March 2000

NEW LINE CINEMA presented a first-look at the film to exhibitors at the SHO*WEST Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 6th - 9th. Approximately six minutes in length, the footage wowed the audience, and reports of its contents made it online to such fan sites as AINT IT COOL NEWS.

VANITY FAIR printed the first photo of the full cast in costume in their print magazine.

The many LORD OF THE RINGS fan sites ended the month with a 10-day countdown in anticipation of an exclusive Internet preview of the film set for April 7th. Every day during the countdown, these sites debuted still images from the production

Scenes of Gandalf imprisoned in Orthanc Tower were shot this month at STONE FILM Studios.

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