenes Fan-Demonium
12/16/01, 7:57 pm EST - Xoanon
Most moviemakers hear from fans after their film hits the theaters. But Peter Jackson
, director of "The Lord of the Rings," was getting feedback even before he'd finished shooting the movie. [More
Awww...Aint That Sweet
12/16/01, 7:50 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Now here is a nice story from the New Zealand Press Association to bring a shine to your day: two actors who played hobbits in the film have fallen in love (and I'm not going to make any allusions about foot fetishes). [More
Media Watch: The Evening Post
12/16/01, 7:47 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy John
sends us these scans from The Evening Post. [More
TheStar.com & Canoe.ca Go LOTR Mad
12/16/01, 7:34 pm EST - Xoanon
sends in these links from TheStar.com and Canoe.ca, the entire world seems obsessed by LOTR madness!! [More
Jasmine Watson: Jeweler For Middle-earth
12/16/01, 7:13 pm EST - Xoanon
As the Jeweller and Jewellery Designer for Peter Jackon's The Lord of the RIngs film trilogy, Jasmine Watson worked alongside Costume Designer Ngila Dickson and Conceptual Artist Alan Lee, to design and create jewellery and accessories for actors. [More
AWESOME Cave Troll Pics From Wellington
12/16/01, 5:18 pm EST - Strider
If you've been paying attention to NZ news recently, you would know that the folks at WETA
were erecting a huge reproduction of the Cave Troll from Moria to have stand above the entrance to the Embassy Theatre in Wellington. Well Ringer Spy DiTcH
has sent in these awesome pics of the Cave Troll, looming high and proud over the people walking by below. [Snap 1
] [Snap 2
] [Snap 3
How Star Wars Made Possible Marketing Middle-Earth
12/16/01, 4:17 pm EST - Strider
spotted this article on the Irish Independant website that covers a host of old debates about Lord of the Rings, and notes that bad or not this movie will encourage more people to read Tolkien. [More
Tolkien Trail Reviews Fellowship Of The Ring
12/16/01, 4:05 pm EST - Strider
from Tolkien Trail
attended the New York premiere, and thought all Ringers out there might be interested in his review of Fellowship of the Ring. [More
LotR Jewelry Maker Website
12/16/01, 4:01 pm EST - Tookish
We've heard that Jasmine Watson, LotR jeweler, has a completed website. Some great film information as well as a look at her work! [More
Mock Tolkien Interview From The Afterlife
12/16/01, 3:54 pm EST - Strider
sends along this address she found at Slashdot.org
of a mock Tolkien interview with some humour intended to be in good taste. Before anyone e-mails me about it soiling his memory, try and take it just as a bit of fun. [More
Lord Of The Rings Special On ITV Tonight
12/16/01, 3:10 pm EST - Strider
writes: Tonight on ITV 1
at 23:00 till 00.00 there is the South Bank Show, and tonight it is a Lord Of The Rings Special. It should focus not only on the current films of the greatest story ever told, but should also talk about Tolkien himself and the books.
One Man's Travels In The Land Of Mordor
12/16/01, 2:55 pm EST - Strider
writes: I created a page describing the area of New Zealand where Peter Jackson filmed the scenes for the Land of Mordor. It informs you of the geography, geology and vulcanology of the area. [More
Denmark's Bogart Reviews Fellowship Of The Ring
12/16/01, 2:48 pm EST - Strider
sends in this report on the Bogart television program that was on Danish television. [More
Mad TV Reviews Fellowship Of The Ring
12/16/01, 2:31 pm EST - Strider
Dajuid writes: I noticed your mentioning of FOTR being mentioned on SNL. Just wanted to let you know that it was actually given a review by a character portrayed by Michael McDonald. He gave it RAVE reviews and used cast and character names to embellish his review.
Gandalf Rules, AOL Drools?
12/16/01, 1:52 pm EST - Strider
gave me this address in Barlimans
which discusses if AOL will try to cash-in on the Fellowship of the Ring's success by radically shaking up it's release date amongst other things. [More
Tolkien Humor Section Wants Your Input!
12/16/01, 12:49 pm EST - Tookish
If you have something LotR or JRRT funny, send it to me
! I'm looking for links, images, top ten lists, original writing, and other fun stuff. [More
AFI Benefit Screening in LA Today
12/16/01, 12:34 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: I was able to pick up my tickets for the AFI benefit premiere of The Fellowship of the Ring today. [More
Best Score: LOTR:FOTR
12/16/01, 12:20 pm EST - Xoanon
has 'called' Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings score to win the Oscar for best score this year! Only time will tell...here's hoping! [More
Chocolate Easter Frodo?
12/16/01, 12:18 pm EST - Xoanon
Yumm...I could go for that.. [More
Sir Ian Holm 'in cancer scare'
12/16/01, 12:12 pm EST - Xoanon
Sir Ian Holm
, one of Britain's most-respected actors, has flown to America for urgent treatment after a cancer scare, according to reports. [More
One ring to rule them all
12/16/01, 12:08 pm EST - Xoanon
J.R.R. Tolkien didn't write "The Lord of the Rings." He discovered the story, searching among ''the bones of words,'' as he called them, that were the lost legends of a real place called Middle-earth. [More
Filming Three Tales at Once? A Little Madness Helps
12/16/01, 12:05 pm EST - Xoanon
By PETER JACKSON
ELLINGTON, New Zealand — In 1998 we were in pre-preproduction. Film-speak for limbo. Pre-preproduction is the tenuous time before a project is greenlit; before the studio commits to spending real money. This is the most vulnerable period for any film because it's the time when your project is most likely to be put into turnaround. That's film-speak for killed off. [More]
Media Watch: Entertainment Weekly
12/16/01, 12:01 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us these two scans from the latest issue of 'Entertainment Weekly'. Check out the Viggo Mortensen
PBS Shows Tolkien Documentary
12/16/01, 11:26 am EST - Tookish
From fellow PBS fan Dave
: "I noticed that my local (Memphis) PBS station has a one hour show on J.R.R. Tolkien, Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 9 p.m. There is also a one hour show on Harry Potter proceeding the one on Tolkien."
Waterstone Glasgow Fellowship of the Ring Event
12/16/01, 9:46 am EST - Strider
Oscar sent in this report on how he faired at a Waterstone special Lord of the Rings in Glasgow, featuring Jude Fisher and Brian Sibley. [More
Petition For Peter Jackson To Produce Episode III
12/16/01, 9:37 am EST - Strider
sent us this address for an online petition to have Peter Jackson
write and produce Episode III, asking George Lucas to 'give Peter Jackson
the chance to move the Star Wars universe in a way where everyone can fully appreciate it with the smallest of complaints.' [More
BSkyB Reviews Fellowship Of The Ring
12/16/01, 9:24 am EST - Strider
, and to be more precise their infamous film critic Barry Norman have reviewed FOTR. But as Jodan
notes, Mr. Norman's review isn't exactly glowing. View it on Sky Movies Active on Sky Digital.
Atari 2600 Lord Of The Rings Discovered
12/16/01, 8:15 am EST - Strider
Alex from AtariAge.com
wrote in to tell us that they have finally found a copy of the ill-fated Lord of the Rings: Journey to Rivendell game for the Atari 2600, which was never completed nor published by its developers Parker Brothers. [More
Enya's May It Be Available In WinMedia And Quicktime
12/16/01, 8:06 am EST - Strider
have both mailed in to say that Enya's 'May It Be' video is now available both at Launch.com
and at the Unofficial Enya News Page
Official Site: Dwarves Guide & Making Of Moria
12/16/01, 8:01 am EST - Strider
sends word that the LordoftheRings.net
has added a section on Dwarves to their Explore the Epic interactive map, and posted a lot of pics on the creative proccess behind Moria's creatures.
Skaters Use Soundtrack On The Ice
12/16/01, 7:50 am EST - Strider
Shelia writes: Todd Eldredge of the US skated one of his programs to the Lord of the Rings soundtrack at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating tonight. He did an excellent job, and it's wonderful to see the soundtrack being used in this manner. The skaters don't just use any music.
FOTR Mention On Saturday Night Live
12/16/01, 7:44 am EST - Strider
Stacey was watching Saturday Night Live last night and noticed a brief mention of FOTR during the Weekend Update, and a skit between Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey over the pronunciation of the names Frodo and Gandalf.
ESmas and Cinepolis Lord Of The Rings Competition
12/16/01, 7:17 am EST - Strider
wrote in to say that a new competition has been launched in Mexico between TV Network ESmas and Cinepolis. [More
Norway's TV2 Reviews Fellowship Of The Ring
12/16/01, 6:56 am EST - Strider
Trond writes: Norwegian TV2 have just reviewed Lord of the Rings, they gave it 6/6, and called it a magical movie experience. They also showed a few seconds from Bree, when Frodo meets Strider.
Norway's Dagbladet Reviews Fellowship Of The Ring
12/16/01, 6:53 am EST - Strider
Flipm0de writes: Today "Dagbladet", which is a big Norwegian newspaper, has a 4 page article about LoTR with cool pictures and all. I believe it was called "For those of you who don't know what all the fuss is about. The revenge of Fantasy. - LoTR". Very nifty stuff.
Norwegian Screening Report
12/16/01, 6:50 am EST - Strider
Ringer Spies Kerb
report from Norway and one of the greatest nights of their life. [More
Göteborgs Posten Reviews Fellowship Of The Ring
12/16/01, 6:23 am EST - Strider
writes: One of Sweden's biggest newspaper GP
have reviewed FOTR...check it out. [More
Ravenskeep LARPs at The Netherlands Premiere
12/16/01, 1:59 am EST - Jincey
brought news to Barliman's last night of his LARP's good fortune over the past week. His Live Action Role Playing society, [Ravenskeep
] wanted to rent a theater for a showing of FOTR, so they spoke to the distributor about arrangements. Ravenskeep got much more than just a theater! [More
Latest Newsletter is Away!
12/16/01, 12:00 am EST - Xoanon
The latest newsletter is away! Do you want to receive our weekly newsletter? Packed with tons of info to keep you up to date on the latest? Plus filled with exclusives from time to time! Join the crowd of more than 5100+ mailing list Ringers! Sign up now! [More
News for Dec. 15, 2001
PVP Talks LOTR
12/15/01, 11:10 pm EST - Xoanon
Here's a small shot at George Lucas...hehehehe [More
One Film To Rule Them All
12/15/01, 11:06 pm EST - Xoanon
It has begun. Movie trailers have been playing for the last six months, beckoning you to Middle-earth. Hundreds of channels, and what's on? Sneak previews, specials and commercials packed with wizards, elves and hobbits. You can't even eat a burger without hearing about "The Lord of the Rings" -- J.R.R. Tolkien's famous trilogy of books, made into movies at last. [More
Viggo Mortensen: A method actor in Middle-earth
12/15/01, 8:36 pm EST - Xoanon
is a serious and impassioned actor whose apparent severity extends to his Nordic features: he has hard blue eyes, and a pair of cheekbones that could double as bookshelves. [More
TV Watch: MTV's TRL Review
12/15/01, 8:34 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: I'm not sure if anyone's talked about some of the cast being on TRL yesterday, so here's my run-down, if you're interested. [More
MuchMusic LOTR Event Cancelled
12/15/01, 8:25 pm EST - Xoanon
, Dominic Monaghan
and Billy Boyd
have apparently cancelled their appearance at MuchMusic for today, they were snowed in while at New York city and could not make it to Toronto.
NetApp trumpets "Lord of the Rings" work
12/15/01, 8:20 pm EST - Xoanon
Network Appliance systems were used in the special effects for the "Lord of the Rings" movies, the company plans to announce when the movie debuts next week. [More
McKellen Updates 'Grey Book'
12/15/01, 1:42 pm EST - Xoanon
) has updated his 'grey book' section of his official site. [More
More London Premiere Pics!
12/15/01, 1:39 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us a link to his collection on London premiere pics! Take a look! [More
Canadian LOTR Premiere Report
12/15/01, 1:36 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: I was lucky enough to get tickets, which were being auctioned for $8000 Canadian, I got mine for free! [More
A Night To Remember
12/15/01, 1:26 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Hullo all my dear hobbitlings! I have as yet another tale with which to enrich your imaginations and lighten your hearts. This is of course a detailed account of my time at the Premiere of all Premieres…the Premiere to rule them all! [More
Hall of Fire Chats for December 15th & 16th
12/15/01, 12:44 pm EST - Strider
After all this, a shade under three years, it's nearly here. The first installment of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the Fellowship of the Ring. This weekend, the Hall of Fire crew invite you to come visit us as the minutes tick away from Wednesday the 19th as we look at an Overview of Fellowship of the Ring
LOTR:FOTR Premiere in Singapore
12/15/01, 12:37 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: There was a premiere last night here in Singapore. There was another launch party at another location where the other local ringer spy, AC went. I believe she's writing a report. [More
Media Watch: PAX TV
12/15/01, 12:33 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: PAX TV will be bradcasting a show called Good Entertainment, in which they examine family films released this holiday season and whether or not they really are appropriate for the whole family. [More
News From The Philippines
12/15/01, 11:31 am EST - Strider
Aileen from the Philippines sends in this information on the release date, competitions and everything else 'Rings related. [More
Tolkien's Readings Of Books Available Streamed
12/15/01, 11:19 am EST - Strider
For everyone out there with a good modem, Tolkien fan Al
has been kind enough to record Tolkien's readings of the books into mp3 format. [More
Rolling Stone Reviews Fellowship Of The Ring
12/15/01, 11:07 am EST - Strider
sends word that Rolling Stone have written their own review of Fellowship of the Ring, and have put it in various formats on their site. [More
Advanced Mexican Screenings For Public
12/15/01, 11:04 am EST - Strider
For Mexican Ringers who can't bear to wait until December 28th to see the Fellowship of the Ring, a new theatre complex is showing the film until the December 21st to celebrate its opening. [More
Slant Magazine Reviews Fellowship Of The Ring
12/15/01, 10:57 am EST - Strider
Want an extremely well-written and thought out review of Fellowship of the Ring? Well look no further than this one from Slant Magazine. [More
Jim Rygiel Interview From Espy Magazine
12/15/01, 10:53 am EST - Strider
has uploaded an interview which appeared in Espy magazine with WETA
Visual Effects Supervisor, Jim Rygiel. [More
Europolitan Vodafone Lord Of The Rings Subsite
12/15/01, 10:48 am EST - Strider
According to Chade
Europolitan Vodafone, one of Swedish GSM Operators has a special Lord of the Rings site with logos and signals from the movies. [More
Real Life Comic Strip Does Lord Of The Rings
12/15/01, 9:08 am EST - Strider
writes: Don't know if you guy's have seen this, but today's edition of 'Real Life,' a web comic, has a pretty funny LOTR reference. [More
And it is indeed funny!
A Trip Down Memory Lane
12/15/01, 9:03 am EST - Strider
came across this in his travels on the Net, which seems in a way topical due to the Fellowship's imminent release onto the world. The article? A rumour about a director called Jackson taking over the Lord of the Rings..[More
Sweden's Expressen Reviews Fellowship Of The Ring
12/15/01, 8:58 am EST - Strider
writes: Sweden's number two paper "Expressen" gave LotR: FotR 4 out of 5 today. The reviewer, Jonas Cramby, raves all trough his article about a how wonderful this film is. [More
LOTR: FOTR Top Fantasy Movie say IMDB users
12/15/01, 3:07 am EST - Gamgee
The monster movie info site IMDB's user ratings rank "Lord of the Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring" #1 among all fantasy movies in history! Above such classics as "The Wizard of Oz" and "Star Wars"! [More
TV Watch: PJ on 'Mike Bullard'
12/15/01, 2:17 am EST - Xoanon
was a guest on 'Open Mic with Mike Bullard' tonight. [More
TV Watch: John Rhys-Davies On 'Mike Bullard'
12/15/01, 1:50 am EST - Xoanon
) was on 'Open Mic with Mike Bullard' tonight. [More
News for Dec. 14, 2001
Media Watch: Access Hollywood
12/14/01, 10:47 pm EST - Xoanon
Access Hollywood had a small clip about the benefit screening of LOTR:FOTR in New York city last night. They spoke with Liv Tyler
, Elijah Wood
and Ian McKellen
about the film, the fans and the bravado of making all 3 films at once. [More
TV Watch: Sean Astin on Rosie O'Donnel
12/14/01, 10:28 pm EST - Xoanon
Our Sean Astin
) made an apperance on Rosie O'Donnel today. [More
Running rings around his rivals
12/14/01, 10:16 pm EST - Xoanon
The pitch meeting is already the stuff of Hollywood legend. On one side of the table: Peter Jackson
, a talented New Zealand film maker, best known for oddball shock-horror movies and the highly acclaimed curio, Heavenly Creatures, but with no major box-office hit to his name. On the other side: Bob Shaye, chairman of New Line Cinema. [More
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
12/14/01, 9:57 pm EST - Xoanon
emphasizes the territorial nature of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth by fascinatingly playing with lines of division. [More
Fans of the Rings Play a Role
12/14/01, 9:53 pm EST - Xoanon
With studio executives and die-hard fans preparing to scrutinize every move, New Line Cinema's Gordon Paddison took the film industry off guard by opening the movie production of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings to fan sites. [More
Film 2001 Clips Online
12/14/01, 9:48 pm EST - Xoanon
writes in to tell us that a few of the Film 2001 clips are online, check them out (RealPlayer needed) [More
Lord of the Effects
12/14/01, 9:43 pm EST - Xoanon
The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, the first part to be released near the end of this year is probably the most ambitious attempt to take a popular book and make it into a movie. [More
Local Line Party Gets A Plug
12/14/01, 7:01 pm EST - Xoanon
TORN Staffer Tinuviel
sends us this article from The Post Bulletin. Take a look! [More
London Premiere Pictures!
12/14/01, 6:56 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Fergus
sends us his pics from the December 10th premiere of LOTR:FOTR! [More
Elijah Wood Live Chat On AOL!
12/14/01, 6:34 pm EST - Xoanon
AOL users can catch a live chat with Elijah Wood
) at 7 pm today! Be sure to not miss it! AOL keyword: AOLLive.
National Geographic LOTR Special
12/14/01, 6:05 pm EST - Xoanon
National Geographic Embarks on an Extraordinary Journey to Explore How the Imaginary World of Middle-earth Reflects Our Own. [More
Elijah Wood: ‘We Were Passionate About What We Were a Part Of’
12/14/01, 5:58 pm EST - Xoanon
In the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Elijah Wood
Baggins, a naive hobbit who must take the terrifying road to Mordor, dodge the evil Sauron and Saruman
—and then hurl the ruling ring back into the fires of Mount Doom. [More
German LOTR Videos
12/14/01, 5:54 pm EST - Xoanon
German move site www.bild.de has some very cool LOTR interviews and video clips. All in german mind you... [More
News From South Africa
12/14/01, 2:54 pm EST - Strider
sends us some news from South Africa. First, the cellphone provider Mtn has a LOTR SMS game for all of its customers. Also, the Sunday Times website has a competition to 'Crack the Ring code'. [More
The Irish Times Reviews Fellowship Of The Ring
12/14/01, 2:48 pm EST - Strider
My fellow Irishman Sarakin
mailed in to say that The Irish Times have now posted a review of the Fellowship of the Ring on their website. [More
AOL High Speed Has May It Be Video
12/14/01, 2:27 pm EST - Strider
wrote in to say that the new video for Enya's May It Be is now available on AOL High Speed
. Anyone else with more information, send it in!
Spellbound By Jackson And Gandalf
12/14/01, 2:15 pm EST - Strider
writes: Check out this review from a literary-critic-type snob for the veddy stuffy Financial Times who practically faints from joy and surprise over FOTR. [More
TV Watch: (enough already!) LOTR 'cast' On TRL
12/14/01, 2:07 pm EST - Xoanon
Be sure to catch the 'entire' cast of LOTR on MTV's Total Request Live, not too sure how entire is 'entire'...but I'm sure all the hobbits will be there at least. Check your local listings!
TV Watch: Liv Tyler on Regis
12/14/01, 2:03 pm EST - Xoanon
) was on 'Live with Regis and Kelly (goddess)'. [More
Official Site: Galadriel Screensaver
12/14/01, 1:59 pm EST - Strider
Yesterday we got a Legolas
screensaver, now Travis
sends word that a Galadriel
screensaver hast just been posted. Are we going to get a daily fix of screensavers up to December 19th? [More
EW: LOTR Is Best Of 2001
12/14/01, 1:32 pm EST - Xoanon
Hunter writes: I Just received my new Entertainment Weekly - its their holiday double issue. LOTR is their pick for best film of 2001. It's a seperate list for both critics - the other has Memento.
TV Watch: 'The World' Talks Tolkien
12/14/01, 1:27 pm EST - Xoanon
Thain of Westmarch writes: The international news show, "The World", which airs on many public radio
stations in the U.S., will be doing a feature on J. R.R. Tolkien and LOTR today (Friday, Dec. 14). Check your local NPR station for broadcast times.
TV Watch: Elijah Wood on The Big Breakfast
12/14/01, 1:23 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Today, on the Big Breakfast we were treated to an interview with Elijah Wood
Trinkets, Tie-ins, and Action Figures
12/14/01, 11:48 am EST - Xoanon
Naughty or nice...which one are you? [More
ho ho xo -Xo :)
With 'Ring,' Studio May Try Prequel Teasers to Sequels
12/14/01, 11:45 am EST - Xoanon
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 — Even before the release on Wednesday of "The Fellowship of the Ring," the first installment in a trilogy of films based on J. R. R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings," New Line Cinema is contemplating a novel distribution plan to lure those who enjoy the film back to see it at least one more time. [More
TV Watch: PJ and JRD on 'Open Mic With Mike Bullard!'
12/14/01, 11:36 am EST - Xoanon
Canadian fans can rejoice in the fact that 'Mike Bullard' has managed to get Peter Jackson
and John Rhys-Davies
) as guests for tonights 'Open Mic' show in Toronto! Check your local listings!
TV Watch: Film 2001 LOTR Special
12/14/01, 11:34 am EST - Xoanon
sends us these pics from the Film 2001 LOTR special, take a look! [More
TV Watch: Sean Astin on 'Rosie'
12/14/01, 11:31 am EST - Xoanon
) will be on 'The Rosie Odonnel Show' today, check your local listings! Pics hopefully coming soon!
TV Watch: Liv Tyler On 'Regis'
12/14/01, 8:53 am EST - Xoanon
Be sure to catch Liv Tyler
) on 'Live With Regis & Kelly' today. Check your local listings.
TV Watch: Liv Tyler on Letterman
12/14/01, 1:28 am EST - Xoanon
) made an apperance on David Letterman to talk LOTR, Turkey and salt water guest mugs. [More
News for Dec. 13, 2001
TV Watch: Elijah On Conan
12/13/01, 11:44 pm EST - Xoanon
I'm starting to scare a few folks with all these Elijah pics...but if I had some other LOTR folks on American TV I'd have picks of them too! (Be sure to check out the Liv Tyler
pics later tonight). [More
Local Actors Make Good
12/13/01, 11:06 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us these scans from The New Zealand Heralds Weekend edition. [Scan1
TV Watch: The Discovery Channel
12/13/01, 10:55 pm EST - Xoanon
Take a look at the first of @discovery.ca LOTR related episodes. Thanks yo Mike
for the link! [More
Film 2001 Review
12/13/01, 10:50 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: For Film 2001, Jonathan Ross had interviews with almost the complete main cast as well as PJ himself. [More
Tolkien fantasy born in trenches
12/13/01, 10:38 pm EST - Xoanon
Middle-Earth was born in hospital in 1916 when JRR Tolkien was invalided from the Somme with trenchfever. [More
Magic masterpiece is Lord of the Oscars
12/13/01, 10:33 pm EST - Xoanon
This has been a dismal year for film-making. Only the other day I was lamenting the fate of the Academy when it comes to making their end-of-year choices for the Oscars. [More
HSN Goes LOTR Mad
12/13/01, 10:29 pm EST - Xoanon
HSN, The Exclusive Television Retailer of LOTR, Offers Merchandise Developed By Film’s Special Effects Artisans Prior To Film’s Nationwide Release. [More
Orlando Bloom Talks LOTR
12/13/01, 10:12 pm EST - Xoanon
This morning the crew at KLBJ-FM in Austin had a live phone interview with none other than Orlando Bloom
TV Watch: David Letterman
12/13/01, 6:48 pm EST - Xoanon
) will be on the David Letterman show on CBS at 11:35 Eastern.
Dominic Monaghan/Billy Boyd On The Big Breakfast
12/13/01, 6:07 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: This Morning we were treated to another interview on the Big breakfast, once again featuring the 'Board of the Rings' game. [More
TV Watch: BBC1
12/13/01, 5:57 pm EST - Xoanon
Alex writes: Just to remind all you folk that tonight is a Film 2001 LOTR special - probably nearly the full programme will be dedicated to the FOTR. Usually starts at 11.15pm on BBC 1
Official Site Updates
12/13/01, 5:55 pm EST - Xoanon
Check out the new Legolas
Get A Clue Moviefone!
12/13/01, 5:51 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Check out the link below at moviefone.com. They've screwed up the photos matching the descriptions for Sam
. They put a picture of Billy Boyd
, a pic of Dominic Monaghan
, and a pic of Billy Boyd
I Have Seen It!!!
12/13/01, 4:36 pm EST - Xoanon
Just past 1PM Eastern Standard Time today...the credits rolled after the first press screening for LOTR:FOTR in Montreal...and I was there...
After almost 3 years of anticipation...after all the phone calls, meetings, appointments, interviews, reviews, screaming, crying, arguing, laughing, tresspass notices, TV, Radio, Newspaper, magazine interviews..after all the long wait for me is over...
I will tell you my story...once I catch my breath...get some food in me...and thank God in heaven that Peter Jackson/WETA/New Line have made this film!
Line Parties Reach Over 3,500 Members!
12/13/01, 2:37 pm EST - Strider
Line Party maestro Tinuviel
chimed in to say that our line parties now have over 3,500
members and consists of over 400 lines! Six days to go guys.....six days to go! [Join A Line Party
Tolkien Discussion On French Radio
12/13/01, 2:22 pm EST - Strider
writes: A discussion on Tolkien and his wrintings during the (very intellectual) program 'Indicatif Présent' over the French radio station Radio-Canada (109,5 FM) in Montréal today (Thu 13 Dec) at 23:40 EST. [More
Another Review Of Fellowship Of The Ring
12/13/01, 2:18 pm EST - Strider
writes: I found a 'bad' review of Lord of the Rings, that describes the battle sequences as 'video-esque' and his assessment describes a 'hobbits & wizards VS. evil yarn'. I take this one with a grain of salt though. [More
Reports On Turkish Premiere
12/13/01, 2:15 pm EST - Strider
Emre The Sorcerer
writes: Turkey Premiere for LOTR:FOTR was made yesterday. The reviews of Turkish fans are here, and they are in Turkish, of course. [More
Finland Phone Operator Offers LOTR Options
12/13/01, 2:12 pm EST - Strider
writes: One of our mobile phone operators, DNA Finland, goes LOTR mad: they've got LOTR logos, ring tones, pictures messages, news SMS, contests. They're telling us it's all exclusive. [More
Moriarty Reviews Fellowship Of The Ring
12/13/01, 2:04 pm EST - Strider
Moriarty from Aint-It-Cool-News
has posted his review and thoughts on Fellowship of the Ring...worth checking out! [More
Quickbeam's Full Review of "Fellowship"
12/13/01, 1:12 pm EST - Quickbeam
After waiting 20 years to see this glorious film, the time has come at last! Without spoilers read my glowing review and find out why I call Fellowship "a strong, visionary, and surprising film!" [More
Yet Another Review of FOTR...
12/13/01, 11:36 am EST - leo
I've recently gotten the very cool chance to see LOTR:FOTR
twice in two days, and I figured I might as well put in my two cents about it, so here it is, my short yet pretty much spoiler-free review of this amazing movie! [More
Tehanu Goes Offline.
12/13/01, 6:02 am EST - Tehanu
Leaving town, leaving the country. Tomorrow the computer goes in a box to its new home (Thanks to SAMGAMGEE7 for his help!) and until we're reunited I can't answer your emails, much as I'd like to. Happy FOTR day everyone, wherever and whenever that is for you, and Merry Christmas.
Wellington Fan Celebration.
12/13/01, 5:50 am EST - Tehanu
On premiere night, we'll have ourselves a little celebration of our own right in the heart of the action. Come join the TORN/Phoenix 'Long-Awaited Party'! [More
TV Watch: Elijah On 'Regis' & 'Today'
12/13/01, 1:29 am EST - Xoanon
) is certainly making the rounds on all the major chat shows this week, he's a hard working actor (and don't think we don't appreciate it Elijah). Take a look at these pics from his appearances on Wednesday's 'Regis & Kelly' and 'Today'. [More
Pierre Vinet Exhibit!
12/13/01, 12:23 am EST - Xoanon
writes: Track 16 Gallery, located in Santa Monica, will be hosting New Line Presents Pierre Vinet: A Lord of the Rings Photographic Journey. [More
Rings of Fire
12/13/01, 12:05 am EST - Xoanon
Quite a while ago, in a time forgotten by many mortals, a powerful magic ruled the Western lands, emanating from luminous citadels known as movie theaters. Those who still remember this mystical epoch call it "The '80s." Think of Legend and Willow and The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. [More
Finland Age Limit Lowers
12/13/01, 12:00 am EST - Xoanon
writes: I'm pleased to inform you that the rating for the Lord of the Rings in Finland has been lowered from the initial K-15 to K-11. [More
News for Dec. 12, 2001
Volunteer Service Abroad Auction
12/12/01, 11:47 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Al at scoop told me to get in touch about a fundraising auction of a copy of the Lord of the Rings signed by Peter Jackson
and containing an original pencil sketch by Alan Lee. [More
Media Watch: Brisbane's Courier Mail
12/12/01, 11:32 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us these 2 articles from 'Brisbane's Courier Mail'. [More
Niagara Fan Happening
12/12/01, 11:16 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: I have some nice information to any Tolkien fan who lives in the Niagara Region. [More
Media Watch: 8 Days Magazine
12/12/01, 10:54 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Local magazine, 8 Days, in Singapore published a 'Things You Must Know About Lord of the Rings' today. [More
Media Watch: UK Daily Mail
12/12/01, 10:33 pm EST - Xoanon
Noggin the Nog
sends us a scan from the UK Daily Mail. Take a look! [More
Toy Review Talks To Richard Taylor
12/12/01, 10:24 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Here are some scans I thought you might like. The first is from Toy Review. They interview Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop. [More
SHOP: Behind The Scenes DVD?
12/12/01, 10:06 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Stephane
sends us a french behind the scenes DVD. [More
Rings one of 10 best movies of all time
12/12/01, 8:17 pm EST - Xoanon
LONDON: The Lord of the Rings is not even on public display, yet British newspaper The Sun today hailed it as one of 10 films that changed cinema history. [More
Praise rings out loud and clear
12/12/01, 8:13 pm EST - Xoanon
New Zealand audiences will have to wait one more week to see The Fellowship of the Ring, the first instalment of the $658 million trilogy filmed here by local director Peter Jackson. [More
Liv And Let Liv
12/12/01, 8:06 pm EST - Xoanon
By now, you probably know that a little movie called ''The Fellowship of the Ring'' is upon us, and that it's the first in a hugely ambitious trilogy of films that adapt J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved ''Lord of the Rings'' to the screen. This news affects you in one of four ways. [More
] Thanks to Jen
for the tip!
Orlando Bloom Talks LOTR
12/12/01, 8:01 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Just heard on the radio that Orlando Bloom
will be giving a radio interview this Thrusday morning (12-13-01) during the Rod Ryan show on 106.7 The End in New Orleans, LA. Not sure what time the interview is, but the show is from 5:30 am to 10:00 am.
Is That All There Is?
12/12/01, 7:54 pm EST - Xoanon
Our sister site, TheForce.net
has posted a very interesting editorial on the half-life of a 'legend', and how long certain genres can/should last. Take a look! Interesting read! [More
Tookish's Fellowship of the Ring Review
12/12/01, 7:49 pm EST - Tookish
Aha, it's my turn!! I've put together a 98% spoiler-free review of LotR: FotR based on my first viewing of the film on Monday at the Culver City Studios press showing. If you'd like to read Jackson’s LotR: FotR -- Truly His Own Story
, click [here
]. If not, just know that I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!
New Line Gambles on 'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy
12/12/01, 7:48 pm EST - Xoanon
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 — The recent management shuffle at the top of AOL Time Warner — in which Richard D. Parsons, a veteran Time Warner executive, emerged as the surprise successor to the retiring chief executive, Gerald M. Levin. [More
Wanna Watch LOTR With Ian McKellen?
12/12/01, 7:44 pm EST - Xoanon
Lowes: We are especially excited to offer you the chance to be the first to see The Lord of the Rings at an exclusive advance presentation hosted by Gandalf
himself, Sir Ian McKellen
A Woman's Review
12/12/01, 3:46 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Okay, I saw the film. I have to admit, by the time the credits started I had to run to the restroom - even though I had nothing to drink for hours before. So here's a woman's slant on the movie. !!Spoilers!!
TV Watch: Conan O'Brien & MTV
12/12/01, 3:42 pm EST - Xoanon
You can catch Elijah Wood
) on 'Conan O'Brien' tonight at 12:35 am, let's hope he gives TORN a nice big 'HELLO!'
You can also see the MTV 'Behind the Scenes of LOTR' tonight on the music station. Check your local listings.
Decipher Lines Up!
12/12/01, 3:08 pm EST - Xoanon
Gather to celebrate the launch of the movie they have awaited for decades. 'Line Parties' are being organized across the world for The Lord of the Rings fans who plan to get in line early for tickets to ensure that they see The Fellowship of the Ring the day it hits theaters. Decipher and theonering.net will be there to make sure the party is a success. [More
Games Workshop attends LOTR Conference
12/12/01, 2:20 pm EST - DarthCaeser
On Saturday 8th December a press conference was held to coincide with the imminent release of The Fellowship of The Ring, the first part of The Lord of The Rings film trilogy. [More
National Geographic LOTR Special Rescheduled
12/12/01, 2:08 pm EST - Strider
writes: Just came across this as I was checking on upcoming specials. Seems MSNBC has changed the National Geographic special from Dec 16 to Dec 23. [More
The One Ring Prototype Reaches $10,000 Plus!
12/12/01, 1:49 pm EST - Strider
With still over 8 days to go until the bidding closes, the One Ring prototype has just reached an incredible auction price of $13,076
or EUR 14,650
. That's far much more than the London premiere tickets. [More
UK Goes LOTR Mad
12/12/01, 1:44 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: As you can imagine, it's LOTR:FOTR mad over here in the UK. FOTR has had a mention on just about every news program over the last few days. Making the BBC News at 10:00 two nights in a row. [More
UK LOTR Review and After Party News!
12/12/01, 1:36 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: ...leading us thru the crowds and past a ravishing purple vision that turns out to be Dominic Monaghan
who is talking to a member of the press! We walk into the cinema and are shown to our seats... [More
Cinefantastique Reviews LOTR:FOTR
12/12/01, 1:26 pm EST - Xoanon
An insider at Cinefantastique Magazine
has sent us the as-yet-unpublished review of LOTR:FOTR, read it here and ONLY here! !!Spoilers!!
Today is the last day....
12/12/01, 10:16 am EST - Gamgee
If you plan on entering the Tolkien Essay Extravaganza, you'd better hurry! We stop taking entries at midnight EST tonight! [More
Fantasypewter adds 2 new chess sets!
12/12/01, 10:10 am EST - Gamgee
Our friends at Fantasypewter.com have added 2 new chess sets to thier product line. If you thought the first one was hot, check out these new ones! WOW!!
Sean Bean On The Big Breakfast
12/12/01, 8:44 am EST - Xoanon
writes: The Big Breakfast continues its support of 'Fellowship of the Ring' with another slightly strange interview of Sean Bean
by Ed Wood. [More
Official Site Updates
12/12/01, 8:35 am EST - Xoanon
The official LOTR site has some new goodies for you to gander at, take a look at a new Rivendell video! [More
Come on - join the Rings parade
12/12/01, 8:33 am EST - Xoanon
Wellingtonians are invited to join a procession of street performers in the lead-up to the street celebrations on 19 December for the Australasian premiere of The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring. [More
Elijah Wood Makes The Rounds
12/12/01, 8:28 am EST - Xoanon
Our very own Elijah Wood
has been making the rounds on all the American talk shows. You can catch him on 'Live With Regis & Kelly' today (check local listings) as well as 'Late Night With Conan Obrien' (12:35 AM on NBC).
Liv Tyler was supposed to be on the 'Today' show today...but I just heard Katie Curick say that Elijah will be their special guest.
New screen, new soundsystem
12/12/01, 8:21 am EST - Xoanon
will be so real you'll smell the little hobbit when the Fellowship of the Ring Australasian premiere hits the Embassy's new screen on Wednesday (December 19). [More
Fellowship Of The Tattoos
12/12/01, 8:18 am EST - Xoanon
When the cast reunited Monday on the steps of the Odeon Cinema in London's Leicester Square, they spoke of working on the film, based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novels, as a life-transforming event. [More
Sean Astin Talks LOTR
12/12/01, 8:16 am EST - Xoanon
writes: You know, it's not easy being small -- especially if you're 5' 7 3/4" and weigh 161 pounds, but that's what I brought to the table when Peter Jackson
hired me to play Sam
Gamgee, a Hobbit who is the best pal of Frodo
in his film of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic, The Lord of the Rings. [More
Movie Television Talks LOTR
12/12/01, 8:13 am EST - Xoanon
Movie TV talks with stars Elijah Wood
, Liv Tyler
and Ian McKellen
about the film and take a look at the merchandise that goes along with it. (RealPlayer Needed) [More
TV Watch: Late Show With David Letterman
12/12/01, 12:52 am EST - Xoanon
Our very own Elijah Wood
) was on David Letterman tonight. He spoke all about LOTR and the magic of making the films. Check out the report, whith lots of nice pics! [More
News for Dec. 11, 2001
5 LOTR:FOTR Clips!
12/11/01, 5:56 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us these AMAZING 5 clips from the LOTR special that aired on the Sci-Fi Channel last week. Cool story number I!! [More
New LOTR:FOTR Review!
12/11/01, 5:21 pm EST - Xoanon
Balin Of The Mines
writes: Saw it monday night. All three hours of the Fellowship of the Ring. I can tell you that the casting is spot on all the way through... !Spoilers!
Cool story number II!! [More
'Meet Ian McKellen' Contest Winners
12/11/01, 5:12 pm EST - Xoanon
Winners for the 'Meet Ian McKellen
in NYC' contest have been announced on McKellen.com. Cool story number III!! [More
Premiere is a 3-'Rings' circus
12/11/01, 5:04 pm EST - Xoanon
LONDON — The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring proved Monday night that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone isn't the only high-profile fantasy film that can conjure up fan enthusiasm at its world premiere. [More
Fellowship scores on all levels
12/11/01, 4:45 pm EST - Xoanon
...director Peter Jackson
avoids almost all of the traps to deliver a powerful, intense and beautifully realised movie that interprets the novel - well, almost to perfection. [More
Wellington Thanks PJ
12/11/01, 4:40 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Just to let you know that the Evening Post ran a story on page 3 last night with photo about a 2m tall Thank You card from the people of Wellington to Peter Jackson
I Hope PJ Doesn't Wear Shorts In Toronto
12/11/01, 4:20 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: OK, we know that PJ DIDN'T turn up to the London premier in shorts and bare feet, but his fame as a somewhat casual dresser is now firmly established. Here's a cartoon from Kiwi satarist Tom Scott, that appeared in New Zealand newspapers yesterday and today. [More
NZ reactions to the London premiere.
12/11/01, 4:15 pm EST - Tehanu
NZ went LOTR-crazy yesterday. Even for those of us who had nothing to do with making the movie, we felt such pride as we saw 'our baby' taking its first steps in the world outside...[More
'Lord of the Rings' Film Faces Tolkien Fans
12/11/01, 4:11 pm EST - Xoanon
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most filmmakers only have to contend with professional critics. Peter Jackson
, director of ``The Lord of the Rings'' trilogy, will face millions of long-time readers ready to second-guess his every move in his adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy classic. [More
Media Watch: Computer Graphics World
12/11/01, 4:00 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spies Stopher the Puce
send us these scans from Computer Graphics World magazine. [More
Enya Pays Tolkien Visit To London Premiere
12/11/01, 3:49 pm EST - Strider
The publicity shy Irish singer Enya arrived in London last night for the world premiere of the long awaited Lord of the Rings movie. The multi million dollar movie is the first of the trilogy to be released based on the books of JRR Tolkien. [More
TheForce.net reviews FOTR
12/11/01, 2:53 pm EST - Tehanu
Scott Chitwood is perhaps unfair to Lucas by comparing FOTR to 'The Phantom Menace' rather than Lucas' ground-breaking 'Star Wars,' and he concludes that FOTR is a movie that SW fans will love. [More
Want To Buy The Prototype Ring Of All Rings?
12/11/01, 1:43 pm EST - Strider
sends word that the German station HR3 is auctioning off the prototype for all rings that were used in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, crafted by Oliver Nöll, a German Goldsmith. [More
Aftonbladet Reviews Fellowship of the Ring
12/11/01, 1:35 pm EST - Strider
Filip writes: Just wanted to tell you that Aftonbladet (a Swedish newspaper) reviewed FOTR yesterday. They gave it 4 out of 5, and wrote that it was a "magnificent adventure".
LOTR 'Hotter Than Potter' Says Critics
12/11/01, 1:29 pm EST - Strider
And the Daily Mail's Christopher Tookey warned: "Critics who gave five-star ratings to Chris Columbus's competent but uninspired Harry Potter movie are going to have to find ten if they are to do justice to The Fellowship of the Ring. [More
London Premiere Pictures!
12/11/01, 12:24 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Eledhwen
sends us these 10 great snaps of the LOTR stars attending the LOTR:FOTR premiere in London yesterday! [More
Ted from TolkienOnline - 9 out of 10
12/11/01, 12:13 pm EST - Calisuri
Our new found friends at TolkienOnline
have posted their first review of the film. Ted gives it a 9 out of 10. If you know Ted, that is good news for Tolkien fans worldwide! [More
A Studio Executive Tries His Hand at Wizardry
12/11/01, 11:59 am EST - Xoanon
Bob Shaye didn't know it at the time, but when he met with director Peter Jackson
to discuss making "Lord of the Rings," the New Line Cinema founder was the filmmaker's last hope. [More
TV Watch: MTV
12/11/01, 11:55 am EST - Xoanon
Many folks have written in telling us that MTV will be re-airing their LOTR special at 5 PM EST. Check your local listings!
TV Watch: Late Show With David Letterman
12/11/01, 11:36 am EST - Xoanon
Be sure to catch The Late Show With David Letterman tonight for our very own Elijah Wood
! Elijah, if you're reading this, mention TORN tonight!!!
The Late Show is on at 11:35 EST on CBS. Check your local listings!
Reviews say 'Rings' runs rings around 'Potter'
12/11/01, 11:26 am EST - Xoanon
LONDON, England (Reuters) -- The early reviews are in and it looks like Frodo the Hobbit will run rings around Harry Potter. [More
Official Site Updates
12/11/01, 11:18 am EST - Xoanon
You can now find a special Arwen
screensaver, and information on the NYC benefit LOTR:FOTR screener on the official site. [More
More Premiere Reports
12/11/01, 11:06 am EST - Xoanon
writes: I arrived around 7.00 and outside the Odeon it was packed with fans and journalists. [More
Lord Of The Rings: first impressions
12/11/01, 10:55 am EST - Xoanon
The Fellowship Of The Ring, the first film in epic fantasy trilogy The Lord Of The Rings, has had its UK premiere at last. Teletext critic Paul Arendt
was among the first to see the movie. Here he gives his first impressions. [More
Stars launch first episode of Tolkien's Ring cycle
12/11/01, 10:52 am EST - Xoanon
The Australian actress Cate Blanchett
missed last night's world premiere in London of The Fellowship of the Ring, the first episode of the £210 million Lord of the Rings trilogy. [More
Why KONG never was
12/11/01, 10:46 am EST - Xoanon
While Peter Jackson
’s name will forever be synonymous with the live action THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, it’s another genre property that initially sparked the director’s interest with fantasy film. [More
The Man, the Movie ... the Manuscripts
12/11/01, 10:33 am EST - Xoanon
A different side to the creator of Middle-Earth was revealed today, as J.R.R. Tolkien manuscripts and printed editions went on display. [More
Christopher Lee On 'The Big Breakfast'
12/11/01, 10:26 am EST - Xoanon
writes: The splendid Christopher Lee
appeared in interview on The Big Breakfast this morning. [More
In pictures: Lord of the Rings première
12/11/01, 10:14 am EST - Xoanon
The stars of The Lord of the Rings attend the world première at Leicester Square, London. [More
Pall over Rings première
12/11/01, 10:07 am EST - Xoanon
Amid all the hype, the celebrity guests and the press photographers, it was easy to forget that The Lord of the Rings was originally a series of books, mere words on paper. [More
Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring Review
12/11/01, 10:04 am EST - Xoanon
My good friend Garrett
has sent us a non-spoiler and spoiler filled reviews of LOTR:FOTR! Enjoy!
Well I have just returned from seeing "Fellowship of the Ring" at the NY Press Screening [More]
IMDB taking viewer ratings now!
12/11/01, 10:03 am EST - Gamgee
If you have been one of the lucky few to have seen LOTR:FOTR, get yourself on over to IMDB and tell them what you think! At this moment, it is doing very respectably with a rating of 9.3! [More
] Thanks to Leonardo
for the tip!
TVNZ on the Premiere.
12/11/01, 6:25 am EST - Tehanu
Over on the TVNZ site there's a realplayer clip on the right hand side under 'Holmes.' About half of it is trailer footage, but the rest shows the hysteria outside the theatre in London. [More
The Sun: Premiere Photos.
12/11/01, 6:12 am EST - Tehanu
If you love bad puns, this is the report for you. Simply the worst! [More
Empire Online reviews FOTR
12/11/01, 5:52 am EST - Tehanu
Another big player in film journalism piles in with a rave review for FOTR. [More
Thanks to Spacelord for the alert.
Just got back from a screening...
12/11/01, 3:52 am EST - Calisuri
A couple TORn staffers had a chance to attend a press screening of Fellowship of the Ring Monday night. We will be writing up reviews shortly. But let me just preface them all by saying...how to put this bluntly....OH MY GOD!!! IT ROCKS!!! Congrats to PJ, the production and everyone involved. Masterpiece is not even close to a significant enough word. More later!
Terry Brooks Talks Tolkien
12/11/01, 1:37 am EST - Xoanon
writes: Celebrated fantasy author Terry Brooks has written a short essay on the Lord of the Rings phenomenon at the Borders bookstore website. [More
First night for Lord of the Rings
12/11/01, 1:33 am EST - Xoanon
"What about page 53?"
a voice shouted, as the lights dimmed for the first British press screening of Lord of the Rings. The little dig at the Tolkien purists who will be poised to descend gibbering on all textual deviation when the film opens to the public next week was a reminder that, for the devout, this is a moment of nervous apprehension. [More
Pirate LOTR Copies?
12/11/01, 1:30 am EST - Xoanon
HOLLYWOOD (Zap2it.com) – It hasn't been released yet and it's already causing headaches. Despite the unprecedented security measures taken at press and test screenings, pirated copies of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" have surfaced, reports The Hollywood Reporter. [More
'Lord Of The Rings' Premieres
12/11/01, 1:24 am EST - Xoanon
(CBS) The epic "Lord of the Rings" film was launched at a glitzy world premiere Monday with critics already hailing the mammoth fantasy as a masterpiece. [More
World Premiere Report!
12/11/01, 1:22 am EST - Xoanon
writes:I just got back from screaming my head off outside the world premiere - here's my report. I'm getting photos developed tomorrow and will gladly send you the best ones asap. [More
Very Cool NZ Tourism Movie!
12/11/01, 1:17 am EST - Xoanon
writes: I Just wanted to let you guys know that Shift, a web design company, have developed a audio-visual presentation for Tourism New Zealand about LOTR and NZ, and it is now online. [More
The voice you're listening to is Lucy Lawless, spared no expense!
Media Watch: American Cinematographer
12/11/01, 1:07 am EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Kris
was SO kind to send us the ENTIRE 30 page article in the latest issue of 'American Cinematographer', take a look, cool film-related info here! [More
BK Hits Soar
12/11/01, 12:07 am EST - Xoanon
Burger King Corporation today reported that during the past 14 days of operation of its Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring related interactive website, 4.5 million hits were recorded on its site. [More
Lord of the Rings" epic poses challenge for composer
12/11/01, 12:04 am EST - Xoanon
LONDON (Reuters) - For Canadian composer Howard Shore, it has been the movie challenge of a lifetime -- writing the nine-hour score for the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. [More
News for Dec. 10, 2001
"The Guardian" reviews FOTR
12/10/01, 9:47 pm EST - Tehanu
Thanks to Doug for another good review from "The Guardian," which comments that the rousing film has an ending that is more arthouse than blockbuster. And that's GOOD! [More
Weta Props exhibition in Wellington.
12/10/01, 9:38 pm EST - Tehanu
According to Mr. Tadpole, the Weta props exhibition in Wellington is a must-see. [More
NZ Tourism Website does LOTR special.
12/10/01, 9:22 pm EST - Tehanu
The TORN fans at web design company Shift, who designed PureNZ's LOTR section, wanted us to be the first to see their design. They've done a great presentation of NZ as ''Home of Middle-earth." [More
Access Hollywood Talks LOTR
12/10/01, 7:40 pm EST - Xoanon
Finally..well, sort of... Access Hollywood just aired a small clip of the London premiere of LOTR:FOTR. There was a small sound byte from Liv Tyler
, and a shot of Elijah Wood
(no tie and all), and Billy Boyd
giving handshakes and hugs to the crowd. Still no word of that 'special behind the scenes' footage they promised last week.
Hobbit star in Middle Earth "madness" down under
12/10/01, 6:39 pm EST - Xoanon
LONDON (Reuters): Young American actor Elijah Wood
is almost lost for words when he describes the experience of filming the three Lord of the Rings movies back to back in New Zealand. [More
The Book Club Talks LOTR
12/10/01, 5:55 pm EST - Xoanon
Earlier this year, when the noisy gears of the movie marketing machine began to grind, a low-grade anxiety seized me. My 5-year-old son was about to be cheated of one of childhood's great pleasures: the chance to conjure his own hobbits, ents, and elves rather than have them presented to him pre-imagined. [More
Media Watch: Computer Graphics World
12/10/01, 5:50 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: I just received my December issue of Computer Graphics World (CGW) this past weekend and they had an article about the computer animation used in LOTR.
Anyone with a scanner, send it along!
London Premiere Photos on Dailynews
12/10/01, 5:37 pm EST - Tehanu
Catch the glamour and the emotion at Yahoo's Dailynews
LOTR stuntman sells coveted license plates.
12/10/01, 5:27 pm EST - Tehanu
Here's a gift idea for Kiwi Ringers: LOTR-themed license plates. [More
BBC Reports From Premiere, New Poll
12/10/01, 5:18 pm EST - Strider
writes: The BBC news website has a new article on the World Premiere of FOTR, which can be read here
. Also, hstead
says a new poll on FOTR's performance in the box office can be found here
Lord of the Rings Stars Leave Fans Spellbound
12/10/01, 5:14 pm EST - Strider
Actress Liv Tyler
and young heartthrob Elijah Wood
have brought the magic of Middle Earth to London. They cast a spell on a crowd of 2,000 who were screaming for them as they arrived at the star-studded screening of the £76 million movie. [More
Thanks to GullyFoyle for the link!
Tolkien Epic Set For Premiere
12/10/01, 5:09 pm EST - Strider
"The Fellowship of the Ring," the first in a three-part adaptation of the Tolkien books, receives its premiere in London on December 10, before going on show on both sides of the Atlantic nine days' later. [More
Thanks to Anduneglin for the link!
'Lord of the Rings' Opens at Glitzy London Premiere
12/10/01, 5:00 pm EST - Strider
The epic "Lord of the Rings" film was launched at a glitzy world premiere Monday with critics already hailing the mammoth fantasy as a masterpiece. [More
Thanks to FrodoGirl and Losloriel for the link!
FOTR Is Alive In Salt Lake
12/10/01, 4:49 pm EST - Strider
sent word of this news story in the Deseret News about one of our Salt Lake line parties, and the things they have planned the next couple weeks! [More
Power Of The Ring Lords It Over Harry
12/10/01, 4:04 pm EST - Strider
has been kind enough to send in this article which appeared in The Australian newspaper. [More
Cannes Interviews And Footage In Danish
12/10/01, 3:30 pm EST - Strider
For all Danish Ringers out there (and indeed any others interested), Spirit
gave me a link in Barlimans
to stuff from Cannes done for Danish television. [More
FOTR Review On Danish TV
12/10/01, 2:49 pm EST - Strider
The Rabid Dane writes: Danish TV program 'Bogart' spent its half an hour runtime today to review and discuss LoTR. It got 5 out of 5 hats, a top score!
BBC Reporters Ready And Waiting At Premiere
12/10/01, 2:06 pm EST - Strider
1 News has reporters live at the world premiere at this moment! I think there may be more at the news 22:00 CET (that would be in 3 hours from now).
TV Watch: MTV
12/10/01, 2:05 pm EST - Xoanon
Be sure to catch the MTV LOTR special tonight at 10 PM (I'm not sure if it is airing in Canada...it doesn't appear to be so). Check your local listings!
TV Watch: CBC Canada
12/10/01, 2:00 pm EST - Xoanon
A note to all Canadian Ringers, CBC will be airing "Quest for the Ring" on CBC at 7:30pm EST. Check your local listings!
Cast Expected At World Premiere Of Lord Of The Rings
12/10/01, 2:00 pm EST - Strider
Sir Ian McKellen
, Elijah Wood
and Liv Tyler
will be among the stars at the Lord Of The Rings world premiere. Cate Blanchett
is not expected to attend as she has just given birth. The film's director Peter Jackson
will also be at the premiere. [More
Media Watch: TV Guide
12/10/01, 1:51 pm EST - Xoanon
On a late afternoon in October, Elijah Wood
, 20, rises from his chair in a small Santa Monica, Calif., coffeehouse, grabs the waist of his pants and asks, "Have you seen it? I'll show you." [More
12/10/01, 1:42 pm EST - Xoanon
How cool is this, a live webcam from Leicester Square! The site of the LOTR:FOTR UK premiere! Take a look at this! [More
Fans gather for Lord of Rings premiere
12/10/01, 1:36 pm EST - Xoanon
Hundreds of fans were today expected to gather for the world premiere of the movie version of Lord of the Rings. [More
World awaits Rings première
12/10/01, 1:31 pm EST - Xoanon
The much-awaited film adaptation of the first part of JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy is to have its star-studded world première in London on Monday night. [More
TV Watch: The UK's Big Breakfast
12/10/01, 1:20 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Another spot on Uk's 'The Big Breakfast' this morning featured a somewhat daffy game/interview by Ed Hall with Orlando Bloom
and Liv Tyler
Brave James sees film first
12/10/01, 8:33 am EST - Xoanon
Eight-year-old James Birrell beamed yesterday as he was escorted into a Peterborough theatre to be one of the first in the world to see The Lord of the Rings. [More
Ticket Sales: Australia
12/10/01, 8:30 am EST - Xoanon
writes: At least 1 of the 3 major movie theatre chains in Sydney, Australia (Hoyts Cinemas) has started selling advance tickets for the opening day of Fellowship of the Ring from today. [More
12/10/01, 1:09 am EST - Xoanon
What? Took the weekend off? Well we didn't! So check out all the news you may have missed in our 'Weekend Round-Up'! [More
Rings fellowship keeps on growing
12/10/01, 12:02 am EST - Xoanon
Tolkien-mania is upon us as the first Lord of the Rings film receives its world première in London - but why have successive generations fallen under the spell of the trilogy? [More
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