OFFICIAL Game of Thrones Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Piobaire, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. roastduck

    roastduck Member

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    He actually wrote one of the episodes in season 1. I think he has a relatively active role in the production, compared to what I think other authors have. Also, he used to write for television, so he understands that what works on paper won't necessarily work on film. He talks about it i the commentary of one episode in the season 1 box set, about how in the book, Ghost is completely silent at all times, but they couldn't pull off the effect properly without having him snarl in the show.
     
  2. Reynard369

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    He will be writing one episode per season, I believe.
     
  3. Gradstudent78

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    Major spoilers if you haven't read the 2nd book:
    It's hinted at in the book that they are sleeping together (mentioned that people suspect they are sharing bed chambers) and it's also suggested that the shadows that she births and sends out to kill Renley and the other Lord being the product of these acts (they resemble stannis)
     
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  4. Blackfyre

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    I'm going to get real nit-picky.

    Jagen' hair isn't red and white
    Rorge has a nose
    Bronn is head of the gold cloaks WTF?!
    Salla is black. I pictured him as mediterranean.
    A blood rider dies WTF?!
    and the Stannis sex scene was too gratuitous.

    Weiss and Benioff better shape the fuck up.
     
  5. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I think you're gong to see a lot more of this.

    First book/season had a fairly tight beginning/middle/end storyline, but from here on out they have to deal with far too many characters and plot points that they can't really cover or EFX that aren't worth paying for. Interesting to see how they handle Tyrion's nose.

    The Stannis scene really lessened that character.

    lefty
     
  6. munchausen

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    I think they made Salla black because the show was lacking in color. There are black characters but most of them are really minor and probably won't make it on the show.

    Rakharo died because the actor that played him left. I think he got a bigger role in something else.
     
  7. Blackfyre

    Blackfyre Senior member

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    Well then replace him. You dont just whack a bloodrider.
     
  8. Gibonius

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    Betting he just ends up with a big "scar" somewhere.
     
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    Ethnically faithful to the book or not, I thought the actor who played Salla was perfect. He really nailed the character.
     
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    I honestly couldn't remember or care if Sallador Saan was supposed to be black, but he does have a perfect, charming pirate air to him, which is perfect. New favourite side character (since Syrio Forel died)
     
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    Did he?
     
  12. munchausen

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    I don't know, but one thing I have learned from this series is that you don't count anyone out. All men must die, and many more than once.
     
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    Yeah, I've always wondered that as well. I hope not.
     
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    The first book made a great miniseries, but I'm very skeptical about the rest of them. At least it's easy to decide what to cut from the second one. But once the number of characters and plot threads explodes, what are they going to do?
     
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    The books suffer from too many unnecessary characters and far too much walking around. It could use some condensing.

    lefty
     

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