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Archive for July, 2000

Web Watch: E! Online Update

A new month means a fresh update at E!Online. Check out a great interview with Sean Astin and some other goodies here. Thanks to Gamgee for the tip!

Posted in Old Main News

A Tale of 3 Astins

Some additional news concerning Sean Astin’s daughter Alexandra’s involvement in LOTR, with pics!! [More]


Posted in Old Main News

A Tale of 3 Astins

A recent TORN message board post about Sean Astin (Sam) stirred up some questions with us, so we dug through our news files and found out that yes, according to an interview with Sean Astin’s father John, that Sean’s daughter Alexandra will be playing Sam’s daughter Elanor in The Return of the King. How’s that for parity and a run-on sentence? Check the article out here and take a look at these two pics we managed to scour that may or may not show Sean with Alexandra.

Posted in Old Special Reports

Web Watch: Ian McKellen Updates Website

The Ian McKellen (Gandalf) Website has updated his ‘e-post’ section. Check out our wizards Q & A session:

Q: Do you choose roles based on the previous work of the director?

A: It is reassuring to have seen a director’s previous films but a good working relationship will depend on a mutual respect and ability to communicate. [More]

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Cast Watch: Hugo in ‘The Matrix’

You can catch Hugo Weaving (Elrond) in ‘The Matrix’ on Cinemax.

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Media Watch: Empire Magazine

Ringer Spy Gorondir sends in the latest UK coverage of LOTR! [More]


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Media Watch: Empire Magazine

From: Gorondir

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I just read the latest issue of Empire and found FotR still on place on of the list of the most anticipated future films….

The article also gave some new information:

“Even better news is that Fellowship now has a UK release date – it’s all set to make its bow here on December 14, 2001, which apparently means that in an unusual coup, British cinema audiences get to see it a full five days before American moviegoers!”

“More teaser trailers are set to make their mark online [at] between now and Christmas”

Posted in Old Spy Reports

Some updates on the Wingate set

Still a mystery, but it looks closer to being complete. New photos from the Wingate set on The Realm of the Ring

Posted in Old Main News

Tolkien fans love maps….

And here are some that appear to be from the production itself, outlining the constructions in the Dry Creek quarry that make up Helm’s Deep.

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July 29th Hall of Fire!

Here comes the latest from the Hall of Fire topic think tank:

Music and Middle-earth

From its creation down to the last chapter of Middle-earth’s history, music is a powerful and significant presence in the writing of J.R.R. Tolkien. Music and song is a common theme not only to the passage of time in Arda, but also to all the peoples of Middle-earth. We find singing orcs, hobbits, dwarves, goblins, ents, elves, humans, gods, and demi-gods. I’ll wager Sauron himself hummed a dark ditty as he crafted the One Ring at Mount Doom.

What does Tolkien achieve and evoke with all of this music and song? How is music used as metaphore, image, emotion, magic, or even substance? What resonnates with you and the music of Middle-earth?

Warm up those fingers and vocal cords and come join the throng. This chat is scheduled for Saturday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m. EDT [10:30 p.m. GMT]. If this time doesn’t work for you, come to our European-time session, which is on Sunday, July 30, at 6:00 p.m. GMT [7:00 p.m. Central Europe Time and 1:00 p.m. EDT].

Posted in Old Main News

Tolkien fun section

HI again everyone! Gamgee reporting in, with yet another edition of the Tolkien fun section! Our last winner was Morden! Good job my friend! The answers were:
1) To suck eggs(es)
2) Lake-town
3) Treebeard
Here are the questions for today:
1) “Who built the Hall of Meduseld?”
2) “toeehod” (scrambled Tolkien person, place or thing)
3) “and no wonder they’re queer,” (Who said this?)
As usual, Mail me with your answers, the 1st person to mail me all 3 correct answers in one mailing, will be posted here next time! Good Luck………Gamgee

Posted in Barliman News

LOTR Trailer on DVD?

Ringer fan GordoSan sent us this tip:

I’m not sure if you guys have posted this yet. I just recently got my Official Dreamcast Magazine in the mail and I found an insert for a new movie magazine. Its called Total MOVIE and like the ODCM, every bi-monthly issue comes with a demo disc. Only here its a DVD and not a 1Gig game CD. The discs contain trailers, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and such. Well the premier issue shown, states that the Lord of the Rings trailer is indeed on it. I could not find a link to the new mag from Imagine’s web site, so I guess you must subscribe through another mag or buy it at the newsstand.

Geez, where can I get one!! I will try to get more info as this story breaks.

Thanks GordoSan!

Posted in Old Main News