News for Aug. 31, 2000
McLeod IS Rosie Cotton!
8/31/00, 11:46 pm EST - Xoanon
Web Watch: E! Online
8/31/00, 11:20 pm EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Empire Magazine has LOTR Standing behind a Wookie
8/31/00, 8:27 pm EST - Xoanon
LOTR has dropped to no 2 in Empire Magazine's UK (August '00) list of the 20 most anticipated movies - and it's been replaced with Star Wars: Episode 2! [More]
Genuine LOTR crew vests for sale at auction
8/31/00, 4:45 pm EST - Tehanu
8/31/00, 2:07 pm EST - Calisuri
Everyone say Welcome!
8/31/00, 9:42 am EST - Xoanon
Lasselanta is a Community web site primarily aimed at supporting the T.O.R.n messageboard community by providing a more permanent space for activities related to them. Thus we archive parodies posted on the boards and host the schedule for the Lord of the Rings reading group. But it also has material inspired by T.O.R.n or simply cooked up by Gorel. [More]
Web Watch: Stuff.co.nz
8/31/00, 9:39 am EST - Xoanon
Creatures and crew emerge for greasies: Lord of the Rings filming has caused a sensation in Motueka.
ANCANAR: Casting News -Update-
8/31/00, 9:35 am EST - Xoanon
Black Riders train in Arrowtown....battle scenes reported!
8/31/00, 8:16 am EST - Tehanu
More on Copyright.
8/31/00, 8:11 am EST - Tehanu
Rain forces film crew off Takaka Hill location
8/31/00, 8:02 am EST - Tehanu
News for Aug. 30, 2000
Geoff Murphy joins LOTR
8/30/00, 8:48 pm EST - Xoanon
Auckland Metro's "Felicity Ferret" column in the most recent issue had a short blurb about Geoff Murphy coming back from LA to work with Peter Jackson on FX and action stuff.
More info on Geoff Murphy can be found here: More]
LOTR Harps to see!
8/30/00, 8:44 pm EST - Xoanon
Tara Leprechaun is a 31 to 36 string harp with a note range of A to A. A traditionally styled harp with medium tension for folk harpists. [More]
Web Watch: Salon.com
8/30/00, 8:39 pm EST - Xoanon
Thought you might find this one neat... JRRT is the featured writer on Salon's MP3 'spoken word' feature today. [More]
The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease
8/30/00, 8:12 pm EST - Calisuri
Xoanon and Tehanu will post more about these images later in the night.
Happy Birthday Green Books!
8/30/00, 11:36 am EST - Quickbeam
This week marks the First Anniversary of our beloved Green Books! It really is amazing to think that we have been working with TheOneRing.net for a whole year, but it's true. And yesterday I was just a tender sapling!
In honor of our Anniversary we have a dragon's horde of goodies, including:
Announcing a new and improved Brain Bender contest! Match wits with Quickbeam and you could be the winner of a delicious new Lord of The Rings British Millennium Edition (with CD). But make haste-the deadline is 1 September 2000.
My new Out on a Limb celebrates the very finest moments in the LOTR trilogy. I call it "Tolkien's Greatest Hits."
Turgon lashes out his stinging whip and teaches us "How NOT to Study Tolkien" over on his Bookshelf.
Anwyn is seriously "Looking for Authenticity in the Work of Peter Jackson." She makes a vitally important point--or rather a Counterpoint!
Of course we have lots of new Questions & Answers:
All these and more can be found here.
On behalf of the lovely Anwyn, the sagacious Turgon, and myself, I send a hearty THANK YOU to our many readers across the globe. We are all honored to have you with us as we explore the WORDS and WORLD of Tolkien.
Much too hasty,
Jedi Spy Checks out South Island Set!
8/30/00, 10:16 am EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Jedi stumbled upon the set near the ski hills on the South Island! [More]
Going to WORLDCON?
8/30/00, 9:58 am EST - Xoanon
Head on over to see TORN Staffers like Corvar & Balin! Be sure to try and catch Douglas Anderson's world famous Hobbit Slide Show!
Check it out in our 'World Events Section'
What are you Tolkien About?!
8/30/00, 9:54 am EST - Xoanon
8/30/00, 9:42 am EST - Xoanon
News for Aug. 29, 2000
Web Watch x 3: Stuff.co.nz
8/29/00, 6:06 pm EST - Xoanon
Just want to know WHO is in that SAURON Armor?! And some DETAILS on what it looks like?!
8/29/00, 9:38 am EST - Xoanon
Golden Bay LOTR Camp Pics
8/29/00, 9:20 am EST - Xoanon
News for Aug. 28, 2000
Placing the Cart Before the Horse... -UPDATE-
8/28/00, 9:45 pm EST - Xoanon
I just had a call from The Evening Post (I had pre-ordered posters).
Lawyers from the movie producers have told them that they are infringing copyright and that they are not allowed to sell the posters. They've all been printed already and will have to be destroyed.
UPDATE: Sharon sends the link from The Evening Post via Stuff.co.nz.
Evening Post er.. Poster!
8/28/00, 6:21 pm EST - Xoanon
MediaWatch: National Geographic
8/28/00, 5:14 pm EST - Calisuri
"I got a new National Geographic a few days ago and I was perusing it when I saw this photo: a picture of a dog named Frodo Baggins! I thought it was a funny sight!"
You can view the article in our movie scrapbook. [more]
This Weeks Ebay Items
8/28/00, 9:44 am EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Welllington Reporter
8/28/00, 9:25 am EST - Xoanon
Report from Golden Bay
8/28/00, 8:55 am EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Half Brick sends in the good word from Golden Bay! [More]
News for Aug. 27, 2000
You can be part of a film project on Tolkien's life and influence
8/27/00, 11:30 pm EST - Tehanu
Big LOTR posters on sale now!!!
8/27/00, 11:24 pm EST - Tehanu
OK, well so it's over to you. Phone, fax or post. Add +64 for the NZ country code if you're trying this from outside. Nice glossy posters of things like Edoras, on quality A2 paper which I've been informed is at least 4 times as big as a normal sheet of paper.
More on New Shiny things for WETA
8/27/00, 11:09 pm EST - Tehanu
Media Watch: Sydney Morning Herald
8/27/00, 1:46 pm EST - Xoanon
LOTR Casting Call
8/27/00, 1:13 pm EST - Xoanon
Legal actions against Sierra?
8/27/00, 12:54 pm EST - Xoanon
Moonshine Set News
8/27/00, 12:47 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy GC sends in word on the latest filming at Moonshine Bridge set. Highlight the area below to read.
On Saturday morning I saw the crew 'village' on the eastern river bank and filming atop the earthquake plateau on the west bank of the river north of the Moonshine bridge. And it was raining again! Why does it rain every time LotR comes to Upper Hutt? Alas, no time to stop and too far away to see anything significant. They were all gone on Sunday morning.
And it was raining again! Why does it rain every time LotR comes to Upper Hutt?
Alas, no time to stop and too far away to see anything significant. They were all gone on Sunday morning.
Fellowship Publication Dates Discrepancy
8/27/00, 11:55 am EST - Tookish
News for Aug. 26, 2000
This Day in History: FotR Published in 1954? NOPE!
8/26/00, 2:59 pm EST - Tookish
On this day in 1954 the first book of J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings was published. Nobody much noticed. Source: The Daily Mail
Sometimes it takes a while for a good thing to receive its due. I haven't been able to confirm this anywhere else, so if you can please drop a line. Thanks Ugluk for the tip!
UPDATE: Robert refered me to page 183 of The Letters of JRR Tolkien where I find this, "...The Fellowship of the Ring, was published on 29 July 1954." Sounds definitive to me, thanks Robert!
Hall of Fire Chats August 26 & 27
8/26/00, 12:30 pm EST - Tookish
Middle-earth and Human History: Comparisons and Contrasts
We offer two times for these Tolkien discussions, one on Saturday at 17:30 Eastern Standard Time, and the other Sunday at 19:00 Central European Time. Come to the Barliman's homepage for more details!
Hobbit Musical Auditions
8/26/00, 12:06 am EST - Jincey
News for Aug. 25, 2000
A little Viggo news and signs of life on the Hutt River
8/25/00, 9:42 pm EST - Tehanu
CGI stuff from WETA at a seminar in Auckland.
8/25/00, 5:49 am EST - Tehanu
The Wingate set has turned into...... a swamp.
8/25/00, 5:17 am EST - Tehanu
The Evening Post is selling a 'Lord of the Rings' poster.
8/25/00, 5:03 am EST - Tehanu