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Archive for March, 2001

Cast Watch: Sean Bean in the Bronx

DH has a report from the set of ‘Don’t Say a Word’, the latest film from Sean Bean (Boromir). [More]

Posted in LotR Cast News, Old Main News, Sean Bean

From the Strange and Unusual File…

Here comes a bit of news to make you forget about lunch. Rumor has been circulating online that singer/songwriter goddess Alanis Morisette will be doing a song for LOTR. Now that’s fine in itself, but the REAL odd bit is that she’s rumored to be doing it with former ‘Guns ‘n’ Roses’ frontman Axl Rose?

Take this rumor with an entire SALT FACTORY folks, but I’ll be looking into it anyway. No matter how odd it is…

Posted in LotR Movies, Old Main News, Rumours Spy News

Houghton Mifflin Movie Tie-in LOTR Cover

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Ringer staff member Turgon, of Green Books fame, sends us the heads up on the movie tie-in cover from Houghton Mifflin. [More]

Posted in Books Publications, Merchandise, Old Main News

Houghton Mifflin Movie Tie-in Cover

HM LOTR Cover

Here’s a peak at the movie tie-in cover for the new editions of The Lord of the Rings, coming from Houghton Mifflin, in hardcover and trade paperback. Publication date is June 2, 2001, but look for them in stores a few weeks earlier.

Posted in Old Special Reports

Diamond Previews Gives us LOTR!

Ringer Spy Bateman gives us a first look at some very cool LOTR Toys you’ll be seeing at Toys R Us sometime in the future! Take a look! [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Hobbit Boys Pose in ‘Details’

The Hobbit boys have posed for Details Magazine, you can check it out in our scrapbook. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Hong Kong LOTR Ad

From: Ita

I’m a LotR fan from Hong Kong. Maybe it’s not a fresh news to you, but i’d be glad to send you a pic. I found it in the gift package of The Hobbit available in the beginning of 2001. A brilliant ad that I love it so much! [More]

Posted in Old Main News

NZ Relase Date News, Again

From: home.nzcity.co.nz

“Filming for the 360-million dollar budget trilogy finished in December, and the films are tipped to be bigger than “Star Wars”. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

NZ Relase Date News, Again

From: Kimi

There is a chance we won’t have to wait a week longer than the US, depending on just when and where the premier is (probably Wellington).

“Filming for the 360-million dollar budget trilogy finished in December, and the films are tipped to be bigger than “Star Wars”.

Roadshow Film Distributors Special Projects Manager Susan Leigh says there will probably be a New Zealand premier of the first film, “The Fellowship of the Rings”, in early December.

However, she is unsure whether this will be the official premier, or whether others will be held overseas before the New Zealand screening.

Ms Leigh says part two of the trilogy “The Two Towers” will be released around Christmas 2002, and the final film, “The Return of the King”, will be released a year later.”

Posted in Old Spy Reports

PJ’s ‘Silver’ is Movie of the Day

The Peter Jackson mockumentry ‘Forgotten Silver’ has been chosen as the movie of the day over at imdb.com. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

PJ’s ‘Silver’ is Movie of the Day

The Peter Jackson mockumentry ‘Forgotten Silver’ has been chosen as the movie of the day over at imdb.com.

IMDb Movie of the Day

Peter Jackson (who’s helming this winter’s The Fellowship of the Ring) has made sublime films (Heavenly Creatures) and silly ones (The Frighteners).

In the sublime category for Mr. Jackson is Forgotten Silver, an inventive, entertaining short film (54 minutes) about legendary New Zealand director, Colin McKenzie. That name doesn’t appear in the IMDb database because Colin McKenzie is a fiction, a creation of Jackson, and writer/director Costa Botes, and the film is a wry faux-documentary presented as film history. Jackson himself appears in Silver, claiming to have happened upon the cache of McKenzie footage by accident.

McKenzie is discovered to have been an amazing film innovator: he shoots the first tracking shot, the first close-up, the first color test, and synchronizes the first sound to his footage. Eventually, his magnum opus is his biblical epic, “Salome;” the film both ruins him and sets him off as a director to rival D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille. Cameos by Harvey Weinstein, Leonard Maltin , and Sam Neill all help to perpetrate this fraud, all in the service of this splendid, creative movie. [More]

Posted in Old Special Reports

Media Watch: Veja Magazine

From: Dúnadan

Behold brazilian fans! The brazilian magazine Veja, one of the biggest in Brazil, brought a small report about Tolkien and the production of the movies. The report came with a (possibly new) picture of Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) and one of the four hobbits.

Posted in Old Main News