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Archive for February, 2005

Tolkien on Film: Essays on PJ’s LOTR

Turgon writes: A new book is out: TOLKIEN ON FILM: ESSAYS ON PETER JACKSON’S THE LORD OF THE RINGS, edited by Janet Brennan Croft, and published by The Mythopoeic Press. Order it here ($19.95). It’s quite a hefty volume, and many of the essays look highly interesting. [More]


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Hollywood wakes up to the call of the world’s biggest game

Alex Bellos discovers why the football movie is suddenly this year’s hot ticket. It may be the beautiful game, but until now football has proved to be resolutely uncinematic. Though sports such as baseball, horse racing and American football have all inspired classic movies, soccer has wallowed conspicuously in Hollywood’s second division. [More]

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What’s in store for next year’s Oscars?

LOS ANGELES – “Million Dollar Baby?” Old news. Jamie Foxx? Ancient history. It’s time to set odds on which films will dominate next year’s Academy Awards, based on what’s visible in Hollywood’s ever-changeable lineup for 2005. Granted, no one’s seen these movies, and some haven’t even started shooting, so who knows which might have that touch of Oscar gold, or which won’t manage to be ready in time to qualify? [More]

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Potential Hobbit News?

Jess writes: Hey guys, just sharing a tasty morsel from the Weta Workshop lecture in Sydney on Sunday, concerning The Hobbit movie. During the Q & A session, someone asked Richard Taylor if all the props and such were stored away somewhere in case of a possible Hobbit movie. Richard answered that yes, everything is lovingly stored away and that being a part of The Hobbit would be an absolute dream come true for he and Tania. He went on to say that unfortunately the film rights and such are an extremely complicated business, with everyone form the The Saul Zaentz company to Sony woven up in the intricate tapestry.

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ORC: ORC Attendee Survey Posted!

The One Ring Celebration

Finally! After weeks of preparation – we have posted our ORC Satisfaction Survey for the One Ring Celebration that took place Jan 14th-16th 2005. If attended this event, please give us your feedback and take a moment to fill out this survey. Please allow at least 10 minutes to fill out this survey. [Click Here]

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Lord of the Rings: Monthy Python-style!

Ringers who are familiar with and are absolutely looney about Monty Python should definitely check this out. Hstaphath has, throughout the last few years, been adapting the movies in a Monthy Python-way guaranteed to make you giggle and snort. After a while of gathering them on message boards he has finally found a place to host them. Monthy Python: The Return of the King can be found here alongside Monthy Python: The Fellowship of the Ring and Monthy Python: The Two Towers!

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David Wenham’s ‘Cyrano de Bergrac’ Reviewed

David Wenham is currently starring in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of ‘Cyrano de Bergrac’. The first reviews of the play are appearing and they are all positive, be sure to read some of them if you are thinking about attending! [The Australian][“target=”new”>The Age no.2] Free registration is required for ‘The Age’ and kudos to the folks who sent these in!

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Oscars 2005 Images

Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom were in attendance last night at the 77th Academy Awards. Take a look at various photos from the red carpet, Blanchett’s Oscar win, and the Govenor’s Ball afterwards. [More]

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Happy Birthday Mark Ferguson!

Today is Mark Ferguson’s Birthday! Mark was born on February 28th, 1961 in Sydney, Australia. That makes him 44 today, Happy Birthday Mark!

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TORN Shirt Update

TORN Shirt Update has stocked its current t-shirt supplies for the last time. We have every color and every style currently available and ready for prompt shipping. However, when our current supply is out, it is out for good. We get lots of email requesting old shirts that we just can’t maintain a stock of. So, don’t miss your last chance to own our current styles. [More]

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Cate Blanchett Wins Oscar!

Oscars 2005 Cate Blanchett has just won an Oscar for Best-Supporting Actress! Cate was on hand to accept the award and thanked the Academy, she said it was an ‘indescribable surprise’, she thanked her husband and her agents. She also thanked everyone involved in ‘The Aviator’ and said to Martin Scorcesse ‘I hope my son will marry your daughter!’

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Behind The Oscars Screen

Welcome to the surreal, parallel universe of celebrity stardom. [More]

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