A new poll has been added on the right, and the results of our last poll (Which TTT location was best depicted in the film?) can be seen here. Helm’s Deep won easily, with 47% of the vote, and Edoras was second with 21% of the vote. Seems no one was much impressed with Osgiliath, which received less than 3% of the votes.
Many fans of the LOTR Trilogy are only familiar with Andy Serkis from his portrayal of Gollum, “a shriveled-up, power-mad freak of nature with bulging eyes and a bad comb-over hairdo.” However, Yahoo News has this article which explores a little bit of the actor’s background, and how his days as a Shakespearean actor helped him bring Gollum to life.
…and they’re not from Toy Biz! Play Along is set to release several sets of 3 inch figures based on The Lord of the Rings this summer.
On January 30th, President Bush announced his plan to appoint several individuals to serve in the Council on Service and Civic Participation. Among them is Sean Astin of Lord of the Rings.
Go see Barrie’s Memorial Park this weekend (in Ontario, Canada). You might see some familiar (aka frozen) faces. At the winterfest this weekend, a group of Two Towers and Frodo ice sculptures will be displayed.
After winning the role of Gollum in Rings, Serkis not only made the 18-month move to New Zealand with the cast, but also obligated himself for longer than any other actor, as he would have to reproduce his on-location performances during the post-production process year after year after year.
Ian McKellen has updated E-Post, a section of his website dedicated to answering fan mail. In this update, he answers questions and comments about The Two Towers and the seeming prejudice against sci-fi/fantasy film in the Academy.
The Two Towers is this year’s recipient of the RT Award for Best Film. “With 184 reviews (as of this writing) and 179 of them [positive], The Two Towers stands as the best-reviewed movie of 2002.”
Read more at Rotten Tomatoes.