News for Oct. 01, 2000
McKellen interview update
10/01/00, 8:54 pm EST - Tehanu
"Kim Hill just mentioned, on her National Radio show this morning, her upcoming interview with Ian McKellan. I called Radio NZ, and they inform me that the interview is scheduled for Friday 6 October at 11 AM. So lock in your tuners!
By the way, most (all?) Radio NZ shows can be purchased after the fact on tape, in a scheme they call Replay Radio. Worth checking into."
OK, so for those of you outside of NZ, this interview can be heard live on the Radio New Zealand website. For those of you on EST, that's going to be THURSDAY at 6pm.
The webmaster has said he may be able to host a clip of the interview on the RNZ website for those that want to listen to it in subsequent days.
The replay radio clips are available for sale from the website too.
Weekly Tolkien on Ebay
10/01/00, 7:19 pm EST - Xoanon
Weekly Cast Watch: Oct 1-7
10/01/00, 6:36 pm EST - Xoanon
Friends, fans and countrymen, lend us your EARS!
10/01/00, 1:47 am EST - Tehanu
Kimi has been nagging Radio NZ to interview Sir Ian, and now it seems that her wishes have been answered.
"....this afternoon I heard a preview of Kim Hill's programs for the coming week, and they mentioned that she will be interviewing Ian McKellen. They didn't say which day, but keep your ears open, and I will too."
The Kim Hill nine-to-noon show is THE premiere current affairs/interview show for NZ's thinking radio listeners.
We'd LOVE to get a recording/transcript/copy/heads-up alert about when this is going to happen. So lend us your ears for the next week, Kiwis, and see if we can catch this interview.
Rest your little heads.
10/01/00, 1:28 am EST - Corvar
Dear One Ring.Net Staff and Readers,
As you may have already noticed, this month's E! Online "On Location" article mistakenly describes Eowyn (played by Miranda Otto) as an Elf.
This was a typographical error which occurred during a last-minute re-edit of the article.
We apologise for any distress this may have caused your readers, and can assure that Eowyn will not be played as an Elf in Peter Jackson's film!
The offending "E" word will be removed hopefully by the end of the weekend, but at the latest on Tuesday (NZ time). Until then, we would be appreciative if you could post this email on your website.
Now that this has been cleared up for us, I can rest soundly.
News for Sep. 29, 2000
The Funeral of Theoden?
9/30/00, 12:40 am EST - Calisuri
In recent reports it has been stated that a funeral procession was recently filmed, and it is speculated that the funeral could in fact be for that of King Theoden of Rohan. But after reading the recent E! Online update info: "In the grassy plains below, Peter Jackson walks Bernard Hill through the next shot, a close-up of King Théoden burying his son in the flower-covered tombs outside the city." Could this in fact be the funeral of Theoden's only son, Theodred, and not Theoden? The same article mentions that Ian Mckellen (Gandalf) is there to comfort the grieved Theoden. If this is true then they have changed the story a little. Theodred dies before Gandalf and the three hunters reach Edoras. The way the article is written, it seems that this would take place after Theoden's 'healing' by Gandalf. Since Gandalf wasn't on good terms with Theoden on his previous visit, this is just something to think about.
News for Sep. 29, 2000
Media Watch: E! Online Updates
9/29/00, 11:19 pm EST - Calisuri
Check the E! Online site for all the update. [more]
And Grog for Everyone! Is this for real?
9/29/00, 8:48 pm EST - Calisuri
More Sticky Bits on DVD?
9/29/00, 5:29 pm EST - Xoanon
"I have a few friends who were part of a filming session as orcs down in the Ruapehu area a few months ago. Aparently there is 2 versions being filmed, one for cinema release, and a DVD release, the latter sounds to be somewhat more gory!
I am told that during the filming of a particular scene (a fairly serious battle) the make-up techs were busy spreading blood and KY jelly over the actors, and the action began... the filming was then stopped, and the scene "topped up" with somewhat what has been described as "buckets-full",of blood and KY... the latter they were told, for a DVD version."
If this is true, we could very well have a very cool DVD indeed!
9/29/00, 3:57 pm EST - Tehanu
LOTR gets attention from....David Gardner?
9/29/00, 2:19 am EST - Tehanu
Thanks to Dudalb of the message boards
And Grog for everyone!
9/29/00, 1:36 am EST - Calisuri
We all know this is a class-A production, so it is no surprise that even the individuals with small roles are treated well. Heck, they even get som grog! [more]
News for Sep. 27, 2000
Using Mana Island as a background
9/27/00, 3:41 pm EST - Tehanu
"Going by the literary story I would say there are only three possibilities:
1) Tol Brandir. I consider this unlikely.
2) Tolfalas. Possible, but nothing in the literary story occurs there.
3) Tol Eressea. Frodo sees it at the end, and in a dream in Bombadil's house.
My guess is they are using it for Tol Eressea, probably for the end of the third film."
News for Sep. 26, 2000
Granny Herald reports on the NZ film industry and trips over its own feet.
9/26/00, 4:27 pm EST - Tehanu
The Film Commission has noticed that now, overseas producers approach them with a much clearer idea of what NZ offers as a film location, and a realisation that the crews and equipment they need are here already.
To give make their article more interesting, the Herald paired it with a photo captioned "Lord of the Rings has shown NZ to be a good location for producing films." What a pity the actual picture appears to show one of the puppets or models for the local condensed version of Wagner's 'The Ring of the Nibelungs.' I think it's Alberich.
This potted Ring was made in Auckland this year for children's television, in collaboration with the BBC's Channel 4. On which more later, we hope.
UPDATE: So we're not perfect either. Robin from the BBC informs us that the BBC (or 'auntie') is a seperate entity from Channel 4.
Filming in Titahi Bay
9/26/00, 4:17 pm EST - Tehanu
Wherever I have been, I am back!
9/26/00, 4:08 pm EST - Tehanu
Filming major scenes at Mt. Potts.
9/26/00, 4:01 pm EST - Tehanu
Weekly Cast Watch: September 26-30
9/26/00, 11:24 am EST - Xoanon
Cast Watch: Sean Bean attacked by Goblins!
9/26/00, 12:13 am EST - Xoanon
Ringer fans Slim and Pat send in notice that the UK has finally woken up to LOTR. Check out this article in the September 7th Edition of the Star. [more]
News for Sep. 24, 2000
Cast News: Tobeck Out?
9/24/00, 5:15 pm EST - Xoanon
"Just a quick note to let you know that Joel is not in the LOTR movie. His agent told me that the role of Smeagol "changed in height and stature" and Joel lost out."
We will try to get confirmation as soon as possible.
Casting News: Steve Coogan
9/24/00, 12:29 pm EST - Xoanon
Rumors are circulating that English actor/comedian Steve Coogan is being considered for a role in the LOTR movies. We are not sure what part he is being considered for but hope to have more information for you this week.
News for Sep. 23, 2000
Hall of Fire Chats September 23 & 24
9/23/00, 1:47 pm EST - Tookish
This past week marks not only the birthday of Bilbo Baggins, Expert Treasure Hunter from the Shire, but also the anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit in 1937. To honor these occasions we will talk at length about this wonderful story and its effect on the world. More details here.
Saturday Chat: 5:30 p.m. EDT [10:30 GMT]
Sunday Chat: 6:00 p.m. GMT [1:00 EDT]
Place: #thehalloffire on theonering.net server; come to our chatroom Barliman's and then type /join #thehalloffire
Contest Winners Announced!!!
9/23/00, 1:33 am EST - Gamgee