Dec. 14, 2000, 11:02 p.m. CST
It was once my dream to make these movies, in much the same way that Mr Jackson is. My filmmaking aspirations remain and bear ever more positive fruit, but i have given up on this particular priject. I think--from everything I know so far--that despite a few liberties that may be taken with the story, Mr Jackson will do this masterpeice justice. Knowing much of the text word for word and paragraph for paragraph, if harry's transcription is accurate--then it looks as though PJ does indeed knwo waht he's doing and I applaud him. I have moved from highly skeptical to fully supportive of this project and I cannot wait to see it. I should also like to take a moment to acknowledge the death of Mr Rayner S. Unwin, in England on Novembre 23rd. As the son of JRR Tolkien's publisher, Mr Unwin was directly responsible for the publications of both THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS, and thus for the fantasy market as we know it. On a personal note, back when I was in my early teens, I wrote to Tolkien's publishers on two occasions with various questions, some of which were pretty out there. Mr Unwin took the time to personally respond and address ALL my questions, with infinite grace and patience. I could ask for no more. Sleep well, unwin.
Dec. 14, 2000, 11:16 p.m. CST
by Mother Plucker
Playboy manshion now the set of Lord of the Rings. Lucky skunk.
Dec. 14, 2000, 11:40 p.m. CST
man, sure sound like magic. Is anybody filming this? I could watch behind the scene footage of this whole thing for days. why didn't Peter hire a documentary crew like Gilliam did w/ 12 monkeys and don quioxte? or did he? I would love to see the making of this movie almost as much as the movie itself. thank you Harry, keep us posted.
Dec. 15, 2000, 12:05 a.m. CST
Damn I wish I was there right now. I'm in B.C., Canada and it's supposed to snow about 7 inches by morning. These reports that Harry is doing not only make me giddy like a school girl about the movie, but depressed because I'm stuck here and not in New Zealand. Oh well. I'll get over it. I can't wait until these movies get released.
Dec. 15, 2000, 12:06 a.m. CST
by Ambrose Chappell
Harry, thanks for another great posting about your adventures in Middle Earth. You described the battle between Gandalf and the Orcs very well. Also, thanks tensticks for the tidbit of information on Rayner S. Unwin. I've never heard of the man, but I can appreciate the impact his decisions had on making the fantasy-fiction market what it is today.
Dec. 15, 2000, 12:55 a.m. CST
Does Arwen really fight at Helm's Deep? Is Prince Imrahil in the films? Balrog - wings or no? Will the Scouring of the Shire be in? What's the deal with the Wizard Kabob? Will Gimli really say things like "aye, laddie" and "yer bloomin' buzzard"? How much will be see of Sauron -- will he appear as a flaming eye in his Third Age form? Does Boromir really pick up the Ring on its chain, like we see in the trailer?
Dec. 15, 2000, 1 a.m. CST
The inner circle needs your contact info to confer on matters of state. (P.S.: Your reportage ruleth.)
Dec. 15, 2000, 1:28 a.m. CST
but Faramir has some lines in there that were not in the book!!!! Damn you, Mr. Jackson, Damn you to hell!!!!!!! Keep the reports coming Harry! And check out big black flying worm's questions!
Dec. 15, 2000, 2:46 a.m. CST
Gosh, how great:) Harry is definitely in great mood nowadays. * Now, about the film: Yes, PJ has a team doing the behind the scenes. Do you seriously think that such a project would not have a team for this? * Harry-proof seat, lol. Criticise the man, at least he can joke about himself :-) * Battle into Minas Tirith. I can bet M Martinez, Kelennar and hordes of die-hard purists will have heart attack. Ok, I'd bet the orcs enter when the Gate is broken, and it's only when they are repelled by Gondorians and Gandalf that the Witch-King comes to meet Gandalf... And did you notice, he's doing a report -every- day!?
Dec. 15, 2000, 3:12 a.m. CST
Thank you so much Harry. By reading your reports, we really are with you on the set of the movie. Tell us, will be able to take a acouple of pictures and post them on your site ? Regards, SwissBen
Dec. 15, 2000, 3:23 a.m. CST
If this films goes as you say Harry... HOT DIGGITY DAMN! I've never had the stamina to get through all of the books. (I own the huge condensed into one, with illustrations, version). I've got up until after the bit with Shelob and Gollum and stuff, I think it was book four, maybe five. But that was two years ago. Anyways, lets hear more and more...AND MORE!!!!!
Dec. 15, 2000, 4:11 a.m. CST
Harry, ask him exactly how the timing of the battle of the Pelannor Fields and also the destruction of the Ring will be. In the book its really hard to do it while still maintaining a sense of suspense, especially on the Pelannor Fields with Theoden. If you get an answer you are the coolest man alive. Eriol
Dec. 15, 2000, 4:20 a.m. CST
Did they pay you for publicity purposes? or has this site turned you into a millionaire? just curious..
Dec. 15, 2000, 4:34 a.m. CST
Just something in connection to LOTR: Haryy mentioned in his article on the set of LOTR that he had never heard the "epic Howard Shore" score. Well, Howard Shore did in fact write a musical score which is quite grand and epic. It is the soundtrack for Al Pacino's LOOKING FOR RICHARD. It is actually quite impressive (a big orchestra and a big choir) and is available on cd. If I hadn't heard this score, I would have doubted Shores ability to do this (given his work on Se7en and Silence of the Lambs is so very different from what I imagine should be the music for LOTR), but after I heard Looking for Richard, I was sure that Shore will pull it off!
Dec. 15, 2000, 5:29 a.m. CST
by Rosie Lass
He appears to have died and gone to geek heaven. Sorry I try not to be a nit picker but I can't resist. Pippin Harry!!!! Pippin!!! Let you off the first time because you might have been suffering from jet lag but its time to start getting it right. Right now that's out of my system another great report but if I keep getting more and more excited about this I don't know if I can last another year.
Dec. 15, 2000, 5:50 a.m. CST
First off, is Imrahil going to be in the movie?? What with all the men he brought to the war...it kinda seems he's important. Also, how much is a ticket out there to New Zealand....?
Dec. 15, 2000, 6:39 a.m. CST
Who taught... you how to write? It is... asinine to constantly... use "dot-dot-dot"... like this. As for the trip... it sounds great. Keep up the reporting... it is great to read about the filming. And again... to all the sycophants I have to say... before you shoot back a ton of TalkBacks defending Harry... shut your pie holes. Signed, Ach... illes.
Dec. 15, 2000, 6:53 a.m. CST
by Joey Jojo
Hey Harry - any chance that the LOTR trailer will be attached to the 13 Days prints that will run here in NY and also in LA in a week or so, so the movie can get in for Oscar consideration?
Dec. 15, 2000, 7 a.m. CST
by Lord Trevor
That is torture. You had me almost crying that something like the timemachine didn't exist yesterday. What will you do to me if you keep on posting this stuff for the next full week? Torture, man. Shore sounds okay to me. I'm sure that once he fully realizes the scope of this project (why doesn't PJ ask him to come out and do some time on the set to get the feel), he'll be encouraged and inspired to pull of magnificence.
Dec. 15, 2000, 7:25 a.m. CST
I'm trying to maintain an even fanboy keel, but it's hard not to get stoked by these reports. Off topic: I'm driving into Austin on 71 last night and what greets me outside the airport? A giant freaking billboard with Harry's mug on it. It says "Ain't It Cool?" and "earthlink.com" (I think, the beer was making my vision foggy). When did that happen? What are the staggering implications? Where are my pants? - Bubba
Dec. 15, 2000, 7:58 a.m. CST
by George McFly
...for movies. Between this and Harry Potter, plus the launch of XBox, the fall/winter of 2001 isn't going to come fast enough for me. Folks, I'm *just now* reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy--yeah, yeah, I know, but it was something I just never got around to doing. I'm about halfway through book 1, so I gotta be careful when I read these reports. But I want to have them read before the movie hits--I think I will appreciate it more. Thanks for the report, Harry--I could never jet around like you, with my fear of flying (actually a fear of crashing) and all. McFly<--
Dec. 15, 2000, 8:35 a.m. CST
Even though the correct spelling is wander/wandering -- somehow Harry's "wondering" is definitely a more apt description!! I would give anything to "wonder around" Middle Earth myself!! Keep up the great reporting, Harry, you lucky geek!!!
Dec. 15, 2000, 9:23 a.m. CST
by Crisp One
Okay, Mission to Mars was a horrible movie anyway, but the music really put it over the top for me. What weird weird music that was! The worst I've ever heard. I've never heard any work from the guy doing the LOTR music, but I hope he doesn't try to do anything "artsy" or "different."
Dec. 15, 2000, 9:32 a.m. CST
About Howard Shore. No doubting his talent and credentials, so I wasn't quite sure why I wasn't totally trusting. But that's it--he's never done an epic before. Not that I don't think he can pull it off, he's just unproven in this area. Anyway, I think the question you MUST get some kind of answer for is the Saruman-on-a-spike pic. Saruman's not actually going to die in part 2, is he? And if so, how does that affect the Scouring? Please, we can go without info on everything else, but you REALLY need to ask that question. If it gets evaded you're going to make a lot of people nervous. And of course I understand PJ doesn't want to give away the ending, but can he at least give us a HINT? The other big question is to what degree Arwen will be FIGHTING (not just being in the thick of battle, actually fighting). The two biggies, although I'm not too concerned about Arwen personally. And how does PJ feel about the aforementioned folks like Martinez and Kelannar?
Dec. 15, 2000, 9:33 a.m. CST
Damnit, could you smuggle some pics brother...?
Dec. 15, 2000, 9:44 a.m. CST
Harry, I'm going to have to agree with Prankster here, and once again request you ask Peter about the Scouring of the Shire. That ending to the book is what really seals it all up for me. It's what really takes it from just being a happy-go-lucky ending with the kind coronated and trumpets and bells to a deeply moving, home-hitting story. The return of the hobbits to their beloved Shire is an important piece itself, but what of the Gray Havens when Frodo leaves Middle Earth with Bilbo and the gang? That is the true ending of the Lord of the Rings and the Third Age of Middle Earth. If you can squeak out an answer from PJ on this it would be the best news I've gotten yet. Ending with the coronation of the King Elessar seems to be the easy way out, and I really hope he goes for the real deal. Other than that, I'm pleased as hawaiian punch about this project. :D
Dec. 15, 2000, 9:45 a.m. CST
WalesFilmClub: WHO GIVES A BLOODY SWANK? If you have been following the development of this movie at all, you'd know that P.J. and crew are going to OWN Lucas and nearly everything else that comes out in '01 (Sorry, Raimi...Spiderman ain't the most anticipate '01 release...). You'd know that despite all the doubt that has been poured out from geeks worldwide about this movie, it looks like our favorite English professor will finally be getting a fair shake on the big screen. Far the love 'o Pete, look: McKellan, Alan Lee, Christopher Lee . . . and Freaking Peter Jackson! These people turn out quality like nobody's business and it can be determined FROM OTHER SITES that this movie will be what we are hoping it will be. THEREFORE, it doesn't matter if P.J. reached into his piggy bank and payed for Harry's trip; granted, it's a possible buy out, but seriously: WHO WOULDN'T LET HIM/HERSELF BE BOUGHT OUT IN HARRY'S PLACE? Even if it was the end of Harry's credibility (far from it, I think), it's the best possible way to end a great career. I don't think Harry's cred is gone; I think this kind of geekgasm reporting lends more credibility to him than those glossy, hip, easy-to-digest E! reports lend to E!'s cred. Harry: Keep 'em coming! I'm downloading these reports and storing them on my comp for future drool-fests! That's all I can reasonably ask of you...unless you'd like to pick me up a souvenier? Hint-hint? Hehehe. Harry: you are The Man; Officially The Luckiest Bastard On Earth. Have fun and take care. Have a safe trip back to the States.
Dec. 15, 2000, 9:49 a.m. CST
...if Gandalf will have organic web shooters (that would suck).
Dec. 15, 2000, 9:55 a.m. CST
by Skyway Moaters
...Gandalf didn't wield *giggle* a @%^$#& UMBRELLA! Keep up the good work Harry this installment was even tastier than the first HUZZAH.
Dec. 15, 2000, 10:04 a.m. CST
Another amazing report Harry! I can see that when you truly feel for something you really know how to express yourself - man oh man I wish I was where you are. Something has been knawing at me for a while though: Seeing as these films are being filmed in New Zealand, we won't be seeing all these people in the film who are speaking like New Zealanders will we? (not that I have anything against New Zealanders). It would be weird to see 'The Lord of the Rings' with everyone in Middle-earth speaking with an Australian-type accent. Harry - if you are reading this then please g-d ask Peter (Jackson) if this is the case or not - it's killing me and I don't think I can wait a year to find out.
Dec. 15, 2000, 10:04 a.m. CST
bloody hell, this site rules because its run by a guy who's as passionate about all this stuff as we are. man, that thing about mount doom was beautiful.
Dec. 15, 2000, 10:05 a.m. CST
by Dr Benway
I think the connection between a great film and a great score is a sort of chicken-and-egg problem--our perception of one colors our perception of the other. **** I think if a director has made a great film, the composer, working subsequent to the filmmaker, is then inspired to write a great score. And then when we watch the final product, our enjoyment of each reinforces our enjoyment of the other. I don't think a great score can "make" a great film--look at 'Star Trek: TMP.' **** IMO, this explains why the best work of film composers tends to accompany the best films, and the weakest music with the weakest films. Look at Williams' work with Spielberg--when the film is memorable, the score is memorable. When it's not...it isn't. Even Williams can't conjure up great music in a vacuum. The film is the thing. **** Regarding Shore, I'm thrilled by the choice, in part because he's not James Horner, and I suspect Horner might have slipped back into that syrupy, "lilting" 'Braveheart' mode once he saw all those shots of the Shire (but I won't get into this here). **** Anyhoo, Shore has consistently impressed me with his melodic inventiveness and versatility, particularly in his scores for Cronenberg. Give 'Dead Ringers,' 'Naked Lunch' 'Crash,' and 'Existenz' a spin, and you'll hear four very different, very good scores, ranging a gamut of influences from classical symphonic to jazz to rock and back again. **** I agree with Harry that we haven't seen a truly "epic" score from Shore yet, as his work tends to me more atmospheric, but I have faith in him, judging by the quality of his previous output. And of course, in PJ we trust...
Dec. 15, 2000, 10:56 a.m. CST
HAHAHAHAHAA... I'm sorry, but I couldn't read past that line.
Dec. 15, 2000, 11:05 a.m. CST
...yep, I'm reading it. Peter Jackson... Lord of the fucking Rings... ...amazing... 'am buzzin...'am buzzin..'am buzzin.....'a bzzzzzzzzz..... now... everybody focus: Peter - Hobbit, Peter - Hobbit, Peter - Hobbit......
Dec. 15, 2000, 11:42 a.m. CST
...that once morpheus lays his peepers on that "orc-blasting Gandalf" stuf there'll be trouble. Tenner says I'm right.
Dec. 15, 2000, 12:04 p.m. CST
Keep 'em coming Harry, this is great! :-D You make us proud (sort of?)! Hey folks, looks like AICN's back into the groOooOOoOoOove! Long live Harryl
Dec. 15, 2000, 12:14 p.m. CST
Grey Havens are in. McKellen said it clearly on his site, he said he played the scene with Holm (Bilbo). We have the pic of Sam coming home and her daughter running to him. * Accents: most of the people will speak with some kind of english accents. At least for elves, wizards and hobbits. * Prankster: PJ could well tell Harry for the Scouring. Though if PJ asks him to keep it secret, Harry won't tell us. Then, it's very possible that he's gathering some infos that he'll let come out far later. would be good marketing for the site: as his reports are already a massive hit, he can store some news and pick them in 2 or 3 months, at a time where LOTR news will be fewer on AICN.
Dec. 15, 2000, 12:34 p.m. CST
Great news about the Havens, and the ending with Sam coming home to his daughter (excellent!). Guess I'm out of the loop on some of this stuff if you have seen pictures of this already. What did I miss?
Dec. 15, 2000, 12:47 p.m. CST
the Lord of the Rings Trilogy was the first set of books I read as a young lad. I was quite young but I got the jist of the story, I've read them a few times since, each time getting a little something more with each read. I always wondered why Hollywood never made these books into pictures. I am sooo looking forward to these films, this will be the ultimate epic movie series from the sound of things. I think I might be more stoked with anticipation on these films then when I first heard that Lucas would be making new Star Wars trilogy. The amount of detail and TLC Jackson has put into the making of these movies almost makes me cry with appreciation. Thank Thank You!!
Dec. 15, 2000, 2:34 p.m. CST
by Buzz Maverik
...he was wrong about everything, every single time! They should get Paul Gleason to play him, since Paul sort of played the Boromir part as the police captain in the original DIE HARD.
Dec. 15, 2000, 2:41 p.m. CST
by Mr. Breakfast
I feel like I'm reading his report from the Grinch set all over. Remeber how wonderous and magical he said it was? Did you see what and immense piece of post modern, post MTV, throw-away society crap it was? Now, I have great faith in Mr. Jackson. I've been a big fan ever since Heavenly Creatures, but I'll pass on Harry's raves until I see the finished project. Unfortunately, it seems like Harry is selling space on his site for trips to sets. Bye bye credibility.
Dec. 15, 2000, 5:21 p.m. CST
I know where Knowles is getting th bucks to willy-nilley around the globe! It seems thou rotund red wonder has sold his likeness to Earthlink! Yes, I have been driving around the SF Bay the last couple of weeks and had noticed a new ad campaign. It was made of unsual colors to catch attention, but I never paid enough attention to the content. Wellllllllllll, today in traffic I had the pleasure of making a freakin' dead stop (I hate those) in front of one of these massive billboards and paid enough attention to read it. Hmmmmmmmmmm I says, "AINT IT COOL! EARTHLINK." yeah whatever. But then I looked into the grainy one color (a kind a putrid rusty kind of thing on black background)picture that I first thought looked like some old seaman. HOLY SHIT THAT'S HARRY KNOWLES!!!! Soooooooo that's where the buckos are comming from, eh Harry? Anyway, I hate your guts for being exactly where I would most want to be at this moment in time. Enjoy it and keep them awesome reports coming you Bastard!!!
Dec. 15, 2000, 8:36 p.m. CST
by Pippin's Diamond
I've been disconnected for a few days, and when I come back, I find this... you... prancing merrily all over Minas Tirith... Harry, you've just dealt me a deathblow. You SHOULD have told me you were going to NZ! You should've at least held a raffle or something to give a few, say 3 or 4 fellow geeks the chance to go with you! I would've paid my own ticket. Hell, I would probably kill to be on that set. Wait, I think I HAVE killed for that... wait, no, that was just a dream. Harry, I hate you. Maybe I should have told you I'm dying of throat cancer or something, maybe then you would've taken me with you! Aagggghhhh! I'm in agony here! I'll post again once I regain sanity and have a chance to read all the talkbacks. You lucky bastard. I hope you're having the most fun a human being is capable of having over there. And I don't really mean it when I say I hate you. I just... sort of do, as of today. Still looking forward to meet you next comic con, though. :)
Dec. 15, 2000, 8:49 p.m. CST
by Elian Ranel
umm...sure....anyhow, another great report, i'm dying of anticipation....i'll never last till next winter.....
Dec. 15, 2000, 10:41 p.m. CST
by Critical Bill
Dec. 15, 2000, 11:38 p.m. CST
by Sir Mordred
Thsi is good. Pips, i'm with you here, well I wouldn't kill anyone, but I've been off for the pat few days. ** oh, PJ, if you happen to be glancing past Harry's computer; i got one thing to say, IMRAHIL! Even if he's only a face at the coronation, we want Imrahil. ** Semuta, i know it isn't related, but I just have to ask if your name has to do with a music associated drug from Dune. **Where are Morgy and morph at?
Dec. 15, 2000, 11:57 p.m. CST
I got no place to post this little thing, so I'll do it here as well as one or two other places. I'm looking at the AICN homepage plastered with two advertisements for the Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker video. As pissed off and ranting as Harry has been about how he feels it was outright evil to cut this movie like WB did, does this officially qualify him as a sell-out? Read this while you can, it may be deleted, and I may be banned. But I had to say something about it.
Dec. 16, 2000, 2:03 a.m. CST
by half vader
Before I get flamed out of existence, let me explain. I excitedly got those illustrated LOTR books and found them incredibly annoying to read - BECAUSE of the way THEY WERE TYPESET. It's acknowledged that the particular font and leading of a book has a subtle impact on the tone of the writing (and can even make it hard to scan if bad enough). I've read about studies where classes of students were given different editions of Shakespeare and came away with slightly different perceptions of the stories (consistant with the edition they had been given). I know this is getting a bit obscure for some, but I just wanted to say how dissapointed I was in what could've been an 'ultimate' edition. Oh well, back to the regular version. All of which is also a tenuous segue into the subject of changing lines for the movie versus being anally faithful to the strengths of a different medium. Just as important as what is being said is HOW you say it. ---------P.S. Crispy was right. M2M sucked dead dogs' balls anyway, but that music! I thought I was listening to the incidental music from some cheesy 70's Irwin Allen TV episode. - And the only big criticism I had of X-Men was the nothing-y score. Boy, if that flick hadda had a kick-arse score it woulda just lifted the whole thing up another level. BTW, the "Unbreakable" score was very clever in manipulating tone, IMHO.
Dec. 16, 2000, 5:41 a.m. CST
Your great descriptions put us right in Minas Tirith. I'm sure this IS the time of your life, and I thank you for sharing it with us!
Dec. 16, 2000, 6:37 a.m. CST
Hey It's Saturday Morning, where is Chapter three??? Harry, you don't get days off while your in ME!!! We know your out seeing and hearing totally cool stuff. Sit your ass down and dish! Give usssssss the report my precioussssssssssseeeeeessssssss. We waaaaaannnnnnnnttttttttsssssss IT!!!!
Dec. 16, 2000, 8:06 a.m. CST
First!!! And I've never been first before on Ain't it cool! Somebody up there loves me, baby! This is gonna be a new start for me on ain't it cool! From now on I'm going to make intelligent comments, and I'm going to make them right up there with the other early risers! I'm back in business baby!
Dec. 16, 2000, 12:26 p.m. CST
by Buzz Maverik
I only know what I read in the talkbacks, so I don't know if he really sold his image to Earthlink or somebody, but I'm a capitalist, an adult and a realist (despite being unable to distinguish fantasy from real life) so I say so fucking what if he did? If he advertises or doesn't that's up to him. I know what I'd do. Harry has the right to make money. Communism is dead, except in Red China and Cuba (and I think we ought to over look Cuba and open a trade agreement with them so I can get some excellent cigars without having to break the law or rewrite somebody else's crappy screenplay). Harry gets to have some stuff that some of us don't because he's earned it. Has that damaged the integrity of the sight? I don't think it has. But even if it did, welcome to the real world, folks. Harry has achieved something and deserves the perks that go with it. Now, I ignored the whole GRINCH thing because I could give a shit about GRINCH movies (I'm a fucking adult and Buzz Jr. is too little for GRINCH movies, that fucking GRINCH would scare the shit out of him), but I know that Harry Knowles is a genuine LORD OF THE RINGS fan. This is a project he cares about and that's where I believe his integrity is uncompromisable. So welcome to America, where an ordinary guy who loves movies can get a cool website, make some necessary dough and do some cool things that most of us would do if we had the chance.
Dec. 16, 2000, 12:32 p.m. CST
by Red Giant
Can someone please post known info on whether the 12/25 showing would also show the LotR teaser/trailer, or just the 1/12/01 release date showings of 13 Days? I definitely want to go to the 12/25 showing if it will have that teaser/trailer in front of it!
Dec. 16, 2000, 1:02 p.m. CST
Will they all be talking like New Zealanders? I imagine it would be best if they did. A New Zealand accent is nothing like an Australian one but then it hall depends on who you are as to how a word sounds. To us NZer's its sounds to us like the Aussies say "Feeesh and cheeeps" but they'd swear black and blue that we're saying "Fush and chups." (The southern hemisphere staple diet which I sincerely hope Harry tries before heading home). And what accents would you rather have the characters speak...American? British? Harry, will you be spending any time in Auckland, NZ before heading home (where I reside)? I'm sure there's a couple of sets up here you could wander around for comparisons sake (old Xena & Hercules stuff...and I'm sure theres something called Cleopatra 2000 being filmed?).
Dec. 16, 2000, 1:39 p.m. CST
Pip's Diam: No worry. You'll be able to meet some _nice_ people from the cast later; after all, they won't remain in NZ for long now. * Accents: there won't be many NZ accents, as they said they were mostly using english and other british accents for this movie. * Trailer: rumors say PJ will work hard on it, and there's not much chance it'll be released before 12th january, because it won't be achieved. Probably WETA adding some nice SFX...
Dec. 16, 2000, 5:03 p.m. CST
by Sir Mordred
Hey, morgy's her, I can't talk long because The American President is about to come on. I have to defend Mr. Horner; wait, I can see where that guy said he's been doing the Braveheart scores lately, but anyone who did The Last of the Mohicans and Dark City deserves some thumbs up. Those scores were awesome.
Dec. 16, 2000, 7:26 p.m. CST
The Rankin Bass "Minstrel of Gondor" (and the one who sang the songs in their '77 HOBBIT) was not Gordon Lightfoot but Glenn Yarbrough
Dec. 21, 2000, 5:43 a.m. CST
by Sylvia Simon
Oh man, I was so revved to see the LOTR trailer on the 20th - now I have to wait 'til the 12th of January? At least I have these reports to console me. Thanks Harry - keep 'em coming (with pictures? please?)