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Uh-oh... I feel a FLASH coming on...

diedye
Grey Havens


Jun 16 2008, 3:15am

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A FLASHBACK, that is, of this week in LOTR movie history...

June 8
1961 - Letter to Rhona Beare (#230) – answers various questions about LOTR, such as the reasoning behind Aragorn’s declaration that he is “of the race of the West unmingled’, the meaning of various elvish phrases: “Mae govannen means ‘well met.’ Treebeard’s greeting to Galadriel and Celeborn (‘vanimar, vanimálion nostari!’) means ‘O beautiful ones, parents of beautiful children.’”, and the song of praise in the field of Cormallen.
2001 – The official LOTR website posts Cannes footage with intro by Peter Jackson

June 9
1941 - Letter to Michael Tolkien who was at the time an Officer Cadet at the Royal Military College in Sandhurst (#45) – relays his love and fears for his son in the time of war and empathizes with the German people whose virtues are “of obedience and patriotism are greater than ours in the mass. Whose brave men are just about as brave as ours. Whose industry is about 10 times greater. And who are – under the curse of God – now led by a man inspired by a mad, whirlwind, devil: a typhoon, a passion: that makes the poor old Kaiser look like an old woman knitting.”
2000 – original Woman’s Day photos of Sam & Frodo in Mordor are posted on TORn; Marvel (Toy Biz) is awarded toy license for Lord Of The Rings
2002 – The official LOTR website posts pic of Peter Jackson, Barrie Osborne and the hobbits making their acceptance speech at the MTV Movie Awards
2003 – AICN reports scene shot of Elrond revealing himself to Aragorn in Theoden’s tent at Dunharrow (w/Hugo Waving’s Matrix gag)

June 10
1999 - Official site sneak preview ; Sir Ian McKellen wins Best Actor, FOTR wins Best Fantasy Film, and Peter Jackson wins Best Director at the 28th Annual Saturn Awards

June 11
2000 - Robyn Malcolm revealed to have small role in LOTR (Morwen); The Crack of Doom cracks TORn up!
2006 – Fantasy/LOTR artist Tim Hildebrandt dies at age 67 from complications due to diabetes

June 12
2000 – a spy report on the filming at Lyall Bay (Dunharrow); first (crummy but still tantalizing) images of Bilbo and Hobbiton; Sir Ian McKellen posts 5 audio clips on his site, one of which is Gandalf saying, “One Ring to rule them all…”
2003 – The Science Museum in London announces its next exhibiton - The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy - The Exhibition

June 13
1999 – Casting rumors: Bruce Willis petitions PJ for role the trilogy, and possible crew names (Nick Weir as props master, Jill Westwalker as assistant props master, Nick Riera as props buyer)
2004 – Winners of canadanthony’s TORNsib Awards announced
2006 - Germany's “Cinema” magazine readers pick “Lord of the Rings” trilogy as their #1 choice for Best Films of All Times.

June 14
1999 – The Sunday Star Times bandies names about: Keanu Reeves, Danny DeVito, and Anthony Hopkins for the role of Gandalf ; TORn scrapbook posts Woman’s Day pic of Peter Jackson inside Bag End
2004 - the latest 'Fraud of the Rings' by cartoonist John Cook


(I was thinking of postponing this till next week, but, honestly, I could use the distraction. I've added a couple of Tolkien bits just because.)

R.I.P.





weaver
Half-elven

Jun 16 2008, 3:30am

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what a fun read! [In reply to] Can't Post

Lots of great tidbits in here and an animated short to go with it -- you rule!

I missed all of the pre-film hype, so it was "news" to me to check out the links you provided -- thank you!

And you even remembered canadanthony's great awards effort -- nice to see his efforts highlighted again, and it was interesting to see what the winners were..

Thanks for a very enjoyable trip down memory lane!

Weaver



ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Jun 16 2008, 10:20am

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thanks, and how long did you spend doing so much research? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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dernwyn
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Jun 16 2008, 10:27am

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Another blast from the past! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for those delights of the day, diedye!

BTW where do you find those animations! No...don't answer...Blush Laugh


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diedye
Grey Havens


Jun 16 2008, 12:29pm

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Three days... [In reply to] Can't Post

... an hour here... an hour there...

R.I.P.





Patty
Immortal


Jun 16 2008, 5:02pm

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That was fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

and I enjoyed the flash almost as much as the flashback!

Hanging out with the Lonely Isle elves.


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Jun 16 2008, 7:36pm

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Danny DeVito? [In reply to] Can't Post

How bizarre! This is a great read! I look forward to more!


*Jazminatar the Brown*


Nimloth
Lorien


Jun 16 2008, 7:43pm

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June 13
1999 – Casting rumors: Bruce Willis petitions PJ for role the trilogy, and possible crew names (Nick Weir as props master, Jill Westwalker as assistant props master, Nick Riera as props buyer)

(I was thinking of postponing this till next week, but, honestly, I could use the distraction. I've added a couple of Tolkien bits just because.)



Bruce Willis Shocked ! *shudder*


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 17 2008, 1:06am

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Cripes, this is fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

I couldn't help but laugh when I saw the speculation of who was being cast. Golly, are we hearing the same sort of ideas right now? Just think... someday these posts and speculation will be fondly reflected upon and sniggered at.

This is another type of TIME, isn't it? :D *high five* WELL DONE, DIEDYE!

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Jun 17 2008, 8:00pm

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What a research [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for that. What fun to read, all those speculations. Gosh, what would have happened if all those came true, yeeks. I wonder how we will look back on our speculations right now, in say a year or ten.


mwirkk
Rohan


Jun 17 2008, 11:24pm

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June 14
1999 – The Sunday Star Times bandies names about: Keanu Reeves, Danny DeVito, and Anthony Hopkins for the role of Gandalf ; TORn scrapbook posts Woman’s Day pic of Peter Jackson inside Bag End



...He's wearing shoes! ;P

That list of Gandalf candidates...wasn't a reprint of an April Fools joke was it? Ugh!!! :)

The Black Knight Always Triumphs!!

-mwirkk :)

(This post was edited by mwirkk on Jun 17 2008, 11:24pm)


mae govannen
Tol Eressea


Jun 18 2008, 8:47am

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Right! Surprising detail indeed!!! :-D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)

 
 

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