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July 04, 2001 - July 10, 2001

News for Jul. 10, 2001

Media Watch: '8 Days' Magazine

7/10/01, 8:13 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy milaya sends along a scan from '8 Days' Magazine. Check it out.

LotR and ComicCon

7/10/01, 2:19 pm EST - Tookish

Lecter82 sends in word about Lord of the Rings and ComicCon, a huge gathering in San Diego later this month. Looks like New Line will be ready to please! [More]

LOTR International Brochure Images

7/10/01, 12:54 pm EST - Calisuri

Check out this small overview of the "Lord of the Rings International Brochure" that can currently be purchased at the Official New Line Shop. Nothing is better then actually touching and feeling this brochure, but we're going to try and duplicate the effect using some hi-res scans. [More]

LOTR Scripts in Vault

7/10/01, 11:32 am EST - Xoanon

From: movieheadlines.net

The Scripts for the Lord of the Rings are all kept in a seperate script vault in the New Line Offices around the world. The Warners London office has one script each for all of them, so does Fine Line. The names of the people that the scripts belong to are printed on the pages and if they get out, they are done!

I don't know what the big deal is, I have my copies...provided to me by a fellow with the name of... :)

Spikes at Orthanc

7/10/01, 10:23 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Firebrand sends along word on where he/she saw the spikey wheel. [More]

Arms and Armour in Middle-earth.

7/10/01, 1:29 am EST - Tehanu

This interview with Ewart Oakeshott, one of the greatest experts on swordfighting through the ages is a sobering reminder of how ignorant we are nowadays concerning these lost arts. After reading this you can't help thinking that all those wonderful movies where we've been stirred by the clash of sword on sword are just wrong, wrong, wrong! Ow, it hurts to give up a favourite fantasy. But still, thanks to the folks at the Historical Armed Combat Assn. and Gurnsy for the link. [More]

Timekillers - more places to visit.

7/10/01, 1:20 am EST - Tehanu

The Alternative Tolkien society updated their website in June. Check out their themed tours of their ever-expanding version of Middle-earth. They also have new Tolkien sweatshirt to buy if you join up!

Exciting new Tolkien biography!

7/10/01, 12:52 am EST - Tehanu

A well-known biographer, Michael White, has been approached to write a new biography of Tolkien due out this November [More]

UK Magazine Starlog does LOTR.

7/10/01, 12:33 am EST - Tehanu

Ian wrote to say "In case you don't already know, the UK's august edition of "Starlog" is now out in shops with a piece on LotR [pp30-34,] including a new (to me) orc pic and a lot of chat with Barry Osborne [LOTR producer.] Thanks Ian!

Anyone out there with a scanner, you know what to do!

Spikes and Death and More

7/10/01, 12:20 am EST - Xoanon

Well, spikes are in the news again thanks to that report from Garth over at DarkHorizons. Who knows if there is any truth to the rumor, but my mailbox is full of speculation, theories and anger over this whole debate. [More]

News for Jul. 09, 2001

More on WETA and Computer Gizmos

7/09/01, 10:27 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Ataahua sends along wrd from the NZ Herald, some interesting stuff in this small blurb, like WETA has scanned over a million images from the films, cool stuff. [More]

SHOP: That Letter from PJ

7/09/01, 1:58 pm EST - Calisuri

Did you know that the Official New Line Cinema Shop sends you a signed Peter Jackson letter with every purchase of the LOTR books or the audio books? I guess I did, but I didn't realize how cool it was until I opened my shipment today. (Good, now you know what to get me for my birthday on the 18th -Xo)(Don't get all excited Xoanon, its just a good looking copy...And I've already ordered that Harry Potter action figure you wanted - Cal) [More]

SHOP: Sideshow Toy News

7/09/01, 10:27 am EST - Xoanon

The folks at Sideshow/WETA are going to make it easier for the average joe to buy some of the goodies they provide. Follow the link to find out more about the 'LOTR Collector's Club' [More]

LOTR Story Change?

7/09/01, 10:22 am EST - Xoanon

Garth from DarkHorizons has a story change that may make some of you break out the kleenex and want to hug your mummy. Highlight below to read.

When the ring is destroyed Barad-dur explodes and Sauron is hurled to his death and impaled on a spike which breaks his fall [More]

We aren't too sure on the validity of this, but who knows!? If anyone out there can prove that this is right or wrong drop me a line

GAMING: Knizia and Howe Win Award

7/09/01, 10:17 am EST - Xoanon

Dave Farquhar sends along word of an award ceremony where Reiner Knizia and all around nice guy John Howe were the big winners! [More]

Red, White and Green Books

7/09/01, 8:19 am EST - Quickbeam

Be amazed, dear Readers, at the splendid July fireworks in our new Green Books:

• Stinging satire from Turgon: "How to Express Your Tolkien Ignorance: A Guide for the Media." Ouch!
Anwyn explores Tolkien’s pro-Nature, anti-Industrial bent in her new Counterpoint.
The Brothers Hildebrandt take our Special Guest on a 70’s nostalgia trip.
• In Tributes: see how Tolkien inspires great writers like Robin Hobb (Ship of Destiny, Assassin’s Quest), from the new Meditations on Middle-earth, edited by Karen Haber (St. Martin's Press, Nov. 2001).
Tookish’s Ticklers is filled with zany, brilliant, goofy humor!
• Check out 16 new Q&A, including these and MORE:

  1. Why isn’t Thorin more like Gimli?
  2. How did Galadriel return to Valinor?
  3. How could a Shadow-Sauron wear the Ring?
  4. Did Gandalf send the dreams?
  5. Spiritual consequences of suicide?
  6. Please clarify this immortality thing!

  • Enjoy the Tolkien-inspired stories and whip-smart essays in Moon Letters. It’s your forum for Fan Fic, so keep submitting your best stuff!
  • There are new updates in red to previous Q&A.

    If you would like to be considered for a future "Special Guest" column, be sure to send your ideas to: specialguest@theonering.net!

    Much too hasty,

  • Last Call for BarliBash 2001!

    7/09/01, 12:05 am EST - Jincey

    We hope to see you in Chicago, in just a little more than three weeks! [More]

    News for Jul. 08, 2001

    Ways to Burn Your Tax Refund

    7/08/01, 11:26 pm EST - Jincey

    Elrabin pointed us to this link about ways for Americans to blow their new tax refund windfalls. He says, "'Why invest when you can spend it on yourself' is the main idea there!" (Check #7) [More]

    Shore in the 'Panic Room', Bean's New Film

    7/08/01, 9:46 pm EST - Xoanon

    Sean Bean (Boromir) has a new project, 'Tom & Thomas' is written and directed by Esmé Lammers, Bean plays 'Paul'.

    LOTR composer Howard Shore has been attached to the new David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en) film 'The Panic Room'.

    Weekly Ebay Items

    7/08/01, 9:39 pm EST - Xoanon

    Check out the weekly selection of ebay stuff to bid on! [More]

    Weekly Cast Watch

    7/08/01, 9:28 pm EST - Xoanon

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

    Wenham's 'Bank' Trailer Online

    7/08/01, 4:09 pm EST - Xoanon

    The latest David Wenham (Faramir) film 'The Bank' will make its debut July the 18th at the Melbourne International Film Festival, but you can take a look at the RealPlayer trailer now. (RealPlayer needed) [More]

    Thanks to Abby for the tip!

    MediaWatch: Veja Magazine Brazil

    7/08/01, 12:38 pm EST - Calisuri

    Ringer fan Arvelo sends in these scans from the Brazlian Magazine Veja.Minor Image Spoilers [More]

    Tolkien Fans at Disney?

    7/08/01, 12:20 pm EST - Calisuri

    I haven't seen 'Atlantis,' but Ringer fan Mike swears they borrowed at bit from our favorite professor. [More]

    New life for reign of 'Rings'

    7/08/01, 12:00 pm EST - Xoanon


    The reading world is divided into two groups: those who have read The Lord of the Rings and those who haven't. [More]

    Croatia and FOTR

    7/08/01, 11:58 am EST - Xoanon

    Ringer Spy GALAHAD sends along news on when Croatian fans will get the chance to see LOTR, and news from 'Klik' Magazine. [More]

    Media Watch: NOW Magazine

    7/08/01, 11:53 am EST - Xoanon

    Ringer Spy Gothmog sends along news from the UK about 'NOW Magazine's' coverage of LOTR. [More]

    SHOP news - another Sting replica.

    7/08/01, 7:27 am EST - Tehanu

    This time, the news is from BattleOrders, a UK site that makes armour and weapons from various movies. [More]


    7/08/01, 7:12 am EST - Tehanu

    More things to do while waiting for the movies to come out, this time thanks to Aurora Gamgee! [More]

    News for Jul. 07, 2001

    PJ Film Festival in Melbourne

    7/07/01, 1:01 pm EST - Xoanon

    Peter Jackson fans in Melbourne will want to check out the 'Melbourne Underground Film Festival' (lovingly called MUFF). This year they'll be showing 4 PJ films 'Bad Taste', 'Meet the Feebles', 'Braindead' and 'Forgotten Silver'. Be sure to check out the details on the MUFF Site. [More]

    GAMING: Games Magazine Scans

    7/07/01, 12:57 pm EST - Xoanon

    Thanks to Chris we now have the scans from the July issue of 'GAMES Magazine'. [More]

    Cinebobine Contest

    7/07/01, 12:33 pm EST - Xoanon

    French cinema site "CinéBobine" is currently running a contest where people can win a set of ten post-cards dedicated to "The Lord of the Rings". [More]

    New Brazilian Site Launches!

    7/07/01, 9:46 am EST - Calisuri

    [ Click to Visit ]

    Ringer staffer Dune has made a major update to our Brazilian Community member Pelennor.com. Tolkien fans in Brazil have united and formed Valinor!

    If you were looking for the best Brazilian Tolkien site, you need look for it no more! Welcome to Valinor, the Land of the Powers, where you can find the most complete information on every aspect of Tolkien'swork, as well on the upcoming LoTR movie trilogy. In Portuguese.[More]

    News for Jul. 06, 2001

    New Archives on Official Site

    7/06/01, 6:38 pm EST - Xoanon

    The official LOTR site has posted a news archives section. It's a very interesting read right from the source! Some cool info like Stephen Ure as Gorbag (which we brought to you) and info like exactly what month they filmed the council of Elrond scenes, very cool. [More]

    Thanks to dtk for the tip!

    SHOP: Tolkien Posters for Sale

    7/06/01, 5:31 pm EST - Xoanon

    Check out some of these great posters available from www.moviepostershop.com. [More]

    E!Online - the drama in the sound studios

    7/06/01, 4:42 pm EST - Tehanu

    This month's 'Force of Hobbit' report focuses on sound recordist Hammond Peek and talks about the complex task of providing the sound for the movies. It turned out to be a real challenge! [More]

    Hollywood.com: Trailer in Quicktime, Real and Windows Media Player!

    7/06/01, 2:53 pm EST - Calisuri

    Hollywood.com has provided a great place to download the latest 'Fellowship of the Ring' trailer. You can download 2 versions in Quicktime and multiple versions in either Windows Media Player or Real Player. Once you've seen the trailer for the umptenth time, check out our frame by frame analysis and see Sauron, up close and personal! [More] [Frame by Frame]

    Thanks to Ringer Bruce for the tip!

    SHOP: Amazon.com Region 1 DVDs

    7/06/01, 2:33 pm EST - Calisuri

    Yea! The Tolkien DVD's are now available in Region 1 format at Amazon.com! Ringer Zaratuul sends us the links to the Rankin/Bass 'The Hobbit' and 'Return of the King,' as well as the Bakshi 'Lord of the Rings.' [The Hobbit] [ROTK DVD] [LOTR DVD]

    Hobbit Animations and Renderings

    7/06/01, 11:00 am EST - Calisuri

    [ Click to Visit Dave's Site ]

    Ringer staff member Blasm sent me this link today and I was completely blown away. It is quite obvious that we have a bigtime Tolkien digital artist on our hands! Check out these 3d renderings and animations from David Komorowski, a digital modeler/animator from Georgia . [More]

    GAMING: GAMES Magazine Talks LOTR

    7/06/01, 10:09 am EST - Xoanon

    GAMES Magazine talks about Knizia's LOTR Game'. [More]

    News for Jul. 05, 2001

    More on WETA and LOTR SFX

    7/05/01, 11:59 pm EST - Xoanon

    Another reliable spy has sent me more info on the WETA/SFX situation down in NZ. This spy, who wishes to remain secret, wanted to send us a few numbers regarding just how many SFX shots were farmed out and why.

    WETA Digital were originally doing all 337 FX shots planned for The Fellowship of the Ring". As the film was shot and cut, a further 150 FX shots were added to the WETA slate. Now that the film is in its last stages of Post Production, any additional shots are being farmed out.

    This is simply because WETA are at maximum capacity. As it stands today, WETA are working on over 500 shots, Digital Domain are doing 6 and Animal Logic are doing 3.

    I wish we could just find out which 9 shots DD and Animal Logic are working on!

    TORN Exclusive -Other SFX Companies to Work on Rings-

    7/05/01, 11:58 am EST - Xoanon

    The following report came to me by way of a very reliable source that has contributed things in the past that have proven to be right. It seems that WETA is going to shop out some of the effects work on the trilogy to some other (big and small) special effects houses around the world. [More]

    Sanderson IS Harry Goatleaf?

    7/05/01, 11:48 am EST - Xoanon

    Ringer Spy Kimi sends along news from NZ regarding the casting of another character from LOTR.

    I heard an interview on National Radio this afternoon with veteran Kiwi actor Martyn Sanderson. In it he mentioned that he has a small role in The Lord of the Rings. [More]

    Media Watch: Cinelive Magazine

    7/05/01, 11:41 am EST - Xoanon

    I REALLY would like to thank Eledhwen and Cuivienor for the scans and the english translation of the article, check it out! [More]

    Media Watch: Vanity Fair

    7/05/01, 11:14 am EST - Xoanon

    Cuthalion takes a time machine and dips into the future to tell us what will be in the next issue of Vanity Fair. There's something deep inside that makes me laugh when I think about Dominic Monaghan chilling with Jackie Chan. [More]

    SHOP: LOTR Ornaments

    7/05/01, 11:09 am EST - Xoanon

    Ringer Spy Ghan-buri-Ghan sends along these great scans of some LOTR Ornaments heading your way this fall!! [More]

    News for Jul. 04, 2001

    Croatia: Trailer and Release dates.

    7/04/01, 4:52 pm EST - Tehanu

    Galahad wrote in with bad news:

    "More bad news for us poor Croatian fans again! The theater guy at "Broadway Theatres" said that the info about the first trailer being shown next week is false. The trailer won't show until september!!! And it will be the first trailer only. The good news is we have confirmation on the movie itself coming in January! Something is better than nothing, eh?"

    BBC article....some quibbles.

    7/04/01, 4:49 pm EST - Tehanu

    Steve wrote in with some concerns about the BBC article. I had a few more to add to it - though they had some cool quotes. [More]


    Alliance Odeon Films competition: win posters and calendars!

    7/04/01, 4:00 pm EST - Tehanu

    If you're a Canadian resident, you can enter in this competition to win collector's editions of LOTR, LOTR posters and the limited-edition calendar! More details here

    Thanks to Uhlan for the tip!

    Wanna buy Sting?

    7/04/01, 1:36 pm EST - Calisuri

    The comic book distribution company Diamond Comics is advertising the sale of a limited number of Sting replica's from the upcoming movies! If you buy one, tell them TheOneRing.net sent you! :) [More]

    Thanks to Ringer Katar for the tip!

    SHOP: Bakshi DVD at Amazon.co.uk

    7/04/01, 11:16 am EST - Calisuri

    [ Click to Buy ]

    Amazon.co.uk has a pre-order link for the Ralph Bakshi LOTR DVD to be released Nov 26th 2001. [More]

    The Beeb Does LOTR

    7/04/01, 11:07 am EST - Xoanon

    From: BBC Online

    A major new blockbuster filmed entirely on location in New Zealand, is about to set in motion a huge resurgence of interest in Birmingham.

    Check out the RealVideo file as well! [More]

    Tolkien Posters for Sale

    7/04/01, 9:36 am EST - Xoanon

    An update from Borders Bookshops in the UK. [More]

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