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News for Sep. 09, 2001

Lincoln Center Report!

9/09/01, 11:36 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Riskbreaker sends along this great report from the Lincoln Center LOTr footage screening! More coming in!!! Take a read!

I can't even bring words to this experience. It was religious. ! MAJOR SPOILERS [More]

2nd LOTR:FOTR Trailer with 'Blow'

9/09/01, 9:58 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Anthony

I work at a local Blockbuster and get to screen movies before the general public. Just to let you know, the 2nd FoTR trailer appears as the very first trailer on the movie Blow, due out 9/11.

Much like the other stories about the 1st LOTR trailer with '15 Minutes', this may NOT be the case will ALL copies of 'Blow', 'nuff said.

See how you fit next to Hugo

9/09/01, 9:02 pm EST - Xoanon

An extra trying to get into the Matrix sequels tells his tale on what happened during the try outs on Corona Coming Attractions.

"They lined us up against a shadow of someone, then if you made it past the shadow the size of your neck was measured by this nice blonde. Next, they filed you upstairs and you had your mugshot taken standing next to Hugo Weaving in his Matrix gear."

New Line Cinema joins airport battle

9/09/01, 8:10 pm EST - Xoanon

David versus Goliath, or should that be Frodo versus Sauron? Just when almost 40 years of residents' battles over excessive noise at Wellington airport seemed dead and buried, a new row has surfaced. The issue is whether Lord of the Rings' American financer, New Line Cinema, should be allowed to fly its executives into the airport in its slightly-too-noisy Gulfstream III jet up to four times a year. [More]

(Hrm...4 times a year? Try living up here in Pointe-Claire, on the Island of Montreal. I'm in an airplane corridor, we have planes passing over every 5 seconds...what?! I can't hear you! - Xo)


9/09/01, 8:07 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Craig Wilding

Pictures taken by Craig Wilding at this years Dragon Con 2001 in the Lord of the Rings Larp. To view the album, click here. You may be asked to sign in or become an Ofoto member. It's free to join.

Setonline Poll

9/09/01, 8:00 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at the poll Setonline has up, they're asking which movie we think will be the best of the year, head on over there and vote for LOTR, even though we've never seen it! [More]

FAN: Fan Art Updates

9/09/01, 3:04 pm EST - Calisuri

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Finally another Fan Art Update! Check out the 40, brand spanking NEW images from Tolkien fans around the globe. [More]

But seriously folks ...

9/09/01, 11:56 am EST - Xoanon

Summer's gone, and the time is right for more ambitious films - if Hollywood can just get the enchantment machinery going again. After an airhead summer, movies are supposed to get serious now. They'd better, it will be an airhead year. But signs (and a couple of trailers) do offer hope. [More]

First Look at Holms 'Napoleon'

9/09/01, 11:52 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Thomas sends along this first pic from the new Ian Holm (Bilbo) film 'My Napoleon', which recently changed titles to 'The Emperor's New Clothes'. In it Holm plays Napoleon, it was filmed in Italy and was recently screened at the Locarno Film Festival, in Switzerland. [More]

The Uneasy Voyage around David Wenham

9/09/01, 11:47 am EST - Xoanon

From: Rallas

A Sixty Minutes interview for Australian Television was broadcast on Sunday 9th September. [More]

Media Watch: Voir Magazine

9/09/01, 11:40 am EST - Xoanon

Montreal's alternative paper 'Voir' ran an article on LOTR and all it's coolness..the paper is free and can be seen all around the city. I have yet to get one, but if any intrepid Montreal TORNado can scan it in for me and send it along I'll be really greatfull! :)

Potter vs LOTR:FOTR Article # 566

9/09/01, 11:34 am EST - Xoanon

Harry and the Hobbit: Wizardry in the Timing

Of all the literary and cinematic genres, fantasy ought to come closest to plumbing the depths of the human mind. Its rules are the rules of dreams, its monsters the stuff of nightmares. [More]

Potter vs LOTR:FOTR Article # 567

9/09/01, 11:26 am EST - Xoanon

Hobbits go head-to-head with Potter at movies

LONDON (Reuters): The Hobbit is to go head-to-head with Harry Potter in a battle at the movies that could match their rivalry in the bookstores of the world. [More]

Review 'From Hell'

9/09/01, 11:24 am EST - Xoanon

AICN has a review of the new Ian Holm (Bilbo) film 'From Hell'. The movie premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. [More]

CastWatch: Christopher Lee SW Image On AICN

9/09/01, 7:07 am EST - Strider

AintItCoolNews have posted a new bunch of on-the-set Star Wars Episode II images, including our own Christopher Lee (Saruman) acting with Samuel L. Jackson in front of a blue screen. [More]

News for Sep. 08, 2001

Media Watch: Mademoiselle

9/08/01, 10:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Shawn sends along these scans from Mademoiselle Magazine. The mag has a great day-by-day journal from our very own Dominic Monaghan (Merry)!

Tolkien Humor Hunt 2001 Winners Announced!!!

9/08/01, 8:05 pm EST - Gamgee

O.K., We know all you budding comedy writers have been dying to know who won our Tolkien Humor Hunt 2001. Well guess what?? They're up! [More]

Media Watch: Hollywood Magazine

9/08/01, 4:55 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Posion Ivy

I just wanted to say that in the August issue of the Croatian movie magazine "Hollywood" is a big article (about 6 pages) about LOTR... And in the September issue is written that the movies lenght (FOTR) is 2h and 45min, rated PG-13.

Anyone with a scan of that article, send it along!

Who's The Better Author: Lewis Or Tolkien?

9/08/01, 3:41 pm EST - Strider

Aragorn dropped us a line to tell us that there is a poll over at the Cloudchaser forums over who is the better author: J.R.R Tolkien or CS Lewis. If you've got a few minutes to spare, check it out. [More]

Media Watch: CinéFilms Magazine

9/08/01, 2:37 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Thomas

Here is a scan from the French magazine "CinéFilms" which dedicated its cover to Liv Tyler and has a four-page article about "The Lord of the rings" and the teaser poster of the movie.

There and Back Again

9/08/01, 2:33 pm EST - Xoanon

'Entertainment Weekly' takes a nostalgic look back at 'The Hobbit' and the 'LOTR' cartoons recently released on DVD (in Widescreen...woot woot!). Take a look at the review. [More]

More Story Confirmations!

9/08/01, 2:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Morgoth1970 sends along the AMAZING story facts from the LOTR Calander...check out some of these facts and quotes we now KNOW will be in the movie!! !MAJOR SPOILERS! [More]

More New LOTR Stills

9/08/01, 2:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Morgoth1970 sends along some more great LOTR stills, check them out! !Spoilers! [More]

US Release For Bakshi DVD: September 11th

9/08/01, 2:04 pm EST - Strider

The Warner Brothers DVD version of Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings, which it has now been revealed is a Widescreen version, will be released Tuesday, September 11th...only three days away! It might be a good idea to pre-order your own copy now. [More]

Toy Biz Toy Scans

9/08/01, 1:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Michael sends along these great scans from the 'Origins' graphic novel. Take a look! [More]

There Be Trolls Here!

9/08/01, 1:12 pm EST - Xoanon

The American production company making an indie version of 'The Hobbit' sent along this great little snippet from an SFX shot they made for the film. Take a look! [437 KB QUICKTIME] [More]

FAN: Patrice Updates his Music Page

9/08/01, 1:08 pm EST - Calisuri

Patrice Deceuninck, one of our favorite Tolkien composers, has informed us of a wonderful new redesign for his website. (Plus some new music!) [More]

Another Potter Vs Rings Story

9/08/01, 12:13 pm EST - Strider

It seems we can't go a couple of weeks without another Hobbit/Wizard story hyping up both film's approaching release. Saying that, iWon have posted a well written article from Reuters on their site, sizing-up both sides and including some quotes from Potter author J.K.Rowling, Peter Jackson and Christopher Lee. [More]

Matte Painting Of Mordor?

9/08/01, 8:48 am EST - Strider

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Guy stumbled across this matte painting while looking through the website of established artist Craig Mullins, a man who has worked on films like Contact, 13 Days, Prince of Egypt and also has some artwork in our Fan section. Mullins describes it as "An opening shot for a film test for a film not yet released", so who knows, maybe it could be a test shot for Mordor?

It turns out that the matte painting isn't from Lord of the Rings, but a seperate production.

HarperCollins: "We Fear Book Burn-out"

9/08/01, 6:41 am EST - Strider

Independant.co.uk today posted an article about the tremendous rise in profile the Lord of the Rings has received over the last year, especially sales of the book which have soared to 400 per cent just this year. However, the publisher of Tolkien literature in the UK & Ireland, HarperCollins, fears that this will inevitably cause "a burn-out, that at the end of it, there will be nobody left to read this book and we'll then suffer." [More]

Rings deadline looms.

9/08/01, 12:52 am EST - Tehanu

The latest NZ 'Onfilm' magazine has a snippet about LOTR:
"Duplicaton of the first film in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy starts this month so 10,000 to 12,000 prints can be circulated for its worldwide December 19th opening. It's understood Weta Digital has until early next month to deliver its visual effects for FOTR, which will feature such 3D creatures as a cave troll, an octopus with 18 tentacles, and the movie's main monster, the Balrog. According to The Dominion's InfoTech section, Weta has about 160 artists working on the project - double the number originally envisaged. "I never anticipated that it would be as big as this," Weta's chief technical officer Jon Labrie reportedly told a technology seminar in Wellington last month."

Great Pics from Numenor

9/08/01, 12:46 am EST - Tehanu

Thanks to Ringer spy Morrigan: "I saw that the French site Numenorhas two new sets of images. The first is a few of the new Morgoth1970 images only in a much higher quality here

The second set is from "Boumbo" and shows the Chamber of Mazarbul (One of which is of Pippin holding Gandalf's staff and hat - a little added part we haven't heard about yet?): here

Confirmed: Upcoming LOTR DVD is widescreen!

9/08/01, 12:29 am EST - Quickbeam

Greetings — Quickbeam here.

This is a spectacular success! .... Due in no small part to an eye-popping 5,300 concerned fans who signed our aggressive petition against Warner Home Video. At the end of the tunnel, we see that Warner is really paying attention. The answer is Yes! the disc will be in lovely anamorphic widescreen. Seems that fantasy films are being treated better than we thought. Click for full details.[More]

News for Sep. 07, 2001

PJ Cameos - are there more than one?

9/07/01, 10:32 pm EST - Tehanu

Sharp-eyed Ringers over on the TORN messageboard have noticed something in one of Morgoth 1970 pictures. [More]

Hall of Fire Chats for September 8th and 9th

9/07/01, 7:00 pm EST - Strider

As the clock ticks down and the number of days until the Fellowship of the Ring dwindle more and more (two years really flew by), solid information on the ins and outs of the Fellowship is hitting the Internet thic and fast. If you blink, you'll easily miss a fantastic image or tantalising piece of info. This weekend, the Hall of Fire takes a break from our Chapter discussions to discuss the Latest News and Rumours from the Fellowship of the Ring. [More]

Gollum is IN the new TV Spot

9/07/01, 5:23 pm EST - Xoanon

I've been checking around the msg boards and reading all your wonderful emails, and I started seeing a trend, folks started telling me they were seeing Gollum...well..I to have seen him!!

A 30 second spot like this is, of course, really choppy, cuts cuts cuts everywhere...so it's hard to spot. Right at the beginning, just after Gandalf says 'The Shadow...' and just before you hear that high screech of the wraiths...you can see a shot of Sam and Frodo in Mordor, and for just a split second, from the bottom left hand corner of the shot..you can see Gollum pop up!

Barrie Osborne at the Lincoln Center!

9/07/01, 3:51 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer spy Garrett chimed in to tell me the good news that Barrie Osborne himself will be there to attend the Lincoln Center screening this Sunday! No word yet on if he'll stay for both shows, what an added bopnus, to talk to the MAN the producer of producers himself!

Confirmations on the TV Spot

9/07/01, 1:26 pm EST - Calisuri

An unnamed source has confirmed a few things from the TV spot released last night. They are spoilers, including how the ring gets slipped on in Bree. Highlight to read:

- That is a shot of Sauron as he faces the Last Alliance.

- The shot of Frodo on the floor with the ring tumbling towards him is in the Prancing Pony in Bree. In this amazing slow-motion shot, the ring "accidentally" lands on the finger of the Hobbit's outstretched hand, after he's fallen from the table. An interesting illustration of the ring's "will."

- The Black Riders are indeed riding out of Mordor.

I have updated the Frame by Frame to reflect this new information.

Ted Nasmith Exhibition

9/07/01, 1:16 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Jon C

Just to let you know that Canadian artist Ted Nasmith is coming over to the UK on 20th September to launch an exhibition of Tolkien art at Chalk Farm Gallery in London. The exhibition runs for about a month there and he will be showcasing new Tolkien works based on The Fellowship of the Ring.

Moriarty's Cannes Footage Review

9/07/01, 12:25 pm EST - Calisuri

Super bigtime spy Moriarty from Aint-it-Cool-News has posted his review of the Cannes footage. He seems to have had the same reaction as I did. Yes Virginia...it is that good. !!SPOILERS!! [More]

If you didn't read our initial review of the footage, here you go! !!SPOILERS!! [More]

ALA Ad in 'American Libraries'

9/07/01, 12:16 pm EST - Calisuri

The American Library Association is running an ad in their publication American Libraries to promote their 'Teen Read Week' campaign (October 14-20) using posters with the film actors in character. Both the Frodo and Arwen posters are $10. Thanks to Ringer Michael for the scan and the heads up. [More]

SHOP: Pre-order the NEW Poster

9/07/01, 11:48 am EST - Calisuri

Feel like pre-ordering the FOTR poster? You know, that 'NEW' one? Ringer fan Michael points us to Pix Poster Cellar for pre-order. The one-sheet will cost you $15 and be in stock on September 12th. [More]

Quicktime Versions of Commercial

9/07/01, 11:31 am EST - Calisuri

I woke up this morning and volia! Harry over at AICN has two quicktime versions of the FOTR commercial available. Check them out! [More]

5.3MB / 320x240 / :30 CLICK HERE

3.4MB / 240x180 / :30 CLICK HERE

And if you didn't know, we have a frame by frame analysis of the commercial in our movie preview section. [More]

Toy Biz Add in 'Origins'

9/07/01, 8:34 am EST - Xoanon

From: MG

In this month's highly anticipated Marvel comic book, ORIGIN (reveals the origin of Wolverine), there is a 2 page FOTR ad by ToyBiz showing all the soon the be released action figures. Just thought you might like to know.

Anyone with a scan, send it along!

FOTR Commercial Frame by Frame!!!

9/07/01, 4:26 am EST - Calisuri

Wow we are fast eh? Well, it helps when the designer/co-webmaster (me) is unemployed!!! (ps - email me if you need a designer in LA)

Anyway, no time is too late to be the first site with a frame by frame look at the first FOTR commercial ever! This commercial appeared at 10:45pm ET during technical difficulties with U2's performance at the MTV music awards. The images i have posted are not the best quality, but I'm sure as quicktime versions of the commercial become available, we will have a clearer look.

Check out the frame by frame for your first look at the Cave Troll, Minas Morgul and another look at the Dark Lord himself!!! [Frame by Frame]

News for Sep. 06, 2001

Sting, Glamdring, The Witch-King's sword

9/06/01, 11:18 pm EST - Tehanu

We may have already mentioned Arms of Valor, a company that makes weapons exactly copying the LOTR film props. Ringer Dan reminded us that it's getting closer to the date that these become available, and you can pre-order them now. [More]

30 Seconds of LOTR:FOTR shown at MTV Awards

9/06/01, 11:01 pm EST - Xoanon

Our mailbox is getting jammed with emails from folks watching the 2001 MTV Awards..apparently a NEW 30 second clip from LOTR was shown during a commercial break! More details as they come in!

Regal Cinemas files for bankruptcy

9/06/01, 10:50 pm EST - Tehanu

The latest chapter in the story of America's largest cinema chain, which is involved in a dispute with New Line and was threatening not to show any NL movies - including LOTR. We've heard rumours that this policy's been changed, but now Regal's filed for bankruptcy. Full story at Hollywood Reporter

Thanks to Sharon for the tip

Welcome 3 New Community Members!

9/06/01, 10:00 pm EST - Calisuri

TheOneRing.net is proud to announce the addition of 3 wonderful new community members!

Lord of the Rings Lab - A Korean Tolkien site bringing you the latest and greatest in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Herre Over Migard - A Norwegian language Tolkien site with news about the movies as well as information about the professor himself.

Gwaith I-Phethdain - You will find here analysis of all the known linguistic features made by the language specialists of the LotR movie. A great language resource!

Please take a moment to visit these sites and give them a big welcome! For the complete TheOneRing.net Community Listing, visit our Community Page. [More]

Wenham's 'Bank' Opens

9/06/01, 9:39 pm EST - Xoanon

The new David Wenham (Faramir) film 'The Bank' is out today in Australia. [More]

Weekly Ebay Items

9/06/01, 9:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out all the new eBay items...there's also some very interesting Toy Biz PROTOTYPE figures you can bid on! hrm...interesting...I wonder who got their hands on those.. [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

9/06/01, 9:12 pm EST - Xoanon

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

1,000,000 in Print!

9/06/01, 5:56 pm EST - Xoanon

September 6, 2001 -- Houghton Mifflin has gone back to press for the seventh time on the one-volume paperback movie tie-in edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, for a grand total of one million copies in print. [More]

Bakshi's LOTR DVD is in Widescreen....in Canada

9/06/01, 5:48 pm EST - Xoanon

Life a few other films before it, the DVD version of Bakshi's LOTR IS indeed in Widescreen up here in Canada and most likely not in the US. I will be picking mine up tomorrow!

500 Dollar Hobbit

9/06/01, 4:07 pm EST - Strider

From Jonathan:

I was looking at my 2001 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? calendar and the $500.00 question for September 6th is:

Where does the literary character "The Hobbit" live?

A. South Philly
B. The Shire
C. South Wales
D. The Valley of the Ents

It's the little things..

My Set's Better Than Your Set

9/06/01, 2:11 pm EST - Strider

Speaking to this month's Premiere magazine, Elijah Wood reveals that the teen cast from The Lord of the Rings took a week's vacation whilst filming in Middle-earth to visit the cast and set of Episode II. 'We felt like the rogue crew,' Wood says of his co-stars Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd and Orlando Bloom. 'There was a weird sense that with the two trilogies, there was this odd undercurent rivalry.' [More]

SHOP: Pre-Order your Toy Biz Toys!

9/06/01, 1:42 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Noah sends along the good news that you can pre-order your Toy Biz toys at Amazon.com now! [More]

News for Sep. 05, 2001

Now, a minister of Middle Earth

9/05/01, 10:39 pm EST - Xoanon

First we had a Minister responsible for the America's Cup - now we have our own Lord and Minister of the Rings. The Evening Post can reveal that the Government has recently appointed Energy Minister Pete Hodgson as the Minister responsible for the $600 million film trilogy that stars Elijah Wood, Sir Ian McKellen and Liv Tyler. And he didn't get the position because he has a wizard-like white beard. [More]

Ian McKellen article on Wizardidea.co.nz

9/05/01, 8:46 pm EST - Xoanon

Sir Ian McKellen, rightfully acknowledged as 'the leading British actor if his generation', is a household name in Wellington. Lord of the rings has cemented him in our minds, brining life to the role of Gandalf; we haven't even seen the film yet! And yet we know, we all know, he';; be perfect. [More]

Swedish Release Date: 19th December

9/05/01, 5:24 pm EST - Strider

From Amroth:

Greetings from Amroth. I got this mail from the Swedish distributor of LOTR It translates like this; FOTR has premiere 19th Dec. We still have no date for ticket-release. Keep your eyes on the daily press, they are probably released about one month before and then probably only to be distributed via cash-register.

LOTR 'Long Shot' for Oscar

9/05/01, 5:15 pm EST - Xoanon

From New Zealand's 'Sunday News' comes a small news clip about PJ's chances for an Oscar...I hope he goes away with over 12! (no, no one told me to say that, but I hope PJ sends a check in the mail :) ) [More]

Special TORN Offer!!

9/05/01, 3:23 pm EST - Xoanon

EXCLUSIVE ON THEONERING.NET! In honor of Bilbo Baggins' and Frodo Baggins' birthdays, September 22, Badali Jewelry is having a Birthday Sale of Gollum's Precious Birthday present! [More]

CANNES Footage Review

9/05/01, 3:16 pm EST - Xoanon

This review comes by way of an insider somwhere in the world of corporate suits and meetings New Line has with people all over the globe...and she/he is a HUGE Tolkien fan! So enjoy! Be WARNED it's FILLED with Spoilers! [More]

Fall's magical mystery tour

9/05/01, 3:01 pm EST - Xoanon

Over the past four months, Pearl Harbor was bombed (again), Brendan Fraser fought The Mummy (again), dinosaurs attacked unsuspecting humans (again) and Jackie Chan traded one-liners and karate kicks with Chris Tucker (again). But while we've been watching sequel after sequel, Hollywood has been doing its summer reading, as movie studios are looking to literature for its fall magic. [More]

Thanks to Jean for the tip!

AOL Time Warner Needs Harry Potter

9/05/01, 2:20 pm EST - Xoanon

AOL Time Warner has so far not demonstrated to this writer the synergy it promised when it announced its merger. The fall release, however, of two potential blockbuster films -- the first in the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series -- will showcase AOL's synergistic abilities. There will be myriad product and advertising opportunities to exploit. We'll see how AOL does. [More]

More Lincoln Centre Coolness!

9/05/01, 2:11 pm EST - Xoanon

The Lincoln Centre has added another showing of their LOTR behind-the-scenes show on the 9th os September. If they haven't sold out, you can check them out right here!. We will have full coverage of this event, and hopefully something cool about it on TORN Digital!

New Legolas Pic

9/05/01, 2:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy MR sends along this great pic of Legolas, you can really see the details in the clothing, props, wigs...everything, if costumes and set designs do not get Oscar nods this year I'm gonna hit the roof. [More]

Fan Made Trailers

9/05/01, 1:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out ifilm's latest 'fan made trailers, you can see how the fans see LOTR, take a look at some of those goodies, very cool! [More]

Media Watch: Alternative Press

9/05/01, 1:51 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Drew

I recently picked up the latest issue of AP...and it has a brief synopsis of coming attractions and has a nice little paragraph and photo dedicated to the 'One' we love. Very interesting with a good sense of humour. [Alt Press Website]

Portugese Release Date: December 21st

9/05/01, 9:57 am EST - Strider

From Fosco Baggins of Bywater:

Today the online edition of "Diário de Not'cias" published a small article mentioning "The Lord of The Rings - The Fellowship of The Ring" (O Senhor dos Anéis - A Irmandade do Anel" in portuguese) as the most awaited movie of the year. For those of you who understand portuguese, the link is here. They mention the scheduled release date as being on December 21st, but do not mention their source.

Media Watch: Set magazine.

9/05/01, 6:49 am EST - Tehanu

Set is a Brazilian film mag which has done the usual LOTR story. Ringer spy Lyven reported: "The Set team also watched a special 30-min presentation of FOTR and concluded:"Oh, and if Elijah Wood's Frodo is not the most interesting character of the last decade, then it's impossible to point out who would be". This put a big smile on my face!" Yes indeed.


9/05/01, 12:27 am EST - DarthCaeser

Let me tell you, the trading card game was a blast. I'm not a big CCG player, I didn't know the rules when I started, and I was a bit sleep deprived when we sat down to play, but I loved every minute of it... [More]

News for Sep. 04, 2001

LOTR Trailer shown on OZ TV

9/04/01, 11:29 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Lucas

Anyone with Foxtel in Australia can catch a LOTR feature and TRAILER! On the screening room on showtime at different times of the day, I caught it yesterday so it is most likely still on as they replay The Screening Room very often.

Tolkien Fans in for a Treat

9/04/01, 9:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) has retained her natural beauty for one of the most expensive film projects in history. [More]

Nissan Maxima Ad

9/04/01, 7:31 pm EST - Calisuri

So here I am working on some TORn related stuff, when what do I see on the TV: A cloaked figure riding horseback chasing a Nissan Maxima. Surprisingly, this figure looks VERY similar to PJ's representation of a Ringwraith. The only difference is the attempt to also make it look like Death by adding a sickle. Maybe the movie LOTR influence is having more of an immediate impact then we might think! (PS - If you are the designer who made the commerical and you visit TheOneRing regularly...BUSTED! heh)

GAMING: Decipher Relaunches

9/04/01, 6:52 pm EST - DarthCaeser

Decipher has just relaunched their LOTR Game's site. It has information on all their new games, as well as a great LOTR Contest! [More]

Media Watch: Wired Magazine

9/04/01, 4:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Here is a great Wired Magazine article, check it out for a pic of the one and only Tehanu!! And a few sound bytes from yours truly! [More]

Who IS David Wenham?

9/04/01, 4:26 pm EST - Tehanu

Many of you won't be that familiar with the man who's cast in the role of Faramir, but here's a good interview from SMH.com in Australia. You may notice certain attitude towards life and work common to a lot of the cast that PJ chose.... [More]

Thanks to Demosthenes for the link.

From Sydney? Tall? Want To Star Alongside Elrond?

9/04/01, 2:53 pm EST - Strider

Hundreds of Sydney's residents will have the opportunity to star alongside Hugo Weaving in both sequels of the Matrix. AintItCool's Harry says that the actors could be playing an army of clones based on one of the Agent characters played by Weaving, so perhaps some lucky Aussie ringers could be fighting alongside the Elrond actor! [More]

Italian LOTR:FOTR Premiere News

9/04/01, 11:09 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Robert sends along news from Italian LOTR website Caltanet on just when folks in Italy will be able to see LOTR:FOTR. [More]

Film Changes Confirmed

9/04/01, 10:18 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Mjshep takes a good look at the new LOTR Calendar...and lo and behold we have some plot details uncovered! Check them out! !Spoilers! [More]

Passing the 'T test'

9/04/01, 10:11 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Ian sends along this article from the Southland Times regarding the difficulty finding extras in the LOTR. Take a look!

Timekillers: Namarie, choral version.

9/04/01, 5:51 am EST - Tehanu

Thanks to Andreas and Adriana, we've got a link to that version of Namarie sung in Elvish by a Finnish choir. The music was written for a play based on LOTR. Swedish website Sagan om Ringen has a fun front page, and the Namarie song is under 'Musik.mm.'

Media Watch: 'Wired.com' features LOTR fans

9/04/01, 3:51 am EST - Tehanu

News from The Random Apostrophe: "If you haven't already heard, the next issue of Wired is featuring a 12-page COVER story on LOTR -- the cover looks great!"

We have heard - we were even slightly involved in it. There should be something featuring the Tolkien fanbase in it.

A big public 'Thank You....'

9/04/01, 3:42 am EST - Tehanu

This one's for the guys at Magnum Mac, in Auckland. Every now and then my computer goes catatonic. They always fix it really quickly, and they did it again this morning. They're TORN fans. What more can I say? Thanks!

DragonCon Wrapup - UPDATE

9/04/01, 12:47 am EST - Calisuri

I just arrived back in LA after an exhausting but wonderfully fun and entertaining weekend in Atlanta. I'll be writing the DragonCon report tomorrow, so expect it sometime around noon PST. (Now, its time to sleep for more than 4 hours a night!)

OR NOT...I realized after starting the report, that to rush it would not do it justice. Look for it this week after I get everyone's impressions. Sorry for the delay.

News for Sep. 03, 2001


9/03/01, 10:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy PT sends along word that perhaps a NEW LOTR:FOTR trailer will be hitting the theatres soon! Read on:

Mews from the insider at (*Snip*), he calls to tell me the information for the September/August release of films has passed his desk and attatched as an appendix was a trailer listing. Low and behold Lord of the Rings is listed as Theatrical trailer. He says it is listed only once and so the rumours of a second version may either be false or perhaps it is only listed once to save ink. There is no date apparently but he says generally if it is on the list then it means soon!

Report from 'Canadian Expo: 2001'

9/03/01, 10:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Smeagol7 sends along his adventure in Toronto at the Canadian Expo: 2001 Convention, read on! [More]

Whole New Batch of LOTR Pics!

9/03/01, 10:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Morgoth1970 is my new best friend!! Check out these great new pics of Bilbo's Birthday, The nine Travellers, Gimli and Legolas, Frodo at Weathertop and much much more! !Spoilers! [More]

Movie Quotes from LOTR: FOTR

9/03/01, 9:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Morgoth1970 sends along some great quotes from LOTR: FOTR from the LOTR Movie Calendar that you can pick up at your local bookstore, check them out! !Spoilers! [More]

Media Watch: Cine Premiere Magazine

9/03/01, 9:02 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Lokuzt

The Mexican magazine "Cine Premiere" of this month features FOTR (some images and articles) on a special "25 movies for the fall you can't miss" issue. The cover has Sir Ian as Gandalf. (non-english link) [More]

Wings & Rings

9/03/01, 9:00 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Ian

I just had to indulge myself with this picture. I have to admit that my passion for aircraft is surpassed by only one thing (I hope my wife doesn't read this), and that is the works of the author JRR Tolkien. Therefore it was a great pleasure to meet Peter Jackson - the director of the forthcoming movie trilogy "Lord of the Rings" at Omaka this Easter. Peter has a great passion for WWI aircraft and took time out from his film work to see his magnificent Sopwith Camel in the air.

Birthday Party Planned for the 22nd?

9/03/01, 5:35 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Queen Of Rohan

...the coolest thing was a packet that they sent for a Hobbit day party (sept. 22)! They are trying to get stores to participate in throwing a Hobbit party. [More]

LOTR Trailer in Maryland

9/03/01, 5:28 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Alena

I work in the Arundel Mills Mall in Maryland where they have huge TV screens hanging from the ceiling. They usually play commercials, music videos,etc. Well, imagine my surprise when I saw them play the second trailer there yesterday :). They play it about every other hour or so.

Hobbits Still Charming Readers

9/03/01, 4:57 pm EST - Strider

Em sent in an article from the local newspaper, giving a detailed and nice summation of J.R.R's literature and legacy the day after the 28th anniversary of his death. [More]

Calling all Dutch LOTR fans...

9/03/01, 9:28 am EST - leo

Gimli from LordoftheRings.nl was kind enough to inform me about the upcoming LordoftheRings.nl/TheFellowship.nl meeting, in less then two weeks! So if you want to meet up with more fans from Holland and Belgium, have a few drinks, check out all the cool WETA/Sideshow Toys and talk about our favorite upcoming movie, be sure to check out the following link, 'cause it's not too late to sign up... [More]

Regal, just admit it. You can't resist us!

9/03/01, 8:18 am EST - Calisuri

One of the many little tidbits of information we picked up at DragonCon this weekend involved the highly publicized tiff between New Line Cinema and Regal Cinemas, the largest theater chain in the United States. According to sources, Regal had threatened to NOT show Fellowship of the Ring in their theaters. (They had already followed through on their threat to boycott other New Line films, like Rush Hour 2)

We have a small bit of news to add to the discussion. According to the booking sheets of a certain Regal Cinema, FOTR is on for December 19th. Maybe they finally came to the realization that FOTR will be breaking some box office records. Thanks to Ringer Squid for the tip.

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