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News for Mar. 06, 2001

Liv and more en espanol

3/06/01, 7:31 pm EST - Tookish

Our community site elfenomeno has some great new stuff up, including an Arwen interview, the teaser in Spanish, and more! Thanks to Gollum for the heads up. Miren aqui.

Teaser Poster handed over for nothin!

3/06/01, 7:14 pm EST - Tookish

Looks like Ringer JP scored himself a free FotR movie poster! His very enthusiastic note:
I just wanted to let you guys know, I went to see 'Hannibal' tonight and got a teaser poster for just asking for one!!! YEAH!!!! Pretty kewl eh? So this is to let you know guys, and gals...they arrived at the theaters today! So go bug you friends for one!!!! This movie is gonna rock!!!!

Can you feeeeel that enthusiasm?? Woohoo!!

BreeMoot 5 Information

3/06/01, 9:58 am EST - Xoanon


TOLKIEN SCHOLARS AND HOBBIT FANS CONVERGE Tolkien scholars and hobbit fans will gather at two conferences at The University of St. Thomas over April 27-29, 2001. [More]

LOTR Teaser Poster Available to buy?

3/06/01, 9:51 am EST - Xoanon

Forget ebay, it seems that the New Line store may be selling the LOTR Teaser poster in the near future! All things are wonderful in the world.

Thanks to Robert for the tip!

Web Watch: Ifilm.com

3/06/01, 9:48 am EST - Xoanon

From: Jeremy

At ifilm.com there is an article about the official Lord of the Rings movie site. They rated it a 'must see' web site. [More]

News for Mar. 05, 2001

Instant Fellowship of the Ring!

3/05/01, 10:41 pm EST - Tookish

PipeSmoke just drifted over in our chat room Barliman's and told me to check out ign.com for a looksee. Lo and behold, it's a complete chapter by chapter summary of The Fellowship of the Ring! Check it out here.

Beware the Ides of Green Books

3/05/01, 9:47 pm EST - Quickbeam

Greetings - Quickbeam here.

Green Books has a lot of new stuff for March.

Next month we will have plenty more with Turgon, Ostadan, and the long-delayed debut of the online novel, "Isildur." Join us as we explore the WORDS and WORLD of Tolkien.

Much too hasty,


The Hobbit Garden

3/05/01, 2:39 pm EST - Tehanu

Yah, boo, swords and toy balrog! For those of a more peaceful disposition living round Chicago, this might be more your style. [More]

Tolkien Shopaholics Alert

3/05/01, 2:15 pm EST - Tehanu

Have we ever got the website for YOU to check out!

Fingolfin wrote to say:

"It is my pleasure to announce the opening of Middle Earth Trader, the "one-stop" site for the Tolkien Collector Enthusiast.

Middle Earth Trader is a Tolkien-related collectible directory that allows sellers to post classified ads or links to auctions within our directory while giving buyers a starting point to search for items to finish that special collection. We also give registered site sponsors a banner placement and the ability to post news articles about new collectibles as they come out." [More]

Read the Book First...

3/05/01, 10:10 am EST - Xoanon

The folks from 'SFX Magazine' have a word of warning for folks who have not read LOTR and are waiting for the movies; 'Read the books First!'

Thanks to Nathan for the tip!

News for Mar. 04, 2001

Weekly Ebay Items

3/04/01, 7:45 pm EST - Xoanon

Better than having your computer explode and be in the shop for almost 3 weeks! [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

3/04/01, 2:36 pm EST - Xoanon

Here's your chance to catch your favorite LOTR castmembers on the small screen this week. [More]

Empire Magazine Article

3/04/01, 12:51 pm EST - Xoanon

Nona from The Compleat Sean Bean sends in this article from the April issue of 'Empire Magazine'.

E! Still at It

3/04/01, 11:50 am EST - Tookish

Looks like the tv show E! is still airing the FotR movie theater teaser in their Comming Attractions segment, last reported seen on 3/2 by CDM. Thanks for the news C!

Media Watch: Popcorn.co.uk Blanchett Interview

3/04/01, 11:46 am EST - Tookish

Staffer Strider sends word of another interview with Cate Blanchett (Galadriel), this time at Popcorn.co.uk. Read it here! Thanks Strider!

Media Watch: The Independent (UK)

3/04/01, 5:15 am EST - Tehanu

That Christopher Lee (Saruman) is certainly in the public eye lately. Thanks to Michelle for this link to another fine interview with the man. (More)

News from the Battlefield

3/04/01, 2:25 am EST - Tehanu

Wow! It's never too late to send in a Spy Report:

"The reason I write you is that I was at the location when they filmed LotR. My character was a fighting human at the battlefield. I was just down there for about 5 days, but it was the greatest time of my life." (More)

Media Watch: Stern Magazine

3/04/01, 2:10 am EST - Tehanu

Ringer fans in Germany can enjoy a paper copy of their favourite images if they buy themselves a copy of "Stern" which features an interview with one of the Tolkien Society members (in German).

"Just had a copy of an article one of our bods was interviewed for come through. It's Stern Magazine (Nr 9) 22.2.2001, pp 204-209. Full page pix of the orcs from the April 00 teaser, Aragorn fighting orcs by the ruin, that one of Arwen with the sword, Gandalf at the Council of Elrond, the hobbits, JRRT & PJ."

Sounds pretty good! Thanks to Ian for that alert.

There may be an online version here but the link wasn't working when I tried.

News for Mar. 03, 2001

Total Movie Magazine Covers LotR

3/03/01, 10:04 pm EST - Jincey

Hey, found this article in my newly delivered (April 2001, Josie and the PussyCats on the cover) Total Movie magazine. You remember, the evil minions who deceived us all into thinking the LOTR internet teaser would be on their premier edition DVD? :) Well it's actually a pretty good magazine, even if there is nothing new in this article. And the pics are not new either, despite how it sounds. -Pipe Smoke

The Shadow of the Past: FotR Chapter II Live Chats 3/3 & 3/4

3/03/01, 1:03 pm EST - Tookish

In a time zone near you, we offer three sessions to discuss this amazing chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring. Part II in our FotR discussion series! First timers welcome. More here.

News for Mar. 02, 2001

Harry Potter vs LOTR.....again

3/02/01, 9:05 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Sean

I can't believe no one has reported this yet, but yesterday the BBC showed the trailer for 'Harry Potter', but placed some scenes from the Lord of the Rings teaser in the report, saying

"..Harry Potter will face strong competition from another film adaptation of a Children's classic featuring wizards: The Lord of the Rings"

(cue scene from the teaser, The One Ring enlarging to show armies of Mordor, all the way to Liv Tyler sleeping on the bench in her funky red frock).

I hate the media for trying to make it look like a competition between the two films. That said, my sister, who has never had much interest in Tolkien was rather psyched to start reading LOTR after seeing those teaser shots...

Still, I really could care less about the whole competition dealie.

Same here Sean, same here...

Cast Watch: Chris Lee at Book Signing in London

3/02/01, 8:59 pm EST - Xoanon

UK Ringers can catch Christopher Lee (Saruman) at 'The Cinema Store' tomorrow, March 3rd.

Lee will be there promoting his new book 'Christopher Lee - The Authorised Biography'. [More]

Media Watch: Tech TV.com

3/02/01, 8:31 pm EST - Tehanu

The website "dedicated to the digital lifestyle" is pretty fond of "The Lord of the Rings" and adds it to their geek library of 'must-have' things. [More]


3/02/01, 4:24 pm EST - Xoanon

Don't go storming your local theatre just yet. But word from the grapevine is that the Fellowship of the Ring teaser one sheet will be in local cinemas this weekend in most North American cities!

News is also coming to me that the one sheet will be available on the official site in 1 hour of this post!

More info soon.


Here it is! The poster we will be looking at for months to come! Click on the image to enlarge in our scrapbook.

Two New Middle-earth Figures Released

3/02/01, 9:43 am EST - Xoanon

Galadriel and the Wight (mass-market variations), the next two figures in the Middle-earth Toys line, are now available through the Toy Vault Toy Club. [More]

Castwatch: Christopher Lee BBC

3/02/01, 9:21 am EST - Calisuri

Thanks to Ringer fan Paul for alerting us to a BBC Article on everyone's favorite Saruman, Christopher Lee. [More]

News for Mar. 01, 2001

Shop: New LOTR Poster of Treebeard

3/01/01, 1:26 pm EST - Calisuri

Allposters.com is now offering a new LOTR related poster of Treebeard. [More]

Castwatch: Christopher Lee Interview

3/01/01, 10:25 am EST - Calisuri

Empire Online has landed an exclusive interview with Christopher Lee(Saruman). The interview talks about Lee's role in Star Wars Episode II (visit TheForce.net for the latest on Star Wars) and also discusses aspects of LOTR. [More]

E!Online updates!!!

3/01/01, 12:06 am EST - Gamgee

The wicked awesome movie site, E!online has just updated it's "Force of Hobbit" section, which is just bursting with major LotR news! Curious about what Pippin and Merry have to say about the Tolkien experince? Yearning to know what the artists and animators are up to? Check out all the details in this March update! [More]

Castwatch: Liv in Biography Magazine

3/01/01, 12:02 am EST - Calisuri

Ringer fan Ken sends us this Liv Tyler (Arwen) biography from the latest edition of Biography Magazine.[More]

News for Feb. 28, 2001

Wenham interview at Telstra.com!

2/28/01, 10:21 pm EST - Gamgee

David Wenham was interviewed at Tropfest 2001 during a live webcast. Watch the interview [here.]

Wenham's 'Rouge' Release Delayed

2/28/01, 3:12 pm EST - Xoanon

The new David Wenham (Faramir) film 'Moulin Rouge' has had its release date delayed. IMDB reports:

Twentieth Century Fox may have decided to delay the release of Moulin Rouge, starring Nicole Kidman, to June, because, according to MSNBC.com's Jeannette Walls, "she didn't want to face a publicity tour so soon after her messy split from Tom Cruise." [More]

Media Watch: Total Film

2/28/01, 2:42 pm EST - Tehanu

Ringer Spy Timothy wrote in with an alert for those of you living in the UK who'd like their own copy of some of the popular LOTR images that have been on the media lately:

"The UK's Total Film magazine has a "2001 Films" section, with a four-page spread of LOTR, and a little interview with Cate Blanchett. Images and interview aren't new -the large images are Gandalf at Moria, and the shot of Arwen which was in Entertainment Weekly, I believe."

Thanks for that!

Cast Watch: Sean Astin at Rudy Foundation Diner

2/28/01, 10:48 am EST - Xoanon

From: Babs @ Sean Astin Online

I just posted a story about the Rudy Foundation Celebrity dinner from February 11th. Jessica Peace had a chance to attend the event and met Sean Astin (Sam), and she was kind enough to let me post her story and her pics at my site. LOTR is mentioned and there's a bit more about it in the Q&A with Jessica. There's also a pic of Sean with Ali Astin. I though you guys might find this stuff interesting. [More]

ANCANAR - AFM Trailer for Indie Film

2/28/01, 9:33 am EST - Xoanon

The folks at ANCANAR, the indie LOTR based film, have been working hard on their project. Now if you're anywhere near the American Film Market Trade Show, you can see some of ANCANAR.

The American Film Market, the "gathering for the global motion picture industry," held annually in Los Angeles, will be the premiere ground for Ancanar's first theatrical trailer. [More]

Karl Urban, Serious Ac-taw

2/28/01, 9:21 am EST - Xoanon

From Silmarien comes a new article from the 'NZ Listener' concerning our very own Karl Urban (Eomer). [Article 1, Article 2]

Lord of the Ringing Tills

2/28/01, 9:18 am EST - Xoanon

From: RD

Here is an article from the Sun Herald this morning. It is titled "Lord of the Ringing Tills". [More]

Mark Ferguson's Birthday!

2/28/01, 1:02 am EST - Xoanon

Today, February 28th is Mark Ferguson (Gil Galad) Birthday! Mark was born on 28 February 1961 in Sydney, Australia. That makes him 40 today! Happy Birthday Mark!

Mithril Renewes License

2/28/01, 12:38 am EST - Xoanon

News from the mines that the folks at Mithril will still be making those toys your kids love to swallow... [More]

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