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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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCrnF844_ww 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 · 4,310 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
    metro.co.uk ^ | 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 ďwith flying coloursĒ. 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 ĎMidgetí

    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
    http://saaristo.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=2233219%3ATopic%3A1035 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 · 58 replies · 3,474+ views
    ramius
    Sword Post 2: Woohoo! It¬ís time for Tuesday night Sword Pron! ÔĀä Today¬ís topic: Guards. ¬ďGuards¬Ē are essentially stances. They¬íre 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 ¬ďguard¬Ē or ¬ďhut¬Ē 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: ĎThe party is overí

    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
    TheOneRing.net ^ | 8/22/2008 | Calisuri
    TORn has been following the developments of the infamous Tolkien lawsuit for a long time. For those of you whoíd 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 ďThe HobbitĒ 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: Itís 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 EW.com that the scribesí 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 Frodoís uncle, Bilbo Baggins, and his initial discovery of the immensely-powerful ring. New Line and MGM plan to release...
  • Second Teaser for ĎThe Hunt for Gollumí Released

    08/09/2008 7:05:37 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 19 replies · 4,726+ views
    TheOneRing.net ^ | Aug 3, 2008 | Calisuri
    August 3rd, 2008 by Calisuri | Source: The Hunt for Gollum | Discuss If you havenít 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...
  • PAULINE BAYNES: QUEEN OF NARNIA AND MIDDLE-EARTH

    08/04/2008 10:53:54 AM PDT · by Borges · 9 replies · 1,081+ views
    http://briansibleysblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/pauline-baynes-queen-of-narnia-middle.html | 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...
  • Del Toro refuses to copy Jackson

    07/21/2008 8:17:12 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 56 replies · 1,291+ views
    TheOneRing.Net ^ | July 19, 2008 | xoanon
    Del Toro refuses to copy Jackson July 19th, 2008 by xoanon | Discuss From Maxim and World Entertainment News: Guillermo Del Toro has promised Lord Of The Rings fans his franchise prequel The Hobbit will be very different from his directing predecessor Peter Jackson. Jackson directed the three original films, but has given up his directorís chair for Del Toro. But Del Toro has refused to follow in Jacksonís footsteps, vowing to give movie fans something new. He tells Maxim magazine, ďIf I thought it was about following (Jackson), I wouldnít be doing it this way. ďItís a matter of...
  • Christopher Lee offers his voice for SmaugÖ wonít go back to NZ.

    07/16/2008 1:35:23 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 68 replies · 1,318+ views
    TheOneRing.Net ^ | July 13th, 2008 | Compa_Mighty
    Christopher Lee offers his voice for SmaugÖ wonít go back to NZ. July 13th, 2008 by Compa_Mighty In a bittersweet note, forummer DiveTwin reports this note that appeared in Cinematical:
  • Builder discovers "priceless" Tolkien postcard

    07/09/2008 7:27:11 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 31 replies · 1,003+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Tue Jul 8, 10:29 AM ET | Mike Collett-White
    Builder discovers "priceless" Tolkien postcard By Mike Collett-White Tue Jul 8, 10:29 AM ET LONDON (Reuters) - A demolition man stripping a fireplace from the former home of "The Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien stumbled across a postcard to the writer dated 1968, and hopes to sell it for a small fortune. Stephen Malton, who runs Prodem Demolition in Bournemouth on the south English coast, was working in the house in the nearby town of Poole before it was bulldozed to make way for a new construction project. "Before we demolish a house we do an internal strip...
  • J.R.R. Tolkien Ping List?

    07/08/2008 12:30:02 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 31 replies · 1,033+ views
    Oyarsa
    Is there a ping list specifically for discussions and/or news concerning or related to J.R.R. Tolkien? Thanks in advance for your help.
  • Sir Ian McKellen returns [as Gandalf] to the big screen in The Hobbit film

    05/25/2008 6:32:45 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 31 replies · 1,166+ views
    Telegraph.uk ^ | 25/05/2008 | Nick Squires
    Sir Ian McKellen returns to the big screen in The Hobbit film By Nick Squires in Sydney Last updated: 1:28 PM BST 25/05/2008 Sir Ian McKellen will reprise the role of Gandalf the wizard for two films to be made based on Tolkien's classic book The Hobbit, it has been confirmed. The two movies - The Hobbit and a sequel which has yet to be named - will be filmed in New Zealand and released in 2011 and 2012. Andy Serkis, the actor who played Gollum with the help of digital wizardry, will also return for the Hobbit film, but...
  • Lord of the Rings Question - Need Help, Please!

    05/19/2008 8:53:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeDude · 35 replies · 1,588+ views
    I have a question on a particular passage in Lord of the Rings and I need to find it. Can someone help?
  • The Hobbit Hole XXXVI - O! Water cold we may pour at need...

    05/03/2008 8:48:06 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 6,195 replies · 2,633+ 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...
  • Report: McKellen to reprise Gandalf role

    04/30/2008 1:56:53 PM PDT · by JenB · 68 replies · 1,725+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Wednesday April 30 3:16 PM ET
    Ian McKellen will again take up the robes of Gandalf the Wizard in the cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy classic "The Hobbit" a British film magazine reported Wednesday. But McKellen's publicist warned that final arrangements were yet to be made. "Of course he wants to do it, but nothing's been agreed or signed," Clair Dobbs said.
  • Del Toro To Direct 'The Hobbit'

    04/24/2008 4:22:33 PM PDT · by maquiladora · 41 replies · 1,005+ views
    PAN'S LABYRINTH director Guillermo del Toro has signed on to direct THE HOBBIT and its sequel for New Line-MGM, per VARIETY. This is a major step forward for the LORD OF THE RINGS prequels, which had been held up in litigation for several years. The announcement came Thursday from executive producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, New Line president Toby Emmerich and Mary Parent, chief of MGM's Worldwide Motion Picture Group. Del Toro will move to New Zealand for four years to work with Jackson and his Wingnut and WETA production teams, directing the two films back to back. The...
  • 'Hobbits' Were Stunted Cave-Dwellers

    03/06/2008 1:37:29 AM PST · by restornu · 16 replies · 1,298+ views
    Discovery.com ^ | March 5, 2008 | Richard Ingham, AFP
    <p>Bad Thyroid?</p> <p>March 5, 2008 -- Anthropologists have fired another salvo in a feud about diminutive "hobbit" people whose fossilized remains were found in a cave on a remote Indonesian island four years ago.</p> <p>Combatting a bid to have the hobbits enshrined as a separate branch of the human family tree, they argue the tiny cave-dwellers were simply Homo sapiens who became stunted and retarded as a result of iodine deficiency in pregnancy.</p>
  • Hobbit hominids were 'dwarf cretins'

    03/04/2008 5:14:10 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 794+ views
    Hobbit hominids were 'dwarf cretins' By Richard Ingham in Paris March 05, 2008 11:46am Article from: Agence France-Presse AUSTRALIAN scientists are causing controversy in the usually placid world of anthropology, becoming embroiled in a feud about diminutive "hobbit" people whose fossilised remains were found in a cave on a remote Indonesian island four years ago. Combatting a bid to have the hobbits enshrined as a separate branch of the human family tree, they argue the tiny cave-dwellers were simply Homo sapiens who became stunted and retarded as a result of iodine deficiency in pregnancy. Dubbed after the wee folk in...
  • The Hobbit Hole XXXV - ...is Water Hot that smokes and steams.

    01/03/2008 6:35:58 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 8,721 replies · 22,744+ 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...
  • Tolkienís Birthday: Raise a glass!

    01/03/2008 10:56:39 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies · 808+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | 1/3/2008 | n/a
    Via Bettnet we learn the following from the Tolkien Society: On the 3rd January 1892 JRR Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. To celebrate this event, on this day each year Tolkien fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author. The toast is "The Professor". To make the Birthday Toast, you stand, raise a glass of your choice of drink (not necessarily alcoholic), and say the words ĎThe Professorí before taking a sip (or swig, if thatís more appropriate for your drink). Sit and enjoy the rest of...
  • Peter Jackson to produce `The Hobbit'

    12/18/2007 8:50:25 AM PST · by Abathar · 83 replies · 1,432+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 12/18/07 | JAKE COYLE
    NEW YORK - Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema have reached agreement to make J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," a planned prequel to the blockbuster trilogy "The Lord of the Rings." Jackson, who directed the "Rings" trilogy, will serve as executive producer for "The Hobbit." A director for the prequel films has yet to be named. Relations between Jackson and New Line had soured after "Rings," despite a collective worldwide box office gross of nearly $3 billion ó an enormous success. The two sides nevertheless were able to reconcile, with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) splitting "The Hobbit" 50/50, spokemen for both studios...
  • 'The Hobbit': Peace in Middle-Earth?

    10/08/2007 12:29:46 AM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 25 replies · 1,286+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Oct 04, 2007 | Benjamin Svetkey
    Fans have long dreamed ''Lord of the Rings'' director Peter Jackson would tackle J.R.R. Tolkien's ''The Hobbit,'' but a nasty legal battle with New Line Cinema has made it impossible. Now, at last, a cease-fire may be at hand
  • Scientists: Hobbit Wasn't a Modern Human

    09/20/2007 1:34:19 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 846+ views
    Scientists: Hobbit Wasn't a Modern Human Sep 20 04:18 PM US/Eastern By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists, wringing their hands over the identity of the famed "hobbit" fossil, have found a new clue in the wrist. Since the discovery of the bones in Indonesia in 2003, researchers have wrangled over whether the find was an ancient human ancestor or simply a modern human suffering from a genetic disorder. Now, a study of the bones in the creature's left wrist lends weight to the human ancestor theory, according to a report in Friday's issue of the...
  • The Hobbit Hole XXXIV - But better than rain or rippling streams...

    08/07/2007 7:52:15 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 11,115 replies · 27,355+ 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...
  • Spielberg, Jackson team for Tintin

    05/15/2007 11:05:03 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 4 replies · 838+ views
    Variety ^ | Mon., May 14, 2007, 8:21pm PT | ANNE THOMPSON, PAMELA MCCLINTOCK
    Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are teaming to direct and produce three back-to-back features based on Georges Remi's beloved Belgian comic-strip hero Tintin for DreamWorks. Pics will be produced in full digital 3-D using WETA Digitalís groundbreaking performance capture technology. The two filmmakers will each direct at least one of the movies; studio wouldn't say which director would helm the third. Kathleen Kennedy joins Spielberg and Jackson as a producer on the three films, which might be released through DreamWorks Animation. Tintin has long been a passion project for Spielberg; he and Kennedy have held various film rights to the...
  • DreamWorks, Peter Jackson unite (Studio picks up 'Lovely Bones')

    05/05/2007 10:19:22 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 9 replies · 1,088+ views
    variety ^ | Sat., May 5, 2007, 8:59am PT | PAMELA MCCLINTOCK, MICHAEL FLEMING
    Peter Jackson will make his next movie at DreamWorks. Committing at least $65 million, DreamWorks in association with Film 4 has won the bidding for Jackson's bigscreen adaptation of Alice Sebold's best-selling 2002 tome "The Lovely Bones." Announcement came early Friday evening, capping a weeklong auction that had three other majors vying for Jackson's project as well-Warner Bros Pictures, Universal and Sony. Jackson is set to begin lensing in October in Pennsylvania and New Zealand from a script he co-wrote with "Lord of the Rings" collaborators Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh. Paramount, which owns DreamWorks, will distribute "Bones" worldwide, with...
  • Review: 'New' Tolkien splendidly rewarding

    04/17/2007 3:45:21 PM PDT · by maquiladora · 26 replies · 1,501+ views
    cnn ^ | Bruce DeSilva
    (AP) -- Six thousand years before the Fellowship of the Ring, long before anyone had even seen a Hobbit, the elves and men of Middle-earth quaked at the power of the dark lord Morgoth... It is the fruit of 30 years labor by Christopher Tolkien, the author's son, who has devoted much of his life to editing and publishing the work his father left behind. By meticulously combining and editing the many published and unpublished versions of the tale, he has produced at last a coherent, vivid and readable narrative. His story, released today by Houghton Mifflin, is a...
  • The Hobbit Hole XXXIII - And the brook that leaps from hill to plain...

    03/08/2007 2:40:27 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 10,864 replies · 69,064+ 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...
  • Sam Raimi Will Direct The Hobbit?

    01/28/2007 4:33:14 PM PST · by maquiladora · 47 replies · 2,328+ views
    IESB ^ | Sunday, 28 January 2007 | Robert Sanchez
    There has been speculation about this since last November but according to a major newspaper, Sam "Spider-Man" Raimi is considering directing The Hobbit.LA Times has the following: In a move that would have ramifications for several major multi-nationals, and millions of fans, "Spider-Man" maestro Sam Raimi has been telling associates, as well as his corporate masters at Sony, that he is thinking of directing "The Hobbit," the prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien's masterwork, "The Lord of the Rings." At least two top-level insiders Ė who declined to be named -- have heard the words out of the director's mouth. A year...
  • New insect named after Tolkien character

    01/21/2007 2:05:24 PM PST · by maquiladora · 14 replies · 2,578+ views
    Spanish scientists have discovered a new invertebrate insect in certain caves of Castellon province, which they have baptized Gollumjapyx Smeagol in honour of JRR Tolkien who created the character in his 'The Lord of The Rings' trilogy. The new animal is of exterior origin, but has adapted to permanent living inside caves. The new invertebrate has all the properties of a subterranean insect: its skin has no pigment, and it has extraordinarily large antennae, six feet and measures two centimeters in length. According to Vicente OrtuŮo, the first examples of this new species were found some 25 years ago, but...
  • I love the parts where legoes was in. [sic]

    12/05/2006 6:39:15 AM PST · by Country_gurl_07 · 107 replies · 4,032+ views
    okay i have to things
  • The Hobbit Hole XXXII - Sweet is the sound of falling rain

    12/01/2006 12:55:15 PM PST · by ecurbh · 8,021 replies · 54,882+ 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...
  • Saul Zaentz Chimes In: Peter Jackson Will Direct The Hobbit

    12/01/2006 9:46:45 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 76 replies · 1,945+ views
    Cinematical ^ | November 26, 2006 | Scott Weinberg
    You may remember seeing the name "Saul Zaentz" in the opening credits of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies. His name is also listed on the credits for the Ralph Bakshi animated version from 1978. So who is Saul Zaentz, anyway? He's the producer who, in 1976, bought the rights to Tolkien's works and, logically, started up a company called Tolkien Enterprises. So what that basically means is that New Line "leased" the LOTR rights from Zaentz ... and it looks like those rights will be reverting back to the guy some time next year. And apparently Saul Zaentz...
  • Jackson and Hobbits to Quest and Save Hollywood Yet Again?

    11/15/2006 10:09:15 AM PST · by maquiladora · 81 replies · 2,709+ views
    Variety/Comingsoon ^ | Nov 14th 2006
    Variety reports that MGM chairman and chief executive Harry Sloan talked about the studio's five core franchises at the European Media Leaders Summit in London. As for The Hobbit, Sloan confirmed that MGM was in advanced talks with Peter Jackson to make two movies based on JRR Tolkien's "prequel" to "The Lord of the Rings." The first would be a direct adaptation of The Hobbit, and the second would be drawn from "footnotes and source material connecting 'The Hobbit' with 'Lord of the Rings,'" he explained. An MGM spokesman emphasized that negotiations with Jackson are still in progress, and that...
  • Petition to SAVE the FABRIC department at Wal-Mart

    11/13/2006 4:57:50 AM PST · by GailA · 44 replies · 6,893+ views
    Petition Online ^ | 11/13/06 | GailA
    Help save our fabric source!click here for petitionI make lap quilts for the VA Hospital spinal cord unit. in Memphis and Wal-Mart is the only source of fabric in Millington, TN...as a widow my income is very limited I can't afford to drive 20-30 minutes to the next 2 sources and pay $2.00 more per yard for fabric. Quilting is my only hobby. I've made 10 lap quilts so far this year for the VA Hospital spinal cord unit.For many rural women Wal-Mart is the ONLY source available for fabric. Better yet call 800 Wal Mart and talk to a...
  • J.R.R. Tolkien And C.S. Lewis In A Buddy Movie

    09/30/2006 6:37:37 PM PDT · by maquiladora · 3 replies · 1,043+ views
    Lord of the Rings' success has spawned a lot of fantasy knockoff pretenders, but it seems like that first crap wave has passed and now we're getting into some legitimately interesting stuff. For instance there's Peter Jackson's alternate universe movie which thrusts dragons into the middle of the Napoleonic wars. Now there's another unique little fantasy project to add to the list. According to The Hollywood Reporter Warner Brothers has just picked up the rights to a soon to be released children's novel by James A. Owen called "Here, There Be Dragons". Are there actual dragons in it? Maybe. The...
  • Unfinished Tolkien work to be published

    09/19/2006 4:08:32 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 20 replies · 1,606+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Mon Sep 18, 12:17 PM ET | Unknown
    NEW YORK - An unfinished tale by J.R.R. Tolkien has been edited by his son into a completed work and will be released next spring, the U.S. and British publishers announced Monday. Christopher Tolkien has spent the past 30 years working on "The Children of Hurin," an epic tale his father began in 1918 and later abandoned. Excerpts of "The Children of Hurin," which includes the elves and dwarves of Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and other works, have been published before. "It has seemed to me for a long time that there was a good case for presenting...