Great LOTR Article!
No, no revealing news in it (stay here for that!) but this article, written by Angela Gunn for Seattle Weekly (www.seattleweekly.com) is really in depth, and most of all it concerns us! Netizens!
Gunn really knows her stuff, be sure to look out for the Balrog Wing debate mentioned! here’s a snippet:
Will the Net make–or break–the fantasy legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien?
Peter Jackson is teasing his Internet stalkers unmercifully. It’s probably the only thing to do when you’ve got tens of thousands of them spying on you, criticizing you, questioning your judgment, and threatening you with dire consequences if you mess around with the elves or the dwarves or the hobbits.
Jackson is directing the new three-movie version of The Lord of the Rings, one of the most beloved books of the century. With a $360 million budget it’s the second-largest production ever. Think that’s scary? The online fan base is ravening for information and input. With all that’s at stake, playing coy with the Net is like sticking a hand in the lion’s cage
For the rest of the article, click here
(Thanks to Jody B for the tip!)Posted in Old Main News on September 7, 1999 by xoanon