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Archive for April, 2003

ANCANAR: Trailer Hits Website…Again

The folks from ANCANAR, the indie film company working on a LOTR-inspired film, write: After months of waiting, the Ancanar Teaser Trailer has finally found a home at IFILM (www.ifilm.com), the web’s leading source for popular media. The trailer will appear online this FRIDAY MAY 2ND, available in Quicktime, RealPlayer, and Window Media formats, free to view for all. [More]

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JRD Announced for ‘Friends of Sci-Fi’ Con in Oz

The folks at Friends of Sci-Fi write: Just thought you guys might like to let your readers know about our convention with John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) on Saturday November 22, 2003. [More]

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Narnia With a Middle-earth Influence

PippinSkywalker sends along the latest list of LOTR allumni joining the crew for the first film in the Narnia series ‘The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe’. Some of these will look familiar!

Special Effects: Richard Taylor
Producer/Design Director: Grant Major

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‘Frodo’ The Flour Child

Jeff L sends in an interesting Frodo refrence from the John Ritter show ‘8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter’. Take a look! [More]

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‘Frodo’ The Flour Child

Jeff L writes: I hate to admit it, but I was watching the John Ritter show ‘8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter’ on ABC this evening and to my surprise Frodo was mentioned a few different times. As odd as it seems, the older daughter character on the show has a health class assignment in which she has to take care of a sack of flour for a week (the baby assignment).

The younger brother nicknames the sack ‘Frodo,’ and his name is mentioned a few times throughout the episode. At one point, the most comical I thought, was when the younger brother admitted to stealing flour from the sack to make cookies, and then said “Remember, Frodo gave of himself so that others could live.” Just thought I’d send this along! Great site, see ya!

Posted in Old Special Reports

Teaching Tolkien.

We’re putting out a call for help here. Do you love teaching? Do you enjoy introducing new readers to Middle-earth? Have you always dreamed of designing the perfect study course for the curious LOTR reader? TORN regular Mallorn is looking for people to help create a new subsite on TORN which would be a truly international resource for anyone teaching Tolkien either professionally or as a hobby. [More]

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Teaching Tolkien

Mallorn, a Hall of Fire regular, is gathering content ideas for a new “Teaching Tolkien” subsite under consideration with TORN. The proposed subsite will be a resource of ideas, research and discussion for both teachers and non-professionals who want to share their love of Tolkien and entice new readers through teaching Tolkien in the pre-high-school, high school and college/post-college classrooms, as well as outside it.

Mallorn asks for teachers of all gradelevels to email experiences and suggestions on teaching Tolkien to cdfletch@optonline.net. Please include the country in which you teach and the grade levels involved in your experiences or suggestions.

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Lawrence Makoare to Present NZ Music Award

Our good pal Lawrence Makoare (Lurtz) writes: Just thought I would pass on some useless piece of information if you wanted to use it on the web. I’m presenting an award for The 2003 New Zealand Music Awards on the 30th April 2003. It’s for “Outstanding International Achievement Award” Which is for a solo artist or group who have achieved Outstanding results on a global platform. Results will be published on www.nzmusicawards.co.nz. Might even have some pics of the night in there. Cheers, Lurtz.

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Aussie LOTR Convention News!

The folks from Best Of Both Worlds Conventions writes: We are organizing the first Australian Lord Of The Ring event. Our line up now reads: Bruce Hopkins aka Gamling, guardian of Helm’s Deep & Sarah McLeod aka Rosie Cotton. [More]

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Viggo Mortensen Photo Exhibit in Denmark

Henrik writes: Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) is attending the opening of his own photo-exhibition at “Brandts Klædefabrik” in Odense, Denmark. The opening takes place on the 27th, and on the 28th he will be reading some of his poetry to the audience. If any of you understand Danish, look at this article from a local newspaper. [More]

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‘Figwit’ Entertains

Frodo Baggins writes: Figwit a.k.a. Bret McKenzie and his partner Jemaine Clement just performed at the Aoteaora New Zealand TV2 International Laugh! Festival as the Flight Of The Conchords. [More]

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Weekly Cast Watch

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know you can catch Ian McKellen (Gandalf) as master of all metal Magneto this Friday in ‘X2: X-Men United’. But if you can’t wait that long to see Ian or any other LOTR star on the small screen, take a look at our weekly cast watch! [More]

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