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News for Sep. 30, 2001

New C.S. Lewis Play

9/30/01, 10:35 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Pippin Skywalker

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

Ringer Spy PT sends word of some news books we shall soon be seeing at our local book stores! [More]

What Are You Tolkien About?

9/30/01, 10:10 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out this link to 'knowumsayin?.com', it's rather hilarious... with apologies to our fans in Mississippi :)

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

From: Elias

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

The folks at 'CanadianChristianity.com' have posted a review of Knizia's LOTR Board Game. [More]

Book Fair in Toronto

9/30/01, 9:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Frodo Lover sends in word on a book fair this past weekend on Queen Street in Toronto. [More]

New Cast Projects

9/30/01, 9:45 pm EST - Xoanon

Martyn Sanderson is a crazy old granpa... Craig Parker is in a soap opera... and Bernard Hill is voted as one of 'the best of Brit TV'. Check it out! [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

9/30/01, 9:22 pm EST - Xoanon

Another chance to see your favorite LOTr stars on the small screen. [More]

"Quality" ? Paperback Book Club

9/30/01, 5:38 pm EST - Tookish

A Ringer fan writes in with his two cents. Let's just hope they don't use 'Pippen' throughout... [More]

Various Scans From French Media

9/30/01, 5:03 pm EST - Strider

Adrien M of Adosweb has managed to scan for us some fantastic Lord of the Ring-related images from the French media. There's a little bit of everything here for French fans...close-ups of the French Telecom telephone card, a great advertising poster from French Telecom, and a great image of ancient runes surrounding the One Ring in a Cinéstore.com catalogue.

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Media Watch: Empire Magazine

9/30/01, 3:45 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Nick

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

Ringer Spy The Morian Miner sends along these great pics of one of the Wraiths. I'm not too sure I like the 'Stabbing Action'...but who knows.. [More]

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

The official Christopher Lee website, ChristopherLeeweb.com is looking for fans to send in their questions for the Saruman actor, the answers to which will be posted in two or three week's time. However, to be eligible for this you must be a Level 2 member of the site's Message Board. [More]

Warner Push Blanchett Film Forward for Oscars

9/30/01, 7:41 am EST - Strider

Warner Brothers are to release Scottish film Charlotte Gray earlier than expected in the US to make it eligible for the Academy Awards. The film wasn't scheduled to hit US screens until spring but will now be released before Christmas. It stars Cate Blanchett as a young Scotswoman who joins the French Resistance in the Second World War. [More]

News for Sep. 29, 2001

Sneak Peek at BK's Riddle Game!

9/29/01, 8:34 pm EST - Calisuri

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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

From Ringer Asarina: The American Library Association's Teen Read Week Make Reading a Hobbit is from October 14 - 20. Some of the libraries are sharing their promotional materials; the library in Cochocton, Ohio has piled swords, axes and copies of _The Lord of the Ring_ on their teen advisory board for some great photos. Check them out! [More]

Enya Update?

9/29/01, 2:39 pm EST - Tookish

From an annonymous source: "Some additional information about Enya's involvement with the Fellowship from an ex-employee at New Line: 'According to our scooper, the last thing they heard was that the Enya song will be heard over the end credits for Fellowship while the film's main score will be from an orchestra conducted by Howard Shore.' I got this info from a Canadian film site which is actually quite good check it out: follow the Sept 28th news link." [More] and [More]

Hall of Fire Chats September 29 & 30: New Trailer!

9/29/01, 2:28 pm EST - Tookish

Words cannot describe the beauty of the Fellowship of the Ring Trailer II that was shown this Monday. If there were any doubts about Peter Jackson's adaption of the films, at least we know visually he has gotten it right. But what do you think? Did Monday's new trailer have you welling up inside? Did it fill you with a sense of pride as a Tolkien fan? Or was it the complete opposite, and do you think it's all gone horribly, horribly wrong? This weekend, we're going to be talking about the Fellowship of the Ring : Trailer II. [More]

LotR Theater Production in Chicagoland!

9/29/01, 1:53 pm EST - Tookish

Wednesday, Oct. 10th, the Lifeline Theatre in Rogers Park, Chicago, presents the World Premiere of J. R. R. Tolkien's THE RETURN OF THE KING [More] and for tickets: [More]

Great Tolkien Music

9/29/01, 1:33 pm EST - Tehanu

Both 'Glass Hammer' and 'The Tolkien Ensemble' sent me their latest CDs as a thank-you to TORN for bringing them to the attention of the fans. I've been playing them as an antidote to the horrors of the past week (9.11.01), and it seemed worth sharing my impressions with you as a kind of thank-you to the musicians for taking my mind off things. [More]

Media Watch: The Montreal Gazette

9/29/01, 12:10 pm EST - Xoanon

With the unspeakable events of Sept. 11, America was shaken from its long, happy slumber of isolated oblivion to a hard global reality. Maybe even the movies will change. We've already witnessed Hollywood's first hammer-to-kneecap reaction, putting next week's release of the Arnold Schwarzenegger political thriller Collateral Damage on indefinite hold, and pulling out the digital erasers to scrub the World Trade Centre towers from the theatrical trailers for the coming Spider-Man movie. [More]

Media Watch: The Daily Telegraph

9/29/01, 12:08 pm EST - Xoanon

From: James

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

Ringer Spy anonymous sends along this interesting bit of info regarding the use of arrows in LOTR. Want to know how they make Legolas and other Elves move faster than seems possible? !Spoilers! [More]

Media Watch: My Generation

9/29/01, 11:57 am EST - Xoanon

According to Ringer Spy llynn1 the November/December issue of 'My Generation' Magazine has a few pages dedicated to LOTR. Anyone with the magazine and a scanner should send some scans along!

Media Watch: GQ Magazine

9/29/01, 11:54 am EST - Xoanon

From: Jason J

"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

From: Sindarin

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

From: Scott D

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

From: BK

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

Check out the latest update on E!'s 'Force of Hobbit'. There is some very cool Howard Shore score news! [More]

News for Sep. 28, 2001

A Word with Philippa Boyens

9/28/01, 7:13 pm EST - Tehanu

There's part of an interview with LOTR screenwriter Philippa Boyens in the latest Cinescape magazine - scroll down to the bottom of the front page.

Thanks to Adam for that.

Media Watch: Another Fantastic Special on the South Bank Show

9/28/01, 7:03 pm EST - Tehanu

UK Ringers are going to have a feast of TV docos about Tolkien. This came in today thanks to the folks at the South Bank Show:

"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

BBC's 'Omnibus' is to dedicate a programme to JRR Tolkien. The programme will be broadcast on BBC2 in the first week of December. It will take an academic approach to the life and work of Tolkien. A BBC spokeswoman told Ananova 'The programme will be about his life and his writingand about the creation of The Lord of the Rings. It will look at why he wrote the books in the first place as welll as how he created the languages used in the stories. It will not feature any clips from the films.

Thanks to Steve for that!

TVGuide.com Poll

9/28/01, 4:22 pm EST - Calisuri

TVGuide.com is running a poll today titled, "Which fall movie are you most looking forward to?" And convieniently, they are running a small picture of Harry Potter with the link! Gee, is that poll bias or what?! (heh) Bah! Time to show them who is boss! Harry, you are going down boyo! [More]

Thanks to Helena for sending us the poll warning.

Weekly Ebay Items

9/28/01, 3:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out a couple of goodies from our friends at eBay! [More]

Bean's 'Word' Released Today

9/28/01, 1:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Sean Bean (Boromir)'s latest thriller 'Don't Say A Word' is out today in North America. Sean plays a baddie...like only Sean can. [More]

We Are All Hobbits Now

9/28/01, 1:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Hollywood, as we have heard, has been frantically airbrushing images of the World Trade Center out of its movie trailers and hastily reviewing all scripts. Bombs have to go, and airplane adventures, and anything mocking. Even a romantic comedy set in New York, Serendipity, directed by Peter Chelsom, has had its release postponed. The phrase "bad timing" is doubtless ricocheting through the canyons of Southern California. [More]

SHOP: Giftgiving.com Goodies!!

9/28/01, 1:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at these goodies from giftgiving.com, you can see Rivendell!!! It may be blown glass, but it's still Rivendell!! [More]

No Ian McKellen on Charlie Rose

9/28/01, 1:12 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Larisa

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

From: Old Toby

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

Timothy wrote, "Just to say that BBC2 in the UK WILL definitely be showing a 50-minute 'Omnibus' about Tolkien in November sometime. How much this will lean to the films is unsure but it may be more then we think!"

News for Sep. 27, 2001

Hobbit Travel

9/27/01, 8:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spies Michael & Mary send along a pic of a rather ironically named company named 'Hobbit Travel'. They do? I've only heard of a handfull that ever had...it's in a book somewhere.. [More]

Forbes Celebrity 100

9/27/01, 8:36 pm EST - Xoanon

Forbes Celebrity 100 has a site called "Earnings From The Crypt". Professor Tolkien is at #8 of the top eighteen, beating out Frank Sinatra and Jerry Garcia but not Andy Warhol. Marilyn Monroe is way down there. Will be interesting to see what the next couple of years do to his earnings, heh?

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

Ringer Spy thewhiteladyofrohan sends along these scans from 'The Daily Express'. [More]

BillyBoyd.net is Online!

9/27/01, 7:51 pm EST - Calisuri

[ BillyBoyd.net ]

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

Another report on the Chalk Farm Gallery's exhibition of Ted Nasmith's Tolkien art. [More]

Tolkien Used as Political Football in Italy?

9/27/01, 6:29 pm EST - Tehanu

The Right-wing Alleanza Nazionale are using an image from FOTR as part of their latest political manifesto. That should be of interest to the people at New Line who deal with copyright issues. Not to mention the weirdness of linking an ex-fascist party with Tolkien imagery. [More]

Lord Of The Rings Meets SMS

9/27/01, 4:00 pm EST - Strider

Golem.de, the German Internet Technology website has posted an article on the partnership between mobile company Riot-E and New Line Cinema, which will bring the Lord of the Rings to mobile phones around the world. [German] [English]

LotR Hits Burger King Packaging

9/27/01, 3:39 pm EST - Strider

From Old Toby:

"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

ATeaser.com sent us the following:

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.

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Sir Ian Holm Comes To London

9/27/01, 2:07 pm EST - Strider

After spending a couple of weeks on stage in Dublin, Sir Ian Holm moves from one capital city to another as he brings his latest play "The Homecoming" to London. Slider has mailed us to say that The Comedy Theatre is running the show until December 1st, so all London 'Ringers go check out The Comedy Theatre and see the man who would be Bilbo in action.

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

[ Caption Comedy Contest ]

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

In today's NY Post, Liz apologizes for her recent gaff;

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

Check out what made Yahoo!'s Slideshow lately! [More]

Franklin Mint Goodies

9/26/01, 7:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out this add for some Franklin Mint goodies that ran in the recent issue of TV Guide...I want those! C'mon Franklin Mint! Send some along!

Rock a-by Gimli on a Tree Top...

9/26/01, 7:13 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Canoe.com

...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

From: J.S. Allen

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

Does a popular movie Web site mean the movie itself is going to be a success? The evidence is mixed. Look at some of the most popular movies this year -- "Rush Hour 2," "The Mummy Returns" and "Jurassic Park III" -- and you'll see that all hit the screen in the wake of well-trafficked Web sites. [More]

Thanks to jh227 for the tip!

McKellen to Appear on Charlie Rose

9/26/01, 7:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) will appear on the Charlie Rose show on September 27th. If you're interested in finding out about Ian himself, watch this show, as it doesn't have the glam and spam of the other talk shows, just good old chat :)

Thanks to Daddy Twofoot for the tip!

Ambition on a Budget

9/26/01, 7:02 pm EST - Xoanon

For animation pioneer Ralph Bakshi, adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings book trilogy into an animated film was a labor of love. Unfortunately, love is a poor substitute for stability and large amounts of money, at least where Hollywood and highly technical films are concerned. [More]

Toy Biz Ad

9/26/01, 6:51 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Jeff

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

Those intrepid folks making an indie Hobbit film are hard at work. Take a look at some screenshots from the film, a little blurry..or maybe it's my eyes.. [More]

Lurtz Action Figure Pics!

9/26/01, 6:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Ed strikes gold again and shows us some more additions to his LOTR collection, take a look at Lurtz! [More]

Ted Nasmith: A World of Dreams and Nightmares

9/26/01, 5:54 pm EST - leo

Well seeing as we are talking Ted Nasmith now, I recently got the chance to attend the opening of his new exhibition at the Chalk-Farm Gallery in London, UK. It was a fantastic experience and the full report is over at our newsroom. [More]

Now THIS is detail!

9/26/01, 5:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Brian sends along this Ted Naismith painting, and if you compare it to one of the shots from the new trailer...well..it's PJ feet kissing time..

(see Ted, I told you they had used this one... -leo)

IGN Poll: Who's Your Favourite?

9/26/01, 5:31 pm EST - Strider

The folks at IGN are going nuts for the new trailer just like all of us, and have decided to base today's film poll on Lord of the Rings. The question is: Who's your favourite member of the Fellowship? [More]

Billy Boyd interview....."The Hobbit from Cranhill"

9/26/01, 4:41 pm EST - Tehanu

There's another (and much less silly) interview with Billy Boyd in The Scotsman Online Thanks to Stewart at BillyBoyd.net for that!

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

Check out Eledhwen's report on the latest get together of TORN Fans!

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

If you were an Oxford don 50 years ago, it might have startled you to learn that a couple of generations down the road, thousands of people would be living for the opening of a movie based on a book by one of your colleagues. But such is the case, and The Fellowship of the Ring, the first part of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is the book-turned-movie -- its release still a couple of months away. [More]

Thanks to Bumpy for the tip!

From Hobbiton to Rivendell

9/26/01, 1:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Tunnlley sends along these great pics from the Official Movie Guide, check then out! !Spoilers! [More]

To Make a Hobbit of Success

9/26/01, 8:52 am EST - Xoanon

LAST time I saw Billy Boyd he was presenting the award for best film at the Empire magazine televised luvvie fest. This time next year he might just be back, but, rather than doling out such fleetingly glittering prizes, he might just be picking one up. [More]

Ian McKellen talks LOTR

9/26/01, 8:35 am EST - Xoanon

Sir Ian McKellen reveals what it’s like to play the ultimate wizard - from “Lord of the Rings” combat training to keeping Gandalf’s pesky beard out of harm’s way. [More]

New Poll to Fry!

9/26/01, 8:25 am EST - Xoanon

It may be too late, because I think it changes every day, but there's a poll at mrshowbiz that asks "Did you watch all of the Angel premiere just to see the new Lord of the Rings trailer?" (Yes, No, and Huh?) So far, it's an even split between the three, with "Huh?" winning!! [More]

News for Sep. 25, 2001

Access Hollywood Talks LOTR

9/25/01, 7:38 pm EST - Xoanon

Access Hollywood showed the final 30 seconds of the amazing new LOTR trailer in their 'Moment' segment at the end of the show. Gooey gooey gumdrops...hope alot of non-fans got a good look at 'you shall not pass!'

Get the Download...Fast!

9/25/01, 6:09 pm EST - Xoanon

My good friend Gordon Paddison from New Line called the TORN offices to re-assure me that we can now ALL download the new trailer at breakneck speed. AOL have kindly given New Line enough bandwidth to send a horse along a 56k modem. So head on over to the official site and go get it! [More]

SHOP: LOTR Shop DVD player and Sales

9/25/01, 3:21 pm EST - Calisuri

[ Click to Visit the Lord of the Rings shop ]Lask week, New Line Shop began a week long celebration of Frodo and Bilbo's birthday. You only have a day left to take part in the celebration. With an order of $30 dollars or more, you can get a free, 2x3 inch, Lord of the Rings pin. Oh, another minor detail. You can buy a DVD player and get a 17 minute behind the scenes DVD!!! [More]

Enya Songs for LOTR Confirmed?

9/25/01, 1:30 pm EST - Xoanon

Alot of folks are writing in today to tell me what they've seen over at Enya.org. Apparenlty the site has a track listing for the songstress' latest works, and one is called 'Aniron theme for Aragorn and Arwen' joy! I love Enya! [More]

FOTR Trailer 2: Frame by Frame

9/25/01, 7:16 am EST - Calisuri

Missed 'Angel' last night? Can't download the NEW trailer from the official site? Well, do the next best thing and check out our comprehensive frame by frame analysis of the latest Fellowship of the Ring trailer! !!!MAJOR SPOILERS!!![More]

News for Sep. 24, 2001

Official Site DOES have the Trailer

9/24/01, 10:59 pm EST - Xoanon

The new AMAZING trailer IS on the official site!! in GLORIOUS Quicktime!! Go, GET, DOWNLOAD!! [More]

Saw the TRAILER!!

9/24/01, 10:23 pm EST - Xoanon

The new LOTR Trailer has just appeared on Angel..and I cried...literally...

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

With his usual charm and knowledge, he answered numerous fan questions including the long delayed Lord of the Rings Q&A series. You'll discover many of Christopher Lee's views about LOTR here for the first time. When asked about himself being a fan of LOTR and Tolkien’s work, he responded:

“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

Check out TheForce.net for a rather funny poster in their humor section! [More]

Houghton Mifflin's New Site!

9/24/01, 8:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the goodies at the new Houghton Mifflin site! [More]

LOTR Soundtrack...November 19th?

9/24/01, 8:07 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Jonas

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

From: Darth Narlith Ejka

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

[ American Red Cross ]We are starting a new charity campaign today to further help the victims of the World Trade Center and Washington DC tragedies.

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

It looks like the Lord of the Rings is not only just one of the greatest books of all time, but it is also one of the greatest trailers of all time too! In an online poll conducted by infamous movie magazine Empire, the Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring trailer trounced all other opponents and came out on top, getting more than twice the votes of second placed Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. [More]

Wanna know what GWAIHIR looks like?!

9/24/01, 1:53 pm EST - Xoanon

The much often heard debate on weither or not this Eagle of Eagles will even appear in the films was killed when the LOTR desktop calendar came out. But has anyone actually seen Gwaihir yet?! Not until now! !Spoilers! [More]

Watch ANGEL Tonight!

9/24/01, 1:45 pm EST - Xoanon

Just a quick note to everyone reminding you guys to watch ANGEL tonight on the WB. Some cool LOTR action to be shown there!

Liz Smith: Get A Clue!

9/24/01, 1:42 pm EST - Xoanon

Liz Smith writes an interesting article on Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf), and of course she does her research well...Harry Potter Starring Ian McKellen! (and I can't get a job doing entertainment news on the web...) [More]

Media Watch: The Chicago Tribune

9/24/01, 1:31 pm EST - Strider

"Fans of a certain brooding, soulful vampire will likely be joined by fans of a certain brooding, soulful band of Middle-Earth creatures in watching The WB Monday night. A new full-length trailer for "The Fellowship of the Ring," the first film of New Line Cinema's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, will air during the season premiere of "Angel" 8 p.m." [More]

Media Watch: The Washington Post

9/24/01, 1:27 pm EST - Strider

"Oscar, time to polish your sword and stand at attention: Fall is nigh and as usual, Hollywood has its eye on the prize. Whether the best of the season's 100-plus upcoming releases will merit the Motion Picture Academy's consideration or even the price of a ticket is anybody's guess." [More]

Csokas' 'Garage Days' News

9/24/01, 8:29 am EST - Xoanon

The new Marton Csokas (Celeborn) film 'Garage Days' now has a website up. Take a look at this Alex Proyas (The Crow) film. [More]

Holm's 'From Hell' Pics

9/24/01, 8:26 am EST - Xoanon

DarkHorizons has posted some cool pics from the new Ian Holm (Bilbo) film 'From Hell'. Take a look [More]

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