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An exhibition, an experience and a reminder

This Sunday we finally made it to the Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War exhibition at Te Papa museum.  When the exhibition opened, there were long queues of up to 90 minutes queuing time.  266 more words


The Art of Jerry Vanderstelt

In harmony with my current Lord of the Rings Art Project I have decided to look into the work of various artists who have chosen Tolkien’s legendarium as a source for their inspiration. 1,056 more words


Black Sheep (again)

This weekend I enjoyed another grand movie marathon with Mr. Fahrenheit, dreameling and The Pas. On this occasion, according to a vote we had taken at the Bonsh Party, the theme was “crazy” and Mr. 349 more words

Hatboy's Movie Extravaganza

Part 7: The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest | Day 5: Wellington, WETA & meeting Sir Peter Jackson

This blog is part 7 of my journal about my unexpected journey to New Zealand, as winner of The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest!

Day 5: Wellington… 1,574 more words


Guest Stars: Shelob

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s literary works set in Middle Earth incorporated many spiders or spider-like creatures, due to the fact one of his sons — Michael — was affected by Arachnophobia. 1,654 more words

Movie Monsters

Monster Gallery: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Concept by Shaun Bolton.

Concepts by Christian Rivers.

Concept art by John Howe.

Shelob concept by Alan Lee.

Elaborations by Paul Campion.

Concept illustrations.

Shelob maquettes. 19 more words

Monster Galleries

Wellywood and Weta (2012)

Still having a bit of The Hobbit hangover, I headed to Wellywood and the Weta Workshop at Miramar, Wellington.  Unfortunately, photography isn’t allowed inside the studios and I had to be content with taking pictures inside their shop, the Weta Cave.   15 more words