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Posted on 01/27/2002 6:18:35 PM PST by John Farson
|New Zealander builds Hobbit hole
A New Zealand man has built a Hobbit house.
Carl Gifford, a stonemason from Wellington, says he used a 10-tonne digger to make the hole.
He's put rocks either side of the front door and plans to install a chimney and lantern on top.
He told the Evening Post he was embarrassed as he was constructing the home.
He said: "I must admit I was hiding as the cars were driving past. I thought, 'These people think I'm an idiot'."
The house is part of a series of stonework mounds, designs and sculptures dotted around his land.
"I'm just having a bit of fun. Things that were built by those ancient people like caves have always fascinated me."
JERUSALEM (Reuters): Bandaged and bloody, Mark Sokolow lay on his hospital bed, a lucky survivor of both Sunday's suicide bomb attack in Jerusalem and the September 11 hijacked plane attack on the World Trade Centre in New York.
Man...if I see his name on a passenger list, I'm staying home. Poor guy.
Cute article. Did you see this one on TTT? On the same site... following links to other LOTR stories...
Elijah Wood loves Gollum scenes in second Rings film
Elijah Wood has revealed his favourite scenes in the second Lord Of The Rings film.
He is due back in New Zealand soon to finish work on The Two Towers.
Wood, who plays Frodo in the trilogy, says his favourite scenes involve the CGI created character Gollum.
"There's a scene where he takes us through marshes, and within these marshes are dead bodies floating underwater in these ethereal lights, tempting Frodo," Wood tells Entertainment Weekly.
"It's pretty wonderful."
The Two Towers is due to be released later in the year.
Thanks for the smiles... My fellowship has split up and gone off hunting orcs, Soldiers are preparing for war and I am desperately worried about Frodo and Sam... I must get back to my reading.
Thanks for the ping, ecurbh!
My favorite scenes in the trilogy are the Gollum scenes in Two Towers. Gollum is a riot! It is these scenes that I have looked forward to seeing since I first read the books.
In Gollum, Tolkien has drawn a rich character. I think my favorite scene in the whole 1000 pages is where Sam is cooking the conies. The conversation between Gollum and Sam is brilliant.
I am one behind. I have seen it six times. And the six time was the best! It gets better every time I see it.
So, have you seen Gollum at the Argonath? We don't. (I've never seen "the car," either.)