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John Howe Exhibit in Paris

John Howe Exhibit in Paris
John Howe in Paris

Thanks to Shinji & Kylia for these reports and pics! Kylia writes: I attended the signing session with John Howe in Paris about two weeks ago so here are some pictures and a little review of it, that you can use for the website if you want to! [More]

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John Howe Exhibit in Paris

John Howe Exhibit in Paris
John Howe in Paris

Thanks to Shinji & Kylia for these reports and pics!

Hi there !

I attended the signing session with John Howe in Paris about two weeks ago so here are some pictures and a little review of it, that u can use for the website if you want to!

On the 17th of January I and a few mates attended a signing session with John Howe at la Fnac des Halles in Paris. It was planned to begin at 3.30pm so we got there at noon assuming there wouldn’t be lots of people there already. We were proved wrong since there must have been about 100 hundreds people lining up… apparently some people turn up as early as 10am! Anyway, the session was a major success and the staff were quite overwhelmed.. John arrived at 3.15pm and started signing at 3.30: talk about punctuality! Our patience was rewarded by a signature and nice quick chat (there were 7 of us so we could sort of hang around….much to the dismay of the store staff!

And well.. i also made some leeeeembas bread so it did help… Dunno if John ate it but he looked pleased by my gesture (he probably though I really was a LOTR geek!), he said something like that “Ah lembas bread for my next journey to Mordor!”, what a comic eh! Anyway… although it went terrifibly well for us lot, we were slightly disappointed that we didn’t get a little drawing. So much for waiting 5 hours… but well next time we know we have to camp over the night if we want one! đŸ˜‰

Also, I’ve joined some pictures from the exhibition that’s running till Feb 15th at the BNF. They arent many of them cos we aint allowed to take any pictures so i’ve sort of “steal” them! The picture of the books “Bilbo the hobbit” is from there as well, they are exhibiting some early editions of Tolkien books.

Oh and another piece of information about John Howe (I swear I aint managing his fanclub!):

An exhibition of John Howe paintings and drawings of Middle Earth and Tolkien’s books will be running from the 7th of February in Chalons-en-Champagne (51). It’s at the Bibliothèque Pompidou. There will be a private viewing on the 7th at 6pm, and John will be present.

45 copies of poster of the exhibition will be available for all to buy for the price of 43euros. For that price, it must be nice!

Anyway, I will be going to that viewing next Saturday and I got the authorisation to take pictures and even film the event so I will send you all that in the following week..

Kylia

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‘Rings’ digital dailies circled globe via iPod

Fans of “The Lord of the Rings” films know him as Frodo Baggins, but in plain technical terms, the cutest hobbit ever to shuffle onto the screen, in the guise of actor Elijah Wood, was essentially a storage transfer medium. [More]

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The Big and the Sméagol

The bold attempt to film J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fable of Middle-earth has been a resounding success. Already, the first two films in director Peter Jackson’s rousing Lord of the Rings trilogy from New Line Cinema have become classics—very successful classics: The Fellowship of the Ring, with its Hobbits, wizards, elves, and Orcs, generated $862.2 million in box-office revenue; the second film, The Two Towers, topped that with ticket sales of $920.5 million, putting it into fourth place among all films, of all time. [More]

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MVPs of Middle-earth

As “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” marches along to what looks like Oscar glory, we thought we’d take a moment to remember some of the little people that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences forgot: actors who played key roles in the Tolkien trilogy’s huge ensemble. [More]

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TV Watch: Astin on ‘Real Time’ Report

Betsy writes: Sean Astin was on “Real Time with Bill Maher” last night on HBO. I believe it was episode 23, although he is not listed as a guest on the HBO site. The show repeats throughout the week, next showing at 10 p.m. ET today, Jan. 31 on HBO2 East. Sean did a great job and held his own against Bill; he got in a couple of really important points regarding our need to actually get educated and participate in the election process if we want to see change in our country. [More]

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Andrew Lesnie at Berlin Film Fest

Andrea writes: Andrew Lesnie will be at the Berlin Film Festival to talk about the cinematography of LOTR. The whole thing will be a part of the “Talent Campus” series, the title and description of the event is “Pixel and Grain: Cinematography of `The Lord of the Rings`-Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie on handling the real and the digitals in `LOTR`”. [berlinale.de]

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Entertainment Weekly Oscar Guide scans

Ringer Roheryn writes: “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King gets lots of ink in this week’s Oscar Guide issue of Entertainment Weekly (Double issue #749/750). There is a 3-page overview article that mentions the film quite a bit, as well as individual features for Best Director and Best Picture, each offering one page of text with one photo page.” [More]

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Howard Shore Concert in Atlanta

Peter writes: Howard Shore is coming to Atlanta with 2 nights of live performances of music from LOTR in Atlanta Symphony Hall this June. Alan Lee’s original illustrations will also be displayed during the movements and I have been told that tickets are selling fast. [More]

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FIDM Exhibit Showcases ROTK Costumes

Ringer Spy Grima Wormtongue writes: The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum Galleries present: 12th Annual “The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition. [More]

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FIDM Exhibit Showcases ROTK Costumes

Ringer Spy Grima Wormtongue writes: The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum Galleries present: 12th Annual “The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition.

The 2004 Exhibition will feature over 100 costumes from 23+ films from 2003. Some of the films represented will be: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Haunted Mansion, The Last Samurai, Seabiscuit, Cold Mountain, Master & Commander, and The Cat in the Hat.

Exhibit is open February 2 thru April 8
10am to 4pm daily, including Saturday. Closed Sundays.
FIDM Museum Galleries On The Park, 1st level.

919 South Grand Avenue (corner of Grand & 9th street)
Downtown Los Angeles
Admission is free.
Group tours can be arranget at (213)-624-1200 ext. 2225
Parking under college building (Entrance on 9th street).

I’ve gone to this exhibit for the past two years, which featured costumes from FOTR and TTT, and it was amazing to see them up close! This is a great exhibit and I highly recommend it. I hope this information is helpful!

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TV Watch: Annie Lennox on ‘The Tonight Show’

Annie Lennox will be performing on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Friday February 6th. Will she be singing ‘Into the West’? Lets hope! ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ airs on NBC at 11:35, the musical guest usually appears around 12:15AM.

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