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Archive for November, 2012

Red Carpet Hobbits in Hobbiton

A cute little article about some of the people on the Red Carpet tour. You’ll see their faces and costumes on just about every pic of the party, the red carpet and general fan madness in Wellington. I’d like to give a big shout-out to all the people who have visited NZ for the premiere due to TORN and Red Carpet (amounts to the same thing, with most Red Carpet clients discovering the tours through TORN. Their costumes and enthusiasm added hugely to the atmosphere of the Premiere week in Wellington.

Red Carpet Tour visitors to Hobbiton

Red Carpet Tour visitors to Hobbiton

Posted in Fans, Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, New Zealand, Premieres, The Hobbit, Community, Tours, Wellington

Summer looks good: The weather in Elvish

Missed this one: TVNZ did the weather in Elvish yesterday. Short version: New Zealand will have good weather for travellers through summer.

Posted in Uncategorized

Best interview with Peter Jackson I’ve heard

Somehow in the days before The Hobbit, Radio New Zealand got Peter Jackson to sit down with them for a 22-minute interview on Morning Report. I think this is one of the most interesting, relaxed, open interviews with PJ that I’ve heard in years, so big ups to interviewer Jane Patterson for it. (more…)

Posted in Miscellaneous, Peter Jackson, Production, The Hobbit

The Hobbit: red carpet round-up!

Here’s a few clips and vids of interviews from The Hobbit red carpet in Wellington that have popped up on Youtube so far.

First up, the NOWLive stream has now switched to a short, 60-second highlights loop of the red carpet event. Neat.

Next head to TVNZ where you can check out a bunch of red carpet highlights and interviews, including Peter Jackson’s speech in front of the Embassy Theatre.

Then check out these Youtube clips form the red carpet below!

Peter Jackson’s speech

Hobbit stars arrive for premiere

Hobbit world premiere: Freeman, Jackson and Wood

Hobbit world premiere: Aidan Turner and Dean O’Gorman

Posted in Events, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson, Premieres, The Hobbit, Wellington

Imagining Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: Part Two

In Imagining Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, guest writer Eric M. Van draws together the threads of known facts, and add a dash of logic to speculate on how Peter Jackson and his crew may have imagined their version of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

This second part of the series examines the unique adaptation challenges for Jackson and his fellow screenwriters that come from a sequel that’s a prequel — and whether they’ve had a six-movie Ultimate Edition in mind from the very start. (more…)

Posted in Characters, Green Books, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit

Remember – watch the Premiere live here on!

In just a few hours the premiere festivities for “The Hobbit: and Unexpected Journey” will begin in earnest in Wellington, NZ. Keep your eyes on the banner at the top of the page and be sure to stay here on TORn for live coverage throughout all of the events! Hobbit Premiere Live Coverage

Posted in Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit

TORn joins media frenzy leading up to ‘Hobbit’ world premiere

WELLINGTON — Our story so far: On behalf of, I was invited by Warner Bros., supported by the good folks in Peter Jackson’s camp, to come to Wellington and relate the experience of the World Premiere of The Hobbit to fans worldwide. This is a personal thrill for me but I feel also the responsibility to convey as much of the experience as possible to TORn readers and everybody who cannot come. It is 5 a.m. in Wellington on HOBBIT: An Unexpected Journey premiere day. (More photos after the red carpet so we don’t bog down the site.) (more…)

Posted in Fans, Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Lectures & Education, Lord of the Rings, Premieres, Richard Taylor, The Hobbit, Wellington

Tehanu interviewed by 3 News, NZ

Here’s a great interview with our own Erica Challis, a.k.a. Tehanu. One of the founders of TORn, Erica was on hand at the premier party sponsored jointly by Red Carpet Tours and The interview hits at the heart of what makes all Tolkien fans love The Hobbit. Well done, Erica!

Watch the video on the 3 News NZ site here.

Posted in Events, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Television, The Hobbit

Cast & Crew interviews straight from Wellington

Ringer Mr BBi managed to record cast interviews from yesterday off the satellite for channels 7 & 9 in Australia. Cast members interviewed include Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Sir Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens. Most of the interviews are a respectable 4-5 minutes each. Check them out!

Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and Andy Serkis

Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis & Richard Armitage #2

Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett & Elijah Wood.

Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett & Elijah Wood #2

Sir Peter Jackson & Philippa Boyens

Sir Peter Jackson & Phillpa Boyens #2





Posted in Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Director news, Elijah Wood, Events, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hugo Weaving, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Richard Armitage, Television, The Hobbit

Syfy Hobbit preview available online

A sneak preview from The Hobbit that aired on the SyFy channel during the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. is now available online. The 41 second clip shows a nice interchange between Gandalf and Bilbo as they explore the treasures found in the cave of the three trolls and Bilbo gets a very nice and valuable gift indeed!

Posted in Events, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Television, The Hobbit

See the Hobbit cast live in NYC – Dec. 4

Are you by chance going to be in or near New York on December 4? If the answer is yes, you can get free tickets to Anderson Live where they will be interviewing cast members from “The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey.” According to the taping will occur in the afternoon and air at a later date. Arrival time is 11:45am and the show will last about 3 hours. If anyone is interested all they have to do is email with “The Hobbit Tickets” on the subject header. Please make sure to include there full name, # of tickets and a contact # and we will send you tickets asap. The studio age is 16 and older and anyone under the age of 18 must be with a parent or guardian. Our studios are in NYC on West 57th between 10th and 11th avenue.

Posted in Events, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Television, The Hobbit

Dec. 8th Trilogy showing in Houston

Ringer Arwen4 clued us in that the AMC Studio 30 cinema in Houston, TX will be hosting a trilogy showing on Saturday, December 8, culminating in a midnight showing of “The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey.” The Trilogy showing starts at 11:00 a.m. and costs $25. The midnight showing of The Hobbit is an addition $10. Read more…

Update! Unfortunately, after calling the theater we’ve verified that the fandago ticketing site is incorrect. The showing on the 8th of December is for the trilogy only – no early showing of The Hobbit is included.

Posted in Events, Film Screenings, Hobbit Movie