News for Mar. 13, 2001
A little info on the Hobbit Play
3/13/01, 9:22 pm EST - Tehanu
News for Mar. 12, 2001
3/12/01, 7:43 pm EST - Xoanon
Christopher Lee: Dissapointed over 'Jinnah'
3/12/01, 7:33 pm EST - Xoanon
Isildur in Action
3/12/01, 7:27 pm EST - Xoanon
2001 Chicago Flower & Garden Show Report
3/12/01, 9:01 am EST - Xoanon
Holm Confirms 'old and young Bilbo'
3/12/01, 8:18 am EST - Xoanon
Thanks to JUSTBob for the story
John Howe talks LOTR!
3/12/01, 5:04 am EST - leo
News for Mar. 11, 2001
Weekly Ebay Items
3/11/01, 5:20 pm EST - Xoanon
Another person who saw the LOTR 8-minute trailer!
3/11/01, 3:41 pm EST - Tehanu
Cast Watch: Andy Serkis is one of the 'Party People'
3/11/01, 2:13 pm EST - Xoanon
Weekly Cast Watch
3/11/01, 2:07 pm EST - Xoanon
The Greek 'LordoftheRings' site
3/11/01, 1:04 am EST - Tehanu
The Hobbit Play - there's two.
3/11/01, 12:59 am EST - Tehanu
"...saw the post today about a play, I think you'll find that there's two(at least) the one in the Uk & Cork last month is the Vanessa Ford Productions stage adaptation of The Hobbit, real people not the puppet one that was going around Australia ."
New Legolas desktop picture
3/11/01, 12:19 am EST - Tehanu
News for Mar. 10, 2001
The Hobbit Play
3/10/01, 4:04 am EST - Tehanu
"The play "The Hobbit" is going to be staged in Atlantic Canada, too. It's going to be at the Atlantic Theatre Festival this summer. I'm not sure of the dates, but I think it starts in May."
Find out more here
Let's hear it from Greek Tolkien fans!
3/10/01, 3:53 am EST - Tehanu
"The most known cinema magazine and online magazine in Greece has LOTR in the coming attractions of this year in this week's issue.The article gives general information about the movie, but it's the first in Greek. Among other things it says that a Greek LOTR site is coming to cover the needs of Tolkienmaniacs, but it doesn't say if it is going to be a new site or the official site in Greek .
As you can see,Tolkien mania is going to cover every country...
As a Greek fan I'm very happy."
The Greek film website is here
Media Alert: Epoca Magazine.
3/10/01, 3:42 am EST - Tehanu
News for Mar. 09, 2001
Moviephone Contest, only for US Residents
3/09/01, 11:38 pm EST - Xoanon
Good News: Approximate retail value (ARV) of the tickets is $800. Winner and guest will stay at Le Meridian Garden hotel in Cannes for 3 nights. Approximate retail value (ARV) of the hotel is $145 per night. Winner and guest will also receive two tickets to attend the exclusive Lord of the Rings party in Cannes on May 13th. The stars of the film and filmmakers will be present at the party, which will be held at an authentic medieval castle just outside the city.
Bad News: This sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States (except residents of Puerto Rico), 18 years of age and older. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited.
Win a trip to Cannes
3/09/01, 11:34 pm EST - Tehanu
"My AOL front page has an ad for and a link to Movietone.com, which is running a contest. The winner gets a free trip to Cannes for a week to meet the [LOTR] cast, and all the losers get email spam for the rest of their lives to inflate Movietone's eyeball count."
He also mentioned that the Movietone site had some images. I couldn't see a thing, myself. But if you're an AOL customer you may have better luck.
Duh! Not Movietone, it's MovieFONE! Here's an easier way to enter that contest, over at Moviefone
Thanks to Jozabad for that!
MediaWatch: STERN Magazine translated!
3/09/01, 3:16 pm EST - Quickbeam
News for Mar. 08, 2001
13 Highest-Paid Deceased Celebs...
3/08/01, 7:29 pm EST - Xoanon
forbes.com has released its list of the 13 highest paid dead celebs. Our very own JRR Tolkien comes in at number 9. Making $7 000 000 in 2000...and you thought you were paid well...
Spiderwebart Gallery Offer
3/08/01, 7:24 pm EST - Xoanon
You Wantses the Teaser Poster, My Preciousss?
3/08/01, 6:37 pm EST - Jincey
Gandalf Winning Battle Royale
3/08/01, 10:47 am EST - Xoanon
Another teaser poster?
3/08/01, 9:13 am EST - leo
Hugo Weaving talks LOTR!
3/08/01, 5:59 am EST - leo
Welsh Ringers: Hobbit Play Alert
3/08/01, 5:58 am EST - Tehanu
"Just dropping a line to let you know that Tolkien fever is beginning to build here ... the New Theatre in Cardiff, UK is staging The Hobbit, and an excellent production it is too! The company appears to be touring, but I'd recommend anyone who's a Tolkien fan, or just enjoys a good mythical romp, to get down there ASAP!!"
News for Mar. 07, 2001
Who IS Karl Urban?
3/07/01, 10:33 pm EST - Tehanu
LOTR at Cannes?
3/07/01, 5:58 pm EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Harpers and Queen
3/07/01, 5:56 pm EST - Xoanon
There's another feature article on Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) in the UK issue of Harper's and Queen, http://www.harpersandqueen.co.uk/. The article's not on line, and LOTR gets a one-sentence mention, but she's on the cover.
'Nother Media Alert: Jane Magazine.
3/07/01, 2:35 pm EST - Tehanu
"I just received my April issue of Jane mag (US) with the photo of Liv Tyler and it contains an interview. I'm sure it is also on the newstands now. I didn't have a chance to read the whole article yet (I wanted to beat everyone else and be the first to let you know about it..HA!!), but I see that LOTR was mentioned in it. Her photos show what an extraordinary beauty she is."
2002: Matrix 2 vs The Two Towers
3/07/01, 9:20 am EST - Xoanon
Coming Attractions (Via USA Today) is reporting that The Matrix 2 will be out on December 25th 2002. Just in time to go head to head with our 'The Two Towers'.
Ents? Did Someone Say Ents?!
3/07/01, 9:13 am EST - Xoanon
I've recently moved into Miramar and have a rather interesting view from my lounge and bedroom. It overlooks the a segment of Camperdown studios! If that wasn't cool enough, last night (along with thursday last week) a very bright glow that lit up most of the area was beaming out of their backyard. On closer inspection there was also a blue screen setup and to top it off, last night there were several people I could see who were dressed in purple motioning rather strangely!? Is this more LOTR filming or something completely different?
They are doing more filming tonight. Smaller blue screen (heaps smaller than the one at wingate) however they made a semi circle around this with a strange bright purple thing!? Probably for lighting effects I guess. Theres another screen opposite the bluescreen which is white but is brightly backlit (more lighting?). The people just seem to be walking around at the moment. the main attraction however is the center pole. Im lost on this one and it could just be to rig lighting, however from here it looks like a wooden pole/tree thingy. Looking again out the window theres a second blue screen being placed above the first b/s.
They could be filming Ents at Camperdown right now, who knows!