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Archive for December, 2003

The RoTK Score – What Goes Where

Ringer Camillu from Malta writes: Just like last year, here’s my attempt to make some order of the many cues that make up the latest LOTR score CD. Return of the King, like TTT last year, is mostly suites of music skilfully edited from short cues, but this time they are usually continuous scenes in chronological order. Needless to say, the end result is very satisfying, and a great listen. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Tolkien Society’s Big Read Report

Before Christmas, it was announced that Lord of the Rings had won the BBC’s Big Read competition. We reported the news, but here’s a report from the Tolkien Society. Last night, I was lucky enough to be at the final (broadcast live) of the BBC’s literacy series “The Big Read”. I count this a landmark in my life; not quite on a par with my marriage or the birth of my children, but still – you get my drift. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Where the Boys Are

Philippa Boyens talks to the Village Voice and gives an adult-themed and often amusing dissection of Lord of the Rings. Perhaps she’s been reading a bit too much Freud? Warning: This article may not be appropriate for the squeamish or the young. Thanks to Ringer Thylacine 2000 for the link. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

The Heart Of The Matter

What do Tolkien’s millions of fans, eccentric or not, know about the guiding force in Tolkien’s own life: the Catholic faith that informed everything he wrote? The San Antonio Current pontificates upon the matter. Thanks to Ringer Shadowfax2005 for the link. [More]

Posted in Old Main News, Tolkien Family

Viggo For Batman?

Old News? I’m not sure. Ringer Santhalas dropped me this link with a rumour that Viggo Mortensen may be being sought to play a part in the next Batman film. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

SHOP: Sideshow/Weta End of the Year Sale

Sideshow/Weta Collectibles has announced an end of 2003 sale on select LOTR items, offering 25% off their regular retail price. We have also learned that the Fell Beast and Morgul Lord Statue has officially sold out! (Yeah, me too! I missed out on getting one as well) And the last bit of news is that Sideshow/Weta plans on announcing their ROTK line-up for 2004 in the next few days. [Click Here]

Posted in Old Main News

Film maker proud of mystifying award

Special effects wizard Richard Taylor confesses to having being mystified when told he had been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year’s Honours. “I didn’t really understand what it was,” said Taylor, who co-owns special effects studios Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, where the Oscar-award winning special effects for the Lord Of The Rings movies were created. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Peter Jackson Conversation Tix available now!

Liz sends along word she heard from the Lincoln Center: We’ve got great New Year’s news for you — Tickets have just become available for the Sunday January 11, 2 pm CONVERSATION WITH PETER JACKSON. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Peter Jackson Conversation Tix available now!

Liz sends along word she heard from the Lincoln Center:

We’ve got great New Year’s news for you — Tickets have just become available for the Sunday January 11, 2 pm CONVERSATION WITH PETER JACKSON.

Tickets are available NOW! Only two ways to buy them:

– IN PERSON at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office, Broadway at 65th Street, NYC

(Hours: Monday – Saturday 11am – 6pm; Sunday 12 noon – 6 pm. Info: 212-875-5050)

– BY PHONE at Centercharge: (212) 721-6500 (Mon – Sat 10 – 8; Sun
12 noon – 8).

There is a $5.50 handling charge per ticket when ordering from Centercharge.

Currently all screenings of the films on Saturday January 10 are still sold out. If and when tickets become available, we will notify you immediately.

There will be a standby line at Alice Tully Hall (Broadway & 65th St.) on the day of the event for the limited number of tickets that are turned back or not picked up. Arrive early, dress warmly, and we wish you the best of luck! Details on all the weekend’s events are below, including an updated list of cast members attending:

LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY WEEKEND January 10 & 11, 2004

On Saturday, January 10:

All three films shown as one event, with Peter Jackson and cast in attendance, including Elijah Wood, Sean Bean, Viggo Mortenson and Andy Serkis.

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (extended edition), introduced by cast members

Time: 10:00 am
Tickets: $15 / $20

THE TWO TOWERS (extended edition), introduced by cast members

Time: 3:00 pm
Tickets: $15 / $20

THE RETURN OF THE KING, followed by a Q&A session with Peter
Jackson and cast

Time: 8:30 pm
Tickets: $25 / $30

On Sunday, January 11:

CONVERSATION WITH PETER JACKSON
Revisiting the highlights of his career and exploring The Lord of the Rings Trilogy in depth, hosted by Richard Peña, Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Time: 2:00 pm
Tickets: $50 / $100

All events at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center Broadway and 65th Street, NYC

Film Society of Lincoln Center The Best in World Cinema

Posted in Old Special Reports

Lord of the Rhymes Release ‘Black Riders’

Lord of the Rhymes: Quickbeam and Bombadil
Lord of the Rhymes: Quickbeam and Bombadil

Hobbit rappers and international mega-stars (*cough*) Quickbeam (not our Quickbeam) and Bombadil, known to legions of fans worldwide as the Lords of the Rhymes, released their third single today, blowing the lid off of what had been an otherwise mediocre month in hobbit-rap record sales. The track, entitled ‘Black Riders’, is darker in mood and temperament than the duo’s previous endeavors here. LANGUAGE WARNING [lordsoftherhymes.com]

Posted in Old Main News

Earlier Oscar mailings catch some off guard

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it mailed nomination ballots to its 5,803 voting members Monday. But the seemingly routine announcement caught some Academy campaigners off guard. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

‘Rings’ Races to $270 Million Overseas

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – With Christmas falling on a Thursday this year, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” enjoyed a festive weekend at the international box office as its foreign total soared to $270 million in 12 days. The final episode of the J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy pulled in an estimated $83 million for the Friday-to-Sunday frame from 38 markets. Its overall total ranks 27% ahead of where last year’s “The Two Towers” was after 12 days and 73% ahead of “The Fellowship of the Ring” in 2001. [More]

Posted in Old Main News