News for Dec. 26, 2000
A Feast of Film
12/26/00, 8:05 pm EST - Xoanon
12/26/00, 7:31 pm EST - Xoanon
I was browsing through the Radio Times (UK), and I found something that might interest people at TORN. Christopher Lee (Saruman) will be reading four Victorian ghost stories by MR James on BBC 2: The Ash Tree at 11:25 p.m. on the 26th, Number 13 at 10:50 p.m. on the 29th and A Warning to the Curious at 9:45 p.m. on New Year's Eve.
Looks set to be a good end to the year. Also, the Radio Times had a mini-interview with Christopher Lee, with some LotR mentions.
News for Dec. 25, 2000
Blanchett Focuses on Low Cost Films
12/25/00, 8:51 pm EST - Xoanon
``I love action movies,'' the Australian-born actress told the New York Times for Sunday's editions. ``I'd love to be in one. I just haven't yet. Maybe one day I'll regret that because, you know, it wasn't that long ago that I couldn't even pay my electric bill.''
For now, Blanchett, who earned an Oscar nomination for ``Elizabeth,'' continues to focus on roles in relatively low-budget features. In her latest film, an independent murder mystery called ``The Gift,'' she plays a psychic in the small-town South.
``The Gift'' premiered in Los Angeles on Wednesday and will open nationwide on Jan. 19.
Santa Brought Us Something Special! Picture of Aragorn/Troll! and Frodo!!!
12/25/00, 10:29 am EST - Calisuri
There and Back Again: A Geek's Adventures in Middle-earth, Part X
12/25/00, 10:25 am EST - Calisuri
News for Dec. 24, 2000
12/24/00, 2:21 pm EST - Tookish
There and Back Again: A Geek's Adventures in Middle-earth, Part IX
12/24/00, 12:09 pm EST - Tookish
News for Dec. 23, 2000
Ok... So What'd They Eat?!
12/23/00, 12:26 pm EST - Xoanon
BBQ Lamb marinated in mustard and rosemary served in a bun with a kiwiana salad
Pacific Style Fish with BBQ banana & noodle salad
Roast Vegetable Pie
Kebabs - Various
Vegetable Fritters - Carrot & Cumin - Spinach & Gruyere.
I had McDonalds last night thank you very much. :)
Late on Sending a Holiday Card?? We Can Help!
12/23/00, 12:15 pm EST - Calisuri
Wired News Reports on Wrap Party +
12/23/00, 11:59 am EST - Tookish
News for Dec. 22, 2000
New Line Proudly Presents...
12/22/00, 7:50 pm EST - Xoanon
Rings Cast and Crew Celebrates
12/22/00, 1:39 pm EST - Xoanon
There and Back Again: A Geek's Adventures in Middle-earth. Chapter Eight.
12/22/00, 8:59 am EST - Calisuri
Cate News #1: Cate on Leno
12/22/00, 2:28 am EST - Xoanon
"... in fact, that's why I did Lord of the Rings, besides loving Peter Jackson and the books, I was perfect for it. They actually did make me prosthetic ears, which I later had bronzed."
Cate News #2: Cate: "... different queen [from] Elizabeth"
12/22/00, 2:23 am EST - Xoanon
Cate Blanchett, who received an Oscar nomination for playing Elizabeth, told SCI FI Wire that it's a completely different thing playing the queen of the elves (Galadriel) in the upcoming Lord of the Rings film trilogy. "Oh, the queen of the elves was a very different queen [from] Elizabeth. You'll see," Blanchett said. [More]
Wanna See What a Wrap Party Invitation Looks Like?
12/22/00, 2:20 am EST - Xoanon
Rings Party Security Tightened
12/22/00, 2:15 am EST - Xoanon
News for Dec. 21, 2000
Scoop: Great Pics of Hobbiton Bridge
12/21/00, 5:53 pm EST - Calisuri
Wingate Set Pics!
12/21/00, 10:17 am EST - Xoanon
Here are a few photos I took from the top of the Wingate tip of the set... seems like a nice crowd scene in progress around "the White Tree"... not completely sure what everything is... u guys would probably have more of an idea. [More]
12/21/00, 10:07 am EST - Xoanon
Just thought I'd drop you a line to give you this link here. You'll find the website of Tageschau, a German (not Dutch, German!:)) news program. Last night they had an item about LOTR on tv, and you'll find a RealVideo clip of that item. It's about 3 minutes and shows not only the internet preview but also some cool shots from Tongariro National Park (Mordor) and a short snippet of an interview with PJ from that press conference last month.
No info we didn't already know, but I thought you might want check it out...
There and Back Again: A Geek's Adventures in Middle-earth. Chapter Seven.
12/21/00, 9:17 am EST - Calisuri
(PS - Thanks so much to Ringer fan Anton for alerting us to these reports being online! After all, the majority of our information comes from you, the fans!)
Cast Watch: Cate Blanchett on Leno
12/21/00, 12:46 am EST - Xoanon
Liv Not Joining the Party
12/21/00, 12:43 am EST - Xoanon
Contrary to speculation in NZ media today, the Elven princess Liv Tyler (Arwen) will not attend the festivities on Friday. Arwen today left Middle-earth to cross the big ocean. So, those who are foolish enough to try to buy tickets, forget about it. ;)
Tony Does Tolkien
12/21/00, 12:39 am EST - Xoanon
Tony Does Tolkien
You want him to paint Bilbo Baggins, you got it! In preparation for 'The Lord of the Rings' movies, Del Rey Books is repackaging all of J.R.R. Tolkien's titles.
Tony painted a new cover for Unfinished Tales, an anthology of small stories and lost bits that Tolkien wrote while creating his legendary literature. Look for it in stores early next summer.
News for Dec. 20, 2000
Merry Sends a Letter to His Fans
12/20/00, 4:16 pm EST - Calisuri
(Thanks to Leo from affiliate Lordoftherings.nl for the tip on the story!)
Yes, Virginia, There is Indeed a 2001 Movie Calendar!
12/20/00, 3:38 pm EST - Calisuri
"It's not for sale (yet), and is only being distributed within the industry... confirmed yesterday that the calendar IS for the movie, and all the pages are photographic stills..."
Well, i can definitely say I'm REALLY jealous. (But then again, since when is online media part of the industry?! heh)
If anyone feels like sending their copy to us, feel free! :) Thanks for the tip Eryndur!
LOTR Calendar? Cinescape.com Reports
12/20/00, 1:55 pm EST - Calisuri
"A number of images from the 'Lord of the Rings' movies are likely to be turning up online given that New Line issued a promotional calendar for the coming films. The 2001 calendar features a different full-color picture from the films for every month. Already, the calendar has turned up on eBay commanding prices in the $50-75 range..." [The Real Thing?] [More]
While TheOneRing.net has seen the John Howe illustrated calendar available through the official website, we have not heard of this movie calendar. So it's your best guess if that Ebay auction is legit. We'll be looking more into this story today.
Rings Party Tickets Scalped for $1500
12/20/00, 10:49 am EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Local German Newspaper
12/20/00, 10:48 am EST - Xoanon
This morning in a local newspaper I found a small article on LOTR. I don't know where they got it from, but it has some info on the German release date. Here is my translation for all non-German speakers:
"The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Being Finished
"After more than one year of filming, the final take of the monumental film trilogy 'The Lord of the Rings' will be done at Christmas in NZ. The NZ director Peter Jackson is directing the 190 million dollar US production. The stars of this fantasy adventure are, among others: Liv Tyler, Elijah Wood, Christopher Lee and Ian McKellen. In one year, on December 20, 2001, 'The Fellowship of the Ring' will start in German cinemas."
There and Back Again: A Geek's Adventures in Middle-earth. Chapter Six.
12/20/00, 10:33 am EST - Calisuri