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The Hobbit Hole (General/Chat)

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  • Lord of the Rings fan spends life savings creating prequel

    02/10/2010 1:24:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1,309+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 2/10/10 | staff
    Actress Kate Madison, a fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, spent six years and her entire life savings creating a prequel to the films. Miss Madison, 31, spent 25,000 on the film, Born of Hope, which has already been watched by more than half a million people on YouTube. The story was inspired by just a couple of paragraphs written by JRR Tolkein in the appendices of The Lord of The Rings. "The film has gone down really well with the fans and some say it is even better than the Peter Jackson movies which is amazing," she...
  • LOTR fanatic reaps fruit of labour as her 25,000 prequel scores 500,000 views on the internet

    02/10/2010 10:33:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies · 1,136+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | February 10, 2010 | Andrew Levy
    One cost more than 200 million, took eight years to film using the spectacular scenery of New Zealand and won 17 Oscars. The other cost 25,000, was filmed over a year in muddy English locations, and has not been nominated for any awards. But for Lord Of The Rings trilogy fanatic Kate Madison, filming a prequel was the purest form of art - a labour of love.
  • Our Times: The Age of Elizabeth II

    01/17/2010 1:21:58 AM PST · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 9 replies · 592+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JANUARY 14, 2010 | A.N. Wilson
    Old Western ManThe travellers trotted on, and as the sun began to sink towards the White Downs far away on the western horizon they came to Bywater by its wide pool, and there they had their first really painful shock. This was Frodo and Sam's own country, and they found out now that they cared about it more than any other place in the world. Many of the houses that they had known were missing. Some seemed to have been burned down. The pleasant row of old hobbit-holes in the bank in the north side of the Pool were deserted,...
  • Heather Alexander - March of Cambreadth (motivational music)

    01/10/2010 1:28:35 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 8 replies · 735+ views
    YouTube ^ | Feb 01, 2009 | Heather Alexander
    With all that is going on in the world, with our military and politics at home, I needed a good shot of motivational music. What is yours?
  • 50 Reasons Lord of the Rings Sucks

    12/22/2002 9:05:26 PM PST · by A.J.Armitage · 237 replies · 17,699+ views
    50 Reasons why LORD OF THE RINGS sucks Fellowship of the Rings was shoved down our throats. I've heard some students are even forced to read some novelization of the movie in their literature classes. Ridiculous. Does Hollywood run our classrooms now? Greed. Hollywood can't make a movie these days without crapping out a sequel the next year to squeeze more money out of the sheep. Guess what; there's ANOTHER LOTR movie coming this Christmas. Gee, I wonder what will bring Rocky out of retirement this time? Quality Control at New Line. Millions of copies of the LOTR DVD have...
  • The Hobbit Hole XXXVIII - There and Back Again!

    09/23/2009 6:19:16 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 4,311 replies · 28,086+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we may meet... Ninth Thread: The Hobbit Hole...
  • 'Gollum-like' monster emerges from lake - The slimy beast terrified local children who killed it

    09/17/2009 6:01:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 138 replies · 8,774+ views ^ | Sept. 17, 2009
    A slimy, glob-like creature dubbed Gollum has terrified children after it slithered out of a lake and clambered over the rocks towards them. The young teenagers were playing by the waterfront in a Panama lake near Cerro Azul when the bald beast emerged from a cave behind a waterfall. They started screaming as it shuffled out "as if to attack them". Locals told Panama news the monster was like "Gollum from Lord of the Rings". One said: "I have only seen that creature once before - and it was in the Tolkien film." But in a "desperate bid to defend...
  • Lord of the Rings Author (JRR) Tolkien 'Trained as Spy'

    09/16/2009 9:46:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies · 2,197+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | September 17, 2009
    LORD of the Rings author JRR Tolkien trained as a spy in the years leading up to World War II, it has emerged. The Oxford University professor - who also wrote The Hobbit - was one of 50 intellectuals chosen by the British Government singled out to crack Nazi codes as it appeared increasingly likely Germany was preparing to declare war. Tolkien was reknown as one of his generation's most respected linguists, and according to The Sun, was believed to have passed the training course with flying colours. Start of sidebar. Skip to end of sidebar. End of sidebar. Return...
  • Legal settlement clears way for "Hobbit" movie

    09/08/2009 8:54:23 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 23 replies · 1,338+ views
    reuters ^ | Sep 8, 2009 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Hollywood studio behind a film based on "The Hobbit" and trustees for author J.R.R. Tolkien's estate said on Tuesday they had settled a lawsuit that clears the way for what is expected to be a blockbuster movie based on the book. "The Hobbit" is a 1937 book by Tolkien about a diminutive character named Bilbo Baggins who goes on a treasure-seeking adventure, and it sets the stage for Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, with its epic tale of magic and warfare.
  • Tolkien Estate, New Line Settle Lawsuit Over Films

    09/08/2009 4:17:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies · 1,041+ views
    AP) ^ | Sep 8, 2009 11:04 am US/Pacific
    <p>The heirs of J.R.R. Tolkien and a movie studio that produced the blockbuster "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy have settled a lawsuit over the films' profits, it was announced Tuesday.</p> <p>The out-of-court resolution clears the way for a two-film prequel based on Tolkien's novel "The Hobbit" and will benefit charities around the world, according to a joint press release announcing the settlement.</p>
  • Little People Want to Ban Word Midget

    07/06/2009 4:28:50 PM PDT · by llevrok · 59 replies · 2,002+ views
    New York - Little people are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to ban the use of the word "midget" on broadcast TV. The group Little People of America said Sunday the word is just as offensive as racial slurs. The request was prompted by an April episode of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" that the group said was demeaning. In the episode, contestants created a detergent ad called "Jesse James and the Midgets." The contestants, including Joan Rivers, suggested bathing little people in the detergent and hanging them to dry. Calls to the FCC and "Celebrity Apprentice" host Donald Trump were...
  • The Hobbit Hole XXXVII - ...Down a thirsty throat and be glad indeed!

    09/25/2008 6:43:34 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 10,312 replies · 94,635+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we may meet... Ninth Thread: The Hobbit Hole...
  • Building your own Hobbit Hole (my title)

    09/24/2008 7:54:08 AM PDT · by ksen · 8 replies · 1,004+ views
    Saaristoluonto ^ | 8/27/08 | Henry Just follow the link and let the pictures speak for themselves.
  • Sword handling part 1

    09/16/2008 10:08:51 PM PDT · by Ramius · 59 replies · 3,474+ views
    Sword Post 2: Woohoo! It’s time for Tuesday night Sword Pron!  Today’s topic: Guards. “Guards” are essentially stances. They’re places to start and places to end. They are ways to hold the sword to begin fighting, and curiously enough, most of the strikes that one will take with a sword are merely a progression from one “guard” or “hut” to another. To wit: There are 4 basic guards. Since the vast majority of the surviving source material is in German, they are named in German. The picture is from a 14th century Fechtbuch (fight book). They are (in the...
  • Democrats to gun owners: The party is over

    09/15/2008 8:30:27 PM PDT · by hiredhand · 28 replies · 1,087+ views
    Idaho Examiner ^ | September 13, 2008 | Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman
    Breaking up is so hard to do. Judging from the Democratic Party platform, remarks from presidential nominee Barack Obama and his selection of anti-gun Sen. Joseph Biden as a running mate, the long, transparent courtship of gun owners by Democrats is over and instead of a goodbye kiss, there was a slap in the face; the political approximation of a domestic assault.
  • Tolkien Lawsuit Update from Kristin Thompson

    08/25/2008 2:48:59 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 5 replies · 707+ views ^ | 8/22/2008 | Calisuri
    TORn has been following the developments of the infamous Tolkien lawsuit for a long time. For those of you whod like to get caught up in one fell swoop, Frodo Franchise author Kristin Thompson has posted an in-depth blog entry on exactly what is going on:
  • Scripting For The Hobbit Officially Begins!

    08/21/2008 5:16:13 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 11 replies · 763+ views
    TheOneRing.Net ^ | August 20, 2008 | DiveTwin
    Ringer Deej found this article on EW.Com: Its now official: The Lord of the Rings screenwriting team of Peter Jackson (pictured), Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens will join The Hobbit director Guillermo del Toro to pen the screenplay for the two planned Hobbit movies. Sources tell that the scribes deals are all complete and they will commence writing shortly. (With shooting scheduled to begin in Fall 2009 in New Zealand, the quartet better get busy!) The Hobbit will center on Frodos uncle, Bilbo Baggins, and his initial discovery of the immensely-powerful ring. New Line and MGM plan to release...
  • Second Teaser for The Hunt for Gollum Released

    08/09/2008 7:05:37 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 19 replies · 4,726+ views ^ | Aug 3, 2008 | Calisuri
    August 3rd, 2008 by Calisuri | Source: The Hunt for Gollum | Discuss If you havent heard of it yet, you will want to check out the non-profit collaborative short film being produced by writer/director Chris Bouchard - The Hunt for Gollum. Like the name suggests, this short film is a prequel to The Lord Of The Rings, set in Middle Earth and depicts events leading up to the Fellowship of the Ring. The story follows the Heir of Isildur as he sets out to find the creature Gollum. Mr. Bouchard has just released the second trailer for the film...

    08/04/2008 10:53:54 AM PDT · by Borges · 9 replies · 1,081+ views | 08/04/08
    It is with deep sadness that I write these few words about our dear friend, Pauline Baynes, who died, on Friday, in the cottage in Dockenfield, Surrey, where she had lived and worked for many years. There are certain illustrators whose work is so intimately interwoven with the author's text as to rank as the books' co-creators. Sir John Tenniel, for example, the first illustrator of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and E H Shepard who, with A A Milne, led us into the world of Winnie-the-Pooh. Similarly, Pauline Baynes' pictures of country and denizens in C S Lewis' seven Chronicles...
  • More News on the Tolkien vs. New Line Lawsuit

    07/26/2008 10:50:49 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 4 replies · 612+ views
    TheOneRing.Net ^ | 7/20/2008 | Altaira
    More News on the Tolkien vs. New Line Lawsuit July 20th, 2008 by Altaira Thanks again to Voronwe_the_Faithful for posting another update on the Tolkien vs. New Line Lawsuit on our message boards: The plaintiffs filed a First Amended Complaint last Monday (which I believe was the last day for them to do so). They have dropped the fiduciary duty cause of action (as expected), but they have asserted new allegations to support the fraud cause of action. They added more specific claims as to how they contend that New Line misrepresented the amount of expenses that it had in...