From Demosthenes:

On May 25th, 2001 we had our first real preview of the Fellowship of the Ring. The two minute teaser was our first real look at the story and the look of the forthcoming films. This week, Hall of Fire heads into
movie-land, hosting an in-depth discussion of this recently released trailer .

Fellowship of the Ring: Trailer 1 — dream … or nightmare?

What’s your opinion? Is it good for Tolkien fans? Is it good for non-Tolkien fans? Come to Hall of Fire this weekend and share your thoughts. Some of the trailer highlights we’ll be discussing include:

The scenes at the Council of Elrond; the voice of Gollum and Elijah Wood’s accent; the dialogue and how it compares with the dialogue in the book; and the visual effects.

For those who want to refresh their memory (and aren’t worried about spoilers) here is the link to’s extensive frame by frame analysis of the preview.

It’s sure to be a fantastic discussion, so why not drop on by to one of our 3 scheduled sessions? Anyone and everyone is invited and first timers are always welcome!

Place: #thehalloffire on server; come to’s chat room Barliman’s and then type /join #thehalloffire .

Saturday Chat: 7:00 pm ET (19:00) [also 12:00 am Sunday (0:00) BST and 9:00 am Sunday (09:00) AET]

Sunday Chat: 8:00 pm (20:00) AET [also 11:00 am (11:00) BST and 6:00 am (06:00) ET]

Sunday Chat: 6:00 pm (18:00) BST [also 1:00 pm (13:00) ET and 3:00 am (03:00) Monday morning AET]

ET = Eastern Time, USA’s East Coast
BST = British Summer Time, GMT +1 hour
AET = Australian Eastern Time, Australia’s East Coast

Questions? Topics? Send ‘em here.