Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire
“I brought him, and I don’t bring things that are of no use. Either you help me to look for him, or I go and leave you here to get out of the mess as best you can yourselves. If we can only find him again, you will thank me before all is over.”
Listen to Armies, Dragons and Rings, a piece created for The Battle of the Five Armies marketing campaign
Posted in Hobbit Movie, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Trailer
Armies, Dragons and Rings was created by request, specifically for the final theatrical trailer music for The Hobbit 3. It heavily features [Howard Shore’s] “The Ring” theme in a new context. (more…)
Early in the Third Age, the Kings of Gondor began to forge an friendship with the Northmen of Rhovanion. Umtil Rhovanion’s demise, the Northmen kingdom provided a crucial bulwark for Gondor against reavers from the east.
Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire
[The Northmen] had increased greatly in the peace brought by the power of Gondor. The kings showed them favour, since they were the nearest in kin of lesser Men to the Dúnedain (being for the most part descendants of those peoples from whom the Edain of old had come); and they gave them wide lands beyond Anduin south of Greenwood the Great, to be a defence against men of the East.
Yesterday, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor snared the top prize at Game Developers Choice Awards.
The open-world action game developed by Warner Bros. and Monolith took home the coveted Game of the Year award. (more…)Posted in Gaming, Headlines, Video games, Warner Bros.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has snared four nominations at the 2015 edition of The Empire Awards. Voting is open to the public now, and the winners will be announced on Sunday March 29 in London.
The awards The Hobbit has been nominated for are: (more…)Posted in Events, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Other Events, Peter Jackson, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit
This weekend (Sat March 7 at 5pm EST) Hall of Fire will be chatting about the Kate Madison-directed Middle-earth fan-film Born of Hope: The Ring of Barahir.
Arise Dúnedain, remember who you are!
Born of Hope: The Ring of BarahirPosted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Creations, Fans, Hall of Fire
We’re delighted to bring you an excerpt from Cinefex‘s forthcoming behind-the-scenes account of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Joe Fordham’s 26-page feature in Cinefex 141 includes in-depth interviews with the film’s effects artists — and Peter Jackson — and is accompanied by 28 behind-the-scenes photos and frame clips from the movie. Many of them are exclusive to Cinefex.
Here’s a teaser exclusively for TheOneRing.net readers: (more…)Posted in Hobbit Movie, Joe Letteri, Peter Jackson, Production, Richard Taylor, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, WETA Digital
Little birds tell me that the theatrical edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is available now for digital download on Apple iTunes. Makes sense: March 3 was the advertised release date for the digital version.
I don’t use the service myself so I can’t check, but those keen to grab a digital copy right away might like to point their web browser in the direction of Apple’s service. (more…)Posted in Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Just the other day, Texas A&M University acquired the five millionth book for its library collection. The book in question — donated by George R. R. Martin –was a rare, first-edition copy of The Hobbit.
Texas A&M University Libraries today acquired its five millionth volume, a rare first-edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 classic The Hobbit—a gift from award-winning sci-fi/fantasy author George R.R. Martin, creator of the best-selling book series “Game of Thrones.” (more…)Posted in Events, Fans, Hobbit Book, Lectures & Education, The Hobbit, Tolkien
Aidan Turner is set to star in the BBC’s new adaptation of Poldark — the series of novels written by Winston Graham in the 1940s and 1950s.
He recently spoke with The Telegraph about the role. He also dropped a few anecdotes about his time on The Hobbit, and revealed how a story about him helping a fan escape a mugger in Odessa is not actually true.
Thanks to Ringer Taekotemple for the heads-up! (more…)Posted in Aidan Turner, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien’s short story Leaf by Niggle is one of my favourite of his works. Written in 1938-39, and first published in the Dublin Review in January 1945, the piece is often considered an allegory of Tolkien’s own creative process (respected Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey argues in his book The Author of the Century that it functions as an autobiographical allegory).
Adam Dens and his friends have adapted this work into a short, 17-minute film. There are some sound issues here and there, but it’s worth a watch in my opinion. Go check it out. Adam writes: (more…)Posted in Creations, Fans, Green Books, J.R.R. Tolkien, Other Tolkien books, Tolkien
Ringer TheHutt writes to tell of us a couple of interesting theatrical edition box set options of The Hobbit for fans that include all three films plus a bonus — a replica of Bilbo’s journal.
TheHutt tells us that German shop Amazon.de lists two exclusive BluRay versions — one for 2D and one for 3D. (more…)Posted in Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies