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Old 03-11-2009, 15:06   #101
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He is definitely a larger (wider) man than I had imagined! The the actors who played the following characters turned up:

Arya
Sansa
Robb
Jon
Theon
Ser Rodrik

Sansa and Arya were tiny! Theon and Jon were a bit younger than I had imagined but I'm sure it will all look the part. They finish off here on Saturday then off to Morocco for the dothraki scenes.
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Old 03-03-2010, 18:09   #102
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HBO have ordered 10 episodes to film this year for a 2011 showing
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So what have then been filming up till now? So are we gping to see nothing of this show this year?
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:35   #104
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So what have then been filming up till now? So are we gping to see nothing of this show this year?
They filmed the pilot last year, then they edited it and added CGI then presented it to HBO for them to decide to whether to go ahead. Which they've now done, so shooting starts soon but we wont see anything till next year ...
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:52   #105
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Damn! Been reading the books, just about to finish the first part of the third one. Been looking so forward to seeing this on the screen.
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:03   #106
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I'm sure the wait will be worth it. Sometimes the TV production world works slower than we would expect, and you can be sure that HBO will place quality above rush releasing anything.

We can spend the time speculating about who they will cast in some of the other roles
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:06   #107
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Are they going to release the pilot?
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:13   #108
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Very doubtful, although there's always the possibility it will be leaked somewhere given the enormous online interest in this show. HBO are fairly unique in that they always include pilots as part of the main series run (with an established credit sequence, theme tune, etc.)
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Old 16-03-2010, 22:06   #109
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Jane Espenson (Buffy, Battlestar, Firefly, Deep Space 9) has been added as a staff writer. Very good news!
At the same time it is also kind of strange: why hire a high profile TV writer when all she is needed to do is adapt already written material?
At any rate, HBO are chucking a lot of money into this show.

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Old 17-03-2010, 11:32   #110
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It's been confirmed that George R.R. himself will be writing one of the episodes. Normally this would be good news that the original writer is getting hands-on involved but FFS! will someone chain the ****** to a desk until he bangs out the rest of the novels PLEASE!

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Old 17-03-2010, 11:54   #111
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Jane Espenson (Buffy, Battlestar, Firefly, Deep Space 9) has been added as a staff writer. Very good news!
At the same time it is also kind of strange: why hire a high profile TV writer when all she is needed to do is adapt already written material?
At any rate, HBO are chucking a lot of money into this show.
Really, it's not strange to hire a high profile TV writer to adapt existing material. To adapt something well actually takes hard work and skill, you know. It's not like they just cut the dialogue out of the book and paste it into screenplay format, you know.


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It's been confirmed that George R.R. himself will be writing one of the episodes. Normally this would be good news that the original writer is getting hands-on involved but FFS! will someone chain the ****** to a desk until he bangs out the rest of the novels PLEASE!
What was it Neil Gaiman said? Ah, yes. GRRM is not your bitch.
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Old 17-03-2010, 12:36   #112
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why hire a high profile TV writer when all she is needed to do is adapt already written material?
Yes! I demand they cancel True Blood forthwith!

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Old 17-03-2010, 12:41   #113
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Having seen the script of the first episode, they almost literally are taking the dialogue straight out of the book. Unlike True Blood, the show will not deviate from the novels at all.
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Unlike True Blood, the show will not deviate from the novels at all.
Yeah... I call '********' on that. There's no way you can possibly say that at this point in time, when they've only done a pilot so far. Granted, I haven't read the books yet (even though I've been told to for years now), but it'd be nothing short of a minor miracle if they can magically make a whole series of one hour episodes without needing to change a single thing from the books to make each episode work dramatically within the timeslot.

So, I say again, it's perfectly sensible to hire an experienced screenwriter to work on the show instead of sitting a bunch of monkeys down in front of typewriters, giving them copies of the book, and saying "Type this up!"
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There will be a lot of stuff that needs to be changed, I can't see the show getting bogged down in the same detail as the books about the families and clans.
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I just hope it doesnt go the way of other expensive HBO period pieces like Deadwood and Carnivale and get cancelled too early!
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Given the popularity of the books (and the sheer desperation of fans for something, anything) it has surely got to be off to the best possible start. It's obviously a case of time will tell, but HBO, an eager fan base, and what's looking like a decent cast. I'm risking some high hopes for this one.
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I'm interested to find out just how much of the fantasy element they'll keep in the show.

I explained the basics to my Mum recently who loves watching historical dramas & she initially liked the sound of it. But then I went on to explain that magic & dragons slowly enters the storylines & suddenly she lost all interest.
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Lovely big interview with George R.R. Martin here, in which he discusses the TV show and the delays to the next book:
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune....-r-martin.html
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