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Watching The Lord Of The Rings, Return Of The King Procession and Premiere in Wellington This Aftern by ellenpc on 1 December 2003 3:20pm
 
Gosh it was amazing and incredibly emotional to watch on TV (how I would have loved to have been there...) the Lord Of The Rings Celebrations going on in Wellington this afternoon.

I sat there glued to the telly watching them proceding down Courtney Place towards the Embassy Theatre, feeling so incredibly proud of their acheivement and crying like a baby!!!
After rather sheepishly admitting this to friends later it turned out they and others they knew were doing the same thing; all glued to the telly, smiling insanely and weeping copiously at the same time.

This movie has been HUGE for NZ. Everybody knows somebody who was either in it, crafted props, drove the stars to locations..........it just goes on and on.
Even I know a friends' son who works at Weta Digital, and have a girl in the school choir I teach who was one of the Hobbit children in the opening scenes of The Fellowship (the bit where Gandolph arrives at Hobbiton).
NZ is like this and it's really incredibly nice, the community is very tight and very interconnected.

Hi! :^} to all fellow Lord Of The Ring fans all over the world. :^) Enjoy........

YAY Peter Jackson!!!!! :^)

A very emotional Ellen x
(Christchurch, NZ, ex Wiltshire, UK)


Fav bit from the Premiere....

Viggo Mortenson greeting fans along the red carpet, seeing a female fan overcome with emotion, going over to her, lifting (yes I did say lifting) her over the steel barrier, hugging and comforting her sincerely and thanking her for coming then lifting her back over the barrier. Amazing.
 
Re: Watching The Lord Of The Rings, Return Of The King Procession and Premiere in Wellington This Af by Helen on 1 December 2003 8:40pm
 
Ellen-- wow! This sounds like an amazing experience.. and Viggo! what a gentleman! That fan will never forget that moment...
thanks for sharing this...
Helen
 
Re: Watching The Lord Of The Rings, Return Of The King Procession and Premiere in Wellington This Af by Godfather on 1 December 2003 9:25pm
 
I'm going to be a real spanner in the works and share that i think the LOTR movies are the biggest load of overated tosh ever to make so much money. In my opinion, they are way overated, badly paced indeed, Shore's scores have been a huge dissapointment considering what they could of been (compared to his previous works),the film versions of the characters leave you feeling little for them compared to the superb books, and the cinematographers seem to be on a mission to bludgeon everyone's sense into submission with bangs, whistles, bizzare camera angles, CGI effects etc in the hope that you may be fooled into thinking they are well made films when in reality they're not that well made at all really.
 
Re: Watching The Lord Of The Rings, Return Of The King Procession and Premiere in Wellington This Af by Helen on 1 December 2003 10:11pm
 
godfather--- you are so cryptic-- tell us how you really feel! :) tee hee...
I think the films are good old fashioned fun...Personally, I could give a hoot about all the logistics. Pass the popcorn! what a ride!
on a side note defending CGI artists:
It's really hard to do it well. (i am the wife of a MacAddict)(witnessed him banging his head against the wall trying to perfect his art)(many dents in the plaster)
but hey nothing beats classic Disney animation or the old Bugs Bunny cartoons for me-- but i am learning to accept CGI as a new and exciting art form.
popcorn and wingtips,
Helen
 
Re: Watching The Lord Of The Rings, Return Of The King Procession and Premiere in Wellington This Af by xine on 2 December 2003 3:59am
 
Hi Ellen,
thanks for sharing that info on LOTR premiere.
Like many others, I have been happily suffering 'hobbit-fever'
went to the store to get the Two Towers extended DVD on the 2nd day it was released and it was already sold out at both the stores I visited! so I had to wait to the following day when new stocks arrived. I really like the movie because it does tell a story and the people worked so hard to make it work. watching the extended DVD makes you appreciate the movie more. and if you read the book, you wonder how anyone would or could make a movie out of that book! it has so MUCH details, people, races, cultures, description.
I like Gollum. I speak Gollum when the situation arises; usually after a purchase of a poor product - 'tricksy, false advertising! I hates them!'
Andy Serkis is great! He is very good I hope people give him the due recognition.

Smiles
Christine
p/s: I'll be flying to NZ on Thursday! Yippee!
 
Re: Watching The Lord Of The Rings, Return Of The King Procession and Premiere in Wellington This Af by notquitenglish on 4 December 2003 5:44am
 
Andy Serkis is terrific. And I got the Two Towers Extended Edition about five hours after it was released! (Nerd? Yes, but a happy one. Geek? Ditto.) Every once in a while I remember the feeling I got, staggering out of the theatre after I saw the first one for the first time... either I'd been completely transported, or hit over the head with a large hammer.
 
Re: Watching The Lord Of The Rings, Return Of The King Procession and Premiere in Wellington This Af by stephlynne on 8 December 2003 4:08pm
 
Thanks for the update, Ellen!! Can't wait until Return of the King hits theaters in the U.S.

Lots of love,
Stephanie

PS Hi to John, Rosalie, and Emily! Happy holidays to all of you!
 
Re: Watching The Lord Of The Rings, Return Of The King Procession and Premiere in Wellington This Af by ellenpc on 13 December 2003 12:05pm
 
Hiya Stephanie :-)

Yes we're counting down the days too! :-)

It's great, NZ has gone LOTR crazy with stamps, posters, t-shirts, even the post/letters get post marked with 'Middle Earth' in Elvish script and then the date on them. It's quite funny to get your telephone bill coming from Middle Earth not NZ Telecom, Wellington! :-)

Lots of love to you and Craig from us all. :-) xxx

Hope you have a great Christmas. xxx

Love

Ellen xxx

"We wanna meet again!"

"We wanna meet again!!" :-) xxx

"Once just ain't enough!!!" :-) xxx @@@ xxx

 
Re: Watching The Lord Of The Rings, Return Of The King Procession and Premiere in Wellington This Af by ellenpc on 13 December 2003 12:12pm
 
CHRISTINE!!!!!! COMING HERE??????????

WAAAAAAAY HAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! :-)))

That's wonderful news!!!

Where????

When????????????

If you're coming to the South Island and /or Christchurch we'd love to meet you and show you round if you'd like to.

Here's my e-mail addy

ellenpc@clear.net.nz

Ellen x
 



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