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News for May 02, 2000


5/02/00, 15:50 EST - Xoanon

TheOneRing.net learned from sources the actor who will play Eomer in LOTR! Here he is! [More]

oh happy day!!! Eomer is in!!

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5/02/00, 12:26 EST - Calisuri

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Small Production Tidbits

5/02/00, 10:02 EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Synergist sends in some small tidbits of info regarding the action on and off the set at Tongariro. [More]

!Small Spoilers!

Lee: 'It's sheer magic'

5/02/00, 09:34 EST - Xoanon

Christopher Lee (Saruman) was on the Big Breakfast in the UK this morning, saying among other things, that the trilogy is going to be the biggest thing in cinema for a long time, and that from his point of view,

"It's sheer magic, and that's not something I say lightly"

Thanks to Ian and Adam for the tip!

Cast Watch: Viggo's 'Walk'

5/02/00, 09:32 EST - Xoanon

You can catch Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) in 'A Walk on the Moon' on TMN. [More]

News for May 01, 2000

I HAVE the LOTR Audition Scripts!

5/01/00, 16:08 EST - Xoanon

Direct from a super secret source deep in the mines of Moria comes a bunch of casting scripts from 'Three Foot Six'. These are the scripts that the casting directors make the actor hopefulls read before them to see if they have the right 'stuff'. Perhaps you've seen Mark Hamill or Henry Thomas (Eliot from E.T.) doing their auditions, it's very a very interesting procedure (as far as I'm concerned at least!). What I wouldn't give to see some of these audition tapes!

The small snippets of script that I have may not even make it into the final takes due to time or dialogue changes, yet it's still an interesting read! While I cannot post them directly, I will read them all, compare them to the two Miramax scipts I've read, as well as the books, and write something up soon! Keep an eye out!

The scripts I have are for the characters: two for Aragorn, Arwen, Bilbo, Boromir, Denethor, Elrond, Eowyn, Faramir, two for Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf, Gimli, Legolas, Merry, Pippin, two for Sam, Saruman, Theoden, and Wormtongue

E! Confirms most of TheOneRing.net Reports

5/01/00, 15:53 EST - Xoanon

Cinescape is reporting on the E! Online 'Force of the Hobbit' section they have. Most of it seems to be confirmting news we've posted months ago, here's a re-cap:

E! Online suggests that Liv Tyler is showing the signs of stress brought on by two months of continuous filming. Rumors has it that one scene didn't work because Tyler "freaked out when Orc armies charged her."

Confirming our story which we posted on March 18th [More]

Christopher Lee has wrapped his scenes with LOTR

Confirming our story we posted on April 5th [More]

Canadian folksinger Loreena McKennitt have been approached to work on some music of the trilogy

Confirming the happy news we posted on January 3rd [More]

Thanks to The Saint for poking his nose in our archives to find all the dates and links!

This Weeks Ebay Items

5/01/00, 14:56 EST - Xoanon

More Tolkien Items here than Peter Jackson's sock drawer! [More]

Chat Log: Steve Hockensmith

5/01/00, 14:37 EST - Xoanon

Last week's chat with Steve Hockensmith, Editor in Chief at Cinescape Magazine was a blast! Steve spoke about the mag's future plans for LOTR coverage, what he expects from New Line and Peter Jackson and much more! Follow the link to read it all! [More]

Cast Watch: LOTR Cast on Cinemax

5/01/00, 10:30 EST - Xoanon

You can catch Bernard Hill (Theoden) in 'Titanic' on Cinemax [More].

You can see Brad Dourif (Grima Wormtongue) in 'Progeny' on Cinemax as well [More].

News for Apr. 30, 2000

A Little Bitta Andy...

4/30/00, 23:29 EST - Xoanon

Directly from ABC's 'Arabian Nights' comes pictures of our very own Andy Serkis (Voice of Gollum). Serkis played 'Kasim', Ali Baba's ill fated brother.

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LA Times Akamai Ad

4/30/00, 22:08 EST - Xoanon

The folks at New Line and Akamai Technologies are flexing their Internet muscle and posted this ad in the LA Times.

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Cast Watch: Astin and Serkis and McKellen on TV

4/30/00, 13:25 EST - Xoanon

You can catch Sean Astin (Sam) in 'Like Father Like Son' on TMN today.

You can also see Andy Serkis (Voice of Gollum) in 'Arabian Nights' on ABC

Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) can be seen in Richard III on TV2 (danish television) tonight (the 30th) at 8:30 pm local time.

Media Watch: The Sun Herald

4/30/00, 01:23 EST - Xoanon

Ringer Super Spy Resevoir Dog sends in the latest from the 'Sun Herald' in Australia.

Here's a big article for you on Miranda Otto (Eowyn) from the Sun Herald. It is titled "My Risky Business" and includes LOTR talk.

Click on both images to enlarge in our scrapbook

Fan Update: Fan Art Plethora

4/30/00, 00:11 EST - Calisuri

Check out the fan art gallery for a plethora of newly submitted masterpieces! (two galleries worth!)[ Fan Art ]

News for Apr. 29, 2000

Hall of Fire Today!

4/29/00, 11:44 EST - Xoanon

Time for another Hall of Fire topic! This topic's had a good work out since the New Line release, but we have yet to gather in the Hall and work it through. Come on down and bring your opinions for a fun chat this Saturday, April 29, at 5:30 EST [-5 hours GMT].

The Lord of the Rings Internet Preview

Simply put, whatdya think?? Were you happy with what you saw in the preview trailer? Do you have a favorite scene, or one that really hurt? Are you happy or disappointed by anything in particular? Based on the preview and what you know about the films so far, what do you think of the job Peter Jackson is doing?

Your moderators Gandalf, Nazfyratu, and Tookish will have the doors open and the fire stoked. We look forward to seeing you there! As always, please send along your emails with comments, feedback, and future chat topics to us here.

Cast Watch: Cate and Lee (squared)

4/29/00, 11:42 EST - Xoanon

You can catch Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) in 'Pushing Tin' on TMN.

You can aslo see a double-take of Christopher Lee (Saruman) in 'The Creeping Flesh' and 'Scream and Scream Again' on TMN.

Web Watch: E! Online Updates

4/29/00, 11:39 EST - Xoanon

Eonline just updated their LOTR section. Among the many update is a brief description of what Sauron looked like in the Second Age. They describe what he is wearing into battle and stuff. The behind-the-scene section is updated. This section looks at a battle scene between Gondor and the Orcs. [More]

Thanks to Sith Sunstorm for the tip!

News for Apr. 28, 2000

The Mirror of Galadriel

4/28/00, 13:01 EST - Xoanon

Galadriel enters the 5th dimension and tells all about the latest from the LOTR camp. Last Alliance Battle...Helms Deep...and super secret studio filming! [More]

Next Live Net Event!

4/28/00, 11:05 EST - Xoanon

Last night a packed Barliman's Chatroom was privy to Cinescape Magazine Editor in Chief Steve Hockensmith. Steve was a great guest and had some amazing things to say about Tolkien and Cinescapes coverage of the films in the future! The log of that chat will be available online shortly, thanks Steve.

Our next chat guest will be none other than Dragonlance writer Margaret Weis, she'll be online to answer your questions about fantasy writing, the future of Dragonlance, and her thoughts on Tolkien!

Web Watch: Suite 101

4/28/00, 10:50 EST - Xoanon

Michael Martinez has written another great LOTr article. 'Kryptic Tales of Middle-earth' deals with Horror stories in Tolkien's world.

We don't often hear about the ghost stories people must have told each other in Middle-earth. Tolkien's work is permeated with well-crafted legends that are usually founded in fact (within the scope of his pseudohistory), but when you stop to consider the immense expanses of time the pseudohistory of Middle-earth covers, you have to wonder just how far-fetched some of those legends must have become. [More]

The News From Scoop 1: Photos from Whakapapa

4/28/00, 10:05 EST - Xoanon

The folks at Scoop sent along word of some great photo's they've gotten from Whakapapa, the set up in the ski hills at Tongariro National Park. [More]


The News From Scoop 2: Early Snow Causes Problems For PJ

4/28/00, 09:55 EST - Xoanon

From: Our great friends at Scoop.co.nz.

Ringswatch: A report from Whakapapa

The following report of recent happenings in the Ruapehu area - the site of the latest filming of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy - was sent to Scoop by a recent visitor to the area…

“Apparently the 700 crew have been filming last week (pre Easter) around Whakapapa. We went up to the skifield (top of the Bruce) and a lot of equipment, lighting rigs, cables, etcetera, were set up in Happy Valley skifield - at the time (Saturday), totally snowless, very rocky and misty, wonderfully atmospheric [More]

Cast Watch: Hugo and Astin films

4/28/00, 09:43 EST - Xoanon

You can catch Hugo Weaving (Elrond) in 'The Matrix' on TMN today [More]

You can also see Sean Astin (Sam) in 'Rudy' on Cinemax [More]

News for Apr. 27, 2000

Web Watch: Dagbladet.no

4/27/00, 12:15 EST - Xoanon

From: Noregian Ringer Simen

Monday morning I opened the daily tabloid newspaper "Dagbladet" the best selling newspaper in Norway. They had a two page article about the movie. The article contained some disinformation about release dates, but it was OK. They also said something about a sweedish composer, who had made some classical work about LOTR: "Out of the wizards hat". (Warning, the following link is not in English)[More]

Cast Watch: Viggo's 'Walk on the Moon'

4/27/00, 09:13 EST - Xoanon

You can catch Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) in 'A Walk on the Moon' on TMN [More]

News for Apr. 26, 2000

Media Watch: The NZ Listener

4/26/00, 21:37 EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Garanhir sends in these two items from the latest issue of the NZ Listener.

Click to enlarge in our scrapbook

The second is a cartoon from 'The Listener', now how many TORNadoes out there have had arguments like this before?

Click to enlarge in our scrapbook


4/26/00, 19:57 EST - Calisuri

Don't forget to check out The Bastards Have Landed (TBHL), the official Peter Jackson fan club. Find out the latest news and info about the man bringing LOTR to the big screen. Lewman and company have recently added some more exclusive images and movies from Peter Jackson titles of the past. Check it out! [ TBHL ]

Section Update: Event Reviews

4/26/00, 10:21 EST - Xoanon

From: Gavin Anderson

I went to see the stageplay of The Hobbit at the Edinburgh Playhouse on the 15th of April and must say it was a great success. [More]

Cast Watch: Lee's Diagnosis

4/26/00, 10:16 EST - Xoanon

You can catch Christopher Lee in 'Diagnosis Murder' on TMN [More]

Movie FAQ Update

4/26/00, 09:59 EST - Calisuri

Ringer staff member, Pippin_Took, has just made a rather extensive update to our Movie FAQ section. [ Movie FAQ ]

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