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Archive for August, 2001

Access Hollywood Talks LOTR

Access Hollywood mentioned LOTR on today’s ‘Staggering Stat’ section. They mentioned the LOTR budget at a staggering 270 Million dollars…

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E!Online updates

The September edition of E!Online’s LOTR reports focusses on the casting process, both for the main roles and the 4000 extras. [More]

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Tolkien Effort

Thanks to ryanp for the scan!

Today’s new Entertainment Weekly has a short blurb about LOTR in the Books section.

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Media Watch: Cinema Magazine

German site Der Herre der Ringe have some great images of on-site shooting including the fields of Rohan scanned from German film magazine Cinema. [More]

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Cate Blanchett CAST For Chasing The Dragon

ShowbizIreland is exclusively reporting that Cate Blanchett has been casted as the main role of murdered Irish journalist Veronica Guerin in the upcoming film Chasing the Dragon. Cate will be visiting Dublin in two weeks to check out the proposed sites of shooting, which will begin in February 2002. [More]

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Potter Vs Rings, Article #75, Etc Etc Etc….

ShowbizIreland have joined the current trend of the media by reporting that there will no doubt be a battle between Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. The article also mentions the brief spell of Irishman Stuart Townsend as Aragorn, who coincidentally has had his latest movie Queen of the Damned pushed back to 2002 due to the recent tragic death of Aaliyah. [More]

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Media Watch: Total Film Magazine

From: Gothmog and Wife

The October 2001 issue of the UK edition of Total Film Magazine has not only a four page article on the first part of the LOTR trilogy (including an interview with Peter Jackson) but a free double sided poster! One side is of the hobbits together, the other is of Arwen wielding her sword. The article is part of the mag’s preview special section for 2002. Lots of nice pics of the cast, including one at the council of Elrond I certainly haven’t seen. Fabulous stuff!

Anyone with a scanner, send the article along!

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Footballer Loves Tolkien

From: DonQuijote

Having lived in Berlin as an exchange student for a year, I like to keep up with my favorite Bundesliga team, Hertha BSC Berlin. Imagine my surprise when I discovered an article about the Greek defenseman Kostas Konstantinidis (today’s evidently his birthday) entitled “1379 Seiten Mittelerde (1379 Pages of Middle Earth)”. [More]

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Footballer Loves Tolkien

From: DonQuijote

Having lived in Berlin as an exchange student for a year, I like to keep up with my favorite Bundesliga(national footba–er, soccer, league) team, Hertha BSC Berlin. Imagine my surprise when I discovered an article about the Greek defenseman Kostas Konstantinidis (today’s evidently his birthday) entitled “1379 Seiten Mittelerde (1379 Pages of Middle Earth)”

Berlin– Kostas Konstantinidis has made some plans for the near future. To be exact, 1379 pages. Not all at once; Kostas just doesn’t have enough time for that! No, Kostas advances slowly but surely. His plans are facilitated by the fact that his reading material is already divided. It all begins with the “Fellowship.” Then Kostas should be approached by “Two Towers,” and finally the “Return of the King.” Insiders know: Kostas Konstantinidis is reading Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.” We don’t know if the legends of the Hobbit-world are included in his hand-baggage. But we know Kostas’ current destination quite well: Finland…where he will play in the defense of the Greek national team…On September 6th (at the latest), Frodo, Gandalf, and Sauron will play the leading roles in his imagination once more…For his 29th birthday, coach Röber could give him a movie ticket. On the 20th of December, Kostas’s current reading material comes to the big screen.”

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Glimpse of a visual universe faithful to Tolkien

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, war comes to the world of the Hobbits first as a rumour, a distant echo of far-off fighting. Then suddenly the Shire, the cozy and comfortable land of the Hobbits, is engulfed in strife. For fans of Tolkien’s great fantasy, the marketing campaign surrounding director Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film trilogy resembles warfare in Middle-earth, as once inaudible noises seem to be getting nearer and more ominous. [More]

Thanks to Pascale for the tip!

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EXTRA Talks LOTR

From: Tom

I just recently became aware of a brief LOTR special on EXTRA that I suppose is part of an upcoming films preview. It will be airing on friday August, 31 7:00pm(EST) on the show EXTRA on NBC.

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Mackenzie IS Elendil? Rhodes IS Maggot?

The Internet Movie Database has a few new names on it’s LOTR Cast page. They say that young Taea Hartwell (The Frighteners) will play a child Hobbit, Peter Mackenzie (The In Crowd, Chill Factor) is set to play Elendil. I’ve also been getting news that Cameron Rhodes (Dark Knight [TV]) will play Farmer Maggot and not Ian Mune as previously thought…are ANY of these casting rumors true? Only time, and a little digging, will tell (I cannot beleive I’m posting casting rumors with a few months left until the film opens, SOMEONE send me a complete cast list!).

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