Lord of the Rings film

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  1. Merry

    Merry New Member

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    This may have already been talked about, but I have not found it yet!!!
    Does anyone know any gossip about these films?
    I have been to some web sites but have not found them helpful. I know it is being filmed in NZ but that is about it, so I would be most grateful if anyone can help.
     
  2. Ravenlock

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    I've heard that fellowship of the Rings is supposed to come out around christmas and that recently they released a trailor for it. It was on some offical website, but I couldn't get it to work because the computer I was on didn't have the stuff it needed to play it. That's all I know, but I am excited about them. I'm going to read the books again before I see them so that I'll know if they are like the books or not. It has been like six years since I read them and I don't remember them especially well
     
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    I saw a picture of the hobbit homes the other day and they look remarkably like something from the set of Teletubbies! The hobbit makeup is OK but I'm not sure about the casting.
     
  4. Ravenlock

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    I think that the people I have heard of in the casting will be good, but that only consists of three people. I've seen things with Ian McKellen and he is pretty good. I also like Cate Blanchet who is Galadriel. I havn't seen Elijah Wood in anything recently so I'm not sure how he'll be. The rest of the cast are people I've never heard of. I hope that the movie is good. If not I'll be very disipointed, we need some good movies
     
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    I downloaded the trailor from IGN movies.. go to ign.com and follow the movie link.. i think it is also up on the www.quicktime.com site. To view it get Quicktime (that is the only format i have seen it in) and you can get that at www.quicktime.com as well.

    The teaser is short and features somoe small snippets of interviews with elija wood and the director, it also shows some behind the scenes work. I saw some pictures and i was a little scepticle about the project but this teaser laid my fears to rest. For those that cant see it ign movies did a write up on it a while ago if you have got the time to have a look i would suggest you do so.
     
  6. Ravenlock

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    something i heard recently which i thought was interesting was that on the day they released the teaser more people downloaded it then they did the teaser for STar WArs episode one the day it was released.
     
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  8. Merry

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    Thanks for all the information, keep it coming!!!
    One question though, I downloaded Quicktime as mentioned earlier, and tried to watch the teaser, but it kept showing the first 6-7 seconds then restarting again. What am I doing wrong?!!!! I so want to see the trailer!
    My computer is an AMD Athlon 550, 128 Mb RAM, 32Mb Graphic card, so it should be powerful enough to run the software etc. Do I have to register the software and pay a fee before it will work properly?
    Any help is extremely appreciated!
    Merry
     
  9. Zeddicus

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    After you click on the resolution you want to see the trailer in, how long are you waiting before you try to play it?

    Depending on your internet connection, it will take a good 25 min or so for it to buffer.

    There is a slide indicator on the bottom of the viewscreen that tells you how much you have to go.
     
  10. Merry

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    The trailer starts as soon as I press play, but stops after about 5 or six seconds.

    You're quite right, when I try and view a trailer, I do get a bar at the bottom of the screen - if I understand you correctly, this "bar" should get longer as the trailer is downloaded onto my PC?

    Thanks anyway, I'll have to be patient and wait abit longer - and run up some more £'s on the phone bill! I think I'll buy some more shares in British Telecom!!
     
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    Yes, every time you press play, quicktime will play whatever you have downloaded so far and then stop.

    Also, the bar will go farther to the right as your download gets closer to completion.

    If you wan't a faster download time, you should try the lowest resolution(small). It's a smaller file size and will take the least time to download.
     
  12. Eventine

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    I've found that the best website for news and stuff about the movie is www.theonering.net - it's pretty in depth.
     
  13. Merry

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    Thanks for that link, Eventine- fantastic web site!!!

    Thank you all for all the titbits of info.

    Merry
     
  14. Barbarossa

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    As for the Cast Ravenlock:
    Sean Bean (Boromir) you can see as baddie in James Bond Goldeneye or Patriot Games, if you want to see him in a really good swashbuckling role try to get your hands on an episode of the British TV series "Sharp's rifles".

    Rhys Davis (Gimli) you will propably know from Indiana Jones I + III where he played Indi's Egyptian friend.

    Liv Tyler (Awren) appeared recently in "Plunket and Mc'Lane" she also had the female lead in "Armageddon".

    Viggo Mortensen (Aragon) i don't know well but he recently appeared in 28 days (didn't see that myself.

    All in all the cast looks pretty good.
     
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    Ravenlock for the cast:
    Christopher Lee (Saruman) played in hundreds of films B-films as well a high quality productions, best known he is as Dracula from the 60s hammer films.

    Sean Bean (Boromir) you can see in James Bond Goldeneye as baddie, or in Patriot games as baddie too. His best swashbuckling role is in the British mini series "Sharpe's rifles" though.

    Liv Tyler (Arwen) you could last see in "Plunkett and Mc'Lane", she also played in "Armageddon" and "that thing you do"

    John Rhys Davis (Gimli) you propably know as Indiana Jones Egyptian friend from part I + III

    Viggo Mortensen (Aragon) i don't know myself, he recently appeared in "28 days" so which i didn't see.
     
  16. Ravenlock

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    Thanks for the infor appently the cast maybe people I don't know thier names, but I have seen them in other things (except liv tyler I know who she is I just diddn't see her on the cast list the first time I looked at it.
     
  17. Giarc

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    Well, I don't know if this is of interest but I live in NZ so we get quite a few snippets on the movie since it's a big deal over here. The director is Peter Jackson (The Frighteners) a NZ'er with a lot of experience in the film industry.

    There have been some images of battlescene sequences shown on the news that the fil makers weren't pleased about because it was supposed to be hush-hush. Only thing is, they were filming in one of our national parks and couldn't legally keep people away from the set. *grin* I don't know if those images made their way onto the net though. About all I can tell you is that they're impressive!
    For anyone familiar with NZ locations, I think mordor is being filmed in the volcanic plateau area around Rotorua in the North Island. Hobbiton is being filmed on set in Wellington (North Island). I'm not sure what scenes they're filming elsewhere, but they've spent a lot of time in the world-heritage park of Fiordland (South Island) and around the lakes district around Queenstown. They're pretty secretive about the whole thing though. Casting calls for extras were requesting tall people (6foot+) for elves, and short people (<5foot) for hobbits and dwarves I guess. People in the middle weren't seemingly required *sigh* I'd have loved to have been an extra on it! Ah well, seems they're still struggling to find enough tall people though so anyone wanting to audition should have a chat to the producers [​IMG]
    Cheers.
     
  18. Ravenlock

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    Does anyone know when the movie is supposed to be released? I originally heard Christmass of 2000, but I haven't heard anything recently, and they are playing trailors for Holiday releases in the theaters and I havn't seen it so I was just wondering.
     
  19. Giarc

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    Hi...well, I just came across a nice website that has all the articles about the LOTR movie that have been in the New Zealand newspapers. While I'm sure some of you have other sources, I thought this might be of interest. The URL is... http://www.stuff.co.nz/inl/index/0,1008,0a2202,FF.html

    What a mouthful eh? I think the date for release for the first movie is December 2001....though that might be 2000. Would need to double check that. It was mentioned in some of the articles on the site from memory.
    Cheers,
    Me
     
  20. Merry

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    Finally got to see the trailer!!!! Waited till I had free internet access with NTL!!!!
    It looked brill and I wish it was on NOW!!