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Gollum and Gandalf arrived in NZ!



macfalk
Valinor


Feb 21 2011, 11:58pm


Views: 3697
Gollum and Gandalf arrived in NZ!

According to the Noldor Blog, that is.

http://nznoldor.blogspot.com/



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Feb 22 2011, 12:29am


Views: 1900
That's good to here

Also, though it wasn't related to TH, I liked:
"No photos sorry - their security looked stronger than me."
*snert* Laugh


..The land of long-forgotten name:
......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


Hamfast
Rohan


Feb 22 2011, 12:29am


Views: 1882
Thanks macfalk.

All good news. I went ahead and added the blog to my favorites....don't know why I waited this long. Great to hear Andy's back in NZ getting ready.


KAOS82
Rohan


Feb 22 2011, 12:34am


Views: 1871
I do the same way; now waiting 4 Gandalf!!!


In Reply To
All good news. I went ahead and added the blog to my favorites....don't know why I waited this long. Great to hear Andy's back in NZ getting ready.


TÚRIN TURAMBAR DAGNIR GLAURUNGA & NIENOR NÍNIEL


duats
Grey Havens

Feb 22 2011, 12:50am


Views: 1903
That blog...

Says Freeman and the Thirteen Dwarves arrived in Wellington last week. I thought that they've been there for four-five weeks.


(This post was edited by duats on Feb 22 2011, 12:50am)


lurtz2010
Rohan

Feb 22 2011, 12:56am


Views: 1906
Awesome... but there's another Christchurch quake

Why are disasters always happening in the same place more than once lately


Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

Feb 22 2011, 12:59am


Views: 1868
They have

And McKellen made it pretty clear that he wasn't going to be in New Zealand until next month. I would take this with an arkenstone-sized grain of salt.

'But very bright were the stars upon the margin of the world, when at times the clouds about the West were drawn aside.'

www.arda-reconstructed.com


duats
Grey Havens

Feb 22 2011, 1:07am


Views: 1884
Looks like it's true

From Sir Ian himself:


Quote

A wizard is never late: but I hadn¹t intended last Thursday to arrive in Wellington for The Hobbit filming, five weeks early. Yet, what¹s new? Just a year ago, touring New Zealand with Waiting for Godot, I had expected to start shooting in July 2010, with Guillermo del Toro in charge. I was staying at his spare house on Breaker Bay, close to the Jackson compound. There he told me why he was abandoning Middle Earth, as Warner Brothers and MGM got perilously close to postponing The Hobbit forever and he worried about his commitments to other work. So my plan to jump straight from Beckett to Tolkien had to be abandoned and I flew home for a prolonged break.

A year on, filming was to start at the end of February 2011. I curtailed a holiday in India to make sure I would be on time.

Then, while I was away, Peter Jackson had his stomach operation. The insurance company has insisted on five weeks recuperation. Which is why, yet again, I¹m here early. Waiting for Bilbo.

I was hoping to see Peter up and kicking at the party Philippa Boyens threw last week for the actors and again the following day, when Graham Mactavish and Gwen had a house-warming party in their garden and house overlooking the Wellington harbour. No luck: but there were many others to say hello to; beginning with 13 dwarves.

To be continued.


http://www.mckellen.com/...bit-movie/110222.htm


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 22 2011, 1:15am


Views: 1853
Bless Jack the Blogger!

He's so gifted at being at the right place at the right time and telling the right people... US!!! :D

He saw Andy who saw Sir Ian! *fist in the air* YES!!! The troops have landed!!!!

I took a picture of the Blogger-king and his cup o' coffee when I saw him last year. I should send it on to him :)

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I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

Feb 22 2011, 1:16am


Views: 1837
I stand corrected!

And glad to be!

'But very bright were the stars upon the margin of the world, when at times the clouds about the West were drawn aside.'

www.arda-reconstructed.com


sphdle1
Gondor


Feb 22 2011, 1:26am


Views: 1888
Maybe it's a sign

that the hobbit movies are going to rock the world!Cool

sphdle1

"You shall not pass!"


Steven Van der Berg
Rivendell


Feb 22 2011, 1:28am


Views: 1836
Quit a throng, already!

I see at least one other must have a FaceBook account and is subscribed to Ian's feed.. ;) And here, I thought, I'd sneak in, all-clever-like and mention his blog post. It's never good to underestimate a Wizard or their fans! ;)

Good news all-around, though!


7777777
Rivendell


Feb 22 2011, 1:29am


Views: 1858
Question for you Mac:

Any recent Bard Rumors? I didn't see anything in the rumors section and have not been around the boards to read the latest grumblings(using the net now involves a few liters of diesel and my truck, so not much time for message boarding)

Tx

W





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"I can see through Metal boys, and that's no lie."

K (I was going to carve an E, but it was too many letters.)


lurtz2010
Rohan

Feb 22 2011, 1:35am


Views: 1890
maybe... but people are dead

 


Owain
Tol Eressea


Feb 22 2011, 7:02am


Views: 1775
Good to see the cast is mingling...

Getting to know one another... Will translate well on screen Wink

Middle Earth is New Zealand!

"Question everything, embrace the bad, and hold on to the good."

(This post was edited by Owain on Feb 22 2011, 7:03am)


sphdle1
Gondor


Feb 22 2011, 1:09pm


Views: 1677
I didn't see the news until sometime after I posted

That's horrible. I didn't realize it was that bad.

sphdle1

"You shall not pass!"

(This post was edited by sphdle1 on Feb 22 2011, 1:10pm)


B.R.n
The Shire

Feb 22 2011, 6:33pm


Views: 1643
A day of mourning for NZ

Off-topic:
First of all, my condolences go with all the ones perished in Christchurch.I've never heard of an earthquake in that area before.
Secondly, is this video I discovered today fake or not? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baInF-t1eQM&feature=related It looks counterfeited from a 100 miles away, yet nobody bellow the video commented against so I'm confused .


(This post was edited by B.R.n on Feb 22 2011, 6:42pm)


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Feb 22 2011, 6:58pm


Views: 1583
That's fake.

The video description is a lie. The shot is taken from the fan-made film Born of Hope, or perhaps The Hunt for Gollum. I've definitely seen it before but I can't remember which one it's from. We were discussing the Dol Guldur design shown in the video a few weeks ago.


Ruijor
Rohan


Feb 22 2011, 7:43pm


Views: 1558
That shot is from LOTR - Born OF Hope fan film

The uploader seems to dislike the truth since he seems to have erased my comments where I stated it is not from The Hobbit...


AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Feb 23 2011, 5:04am


Views: 1426
Awesome!

Good tidings you bring.

In Reply To
From Sir Ian himself:


Quote

A wizard is never late: but I hadn¹t intended last Thursday to arrive in Wellington for The Hobbit filming, five weeks early. Yet, what¹s new? Just a year ago, touring New Zealand with Waiting for Godot, I had expected to start shooting in July 2010, with Guillermo del Toro in charge. I was staying at his spare house on Breaker Bay, close to the Jackson compound. There he told me why he was abandoning Middle Earth, as Warner Brothers and MGM got perilously close to postponing The Hobbit forever and he worried about his commitments to other work. So my plan to jump straight from Beckett to Tolkien had to be abandoned and I flew home for a prolonged break.

A year on, filming was to start at the end of February 2011. I curtailed a holiday in India to make sure I would be on time.

Then, while I was away, Peter Jackson had his stomach operation. The insurance company has insisted on five weeks recuperation. Which is why, yet again, I¹m here early. Waiting for Bilbo.

I was hoping to see Peter up and kicking at the party Philippa Boyens threw last week for the actors and again the following day, when Graham Mactavish and Gwen had a house-warming party in their garden and house overlooking the Wellington harbour. No luck: but there were many others to say hello to; beginning with 13 dwarves.

To be continued.


http://www.mckellen.com/...bit-movie/110222.htm


"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."


Bombadil
Half-elven

Feb 24 2011, 3:12am


Views: 1486
It's in-Hobbit-IMPOrtant?

IF life...... is a FEAST..
TRUST...NZ!
we know NZ is one of the World's FInES..T countrys,
.......so do what you can. to HELp NZ...


(This post was edited by Bombadil on Feb 24 2011, 3:17am)