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Polish composer Wojciech Kilar dies, aged 81

220px-Wojciech_Kilar_2 Polish classical and film music composer Wojciech Kilar has died aged 81 after a long illness.

Kilar became known internationally as the author of dozens of film soundtracks such as Roman Polanski’s The Pianist, Jane Campion’s The Portrait of a Lady, and Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula. He also composed symphonic music, chamber works and works for solo instruments.

He was also, for a time, a frontrunner to compose the score for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings films. (more…)

Posted in Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Old Main News, Old Special Reports, Old Spy Reports, Original TORn, Production, soundtrack

Ten ways TORn serves Tolkien and Lord of the Rings fandom

TORn logoBeginning last Saturday and running through to September 4, TheOneRing.net is hosting a Pledge Drive (see the banner at the top) as well as a bunch of auctions for some really cool memorabilia and collectibles.

The day-to-day operation of the website, and the events we host, require a lot more resources than when we first started nearly 15 years ago. We sometimes find it hard to ask our readers for the help we need to keep running, so we began discussing what it is that makes TheOneRing.net worth helping out. It started out as a search for the Top Ten Moments of TORn, but the list got so long because each staff member had their own idea of important moments in TORn history. Here, instead, is something more encompassing: Ten Ways TORn helps serve Tolkien and Lord of the Rings fandom (listed in no specific order).

And, if you enjoy what we do, consider a donation (no amount too small, because every bit does help!) to keep us running!

If you can’t, that’s fine as well — keep reading, commenting and contributing. Because TORn is as much you as it is us!

If you’ve ever sent in an article, submitted a photo or report, posted on our messageboards, visited our chat, or commented on our twitter, facebook or g+, you’re the reason TheOneRing.net is among the largest and most-respected pillars of the Tolkien community on the web.

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Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Cannes 2001, Casting Rumors, ComicCon, Conventions, Costuming, Crew News, Director Rumors, DragonCon, Events, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Film Screenings, Green Books, Hall of Fire, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lectures & Education, Locations Sets, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Make the Hobbit Happen, Meet Ups, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, MrCere in New Zealand, New Zealand, Old Cannes News, Old ComicCon News, Old DragonCon News, Old Main News, Old Oscar Party News, Old Spy Reports, Original TORn, Oscar Parties, Other Events, Other Merchandise, Other Tolkien books, Peter Jackson, PJ New Line, PJ's Other Films, Production, Return of the King, Rumors Spy News, Rumours Spy News, Studios, The Hobbit, The Two Towers, Tolkien, Tolkien Reading Day, Trailer, Wellington

New WETA Book: Grordbort’s Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory

Grordbort's Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory Weta Publishing is pleased to announce its upcoming Weta Originals/Dark Horse Comics publication: Doctor Grordbort’s Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory. The book is a thirty-two-page catalogue that chronicles the world of Doctor Grordbort. Inventor extraordinaire, Dr Grordbort has a gadget for everything, and in this meticulous catalogue of weaponry, he showcases a world where chivalry is not dead, advertising is beautiful, and rayguns look too pretty to be lethal.

Grordbort’s Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory

Posted in Old Main News, Tours, WETA Workshop

¿Habla ese orc español?

Leandro writes: Elfenomeno.com (the Spanish member of TheOneRing.net Community), in its eighth anniversary, is proud to announce the Spanish version of the Map of Middle-Earth with Google Maps technology. Using the Google Maps API, the map of Middle-Earth drawn by Christopher Tolkien and the power of the “Fenopaedia” (Elfenomeno online encyclopedia), now you can travel from Hobbiton to Mordor, from Rivendel to Erebor, with a simple click of your mouse. Take a look and…Happy Birthday, Elfenomeno!

¿Habla ese orc español?

Posted in Old Main News, TheOneRing.net Community

Lynne on The Hobbit – ‘There’s more than hope’

Huge news from MTV today folks concering the future of ‘The Hobbit.’ We don’t want to steal their thunder, so check out the video and jump on over to the MTV movie blog for the encouraging details!

MTV Movie Blog Discuss

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Old Main News

Trilogy Screening in Michigan

The Academy Award winning trio of films known as The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is making their way back to the big screen. We invite you to join us on Sunday, October 21, 2007 for this one-day event which will include all three movies, a costume contest, give-aways, and discounted concessions!

Trilogy Screening in Michigan

Posted in Film Screenings, Old Main News

New Line Lawsuit Summary

Kristin Thompson & Rick Porras Booksigning TOMORROW Kristin Thompson, author of The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood, writes: I’ve got a long new entry on my ‘Frodo Franchise’ blog trying to summarize all the recent articles and interviews about the New Line lawsuit and the prospects of PJ directing (or at least producing) The Hobbit. They don’t contain a lot of actual news, but I try to sift out what little there is.

New Line Lawsuit Summary

Posted in Old Main News, PJ New Line

Creatures of Middle-earth: Salamanders

Chocolate Fish Cafe to Close?
Vanessa “Saffron” Price, Online Community Representative for The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, writes: Also called “Efts” by the most learned of Scholars, Salamanders are fearsome creatures with a fiery breath and a lust for treasure. Salamanders are found in out-of-the-way places like the region of Evendim, and “out of the way” is just what the unprepared adventurer should get when faced with one of these descendants from dragon-kind!

Creatures of Middle-earth: Salamanders

Posted in Gaming, Old Main News

Movies.com Fanpoll Results

Many readers have sent along the link to the Movies.com Fanpoll results. LOTR won 3 categories:

Favorite Movie – LOTR: Return of the King
Favorite Soundtrack – The Lord of the Rings
Best Battle Scene – Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Final battle

Take a look at the complete winners list here!

Movies.com Fanpoll Results

Posted in LotR Movies, Old Main News

Howard Shore Concerts in France Cancelled

Ciboule writes: French site Elbakin.net has announced today that the two concerts of Lord of the Rings Symphony have been cancelled.

Howard Shore Concerts in France Cancelled

Posted in Concerts, Howard Shore, Old Main News

ROTK: Complete Recordings Available for Pre-Order NOW!

Chocolate Fish Cafe to Close? David writes: Didn’t see it posted on the site yet, but I noticed that amazon.com has the Return of the King: Complete recordings now available for pre-order. The CD comes out November 6th and is listed on Amazon.com for $59.99.

ROTK: Complete Recordings Available for Pre-Order NOW! Discuss

Posted in Movie Return of the King, Music, Old Main News

People Magazine Talks to Viggo Mortensen

People Magazine Talks Mortensen lyonkeeper sends along this article from the October 1st, 2007 edition of People Magazine. It features an interview with Viggo Mortensen about his role in ‘Eastern Promises’.

People Magazine Talks to Mortensen

Posted in Old Main News, Viggo Mortensen