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Archive for December, 2003

Neiman Marcus Display Photos

Neiman Marcus Display Photo
Arwen’s Dress

Serinde writes: My partner took these digital photos of the Neiman Marcus display windows, and we tweaked and cleaned them up a bit. We particularly set out to capture fabrics, metalwork, and embroidery details. [More]

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Neiman Marcus Display Photos

Neiman Marcus Display Photos
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Serinde writes: My partner took these digital photos of the Neiman Marcus display windows, and we tweaked and cleaned them up a bit.

We were really hampered by reflections of office towers and passing traffic on the windows, which made wide shots almost impossible. For reference, the displays are lit with both colored spots and flourescents, and most of these shots also have fill illumination from daylight bouncing off the glass-walled buildings across the street.

We particularly set out to capture fabrics, metalwork, and embroidery details. Some notes for costume geeks that aren’t obvious in the photos: Arwen’s mourning dress is deep midnight blue, though it photographs as black. Eowyn’s brown bodice is embossed (or possibly quilted?) in a diamond pattern on the lower part and a spiral pattern on the top; the fabric for the cream (silk?) underdress is alternating bands of crinkly pleated texture and a scrolling floral jacquard with scattered paisleys. (I can’t determine whether the crinkled bands are the same jacquard pattern). Pippin’s shirt is almost certainly linen, and the buttons appear to be covered in linen as well. White Tree motifs pop up everywhere on the Gondorian clothes – see the clasps on Boromir’s surcoat, and Denethor’s tiny shirt buttons.

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Theater Chains Raising Price of Ticket

NEW YORK – Two major movie theater chains are adding 25 cents to the price of a ticket in the city, pushing the cost of adult admission above the $10 mark for the first time. Loews Cineplex and United Artists began charging $10.25 for an adult’s ticket and $6.75 for a child’s ticket in the past week as moviegoers crowded theaters for holiday blockbusters such as “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” [More]

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Complete ROTK ‘For Your Consideration’ Ads

Complete ROTK 'For Your Consideration' Ads
The Entire ROTK Cast

Frodosam sends along these great scans from various publications with ROTK ‘For Your Consideration’ Ads. These ads are used to help Oscar voters decide who they should keep in mind when filling out those Oscar ballots. [More]

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Lord of the Flies

Samantha writes: Here’s a scan of an article about Dominic Monaghan’s strange pets I found while browsing through magazines. [More]

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Wireless Firm Rings Up ‘King’-Sized Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Wireless entertainment publisher Jamdat Mobile on Tuesday unveiled a collection of products based on “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” extending a series that began with the first movie in the hugely successful trilogy. [More]

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Riddles of the Rings resolved

Barliman’s chatter NerwenArtanis showed us the link to this story in The Daily Telegraph. I happen to think that a friendship rooted in complete trust and which cannot be shaken by the most evil interference is pretty dramatic, but hey — I’m not a screenwriter. Check it out! [More]

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The TORn RoTK Geeky Observation List – Redux

Remember that observation list? It’s back and updated for the first and only time. Thanks to everyone who wrote in – at this point I hand all responsibility for it back to the people on the message boards. 😉 [More]

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NZ Herald Names Rings Best

The NZ Herald names RoTK its best film for 2003, but it would have been a lot harder had Whale Rider been in the pot with it. Thanks to Ringer Ataahua for the link. [More]

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Time’s Best And Worst Movies Of 2003

End of year – time for those endless lists. Here’s Time Magazine’s best and worst films of 2003. And the winner is … [More]

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Bound For Glory

Thanks to Ringer sentiEnt for this link. If actor Billy Boyd is worried about being typecast because of his role as hobbit (Peregrin Took) Pippin he doesn’t let it show. Boyd believes that far from being a problem, his participation in Peter Jackson’s vision of Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings is likely to be both the role he shall always be remembered for and his calling card for future work. [More]

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Orlando Is Coverbound

Thanks to Ringer Spy Alquawen for these scans of cover boy Orlando Bloom in the latest edition of GQ magazine. [More]

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