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9-21-01 Latest News

New Line Shop Newsletter
Xoanon @ 9:27 pm EST

From: The cool folks at New Line Shop!

Yes, tomorrow is Frodo's and Bilbo's birthday, and as "Hobbits give presents to other people on their own birthdays," we thought we would do the same. We have a limited number of special Lord of the Rings pins -- 2 x 3 inch replicas of the first movie poster, featuring Frodo and the Ring -- that were originally created for theaters and other promotional partners. So, between now and next Wednesday, September 26th (or while supplies last, so hurry!) we're going to include one of these special pins with every Lord of the Rings order of $30 or more in the official shop at http://www.LOTRShop.com/m.html .

We're also pleased to announce the addition of two very special new products: a DVD player and VCR from JVC, each with a Lord of the Rings theme. These high-quality units are packed in a special Lord of the Rings box, and come with three bonuses: an exclusive 17-minute behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Lord of the Rings films, an AOL disc with Lord of the Rings screensavers and a special money-saving offer for joining AOL, and a special Lord of the Rings sticker. So whether you've been waiting to pick up your first DVD player, or need to replace your old VCR, here's your chance to own a great machine and have a first look at the magic that Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is bringing to the big screen.

We're also putting two of our exclusive items on sale through next Wednesday -- the 48 x 72 inch bus shelter size poster (of Frodo and the Ring), and the limited-edition International sales brochure, which is truly an extraordinary collectible. You'll save $10 on each item if you purchase them by Wednesday.

We've added some other great new items to the shop in the past few weeks, including the first 2002 Lord of the Rings wall calendar which features images of Frodo, the Ringwraiths, Gandalf, Bilbo, Gimli, Aragorn, the Orcs, and more; the new Pillars of Argonath poster (which we've also paired with the Frodo poster in a special money-saving set); new hardcover and softcover versions of The Lord of the Rings; and the much-loved Alan Lee illustrated hardcover of this epic masterpiece. And, since it's Frodo's birthday, don't forget about the Frodo Lives shirts and hats!

We'll have lots more exciting news to share with you as great new collectibles arrive, and will keep you informed with a newsletter every two weeks or so. We hope you'll stop by the shop soon.

Sending you our best wishes,

Nevin, and the entire LOTRShop Team


LOTR Barnes&Noble Feature
Xoanon @ 9:12 pm EST

From: Anthony

Just wanted to give you a heads up on one of the Barnes and Noble mags given out free every other month at any B&N. The sci fi fantasy one is entitled Explorations, just like other genre mags free at B&N, this one can be found at the scifi section of a B&N.

Anyhow, the Oct/Nov issue has an inter view with PJ, an excerpt from one of the upcoming movie book companions and a contest wtih ten questions which will put the contestant in the drawing for Sideshow Weta Statues, or a set of Games Workshop miniatures from their up coming games. I looked for a link on the B&N site and could not find one and the mag has no web referance address. Hopefully I can get you scans of this feature but I shall here include the questions and the mailing info where people can send in their answers.

1-What sort of creature was Gollum?

2-How old was Frodo when Bilbo gave his farewell birthday party?

3-Give both names for Aragorns sword before and after it was reforged.

4-When Frodo was wounded by the Nazgul Lord what did Aragorn go to fetch??

5-What gift did Gimli ask of Galadriel?

6-What was the last vision that Frodo saw in the Mirrior of Galadriel?

7-How did Gandalf escape from the Tower of Orthanc?

8-When Frodo asked Goldberry, "Who is Tom Bombadil?" what was her reply?

9-In what hall was a carved image of a tree inset with gems?

10-What game largely inspired by Tolkien, did Gary Gygax create in the mid-1970's?

The contest askes for name, address, City/State/Zip Code, phone# and Email address.

Answers get sent to: Explorations/Killen, Barnes and Noble, INc. 122 Fifth Ave., New York, NY, 10011 All entries must be postmarked no later than NOv7th 2001.

Grand prize winner will recieve all 4 series 1 statues 10 second prize will recieve FOTR basic game from Games Workshop.

9-20-01 Latest News

Media Watch: Cinescape Magazine
Xoanon @ 8:03 pm EST

Ringer Spy Coyboy Jane sends along these scans from the latest issue of 'Cinescape Magazine'.

Toy Biz Toy Pics
Xoanon @ 7:55 pm EST

Once again, Ringer Spy Ed sends along some great pics of his growing collection of new LOTR Toys from Toy Biz. Take a looksee, and I want mine! C'mon Toy Biz! Send along some!

Media Watch: Publishers Weekly
Xoanon @ 7:25 pm EST

Ringer Spy Feelit sends along these scans from 'Publishers Weekly' Magazine. Check them out!

Ovation Theatre Presents: Middle-earth
Xoanon @ 7:06 pm EST


Sept 21-Sept 29th at The Jarson Kaplan Theatre at
the Aronoff Center for the Arts Cincinnati, OH

TICKETS: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students.

A portion of proceeds from all ticket sales will go to benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati

(Signed performances, provided by The Interpretation Dept at Cincinnati State, available on Sept 22 (8:00p), Sept 23 (2:00p), and Sept 29 (2:00p & 8:00p).

This original, world debut production features huge puppets, original music, and innovative designs - - from designers and performers around the Tri-state area and (in some cases) across the country!

For more information on the production, please visit: www.cincinnatiovation.com

For ticket information, call (513) 241-SHOW, stop by the Aronoff Center, or visit ticketmaster, here

This original world debut production features the talents and contributions of: Renee Alper, Eric Bardes, Aretta Baumgartner, Emily Blocher, Blake Bowden, Lisa Hall Breithaupt, David Budke, Amber Burgess, Jaimss Carpenter, Gina Cerimele-Mechley, Daniel Cooley, Brad Couch, Rick Couch, Allison Davidson, Michael Davidson, Lendell Ervin, Carly Fry, Elizabeth Harris, Thyra Hartshorn, Megan Hils, Barb Hoffmann, Gregg Houterloot, Tasha Kimmich, Misha Knierim, Mary Lenning, Chuck Leonard, Deborah Ludwig, Sara Maxey, Kate Mock, Rachel Mock, Lacey Montgomery, Jay Nungesser, Angela Pascale, Greg & Sandy Rechtin, Katie Sabin, Nicole Sanford, Karen Schulte, Jon Schwartz, Joe Sofranko, Rich Sofranko, Peter Steinau, Joe Stollenwerk, Kelsey Thompson, Anna Torstenson, Matthew Trossman, Joel Underwood, Mike Venturini, Carus Waggoner, Mike Ward, Chad Weddle, Jerry Weisenhahn, Jessica Yerega, Caren Young, and Ric Young ...and many, many others.

Directed by Mary Lenning

Come experience the magic! Come experience Middle Earth!

The official site revs up the action: A Newsletter!
Tehanu @ 6:59 pm EST

If you want to get news of updates etc. (save on all that fruitless searching to see if they have or not) then LordofTheRing.net are now sending out newsletters. Click on bottom right 'join the Fellowship' to subscribe. If you want to ''try before you buy,' here's the text of the first newsletter:

"Welcome to the official Lord of the Rings newsletter! The first film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, opens in theaters on December 19, 2001.

The official website of the Lord of the Rings trilogy hosts exclusive production information including interviews with the cast and crew. You'll also find LOTR downloads to personalize your computer with, an online LOTR community and much more.

Dark Riders desktop
New exclusive download! Be the first to download the new desktop featuring The Dark Riders from The Fellowship of the Ring.

The casting director Liz Mullane and ceramics artist Mirek Smizek, talk about their roles in the creation of the Prancing Pony and the town of Bree. Click Here

Richard Taylor, the Director of WETA Workshop, tells us about how he tackled the challenge of bringing Orcs, Goblins and the creatures of Middle-earth to life! Click Here

Latest LOTR Poster
See the new teaser poster for The Fellowship of the Ring. Now online!

New Frodo Screensaver
Featuring Hobbit actor Elijah Wood.

Official LOTR Guides
To find out more about the Hobbits and the Humans of the Trilogy, click on the links below.
Hobbits Guide
Humans Guide

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Our hearts and prayers are with the victims of this terrible tragedy and
their families. For information how to help, Please visit www.helping.org



9-19-01 Latest News

Media Watch: 35 millimeters
Xoanon @ 8:24 am EST

From: Namarie

On Sunday I went to the local "Village" multiplex to see "Schrek" (I loved it). The stands were full with a special issue of the Village-Roadshow Distributions Co. magazine called "35 millimeters" presenting all new films for the upcoming season 2001-2002. To my joy 2/3rds of the cover were LOTR, the picture showing the Fellowship in dark silouette against snowcovered mountains(sorry no scanner). The rest 1/3rd was AI.

Inside 4 whole pages are dedicated to the LOTR. The main article is titled " A classic literary masterpiece becomes a source of inspiration for the whole world". It goes on to discribe the basic theme of all three books, the enormous production with basic facts and figures, gives a short biography of the professor and an account of the worldwide "adoration" wave of fans through the years. This on a 2 page spread with small photos of Frodo with Sting, the Ringwraiths galloping at the Ford, the professor smoking his pipe, and a boxed set of the books. This is followed by a whole page with Frodo holding the Ring from the official poster and on the opposite page a synopsis of the storyline of the first film and list of the actors playing the main characters under the picture of Galadriel kissing Frodo's head. And it confirms the films will be shown in Greece in December, hooray !!!!!!

There are the usual small mistakes and "shortcuts" we have become accustomed to, but all in all its a good presentation,especialy for the uninitiated.

9-18-01 Latest News

Making movie magic
Xoanon @ 1:02 pm EST

Before last spring, film and video studies senior Sophia Hernandez had never left the country or even seen the ocean. She had certainly never worked on the production of a professional movie, especially not one as epic as Lord of the Rings.

All this changed when Hernandez boarded a plane headed for New Zealand, where she spent her 2001 spring semester studying at New Zealand's Victoria University in Wellington and interning for Lord of the Rings.

"I wouldn't trade my experience in New Zealand for anything," Hernandez said.

With the help of film and video studies professor Andrew Horton, Hernandez was able to land the internship with Costa Bates, a longtime associate of Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.

Bates was working on the Making of the Lord of the Rings documentary, and Hernandez spent her internship observing the editing. She got to see a lot of the raw footage, but the closest she got to an actual set was a visit to the building where the miniatures for the movies were stored.

The miniatures, she said, were far from small, though. Entire landscapes had been modeled on a smaller scale. In addition, Hernandez said she got to witness many new and innovative techniques, but she was obligated not to say any more about the movie.

"I can tell you that it was the most intimate look at the film industry I have ever experienced," Hernandez said. She said her experience made her want to go into film editing because of the creativity involved. Hernandez's experiences in New Zealand also left her hoping to see more of the world.

"It was a time in my life to do something crazy, to prepare myself for an exciting life," she said.

Hernandez said her experiences with the local culture and the "absolutely gorgeous" landscapes have greatly influenced her. She has now made it a life goal to see as many new cultures as she can.

"I'll go wherever they let me," Hernandez said.

Horton said the New Zealand culture has also fostered many exceptional movies over the years. He said he was pleased Hernandez was able to participate in something as spectacular as Lord of the Rings.

Thanks to J Croft for the tip!

More Timekillers: Naismith exhibition, Barrowdowns, Namarie lyrics
Tehanu @ 5:04 am EST

This came in from Pippin Skywalker in the UK:

"I recently received my invitation to the Ted Nasmith Exhibit in London. Judging by the brochure I got it looks like this same event will ALSO be at The Chalk Farm Gallery's OTHER branch in Santa Fe!!! That is good news for all my fellow Americans who aren't in London. :) The exhibition begins December 3, and goes until January 10th.

Here is the info:

149, East Alameda Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Phone: 505 983 7125

Fax: 505 983 7128

E-mail: suhanagibson@hotmail.com

P.S. The Brochure is awesome! It has pics of paintings I've NEVER seen before! :)"

Meanwhile it looks like Barrowdowns has added to the fun you can have there. RL writes in to say "I dont know if you care much but I found this fun site called Barrowdowns which has an orc, elf, dwarf, and a hobbit name generator. It also will tell you what race you were in Middle Earth. On top of all of this there is a madlib game and a very funny hang hobbit game. When you get bored of this you can go to Malbeth the seer to have your future told. I highly recommend this page for its entertainment value."

Anyone want a word-for-word analysis of the song 'Namarie'? Here it is on Ardalambion, the Tolkien linguistics website. Lots of fun there if you want to learn Quenya.

LOTR influenced ads?
Tehanu @ 4:45 am EST

People have seen a LOTR influence in the Guiness and Nissan ads, but Alison writes in to point out: "I'd been reading a few notices about the Nissan and Guiness ads taking inspiration from FOTR. Just thought I'd point out that unfortunately Lord of the Rings wasn't the first story to link horses and water. It was done at least as early as Greek mythology, where Poseidon, god of the sea, was also the creator of horses. Maybe it's in other mythology as well. Either way, it's a nice image and I'm not surprised that quite a few people have used it, but I doubt it really came from LOTR."

Neil B came up with another ad though: "I hope that you guys and gals have seen the mini-production currently running on UK television, to cheer us all up a bit. A wizard, played by a famous actor, giving advice to a humble little chap, with lots of special effects, all in the space of a minute - surely not ? In fact it is an advertisement to focus on a company's sponsorship of British rugby, but we can all see the Middle Earth connections !"

I'm sure this is just the beginning.....

9-16-01 Latest News

Weekly Cast Watch
Xoanon @ 8:12 pm EST

Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn)

28 Days (2000)
Walk on the Moon, A (1999) UK
Thin Red Line, The (1998) UK
Psycho (1998) UK
Albino Alligator (1996)
Prophecy, The (1995) UK
Passion of Darkly Noon, The (1995) UK
Young Americans, The (1993)
Ruby Cairo (1993)
Young Guns II (1990)
Fresh Horses (1988) UK

Liv Tyler (Arwen)

Onegin (1999) UK
Plunkett & Macleane (1999) UK
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)

Ian Holm (Bilbo)

Last of the Blonde Bombshells, The (2000) (TV)
Alice Through the Looking Glass (1999) (TV)
eXistenZ (1999)
Fifth Element, The (1997)
Hamlet (1990) UK
Henry V (1989)
Dance with a Stranger (1985)
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) UK
Alien (1979) UK
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979) (TV)
Juggernaut (1974) UK
Severed Head, A (1971) UK
Fixer, The (1968) UK

Sean Bean (Boromir)

When Saturday Comes (1996) UK
Black Beauty (1994) UK
Patriot Games (1992) UK

Martyn Sanderson (Bree Gatekeeper)

Ned Kelly (1970)

John Noble (Denethor)

Airtight (1999) (TV) UK

Peter Mackenzie (Elendil)

Chill Factor (1999)
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998) UK
Nick of Time (1995)
Off Limits (1988)

Hugo Weaving (Elrond)

Matrix, The (1999) UK
Strange Planet (1999)
Interview, The (1998)
Babe (1995) UK
Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The (1994)
Reckless Kelly (1993)
For Love Alone (1986)

Miranda Otto (Eowyn)

What Lies Beneath (2000)
Jack Bull, The (1999) (TV)
Thin Red Line, The (1998) UK
Well, The (1997) UK
Love Serenade (1996)

David Wenham (Faramir)

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (1999)
Dark City (1998) UK

Ian Mune (unknown)

Once Were Warriors (1994)
Piano, The (1993) UK

Elijah Wood (Frodo)

Bumblebee Flies Anyway, The (2000)
Faculty, The (1998) UK
Good Son, The (1993)
Forever Young (1992) UK
Paradise (1991)
Avalon (1990)
Internal Affairs (1990)

Cate Blanchett (Galadriel)

Gift, The (2000)
Talented Mr. Ripley, The (1999) UK
Pushing Tin (1999) UK
Ideal Husband, An (1999) UK

Ian McKellen (Gandalf)

X-Men (2000) UK
Gods and Monsters (1998) UK
Apt Pupil (1998) UK
Rasputin (1996) (TV) UK
Cold Comfort Farm (1995) (TV)
Restoration (1995)
To Die for (1994) UK
Scandal (1989) UK
Windmills of the Gods (1988) (TV)
Keep, The (1983) UK
Alfred the Great (1969) UK
Touch of Love, A (1969)

Mark Ferguson (Gil Galad)

Every Woman's Dream (1996) (TV)

John Rhys-Davies (Gimli)

Bloodsport 3 (1996)
Cyborg Cop (1994)
Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter, The (1993)
Sunset Grill (1993)
Tusks (1990)
Secret Weapon (1990) (TV)
Firewalker (1986)
King Solomon's Mines (1985)
Victor/Victoria (1982)

Andy Serkis (Gollum)

Topsy-Turvy (1999) UK
Among Giants (1998) UK
Stella Does Tricks (1997)

Orlando Bloom (Legolas)

Wilde (1997) UK

Lawrence Makoare (Lurtz)

Rapa Nui (1994) UK

Bruce Spence (Mouth of Sauron)

Dark City (1998) UK
Moby Dick (1998) (TV)
Sweet Talker (1991)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

Sean Astin (Sam)

Kimberly (1999)
Icebreaker (1999)
Deterrence (1999)
Dish Dogs (1998)
Bulworth (1998) UK
Teresa's Tattoo (1994)
Low Life, The (1994/I)
Encino Man (1992) UK
Toy Soldiers (1991) UK
War of the Roses, The (1989) UK
White Water Summer (1987) UK
Goonies, The (1985)

Christopher Lee (Saruman)

Sleepy Hollow (1999) UK
Tale of the Mummy (1998) UK
Jinnah (1998) UK
Safari 3000 (1982)
1941 (1979) UK
Three Musketeers, The (1973) UK
One More Time (1970)
Brides of Fu Manchu, The (1966)
Gorgon, The (1964) UK
Longest Day, The (1962) UK
City of the Dead, The (1960)
Amère victoire (1957)
Traitor, The (1957) UK
Moulin Rouge (1952) UK
Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)

Bernard Hill (Theoden)

Midsummer Night's Dream, A (1999) UK
True Crime (1999) UK
Shirley Valentine (1989)
Bounty, The (1984)
Gandhi (1982) UK

Nathaniel Lees (Ugluk)

Rapa Nui (1994) UK

Brad Dourif (Wormtongue)

Shadow Hours (2000)
Storytellers, The (1999) UK
Urban Legend (1998) UK
Death Machine (1995)
Escape from Terror: The Teresa Stamper Story (1994) (TV)
Color of Night (1994)
Amos & Andrew (1993)
Trauma (1993)
Body Parts (1991) UK
Jungle Fever (1991)
Hidden Agenda (1990)
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Fatal Beauty (1987) UK
Ragtime (1981)

Jim Rygiel (SFX)

Anna and the King (1999)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Starship Troopers (1997)
Alien³ (1992)
Last of the Mohicans, The (1992)
Batman Returns (1992)
Solar Crisis (1990)
2010 (1984)

Howard Shore (Composer)

High Fidelity (2000)
eXistenZ (1999)
Analyze This (1999)
Dogma (1999)
Before and After (1996)
Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Se7en (1995)
Ed Wood (1994)
Single White Female (1992)
Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
She-Devil (1989)
Moving (1988)
Fire with Fire (1986)
Fly, The (1986)
After Hours (1985)
Places in the Heart (1984)
Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)

To get more information, use the sites I use like:

mydigiguide.com, tv-now.com and IMDB.com

Beleg Aderthad - the great Spanish gathering.
Tehanu @ 3:40 pm EST

This came to us from the coalition of Spanish-speaking websites, who are planning a great gathering for Spanish-speaking 'Tolkinedili.'
Suilad, mellyn!

The organization of the Beleg Aderthad salutes you.

We want to present you one of the greatest events organized by Tolkien fans to celebrate the release of 'The Fellowship of the Ring', first of the three movies New Zealander director Peter Jackson has filmed adapting 'Lord of the Rings'.

It's well known that the release of this film, the 19th of December 2001, is going to be a mass media phenomenon of great size. The repercussion this release is having both in Internet and traditional media, is at this moment very important.

In many cities, groups of Tolkien fans are being organized to attend the film's release. The world of "tolkiendili" has a long experience in organizing activities related to the works of the Oxford writer, whose 'Lord of The Rings' book is a classic in world's literature. However, the intensity with which those fans are following every new related to the movies foresees those activities will multiply when approaching release's date, 19th of December and also Friday 21st.

Beleg Aderthad, which means Big Gathering, is the result of the intention of most part of these groups to coordinate the activities. By means of the web site  Beleg Aderthad.com, Spanish-speaking Tolkien fans of every city who desire to organize or participate in some Tolkien related events in the release day are being organized, meeting each other and preparing some activities.

Today, when there are still more than 3 months left for the release date, more than 400 people are participating. We foresee that this number will arrive up to 1,000.

FromBeleg Aderthad.com we are coordinating all the efforts, to share ideas and resources to organize those activities. People who are interested are giving their names and location in a form and lately they are being gathered together in zones, in order to meet each other. Soon there will be issued information papers with the program of the activities in every area. In this moment are being made groups in 70 provinces within 12 different countries, in Europe and South America.

Beleg Aderthad is a coordination of Tolkien fans completely free, and has received support from the most important Tolkien associations, such as Sociedad Tolkien Española, Elfenomeno.com or different sites and forums related to Tolkien mythology.

If you wish to receive further information about the events that will come with the movie release, that will surely mark an inflexion point in the involvement of cinema-goers (and probably will overpass another media phenomenon like Star Wars- it has been overwhelmed in the internet preview), please visit our site Beleg Aderthad.com, or ask more information in our e-mail: info@belegaderthad.com.

You will become a witness, the release day, of how the magic of Tolkien’s world impregnates every theatre in Spanish-speaking countries.

We are waiting for you in Tolkien fans’ Big Gathering! We will see you in the Beleg Aderthad!

Suilad, mellyn!
Recibid los saludos de la organización de la Beleg Aderthad.
Por medio de este mail queremos presentaros lo que será uno de los eventos más multitudinarios organizado por los aficionados a Tolkien con motivo del estreno de "La Comunidad del Anillo", la primera de las tres pel'culas que el cineasta neozelandés Peter Jackson ha rodado adaptando "El Señor de los Anillos".
Es sabido que el estreno de esta pel'cula, el 19 de diciembre del 2001, va a ser un fenómeno mediático de grandes dimensiones. La repercusión que este estreno está teniendo, tanto en Internet como en la prensa tradicional, está siendo ya alt'sima.
En numerosas ciudades, grupos de fans de Tolkien ya se están organizando para asistir al estreno de esta pel'cula. El mundo de los "tolkiendili" tiene ya una larga experiencia en organizar actividades relacionadas con la obra de este escritor de Oxford, cuyo libro "El Señor de los Anillos" es ya un clásico de la literatura mundial. Sin embargo, la intensidad con la que estos aficionados están siguiendo las noticias relativas a la pel'cula hacen prever que estas actividades se multiplicarán conforme se acerque la fecha del d'a 19 o 21, por ser viernes.
La Beleg Aderthad, o Gran Reunión, es el resultado de la intención de muchos de estos grupos de coordinar estas actividades. Por medio de la página web http://www.belegaderthad.com , los fans de Tolkien de cualquier ciudad hispanohablante que desean organizar o participar en algún evento tolkieniano el d'a del estreno, se están ya organizando, conociéndose entre s' y preparando dichas actividades.
A fecha de hoy, cuando todav'a quedan más de tres meses para el estreno, ya son más de 400 las personas que han dado su nombre. Se prevé que el número de personas que finalmente participen en eventos y actividades tolkienianas alrededor de este d'a se acerque a las 1.000 personas.
Desde la web http://www.belegaderthad.com estamos coordinando todos estos esfuerzos, para compartir ideas y recursos para organizar dichas actividades. Los interesados van dando su nombre y localización en un formulario al efecto, y posteriormente se van agrupando en zonas, y poniéndose en contacto entre s'; y pronto se irán publicitando los programas de actividades que se realicen en cada zona. En este momento ya se están formando grupos en 70 provincias de 12 pa'ses distintos, en Europa y Latinoamérica.
La Beleg Aderthad, que es una coordinación de aficionados a Tolkien totalmente gratuita, ha recibido ya el apoyo de las más importantes asociaciones tolkienianas, como la Sociedad Tolkien Española, la página web Elfenomeno.com o diferentes Webs y foros relacionados con la mitolog'a creada por Tolkien.
Si deseas tener más información sobre los eventos que acompañarán el estreno de esta pel'cula, que marcarán seguramente un punto de inflexión en la implicación de los aficionados en el mundo del cine, que posible superará a otros fenómenos mediáticos como "La Guerra de las Galaxias", tal y como lo ha superado ya en la promoción por Internet, no dudes en visitar nuestra web, http://www.belegaderthad.com ,o en pedirnos más información en nuestra dirección de correo: info@belegaderthad.com.
Y sed as' testigos, el d'a del estreno, de cómo la magia del mundo de Tolkien impregna las distintas salas cinematográficas de todos los pa'ses hispanohablantes.
¡Os esperamos en la Gran Reunión de los tolkienianos! ¡Os esperamos en la Beleg Aderthad!

Media Watch: Ireland's 'Sunday Independent'
Xoanon @ 3:31 pm EST

This is from the Irish paper Sunday Independent. On page 2, right bang in the centre of the page is an article about Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) doing the Veronica Guerin film.

There is also a photograph but not from LOTR. I've no scanner so this is the best I can do. I must do my bit for the TORNadoes, right?

Here's the transcript:


Cate Blanchett, the Australian film star, was in Dublin last week to discuss her role as Veronica Guerin in the Joel Schumacher movie which will begin shooting next February. (Heavily pregnant Cate’s next project, her baby, is due in December.)

What drew the acclaimed star of Elizabeth and The Talented Mr. Ripley towards the role of the ed Sunday Independent journalist was that Veronica "obviously was a unique and extraordinary life force and that was interesting within the world of journalism and crime detectives".

The most prominent Australian in Hollywood next to Nicole Kidman said that Veronica Guerin’s life showed "incredible bravery". Anyone who was prepared to put themselves on the line for what they believed in was admirable and rare, she said. And though five years had passed since Veronica’s there was "still an enormous amount of pain; people must miss her energy. She pushed the boundaries of crime reporting and stepped on a lot of toes."

"The story is incredibly controversial," said Blanchett. "You get the sense that people are very protective and defensive and that they have a sense of ownership of the memory of Veronica".

It was something similar to what she found when playing Queen Elizabeth in the film Elizabeth, she said. "Iconic women like Veronica, and like Elizabeth, are much claimed and owned in our history and so it’s an enormous responsibility to play her".

Having just finished Bandits with Billy Bob Thornton and Bruce Willis, to say nothing of Lord of the Rings, Blanchett is one of the busiest women in Hollywood. Her research on Veronica’s life, nonetheless, she says, will be tireless.

Call me B_Irish

9-15-01 Latest News

Potter Vs Rings, Coming To A Store Near You
Strider @ 5:21 am EST

Harry Vs. Hobbit

Top Ten Reasons Why My Wizard Can Beat Your Wizard


10. Tom Bombadil's little songs are irritating as heck.
9. Glorious Elven Realm of Lothlorien are nothing but elves in rickety tree
8. HP characters have TV & outdoor plumbing.
7. We handcarft our movies one at a time.
6. Sales through 7/01(books & audio): 334,000 LOTR: 66,00
5. You can pronounce the names in Harry's world.
4. HP hasn't had nearly as much time to spawn countless talentless
3. Constant bickering between Gimli & Legolas is much more annoying then
constant bickering between Ron & Hermione.
2. You know there will be another book.
1. The author's not dead!


10. Frodo has the one ring that rules them all, Harry has a broomstick.
9. The LOTR sidelines won't break.
8. Dumbledore seems oddly familiar... Can you say Gandalf?
7. No annoying street dates.
6. Liv Tyler is much more attractive then Hermione.
5. Hobbits know how to party!
4. Most of the characters in LOTR are safely out of puberty.
3. What would you rather do? Explore the lost realms of the middle earth, or
go to school?
2. Frodo never ate candy that tasted like vomit!
1. If there hadn't been a Tolkien, there wouldn't be a Rowling.

Thanks Queen Of Rohan

9-12-01 Latest News

The Onion has more Tolkien humour.
Tehanu @ 6:07 pm EST

"Sci-Fi Fans Argue The Better Of Two as-Yet-Unreleased Films TULSA, OK—

Science-fiction fans Pete Carver and Matthew Wynne disagreed sharply Monday on the relative merits of Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone and The Fellowship Of The Ring, neither of which hits theaters for months. "The storyboards for the Quidditch tournament I saw on this one web site look terrible," said the pro-Tolkien Carver. "There's no way that scene can be better than I've heard the Balrog one is." Wynne countered that the set design for the Great Hall of Hogwarts set "will completely blow away" that of the Mines of Moria."

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