News for Jun. 27, 2000
Independent Newspapers LTD opens online.
6/27/00, 11:09 pm EST - Corvar
Independent Newspapers LTD has logged onto the net. We will now be able to direct you to a place where you can read their articles.
You can see some of the articles which we have referenced now on their Lord of the Rings news page.
Some of the member papers of Independent Newspapers LTD are:
The Southland Times
The Evening Post
The friendly hobbit over at Scoop strikes again
6/27/00, 8:16 pm EST - Tehanu
News for Jun. 26, 2000
Set Pics: Edoras!
6/26/00, 10:27 pm EST - Xoanon
More on the theft of film rushes.
6/26/00, 5:56 pm EST - Tehanu
Tehanu's Notes Update!
6/26/00, 5:42 pm EST - Tehanu
UK News whines about the LOTR film project.
6/26/00, 5:40 pm EST - Tehanu
OH MY! The Ninja Strikes Gold!!!
6/26/00, 3:00 pm EST - Calisuri
!!!MAJOR STORY SPOILER WARNING!!!
Cast Watch: McKellen's 'Monsters'
6/26/00, 11:55 am EST - Xoanon
6/26/00, 11:10 am EST - Calisuri
10am - Secrets of the LOTR Movies Revealed
11:30am - Tolkien Webmasters
2:30pm - Tolkien Trivia (Jincey moderates) for prizes!
11:30am - Tolkien Trivia (Jincey moderates) for prizes!
4pm - Secrets of the LOTR Movies Revealed
1pm - Tolkien Webmasters
(We are offering free t-shirts to any fans that lend a hand with our fan booth. If you would like to help out, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
News for Jun. 25, 2000
More on horse training - and insect management - in LOTR
6/25/00, 8:43 pm EST - Tehanu
Shock Arrest in LOTR Thefts case
6/25/00, 8:20 pm EST - Tehanu
Calisuri here, another fan has passed along another article relating the same information from NZCity. [here]
News for Jun. 24, 2000
6/24/00, 2:00 pm EST - Xoanon
ANCANAR: Web Update
6/24/00, 1:53 pm EST - Xoanon
Ancanar.com announces its 1st major update:
More Questions & Answers, New Contest, All About DragonCon, Meet the People, Send your Fan Art, Music, Lore
Media Watch: HEAT Magazine
6/24/00, 1:50 pm EST - Xoanon
Cast Watch: TMN and Cinemax
6/24/00, 1:33 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to Senninha for these two!
For all Aussie LotR fan's, Sir Ian McKellan (Gandalf) can be seen on the 'Parkinson' Show on ABC at 9:30pm AEST on Saturday 24th June.
Viggo Mortenson (Aragorn) can also be seen on SCN (Tasmania) and Channel 7 elsewhere in the movie 'GI Jane' (also starring Demi Moore) on Sunday 25th June, 2000
at 8:30pm AEST.
Peter Jackson is IT
6/24/00, 11:36 am EST - Calisuri
Entertainment Weekly magazine has announced their 2000 'IT' list, and guess who has been named 'IT' director? You got it! Peter Jackson! Congrats PJ! Check out the Official Peter Jackson Fan Club to find everything about our favorite director! [TBHL]
TheOneRing.net gets REAL
6/24/00, 1:16 am EST - Calisuri
We are proud to announce our first ever streaming Lord of the Rings audio update! [listen]
You will need the Real Audio player to listen to this broadcast.
For a transcript of this broadcast, click here.
J.R.R. Tolkien : Author of the Century
6/24/00, 12:23 am EST - Calisuri
News for Jun. 23, 2000
If the Beatles HAD made a LOTR movie......
6/23/00, 6:11 pm EST - Tehanu
"They wanted Twiggy to be Galadriel!
Yup! This was on the cards at one time...1968... They were looking to make their third movie ("A Hard Day's Night" and "Help!" being one and two). They approached David Lean who was busy on other projects and then Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick hadn't read the books, so Dennis O'Dell (head of Apple Films) sent him round copies. He wasn't interested but suggested Michaelangelo Antonioni.
Apple Films then asked Tolkein for the rights only to be told they'd been sold to United Artists - days before. As this was being talked about at the time, UA obviously knew and as they were the distributors for "Yellow Submarine" saw another great potential.
UA were prepared to let The Beatles have the rights but the whole thing fell apart. According to Macca, Paul Gallico wrote several treatments but he also said he didn't like the idea because John wanted to be Frodo. Not true - John wanted to be Gollum (as you said). Also, Macca was the one in control of Apple at the time so we can reasonably assume Paul just wasn't too keen. And - it was around that time that Paul was talking to Richard Lester (who filmed AHDN) about The Fabs starring in The Three Musketeers which Lester went on to make 5 years later!
One last Beatle/LOTR thing: There are some pix of George supposedly wearing a wizard's costume - pointy cap and white top with a moon on the front. Although these are said to come from rehearsals for LOTR, they actually come from a 1964 show called Around The Beatles where they did a small extract from A Midsummer Night's Dream."
This news comes to you courtesy of the Rockmine - well worth checking out for info like this!
The Archeaology of Middle-earth
6/23/00, 5:52 pm EST - Tehanu
TBHL: Live Chat Event!
6/23/00, 11:29 am EST - Calisuri
News for Jun. 22, 2000
More on Tolkien music
6/22/00, 7:45 pm EST - Tehanu
Please note that if you have suggestions for who should do the LOTR soundtrack, there's not a thing I can do about it! So please don't all write in about that. Take it to the Message Board. [Music Board]
ANCANAR: Interview With Director Sam R. Balcomb
6/22/00, 3:57 pm EST - Xoanon
TheOneRing.net brings you the first exclusive interview with Indie ANCANAR dircetor Sam R. Balcomb. Sam and I recently spoke via internet regarding his project and his plans to involve the fans! [More]
Winona Comes up with the Goods
6/22/00, 11:35 am EST - Xoanon
The second is a small article about LOTR from 'Flicks' Magazine.
Thanks to Winona for the tip!
Web Watch: USA Today.com
6/22/00, 11:21 am EST - Xoanon
Ian Holm on the business of acting
LOS ANGELES - (AP) Ask Ian Holm how he goes about the business of acting, and he sputters a bit - not the reaction you might expect from a performer with such a stellar stage and screen resume. [More]
News for Jun. 21, 2000
The Fab Four to Star in Lord of the Rings Movie
6/21/00, 11:22 pm EST - Tookish
*Tookish refrains from making any bad puns
The Hobbit audiocast....
6/21/00, 9:42 pm EST - Tehanu
"The Hobbit" seems to have been reposted...it's not the BBC version, but anything to make the day go by faster helps."
Check it out here.
6/21/00, 9:36 pm EST - Tehanu
Hilsen Orjen from Norway suggested checking out the band 'Summoning.' Though he warned, '...some may find the vocals a bit extreme.'
There's audioclips of Summoning on the Web; which we're looking for right now.
This Weeks Ebay Items!
6/21/00, 11:35 am EST - Xoanon
Cast Watch: Bean on HBO
6/21/00, 11:22 am EST - Xoanon