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Re: Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones)
« Reply #60 on: July 29, 2011, 06:33:33 PM »
With them, I'm not surprised. Sci-Fi has been fucking up shows for 15 years. I'm just mystified at HBO's repeated behavior.

"We're going to extravagantly recreate Rome down to the clothes that the actors wear and the forks that they use."

"Okay! Here's a blank check!"

*mega-hit that loses money*

"WHAT?! This cost more than $15.95 an episode?!?!"

And now they're doing it with GoT, and Nefertiti... It's more like they're not in the TV business but are, instead, trying to prove some sort of insane point. Like people who open a restaurant just to show off their antique clocks.

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Re: Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones)
« Reply #61 on: September 12, 2011, 05:52:28 PM »
Oh-ho! Nacho geekgasm alert!

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/47169/neil-marshall-direct-episode-hbos-game-thrones

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Neil Marshall to Direct an Episode of HBO's Game of Thrones

We haven't given much coverage here at Dread Central to HBO's stellar "Game of Thrones" series, an adaptation of author George R. R. Martin's best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels, but with the news coming today that genre director Neil Marshall has signed on to direct an episode from the series' second season, we just couldn't resist mentioning it. Plus, we hear there are more supernatural shenanigans planned for Season 2 so you'll want to read on for those details.

Per Deadline "Game of Thrones" marks the TV debut of Marshall, and other directors tapped for Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated "Game of Thrones" include top TV helmers Alan Taylor, who worked on the series’ freshman season, and David Nutter as well as Alik Sakharov and David Petrarca (Boardwalk Empire).

Now, as for what we can expect during Season 2, series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss told HBO in a recent interview: With the birth of the dragons, magic has kind of returned to the world. We saw glimpses of it in the first season with the white walkers north of the Wall and obviously the dragons being hatched. This is a world where people haven't seen much magic in the past few centuries, and they're starting to think it's just superstition at this point. And in the second season it becomes more and more evident that there are supernatural forces at work. There are people who try to channel them for their own purposes, and there are those who desperately try to avoid them - or combat them.

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Re: Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones)
« Reply #62 on: September 12, 2011, 06:53:25 PM »
Mmmm... Sexy.

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Re: Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones)
« Reply #64 on: April 02, 2012, 04:47:06 PM »
The season two opener fucking rocked. I loved every minute.


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Re: Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones)
« Reply #65 on: April 03, 2012, 08:34:11 AM »
I love that HBO Go leaked the entire second season!  Quality is terrible...but, well, it's out there now.

(That, combined with all the stories about how expensive this season is, and given HBO's track record, sort of tells me that season two is the end.)

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Re: Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones)
« Reply #66 on: April 20, 2012, 07:33:31 AM »
I love this. Because, yes... I think its true.

http://gawker.com/5902076/snl-explains-the-nudity-in-game-of-thrones


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Re: Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones)
« Reply #67 on: June 18, 2012, 09:45:39 PM »
The internet man....

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NOT SAFE FOR WORK!! HuffPost Has Helpfully Compiled All 16 Minutes Of Nakedness From GAME OF THRONES!!

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Re: Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones)
« Reply #68 on: June 19, 2012, 07:24:23 AM »
Wait, there's like 16 minutes of sex and nudity per episode!

I mean, seriously. That SNL skit isn't kidding. It goes on in the background during scenes.

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Re: Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones)
« Reply #69 on: June 20, 2012, 02:43:44 PM »
Just watched that SNL skit. Hilarious.

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Re: Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones)
« Reply #70 on: June 20, 2012, 07:33:34 PM »
It's a little too close to the bone for the fans. Ahem.

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Re: Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones)
« Reply #71 on: June 20, 2012, 08:51:34 PM »
Is it now? I've gotten the impression that you've enjoyed GoT.

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Re: Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones)
« Reply #72 on: June 21, 2012, 07:35:44 AM »
It's a terrible, mindless, clumsy mess. Where every scene cost a billion dollars to make and is filled with the cavorting nude figures of every modern 20-something actress. You can't not watch it. It's like visiting Mt. Olympus and being treated like a god then, at night, all the other gods anally rape you and drool on the back of your head.

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Re: Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones)
« Reply #73 on: June 21, 2012, 12:41:17 PM »
It's HBO! :fap:

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Re: Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones)
« Reply #74 on: August 07, 2012, 12:25:12 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/03/game-of-thrones-wire_n_1731640.html

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'Game Of Thrones': Dominic West Of The 'Wire' Rejected A Role On The HBO Drama

McNulty on "Game of Thrones"? It almost happened, according to actor Dominic West.

On Wednesday, I interviewed West, who played the iconic cop Jimmy McNulty on "The Wire," about the second season of the period drama "The Hour," in which he plays newscaster Hector Madden. I asked what other kinds of roles he was interested in, and "Game of Thrones" came up in the conversation.

"I was offered something on 'Game of Thrones' and unfortunately, I hadn't seen it, but my nephew and his father said, 'Gosh, "Game of Thrones" is the only great show on!' And I felt terrible, because I'd just turned them down," West said.

So what part was West offered? He hasn't read the books, so the name didn't stick in his head. But he did say that taking the role -- a substantial one and similar in stature or importance to Sean Bean's Season 1 character Ned Stark, according to West -- would have involved being "in Reykjavik for six months." ("Game of Thrones" shoots the scenes set north of the Wall in Iceland.)

So was it King Beyond the Wall Mance Rayder, which seems like the strongest possibility to me (and the only notable Season 3 role that hasn't been cast)? Was it a member of the Night's Watch north of the Wall? One of Mance's men? Alas, West couldn't recall the name of the character, so we're left to speculate. (I've asked HBO if they know which role West was offered, and I'll update this post if I get more information.)

In any event, "it was a lovely part, a good part. I'm going to regret it," he said with a rueful laugh. "My problem is, I've got four kids, and at the moment, I'm reluctant to be away from home for a long time. I can get a lot of work in London and still be at home. That's one of the many brilliant things about 'The Hour.'"

"Should I have taken it?" he asked, semi-seriously. As much as I would have loved to see Baltimore's most famous fictional cop on another fine HBO program, I can certainly respect West's devotion to his family obligations. Besides, the Iceland scenes look amazing on the show, but the actors in those scenes also look very, very cold.

So now that "Thrones" is out, what kind of roles are West, who won a BAFTA award for his work in the TV movie "Appropriate Adult," looking for? There really are no limits, but he doesn't want to repeat himself, he said.

"There isn't enough work out there to be that picky, so the only real criteria are, is it well-written, and the other criteria is about trying to be at home," West said. "If someone says, which they have done, 'We've got a great part, it's a drunken cop,' I might say, 'Maybe not.'" Same goes if he's offered the role of a booze-soaked but ambitious newscaster like Hector Madden of "The Hour."

Speaking of "The Hour, a well-regarded BBC America drama that returns in November, things go very awry for Hector this season, according to West: He starts to party hard at Soho nightclubs, he gets mixed up with questionable people, and he has serious troubles with his wife, Marnie (who is, as it happens, played by Oona Chaplin, who also appears as Talisa in "Game of Thrones").

"It's meaty stuff," West says of Hector's Season 2 troubles. "In those days, the head of those news programs got 20 million viewers every night, so they were huge -- everybody knew who they were and they were in everybody's house every night. That's viewing figures we can only dream of now, and I suppose they were big celebrities," and the temptations of that lifestyle tempt Hector a little too much.

Correction: This article originally said that "The Hour" returns in October. That error has been corrected.