Sunday, March 30, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
So this trailer has less action than the previous one, but considerably more character interaction. We see Brienne promising Jaime to find Arya Stark. We see Jaime and Cercei's relationship deteriorating (though I think they are about to have sex at the end of the trailer). We also get to see Dany laying siege to what I think is Meereen.
In a recent interview, George RR Martin state that he and HBO had conspired to aid his own well known procrastinatory proclivities with a cameo in this coming season. Luckily, Martin awoke from his pizza-induced fever dreams and realized he had a book to write, The Winds Of Winter, and that, no, he did not have time to fly to Croatia and stroke his own ego on the set of The Game Of Thrones.
Read more of the interview here: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/03/21/george-r-r-martin-shelved-game-of-thrones-cameo-to-work-on-winds-of-winter/
Thursday, March 20, 2014
A Song Of Ice And Fire author, who is probably just trying to find new reasons not to write, decrepit old procrastinator that he is, has stated that HBO executives are thinking of making a high budget movie to wrap up the series when the time comes. For anyone who has been disappointed by the budget-conscious treatment of some of the book's more epic battles, the prospect of seeing Martin's story come to life on the big screen with lord-of-the-rings-level visuals is exciting indeed.
Of course, it is not clear whether the movie would be released in theaters, or simply shown on HBO like other HBO original movies.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
It is no secret among readers that A Storm Of Swords, the third book in George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series, is not only one of the best in the series, but certain the most action-packed. A Feast For Crows, the fourth book, sees some of the more interesting character's drop completely off the radar, while other less-interesting characters, like Brienne, take up the slack. This was because Martin split the story up, with A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons taking place at the same time. Presumably, the show's creators will combine the books, which, together, have at least two season's worth of content.
But readers are worried that A Feast for Crows and A Dance With Dragons will make for dull television. Some characters, like Dany, do not develop as quickly as some readers would like. Other's, like Arya, do develop, but are taken away from the main action.
Whatever happens, the Game of Thrones writers have their work cut out for them in the coming seasons.