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Subject:A Request for Help:)
Time:09:53 pm
Current Mood:Reminiscing
Finally posting next part of my NZ journey - still doing battle with my pc - but first: HELP!!! I really thought I'd got all my video clips stored safely on disk but after my computer crash I find I'm missing a few. So, if anyone could provide me with a link to the following I'd be really grateful:

The Today Show, 13 Dec. 2001. Can't believe I've lost this - its this one:

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A little news clip - probably on NZ tv - announcing the return of Frodo Baggins to Middle Earth. This was when Lij arrived at the airport for the ROTK premiere. It was only very small but I loved it - especially some man saying "Welcome home, my friend".

The long Nieman Marcus clip - I have the short one - but this is the one where Lij & Billy were asked about working with Liv.

David Letterman - Dec. 01 - I do have this on video but its very poor quality.

The Matthew Harding interview - I have two clips from this but I seem to be missing the one where Lij, Billy & Dom talked about what it was like doing motion capture, amongst other things.

There may be a couple more but I can't remember them just now.

And does anyone - prays - have the Viva interview from Dec. 01 where Lij is interviewed by a (German?) girl? I lost this one after my FIRST computer crash & have never been able to find it again.

Keeping fingers crossed.

The second part of my NZ report covers Rotorua which is about the only place we stayed which wasn't used for LOTR filming. However, it was a very beautiful place and as mentioned in the report it was visited by Lij and some other LOTR folk:



We concluded our visit to Hobbiton with a cup of tea at The Workmans Café which gets a mention in The LOTR Guidebook. We then headed for Rotorua where we had a room booked for the night. This is an amazing place, the home of the famous thermal springs. It was voted most beautiful town in NZ several years running. Our room at the Royal Geyserland Hotel actually looked out onto these steaming geysers. I don’t think any LOTR filming was done here but some of the cast did come here – there was a pic in Sean’s book of Lij, Sean, PJ & Rick Porras playing golf in Rotorua. The golf club was opposite the front of our hotel. And as they were there I’m sure they’d have paid a visit to the nearby Maori Arts Centre. This is what we did the next day and it was a wonderful & fascinating experience. I really wish we’d had longer in Rotorua – I hadn’t expected it to be so lovely. Somehow, when you hear about bubbling mud springs it doesn’t really evoke a very pretty picture - & I’d worried about how we’d spend the time once we’d seen the geysers. We were only there for one night, and we were disappointed to hear that the Maori concert for that night was fully booked.

A view of the golf club taken from the Maori Arts Centre
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The Maori Arts Centre where we were given a wonderful insight into Maori culture:
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This was the road which led us to the thermal springs: we also saw a kiwi (should have been two but the other one was hiding!). They are kept in a special darkened building as they are nocturnal & we were told not to make any noise or do anything which might startle them, like taking pics. Sadly, their numbers are dwindling rapidly:(
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The geysers are fascinating, every now & then they shoot high into the air (and everyone around gets soaked:D
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Government Gardens - so beautiful!!
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Coffee time!!
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Tourist Centre:
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Police Station:
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The Maori name for NZ is Aotearoa ~ Land of the Long White Cloud - & this pic, taken by Lake Rotorua, is a perfect example. We saw this same sort of cloud formation very often.
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We really could have done with longer in this lovely place. Next we were off to Tongariro National Park - Mordor!! Sadly, I have no pics of this, only video footage - but thats another story, which I will relate next time:)
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lilithlotr
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Time:2005-04-14 11:15 pm (UTC)
I know I have the "Today Show" one, because it was the first DivX file I tried to play when I got a new computer (and couldn't, because I didn't have the codec yet). I can YouSendIt that one when I get home, if you like, and check on the others.

I don't think I've SEEN a big Nieman Marcus one, so if someone has one for you, I hope it can be shared!

I have to say, I was pretty bored with Rotorua after a few minutes. I thought the shows seemed too tourist-oriented, so my roomie and I didn't go and spent the evening shopping for our greenstones, instead. Which rather set us up for our entire tour, because most of the time other people were having lunch or tea or doing the smaller touristy things, we went shopping!
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lilithlotr
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Time:2005-04-15 05:24 am (UTC)
Here you go on The Today Show

http://s40.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=060ZA81IFJRGL3TY341JDXTK3D
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not_alone
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Time:2005-04-16 10:14 am (UTC)
Many thanks for the link. I had another pc crash last night so I've downloaded this to cd from my son's pc but I can't play it yet as he doesn't have DivX - I'll have to wait til I get my own pc back & reinstall it. Dutch Eowyn has kindly provided a link to Nieman Marcus:

http://s17.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=08QVZNSSSOXHH3259ZILHCRA61

I think I did the majority of my gift-buying at Rotorua too - the gift shop at the Arts Centre was a real treasure trove!!

Thanks again:)
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evening_emerald
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Time:2005-04-14 11:22 pm (UTC)
OMG, these pictures are stunning!! How bee-YOO-tiful!!

When I saw the second pic of the geysers, my brain went "Come master, we will take you on safe paths through the mists." Yeah, I need help.

About your lost videos: I recommend searching this page -- I think it has even more videos than Elijahfan: http://www.hathawaymix.org/shelly/websites/elijah/video.htm
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not_alone
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Time:2005-04-16 10:16 am (UTC)
Ah yes - thats Elijah Illusions, isn't it? She does have loads but when I last looked not these particular ones - but happily Lilith & Dutch Eowny have helped me out with most of them. Many thanks:)
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primula_baggins
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Time:2005-04-15 12:47 am (UTC)
Those are very pretty. You must have had a wonderful time. I went to the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii one time. There they have little villages set up to show the culture of various South Pacific natives, and one of them was of the Maori culture. It was fascinating.

One day perhaps I'll get to NZ. I need to learn a lot about it before I go so I'll see all the right places. That is, all the right LOTR places!
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not_alone
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Time:2005-04-16 10:18 am (UTC)
Glad you liked them. Yes, we did have a wonderful time - sometimes it seems like a dream - until I look at the pics or video and then I'm right back there again!!
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peripety
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Time:2005-04-15 01:00 am (UTC)
What wonderful pictures. Thank you for sharing!
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not_alone
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Time:2005-04-16 10:30 am (UTC)
You're welcome - glad you like them:)
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rodneyscat
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Time:2005-04-15 08:03 am (UTC)
I see Lilith already had the Today show for you, and here you have:

Nieman Marcus:

http://s17.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=08QVZNSSSOXHH3259ZILHCRA61

Elijah on Letterman:

http://s27.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1QWCCHZ0KH8JY3S2PIGVOC4H5N

Hobbits arriving in NZ:

http://s10.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2TF2I148YNEPB202Y887BGCR3M

If one or more of these clips aren't actually the ones you meant, or a link runs out, please tell me.

And can you tell some more about that Matthew Harding interview? I don't recall that one, but maybe I know it by the name of the show or something. Which premiere/year was it and/or what's the name of the show?
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not_alone
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Time:2005-04-16 10:28 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!!! Yes, they are all the right ones. The Matthew Harding interview - it was a UK interview during FOTR publicity so probably Dec. 01. It may have been called something like 'The Big Shmooze' or something like that & it was on the Comedy Channel. I have one where he's interviewing Lij alone - he calls him a 'superstar' & Lij says 'don't call me that - please!!". Then he interviews the 3 of them - I have the one where they talk about the Bucket Fountain but there's another one & I just can't remember where I found it. I know towards the end they were discussing motion capture & Lij was saying how boring it was.

I had another computer crash last night - I'm on my son's pc right now but if I have to do another recovery he won't be able to get the internet either so I may disappear for a while - but hopefully not too long.

Many, many thanks for your help - its much appreciated.
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rodneyscat
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Time:2005-04-16 10:43 am (UTC)
Oh! I've got that one. I'll prepare another YouSendIt link :D
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rodneyscat
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Time:2005-04-16 10:50 am (UTC)
That went quick... Here you go:

http://s17.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1OFUWUDSND6C02V178RPFAAT9I
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not_alone
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Time:2005-04-17 03:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, thats wonderful!! Thank you again. Its funny how you sometimes remember things completely wrong - that wasn't Matthew Harding interviewing them at all - it was a woman!! Same time & place, I think. Now, do you mind if I'm a real pest & ask you for yet another favour? I'm having trouble with the link that Lilith kindly sent me for The Today Show - for some reason I can only get the sound. Do you have this one too? If so & you can send me a link I would, yet again, be very grateful. Many thanks:)
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rodneyscat
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Time:2005-04-17 04:11 pm (UTC)
Not a problem at all. Here you go:

http://s34.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=12PU32ZFYZ0PC0SF4RE0FXP7EG

I hope this one works for you :D

Now if you ever get your hands on that VIVA interview, I'm very interested, because the only thing I used to have was a link, and that one is dead now...
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not_alone
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Time:2005-04-17 05:00 pm (UTC)
Success!! Many thanks again. And rest assured, if I ever discover the Viva int on my travels you'll be the first to know:)
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woodfrodo
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Time:2005-04-18 05:15 am (UTC)
Thank you for the rest of the clips, now you really making me want to go very soon! :D Hope it's okay I can save these on my files only!? And the Part One photos..
Think you got it covered on his missing appearances, he sure did alot of them.. :D
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not_alone
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Time:2005-04-18 11:17 am (UTC)
You're very welcome to save all the pics you want:) And yes, I was so grateful to those who came up with those clips for me.
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(Anonymous)
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Time:2005-04-19 05:47 pm (UTC)
Hi Pauline.

Blossom here. I'm happy to know your listening to 'Gone,' and appreciating Elijah's singing talent!

Beautiful photographs. Thanks so much for sharing your trip of a lifetime with us.

I'm sorry to hear you're still having computer problems. Hope things are sorted out for you very soon.

Take care.
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not_alone
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Time:2005-04-19 06:48 pm (UTC)
Hi Blossom

When you asked in a previous email if I'd heard 'Gone' I had not long discovered it - think we must have both been visiting Elijah Illusions. Its funny that when Pendemonium in America first came out everyone was talking about Half Fling but I'm sure no-one mentioned this little gem - I really like it!!

I really thought I'd got the computer sorted, I discovered the main power lead was faulty & when that was replaced & I did yet another system recovery it seemed to be working fine - but then last night the screen suddenly went black & I got another error message up. I think probably all the turning off & on caused by the dodgy cable has probably damaged the hard drive:( Hope your laptop is better.
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(Anonymous)
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Time:2005-04-20 12:00 am (UTC)
I've had 'Half Fling' for ages, but then I read somewhere that Elijah is singing another track on Viggo's album, and was naturally curious. Then a few weeks ago, quite by accident, I stumbled across it - yes, you're right - I found it at Elijah Illusions! 'Gone' is a little weird, isn't it? But I quite like weird, and Elijah's singing voice is really good, I think.

My laptop is better than it was - thanks for asking - but alas,I think it will end up going back to the repair shop, as the screen is still flickering now and again. I'm putting off taking it back in for as long as possible! I hope your computer proves to be repairable (is that a word?). Good luck!

Btw, It's great that your LJ friends here helped you out with those video clips.

Love, Blossom.
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mews1945
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Time:2005-04-28 11:04 pm (UTC)
I've just read your reports and looked at all the gorgeous pictures you took. You're a very good photographer. I'd read about the New Zealand sky, but it really is indescribable. Even seeing it in the movies didn't really prepare me for the way it looks in these pictures. It's incredible. You were so fortunate to be able to visit this place and to see all the movie locations you saw, especially Bag End. Thanks for this report. It's lovely.
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not_alone
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Time:2005-04-29 01:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you - I'm so glad you enjoyed them. NZ was just amazing - I didn't want to leave. I'm still working on the third part - hope to post it soon but it won't be this weekend - we're off to Collectormania to meet Samwise!! I'm going to ask Sean to sign his book for me. Looking forward to it but oh - I do wish Elijah was going to be there. I know - I'm greedy!!
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mews1945
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Time:2005-04-29 03:12 pm (UTC)
Nothing wrong with being greedy as far as that goes. Lucky you, to be meeting Sean. I've heard he's charming and warm in person. Have fun.
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bagendbabe
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Time:2005-06-10 11:17 pm (UTC)
They are gorgeous photos. The most striking thing is how immaculate and spotlessly clean everywhere looks!

I love the Rotorua photos - my first hubby went to NZ in 1971 and I was fascinated by tales of the place.

Again - sorry to comment so late! :O :O
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