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Hobbit Movies

Thorin Oakenshield Publicity Photo

July 17th, 2011: is given the worldwide exclusive release of the first high resolution Hobbit publicity photo of Thorin Oakenshield! 1

Hobbit Movie Embedded Set Visit

NEEDED HERE: summary paragraph of the article. See link below

Mathom-house wiki article: Hobbit TORn Embed

Exclusive: ‘Misty Mountains’ Clip from ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh's 2006 Letter to TORn | November 19, 2006

On November 19, 2006, TORn published an email sent to them and addressed "Dear One Ringers." Wingnut Films, was in a pending lawsuit against New Line Cinema over proceeds from the Lord of the Rings films and Jackson and Walsh wanted that to be settled before beginning negotiations to produce a film of The Hobbit. New Line Cinema's time option on The Hobbit was running out, however, and they were unwilling to wait so they informed Wingnut that "the studio is going to have to hire another director." The letter continued,

"Given that New Line are committed to this course of action, we felt at the very least, we owed you, the fans, a straightforward account of events as they have unfolded for us. We have always had the greatest support from The Ringers and we are very sorry our involvement with The Hobbit has been ended in this way. ... Warmest regards to you all, and thanks for your incredible support over the years." 2
Mathom-house wiki article: Jackson and Walsh 2006 Letter to TORn

LOTR Movies

Members of the LOTR movie stunt crew sent TORn a chatty note and a photo of them on break in July 2001. 3

In early October 1999, TORn received a New Line Press Release for the Lord of the Rings film trilogy before it is sent to press outlets or newswires. The cover letter says, "please keep my (Gordon Paddison) information in your files and i hope to be in contact throughout production and release of the film. new line is very interested in working with fan sites. i know that you are as dedicated to this film as we are." 4

Calisuri, along with other representatives of internet fan site, were included in the contingency of print and media journalists that were flown to the 2001 Cannes Film Festival by NewLine to view a 25 minute LOTR preview reel. Kristin Thompson in The Frodo Franchise credits the inclusion of internet fan sites as a acknowledgement of the growing importance of the internet in publicizing films. 5


1 TORn News Article: Exclusive: Behold! Thorin Oakenshield and Orcrist!

2 November 19, 2006 ~ TORn News Article: Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh Talk THE HOBBIT

3 July 31st, 2001 ~ TORn News Article: LOTR Stunt Team Say ‘Hi’ to TORN

4 October 7th, 1999 ~ TORn News Article: NEW LINE PRESS RELEASE

5 Thompson, K. (2007). Prudent Aggression. In The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood. (1st ed.). (p. 43). Berkeley and Los Angeles, California: University of California Press.