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News for Sep. 14, 2000

Latest Newsletter is Away!

9/14/00, 11:05 am EST - Xoanon

The latest newsletter is away! Do you want to receive our weekly newsletter? Packed with tons of info to keep you up to date on the latest? Plus filled with exclusives from time to time? Join the crowd of more than 2400+ mailing list Ringers! Sign up now! [More]

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

Great big REAL pics from Vanity Fair! This is sooooo smacktacular!!! [More]


Leaked Scripts? -UPDATED-

9/13/00, 5:00 pm EST - Tehanu

On Decipher.com's messageboard (and now on our messageboard) somebody's posted what they claim to be leaked audition scripts - excerpts of the LOTR script that may or may not be used in that form in the finished movie. Is it for real, or an elaborate hoax? We don't know. If they're real, they confirm that Arwen goes to battle or at any rate intends to fight.

(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

Great news from Super Ringer Spy Reservoir Dog:

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

Where Hobbits Live Virtually
by Kim Griggs

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

Today, September 12 is Sir Ian Holm (Bilbo) Birthday! Sir Ian was born on 12 September 1931 in Goodmayes, England, UK. That makes him 69 today! Here's to ya Sir Ian!

The Hobbits are Coming!

9/12/00, 9:58 am EST - Xoanon

Vanity Fair goes grey with two great pics of Ian McKellen (Gandalf) in all his Gandalf Glory! [More]


News for Sep. 11, 2000

Takaka Set News

9/11/00, 7:45 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Laron

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

From: Torper

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!"

"Torper "
Allan Torp Jensen
Aalborg, Denmark

Gandalf meets NZ's most famous wizard.

9/11/00, 4:53 pm EST - Tehanu

For decades, day in, day out, the Wizard of Christchurch (and the prophet Petra too, though I don't know what's happened to her lately) have entertained passers-by in Cathedral Square. The Press was lucky enough to catch an encounter between Sir Ian McKellen and Christchurch's indigenous wizard. (more)

Another reason to go to school: Advance screenings of LOTR!

9/11/00, 4:48 pm EST - Tehanu

New Line has signed a deal with Youthstream, a company that has a grip on the hearts and minds of students on campuses across the States. The result? Advance screenings of LOTR on campus (more)

News for Sep. 10, 2000

Media Watch: Sci-Fi Magazine Brazil

9/10/00, 10:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Dune shares the latest from Sci-Fi Brazil Magazine! [More]

John Noble Pics!! -Updated-

9/10/00, 10:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Matt sends in the following:

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

Anyone that reads the Greenbooks essays and Tehanu's notes should enjoy this book...Shippey examines why the literary critics hate Tolkien and discusses the reasons for his enduring popularity despite this (more)

Angela Dotchin in LOTR: 'no truth to this rumor'

9/10/00, 7:33 pm EST - Xoanon

TheOneRing.net was recently contacted by Angela Dotchin's manager, this is what she had to say:

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

More fun than watermellon bowling! [More]

Weekly Cast Watch: Sept 10-16

9/10/00, 12:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Find your favorite LOTR cast member on the small screen this week! [More]

News for Sep. 09, 2000

Let's Talk Tolkien!

9/09/00, 5:13 pm EST - Tookish

Hall of Fire live Tolkien discussion topic for this weekend is A Day with a Tolkien Character. Chats are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday. Click here for details on participating and here for info on the topic.

Angela Dotchin in LOTR?

9/09/00, 12:24 pm EST - Xoanon

The rumor mill is fit to burst with possible news regarding kiwi siren Angela Dotchin (Shortland Street, Jack of All Trades) being cast in LOTR.

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

Greetings -- Quickbeam here.

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

The Southland Times seems to have managed to talk to the four famous hobbits on the phone while they were near Queenstown relaxing in their trailer. (more)

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