News for Aug. 02, 2000
Stars attend scriptwriter's new play
8/02/00, 4:33 pm EST - Tehanu
Sinclair is a scriptwriter on The Lord Of The Rings. He was involved in the beginning stages of the project, sketching out the bigger shapes of the story, according to people I've talked to. Since then he's written and produced a number of stage comedies that have toured NZ, and he's noted for his keen whit and sense of satire. Having somebody like him on the writing team almost guarantees that LOTR won't suffer from the kind of overblown, over-serious self-regard that has spoiled other fantasy movies in the past.
Hall of Fire Homepage Retooling
8/02/00, 4:07 pm EST - Tookish
Cast Watch: LOTR Stars on TV
8/02/00, 11:32 am EST - Xoanon
The Lighter Side of Tolkien
8/02/00, 2:59 am EST - Tookish
Cast News: Hugo to be downloaded into 'The Matrix' again..
8/02/00, 1:05 am EST - Xoanon
I was watching Access Hollywood today, and Keanu Reaves was being interviewed, and mentioned that Hugo Weaving is in the upcoming movie, Matrix 2, so looks like he coming back!
News for Aug. 01, 2000
Cast Watch: Dourif and Hugo on TV
8/01/00, 4:17 pm EST - Xoanon
Your chance to buy at auction.....legally, we presume.....a copy of LOTR signed by six of the stars!
8/01/00, 4:06 pm EST - Tehanu
Anyway, for further info, phone them up on their mobile. I guess they want us to post this or they wouldn't have sent it: 021 132 3253
Web Watch: E! Online Update
8/01/00, 12:05 am EST - Tookish
News for Jul. 31, 2000
A Tale of 3 Astins
7/31/00, 6:42 pm EST - Xoanon
Web Watch: Ian McKellen Updates Website
7/31/00, 5:40 pm EST - Xoanon
Q: Do you choose roles based on the previous work of the director?
A: It is reassuring to have seen a director's previous films but a good working relationship will depend on a mutual respect and ability to communicate. [More]
Cast Watch: Hugo in 'The Matrix'
7/31/00, 12:14 pm EST - Xoanon
News for Jul. 30, 2000
Media Watch: Empire Magazine
7/30/00, 11:29 pm EST - Xoanon
Some updates on the Wingate set
7/30/00, 3:39 am EST - Tehanu
News for Jul. 29, 2000
Tolkien fans love maps....
7/29/00, 5:33 pm EST - Tehanu
July 29th Hall of Fire!
7/29/00, 12:58 pm EST - Xoanon
Music and Middle-earth
From its creation down to the last chapter of Middle-earth's history, music is a powerful and significant presence in the writing of J.R.R. Tolkien. Music and song is a common theme not only to the passage of time in Arda, but also to all the peoples of Middle-earth. We find singing orcs, hobbits, dwarves, goblins, ents, elves, humans, gods, and demi-gods. I'll wager Sauron himself hummed a dark ditty as he crafted the One Ring at Mount Doom.
What does Tolkien achieve and evoke with all of this music and song? How is music used as metaphore, image, emotion, magic, or even substance? What resonnates with you and the music of Middle-earth?
Warm up those fingers and vocal cords and come join the throng. This chat is scheduled for Saturday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m. EDT [10:30 p.m. GMT]. If this time doesn't work for you, come to our European-time session, which is on Sunday, July 30, at 6:00 p.m. GMT [7:00 p.m. Central Europe Time and 1:00 p.m. EDT].
LOTR Trailer on DVD?
7/29/00, 12:20 pm EST - Calisuri
"I'm not sure if you guys have posted this yet. I just recently got my Official Dreamcast Magazine in the mail and I found an insert for a new movie magazine. Its called Total MOVIE and like the ODCM, every bi-monthly issue comes with a demo disc. Only here its a DVD and not a 1Gig game CD. The discs contain trailers, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and such. Well the premier issue shown, states that the Lord of the Rings trailer is indeed on it. I could not find a link to the new mag from Imagine's web site, so I guess you must subscribe through another mag or buy it at the newsstand."
Geez, where can I get one!! I will try to get more info as this story breaks.
News for Jul. 28, 2000
The Lighter Side of Tolkien
7/28/00, 4:50 pm EST - Tookish
Send us your Middle-earth funnies here.
News for Jul. 27, 2000
Ferguson IS Gil-Galad!
7/27/00, 10:12 pm EST - Xoanon
'Rings' thefts: How the case was cracked.
7/27/00, 4:06 pm EST - Tehanu
Thoughts on LoTR Featurette from Comic Con
7/27/00, 3:26 pm EST - Corvar
Cast Watch: Bean, Liv and Wood on TV
7/27/00, 11:41 am EST - Xoanon