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Old 11-02-2003, 03:51 AM   #1
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I have noticed how people collect articles on LOTR and start individual topics for them.<P>Here I have attempted to start a topic where All you Barrowdowners from around the world come and list your sightings of any Lord of the Rings related material you may come across in the media, so that the rest of us out there can go and get our (eg) magazine fix of The Lord of the Rings. And with the final film of Lord of the Rings: The Return of The king, there is sure to be a huge media buzz surrounding it...<P><BR><B>Listings</B><P><I>Who</I><BR>Last week, in <B>WHO</B> magazine, (australia/New Zealand) there was a half page article of The Return of the King Trailer.<P>Add your own to here... Go on..
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Old 11-10-2003, 04:07 PM   #2
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This is a great idea! I know it'll at least help me... <P>Fantasy Worlds (I got it in the US, don't know if it's available outside)<BR>Half of the entire magazine is dedicated to Lord of the Rings. They have interviews with Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Miranda Otto and Andy Serkis. They also talk to Peter Jackson and include AMAZING pictures from ROTK and the EE of TTT. The cover is of Aragorn (that's what caught my attention in the store).
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Old 11-14-2003, 01:01 AM   #3
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November/December issue of Muse magazine features articles on LOTR. <P>The most recent issue of Pavement (NZ) has a photo of Orlando. They had printed a big bunch of photos of lots of famous people. There's also a photo of Peter Jackson. <P>Orli was in OKEY (Sweden) nr.8 (poster and an article about potc), nr.9 (poster and an article about him and his look) and nr.10 (poster). He was also in Veckans Nu! (Sweden) nr.16 (there was some pics of him and Kate) plus there is some old info in Frida. <BR>Also, in the current issue of HUPER (Serbia) there is a giant poster of him (and they also had one giant poster of Legolas, one giant of Will, and 3 or 4 more of just him). In one old article from the London premiere of POTC, a Serbian journalist got to meet him. There are some new pics, and the journalist asked him some things about LOTR and POTC. The journalist asked him if he is ever going to come to Serbia and he said if the weather was ok and if he had time that he is going to come because he loves to meet different people and see different cultures.
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There's uncountable amount of this kind of stuff out there but I found this a bit amusing...<P>This is from Finland's biggest newspaper. Once a week there is this serial "identical twins". The idea is that they find two persons who remind of each other. They can compare politicians to animals or whatever they can imagine. So look at what they had on "identical twins" a while ago.<BR> <P>[edit:]Oh, yes...on the left: Lordi...a singer and on the right: Uruk-hai...a Lord of the Rings figure<BR> <p>[ November 22, 2003: Message edited by: dancing spawn of ungoliant ]
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Old 11-22-2003, 09:46 PM   #5
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WOW, THATS COOL.<P>There is a LOTR lift out in the his weeks WHO magazine, ill have a scan of it as soon as my scanner is working again.
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Here's the link for Newsweek's huge online edition devoted to <A HREF="http://www.msnbc.com/news/996638.asp?0cv=KA01" TARGET=_blank>The Return of the King</A><P>Enjoy!
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Good idea to start a mass thread like this...<P>It's all over the news here on the Canadian West Coast. Last week Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd and Andy Serkis were in Toronto for a countdown party for ROTK. The articles I found spoke of how the three were good pals and they partied in Toronto. One newspaper (The Victoria Times Colonist) talked about how Andy was getting bonbarded with requests to use his Gollum voice.<BR>"We hates Toronto!!! Not me, Toronto is my friend." and so on. They used a really great pic too.
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For those Europeans who have access to Germany's ZDF channel, Elijah Wood appeared on the "Wetten dass" show Saturday evening, Dec. 6th - it will be repeated on Sunday morning, so there's still a chance to see it. A brief preview of an RotK scene with Frodo, Sam and Gollum was shown; Elijah got a kick out of hearing "his" German voice, since the movie has been dubbed here, and seemed to have a good time on the show!
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In the US there is a movie magazine called Premiere and this month there is a huge article on ROTK, mainly on the hobbits. It's a really good article and has lots of fun pictures. There is also a quiz which you can take and compare what you got to what the 'hobbits' got (ha! I beat them all!) I am including a warning with this magazine though; if you are offended by lots of swearing (which I am) this may not be the best interview. They swear plenty of times but, if you learn to skip over them or ignore them it's a really great interview/article.
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Wow! A very ambitious idea, Everdawn! The amount of LOTR movie related media is just phenomenal. I think that in terms of a single world event dominating the media, September 11 would have been bigger, but only just!<P>I think that there is just WAY too much out there to hope to list it all on one thread. Searching on google for "new zealand radiohead fan club" today I uncovered an Elijah Wood fansite, an Orlando Bloom fansite, and at least three ROTK news sites. It seems as though almost every reference to New Zealand in the world media these days is about the Lord of the Rings! I can't describe to you how ridiculous this seems to me as a New Zealander.<P>Anyway, good luck with the media watching. My advice is to buy a few of the bigger magazines when they have cover stories. They make awesome souvenirs! I tried to do that when the media became obsessed with the latest Radiohead album (well, the music media anyway) and with Star Wars Episode I. Watch out for Time magazine, I'm sure they'll run an ROTK cover soon!
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Well to start off, here in Australia, we have a daily newspaper called <A HREF="http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/multiplesection.jsp?sectionid=1267" TARGET=_blank>The Daily Telegraph</A>...Today they had a review of the film in the newspaper, along with a new pin (Aragorn) for the <I>Return of the King</I>...<P> <P><I>The banner at the top is the part i am referring to...and you can kind of make out the part where it says under it "The First Review: It's Close To Perfect..."</I><P>And there is also a nice article on the film at news.com.au about the film which can be read <A HREF="http://entertainment.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4459,8098568%255E10431%255E%255Enbv,00.html" TARGET=_blank>here</A>
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Wow im going to have to go out buy that from the newsagent. I dont usually get the Daily Telegraph.<P>Today in the Courier Mail, there is a long review by Des Partridge, (who im my opinion is a stupid reporter, anyway) another reporter who is poorly educated on the Lord Of The rings, there are some cool pictures though, nothing reveling about the movie though.<P><BR>Im not sure whether anyone else gets as annoyed with the journalists as i do when they are ill-informed.<P> <P>and on Saturday there was a Feature article on Peter Jackson again in the Courier Mail<P> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>King of the Rings<BR>Des Partridge<BR>06dec03<BR>IN THE three books of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, the journey of Frodo Baggins to reach Mordor and destroy the ring in the fires of Mount Doom takes 14 months.<P>The journey of New Zealand film director Peter Jackson to Middle Earth and international renown as the genius behind the three films of the book, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and now The Return of the King, has taken many months longer: 84 in fact. <P>As a filmmaker all but unknown outside his native New Zealand, and considered a master of splatter films such as Brain Dead and Bad Taste before gaining some measure of respectability with Heavenly Creatures in 1994, Jackson took himself to Los Angeles in 1998 on a mission as determined as Frodo's. <P>Having made The Frighteners in his home city of Wellington in 1996 with Michael J. Fox as its star, Jackson was looking for a Hollywood studio prepared to back his project of turning Tolkien's cult books into a two-part film. <P>After negotiating for a year to get the rights to the books from another producer, Saul Zaentz (The English Patient), Jackson prepared for his mission by taking with him a 35-minute mini-film he had made for $78,000 to demonstrate his concept, with rough special effects created on a PC he had leased from America when he was making Heavenly Creatures. <P>He was helped by his domestic partner, co-writer and producer Fran Walsh Ė the couple have two children Ė and make-up specialist Richard Taylor (who won an Oscar for the first film, and who had been involved in all Jackson's previous films, including the mock documentary Forgotten Silver). <P>The rest is history: after knockbacks by major studios, the eternally cheerful Jackson, who physically resembles one of the hobbits from Tolkien's stories, (albeit an XL one with wild hair seemingly permanently tossed by Wellington's infamous winds) found himself talking to a Tolkien devotee in New Line Cinema's Robert Shaye. <P>New Line were best known then for splatter and horror films such as My Demon Lover and Nightmare on Elm Street made in a similar vein to Jackson's early works, and Shaye wasn't happy about The Lord of the Rings being crammed into two films. <P>Shaye and his partners (the company is a subsidiary of Time Warner) agreed to provide an unheard of $270 million for Jackson to make three separate films back to back during 18 months of intensive and continuous shooting all over New Zealand. <P>Seven years later, with The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers having taken nearly $1.8 billion internationally Ė putting them at Nos. 7 and 5 on the all-time money-makers list Ė Jackson was among 100,000 fans who turned out in Wellington for the biggest movie premiere the world has seen since Atlanta cheered the stars of Gone With The Wind in 1939. <P>Meeting international journalists at a hotel in the centre of Wellington, the director renowned for his preference for working in baggy khaki shorts and bare feet (even during scenes in snow on New Zealand's Alps) acknowledged the auspicious occasion by turning out in shoes. <P>"I'm in a prestigious hotel. I can't walk around without shoes and socks," Jackson quips. <P>He says he's pleased to have finished the three films Ė at last. "I do have a strong sense of accomplishment," he says, "although I'm glad there is no fourth Lord of the Rings film to be thinking about. <P>"For the past three years, I've taken a Christmas holiday and then I've had to start work in the cutting room in January getting the next film ready." <P>At this point, Jackson hadn't seen the entire third film (sent to America for 10,000 duplicate prints to be made for worldwide screenings). He'd only made the final version eight days earlier. <P>At the official premiere, he admitted it had been an overwhelming experience, sharing the screening with cast and crew who had worked so closely together on the biggest project in the 101-year history of feature films. <P>There's a sense of regret from the director that both his parents aren't alive to share the occasion, which has sent Wellington into a frenzy, with locals cheering and applauding Jackson whenever he appears in public. <P> His father died while the huge undertaking was in pre-production, in 1998, and his mother three days before The Fellowship of the Ring premiered in 2001. <P>"It had its first screening at Mum's funeral," Jackson remembers. <P>As a boy in New Zealand's north, Jackson was inspired to make films on his parents' Super 8 camera after he'd seen the 1933 King Kong, a masterpiece of special effects and animation (techniques now developed into a new art form in Jackson's own Ring films). <P>Stop-motion animation was the only form available to the young filmmaker, and when he set about making his own version of King Kong, he needed some help from his mother. <P>"Mum had a fur coat made of possum fur which was hanging in her cupboard. I'd noticed she didn't seem to wear it, so when I wanted to make my model, I asked her if I could cut fur from it. <P>"She agreed," says Jackson, and his filmmaking career was able to develop, inspired by Thunderbirds on television, and veteran animation wizard Ray Harryhausen's work. <P>The director is now preparing to make a multimillion-dollar version of King Kong, due to start shooting in August next year at his Wellington studios, with Australian talent Naomi Watts marked for the role earlier played by Fay Wray and in the 1976 version by Jessica Lange. <P>Jackson, 42, who lives about an hour's drive from Wellington in rural Wairarapa, says in essence he made the Lord of the Rings films for himself, although about 26,000 people were involved in the series. <P>"That's always been my approach. You can't make a film for everyone. You can only make it for yourself. All the decisions about what should be in or out are really just our personal instincts." <P>But Jackson feels that The Return of the King meets the requirements of providing an entertaining and exciting movie, with all the major characters in the centre of the film. <P>He says while there's relief, there's also a sense of sadness about reaching the conclusion of the feature films (with only an extended DVD version of the new film now to be finalised): "I feel the most sadness for the actors. They are the people who have become friends, and who get on so well together. <P>"Now they go their separate ways Ė although I'm going to try and get some of them into King Kong when we write the script," Jackson says. <P>He says the greatest personal thrill has been making films that have been so widely loved by people. <P>"The whole point of making movies is to make something people will want to see. It's very gratifying when people tell you they've seen The Fellowship of the Ring or The Two Towers 27 times and it has changed their lives." <P>Jackson, known for his encouragement and support of New Zealand's next generation of filmmakers, says he has a secret hope. <P>"In 20 years' time I hope there will be films made by young directors who'll say they saw Lord of the Rings when they were seven years old, and it changed their life. <P>"When I saw King Kong I was inspired, and all the way through my childhood I was inspired by other people's films. They can push you in the direction of a career." <P> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>With this picture of Peter looking devious.
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<B>Happy 400th post to me!</B><P>I've seen LOTR all over every newpaper I've picked up. The tension is growing. There are no good pictures(that I've seen) expect one of Elijah, Billy and Andy at the countdown party in Toronto, but it was black and white anyway. Whoever is doing all this campaigning, they're doing a good job.
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>In the US there is a movie magazine called Premiere and this month there is a huge article on ROTK <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I went to the newsagent and got their only copy which was imported. Its a hellafunny article.
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Good news guys.<P>Today at the Peter Pan Australian Premiere i did LOTR justice! Des Partridge, a reporter here did an article on ROTK in which he got many of the facts worng. I spotted him and sai "Hey Des!" and told him what he got wrong, it was so funny! A good day for the fans to get their own!
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New Reports this week,<P>1 of Christopher Lee and his autobiography in the courier mail.<P>2. Rotk on the Movie show wed. 8PM<P>3. A big POster og ROTK in the Sunday Mail
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News Report:<P><BR>At 1:30 PM today, on the TECH channel, they aired a special o LotR, with interviews with the cast and some of the crew, and LOTS of Behind-The-Scenes expo.
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Diggin' up some old stuff here...

After RotK the craze for LotR has calmed down quite a bit. Therefore it was a real surprise to see what one of our national TV channels did concerning commercial breaks. The channel shows a little video clip before and after every such break. In the clip you see a country placed on a map plus pics and things that refer to it. Then there's the word "continues" in the language that is used in the area.

There are twenty different clips including languages such as French, Hindi, Russian - and Quenya! You can watch it here. The quality of the clip isn't very good but there's a lake, trees and a woman's face and the word VorŽ (which is supposed to mean "continues"). Seeing this on TV on the other day made me smile.
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