News for Apr. 11, 2000
Dynamo checks in
4/11/00, 20:28 EST - Xoanon
TV 3 news had footage from the slopes of Ruapehu, footage of extras practicing with swords, humans with black/dark blue capes, about 20 of them. Had a picture of "the Hobbit" restaurant in Ohakune too! They also talked to some local trampers who had walked past the filming and been surprised, some had taken some pictures. TV 3 also reckoned that someone had filmed enough to sell on the net for $40,000!
Thanks to Xtem
$40,000 eh? Little to rich for my blood.
LOTR on Access Hollywood
4/11/00, 20:17 EST - Xoanon
..So there you have it!
Media Watch: Mr. Showbiz and CNN
4/11/00, 17:40 EST - Xoanon
The Fellowship of the Ring, the first installment in director Peter Jackson's three-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy classic The Lord of the Rings, won't show up in theaters until Christmas 2001. Given the epic length of the massive project's shooting schedule (all three installments are being filmed back to back), there's almost no way it can arrive any sooner — alas for distributor New Line. [More]
Thanks to Quickbeam and Pippin-Took for the tip!
This from: Jeremy
CNN just aired a lord of the rings thing about more downloads then Star Wars. It was on CNN Hollywood.
4/11/00, 12:14 EST - Calisuri
Half a Year into Middle-earth
4/11/00, 08:46 EST - Xoanon
LOTR Cartoon Contest
4/11/00, 08:43 EST - Xoanon
Thought your readers might be interested to know that we're running a week long cartoon contest featuring caricatures of Frodo and Gandalf (Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen to be precise) wondering what those fiery letters on the one ring really say. I attached a small version of the cartoon to this email.
The reader has to come up with a punchline rewriting the letters! At the end of the week, the funniest punchline is voted on by readers. If you think you can come up with a funny punchline or would like to read everyone else's funniest entries, browse on over here.
LOTR is blitzing the media in NZ
4/11/00, 04:38 EST - Tehanu
Web watch: NZ Herald Online
4/11/00, 00:22 EST - Xoanon
Filming for Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" is about to get underway in Tongariro National Park today.
A cast and production crew of between four to five hundred people, boosted by around 200 extras, will be filming battle scenes in and around the park and the ski field. [More]
Thanks to Bonnie J for the tip!
News for Apr. 10, 2000
Preview breaks Record!!!
4/10/00, 22:33 EST - Calisuri
McKellen chat, some LOTR answers
4/10/00, 20:32 EST - Xoanon
Yahoo: Has PJ changed the story much?
IM: Yes, he's translated it from 3 books into 3 films, so it has changed alot, has he changed the story? no. We literaly go back to Tolkien's work and re read what he wrote.
Yahoo: Did you have any experince riding before lotr started filming and are you learning it/finding it enjoyable?
IM: I've been riding on and off for 30 years and that is the only time that I ride. My horse was so frisky that it had to be controlled out of site of the camera by 6 hefty wranglers.
Yahoo: How do you compare Gandalf to Magneto?
IM: I don't make any connection, of course they both contain alot of Ian McKellen, inevitably.
Yahoo: The LOTR trailer has more downloads than TPM, what does that say to the popularity to the mooks?
IM: It's been called the most popular book in the 20th Century, so those numbers aren't that surprising.
Some musings on orcs and elves.
4/10/00, 16:33 EST - Tehanu
The Mirror of Galadriel
4/10/00, 13:01 EST - Xoanon
Paul Sutera: 'I'm Lotho!'
4/10/00, 09:51 EST - Xoanon
Cast News: McKellen on Yahoo! Chat Tonight
4/10/00, 09:49 EST - Xoanon
Tony Blair likes it....
4/10/00, 09:45 EST - Xoanon
Thanks to Finarfin, Jeff and Tanner, John M and more for the tip!
Missed the preview?
4/10/00, 01:20 EST - Calisuri
Well, let me remove that rock, and direct you to the New Line Cinema Exclusive Internet Preview located here: http://www.lordoftherings.net/previews/
And after you have seen this masterpiece, check our TheOneRing.net's exclusive frame by frame analysis! [ frame by frame ]
News for Apr. 09, 2000
This Weeks Ebay Items
4/09/00, 23:32 EST - Xoanon
4/09/00, 16:43 EST - Calisuri
Media Watch: Holm Talks LOTR
4/09/00, 12:21 EST - Xoanon
"Holm had stopped off in Los Angeles to talk about 'Joe Gould's Secret' while on his way back from New Zealand, where he'd spent four weeks working on Peter Jackson's 'Lord of the Rings.' When asked about the production, Holm makes a quick 'zip' gesture across his mouth, noting that he's not permitted to talk about the trilogy of the films based on J.R.R.
Tolkien's classic science-fiction work, which features the other Sir Ian, McKellen, in the role of Gandalf.
"Holm does, however, reveal that his character, Bilbo Baggins, ages from 111 to 170 over the course of the story. 'I'm in a complete face mask, and it's the most extraordinary makeup I've ever, ever seen."
Thanks to Brandywine for the tip!
TV Watch 1: NZ One News
4/09/00, 12:17 EST - Xoanon
It was the moment Tolkien fans had been waiting for - the first public viewing of footage from the Lord of the Rings on the internet.
A two-minute special preview of the Peter Jackson movie was released on Friday night, receiving hundreds of thousands of hits from around the world. [More]
Thanks to Jincey and ellerson for the tip!
TV Watch 2: SWISS TV 'TSR1'
4/09/00, 12:15 EST - Xoanon
Today at 18:00 on Swiss TV, 'TSR1', on the Sunday program dedicated to modern world literature and authors called "Un livre, Un jour", translated as: "One Novel, One day", there was an interview of a French novelist originally from Algeria (forgot his name to tell you the truth). When asked what his favorite author was he pronounced to an astonished audience that he placed J.R.R. Tolkien as his favorite author and LotR as the best series ever published. This then lead on to a six minute (out of a ten minute show) debate on whether or not his works classified as 'literature', and they even spoke about the upcoming film. By the end of the program by general agreement it had been decided that the LotR was a work of great 'literary' value, though not much hope was given to the upcoming films, apparently the program seemed to have something against Peter Jackson... obviously none of them have seen the trailer.
Cast Watch: Liv on Cinemax
4/09/00, 12:10 EST - Xoanon
Reaching Biblical Proportions
4/09/00, 00:30 EST - Xoanon
'NZ National Radio at 4pm had their Sunday religious program, and they talked all about a christian subtext to LotR really interesting actually! It was the Dr Edmund Little program "a question of religion"'
Thanks to Xtem as well
News for Apr. 08, 2000
Sound Trouble in the Preview?
4/08/00, 22:18 EST - Calisuri
Preview Trailer Review Update: Part II
4/08/00, 18:38 EST - Calisuri
NZ Media Frenzy!
4/08/00, 16:29 EST - Calisuri
Check out The Evening Post's "By Gandalf, He's done it" article in our scrapbook
Hall of Fire Today!
4/08/00, 12:44 EST - Xoanon
Racism in Middle-earth
The question is simple but the issue is complex. Is racism a theme in the works of Middle-earth? Tolkien often uses language describing 'black' versus 'white', or 'dark' versus 'light'. Does this imply racism?
Furthermore, do you think this will play a factor in the films? To what extent will Peter Jackson change the story to address this issue?
Bring your quotes and opinions to the Hall of Fire on Saturday, April 8, at 5:30 EST [GMT -5 hours], for what should be a lively debate! [More]
Simply go to our regular chatroom and type /join #thehalloffire, and chat away!
Cast Watch: Astin on TV
4/08/00, 12:41 EST - Xoanon
Articles relating to the preview
4/08/00, 11:57 EST - Corvar
If you haven't had the opportunity or patience to check out our examination of the Preview, you should check it out. Calisuri, Anwyn, Quickbeam, and the rest of the staff put a lot of time into this while I slept, check it out here.
In the fine style that we have come to expect out of Michael Martinez, Suite 101 has posted an in depth article going over the Preview. You can check it out here. (And remember if Barliman's is good enough for Michael it is good enough for you ;)
Numerous people have emailed us about the Daily Radar chiming in with it's Lord of the Rings: Shot by Shot. It doesn't add too much to the topic, but is worth a read through either way.
The Preview has been been mentioned by a variety of news sources and covered to a greater or lesser degree. Later today we should be posting about the general news coverage. We know that it was mentioned on ABC, MSNBC, NZ TV1, and some others. If you have spotted a mention of the Preview, mail email@example.com and make sure we know about it.
News for Apr. 07, 2000
Frame by Frame Preview Update!
4/07/00, 23:34 EST - Calisuri
Laser Stripe Scanning
4/07/00, 22:19 EST - Calisuri
Exclusive to TheOneRing.net
4/07/00, 14:26 EST - Calisuri
If you think we are wrong on a few things, please don't hesitate to email me! firstname.lastname@example.org
Man, is that preview cool or what! :)
Weta invests in high powered inferno
4/07/00, 11:20 EST - Xoanon
Cast Watch: Holm on Cinemax
4/07/00, 11:08 EST - Xoanon
More on Holm:
Yet more on Holm, his film 'Joe Gould's Secret' is open in limited release. Follow the link for a review. [More]
Thanks to Alan for the tip!
4/07/00, 05:23 EST - Calisuri
For those of you who have seen it, or for those not technically able to see it, check out our frame by frame analysis of the preview. Many Ringer staff members stayed up all night to bring you this great information! [ Preview Frame by Frame ]
More about the Preview at ABCNews
4/07/00, 01:09 EST - Calisuri
News for Apr. 06, 2000
Tom Petty got it right
4/06/00, 22:57 EST - Calisuri
Looking for something to do while you are waiting for the preview? Just over to barlimans and see what your fellow fans are up too! [ Barlimans ]
T minus 5 hours...
4/06/00, 21:21 EST - Calisuri
The place to be in 5 hours is the official site: http://www.lordoftherings.net. Be there, or be a ninnyhammer.
And Scoop also scooped some pictures of Liv just hanging out in Wellington
4/06/00, 17:57 EST - Tehanu
News on Liv from those alert people at Scoop.
4/06/00, 17:47 EST - Tehanu
How can I put this? Well, I don't think we have a Xenarwen problem at the moment. Or not the problem we thought we had. Read about it all at Scoop Still, look on the bright side: those charging orcs must have looked very convincingly terrifying.
Quicktime and the TimeZone
4/06/00, 16:02 EST - Calisuri
To download quicktime just follow this link.
I am trying to get an answer on what the exact time is for the download. Personally, I'm going to go with Tehanu's initial report of 3am Eastern Time (12:01 Pacific, 7pm NZ time) Or, 10 hours from this post..:)
Hope that helps, and we will keep you updated as news comes in...
Followup from Corvar: We have just received confirmation that it is Pacific Time.
Official Press Release - Internet Preview!!
4/06/00, 15:22 EST - Calisuri
NEW LINE CINEMA DEBUTS EXCLUSIVE ONLINE PREVIEW FOR THE LORD OF THE RINGS
LOS ANGELES, CA - April 4, 2000 -- New Line Cinema will offer its first behind-the-scenes look at the highly anticipated production of The Lord of the Rings exclusively online beginning at 12:01 AM on Friday, April 7th at www.lordoftherings.net.
The exclusive "First Look at Middle Earth" will feature on-set interviews with the cast, showcase the technology used to re-create J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastic settings and creatures, and will give fans a glimpse into the WETA workshop where much of the technical wizardry is being orchestrated. Director Peter Jackson narrates the segment as he gives the first virtual tour of the technology and talent that will bring the legendary tale to the big screen.... [ more ]
Latest Newsletter is Away!
4/06/00, 10:39 EST - Xoanon
One Day Left!!!
4/06/00, 10:30 EST - Calisuri
While your waiting...why not check out all the preview images in our movie scrapbook?
Cast News: Nona sees early screening of Bean film
4/06/00, 09:57 EST - Xoanon
Cast Watch: Lee all over the board
4/06/00, 09:52 EST - Xoanon
Furthermore, news comes to me from 'The Amsterdam Festival of Fantastic Film' that Christopher Lee will most likely make an appearance. Given Galadriel's report stating the Lee has finished with the production and has left NZ, it seems a very good possibility.
News for Apr. 05, 2000
One Day Flash Preview
4/05/00, 23:15 EST - Calisuri
Peter Jackson Speaks - Official Site Update -UPDATE-
4/05/00, 22:05 EST - Calisuri
Cannot get that RealAudio clip? here is what is said:
PJ: Hi, I'm Peter Jackson from the set of Lord of the Rings at thelordoftherings.net.
Claire Raskind: Peter, where did you first read Lord of the Rings? Back in time for a moment..
PJ: I first read Lord of the Rings when I was 18 years old, I was actually travelling between Wellington and Auckland on a train, which took about 12 or 13 hours. I took the book with me to read and I only obviously got part of the way through it, and I finished it up while I was staying up in Auckland, and that was when I was 18. And I thought at the time 'wow, this would make a great movie' I was looking foreward to someone making the movie, and the animated film came out shortly after that, you know which I didn't quite enjoy so much. I've sorta been a fan of the book, who's been waiting to see somebody else's film, that I ended up waiting so long that the concept for making the film myself finally sort of entered my head and here we are.
Look into the Mirror of Galadriel
4/05/00, 13:34 EST - Xoanon
T minus 2 days and counting...
4/05/00, 10:30 EST - Calisuri
As always, check out the official site for more: http://www.lordoftherings.net
This super-villian looks familliar....
4/05/00, 10:05 EST - Xoanon
Cast Watch: Cate Pushing Tin
4/05/00, 09:58 EST - Xoanon
WHAT time is that preview going up?
4/05/00, 05:17 EST - Tehanu