News for Sep. 14, 2000
Latest Newsletter is Away!
9/14/00, 11:05 am EST - Xoanon
Edoras Set Pics!
9/14/00, 10:31 am EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Lapp took his Hollow Man juice and traveled down to the Edoras set and snapped a few pics! [More]
The view from the lake is fine!
9/14/00, 2:14 am EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Dwarvo risks an Orc attack and braves the dangers that is Lake Mavora and gets some great snaps of the LOTR set! I'm thinking Boromir's Funeral at Emyn Muil? What do you think? [More]
(PSSST! A little hint as to what you'll be seeing tomorrow, never before seen pics from the Edoras Set! Stay Tuned!!!!!)
News for Sep. 13, 2000
The Hobbits are Coming!
9/13/00, 5:19 pm EST - Xoanon
Leaked Scripts? -UPDATED-
9/13/00, 5:00 pm EST - Tehanu
(Xoanon Note: Not too sure about these scripts in particular, but there are audition scripts floating around (and a good look in my room should uncover some :)) so to answer Teahnu, yes there are some scripts out there)
(Xoanon Note II: After checking out the link, I can say with certanty that those are excerpts from the audition scripts, the same scripts that we posted here about a year ago, and when Victoria Burrows got wind of it, we were almost man-handled by the casting company's lawyers, so to my good buddies at Decipher Inc. who are reading this right now, get those posts off your site :))
News for Sep. 12, 2000
New Set News!
9/12/00, 11:36 pm EST - Xoanon
Ringer Spy Dwarno sends in some news from the South Island, a new set on the Mavora Lakes near Queenstown! [More]
NZ and Oz Ringers! Get your VCRs Ready!
9/12/00, 11:16 pm EST - Xoanon
Hi I'm working on a little review of White Devil (a stage play with Hugo Weaving [Elrond] and Bruce Spence [Mouth of Sauron])but as I was sitting here on the computer the TV caught my attention I spun around to see a segment from a show called Premiere about LOTR.
It had footage from the internet preview except it wasn't on a computer, I don't know what source they got this from but it looked really good on the small screen and looks like it is in 2.35:1 widescreen ratio (which I suspected it to be) It was amazing to see.
They also had footage from the same location where all those photos of people on the mountain top were taken, the footage showed about five to eight people all dressed the smae practicing with their swords in unison.
The story also had little clips of the stars at various things (awards shows, x-men etc) If people keep watching channel 8 on Foxtel in Australia (and NZ) they should see it again this week, they could also catch a repeat of Premiere whenever it is on.
Web Watch: Wired.com
9/12/00, 12:16 pm EST - Xoanon
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- It's only here and now that anyone could have a shot at putting what's lived in countless imaginations, J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy Lord of the Rings, onto a film screen. [More]
Cast Watch: Sir Ian Holm B-Day!
9/12/00, 12:08 pm EST - Xoanon
The Hobbits are Coming!
9/12/00, 9:58 am EST - Xoanon
News for Sep. 11, 2000
Takaka Set News
9/11/00, 7:45 pm EST - Xoanon
My first cousin has been flying the film crew of Lord of the Rings around when they were filming around Takaka, Golden Bay. He had to keep up with the horses when they were filming from the chopper, he also flew a few Dwarfs around. There was one passenger that was 7ft tall he mentioned.
There were some very narrow valleys which he had to fly down while they filmed from the helicopter, he knew the area well so that was probably why he was chosen for the job.
Other family members have said there have been a lot of film crew around the streets in Takaka it self. And one mentioned a few hobbits having hairy legs as well as big feet, not much information about where they were spotted.
Of course they have now officially left Takaka, from what I have read they say they are not coming back for any more filming but from a few others things I have read, I think they will be eventually.
Media Watch: Film Guide Denmark
9/11/00, 7:41 pm EST - Xoanon
I have just seen the "X-men"- movie (where our own McKellen surely does a splendid job). On my way to see the movie I found the magasin called "Film Guide" (which is a free magasin for movie-goers here in Denmark), and I saw to my excitment that they had a two pages long article about "Lord of the Rings".
The article is called "Hobbitterne lever" - "The Hobbits live" and in short terms it describes all the fuzz about the books, when they were published in 1950's and which influence they had on a various people. Also, off course, it tells us about the movie project. It does not really contain any new information - it just shows that the word indeed is out here in Denmark - almost one and a half year before the movie will hit the big screen. Wow!
Thanks for a great site - "Keep the Energy Flowing!"
Allan Torp Jensen
Gandalf meets NZ's most famous wizard.
9/11/00, 4:53 pm EST - Tehanu
Another reason to go to school: Advance screenings of LOTR!
9/11/00, 4:48 pm EST - Tehanu
News for Sep. 10, 2000
Media Watch: Sci-Fi Magazine Brazil
9/10/00, 10:58 pm EST - Xoanon
John Noble Pics!! -Updated-
9/10/00, 10:26 pm EST - Xoanon
I'm almost 100% positive that the guy in this photo is John Noble (Denethor). It's from the Aussie TV series All Saints.
Well, Matt you seem to be 100% right! We've recently recieved this pic of John Noble! Can you see some Sean Bean (Boromir) and David Wenham (Faramir) in him? :)
Huancry sends us a review of Tom Shippey's new book on Tolkien
9/10/00, 8:03 pm EST - Tehanu
Angela Dotchin in LOTR: 'no truth to this rumor'
9/10/00, 7:33 pm EST - Xoanon
At this stage there is no truth to this rumor. We are in discussion over a number of international projects for Angie at the moment but nothing that can be confirmed to date. Should this become a fact in future, I will let you know.
They seem to be 'in talks' perhaps, on the other hand this could be a fanboy's pipe dream. Time will tell!
This Weeks Ebay Items
9/10/00, 1:33 pm EST - Xoanon
Weekly Cast Watch: Sept 10-16
9/10/00, 12:06 pm EST - Xoanon
News for Sep. 09, 2000
Let's Talk Tolkien!
9/09/00, 5:13 pm EST - Tookish
Angela Dotchin in LOTR?
9/09/00, 12:24 pm EST - Xoanon
While remaining female roles are few and far between concerning the trilogy, this rumor could pan out. TheOneRing.net has sent out a few feelers to try and snag down this rumor, stay tuned!
Thanks to Michael Martinez and his Xenite.org for the lead!
News for Sep. 08, 2000
We Have a Winner!
9/08/00, 10:37 am EST - Quickbeam
The Brain Bender contest is officially over and at last we have a winner. All entries were checked and re-checked for accuracy, then a random drawing yielded the name of one lucky Tolkienite. More than just lucky, mind you, she was remarkably diligent in her pursuit of minutia and has truly earned the grand prize. Click here to learn of our winner and discover at last the answers to this diabolical gauntlet of Trivia Terror.
Much too hasty,
A conversation with the hobbits.
9/08/00, 1:00 am EST - Tehanu