Hobbit workers tried to gag Labour Department inspectors looking into a fire that engulfed a crew member’s head. The department has given a copy of its report into the fire at Miramar’s Stone Street Studios to The Dominion Post under the Official Information Act.
The fire, which left two crew members with minor burns, started when flammable fumes ignited inside a hollow statue prop, the report revealed. A veil of secrecy descended after the May fire. An investigator who attended it reported: “I’ve been asked to fill out a confidentiality agreement. I advised I will take this away for advice.” More..
From onpoint.wbur.org: We talk with Viggo Mortensen – Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings – about his new role as Sigmund Freud. Actor Viggo Mortensen makes a singular impression on screen. As sword-wielding Strider –Aragorn – in Lord of the Rings. As bewitching lover in A Walk on the Moon. As Russian gangster in Eastern Promises. As horseman in Hidalgo. As Sigmund Freud in the new A Dangerous Method.
He’s tough but tender. Dangerous, and something indefinable. Maybe it’s the Danish daddy. The school years in Argentina. The sidelines in poetry and painting. The outsider sensibility. The politics of Kucinich and Cindy Sheehan. More..
Chris from Germany writes: I found this following press release. It may be important for german-speaking ringers from europe: It’s about the appereance of the german Hobbit teaser-trailer on 19th January 2012 in german-language cinemas. More..
The finalists have been announced for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards 2012. Now into its third year, the awards recognise individuals, organisations and community groups for their outstanding contributions to the nation.
The shortlist for the main award, New Zealander of the Year, includes Dame Suzie Moncrieff, Sir Richard Taylor and Dr Sharad Paul.
Nominations were whittled down by panels of judges made up of such figures as Jim Bolger, Sir Ray Avery, Michael Basset, Teresa Gattung and Peri Drysdale. More..
Alyianna: RICHARD TAYLOR!!! :O :D :P
mia writes: Series 3 of Sherlock with Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch has just been confirmed on Twitter by the show’s creators.
Editor’s Note: Here is the direct quote from show creator Steven Moffat:
#sherlock Yes of course there’s going to be a third series – it was commissioned at the same time as the second. Gotcha!
Elpidha sends along these scans from the December issue ofStudio Cine Live, out on newsstands today! (in French markets). Elpidha writes: The French magazine Studio Cine Live, December 2011 issue, has a beautiful spread about the upcoming Hobbit films. I’m not sure if any of the information or images are new, but there are some quotes from the actors that might be.
Alyianna: Read more by clicking on the title. ;)
Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join in the fun!
There was a lot of excitement on The Hobbit Discussion Board when TORn poster ejayye shared a new picture that was released in the LA Times. Come have a peek and tell us what you think here.
Have you ever had the chance to meet anyone from the cast or crew of “The Lord of the Rings” or “The Hobbit”? Poster isaac on the Main Discussion Board asked that same question; which reveals just how accessible Peter Jackson’s cast and crew are. See who has been lucky so far and share who you’ve met here.
LotR Movie Discussion Board poster MatthewJer18 wonders if there were any underrated moments in the Trilogy. Through the years, several posts expressed opinions of how various scenes from “The Lord of the Rings” were adapted for the films. Let us know if you have any moments you’d like to talk about here.
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