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Big Breakfast covers Cannes

From: Sean

BBC Breakfast news featured a small segment on the Cannes film festival, with their reporter showing off her visit to the LotR party. There were some elvish looking guards in the background and, even better, a Ringwraith on a horse! it looked excellent… there was a short interview with Christopher Lee (about how he always dreamed about playing in LotR) and a few clips from the teaser trailer. I think the reporter that was at Cannes also works for the BBC’s movie programme FILM 2001, so maybe there will be more on the LotR Cannes Extravaganza on thursday (BBC 1). She ended her piece by showing off her goodie bag from the party, and her pleasure at getting – instead of the usual keyrings and stuff- a copy of the LotR trilogy in a single volume!

Posted in Cannes 2001, Events, Film Screenings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Old Cannes News, Premieres

RealVideo PJ Interview

Canal + has posted their RealVideo of the PJ interview they had this week-end. Check it out, they ask PJ only 1 question and show the trailer (in french, which is kinda neat). Get the streaming file and move the progress bar to about 20 minutes into the show. [More] (RealPlayer is needed)

Posted in Cannes 2001, Events, Film Screenings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Old Cannes News, Peter Jackson, Premieres

Peter Jackson trains New Zealand’s military elite.

Well, not really. Auckland’s newspaper ‘The Herald’ had the usual stuff about LOTR and Cannes, but finished with this quote from Peter Jackson:

“..Since New Zealand is a small country, the Government was keen to help in whatever way.
The Prime Minister actually came to visit us early on and she said ‘What can we do to help?’ And we said ‘Have you got any spare soldier?’ and she immediately contacted the Minister of Defence who made a battalion of soldiers available.

“It was kind of fun with the soldiers – we got to train them in the use of swords and shields and spears, and with the defence cutbacks we have in New Zealand, it will be useful training for them.”

(Didn’t “Braveheart” use real soldiers for its army? Maybe we can still do military excercises with Scotland. – T )

Posted in Cannes 2001, Events, Film Screenings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Old Cannes News, Other Cast, Premieres

The Party – TV One describes it.

You get a few more details of the atmosphere at the Chateau, and a nice pic of Gandalf in the mountains – not one I’ve seen, but then it’s getting hard to tell what’s new and what isn’t. [More]

Posted in Cannes 2001, Events, Film Screenings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Old Cannes News, Premieres

One More Pic

Kryel sends along another great pic of the cast at Cannes. [More]

Posted in Billy Boyd, Cannes 2001, Elijah Wood, Events, Film Screenings, Ian McKellen, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Old Cannes News, Orlando Bloom, Premieres, Sean Astin, Sean Bean

Leo Talks LOTR Party

From: Leo our good buddy at lotr.nl

leo just called me to report from the party in Cannes:

There are Elves, Hobbits, Orcs, Men from Gondor and Rohirrim walking around at the party.

Outside of the castle they built the entire set of Bag End (real life size), the tents which they used at bilbo’s farewell party, and there was a pool in which Galadriels boat was floating.

Inside the castle there was some sort of exposition where you could see the phial of galadriel, some swords (including Narsil) and pictures of the cast.

Posted in Cannes 2001, Events, Film Screenings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Old Cannes News, Premieres, Props

More CANNES

Hobbits go to Hollywood

Fantasy rules at Cannes

You Liked This Movie, Or Else

Posted in Cannes 2001, Events, Film Screenings, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Old Cannes News, Premieres

UK Sunday Times reviews the clip

This is an interesting report, apart from a few neekerbreekerisms – confusing Sauron and Saruman for instance. It does answer the concern about whether the film’s G13 rating will make the violence bloodless and cartoonish. [More[

Thanks to Phillip for this.

Posted in Cannes 2001, Events, Film Screenings, Lord of the Rings, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Old Cannes News, Premieres

More CANNES Links and Newspaper Clips

Lord of the Rings film trilogy

Ring spell cast at Cannes – hit looks likely

Posted in Cannes 2001, Events, Film Screenings, Lord of the Rings, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Old Cannes News, Peter Jackson, Premieres, Production

Ambushed By Hobbits

From: RD

I have an article for you from this mornings Sun Herald. I didn’t include the headline in my scan but it says: “AMBUSHED BY HOBBITS: Nicole’s film takes a back seat to Lord of the Rings” [More]

Posted in Cannes 2001, Events, Film Screenings, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Old Cannes News, Premieres

More CANNES Coverage

From: Aiglos

At 5:50GMT today Sky News did a report live from Cannes. Their reporter, Georgie Arnold, was interviewing Elijah, Sean and Dominic.

They talked about the huge amount of time and effort they put into the films and also talked about the postitive reaction by the media in Cannes. In the bachground was what looked like a set from Middle-earth, spears and animal cloth I think.

The reporter said she saw the clip and was very impressed by it, she mentioned how the FX were totally amazing. She then just talked about the numerous British actors in the movies and about the release dates, adding that “it will be worth the wait”.

Plus: Check out this link from ‘nandotimes.com’

Entertainment: Cannes offers sneak peek at ‘Lord of the Rings’

Posted in Cannes 2001, Events, Film Screenings, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Old Cannes News, Premieres

Mr Showbiz talks about the Cannes footage.

These reports are starting to seem awfully similar – background explanations, yada yada, filling in the public who haven’t had the faintest idea what’s going on so far. Still, scroll down this report to Mr. Showbiz’s response to the Cannes clips. Still no negative reviews…. (Jeffrey Wells, where are ya mate?)[More]

Thanks to Plusm for the tip-off

Posted in Cannes 2001, Events, Film Screenings, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Old Cannes News, Premieres