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    I guess this teaser has been seen already?

    http://scifimafia.com/2010/06/winter...r-and-new-art/

    The thought of HBO doing fantasy is just hard to beat. I had completely forgotten about this so yay for restarting this thread.
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    Because of you guys, I picked this book up yesterday. I'm already 100 pages in and loving it so far. I'm not very good with 800+ page books, probably because most of the ones I read tend to really drag and needn't be over 800 pages. Hope this one keeps the quality up.

    Either way I hope the show is good. I'm afraid it'll be like The Tudors. *gag*

  3. #53
    Apparently been some changes to the cast since it was first posted back in October. Here's the full list now:


    SERIES REGULARS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:

    Mark Addy as King Robert Baratheon
    Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy
    Sean Bean as Eddard “Ned” Stark
    Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jamie Lannister
    Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
    Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark
    Aidan Gillen as Littlefinger
    Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon
    Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont
    Kit Harington as Jon Snow
    Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
    Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark
    Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen
    Richard Madden as Rob Stark
    Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane (Hound)
    Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
    Maisie Williams as Arya Stark

    FEATURED CAST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:

    John Bradley as Samwell Tarly
    Ron Donachie as Ser Rodrik Cassel
    Jerome Flynn as Bronn
    Conleth Hill as Varys
    Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo
    Donald Sumpter as Maester Luwin
    Miltos Yeromelou as Syrio Forel

    GUEST CAST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:

    Josef Altin as Pyp
    Gethin Anthony as Renly Baratheon
    Ciaran Bermingham as Mord
    Esme Bianco as Ros
    Susan Brown as Septa Mordane
    Dominic Carter as Janos Slynt
    Antonia Christophers as Mhaegen
    Kate Dickie as Lysa Arryn
    Roy Dotrice as Grand Maester Pycelle
    Emun Elliott as Marillion
    Lino Facioli as Robin Arryn
    Jefferson Hall as Ser Hugh of the Vale
    Derek Halligan as Alliser Thorne
    Rhodri Hosking as Mycah
    Margaret John as Old Nan
    Finn Jones as Ser Loras Tyrell
    Dermot Keaney as Gared
    Francis Magee as Yoren
    Joseph Mawle as Benjen Stark
    Brendan McCormack as Ser Vardis Egan
    Ian McElhinney as Ser Barristan Selmy
    Luke McEwan as Rast
    Kristian Nairn as Hodor
    Rob Ostlere as Ser Waymar Royce
    Eugene Simon as Lancel Lannister
    Jamie Sives as Jory Cassel
    John Standing as Jon Arryn
    Conan Stevens as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane
    Peter Vaughan as Maester Aemon Targaryen

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    I didn't realize that it had been going on five years since Martin had published a book in this series. That's cause for concern. Reading his updates on his website, he talks like a man who's suffering from a bit of writer's block. Considering his age, I'm worried that this won't get finished if he keeps up this sluggish pace, especially if it's going to be a seven book series. I was originally planning on plowing through and reading all four in succession, but I think I'm going to take my time with it instead. No point rushing toward a dead end. I'll make sure I've read the second novel before the start of the first season of the series on HBO, just in case there's some overlap. I don't want anything spoiled for me.

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    Quote Quoting Kurosawa Fan (view post)
    I didn't realize that it had been going on five years since Martin had published a book in this series. That's cause for concern. Reading his updates on his website, he talks like a man who's suffering from a bit of writer's block. Considering his age, I'm worried that this won't get finished if he keeps up this sluggish pace, especially if it's going to be a seven book series. I was originally planning on plowing through and reading all four in succession, but I think I'm going to take my time with it instead. No point rushing toward a dead end. I'll make sure I've read the second novel before the start of the first season of the series on HBO, just in case there's some overlap. I don't want anything spoiled for me.
    I don't know. It seems more so the fifth book is just ballooning and he's only 61. He should be able to finish.

    "On July 8th, 2010 Martin spoke at a conference and confirmed the current length of the book to be 1,400 Manuscript pages. He expressed his disappointment that he was unable to completely finish the book by the conference, although he would not speculate how soon the book would be completed after his return home on the 11th.[22] At the same conference, Martin also confirmed that he has written one Sansa, one Arya, and two Arianne chapters for the 6th book Winds of Winter and has transferred two Cersei chapters from that book into Dance with Dragons."

    Then again Robert Jordan died at 58 that rat bastard.
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    I finished the first book tonight. Really an amazing novel. To give that many characters a distinct voice over such an intricate story is a great achievement, but that would be nothing if that story wasn't of this caliber. I'm supremely impressed, and while I'm going to try to read a couple different books before I move to #2, I'm not certain how long I'll be able to wait.

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    Tywin Lannister:

    Exclusive: 'Game of Thrones' lord is Dance

    Charles Dance has been cast as nobleman Tywin Lannister in HBO's upcoming epic "Game of Thrones."

    A wealthy lord and head of one of the most powerful clans in the realm, Tywin is one of the most memorable characters in the series of George R.R. Martin novels that begins with "Game of Thrones." Tywin is father of the despised Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and the calculating twins Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei (Lena Headey).

    "Thrones" is one of the most hotly anticipated shows on HBO's roster; its cast includes Headey, Sean Bean, Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley, Dinklage, Jason Momoa, Emilia Clarke, Aiden Gillen and Mark Addy. The drama recently began production in Northern Ireland.

    In his long career, Dance has starred in everything from "Plenty" to "Labyrinth" and in lavish miniseries such as "Bleak House" and "Jewel in the Crown." I can't speak for the rest of the fans of Martin's novels, but when his name surfaced as one of the casting rumors for the role of Tywin, he seemed perfect for the part, which requires charisma, a steely resolve and a commanding presence.


    Spot on!

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    Oh man. Sooooooooooooooooo perfect.

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    Dance was fabulous as Lord Vetinari in "Going Postal".

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    They are just stunning me with this casting.

    Every name thats identified just makes me that much more anxious.

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    There is a new trailer out, but I don't think it is online yet.

    New pic of Daenerys:



    One more from the first episode:


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    Trailer?

    Not that great a trailer imo.
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    Yeah, that was pretty lame. And I really hope that isn't the color palette. At least, not until Winterfell hits winter's stride. And obviously at the wall.

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    That was kind of awful. But, at the same time, it didn't really show anything.

    I'm finishing the book this week. I'm reserving judgment until I'm done, because so far there's stuff I love and stuff that has me feeling cautious.
    ...and the milk's in me.

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    They couldn't find a way to make Sean Bean look a little less like Boromir?
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    Quote Quoting Mara (view post)
    That was kind of awful.
    I'm always curious about these statements: what's awful about a teaser for a teaser that doesn't show anything? I'd say its existence is the worst thing about it - I just hate useless non-trailers. I'd rather wait for the real thing no matter how long it takes.

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    I'm always curious about these statements: what's awful about a teaser for a teaser that doesn't show anything? I'd say its existence is the worst thing about it - I just hate useless non-trailers. I'd rather wait for the real thing no matter how long it takes.
    I was particularly annoyed by the coloring, and the way I feel like it markets it as sword-and-sorcery instead of intelligent political intrigue.

    "Its existence is the worst thing about it" is probably fair.
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    Quote Quoting Mara (view post)
    I was particularly annoyed by the coloring, and the way I feel like it markets it as sword-and-sorcery instead of intelligent political intrigue.
    Yeah, haven't read the book(s) but this is what worries me too, although I'm sure they'll push the sword and sorcery angle in advertising no matter what because, even though it's HBO, the audiences don't change.

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    I'm not done yet, but there's absolutely no magic so far. Swords, yes. Palace intrigue, for sure. Sorcery? Not so much.
    ...and the milk's in me.

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    Quote Quoting [ETM] (view post)
    I'm always curious about these statements: what's awful about a teaser for a teaser that doesn't show anything? I'd say its existence is the worst thing about it - I just hate useless non-trailers. I'd rather wait for the real thing no matter how long it takes.
    The limited footage we got didn't look that good.
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    Quote Quoting Mara (view post)
    I'm not done yet, but there's absolutely no magic so far. Swords, yes. Palace intrigue, for sure. Sorcery? Not so much.
    I know that. I was talking in terms of style and visuals. Everyone is still trying to tie into the LOTR craze with anything remotely resembling Jackson's films.

    Quote Quoting Qrazy (view post)
    The limited footage we got didn't look that good.
    Agreed, but the footage was little more than moving stills. My point is - if you don't have anything better to show, don't do it at all. Although, I guess people might have enjoyed seeing pivotal characters in any kind of context.

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    If that is the color tone of the entire series I'm going to gag. I've been hating that trend in Hollywood films for years now (I'm looking at you especially, Clint Eastwood!) and it actually makes me a little nauseated but I have a feeling they just washed it out for the preview. Hopefully it looks more like the above stills with, agreeably, some color shifting for the more dreary Wall segments.

    The still of Dany above, looks awesome.

    edit: and who is that character we first see in the trailer? can't place who it is. it's wintry around, and he looks young. so I presume Robb? Jon?

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    I don't think they're quite done with anything yet. Even the pilot had to go through extensive reshoots and recasting. I suspect post-processing and color correction is not set in stone yet.

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    The books have magic stuff in them. There's an ice monster in the first chapter for example.

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