News for Apr. 25, 2000
Live Chat with Editor in Chief of Cinescape Magazine!
4/25/00, 14:48 EST - Xoanon
Ask him your movie, magazine or publishing questions! What does he have planed as far as LOTR coverage? Be at Barliman's on this Thursday, April 27th at 8 PM EST
Last Alliance, Close-up
4/25/00, 12:29 EST - Xoanon
Last Alliance Set Report
4/25/00, 00:59 EST - Calisuri
ImagineCon 2000: Final Report
4/25/00, 00:54 EST - Calisuri
News for Apr. 24, 2000
Stunt Man Speaks
4/24/00, 20:53 EST - Xoanon
BBc World Service had a feature on risktaking in one of their segments rebroadcast by Australia's ABC News
Radio. In the course of the programme they interviewed a stuntman, Kieron Shah, who is currently working on
LOTR. He was very coy about details but managed to imply that he wears a lot of body padding and that some of the things he is called upon to do are very dangerous.
'The Hobbit' Stage Play Poster
4/24/00, 18:50 EST - Xoanon
Attached is a copy of an announcement for a stage version of "The Hobbit" for all the Ringers in the UK. The play will be at the Theatre Royal in Bath, England from 30 May to 3 June. Of course, being the obsessed fan that I am (with only a 2 minute trailer to help me through the next 20 months), this will be short term fix to bridge the gap to the next trailer hopefully coming out this summer.
Gandalf costume sold seperately..
4/24/00, 18:26 EST - Xoanon
Cast Watch: MAX and ABC
4/24/00, 10:45 EST - Xoanon
You can look for Marton Csokas (Celeborn) in the ABC Monday night film 'From Amalgamated Morons to American Icons: The Three Stooges' (hmmm, someone needs to tone it down in the titles department there) tonight at 8 PM EST.
News for Apr. 23, 2000
ImagineCon: Days Three and Four
4/23/00, 08:56 EST - Calisuri
Look for a full day three and four ImagineCon report on Monday after we get back to our respective homes. Both days have been non-stop excitement, and we haven't had time to upload the 78 pictures we took on Saturday!
News for Apr. 22, 2000
Beware of the Dark...
4/22/00, 14:21 EST - Xoanon
Are we lost?...no we aren't! yes we are!!! [More]
Hall of Fire Today!
4/22/00, 14:13 EST - Xoanon
This week's topic: Frodo Baggins: Hobbit of the Shire
This humble hobbit goes the distance for the Shire and all of Middle-earth. What do you think about him? What characteristics or trademarks of Frodo's do you like? Do you have a favorite Frodo quote or deed? Some people say that this brave hobbit in fact failed his quest; what do you think? How does the journey impact this character's life? Does Frodo have any tragic flaws or an Achilles' heel?
Cast Watch: Holm on MAX
4/22/00, 14:11 EST - Xoanon
Bill Amend Speaks!
4/22/00, 14:08 EST - Xoanon
Meanwhile, you can check out the latest Foxtrot, my precious... [More]
ImagineCon 2000: Day Two
4/22/00, 00:12 EST - Calisuri
News for Apr. 21, 2000
Cast Watch: The Evil Ian McKellen makes an appearance
4/21/00, 23:57 EST - Xoanon
The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has a rather cool fold out cover with the goodies and the baddies from the new 'X-Men' film. Our very own Ian McKellen (Gandalf), who plays the chief heavy in the film, Magneto, is included as well.
4/21/00, 23:53 EST - Xoanon
Just to let you know, there will be a biography of Professor Tolkien on the cable station Ovation tomorrow (Sat. the 22nd) at 9:00 a.m. Central.
I'd love to see this! I do not get 'Ovation', but if anyone has the gumshoe to slip in a cassette and tape it for me, I'd love to hear from you!
And the Punchline is...
4/21/00, 23:50 EST - Xoanon
Just letting you know our Lord of the Rings punchline contest has ended and we've chosen a winning punchline. We received a record number of entries for our Scifi Cartoon Contest (nearly double the usual amount), showing just how popular Lord of the Rings is online. Here is a small version of the cartoon but you can check out the full version here.
Giving away Viggo's 'Errant Vine'
4/21/00, 23:41 EST - Xoanon
I'm giving away a copy of "Errant Vine", a catalog from Viggo Mortensen's (Aragorn) latest show at the Robert Mann Gallery.
Details at the Corner of Viggo Mortensen.
Attention Tolkien Discussion Fans!
4/21/00, 19:07 EST - Tookish
Thanks! Hope to see you there. :) Tookish
ImagineCon 2000: Day One Report
4/21/00, 12:01 EST - Xoanon
Dibs on a squishie ball!! - Xoanon
4/21/00, 11:58 EST - Xoanon
Here is the latest drool filled strip for Friday [More]
Could this be true?
4/21/00, 11:45 EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Maccentral.com
4/21/00, 11:31 EST - Xoanon
New Line Cinema's "The Lord of the Rings" preview footage has had a record-breaking one-week total of over 6.6 million downloads since it became available on April 7. However, not all QuickTime fans are happy with the trailer/footage. [More]
LOTR Sword for sale!
4/21/00, 11:23 EST - Xoanon
Frodo on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'
4/21/00, 09:45 EST - Xoanon
What piece of jewelry did the literary character Frodo Baggins use to become invisible?
The person got it right by use of a 'Phone a friend'.
Thanks to Randy and all the rest who sent the news in!
Cast Watch: Liv and Viggo and Holm, oh my!
4/21/00, 09:42 EST - Xoanon
News for Apr. 20, 2000
4/20/00, 10:28 EST - Xoanon
Scene: Set of LOTR
Jason and Marcus: Cool! A Ringwraith!
Orcs: Doom! Doom! Doom!
Jason and Marcus: Cool! An Army of Orcs!
Jason and Marcus: aaaaa! A girl called is 'Friends'!
cut to: PJ and an assistant behind the camera, PJ's head in his hands
Assistant: I'm pretty sure we can switch some of that around in editing
Click here to view the comic! [More]
Cast Watch: Liv and Miranda on MAX
4/20/00, 09:44 EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: The Vancouver Sun
4/20/00, 01:52 EST - Xoanon
LORD OF THE RINGS MOVIE SHROUDED IN MYSTERY
Mike Shahin - Southam Newspapers
WELLINGTON, N.Z. -- Whether the legions of Ring fans around the world are ready or not, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is being turned into a series of three movies.
While New Zealand director Peter Jackson stages Orc battles and Hobbit miracles in the shadows of New Zealand's imposing mountains, the movie's L.A. production company finds itself jousting with the public's desire to know more about the project. [More]
News for Apr. 19, 2000
Foxtrot: Part 3
4/19/00, 17:35 EST - Xoanon
Scene: Set of LOTR
Jason and Marcus are lying on the grass, from behind the camera you can hear PJ yell
Marcus: I had a funny dream about an hour or two before we stoped mr. Frodo.
Jason: Well, what is it? I haven't seen or heard anything to make me smile since we left Lothlorien.
PJ: Cut! What are you doing? These lines aren't in the script!
Marcus: They're in the book
Jason: We have it memorized
PJ: Somebody get me casting on the phone...
Boys: Couldn't you thank them later? This rope should be made of Elfin Hithlain by the way...
Click here to view! [More]
On the Road Again : ImagineCon
4/19/00, 11:04 EST - Calisuri
Here is our schedule for this wonderful convention:
Friday 4-6pm - How to design and maintain a fantasy based website (E2 Pavilion)
Saturday 1-3pm - Secrets Revealed About the Lord of the Rings Movie (Rehearsal Hall Pavilion)
If you are in the Virginia area please do stop by and say hello! Corvar, Blasm and myself would love to meet you!
Check out the complete ImagineCon schedule : http://www.imaginecon.com
Next Live chat Event
4/19/00, 10:54 EST - Xoanon
Thursday, April 27 mark our latest 'TheOneRing.net Live Net Event' with Cinescape Magazine Editor in Chief Steve Hockensmith!
Ask him your movie, magazine or publishing questions! What does he have planed as far as LOTR coverage? Be at Barliman's on April 27th! More news to come!
WETA goes shopping
4/19/00, 10:38 EST - Xoanon
Imagica Corp. ( http://www.imagica.com/ ) (Tokyo, Japan) announced the sale of its Imager XE digital film scanner to Weta Ltd. (Wellington, New Zealand) to assist in the production of director Peter Jackson's film adaptation of "The Lord of The Rings." Jon Labrie, chief technical officer at Weta, reviewed the performance of the XE, praising its speed, image steadiness and digital output quality necessary for production of an estimated 2 million frames of "Rings" VFX imagery. The XE is capable of handling up to 2,000 foot film rolls, with a proprietary film gate transport allowing 16mm, 35mm 4-perf and 8-perf (VistaVision) formats. VistaVision scans are possible up to 4096 x 6144 pixels, with 35mm scans available at 2K, 3K and 4K resolution.
For more on this and other computer jiggery pokery, check out our SFX section! [More]