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Comic-Con Details

July 17, 2001 at 11:42 pm by Tookish  - 

We’ve learned a bit about what the New Line presentation and literature panel will offer this weekend at Com-Con. For details about TORN’s show and Comic-Con itself please link here.

The literature panel: ”…In their programing listing there is the following for Friday, July20. ‘1:00 Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings as Literature – Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is considered a “modern classic,” having inspired an international cult, serious academic interest, two generations of movies, and much of contemporary fantasy. But how “classic” is the famous trilogy? How does it stand up in the tradition of its literary predecessors—such mythic tales and romances as Beowulf, Orlando Furioso, Morte d’Arthur and The Faerie Queene? Has LOTR attained the status of these true classics, and will it maintain its reputation in the future? Moderator Stephen Potts teaches Tolkien at the University of California at San Diego. Room 12.’ “

And New Line: ”Saturday, July 21 at 12:00 noon in the San Diego Convention Center, there will be an hour long presentation/sneak preview of the upcoming Lord of the Rings movie on the same level of detail as what was presented at the Cannes festival…” Woohoo!! I wonder who’s gonna be there…

Thanks to LN and MrCere for the help.

Posted in Old Special Reports on July 17, 2001 by

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