21 December 2003

The Lord of the Rings (on-screen logo)

I was 15, and I had just spent the previous twelve months with a feeling of constant uneasiness. I was afraid — afraid of people who knew too much, who had read The Lord of the Rings and would reveal the conclusion to the story before I had experienced it.

During the entire year of 2003, I was ever on the lookout not to find myself part of a conversation that naturally gravitated towards the looming release of The Return of the King. I would veer discussion far away from anything related to the trilogy, and would walk off as fast as a fell-beast flies whenever I heard people close by talking about the films -— often having to hum to myself in order to drown out any noise or keywords being spoken that might spoil the ending. Continue reading “21 December 2003”

LOTR: Théoden’s sword-swinging moments

Theoden sword swings.jpg

Cinematography is a special branch of filmmaking I hold very dear. The ability to convey a story visually, through the movement of a camera, the setting of a scene and the action of a character, is one of the most powerful tools of making a good film. Continue reading “LOTR: Théoden’s sword-swinging moments”

The Lord of the Rings – TV Series?

The Lord of the Rings (on-screen logo)

News has just emerged that Warner Bros. and Amazon have begun early talks for a possible The Lord of the Rings series.

“Nothing is certain,” says Elrond in The Two Towers; a very apt quote in light of this news. Whether talks are actually happening, or what the nature of these talks are, cannot be fully determined or confirmed at the moment.

However, let’s just speculate a bit. Continue reading “The Lord of the Rings – TV Series?”

Prepare for “the other” Middle Earth – Six Film Collection Extended Edition

6-film-box-set

In the likely case you’re not going ahead and purchasing the ridiculously-priced Limited Collector’s Edition, there’s always the cheaper version.

Browsing through the endless digital bookshelves on Amazon, I just stumbled upon the ‘Middle Earth – Six Film Collection Extended Edition’ which is basically a 30-disc box set of both trilogies in their extended format. Continue reading “Prepare for “the other” Middle Earth – Six Film Collection Extended Edition”

Middle-earth 6-Film Collection: Official Details Released

RE-LIVE PETER JACKSON’S EPIC ADVENTURE WITH THEMIDDLE-EARTH™ 6-FILM COLLECTION ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD

A PRODUCTION OF NEW LINE CINEMA AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES, THE COLLECTION WILL BE RELEASED AS A LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION BOX SET AND A THEATRICAL COLLECTION FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT Continue reading “Middle-earth 6-Film Collection: Official Details Released”