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News for Feb. 13, 2001

More Details from the 20-minute LOTR preview

2/13/01, 9:37 pm EST - Tehanu

A while ago we got a report from Ozscot, who was lucky enough to see a 20-minute LOTR preview shown to people in the movie business. He's had time to write some more details that he remembers from that showing and they make good news! [More]

Tolkien interview at Harper Collins site.

2/13/01, 6:07 pm EST - Tehanu

HuanCry wrote in with a link to the HarperCollins UK website FireandWater.com

" If you go to the Tolkien page (via author menu) and click on the 'The Hobbit ' link , below the 'Interviews ' heading , a quicktime video comes up !

The video is a short extract from the Tolkien Society official video portrait from a few years ago ..... it shows Tom Shippey talking about Tolkien's popularity and Tolkien himself telling how ' The Hobbit ' got started !!! [More]

Fan Art: LotR Poster

2/13/01, 1:22 pm EST - Calisuri

We couldn't let you folks pass this one up! Check out this great fan-made LotR poster! [More]

Castwatch: Urban's

2/13/01, 1:07 pm EST - Calisuri

Check out Karl Urban (Eomer) in his latest flick " The Price of Milk." [More]

Castwatch: Bilbo's Latest

2/13/01, 1:03 pm EST - Calisuri

Pictures are available at CHUD.com from Ian Holm's (Bilbo) latest film "From Hell." [More]

News for Feb. 12, 2001

Fan Community: Welcome My Precious!

2/12/01, 12:58 pm EST - Calisuri

TheOneRing.net™ is proud to announce a new member of its Fan Community.

\[ My Precious - Flash LotR Site \]

My Precious: Check out the BEST LotR Flash site out there! This well designed and beautifully intricate page makes use of Flash to bring you LotR movie news and much more!

You will need the flash plugin to view this site.

Sunday Star Times: Rings collection up for grabs

2/12/01, 11:00 am EST - Calisuri

From the Feb 11th Sunday Star TImes:

"A former Lord of The Rings security guard who stole $213,000 worth of costumes and props from the movie set is now selling his own memorabilia of the Tolkien classic." [More]

MediaWatch: LA Times

2/12/01, 2:53 am EST - Tehanu

The LA Times published a long article on the ineffectual nature of the American Humane Association which is supposed to oversee animal safety on film and TV sets. According to the article, the AHA was not invited to the LOTR set during production and thus won't give its endorsement of the movies. However, the AHA talked with New Line in January and has laid no complaints. [More]

Unexpected news from Glass Hammer

2/12/01, 2:37 am EST - Tehanu

Tolkien-inspired band Glass Hammer have some unexpected news about the sound track to LOTR. (More)

Toy Fair 2001 Pics! - EXCLUSIVE!

2/12/01, 12:57 am EST - Calisuri

Ringer Fan Elvis Duke sends us this exclusive report and a few images from this year's Toy Fair! [More]

News for Feb. 11, 2001

Fellowship of the Ring Chapter by Chapter Live Chats to Begin!

2/11/01, 6:30 pm EST - Tookish

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

By Order of Proclamation from The Hall of Fire, it is hereby decreed that The Fellowship of the Ring will be discussed in depth chapter by chapter, to commence the weekend of February 17 and 18!

More details here. It's the Tolkien reading group you've always wanted... from now right up to the Fellowship's movie debut in December... with all the comforts of your own little smial... First timers welcome!

Toy Biz LotR figures

2/11/01, 5:36 am EST - Tehanu

This might just count as an excercise in frustration, but Toy Biz have posted lists of LotR toys and their prices. Not QUITE anything to totally drool over yet because there's no pictures available! The figures are out in August apparently so if you want to figure out how much you need to save by then, the page is here

News for Hobbit fans in Ireland

2/11/01, 5:26 am EST - Tehanu

If you're a Tolkien fan living in Ireland, Tuor has some information about 'The Hobbit' which is playing in Belfast. The play uses Jim Henson puppets and I've heard it's pretty cool. (More)

News for Feb. 10, 2001

Fan Art contest winners announced!

2/10/01, 10:37 pm EST - Gamgee

Well, we have never in our lives been faced with such a tough decision! But, we have decided, and the Fan Art contest winners are announced! We would like to thank all the people who sent in such wonderful artwork!

Lee Autographed Special Edition Hobbit

2/10/01, 12:56 pm EST - Jincey

E-Bay is taking bids til 4pm ET today for a 1997 UK limited edition 60th anniversary Hobbit signed by the illustrator, Alan Lee! [More]

Castwatch: Karl Urban

2/10/01, 1:30 am EST - Jincey

Barlimans regular Yoohoo_Baggins passed along this information about an upcoming appearance of Karl Urban, LOTR's Eomer. He will be a guest at Creation Entertainment's "FINAL OFFICIAL XENA CONVENTION IN NEW YORK" Feb 24-25, in New York City. Karl has starred in the Xena series as Cupid and Caesar, and is slated to appear on Saturday the 25th. [More]

News for Feb. 09, 2001

MediaWatch: Entertainment Weekly - UPDATE

2/09/01, 6:59 pm EST - Calisuri

Check out this week's edition (Feb 16th, 2001) of Entertainment Weekly for a few mentions of Lord of the Rings.

Page 29 : A New Lineup - With a slump at the box office and a change at the top, will the home of Austin Powers find its mojo again? [More]

Page 103: Ringing Endorsement - The Internet was crawling with wizards and orcs and elves: Tolkien buffs got into the hobbit of downloading the heavily hyped trailer of Lord of the Rings, which led the pack at both Film.com and Dark Horizons. Close on its heels was another lick with heavy web buzz, Tomb Raider. [More]

Thanks to Ringer spy Gilfanon for sending us these scans of the magazine.

Ebay Auction: The Hobbit, Signed 1st Edition!

2/09/01, 6:21 pm EST - Calisuri

Well folks, Ebay.com has a signed first edition of The Hobbit. You will definitely need a large checkbook to bid on this one! But even if you can't buy it, check out the auction for some great images of this amazing Tolkien collectible. [More]

Not So Long Ago, 'a New Zealand Film' Didn't Even Exist

2/09/01, 6:01 pm EST - Xoanon

IN their 1996 film "Forgotten Silver," the directors Peter Jackson and Costa Botes tell the story of Colin McKenzie, a plucky New Zealander who, as a young man in the early years of the 20th century, built a bicycle-powered movie camera, with which he captured history's first tracking shot and made his own film stock out of flax leaves. [More]

Moving on from Middle-earth

2/09/01, 4:30 pm EST - Tehanu

Everyone agrees that 'The Lord of the Rings' has stood almost alone as a landmark in fantasy literature. People often ask if there's anything written since that can compare. With the completion of Philip Pullman's trilogy 'His Dark Materials', I'm satisfied I've got my answer to that question, anyway. [More]

Christopher Lee in Germany

2/09/01, 4:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Christopher Lee (Saruman) was in Germany this past weekend. He was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award at Deutscher Videopreis (German Video Awards) 2001 Gala. [More]

MSN.com features 'Lord of the Rings.'

2/09/01, 5:56 am EST - Tehanu

MSN.com showcase the 'Lord of the Rings' preview on their homepage, with a nice little montage image to draw attention to it. [More]

New stuff over at Assassin Films.

2/09/01, 5:20 am EST - Tehanu

The 'Searching for the Hobbit' website offers some new downloads and some neat stories. [More]

News for Feb. 08, 2001

High price of Tolkien's success

2/08/01, 10:37 am EST - Xoanon

From: John Garth

I thought you might be interested in linking to my review of Tom Shippey's J R R Tolkien: Author of the Century, published late last year in the London Evening Standard. [More]

Weaving and Wenham's 'Moulin Rouge' Moved Up

2/08/01, 10:21 am EST - Xoanon

'Moulin Rouge', the new musical featuring Hugo Weaving (Elrond) and David Wenham (Faramir), has had its release date bumped up. Thanks to the folks at Corona Coming Attractions we can confirm that the release date has moved from June 1st to May 4th.

Go see 'Braindead' (Dead Alive) in NYC!

2/08/01, 10:15 am EST - Xoanon

Harry Knowles from AICN will be showcasing 'Braindead' (Dead Alive in the US) in NYC. Check out TBHL for more. [More]

Jincey's Product Suggestion: The One Ring

2/08/01, 9:45 am EST - Calisuri

Jincey continues her quest to find the best Tolkien products on the web. This month's product is Badali Jewelry's The One Ring replica. [More]

You can see Jincey's product suggestions at Shop.TheOneRing.net.

Next Tehanu's Note due soon

2/08/01, 12:23 am EST - Tehanu

Way back when this website started, we used to write more articles on anything we liked. That's because we didn't have any news - nobody had been cast even. Those were the days!

Finally I've got an answer for the people that wrote and asked, "What other fantasy compares with Tolkien?" It may not be an answer everyone likes, but you'll have to wait for Tehanu's Note 17 "His Dark Materials" to be posted up so you can argue about it.

News for Feb. 07, 2001

Mount Sunday Visit

2/07/01, 10:15 am EST - Xoanon

TORN Staffer Glaurung sends in his amazing pictures and a report from his visit to the Edoras set near Mt. Sunday in New Zealand.

They have done a good job putting the place back to normal. The road they built up the back of the hill has either been removed or covered over with soil. [More]

80 times a day!

2/07/01, 9:25 am EST - Xoanon

Xoanon here, I'm packing my bags to Finland as we speak:

From: izMO

I saw the news about the trailer on 'The Big Breakfast'. Well, they have been showing the trailer here in Finland for a week now, every 20 minutes, on a commercial channel. So it's on tv here about 80 times a day.

LotR Narrated by Mr. Sulu?

2/07/01, 9:22 am EST - Xoanon

From: Tattoween (via www.liphilharmonic.com)

The Long Island philharmonic presents 'Flights of Fantasy', featuring the symphonic world premiere of Johan de Meijs' LOTR symphony. A setting of Tolken's immortal classic narrated by George Takei, Sulu from Star Trek. Tickets go for $23, Sat. Feb 17, 2001, 7:30 pm Tilles Center, Brookville.

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