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Media Watch: Spin Magazine

December 5, 2001 at 9:58 pm by xoanon  - 

From: Rosie

There’s a picture of Elijah Wood on the contents page, and another one on the front page of the article (wearing a Cheap Trick shirt, no less!) On the second page of the article there is a picture of Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, Sean Bean, and Elijah Wood (out of costume, of course) under a tree or something.

Very devastating looks on their faces ^_^ On the third page of the article, there’s a section entitled “Tolkien Name Check” with lots of shots from the movie we’ve seen before. This section gives examples of how LOTR has affected society over the years, for instance, some of the Led Zeppelin albums, some lyrics from other songs, and, of course, Leonard Nimoy’s “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”.

Here’s the article:

EXPOSURE

Hobbit Forming. Airborne Toilets, Knee Pants, Elf Tattoos: It’s Lord of the Rings

“It just isn’t a normal movie,” says Sean Astin, stating the obvious. Astin is one of the stars of the übergeek epic that comes to theaters, at last, this month: “The Fellowship of the Ring”, the first part of the $270-million, three-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. For the uninitiated, the first installment tells the story of hobbit Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), his fellowship, and their efforts to destroy a powerful ring that – if co-opted by evil forces – could enslave the resident of Middle-earth. Directed by indie stalwart Peter Jackson (Heavenly Creatures), the film also stars Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortenson, and a cast of literally thousands. In a season of go-nowhere would-be blockbusters, “The Fellowship of the Ring” is more than a likely sure thing: It’s the first film in recent memory that has a chance to have an impact on pop culture the way “Star Wars” did almost 25 years ago.

Of course, iconic films don’t come easily: Principal photography on all three , message boards and much more.

Based on J.R.R. Tolkein’s epic novel, “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy will collectively re-tell the story of Frodo Baggins, who battles against the Dark Lord Sauron to save Middle-earth from the grip of evil. In the films, Frodo and The Fellowship embark on a desperate journey to rid the earth of the source of Sauron’s greatest strength, the One Ring, a ring of such power that it cannot be destroyed. His extraordinary adventures across the treacherous landscape of Middle-earth reveal how the power of friendship and courage can hold the forces of darkness at bay.

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