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HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« on: 17 Jan 2007, 21:14 »

I shit you not.

I am hells of excited.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #1 on: 17 Jan 2007, 21:19 »

I showed this article to Austin (kokeyjoe) just now, and I think he made a mess on the rug...
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #2 on: 17 Jan 2007, 21:45 »

But I cleaned it up!

Honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about this development.  I've always wondered how this would work as a movie trilogy or series, and I just never thought it could keep up the momentum enough to make a series of films... without ruining the story, at least.  I've thought it could be cool as a sort of animated thing, as long as it was done faithfully and with quality all around.

This live action serial series kinda thing... I'm a bit worried.  Obviously, it could be awesome, or it could be terrible.  But it could also be enough for me to subscribe to HBO.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #3 on: 17 Jan 2007, 22:34 »

Iiiiiiiiiiiiinteresting.

"The series will begin with the 1996 first book, "A Game of Thrones," and the intention is for each novel ... to fuel a season's worth of episodes. Martin has nearly finished the fifth installment, but won't complete the seven-book cycle until 2011."

I wonder when they'll start writing it? I'd guess series premiere in 2009.

And fuckbeans, 2011 for the last book?!
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #4 on: 18 Jan 2007, 01:24 »

I have not read this books, but I googled around and they actually sound pretty damn awesome. So I am probably going to read these before the show comes out.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #5 on: 18 Jan 2007, 01:59 »

I'm jerking off with one hand as i type this


that is how excited i am.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #6 on: 21 Jan 2007, 17:26 »

No. Just no.

Seriously. There is no way this series can be done justice on the screen. The scale of the narrative alone is enough for this. Hell, Daenerys' tromping around in the East is enough to support a TV series.

Also, they optioned and adapted Pattern Recognition. Argh.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #7 on: 21 Jan 2007, 23:37 »

I have to get cable now...
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #8 on: 21 Jan 2007, 23:40 »

i have never read these books but after looking into them just now, i really really want to. i'm assuming you'd all recommend it based upon what's already been written in this thread. am i right? it sounds very cool, and i've been looking for something lengthy to occupy my time.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #9 on: 22 Jan 2007, 00:30 »

It's clearly the best fantasy series currently out there. Martin is an amazing writer and everyone should read these books.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #10 on: 22 Jan 2007, 22:18 »

It is the best fantasy series I've read in a long long time.
The wheel of time series, while great, needs to end.  I can see Martin keeping my interest much longer if all the books are as good as the ones out now.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #11 on: 23 Jan 2007, 05:00 »

Man. To hell with all of you. I'll come out right now and say it:

A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE IS BETTER THAN ANY OF THE TEDIOUS CRAP TOLKIEN EVER WROTE.

There we go.

Also, this is the only theoretical way ASoIaF could ever be given justice on-screen. If it doesn't pan out, nothing ever would.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #12 on: 23 Jan 2007, 05:04 »

woah. that, sir, is a bold statement. very bold indeed. well you all have convinced me. i'm gonna pick up the first book at the local used book store (everything half off=awesomeness) tomorrow after midterms if i get the chance and see if that remark holds true.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #13 on: 23 Jan 2007, 08:15 »

It is seriously the most unpredictable series I've ever read. I can't even explain how genius it is.

And I don't mean it like things just come out of left field. Everything makes sense and leads into itself very logically, but you never ever expect it to actually happen. You're always waiting for the deus ex machina, for the white knight, for the author to say "but that's not what's going to happen" and it does anyway.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #14 on: 23 Jan 2007, 20:44 »

I think this series is more 'real life' like than any other fantasy I've ever read which makes it awesome.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #15 on: 25 Jan 2007, 21:15 »

Man. To hell with all of you. I'll come out right now and say it:

A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE IS BETTER THAN ANY OF THE TEDIOUS CRAP TOLKIEN EVER WROTE.

There we go.

A bold statement....and true. Well...sorta true. I didn't really find Tolkien all that tedious. I like Tolkien. That being said....A Song of Ice and Fire is way better.

And Wheel of Time? Is not great. It stopped being great at least 4 books ago. It may have started out great, but my lord what is this tripe Jordan is currently trying to pass off as fantasy literature now?
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #16 on: 30 Jan 2007, 20:11 »

I like to describe the series as "fantasy for grown-ups"; it is really great.  One word of warning:  don't get to attached to any of the characters, Martin has no compunction what-so-ever about killing people off.

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #17 on: 31 Jan 2007, 08:22 »

My favourite death was when x killed y on the z.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #18 on: 31 Jan 2007, 08:24 »

Dude.
You might want to not spoil it for those that haven't read the books.

Seriously.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #19 on: 31 Jan 2007, 10:02 »

Whoa. Man.

Seriously.

Not cool!
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #20 on: 31 Jan 2007, 10:42 »

SMF needs someone to make a spoiler tag that works.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #21 on: 31 Jan 2007, 10:44 »

Dan is my hero.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #22 on: 31 Jan 2007, 13:03 »

Dang, sorry 'bout that - I figured everyone who comes into this thread has read it before.

Thanks, Dan.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #23 on: 01 Feb 2007, 03:53 »

Wait, wait, wait... it was x on the z ??  Crap, I thought it was Col. Mustard in the study.  (With the candlestick, I believe.)
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #25 on: 07 May 2009, 15:16 »

I'm still trying to figure out how they'd handle Kingslayer if they chose to go beyond the first book. Martin somehow managed to make me kinda like the guy, which is pretty amazing, all things considered. Without being privy to his thoughts and perspective, I'd imagine he'd seem like an even bigger asshole. Although, on further reflection, that's not necessarily a bad thing, although it'd certainly take an adjustment on my part. It probably doesn't matter at all for Game of Thrones, since Jaime doesn't do anything remotely redeemable in that one anyway.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #26 on: 07 May 2009, 16:02 »

Winter Is Coming... to HBO

    * Apr. 21st, 2009 at 11:38 PM

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The news has finally been made public, so I'm finally free to whoop and holler and share the great news -- the HBO pilot of A GAME OF THRONES will start filming in October, in Northern Ireland. The announcement was made in Belfast. Here you go:

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/news/news-ofmdfm/news-ofmdfm-210409-hbo-to-film.htm

Yes, I'm thrilled. Ireland should be a great place to film. And the facility we'll be using, the Paint Hall, is amazing as well:

http://www.northernirelandscreen.co.uk/page.asp?id=211

Before it was a film studio, the Paint Hall was part of Belfast's famous Harland & Wolff Shipyards, where the TITANIC and many other ships were constructed. The facility is pretty titanic as well. Of course, all of us connected with A GAME OF THRONES are hoping we'll fare somewhat better on our own maiden voyage.

Yes, Parris and I will be going over to Ireland this fall to see at least part of the filming. Not for the whole shoot, alas, I don't have time for that... but we have to be there for at least part of it. Maybe we'll see some of you in a Belfast pub.

There's lots of other exciting news on the pilot as well, but nothing I can share. Sorry, lips are sealed. You'll have to wait for Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss... and HBO.


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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #27 on: 08 May 2009, 02:21 »

Since this was bumped, and the following news doesn't warrant its own thread, but is tangentially related...

The "last book" of Jordan's Wheel of Time series that was to be completed by Brandon Sanderson is now going to be *3* books, bringing the "final" count to 15 + 1 prequel.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #28 on: 08 May 2009, 08:41 »

Which puts that series at about 5 books too many.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #29 on: 08 May 2009, 13:03 »

So this is the first that i have ever heard of this and i am now hells of excited. If its anything close to Peter Jackson's take on LoTR i'll be ecstatic.

Which puts that series at about 5 books too many.

As much as i loved the first few books of The Wheel of Time it really needs to end soon and stretching it into 3 books is just flogging a dead horse.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #30 on: 08 May 2009, 13:34 »

Which puts that series at about 13 books too many.

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #31 on: 08 May 2009, 13:57 »

Which puts that series at about 13 books too many.

FYP

Books 2 and 6 were pretty good too, how about a 5 book total trilogy?
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #32 on: 12 May 2009, 01:34 »

Let's Just hope this turns out better than Legend of the Seeker.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #33 on: 13 May 2009, 21:15 »

Another note, this one more on topic. Neil Gaiman on some of George R.R. Martin's fans.

"George R.R. Martin is not your bitch."

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #34 on: 14 May 2009, 08:37 »

I still maintain that that fat fuck needs to eat less pizza and watch less football so he doesn't fucking die before he's finished with soif.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #35 on: 26 May 2009, 07:09 »

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« Reply #36 on: 26 May 2009, 13:51 »

SWINE FLUUUUUU!

That, like so many other media-covered "outbreaks" is just a cover story for Solanum. :wink:


On topic: Is there any word on when the SoI&F series is coming out? It did go into production a while ago didn't it?
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #38 on: 15 Jan 2010, 20:07 »

I still maintain that that fat fuck needs to eat less pizza and watch less football so he doesn't fucking die before he's finished with soif.

After Robert Jordan died this is all I can think when I read Martin's blog now.

Also, for those who haven't seen yet:

Cast with photos

I've actually been re-reading ASOIAF (currently 200ish pages in A Clash of Kings) because for some crazy reason I was expecting the television series to be released later this year, not in the first quater of next. Ah well, looks like I'm just going to have to read some really good fantasy.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #39 on: 03 Mar 2010, 07:06 »

http://www.thrfeed.com/2010/03/hbo-greenlights-game-of-thrones-.html

The series is now green-lit!! WOOooOOOoo!



SPOILERS :
If they continue making seasons, they'll get more expensive as they go.

Book 3 in particular has some epic battles and dragons, Danaerys has the whole Sullies fiasco, and the Red Wedding would be absolutely terribly graphic (if I remember correctly, Kate saws the head off of someone, lol)
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« Reply #40 on: 14 Jun 2010, 13:18 »

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« Reply #41 on: 14 Jun 2010, 13:59 »

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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #42 on: 14 Jun 2010, 14:35 »

On the one hand, it's terribly exciting, but man when they call it a teaser they aren't fucking kidding. 

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« Reply #43 on: 02 Aug 2010, 10:25 »

Well that can't really play a trailer for it when many of the cast members in the pilot were recast.  Any shot they were in is now garbage.
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Re: HBO's A Song of Ice and Fire
« Reply #45 on: 13 Sep 2010, 07:51 »

Interview and production scenes

Trailer

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Those look awesome.

I'm slightly annoyed that they didn't dye Daenarys or Viserys's eyebrows.
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« Reply #46 on: 13 Sep 2010, 09:13 »

holy shit this looks epic, glad to finally see some production.
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« Reply #48 on: 15 Sep 2010, 02:02 »

I'm slightly annoyed that they didn't dye Daenarys or Viserys's eyebrows.

Gahh, now it's one of those things that I never noticed and now that I have it's gonna mega bother me.
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« Reply #49 on: 15 Sep 2010, 08:36 »

I'm slightly annoyed that they didn't dye Daenarys or Viserys's eyebrows.

Gahh, now it's one of those things that I never noticed and now that I have it's gonna mega bother me.

It might be intentional.  My dad's hair is blonde (changes colours after spending quite a bit of time in the sun) so I can imagine something similar happening.
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