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News for Jun. 19, 2001

TBHL: Mugs and other Cool Stuff

6/19/01, 3:44 pm EST - Calisuri

Lewman over at our very own official Peter Jackson Fanclub, The Bastards Have Landed, sends word that you can now buy Official TBHL stuff! [More]

The Wrong Finger? Nope!

6/19/01, 1:57 pm EST - Calisuri

A very observant fan, Marty, noticed that Frodo is putting the ring on his index finger in the most recent Fellowship of the Ring trailer. Is that the right finger? I have set up a small discussion board if people would like to talk about this possible change. [More]


Well, I knew if I put something on the front page, it would get out quickly! Check the discussion thread to see why PJ and the films are DEAD on! (Gosh I love this! )

6 Months....

6/19/01, 10:07 am EST - Xoanon

6 months to go...1/2 half a year...that's it..in 6 (six, SIX, SIX!!!!) months we will all be sitting in a darkened air conditioned movie theatre (or heated, if you live up here with me), when all other extremly pointless trailers and commercials go by..the screen opens to full size..a hush comes over the crowd..the New Line logo pops up...and we are drawn into Middle-earth for over 2 hours!! I CANNOT WAIT!!!! AHH!!!!!!

Foxtrot does LOTR

6/19/01, 10:02 am EST - Xoanon

Bill Amend, creator of 'Foxtrot' has done it again, this time Jason has marked LOTR's 6 month wait by getting into his elvish cloak and heading on over to the local movie theatre to wait in line! Check out the lastest in what hopes to be a week full of LOTR inspired Foxtrot comics! [More]

Hollywood One-on-One Transcript

6/19/01, 9:55 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Christian sends along a complete transcript of the 'Hollywood One-on-One' TV show recently broadcast in Africa. Check it out for some sound bytes from Elijah Wood, Sean Astin and PJ himself! [More]

Media Watch: Cinelive Magazine

6/19/01, 9:48 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Gregory sends along the cover to the new french movie mag 'Cinelive'. Our Frodo is gracing the cover! More info on the article inside soon. Got a good scan of the inside article? send it along!

TheOneRing.net Newbie Guide Online!

6/19/01, 8:40 am EST - Calisuri

[ Newbie Guide ]

TheOneRing.net is proud to annouce a brand new section.TheOneRing.net Newbie Guide. This guide is set up so that fans like yourselves, and new fans, can get a great overview of what TheOneRing.net has to offer.

Among some of the highlights of this section is page devoted to our entirely volunteer staff. Also, check out the section overviews to learn more about interior pages you probably never knew existed. After browsing through the guide, please send me some feedback at calisuri@theonering.net. I'd love to hear it. [More]

News for Jun. 18, 2001

MediaWatch: NEWSWEEK Japan - Tranlsation

6/18/01, 10:46 pm EST - Calisuri

Ringer fan Masahiro (Mabi) Knittel sent in this translation for the recent Newsweek Japan Article. [More]

Get TORN on a MIThril Coat!

6/18/01, 8:23 pm EST - Xoanon

WEARABLE COMPUTING has long been regarded as at the wackier end of the technology visionary scale, but for research scientist Steven Schwartz working at the Media Lab at MIT the idea of wearable computers overtaking mobile phones is a no-brainer. [More]

Thanks to Alan Woody for the tip!

From Hell Pics

6/18/01, 8:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Pics have hit the net from the new Ian Holm (Bilbo) film 'From Hell'. Check them out here. [More]

FOTR Trailer on E!

6/18/01, 4:25 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Sharon

I just wanted to tell you that E!'s Coming Attractions has just announced that they will show something about the new Fellowship of the Ring trailer. They'll probably show the whole trailer.

Be sure to try and check that out!

SHOP: Think Geek..and Get a Shirt

6/18/01, 4:23 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the latest T-shirt from 'thinkgeek.com' [More]

The Geek Timeline

6/18/01, 4:17 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Frank

Shift magazine's online entity has published a list of "67 essential moments in geek history" and tokien/lotr is mentioned twice: in the second mention

1937: j.r.r. tolkien publishes 'the hobbit'

2001: First of Lord of the Rings trilogy due out in December [starring Elijah Wood] (hardly a Geek Timeline, no mention of Doctor Who!! -Xo) [More]

FOTR Release Date: Australia

6/18/01, 9:52 am EST - Xoanon

From: Paul T

I've just heard from someone I know in the film indusrty in Oz, he tells me the Aussie release date is Dec 26th - Boxing Day.

And the reason is: All the Big movies are released on Boxing Day if they are going to be released in December in Australia. It is the first day of the Boxing Day test (cricket) and it is the biggest movie going day of all year downunder.

LOTR films in Japan - Katakana worries.

6/18/01, 7:29 am EST - Tehanu

Mail from Japanese fans shows us that they love LOTR the book .....but they're worried that New Line is destroying the magic of the words by taking the easy option for the translations and opting for katakana [phonetic] renditions of words. [More]

(Not so) New pics on Elbakin and Herr der Ringe.

6/18/01, 6:37 am EST - Tehanu

These two pics are doing the rounds on the European LOTR sites. They look familiar, but believe me it's getting harder to be sure. They're worth a look for the high quality. Note the 'Eye' plaque on the horses' harness. One of the black horses is a chestnut with a dodgy dye job, I swear. !SPOILERS! [More]

Thanks to Rosa and Samwise

Cast Watch

6/18/01, 2:32 am EST - Tehanu

Hobbit Peregrine wrote in to say, " I have some really good news! June 27-28 PBS is running Gormenghast starring our very own Christopher Lee! I just found this out because I had my T.V. turned to PBS and they ran a "heads up" deal. I hope this will help to tide us over until the real deal comes out in theaters!!!!"

It's had mixed reviews, but it's an ambitious production, looks gorgeous and Lee is perfect in the role - Tehanu

The release date in Argentina.

6/18/01, 2:19 am EST - Tehanu

A couple of weeks ago while reading La Nación
newspaper I found the release date expected for FOTR in Argentina. This is the 20th of December 2001, although its one day after the world wide release date it's before Brazil's. This might be due to the fact that in Argentina films are always released on Thursdays, but apparently they will be doing an exception for Jurassic Park III (18th of July) which is a Wednesday. I hope the will do the same with the greatest movie ever, of course this is The Felowship of the Ring.

News for Jun. 17, 2001

Weekly Cast Watch

6/17/01, 10:19 pm EST - Xoanon

Another chance to see your favorite LOTR stars on the small screen! [More]

Weekly Ebay Items

6/17/01, 9:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out this weeks crop of very cool Tolken related Ebay items! [More]

FOTR Trailer: 5 Stars

6/17/01, 6:54 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Ryan

I frequent a movie-review site called rottentomatoes.com and it is always wonderful. I just saw that they have a page rating the newest trailers for upcoming movies. Guess what? Our little FOTR is the ONLY movie trailer that the guy gave all five stars (the best rating) to, even beyond Apocalypse Now Redux! [More]

FOTR Release Date: Hungary

6/17/01, 6:46 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Derceto

While none of the two trailers have been shown in theaters here, Kinowelt Hungary (the hungarian distributor of FOTR) intend to release the film on the 19th of december. More precisely, they said they want to start showing the film before US theaters do on the very same day, Hungary is in CET-zone. It's not official, but they were pretty sure about it.

Media Watch: Hollywood one-on-one

6/17/01, 3:18 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Stuart

Hollywood one-one-one did a short insert on the upcoming movies this evening. Several comments were passed about how unusual it was for the show to run an slot on a movie only coming onto circuit in December, but that it looked like "one of the greatest stories ever told" could well turn into "one of the greatest movies ever made". [More]

A voice of Gollum passes on......

6/17/01, 3:06 pm EST - Gamgee

We here at TORN have just learned of the passing of Brother Theodore, one of the finest dark comedians in history, and also, the talented man who did the voice of Gollum in Rankin-Bass' 1978 animated production of [The Hobbit]. He died April 5th, 2001 at the ripe age of 94. [More]

FOTR Trailer in Halifax, NS and New Orleans

6/17/01, 12:54 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Max Castle

Hey there - not sure if you're still posting notices about the LoTR trailer being seen in theatres, but I can report that it's finally here on the east coast of Canada - saw it attached to "Atlantis: The Lost Empire".

From: Druid64

At the Westbank Palace Theatre in New Orleans, I just saw the second FOTR trailer in front of Tomb Raider.

Media Watch: The Advocate

6/17/01, 12:51 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Bruce S sends along word of coverage of the Cannes festivities in the latest issue of 'The Advocate'. [More]

Japanese LOTR - Just too big??

6/17/01, 6:27 am EST - Tehanu

Jay has another explanation for why LOTR hasn't caught on in Japan - apparently it's nothing to do with the translation being a problem. [More]

LOTR trailer.....in the 'must download' file.

6/17/01, 5:52 am EST - Tehanu

The FOTR Trailer was deemed a "must download" by the editors of FilePlanet, and is included on this month's Editor's Choice CD. You can see it here

Thanks to Ringer spy FlammaAmoris

News for Jun. 16, 2001

More on Barrie and Carleton College

6/16/01, 5:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy CC sends along a copy of Barrie Osborne's nomination paper for his Carleton College Distinguished Achievement Award! Check it out!

Barrie Osborne has been in the film industry for over 30 years and has been involved in the production of over 30 films. [More]

FOTR Trailer in Slovenia

6/16/01, 5:26 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Darth Nazgul

I just came from the cinema Kolosej in Slovenia. They are showing the first FOTR trailer in front of Dungeons & Dragons. I am not sure for other movies, as the woman at the information box didn't even know they are showing the trailer.

Dagorhir's Ragnarok War this Weekend!

6/16/01, 2:36 pm EST - Calisuri

TheOneRing.net Community Member Dagorhir.org is holding its Ragnarok War this weekend! [More]

LOTR Flash Goodness!

6/16/01, 12:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Cooper from Mediatrinity, which specializes in high-end flash movies, sent along this great LOTR Flash trailer, using sound and imagery from the trailers already released. It's really great! I love the use of text! [More]

Media Watch: Hemispheres Magazine

6/16/01, 12:28 pm EST - Xoanon

United Airlines in-flight magazine (Red Dwarf comes to mind when I say 'in-flight Magazines') has a small article on LOTR. The article is in the July issue, if you happen to be on a UA flight sometime soon, check out the article!

Christopher Lee: Horrors and Triumphs

6/16/01, 10:53 am EST - Strider

BBC News have a fantastic little tribute on their site, recapping the acting career of Christopher Lee. Once you read it, you can understand why the man deserves the C.B.E title. There's also a quote from the man himself here on how happy he is to become the third member in his family to receive the award. [More]

Christopher Lee becomes a C.B.E

6/16/01, 10:02 am EST - Strider

Christopher Lee (Saruman) was named amongst the Queen's birthday honors list, and has had the title of Commander of the British Empire (C.B.E) bestowed upon him. Lee joins Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Ian Holm as an honored cast member of the Lord of the Rings. [More]

Thanks to David K for the link.

IFilm.com: Best and Worst Trailers

6/16/01, 9:56 am EST - Calisuri

Check out iFilm.com's Trailer Hook-up page for a listing of the best and worst trailers currently in theaters. Guess what trailer is listed as one of the Best? You got it. Our very own Fellowship of the Ring trailer which premiered with 'Pearl Harbor' just a few short weeks ago. Follow the links to get to the how and why it is one of the best. [More]

Thanks to Pierre for the heads up!

News for Jun. 15, 2001

Tolkien on RB.com

6/15/01, 11:04 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Terri

The unabridged audiobook version of Lord of The Rings is moving up the most-requested list at recordedbooks.com. The Fellowship of The Ring is at #2, The Two Towers is at #9 and Return of the King is at #10.

LOTR on Access Hollywood

6/15/01, 11:01 pm EST - Xoanon

My sister acutally helped out with this one. Access Hollywood spotlighted LOTR in their 'Staggering Stat' segment. They mentioned how much money the LOTR production generated for the NZ economy.

LOTR on Starz!

6/15/01, 10:59 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Iarwain Ben-adar

I was watching the Starz movie channel's movie series "Starz! Movie News" today when to my surprise I saw a segment on the LOTR movie. They had cast interviews with Elijah Wood (Frodo) and Liv Tyler (Arwen), and an interview with Peter Jackson, and the first teaser trailer! I was very excited to see this and I think that they are still airing it this week (though I'm not sure) On the Starz movie channel.

Doh! We didn't do it...

6/15/01, 8:51 pm EST - Calisuri

The New Line store is offline until June 28th. Why? You're guess is as good as ours, but I have a feeling the success of the LOTR products was a little more then they could handle! Thanks to Ringer staff Thorongil and Jincey for making the discovery.

Good News for Brazilian LOTR Fans

6/15/01, 7:38 pm EST - Calisuri

Word comes today that Fellowship of the Ring will be released on December 21st 2001 in Brazil! This is good news for the folks in Brazil who thought they would have to wait much longer for the first installment of the films.

Thanks to Jean-Vitor and LegolasBh for the tip!


6/15/01, 4:12 pm EST - Calisuri

Today I went to check on the results of the recent 'What is the best Trilogy' poll and found it was gone! So I emailed the nice folks at DTS Records and got the scoop. John wrote me back with the good news. We won, and won by a large margin! *flex* Oh yeah! Thanks to the Star Wars folks and TheForce.net for 'trying.' heh

Bad Taste put to the vote

6/15/01, 3:23 pm EST - Strider

Gross-out films: love them or hate them? That is what's being put to vote over at FilmFour.com. Why does that interest us you ask? Because Peter Jackson's Bad Taste is being heralded as one of the reasons why you should love them. And well, who are we to argue? [More]

Kiwis to Get LOTR First

6/15/01, 11:45 am EST - Xoanon

By Kim Griggs Wired.com

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- If you don't receive an invitation to the premiere, then the place to be for die-hard Lord of the Rings fans on Dec. 19 will be in a movie theater in New Zealand. [More]

Barrie Osbourne to Receive Award

6/15/01, 11:22 am EST - Xoanon

LOTR producer and all around nice guy Barrie Osbourne has left New Zealand, if only for a little while. Osbourne is flying to Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota to receive a 'Distinguished Allumni Award'. The ceremony will take place tomorrow, congrats Barrie!

Tolkien and Me

6/15/01, 11:09 am EST - Xoanon

By Tom Shippey

I first met J.R.R. Tolkien shortly before he died, in the autumn of 1972. I had just been appointed to a job teaching Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, and the then senior professor, Tolkien's successor Norman Davis, took me to dinner with him at Merton College. [More]

MediaWatch: NEWSWEEK Japan

6/15/01, 10:38 am EST - Calisuri

Check out the latest Japanese NEWSWEEK for an article titled "A Glimpse of the Ring," written by Naomi Saeki. [More]

Jokers in the Pack

6/15/01, 10:37 am EST - Xoanon

By: Liz Smith

'IT IS better to appear in hell than in the newspapers," goes the Spanish proverb. Oh, I don't know about that. Well, there will be plenty in the newspapers, because it's not the Russians who are coming, it's the Arizonian! Ready to hustle and drum up votes for the darling quasi-Republican NYC mayoral candidate Michael Bloomberg is the maverick Sen. John McCain. It will happen soon. [More]

New Hobbit Paperback

6/15/01, 10:34 am EST - Xoanon

Check out the latest Hobbit paperback from Borders.com. [More]

SFX workshop Weta updates its website.

6/15/01, 7:03 am EST - Tehanu

Weta, the special effects workshop for the 'Rings,' has updated its website and it's quite stunning. Check out the photo of the staff picnic surrounding one of their creations, the collapsed oliphaunt and its seige-tower. Lots of closeups of actors, and their 'Merchandise' section is informative and looks gorgeous with all the artwork. [More]

Check out the new version of the Weta logo - mixed into the new "x-ray-look" weta (an insect) is the outline of a man in a recliner seat. Guesses, anyone?

Glass Hammer's 'Middle-earth' album is out now!

6/15/01, 3:41 am EST - Tehanu

It's finally finished: Songs about Rangers and Elven princesses, dwarf heroes, trolls and ringwraiths! [More]

So....IF the "Fellowship" opens in NZ on the 19th....

6/15/01, 3:01 am EST - Tehanu

We've got confirmation from Roadshow, the NZ film distributors, that they're planning to open 'The Fellowship of the Rings' in NZ on the 19th. The thing is......due to the international dateline being where it is, that means that NZ audiences could see the movies before anyone else in the world, aside from the Hollywood premieres! Well, I'm happy!! : D

News for Jun. 14, 2001

Canadian Politics, LOTR Style

6/14/01, 10:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Editorial cartoonist 'Aislin' from the Montreal Gazette (nice city, that) uses one of the most widely seen images from our LOTR films to poke fun at one of Canada's political parties. Check it out. [More]

Thanks to Mark J for the tip!

*Bored* of the Rings

6/14/01, 8:38 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Curtmudgeon

I don't know if you'd want to mention it on your site or not, but A Common Reader is reissuing 'Bored of the Rings' by the editors of The Harvard Lampoon. Just think how many of today's Tolkien fans are unacquainted with this masterpiece of lampoonery (and buffoonery)! [More]

For more Tolkien Silliness, check out Tookish's Tolkien Humor Page!

More on Cate and 'Chasing The Dragon'

6/14/01, 8:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Elrohir, an insider from the Bruckheimer camp sheds some light Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) and her possible involvement in 'Chasing the Dragon'. [More]

The Hobbit Theatre Production

6/14/01, 5:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Some good news for Tolkien Fans in Eastern Canada: The Atlantic Theatre Festival in Wolfville, Nova Scotia is presenting a production of "The Hobbit" beginning in July 2001. Website for the Atlantic Theatre Festival.

Thanks to conal donovan for the tip!

Let the games begin!

6/14/01, 3:24 pm EST - Calisuri

Okay, so it seems our friends at TheForce.net, the best Star Wars site out there, have caught wind of our little poll manipulation. Star Wars is steadily gaining on LOTR for the 'best trilogy' poll. (ps - yes, we know LOTR is not officially a trilogy) So what are we Tolkien fans going to do about it? Fight! Nothing like a little healthy competition to brighten our day at work. Don't let the Dark Side win! (This coming from a guy with a UZTHE4Z license plate! heh) [VOTE!]

Blanchett to play journalist

6/14/01, 3:00 pm EST - Strider

We reported a few months back here that Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) was one of the actors being considered to play murdered Irish news investigator, Veronica Guerin in the film Chasing The Dragon. Well, FilmFour.Com is reporting that Cate is now in talks with the films producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, and director, Joel Schumacher. She should begin shooting in Dublin early next year. [More]

Latest Newsletter is Away!

6/14/01, 11:24 am EST - Xoanon

The latest newsletter is away! Do you want to receive our weekly newsletter? Packed with tons of info to keep you up to date on the latest? Plus filled with exclusives from time to time! Join the crowd of almost 4000 mailing list Ringers! Sign up now! [More]

Elves, Wookies, and Other Myths

6/14/01, 10:39 am EST - Xoanon

Reprint from Jubilee Magazine
By Roberto Rivera

"I heard about people who were really worried they might die, they were taking precautions so they wouldn’t get run over by a truck before ‘Episode I’ came out. It’s this huge motivating factor to stay alive." —Star Wars fan Eric Cline, quoted in New Times Los Angeles. [More]

Tolkien Music

6/14/01, 10:35 am EST - Xoanon

Well, of sorts anyway, check out what Derek has to say:

I just picked up a new CD, The Nothing Venture by Five O'Clock People. One of the tracks entitled "So Far Gone" includes this line: "Now Frodo finds the strength to face his fears and solo goes." I haven't quite figured out the song to understand the reference, but it's a decent song anyway.

Christmas in Sweden

6/14/01, 10:28 am EST - Xoanon

From: omringaren

Here's a translation of an interesting reference to FOTR in an article about upcoming movies in Sweden this Christmas. [More]

Pollster Update

6/14/01, 8:25 am EST - Calisuri

Yesterday I posted a link to a webpoll which asked the question, 'What is the best Trilogy?' Options in the poll include Alien, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc. Well, up until we posted the link, Star Wars was winning with 64% of the vote. Guess what. LOTR is now winning with 72% of the votes. Maybe its time to get a new shirt, our fandom muscle seems to be getting bigger! [More]

Get your own Bookmark!

6/14/01, 8:16 am EST - Calisuri

The New Line 'Lord of the Rings' store is now selling official "Frodo Lives" bookmarks! Get 6 for 9 bucks. I have a feeling I might need to get a second job to start paying for these collectibles. I mean, after all, we have to have it...my precious... (note to VISA, please increase my credit limit?) [More]

2 New FOTR Trailers in Sept?

6/14/01, 12:13 am EST - Xoanon

A trusted spy brings word of New Line's plans for the new FOTR trailer at your local cinemas, as well as word of the possiblity of 2 new trailers this fall! [More]

Trailer and Release news: Croatia, Peru.

6/14/01, 12:05 am EST - Tehanu

The news for Tolkien fans isn't so good in Croatia and Peru. [More]

News for Jun. 13, 2001

NewsFLASH for Kiwis!!!

6/13/01, 11:46 pm EST - Tehanu

The release date for 'The Fellowship of the Ring' has been moved forwards to.....December 19th!!
Scoop carries the story. [More]

LOTR Candy

6/13/01, 9:24 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Ross

I was watching FOX and Friends this morning and I saw a little segment on new candy things coming out. And they mentioned LOTR candy!! On the table was an assortment of Harry Potter candy(including a couldron and some of the candies they ate on teh way to Hogwarts in the first book). But in the middle there was this tall tube of something with a Figure of Gandalf on the Top!! They paned away to quickly so I couldn't see what it was. It was also partially obscured by some Harry Potter Stuff.

''Lord of the Rings'' -- the marketing blitz is on

6/13/01, 8:54 pm EST - Xoanon

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gandalf the Wizard and Frodo the Hobbit invaded New York from Middle Earth Wednesday to kick-off a six-month countdown for the first ``Lord of the Rings'' movie. [More]

Thanks to SK for the tip!

Go get'em Pollsters!

6/13/01, 8:43 pm EST - Calisuri

Okay, yet another poll to swamp. This time it asks, "What is the Best Trilogy?" Thanks to ringer Estel42 for the tip! [More]

Trailer on E! Television

6/13/01, 8:36 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Ryan

You've probably received this news already, but it is worth a shot. E! News Daily just showed a slightly abridged version of the trailer on tv. It is over now but this particular show will repeat (here in America anyways) tomorrow morning and tomorrow, early afternoon. I am going to tape it tomorrow when it repeats in the afternoon. They didn't really cut a whole lot out except the very end with Aragorn/Frodo. They also tightened up Moria.

Trailer on German TV

6/13/01, 5:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Arcaist sends along word of having seen the new FOTR trailer on a German movie show 'Zelluloid'. [More]

Weekly Ebay Items

6/13/01, 5:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Get to it! My birthday is just over a month away!! [More]

Goodbye, Middle Earth. Hello, lords of agribusiness

6/13/01, 5:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Twelve years ago, travelling through the remote countryside of New Zealand's south island, I was struck by the sentiment of having been there before. It was autumn, and yellow meadows running over steep hills were stippled here and there by slender, vertical golden trees. Steeple-like mountains dusted with snow rose in the distance. There was little sign of human habitation. [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

6/13/01, 4:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Wow! We've got a TON of movies you can check out with your favorite LOTR stars this week! [More]

New Line Goes for 7 and up

6/13/01, 2:05 pm EST - Strider

Yahoo! News have one of their reporters recapping the first day of the New York Licensing Show 2001 and she managed to talk to New Line's Vice President of Licensing & Merchandising, David Imhoff who revealed some of his thoughts on marketing the films. [More]

Media Watch: Woman's Day Magazine

6/13/01, 1:58 pm EST - Xoanon

The June 4 NZ 'Woman's Day' magazine has a short thing on LOTR with a lot of pics we've seen, but also this one of PJ. From the size of the table he's sitting at -given that he's about 5'3" tall himself, max - he must be in the small set of Bag End. I didn't spot that until I thought 'Funny, I never imagined PJ and Fran having one of those Olde Worlde kitchens with copper pots everywhere.....say, what are those cables doing on the floor there?' [More]

Lord of the Rings boosts Kiwi capital

6/13/01, 1:51 pm EST - Xoanon

The film versions of the Lord of the Rings' trilogy have pumped about $200m (£138m) into the economy of the New Zealand capital city, where much of it was filmed. [More]

Liv's Ear Story

6/13/01, 1:45 pm EST - Xoanon

I know we've reported this beofre, but I just love this story. Here it is again, this time from Greek movie magazine 'Cinema'. [More]

Schools Benefit from LOTR

6/13/01, 1:40 pm EST - Xoanon

TORN Staffer Glaurung sends along an article from the story we've been reporting on about Mark Ordesky and New Line donating money to local NZ schools. [More]

Bilbo in stage play in Dublin!

6/13/01, 11:08 am EST - Gamgee

Our own Ian Holm is currently starring in the stage play "The Homecoming" at Dublin's Gate Theater on O'Connell St. for the next 2 weeks! Should be a show you won't want to miss! Thanks to TORN Fan Dave for the tip!

SideShow/WETA Series II Online

6/13/01, 10:34 am EST - Calisuri

SideShow/WETA Toys has updated their 'Lord of the Rings' section with series two collectibles. We've seen these from promotion scans, but the high quality images we find on the website are just amazing. Boy I wish I had money! !SPOILERS! [More]

MediaWatch: Pittsburgh Post Gazette

6/13/01, 12:16 am EST - Strider

It's nothing really groundbreaking, but hey a story is a story.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's website Post-Gazette.com have posted an article on last weekends BookExpo America, where Houghton Mifflin revealed a major campaign in co-operation with New Line to tie in with the first film in December including reprints of the books they first published more than 70 years ago. [More]

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