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Archive for November, 2004

He’s SEEN the Extended Edition.

Roberto Robert over at Bad Taste, the Italian LOTR site,has seen the Extended Edition – the Italian distributor sent him a copy. He’s not that enthusiastic about all of the additional material. His full description, with lots of SPOILERS, is HERE This is going to heat things up, now! I’m sure everyone’s going to have an opinion about this. !!! MAJOR SPOILERS !!! [More]

Posted in DVDs, LotR Movies, Movie Return of the King, Old Main News

Boyd At Ring*Con Report

Irascian writes: I’ve just posted the transcript of Billy Boyd’s second Ring*Con panel along with a bunch of photo’s. Take a look! [More]

Posted in Billy Boyd, Conventions, LotR Cast News, Old Main News

Bloom’s Pants & McKellen’s Tie For Auction

Elen writes: I want to tell you guys about a great charity auction going on right now that includes items from Orlando Bloom and Sir Ian Mckellen. It’s called Blue Jeans for Genes, and it benefits the National Hemophilia Foundation. Hemophilia is a debilitating and incurable blood disorder where the patient’s blood doesn’t clot. It’s treatable, but sometimes very hard to live with. Check it out! [More]

Posted in Ian McKellen, LotR Cast News, Old Main News, Orlando Bloom

David Salo Answers Your Language Questions In Hall of Fire!

If you’re even casually interested in the languages Tolkien created, you’ll want to join us in Hall of Fire on December 11 at 5.30pm EST when we’ll be joined by Tolkien language expert David Salo for a moderated question and answer session. David was the primary language consultant for Peter Jackson’s adaptation of Lord of the Rings. David wrote Elvish dialogue, and created Dwarvish inscriptions for Moria, as well as the inscriptions for Aragorn’s sword – Anduril – and Frodo’s sword – Sting. [More]

Posted in Barliman News

David Salo Answers Your Language Questions In Hall of Fire!

If you’re even casually interested in the languages Tolkien created, you’ll want to join us in Hall of Fire on December 11 at 5.30pm EST when we’ll be joined by Tolkien language expert David Salo for a moderated question and answer session. David was the primary language consultant for Peter Jackson’s adaptation of Lord of the Rings. David wrote Elvish dialogue, and created Dwarvish inscriptions for Moria, as well as the inscriptions for Aragorn’s sword – Anduril – and Frodo’s sword – Sting. [More]

Posted in Barlimans, Crew News, Hall of Fire, Languages, Old Main News, Other Crew

Liv Tyler Headed to Sundance

A thumb-sucking boy, a bicycle cop, a pimp-turned-rapper and enough dysfunctional families to fill a therapist’s waiting room – all are coming to Park City in January for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. So are films with such stars as Naomi Watts, Keanu Reeves, Laura Linney, Liv Tyler and James Woods. [More]

Posted in Liv Tyler, LotR Cast News, Old Main News

Billy Boyd on German TV

Moffel writes: Billy Boyd will be on German TV Wednesday, Dec.1st. He will be on a show called “Die besten Filme aller Zeiten” (The best movies of all time) on Kabel 1(channel) at 20.15. The show will feature Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in its Top 20 and Billy will be there and talk about the experiences he made while shooting the movie in NZ.

Posted in Billy Boyd, LotR Cast News, Old Main News, Television

It is ALL In The Details

Turin Turambar writes: While watching the ROTK:EE trailer, I noticed Cirth runes on the helmet of the Mouth of Sauron. I paused the trailer and some runes were a little difficult to make out; but eventually, this is what I got: “LAMMEN GORTHAUR” (bottom) & “GORTHAUR” (top)

The language is Sindarin and is literally translated: “Voice” (lammen)” & “Dread Abomination (Gorthaur)”

Now, Dread Abomination was the Sindarin name used during the First Age of (you guessed it!): SAURON! (see The Silmarillion p. 23) So what do you get? “Voice (or Mouth) of Sauron”

Posted in Old Main News, TheOneRing.net Community

Top Film of 2004

Wegolas writes: The BBC is accepting nominations for its 2004 Film of the Year so everyone needs to go to bbc.co.uk and nominate The Return of the King. That is, of course, if ROTK is considered as 2004 even though it was out at the end of 2003. Better safe than sorry. As much as I like Potter, I don’t want Prisoner of Azkaban beating out my beloved LOTR. Mugglenet has already posted a similar message to it’s fans. [Vote!]

Posted in Lord of the Rings, Movie Return of the King, Old Main News

Yahoo! Games Talks BFME

Mirabella in San Diego writes: In anticipation for the release of the new “The Battle for Middle Earth” on 12/6, Yahoo! is featuring an exclusive treat for all gamers! There are quite a few tutorials that feature some neat tips on the game as well as even more peeks of the game. Makes me all the more psyched!! [More]

Posted in Gaming, Old Main News

BFI Compilation Ranks Trilogy in Top 22

Timothy writes: Thought you might want to know the results of the BFI compilation. The British Film Institute compiled a list of the top hundred films viewed in the UK, a genuinely interesting list of the films that sold the most tickets, that’s actual bums on seats. [More]

Posted in LotR Movies, Old Main News

Sean Astin Booksigning Report and Images

Joey writes: I put together a pretty comprehensive report of Sean Astin’s book signing in Philadelphia on the 22nd. Bits of it are about my personal experience with friends and getting to meet him, but most of it is simply what I remember from his talk and other little details about the night. [More]

Posted in Events, LotR Cast News, Old Main News, Sean Astin