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News for Jan. 06, 2002
SHOP: Weekly Ebay Items
1/06/02, 9:45 pm EST - Xoanon
Each week, I scour Ebay looking for the hot Tolkien items up for sale. I post the most interesting here for you to bid on! [More
Weekly Cast Watch
1/06/02, 9:31 pm EST - Xoanon
Here's another chance to see your favorite LOTR stars on the small screen! [More
'Lord of the Rings' Remains on Top
1/06/02, 6:28 pm EST - Xoanon
``The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'' grossed $23 million to remain the No. 1 movie for the third straight weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The movie pushed its total to $205.5 million in just 19 days, becoming a record sixth film released in 2001 to cross the $200 million mark. [More
200 Million + And Counting!
1/06/02, 4:49 pm EST - Xoanon
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" continued its fantastic run at the box office, enjoying a three-peat atop the charts and becoming the sixth movie released in 2001 to soar past the $200 million mark. [More]
'Lord of Rings' takes top gong in leadup to Oscars
1/06/02, 4:46 pm EST - Xoanon
LOS ANGELES - The American Film Institute has named The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring as best picture of the year - a good omen for the Oscars in March. [More
Fan Report From Slovenia
1/06/02, 4:44 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Just thought I'd drop in a few words about the LOTR fever in Slovenia. [More
Media Watch: Bella Magazine
1/06/02, 4:37 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Nona
sends along this scan from 'Bella Magazine' featuring Sean Bean
LOTR Billboard In Montreal
1/06/02, 4:32 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along this picture of a LOTR:FOTR billboard right here in Montreal. Take a look! [More
Parma Endorion: Essays on Middle-earth
1/06/02, 4:22 pm EST - Xoanon
Parma Endorion: Essays on Middle-earth, 3rd edition, has been published as a free eBook by Michael Martinez. [More
Frodo bagging the loot in smoking frenzy
1/06/02, 4:14 pm EST - Xoanon
This was the week when the movie distributors had to throw the record books out the window. [More
In a year more bad than good, these films and stars stood out
1/06/02, 4:06 pm EST - Xoanon
Even a year that's short on quality finds room for Oscar. The Academy Award nominations are specifically for the best of 2001. And "the best of 2001" is a relative phrase. [More
'Lord of the Rings' Tops AFI Awards
1/06/02, 4:04 pm EST - Xoanon
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The fantasy epic ``The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'' won best-picture honors and two other prizes at the first American Film Institute Awards on Saturday. [More
Mystery Contest Ends
1/06/02, 3:51 pm EST - Calisuri
Well, the Mystery Contest has ended. What was the mystery? Check out the contest page for details. In the meantime, the winners will be announced on Friday. [More
AFI AWARDS: Full Report With Pictures
1/06/02, 12:08 am EST - Xoanon
An AFI Awards report, with a whole slew of pics. Take a look, and share the joy! 3 out of 4 awards!! [More
News for Jan. 05, 2002
AFI AWARDS: LOTR:FOTR Wins Best Movie Of The Year!
1/05/02, 10:57 pm EST - Xoanon
Barrie Osborne accepts the award on behalf of EVERYONE for LOTR:FOTR as the AFI BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR!!!
Come back here soon for pics of the event!!
AFI AWARDS: Howard Shore Loses Out On 'Best Score'
1/05/02, 10:36 pm EST - Xoanon
Howard Shore lost his chance for an AFI award for best score of the year to the composer of Moulin Rouge. Next year Howard, next year.
Grant Major Wins Production Designer Of The Year!
1/05/02, 9:07 pm EST - Xoanon
Grant Major has won the Production Designer of the Year award at the AFI Awards. Good show Grant!!!!
Jim Rygiel Wins AFI AWARD!!
1/05/02, 8:42 pm EST - Xoanon
Jim Rygiel wins the Digital effects artist of the year!!!!! Way to go Jim!! JIM!!!
AFI AWARDS: Cate Loses Out On AFI
1/05/02, 8:32 pm EST - Xoanon
) has lost out to Jennifer Connely for the Best Female Actress in a Motion Picture.
TV Watch: AFI Awards Tonight! AFI Online Viewing Party!
1/05/02, 3:43 pm EST - Xoanon
Be sure to catch the AFI Awards tonight. LOTR:FOTR is up for 4 awards: Movie of the year, Production designer of the year, Digital effects artist of the year, Composer of the year. Let's hope our guys win! Catch it tonight on CBS at 8PM EST. Elijah Wood
is scheduled to be there to present an award.
Want to join in on the fun? Don't get CBS? Want to watch the awards show with other fans? Join our Online Viewing Party in Barliman's!
Simply log into our chatroom in Barliman's and type in '/join #awardsparty'. And join in on the fun!! Meet us there at 8 PM EST.
The Lord of the Rings in Thailand
1/05/02, 3:16 pm EST - Xoanon
Here's a painted billboard at an intersection in Hat Yai advertising the December 28th, 2001 release of LOTR. On January 4, 2002, The Nation reported that the Thai-language version of The Fellowship of the Ring sold out at bookstores. [More
Viggo Mortensen: Signlanguage
1/05/02, 3:10 pm EST - Xoanon
Santa Monica, 13 December, 2001 - Track 16 Gallery is pleased to present "Viggo Mortensen
: Signlanguage," an exhibition of recent paintings and photographs, and "Alan Rath: Stereo," a show of eight handmade stereos by the Oakland-based artist. [More
LOTR Mention In MegaTokyo Comic Strip
1/05/02, 11:15 am EST - Strider
quite rightly pointed out that there is a slight LotR reference in the latest edition of the very cool and 'l33t' (what can I say, I'm a fan) online comic strip, MegaTokyo
. Check out the entire story spanning 210 strips if you have an hour to spare. [More
FOTR Soundtrack On ESPN Golf
1/05/02, 7:13 am EST - Strider
writes: I was watching an ESPN Golf Special yesterday on TV, (I was bored), when I heard the FOTR Soundtrack song, "Concerning Hobbits" being played as background music!
Hopefully this is just the beginning of television networks using the FotR soundtrack in their programs.
Three Rings Circuit
1/05/02, 7:08 am EST - Strider
writes: Cinescape has an LOTR related article on their main homepage called Three Rings Circuit.More
Chicago Tribune Website Features Reviews
1/05/02, 6:54 am EST - Strider
writes: In case this hasn't been sent in et, the Chicago Tribune's website is featuring reader reviews of Fellowship of the Ring. [More
1/05/02, 6:34 am EST - Strider
noticed a little tribute to Lord of the Rings in a recent ESPN
comic strip, with basketball star Shaq taking the place of Gollum. [More
News for Jan. 04, 2002
Translating Tolkien for the Screen
1/04/02, 11:52 pm EST - Xoanon
MADISON, Wis.--David Salo is an expert in languages that exist only in the imaginary world of hobbits and elves. [More
Variety's Oscar Poll
1/04/02, 11:50 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Variety magazine is running their annual Oscar poll at their "Award Central 2002" Only subscribers to Variety may vote, but in support of good old-fashioned democratic traditions, anyone can sign up for a free 30-day trial WITH FULL VOTING PRIVELEGES! [More
Grammy Nominations (or lack thereof)
1/04/02, 11:41 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Since LOTR was released in December, it will not be eligable for nomination in the Movie Score category until next year. [More
Denmark Goes LOTR Mad
1/04/02, 11:34 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: When the film of my dreams finally loomed in the horizon, me and my buddy Nicolas Bjerre decided to build something great for the premiere in Denmark. [More
SHOP: Applause For Applause
1/04/02, 11:05 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy monkeu
sends along a report and some nice pics of the Applause line of LOTR collectable figures. [More
The Best and the Worst of 2001: Movies
1/04/02, 10:45 pm EST - Xoanon
Just how bad a year was 2001 for movies? Well, for the first time in my six years of reviewing movies, I had to pad out my list of the year's 20 best movies and runners-up with a couple of re-released films. [More
GAMING: Battle at Khazad-Dum & The Balrog
1/04/02, 4:12 pm EST - DarthCaeser
Relive the frightening battle between the defiant Gandalf
the Grey and the monstrous entity, the Balrog. Will Gandalf
save the Fellowship of the Ring from this demon and make it out of the Mines of Moria alive or will he find a fate worse than death in the taloned grip of the Balrog? [More
A Real Middle-Earth
1/04/02, 12:59 pm EST - Xoanon
There's a small hole in a cliff on New Zealand's West Coast where an underground stream comes back to the sunlight. [More
Mystery Contest Ends
1/04/02, 10:35 am EST - Calisuri
The Mystery Contest
ends today. I'll reveal the secret of the contest before midnight Pactific Standard Time. The winners will be annonced next Friday. [More
GAMING: Xbox's LOTR Game Set For November
1/04/02, 8:22 am EST - Xoanon
Universal Interactive announced the details of its 2002 line-up of Tolkien games: The Fellowship of the Ring for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and The Lord of the Rings, Part 1 for Game Boy Advance. [More
] [Gaming Havens
Glass Hammer News
1/04/02, 8:19 am EST - Xoanon
Hammer's "Middle-earth Album" has become an indie hit on Amazon.com. With sales soaring, the five star fan rated album moved to the top 1% of Amazon's huge inventory. [More
TeenPeople Talks LOTR
1/04/02, 1:23 am EST - Xoanon
sends us this image from the Teen People website. [More
Elijah Wood On kiwibox.com
1/04/02, 1:20 am EST - Xoanon
Actor Elijah Wood
garnered the title of being one of the most talented actors of his generation with his extensive acting career, and he's only 20-years old. [More
Holiday Weekend Belongs to 'Rings'
1/04/02, 1:12 am EST - Xoanon
LOS ANGELES –– Talk about ringing in the New Year. "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" easily held the top spot at the box office over the five-day New Year's holiday, earning nearly $56.9 million. [More
Bean Shows Nice Side in 'Rings'
1/04/02, 1:08 am EST - Xoanon
NEW YORK –– British actor Sean Bean
is known to American audiences for the villains he's played, so he says it's nice to be able to show his sympathetic side in "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." [More
DH Talks LOTR:FOTR
1/04/02, 1:06 am EST - Xoanon
Garth, my buddy at DarkHorizons is trying something new, he will be hosting a 'Talking Movies' segment once a week online. The first installment talks about LOTR. Find out what they're talking about here. [More
Spence's 'Queen Of The Damned' Info
1/04/02, 1:03 am EST - Xoanon
Jorge Saralegui, the Producer of Bruce Spence
's (Mouth of Sauron
) Queen of the Damned has given an interview with QOTD Movie Cast Site. Thanks to DarkHorizons
Rhys-Davies' First Images From 'Highbinders'
1/04/02, 12:59 am EST - Xoanon
MonkeyPeaches.com (gotta love that site's name) has some exclusive images from the new John Rhys-Davies
) film 'Highbinders'. Unfortunately no pictures of our own John, but cool nonetheless. [More
Christopher Lee SW:EP2 Images
1/04/02, 12:56 am EST - Xoanon
You can find some small but cool images of Christopher Lee
) as 'Count Dooku' in the next Star Wars installment at the following link. [More
Tom Shippey Teaches Tolkien
1/04/02, 12:52 am EST - Xoanon
writes: I thought you might want to let everyone know that Tom Shippey, author of J.R.R. TOLKIEN: AUTHOR OF THE CENTURY, will be teaching a course at the Learning Annex in New York City. [More
LOTR Picks Up 6 Awards At Vegas
1/04/02, 12:49 am EST - Xoanon
LAS VEGAS (Variety), Jan. 2 — “Memento” earned four awards from the Las Vegas Film Critics society, including best picture, while “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” led the field of winners with six nods. [More
Tolkien film becomes Lord of the box office
1/04/02, 12:41 am EST - Xoanon
It's official - the much-vaunted first instalment in the Lord of the Rings trilogy is "hotter than Potter", smashing Australian box office records in its opening week. [More
LOTR & AFI: More Info
1/04/02, 12:29 am EST - Xoanon
sends us some additional information on the AFI awards, and all the LOTR nominations! [More
Cast of fans flock to see ‘Lord of the Rings’
1/04/02, 12:19 am EST - Xoanon
POCATELLO — Bonnie Johnson and Kelly Crane waited four and a half hours in cold and snowy weather Wednesday to get the best seats for Lord of the Rings. [More
News for Jan. 03, 2002
The Tolkien Archives - A Guide To Tolkien's World
1/03/02, 5:22 pm EST - Strider
sent me the address for this fantastic section on the New York Times's website which features a variety of articles relating to J.R.R Tolkien over the years, including interviews, stories and his obituary on September 3 1973. [More
FOTR Making Of Show On ABC This Saturday
1/03/02, 4:37 pm EST - Strider
As a follow up to my post a few days ago stating that the Beyond the Movie FOTR special would be on Saturday the 6th, a contradiction in terms. It is of course on this Saturday, the 5th at 7.30pm. [More
What A Blockbuster!
1/03/02, 4:07 pm EST - Strider
'It's official: 2001 was a blockbuster year for Hollywood. American box offices rang up a record £5.8bn in ticket sales, thanks to hits like Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, Shrek and Lord of the Rings'. [More
IGN: Fellowship Of The Ring DVD News
1/03/02, 4:00 pm EST - Strider
is running a story claiming that the Fellowship of the Ring DVD, being released later this year, should have an extra thirty to forty minutes of footage on it of omitted scenes. [More
Empire Magazine Poll, Rally The Troops!
1/03/02, 3:49 pm EST - Strider
have just posted a new poll sure to interest Harry Potter, Star Wars and Harry Potter fans alike - 'Which of the following sequels will blow your mind in 2002?'. If you've got some spare time, pay a visit and cast your vote. [More
Tucson Tolkien Event Today!
1/03/02, 1:29 pm EST - Tookish
If you live in the Old Pueblo and would like to meet some fellow Tolkien freaks, come find us at Borders in Park Place Mall at 5:30 for a birthday toast.
Two Towers Poll Calls
1/03/02, 1:18 pm EST - Tookish
alerts us to an online poll that hasn't heard from too many Ringers yet at Movieheadlines.net. [More
Amazon.com Tolkien Sales Continue Exploding
1/03/02, 1:08 pm EST - Tookish
sends in this update: I just checked the fiction bestseller list they compile and LOTR holds down the following spots: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 14, 21, 22 & 23.
Check out our Shop links here: [More
Tolkien Society Gears up Worldwide Tolkien Toast
1/03/02, 12:39 pm EST - Tookish
Join me an a bazillion other Professor Tolkien officionados this evening in a toast to JRRT organized by The Tolkien Society! [More
Happy Birthday Professor Tolkien
1/03/02, 12:29 pm EST - Tookish
110 years ago today, the great Professor Tolkien was born. Our gratitude for the contributions of this noble spirit runs deeper than the Sundering Seas and further than the distance between Middle-earth and Valinor. Here's many a 1420 to toast his honor!
News for Jan. 02, 2002
LOTR Features Well In Google And Lycos Searches
1/02/02, 6:57 pm EST - Strider
noticed that in Google's 2001
review, LotR is ranked #18 in the Top 20 Gaining Queries category and #2 in the Top 10 Movie Queries category. This is much the same at Yahoo!/Lycos
, where LotR is #2 in the Movie section and #50 overall.
BBC's Dramatisation Of Lord Of The Rings
1/02/02, 6:32 pm EST - Strider
sent in this address for the BBC
's upcoming rebroadcast of its 1981 radio dramatisation of Lord of the Rings on BBC Radio 4. For all UK&I, check out its first installment this Saturday! [More
FOTR Documentary On Australia's ABC
1/02/02, 6:20 pm EST - Strider
Erin writes: Hey, just wanted to let all the Aussie LOTR fans out there know about the national geographic documentary; "Beyond The Movie: Fellowship of the Ring", which screens on the ABC (Australian Broadcast Commission) on Saturday January 6th at 7:30 pm...set those VCR's!
EW's Not-So-Geeky Guide To Lord of the Rings
1/02/02, 6:16 pm EST - Strider
Mainecoon sends word that the January 4 edition of Entertainment Weekly features a very amusing "Not-So-Geeky Guide to Lord of the Rings". Check it out!
A Ringing Affirmation Of A Moral World
1/02/02, 5:57 pm EST - Strider
notes that the Boston Herald in a recent article claims that there is a connection between the growth in popularity of fantasy and the surge in sales of the bible. [More
LOTR Features In December Google Timeline
1/02/02, 5:52 pm EST - Strider
releases its timeline for 2001 searches... and guess who is within the top searches in December of this year? [More
E! Online Poll - LOTR Hottest 2001 Fantasy
1/02/02, 5:43 pm EST - Strider
writes: Just wanted to let you know that in E! Online's 2001 Replay, Year End Poll, under the category of "Hottest Fanatsy" The Lord of the Rings came in first with 33% of the votes compared to Harry Potter's 2nd place 26%. [More
SGI Technology Powers Weta Digital's The Lord of the Rings Film Triology
1/02/02, 5:42 pm EST - Xoanon
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (January 2, 2002)-today announced that Weta Digital evoked the power of more than 230 SGI® IRIX® OS-based and SGI LinuxTM OS-based visual workstations, storage products and servers for production, postproduction and visual effects on the much anticipated live-action, CGI-laden The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. [More
Access Hollywood Talks LOTR
1/02/02, 5:38 pm EST - Xoanon
Access Hollywood was talking LOTR, they sat down with Ian McKellen
) and Ian spoke about the books appeal, and that the film has made over 350 million dollars worldwide. Ian also mentions that his website has gotten 8 million hits.
Fellowship Of The Ring TV Guide Channel's #1
1/02/02, 5:37 pm EST - Strider
TFD writes: I thought you'd like to know that TV Guide Channel has ranked LOTR as the year's number one film. Number 2 was Ali; others on the top five (I missed the top ten) were Shrek, Ocean's Eleven, and Moulin Rouge.
Pipes In The New Tolkien Film
1/02/02, 5:30 pm EST - Strider
notes that the Winter 2001 Pipes and Tobaccos
magaze features a five page article on smoking and the creation of pipes in the movie.
The Boondocks Talk LOTR
1/02/02, 1:26 pm EST - Xoanon
Check out today's 'The Boondocks', they goof on the 3 hour running time, funny stuff. [More
'Rings' lordly overseas with $156 million
1/02/02, 1:16 pm EST - Xoanon
SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) -- New Line's biggest gamble ever is paying off -- and how. Variety reports "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" has returned a staggering $156 million after 12 days in 22 territories -- a whisker more than the picture's domestic total of $154.7 million. [More
TV Watch: Regis & Kelly -Update-
1/02/02, 8:39 am EST - Xoanon
) will be on 'Live with Regis & Kelly' tomorrow morning. Set your VCR's and check your local listings! Check back here tomorrow for a full report and pics.UPDATE
I made a few choice phone calls to confirm if indeed Sean Bean or Sean Astin were going to be on the show, due to some conflicting reports. The shows people informed me that Sean ASTIN will be on, and not Sean Bean as we previously reported. Sorry for the mix-up.
Old and new share Vegas awards
1/02/02, 8:36 am EST - Xoanon
's adaptation of JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, only released last month, was rewarded with six nods, including best director. [More
McKellen Updates 'E-Post'
1/02/02, 8:35 am EST - Xoanon
) has updated his 'E-post' section of his site. Take a look! [More
News for Jan. 01, 2002
Carrey 'Out', Mortensen 'In'
1/01/02, 8:07 pm EST - Xoanon
The traditional list of the year's "ins" and "outs" appeared in the Washington Post today. [More
Elijah Wood AOL Chat Transcript
1/01/02, 7:59 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along this AOL chat transcript, thanks! [More
The Book Under The Chair
1/01/02, 7:49 pm EST - Xoanon
For years, beneath the cat-frayed reading chair in our farmhouse living room, J.R.R. Tolkien lay facedown. How The Fellowship of the Ring got there, and remained, for so long, I have no idea. [More
Official Site: New Fellowship Screensaver
1/01/02, 7:36 pm EST - Xoanon
Be sure to check out the official site for a new fellowship screensaver. [More
1/01/02, 7:21 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: This cartoon was in my local paper, in the section normally dedicated to political cartoons. It was in the Peninsula Daily News of Port Angeles, WA. [More
Lord of the film royalties
1/01/02, 7:12 pm EST - Xoanon
It is a myth almost as cherished as J.R.R. Tolkien's tales of Middle Earth: that nearing the end of his life, and under pressure from the tax men and a wolf pack of sharp Hollywood suits, the cloistered Oxford scholar signed away the rights to The Lord of the Rings for a mere £10,000. But like many good yarns that have grown in the telling, it is just that - a myth. [More
LOTR Is Tops For Sympatico
1/01/02, 7:09 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: I have the link to Sympaticos's worst and best list for movies of the year 2001. LOTR:FOTR topped the list. [More
Tulsa, OK Line Party Report
1/01/02, 7:05 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: We had a blast the evening of December 18th here in Tulsa, OK! [More
Happy New Year!
1/01/02, 1:53 pm EST - Calisuri
From the entire TheOneRing.net staff
, we would like to take this time to wish everyone around the world a very pleasant and peaceful Happy New Year!
E!Online Poll: Best Film of the Year
1/01/02, 1:22 pm EST - Calisuri
Follow the link to vote for the Best Film of 2001. Need I say more? [More
News for Dec. 31, 2001
Amazon.com Visitor Vote
12/31/01, 10:43 pm EST - Calisuri
The 100 titles Amazon.com customers couldn't live without in the last 24 hours. Updated hourly. Guess what is Number 1? [More
End of Year Green Books!
12/31/01, 10:31 pm EST - Quickbeam
closes the cover on 2001 with a special edition: a complete set
of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
January will have new Q & A and a huge update to the fan fiction of Moon Letters!
On behalf of all our hard-working Staff I say thank you all for your good faith and readership. We will continue to explore the WORDS and WORLDS of J.R.R. Tolkien if you but grace us with your mouse. May the New Year find you content, well-fed, and safe.
Much too hasty,
Bookmark this Page!
12/31/01, 10:16 pm EST - Calisuri
For the last few weeks, our good friend Brandon Gray, from BoxOfficeMojo.com
, has been sending us updates on the success of Fellowship of the Ring
. Now he has outdown himself and made up a side by side comparsion between Fellowship of the Ring
, Harry Potter
, Star Wars Ep 1
, and Titanic
. This is one page you will want to bookmark! [More
'Rings' wins by force of Hobbit
12/31/01, 1:40 pm EST - Xoanon
The fabled denizens of Middle Earth battled to the top of the box office heap again this weekend. [More
TV Guide TV: LOTR #1
12/31/01, 1:35 pm EST - Xoanon
TFD writes: I thought you'd like to know that TV Guide Channel has ranked LOTR as the year's #1 film. #2 was Ali; others on the top five were Shrek, Ocean's Eleven, and Moulin Rouge.
LOTR #1 For The 2nd Weekend In A Row
12/31/01, 12:46 am EST - Xoanon
LOTR comes in at number one for the second weekend in a row according to the BO estimates, 'Ocean's Eleven' came in second, followed by 'Ali' [More
12/31/01, 12:43 am EST - Xoanon
Took the weekend off? On holiday? Computer broke down? No worries! Here's your weekend round-up! All the news from this past weekend! [More
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