News for Sep. 30, 2001
New C.S. Lewis Play
9/30/01, 10:35 pm EST - Xoanon
I just wanted to fill you in on some details. C.S. Lewis' The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe will be returning to the West End theater distict in London. It will run from December 6, 2001 - January 26, 2002. To be performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, it will be performed at the Sadler Wells Theater. Might be a nice thing for Tolkien fans to do while they're nervously waiting for the LOTR to come out. :)
SHOP: New Books on the Horizon?
9/30/01, 10:31 pm EST - Xoanon
What Are You Tolkien About?
9/30/01, 10:10 pm EST - Xoanon
Variations on Lord of the Rings: In case you've been living in Mississippi, director Peter Jackson has taken up the challenge of setting J.R.R. Tolkien's classic The Lord of the Rings to celluloid, the results of which will be seen by every man, woman, and child on Earth come December. [More]
Hobbit Hideaway Recognised
9/30/01, 10:06 pm EST - Xoanon
The former North Oxford home of writer and academic J R R Tolkien will soon be adorned with one of the first blue plaques in the county to commemorate famous names who have lived and worked in Oxfordshire.
The former Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon, perhaps best known as author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, lived at 20 Northmoor Road between 1930 and 1947. [More]
Thanks to Elwen for the tip!
LOTR: A Fashion Inspiration?
9/30/01, 10:03 pm EST - Xoanon
Just wanted to let you know it seems like channel 4 in Sweden will have a report about LOTR fashion in the program Frivolt tomorrow (1/10) at 8.30 pm. First they viewed a few clips from the second trailer and then they showed some kind of fashion show and said the next program would be about "LOTR fashion". Clothes inspired by the movies perhaps? I have no idea actually, it sounded a bit strange to me too. Well, guess I'll find out tomorrow... :)
GAMING: Knizia's LOTR Game Review
9/30/01, 9:59 pm EST - Xoanon
Book Fair in Toronto
9/30/01, 9:55 pm EST - Xoanon
New Cast Projects
9/30/01, 9:45 pm EST - Xoanon
Weekly Cast Watch
9/30/01, 9:22 pm EST - Xoanon
"Quality" ? Paperback Book Club
9/30/01, 5:38 pm EST - Tookish
Various Scans From French Media
9/30/01, 5:03 pm EST - Strider
Media Watch: Empire Magazine
9/30/01, 3:45 pm EST - Xoanon
A few things from the November Empire magazine in the UK. It has the results of their movies poll. Peter Jackson is #23 in the top 50 directors. [More]
Toy Wraith Pics!
9/30/01, 3:23 pm EST - Xoanon
Erm...That's Not A Good Sign
9/30/01, 11:45 am EST - Xoanon
Amazon has recently announced the Michael White book on Tolkien, and they include a photo of the book cover. It doesn't bode well when they mispell the subject's name in bold in the title! [More]
Ask Christopher Lee Your Questions!
9/30/01, 8:07 am EST - Strider
Warner Push Blanchett Film Forward for Oscars
9/30/01, 7:41 am EST - Strider
News for Sep. 29, 2001
Sneak Peek at BK's Riddle Game!
9/29/01, 8:34 pm EST - Calisuri
Ringer fans never cease to amaze. First a Ringer found the first FOTR trailer before it was officially announced, and now another Ringer, Meriadoc, finds a hidden LOTR site at BurgerKing.com. Jump on over to the following URL and you will find a Fellowship of the Ring riddle game. (http://www.big-king.com/lotr/) You must get all 10 riddles correct to win the prizes. What are the prizes? Well, if you are a regular of TheOneRing.net, you have seen it all before, but if you are not...you will be pleasantly surprised. Just a few hints for the riddles: Use the 'other' name of Aragorn for one answer, and use the complete "The Fellowship of the Ring" for the other. The rest are all easy. Honestly, really easy. [More]
ALA 'Make Reading a Hobbit' Event Gearing Up... Literally
9/29/01, 2:57 pm EST - Tookish
9/29/01, 2:39 pm EST - Tookish
Hall of Fire Chats September 29 & 30: New Trailer!
9/29/01, 2:28 pm EST - Tookish
LotR Theater Production in Chicagoland!
9/29/01, 1:53 pm EST - Tookish
Great Tolkien Music
9/29/01, 1:33 pm EST - Tehanu
Media Watch: The Montreal Gazette
9/29/01, 12:10 pm EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: The Daily Telegraph
9/29/01, 12:08 pm EST - Xoanon
On the front page of 'The Daily Telegraph' newspapers 'Arts and Books' supplement there is an article about the FOTR movie, especially the merchandising. The article focuses on the comparision between LOTR:FOTR and Harry Potter.
Anyone who has the paper and a scanner, send it along!
Arrows and LOTR
9/29/01, 12:06 pm EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: My Generation
9/29/01, 11:57 am EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: GQ Magazine
9/29/01, 11:54 am EST - Xoanon
"Frodo Baggins can shred. While shooting the Lord of the Rings trilogy back-to-back-to-back, the men who play Tolkien's diminutive woodland creatures (from left, Dominic Monaghan, Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, and Billy Boyd) bought surfboards and took advantage of New Zealands' raddest natural resource. Studio Execs undoubtedly cringed while the stars of their $270 million project braved thundering waves and coral reefs; Viggo Mortenson suffered a black eye his first time out. But the actors swear their offscreen bonding made their onscreen chemistry work. "Surfing is when the Hobbits really became the Hobbits- its all about the camaraderie and bonding. It was massively keen." Wood says. "We called ourselves 'the Black Riders.' It kind of became official when we made up some t-shirts that said Lord of the Rings Surfing Club."
Media Watch: Quality Paperback Book Review
9/29/01, 11:51 am EST - Xoanon
Here's something interesting. This is a scan of the cover of this month's catalog from Quality Paperback Book Review. This month QPB is featuring the Lord of the Rings.
Marquette University Collection
9/29/01, 11:40 am EST - Xoanon
I'm a computer tech at in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA). Probably because Marquette is a Jesuit Catholic institiution we happen to have our own Tolkien collection here. Some of his original manuscripts, sketches, etc.
I've never seen it wtih my own eyes but I heard through the grapevine that the university is planning an exhibition of some sort due to the films coming out. If I hear anything more about it I'll let you guys know so you can tell others. Perhaps there will be a pilgrimage of mid-westerners to MU just to browse the Tolkien goodies!
LOTR Production Slate up for Auction Soon!
9/29/01, 11:33 am EST - Xoanon
Thought you'd like to know, if you don't already, that the New Line Auction site has in their 'coming soon' section a mention and picture of a production slate from the LOTR pics with the information from the last scene shot still on it. [More]
October E! Update
9/29/01, 1:43 am EST - Xoanon
News for Sep. 28, 2001
A Word with Philippa Boyens
9/28/01, 7:13 pm EST - Tehanu
Thanks to Adam for that.
Media Watch: Another Fantastic Special on the South Bank Show
9/28/01, 7:03 pm EST - Tehanu
"Just a quick word that The South Bank Show in the UK is producing a Tolkien special due to be broadcast on ITV1 in the UK on December 16 (three days before the world premiere of the movie of The Lord of the Rings in Leicester Square). We have already filmed a long, in-depth interview with Peter Jackson before he returned to New Zealand, and one with Ted Nasmith at the opening of his exhibition here in London last week. We will hopefully have interviews with cast members, and behind-the-scenes footage that Mr Jackson has kindly promised us."
Media Watch: More on 'Omnibus' from Ananova
9/28/01, 6:57 pm EST - Tehanu
Thanks to Steve for that!
9/28/01, 4:22 pm EST - Calisuri
Thanks to Helena for sending us the poll warning.
Weekly Ebay Items
9/28/01, 3:05 pm EST - Xoanon
Bean's 'Word' Released Today
9/28/01, 1:37 pm EST - Xoanon
We Are All Hobbits Now
9/28/01, 1:28 pm EST - Xoanon
SHOP: Giftgiving.com Goodies!!
9/28/01, 1:26 pm EST - Xoanon
No Ian McKellen on Charlie Rose
9/28/01, 1:12 pm EST - Xoanon
I attempted to watch Charlie Rose last night and Henry Kissinger was on, not Ian McKellen.
Now I'm even more upset that I don't get this show anymore, I love Kissinger. Ah well, I'm assuming all other guests were pre-empted due to the recent events.
Burger King: 'Frodo Lives'
9/28/01, 1:08 pm EST - Xoanon
I obviously have too much time on my hands - but it's these little things that will keep me sane until December! Enjoy [More]
Media Watch: UK Documentary on Tolkien?
9/28/01, 8:13 am EST - Tehanu
News for Sep. 27, 2001
9/27/01, 8:54 pm EST - Xoanon
Forbes Celebrity 100
9/27/01, 8:36 pm EST - Xoanon
Well... I don't think his estate will make any money, but you may want to buddy up next to Saul Zaentz :)
JR vs JK?
9/27/01, 8:29 pm EST - Xoanon
BillyBoyd.net is Online!
9/27/01, 7:51 pm EST - Calisuri
Come one and all! The OFFICIAL Billy Boyd website, BillyBoyd.net has just gone online! Billy, if you have been under a rock for a few years, is playing the hobbit Pippin in the upcoming New Line Cinema films. Check out marvellous interviews, a diary, bio, an image gallery, forum and much more! [More]
Art and Music
9/27/01, 7:05 pm EST - Tehanu
Tolkien Used as Political Football in Italy?
9/27/01, 6:29 pm EST - Tehanu
Lord Of The Rings Meets SMS
9/27/01, 4:00 pm EST - Strider
LotR Hits Burger King Packaging
9/27/01, 3:39 pm EST - Strider
"I apologize if this is old news to you, but today when I received my Burger King lunch, the paper bag had a LOTR reference at the bottom! In fancy script it read 'Frodo Lives', and under that was typed: www.lotr.bk.com. The rest of the bag just has normal Burger King logos, nothing special. I've been trying to go to that site, but can't connect (I don't think it exists yet). Sorry, but I didn't feel like dredging the bag out of the garbage and scanning it for you!"
Toby's right...the address doesn't work yet. Any Ringers out there wanna bring their bag home from Lunch, scan the images, and send them in?
The Two Towers Release Date: 18th December 2002?
9/27/01, 2:42 pm EST - Strider
Metropolitan Filmexport began the promotional campaign for "The Lord of the Rings" in France advertising on the first page of the French mag "Le Film Français" by a design of the Ring opening on the teaser poster and some pics of the characters. The studio also provided the Official release date for "The Lord of the Rings : The Two Towers" : the 18th of December 2002.
Sir Ian Holm Comes To London
9/27/01, 2:07 pm EST - Strider
LOTR Exibit at CASA LOMA in Toronto!
9/27/01, 12:12 pm EST - Xoanon
The folks from Alliance Atlantis sent us word on a very cool LOTR related exibit planned for Casa Loma, a castle in the Toronto area.
Some WETA folks are working hard to get the props and exibits set up in time for the opening on PJ's Birthday on the 31st of October! REAL props from the LOTR movies!
Any Toronto TORN fans should look out for the tickets to go on sale soon! [Press Release]
Caption Comedy Contest 2001
9/27/01, 4:27 am EST - Calisuri
Announcing the Caption Comedy Contest 2001! It's easy to enter, Just take a look at the selected image, and try to think of what they might be saying if LotR was a Mel Brooks movie. Or something silly like that. First prize is a Frodo masterpiece from WETA/Sideshow Collectibles! So enter today! [Enter]
News for Sep. 26, 2001
Liz Smith: 'I don't know my Asfaloth from my Elbow'
9/26/01, 7:43 pm EST - Xoanon
SORRY I got my friend Sir Ian McKellen's upcoming movie wrong. It's not the Harry Potter film he recently made, but J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy "Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring," which boasts Ian's masterful touch as the wizard. For the first time in production history three films were shot simultaneously. McKellen currently stars with Helen Mirren in "Dance of Death," opening Oct. 11 at the Broadhurst Theatre.
(I am of course, just goofing on her, we all make mistakes, no worries Liz! -Xo)
Media Watch: Yahoo! Slideshow
9/26/01, 7:39 pm EST - Xoanon
Franklin Mint Goodies
9/26/01, 7:25 pm EST - Xoanon
Rock a-by Gimli on a Tree Top...
9/26/01, 7:13 pm EST - Xoanon
...Rhys-Davies, in contrast, had dismissed Tolkien's novel. "I tried to read it and fell asleep many times," he offers with a smile. "Every family has a fracture down it: One half loves it, lives in the world and it completely occupies their imagination. The other half says: 'I don't get it.' I was in that side until I was forced to sit down and read the damn thing in preparation for this." [More]
Media Watch: Wizard Magazine
9/26/01, 7:10 pm EST - Xoanon
I just wanted to let you folks know that there are three LOTR items in the newest issue of Wizard (November 2001 issue). Page 17 has the same ad that ran in the last issue of Star Wars Insider and has pictures of LOTR picture frames and stuff. Page 45 has an ad for the LOTR: FOTR tabletop battle game. Finally, in Wizard's monthly "Stuff" article on page 97, theres another little blurb about the tabletop game.
Boffo Web Sites, Boffo Box Office?
9/26/01, 7:09 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to jh227 for the tip!
McKellen to Appear on Charlie Rose
9/26/01, 7:06 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to Daddy Twofoot for the tip!
Ambition on a Budget
9/26/01, 7:02 pm EST - Xoanon
Toy Biz Ad
9/26/01, 6:51 pm EST - Xoanon
I was in a comic store on the weekend and found the Marvel figures of Lord of the Rings. I bought a few and it confirmed my theory about Arwen riding Frodo across the ford. The back of the box talks about Arwen taking 'the wounded Frodo' to Rivendell to be healed by Elven magic. Pretty sweet. The figures are top-notch too...they look just like the actors! It's amazing!
Hobbit Movie: Still in full Swing
9/26/01, 6:43 pm EST - Xoanon
Lurtz Action Figure Pics!
9/26/01, 6:08 pm EST - Xoanon
Ted Nasmith: A World of Dreams and Nightmares
9/26/01, 5:54 pm EST - leo
Now THIS is detail!
9/26/01, 5:35 pm EST - Xoanon
IGN Poll: Who's Your Favourite?
9/26/01, 5:31 pm EST - Strider
Billy Boyd interview....."The Hobbit from Cranhill"
9/26/01, 4:41 pm EST - Tehanu
Official LOTR Fan Club!
9/26/01, 1:50 pm EST - Xoanon
Decipher Announces Fan Club for The Lord of the Rings
(NORFOLK, Va., September 26, 2001) — Decipher Inc. announced today that it has captured another key license for the year's most coveted property, New Line Cinema's epic adventure trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. [More]
(Another) Long Expected Party
9/26/01, 1:36 pm EST - Xoanon
It all began sometime last year, when someone suggested we should all meet up. Chicago was mentioned. The organisation began, and finally on a lovely September day the plans came to fruition. [More]
LOTR on Tape Review
9/26/01, 1:24 pm EST - Xoanon
Thanks to Bumpy for the tip!
From Hobbiton to Rivendell
9/26/01, 1:20 pm EST - Xoanon
To Make a Hobbit of Success
9/26/01, 8:52 am EST - Xoanon
Ian McKellen talks LOTR
9/26/01, 8:35 am EST - Xoanon
New Poll to Fry!
9/26/01, 8:25 am EST - Xoanon
News for Sep. 25, 2001
Access Hollywood Talks LOTR
9/25/01, 7:38 pm EST - Xoanon
Get the Download...Fast!
9/25/01, 6:09 pm EST - Xoanon
SHOP: LOTR Shop DVD player and Sales
9/25/01, 3:21 pm EST - Calisuri
Enya Songs for LOTR Confirmed?
9/25/01, 1:30 pm EST - Xoanon
FOTR Trailer 2: Frame by Frame
9/25/01, 7:16 am EST - Calisuri
News for Sep. 24, 2001
Official Site DOES have the Trailer
9/24/01, 10:59 pm EST - Xoanon
Saw the TRAILER!!
9/24/01, 10:23 pm EST - Xoanon
I'm not going to get into what seeing that footage meant to me at this time, I'll just get on to the descriptions for you! [More] (Constantly being updated, check back often!)
Christopher Lee Talks LOTR
9/24/01, 8:28 pm EST - Xoanon
“Yes, I am a Tolkien fan. Very much so, as much as anyone in the world.” [More]
LOTR: Attack of the Gnomes
9/24/01, 8:16 pm EST - Xoanon
Houghton Mifflin's New Site!
9/24/01, 8:11 pm EST - Xoanon
LOTR Soundtrack...November 19th?
9/24/01, 8:07 pm EST - Xoanon
I´ve been talking to some distributors of CD´s etc here in sweden and they say that the soundtrack to FOTR will be released 19 of November, here in sweden.
Who knows?! Some Music Execs I know drop me a line!
FOX Special..November 29th?
9/24/01, 8:04 pm EST - Xoanon
I've found something cool :) Our latest polish "Gala" writes, that on 29th November the american TV called FOX NETWORK will show a 1 hour program about the making of LotR, which will also include the premiere of Enya's song. Too bad we don't have FOX NETWORK in Poland :((( But I hope you folks will like it (and I know you will! :)
SHOP: TORn Charity Campaign
9/24/01, 2:24 pm EST - Calisuri
As of today, we will give 15% of our t-shirt sales to the American Red Cross. This includes both the 'One Ring' White Shirt and 'The Top Ten Signs Your are a Tolkien Fan' Black Shirt. (also available for purchase together in a Two-pack)
If you wanted to get a TORn shirt before the release of the films, now is the time. [More]
LotR Fellowship Of The Ring: Best Trailer EVER
9/24/01, 2:14 pm EST - Strider
Wanna know what GWAIHIR looks like?!
9/24/01, 1:53 pm EST - Xoanon
Watch ANGEL Tonight!
9/24/01, 1:45 pm EST - Xoanon
Liz Smith: Get A Clue!
9/24/01, 1:42 pm EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: The Chicago Tribune
9/24/01, 1:31 pm EST - Strider
Media Watch: The Washington Post
9/24/01, 1:27 pm EST - Strider
Csokas' 'Garage Days' News
9/24/01, 8:29 am EST - Xoanon
Holm's 'From Hell' Pics
9/24/01, 8:26 am EST - Xoanon