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News for Feb. 24, 2002

Weekly Cast Watch

2/24/02, 11:57 pm EST - Xoanon

Find out when and where your favorite LOTR stars' movies will be on the small screen this week! [More]

Media Watch: PJ on 'Fresh Air.'

2/24/02, 10:07 pm EST - Tehanu

From Ringer Spy Lee: "Peter Jackson is scheduled to be a guest this week on NPR's "Fresh Air," an interview program hosted by Terry Gross in the US. No date has yet been posted--for more, check out the web site FreshAir

Lord of the Rings sweeps Baftas

2/24/02, 9:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Epic fantasy film The Lord of the Rings has swept the Baftas, winning five awards, including best film and best director, for Peter Jackson. [More]

Arwen's Sword: The Mystery Solved?

2/24/02, 7:41 pm EST - Tehanu

We got more news on the name of Arwen's sword from a very reliable source. [More]

McKelllen To Receive Maverick Spirit Award

2/24/02, 7:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Brett Heppes writes: Academy Award Nominee, film and stage star Sir Ian McKellen will appear at Cinequest to receive Cinequest’s coveted Maverick Spirit Award. [More]

Christopher Lee Talks LOTR

2/24/02, 7:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Xoro writes: Here's a link to that Christopher Lee interview on WNYC (mentioned by Cynthia). Worth checking out just to hear how geeky the interviewier sounds next to the majestic Christopher Lee. (RealPlayer needed) [More]

Fellowship Of The Ring Wins 5 BAFTA Awards

2/24/02, 5:13 pm EST - Strider

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring won 4 BAFTA awards and the Orange Film of the Year award tonight in London at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards ceremony. Peter Jackson picked up the awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Orange Film of the Year while Richard Taylor accepted the awards for Achievement in Special Visual Effects and Make Up/Hair with Peter Owen and Peter King. [More]

Fellowship Of The Ring Wins Best Picture BAFTA

2/24/02, 4:46 pm EST - Strider

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring has won the BAFTA award for Best Picture!

Peter Jackson Wins Best Director BAFTA

2/24/02, 4:38 pm EST - Strider

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring director Peter Jackson has won the David Lean BAFTA Award for Best Director!

FOTR Wins Orange Film Of The Year BAFTA

2/24/02, 4:34 pm EST - Strider

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring has won the Orange BAFTA award for Film Of The Year!

FOTR Fails To Win Best Adapted Screenplay BAFTA

2/24/02, 3:42 pm EST - Strider

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring has failed to win the BAFTA award for Best Adapted Screenplay to Shrek.

Fan Art Galore

2/24/02, 3:34 pm EST - Calisuri

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Check out the largest gallery of Tolkien related Fan Art online in our fan section. We've recently added a whopping 211 pieces of new fan art! [More]

FOTR Fails To Win Best Cinematography BAFTA

2/24/02, 3:20 pm EST - Strider

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring has failed to win the BAFTA award for Best Cinematography to The Man Who Wasn't There.

There and Back Again III

2/24/02, 2:49 pm EST - Tehanu

THIS is the third installment of Frodo's Girl's trip to NZ, where she sees Mt. Doom and stays at the Hobbit Lodge. Only this time with the right link! [More]

An Hour Till Showtime!

2/24/02, 2:10 pm EST - Strider

It's just less than an hour until the BAFTA awards kick off in London, and as the world watches TheOneRing.net will be covering the whole event during the day on the front page. And if you are unable to watch it yourself, join us in #awardsparty on Barliman's server and see how many of the 12 BAFTA nominations Fellowship of the Ring can win as Peter Jackson, Sir Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom represent the movie itself.

Film World Prepares For Baftas

2/24/02, 10:17 am EST - Strider

The UK film industry is preparing for its most important awards ceremony of the year, the Baftas.
Lord of the Rings and Moulin Rouge are going head-to-head in the nominations, with 12 nods each including best film. The Baftas are one of the last major set of awards before the Oscars next month, and give an idea of who might do well in the Hollywood ceremony. [More]

Wood Online Chat With Fans Tomorrow Night

2/24/02, 10:02 am EST - Strider

TORn staffer and Brazilian community member Dunadán from Valinor.com.br sends word tht Elijah Wood will be interviewed online by fans on Brazilian website Psiu.com tomorrow at 8pm, São Paulo time.

Astin Talks Two Towers And Goonies 2

2/24/02, 9:18 am EST - Strider

Clint from Moviehole.net writes: I had the opportunity to chat to Sean Astin today - about his work in the forthcoming Lord of the rings : two towers and even the impending Goonies 2. [More]

There and Back Again III - a Journey to Middle-earth

2/24/02, 12:06 am EST - Tehanu

Frodo's Girl continues her journal of the first Red Carpet tour of LOTR film locations in New Zealand. Today: Mt. Doom and the Hobbit Lodge! [More]
UPDATE: This is the correct link now.

News for Feb. 23, 2002

Watch The BAFTA Awards Live With TheOneRing.net!

2/23/02, 9:31 pm EST - Strider

On the road to the Academy Awards, there is no better test of a films Oscar-winning potential then to win the coveted Best Picture at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, the British equivalent of the Oscars. For the last three years, the film that won Best Picture at the BAFTAs went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars, and this year TOR.n offer people all around the world to join our viewing party as the BAFTAs take place. Simply log into Barliman's Chatroom and slip into the room '#awardsparty' to join in on the party. [More]

Hall Of Fire Chats For February 23rd & 24th

2/23/02, 4:52 pm EST - Strider

As soon was Fellowship of the Ring was released into theaters around the world on December 19th 2001, movie fans and Tolkien fans alike compiled their lists of the mistakes Peter Jackson made in the filming of his three hour epic. However, these 'mistakes' have been hotly disputed as to whether they are really mistakes, to the extent that the New York Daily News even wrote an article on it. This weekend the Hall of Fire crew discuss the mistakes in The Fellowship of the Ring, and how they can be explained.. [More]

PJ, McKellen And Bloom In London For BAFTAs

2/23/02, 4:28 pm EST - Strider

Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe are just a few of the A-list stars expected to be at the Baftas tomorrow in London. Kevin Spacey, Dame Judi Dench, Renee Zellweger, Orlando Bloom, Sir Ian McKellen, Peter Jackson and Kate Winslet are on the Leicester Square VIP list. [More]

Jackson Regards 'Rings And Rouge As Sisters Films

2/23/02, 4:25 pm EST - Strider

'What a nice bloke Peter Jackson is. While most people nominated for their first Oscar would spend the time dancing around proclaiming their greatness from the rooftops, Jackson is busy worrying about fellow directors who didn't make the final cut.' [More]

Cate's Big Night

2/23/02, 4:17 pm EST - Strider

'It may have been pouring from the heavens at last night's royal premiere for Charlotte Gray, but Cate Blanchett's megawatt smile and star presence more than compensated for the British weather.' [More]

Media Watch: Renaissance Magazine

2/23/02, 2:35 pm EST - Strider

Gaerwen writes: I just got my copy of Renaissance Magazine, issue #25, and guess who's on the cover? Elijah Wood, in the now famous shot of him on the floor in Bree reaching for the ring. It has 12 pages of color photos, but no text. The photos are nothing new, although a few are from angles that I have not seen before.

Anyone got a copy? Send it in!

Barnes & Noble Gathering In NYC Reports!!

2/23/02, 2:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Here are a whole truckload of pictures and reports from the Barnes & Noble event from Friday (Feb 22nd). More to come! [More]

A New Quest For The Ring Of The Fellowship

2/23/02, 2:28 pm EST - Strider

Legoland writes: Hi, just writing to let you know about a slightly LOTR related article in this month's Mensa magazine. The article is about a group of Mensans who go on long journeys together, similar in some ways to the Fellowship of the Ring. [More]

FOTR Fights Off Competitors Down Under

2/23/02, 2:13 pm EST - Strider

Laurellee writes: Just thought I'd let you know that FOTR is still at number 3 down here after 9 weeks. See for yourself. [More]

FOTR Japanese Premiere Press Conference

2/23/02, 2:08 pm EST - Strider

Érica writes: There's a coverage of the LOTR press conference in Tokyo (02/20) on the official LOTR Japanese site. I know that not many people can read Japanese, but you'll be able to see the pictures, at least don't worry, they didn't say anything very different from what they had already said and repeated a lot of times. Well, maybe this could be interesting... [More]

Director Jackson Vows Fresh Take on 'Rings' Sequel

2/23/02, 2:06 pm EST - Xoanon

With the first installment of his "Lord of the Rings" trilogy a prime contender for Oscar honors, director Peter Jackson says he has reached deep into his bag of movie wizardry to deliver fresh characters and plot twists to part two due in theaters next December. [More]

LOTR Poster: France

2/23/02, 2:00 pm EST - Xoanon

Sylvia writes: For the world wide fans, here is the movie poster at the Cinema Montparnasse in Paris where FOTR is being very well-received. [More]

TV Watch: PJ On CNN

2/23/02, 1:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at the CNN interview transcript from the February 22nd interview with Peter Jackson on 'American Morning'! [More]

Get Out The Vote!!

2/23/02, 1:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the latest poll at suntimes.com, YOU get to choose the Oscar winners! [More]

Rings Director In San Francisco Tuesday

2/23/02, 1:46 pm EST - Strider

Nikki Took: Being hugely disappointed at not being able to fly down to LA to attend the booksigning at Brentano's (I had to work that day), I had high hopes of reading about an upcoming booksigning in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wrong! PJ and Fran were briefly in town on Tuesday for a special screening. [More]

Christopher Lee Talks LOTR

2/23/02, 1:44 pm EST - Xoanon

Cynthia writes: Just wanted to report that I just listened to a 40-minute interview on WNYC in NY with Christopher Lee, full of articulate musings on his career and laced with excerpts from the LOTR score. [More]

Video Clips From The 'PJ' Cricket Match!

2/23/02, 1:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Andrew sends along these great video clips (Quicktime) from the cricket match where PJ got the crowd all wired up and recorded their voices!

Peter got them to speak the dark language of Mordor, stamp their feet, and yell really loud! [More]

News for Feb. 22, 2002

Peter Jackson Thrills Fans in NYC

2/22/02, 11:30 pm EST - Jincey

Maegwen provides TORn readers with a comprehensive report from today's Barnes & Noble event in NYC. !!!!SPOILERS!!!! [More]

Burger King for Sale?!??!?

2/22/02, 11:28 pm EST - Gamgee

Yes, 'tis true. Our beloved provider of Tolkien toys and chicken tenders will go up on the auction block very very soon. Will we still get our toys next year?? Who knows? We will keep you updated. [More]

Sir Ian McKellen to unveil portrait

2/22/02, 9:00 pm EST - Tehanu

There's a quick interview with the wizard on NY Post's gossip column. It mentions that Sir Ian will be unveiling a portrait of himself by Clive Smith, in England tonight. [More] Thanks to FrenchFry for the link.

Speaking of Sir Ian, the SF Chronicle reported that he'd accepted an invitation to be grand marshal of the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 30. "San Francisco is where I decided to come out in 1988," said McKellen. "It's high time I came back to thank everybody."

Barnes and Noble, NY

2/22/02, 8:22 pm EST - Tehanu

Arien reports from the LOTR event in New York. Be warned: !!!!SPOILERS!!!! [More]

The Realpolitik of LOTR

2/22/02, 8:20 pm EST - Tehanu

Another thoughtful article on Tolkien's sense of the real world compared to other science-fiction and fantasy writers, in Metaphilm. [More]

The Premiere in Japan

2/22/02, 8:05 pm EST - Tehanu

Patmos Kat describes the LOTR buzz at the Japanese premiere and comments "From all I have read Elijah, Dom, Orli, Liv and the rest have always been very gracious and happy to communicate with their fans. It is too bad they were kept from being able to interact with us at all." [More]

No, really, WHAT is the name of Arwen's sword

2/22/02, 7:54 pm EST - Tehanu

There seems to be two names for Arwen's sword, according to this. [More]

Fifteen Minutes with Peter Jackson

2/22/02, 7:25 pm EST - Tehanu

Sasha Stone, the "Oscarwatch Editor" of the Santa Monica Mirror, gives us LOTR fans a sneak preview of the interview she had with Peter Jackson in Beverly Hills. He talks about how his kids have grown up with the movie.....[More] Thanks to Vash for the link.

Barnes & Noble Gathering In NYC Report!!

2/22/02, 7:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Pippin Skywalker sends in a report from the Barnes & Noble event with PJ, Howard Shore, Fran Walsh, and Christopher Lee!!! What's cooler is...this event is still going on AS WE SPEAK!!

Pippin Skywalker checking in to tell all you ring fans that my dad being the marvel that he is went to the Union Square Barnes & Noble to hear Peter Jackson, Christopher Lee and Howard Shore. Here are some special details. [More]

TV Watch: PJ On 'Charlie Rose'

2/22/02, 4:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Judi sends in news that Peter Jackson will be a guest tonight on the Charlie Rose show, be sure to check your local listings for that later tonight! [More]

There and Back Again: Day Two

2/22/02, 2:46 pm EST - Tehanu

Frodo's Girl continues the story of her trip around NZ visiting Hobbiton and other LOTR film locations - and some other weird places -with Red Carpet's inaugural Movietour. [More]

Peter Jackson On CNN

2/22/02, 1:32 pm EST - Xoanon

Chadster writes: Peter Jackson was interviewed on CNN this morning dring its "American Morning" show. The interview was short, and basically covered the film's development with Miramax and New Line. [More]

PJ, Fran Walsh, Shore And Christopher Lee In NYC Today!!

2/22/02, 1:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Houghton Mifflin would like to remind all NY-area TORnados that Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Howard Shore and Christopher Lee will be appearing TONIGHT (Feb 22) at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, NYC at 5:00 p.m!

TV Watch UK: Cate Blanchett On 'Parkinson'

2/22/02, 1:23 pm EST - Xoanon

White Rider writes: Just a piece of info for British ringers - Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) will be a guest on the new series of 'Parkinson' this Saturday night on BBC1.

What Are You Tolkien About?

2/22/02, 1:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the latest TV schedule on Channel Mordor. [More]

Ringing It Up In Japan

2/22/02, 1:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Soyaf sends us a link to a ton of pictures with the LOTR cast having a ball in Japan, take a look at some of these pics! [More]

Live In Oz? Go See LOTR:FOTR For Cheap!

2/22/02, 1:07 pm EST - Xoanon

Jason writes: I just thought I'd send you a link to the site of one Australia's major cinema chains. For the next few days they have a special offer for discounted tickets to Fellowship of the Ring. Get back to the cinemas people! [More]

A Glam-Gandalf!

2/22/02, 12:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Nicholas writes: Every year I throw an Oscar Party, where I always try to outdo myself. This year I had an idea for my invitation. [More]

Lords of the Rings: Two Millennia of Mail

2/22/02, 12:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Ianthe writes: The Higgins Armory is a small but magnificent museum devoted to arms and armor. It is in Worcester, Massachusetts and has one of the most spectacular collections of historical armaments in the U.S. Next week they debut a major exhibit entitled "Lords of the Rings: Two Millennia of Mail," that will focus on the evolution of mail from the Roman period through the Middle Ages. [More]

Spence's 'Damned' Released Today

2/22/02, 12:24 pm EST - Xoanon

The latest Bruce Spence (Mouth of Sauron) film 'Queen of the Damned' is released today, it as stars the late Aaliyah and 'Aragorn-for-a-day' Stuart Townsend. You can check out a review here. [More] [Showtimes]

Joyful Fans at Brentano’s

2/22/02, 1:14 am EST - Quickbeam

If you can imagine more than 500 people standing outside in the nippy February air, in a very long queue that wound on forever; all of them being forced to wait for 6 or more hours with nothing but gruff security guards scowling at them and pesky T.V. cameras sniffing them up and down – and if you can imagine these people HAPPY.... just thrilled to endure all this for the chance to meet Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Sean Astin face-to-face, then you’ve got a good picture of the reality. This past Monday these joyful fans swarmed the Century City Shopping Center in Los Angeles, and they didn’t mind any gauntlet of evil they had to endure to get in. [More]

News for Feb. 21, 2002

More photos from the Brentano's Booksigning

2/21/02, 8:42 pm EST - Tehanu

This link came in from Rosie, the moderator of the Decipher LOTR fan club. "There are 38 wonderful pics of fans, PJ, Fran, Phillipa and Sean recieving gifts and signing autographs, as well as pics of movie items that were on display. An adorable one of Sean doing his "happy dance" LOL! " [More]

"Howard Shore is Da Man!!"

2/21/02, 8:21 pm EST - Tookish

Andy dropped us a line about Shore's FOTR score broken down into major themes and motifs. If you liked our frame-by-frame analyses of the trailers you'll LOVE this breakdown at scorereviews.com. [More]

Sir Ian McKellen's Knight at Conversation's Roundtable Screen Actors Guild

2/21/02, 5:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Awards nominated actor of stage, television, and screen, Sir Ian McKellen, will be featured in the February 27 Conversations event in Hollywood. [More]

Just Don't Serve Any Pretzels

2/21/02, 12:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Jbaggins writes: (From USAToday) White House Fellowship: The White House has asked New Line Cinema for a print of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for a screening Saturday for staffers and their families. The film is nominated for 13 Oscars, including best picture.

Christoher Lee To Attend 'BIFF'

2/21/02, 12:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Guybrush Threepwood writes: Christopher Lee (Saruman) will be in Belgium for the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy, Thriller and Science Fiction Film (15 - 30 march 2002). [More]

McKellen Updates 'E-Post'

2/21/02, 11:51 am EST - Xoanon

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) has updated the 'E-Post' section of his website mckellen.com. [More]

Live In NYC? Wanna Meet Jim Rygiel?

2/21/02, 11:39 am EST - Xoanon

Shana writes: On February 28, the American Museum of the Moving Image is especially pleased to present a Pinewood Dialogue with one of the key creative figures behind THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Visual Effects Supervisor Jim Rygiel. [More]

Tolkien Talk At Yale

2/21/02, 11:28 am EST - Xoanon

The42ndGuy writes: Hi there TORN! Sending along a report on a Tolkien event at Yale University. [More]

Peter Jackson On KTLA

2/21/02, 11:16 am EST - Xoanon

Valerie wends along this information on just WHAT PJ had to say during his interview with KTLA last Monday! [More]

Frodo Pushes Past ET

2/21/02, 11:04 am EST - Xoanon

Jono writes: Whilst browsing I noticed LOTR:FOTR has according to "Boxofficemojo" moved into 8th Position on the all-time BO list above ET. [More]

For Your Consideration

2/21/02, 11:00 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Tammy sends us the other cover from Variety this week, this one featuring Aragorn with Boromir during his final moments. Take a look! [More]

Are You Experienced?

2/21/02, 10:54 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Di sends along her 'PJ Experience' at Brentano's bookstore last week. [More]

For Your Consideration

2/21/02, 10:41 am EST - Xoanon

moocholas sends along this cover from Variety Magazine (Feb 18-24) [More]

LOTR Cast In Japan

2/21/02, 10:31 am EST - Xoanon

Pamela writes: I don't know if you already have this pic or not but it was taken yesterday just after the cast arrived in Japan. [More]

TTT Release Date: Slovenia

2/21/02, 10:27 am EST - Xoanon

GeneralSV writes: I would just like to confirm the release date for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in Slovenia. The date is set at 16th Jan. 2003.

SHOP: Elvish Brooch On Sale?

2/21/02, 10:23 am EST - Xoanon

LinneaBlue writes: I e-mailed the company The Noble Collection (TNC), who makes replicas of Sting, The One Ring, and Arwen Evenstar’s Pendant, and other products, in inquiry whether they will be offering a replica of the leaf brooch the Fellowship receives from the elves. [More]

Fellowship Hopes to Turn Oscars Into Middle Earth

2/21/02, 10:16 am EST - Xoanon

The cast and crew of LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING are planning to make OSCARS night 2002 extra special by conjuring up a "big surprise." [More]

A world under his spell

2/21/02, 10:12 am EST - Xoanon

An Oscar-nominee for his portrayal of Gandalf, happily in love and looking forward to a stint on US TV, Ian McKellen has achieved a perfect balance of personal and professional contentment. [More]

Wanna Work For WETA?

2/21/02, 10:09 am EST - Xoanon

Interested in relocating to New Zealand to work on 'The Lord of the Rings'? [More]

Video Clips From The 'PJ' Cricket Match!

2/21/02, 1:58 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Andrew sends along these great video clips (Quicktime) from the cricket match where PJ got the crowd all wired up and recorded their voices! [More]

These are hosted on Yahoo! so, I assume after they've had enough they'll pull the plug. I'll move them to another server if that happens.

News for Feb. 20, 2002

Lord of Rings Crowned Box Office King

2/20/02, 11:18 pm EST - Xoanon

After blockbusting performances in the United States and Europe, "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" has continued its triumphant march into Russia, setting new box office records across the country. [More]

Galadriel Action Figure!

2/20/02, 7:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Mr. Clark writes: The Raving Toy Maniac website has a couple of pics of the Toy Biz Galadriel action figure from Toy Fair. [More] [Shop]

And be sure to take a look at all the goodies TheOneRing.net and Sideshow/WETA bring you! [Sideshow/WETA]

Direct Hits

2/20/02, 7:24 pm EST - Xoanon

Dave Karger (From EW) handicaps the Best Director race. There are only three real contenders, says Dave Karger, and Robert Altman might hit one out of the ''Park'' [More]

Media Watch: Make Up Artist Magazine

2/20/02, 7:21 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy MAX_BLAST sends us these scans from the latest issue of 'Make Up Artist Magazine'. Take a look, you can see what the wraith's hands look like without their gauntlets, and LOTR make up artists working on Lawrence Makoare (Lurtz), Christopher Lee (Saruman) and John Rhys-Davies (Gimli)! [More]

Heart Of The City Talks LOTR

2/20/02, 6:59 pm EST - Xoanon

Hunter writes: LOTR is mentioned in today's 'Heart Of The City' comicstrip. [More]

Pre-Order Your Moria Poster Now!

2/20/02, 3:36 pm EST - leo

click here for more information A few weeks ago the folks over at New Line's shop gave us the oppurtunity to vote on the new poster they are gonna sell, and it seems you can pre-order your copy of the poster right now. The poster will be printed on Elita Gloss stock which I heard should make it look extra cool. If you head over to LOTRshop.com now and pre-order your copy you will only have to pay $15.95 instead of the normal price of $19.95 AND you can use a special Moria-coupon and get an additional discount of three dollars on additional copies! Follow the link in the picture above for more information!

What's The Name Of Arwen's Sword?

2/20/02, 1:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Galadhorn sends along some very interesting information in regards to Arwen's sword in LOTR, take a look! [More]

Austin Goofs On Rings

2/20/02, 1:24 pm EST - Xoanon

Camillu writes: Just to let you know that the new teaser for Newline's Austin Powers 3 (no name yet) has been posted at apple.com. The teaser uses music and the trilogy aspect to take a poke at LOTR. It's quite effective - the music is unmistakable. [More]

GAMING: EA's LOTR Game Screenshots!

2/20/02, 1:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Kevin from gamingvoice.com writes: We've received three in-game shots from EA Game's upcoming Lord of the Rings (movie-based) project. They include a comparison of Balin's Tomb shot from the game and the film. [More] [Gaming Havens]

LOTR On Variety

2/20/02, 1:04 pm EST - Xoanon

LeiaSky writes: LOTR is on the cover of today's issue of Variety. The pic is of Aragorn leaning over Boromir pressing a kiss to his forehead.

Anyone with a scan, send it along!

Premiere Build-up in Japan.

2/20/02, 1:01 pm EST - Tehanu

Nanae wrote in again to report that Elijah Wood, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, and Dominic Monaghan landed in Narita Airport (Japan) yesterday morning. They are going to get interviewed on the 20th and will attend the premiere of LOTR on the 21st!!

Another Report From Brentano's

2/20/02, 1:00 pm EST - Xoanon

Monica writes: Thanks to the notice on TORN I found out about the signing and jumped at the chance to go. I got there at 8:45am, and while it was a very long wait, the pay-off was absolutely worth it. [More]

Rosie's Report: the Booksigning at Brentano's.

2/20/02, 12:54 pm EST - Tehanu

Rosie and her friends got to Brentano's in LA REALLY early, like about 12 hours....but it paid off for them as they got to talk to the LOTR film folk and present them with their fan art. [More]

Hobbit thinking might be wise

2/20/02, 12:48 pm EST - Xoanon

In the 1990s, ''The Lord of the Rings'' was selected in four separate polls as the ''greatest book of the century.'' Now, with the first installment of Peter Jackson's epic three-part movie making a bid for Academy Awards, Tolkien seems assured a place in the 21st century, too. [More]

Ford Of The Rings

2/20/02, 12:40 pm EST - Xoanon

Isildur62 writes: I found this in the Jan/Feb issue of "Campus Life" magazine. I thought you guys might enjoy it. [More]

Elijah Wood's next project.

2/20/02, 12:28 pm EST - Tehanu

Ananova.com reports that Elijah Wood is to star in a romantic comedy which begins filming next month. [More]
Thanks to Philippa for that.

BAFTA Awards in Australia

2/20/02, 12:21 pm EST - Tehanu

"For Australian LOTR fans, the BAFTA awards are going to be broadcast on Channel 2 ABC Television on March 2 and 9.30pm, a bit late but better than not at all. I rang programming today to confirm." Thanks to Laurel for that. FOTR is nominated for a number of awards at the BAFTAS.

That's Not Gollum!!

2/20/02, 11:03 am EST - Xoanon

Not the movie Gollum anyway, the NYPOST Website has an article on Gollum (calling him a troll no less), and along with the article is a photo of Gollum, but THIS Gollum is from a now defunct toy company. I actually have this Gollum on my computer monitor at the TORN offices at home. So...you can stop sending me those emails now...this isn't the movie Gollum. (thanks Phyllis) [More]

New link to Deliz's report on the Brentano's event.

2/20/02, 3:26 am EST - Tehanu

Deliz's website at Geocities coul

There and Back Again: A Journey to Middle-earth

2/20/02, 3:19 am EST - Tehanu

The first in a series of articles from Frodo's Girl, the first Ringer to take one of the Red Carpet Movie Tours which will visit LOTR film locations in NZ. [More]

News for Feb. 19, 2002

Exclusive: Sideshow Weta Ringwraith And Steed

2/19/02, 6:01 pm EST - Strider

TheOneRing.net exclusive: After the release immaculately detailed Balrog and Cave Troll statues in the last two weeks, Sideshow Weta have now unveiled the Limited Edition Ringwraith and Steed statues. Orders are already being taken in advance as Sideshow prepare to ship this very special statue in Fall of this year. [More]

LOTR Gets Oscar Boost At Box Office

2/19/02, 5:53 pm EST - Strider

Brandon Gray

Fueled by its 13 Oscar nominations, "The Lord of the Rings" enjoyed a 38% bump-up to an estimated $5.0 million this weekend (Feb. 15-17), though the five new releases kept it in 11th place. "Rings'" improvement was all the more impressive given how many people have already seen it. [More]

Potter And Baggins Boost UK Admissions 29%

2/19/02, 5:40 pm EST - Strider

'The number of UK cinema admissions rose by a phenomenal 29% in January - that's 15m tickets sold - the biggest boost since The Godfather in 1972. This is due almost entirely to the strong performances of Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone and The Lord Of The Rings.' [More]

FOTR On DVD August But Extras Not Until November

2/19/02, 5:07 pm EST - Strider

Caltanet.it have managed to land quite a scoop from an insider in LotR's Italian distributor, which is the most official source regarding DVD news we've had so far. And the news is that New Line are releasing FotR in August, but fans will have to will until November for the 4 DVD pack will movie, extras, director's cut and all the trimmings imaginable. [More]

Los Angeles Down...Next Stop New York City!

2/19/02, 4:48 pm EST - Strider

It seems that the Lord of the Rings crew have embarked on a whirlwind tour of the United States, as Peter Jackson now heads to New York City after his Los Angeles booksigning, and with him some friends - Fran Walsh, Howard Shore and Christopher Lee! Check out Barnes & Noble on Union Square, February 22nd, between 17:00 (5pm) and 18:00 (6pm).

Trailers For Best Picture Nominations Posted At Apple

2/19/02, 4:38 pm EST - Strider

So you know of the films that are going against FotR for the prized Best Picture accolade on Oscar night but don't know your John Nash from your ? Well as the build up to the Oscars mounts, Apple have compiled a list of all Oscar awards and nominations and linked them to their respective trailers to help inform fans a little bit more on the competition. [More]

Cricket Crowds help out with LOTR sound effects

2/19/02, 3:09 pm EST - Tehanu

A note came in from Ringer spy and cricket fan Catherine, who was at the cricket match where the spectators got the chance to do crowd noises for the LOTR soundtrack. [More]

LA Booksigning: Q&A with PJ and the others

2/19/02, 2:31 pm EST - Tehanu

Delize and the LOTR Fan Club were at the LA booksigning at Brentano's. Delize posted her report on the questions and answers - a delightful read, as the questions were good and PJ and the other screenplay writers were very forthcoming. [More]

Matte shots from LOTR

2/19/02, 2:18 pm EST - Tehanu

A scoop from Mark:
"Oh...my...God! This better be in the DVD! Want to see what the Shire will look like if Frodo doesn't succeed (including a shot of Pippin in chains no less)?" You can see the collapsed, burnt-out wreck of the Green Dragon inn. Mark found these astonishing images in a special effects company website that is working on mattes for LOTR. Go to HatchFX.com and click on the LOTR link.

All about the FOTR DVDs

2/19/02, 2:00 pm EST - Tehanu

Comingsoon.com has a report from Caltanet, the Italian cinema site, listing all the DVDs and their planned release dates: August for the DVD and VHS 2-disc set, November for two seperate releases - the double DVD with extra features, and the 4-disc collector's edition with director's cut and yet more extra stuff. [I think the DVDs release dates will vary in different countries though -T.] [More]

Thanks to Silmarill for the tip.

Sam Gamgee: Boyfriend of the Week

2/19/02, 1:47 pm EST - Tehanu

Fanning the flames of the Orli-is-the-god-of-cuteness debate, there's a website called Boyfriend of the Week. This week the featured friend is Sam Gamgee. [More]
Thanks to Eirien for the cute link.

Brentano's Discussion and Signing Report With Pics!

2/19/02, 1:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Valerie sends in her report with a whole wack of pictures from Brentano's Book Store discussion and signing with Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens, and Sean Astin! [More]

Waiting For Frodo...Again

2/19/02, 10:38 am EST - Xoanon

Debbie writes: Just letting you know that Sam is back in line for the second Lord of the Rings movie. You can follow his exploits in my online comic strip, Waiting For Frodo. Only ten months to go...

The Hobbit Announced for GameCube

2/19/02, 10:34 am EST - Xoanon

Capitalizing on the recent swell of interest in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Sierra Entertainment has announced that The Hobbit is in development for Nintendo GameCube. [More] [Gaming Havens]

5D Colossus Grades "The Lord Of The Rings" Trilogy

2/19/02, 10:30 am EST - Xoanon

Adapted from the master works of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings trilogy represents an unprecedented undertaking with three films made simultaneously over a year and a half of production. [More]

Zombies From The Horses Mouth

2/19/02, 10:26 am EST - Xoanon

Autumn writes: At the Century City signing Monday we asked Peter Jackson about the rumours of zombie movie in the works, he said he'd like to do it in the future, but isn't sure if it'll happen. Sean Astin (Sam), who was seated next to him, said he could play a zombie, to which PJ replied that he'd have to loose 50 pounds, which Sean was happy about. They were all very nice people and it was a pleasure to meet them.

Mad Magazine Does LOTR

2/19/02, 10:16 am EST - Xoanon

Peregrin T sends in the word that Mad Magazine has goofed on LOTR in their 2002 XL edition. [More]

News for Feb. 18, 2002

TTT trailer in Mid-March.

2/18/02, 8:56 pm EST - Tehanu

IanRocks is the first Ringer back from a booksigning and discussion at Century City, Ca. Peter Jackson was there, as were Sean Astin, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. IR got the chance to hear our favourite rumours confirmed or denied - straight from the horse's mouth! [More]

BAFTA awards to be shown on US TV.

2/18/02, 8:41 pm EST - Tehanu

News from Erica: "I was just in hellomagazine.com and they reported that the BAFTA awards, for which Lord of the Rings is nominated for 12 awards, are going to be broadcast in the US for the first time on the E! channel. Yay! Some of the cast will probably be there, we can only hope!"

Trailer trailer, here trailer trailer.....!!

2/18/02, 8:33 pm EST - Tehanu

So, when's the fabled new Two Towers trailer appearing? People in the cinema industry have told us of a new final reel (including the TTT footage?) for FOTR arriving 'soon:' Now we hear this from G Dengy: "A friend said yesterday that she had seen the TTT trailer running with (of all things) a budget showing of "Shallow Hal." She said it seemed to be over three minutes."

LOTR hits Poland

2/18/02, 8:22 pm EST - Tehanu

Tomas sent this in: "Five days ago, on February 15, LotR was finally shown in Poland. Many Polish spectators went a month ago to Czechoslovakia in order to watch this wonderful movie sooner. But [still] "The Lord of the Rings" had the best weekend opening in whole history of Polish cinema!!!

"Weekend box-office is exactly 518901 people in a country of about 37 million. It's showing on 107 screens and most shows are full."

What Goes Into Hobbit Garden?

2/18/02, 4:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Kristine sends in a report from the latest issue of 'Garden Design magazine', featuring an interview with LOTR greensmaster Brian Massey. [More]

Weekly Ebay Items

2/18/02, 1:03 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out this weeks batch of very cool Tolkien items up for auction on eBay! [More]

Big Bad Balrog

2/18/02, 12:37 pm EST - Xoanon

www.alteredstates.com has posted some incredible Balrog toy images from Toy Biz, take a look at this monster, it's huge! [More] [Shop]

New Caledonia To Miss LOTR?

2/18/02, 12:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Florian writes: I write you from New Caledonia as a Tolkien fan. I wanted to let the worldwide community know that the movie will not be projected in the country, for commercial reasons! Directors of cinemas say it would not make profit.

Get TheOneRing.net Newsletter Today!

2/18/02, 12:51 am EST - Xoanon

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Weekend Round Up

2/18/02, 12:28 am EST - Xoanon

Missed all the news this weekend? Watching the Olympics? Sleeping? Out with your special boy or girl? Well fear not! TORN is like your nerdy little brother that stays home all weekend and catches up on LOTR!! And now YOU can catch up on all that you may have missed! [More]

Media Watch: Design Graphics Magazine

2/18/02, 12:09 am EST - Xoanon

Raz writes: I found this article in the latest Design Graphics magazine, an Australian design and graphics magazine. [More]

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