“…You have come and are here met, in this very nick of time, by chance as it may seem. Yet it is not so. Believe rather that it is so ordered that we, who sit here, and none others, must now find counsel for the peril of the world.”
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In a recent interview for the Telegraph Viggo Mortensen, who was cast as Aragorn in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy, expressed his unhappiness with the way Peter Jackson’s used of CGI in his films starting with ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’.
Details about this can be found here, and the entire interview, which was part of the promotional tour for Mortensen’s role in ‘The Two Faces of January’, can be found here.
Our May choice is a story from the Silmarillion category: A Brother’s Oath – Finrod and Aegnor by Lalaith_Elerrina. This bittersweet piece is based on the only canon romantic relationship between an Elf and a mortal woman to be found in Tolkien’s works.
“She never wed, Aegnor,” Finrod spoke softly.
Aegnor shuddered softly at this, and his head drooped. “You speak those words as if they would bring me comfort, Finrod,” he muttered. “They do not. I wish that she had wed another. That her heart had moved beyond me, and she had learned to love again.”
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Redbox is teaming up with Warner Bros., Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand to send one lucky fan and guest on a dream trip to New Zealand. The trip for two also includes exclusive set tours of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings!
From today until May 19, fans can enter for their chance to win the ultimate trip for two by simply texting HOBBIT to 727272 (one text per user). For more details, go to redbox.com/hobbitrules..
A number of fans, apparently unhappy with the deaths of certain characters in Tolkien’s The Hobbit, have started petitions to attempt to get PJ to change the results in the Movie.
Details of the various petitions can be found here.
Insurance Company Allianz has once again estimated the costs if claims were submitted for repairing damaged caused during the Desolation of Smaug. Details can be found here.
Peter Jackson has just revealed the new name for the third Movie, which was originally planed as; ‘The Hobbit; There and Back Again’. On his Facebook page the Director has explained why the title had been changed to; ‘The Hobbit; The Battle of Five Armies’.
For those of us that can’t get enough of the films he also revealed that; ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Extended Cut’, will have more than 25 minutes of extra scenes.
More details can be found by clicking here and going to Peter Jackson’s latest Facebook post.
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On April 2, 2014), Orlando Bloom, our Legolas, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Cheers, Orlando! Click here for more information