[Lotr_announce] TheOneRing.net Newsletter (24/03/01)
Sat, 24 Mar 2001 13:24:25 -0500
Saturday March 24, 2001
Here it is, the weekly newsletter! Enjoy!
Rings Roundup (Top headlines of major interest)
Tyler: 'an amazing thing': Liv Tyler (Arwen) has recently
spoken with Flaunt Magazine. In the interview Liv gives
some very interesting tidbits on her character and the
overall changes from the books to the films.
Finalized LOTR Product Range: Games Workshop has
posted a finalized version of its initial product release for
"Fellowship of the Ring."
SFX Goes LOTR Mad!! Ringer Spy David C did an
AMAZING job by sending me these amazing scans from
our good pals at SFX Magazine, thanks alot!!
3foot6 Insider talks LOTR: Melissa works at the
Wellington based production company 3foot6 and had
the inside view of the production of Lord of the Rings --
here is her account of the events: "Finally, Tolkien's best
seller Lord of the Rings will be realized on film and at the
helm New Zealand's Peter Jackson. Principal photography
began on October 11 1999 and wrapped up on December
22 2000, with another 2 years of work to come in Post Production.
Rygiel Replaces Stetson? Since the surprising news of Mark
Stetson being "let go" everybody was wondering who will be
brought in his place. Well, now we have the answer: The new
visual effects supervisor for Lord of the Rings is Jim Rygiel.
Scouring of the Site (Breakdown of our various sections)
Barlimans is more than a place to get your mead! There
is the Fun Section, Regulars Map and Photo Gallery, and
of course the gateway to our ever famous MIRC Chatroom!
Gaming Havens is keeping all you gamers up to date on
the latest RPG/Fantasy/Sci-Fi games out there. Check it
out daily for gaming news.
The super-cool new Green Books has updated for March.
Quickbeam goes 'Out on a Limb' and reveals the TRUE lead
character of LOTR, and you may be surprised it's not Frodo!
Read up on 15 new 'Questions & Answers'-- Tookish has
fresh Ticklers-- and a secret Special Guest writes 'In Arwen's
Defense.' You could be our next Guest, so check it out. Come
explore the Words and Worlds of Tolkien with us!
The Official Peter Jackson Fanclub (TBHL) The Lord of the Rings
Director's very own fanclub! Stop on by to learn more about the man,
the myth, the bastard. If you are a Peter Jackson fan, then 'The
Bastards Have Landed' is the place for you!
The Tolkien community never looked so good! Come and check out
our listing of 11 subsites hosted by TheOneRing.net! We've got
everything from Rolozo Tolkien, with almost EVERY Middle-earth
image ever created, to our FX section, devoted to the magic of motion
picture special effects. As well as a host of foreign language sites!
Our Tolkien Fan section is just for you! From the site design to all the
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Shop.theonering.net is THE place to find all your Tolkien items available
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on over to our shop section for all your Tolkien needs!
Palantir Premonitions (Things to come)
Demosthenes dreamed up a wonderful topic to discuss and debate
in The Hall of Fire for our March 24th and 25th chats:
Sauron, the Movies, and Me
The rumor mill has been grinding out lots of interesting information
about the Master of Mordor, the Disciple of Doom, the number
one Evil Power of Middle-earth's Third Age, Sauron (ok I made
those up, but ya know...) It's time to hash over what we've heard, things
LOTR scriptwriter Philippa Boyens comments to the effect that she
has written two scenes in which Sauron appears... only two?
"As screenwriters, we totally agree Sauron is far more fascinating as a
force of evil than as an actual presence."
... yet we've heard about what he looks like... and seen lots of recent
Sauron images in the news...
Lots of questions to explore here. What do you think the Dark Lord
should look like in the movies? Sauron the armour-wearing axe murderer
vs crowned machiavellian type? Will he have a speaking role? What kind
of special effects might be employed to bring him to the screen? What are
your images and thoughts of this character?
Place: #thehalloffire on theonering.net server; come to theonering.net's
chat room Barliman's and then type /join #thehalloffire .
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