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"Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« on: September 16, 2010, 11:13:40 AM »
If you are unfamiliar with the source material, go read these. You can thank me after your fourth re-read for your new addiction. GO!

For the rest of us, it's time for an official thread because there is now enough info and media out there to get the hype machine rolling on here.

First, an official teaser trailer:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/FAZzCFPcLoo&amp;color1=0xb1b1b1&amp;color2=0xd0d0d0&amp;hl=en_US&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/FAZzCFPcLoo&amp;color1=0xb1b1b1&amp;color2=0xd0d0d0&amp;hl=en_US&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;fs=1</a>

And some behind the scenes:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/zjY6QnOPcoI&amp;color1=0xb1b1b1&amp;color2=0xd0d0d0&amp;hl=en_US&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/zjY6QnOPcoI&amp;color1=0xb1b1b1&amp;color2=0xd0d0d0&amp;hl=en_US&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;fs=1</a>

Official site for the show: http://www.hbo.com/#/game-of-thrones

Great blog entry from the creators of the show, talking about how they came upon the series:
http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/a-note-from-the-series-creators.html
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I think everything looks and sounds good, but I really hope that the final product has more use of natural light instead of the washed out/stylized lighting that they use in the trailer.

Also, any bets on whether the 5th book will be out before the show starts? :P
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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010, 04:06:33 PM »
Lots of new bits since my last post.

First some behind the scenes featurettes:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/FJTFmZHvaNo?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/FJTFmZHvaNo?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/GQZ4uwQRxkM?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/GQZ4uwQRxkM?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/cgAd7MfPrj8?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/cgAd7MfPrj8?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/0Wub12IZmVY?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/0Wub12IZmVY?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>


Then this week EW put up the first run of production shots:
http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20385926_20442931,00.html

I'm officially excited.
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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010, 07:59:07 AM »
More! Now with actual show footage:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/eNhgIjyEock?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/eNhgIjyEock?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/atFX6keD95o?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/atFX6keD95o?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

I will keep this thread alive until more than just Imrahil and I give a shit! :P
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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010, 08:46:29 AM »
I'm very excited for this.  Visually it looks pretty spot on, and Sean Bean is usually pretty awesome in these kinds of roles. 


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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010, 10:12:11 AM »
Never heard of the books and I dont really go in for fantasy type stuff (LOTR movies were the exception).   The previews I have seen on HBO look quite good, so I am looking forward to this.   As far as I know going in, looks to be set in medival times and there is a lot of murder and plotting going on......


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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2010, 10:16:44 AM »
I'm halfway through the first book... and this looks awesome. *Pushes glasses up so I can finish GoT*


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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2011, 07:33:09 AM »

So excited for Sunday! I wanna rock Castle Black.

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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 03:34:53 AM »
Well that was a decent first episode.  Wasn't as cringey as I thought it would be.  There'd better be way more classy smut in future episodes because the tons of exposition is waaaaaaaaaaay boring.

Things I liked: Mark Addy and Sean Bean
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and Peter Dinklage and those adorable werepuppies.
Kinda awkward: The Dothraki.  Yikes, they're embarrassing. And the horrible wigs and dye jobs.  I get that they're trying to be book accurate but I guess they spent all the money on that badass/ridonkulous dog helmet on Ser Dog Helmet.
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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2011, 06:29:38 AM »
Never read the books but I watched this with ^ last night. It wasn't bad. Exposition is always tiresome, but once it settles down the series promises to be compelling. Loving all the tits and ass and boning so far.

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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011, 06:47:32 AM »
Haha, not at all. It did have 'problems' - nothing is complete sacred cow territory. I expected liberties with the source material to be taken and will never bitch about that...mostly, but they did leave out my favorite line from the book. "But you killed him." "Only once." between Ned and Robert in the crypt. Aside from that...meh, they failed to really capture the intimacy between Ned and Cat and how tender their relationship is. The Danni scenes were ULTRA cheesy. It definitely needs some breathing room, just like any new series, but I'm hopeful. Not even close to perfect, but I'm satisfied.
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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2011, 08:04:51 AM »
Dani is one of my fav characters in the books, actually. So that was kind of disappointing.
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2011, 10:09:39 AM »
Also I thought the opening credits were fantastic (I notice those things). I liked how it looked like some sort of German-style tabletop game done in clockwork, and I thought it lent itself well to the premise of the series while being visually striking. The music was great, too.
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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011, 05:37:04 PM »
Also I thought the opening credits were fantastic (I notice those things). I liked how it looked like some sort of German-style tabletop game done in clockwork, and I thought it lent itself well to the premise of the series while being visually striking. The music was great, too.

Never read the books, so I figured the opening would be a clever way of giving a "Cliff Note" version of the universe they live in...... very well done.

The pilot eposide HAS to have exposition or no one knows what the hell is going on.   So far, very enoyable.

Oh, and I love how the idiot from Master Ninja is now a very good director.   His listing in IMDB is very impressive.


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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2011, 07:53:29 PM »
Oh, and I love how the idiot from Master Ninja is now a very good director.   His listing in IMDB is very impressive.

He and Fred Savage top my list of "Directors That Make Me Go 'Buh-WHAAAA?' When I See Their Name"
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Re: "Game of Thrones" - HBO Series Coming in 2011
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2011, 09:36:45 AM »
W00t! Second season has already been green-lit!
http://grrm.livejournal.com/211736.html
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