News for Oct. 15, 2000
Weekly Ebay Items
10/15/00, 11:39 pm EST - Xoanon
Cast Watch: October 15-21
10/15/00, 8:55 pm EST - Xoanon
'The Listener' turns in a report on the 'Rings'
10/15/00, 4:15 pm EST - Tehanu
Rings riders deny ill-treatment
10/15/00, 1:55 pm EST - Xoanon
Wingate Set Pics
10/15/00, 1:31 pm EST - Xoanon
Are you guys interested in some pics of the recent Wingate set? They're building what looks like a small village! [More]
News for Oct. 14, 2000
Hall of Fire October 14 & 15
10/14/00, 2:09 pm EST - Xoanon
Fate vs Free Will in Middle-earth
Our talk will be at 7:00 EST, a new time. Please note this change so you don’t miss our talk. A special thanks to Melian for the topic suggestion.
Saturday Chat: 7:00 EDT [12:00 GMT] +++NOTE THIS IS A NEW TIME+++
Sunday Chat: 6:00 GMT [1:00 EDT] [More]
News for Oct. 13, 2000
10/13/00, 10:12 pm EST - Xoanon
Cool Hobbit site for teachers and kids.
10/13/00, 7:57 pm EST - Tehanu
Cast News: Liv Tyler Film out Today -Update-
10/13/00, 9:17 am EST - Xoanon
You can read a review of the film on IMDB, movie site of the Gods. [More]
Latest Newsletter is Away!
10/13/00, 9:12 am EST - Xoanon
News for Oct. 12, 2000
Want the music off the internet preview?
10/12/00, 11:00 pm EST - Tehanu
BUT the music that inspired it IS readily available. It's Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, specifically the number 'O Fortuna.' I sent the last few people who asked for 'Gothic Power' to get Carmina Burana instead and they were delighted with it. It's here if you want to get it from Amazon. Crank up your speakers and go for it.
UPDATE: There's five versions of the Orff on Amazon....the Blomstedt one's wild and fast!
Tolkien, Author of the Century.
10/12/00, 10:52 pm EST - Tehanu
Exploited extras? Cough, snort, choke!!!
10/12/00, 10:44 pm EST - Tehanu
"New Zealand extras working on the $550 million Lord of The Rings production are being exploited with substandard wages and conditions, says an international film consultant. Hollywood based actor, producer and film consultant Anna Wilding, who is visiting family in Christchurch, said New Zealanders hired to supply and ride horses in the epic were being treated like "slave labour"."
I notice there wasn't any evidence i.e. quotes from extras who hated it. We on the website used to get emails all the time from people who'd crawl naked over broken glass for a chance to be allowed to be involved as extras (as if we could help!) so horsemaster Steve Old is right when he says people would pay to have that experience.
Well, you head off to the big city, you come home with all these big-city notions, like 'never do anything for any other reason than money.' Thanks for your input, Ms. Wilding.
Madame Butterfly goes to the Wingate set.....
10/12/00, 10:29 pm EST - Tehanu
Cast News: John Rhys-Davies talks LOTR
10/12/00, 5:35 pm EST - Xoanon
Rings 'tall dwarf' speaks
The Southland Times was given a rare interview with one of the lead characters from Peter Jackson's movie trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Queenstown reporter Meaghan Miller talks to English actor John Rhys-Davies about his role as Gimli. [More]
Thanks to Cinescape for the tip!
Xtem talks the 'Exploited' issue
10/12/00, 12:02 pm EST - Xoanon
More Lord of the Rings game licensing news
10/12/00, 10:58 am EST - Corvar
TV1 News gets a look behind the scenes.
10/12/00, 7:49 am EST - Tehanu
News for Oct. 11, 2000
Media Watch: 3D World Magazine
10/11/00, 6:21 pm EST - Xoanon
I thought you might want to see some information from the UK computer arts mag '3D World' concerning The Lord of the Rings movie. [More]
Were they expecting a limo and evian water?
10/11/00, 6:18 pm EST - Xoanon
A Geraldine couple who worked as extras on the set of The Lord of the Rings say they had the time of the lives and certainly were not exploited. [More]
Thanks to Cristtos for the tip!!
Exciting LOTR DVD News!!
10/11/00, 11:53 am EST - Xoanon
I work in the promotional field and sent you some images from promotional materials for Lord of the Rings a few months back. Anyway, I don't know if you know this, but New Line is planning to release each film on DVD before the subsequent comes out theatrically, and the DVD will contain a preview for the next film. Now that I think of it it seems obvious, but this is the first I've heard of it, so thought I'd pass it along. Very exciting for us DVD heads!
So it seems we won't have to wait until all three films are out of theatres to watch them on DVD!!
You want MORE anniversary celebrations?
10/11/00, 5:47 am EST - Tehanu
First Anniversary! The Report
10/11/00, 12:57 am EST - Tehanu
We’d like to celebrate the story of the film as it’s appeared to us since that first day, including some of the most memorable images. So take some time and relive this exciting year. [more]
News for Oct. 10, 2000
10/10/00, 3:56 pm EST - Tehanu
Fraud of the Rings
10/10/00, 9:41 am EST - Xoanon
Hey, Xoanon, it's John Cook here, the cartoonist who draws the Fraud of the Rings cartoon parody of LOTR.
Just letting you know we're doing another comic strip parody of Lord of the Rings at the Sci-Fi Movie Cartoon Contest. This one features a cartoon depiction of Frodo asking Gandalf why he wears all grey. You, the reader get to write Gandalf's response! Check it out or submit your own punchlines for Gandalf here.
Provocative new book on Tolkien
10/10/00, 1:43 am EST - Tehanu
Wingate set update.
10/10/00, 1:20 am EST - Tehanu
Edoras set report.
10/10/00, 1:14 am EST - Tehanu
News for Oct. 09, 2000
10/09/00, 8:21 pm EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Empire Magazine
10/09/00, 8:12 pm EST - Xoanon
Lord of the Rings Board Game Update
10/09/00, 11:59 am EST - Calisuri