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News for Jun. 02, 2002

Weekly Ebay Items

6/02/02, 11:38 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the latest crop of eBay goodies we found for you to bid on! [More]

FOTR Gets 3 Teen Choice Award Nominations

6/02/02, 1:55 pm EST - Strider

Fellowship of the Ring has been nominated for three categories in the Teen Choice Awards: Liv Tyler (Best Actress), Elijah Wood (Best Actor) and Best Drama/Action Adventure. [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

6/02/02, 1:32 pm EST - Xoanon

Here's another great chance to catch your favorite LOTR star on the small screen this week! Including UK listings and my personal favorites! [More]

FOTR May Hold Off AOTC In Box Office

6/02/02, 1:12 pm EST - Strider

Brandon Gray

Just added a chart that might be of interest, showing 'Lord of the Rings' taking on 'Attack of the Clones,' 'Phantom Menace' and 'Spider-Man.' Now, it's moot that 'Spider-Man' and 'Phantom Menace' have insurmountably higher grosses than 'FOTR.' However, 'Attack of the Clones' is falling at such an alarming rate, that it might not top 'FOTR'. [More]

Pre-Order DVD's In The UK

6/02/02, 12:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Targaryn writes: In the UK you can pre-order the DVD from HMV and WH-Smiths. With HMV you get a special pack (with a certificate for being one of the first in the world to own it, and other goodies like a little poster and balloon!), and in WH SMiths you get an exclusive LOTR mug.

SHOP: TOPPS Collectors Update Edition Details

6/02/02, 12:41 pm EST - Xoanon

Irascian sends us details on the new TOPPS collector’s update edition with 72 all-new images and Two Towers sneak preview! [More]

Teen Choice Awards Ballot

6/02/02, 12:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Soon you will be able to vote for FOTR in the Teen Choice Awards at seventeen.com, take a look! [More]

Fellowship Of The Ring And Bloom Win MTV Awards

6/02/02, 11:52 am EST - Strider

The Fellowship of the Ring won the golden popcorn for Best Movie at the MTV Movie Awards, while Orlando Bloom won the award for Best Breakthrough Male. The awards ceremony which took place in Los Angeles airs Thursday June 6th on MTV. [More]

News for Jun. 01, 2002

Looking forward to LOTR's 50th

6/01/02, 8:45 pm EST - Tehanu

The Ring Goes Ever On: The Tolkien Society in England has announced its plans for a huge celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of LOTR in 2005. They're saying 'Book early to avoid disappointment.' [More] Thanks to Lee for the news.

Hall Of Fire Chats For June 1st & 2nd

6/01/02, 4:26 pm EST - Strider

Often people talk about how a writer's style 'evolves' throughout their books, a natural progression and change as an author gets to grip with the world which he has created, and fine tunes his vision. It is something that is noticeable in all great writers as well as the indistinguishable ones. J.R.R Tolkien by consensus fits into the former category and this weekend the Hall of Fire staff are discussing the different styles of Tolkien and what is his finest work. [More]

Transcript Of Live Chat With Gary Russell

6/01/02, 3:56 pm EST - Strider

Did you miss out on Gary Russell's live chat Friday night? If so, check out the transcript of the whole chat from beginning to end as our fantastic guest dealt with a wide range of questions, from his interview with Peter Jackson to the sort of artwork to expect in the first of his fantastic art books based on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. [More]

IMBD.com LOTR Trivia

6/01/02, 12:29 pm EST - Tehanu

The Internet Movie Datebase has a page of favourite quotes and a list of trivia facts from the movie. TORN old-timers will know most of them but not all - who else got Sean Bean's "Sharpe" reference? [More] Thanks to TheOneBauer for the links.

Elijah Wood caught by E!Online's Fashion Police

6/01/02, 12:04 pm EST - Tehanu

But he still looks cute. [More]

News for May 31, 2002

The Fellowship Of The Ring – DVD Review

5/31/02, 11:19 am EST - Xoanon

Matt sends us a rare advanced look into the FOTR DVD! Take a look! 'the transformation from the big screen to the small one is perfect. It has a great quality and gives a whole other dimension to the movie.' !Spoilers! [More]

Peter Jackson: Made In New Zealand

5/31/02, 11:16 am EST - Xoanon

How on (middle?) earth did one of the Twentieth Century's most mythic and popular works literature, JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, end up being translated into cinema in the largest movie project ever undertaken by a team led by a maverick New Zealand director refusing to budge from his home-made studio at the edge of the planet ... a director previously best known for his DIY Kiwi-schlock horror flicks and an art-house film about teenage matricide? [More]

Ian Holm Is 'In Hell'

5/31/02, 11:11 am EST - Xoanon

Ian Holm (Bilbo) will be appearing on stage this Saturday at TheaterSounds with Roger Rees in Kingston, New York. It's for a play reading of George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell." [More]

TTT Preview to Air During MTV Movie Awards

5/31/02, 4:53 am EST - Pippin_Took

ElrothielGLeaf wrote in to let us know that the Two Towers preview will be aired during the MTV Movie Awards on June 6. We'll keep you posted with more information about this as it becomes available.

Meet Author Gary Russell Tonight in #TheHallofFire

5/31/02, 12:02 am EST - Jincey

We've been eagerly anticipating this chat and tonight's the night! Join us over in Barli's room devoted to topical chat, #TheHallofFire, and learn all about The Art of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. [More]

News for May 30, 2002

David Wenham [Faramir] on Oz radio.

5/30/02, 10:06 pm EST - Tehanu

Giorgia sent us a link to ABC Radio's Radio National Nightclub program from last night : "You can listen to an interview with David Wenham in the 8.30 to 9.00pm link. His interview begins at approximately the 9 minute mark. [More] They talk a little about LOTR, and it seems David is also going back to do some more filming in NZ."

Frodo the frog gene.

5/30/02, 10:03 pm EST - Tehanu

A small but powerful gene has been named in honor of a small but powerful hobbit, according to Ben. [More]

Extra 30 minutes DVD has been completed

5/30/02, 9:53 pm EST - Tehanu

A mysterious email arrived from NZ with no details other than "There has been a very limited screening of the 30min plus FOTR DVD." [Screened for who, the people who made it? Industry insiders? - T.] "Interesting to know it has all been completed, makes the wait harder."

Waiting in line with Frodo and Sam

5/30/02, 9:50 pm EST - Tehanu

Imagine if you were a LOTR fan as well as a Star Wars fan and somehow your favourite obsessions combined on one memorable day....[More]

Pre-ordering the FOTR DVD

5/30/02, 9:32 pm EST - Tehanu

People wrote in suggesting other options for pre-ordering the FOTR DVD if you don' t like shopping online. You can pre order the video or DVD of FOTR at Woolworths in the UK and in the US, "Blockbuster may take pre-orders eventually, but the Warehouse is taking pre-orders NOW (did it myself yesterday), and you get a $3 off coupon when you do." Also in the US, Warehouse and Hollywood are taking pre-orders. Thanks to Matthew, Kerry and Rachel.

Sideshow/Weta Collectibles Update

5/30/02, 8:38 pm EST - Calisuri

Sideshow/Weta Collectibles has updated their Lord of the Rings page. Among the highlights: A closer look at the etchings on their figure displays, see the Medallion certificates, and Series 3 (including Saruman, Sam and Bill the Pony, etc) is now shipping! [More]

Joe Alread Chat Tonight!

5/30/02, 4:59 pm EST - Xoanon

Don't forget to join us for our Chat with Joe Alread, Decipher Designer who worked on the upcoming release Realms of the Elf-Lords! Tonight at 7pm EST in #Havens. Hope to see everyone there! [Barliman's Chat]

HM Publishes 'The Hobbit' With Goodies

5/30/02, 10:20 am EST - Xoanon

This summer, Houghton Mifflin is pleased to be publishing a brand-new edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel The Hobbit, featuring jacket art by the author. [More]

Media Watch: New Weekly Magazine

5/30/02, 10:08 am EST - Xoanon

Marige writes: Just heard from an Aussie friend that one of their mags, New Weekly, has an article with EW in this week's edition. Visited their site NW Magazine and found a blurb referring to it.

Anyone with scans of the article, send it along!

Pre-Order DVD's In Canada Too

5/30/02, 10:04 am EST - Xoanon

Adrienne writes: I'm writing after reading the Pre-order DVD front page article about Blockbuster. I was just in the Blockbuster in my town (Toronto area, Canada) where I know some of the employees, and I was informed that the DVD will definitely be available to pre-order. [More]

IBM Sells Workstations to Weta for 'Lord of the Rings'

5/30/02, 10:00 am EST - Xoanon

International Business Machines Corp on Wednesday said it had sold 150 workstations to Oscar-winning New Zealand-based Weta Digital Ltd. for work on the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy. [More]

Orlando On MTV Movie House

5/30/02, 9:59 am EST - Xoanon

Mor'loki Twilight writes: I was watching MTV Movie House and I noticed a particular blond elf (Legolas of course). The announcer mentioned what Orlando Bloom (Legolas) did in his spare time. It was pretty funny. It showed shots of Orlando sky diving, snowboarding, and bungee jumping. They're probably going to show it again.

GAMING: A Look At Nintendo's 'Hobbit'

5/30/02, 9:56 am EST - Xoanon

Clairvoyant writes: Sierra is going to launch "The Hobbit" as a RPG game for Nintendo's gameconsole Gamecube in 2003. [More]

Jedi count Christopher Lee an elegant villain

5/30/02, 9:49 am EST - Xoanon

From Count Dracula to Count Dooku, Christopher Lee still counts. Two generations after he played the Transylvanian terror in the classic Hammer horror films, Lee remains one of the most imposing heavies on the big screen. [More]

News for May 29, 2002

Orlando Bloom in Australia.

5/29/02, 6:16 pm EST - Tehanu

Merry-in-Oz is keeping an eye out for Orlando Bloom sightings, as he's in Australia as part of a movie about bushranger Ned Kelly. "Last night on the news they had a blurb about the filming of the Ned Kelly movie. We thought we caught a glimpse of Orlando (I can't spot him as a non-elf but my daughter can!!) but nothing was said. . . .will keep watching."

Pre-ordering the LOTR DVD

5/29/02, 6:08 pm EST - Tehanu

MS was interested to find out if you could pre-order the LOTR DVD through Blockbuster Video, which should interest those people who don't like buying over the Internet. [More]

From Hobbit to Tom Thumb

5/29/02, 5:53 pm EST - Tehanu

According to Calendar Live, Elijah Wood is going to play an even smaller character in his next role, where he's providing the voice of Tom Thumb for an animated film. [More] Thanks to Lee for the news.
UPDATE: Several people have written in to say that the film already exists; now they're promoting it as a DVD to be released in August.

LOTR actors in NZ's Great Comedy Debate

5/29/02, 5:43 pm EST - Tehanu

LOTR actors Craig Parker [Haldir] and Mark Ferguson [Gil -Galad] will be taking part in the Great Comedy Debate at the Queenstown Winter Festival on July 15, according to a Scoop article. [More]
Info on the Winter Festival here Thanks to Janet and her Craig Parker website for the news[More]

From Toronto? Wanna Be A Part Of Something Cool?

5/29/02, 12:56 pm EST - Xoanon

Calling all Torontonians! We've been asked by Harper Collins Canada for some help, so we turn to you! Do any of you T.O. residents have a large LOTR standee? Something you wouldn't mind lending out for a weekend? If this sounds like you, drop me a line!

Elijah Is Big In Japan

5/29/02, 12:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy KT writes: Here are some more scans from Japanese magazines. Elijah Wood is VERY big over here right now, with mini booklets and posters abounding! [More]

Media Watch: Newsweek

5/29/02, 12:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Danielle writes: There's an animated picture of Aragorn as featured in the Lord of the Rings video game and a short mention of the game on page 43 of the June 3, 2002 issue of Newsweek. [More]

GAMING: Interview With Decipher's Joe Alread

5/29/02, 3:21 am EST - Berendir

Flinch unleashes the third article in a series of interviews with Decipher designers. This one with Joe Alread, who worked on Elf Lords, Decipher's next expansion in the Lord of the Rings TCG. [More]

News for May 28, 2002

EXCLUSIVE! Very Cool DVD Screen Shots!

5/28/02, 11:55 am EST - Xoanon

Rigner Spy Das Chupa sends along these great screen shots from the Official LOTR:FOTR DVD!!! [More]

AICN Talks New TTT Trailer (sorta)

5/28/02, 8:41 am EST - Xoanon

Harry over at AICN has seen the new TTT trailer, the sad thing is that it has nothing really new, seems to be a cut up version of the trailer we had out a few months ago after FOTR. [More]

TTT: Soundtrack Out In November?

5/28/02, 8:38 am EST - Xoanon

Laura wrties: I work at Sanity Music and on our list of new releases for Australia, the second soundtrack is said to be released on the 4th of November 2002.

News for May 27, 2002

Camp Flinch tackles Deck Building

5/27/02, 10:04 pm EST - Berendir

Any fan of Decipher's Lord of the Rings TCG will appreciate Flinch's latest article on Deck Building. [More]

Christopher Lee's Birthday

5/27/02, 12:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Today, May 27th is Christopher Lee's (Saruman) birthday. Chris was born Christopher Frank Carandini Lee on May 27th, 1922 in Belgravia, England. That makes him 80 today! Happy birthday Christopher!

More Hobbit Sightings In Wellywood

5/27/02, 12:02 pm EST - Xoanon

Elsa writes: Whilst having dinner at the Tulsi Indian Restaurant in Wellington this evening, who should I see walk in the door but Elijah Wood (Frodo) and Sean Astin (Sam).

Lee's 'Laddie' Details

5/27/02, 11:59 am EST - Xoanon

From DarkHorizons: The Riding of the Laddie: Looks like the pseudo-Wicker man project has undergone a slight name change. Director Robin Hardy ("The Wicker Man") gave a Q&A session following a screening of the film in Bradford, England today and 'Hamish Smallberger' was on hand to talk about the details. [More]

SHOP: LOTR Movie Chess Set To Hit US

5/27/02, 11:56 am EST - Xoanon

Kim sends in news on what toy company will be bringing the LOTR movie chess set to North America! [More]

Live Chat with Author Gary Russell Scheduled

5/27/02, 12:58 am EST - Jincey

TheOneRing.net is very pleased to announce a Live Chat with Mr. Gary Russell, author of the new book "The Art of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" on Friday, May 31 at 11pm GMT (6pm EST, 3pm PST) in our Barlimans chat room devoted to topical discussion, #TheHallofFire. [More]

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