News for May 23, 2000
SFX Talks to Christopher Lee
5/23/00, 23:16 EST - Xoanon
'I've only just back from two months in New Zealand filming Lord of the Rings,' says Christopher Lee matter of factly, his sonorous tones still strident as always. 'It's just going to be...I'm trying to think of the right word - without making sound like the usual fashionable superlative. I think it will create film history. I think it's going to have the biggest impact, on screen, of anything of the last 40 or 50 years.'
And he says the teaser trailer s nothing compared to the full impact of the movie.
'I don't know what you'd call it, it's not exactly a trailer. It doesn't actually show you anything in great detail, in terms of people and what they look like and what they say.'
Q and A with Fantasy Author Terry Brooks
5/23/00, 21:29 EST - Tookish
Xtem Talks LOTR Filming!
5/23/00, 10:54 EST - Xoanon
Tolkien Cartoon Contest
5/23/00, 10:29 EST - Xoanon
I'm running a week long Lord of the Rings cartoon punchline contest parodying that Weathertop scene in the trailer where the four hobbits confront the Ringwraiths. It features caricatures of Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin. The reader has to come up with a punchline from either Frodo or the Ringwraith (or both)! 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.
Two New Books Available Online
5/23/00, 10:17 EST - Xoanon
Cast Watch: Astin on TMN
5/23/00, 10:03 EST - Xoanon
News for May 22, 2000
The Lighter Side of Tolkien
5/22/00, 23:28 EST - Tookish
Please send me your outlandish Tolkien links! Enjoy. Took :)
This Week's Ebay Items
5/22/00, 21:49 EST - Xoanon
5/22/00, 21:08 EST - Tookish
Media Watch: The NZ Listener
5/22/00, 11:49 EST - Xoanon
News for May 21, 2000
Wanna See Arwen and SARUMAN?!
5/21/00, 23:05 EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Empire Magazine
5/21/00, 22:43 EST - Xoanon
LATEST PICS REVEALED
With anticipation growing hotter by the day, these brand new pictues have just been released from Lord of the Rings, which continues its mammoth shoot in New Zealand with the likes of Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and Elijah Wood on board. Those with internet access can glimpse some fantastic exclusive footage at www.lordoftherings.net, but for the time being, cast your eyes of this little lot [referring to the photo spread] -- and the good news is there'll be plenty more over the coming months.
News Story 1044: Concerning Hills and Other Matters...
5/21/00, 22:40 EST - Xoanon
I saw Bernard Hill on Saturday, May 6, at Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United FC, where he was at the club store with what I guess were his two sons.
He was almost unrecognisable from Captain Smith in Titanic. His hair, now grey (not white), was almost shoulder length, but had been cut in such a way to give a full appearance from behind. He had beard/moustache, also grey, but only slightly longer than that which he had in Titanic.
I didn't attempt to bother him, as he was clearly out with his family. I immediately recalled TheOneRing.net's news that he was to play a role in LotR but couldn't figure which one at first. He now appears perfectly cast.
Filming in Lower Hutt
5/21/00, 22:35 EST - Xoanon
Filming is being done in Wingate now, in Lower Hutt... drove up to the entrance and they were doing a lot of filming 20 meters from the road.
Web Watch: Zealot.com
5/21/00, 21:56 EST - Xoanon
While all the buzz surrounds the development of The Lord of the Rings by Peter Jackson and New Line Cinemas, it is worth taking a look back at the first attempts to move Tolkien's epic story from the page to the silver screen. The year was 1978, and the entire chronicle of the Ring and the hobbits was brought to television and the silver screen, from Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings to Rankin-Bass' The Hobbit and The Return of the King. Tolkien fans were given much to regret. [More]
Psst...... Look Who's Coming to Barliman's!
5/21/00, 20:59 EST - Tookish
Gandalf Leads the Charge at Helm's Deep
5/21/00, 15:34 EST - Tehanu
Gamgee's Gary Gygax Gab!
5/21/00, 12:38 EST - Calisuri
News for May 20, 2000
Hall of Fire Today!
5/20/00, 10:56 EST - Xoanon
The Silmarillion on Film
Imagine you win the challenge of creating The Silmarillion on film. Like Jackson's effort on The Lord of the Rings, the task would be enormous and daunting to say the least. Uncountable questions would need answers, like: who would you cast as the characters? Which characters and events would you cut out? How would you approach the project?
We'll also play around with general Silmarillion film questions, like what scenes we'd love to see on the big screen, how the creation of Arda would be portrayed, and what places would make great locations. Read up and bring along your text for this one!
Ianman continues his story of the filming up at Ruapehu
5/20/00, 00:30 EST - Tehanu
News for May 19, 2000
The Gates of Moria?
5/19/00, 16:42 EST - Tehanu
The Lighter Side of Tolkien
5/19/00, 16:00 EST - Tookish
My buddy Therm sent me this link a while back of a page talking about Leonard Nimoy singing a song called The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. Do you have any other strange and interesting Tolkien-related links to share? Please send them in here.
Q 'n' A with Terry Brooks!
5/19/00, 13:32 EST - Xoanon
Ringer Staff member Gandalf recently talked with Terry Brooks, author of the Shannara Series, and asked him some questions about Tolkien and writing in general. Look for this exclusive question and answer session this Monday!
Cast Watch: LOTR Cast on Cinemax
5/19/00, 10:14 EST - Xoanon
Kevin Conway can be seen in 'The Confession'.
To view schedule and times click here.
PJ Hits the Rich List.
5/19/00, 05:36 EST - Tehanu
News for May 18, 2000
Pearl Jam: Servants of Sauron?
5/18/00, 23:38 EST - Calisuri
Huge Storm Rips Through Chicagoland
5/18/00, 20:53 EST - Corvar
The News from Mithril
5/18/00, 12:14 EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: McKellen 'Star of the Future'
5/18/00, 12:07 EST - Xoanon
The latest issue of Cinescape Magazine features our very own Ian McKellen (Gandalf) in the 'Star of the Future' section. The one page article talks mostly about McKellen's foray into the world of Magneto in the upcomming 'X-Men' film. However there is a small blurb about LOTR:
So after his detour to Fantsayland via X-Men, was McKellen eager to get back to the Bard? Not at all. Even before he was finished working on X-Men, he was preparing for his next foray into fantasy filmmaking. "Once I felt on top of the problems of playing Magneto, I started examining the Lord of the Rings scripts," writes McKellen, who will play the wizard Gandalf in Peter Jackson's adaptation of the classic trilogy, "usually at weekends so that I wasn't to distracted from the X-Men x-perience."
To read the entire article click on the image above.
Web Watch: Screendaily.com
5/18/00, 10:35 EST - Xoanon
Mike Goodridge, from screendaily.com in Cannes
New Line International has slotted the final key pieces into the worldwide distribution structure on its ambitious $300m Lord Of the Rings trilogy currently shooting in New Zealand. The Time Warner owned studio is now rallying its partners for a massive coordinated promotional and merchandising blitz for the worldwide simultaneous release of the first film The Fellowship Of The Ring on Dec 14, 2001.
Xoanon note: If New Line decides to go for that worldwide release of FOTR we can have history in the making here folks. Can you image all those drooling rabid LOTR fanboys from Japan to Jamaica, Montreal to Moscow, all watching FOTR on the same day!?
Karl Urban in Cannes.
5/18/00, 07:13 EST - Tehanu
Thanks to Kimi for that news.
News for May 17, 2000
The Mirror of Galadriel!
5/17/00, 20:30 EST - Xoanon
Margaret Weis, Don Perrin, and Chris Pierson at Barliman's
5/17/00, 13:14 EST - Tookish
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