Gearing up for the December 19 release of New Line Cinema's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, bookstores around the country will celebrate the publication of Houghton Mifflin's movie tie-in books, The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide, by Brian Sibley, and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion, by Jude Fisher.
In Utah, the 20-minute preview -- featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the movie The Fellowship of the Ring and interviews with cast and crew -- will be shown at 1 p.m. this Thursday at Borders Books & Music in Crossroads Plaza, downtown Salt Lake City, and the Media Play in Orem, 130 E. University Parkway. The Borders store will repeat the preview at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with giveaways and a trivia contest.
Getting into the theater December 19 may be difficult. Or impossible.
On November 8th at 1:00 p.m., Brentano's in the Beverly Center will host a Lord of the Rings event featuring a twenty-minute video created exclusively for Houghton Mifflin. It will include the story behind the J.R.R. Tolkien publishing phenomenon, never-before-seen interviews and behind-the-scenes film footage. Following the video, Sean Astin will read excerpts from the The Lord of the Rings.
Media Play will host a preview of Lord of the Rings on Thursday, November 8- National Lord of the Rings Day. The preview will support the release of The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide and The Fellowship Ring Visual Companion. The video preview includes exclusive background footage to the first Lord of the Rings film, The Fellowship of the Ring.
Marketing anxieties are putting a damper on the holiday season's traditionally splashy picture premieres. New Line Cinema's Lord of the Rings, however, is still scheduled for a glitzy world premiere in London Dec. 10 at the Odeon Theater in Leicester Square. The screening will be followed by a party at the Docklands near the Tower of London. Smaller-scale premieres in New York and Los Angeles are to follow on Dec. 13 and Dec. 16, respectively. The Gotham premiere may be a World Trade Center benefit.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, New Line Cinema's will show a 26-minute preview of Fellowship of the Ring on Nov. 1 in Orlando as part of the ShowEast 2001 exhibitors convention, running Oct. 21-Nov. 2. It will screen at the AMC Pleasure Island 24 Theatre Complex following a Lord of the Rings dinner party hosted by New Line Cinema and Fine Line Features.
"J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord Of The Rings is a perfect example of the kind of novel that requires a special approach to succeed on the big screen. And for that reason the film was carefully pieced together. And now you can get a sneak peak at the result, during A Journey To Middle Earth, an exhibition containing artifacts from the theatrical production." To find out more about this event in Toronto, CLICK HERE.
C.S Lewis Insitiute to Host Event
"Just about three hours ago, I wandered back into the olde Walter Reade theater at Lincoln Center as the popcorn people were shouldering their backpacks and pulling out their subway cards, and walked right by the New Line woman dangling her cell phone, and said my thing to Elijah Wood, Sean Bean and (in the background) Orlando Bloom. "Hey, dynamite, fellas, you looked fantastic" is about what I said; I had been charmed by the 5 minutes of footage and 2 hours of sitting in the room, with them piping up every now and then." To read more of Barky's report, CLICK HERE.
"The Hobbit-Scale effects are UNBELIEVABLE! First we saw Gandalf and Frodo riding in the cart, and it just freaked me out! It looks completely natural...because it's Real, rather than CGI." To read more, CLICK HERE.
"Overall, the reception was fantastic. I was surprised at how many of these hardcore fangeeks didn’t know a thing about the production yet. Most of the crowd was seeing some of the information (cast, photos, locations, even trailers) for the first time."
Ain't It Cool News reports on an evening with some of the creators behind the trilogy, and a tantalizing peek at what is sure to be a one-of-a-kind, epic cinematic journey. A private screening will be held Sunday September 9th at 7:30 and 9:30 for for the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Young Friends of Film members. For more information, CLICK HERE.
"I asked him what the differences were in the voice he used for Gimli and the voice of Treebeard. He said they had discussed it and wanted to use different accents from different parts of England for all the characters and they used a sort of a scottish brogue for Gimli (he did say a few things with the accent and it sounded very good!). Turns out though that they are not finished with Treebeard's voice yet." To find out more, CLICK HERE.
Get prepped for the upcoming films by reading The Fellowship of the Ring one more time!