News for Jul. 19, 2000
Green Books Summer Sizzle
7/19/00, 8:37 pm EST - Quickbeam
What can I say these Green Books are hot! Stop in and peruse our many new articles and updates for July:
All these and more can be found here.
Tolkien lovers, historians, and even major media outlets keep coming to Green Books Join the fun as we explore the WORDS and WORLD of Tolkien.
Much too hasty,
Cast Watch: Hugo in 'The Matrix'
7/19/00, 1:01 pm EST - Xoanon
News for Jul. 18, 2000
Media Watch: The Hollywood Reporter
7/18/00, 3:44 pm EST - Xoanon
X-Men Producer Praises our Ian
7/18/00, 10:22 am EST - Xoanon
When Ian's in costume, he's very powerful. There's a very triangular presence, and Ian sort of puffs out his chest and assumes this, this presence. [More]
Web Watch: Stuff.co.nz
7/18/00, 10:10 am EST - Xoanon
A cloak of invisibility surrounds New Zealand Defence Force's involvement in Lord of the Rings filming in mid-Canterbury next month.
Shooting is about to begin again on parts of the Lord of the Rings trilogy at Mount Potts station near Lake Clearwater. [More]
Cast Watch: Astin, Bean, Cate, and Wood on TV
7/18/00, 9:45 am EST - Xoanon
News for Jul. 17, 2000
Celeborn in SW2
7/17/00, 11:55 pm EST - Calisuri
Thanks to sagi100 for the tip!
7/17/00, 9:22 pm EST - Calisuri
This Weeks Ebay Items
7/17/00, 11:54 am EST - Xoanon
The news at Mithril....
7/17/00, 11:36 am EST - Xoanon
Cast Watch: JRD in 'Canvas'
7/17/00, 11:27 am EST - Xoanon
News for Jul. 16, 2000
Web Watch: The NZ Herald
7/16/00, 11:17 pm EST - Xoanon
The price of fame
15.07.2000 - By GREG DIXON
Filming News: Twizel area to see some Action
7/16/00, 9:38 pm EST - Xoanon
The location guy is currently looking for some Wellington based locations to do some close ups of the big battle scenes being filmed in Twizel and the Desert road later this year. He was looking around the area by the wind turbine in Brooklyn Wellington and all around Wainouiomata and Eastbourne.
Cast Watch: Hugo in 'The Matrix'
7/16/00, 2:41 pm EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Incite PC Magazine
7/16/00, 2:33 pm EST - Xoanon
More from VSDA 2000!
7/16/00, 11:59 am EST - Calisuri
Cast Watch: Sean Bean in the News
7/16/00, 11:25 am EST - Calisuri
"This is a feature story on Sean from This is Essex. LOTR is mentioned in this - quite a nice comment from Sean :)"[more]
"Here's the text of a feature article in the Sunday Times (UK) - 16 July 2000. Sean talks extensively about LOTR." [more]
News for Jul. 14, 2000
July 15th TBHL Chat with Bad Taste Cast!
7/14/00, 4:45 pm EST - Xoanon
hehe Ok, Pete O'Herne and Craig Smith have agreed to do another chat on July 15th at 7pm EST (12 am GMT). Make sure you're there to chat Bad Taste, Peter Jackson and what to get Xoanon for his birthday! (slap! down boy!)
Do not meddle in the affairs of Clowns
7/14/00, 4:40 pm EST - Xoanon
To make a long story short, Gandalf the ClownTM has been locked in a legal dispute with Tolkien Enterprises for 7 years regarding the use of the name "Gandalf". Michael Kaplan, the man behind the clown, has used the defense that the name Gandalf is from early Norse mythology and therefore is in the public domain and not eligable for a Trademark.
Note: While the AP carelessly uses the word "Estate" in the first paragraph, this dispute only involved Tolkien Enterprises and Kaplan, not the Tolkien Estate.
Thanks to Brian for pointing this out to us.
Earlier articles about Gandalf the Wizard-ClownTM:
US News 3/10/97
Update: The New York Times has removed the story from their webpage, you can now find it on Yahoo here.
Cast Watch: Mckellen at X-Men Premier
7/14/00, 12:29 pm EST - Xoanon
'I discovered that there was a story of quite Shakespearean proportions going on between the forces of good and evil wrapped up in a wonderful adventure story with fantastical characters.'
Click here to go to BBC News Site, and click on the X-Men Audio Video on the right sidebar.
LOTR Board Game News
7/14/00, 12:07 pm EST - Xoanon
Cast Watch: McKellen and Wood
7/14/00, 11:37 am EST - Xoanon
News for Jul. 13, 2000
Cast Watch: McKellen on Ellis Island
7/13/00, 11:59 pm EST - Xoanon
Net Watch: IGN.com
7/13/00, 11:54 pm EST - Xoanon
PLUME: What kind of fulfillment do you get, personally, from acting?
MCKELLEN: Always the group that I'm working with. I move from job to job, from family to family, from group of friends to group of friends – sometimes they're old friends, but often they're new ones. For the time of working, the experience is so intense – it's like you're all climbing Everest together... [More]
Welcome Our Youngest TORNado ever!
7/13/00, 4:45 pm EST - Xoanon
It is with great gladness that TheOneRing.net can announce the birth of a healthy baby girl. TheOneRing.net Co-Editor 'Tookish' is the proud father to Halle, our congratulations to Tookish and his wife. Email him your best wishes as well!
Comic-Con and Cool LOTR Footage!
7/13/00, 4:38 pm EST - Xoanon
NEW LINE CINEMA offers previews of its upcoming movies, "The Cell", featuring director Tarsem, writer Mark Protosevich and star VINCENT D'ONOFRIO and "Lost Souls", PLUS A SPECIAL FEATURETTE ON THE MAKING OF "THE LORD OF THE RINGS" on Saturday, July 22 starting at 2:30pm!
Making of LOTR! Anyone who can get down there must! on the double!
While there, try and hook up with TheOneRing.net Staffer Quickbeam, he's the one with the yellow leaves and the tendancy to look like a tree...
Visit the Comic-Con Website for more info.
Cast News: X-Men Review
7/13/00, 11:36 am EST - Xoanon
Latest X-Men Commercial
7/13/00, 11:28 am EST - Xoanon
7/13/00, 11:19 am EST - Xoanon
IGN.com has a poll on the front page asking which highly-anticipated movie you most want to see, with LOTR being one of the choices. You're not gonna let it lose out to Matrix 2, are ya? :)
(Think Mufasa from 'The Lion King': "Is that a challenge!")
So go and vote! Blow The Matrix II and SW: Episode II out of the water!
Ouch! Great Quote!
7/13/00, 11:05 am EST - Calisuri
"I'm not allowed to say much about it, but it's going to make 'Star Wars' look like a weekend in the lavatory."
-- Sir Ian Holm on the "absolute brilliance" of the special-effects-laden film trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings," in the London Express.
News for Jul. 12, 2000
Only 3 Days Left!
7/12/00, 4:41 pm EST - Quickbeam
In last month's "Out on a Limb" I asked my readers this question: "If you could visit any mysterious, out-of-the-way place in Middle-earth, where would you go?" The object is to create a special piece about how Tolkien's imagination influences our own. Everyone is invited to read and participate.
You have only until July 15th to send your submissions. That's this coming Saturday, so hurry!
Much too hasty,
Don't forget the fans...
7/12/00, 3:25 pm EST - Calisuri