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News for Jul. 17, 2001

Media Watch: The Vancouver Sun

7/17/01, 4:41 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy ellafunnt sends along word of a recent article in The Vancouver Sun conerning the Elvish language. [More]

Media Watch: The Boston Herald

7/17/01, 11:34 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Erin sends in word that 'The Boston Herald' has an article about LOTR. Thanks to KC for shooting us the link: [More].

Media Watch: The New Paper

7/17/01, 11:32 am EST - Xoanon

From: milaya

There was an article in the papers (The New Paper)today that mentions a bit about Cannes, Liv Tyler and LoTR, and I thought maybe you might be interested. The writer of the article has attended Cannes. [More]

Tolkien Society Represents at Comic-Con

7/17/01, 2:02 am EST - Tookish

From JG of The Tolkien Society: "... I wanted to let you know that we will be at the San Diego Comic Con every day handing out flyers and limited edition buttons. We will also have drawings for SIGNED Ted Nasmith books and calendars. We will be sharing a booth with Sideshow Toys (booth #429); we'll be using their booth as our 'home base'..."

This is getting better and better!

Comic-Con to Feature Three Tolkien Events +

7/17/01, 12:00 am EST - Tookish

This upcoming weekend, July 19-22, the San Diego Convention Center plays host to Comic-Con, and Lord of the Rings fans will be pleased! A presentation from New Line, a presentation from us, and a literature panel will be offered. Also, the Tolkien Society will be sharing a booth with Sideshow Toys, and who knows what else?! I hope to see you there!! [More]

News for Jul. 16, 2001

BarliBash T-Shirts Available!

7/16/01, 10:40 pm EST - Jincey

The BarliBash folks have some shirts you might want to have a look at! Custom artwork, by our very own Matt Grossman (Stormcrow), graces the back of these shirts. Whether or not you are attending BarliBash, you can wear the shirt to show off your Tolkien geekiness... umm, I mean your undying affection for all things Tolkien... ummmm, I mean... oh let's face it and show the world... you're a hobbithead!!! More

GAMING: Decipher Holds The Lord of the Rings TCG Playtest

7/16/01, 9:36 pm EST - Xoanon

Friday morning at the 2001 Origins Game Fair dawned clear and bright, but eager anticipation thrummed in the air. Amidst the noise and activity of the busy convention hall, a determined and secretive band of gaming adventurers set their eyes on a seemingly unreachable goal. [More]

SHOP: LOTR Poster Available at dvdoo.dk

7/16/01, 6:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringers from Denmark and beyond can order a french version of the LOTR Poster. [More]

Lord of the Rings calls mobile users

7/16/01, 5:58 pm EST - Xoanon

LONDON (Reuters) - Mobile phone users will be able to download messages from Gandalf the Wizard and Frodo the Hobbit as a marketing ploy to promote the up-and-coming "Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy. [More]

Thanks to Kylen for the tip!

Liv Tyler Talks LOTR

7/16/01, 4:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Liv Tyler (Arwen) found portraying an elf in Peter Jackson's upcoming Lord of the Rings film trilogy "nearly impossible" to play. "They are just so otherworldly," the Armageddon star told SCI FI Wire during an interview. [More]

Thanks to Elrohwen for the tip!

Sean Bean Film gets a Release Date

7/16/01, 10:41 am EST - Xoanon

The Fox website is reporting that Don't Say a Word will be in theatres October 5, 2001.

The film stars Michael Douglas, Famke Janssen, Brittany Murphy, Sean Bean, and Oliver Platt.

Thanks to Nona for the tip!

Kicking the hobbit

7/16/01, 10:38 am EST - Xoanon

(the 20th article with the same title.... -Xo)

With films on the way, the wickedly popular Lord of the Rings is about to be bigger than ever. Yet academia derides Tolkien as old-fashioned. Chris Mooney sees why, but doubts something so loved can be barred from the pantheon forever. [More]

David Wenham talks LOTR

7/16/01, 10:34 am EST - Xoanon

Francesco AlÚ from caltanet.it has posted an interview with David Wenham (Faramir).

He speaks about his role in LOTR, about the work Peter Jackson did and with the love story between his character and Eowyn. He also talks about Dust, the new movie of Milcho Manchewski which will open the Venice Film Festival, and briefly about Moulin Rouge. [More]

Miranda Otto [Eowyn] at International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary -UPDATE-

7/16/01, 6:28 am EST - Tehanu

In an article for 'Mlada Fronta' she described her role as an "elf" !!! She also admitted that her first experience with LOTR as a book was AFTER she started acting in the movie ...[well, that was true of some other cast members too...] Great closeup of Miranda Otto here! If you read Czech you might like to che....um, look at the site here

Thanks to Jan!


Wendy sends along some corrected information regarding the article above:

Just wanted to update your story on Miranda Otto posted on Monday. Seems there was something lost in the translation from Miranda to the Czech reporter, she had told him she was playing a Rohan, and that she had read the books prior to her beginning production on The Lord of the Rings

News for Jul. 15, 2001

Weekly Ebay Items

7/15/01, 11:36 pm EST - Xoanon

With my birthday only 3 days away (I'm bad, aren't I?) you can still send me these great ebay items! Or, keep them for your own enjoyment... [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

7/15/01, 11:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Another great chance to catch your favorite LOTR stars on the small screen this week. [More]

Ted Nasmith Paintings for Sale

7/15/01, 4:40 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Jedi Hobbit

I was just reading through the Tolkien Society homepage and saw that Ted Nasmith's paintings will be for SALE at the Chalk Farm Gallery in London. This will be on September 21st. Considering I might be still in London then, I'd love to try to go.

Attention Toronto Ringers!

7/15/01, 4:36 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Margaret

Anyone living in Toronto who is interested in seeing some of LOTR's stars on the big screen before December 19 might want to attend Toronto's Britpics festival.

Two of the movies being screened involve LOTR cast: GOING OFF BIG TIME on July 21 starring Bernard Hill (Theoden) and THE JOLLY BOYS' LAST STAND on July 24 starring Andy Serkis (Gollum). Check out www.torontobritpics.com for details.

Media Watch: Clarin

7/15/01, 4:27 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Connie once again comes up with the goods and sends along 3 scans from the Argentine newspaper 'Clarin'. [More]

Makoare Confirmed as Lurtz

7/15/01, 1:56 pm EST - Xoanon

Tehanu sends along more info on Laurence Makoare and his role as Lurtz. [More]

Media Watch: Vanity Fair

7/15/01, 1:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Nona from The Compleat Sean Bean sends along the great scans from Vanity Fair article we reported about a while back. Take a look! [More]

Norwegian LOTR Contest

7/15/01, 1:34 pm EST - Xoanon

TORN Staffer zcxes sends along word of a contest on the Official Norwegian LotR site. (Note: The following link is NOT in English) [More]

Media Watch: Cincinnati Enquirer

7/15/01, 1:27 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy The 10th Nazgul sends along a scan from the Cincinnati Enquirer involving a LOTR stage play. Check it out. [More]

Media Watch: 'La Nacion Magazine'

7/15/01, 12:23 am EST - Xoanon

From: Connie

I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I've noticed you post other countries magazine news, so I thought you might be interested in argentinian publications of The Lord Of The Rings. I'm sending a newspaper article I took a few months ago from "La Nacion" newspaper.

LOTR Premiere to be held in London?

7/15/01, 12:06 am EST - Tehanu

Unexpected news from the Sunday Star Times: The world premiere (the BIG one, you know, with all the stars, media etc.) is likely to be held in London.

However, Wellington, home of the production, is likely to hold a major public party of its own. As are we ourselves! [More]

News for Jul. 14, 2001

SHOP: New LOTR Editions, Pre-Order Today!

7/14/01, 5:06 pm EST - Xoanon

TheOneRing.net arranged this through Amazon.com, you can now pre-order the new LOTR editions and special movie tie-in books today in our shop section! Follow the link to see some of the new items available this fall, order them today and they'll be shipped to you as soon as they arrive! [More]

Sean Bean on 'Tom & Thomas'

7/14/01, 4:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Nona from 'The Compleat Sean Bean' sends in an article from the set of Sean Bean's (Boromir) latest film.

On location in Amsterdam, Gent and London, Dutch director Esmee Lammers is completing an English language feature film from her own script, called 'Tom and Thomas'. [More]

Media Watch: Globe and Mail

7/14/01, 4:46 pm EST - Xoanon

steve sends along a great article which was in the latest issue of 'The Globe and Mail', take a look:

Life is full of second and third chances, so , if you missed wearing a "Frodo Lives" button back in the sixties, now's your opportunity to delve into Middle Earth by cracking the spines of J. R. R. Tolkien's sprawling Lord of the Rings trilogy. [More]

Media Watch: Extreme Collectors Magazine

7/14/01, 4:38 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Saint sends along word about two articles from 'Extreme Collectors Magazine', check it out. [More]

Hall of Fire Chats scheduled on LotR trailer!

7/14/01, 1:17 am EST - Gamgee

On May 25th, 2001 we had our first real preview of the Fellowship of the Ring. The two minute teaser was our first real look at the story and the look of the forthcoming films. This week, Hall of Fire heads into
movie-land, hosting an in-depth discussion of this recently released trailer. Fellowship of the Ring: Trailer 1 -- dream ... or nightmare? [More]

News for Jul. 13, 2001

Great New Editions of LOTR!

7/13/01, 5:51 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the covers for some new editions of LOTR and other Tolkien books due to hit our shelves this fall. Thanks to a super top secret spy for the info! [More]

Attention German Ringers!

7/13/01, 5:34 pm EST - Xoanon

From: TwiLekJedi

Just read news about the Ultimate Edition of the Terminator 2 DVD. What was interesting, is that it will be shown on the IFA ("International Funk-Ausstellung"/ International Media Convention (my translation)). What will also be shown on IFA, will be "Scenes from the first part of The Lord of the Rings". It's not clear what scenes, Trailer or new scenes.

Check it out here (link is in German)

Media Watch: Information Week Magazine

7/13/01, 5:30 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Krosshair sends along a scan from Tech Magazine 'Information Week' check it out. And note: the contest mentioned on it is over :(

Footage Screened in London prt II

7/13/01, 10:35 am EST - Xoanon

Movieheadlines.net has part two of their report from the LOTR footage screened in the UK. [More]

Another Role for Cate

7/13/01, 10:33 am EST - Xoanon

From: Pippin Skywalker

Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) is due to star in a film that is based on the novel "Alias Grace". Cate will play Grace Marks a young maidservant who supposedly murders her employer and his mistress. Based on a true story, the role was specifically tailored with our dear Cate in mind.

Shore's 'Score' Score

7/13/01, 10:31 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy jkn sends along word from the 'New York Times'. The latest review of the new film 'The Score' (which opens today), check out what the reviewer has to say about the Howard Shore score. [More]

Media Watch: Encore Magazine

7/13/01, 10:26 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Hamish sends along word from the latest Australian issue of 'Encore Magazine', check it out with some info on the LOTR Score. [More]

Digital Effects filmed at Niagra Falls

7/13/01, 9:08 am EST - Calisuri

AICN breaks their months long silence on LOTR reporting with a story today from a fan at Niagra Falls. Apparently, some of the effects houses are helping out WETA by picking up shots for the ending sequence of "Flight to the Ford." I imagine the immense power and activity of Niagra will serve perfectly as a representative of the Ford of Bruinen and the 'flooding' of the Ringwraiths. [More]

News for Jul. 12, 2001

Ian Holm gets Emmy Nomination

7/12/01, 4:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Ian Holm (Bilbo) has received and Emmy Nomination for his work in 'Last of the Blonde Bombshells', a great little piece of work. Take a look at all the other nominees here. [More]

Bloom's 'Blackhawk Down' Trailer

7/12/01, 3:04 pm EST - Xoanon

You can try and catch the trailer for the new Ridley Scott film 'Blackhawk Down' in local cinemas, look out for shots of Orlando Bloom (Legolas) as well. You can read a short description of it at DarkHorizons. [More]

Latest Newsletter is Away!

7/12/01, 1:33 pm 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 more than 4200+ mailing list Ringers! Sign up now! [More]

Footage Screened in London

7/12/01, 12:03 pm EST - Xoanon

There was a screening of the Cannes footage for merchadising folks in London last Wednesday, the fourth of July. Here's part one of what they saw. This is part one of a full run down of all of the footage seen on the forth of July for Lord of the Rings. Check back tomorrow morning for part two, and more tidbits about the next Rings films as well. There was a screening of the Cannes footage for merchadising folks in London last Wednesday, the fourth of July. [More]

Bored? I've got something fun and time consuming

7/12/01, 11:55 am EST - Calisuri

So its a slow news day. Maybe its even a slow day at work for you. (Speaking of work...if anyone needs a web designer in LA, email me!) Why not take a good 3-4 hours and surf through the entire Movie Scrapbook from beginning to end. See how everything started, read the articles, check out the pictures, relive the entire experience of 2 years in a few hours! Now if you aren't patient enough, Ringer fan Dru did something rather cool. He compiled all the images into one page organized by cast, character, location, etc! Its amazing. MAJOR SPOILERS[More]

News for Jul. 11, 2001

LOTR Decipher Card Game 'Really Fun'

7/11/01, 9:19 pm EST - Tookish

TORNado Iarwain sends in this:"I would just like to inform you that Decipher held a playtesting at Origins. It was very interesting to play the game. I can't endulge you with too much info, but I can say that not many (if any) left with bad comments. I thought that it was really fun to play. Just letting you know. For more look on the LOTR message board at Decipher." [More]

Tolkien buzz moves books

7/11/01, 7:44 pm EST - Xoanon

Moviegoers won't be able to see the big-screen version of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" until Dec. 19, but unlike all the new "Star Wars" episodes, they can easily find out how the story of good vs. evil turns out in advance. Already, sales of Tolkien books are four times what they were in 1999 -with paperbacks and leatherbound volumes of "The Lord of the Rings" moving quickly off shelves at Barnes & Noble and previously untapped venues like Wal-Mart. [More]

Final Fantasy has FOTR

7/11/01, 4:24 pm EST - Xoanon

A few people are writing in saying they're seeing the FOTR Trailer in front of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. This does not mean that this is the case everywhere, but why not test your luck?

We're Going to Comic-Con!!

7/11/01, 3:08 pm EST - Tookish

I'm pleased to report that TORN will have full representation again for Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. This is "America's biggest comic book and pop culture event," and we'll be on board with a one-hour presentation for Thursday, July 19, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. [More]

Media Watch: NOW Magazine

7/11/01, 10:33 am EST - Xoanon

Nona from 'The Compleat Sean Bean' sends along link to scans from the latest issue of 'NOW Magazine' and their coverage of LOTR. [More]

Media Watch: Export News

7/11/01, 10:28 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Jers sends along word of an article from New Zealand's 'Export News'.

We Like to Party!!!

7/11/01, 7:01 am EST - Tehanu

Talking of premieres and celebrations, TORN would like to see Tolkien fans have their own 'Fellowship' bash on the 19th, right here in New Zealand. It should be a big glamour event, given that we've got a chance to have the first public screenings in the world (it's the dateline thing acting in our favour!) Ideas, suggestions, and expressions of interest to tehanu@theonering.net - we need to get an idea of numbers. Meanwhile, watch this space.

The 'RIngs' premiere in NZ.

7/11/01, 6:53 am EST - Tehanu

According to NZ's 'Onfilm' magazine, the NZ premiere is expected to take place in the famous old Embassy theatre in Wellington on the 19th. Peter Jackson is a trustee of the theatre. Some of the stars are supposedly coming back for the celebrations in NZ. Meanwhile New Line boss is quoted in the Evening Post as being 'thrilled' with the finished rough cut of the first movie. "...he was pleased artistically and commercially" according to EP Mark Ordesky.

Good news for Irish fans.

7/11/01, 6:47 am EST - Tehanu

For a while it seemed like the trailer was never going to show up in Ireland. We got an email today to say "The trailer is here. It's on Tomb Raider at least in the Savoy in O'Connell street."

Thanks to Dave for that!

Shore soundtrack to The Score.

7/11/01, 6:44 am EST - Tehanu

Thanks to Chris, who pointed us to the 'CD Now' website where you can get Howard Shore's soundtrack to 'The Score.' They have little 'try before you buy' downloads. Not sure if this will give any hint of what he might be writing for LOTR though. [More]

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