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News for Mar. 10, 2002
Radio Free Decipher Talks To Richard Taylor
3/10/02, 10:55 pm EST - Xoanon
BAFTA award winner and Oscar nominee Richard Taylor joins the show to chat about his involvement with The Lord of the Rings films, the Weta Workshop team that worked so hard in bringing Middle-earth to life, and some background that you may not know about himself and The Lord of the Rings films. [More
LOTR Wins C.A.S. Award
3/10/02, 10:50 pm EST - Xoanon
The winners of the Cinema Audio Society Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing, announced last night, March 9th, in a sealed envelope ceremony at the annual C.A.S. Awards Banquet are as follows. [More
LOTR soundtrack to be discussed on Weekend Edition Sunday
3/10/02, 10:43 pm EST - Xoanon
Each year "Weekend Edition Sunday," National Public Radio's Sunday morning news/feature program, spends time on each of the Oscar-nominated scores. On Sunday, March 17, NPR movie music critic Andy Trudeau will discuss the scores for "Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone" and "Lord of the Rings." For more information, or to find a station near you, go here. [More
LOTR Premiere: Japan
3/10/02, 10:34 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Lotr is in full steam over here in Japan!! I went and saw it on the 9th of March, a week after it had opened and the theatre was PACKED!! The line went for miles and me and my friends got there 30mins before it started!! Ended up in the 2nd row with a sore neck. [More
Variety Ads For LOTR
3/10/02, 10:27 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Deagol
(via Barliman's) sent along this link to oscarwatch.com's images from the latest issue of Variety magazine. [More
Star Wars Trailer: Chris Lee Spotted
3/10/02, 10:20 pm EST - Xoanon
The new Star Wars: Attack of the Clones trailer has appeared online and on TV tonight. There is a great shot and some dialog from our very own Chrisother Lee (Saruman) who plays an evil Jedi knight.
Lord Of The Rings CD Cardz
3/10/02, 10:13 pm EST - Xoanon
As the first installment of New Line Cinema's highly anticipated epic, live-action trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, hits the big screen - Frodo
, Strider, and Ringwraiths will also hit your monitor screen - in a series of CD Rom Cardz. [More
SAG Awards: Gosford Park wins Best Cast
3/10/02, 9:59 pm EST - Calisuri
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
was nominated in one additional SAG (Screen Actors Guild) category tonight for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. However, the winner was Gosford Park. Haven't seen that one, so can't really rip into it....yet. LOL. Just kidding. Thanks to the folks in Barlimans for helping us keep on top of the winners tonight, and congratulations to Ian McKellen for his win!
OBMarie, from barlimans sends us this: If you missed it today, the red carpet for the SAG awards will be on tomarrow at 7 am and again at 9 am central time on E! It includes a brief interview with Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, and Billy Boyd.
McKellen Wins Best Supporting Actor!
3/10/02, 8:10 pm EST - Calisuri
Ringers Scorpio and Susie are standing by in our Barlimans Chatroom with updates from this year's SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards ceremony. They report Ian McKellen (Gandalf) has won the award for 'Best Supporting Actor!' Woo IAN!!!!! Congratulations from all of us here at TORn and fans worldwide! Next nomiation for Fellowship
is Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Lord of the Rings "FoTR" TRIVIA
3/10/02, 8:08 pm EST - Xoanon
Harper Collins Canada Ltd - in association with Dúnedain Multimedia, Toronto.com, Trivia Engine, and Virgin Music Canada - is launching a three-week "FoTR" trivia quest on March 11th, 12:01 am (EST). The game will be accessible via the Toronto.com web site until March 31st, 2002. [More
Media Watch: In Style Magazine (Australia)
3/10/02, 8:02 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Here is a copy of some LOTR article and pics that were in this months Australian In Style. [More
There and back again – a journey to middle earth Part X
3/10/02, 7:36 pm EST - Xoanon
sends us part 10 her trip to New Zealand! Today we hooked up with a local guide, Mike (you may have seen an article on TORN a bit ago about him, he was an Uruk-Hai).
TV Watch: Ian McKellen On '60 Minutes II' & 'SNL'
3/10/02, 7:15 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Next Wednesday's "60 Minutes II" (CBS at 10:00pm EST) has a segment scheduled about Ian McKellen
and "The Lord of the Rings." And, as previously reported, Ian McKellen
will also be hosting Satruday Night Live (NBC at 11:30pm EST) on March 16th.
Adventures roll on for 'Star Wars,' 'Harry' and 'Rings'
3/10/02, 7:09 pm EST - Xoanon
The episodic format popularized by sometimes cheesy genre films like "The Lone Ranger," "The Perils of Pauline" or "Flash Gordon" has become the feature film flavor of the year. [More
Jackson's Locks Get In The Way
3/10/02, 7:04 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: I saw the story you had about PJ and Fran receiving their New Year's honours, but the article itself missed out on some giggles that were provided during this very serious ceremony, as the Governor General had a close encounter with PJ's unruly hair. [More
Lord of the Rings in Lego.
3/10/02, 3:55 pm EST - Tehanu
I dare you to come up with anything sillier. Well, there's Lord of the Rings played out entirely by Barbie dolls, but let's not go there. This
is what you get a university education for. (Hey, I love this.)
Fran Walsh, Christopher Lee on NY Observer
3/10/02, 3:19 pm EST - Tehanu
Recently I posted a link to this great interview with Fran Walsh and Christopher Lee who were at a press thing in New York where Fran mentioned checking out the TORN opinion polls. Embarrassingly enough, the story was moved off the URL we had so nobody could find it. Here's the story again. [More
] The 'Observer' trots out those tired old stereotypes and calls Tolkien fans 'Pale-skinned.'
Name Confusion Riles Rings Writer
3/10/02, 3:15 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Ataahua
sends us this clipping from the Daily News in NZ. [More
Sir Ian McKellen to host Saturday Night Live
3/10/02, 2:55 pm EST - Tehanu
News has come in from several Ringers watching TV who say that Sir Ian McKellen will host Saturday Night Live next week, March 16th.
The Two Towers Photo Archive
3/10/02, 2:50 pm EST - Tehanu
Spanish-language site Rumores de Cine has done a nice job compiling 'great moments from the Two Towers' images. Some of them you've seen on TORN or other media before, but it's handy having these in one spot like this. [More
] Thanks to Cathia for the link.
'Mind' Wins DGA Award
3/10/02, 1:51 am EST - Xoanon
The Directors Guild Of America have given their award to 'A Beautiful Mind' director Ron Howard. Some people think this may be a precursor to the Oscars in 2 weeks, only time will tell. (see you in LA PJ! -Xo)
The DGA Winner is...
3/10/02, 1:50 am EST - Calisuri
Ringer staffer Asfaloth is LIVE at the DGA(Directors Guild Award) Ceremony here in Hollywood, and she just phoned in with the results. Guess who won? I shouldn't grumble, but it was Ron Howard. Yeah yeah, Beautiful Mind is a great movie..yadda, yadda, yadda...Opie is talented...bla bla bla...We'll get them next year PJ!
News for Mar. 09, 2002
Hall Of Fire Chats For March 9th & 10th
3/09/02, 4:52 pm EST - Strider
While the release of The Two Towers
is December 18th, months and months away, preparation in anticipation for the next installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy begins already in the Hall of Fire as we begin our already succesfull chapter by chapter discussions on The Two Towers
and its first chapter: The Departure Of Boromir
3/09/02, 3:01 pm EST - DarthCaeser
sent along some screenshots from their LOTR games. There are six from Fellowship of the Ring for Xbox, and six from The Lord of the Rings Part One for Gameboy Advance! [More
News for Mar. 08, 2002
One Party to Rule Them All - The Details
3/08/02, 3:12 pm EST - Calisuri
TheOneRing.net with Sideshow/Weta Collectibles are proud to announce "One Party to Rule them All!" [More
Enya Wins Best Selling Female At World Music Awards
3/08/02, 2:04 pm EST - Strider
It seems like Enya is one of the hottest properties in the music industry today and capped off one heck of a year by beating off competition from Britney Spears and Dido to pick up the world's best-selling female award at the World Music Awards in Monaco on Wednesday. [More
Toy Biz Figures Feature On MTV UK
3/08/02, 2:01 pm EST - Strider
MTV UK were showing a report originally conducted by MTV in the States from Toy Fair 2002, in which the reporter visited the merchandise booths of Lord of the Rings, Men In Black II, Spider-Man and Star Wars: AotC. The reporter spent about 20 seconds talking about the diorama scene from the Mines of Moria, featuring the new Gandalf figure and the amazing Balrog figure.
TORN Digital Chapter III: Concerning Wizards
3/08/02, 10:50 am EST - Xoanon
TORN Digital is back with Chapter III: Concerning Wizards, Ingrid Dellalian and the crew bring you an exclusive interview with Ian McKellen
) on one of his most recent trips to New York city. Stay tuned for that soon! Meanwhile you can check out chapters I and II featuring a great interview with John Rhys-Davies
Hobbits, Elves and Satellite Dishes
3/08/02, 10:40 am EST - Xoanon
's ambitious goal to bring alive The Lord of the Rings onscreen would have remained just a director's dream, if it hadn't been for IT. [More
Peter Jackson's 'Salome' At Cannes 2002 -UPDATE-
3/08/02, 10:34 am EST - Xoanon
writes: I just read at aint-it-cool-news
that Peter Jackson
has a new movie coming out at the Cannes Film festival called Salome. It's a silent movie and features lots of cameos from the 'lesser' known cast members of the movie (this seems to include Orlando Bloom
UPDATE: The AICN boys wrote us to inform us that 'Salome' is an inside joke and that th film screened was in actuality PJ's 'Forgotten Silver'.
Foxtrot Talks LOTR Oscars
3/08/02, 10:14 am EST - Xoanon
Bill Amend is at it again, this time he's got Jason chosing the Oscar winners...I like how he does it! [More
Ian McKellen In San Jose Part 2
3/08/02, 10:06 am EST - Xoanon
sends us part 2 of her report from Ian McKellen
) apperance in San Jose. [More
Enya to Make Debut Oscar® Performance at 74th Academy Awards®
3/08/02, 1:39 am EST - Xoanon
Beverly Hills, CA - Singer-songwriter Enya will perform for the first time at the 74th Academy Awards, producer Laura Ziskin announced today. Enya will sing “May It Be” from “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” which is nominated for Best Original Song. Enya, whose total album sales to date have reached 60 million, has become an international success. Her latest album, “A Day Without Rain,” has sold more than 6 million copies in the United States and won a Grammy Award in 2002.
Thanks to Nicholas for the tip!
News for Mar. 07, 2002
Mother Goose & Grimm Do LOTR
3/07/02, 10:12 pm EST - Xoanon
Check out the Lord of the Bathtub Rings! [More
Howard Shore Interview
3/07/02, 9:54 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: There is an Interview with Howard Shore from NPR's "The Treatment". I think this was originally aired on Fri. 3/1, I heard part of it on KCRW in LA on Tuesday night, and was waiting for it to be available online. He talks a lot about LOTR:FOTR (and TTT) in the interview. (RealPlayer
Lord of the Hackers
3/07/02, 9:41 pm EST - Xoanon
AMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" is a brainy and beautiful film that has received more Academy Award nominations than any other film this year. [More
Live In Melbourne? Want To Meet Some WETA Folks?
3/07/02, 9:35 pm EST - Xoanon
Chris writes: Weta Workshop will be giving a lecture at the annual design conference 'AGIdeas' in Melbourne Australia at the end of April. For students it costs AUS $225 and runs for three days though the talks usually go for one hour or so.
Orlando Bloom Online
3/07/02, 9:26 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Enclosed are scans of article on Orlando-Legolas
' rise to web fame from UK gossip tabloid "Now". Apart from that, nothing new, Bloom still has an "olive complexion" and is still called "Orli" by his teenage fans. [More
There and back again – a journey to middle earth Part IX
3/07/02, 8:56 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Frodo's Girl
gives us part 9 on her adventures in New Zealand! [More
Media Watch: Trading Card World Magazine
3/07/02, 8:24 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along these scans from Trading Card World Magazine. Take a look! [More
3/07/02, 11:10 am EST - Xoanon
Are we looking at the TTT Logo? Serathorn seems to think so:
On the Official Turkish Lord of the Rings Web Site,they post the official logo of TTT. In Turkey,the movie will be back in April 5 with long TTT trailer.
Just WHO Are YOU?
3/07/02, 10:58 am EST - Xoanon
writes: The following scan was done by "Winter" from the LOTR Info group. It's an enlargement of one of the pictures from the Variety booklet
. As you can see - Boromir
is clearly not Sean Bean
TTT: Action Figure News
3/07/02, 10:44 am EST - Xoanon
The saga continues as Toy Biz introduces an all new action-packed line-up of products inspired by this year's most anticipated movie sequel- New Line Cinema's The Two Towers. (sigh...I'm still waiting for my Xoanon action figure! -Xo) [More
LOTR On Ice
3/07/02, 10:40 am EST - Xoanon
Mr Will writes: Just thought you might want to know that Todd Eldredge has joined the cast of Stars on Ice for the rest of the season (through April) and is performing a variation on the free program using LOTR:FOTR music that he competed with at the Olympics.
Arwen Pendant Pre-Order
3/07/02, 10:38 am EST - Xoanon
writes: NewLine Cinema is offering a Sterling Silver Arwen
Evenstar Pendant on their Web site
. It is a pre-order item and will ship on or about March 11th. The piece, based on Arwen
's pendant in 'LOTR' film, is made in sterling silver. Measures 2 1/2 inches in length and comes complete with a sterling silver chain. The cost is $75 dollars.
FOTR: #1 In Czech Republic
3/07/02, 10:34 am EST - Xoanon
gives us all the info on all things rings from the Czech Republic. [More
American Cinematographer Talks LOTR
3/07/02, 10:28 am EST - Xoanon
Check out these very interesting articles from American Cinematographer's website, focusing on Grant Major, Jim Rygiel (hi Jim!) and Andrew Lesnie! [More
FOTR Box Office: Sweden
3/07/02, 10:24 am EST - Xoanon
Gustav writes: Sweden's biggest newspaper Aftonbladet reports that 1735403 Swedes have seen FOTR in theaters so far, and that the film is still in 3rd place in the weekend list after 11 weeks on release. This means that it only has to lure 400 000 visitors into theaters to beat Titanic's 2.1 million all-time audience record.
FOTR: Turkey Re-Release
3/07/02, 10:23 am EST - Xoanon
Yusuf writes: FOTR will be re-released on April 5th here in Turkey and Umut Sanat (the distributor of the films ) told that the TTT trailer will be attached to the film. And also on its 11th week 19.460 more people wathced LOTR making its way at #6 on the Box Office. Now 1.648.800 people watched the film in total.
News for Mar. 06, 2002
Media Watch: Russian Premiere Magazine
3/06/02, 2:26 pm EST - Xoanon
Rynger Spy Albertine
sends along these scans from Premiere's Russian magazine (didn't even know they made it in Russian -Xo). Take a look! [More
There and back again – a journey to middle earth Part VIII
3/06/02, 12:48 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Frodo's Girl
sends part 8 of her trip to New Zealand. Check out her photos from the Southern Alps! [More
Media Watch: Dolly Magazine
3/06/02, 12:37 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Kim
sends along this 'in-depth' (rolls eyes -Xo) profile on our Elijah Wood
). It amazes me how shallow these articles can be..the research for this article must have lasted all of 4 minutes. [More
TTT: Total Movies Talks TTT
3/06/02, 12:24 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Beryl
sends along these scans from the latest issue of 'Total Film' Magazine. [More
FOTR: Not Too Shabby In Belgium
3/06/02, 10:55 am EST - Xoanon
Sara SamFan writes: FOTR is still in 6th place in the movie top 10 in Belgium. In the Belgian books top 10 you can find FOTR in 2nd place (John Grisham only took over the first place from FOTR this week), The Two Towers in 3rd place, The Hobbit in 8th place (new entry) and The Return of the King in 9th place! So The Lord of the Rings is still doing extremely well in Belgium!
FOTR: Still #1 In The Netherlands
3/06/02, 10:53 am EST - Xoanon
Mirjam writes: Just a quick word from the Netherlands, thought I'd let you know that Lord of The Rings is still number 1 over here. According to the cinema here in Arnhem almost 1.5 mln people went to see it, not bad for a country with 16 mln inhabitants, is it?
Legolas Caption Contest
3/06/02, 10:50 am EST - Xoanon
From: John Cook
I've published a new Lord of the Rings cartoon punchline contest with Frodo
and Co. struggling through the snowy pass of Caradhras. Readers can submit Legolas
' answer and the funniest punchline will be chosen by readers in a week's time. [More
LOTR Props At Virgin Megastore
3/06/02, 10:47 am EST - Xoanon
From The folks at McKellen.com
: I have posted a couple of photos of the display at Virgin Megastore in Hollywood, it features genuine props from the Bag End set, Ian McKellen
will be making a special appearance there this Saturday afternoon at 2pm. [More
Ebert & Roeper Talk LOTR
3/06/02, 10:41 am EST - Xoanon
: The annual “If We Picked the Winners” special, in which the critics discuss this year's Academy Awards. Included: scenes from “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” and “Training Day.” Check your local listings.
"Lord of Rings" producer ousted from Oscars nominations
3/06/02, 10:33 am EST - Xoanon
Oscars organizers have named three producers of "The Lord of the Rings" as the official nominees for the fantasy flick's best film nod, dropping one film maker from the list, they said. [More
Richard Taylor Talks At Innovate NZ
3/06/02, 10:30 am EST - Xoanon
writes: They just showed a section of Richard Taylor's talk at Innovate NZ workshop today. [More
Running "Rings" around the rest
3/06/02, 9:41 am EST - Xoanon
Making Lord of the Rings was a labor of love for its cast that will no doubt end with lots of kisses on Oscar night, Chris Betros reports. [More
"Lord of the Rings" has strong opening in Japan
3/06/02, 9:39 am EST - Xoanon
TOKYO — Japanese moviegoers were spoiled for heavyweight choice this past weekend with the release of "Monsters, Inc" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," Variety magazine reported Monday. [More
Ian McKellen In San Jose
3/06/02, 9:36 am EST - Xoanon
sends along this report and an article from Ian Mckellen's (Gandalf
) visit to San Jose. [More
FOTR #1 Of All Time In Russia
3/06/02, 12:42 am EST - Xoanon
writes: Yes, FotR did it in Russia and toppled That Ship over! FotR has just beaten Titanic to be the Number 1 of Russian total Box Office of all times! And only on its 4th week of release! The figures are (Feb.7th-Mar.3rd): $ 5 268 354 total gross, 1 617 490 tickets sold. Titanic took 5.2 mln $ for all time of its running in Russia.
Linux Snatches Rings Prize
3/06/02, 12:38 am EST - Xoanon
writes: Thought you might be interested in this recent article from the Australian Financial Review about the OS(s) used for handling the animation in LOTR. [More
Best American Film
3/06/02, 12:30 am EST - Xoanon
Original TBHL member no. 90 writes: The Danish film industry gave held their annual award show. LOTR:FOTR was named Best American Film.
So Fran Walsh DOES read TORN.
3/06/02, 12:29 am EST - Tehanu
How often do we beat our own drum? We couldn't resist this one: Proof that the film makers consult the TORN polls too. [More
] Thanks to Julie for the link.
News for Mar. 05, 2002
PJ receives 'Order of Merit.'
3/05/02, 11:28 pm EST - Tehanu
NZMoose sends this link that shows director Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh being honoured in their own country with the Order of Merit. [More
] Cute picture!
Two Towers Preview previewed!
3/05/02, 10:25 pm EST - Tehanu
Big news over at AICN - a report from somebody who saw the TTT preview/trailer in the making. [More
The Shire in England
3/05/02, 10:00 pm EST - Tehanu
Melbourne paper The Age has a fascinating article about a little-known corner of England that seems to have a far better claim for inspiring Tolkien's Shire than the worn-out surroundings of Birmingham [More
] Thanks to Cat for the link.
More theatres to show LOTR with trailer release.
3/05/02, 9:54 pm EST - Tehanu
Word from New Line quoted on Coming Attractions
is that they'll try and get LOTR back in more cinemas when the TTT preview reel is released: "...we're going to switch out the last reel for Friday, March 29. On March 22 we're going to do a big push to get back into the theaters. I hope to get back to 2,000 [screens]."
Thanks to Lord JubJub for the news.
Power, Politics and the Ring.
3/05/02, 9:32 pm EST - Tehanu
Here's a great article if you want to ponder the meaning of power in LOTR. Thanks to Sufi for the link to the Mises Institute
Collector's Society Discount
3/05/02, 8:13 pm EST - Calisuri
has updated there Collector's Society page
to include Series 4 & 5 of their statues and busts. The collector's society gives customers a 15% discount on a purchase of an entire series. If you are attempting to get all of the statues, busts and helms, this is the way to go, and definitely the cheapest. [More
LOTR Box Office: Japan
3/05/02, 5:56 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: It *appears* that LOTR took in excess of 900,000,000 yen on opening day in Japan ($6.75+ million). [More
Hutt News Cartoon
3/05/02, 5:22 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Silmarien
sends along this cartoon from the Hutt Newspaper! Take a look and see how LOTR is bigger than cricket these days! [More
Crowe Talks FOTR
3/05/02, 2:27 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: I saw this interview on TVOne last night. At the end Russell Crowe talks about LOTR and PJ. (Holmes' question about "openers" refers to opening batsmen in the NZ cricket team. Russell's cousins Jeff and Martin Crowe both played for NZ). [More
TV Watch: Ian McKellen 'Politically Incorrect' Transcript
3/05/02, 2:25 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: Just letting you know that the transcript for last Friday's "Politically Incorrect" with Ian McKellen
is up and can be found here. [More
] Click on 03/01/02 to get the right one.
Media Watch: Variety Booklet
3/05/02, 2:22 pm EST - Xoanon
writes: I just got this weeks double issue of Variety and it comes with a great booklet on the making of LOTR that I just had to scan right away and send along. [More
Special Oscar show to run at Embassy
3/05/02, 1:55 pm EST - Xoanon
: Wellingtonians are being invited to share in some of the expected oscar night succes for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. [More
Rings Tours Plan Changes
3/05/02, 1:40 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Ataahua
sends along this magazine article about Red Carpet tours plans on changing it's tactics. [More
News for Mar. 04, 2002
There and back again – a journey to middle earth Part VII
3/04/02, 9:21 pm EST - Xoanon
sends along part 7 of her journey into New Zealand. Take a look! [More
Moviefone falls for LOTR Sarcasm Page?
3/04/02, 7:28 pm EST - Tehanu
According to Paul, if you call 444-film for LOTR on AOL Moviephone you get this synopsis
which claims that Frodo sets out on a quest to protect the legendary Ring from the evil forces of Gandalf the Grey!
Media Watch: TV Guide.
3/04/02, 6:42 pm EST - Tehanu
A link from Capotica has a nice little interview with Sean Astin. [More
Balrog vs Gandalf
3/04/02, 4:16 pm EST - Tehanu
Thanks to Jason, we have a link to the Franklin Mint's contribution to the world of LOTR collectibles [More
FOTR: Number 3 In Sweden
3/04/02, 2:11 pm EST - Xoanon
Gabriel writes: Just wanted to tell you that LOTR:FOTR is number 3 at the Swedish boxoffice after 11 weeks. Another thing; a few days ago, a magazine listed the top ten most sold books in Sweden right now. FOTR was no. 3, TTT no. 4, ROTK no. 5 and The Hobbit was no. 10.
First Stage's dwarves, trolls are getting into 'The Hobbit'
3/04/02, 2:08 pm EST - Xoanon
Here's a dilemma that would tax the talents of any theatrical director: Your production's cast members are too big for the small roles and too small for the big roles. And your star is required to have "wings like an immeasurable bat," a jewel-encrusted belly and scales. Oh, yes, and to also breathe fire. [More
LOTR Opens Well In Japan.
3/04/02, 11:38 am EST - Tehanu
It's too early to tell yet whether it'll reach the same cult status as it has in the West, but Bruce is able to tell us about how LOTR fared in the first week of opening in Japan. [More
] (Now my curiosity turns to India and China....is LOTR going to win over hearts and minds there? Write in if you think you know
TORn Oscar Party Tix Information
3/04/02, 11:07 am EST - Calisuri
In one week, on Monday, March 11th at 12 noon PST, tickets for "The One Party to Rule them All
" will go on sale. While the details for the party cannot be released until later this week, you will not want to miss this event! Tolkien fans from all over the world will be celebrating 13 Oscar nominations on the very eve of Sauron's destruction!
March 24th, 3019: Frodo and Sam begin the final leg of their quest at the base of Orodruin.
March 24th, 2002 CE: Fellowship of the Ring begins the final leg of its quest for Oscar gold.
To keep up to date on the latest news concerning this event, please sign up for our LA Oscar Party newsletter. [Sign-up]
There is still an opportunity to help sponsor the event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. And if you are a member of the press and want to arrange coverage for this truly unique party, also email email@example.com.
Fellowship of the reel forced to split
3/04/02, 9:56 am EST - Xoanon
In what could prove to be a more momentous disappearing act - certainly for the film makers - than Bilbo
's party farewell in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, the four credited producers of the film have agreed to let arbitrators decide which one of the four will not get to step up on stage next month should the film be named Best Picture at the Academy Awards. [More
FOTR: Number 6 In Oz
3/04/02, 9:51 am EST - Xoanon
writes: After 11 weeks, Fellowship of the Ring is still popular in Australia at number 6. [More
(Aussie) PM likened to 'miserable' Rings character
3/04/02, 9:48 am EST - Xoanon
AAP BRISBANE: A prominent Labor politician has compared John Howard's election tactics to a "miserable, enslaved and obsessed" character from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. [More
Townsend Talks Aragorn
3/04/02, 9:45 am EST - Xoanon
writes: Here's a link to an interview with Stuart Townsend, in which he mentions his short stint as Aragorn on LOTR. [More
Media Watch: InStyle.com
3/04/02, 9:42 am EST - Xoanon
sends us this link from the 'In Stle' website, talking about the LOTR:FOTR premieres in London and New York, hrm...better late than never I guess. [More
Weekend Round Up
3/04/02, 12:14 am EST - Xoanon
Missed all the news this weekend? Watching the first F1 race of the season? Or perhaps you wasted your time watching 'Queen of the Damned' like I
did? Well fear not! TORN keeps you covered with all the news you may have missed in our weekend round up! [More
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