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News for Jun. 16, 2002

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6/16/02, 11:40 pm EST - Xoanon

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Filming At Ruapehu

6/16/02, 4:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Want to see where Elijah Wood (Frodo), Sean Astin (Sam) and Andy Serkis (Gollum) recently filmed some scenes for 'The Two Towers'?! Take a look how they change a wintery New Zealand mountainside to the southern lands of Middle-earth! !Spoilers! [More]

TV Hits Magazine: Mandy Moore on Elijah Wood

6/16/02, 4:11 pm EST - Tehanu

MM is asked, 'What was it like working with Elijah Wood?'

"Elijah is so amazing and talented and smart! He'd always hang around on-set and talk to the director. He would really get involved in the scenes and learn how it all worked... I've just finished filming a movie called Try Seventeen. I play a college girl who has a bit of a romance with Elijah's character. For the part I had to have my hair cut shorter and it was dyed back to blonde."

"Anyway the story is about a guy who rents a appartment off campus because he finds he can learn more from his neighbours than he can from his professors."
Thanks to FrodoFan1 for that.

Great Pics From The Potluck & Lembas Bake-Off

6/16/02, 3:59 pm EST - Xoanon

Dúnadeneth sends along these truly beautiful images from the Lembas Bake-Off which took place recently. I wish I was there! [More]

GAMING: Todd Clineschmidt Talks LOTR Games

6/16/02, 3:38 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Gamespot.com There's absolutely no shortage of Lord of the Rings games currently in development, though some have gotten a bit of a higher profile than others. This past E3 equalized everything, though, as each and every game based on the timeless fantasy epic that's currently in development was proudly on display by its respective publisher. Universal's PS2 game, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, is easily among the most impressive of the lot. [More] [Gaming Havens]

A Hunger for Fantasy, an Empire to Feed It

6/16/02, 3:35 pm EST - Xoanon

So far, this year's two most lucrative summer movies concern the perilous adventures of male teenagers, one in contemporary New York and the other long ago in a galaxy far away, struggling with the moral and physical burdens of their special powers. Over the winter, the box office was dominated by two rather similar young men, one at an English boarding school, the other in the meticulously mapped Anglo-Saxon dreamworld of Middle Earth. Together, these four movies, "Spider-Man," `Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones," "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," have earned more than $1 billion in domestic ticket sales. [More]

Sean Astin Reads To Children

6/16/02, 3:33 pm EST - Xoanon

MsAllegro writes: Sean Astin (Sam) did a reading of a children's book on Thursday morning (June 6th) for the launch of an online story reading project that SAG is doing. Video of his reading is here. [More]

Saving the Best for Last

6/16/02, 3:29 pm EST - Xoanon

From: BroadcastAsia2002: A BroadcastAsia2002 Exclusive for our visitors, a chance to hear from the New Zealand-based special effects company behind the award winning "The Lord of the Rings" - A not-to-be-missed presentation by Richard Taylor, Co-founder, Director and Special Effects Designer of Weta Workshop. [More]

Well, it's finally happened.....

6/16/02, 2:30 pm EST - Gamgee

After several emails, I have caved. Yes folks, I have put up a poll where you can vote for your favorite Barliman's op! Check it out on the Barliman's page! [More]

News for Jun. 15, 2002

Bored? Go Outside and Play!

6/15/02, 11:20 pm EST - Tehanu

Here's a report on the LOTR potluck picnic and Lembas bake-off in San Francisco - photos to follow. We had a great time; with a bit of planning and networking, there's no reason you can't do the same in your area. [More]

Lord of the DVD Extras!

6/15/02, 4:26 pm EST - Gamgee

Check out this article at MTV.com about the upcoming FOTR DVD! WOW! [More]

Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary

6/15/02, 2:32 pm EST - Tehanu

An article on "Tolkien and the OED" has just been posted on the "OED Current Newsletter" site, talking about his work there at the beginning of his career.[More] Thanks to Turgon for the link.

Hall Of Fire Chats For June 15th & 16th

6/15/02, 1:29 pm EST - Strider

Over the last three years, the Hall of Fire has hosted all sorts of different discussions on the Tolkien spectrum, but it's not often that we host a discussion which raises a question over the behaviour of protagonists in Tolkien's literature. However, that's exactly what we're doing this weekend as the Hall of Fire staff invite you to join us this weekend as we discuss what should spark a heated debate about The Responsibility Elves had to Middle-earth. [More]

News for Jun. 14, 2002

Reviews Reviews....as far as the eye can see....

6/14/02, 11:01 pm EST - Tehanu

Ever wonder what happened to the TORN 'Reviews' page? Well, six months after inviting you all to send in your reviews of LOTR: FOTR we may be coming to the end of them....guess how many we got? Go on, guess....[More]

Viggo Music and Poetry Event in NY

6/14/02, 10:21 pm EST - Tehanu

Viggo Mortensen is more than an actor, more than an artist....he's a poet as well! He will give a reading July 12th at 7pm at Housingworks along with the One Ring Zero band (and no, they're not the official house band of TORN, but we're open to negotiation.) Housingworks is at 126 Crosby St.,NYC. Thanks to Toni for the news.

Trick or Treebeard!

6/14/02, 10:01 pm EST - Gamgee

Yes, we know, Halloween is months away. But, if you're anything like me, you'll buy one of these wicked costumes and just wear them around town! [More]

GAMING: IGN Game Screenshots

6/14/02, 9:51 pm EST - Xoanon

IGN first brought you the news about Fellowship of the Ring heading to the Xbox shortly before E3 2001, and recently we had the chance to actually see the game running on the XDK. Although we only got to see two levels, and the game is still a little early, we were able see how the game will play and how true to the book it is.

Howard Shore On E!

6/14/02, 9:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Mor'loki Twilight writes: I was flipping around on TV, sure enough, there was something about Lord of the Rings. The show was almost over, but it revolved around Howard Shore and his career in music; mentioning that he'll be conducting music for the extended DVD and the next movie.

Viggo Book Signing In NZ

6/14/02, 8:30 am EST - Xoanon

The folks from Perceval Press write: Viggo Mortensen Book Signing, Sunday, June 23, 4:30 to 6. Green Parrot Restaurant, 16 Taranaki Street, Wellington City, (04) 384 6080. Viggo will be signing Coincidence of Memory, Hole in the Sun, Signlanguage, and Recent Forgeries.

News for Jun. 13, 2002

TV Watch: McKellen On SNL Re-run

6/13/02, 7:38 pm EST - Xoanon

RobinK writes: Ian McKellen's (Gandalf) episode of "Saturday Night Live" is scheduled to air again on NBC next Saturday 6/22.

Take a look at our coverage from the original air date here. [More]

Harry Potter released unprotected

6/13/02, 7:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Warner Home Video has chosen not to copy-protect the home versions of its blockbuster movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in major markets, including the US and UK. [More]

Urban's 'Ghost Ship' Poster

6/13/02, 7:31 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks at CHUD have a great shot from Karl Urban's (Eomer) film 'Ghost Ship'. [More]

TV Watch: MTV Movie House

6/13/02, 7:27 pm EST - Xoanon

Reilyn writes: I was just watching MTV Movie House and they had a snippet of Elijah Wood on the Try Seventeen set. It was very entertaining to see Elijah speaking in a funny voice while wearing the head to a giant bunny costume... :D

The Very Secret Diaries....

6/13/02, 6:40 pm EST - Tehanu

So secret that TORN wouldn't report on them....until now! If you've been wondering where the term 'Pervy Elf Fancier' came from originally, as well as a lot more current LOTR slang, visit this alternative-lifestyle version of Middle-earth to find out. If the term 'alternative lifestyle' means nothing to you, don't go there. Some language and situations may offend some of you, and kill the rest of you laughing. [More]

Kiwi TV personality Holmes looks Orc-ward

6/13/02, 6:15 pm EST - Tehanu

They're ugly, mindless and evil and Paul Holmes is going to be one.The radio and television broadcaster is to be an orc extra in at least one of the last two parts of The Lord of the Rings, spokeswoman for the film trilogy Claire Raskind said yesterday. "I assure you he won't be typecast," Ms Raskind said. "We thought it would be a bit of fun."Holmes was due to be made up for his role today."

Lembas Bake-off and Potluck Picnic

6/13/02, 6:05 pm EST - Tehanu

The LOTR picnic in San Francisco is this Saturday...here's more information for those of you intending to come. [More]

Figwit Lives has nine lives.....

6/13/02, 12:55 pm EST - Tehanu

Calling all Pervy Elf Fanciers...the Figwit Lives site has a new look (and is more crash-proof)....don't miss their Council of HTML Hell page. *Snert* [More]

More Extended FOTR Pre-order

6/13/02, 10:51 am EST - Calisuri

We have added some more links to our Pre-order page. Amazon.com and BestBuy.com have posted their pages for the Extended version of Fellowship of the Ring. Check it out! [More]

Bloom's 'Hawk' DVD Reviewed

6/13/02, 8:21 am EST - Xoanon

Test Pattern has a review of the new Orlando Bloom (Legolas) DVD 'Black Hawk Down' [More]

Sean Astin In Indiana

6/13/02, 8:17 am EST - Xoanon

Imandunewen writes: Sean Astin (Sam) will be participating in the Mad Anthonys celebrity golf tournament at the Fort Wayne Counrty Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana on June 17. [More]

Filming At Helms Deep

6/13/02, 8:15 am EST - Xoanon

Way back in 1999/2000 we brought you these amazing pictures from the set of Helms Deep in New Zealand...see Aragorn scale the wall! Take a look! !!Spoilers!! [More]

News for Jun. 12, 2002

Media Watch: 'Toonami Reactor'

6/12/02, 6:47 pm EST - Xoanon

The Record of Lodoss War anime series has entertained audiences in Japan and the United States; fans on both sides of the Pacific are captivated by the epic tale of Lodoss and its richly textured fantasy world. [More]

MTV Special on TTT - Online Videos

6/12/02, 5:30 pm EST - Tehanu

There's a list of sites offering online versions of the MTV special about The Two Towers, over at Der Herr der Ringe Scroll down for the English.
Thanks to Lee for the link.

LOTR Concert in the UK

6/12/02, 11:24 am EST - Tehanu

Truds sends us this news: "On Sunday, February 9th, 2003, Howard Shore will be conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. He will be playing selected music from Fellowship of the Rings and The Two Towers, excellent!!! Book now, these tickets will go fast!

SHOP: A re-issued LOTR jazz double-CD

6/12/02, 8:28 am EST - Xoanon

The folks from MOVE Records down in Australia have sent us some information on their new CD with over 7 hours of LOTR Jazz tunes. [More]

Perceval Press Re-Releases Viggo Books

6/12/02, 8:22 am EST - Xoanon

dbsaaber writes: Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) & Pilar Perez (former Director of Exhibitions at the Track 16 Gallery in LA) have gone into the book publishing business together. It's called Perceval Press & will feature all of Viggo's new art/poetry books & reprints of his earlier books. The web site has just gone online today. [More]

News for Jun. 11, 2002

Tolkien Society Seminar: 'Dramatising Fantasy: Adapting books for film and stage'

6/11/02, 7:27 pm EST - Xoanon

The Tolkien Society is holding a very cool event in July, and they want you all to attend! [More]

Bean's 'Equilibrium' Info

6/11/02, 7:21 pm EST - Xoanon

The Compleat Sean Bean has some info and a new picture from the Sean Bean (Boromir) film 'Equilibrium'. Take a look! [More]

OHMIGOD! A Heartthrob in Bloom

6/11/02, 7:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Katherine Stroup writes: It's not easy being a girl. And not just because of the acne and the algebra. There's also the task of monitoring the ever-shifting landscape of teen popularity. [More]

Making a Tolkien effort

6/11/02, 7:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Film fans taken by the Hobbit habit will be able to journey to treacherous and magical Middle-earth and back, all for the price of a concert ticket. [More]

All three LORD OF THE RINGS films in one year?

6/11/02, 7:02 pm EST - Xoanon

It seems New Line Cinema’s bold plan to shoot the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy all at once and release one a year for three years was only the SECOND boldest plan the studio contemplated when it came to Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein’s classic. [More]

LOTR Event in Wellington

6/11/02, 7:00 pm EST - Xoanon

Kim Langcake writes: For those lucky Welly people interested in attending the Dymocks launch of "The Art of Fellowship of the Ring" we should clarify that the function will be held upstairs at the beautiful Embassy Theatre (where FOTR premiered) in Kent Terrace, Wellington (not instore at Dymocks). Phone 4 472 2080 to reserve tickets as the numbers are limited. [More]

Trip to Hobbiton

6/11/02, 12:38 pm EST - Tehanu

Good news for fans in New Zealand: Red Carpet Movie Tours is offering a trip to the Hobbiton set this weekend. [More]

What Are You Tolkien About?!

6/11/02, 8:25 am EST - Xoanon

Behold...the crack of doom! [More] (A very silly comic in very bad taste!)

Saturn Award winners

6/11/02, 8:23 am EST - Xoanon

Last night in Century City, CA, not all that far from the Twentieth Century Fox lot, home of THE X-FILES, DARK ANGEL, the STAR WARS films and more, the 28th Annual Saturn Awards were handed out at the St. Regis hotel, honoring the best and most shining achievements in genre entertainment for the year gone past. [More]

Elijah Talks 'Try Seventeen'

6/11/02, 8:21 am EST - Xoanon

Colleen writes: There's a brief blurb about Elijah Wood (Frodo) and 'Try Seventeen' in the July issue of Premiere magazine. [More]

News for Jun. 10, 2002

Update on the San Francisco LOTR picnic.

6/10/02, 10:33 pm EST - Tehanu

We've found a venue for this weekend's inaugural lembas cookoff and LOTR potluck picnic - Stern Grove! Sounds interesting and there's no way I'm missing this! [More]

GAMING: LOTR Takes Center Stage at the Recent E3!

6/10/02, 7:23 pm EST - Quickbeam

Quickbeam previews the exciting Tolkien-related video games recently shown at E3 in Los Angeles. [More]

Roger Friedman & Fox News Have No Idea What They're Talking About!

6/10/02, 1:07 pm EST - Xoanon

Yup, you heard me...Friedman & Fox can't tell their Asfaloth from their elbow...get a clue! [More]

Homemade TTT Standee

6/10/02, 12:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Hioh writes: We work at a theater in Ludington, Michigan. We are very big fans of LotR and have made large scale promotions for FotR and have begun our work for TTT. [More]

More Pre-Order Info

6/10/02, 2:59 am EST - Calisuri

We've compiled our FOTR DVD and VHS info into one page. Check out the three Fellowship of the Ring DVD packages available for pre-order. Note that the extended DVD sets do not contain the original theatrical release. [More]

Weekend Round Up

6/10/02, 12:51 am EST - Xoanon

Missed all the news this weekend? Perhaps you were watching the F1 Race live from Montreal? Or were you knee deep in soccer madness? Either way, have no fear! We've got all the news you may have missed this weekend right here! [More]

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