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May 02, 2001 - May 08, 2001

News for May 08, 2001

Weekly Ebay Items

5/08/01, 9:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Another crop of LOTR goodies for you to bid on at Ebay! [More]


5/08/01, 11:21 am EST - Xoanon

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In continuing the close relationship with the fans of J.R.R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, the official movie website, in conjuction with great editorial fansites on the web, will be bringing you the lastest live reports, interviews and features on our upcoming Media Event in Cannes, France! [More]

TORN B-Day Contest Continues!

5/08/01, 10:34 am EST - Xoanon

Yesterdays winner was...

....drum roll please......


Click here for today's trivia question!!! [More]

Ian Mune: Definitely in LOTR

5/08/01, 9:35 am EST - Calisuri

Well, thanks to a great bit of investigation work by our good buddy PSO, we can now say the Ian Mune is in fact in the LOTR films. Take a close look at this image from the Massey News. Notice that one item that all of us LOTR fans drooled over for a year? PSO did! [More]

So who does he portray? Thats still up in the air, but most of the signs lead to Farmer Maggot. More as it is available.

Grey Havens scrapbook.

5/08/01, 9:01 am EST - Tehanu

Grey Havens have posted the best of the official images in their scrapbook. Some of the hidden images off the official site look new to me - or I could have been napping and missed them. Still worth a look for the convenient layout. !SPOILERS! [More]

Thanks to Jack for that.

News for May 07, 2001

Weekly Cast Watch

5/07/01, 11:42 pm EST - Xoanon

Another great chance to see your favorite LOTR cast members on the small screen! [More]

The elves are speaking. Do you hear them? You will.

5/07/01, 3:25 pm EST - Xoanon

From: newtimesla.com

By Glenn Gaslin

Wild Don Lewis Linguist Marcus Smith was inspired by the language of J.R.R Tolkien. Fewer than 100 people on Earth speak the language of the Chickasaw Indians, a tribe that now inhabits a swatch of Oklahoma. Their tongue is one of harsh consonants and low, long vowels, of words such as takolo lakna okchi. Of those fluent in Chickasaw, no one is younger than 55. Decades from now, nobody will speak it anymore. [More]

Thanks to Thomas for the tip!

Cate Blanchett talks LOTR Prt. 1

5/07/01, 3:22 pm EST - Xoanon

The May issue of 'French Primere' Magazine had a small tidbit on LOTR when they had an interview with Cate Blanchett (Galadriel). [More]

Cate Blanchett talks LOTR Prt. 2

5/07/01, 3:11 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Ghost of Deagol

In today's edition of the movie program "Bogart" on Danish television, they started by announcing a look at Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) career + an interview. Of course that got my attention. [More]

Tolkien memories wanted.....

5/07/01, 2:52 pm EST - Gamgee

Have any special Tolkien related stories lurking around in the back of your hobbit-clogged brain? If so, we'd like to hear them! [More]

Weekend Round-up

5/07/01, 10:49 am EST - Xoanon

A complete list of week-end news, just in case you missed it. Casting and Contests and Trailers!! oh my!! [More]

Peter Jackson will be the King of this Castle!

5/07/01, 10:42 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy PH sends along a great pic from 'The Evening Post', the pic shows the very cool castle near Cannes where PJ et all will soon be partying all week-end long! (If you would like to see the color picture of this castle in the article, check it out on our messageboards here) [More]

TORN Birthday Trivia!!!

5/07/01, 10:32 am EST - Xoanon

As TORN Celebrates her Birthday Week, we will be giving away a large array of stuff in true Hobbit fashion! Answer me these questions...two, and we will be accepting answers all day, the winners will be chosen at random tomorrow. Good luck!

The first set of trivia questions:

Where did Tehanu and Xoanon get their nicknames from?

Where do Calisuri and Corvar hail from?

Make sure you send your answers to tornbday@theonering.net (no others will be accepted). And no TORN staffers can play! That's cheating! Naughty!!

GAMING: LOTR Game Composer

5/07/01, 10:16 am EST - Xoanon

avault.com is reporting that a composer has been chosen to work on the music and sound for the Sierra LOTR game. [More]

Media Watch: TDC Magasinet talks LOTR

5/07/01, 10:12 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Claus O sends in the latest from the Danish Magazine 'TDC Magasinet'. [More]

Lotsa New Green Books!

5/07/01, 10:06 am EST - Quickbeam

Greetings – Check out the new Green Books for May. We are up to our eyeballs in good stuff:
Turgon pulled out the big guns against that nasty critic from the New York Times! Check out the wonderful reader response in his Bookshelf.
• You will laugh your knickers off when you read Tookish’s Ticklers. New cartoons, jokes, and a fine Marx Brothers parody from Whistler.
• Anwyn is back, joining us for the mother-lode of all Q&A! We have a jaw-dropping 30 new articles, including:

• Our Special Guests include an amazing, in-depth look at the perils of modernity: "Where the Shadows Lie" and a thoughtful take on gender attitudes via Éowyn and Faramir: "Macho Men & Warrior Princesses."
Moon Letters is updated with new stories, poems, and a great essay on Boromir as the perfect model of Aristotle’s tragic character: "Looking at Boromir."
• There are new updates in red to previous Q&A.
• Join us as we explore the WORDS and WORLDS of Tolkien.

Much too hasty,

Whining and Dining on Oysters Kilpatrick

5/07/01, 7:09 am EST - Tehanu

Elijah Wood [Frodo] was spotted and overheard in Wellington recently , according to Tiggy. [More]

Teaser poster in Bangkok!

5/07/01, 6:00 am EST - Tehanu

Yes, we have confirmation - LOTR will hit the big screens of the inscrutable East. Thanks to Asta for this:

"I was going to watch a movie at the local United Artists Cinema and by chance I saw the LOTR Teaser Poster at the back area where upcoming movie posters were put up. So heads up for any Thailand (and Asian) LOTR fan!"

News for May 06, 2001

Coolio AIM Icons for your enjoyment

5/06/01, 11:57 pm EST - Xoanon

From: David

Finally!! www.aimicons.net has animated Lord of the Rings buddy icons for AIM. The animations are from the two trailers, and include the LOTR logo, Aragorn throwing the torch, the ring spinning, and Galadriel talking to Frodo. [More]

A Journey in the Dark, Part 3

5/06/01, 11:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Glaurung sends along his latest report from deep inside New Zealand (a.k.a. Middle earth), check out his report with pics!

On we speed from the movie set back towards civilization. Well, to Clearwater anyway. The time is getting on to near 8:00 am now and the sun is climbing into the sky. [More]

Casting: Ian Mune is Farmer Maggot?

5/06/01, 12:40 pm EST - Calisuri

Fans and spies alike have been sending us indications that Ian Mune (an accomplished tv and movie director as well as a writer and sometime actor) is playing Farmer Maggot. From recent images and other speculation this looks to be a pretty good bet. BUT...as with all rumors, we need to confirm it first. So don't set it in stone yet. In the meantime, check out a little bit more about Ian and the only picture i could find of him! [More]

TRAILER 2: New Confirmation?

5/06/01, 12:24 pm EST - Xoanon

The news seems to be pouring in on this new trailer, first, we get word from someone in the Disney camp about the chances of seeing the new FOTR trailer before Pearl Harbor, as well as some interesting news from a TORN Messageboard regular who recieved a semi-confirmation from a theatre manager. [More]

Worldwide Fan Search Continues......

5/06/01, 11:45 am EST - Gamgee

O.K. folks, only a couple weeks left in the Worldwide Tolkien Fan Search 2001! Great prizes can be scored just by proving you are a big fan! [More]

News for May 05, 2001

TORN is TWO Today!

5/05/01, 1:35 pm EST - Xoanon

TheOneRing.net turns TWO years old today! It was May the 5th, 1999 when the hard work of Calisuri and Corvar changed the old green site (some of you remember) that belonged to Tehanu and I into what you see today!

Our first day 'live' had all of 22 unique visitors, so you can tell we started with a BANG! The first story we ever posted on TheOneRing.net was 'Sean Connery was here, maybe' in which we reported to you that Sean Connery MAY be connected with LOTR, well two years later and we STILL haven't heard what his role is :)

Take a look all week for some fun give-aways, where we will have YOU answer questions about US! Plus Tehanu promises to get drunk and dance on the bar in Barliman's!!!

John Rhys-Davies' Birthday

5/05/01, 1:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Today, May 5th, is John Rhys-Davies' (Gimli) birthday!

John was born on 5 May, 1944, in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. That makes him 57 years old today! Happy Birthday John!

MORE INFO!! NEW FOTR Trailer Coming Soon?!

5/05/01, 12:22 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy SS and an insider from the Pearl Harbor camp send in more info regarding the (hopefully) upcoming LOTR Trailer!! Now with MORE info! !!SPOILERS!! [More]

News for May 04, 2001

The big guns behind WETA's digital imaging technology...

5/04/01, 10:47 pm EST - Tehanu

Bob Bishop is the king of high bandwidth, low latency Internet. The type of servers that his company, Silicon Graphics, Inc., builds for telecom companies and data centers starts at U.S.$20,000 and rises to U.S.$15 million for an SGITM Origin 3000 Series server containing 512 processors. [More]

GAMING: More on Sierra and Xbox?

5/04/01, 8:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Clay sends word that http://www.wxp3d.com is talking all about Sierra and LOTR. Check out the link above for the press release we showed you yesterday, as well as some coolio new LOTR designs, no idea if they're for anything or just to snazz up the site. Clay also goes on to give us a little insight about the console industry. [More]

Media Watch: French Primere does LOTR

5/04/01, 8:42 pm EST - Xoanon

Thanks to Ringer Spy Oxo we hear of news that the French edition of PREMIERE Magazine has the LOTR poster inside issue 291 of May/June. You usually find a free poster in the back of every French Primere magazine. If you have the chance to get one, you've got yourself a free poster! I'm on my way to the store right now!

NEW FOTR Trailer Coming Soon?!

5/04/01, 3:07 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy SS sends along a very interesting report about what he/she saw in the NEW 'Fellowship of the Ring' tralier that has apparently only been complete as of yesterday! !!!TRAILER SPOILERS!!! [More]

GAMING: Sierra solves Tolkien licensing riddle

5/04/01, 2:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Lord of the Rings fans may get their much-anticipated video game after all.

Ending a lawsuit, the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien and a major computer game publisher have agreed to an eight-year deal to make games based on Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings fantasy books. [More]

CANNES: Swedish Website Contest Winner

5/04/01, 11:28 am EST - Xoanon

From: Peter B

The winner of the Swedish contest concerning a trip to cannes and a pass to the castle in wich the lord of the rings party will be, has been decided. [More]

MediaWatch: Austrailian PC Authority

5/04/01, 9:31 am EST - Calisuri

Ringer Joel B alerts us to a LOTR mention in the Austrialian magazine PC Authority. The article is a long feature on animation techniques in film. Of course, Lord of the Rings is mentioned serveral times. [More]

News for May 03, 2001

Explanation from Elostirion.com

5/03/01, 6:50 pm EST - Calisuri

Elostirion.com has posted an explanation for taking down its most recent image of uncloaked ringwraiths. [More]

Spiderwebart Gallery News

5/03/01, 4:44 pm EST - Xoanon

Latest news from the Spiderwebart Gallery folks, a must see! [More]

Media Watch: Variety talks LOTR

5/03/01, 4:38 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Pegeen sends along all the latest from 'Variety Magazine'.

In the new "Variety" (April 30-May 6) several pages comment on the Cannes Film Festival Activities and LOTR is a major hit. [More]

CastWatch: Ian McKellen in Philadelphia

5/03/01, 3:28 pm EST - Calisuri

Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) will be honored with the International Arts Award at Pridefest 2001 on Friday, May 4 in Philadelphia. The award is given to a gay or lesbian, who has made an internationally important contribution to world arts and culture. Congrats Ian![More]

Where'd it go?

5/03/01, 3:15 pm EST - Calisuri

Well, as it turns out, the French site Elostirion.com was asked to take down the image of the Ringwraiths. You can still read the news on this story from this morning which ended with the confirmation of these characters in fact being uncloaked ringwraiths. [More]

Big Announcement from Sierra!

5/03/01, 9:35 am EST - Calisuri

DarthCaeser, from our very own Gaming Havens recieved this today:

Vivendi Universal Publishing and Tolkien Enterprises Announce Long-Term, Exclusive Deal to Create Games Based on Classic Fantasy Novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. [More]

CastWatch: Hobbit Talk at EmpireOnline

5/03/01, 12:30 am EST - Calisuri

Ian Holm is the topic of an article over at EmpireOnline:

"The hobbit hero of The Lord of The Rings may be Elijah Woods, but veteran actor Sir Ian Holm also sports the trademark furry feet as Frodo’s cousin Bilbo." [More]

News for May 02, 2001

Sean Astin teaming up with old pals

5/02/01, 11:54 pm EST - Gamgee

Our beloved Sam aka. Sean Astin is teaming up with some old friends to record the audio commentary for "The Goonies" DVD. Thanks to TORN staff member Pippin_Took for the story! [More]

Casting News: And the other hobbit is...

5/02/01, 4:39 pm EST - Calisuri

This morning we identified Timothy Bartlett as the hobbit on the left in this picture. [here] What about the Hobbit on the right? Ringer fan Dave sent us a very convincing argument that this hobbit may be a familiar face for some! [More]

CANNES: Swedish Website Contest Questions

5/02/01, 4:21 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Sergio L sends in news from a swedish website that is currently running contest to get you to Cannes! [More]

CANNES: IFC Covers the Entire Event

5/02/01, 9:54 am EST - Xoanon

From: Amy

I was watching the Independent Film Channel (a channel on digital cable and satellite dishes) last night and they said that they were going to have full coverage on all the events for the whole week.

Casting News! That Hobbit... Update

5/02/01, 9:50 am EST - Calisuri

If you recall, we released an image of two hobbits sitting on a wall in Hobbiton on Monday. [Here] Thanks to a very observant Ringer fan Sam, we now have a name for one of the faces. The hobbit on the left (our left) is Timothy Bartlett, a Wellington (NZ) stage actor best known for playing Bernie Leach on Shortland Street. [More]


Ringer James sends in some more info about Timothy Bartlett :

"Just to add another snipper regarding Timothy Bartlett, before he was on Shortland Street he was best known for presenting the children's TV show "Play School". This show has something of a cult following in New Zealand, and Kiwis aged 20-30 would no doubt remember Timothy fronting the show. "

Christopher Lee talks 'Rings' at the Verona Film Festival.

5/02/01, 8:12 am EST - Tehanu

Francesco Alo over at the Italian LOTR site Caltanet Cinema got a wonderful interview with Christopher Lee (Saruman) at the Verona Film Festival. Bear with the translation - the questions are good and Lee's answers give you a sense of just how much he loves the Rings. [More]

When asked about accents, check out his answer: "No accents. I speak normally. There are British actors, Australian actors, New Zealand actors, American actors. And actresses of course. We all speak english without accents." I know this isn't going to make sense to a lot of you...... : D

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