Sean Bean => Television => Topic started by: Sable899 on May 07, 2009, 07:14:39 PM

Title: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Sable899 on May 07, 2009, 07:14:39 PM
I'm starting to get a bit giddy over this project.  First, David Beniof and Dan Weiss went onto the forum for the book series to ask for casting suggestions.  Now, they have gone and cast the first major role and it is exactly in accordance with the wishes of the fans.  Then today, following the announcement of the casting of Peter Dinklage, the author of the book series, George R.R. Martin, posts this entry in his blog:  http://grrm.livejournal.com/86651.html (http://grrm.livejournal.com/86651.html)


Now, for anyone who happens to be a fan of this book series, you are sure to be screaming in your head "SEAN WOULD BE SOOOO PERFECT FOR THIS PROJECT!"  and you would be right.  There are actually several characters that are perfect for him, and in the casting suggestion posts and polls, his name keeps turning up over and over again.  The forum is at: http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?showforum=25 (http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?showforum=25)  Now, with that cryptic post title, could it be that George himself is "spilling the Beans"?

This series is exactly the sort that many Beanophiles have been hoping would come his way: a prestige HBO series without all the restrictions of network television, filming will take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, filming doesn't start till Fall.  The latest news is summarized regularly at : http://winter-is-coming.blogspot.com/2009/05/dinklage-was-martins-top-choice.html (http://winter-is-coming.blogspot.com/2009/05/dinklage-was-martins-top-choice.html)  

I know I'm certainly keeping an eye on developments with all fingers crossed.   :hellyeah2:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on May 07, 2009, 07:59:31 PM
Haven't read any of these books, but what role do you think Sean should play?  Most of the characters seem to get offed in fairly short order, as far as I can tell.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on May 07, 2009, 08:24:31 PM
But lighty... that means they are all perfect for him.  No?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on May 09, 2009, 03:29:12 PM
So... Sable.  Which character?  :)

Ed Stark?  The patriach?

Jaime Lannister?  Gorgeous, Blonde and Green-eyed?  Or too old to play him?  But ohh such a complex villain...
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on May 10, 2009, 03:28:55 AM
Fot those of us who don't know anything about the series/books/HBO, can you give us an idiot guide please??
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on May 10, 2009, 04:13:24 AM
It's written by George R. R. Martin.  7 books in the series called A Song of Fire and Ice.  A Game of Thrones is the first.  Fantasy medieval Europe like world.  7 kingdoms striving for power. 

The houses are:

House Tully
House Arryn
House Lannister
House Tyrell
House Martell
House Targaryen
House Stark

It's horribly convoluted and the first time I read the book and discussed it with friends, we had to keep referring back to the book and we kept saying we needed a study guide!  What Martin does is to tell the story from several Point of View (PoV) characters.  Each book has different characters.  There are 5 books written and we don't know if the HBO series is going to be based only on  the first.  It would be amazing if it were, and the second season goes on to the 2nd book. etc.

Book One is mostly about House Stark:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Game_of_Thrones 

It's power play, political intrigue, assassinations, arranged marriages, poisonings, kidnappings, incest, etc. etc.



Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on May 10, 2009, 10:28:12 AM
I think I would like this,
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on May 10, 2009, 11:10:50 AM
Thanks S.  It sounds good -confusing but good! Still trying to work out Red Riding, but i'm willing to give anything another go. Would we be likely to get it over here though?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on May 11, 2009, 09:40:48 AM
It seems like HBO as well as Showtime are being very open about their original series and they are being shown over there now, especially the ones that are more international in flavour, like The Tudors. Likely it will be available on pay cable channels, like here.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on May 13, 2009, 02:53:53 PM
Ok, as for pilot characters, Sean has made the list for two of the characters: Eddard Stark and Jorah Marmont.  I'm in favor of Jorah Marmont mainly because he's more of a man-at-arms, which Sean excells at and because he doesn't get killed off early as Eddard Stark does, but he's not as important as Eddard Stark.  However, the character of Eddard Stark physically reads like Sean.

Now, if they fail to cast Sean for either of those characters, in the following books, he makes the list for Blackfish Tully, Davos Seaworth, and Benjen Stark.  He's a bit old for Benjen, but not drastically so, nothing a little hair dye wouldn't rememdy.  The other two characters are lesser in importance.  So the Benjen Stark character is the one I'm hoping for.

The ideal situation would be for him to play Eddard Stark and with a little Hollywood magic the character gets to live on.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on May 13, 2009, 04:45:39 PM
Somehow, I don't think the fans of the books/game would approve of Hollywood changing the story.  Eddard death seems to be integral to the story, unfortunately.  To bad he wasn't one of the characters to just disappear "not to be seen for a long time".
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on May 15, 2009, 04:54:36 PM
Oh, that would be a lovely idea, Sable.

With a bit of Hollywood magic...

Sean as Eddard Stark - looking older than he is... then coming BACK as Benjen Stark - with the familial resemblance & looking younger than he is.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on May 15, 2009, 09:42:21 PM
Oh....My...Gawd!!!!  Syl, what a brilliant idea!!!!!  You should go over to the forums and post it.  I bet Beniof and Weiss would find the idea interesting to say the least!!!  And it would solve the problem of killing off one of the characters that Sean is ideal to play!!!  If I remember correctly, Benjen Stark gets a bit more "action" than Eddard.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: hklett08 on July 15, 2009, 10:54:00 PM
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   've received word, from what looks to be a legit inside source, that Sean Bean has been cast as Eddard Stark in the Game of Thrones pilot. The source mentioned that it happened yesterday but does not know when it might be officially announced.

Winter Is Coming: Would be great, if true. I'm filing it under rumors for now, but it seems like the real deal. We will just have to wait and see at this point. If the deal was finalized tomorrow than one can hope that it will be officially announced very soon. Keep an eye on this blog and my Twitter page, for as soon as we get some official confirmation, I will let everyone know.

From Winter is Coming site:

http://winter-is-coming.blogspot.com/2009/07/insider-sean-bean-cast-as-ned.html

We'll see if its true  :cupid
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on July 16, 2009, 12:30:51 AM
Well, that would be interesting.  At least it keeps him working.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 16, 2009, 07:16:46 AM
I hope that it's more than just a rumor.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Zamwyn on July 16, 2009, 10:08:18 AM
You've wet my appetite for this. I do hope Sean gets casted for a role, but even if he doesn't, it sounds like something I'd very much like to see.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on July 16, 2009, 11:04:59 AM
it'll be good for him
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 16, 2009, 11:05:53 AM
It keeps him working and brings him to HBO for a whole season, if they use one book of the series per season.  If they use Game of Thrones for several seasons, which would be easy to do given the amount of material in the book, We could be in for a nice little spell of Sean as the GOOD guy, Lord Eddard Stark.  Yes, Ned is one of the GOOD guys.  
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 16, 2009, 11:17:16 AM
Just have to implant the idea in their heads to bring him back in the 3rd season as Benjan Stark.

*nods*
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 16, 2009, 11:31:08 AM
According to some other postings over there, GoT will have representation at Comiccon in San Diego.  I seem to recall a certain little Beanophile is attending in an official capacity this year?????  Hmmmmmm....whispers can be come ideas and ideas can become plans and plans can come to fruition....
 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 16, 2009, 12:06:36 PM
I had expected them to be there, but don't see anything in the programming.  Who knows... Still a week out.  Things may change.  Last minute additions, etc.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on July 16, 2009, 12:53:46 PM
You can only imagine how much i want this rumour to be true! Sean in Belfast! I spent tuesday shopping there with my friend, and dreaming of Sean filming there.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 16, 2009, 01:10:27 PM
I'm glad that I get HBO, so that I will be able to watch it when it is first broadcast.  If Sean is in it , of course.

If you get to see Sean in Belfast, Lady Jane, you'll have to tell us all about it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on July 16, 2009, 01:14:07 PM
Dont worry moonflower, I will bore you all to death about it!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 16, 2009, 01:25:44 PM
Oh, we won't be bored by accounts of Sean, Lady Jane!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on July 16, 2009, 03:32:26 PM
Oh...I'm listening to the audiobooks of George R. R. Martin in German just now. I think there would be several intersting roles for Sean. The books are quite popular in Germany. Fingers crossed that something will be realized!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 16, 2009, 07:19:32 PM
Holy.... look what I found... while checking to see if more news about Bean's last "flare" up was picked up by other news outlets.

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    * Sean Bean, who is one of the first stars to be cast in the TV drama A Game Of Thrones, based on the fantasy novels A Song Of Ice And Fire by George R. R. Martin.

Sean Bean

Rugged: Sean Bean

The tales are epic in structure, and are set in a land that has been torn apart by a civil war and divided into seven kingdoms.

There are warring factions and divided loyalties and I can’t pretend to tell you much more, because I couldn’t get beyond the first couple of chapters.

But I know Game Of Thrones has legions of fans — not least because it’s also a computer game.

Anyway, Bean has been asked to play one of the patriarchs of the warring tribes. He knows this kind of territory well, having played Boromir in Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings films. A one-hour pilot show will be shot on location in Belfast in the autumn, with Tom McCarthy directing. Actor Peter Dinklage will also star.

The plan by the Rain Mark production company is to make the pilot and hope that HBO will say ‘yes’ to a further nine episodes in the first series.

Bean was also seen this year in Channel 4’s excellent drama films The Red Riding Trilogy, based on the novels by David Peace.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1200242/BAZ-BAMIGBOYE-Jackos-West-End-financial-thriller.html#ixzz0LTHZEbBz

So maybe it's a really, really good source that was first quoted.  Hopefully it's not just rumours feeding rumours... 'cos this *is* the Daily Mail
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 16, 2009, 08:08:12 PM
We should know soon as other more reputable papers will actually confirm this sort of thing before reporting it an fans were told to look for a major casting announcement coming soon.  But considering all the hoopla that has been going on and how the producers have actually been communicating with the books' author and the "legions of fans", I'm leaning towards this being the truth.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 16, 2009, 08:42:43 PM
That Daily Mail article makes it sound very promising that Sean actually has been cast in the production.

Is the Daily Mail akin to The Mirror, in that it's not always reputable?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 17, 2009, 05:28:59 AM
It's not as bad. They are usually pretty accurate.

Here's another rumour one:

http://iwasneveryoung.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/game-of-thrones-show-sean-bean-and-peter-dinklage/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 17, 2009, 07:45:49 AM
Here is a mention of it on a blog:

http://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/2009/07/first-boromir-and-now-ned.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 17, 2009, 02:08:49 PM
Rumor jumps from blog to blog.  :)

One Ring dot net talks about it too.  http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2009/07/17/32730-has-sean-bean-landed-a-juicy-role-in-a-game-of-thrones/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 17, 2009, 02:31:10 PM
I decided it were high time to read the books ... Got myself number 1 this afternoon.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 17, 2009, 07:14:30 PM
Let us know how you like it, Blue Jay.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 17, 2009, 11:25:43 PM
If anyone is interested... the leaked script has been floating around since December.

http://www.box.net/shared/e046azo9j2

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 17, 2009, 11:33:08 PM
Oh... a Facebook Page:  http://www.facebook.com/GameOfThrones#
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 17, 2009, 11:41:06 PM
Northern Ireland confirmed in May that HBO would be filming the pilot there.  http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/news/news-ofmdfm/news-ofmdfm-april-2009/news-ofmdfm-210409-hbo-to-film.htm

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First Minister Peter D Robinson MP MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MP MLA, have confirmed that HBO, the USA’s leading pay cable network, will film a TV pilot in Northern Ireland this year.

'A Game of Thrones', is scheduled to arrive in the third quarter of 2009 and is set to be an epic project. It is expected that the production will utilise various locations, as well as build a massive set in the Paint Hall.

Mr Robinson said: “This is the first time that a TV production of such vast size and scale has been filmed in Northern Ireland. The announcement comes following the visit by the deputy first Minister and I to Los Angeles in March. It will be a welcome boost to the production sector, helping develop the industry here and bringing employment and investment to Northern Ireland.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on July 18, 2009, 12:06:16 AM
Interesting script - at least that version has quite a bit of the Eddard character.  Too bad he bites it (though he doesn't seem to in that section).

I enjoyed reading the dialogue about Ned being a 'northman' who loved the north so much.  How fitting for a Yorkshireman.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 18, 2009, 01:41:57 AM
Actually, Ned survives till near the end of the first book.  Based on the scenes covered in the pilot script, it would appear that they are going to take their time getting thru the first book.  Now, if they are using Game of Thrones, the first book,to build an entire multi-year series, then Ned will be around for quite some time.  If they plan on one book per season, then he will likely die in episode 8 or 9 of the planned 10 episodes.  I noted that they are aging the children up by 2 years, but also they age Ned and his brother Benjen.  Ned is noted as 40 and Benjen is noted as 40's.  Benjen goes missing in the early part of the first book but reappears in book 3, aged even older.  Benjen and Ned are very much alike in aphysical ppearance.  So, as Sylvene suggested somewhere, it would be easy for Sean to pick up the role of Benjen a few years down the road when Benjen reappears.  How cool would that be?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 18, 2009, 05:31:18 AM
http://booktionary.blogspot.com/2009/07/free-reading-news-mishmash-jay-lake.html

http://thewertzone.blogspot.com/2009/07/update.html

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on July 18, 2009, 09:40:28 AM
It would be cool, but don't they only do that sort of re-casting in soap operas?

I can't recall ever seeing an actor play multiple characters (unless it was deliberate) in a single show.

Correct me if I'm wrong . . . I'd like to think Sean could live on.  The Benjen character lives for awhile?

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 18, 2009, 03:48:58 PM
Yes, Benjen lives for quite a while.  But it is brought out that Benjen bears a very striking resemblance to Ned.  Its all a bit of wishful thinking.  We have yet to find out exactly what will constitute the whoe 10 episodes
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on July 18, 2009, 08:46:13 PM
Well, lighty.  Patty Duke played identical cousins (yes, cousins) in "The Patty Duke Show", though, of course, that was intentional.  :bluecat (Oh, boy, I'm dating myself again!!)

But I digress. I would soooooo like to see SB do this!!  The quality of HBO productions is becoming well recognized (so much better than, say, the NBC "Crusoe") and Eddard would be a major role (not a cameo with a ridiculous wig) that would both suit and challenge SB and should up his exposure.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 19, 2009, 11:58:49 PM
The Hollywood Reporter has this and it sounds pretty darn official what with the other actors being announced also:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i7c23ccda60974aa21b3bdee7a644c3a8 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i7c23ccda60974aa21b3bdee7a644c3a8)


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Sean Bean has nabbed the lead in "Game of Thrones," HBO's adaptation of the George R.R. Martin fantasy-book series. Tom McCarthy is directing; David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who wrote the screenplay, are executive producing.

Mark Addy is in final negotiations to also join the production. Kit Harrington, Jack Gleeson and Harry Lloyd also have come aboard.

The books revolves around a battle among seven kingdoms and between two ruling families for control of the Iron Throne, the possession that ensures survival through a 40-year winter to come.

Bean will play Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark, known for his sense of honor and justice, who becomes closest adviser to King Robert (Addy).

Harrington will play Jon Snow, Bean's bastard son, and Lloyd will play Viserys, a powerless ruler who seeks to marry off his sister to a powerful king. Gleeson will play Joffrey, King Robert's son.

Peter Dinklage also is in the cast for the production, which is in the pilot stage and begins shooting in October in Ireland.

Guymon Casady, Carolyn Strauss, Vincent Gerardis and Martin also are executive producing.

"Thrones" marks the latest fantasy epic-style production for Bean. He recently wrapped shooting on "Percy Jackson & the Olympians," an adaptation of Rick Riordan's children's book. Bean, repped by CAA, also has "Black Death," a supernatural thriller set during England's first bubonic plague, in postproduction.

I think this is the official announcement we've been waiting for  Its hitting the wire services now:
http://www.reuters.com/article/filmNews/idUSTRE56J09D20090720 (http://www.reuters.com/article/filmNews/idUSTRE56J09D20090720)

Kari just found this too:  http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=57293 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=57293)

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 20, 2009, 08:35:56 AM
And another one: http://etells.com/?p=32806
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 20, 2009, 10:08:21 AM
Saw the wire services.  *grins*  I set up a new alert for myself.  Not just electronic games anymore.  Teehee.

What a great title.  "Sean Bean ascends to Game of Thrones"

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: RnRPaintGrL on July 20, 2009, 10:37:14 AM
Looks like I need to get myself a copy of these books now.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 20, 2009, 11:11:57 AM
http://grrm.livejournal.com/95840.html

From the author's blog:

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Well, Reuters has the story out already, so there's no longer any reason for me to keep mum. Yes, the rumors you've been seeing all over the web the last few days are true. Another huge piece has fallen into place for the HBO pilot of A GAME OF THRONES -- we have signed Sean Bean to play the part of Lord Eddard Stark.

For the movie fans out there, Sean Bean needs no introduction. I mean, what the hell, he was Boromir and he was Sharpe, he was terrific in both roles, and in a hundred other parts besides. I can't imagine a better Ned. The deal took some doing, so my fingers have been crossed for a month now (and boy, that made it hard to type), but now it's done, and I'm thrilled.

My curiosity is piqued.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: RnRPaintGrL on July 20, 2009, 11:20:23 AM
Okay then, Sean getting the role made me go to barnes and noble online and buy a used copy of the book. For $5 not too bad. I've got high hopes.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 20, 2009, 11:25:04 AM
I'm starting to read it tonight. Just finished what I was reading, so I saved it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 20, 2009, 11:48:45 AM
(http://pics.livejournal.com/grrm/pic/00053dck/s640x480)

"You killed Ned!  YOU BASTARDS!"
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 20, 2009, 11:49:32 AM
I LOVE that!!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: hklett08 on July 20, 2009, 12:16:31 PM
YES! :blade: :hellyeah2:

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on July 20, 2009, 01:44:44 PM
ITS OFFICIAL! (http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/004smiley.gif)

(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/AWESOME-4.gif)

(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/PoppingtheCorkGreen.jpg)

(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/DANCINGgroovy.gif)

Im pleased!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on July 20, 2009, 02:07:03 PM
 :burst: :rockets:  THIS IS SUCH GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rockets:  :burst:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 20, 2009, 02:22:05 PM
I found this very appropriate, considering the news today.

http://dionizije.deviantart.com/art/Eddard-Stark-teaser-poster-50263988

DISCLAIMER!  It's a photo-manip.  Fan Made... and made in 2007.


(http://www.sylvene.com/images/SB/Eddard.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 20, 2009, 03:49:00 PM
It's exciting that it's now official news!

Thanks for finding that poster, Sylvene!  I was looking at the other actors that are mentioned.  Do you think that Brian Cow is supposed to be Brian Cox?  And why did Sean have to be listed last?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 20, 2009, 04:15:44 PM
MF - it's a Fan Made speculative poster.  Made in 2007.  It's just appropriate because it's become reality.  :)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 20, 2009, 04:49:16 PM
http://grrm.livejournal.com/95840.html

From the author's blog:

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For the movie fans out there, Sean Bean needs no introduction. I mean, what the hell, he was Boromir and he was Sharpe, he was terrific in both roles, and in a hundred other parts besides. I can't imagine a better Ned. The deal took some doing, so my fingers have been crossed for a month now (and boy, that made it hard to type), but now it's done, and I'm thrilled.

My curiosity is piqued.


Speculates....  he gets to choose Catelyn Stark?  :D
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 20, 2009, 04:57:50 PM
As long as it's not  :bride:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 20, 2009, 05:11:34 PM
Noooooooooooooooooo!  OMG!  Pew!  Pew!  Pew!

Bluejay! 

Blech!  Yech!  Ew!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 20, 2009, 05:51:23 PM
I thought I would get a reaction from that  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 20, 2009, 05:53:20 PM
 :middlef:  I love you too!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 20, 2009, 05:54:04 PM
 :rofl
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 20, 2009, 06:16:22 PM
MF - it's a Fan Made speculative poster.  Made in 2007.  It's just appropriate because it's become reality.  :)

I know it was fan made speculation, but I've never heard of Brian Cow and wondered if the fan meant to put put Cox instead.  And I was just whining about Sean being listed last.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 20, 2009, 06:41:36 PM
teehee... okay, just wanted to be sure.

That's one of the drawbacks of text communication.  Without the non-verbal cues, it's so easy to misunderstand someone.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 20, 2009, 09:54:07 PM
I agree that it's easy to misunderstand people on forums.  I'm probably not as clear as I should be, which doesn't help matters.  Maybe I should have used some goofy smilies to show that I knew it wasn't real and to indicate being pissed off that Sean was last.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on July 20, 2009, 11:28:06 PM
She has a strong and stately beauty, with auburn hair, blue eyes, and long fingers.

That's the description of Ned's wife . . .

 I'll give :bride: long fingers . . .

Besides, she's too young to have nearly adult children . . .

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on July 21, 2009, 04:01:43 AM
Another reason to let the hair grow long. When will he get a role where he has to wear short hair? Does nobody listen to me? Maybe they should know that Mikey can be very mean if she doesn't get what she wants.  :wellll:

I'm sure she has long fingers when it comes to his wallet.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 21, 2009, 09:56:55 AM
The news about Sean being cast in Game of Thrones is all over the place now.  I got several news and blog alerts about it today.

Mike, Hollywood needs to make another film with the character of Captain Rich.  It's one of the few movies where Sean doesn't get killed off, and he has nice short hair.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on July 21, 2009, 03:53:23 PM
Syl, thanks for link for leaked script, have just downloaded, will have a read later!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on July 22, 2009, 02:51:20 AM
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Mike, Hollywood needs to make another film with the character of Captain Rich.  It's one of the few movies where Sean doesn't get killed off, and he has nice short hair.

I'm soooo with you. Or the British version of ER. I really would love it to see him as physician. What could he play with these hands?

I'm sure the  :elf will be after me soon.  :rofl
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 22, 2009, 09:20:55 AM
Yep  :elf
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on July 22, 2009, 09:41:37 AM
you know, also this new is in spain, I receive alert, so , if it's said in spain, it's true, because in spain speak about sean....
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on July 22, 2009, 03:23:02 PM
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What could he play with these hands?
  Umm? Piano?

I read the leaked script last night, its very atmospheric, I enjoyed it. But would I be right in thinking that the author is somewhat of a dirty old man?? I did have another consern as well. We know that this is a pilot for a series, but does that mean that ALL episodes will be filmed and if the pilot is well received ALL will be screened? Or is the pilot filmed and screened and if well received the rest will be filmed? If its the later, then I would worry that this project may never go further than the pilot episode. I just cant imagine it having the mass appeal to a HBO audience of say, Sex and the City. I know the books have their cult following, but will that be enough to see a whole series through? It makes me think of a series from a number of years ago, "American Gothic", with Gary Cole, who I love. I was really enjoying it and then it vanished without trace. The reason given was that it was just too dark for a mainstream American audience. Now if "Americam Gothic" was too dark then a tale of ancient castles, soldiers,wolves, child brides, murder and incest will be a definate no-no!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 22, 2009, 03:27:31 PM
I'm in the middle of reading the book now and there's nothing of the dirty old man there. Child brides yes, but in an age where people didn't live all that long, that was pretty normal. I haven't read the script yet, so I don't know what they did with it, but I can't imagine what they did that can be that awful. Besides, connections were important and when children were betrothed it often meant nothing more than a connection between countries.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 22, 2009, 03:42:53 PM
HBO and Showtime do pilots to show the network executives primarily.  That's how The Tudors got a greenlight for a full season.  When it was shown to the public the whole season was shown.

GoT is more along the lines of The Tudors than American Gothic was.  I tried to watch that but the very first episode left me with a WTF was that all about feeling.  I just couldn't grasp the concept I guess.  I did get hooked on Carnivale and never missed an episode.  Now that was what I consider dark and creepy and contained several highly controversial themes, but it was so well done from a production standpoint.

As for the fan following of the entire book series that is A Song of Ice and Fire, of which A Game of Thrones is the first book, it is much more vast than you might have gotten a feel for with the information that you have gleaned from our postings here.  The series spawned a Role Playing Card Game series that has been phenomenal in the game-playing world and a video game is in the works.  George R.R. Martin has garnered a huge fan following going back to his days of writing Beauty and the Beast, the fantasy series that starred Linda Hamilton.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 22, 2009, 04:06:10 PM
Another site to monitor as this production progresses is http://www.towerofthehand.com/ (http://www.towerofthehand.com/)

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Tower of the Hand is an unofficial companion to George R. R. Martin's best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series, featuring chapter summaries, character profiles, family trees, and much more about the world of Westeros.


Also, linked to that site is this article: http://www.avclub.com/articles/tvs-new-series-source-novels,30154/ (http://www.avclub.com/articles/tvs-new-series-source-novels,30154/)

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A Song of Ice and Fire (HBO, ordered to pilot): Based on George R.R. Martin’s lengthy, long-delayed epic fantasy series (planned to sprawl over seven books), Song is the potential series that has most excited both book and TV fans, if Internet buzz is any indication. Martin’s series, indeed, seems like a good fit for HBO (the network initially described it as “The Sopranos in Middle-Earth”), and the author, a former TV writer, will be intimately involved in turning the novels into a series. Each book will equal one season of the show, and the first announced bit of casting (Peter Dinklage as Tyrion) seems almost too good to be true. The books are dense but not so dense that their events can’t easily be conveyed in a 12 episode TV season, and the plots are intriguing with well-drawn characters. That said, the big question here is going to be expense. Once the series leaves the rather intimate first novel behind, will it have the ratings to justify the money needed to build the worlds of the later novels? Chances of succeeding: Solid

In my opinion, the first book is going to be rather difficult to cover in one season, so I hope that bolded comment is incorrect.  If it is, then Sean's character won't be around for the follow-on seasons.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 22, 2009, 04:31:49 PM
I found the artist commissioned to do the concept art for the castles of the book series.

http://www.tednasmith.com/other/TN-Winterfell.jpg (http://www.tednasmith.com/other/TN-Winterfell.jpg)
http://www.tednasmith.com/other/TN-The_Eyrie.html#eyrie (http://www.tednasmith.com/other/TN-The_Eyrie.html#eyrie)
http://www.tednasmith.com/other/TN-Castle_Black_and_The_Wall.jpg (http://www.tednasmith.com/other/TN-Castle_Black_and_The_Wall.jpg)
http://www.tednasmith.com/other/TN-Red_Keep_at_Kings_Landing.jpg (http://www.tednasmith.com/other/TN-Red_Keep_at_Kings_Landing.jpg)

Also, I found a Spanish site dedicated to the books: http://www.asshai.com/principal.php (http://www.asshai.com/principal.php)
and two in Italian: http://westeros.splinder.com/ (http://westeros.splinder.com/)  and http://www.theironthrone.it/ (http://www.theironthrone.it/)
and one in German: http://www.asoiaf.org/ (http://www.asoiaf.org/)
another in French: http://www.lagardedenuit.com/ (http://www.lagardedenuit.com/) and this one is a blog for the show: http://letronedefer.blogspot.com/ (http://letronedefer.blogspot.com/)
from Finland: http://tulenjajaanlaulu.webs.com/ (http://tulenjajaanlaulu.webs.com/)
Croatia: http://sites.google.com/site/booksm5/Home (http://sites.google.com/site/booksm5/Home)


and have a look at the "collectibles": http://www.valyrianresin.com/ (http://www.valyrianresin.com/)  and here: http://www.shirepost.com/GeorgeMartin.html (http://www.shirepost.com/GeorgeMartin.html)



Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on July 22, 2009, 04:46:45 PM
Its so exciting, Im reading everything i find! I cant imagine those sets being built in the Paint Hall! Its in the Titanic Quarter of the city and is the place where the ship was painted, an immense aircraft-hanger of a space. Im seriously moving into Belfast in October just to be close to the action!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 22, 2009, 04:57:17 PM
Great stuff!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 22, 2009, 05:50:15 PM
Thanks for all the links, Sable!  The castle art is very interesting.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on July 22, 2009, 08:53:47 PM
Now that SB is officially cast as Eddard Stark, maybe some discrete but well connected SBO'er should whisper Sylvene's idea that, after being killed off as Eddard, SB should be resurrected and play Eddard's younger brother Benjen in G.R.R. Martin's ear.

On the other hand fantasy history could repeat itself, and David Wenham could play Benjen  :backout
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 22, 2009, 11:02:18 PM
Problem with casting David is that Benjen Stark is an OLDER brother to Eddard.  I don't see David believably playing a character older than Sean will look as Ned.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on July 23, 2009, 12:32:23 PM
 :oops: :oops:  I forgot that!!  It has been a while since I read Martin's books (but I DO plan to give them a re-read!)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: RnRPaintGrL on July 23, 2009, 11:35:48 PM
I don't want to look at any of the links until after I read the first book. I just don't want my veiw of the story to be compromised yet.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 24, 2009, 08:09:04 AM
I've got the same feeling. In the middle of part one now. Nice story.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on July 24, 2009, 09:37:22 AM
 I'm sorry, I don't know the books
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 24, 2009, 02:44:44 PM
I've always loved to read, but the problem for me in reading a book then seeing the movie, is that I'm usually disappointed because so much is left out or changed.  Of course, they have to leave out a lot of most books because of time constraints.  With this being a series, they should be able to include a lot more of the book, so maybe it wouldn't be a problem here.  But I've definitely been let down by 2 hour movies that were taken from books that I thought were such a good read.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 24, 2009, 03:03:01 PM
I know what you mean, MF, but still I do like to know what he's going to do. And once I started with the book, I found out I really liked it. So there you go.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 24, 2009, 03:49:05 PM
Another article:

http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/07/20/sean-bean-plays-a-game-of-thrones/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 24, 2009, 05:15:23 PM
I'm glad you like the book, Blue Jay.  I may see if it's at the library or used paperback book store.

Thanks for the link.  You don't often read that Sean is playing an honorable and upright character.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on July 25, 2009, 09:06:55 AM
also this new in spain
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 26, 2009, 01:43:11 AM
This little article really perked me up, but I've read the books, and they are NOT X-rated.  A bit raunchy, yes, but far from being X-rated.  Then I realized its The Mirror...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/07/26/tv-sean-is-lord-of-the-flings-115875-21548194/ (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/07/26/tv-sean-is-lord-of-the-flings-115875-21548194/)

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TV Sean is lord of the flings  By Lara Gould 26/07/2009

Tv heart-throb Sean Bean is to take the leading role in a raunchy new Lord Of The Rings-style TV series.

The 50-year-old Sharpe star has agreed to play Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark in the new hard-hitting drama called Game Of Thrones.

The series is based on X-rated fantasy books by American author George R. R. Martin.

The books revolve around a battle over seven kingdoms between two ruling families fighting for control of the "Iron Throne" to ensure survival through a 40-year winter to come.

Ned Stark, known for his sense of honour and justice, becomes the closest adviser to King Robert - played by Full Monty star Mark Addy.

Last night an insider said: "Sean will be perfect in the role."

Filming is due to begin in Ireland in October.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 26, 2009, 09:46:17 AM
I just read that article and I was coming here to ask about the x-rated stuff.  I see that it's not x-rated after all  :damnit
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on July 27, 2009, 10:02:08 AM
I've receved this alert just today:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2009/07/26/sean-bean-signs-up-for-raunchy-game-of-thrones-tv-drama-115875-21548194/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 27, 2009, 12:17:49 PM
Some of the sex is quite erotic, but most of it is raunchy, but nothing we haven't seen before on HBO or Showtime.  Nothing what I would consider X-rated.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on July 28, 2009, 01:32:14 PM
 Hey, I just checked the appendices in Game of Thrones, and Benjen is a younger brother to Eddard (it's always good to find out that the ol' memory isn't completely kaput!) - so the idea that SB play that role as well (not David Wenham, I was just joking about that) would:  1. keep SB in GoT; 2. give SB an added incentive to hit the gym even more often to play an even younger man.  :bluecat
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 28, 2009, 01:43:09 PM
Now, the only question is where HBO is going to promote this.

Wonder Con, Comic Con New York or Comic Con San Diego.  :D

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 30, 2009, 12:18:16 AM
Interview with George R.R. Martin - mostly about his new book, but some information about Game of Thrones:

http://www.freemagazine.fi/content/view/989/154/

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There has been confirmation that The Song of Ice & Fire will be turned into a TV series by HBO. Is true that you keep the right to write the script for one chapter a year?

Yes, it is true; I will write one script per year for the TV series. 

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Is not weird that they will start the filming of the TV series, but still nobody knows the final for the Song of Ice & Fire (apart from you)? When they start to shoot the beginning, they do not even know how it ends…

Yeah, sure they don´t. I am going to be wasting them! Well, they are going to do 7 seasons and I am doing 7 books. They are going to do a season a year, but it is taking me 2-3 years or sometimes more to wreck these books, so I don´t know, hopefully I can finish the 7 books before they get to the seventh season! Hehehe… 

Seven Seasons...

Please... please let Bean be so enthralled by the series that he wants to do Benjen Stark...
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on August 03, 2009, 07:07:15 AM
I was following this story a bit while away. great that he's got a leading part in something -as a goodie-that might just kick start his career again-if he lets it. Great for Northern Ireland and Lady Jane! Shame about the ending though....
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 03, 2009, 09:33:54 AM
Shame about the ending though....

What's a Sean Bean movie if his character doesn't die in it??  :P
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on August 03, 2009, 02:50:22 PM
This bit of "news" ?! from GRR Martin
http://grrm.livejournal.com/97286.html

Whos our insider in Canada?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 03, 2009, 02:59:22 PM
Yeah, I saw that yesterday since I've got him on my friends list on Live Journal.  Such a tease! 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 03, 2009, 07:34:07 PM
"Plunk my magic twanger"??

errr . . .

I think someone else needs to volunteer for that job . . .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 03, 2009, 11:44:45 PM
ROFL... Lots of jokes made about that in the comments on Live Journal too.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 03, 2009, 11:57:36 PM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3icaec2feffc977edcd7939413cf46b0d9

Jennifer Ehle has been cast as Catelyn Stark - that's what GRRM's sooper sekrit was.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 04, 2009, 12:17:33 AM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3icaec2feffc977edcd7939413cf46b0d9

Jennifer Ehle has been cast as Catelyn Stark - that's what GRRM's sooper sekrit was.

Ooh.  Nice choice.  Talented, beautiful, and age appropriate.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on August 04, 2009, 01:16:26 AM
"Plunk my magic twanger"??


Please tell me that isn't actually a line he has to say?????
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 04, 2009, 04:58:33 AM
It isn't a line he actually has to say. There, did that make you feel better?

 :goodgrl2:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on August 04, 2009, 07:13:18 AM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3icaec2feffc977edcd7939413cf46b0d9

Jennifer Ehle has been cast as Catelyn Stark - that's what GRRM's sooper sekrit was.

I'm not familiar with Jennifer Ehle.  I looked her up and I don't think that I've seen any of her movies.  She is lovely and I see that she is 10 years younger than Sean.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: RnRPaintGrL on August 04, 2009, 09:59:49 AM
I just started this book. I'm in the first few chapters. I Don't really see her as Catelyn, but that may change once I get to see the film.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on August 04, 2009, 02:09:57 PM
Ohh Jennifer Ehle, good choice. She played Elizabeth Bennet opposite Colin Firth as the delish Mr Darcy in BBCs Pride and Prejudice

(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/Jennifer_ehle_and_colin_firth.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on August 04, 2009, 02:14:03 PM
Sorry, am replying to my own post, but doesnt JE in the above pic bear a striking resemblence to ex-wife Abbie???
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 04, 2009, 05:04:58 PM
She actually reminds me of Mel, but whoever she reminds us of, the  :bride: probably hates it, because the first scene in the book where they are both together in the book is a post-coital one and they are both naked.

 :catlaff
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: exbill on August 04, 2009, 05:08:50 PM
Sorry, am replying to my own post, but doesnt JE in the above pic bear a striking resemblence to ex-wife Abbie???

The cleavage is remarkably similar.....
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 04, 2009, 05:21:50 PM
Now there you go. That's why we need a gentleman around. I would NEVER have noticed that!!!!

 :catlaff
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on August 04, 2009, 05:56:00 PM
There was no nudity, on Ned's part, in the script that was leaked. But perhaps now that Sean's been  (!) cast, they will add some, keep us all happy and exploit his most attractive ass(et).
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on August 04, 2009, 06:05:33 PM
Ned gets out of the bed, post-coital, sweaty.  He goes and stands in front of the open window and thinks about how much he likes the sharpe cold air and goosebumps come up on his skin.    Catelyn tells him to come away from the window before he catches cold.  If he's not naked in the book you have, then its been heavily censored. BJ just finished reading that part and he's naked in her Dutch version also.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on August 04, 2009, 06:54:35 PM
I am very much hoping for a post-coital, sweaty Bean to make his presence in the show.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 04, 2009, 06:55:32 PM
Why did I get the impression - from the leaked script - that he was wearing a robe of some sort?  Much more likely they'll shoot for her naked torso rather than his naked bum . . . though that might give us another shot at determining if he did get matching lurve tats with the bride.





The thought of which just made me a bit sick in my mouth . . .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 04, 2009, 07:15:22 PM
If they follow the book in any way he wiill be totally naked from the time he gets out of bed untill the time Maester Luwin enters. Just before Luwin enters he dons a robe.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 04, 2009, 07:53:51 PM
Well, we'll just have to wait and see . . . and a long wait it's going to be, too.  Guess I'll have plenty of time to read all the books (just stated the first one last night).
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on August 04, 2009, 08:53:28 PM
Lurve tats with  :bride:?!?!?!?!?!   :serious Where was that bit of info??  What bushel have I been hiding under??

You're right, Lighty, just the thought of that makes me want to  :vomit:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: RnRPaintGrL on August 04, 2009, 11:42:18 PM
I can't get over how much incest is in this book.  :vomit: What's with this guys fettish?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 05, 2009, 12:04:14 AM
Shal - the tats presumably happened around the time they had the row at the Four Seasons - they supposedly tattooed each other's names on their persons.  Personally, I don't buy it - they hadn't been dating that long at that point and he's not that sort of fella in any case.  Seems to reserve his ink for worship of the most holy - the Blades!

RnR - is there a lot of incest?  The bit with the king's wife and her brother I knew about, but there's more?  It could be that he's working in the fairly common practice of incestuous marriage to maintain dynasties?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on August 05, 2009, 10:26:31 AM
From the leaked Script

INT. CATELYN’S BEDCHAMBER - NIGHT
Ned opens the room’s high narrow windows.
A blast of cold night air blows into the chamber. On the bed,
Catelyn pulls the furs up to her chin. Ned breathes deeply,
taking the cold into his lungs, staring out into the dark.
Then he turns back to face her.
NED
I’ll refuse him.
CATELYN
You cannot. You must not.
NED
You said yourself I could tell him
no. I’m a northman.
I belong here, not down south in
that rats’ nest they call a
capital.
CATELYN
He would make our daughter Queen.
Ned turns away, facing the darkness again. She softens and is
about to go to him when a loud knock comes at the door.
NED
I gave orders not to be disturbed.
From the other side of the door, a SENTRY answers.
SENTRY (O.S.)
It’s Maester Luwin calling, my
lord. He insists.
Ned slips on a heavy robe.

It does not state that he is naked before he dons the robe, but I guess he could be, nor does it suggest that they have been making love, but again, they could have been. It all depends on the Director's imagination, and I guess us girls are hoping he has a filthy imagination, oodles of gratuitous sex and nudity, please!
 :flirt:


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 05, 2009, 10:39:44 AM
Ah, right you are, LJ.  Thanks for clarifying!

So we can hope for nekkidness, though if they follow through on the script, that would be full frontal, which is a bit much even for HBO. Women's bits, sure . . . men's dangles not so much.

I'm going to vote for full rear shot whilst opening the windows, some concealment while having the conversation - either a cutaway or he sits down or from camera angle, stands behind something - and a brief glimpse of the whole package when he reaches for his robe (because HBO loves to push the envelope and Sean has no qualms about getting his kit out . . .)

I will not complain if I am wrong . . .


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: RnRPaintGrL on August 05, 2009, 10:55:55 AM
Oh PLEASE Lighty! PLEASE PLEASE Let your idea be true
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on August 05, 2009, 11:01:03 AM
Yeah, I can see that shot just as you describe it. Of course HBO make "The Tudors", which is also filmed here in Ireland, but down south somewhere, and I am now more familiar with Jonathan Rhys Myers' ass than I am with my own!!! And there is oodles of sex in it too, so HBO are not conservative, and lets not forget they made Sex and the City, no holes barred there either, no pun intended!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 05, 2009, 11:13:38 AM
 :hellyeah2:

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I'm going to vote for full rear shot whilst opening the windows, some concealment while having the conversation - either a cutaway or he sits down or from camera angle, stands behind something - and a brief glimpse of the whole package when he reaches for his robe (because HBO loves to push the envelope and Sean has no qualms about getting his kit out . . .)

 :stars2: for you, lighty!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 05, 2009, 12:40:46 PM
The "naughty bits" discussion has been moved to 18+ ladies.  Feel free to continue there.  :)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 05, 2009, 05:28:56 PM
From the leaked Script

INT. CATELYN’S BEDCHAMBER - NIGHT
Ned opens the room’s high narrow windows.
A blast of cold night air blows into the chamber. On the bed,
Catelyn pulls the furs up to her chin. Ned breathes deeply,
taking the cold into his lungs, staring out into the dark.
Then he turns back to face her.
NED
I’ll refuse him.
CATELYN
You cannot. You must not.
NED
You said yourself I could tell him
no. I’m a northman.
I belong here, not down south in
that rats’ nest they call a
capital.
CATELYN
He would make our daughter Queen.
Ned turns away, facing the darkness again. She softens and is
about to go to him when a loud knock comes at the door.
NED
I gave orders not to be disturbed.
From the other side of the door, a SENTRY answers.
SENTRY (O.S.)
It’s Maester Luwin calling, my
lord. He insists.
Ned slips on a heavy robe.

It does not state that he is naked before he dons the robe, but I guess he could be, nor does it suggest that they have been making love, but again, they could have been. It all depends on the Director's imagination, and I guess us girls are hoping he has a filthy imagination, oodles of gratuitous sex and nudity, please!
 :flirt:




That's the script, LJ. If you read the book you can see what happened just before this scene and you will read that he is fully naked when het gets up out of the bed and when he opens the windows. So if they follow the books as much as possible, they can't make him wear  jammies now, can they?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on August 05, 2009, 05:47:11 PM
They would have to be proper brushed nylon jim jams with drawstring cord though BJ.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/technophobe1/PJs.jpg)

There now -hasn't that killed all those naughty thoughts?? 
 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 05, 2009, 05:54:59 PM
He's already started with the top. Remember that horrible blue checked shirt he wore in Germany??
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on August 05, 2009, 06:13:01 PM
There now -hasn't that killed all those naughty thoughts??

Yep, all better now. Id say he's more of a boxers and T-shirt man in his own bed, nekkid in hot weather.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on August 05, 2009, 09:24:29 PM
The naughty thoughts are never far away.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: RnRPaintGrL on August 05, 2009, 11:58:52 PM
Sorry to bring this topic back to a G rating.
So far I think my favorite character is Tyrion Lennister. I'm still not very far into the book, But I love how observant he is yet no one seems to take him seriously. The perfect actor for the job would be Warwick Davis. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001116/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001116/)
The other thing I wonder is all the kids. Do you think they'll find fresh faces for the kids or some more established child actors for the jobs. There certainly are a lot of them.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 06, 2009, 12:18:16 AM
Sorry to bring this topic back to a G rating.
So far I think my favorite character is Tyrion Lennister. I'm still not very far into the book, But I love how observant he is yet no one seems to take him seriously. The perfect actor for the job would be Warwick Davis. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001116/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001116/)
The other thing I wonder is all the kids. Do you think they'll find fresh faces for the kids or some more established child actors for the jobs. There certainly are a lot of them.

They've chosen Peter Dinklage for the job, RnR - I love his work (and he's pretty much a babe, too, despite his height - a lot of charisma).  Loved him in Threshold (the show sucked, pretty much, but he was great) and Nip/Tuck - and the Station Agent.  I think he'll be fab in the role of Tyrion.  Really enjoyed Warwick Davis in Willow, though!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on August 06, 2009, 07:52:16 AM
I think that Peter Dinklage is a good addition to the cast.  I've  never seen Threshold or Nip/Tuck, but I have seen him in the Station Agent and a few other movies, and have always enjoyed his work.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: RnRPaintGrL on August 06, 2009, 10:34:58 AM
I can't say I've ever heard of him. He doesn't look familiar. Well as long as Sean is still in it, I'll watch it, otherwise so far I'm not really impressed.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on August 06, 2009, 10:56:00 AM
Id forgotten PD was in Nip/Tuck, he played the nanny to the McNamara's little boy, and had an affair with Joely Richardson's character, God he was great in that, thanks for reminding me of it! Isnt it funny how all actors are connected to each other, Sean and Joely, Peter and Joely, Peter and Sean, I love making connections with whos worked with who, its like that game Six Degrees of Separation. Can anyone here connect themselves to Sean, in six steps or less, I wonder.
Ive just realised how I can. Some years back I had the good fortune to take an acting masterclass with Fiona Shaw, at the Playhouse in Derry, she is a beautiful person and an incredible actress, and of course she starred alongside Sean in Anna Karenina. So thats my link, just 2 degrees of separation, ah, so near, and yet so far!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 06, 2009, 10:56:39 AM
I think you'll like him in the role, RnR - he is a very good actor.  They may have been going for a slightly younger guy - I think PD is about 20 years younger than WD - I get the impression that the character is not that old (late 20s, maybe?)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on August 06, 2009, 02:53:00 PM
Tyrion is the youngest of the Lannisters and Cersei and Jaime are about mid-thirties.  Cersei was old enough to torment Tyrion when he was an infant by twisting his willy till he screamed.  What with the aging up of the characters it maikes sense to assume Tyrion is around 30.

PD was hilarious in Death At A Funeral.  He's very much like Sean in acting style tho.  He knows how to use his facial expressions and eyes.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on August 07, 2009, 01:14:30 PM
PD was hilarious in Death At A Funeral.  He's very much like Sean in acting style tho.  He knows how to use his facial expressions and eyes.

Right. He was brilliant there and I appreciate his work very much. Great that he's in. Good choice!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: RnRPaintGrL on August 10, 2009, 11:52:05 AM
I found a forum for Martin fans, but sadly I can't post in it. They have some sort of "waiting to annoy you" period  :frustrate:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 12, 2009, 07:30:20 PM
GRRM is such a tease.  :P

Quote
The five roles... well, we have cast Jaime Lannister and Theon Greyjoy, I let that slip in Montreal... the three new ones are all females. A couple small roles, but very important ones. One player has something in common with Ned. One has something in common with Harry Potter. One is not a boney pop singer. Shows can get cancelled and so can characters, but two of them have been seen on American tv recently.

And that's all you're getting from me, until HBO blows the trumpet.

On his Live Journal
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 12, 2009, 10:26:28 PM
"One has something in common with Ned" . . . combined with 'spilling the Beans (not Bean)' in an earlier post . . .

OMG.

PLEASE tell me they haven't hired the :bride: to play Cersai (or any other role).

I may not be able to stomach that.

:arrrgh1:

ARGGGGHHHH.

Okay.  Wait a second.  Small roles . . . can't be Cersai then . . . Sansa? 
Oh, geeze - now THAT role I could see her playing (and how perfect to have his child bride playing his child?)
Still couldn't stomach it . . .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 12, 2009, 11:27:55 PM
Well, he did have two legitimate actress wives... Real actresses I mean.  Maybe one of them?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: RnRPaintGrL on August 13, 2009, 01:44:14 AM
Well the only justice would be having  :bride: cast as Old Nan. But that only makes sense if one has read the books far enough to know Old Nan's description.
The Harry Potter one is that girl from the HP series. I don't know her name, but she was one of the main actors in it. That's my guess anyways.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 13, 2009, 03:44:25 AM
"One has something in common with Ned" . . . combined with 'spilling the Beans (not Bean)' in an earlier post . . .

OMG.

PLEASE tell me they haven't hired the :bride: to play Cersai (or any other role).

I may not be able to stomach that.

:arrrgh1:

ARGGGGHHHH.

Okay.  Wait a second.  Small roles . . . can't be Cersai then . . . Sansa? 
Oh, geeze - now THAT role I could see her playing (and how perfect to have his child bride playing his child?)
Still couldn't stomach it . . .

Sansa is 11 in the first book I believe. Even if they upgrade the ages, she will neve be able to pass for a, say, 18-year-old. There's no way she could do that, so I think you can be relieved on that point. Cersei? why not?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 13, 2009, 10:03:03 AM
Okay, let me put it this way.  A woman with any self-respect wouldn't take a role that her husband is 'starring' in (Bragelina aside, as Jolie already had established herself before she took up with Pitt). 

Even if she auditioned, the question of whether or not she was hired because she's his wife would linger - since clearly Mrs. Bean is either:
1. not that interested in pursuing an acting career, since she hasn't done squat since the play right after they met, or;
2. can't act her way out of a paper bag, and hasn't had a single call-back since that time.

If she does indeed appear in this show, it begs the question of why.



Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on August 13, 2009, 06:14:11 PM
Melanie Hill as Lysa Aryn would be perfect.  But I don't recall that Lysa makes an appearance until the second book.  Abbie as Cersei?  Hmmmmmm, now there's a thought...
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 13, 2009, 09:53:32 PM
The rumor floating on the winter is coming blog seems to be Carice van Houten as the 'connected to Ned' person.

I can live with that . . . I bet he can, too . . .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: RnRPaintGrL on August 14, 2009, 01:38:49 AM
Shes' very pretty. I wonder which character she could be tho.
Yes Lysa Arryn does appear in the first book, I've just finished reading her chapter. However I believe the book describes her as having pumped up quite a bit since Catelyn last saw her and aged past her years. I'm trying to rack my brian or a good suggestion but I'm really terrible at matching actors up with book characters.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 15, 2009, 12:28:43 AM
More from GRRM.

Quote
One of my clues seems to have been puzzled out by many of you, so I will fess up and admit that you're correct -- yes, the line about "small but important" roles refers to two of the children. You will, alas, never get those two. Even if I told you their names, you'd never find 'em. They're not on IMDB, and when you google 'em you get dozens of listings for other people who share their names, but none for the child actors. So they're essentially unknowns... but I have seen their readings, and I think that both of them will be great.

That still leaves four adults you can try to figure out, though. And among the hundreds of theories and guesses, I've seen a couple of you getting it right... or coming close, riding the right theory to the wrong conclusion. So keep at it.

In the absence of an announcement, I'll give you a few more clues. One cast member was played by a puppet. Another has been seen wandering a castle exclaiming about roses. A third is too good to be true. The fourth is the fifth. Esquire thinks one of them is hot.

'Nuff said.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on August 15, 2009, 04:19:40 AM
What a great way of keeping people interested in the whole project.

I don't have a clue who he's talking about but it's a fun idea!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 19, 2009, 01:00:47 PM
GRRM's latest tease:

Quote
Things are progressing, though. The production offices have opened in Belfast, and soon pre-production will be underway in earnest. We have had a postponement, though: filming will start two weeks later than previously announced, on October 26 rather than October 12. No big thing, just a tweak to allow David and Dan and the rest of the gang to get all the ducks in a row. On a project of this size, you can't have crooked ducks.

I expect to hear that several more roles have been filled by week's end. Though that doesn't mean I will be able to tell you who has filled them. Sorry.

Quote
Seven kindoms, seven gods, and seven parts now cast that I can't tell you about.

Ser Seven is another terrific award winning actor. He will be going back to a place he's been before. This is a guy who once went to the wars with our Jaime, though it's a good thing that Jaime wasn't a kingslayer then, or all history might have been changed. And there are mountains in Westeros that he might know, though his character has never seen 'em.

More by week's end, maybe.

And the announcement? Don't ask me.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on August 19, 2009, 02:46:54 PM
Now some 300 pages into the book and I have my heart set on David Thewlis to play Benjen Stark. He is a terrific actor and has that cold and craggy look that would be perfect. He is also just enough like Sean in appearance to be a convincing brother, though not as handsome, but who is!! Will post a pic in a minute for comparison sake. And the wonderful Pete Postleswaite to play the loyal Stark servant Maester Luwin? PP has been mentioned a lot over on GRRM's non-blog, and Martin himself has said that somone already cast is connected to Bean, PP could be that person, both through Sharpe and When Saturday Comes. Just my hopes, you know how it is, when you're reading you have to put faces to the names in your head. Of course when I read "Bran" Im seeing the little kid from The Shining and that wont be happening!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on August 19, 2009, 03:06:58 PM
David Thewlis
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/DavidThewlis_RemusJohnLupin.jpg)

Sean
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Sean%20Bean/sean20bean83qg.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 19, 2009, 04:11:39 PM
Sorry, don't agree with you there. No comparison at all as far as I'm concerned. Benjen is the more dashing of the two. David T. is nowhere near being dashing.

 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on August 19, 2009, 05:46:27 PM
But where will they find anyone more dashing than Sean? Such a man does not exist!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 19, 2009, 06:33:28 PM
True.  So they need to go with Sylvene's idea and have him come back as Benjen (since he apparently disappears for a long time, it could work . . . I guess).

Or, how about Aaron Eckhart?  Is he being considered by the rabid fans on the blog?  He sort of looks like Sean . . .

(http://wanderlustandlipstick.com/blogs/kristengill/files/2008/03/tn2_aaron_eckhart_3.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 19, 2009, 07:16:55 PM
Uh.  Big nose, six-pack chin, blonde... could work!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on August 19, 2009, 08:24:38 PM
The resemblance between Sean and Aaron Eckhart has been mentioned before.  AE is about 10 years younger than Sean.  Would that work with the story?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 19, 2009, 08:35:06 PM
Beats me . . . I was just injecting myself into the conversation!
 :pink
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: RnRPaintGrL on August 19, 2009, 11:41:51 PM
 :vomit: Sorry but that guys ugly. If its slightly dashing they are looking for, no no one will ever be MORE than Sean, how about Simon Baker?
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0048932/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 20, 2009, 12:13:09 AM
Not so much, imo . . . but I doubt we could collectively come to an agreement on someone to 'replace' Sean as Benjen.

So, given that we've made up our minds - I say we just ring the casting director (and Sean's PA *gag*) and inform them that he'll be taking on that role, as well . . .
 :pigsfly
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on August 20, 2009, 07:59:07 AM
I think that Simon Baker is pretty good looking and I enjoy his show The Mentalist.  Other than hair color, I don't think that he really favors Sean.

I just saw a blog entry this morning, talking about some guy who evidently looks a lot like Sean.  They didn't post a picture though, and he probably can't act, but it would be interesting to see him.  I thought about  posting a comment, asking for a picture of the guy.

http://brhewillow.blogspot.com/2009/08/story-making-with-question.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on August 20, 2009, 10:06:12 AM
yes, I remember when we told about simon baker and about aaron
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on August 20, 2009, 04:41:34 PM
Imagine being the actor cast to play Benjen and then being told "Oh by the way, when Sean Bean's character dies he will be playing yours and you will be....out" Actors, being sensitive creatures with massive egos, tend NOT to react too well to this type of news!! So I cant see it happening, and if it did Id just feel sorry for the origional guy. Sean has a role, we must be content with that, and not wish for more! Be nice beanygirls!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 20, 2009, 05:52:29 PM
Imagine being the actor cast to play Benjen and then being told "Oh by the way, when Sean Bean's character dies he will be playing yours and you will be....out" Actors, being sensitive creatures with massive egos, tend NOT to react too well to this type of news!! So I cant see it happening, and if it did Id just feel sorry for the origional guy. Sean has a role, we must be content with that, and not wish for more! Be nice beanygirls!!!

Acting is a tough field - you have to have a hide tough as a rhino.  If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.  Life's a bitch and then you die.  Don't block the door.  Mind the gap. Etcetera, etcetera, ad nauseum . . .

 . . . so

No.  I won't play nice.  *heehee*
 :butt:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: RnRPaintGrL on August 20, 2009, 11:27:41 PM
I really don't see any director or producer changing an actor mid role for any reason. Once an actor has a part he keeps it. Changing the actor for whatever reason just sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 21, 2009, 03:21:48 AM
There are lots of examples of characters changing actors mid-stream and more often than not taking over the role so completely that the new actor is the only one you can remember for that character.  Need I mention James Bond?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: RnRPaintGrL on August 21, 2009, 10:43:29 AM
yes, but we're not talking a major franchise here, we're talking a pilot episode that still may NOT be picked up at all.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 21, 2009, 10:54:49 AM
New s about 7 more actors cast on George Martin's blog:

http://grrm.livejournal.com/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 21, 2009, 12:48:12 PM
Mmm... Hmmm...  *signs up for Comic Con 2010*

Tell us about Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, BlueJay dear...
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 22, 2009, 01:50:01 AM
Who? Me? Never saw him before in my life ....... Does look the part though ..... :naughty:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on August 23, 2009, 08:40:40 AM
yesterday, I've receive some alerts talking about those actors, in spanish, of course, and the serie will start next october in Ireland,
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on August 23, 2009, 05:03:50 PM
Have just finished reading Game of Thrones. Loved it! Cant wait to get stuck into the next one, will be doing that later in the week as have just ordered them on Amazon. The leaked script was such a small sample of the story. I cant imagine how such a story with such a dizzying array of characters will ever be condensed into a two hour pilot. Some characters and storylines will definitely have to be cut, otherwise the audience would be in for a serious bum-numbing experience. Thank God I dont have to make the cuts, wouldnt know where to start.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on August 24, 2009, 05:29:06 PM
GRRM has posted two pics of the girls who will play Sansa and Arya, neither of whom have any real acting experience, which I think is a plus as professional child actors are really annoying! Arya was my fav character in the book, and the little girl who will play her looks perfect to me, very expressive face. And they both get lots of cuddles from Ned, lucky things, wish I was 12 again  and could have auditioned!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 01, 2009, 08:23:24 PM
Looks like Lena Headley has been cast as Cersei . . . she's pretty dark to make a good blonde, but I guess we'll find out!
http://winter-is-coming.blogspot.com/

And so much for Sean's 'name' . . . love this comment by the WiC blogger:
Awesome news. Headey is the big name that can carry this series. She has enormous amounts of geek cred thanks to her appearances in 300 and Sarah Conner Chronicles. She is undoubtedly beautiful. The only hesitation one might have would be in her coloring. It is on the darker side, so we'll have to see how she looks as a blonde. I don't think that will be too big of a problem though. I know a lot of people wanted Tricia Helfer as Cersei, but what we got might be even better.
(my emphasis)

Poor Sean - not having US film roles is not a good thing for his rep - in the US.

Funny that at one point she was mooted to be the evil sorceress who offs Sean in Black Death . . . now she gets to be the evil queen who offs Sean in GoT!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on September 01, 2009, 10:05:32 PM
They were probaly looking for someone with strong features like NCW so as to be believable as his twin and Lean has those same strong features and a similar jawline.  They will both need dye jobs to make them Lannisters, so it shouldn't be too difficult to match them up.  If they had gotten someone with dainty features it would have been a tougher job.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 04, 2009, 09:25:18 PM
QUESTION:  Terribly relevant, too . . . assuming we want to see Sean in more than one season of this program . . .

On the Winter is Coming blog, they quoted Martin as saying this:


"People are getting way ahead of themselves with suggestions for Varys, Littlefinger, Lord Tywin, Ser Barristan, Renly, Stannis, Melisandre, etc. None of those characters appear in the pilot, and some won't appear until the second season."



Now, I'm slogging through the first book (actually, I'm finding it more interesting but I'll be glad when Ned bites it, so I can get past that bit and move on . . . I can't help it if I've already cast him in my head as Sean and reject the whole head chopping off thing!) . . .

ANYWAY - I'm reading the first book and it CLEARLY has Varys, Littlefinger, Lord Tywin, Renly, Stannis, and (if I'm remembering) Ser Barristan, showing up pretty damned early in the story . . . I'm willing to bet this Melisandre pops up before the end, too.

So.  Does that mean they just won't get very far at ALL in the story and Ned may survive to see another season?  Or has someone already read leaked script of his execution?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on September 05, 2009, 02:30:26 AM
Now that would be great if he lasted more than one season...
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on September 05, 2009, 03:32:03 AM
Given the vast amount of material to deal with in the first volume, I've been wondering how they were going to make it thru the whole thing in the first season.  Maybe the powers that be have realized the same thing and decided to split it up between two seasons???.   Or he could just be reminding us that they aren't casting beyond the pilot at the present which he has done several times before.  Fans on the forums and the blog have been going so far as to make casting recommendations as far in as the 4th book.

Melisandre doesn't appear at all in the first book.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 05, 2009, 07:42:21 AM
Yeah, I got the bit about the pilot - it was the 'some won't appear until the second season' that intrigued me, since most of the the characters are in the first book . . . relatively early.

It is hard to see how they're going to do Book 1 in 12 one hour episodes, particularly since the pilot (which I assume will be two hours) doesn't get them out of the North.  That very well might have changed, of course.

I suspect they might compress an awful lot of material and that's a shame, as it is a convoluted and emotionally charged story.  I can see them chopping some of the rare, small scenes that don't necessarily forward the storyline, but do give the reader (and viewer) two important things - a little breathing space from the intense build-up and some needed insight into the inner character of the players.


Adding:  funny - I was looking to see how long it took to film the first series of "Rome" (thinking about whether or not Sean would be willing to sign on to a multi-season commitment, which he'd kind of have to do if they don't manage to kill him off in Season 1 - finally did one of the 'doh!' moments and Wiki'ed it - it filmed for about three months.  He MIGHT be willing to commit to that) and ran across this little bit on the TV Guide website, from 2007:


Matt Roush
Did you ever get a chance to ...

    * Jul 30, 2007 04:00 AM ET
   
Question: Did you ever get a chance to check out George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series? I was really excited a few months back when it was announced that the series was being adapted for TV on HBO. Now that I've seen Deadwood, I'm totally sure that this can work on HBO, and it seems like HBO could use a new quality show. Now that Rome and The Sopranos are gone, I'm seriously thinking about canceling my subscription until A Song of Ice and Fire starts.

Answer: You may be in for a long wait. I haven't heard anything about this project since the initial announcement, but now that I've read the first three volumes — devoured them, actually, is I think the more appropriate term — I can only imagine how long it will take to script, then film, such an epic series. HBO didn't mention this during its recent TCA session, but that's hardly surprising if it's still in the early stages of development. It does sound like a perfect fit, doesn't it? The characters are so vivid and dimensional for a fantasy series, the twists are so jarringly unexpected, the pace so admirably sustained. If the idea holds to produce each book as a season-long miniseries, this could be the TV equivalent to Lord of the Rings many of us have awaited. I eagerly await more news from this front.


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on September 05, 2009, 01:40:21 PM
The Pilot episode will end with Bran's fall from the tower, which is very early on in the story. If the pilot is not picked up, and there is no guarantee that it will be,  there will be no more episodes filmed. Who will play Lttlefinger, Stannis, Renly, Melisandre etc will be a mute question. I was also surprised to learn on the GRRM blog that Bran's is a non-speaking part, as in the script I read he had lines and I find him an integral character in the books. (Now on Book3, part1, still loving it!)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 05, 2009, 04:07:34 PM
I have a sneaking suspicion that the true followers of this series are going to be sorely disappointed in what finally comes out of it all.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on September 06, 2009, 01:09:44 PM
I have the same sneaking suspicion, lighty, but I hope we're both wrong.  On the other hand, there are an awful lot of fans of the books watching the proceedings/preparations very closely -- perhaps, not quite as closely as the LotR fans, or in as large numbers, but still in numbers to be reckoned with -- and their expectations are high.  That kind of pressure was beneficial to LotR; maybe it will also help here.

Sandi
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on September 07, 2009, 01:18:13 PM
Here are some mock-up posters made by Sauron28, on the Westeros blog, I think they're great!
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/CerciPoster.jpg)
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/NedPoster.jpg)
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/posterjon.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on September 07, 2009, 01:32:15 PM
Here is the Skyline our boy will be looking out on next month;
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/BelfastSkyline07.jpg)

The production has set up their offices at;
Game of Thrones Production Office
Crannog House
44, Stranmillis Embankment
Belfast
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/thrones_production_office.jpg)

Here is a link to some pics of The Paint Hall, in the Titanic Quarter where the production will be filmed;
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=26679

And here is my idea of where Sean will probably stay; The Belfast Hilton, 5*. The Hilton is the tall rectangular building, the round building beside it is the Waterfront Theatre.
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/HiltonWaterfront.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 07, 2009, 03:34:43 PM

(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/NedPoster.jpg)

Wow.  Talk about creative design - I've been saying for a couple years he should consider blepharoplasty . . . boy looks fantastic in this drawing!  :flirt:

Actually, he looks a little bit like that actor who played on Stargate Atlantis . . . the Hawaiian dude . . . oh, fudge . . . erm . . . *goes to look* . . . ah!  Jason Mamoa.
(http://conventionfans.today.com/files/2009/05/293momoasga112108.jpg)

Without the dreads, of course . . .


Seriously, very nice posters -talented artist.  (Not sure I like the 'hand' pin, though)

Thanks for putting them up, LJ!
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Post by: moonflower on September 07, 2009, 03:58:22 PM
He does look great in that poster!
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Post by: galamb on September 08, 2009, 08:23:18 AM
still, waiting sga season 5 in spain....
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Post by: Sylvene on September 22, 2009, 11:53:10 PM
More from GRRM's Live Journal:

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Arrangements are still being worked out, but I have some tentative dates and times for my appearances in Ireland in November.

On Tuesday, November 3, I will be speaking and signing at Eason's Bookstore in Belfast. The event begins at 1:00 pm. Or 1300 for you European types.

On Thursday, November 5, I will be at Eason's on O'Connell Street in Dublin. This event begins at 5:00 pm, or 1700.

More details when I have 'em.

There's a chance that David and/or Dan will drop by for the Belfast signing, and possibly some of the cast as well, but that's not certain. May depend on how the shoot is going, what's scheduled for that day, what's happening down at the Paint Hall, etc. If I get any news on that front, I'll be sure to pass it on.

These will be the first booksignings I've ever done in Ireland, so I don't know what sort of crowd to expect... but I'm looking forward to meeting some of my Irish readers. Pass the word.
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Post by: Lady Jane on September 23, 2009, 01:58:25 PM
Will definitely be there for the Belfast signing, cant wait! I don't imagine Sean will be there though, somehow I cant see it. He is  unlikely to want to play second fiddle to Mr Martin. Even so, I'm looking forward to meeting GRRM, such a funny old guy, and I have spent an obscene amount of time reading his books recently, on A Feast for Crows now. Still working on a way to get face-to-face with my other obsession!
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Post by: Sable899 on September 23, 2009, 03:38:49 PM
LJ, we expect a FULL report with lots of pics, especially of any of the cast members who may show up. :thumbsup:
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Post by: Lady Jane on September 23, 2009, 04:37:57 PM
Will bring camera and stalk stars relentlessly!
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Post by: Blue Jay on September 24, 2009, 01:11:21 PM
I know Sylvene is going to laugh about this, because she thinks I'm addicted to podcasts, but this way I found three free podcasts you can subscribe through via iTunes. If you have and iPod you can put them on there, but even if you don't, you can install iTunes for free and download them onto your computer. www.itunes.com. The podcasts to look for are A Podcast of Ice and Fire, The Ice and Fire Podcast and the George R.R. Martin Podcast (done by the writer himself.
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Post by: lighty on September 26, 2009, 11:34:45 AM
Some suspicion on the Winter is Coming blog that they've cast Benjen - Joseph Mawle
(http://www.essexweddingphotographer.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/038.jpg)

He looks a LOT like Sean, really . . .
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Post by: Lady Jane on September 26, 2009, 11:44:36 AM
If thats true then its a good choice. He looks the part. Ive always pictured David Thewlis as Benjen, but Joseph Mawle would work  too, similar looks. He is is also similar to Sean.
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Post by: exbill on September 26, 2009, 12:20:35 PM
He looks a LOT like Sean, really . . .

Lighty I  think one of us needs a visit to the opticians.  Or is that the female version of beer goggles ?      :flirt:
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Post by: Blue Jay on September 26, 2009, 12:39:50 PM
I agree, EB, or it may be that it's just the neanderthal thingie ...... :mutley:
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Post by: lighty on September 26, 2009, 12:57:44 PM
No, not seeing things that aren't there - it's the squint, the size (not the shape) of his nose, the general proportion of his face.  He's longer and leaner looking than SB - but many similarities.

I don't find him terribly attractive, however, so no, no beer goggles (and yes, we ladies definitely wear them, too!)

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Post by: exbill on September 26, 2009, 01:00:49 PM
 :rofl
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Post by: tinytim on September 26, 2009, 03:17:55 PM
 :rofl  :funpost:
Btw. Did I ever mention that I'm living in the city where the first bones of Neanderthals were found? ;-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neanderthal,_Germany

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neanderthal


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The valley was named after the theologian Joachim Neander, who lived nearby in Düsseldorf in the late 17th century. "Neander" is a classicized form of the common German surname Neumann. In turn, the hominid was named after the valley, where the first Neanderthal remains were found. The term Neanderthal Man was coined in 1863 by the Anglo-Irish geologist William King.

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Post by: Katharine on September 28, 2009, 08:41:08 AM
Wow.  Talk about creative design - I've been saying for a couple years he should consider blepharoplasty . . .

Personally I don't like blepharoplasty... very fake...
And Sean is just the same adorable whatever his look is :flirt:
Though I have to admit the poster does look good but I still prefer his own hair color :flirt:

Katharine
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 28, 2009, 09:21:12 AM
Personally I don't like blepharoplasty... very fake...

Only fake if it's poorly done . . . otherwise, you probably don't even notice it.  Think about it . . .


*self edited - posted before coffee . . .*
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Post by: Sable899 on September 30, 2009, 01:02:11 PM
The Call for Extras has gone out.  Anyone fit the bill?

http://www.extrasni.com/news (http://www.extrasni.com/news)

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HBO's fantasy 'Game of Thrones' URGENTLY needs male horseriders!
HBO have begun production in Belfast of their latest TV series 'A Game of Thrones' based on George R.R. Martin's award winning novel of the same name. Described as "an epic struggle for power set in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom" - our extras are surely in for a treat. The starring cast includes Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey amongst many more.

Filming is due to take place in Northern Ireland in the last week of October and first two weeks of November and of course all our medieval and character faces that have been used on Universal's feature film "Your Highness" will be at the top of the list for this project, however, the thing we urgently require for paid work are CONFIDENT & EXPERIENCED MALE HORSERIDERS, aged 16-60. If this describes you or someone you know, please send in a clear photo along with full name, height and contact telephone numbers to carla@extrasni.com URGENTLY.
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Post by: moonflower on September 30, 2009, 01:10:22 PM
They aren't going to get many applicants from this site, unless someone is willing to have a sex change operation.  Or maybe some of us ladies can bind our breasts, and use wigs and makeup to look like a man.  Unfortunately, I still wouldn't qualify.  Even though I love horses, I'm not a confident and experienced rider.
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Post by: Blue Jay on September 30, 2009, 01:10:37 PM
Now suppose you're a confident and experienced male horserider of 61?
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Post by: Blue Jay on September 30, 2009, 01:11:47 PM
They aren't going to get many applicants from this site, unless someone is willing to have a sex change operation.  Or maybe some of us ladies can bind our breasts, and use wigs and makeup to look like a man.  Unfortunately, I still wouldn't qualify.  Even though I love horses, I'm not a confident and experienced rider.

Well, they didn't post it on here, besides, why not? Most of the Rohirim in LOTR were women too. Oops, did I spoil anything now?

 :catlaff
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Post by: Sable899 on September 30, 2009, 02:50:52 PM
Just go to a horseshow or rodeo sometime and count the number of women riders to the number of men riders.  Its nearly a 2 to 1 ratio in favor of the women.  I think if they need a very large number of riders they are going to have to bow to the realities and make women up to look like men.  Besides, put armor, helm and cloak on them and who would ever know?
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Post by: Lady Jane on September 30, 2009, 03:09:54 PM
NI Extras didnt get back to me, though I e-mailed them twice begging to be considered for game of thrones, then they post that on their website! Im not male and dont know one end of a horse from another, and besides, horses are big smelly creatures, so that rules me out! Maybe they didnt reply because they are sick of girls wanting to get on set to be near the Bean????
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Post by: lighty on September 30, 2009, 03:13:41 PM
Sean's double in Peril (Challenge?) was a girl.


Sorry the Extra's place never responded to you, LJ - did you remember to wipe the drool off the letter?  That's usually a dead giveaway that a bird is more interested in the Bean than the work . . .

 :flirt:
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Post by: Sable899 on September 30, 2009, 03:21:35 PM
Its more likely girls want to get near to Nicolaj Coster Waldau or the other young studs playing Jon Snow, Robb Stark and Viserys.  Did you send them a head shot? or a pic of you in Medieval garb?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 30, 2009, 03:25:15 PM
Its more likely girls want to get near to Nicolaj Coster Waldau or the other young studs playing Jon Snow, Robb Stark and Viserys.

Works for me . . . he needs another infant like he needs a hole in his head . . .

Are you a reenactor, LJ? 
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Post by: Lady Jane on September 30, 2009, 04:45:50 PM
No, Im not a reenacter, and I didnt send in pics. They hold open days where they photograph everyone for their database, but they havent had one for ages , think they just have a lot of people on their books right now and are not looking for more.
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Post by: lighty on September 30, 2009, 05:38:39 PM
No, Im not a reenacter, and I didnt send in pics. They hold open days where they photograph everyone for their database, but they havent had one for ages , think they just have a lot of people on their books right now and are not looking for more.

I suspect that's more likely than worrying about star-stalking.   It must be frustrating to not even get a reply, though.  :goodgrl2:
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Post by: Lady Jane on September 30, 2009, 06:00:49 PM
Why cant they put out a casting call for wenches??? I could wench, Id be glad to wench!! Ive got the boobs an everything!!!

*cries* I wanna be a wench!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 30, 2009, 09:13:15 PM
Why cant they put out a casting call for wenches??? I could wench, Id be glad to wench!! Ive got the boobs an everything!!!

*cries* I wanna be a wench!!!

hmm - well, you could find out where the Extras folks go for their pints - then pack up the girls and go show them what they're missing - it could be that they just need an audition . . .

Or wait until things get started, find out where the cast goes for their pints . . .

If you got it - flaunt it!   :hellyeah2:
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Post by: Tom Plunkett on October 01, 2009, 01:57:35 AM
Was considering going for this one. Lets see what the rates are like.
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Post by: Sylvene on October 01, 2009, 10:17:45 AM
Was considering going for this one. Lets see what the rates are like.

Yeah... you need to at least earn enough to pay for your food & lodging while you're up there!  Some "Extras" pay is a pittance, some ain't bad... and the film companies know they can get people who will do it on a lark.  Just to say they've done it. There's a WWII movie partly filmed in Singapore where my brother's voice is rather distinctive (to me) yelling "Run! Run for your life!" as the prisoners were herded out of a 3-tonner and shot on the beach.  Mum wouldn't let me near that!  *pout*  Okay... I was only 17... but c'mon mom... the scene is just "backdrop" a bunch of women standing/sitting around!  "No... I don't CARE if it's pretend... MY daughter isn't going to play a prostitute!"

That was my closest rub with making movies.  :D
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Post by: exbill on October 01, 2009, 11:34:30 AM
Following Sylvenes thread.. before i was an ex bill we used to get hired out on overtime by small film companies and many of the local tv companies. Once we we hired just to do traffic duty on a street whilst they shot a scene for a comedy series....The padded stunt lady was going across the zebra crossing  dressed as an OAP and did a dive when the comedy duo came screaming along in their souped up Ford Cortina and raced across the crossing with the obligatory shopping trolley and groceries going all over the road. The car stopped a short distance past the crossing  to hear the producer/directors comments .. Unfortunately a local pedestrian had witnessed it and dragged the actor out of the car to berate him on his driving completely unaware of all the cameras and crew who were present. It took us all our time to convince him it was not real....and keep a straight face at the same time.
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Post by: Tom Plunkett on October 01, 2009, 01:26:22 PM
In re-enactment circles at least 50% of the riders are women, there are just more competent female horse riders available. Ireland, North or otherwise, might be a good bet for getting plenty of riders because there is still a culture of horse ownership throughout the social strata, rather than it being concentrated in monied circles as it is in the UK.
 I know what you mean about rates, Sylvene, I do extra gigs if they are near me, but it doesn't pay enough to travel far. Sometimes I gather four lads to a car and go further afield, but its usually just for shits and giggles, plus those valuable photos for the downstairs toilet wall- ie, me sat on Hitler's knee- that sort of thing brings me childish joy.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on October 02, 2009, 12:31:39 PM
...  "shits and giggles"  ... 

Teehee!  I thought that was an American term.  Glad to see it's used across the pond too!
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Post by: Sable899 on October 16, 2009, 11:24:08 AM
Seems things are getting underway, probably costuming, sword practice and rehearsals.  The Westeros forum reports a sighting of Sean and Mark Addy in Belfast.  Near the bottom: http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?showtopic=38354&st=0 (http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?showtopic=38354&st=0)
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Post by: Sylvene on October 16, 2009, 12:07:27 PM
Hmm... haven't been on the Westeros forum for a bit (well, I have been traveling a lot the past 3 weeks!) - GRRM also doesn't think that they will do anything at SDCC - San Diego Comic Con - in July next year as it would be a little early, and predicts New York Comic Con.

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Post by: Sable899 on October 16, 2009, 12:18:45 PM
Lady with a blog.  To be precise, a VFX producer who has been involved with location scouting and such for the pilot.  Seems they are going to be using parts of the massive city fortress from Kingdom of Heaven for some of the Dany scenes in Morrocco.  If her pics are just a sample of the locations for the Dothraki scenes, I get the feeling that this production is going to be even more breathtaking than Rome ever was.  There's lots of pics of the locations she scouted in Scotland too.  Hopefully, she'll keep it up as the production moves along.

http://juliasmexicocity.typepad.com/julias_mexico_city/2009/10/prep-and-scout-in-morocco.html (http://juliasmexicocity.typepad.com/julias_mexico_city/2009/10/prep-and-scout-in-morocco.html)

It really sounds like HBO is going all out to make this a first rate production.  They have hired a topnotch fight team for some scenes at the Scotland location:

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/3513/ (http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/3513/)

http://halflang.livejournal.com/10268.html (http://halflang.livejournal.com/10268.html)

http://www.clanranald.org/cln1/ (http://www.clanranald.org/cln1/)

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Post by: tinytim on October 21, 2009, 03:00:23 AM
German article with a cast list

http://www.serienjunkies.de/news/game-thrones-23651-2.html
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Post by: moonflower on October 21, 2009, 07:15:03 AM
Thanks, tinytim!  It's very interesting to see all of the cast pictured.  I only know a few of the actors besides Sean.
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Post by: Sylvene on October 21, 2009, 10:12:20 AM
Yes, HBO has completed casting and has released the entire list.  :)
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Post by: Sable899 on October 21, 2009, 11:39:21 AM
Here's an English version of the same thing with a pic of Jason Momoa who will play Khal Drogo:

http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/10/game-of-thrones-cast-with-photos-.html# (http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/10/game-of-thrones-cast-with-photos-.html#)

I particularly like what the author says:

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Though HBO has plenty of competing projects in development, this is the sort of sprawling and expensive production networks don't typically like to pilot unless they're pretty confident they're also going to series.
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Post by: Blue Jay on October 21, 2009, 11:42:00 AM
Ooo, good choice .....
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on October 23, 2009, 02:24:39 PM
Methinks Sean is most likely at the Scotland location at present as it seems that the Winterfell exterior scenes are to be shot at Doune Castle:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/tayside_and_central/8322843.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/tayside_and_central/8322843.stm)
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Post by: Sable899 on October 23, 2009, 03:07:04 PM
German CGI artist Martin Gruber has completed a short rendered film inspired by A Song of Ice and Fire, as part of a graduate dissertation.  There is also still art on the site too:

http://www.thewall-film.com/TheMovie.html (http://www.thewall-film.com/TheMovie.html)

He's also done a fictional trailer for the book series:

http://www.thewall-film.com/Portfolio/video_02.html (http://www.thewall-film.com/Portfolio/video_02.html)
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Post by: Blue Jay on October 23, 2009, 03:11:40 PM
Absolutely great!
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Post by: Sylvene on October 23, 2009, 03:30:29 PM
A gal that used to play an online game with me... did some artwork for Fantasy Flight Games - the Game of Thrones Trading Card Game.  Small world and all that.

http://www.tascha.ch/
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Post by: Blue Jay on October 24, 2009, 02:47:08 PM
More news:

http://winter-is-coming.blogspot.com/2009/10/filming-at-doune-castle.html

Bumping this post to the top since we keep getting more reports. First, a tweet from a Sean Bean fan who was at Doune Castle today, indicates that Bean won't be on set until next week.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on October 25, 2009, 08:47:28 AM
Here are some more photos of Doune Castle:

http://lostfort.blogspot.com/2009/10/doune-castle-virtual-tour.html
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Post by: Xenia on October 25, 2009, 11:37:41 PM
 Thanks for the info,such an old beauty architecture
 Imagine Eddard Stark here  :hellyeah2:
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Post by: Mike on October 26, 2009, 04:37:16 AM
Found this:

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1454174?UserKey=
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Post by: Sable899 on October 26, 2009, 04:49:54 AM
I find it interesting that they aren't completely shutting down the castle to visitors during filming.  But then, I guess there's no reason to keep it all secret since the script has been floating around and everyone interested knows the story.
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Post by: Mike on October 26, 2009, 04:51:44 AM
Planning your residual leave?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on October 26, 2009, 05:34:11 AM
...and be a pitiful fangurl hanging around in hopes of catching a glimpse?  I don't think so.
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Post by: Mike on October 26, 2009, 05:44:00 AM
Oh we all should do this "labour of love" and be around when he works. And I'm pretty sure we will meet a lot of other fans.  :rofl
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Post by: moonflower on October 26, 2009, 08:06:23 AM
I like the idea of that "labour of love".
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on October 26, 2009, 08:57:54 AM
I like the idea of that "labour of love".

But if we go on to talk about it will be a case for the  :elf
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on October 27, 2009, 07:55:52 AM
It looks like the principal actors including Sean are on location and now filming.

http://winter-is-coming.blogspot.com/2009/10/day-3-filming-at-doune-castle.html
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Post by: Sylvene on October 28, 2009, 04:24:58 PM
They are done with Scotland and moving to Belfast now.  This was GRRM's most recent blog post - about a half hour ago.  2:11pm, 10/28/09

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The Scottish filming is done, and cast and crew are packing up today for the big move to Belfast and its Paint Hall, where the shoot will resume. So far, so good.

Parris and I are moving on as well. She'll be headed over to Ireland tomorrow to spend Samhaim with friends, while I linger here in Scotland a few more days to visit with Lisa Tuttle. We converge again in Belfast in November. Today we swung by the HarperCollins warehouse outside Glasgow, where I signed five hundred hardcovers of SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH. Ask for one at your favorite UK bookstore, they will be going all over the country.

Things are shaping up for the signing at Eason's in Belfast. Last night after the filming wrapped we stayed up late drinking with the cast, and I think we convinced a number of them to join us at Eason's. Should be a hoot and a half, assuming they don't come to their senses in the cold grey light of morning. I told them my readers were essentially harmless. Hah.

The cast is sensational, by the way.
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Post by: Sylvene on October 28, 2009, 04:26:22 PM
Soo... anyone live in / near Belfast to go for the book signing and hopefully... celebrity spotting?  :D
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Post by: Sable899 on October 28, 2009, 05:02:50 PM
Lady Jane?  Lady Jaaaaaaaane????????????????  Where are you, Lady Jane?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on October 28, 2009, 07:07:18 PM
You yelled??
Im here, and yes I will be in Belfast on Tuesday. Cant wait, will take pics, will probably stay the night as I want to enjoy a drink at the get-together. GRRM's post today is very encouraging, I hope Sean decides to drop in (and if he does I hope I dont collapse in an orgasmic heap and make a fool of myself!!)
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Post by: lighty on October 28, 2009, 08:04:55 PM
You yelled??
Im here, and yes I will be in Belfast on Tuesday. Cant wait, will take pics, will probably stay the night as I want to enjoy a drink at the get-together. GRRM's post today is very encouraging, I hope Sean decides to drop in (and if he does I hope I dont collapse in an orgasmic heap and make a fool of myself!!)

Have fun, LJ . . . and remember, he apparently looks smaller in person!
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Post by: Sable899 on October 28, 2009, 09:01:38 PM
If he does go, and I would be surprised if he did, afterall, he wouldn't be getting paid to actually mingle with us common folk, look for him hanging back in some corner trying not to be noticed.  If you do spot him, approach with a beer in hand and don't call him Mr. Bean.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on October 29, 2009, 08:46:42 AM
What should I call him? I would never call somone by their first name if I dont know them. I probably would have said "Mr Bean", now you've made me nervous! Course, this is purely hypothetical as I doubt that he will be there!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: RnRPaintGrL on October 29, 2009, 11:56:16 AM
Go with "Darling" I'm sure that will get his attention.  :catlaff
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on October 29, 2009, 12:04:47 PM
Personally, I'd go for "Sweetcheeks" as that would probably get a laugh out of him and he might not run away.
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Post by: Sable899 on October 29, 2009, 06:26:06 PM
According to the WiC blog, filming took place today at Tollymore Forest Park.  Looks like a great standin for a godswood:

http://www.niphotos.com/tollymoreforest/h2afd41ae#h2afd41ae (http://www.niphotos.com/tollymoreforest/h2afd41ae#h2afd41ae)
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Post by: Sylvene on October 29, 2009, 07:22:07 PM
Oooh... what a fantastic place!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on October 29, 2009, 09:12:20 PM
I would so love to visit that place!  It looks truly wonderful.  I would have a hard time leaving if I was there.
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Post by: Blue Jay on October 30, 2009, 01:13:31 PM
And finally! A piccie!!!!!!

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r43/Bluejay12345/SBinBelfast.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on October 30, 2009, 02:15:24 PM
Love the beard . . . and bless, he's gonna wear that blue-checked shirt until it begs for mercy (I swear, that really is one of the things I like best about him).
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on October 30, 2009, 02:52:56 PM
Lighty, do you have your readers on?  That's a green checked shirt and its a bit smaller of a check than the blue one, but, its still likely he got it in Germany as those checked shirts are the traditional shirts worn with lederhosen.  Pretty cheap too considering the most expensive ones run around 30 Euro.  He probably picked up half a dozen at Meister's.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on October 30, 2009, 04:18:29 PM
Oh if only the person taking the pic had taken a step back we might have caught a glimpse of Sean's lederhosen!!

Where did you find the pic BJ? And is there a story with it?

Also Sean's hair looks very fair for Ned Stark, or maybe its just the lighting?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on October 30, 2009, 04:46:14 PM
Lighty, do you have your readers on?  That's a green checked shirt and its a bit smaller of a check than the blue one, but, its still likely he got it in Germany as those checked shirts are the traditional shirts worn with lederhosen.  Pretty cheap too considering the most expensive ones run around 30 Euro.  He probably picked up half a dozen at Meister's.

Well, no, actually I didn't . . . *blush* but honestly I think I was distracted by the beard and the lop-sided (probably slightly "happy") grin!
You're absolutely right - and I still love it.  I have a Colorado girl's weakness for checked shirts, I guess!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on October 30, 2009, 08:01:36 PM
I love his grin!  Thanks for the pic, Blue Jay.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: hklett08 on October 30, 2009, 09:20:48 PM
FYI you all ....the photo came from Bebo.com at the link below:

http://it.bebo.com/PhotoAlbums.jsp?ProfilePhoto=Y&MemberId=17374829

Believe it may have been prior to the start of filming in Belfast.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on October 30, 2009, 10:50:16 PM
FYI you all ....the photo came from Bebo.com at the link below:

http://it.bebo.com/PhotoAlbums.jsp?ProfilePhoto=Y&MemberId=17374829

Believe it may have been prior to the start of filming in Belfast.



Indeed - a little more digging (excellent starting clue, HK!!) reveals that owner of the photo said this on his Bebo page "I just met Sean Bean in the Empire.  Class!" - apparently updated 2 weeks ago.  The Empire is a live music venue (and basement beer hall with sports on the telly) in Belfast.  Looks like a neat place, actually!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on October 31, 2009, 09:38:11 AM
I've also received it from an alert
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on October 31, 2009, 12:11:29 PM
Interesting LJ entry from one of the guys in the group that participated at Doune Castle:



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Guys from the Clan met and spoke with Sean Bean while on set and here's a pic of Clanranald member Scott Macmaster as a Baratheon guard, he was told  there are another 30 episodes to do next year!!



http://halflang.livejournal.com/10857.html (http://halflang.livejournal.com/10857.html)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on October 31, 2009, 12:41:42 PM
As LJ said, its tooooo bad the picture didn't include the requisite lederhosen.  The thought of the SA clad in snug-fitting lederhosen conjures up all kinds of interesting images.   :bluecat

Sandi
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on October 31, 2009, 01:53:19 PM
Beano in lederhosen just makes me think of skinny legs and knobby knees.   :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on October 31, 2009, 02:51:42 PM
I did say "all kinds"!   :bluecat

Sandi
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on October 31, 2009, 03:06:11 PM
Now, let's have a look!  :mutley:

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh281/sharpesbest/wsc1.jpg)
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh281/sharpesbest/PDVD_007.jpg)
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh281/sharpesbest/PDVD_009.jpg) (http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh281/sharpesbest/PDVD_014.jpg)

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on October 31, 2009, 03:42:23 PM
Interesting LJ entry from one of the guys in the group that participated at Doune Castle:



Quote
Guys from the Clan met and spoke with Sean Bean while on set and here's a pic of Clanranald member Scott Macmaster as a Baratheon guard, he was told  there are another 30 episodes to do next year!!



http://halflang.livejournal.com/10857.html (http://halflang.livejournal.com/10857.html)

Looks like you beat some of the diehards on the WiC blog to the punch, Sable!

Quote
Brude

Was checking out the Sean Bean fansite forum for any possible info they might have and came across this link, allegedly of a Baratheon Guard uniform.

I have a feeling the stag on the lanyard isn't part of the actual costume but something to identify while everyone is setting up whose with what group...just a guess. It doesn't look like a part of the costume to me, but it might yet be based on what the Baratheon stag will look like.

In the comments.  Probably a good thing they can't get into the closed forums, eh?  *yes, WiC lurkers, I'm teasing - there's nothing in there you need to see . . . but feel free to sign in and say hello - we don't bite.  Hard.  Much.
 :flirt:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: exbill on October 31, 2009, 09:02:07 PM

In the comments.  Probably a good thing they can't get into the closed forums, eh?  *yes, WiC lurkers, I'm teasing - there's nothing in there you need to see . . . but feel free to sign in and say hello - we don't bite.  Hard.  Much.
 :flirt:

 :rofl
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on October 31, 2009, 09:42:04 PM
sssshhhhhhhh, XB!

You're gonna scare 'em off . . .

 :flirt:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: exbill on October 31, 2009, 10:15:57 PM
 :oops:   :sorry: 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on October 31, 2009, 10:38:36 PM
:oops:   :sorry: 

It's all right, XB - we don't know anything, anyway . . . right?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on November 01, 2009, 01:42:17 PM
Now, let's have a look!  :mutley:

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh281/sharpesbest/wsc1.jpg)
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh281/sharpesbest/PDVD_007.jpg)
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh281/sharpesbest/PDVD_009.jpg) (http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh281/sharpesbest/PDVD_014.jpg)



Okay, they don't look toooooo bad to me, in spite of the mud!  :bluecat

Sandi
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on November 01, 2009, 10:22:09 PM
No... not bad at all.  I may have to watch this movie.  :P
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Katharine on November 02, 2009, 05:09:29 AM
No... not bad at all.  I may have to watch this movie.  :P

I can't see any unpleasant views either :flirt:

For the movie, I really don't know whether I should see it or not :eeyore: It seems to be quite a good one... but it's sooooo weird to see that "Hakeswill" befriending with "Sharpe" :furious:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on November 02, 2009, 07:10:57 AM
WSC was a very good movie.  To me, it was more about relationships instead of sports.

It looks like we've gotten off subject again.  Back to Game of Thrones.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on November 02, 2009, 09:55:04 AM
Definitely worth a viewing katharine
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 02, 2009, 10:10:48 AM
*off topic comment . . . I like his legs.*

As for GoT!  Reading the comments on the WiC blog is interesting.  They are currently off on a real fantasy ride, envisioning a decade long run for a program that hasn't even gotten the green-light for a single season.  Bless their hearts . . . but wow!  There are going to be some seriously disappointed people, even if they do buy a season.

An incredibly long discussion about the picture of the guy in the supposed uniform, ranging from a scholarly 'go with historical accuracy' to 'but I want it to be the way I imagined!' to 'it'll probably be blurry, anyway'.

I do agree with a couple of posters, who allowed that HBO should release some kind of press pics pretty soon.  Some of these folks are foaming at the mouth and that means a much greater chance that something will be leaked.  Better to control the situation rather than let it take the upper hand.

As for SB . . . I wonder which part of his costume he'll be taking home from this one?  Can't really see him wearing chainmail and leather in Belsize Park (not in public, anyway . . .)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on November 02, 2009, 10:35:15 AM
Eddard does wear a couple velvet tunics once he goes down to King's Landing and I think his Winterfell feast dress was a bit dressier, but they are all dark, muted colours.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 02, 2009, 01:15:08 PM
Eddard does wear a couple velvet tunics once he goes down to King's Landing and I think his Winterfell feast dress was a bit dressier, but they are all dark, muted colours.

Still not seeing it, Sable - Sean as Ned in a velvet tunic = :flirt: Sean popping into the offy in a velvet tunic =  :not

He may not pay too much attention to his clothes at times, but he does have taste (buried in there, somewhere).  I'm thinking he probably asked for some other 'extra' this time!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on November 02, 2009, 01:55:25 PM
Yeah, he probably opted for Guinness on tap in his trailer this time.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on November 02, 2009, 02:20:49 PM
I had a great vision there for a moment Lighty, of Sean picking his way through THE extras rather than asking for 'another' extra. I must read slower!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 02, 2009, 02:45:07 PM
I had a great vision there for a moment Lighty, of Sean picking his way through THE extras rather than asking for 'another' extra. I must read slower!!

I suspect that's not a perk that's written into the contract . . .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on November 02, 2009, 03:20:01 PM
Nope.  Can't write in "First pick of the young blonde bimbos with big boobs" into a contract.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 02, 2009, 03:58:05 PM
Now, now - we've had our fun.  We are told by his friends that he is not a womanizer, despite what we'd like to think.  I think Sable's closer to correct and his perk has more to do with a Guinness fountain . . . or guaranteed time off to attend the Blades matches (they lost again today - we've now lost four in a row and two in a row at the Lane.  But they really tried today.  We need Monty back . . . :(  )

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 03, 2009, 07:36:38 PM
Snatched from a blog posting by "WinterisComing" (the blog owner, I assume?) - a link to some photos of the direwolf and surrounding area where they filmed the scene in which the wolf cubs are found.  I guess, given the fake dead wolf.

Kind of interesting.  It's a very large fake dead wolf, so I guess if this series actually runs, they'll be doing quite a bit of CGI.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/44313250@N04/sets/72157622602697067/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44313250@N04/sets/72157622602697067/)

*Thank you to  http://winter-is-coming.blogspot.com/ (http://winter-is-coming.blogspot.com/).

**Sable, what is the format for embedding a link in a word or phrase, please?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on November 03, 2009, 09:30:13 PM
Very nice, lighty.  Thanks for sharing what you found.  The photos were interesting.  Snow comes on pallets.  Who'd have thunk it?  :P
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on November 03, 2009, 09:31:18 PM
Execution scene.  Ack... wonder who's  :P
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 03, 2009, 09:38:31 PM
Execution scene.  Ack... wonder who's  :P

*SPOILER*    Highlight to see . . .


It's the first scene in the book, actually - well, after a sort of prologue scene.  A traitor/coward type is executed by Lord Eddard, who comments to his sons (who are in attendance) that if a leader is unwilling to carry out a death sentence himself, then he should consider whether the person really deserves to die.  (As an opponent of the death penalty, I appreciate the sentiment).

They find the dead wolf after that.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on November 03, 2009, 09:49:16 PM
Well, since you posted... I went on a scan of the sites.  Here's a report of the Eason's book signing with GRRM & members of the cast. The girls really look the part!  Especially the girl playing Sansa. 

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/3608/

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on November 03, 2009, 10:02:59 PM
I think that the girl playing Arya, Masie Williams, is spot on for that feisty little tomboy. Both those young ladies are going to be big stars from this.

Lighty, try this:
Use the icon for inserting an url, then replace ] with = so that it is url=  then put in the address, placing it inside quotes "address"  Then, after the closing " place a ]  Then add the name or word that you want to show and at the end place the /url in brackets.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 03, 2009, 10:52:13 PM
Thanks Sable . . . so:

Article from the Belfast Telegraph (http://"http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/northern-ireland-fans-queue-to-meet-scifi-guru-george-rr-martin-14548637.html") about the book signing blatantly stolen from the Winter is Coming blog for the express purpose of testing this procedure, which I will NEVER remember unless I tattoo it on my arm, which seems a bit excessive . . .even though (having just done 'preview') it works like a charm and looks so much better than just pasting in a URL.

Oh, if I only had a brain . . .

And I agree, the little girls are spot on for the characters (and the young man playing Robb is a cutie!)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on November 04, 2009, 04:31:49 PM
Hi all. Got back from Belfast this evening, soaked, shocking hangover, oh, and have also lost my voice! Fantastic day and night!
Met George and Parris, Robb, Jon Snow, Sansa, Arya, and Jorah Morment (Ron Donache, think Jorah is his character) Not Sean, sadly. Though woz good fangurl and quizzed everyone about him. Have loads of news and gossip for you and pics. Will make proper report tomorrow, as am too wrecked to faff about uploading pics now (but I hear there is one of me and Siobhan over on Westeros) We were the last out of Mc Hughs, then went clubbing, met some terrific people from the Brotherhood Without Banners. Watch this space....
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on November 04, 2009, 04:38:51 PM
Looking forward to it, LJ! Great you had such a good time.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 04, 2009, 06:26:16 PM
Sounds like you had a lovely time, LJ!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on November 04, 2009, 06:29:33 PM
Haha... I'd describe it more of a "rocking" time than a "lovely" time. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on November 04, 2009, 07:58:13 PM
Some pics are up and more reports on the Westeros board.  Heh... they reported a "delegation" from a Sean Bean fan site.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 04, 2009, 08:52:40 PM
A delegation?  Gracious, you must have made quite an impression, LJ!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on November 05, 2009, 01:59:47 AM
Hope you've recovered LJ. Looking forward to your investigations!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on November 05, 2009, 12:39:32 PM
OF GEORGE RR MARTIN & THE BROTHERHOOD WITHOUT BANNERS

When we arrived at Eason’s there were some 80 -100 people in the queue. George was seated on a little platform toward the back of the store, so the queue twisted in and among the shelves. I recognised some faces lurking in the corner as various young members of the cast. When Richard Madden arrived looking very handsome and dapper, George introduced him as “our Robb, and the best dressed man in Scotland.” My very good and patient friend Siobhan (who has not yet read the books, but plans too) took photographs with my camera. When I reached Mr Martin I told him I’ve been posting on his Live Journal as JC_Jewel, he smiled indulgently and said “oh great”, though I’m quite sure he had no idea who I was as hundreds of people post there!
Next I spoke to little Maisie Williams (Arya). She is tiny and possibly the sweetest little girl in the world. She is twelve but looks younger. But she is very chatty and friendly and has a big personality. Her Dad was staying close to her, no doubt worried about his child being surrounded by loads of mad fantasy fans. Sophie Turner (Sansa) also stayed by her side. Sophie, at thirteen is very tall and pretty, and is also very friendly. I asked the girls if they knew what they were letting themselves in for and they both said that while they had not read the books their parents had and had given them pointers on what to expect. Maisie is having horse riding lessons and has not yet begun sword practice. Sophie is glad she doesn’t have many scenes with horses as she is allergic to them!
Next I spoke with Alfie Allen. I said “so you got out of bed and got a job” (referring to his sister’s not very flattering song about him). He laughed and sighed, obviously hears that a lot! He said he was glad to have a day off as they have been working hard but they are all loving it. I asked him if he would be joining us for a drink later but he confessed to having a hangover after a skin full the night before, he also gave me a very suggestive and charming wink!
Next came the gorgeous Richard Madden (Robb Stark). His Scottish accent is heart-warming and he is a truly lovely person, very friendly and relaxed. He made me feel like we were old friends! When the series airs he will undoubtedly be all the girls favourite and be catapulted into the heart-throb category, I would bet my pension that he will be compared to Orlando Bloom, who he does bear a resemblance to.
Next  I spoke briefly to Ron Donachie  (Rodrik  Cassel, Winterfell’s Master at Arms, not Jorah as I said in my bleary-eyed post last night!) who is a charming gent and to Kit Harington (Jon Snow). Kit seemed very shy and quiet and a somewhat reluctant star, but he is very good looking, behind those Clarke Kent glasses. But I later learned that he was exhausted from three seventeen-hour days, so his reserve is entirely understandable.
Later at the moot..........as I am a mere lurker on Winter is Coming and Westeros, I didn’t know anyone, but was surprised to notice that almost everyone else there did know each other! A group of ten from Westeros had travelled together to the event. I was introduced to the lovely Silverstar, who posts a lot on that site. I also met Rimshot who was integral in organising the moot, and is a good N Ireland man! The lady at the next table to me (Hi Suzie!) was with her son and daughter (Sean and Nicole) all huge fans of the book, but Suzie confessed she was really there in hopes of catching a glimpse of Sean Bean. Well, Id found a friend! Our discussion drew some laughter from the die-hard fantasy fans, am I bovvered? By then I was too drrrr..merry to care! George and Parris had arrived by now, also Maisie, Sophie, Ron, lovely Richard and Esme Bianco. I tried on several occasions to speak to Esme but found I was unable to break through the hoards of men surrounding her! She is lovely and very tall but I couldn’t help marvelling at just how very ordinary she looked. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying she didn’t look attractive but I was surprised by her girl-next-door quality. It seems she has that enviable quality of being loved by the camera, because having seen some pics of her taken by others on the night she looks totally glamorous and gorgeous. (I must have that quality too, only in reverse! I’m very glamorous in reality but photographs make me look scruffy!)
George made a short speech and then opened the floor to an American guy who proposed to his girlfriend! She accepted! George joked that the guy obviously wasn’t worried about the curse on weddings in Game of Thrones! I then wandered over to George’s table to shake his hand and tell him how nice it is to meet a favourite author who isn’t dead! I asked about Dance with Dragons, and said I hoped that would not be the last we hear of Westeros. He assured me there are TWO more to follow, I was so delighted I kissed him (yeah, I know, don’t even try to count the number of times I embarrass myself!)
I chatted some more with Maisie and Sophie who were working the room like true professional actresses (closely watched by their Mums). When I asked them how they like having Sean Bean for a Dad, both sets of eyes lit up and they gushed about how lovely he is! Outside for a smoke with a young guy who thought I was about 25, and refused to believe I am 35 (all good!), Parris came along. I don’t think she smokes but she stood with us anyway. I asked her if she’d met SB and again, eyes lit up. She told me that when she met him he kissed her on both cheeks, “I can still feel it, the brush of his beard on my face”
“And you haven’t washed your face since?” I ventured,
“Too right!”
Then lovely Richard came along again, while we were talking about the books, he begged us not to tell him anything about Robb as he isn’t very far into the books. Then he and I headed in again, chatting all the way, I swear he is the nicest person, every woman there was half in love with him by then, myself included.
There was a book raffle for charity, Siobhan won a book. Got chatting with Alex, a really nice German bloke who had travelled alone to the event, and also an Australian couple. The Australian bloke had turned up at Doune Castle and begged to become an extra; they had to give him a job!  Met JacMac30, who is also on set, she blogs on WiC. What could she tell me of the Bean? Well, he’s much shorter than you might think, and is very popular with pensioners! Also, as he was walking on set she wished him luck and he didn’t respond! I got to apologise for him at that point, explaining that he would have been “in the zone”  by then and would not have heard her!
Met some more folks, had many more drinks and then realised we were the last people in the bar and the staff were giving us dirty looks! So Siobhan and I and two or three others headed to Thompsons, which is a bit of a dive, but we danced the night away, and had more drinks!
Siobhan woke me at 7am to say she was heading home as she had a class to get to. I woke at 12 and headed to the bus station with a pounding headache but a song (of ice and fire) in my heart.


(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/2009_1104GRRM0014.jpg)


Me and George RR Martin
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/2009_1104GRRM0015.jpg)

Maisie and Sophie
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/2009_1104GRRM0016.jpg)

(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/2009_1104GRRM0017.jpg)

Alfie
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/2009_1104GRRM0018.jpg)

Ron Donachie
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/2009_1104GRRM0019.jpg)

Lovley Richard Madden
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/2009_1104GRRM0020.jpg)

Me & Lovley Richard
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/2009_1104GRRM0021.jpg)


Kit Harington
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/2009_1104GRRM0022.jpg)

(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/2009_1104GRRM0023.jpg)

The prized autographs
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/2009_1104GRRM0025.jpg)
(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/2009_1104GRRM0026.jpg)

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 05, 2009, 12:49:30 PM
Nicely written, LJ and some very nice picture memories for you!  Delighted you had a good evening - even if you did pay for it the next day.  Not at all surprised Sean didn't go to either the signing or the moot . . . he really doesn't seem to be the sort to mingle with strangers - especially fans.  Not a criticism of the guy, though - I grant I'd probably do the same where I in his shoes.

And what is it with this 'shorter' thing?  How tall do people think he is, anyway??
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on November 05, 2009, 12:52:15 PM
He's supposed to be 5'10", but like everthing else, gravity does play havoc on  your body as you age, so he's likely to be closer to 5'9" by now.  Costumes and the camera add height and weight to a person's appearance.

Quote
very popular with pensioners!
This just makes me laugh.
 :mutley:

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on November 05, 2009, 12:54:22 PM
Great to see you had such a good time!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on November 05, 2009, 01:01:11 PM
Sounds like a really friendly event LJ -glad you could remember all of it!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on November 05, 2009, 01:08:11 PM
Ahhh... what a lovely time you had, LJ.  :)   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on November 05, 2009, 02:52:11 PM
I think when we have only seen someone on screen we imagine them to be larger than life, a real big character, then it comes as a surprise to find that actors are very normal even quite ordinary people. Im always guilty of thinking famous people should be taller! I did get the impression though that he is very much liked, the girls were very enthuiastic in their praise.
Have been checking out WiC and Westeros where I notice that I have been described as a "delegation from Sean Bean Online". Little ol' me? Well, I suppose I do make a lot of noise, perhaps they thought there was more than one of me!  Im only just getting my voice back!! But I have been pimping our excellent site to the best of my ability! Its possible that Sean etc. were filming on Tuesday, as they didnt halt production just for a fan get-together, it is a shame he didnt make an appearance, as it was very relaxed and not at all intimidating.. well except for mad drunk women kissing everyone...
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on November 05, 2009, 03:26:41 PM
I'm glad that you had such a good time!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 05, 2009, 07:19:27 PM
He's supposed to be 5'10", but like everthing else, gravity does play havoc on  your body as you age, so he's likely to be closer to 5'9" by now.  Costumes and the camera add height and weight to a person's appearance.

Quote
very popular with pensioners!
This just makes me laugh.
 :mutley:



No surprise that he's endearing to pensioners - they're a lot 'safer' than people his own age and younger.  I suspect he likes them a great deal.

And I thought the consensus was he was closer to 5'11 than 5'10 . . . even with a half inch gone (and I'm only giving him a half inch because that's all I've lost and I have four compressed disks in my spine!) that's not going to get him close to 5'9!  Give the man his manly inch, Sable - I beg you!

I saw a picture of Esme Bianca - all those folks on the WiC blog talk about how TALL she is.  She's 5'8, so she must wear skyscraper heels! 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: hklett08 on November 05, 2009, 07:47:16 PM
quote from Lighty
Quote

No surprise that he's endearing to pensioners - they're a lot 'safer' than people his own age and younger.  I suspect he likes them a great deal.

I've noticed from the photos on WiC and Westeros that a lot of the GRRM book fans are young.  I think to them some of us here,  contemporaries of Sean, (myself included), may seem like "pensioners".    :oops:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 05, 2009, 08:51:26 PM
I've noticed from the photos on WiC and Westeros that a lot of the GRRM book fans are young.  I think to them some of us here,  contemporaries of Sean, (myself included), may seem like "pensioners".    :oops:

Also being in his cohort I have to say . . .

ARGGGGGGGHHHHHH.  Thanks BUNCHES, HK . . .  I just felt myself shrivel!   :rofl
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: hklett08 on November 07, 2009, 01:40:05 PM
Can't believe this - saw it on WiC and checked it out.  Game of Thrones, the TV series starring Sean Bean, the DVD already listed on Amazon.com.  You can sign up to be notified when available,  I just did.   :cupid

http://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-Harry-Lloyd/dp/B002IFT1ZA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1257622121&sr=1-1
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on November 07, 2009, 03:10:28 PM
Putting the cart before the horse, perhaps?   :catlaff
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on November 07, 2009, 03:11:36 PM
Looks like it. By the time it's out I'm sure we'll know all about it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on November 10, 2009, 10:53:11 AM
Report from a citizen blogger, another little Sean sighting in Belfast:

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I went out last night for my very first pub quiz and even though my team lost it was still loads of fun... they had about 7 or 8 teams and we came in 5th... and there were 6 rounds total. It was nice to get out and meet some people. I was in a team with 4 other girls and they were all very nice. When we were playing the game at The John Hewitt Pub, the girls in my group and I recognized 2 men at the bar having a pint... low and behold they were Sean Bean and Mark Addy. You might remember Sean from his roles in National Treasure, Lord of the Rings, and Silent Hill. Mr. Mark Addy was in The Full Monty, A Knights Tale and The Flintstones Viva Rock Vegas. Both of them were nice and I even got their autographs. All in all it was a nice fun night and I got to meet two famous people I wouldn't have met if I hadn't been out in Belfast. I talked with them for a bit and they told me they're in Belfast filming a pilot for a new HBO show called Game of Thrones. Cant wait to see how it turns out!


http://myworldlyexperiences.blogspot.com/2009/11/kickboxing-pub-quiz.html (http://myworldlyexperiences.blogspot.com/2009/11/kickboxing-pub-quiz.html)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on November 10, 2009, 11:34:28 AM
How nice for her.  :)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 10, 2009, 12:20:46 PM
Now that sounds just a teeny bit grinchy, Syl!   :rofl
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on November 10, 2009, 03:07:19 PM
Umm... actually, I didn't mean it to be grinchy at all!  I mean... that really was very nice for her.  Heh.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 10, 2009, 03:31:05 PM
Umm... actually, I didn't mean it to be grinchy at all!  I mean... that really was very nice for her.  Heh.

You're a good girl. :goodgrl2: :stars2:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on November 11, 2009, 04:41:29 PM
A bit of uplifting talk on WiC blog:

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In other news, the likelihood of a series order seems to grow ever more certain. The Hollywood Reporter's James Hibberd posted to his blog one of the photos from the Belfast signing. In the post he mentions that his sources are indicating that only if the producers "royally blow this pilot will the network fail to give it a green light." He adds to that in the comments, stating, "HBO realizes they have something special and are pretty stunned by the amount of online buzz this early."

And Sean will be a busy boy in that case:

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So, now you may be asking, if we get the green light, what kind of production schedule are we looking at? Well Ran from Westeros seems to have the answer. He has a source indicating that they plan to film for 30 weeks if they get the green light.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 11, 2009, 05:20:55 PM
Thirty weeks?  I guess that's about right for a full season . . . I wonder when they would start filming?  April, May do you think?

And I wonder what they promised him, contract wise - he hasn't tied himself to something for that long since - what - LOTR?  At least he's more or less 'home' with this one.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on November 11, 2009, 05:44:30 PM
If the pilot does do well and it becomes a series, I wonder how many shows will comprise a season?  I just looked at hbo.com, at their original series lineup.  I checked four different series.  One  had 10 shows per season, two had 12 shows per season, and one series, Entourage, was variable.  That one ranged from 8 shows to 20 shows per season, for the years it has been on.

I wonder if Game of Thrones will be more costly to produce, due to location shoots, and therefore they might not make as many episodes per season?  Costs would also depend on star power, and how much salary each of the actors will be getting.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on November 11, 2009, 11:51:39 PM
According to reports, the season will comprise 11 episodes and the pilot.  As for cost, apparently its costng them less to do it mainly in Ireland simply because there is an abundance of locations close in to Belfast to make it economical.  They simply go out in the morning and come back in at night.  The costly stuff is the built sets which they are doing a minimum of inside the Paint Hall and by using CGI like they did with the John Adams series. If they stay with the current practice of paying actors by the number of episodes they are in, then they will also be saving money.  The shooting schedule will take into consideration who will be needed for which episode.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on November 18, 2009, 06:58:25 AM
Nothing really new in this article, but it's a nice commentary.

http://www.airlockalpha.com/node/6894
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on December 16, 2009, 01:49:07 PM
Some more artwork:

http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2009/12/asides/cover-art-amazing-artwork-from-grrms-a-song-of-ice-and-fire/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+aidanmoher%2FeiaU+%28A+Dribble+of+Ink%29&utm_content=Twitter
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on December 16, 2009, 02:12:56 PM
Oh..awful! Very imposing and a great atmosphere.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on December 17, 2009, 10:02:53 AM
wonderful pics, and the first one, I'll never forget last monday....driving in the snow in the dark, I was very scary,
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on December 17, 2009, 02:39:25 PM
That's some great artwork!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on December 24, 2009, 03:21:18 AM
Found this tidbit that seems to suggest that HBO is looking to the future for GoT:
http://winter-is-coming.blogspot.com/2009/12/hbo-files-for-game-of-thrones-trademark.html (http://winter-is-coming.blogspot.com/2009/12/hbo-files-for-game-of-thrones-trademark.html)


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It appears that HBO has filed a trademark for Game of Thrones, specifically for merchandising. Here is the part of the document that deals with the trademark request. This document was filed on Dec. 9th. It looks like it is actually a renewal of a previous filing from back in June. There were 5 other similar applications, the only difference being the type of merchandise listed.

More information at: http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/HBO_Game_of_Thrones_Trademarks/ (http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/HBO_Game_of_Thrones_Trademarks/)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on December 24, 2009, 08:16:03 AM
Hopefully that means that HBO is thinking of more than just the pilot episode.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on December 25, 2009, 07:03:08 AM
Rather nice fan thingie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuaLht0kuAQ
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on December 25, 2009, 07:20:31 AM
Oh yes. That's really nice!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on December 25, 2009, 11:25:15 AM
Thanks for the link, Blue Jay.  That helps me get to know the cast better, since I am unfamiliar with some of them.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on January 01, 2010, 01:03:16 AM
Another favorable report (reposted from http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Entertainment_Weekly_on_Game_of_Thrones/ (http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Entertainment_Weekly_on_Game_of_Thrones/):

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December 31, 2009
Entertainment Weekly on Game of Thrones
In its latest issue, Entertainment Weekly makes a mention of HBO’s proposed Game of Thrones series in a column by Lynette Rice.  The article’s not up on the web, but the relevant excerpt has been provided by sharp-eyed reader AboutYeaHigh:

“... Meanwhile, HBO—which, like EW, is owned by Time Warner—is generating heat for a pilot it hasn’t even picked up yet: the network’s adaptation of the fantasy book A Game of Thrones, starring Sean Bean and Lena Headey. Filmed entirely on location in Ireland and Morocco, Thrones supposedly boasts a budget that rivals that of the famously lavish Rome, but HBO co-chairman Michael Lombardo is quick to point out that all the network’s shows have to meet high expectations—especially in light of stiff competition from the likes of Showtime and USA. “We are taking shots at shows that we wouldn’t have taken a shot at five years ago,” says Lombardo, who, with co-chairman Richard Plelper and entertainment president Sue Naegle, has developed an unprecedented number of pilots. “We opened our arms and invited people to come in and pitch things even if they didn’t think it was HBO. We stopped second-guessing ourselves.”

The suggestion that the budget rivals that of Rome—infamous for costing $100 million for its first season—is, suffice it to say, rather remarkable. It’s presented as a rumor, but for the most part expectations have been somewhat more down to earth. Could these rumors be true? It’ll be interesting to see what develops over time. More sobering, however, is the reminder that the series still has hurdles to pass—including a fairly full development slate at HBO which will leave executives making hard decisions about what to go forward with. The silver lining? Last we heard, insiders said that HBO was fairly sure to order a season, provided the executive producers Benioff and Weiss avoided any major missteps in producing the pilot.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on January 01, 2010, 08:22:43 AM
This link contains much of the same text, but has some different commentary at the end, relating to the budget comparisons with Rome.

http://winter-is-coming.blogspot.com/2009/12/entertainment-weekly-mentions-thrones.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on January 01, 2010, 01:05:24 PM
"any major missteps in producing the pilot" . . . goodness, me.  What might that include? 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on January 01, 2010, 02:36:53 PM
"any major missteps in producing the pilot" . . . goodness, me.  What might that include? 

Same thought here!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 15, 2010, 05:41:11 AM
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/news/a196581/hbos-game-of-thrones-nears-pickup.html 




http://www.thrfeed.com/2010/01/hbo-games-of-thrones-dailies-look-fantastic.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on January 15, 2010, 07:42:35 AM
That sounds like good news!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on January 15, 2010, 01:49:32 PM
Sounds like great news . . . I would, however, be interested in seeing this color 'pallet' that each house has apparently been given.  Is it a standard wooden pallet or more of a cargo pallet?  Did they paint the pallets in the colors of each house or do they just load large tubs of the colors on the pallets and dunk the individual actors costumes in them before they film?

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Also, like in the books, each family in the story will have its own color pallet for clothing and armor.

Spellcheck should never be used by people who don't know the definition of homophone.

I have a spelling checker,
It came with my PC;
It plainly marks four my revue
Mistakes I cannot sea.
I’ve run this poem threw it,
I’m sure you’re please too no,
It’s letter perfect in it’s weight,
My checker tolled me sew.
 :bang:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on January 15, 2010, 01:57:36 PM
Its beginning to sound like Sean will be extraordinarily busy this whole year.  Thrones will take quite a few months to get the principle photography in the can and then if, note the If, Clean Skin and Age of Heroes happens, he'll barely have any time to himself.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 15, 2010, 02:14:01 PM
He likes working doesn't he? And its very good for us fans.Lots to look forward to!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 15, 2010, 02:31:10 PM
There are always two sides of looking at something.   



http://io9.com/5448686/forget-about-fantasy-in-hbos-game-of-thrones-tv-show
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on January 15, 2010, 03:10:31 PM
Great.  Something new to read on a boring Friday.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on January 15, 2010, 03:13:28 PM


I have a spelling checker,
It came with my PC;
It plainly marks four my revue
Mistakes I cannot sea.
I’ve run this poem threw it,
I’m sure you’re please too no,
It’s letter perfect in it’s weight,
My checker tolled me sew.
 :bang:



Ooo, Lighty, I feel right at home now. That's exactly how my pupils write.



PS. And it's NOT what I teach them .....
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on January 15, 2010, 03:28:48 PM
So I went to http://winter-is-coming.blogspot.com/  because I haven't read it for a while... and there was a link to an ad published about the husky pups that were used as Direwolves...  http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/dogs/1025104

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featuring the famous actor SEAN BEAN aka the hobbit from Lord Of The Rings

SB as a furryfoot.  ROFL.  ROFL..  ROFL...
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on January 15, 2010, 03:30:31 PM
Good one, Lighty!!!!!!   :bluecat
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on January 15, 2010, 03:32:01 PM
You, tooooooo, Syl !!!!!!!!!  :hahaha:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on February 10, 2010, 02:46:09 PM
Belfast extras agency prepping for more Thrones:

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It seems that the extras agency that supplied the extras for the Game of Thrones pilot (and will likely do the same for the full series) is counting on a series pickup. Rimshot, who was an extra in the pilot, recently re-registered with the agency and said the questions they asked on this year’s registration form were quite different from years past.

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~Rimshot, ASOIAF forums member and GOT pilot extra:   I’ve re-registered for Extras NI for another year. I noticed the application form is slightly different this year. Normally it asks various general questions about your experiences (acting/sports/hobbies) and they use this to group people into skill sets in case a film needs a certain type. This year however there were more questions about horse-riding; combat training & experience in historical re-enactments etc. It seems that they are getting ready for potentially lots of work on GOT!

Winter Is Coming: Just another sign pointing to a series pick up. It does make me wonder though if HBO has already informed certain folks that the series is going to get picked up but they are just waiting to make the official announcement. Probably not. Probably just Extras NI doing the same thing we are all doing and assuming, based on what they’ve heard, that the show will be picked up and wanting to be prepared. Either way, this is a good sign.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on February 10, 2010, 02:51:13 PM
Merchandise info, from the mouth of GRRM himself:

Talking about the Valyrian Steel swords available:

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Unfortunately, the HBO swords will use different designs. The show has its own armorers, who will do their own original designs on the weapons and armor as seen in the series.

As to why you might want to buy these... well, for the same reason you might want to buy a Valyrian resin of Ned that does not look like Sean Bean, or a Dark Sword mini of Jon Snow that does not look like Kit Harington. Do you want a keepsake of the books, or of the TV show? If the show goes forward, you will have your choice.

Also, in the specific case of these swords, I retained the right to license out high-quality steel replica swords, and that license is held by Valyrian Steel. HBO has the right to license inexpensive toy replica swords. So if you'd prefer something made of plastic that you can pick up at Wal-Mart, that may indeed be available at a later date... and will look just like the weapons in the series.

HBO also has exclusive rights to do lunchboxes, key rings, and bobblehead dolls, among other things. It was a VERY long and complicated negotiation.

Bobblehead Ned Stark modelled after Sean?  HELL YEAH!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on February 10, 2010, 03:24:50 PM
ROFL... ROFL... ROFL... Weren't there Bobble-head Boromirs around somewhere too?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 18, 2010, 07:48:26 PM
My goodness, the fur is flying on the Winter-is-Coming blog after this comment:

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I should probably elaborate since I’m sure I’ll be attacked, but HBO just wasn’t as positive as they thought they would be. That doesn’t mean it won’t receive the light, but the show is so expensive that it just doesn’t bode well. I am told that Sean Bean is terrific, though.

Of course Sean was terrific, though!  :naughty:

If I had to guess, I'd say that the pilot is too many words and not enough 'action' to satisfy the HBO execs.  They'll add more sex and some heated pushing and shoving scenes and fix it, I'm sure.

The comments on the blog are a hoot - "he's a TROLL"!  As if somehow, someone cares enough to want to break the collective hearts of the fans.  Good grief.  These folks need to put away their GoT playing cards and get a life.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on February 18, 2010, 10:04:59 PM
And here we thought we were obsessed.   :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 18, 2010, 10:29:42 PM
At least our obsession is real, not fictional . . .  :loopy:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 26, 2010, 11:22:15 AM
Over on Winter is Coming  still rumours but  nice to read

 The acting terrific, Bean only has to give a look, it speaks a thousand words.

 Both reports also seem to agree that Sean Bean is on fire acting-wise in the pilot, which is at least encouraging

... but no, Bean's look does not say a thousand words. It's his performance in the crypts, his look at long deceased sister... well, I shan't say more.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 28, 2010, 03:12:24 PM
Seems like they are really expecting this to be green-lit (lighted?) . . .

http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/02/rumor-hbo-gearing-up-for-filming/#idc-cover

Who has posted over there?  We could mention that Sean is growing his beard again and really get them stirred up (not mentioning that he usually is growing some scruff between his bi-annual clean shaves . . .)

 :evillaugh
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on February 28, 2010, 03:26:34 PM
LoL, lighty.  

I'm a registered member, but I lurk.

Sable has posted there.

Oops sorry.  You're talking about the Blog, not the forums.  They are speculating like mad on the Forums as well.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on February 28, 2010, 03:47:09 PM
I made a post on the WiC blog and its linked to my Facebook page.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 02, 2010, 02:02:05 PM
http://www.thrfeed.com/2010/03/hbo-greenlights-game-of-thrones-.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 02, 2010, 02:12:00 PM
Clicking this link gave me a viruswarning. Don't know if it's dangerous. Norton caught it here.

Second try no problem and Sable has no problem either, so it maybe Norton's throwing a hissy fit.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 02, 2010, 02:19:05 PM
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/02/hbo-will-play-game-of-thrones/


http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2010/03/game-of-thrones-hbo-george-rr-martin-.html

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2010/03/hbo_greenlights_game_of_throne.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 02, 2010, 02:20:38 PM
 :snoopy:  :yippee:  :nananana:  :jammy:  :bunny:  :stars:  :pant:  :fireworks1:  :dancedance:  :catwalk  :dancingdeer
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Beanie006 on March 02, 2010, 02:22:38 PM
I am so happy for Sean and even happier for myself. I am really looking forward to this.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on March 02, 2010, 02:37:51 PM
Good news - now if they'll just post a production still of Sean as Eddard, Sable can replace the Zeus pic (which is very nice, but very stern and makes me feel like I've been called up to the head's office to explain why I smacked the end of the teeter-totter onto that mean boy's head . . .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 02, 2010, 02:42:19 PM
Good news - now if they'll just post a production still of Sean as Eddard, Sable can replace the Zeus pic (which is very nice, but very stern and makes me feel like I've been called up to the head's office to explain why I smacked the end of the teeter-totter onto that mean boy's head . . .

Now, now,  :goodgrl2:  Be patient, Lighty, we'll soon have a Ca$h banner up as we countdown to the Ca$h US premiere.

And Parris, GRRM's Sig other, says that they will have some production stills available soon.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on March 02, 2010, 02:50:06 PM
Good news - now if they'll just post a production still of Sean as Eddard, Sable can replace the Zeus pic (which is very nice, but very stern and makes me feel like I've been called up to the head's office to explain why I smacked the end of the teeter-totter onto that mean boy's head . . .

Now, now,  :goodgrl2:  Be patient, Lighty, we'll soon have a Ca$h banner up as we countdown to the Ca$h US premiere.

And Parris, GRRM's Sig other, says that they will have some production stills available soon.

Oh, goodie! :bravo: *waits* *waits* 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on March 02, 2010, 04:00:43 PM
Clicking this link gave me a viruswarning. Don't know if it's dangerous. Norton caught it here.

me too but i'm afraid i didn't  give it a second try!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 02, 2010, 04:10:04 PM
Well, Sable didn't have a problem so I ventured again and the second time nothing happened.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on March 02, 2010, 04:37:22 PM
 :stars: WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!!!!!! :stars: :fireworks1: :fireworks1: :stars: I CAN HARDLY WAIT!!!!!!!!!  :stars:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Eve on March 02, 2010, 04:47:27 PM
I LOVE this series of books!  Sean will be a perfect Ned Stark.  I just wish Ned was around a bit longer.  Maybe HBO picking up the series will light a fire under the ass of George RR Martin to get the next book out already!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 03, 2010, 12:11:43 AM
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/03/novelist-george-rr-martin-reacts-to-news-of-hbos-pickup-of-game-of-thrones-with-a-happy-dance.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 03, 2010, 07:32:53 AM
I didn't see this yesterday, but I was so happy to read about it in the Google alert that I got this morning!  HBO will have 10 episodes--I hope that Sean will be in all of them!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on March 03, 2010, 10:53:11 AM
This is just the best news, am over the frikken moon!! Have just been over on GRRMs LJ squeeing all over the place, he's inundated with congratulations!! So happy for everyone involved, especially young Maisie and Sophie the gorgeous little Stark girls, looks like they'll be back in Belfast filming during the school holidays!!

(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/2009_1104GRRM0017.jpg)

Me chatting to the girls back in November.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Eve on March 03, 2010, 04:37:21 PM
This is just the best news, am over the frikken moon!! Have just been over on GRRMs LJ squeeing all over the place, he's inundated with congratulations!! So happy for everyone involved, especially young Maisie and Sophie the gorgeous little Stark girls, looks like they'll be back in Belfast filming during the school holidays!!

(http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/missmaura_album/Game%20of%20Thrones/2009_1104GRRM0017.jpg)

Me chatting to the girls back in November.

The little one is just how I pictured Arya in the books.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 03, 2010, 05:46:21 PM
Absolutely.  Maisie is just perfect for Arya!  I can just hear her now "Stick'em with the pointy end".  That little girl is going to be a big star by the end of the series.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: RnRPaintGrL on March 04, 2010, 02:10:24 AM
I can't wait for promo stills to come out!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on March 04, 2010, 02:19:24 AM
10 episodes ..that's just brilliant. HBO is really something I'm looking forward to see.

Particular been posted before:
http://winter-is-coming.net/cast-crew/

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Sean Bean as Eddard Stark

What does WiC think: Superb actor. Carries a lot of “geek cred” and has a significant fanbase.
What do the fans think: Excited to have a big name (and talented) actor. A few think he is too old or isn’t quite what they had in mind, looks-wise.
What do the producers think: “He was Boromir and he was Sharpe, he was terrific in both roles, and in a hundred other parts besides. I can’t imagine a better Ned.” -GRRM
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 04, 2010, 08:14:24 AM
I'm so glad that I subscribe to HBO.  I think this will really be something to see.  I guess that they will have a new episode each week?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on March 04, 2010, 11:26:08 AM
I've also receive this alert today in spanish, and HBO we see in spain, in digital plus, and it's said next 2.011, waiting for it
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 04, 2010, 01:19:22 PM
30 weeks of filming?   Wow!  Shooting schedule and some locations:

http://www.iftn.ie/?act1=record&only=1&aid=73&rid=4282905&tpl=archnewshome (http://www.iftn.ie/?act1=record&only=1&aid=73&rid=4282905&tpl=archnewshome)

Lady Jane, are you ready for some roadtrips?    :mutley:




BBC video about filming in N. Ireland:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/8548527.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/8548527.stm)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 04, 2010, 02:42:40 PM
That's a long filming schedule!  I couldn't remember if it had been stated before how long the episodes would be, but I see now that each one will be an hour long.  Thanks for the links.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on March 05, 2010, 02:43:33 AM
Sounds very promising. Concidering the huge fanbase I'm sure it'll be released on DVD later.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 05, 2010, 04:18:09 AM
According to Nikolay Coster Waldau in an interview on WiC ,filming starts July 1.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on March 09, 2010, 04:11:56 AM
I don't know if this is already posted but I found it in my mail account this morning.

http://gameofthrones.org/gallery/index.php?cat=2

If it's old forget about it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 09, 2010, 08:53:04 AM
I don't remember seeing that before.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on March 09, 2010, 09:19:49 AM
Oh, that's new.  And nicely done too.  :)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on March 09, 2010, 10:18:39 AM
thanks mike
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 09, 2010, 11:00:11 AM
That site started up back when they were doing the pilot and they have been "borrowing" pics from everywhere ever since.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 10, 2010, 10:13:35 PM
Nice little tidbit of information from the Westeros Blog:
Quote
It also reminds us that Jeremy Woodhead, listed as make-up artist and hair designer for the pilot, has an extensive career, including major films such as The Lord of the Rings and Munich.

Hopefully, he remembered what do do about long hair and a beard on Sean so he won't look like he's got a horse's tail glued to his head.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on March 11, 2010, 03:08:37 AM
As long as his long hair is clean, so his clothes. I guess he will look like in Black Death.

(When will he play a good looking doc again  :arrrgh:)

Oh wait there is another opportunity, he could look like Robert Aske. I wouldn't mind.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 11, 2010, 05:18:11 AM
Quote
The demand for suitably hairy extras was so great that some had to be recruited from local heavy metal message boards.

        




http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/8553079.stm

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on March 11, 2010, 05:37:43 AM
Could you please check the link, patch. Seems there is something missing at the end and therefore it doesn't work.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 11, 2010, 05:44:11 AM
Sorry,fixed it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on March 11, 2010, 09:27:53 AM
Quote
The demand for suitably hairy extras was so great that some had to be recruited from local heavy metal message boards.

        

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/8553079.stm



Suitably hairy extras.  ROFL... ROFL... ROFL...
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 12, 2010, 12:30:32 PM
CALL FOR CREW on GAME OF THRONES




http://northernirelandscreen.co.uk/page.asp?id=239
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 14, 2010, 12:09:29 AM

                                                         
This was posted on WiC,nice fanart.There are some new ones of SB I believe.

                                   



http://7kingdoms.ru/2009/postery-fejki-igry-prestolov/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on March 14, 2010, 11:42:42 AM

                                                         
This was posted on WiC,nice fanart.There are some new ones of SB I believe.

http://7kingdoms.ru/2009/postery-fejki-igry-prestolov/

Thanks, patch.  Some interesting interpretations - we could do a 10 second "Name the film that they took that photo from" with all the SB pics!

I wonder why no one seems to have done any more mockups of Tyrion, beyond the first one?  Too much work to make him look like his description in the book?  (It's a shame the character is described with such attention to detail - Peter Dinkledge may be short, but he's very attractive and they're going to make him look hideous!)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 14, 2010, 01:00:55 PM
5 seconds, Lighty ....
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on March 14, 2010, 01:12:12 PM
ROFL.  Bluejay is right.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on March 14, 2010, 02:48:32 PM
I was being generous to the newBeans - if we oldsters (as fans, not age!) can't do it in 5 or less, we need to turn in our SBOCD card!

 :loopy:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 14, 2010, 06:09:02 PM
But they were REALLY easy!!!!!!!!

 :snoopy:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on March 14, 2010, 11:07:43 PM
But they were REALLY easy!!!!!!!!

 :snoopy:

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h81/Lyneille/SB/sbocdcard.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 15, 2010, 08:18:19 AM
 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 19, 2010, 02:21:37 PM
Fairley to replace Ehle in HBO's 'Thrones'


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i21cea1586dd4edf533b1d96d3d3b5d32



http://winter-is-coming.net/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on March 19, 2010, 02:44:33 PM
Interesting!!  I looooooved Jennifer Ehle in Pride and Prejudice and was looking forward to her playing opposite SB.  :hum: I don't know this new actress, so it is hard to judge  :hum:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 19, 2010, 03:13:26 PM
Fairley plays Hermione Granger's mum in the Harry Potter films.  She's 46.  5 years older than Ehle and closer to Sean's age.  Very reputable working Irish actress with an impressive filmography, mostly telly, but much longer than Ehle's.  She's played the range from period costume drama to modern telly drama with a lot of theater work.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on March 19, 2010, 03:59:00 PM
Hmm - someone on the WiC blog commented that GRRM had suggested that he had gotten a couple of pieces of bad news.  I wonder if this was one of them (not that it's bad news, I suspect she's probably a better choice overall - I admit I was having a little trouble seeing Ehle playing the part.  Catlyn Stark has STONES - Ehle seemed a little weak for the role.)

Still, if this was one of the things he was referring to, I wonder what the other might be??   :backout
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 19, 2010, 04:12:57 PM
Quote from grrm on Not a Blog
Quote
Plus bad news on various fronts that I cannot talk about.
 
 



http://grrm.livejournal.com/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on March 19, 2010, 04:25:03 PM
Quote from grrm on Not a Blog
Quote
Plus bad news on various fronts that I cannot talk about.
 
 



http://grrm.livejournal.com/

Gives me the willies . . . (http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/scared/scared0016.gif)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on March 19, 2010, 08:46:52 PM
Quote from grrm on Not a Blog
Quote
Plus bad news on various fronts that I cannot talk about.
 
 



http://grrm.livejournal.com/

This seems a bit ominous  :backout
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on March 20, 2010, 01:17:34 PM
 :agreed:, Sable,  :agreed:  I just took a look at Michelle Fairley's CV and it is quite impressive.  And I had seen her -- in Inspector Morse, Lovejoy, and Lark Rise to Candleford, just hadn't looked for a name in the credits.   :hum: Maybe this could be a good thing.  Lighty is right that the character of Catelyn has to have STONES; this actress may be less of a "pretty face" than Jennifer Ehle and have more acting "chops".

At least it's not  :bride: or any other very young (and, really,  :bride: no longer qualifies for the term "young", either by looks or by chronology :wellll:) blond, as was the case with the last two Sharpes (maybe  :bride: had something to do with the casting change  :hum: :naughty:).  I wonder how SB feels about the change -- making his wife someone older  :evillaugh :sooobad
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 20, 2010, 02:09:50 PM
 :bride: has no say whatsoever. Just imagine ...... No film would ever be made anywhere if the spouses could have a say in who was to be cast.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on March 20, 2010, 02:18:17 PM
I know, BJ, I know!!!  But I do like to think about  :bride:'s any potential discomforture, especially after seeing those clips of her "stunning" "performance" in Robin Hood  :sooobad
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 20, 2010, 03:02:59 PM
 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Eve on March 20, 2010, 09:51:40 PM
Quote from grrm on Not a Blog
Quote
Plus bad news on various fronts that I cannot talk about.
 
 



http://grrm.livejournal.com/

He needs to spend less time on his Blog and more time on his books!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on March 21, 2010, 09:50:03 AM
 Good point, Eve! 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Eve on March 21, 2010, 07:53:23 PM
I just hope he stays healthy.  I'd hate (God forbid) for him to kick the bucket without finishing up the series. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 21, 2010, 11:26:00 PM
Another good point, Eve.  Fans of the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan were lucky to have found an author who could write very much like Jordan to finish up that series after Jordan passed away.  But, given the complexity of the ASOIAF series I doubt fans would be so lucky should they lose GRRM.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Annie on March 22, 2010, 12:02:17 PM

It's Monday, I'm struggling with work and reading the above has started nme thinking - always dangerous!

Ian McKellan has talked about the Hobbit on his website (the BBC have picked up on the fact that filming on the 2 parter starts in July) and that 'a lot of old friends will be reunited' -  especially, it seems, for part 2 which will be a bridge between the Hobbit proper and LOTR.

I realise that I'm adding 2 and 2 together and coming up with 46 but is there a possibility that SB may be contemplating  pulling out of one to do the other?  I've got no idea whether it's possible or not, my brain is just coming up with these random thoughts.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 22, 2010, 01:34:49 PM
Its already been mentioned that the "younger" characters, and comparatively speaking, Boromir is younger, may only make cameo appearances, if any at all and would likely be played by someone much younger.  Boromir was human afterall.  GoT filming is beginning in June and runs thru November.  Nikolaj Coster Waldau doesn't have to be on set until July.  I'm sure they have a master plan for when each member of the extensive cast has to be present and  I'm sure he knows exactly when he has to be there and has plenty of time to fill.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 22, 2010, 02:06:32 PM
AS he likes to keep busy,maybe  this is something to do while filming in Ireland.     
Quote
A CONTEMPORARY version of Camelot is heading to TV from the same US TV channel responsible for controversial epic, Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

Based on Thomas Malory’s 15th Century compilation, Le Morte d’Arthur, the 10-episode series aims to [re]-“tell the universal story of Camelot on a global scale”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Casting is currently under way with a view to commencing production in June in Ireland, where both The Tudors and HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones, starring Sean Bean, are filmed.
 


http://www.indielondon.co.uk/TV-Review/contemporary-camelot-heading-to-tv
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on March 22, 2010, 02:16:05 PM
Given SB's recent penchant for piggy-backing shootings (i.e., the South Africa pair), that would be an interesting possibility.  I'd love to see him in something of Camelot!!!

Besides, it would keep him away from  :bride: and give us more projects to look forward to.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Annie on March 23, 2010, 09:17:20 AM
I knew someone on here would have a sensible answer to my brain wanderings!!

A Camelot project sounds good - the other half is keen on anything Arthurian so there wouldn't be a problem trying to watch it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 24, 2010, 01:04:03 AM


From Not A Blog
Quote
There's more news, both bad and good, on several different fronts, none of which I am at liberty to talk about just now. Soon, maybe.
 





http://grrm.livejournal.com/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on March 24, 2010, 10:06:28 AM
 :hum: Interesting  :hum: <ominous music playing>  :backout
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Annie on March 24, 2010, 12:14:29 PM
I wish he'd stop telling us all that there's bad news and then saying he can't tell what it is !!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 24, 2010, 12:20:44 PM
Well, he's a writer and he's great at cliffhangers.

 :loopy:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 24, 2010, 12:41:37 PM
Quote
Do yourself a favour: Don’t read this bookDubbed the ‘American Tolkien,’ George R.R. Martin is four books into one of the best fantasy series of all time. The problem? An angry contingent of fans who are afraid he’ll leave them hanging 





http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/article/784607--do-yourself-a-favour-don-t-read-this-book
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Eve on March 24, 2010, 06:04:38 PM
Those books are like crack...can't stop reading them and keep coming back for more.  I found out that the friend that got me hooked on this series never even finished the series.  After The Red Wedding, she threw the book across the room and has not read any since.  I keep telling her she MUST pick it back up!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on March 24, 2010, 06:24:06 PM
Teehee... Eve - that sounds like me.  But I care for books better than that, although I *was* ready to throw them across the room.  It had been years since I read the first 2, so when I did re-read them, I remembered why I stopped in the first place.  LoL.  I have to be in the right mood to read them.  He's an excellent writer, but life is depressing enough not to have to read about more depressing stuff.  Especially book 2.. urgh. I don't need to read about Sansa's humiliation all over again.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Eve on March 24, 2010, 08:05:20 PM
I have the four books, and I had to have them in Hardback.  THEN...I put them all on my Kindle. 

Re-reading them, I find myself yelling at the text saying..."DON'T GO NED!! DON'T DO IT!  STAY AT WINTERFELL!!!"
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on March 25, 2010, 12:10:15 AM
Re-reading them, I find myself yelling at the text saying..."DON'T GO NED!! DON'T DO IT!  STAY AT WINTERFELL!!!"

OMG...  Yes!  After I re-read the first.  I was soooo mad all over again!  LOL!  I was ranting to all who'd listen... "Aaaargh!  NOW I remember why I got so mad at him and stopped reading after the 2nd book."
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 26, 2010, 04:40:25 AM
I wish he'd stop telling us all that there's bad news and then saying he can't tell what it is !!!!!!!!!!!!




I absolutely agree with you, Annie.  He's risking his life saying stuff like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 26, 2010, 08:08:58 AM
Over on WiC there's speculation about recasting for the role of Daenarys.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 30, 2010, 05:49:21 PM
I think some of the bad news may be that FX Producer Julia Frey, the person who was tweeting from the location shoots, is not returning for the full season.  Also, Robert Stromberg is unlikely to be back due to his recent success with Avatar and Alice in Wonderland has left him highly in demand for big-budget filmwork.

A piece of good news is that Gemma Jackson, award-winning production designer, is returning to resume those duties  after having done so for the pilot.  She had not been contracted beyond the pilot.  She has now signed on for the series.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on April 03, 2010, 06:07:01 PM
A bit more info on the "bad" news:

 Daenerys Casting Resumes   (http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Daenerys_Casting_Resumes/)  

and extras are advised to get hairy:

  Production busy looking for actors and crew  (http://winter-is-coming.net/)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on April 03, 2010, 08:21:31 PM
Thanks for the links.  I see that the men who are extras need to stay hairy and bearded until January 2011.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 05, 2010, 09:45:03 AM
http://grrm.livejournal.com/

George RR Martin Podcast



http://www.gamershavenpodcast.com/eparchive/interview009georgerrmartin.mp3
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 12, 2010, 03:25:21 PM


Quote
EXPERT CREATES LANGUAGE FOR NEW HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES 


http://www.bscreview.com/2010/04/hbos-a-game-of-thrones-time-to-learn-dothraki/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on April 12, 2010, 04:35:27 PM
ROFL... ROFL... ROFL...

Quote
the ultimate sign of making it in the nerd kingdom–our own secret language!

But... Dothraki love sonnets?  Dothraki??  Love sonnets???

Lessee...

I bring you the skull of my enemy
Encrusted with his entrails
Fresh dripping blood.

No wait... that's the Klingon love sonnet.  Although I'd say the Dothraki wasn't far behind.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on April 12, 2010, 05:34:37 PM
ROFL... ROFL... ROFL...

But... Dothraki love sonnets?  Dothraki??  Love sonnets???

Lessee...

I bring you the skull of my enemy
Encrusted with his entrails
Fresh dripping blood.

No wait... that's the Klingon love sonnet.  Although I'd say the Dothraki wasn't far behind.

ROFL . . .

I suspect the Dothraki sonnet would include at least one reference to mounting one's love like a stallion would a mare!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on April 12, 2010, 05:44:16 PM
Ooohhh...

most beautiful of women,
follow the tracks of the sheep
and graze your young goats
by the tents of the shepherds.

I liken you, my darling, to a mare
harnessed to one of the great chariots of war
And would mount you like a rampaging stallion . . .


(Yes... if you didn't get where I paraphrased some of this ... Song of Songs.)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Dusty on April 12, 2010, 07:17:32 PM
I thought it sounded familiar. Good old King Solomon, who knew he was Dothraki?
 :hum: I guess that explains the vast numbers of wives and concubines...

Ooohhh...

most beautiful of women,
follow the tracks of the sheep
and graze your young goats
by the tents of the shepherds.

I liken you, my darling, to a mare
harnessed to one of the great chariots of war
And would mount you like a rampaging stallion . . .


(Yes... if you didn't get where I paraphrased some of this ... Song of Songs.)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Annie on April 13, 2010, 04:02:17 AM

I need to read these books !!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 13, 2010, 07:58:11 AM
Dothraki

Want to know what Dothraki sounds like? Here's a taste


http://conlang.org/dothraki/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on April 13, 2010, 01:02:12 PM
Ooohhh...

most beautiful of women,
follow the tracks of the sheep
and graze your young goats
by the tents of the shepherds.

I liken you, my darling, to a mare
harnessed to one of the great chariots of war
And would mount you like a rampaging stallion . . .

Ohhh, Syl........ :shocked :not  :hahaha:


(Yes... if you didn't get where I paraphrased some of this ... Song of Songs.)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on April 13, 2010, 02:50:54 PM
Sample audio for spoken Dothraki:

http://conlang.org/dothraki/ (http://conlang.org/dothraki/)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on April 13, 2010, 03:32:15 PM
Sable, Patch already posted that link!!!!!  :quiet:

 :mean:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 29, 2010, 01:12:43 PM
Quote
Some scenes from the pilot will have to be reshot thanks to cast changes: HBO has confirmed that the role of an exiled noblewoman, Daenerys Targaryen, is being recast and Tamzin Merchant will not play that role in the series



http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2010/04/game-of-thrones-george-r-r-martin.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on April 29, 2010, 03:03:06 PM
I'm a bit relieved that they are recasting the Dany role. I've been watching Tamzin Merchant as the doomed Katherine Howard in The Tudors and she's really pretty dire.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on April 29, 2010, 03:41:26 PM
 :agreed:, Sable  :agreed:  I don't think she has the chops for the role.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Annie on April 30, 2010, 07:13:13 AM

I'd thought she was a bit insipid in the Tudors given she was playing Katherine Howard.  You've just motivated me to look her up and I've just realised that she was Georgiana in Pride and Prejudice which has to be the most insipid role ever.   You've also just reminded me that I must go and hunt for the books so I can find out about all these characters.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 21, 2010, 11:04:57 PM
Quote
HBO's "Game of Thrones" has recast the role of Daenerys Targaryen.

Last month, I reported that Tamzin Merchant, who originally had been cast as Daenerys, had left the project.

I can exclusively report that actress Emilia Clarke has been cast in the role of the exiled noblewoman in the fantasy drama.


http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2010/05/game-of-thrones-hbo.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on May 22, 2010, 11:46:47 AM
Hmm - wonder how well she'll work as a crystal blonde?  Her CV says she has blue eyes, but she definitely doesn't have a blonde complexion. 

I await the unhingement of the GoT fans on the Winter is Coming blog . . .  :backout  :evillaugh
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on May 22, 2010, 11:57:23 AM
 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on May 22, 2010, 01:38:50 PM
 :hahaha: :hahaha:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 25, 2010, 09:00:45 AM
Quote
Game Of Thrones

What's the deal? HBO fantasy based on George RR Martin's epic A Song Of Fire And Ice novels. Sean Bean and Lena Headey are on board already.

How Lost is it? One of Lost's successes was slipping sci-fi concepts onto mainstream TV - so could Game Of Thrones do the same for fantasy? It's a much harder sell for a mainstream audience, as it's pretty obvious what's up when you're waving a big sword around. But if it can raise the genre to Sopranos-levels of intrigue, it might work.

Will it fill the Lost hole? It sounds like it's going to be a more cerebral, fantasy version of Spartacus: Blood And Sand (ie not so much of the blood/guts/whoops my toga's fallen off); that said, the HBO tag suggests it'll be a high quality production.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/may/25/after-lost-what-now
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on May 25, 2010, 11:45:19 AM
Two problems with this "journalist's" article:  One, he's comparing apples to oranges by attempting to compare everything to Lost.  Personally, I found Lost a bit too gimicky and I could never get invested in any of the characters.  They just weren't that interesting.  Two, he obviously knows NOTHING about GoT and is making some pretty insipid assumptions about it.  I think that anyone like him that was so deeply mired in Lost is going to find fault with just about everything that's coming out next year.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on May 25, 2010, 12:27:44 PM
Well - the media elevated Lost to icon status (I watched the first episode, was bored to tears, didn't go back - read the synopsis of the finale in the Daily Fail yesterday and determined I made the correct choice six years ago).

They have done the same thing with Sex & the City . . . elevated a basically mediocre program with mediocre actors to icon status.  It's probably a good thing that this reviewer is more of a Lost fan than S&tC - imagine what the comparison would have looked like then!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on May 25, 2010, 12:53:50 PM

Everything you ever needed to know about Lost:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-DShnvNNv0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-DShnvNNv0)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on May 25, 2010, 01:58:13 PM
I actually watched a bit of the Lost finale ( :wellll:, since Lost only required an occasional look-in to satisfy one's morbid curiosity, I spent most of my time on Masterpiece Mystery, bouncing off and on to Apprentice to see who won [ :bravo:, Bret!!!]) -- my reaction:  :wtf?:  Lost was always a bit over-complicated and self-serving; most of the "loose ends" (more like, failed plotlines) were left unresolved; the defeating of the Smoke Monster was ridiculously slap-dash -- done in by an oversized bath-stopper and a gun :huh???: :serious   At least Seinfeld (which I also disliked) owned up to making something out of nothing; Lost was much more pretentious.  It's ending is almost as much of a slap in the face to fans as was that of St. Elsewhere (which I had liked).
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 09, 2010, 04:41:39 PM
http://grrm.livejournal.com/155522.html



GRRM adds in the comments that the official start date for filming is July 26.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 13, 2010, 07:28:43 AM
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Interesting tweet from HBO.Tuning in for tomorrow’s #TrueBlood premiere? Turn your TV on at 8:45 for a very special pre-show no HBO fan will want to miss. #GOT


http://winter-is-coming.net/



http://grrm.livejournal.com/155947.html
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... be sure and watch the third season premiere of TRUE BLOOD tonight, for a little taste of what's coming on HBO, including (yes) A GAME OF THRONES.

In fact, you might want to tune in fifteen minutes early, to catch the pre-premiere feature. I'm not exactly sure when the GOT teaser will run. Before the pre-show, as part of the pre-show, between the pre-show and premiere... I'll be TIVOing the whole shebang myself.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 13, 2010, 03:48:31 PM
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2010/06/game-of-thrones-hbo.html

Word began leaking out last night -- via a tweet from HBO -- that we'll be getting our first look at "Game of Thrones" tonight on HBO.

Today, on HBO's Facebook page, the network said this: "Tonight, turn to HBO at 8:45 ET/PT for a very special 'True Blood' pre-show and get a taste of what's to come on 'Hung,' 'Entourage,' 'Bored to Death,' 'Eastbound and Down' and our newest dramas, 'Boardwalk Empire' and 'Game of Thrones.'"

George R.R. Martin, author of the book series on which the upcoming "Thrones" adaption is based, confirmed that HBO will show a trailer Sunday night.


Check back here later tonight for the trailer, which I will post here as soon as I can. By the way, I've asked HBO if the "Thrones" trailer will be accessible to those outside the United States. I haven't gotten a definitive answer yet, but if I do, I'll update this post. 


And if I may, I'd like to inject a note of caution here: Based on what I've heard from my sources about the trailer, I don't expect to see tons of footage from "Thrones." As noted in this story about two "Thrones" roles that were recast, there will be reshoots when production on the drama gets underway in Northern Ireland in July. From what I hear, it sounds like tonight's trailer will be a brief glimpse of what's to come. But hey, as far as I'm concerned, any peek at "Thrones" is welcome
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 13, 2010, 08:50:30 PM
http://www.airlockalpha.com/node/752

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/got061310.jpg)  



http://www.hbo.com/#/global-video/index.html/eNrjcmbOYC5kztcsy0xJzXfMS8ypLMlMds7PK0mtKFHPz0mBCQUkpqf6JeamsnmXZaaW22bmpaRWqKVl5pSkFtmmA8VVjVzy04BESUZRfl5qMScjIxsQAgA0Nx+d


http://www.hitfix.com/articles/2010-6-13-watch-hbo-teases-game-of-thrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 13, 2010, 09:24:47 PM
http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/06/hbo-airs-game-of-thrones-teaser-trailer/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/634424_GOT_HS_Nov02_DSC5534.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 13, 2010, 09:44:45 PM
Some stills       http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/06/hbo-airs-game-of-thrones-teaser-trailer/#idc-cover  

http://img809.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=67853045.jpg

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/73357538.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on June 13, 2010, 09:54:51 PM
 :damnit

 :giveup

I was FINALLY RECOVERING FROM MY SBOCD.

*mutter*

excuse me - I need to go lie down.

HMMOG he looks good.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on June 13, 2010, 10:27:38 PM
I started watching HBO at 8:45 and had just about given up on seeing anything from GoT since it was 9:00 and time for True Blood to come on.  Then I saw that scene of the forest and heard the lovely words "Winter is coming".  It was very brief, but still exciting.

Do you really want to recover from your SBOCD, lighty?  He does look good!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on June 13, 2010, 10:45:29 PM
Not really,  MF - though it would be healthier.

Adjusted the saturation on the photo to give him a little more colour (this is a thumbnail - click click):

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h81/Lyneille/SB/th_8e0821eb.jpg) (http://s62.photobucket.com/albums/h81/Lyneille/SB/?action=view&current=8e0821eb.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on June 14, 2010, 12:40:02 AM
Just when you think you're finally getting away from him, he goes and sucks you right back in. 
 :pant:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on June 14, 2010, 06:37:30 AM
 :damnit
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on June 14, 2010, 08:22:46 AM
WoW!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: ladyblue on June 14, 2010, 08:59:00 AM
 :fanning:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on June 14, 2010, 11:32:45 AM
There's also a 20 second clip now up at HBO.com  :lovesick:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 14, 2010, 03:36:14 PM
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More than a few fans have said that the trailer's first glimpse of Sean Bean as "Thrones" lead character Eddard "Ned" Stark looks just as they pictured him from the medieval novels




http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/06/game-of-thrones-winter-teaser-sets-fans-on-fire.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on June 14, 2010, 07:41:27 PM
   :wellll:  Well, of course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 14, 2010, 10:16:00 PM
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This is sword and sorcery fantasy of the highest order and the casting of Bean in this sort of material is - in my mind - an absolute slam dunk. He's perfect for it. Combine that with the sort of resources that HBO sunk into Rome and Deadwood and this could very well be the best piece of serious minded fantasy to hit the small screen ever. True, there's not a lot of competition for that particular title, but you get my meaning. Check the tease below.


http://twitchfilm.net/news/2010/06/hbo-hoping-game-of-thrones-is-to-fantasy-what-deadwood-was-to-the-western.php
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 15, 2010, 11:36:18 AM
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George R.R. Martin Changes Blog Policy After Game of Thrones Adaptation Teaser Is Released



http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/adaptation/george_rr_martin_changes_blog_policy_after_game_of_thrones_adaptation_teaser_is_released_164677.asp
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on June 15, 2010, 12:10:30 PM
I read his blog this morning and he explained it all nicely and it really does make a lot of sense.  Book fans have other places to go and talk about it to their hearts content, but GRRM's blog will be one of the first places where first time fans will likely start out on the web when searching for info.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 16, 2010, 01:29:54 PM
New casting call for extras Got. http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/06/call-for-thrones-extras-goes-out/

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MEN aged 16 -90 that are either:
HAIRY!!! with long hair or hair with a bit of length in it (NO SHORT HAIR)
MEN WITH BEARDS and facial hair!
MEN WITH SWARTHY SKIN and DARK HAIR and if possible LONG DARK HAIR and/or MEN WITH EITHER A MEDITERRANEAN, HISPANIC, MIXED RACE OR LATIN LOOK ABOUT THEM.

WOMEN aged 16-90 that have LONG HAIR that is a NATURAL COLOUR – no modern dyes or highlights please.

WOMEN WITH SWARTHY SKIN and DARK HAIR and if possible LONG DARK HAIR and/or WOMEN WITH EITHER A MEDITERRANEAN, HISPANIC, MIXED RACE OR LATIN LOOK ABOUT THEM.

BOTH men & women, aged 16 -90 with interesting, timeless, unusual and quirky CHARACTER faces and anyone with MEDIEVAL SKILLS.

We are also looking for AMPUTEES.

We do NOT need any children under 16. And you must be based in NORTHERN IRELAND.

…………………
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on June 17, 2010, 03:26:21 AM
Maybe they need a PP as well.  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 17, 2010, 06:05:35 AM
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Starstruck amputees are being offered a golden opportunity to be on television.

A Northern Ireland casting company is looking for amputees to take part in epic fantasy adventure series, Game of Thrones, which is being filmed in Belfast


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/northern_ireland/10339677.stm
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on June 17, 2010, 06:36:15 AM
Do they need brain-dead as well.  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on June 17, 2010, 03:31:16 PM
Mike!!!   :face :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on June 19, 2010, 04:00:20 AM
I know a few shalgerson. Can't give details at the moment.  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on June 19, 2010, 10:11:58 AM
I think we all know a few brain dead people.  No one here, of course.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: shalgerson on June 19, 2010, 03:39:14 PM
So do I, Mike, so do I!!!!!!!!!!   :evillaugh     :backout
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 01, 2010, 01:49:07 PM
Some one on Winter Is Coming started a Game of thrones focused Wiki.

http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/07/quick-hits-paperbacks-and-horseback/

http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Game_of_Thrones_Wiki
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 07, 2010, 09:54:50 AM
Will being recast, prologue will be reshot

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It seems that in addition to having to reshoot all of the scenes from the pilot with Catelyn and Dany, HBO has decided to reshoot the prologue as well.


http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/07/will-being-recast-prologue-will-be-reshot/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 11, 2010, 02:59:12 PM
THere's a discussion going on WIC about whether or not the actors have read the books.
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If I were to bet on any actor being the least likely to have read the books, it would be Bean (not that it's also possible he would've read them, I just doubt it). The more experienced actors have probably been through this rodeo many times (Bean even apparently had to be seriously wooed into becoming involved in this project, according to GRRM). Actors like Bean and Headey maybe read the books behind movies or shows they made when they were younger actors, or, then again, maybe not. Some people just aren't big readers. I wonder if Bean has ready any of the 'Sharpe' novels. I wouldn't be surprised if he hadn't.  



http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/07/lena-headey-talks-thrones/#idc-container
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on July 11, 2010, 06:25:11 PM
Sable I just read your post on that site. Please post it here as well, because I (and other people ) totality agree with you!!!
Sean is very humble and an avid reader!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 11, 2010, 06:33:46 PM
Lasue, just put up the link so others can comment if they like.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on July 11, 2010, 07:29:49 PM
I'll agree with the two questioners, Sable!  Where did you hear that he was unsure of his ability (to perform a role that is probably the least 'complicated' of any of the major characters in the novels and which is, frankly, fairly simplistic and straightforward).

Did he actually say that?  It sounds like something he might say - while doing his 'aw, shucks ma'am - I'm no expert, really' routine . . .
 :funshit:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 12, 2010, 01:08:38 AM
I tought that maybe after "Faceless" he was a bit careful with Pilots and US TV Networks.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on July 12, 2010, 09:39:00 AM
I suspect you're right, patch.  I'm sure Faceless was a disappointment to him (along with the rest of us . . .) and has made him even more leery of getting involved with US television projects.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 12, 2010, 10:15:47 AM
While HBO is a US corporation, the actual production of GoT was contracted out to a British firm.  It was probably a big selling point.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on July 12, 2010, 06:00:28 PM
I agree that Ned ( on the surface ) seems to be a very straight forword uncomplicated person. However he has a lot of secrets
and is constantly being put in stressful situations by friends and family. Also there's that messy death scene to deal with.
So all that would require a good actor to make Eddward come to life for the audience. I think he's the only actor ( alive today )
that can do a really excellent death scene.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: seanya_ro on July 15, 2010, 02:06:25 AM
oh! he is always the perfect man to die, no matter how horrible the death is!
an he always did a thing with uncomplicated caracters. he's bringing them to life and even they are not main lead, he's getting more attention than intended
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 15, 2010, 03:08:32 PM
'Game of Thrones' casting news

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Varys, the calculating spymaster for the king of Westeros, will be played by UK actor Conleth Hill.
The role of Waymar Royce has been recast due to a scheduling issue. Jamie Campbell-Bower had played the role in the pilot but when the producers decided to do reshoots of his scenes, Campbell-Bower was unavailable. The role of Royce will now be played by Rob Ostlere.


http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2010/07/game-of-thrones-casting-news.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 16, 2010, 09:39:51 AM
Game of Thrones open Horseriding casting
Fri, Jul 16, 2010
News
HBO’s Game of Thrones urgently require experienced male horseriders (aged 16–65) with swarthy skin and dark hair and/or a Mediterranean/mixed-race look about them for occasional paid work.

Applicants do not need to own their own horse. Experienced riders who get a part will have the horse provided for them. Riders who do own their own horse (event-type horse only, no coloured horses–preferably grey, bay, chestnut and must be good and quiet in company) are asked to bring it along with them.

Game of Thrones stars Sean Bean, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Aidan Gillen


The open horseriding casting will take place Wednesday 21st July at Lusks Equestrian Centre, 48 Knockany Road, Carryduff, Lisburn, Co. Antrim between 4–9pm. For Further information visit www.northernirelandscreen.co.uk

http://www.filmireland.net/2010/07/16/game-of-thrones-open-horseriding-casting/



And about all the recasting
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REASSURING UPDATE: George specified in the comments to that same blog entry that Bean and Dinklage are firmly aboard and will not be recast. The parts possibly up for recasting are all much smaller ones.


http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/07/mo-casting-and-recasting/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 17, 2010, 12:00:02 PM
New cast members.
http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/07/breaking-down-the-new-cast-members/


Game of Thrones fact sheet.
http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/07/thrones-fact-sheet-is-a-casting-bonanza/#more-2468
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 21, 2010, 09:07:38 AM
Thrones cast heads to Belfast


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A report from the set indicates that Sean Bean is already there.




http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/07/thrones-cast-heads-to-belfast/

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 23, 2010, 05:51:09 AM
Is A Game of Thrones the most eagerly anticipated TV show ever?


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A tiny trailer broadcast in the US a few months ago caused massive excitement as fans heard the show's star Sean Bean whisper "Winter is coming", the most famous line of his character, Eddard Stark.

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/George-RR-Martin-A-Game-O-006.jpg)


http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/jul/22/game-of-thrones-most-anticipated


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 23, 2010, 10:47:26 AM
I'm certainly eagerly anticipating it!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on July 23, 2010, 11:26:01 AM
Every time I see that photo I am impressed at how they managed to AVOID Sean looking like Boromir!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 23, 2010, 05:43:06 PM
His hair color and style are different from Boromir and his beard is thicker for GoT.  Of course, it's been a few years since FOTR, and his face has also changed.  You are right, he does not look like Boromir in that photo.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 24, 2010, 06:57:31 AM
There was a nice discussion going on WIC.http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/07/grrm-blackfish-not-in-first-season/#idc-container


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I've often wondered if Sean Bean realizes he'll only be in 10 or 11 episodes?!?! Same goes for Harry Lloyd.


And in  the replies,
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Yea, I get the feeling Bean would not be in it if it was for more than a season or two. A TV show is probably a big commitment for an actor who is already established himself and is probably not hurting for work at all.

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According to one person at the pilot read-through, Sean knew his character's fate and took part in some joking over his tendency to expire in everything he's been in






Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 27, 2010, 05:41:34 AM
Some comments on WIC  http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/07/filming-begins-today/comment-page-2/#comments



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Only other titbit – Sean Bean was in a famous Belfast watering-hole on Friday evening, being very friendly. I was there the next night! Bah! ”

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how did you hear the Bean was out in town on Fri night? and when ye say famous, do ye mean the Crown?

Anyone  in the neighbourhood?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 29, 2010, 01:10:00 AM
Winter Is Coming... to SKY


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My readers in the UK have been emailing me for months, wanting to know whether GAME OF THRONES would be shown over there. The answer (I hoped) was "yes," but I could not give details, because (1) I didn't know, actually, and (2) some major negotiations were going on behind the scenes.

But now the GUARDIAN has broken the story, so all can be told:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/jul/29/bskyb-buys-hbo-tv-catalogue

The short version: SKY has bought the UK rights to the entire HBO catalog of original shows, past and present.

So, yes, GAME OF THRONES will be seen in the UK... on SKY.


http://grrm.livejournal.com/169018.html

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on July 29, 2010, 02:27:20 AM
bugger -no use to me then!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Annie on July 29, 2010, 07:53:46 AM

Me neither !!!  Hubby refuses to pay for TV (other than the licence fee)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 29, 2010, 09:35:40 AM
At least you'll be able to see the episodes after they air on sites that specialize in streaming telly shows, and for free.  Here in the US we have Hulu.com and Casttv.com and a few other sites where you can watch aired episodes of nearly all the telly shows, some for all the seasons they have been on.  I've come across some UK sites like those but they aren't viewable for me here in the US.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Lady Jane on July 29, 2010, 12:19:01 PM
Will be in Belfast next weekend, anyone have any idea where Bean & Co go drinking?? May have time to fit in some stalking!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 29, 2010, 12:42:14 PM
There have been a few mentions Lady Jane,

Some comments on WIC  http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/07/filming-begins-today/comment-page-2/#comments



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Only other titbit – Sean Bean was in a famous Belfast watering-hole on Friday evening, being very friendly. I was there the next night! Bah! ”

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how did you hear the Bean was out in town on Fri night? and when ye say famous, do ye mean the Crown?

Anyone  in the neighbourhood?





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Hollywood star Bean for Best musical
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LORD of the Rings star Sean Bean will bring a touch of Hollywood gravitas to Belfast this weekend when he attends a special performance of the new musical celebrating the life of one of Northern Ireland's greatest sporting icons.
Bean is among the long list of well-known sporting personalities and celebrities set to attend the George Best Foundation Charity Gala Night performance of Dancing Shoes -- The George Best Story this Saturday at the Baby Grand Opera House.




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It is understood that during a break from filming, the 51-year- old approached some members of the cast of Dancing Shoes in the Crown Bar and asked if he could get tickets for the show.



http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/yb/147964303
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 30, 2010, 01:07:40 AM
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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




http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2010/07/game-of-thrones-charles-dance.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: DhampirVampire on July 30, 2010, 01:38:12 AM
Every update makes me so much more eager to see it! *twitch* Must... get... HBO BACK!!! I miss my movie channels and it figures as soon as we can't pay for them anymore is when all the awesomeness happens.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 02, 2010, 04:34:34 AM


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My parents have landed several days of work on the Game of Thrones tv series, Dads been hanging out with Sean Bean


http://twitter.com/somaticon

http://hippoiathanatoi.livejournal.com/168393.html




I posted this as a possible source for an on set pic.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 07, 2010, 07:12:56 PM
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At HBO’s summer Television Critics Association presentation the Game of Thrones teaser was shown and the execs talked briefly about the series. Most importantly, HBO reaffirmed their desire to launch the series in Spring 2011. Possibly as early as March!





http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/08/hbo-thrones-to-premiere-spring-2011/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 18, 2010, 12:01:27 PM
 Owen Teale replaces Derek Halligan as Alliser Thorne

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HBO has confirmed that Owen Teale will be taking over the role of Alliser Thorne, previously held by Derek Halligan. Teale is, as we reported, already in Northern Ireland and has begun filming his scenes. No reason has been given for the recast




http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/08/teale-replaces-halligan-as-alliser-thorne/






Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 26, 2010, 07:42:28 AM
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HBO’s Game of Thrones: Marketing, Fan Culture, and Closure to a Beloved Fantasy Series



http://bigthink.com/ideas/23007
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 06, 2010, 12:53:16 PM
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On this topic, I just saw a spy report over at another forum that mentioned that Mark Addy and Aiden Gillen are being rather friendly on set (interacting), whereas Sean Bean is very serious and just paces.

But what does this tell us? Is Sean Bean just arrogant and unfriendly? I don’t get that impression from the interviews I’ve seen, etc. Rather, my impression is that Sean Bean gets very into character, and prefers to stay that way on set. To me that’s professionalism rather than rudeness.  Lex



http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/09/alfie-allen-considers-thrones-his-big-break/comment-page-2/#comments
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on September 07, 2010, 03:12:43 AM
Good comment, Sable!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 07, 2010, 10:56:50 AM
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A reprensentative for Canal+ in Sweden has confirmed that Game of Thrones is part of this agreement, and will air both on the regular network and their HD network in all of Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden) at the same time.



http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Game_of_Thrones_in_Scandinavia/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: ladyblue on September 07, 2010, 12:40:08 PM
 :thumbsup: YAAAY!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 10, 2010, 02:50:05 PM
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HBO Announces New Game of Thrones Material




http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/HBO_Announces_New_Game_of_Thrones_Material/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 10, 2010, 03:05:01 PM
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HBO Announces New Game of Thrones Material




http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/HBO_Announces_New_Game_of_Thrones_Material/

Sounds like HBO is getting ready to start their new season push - I certainly hope this series comes up to the expectations of the rabid fans!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 11, 2010, 03:13:22 PM
Game of Thrones Sneak Peek Details.




http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Game_of_Thrones_Sneak_Peek_Details/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 12, 2010, 11:05:12 PM
New trailer and tease.
 
And official production dairy.


http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on September 12, 2010, 11:21:34 PM
Can someone *TT or BJ?  grab these for the archives?
 :slyfox

"Raven" teaser:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAZzCFPcLoo&feature=pyv&ad=5792838614&kw=game%20of%20thrones  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAZzCFPcLoo&feature=pyv&ad=5792838614&kw=game%20of%20thrones)


Sneak Peek:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjY6QnOPcoI&feature=channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjY6QnOPcoI&feature=channel)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on September 12, 2010, 11:45:41 PM
New HBO site for following the production:

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/ (http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/)

The HBO official site has been updated:

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones (http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones)

Westeros is going to post an analysis of the teaser and sneak peek videos.  Smaller versions of the videos are at http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/New_Game_of_Thrones_Promo/ (http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/New_Game_of_Thrones_Promo/)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on September 13, 2010, 12:08:44 AM
Mmm..... he's looking good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjY6QnOPcoI&feature=autofb

Behind the scenes peek as linked by Patch - on the HBO site, except that it's on Youtube and "grabbable" for those who want to download it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: seanya_ro on September 13, 2010, 12:19:32 AM
soooo good looking! it looks to me like he's pretty much having the North Country look.
And by the way, where.s the beard?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 13, 2010, 12:25:15 AM
Take a look at the update for a video montage of HBO’s upcoming shows and movies for a few shots of Sean.

 http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/09/hbo-unveils-game-of-thrones-preview-teaser-and-production-diary
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on September 13, 2010, 12:34:16 AM
Isn't that the same you linked previously?  And I linked on Youtube?  :P

Or was it updated after you first posted which makes you think it's new... and I'm finally catching up?

I think HBO did a great job of making him NOT look like Boromir.  :)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 13, 2010, 01:16:33 AM
Scroll down to the Upcoming Fall /Winter 2010 vid.

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UPDATE: Check out this video montage of HBO’s upcoming shows and movies which includes Game of Thrones. For those complaining about the colors in the “making of” and “Raven” videos, the shots of Ned with Ice here should alleviate your concerns.

http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/09/hbo-unveils-game-of-thrones-preview-teaser-and-production-diary/




Or you can go to     http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Brief_Clips_of_Sean_Bean_as_Ned/

  
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Clips of Sean Bean as Ned
One other thing that HBO has released is their overall 2010/2011 preview, featuring a number of the productions they’re readying to knock the socks off of subscribers. At the very beginning and towards the very end, we get glimpses of Sean Bean as Eddard Stark, the Lord of Winterfell and one of the central characters of Game of Thrones. These clips are not part of the promo teaser or behind-the-scenes material, so are worth a look!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 13, 2010, 01:24:00 AM
I found a few caps in the comments http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/09/hbo-unveils-game-of-thrones-preview-teaser-and-production-diary/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/previewned1.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/previewned2.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/previewned3.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/101.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: seanya_ro on September 13, 2010, 02:18:00 AM
nice pics. thanks!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 13, 2010, 04:51:43 AM
Stills from the behind-the-scenes video.




http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/09/stills-from-the-behind-the-scenes-video/#more-3604
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on September 13, 2010, 08:43:42 AM
The trailers  are all downloaded and will be in the gallery as soon as Sable has time to put them there.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on September 13, 2010, 10:45:40 AM
Download links are at the top of the list at http://seanbeanonline.net/av.php (http://seanbeanonline.net/av.php)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on September 13, 2010, 12:08:29 PM
The SBO home page has been updated, including the two videos in embedded players.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on September 13, 2010, 05:55:08 PM
Great pictures and videos--thanks, everyone!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on September 14, 2010, 02:54:50 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 14, 2010, 09:15:03 AM
 A humorous piece about SB as Eddard Stark.

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Sean Bean claims Game of Thrones "has a certain flair about it, with elements of fantasy and a playfulness which sets it apart from anything else we've seen before." I agree that George R. R. Martin's epic series is a unique masterpiece, but I don't think I'd ever describe it as playful. I suppose when you play Sean Bean's game of thrones, you win or you die laughing.


http://www.towerofthehand.com/blog/2010/09/14_just_a_playful_game/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 14, 2010, 10:00:24 AM
The fanbase on the WiC blog nearly twisted themselves into pretzels over that 'playful' comment. (Heaven help HBO if they 'get' this series wrong . . .!) Eventually they came up with a rather convoluted reason why he used the phrase - something to do with the fantastical elements of the story, through which GRRM 'plays' with the genre and the otherwise unremittingly dark storyline . . .

Could be that's what he meant, though I have to wonder if he has actually read the books (I doubt it, simply because he seems to not want to be trapped by a single characterization of the characters he plays).

I thought it more likely that they interviewed him soon after he had played a scene with one of the children - Arya, perhaps - which at least in the books have a playful (or perhaps 'indulgent' would be the better word) sense about them . . . like when he gives the girl permission to learn to sword fight - or intercedes, for the umpteenth time, between the two girls.  As the father of daughters, those moments might tickle his funny bone - and he does tend to live in the moment.

Or maybe it was just a poor word choice; he's never terribly comfortable in interviews.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on September 17, 2010, 03:44:47 PM
For all the Trueblood fans that you know, spread the word:


Seven things True Blood and Game of Thrones have in common... (http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/09/seven-bloody-sins/#more-3571)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on September 18, 2010, 09:57:06 AM
well, I know and I'm a true blood's fan, I don't know Game of Thrones, in spain, true blood , 3th season, in spain, I didn't watch first and second chapter because I was in new york, so I can't tell you, sorry
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 18, 2010, 09:01:53 PM

 HBO upcoming programs Fall/Winter 2010 with SB in the beginning and end.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jtqh6C6ZtQ
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on September 19, 2010, 01:22:23 AM
Don't stress over it galamb, I'm sure we'll all survive.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 20, 2010, 09:38:41 AM
GRRM on Game of Thrones



http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/GRRM_on_Game_of_Thrones/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 23, 2010, 11:50:55 PM
Official Production Dairy update.


http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/



http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 24, 2010, 01:54:00 AM
This pic hasn't been posted before.  http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/012.jpg)



 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: ladyblue on September 24, 2010, 05:17:07 AM
There is something about a man holding his sword...
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on September 24, 2010, 09:02:41 AM
 :hellyeah2:     :evillaugh      :censored:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 24, 2010, 11:24:27 AM
On Wic they're analysing  this Pic from the making of Game of Thrones http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/scrolls.jpg)

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there’s a pie on the table. funny to think of someone actually baking a pie for a prop. i wonder what kind it is….  izakmo


Sure it's no Fray Bentos?   (http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/funny%20stuf/giggle.gif)



http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/09/mgot-update-cogman-blogs-the-shoot/comment-page-2/#comments
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on September 24, 2010, 12:16:32 PM
Thanks for the pictures, patch!  I agree with ladyblue and Blue Jay about a man and his sword.   :elf
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on September 24, 2010, 03:38:00 PM
OH yes. Especially if a certain someone is holding the sword.  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: exbill on September 24, 2010, 06:56:19 PM
 :catlaff :elf :elf :elf
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on September 25, 2010, 11:04:50 AM
I didn't say anything ............

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on September 25, 2010, 04:21:01 PM
You might not have said anything, Blue Jay, but we all know what you were thinking!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on September 25, 2010, 04:21:57 PM
 :backout
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on September 25, 2010, 06:59:27 PM
That's one BIG sword !!! It's immense !!!! Hope Sean dosen't get a backache swinging that thing !! :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on September 25, 2010, 08:02:37 PM
Yes, he should be careful how he handles his sword!

patch--do you have any more new pictures from GoT?  (Especially ones of Sean and his sword?)

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 25, 2010, 08:08:13 PM
That's one BIG sword !!! It's immense !!!! Hope Sean dosen't get a backache swinging that thing !! :slyfox
Yes, he should be careful how he handles his sword!

patch--do you have any more new pictures from GoT?  (Especially ones of Sean and his sword?)

 
Both of you:
:kinky


 :rofl
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on September 26, 2010, 07:01:15 AM
I was talking about the weapon in this hand.

Naughty girl  :elf
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on September 26, 2010, 07:45:43 AM
We all were ......
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 26, 2010, 10:27:18 AM
You ladies doth protest too much, methinks . . .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 27, 2010, 02:34:37 PM
Making GoT update.'Artisans' video, production designer Gemma Jackson.



http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on September 27, 2010, 03:46:10 PM
Patch's 'Behind the Scenes' find on Megaupload:

'GoT in production': (Sean's short appearance is starting about second 47)
 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4N4PLKOH
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 01, 2010, 07:56:37 AM

Sky to launch Sky Atlantic channel.

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...... as well as Game Of Thrones and Treme in April



http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/broadcasting/news/a279695/sky-to-launch-sky-atlantic-channel.html


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on October 01, 2010, 10:14:05 AM
"Treme" is in Spain in TNT, but I don't watch it
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 01, 2010, 12:40:19 PM
Does anyone know if GOT is airing on Dutch or Belgian TV ?



New set pic.     http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones       http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/7720508-8783905-thumbnail.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on October 01, 2010, 02:22:47 PM
Looks like Sky has nabbed the rights to HBO programming.  They've launched a new venture "Sky Atlantic" that will feature the US and British series that HBO is currently scheduling, including GoT.  So, if your region offers Sky and you are willing to foot the bill for it, it sounds like pretty much all of Europe will be seeing the HBO shows in the near future.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on October 01, 2010, 02:30:15 PM
It's cheaper to wait for the DVD!  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 01, 2010, 03:06:37 PM

Sky to launch Sky Atlantic channel.
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...... as well as Game Of Thrones and Treme in April
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/broadcasting/news/a279695/sky-to-launch-sky-atlantic-channel.html

I  knew about Sky Atlantic channel.GOT is airing in April in the UK.I can't get Sky , but there usually are HBO series on Dutch and Belgian TV, but much later than the UK. I'm sure I'll have the DVD/blu-ray by then.
I'm just impatient!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on October 01, 2010, 10:34:25 PM
Does anyone know if GOT is airing on Dutch or Belgian TV ?



New set pic.     http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones       http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/7720508-8783905-thumbnail.jpg)


I wonder if they realize that the palm lines they've drawn on this image are very similar to those found in people with Down's Syndrome?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on October 02, 2010, 05:32:44 AM
I'm pretty sure they don't lighty.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on October 02, 2010, 09:04:18 AM
I have never heard of specific palm lines in people with Down Syndrome, so I assume that is not a widely known fact.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on October 02, 2010, 09:12:42 AM
I'm pretty sure they don't lighty.

I'm sure you're right, Mike - and I suppose it could be argued that it's not exactly the same; probably more of a Sydney crease - but still!  How hard would it be to draw normal palm lines?  People are so lazy these days.

I have never heard of specific palm lines in people with Down Syndrome, so I assume that is not a widely known fact.

It's probably not - medical people, people who practice palmistry, people who know, have children, or are themselves Down's Syndrome . . . and folks like me, who collect odd bits and pieces of information like a magpie (or a packrat)!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on October 02, 2010, 08:18:42 PM
I think it's great that you have all those bits of information, lighty.  It's always nice to learn new things.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on October 02, 2010, 08:48:38 PM
I think it's great that you have all those bits of information, lighty.  It's always nice to learn new things.

Thanks, MF - gotta tell you though, some days I wish my brain would take a holiday from the collecting.  I could do with a day just sitting and gazing vacantly off into space . . . WITHOUT my brain going 90 miles a second wondering why the sky is blue or what the chances are that the fly buzzing in front of me will land on my nose or what the world-record is for sitting and gazing vacantly off into space . . .

I'm tired.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 05, 2010, 10:44:21 AM
Game of Thrones in Spain.



http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Game_of_Thrones_in_Spain/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on October 06, 2010, 09:57:59 AM
thanks patch for this, of course, I've got Canal Plus, spain, since canal plus is in spain, a very long time ago, when the movie will be in spain, I'll tell you, I saw the movie in February
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 07, 2010, 07:20:14 AM
Sopranos Director Joins Game of Thrones.

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Timothy van Patten, one of HBO’s most well-known and well-regarded directors with credits including The Sopranos, Sex and the City, The Pacific, Deadwood, Rome, The Wire, and nearly half the episodes of Boardwalk Empire, has come on board to direct at least one episode of HBO’s new fantasy drama series. He joins previously announced directors Brian Kirk, Daniel Minahan, and Alan Taylor.



http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Sopranos_Director_Joins_Game_of_Thrones/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on October 08, 2010, 04:34:20 AM
Winter is coming website was used as lame excuse not to work on my project.

http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/10/day-76-castle-ward-and-tollymore-set-photos/

Whoa wonderful body parts, had to examine them if they look true to original. Oh wait then I was working so no lame excuse if I'm busy with Sean.  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: seanya_ro on October 08, 2010, 05:25:48 AM
good god , mike! those are  :vomit:

and i was on my lunch break!

 :damnit
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 12, 2010, 07:29:47 AM
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Filming went on in Tollymore yesterday, Sean Bean was on set having just come back from Malta, they were filming in 4/5 different locations amongst the snow, by the river and as Martin said Sean Bean did a scene on a wooden bridge with husky pups, lots of horses and security they filmed until 7 pm then moved out, they are finished I was told .
 Mark McConkey



http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/10/filming-what-we-know-so-far-part-ii/#comments


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on October 12, 2010, 10:28:15 AM
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Filming went on in Tollymore yesterday, Sean Bean was on set having just come back from Malta, they were filming in 4/5 different locations amongst the snow, by the river and as Martin said Sean Bean did a scene on a wooden bridge with husky pups, lots of horses and security they filmed until 7 pm then moved out, they are finished I was told .
 Mark McConkey



http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/10/filming-what-we-know-so-far-part-ii/#comments




Malta?  Why would he be in Malta?  His character never goes across the 'sea' in the book.  Prepare for fanbots' exploding heads . . .

Maybe they were confused and he was in London, filming another 30 seconds of the longest running indy film project ever (how long are they going to film CleanSkin, anyway?)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on October 12, 2010, 10:38:54 AM
Maybe another few scenes for that thing in which he plays a triggerhappy Russian. I forget the title.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 12, 2010, 11:09:58 AM
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Game of Thrones will use Malta for at least some King’s Landing exterior scenes, musician Wilko Johnson—cast as Ser Ilyn Payne, the royal executioner—will be filming there........


http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Kings_Justice_Filming_in_Malta/



(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/5054979253_346fd6e7f6.jpg)

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Photo_of_Malta_Filming/


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on October 12, 2010, 12:02:24 PM
Yes, there are some scenes where Ned rides out into an area of the city that is a warren of alleys. Malta is one big mess of Medieval-looking alleys.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on October 12, 2010, 04:17:30 PM
Ah - that makes more sense, then.

Another stamp in his passport.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: exbill on October 12, 2010, 05:35:27 PM
Yes, there are some scenes where Ned rides out into an area of the city that is a warren of alleys. Malta is one big mess of Medieval-looking alleys.

As Sable says some parts of the island is like stepping back in time 800 years with its mazes of alleyways with just enough room for two horses to pass .

Posted by: lighty  
Insert Quote
Ah - that makes more sense, then.

Another stamp in his passport.
 
Not even a stamp in his passport for a UK resident Lighty . Unlike  the one in mine which says please do not return.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on October 12, 2010, 06:29:16 PM
Not only that, but he probably figured out that the place looked so familiar because Troy was filmed there.  :butt:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on October 12, 2010, 07:55:55 PM
I give.  I will make no more comments on the subject!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Annie on October 13, 2010, 10:20:03 AM
Looking at the picture reminded me of a couple of nice holidays in Malta.  I did wonder if it was Mdina and then spotted the reference to it  - it's much cleaner and tidier than Valletta (and I suspect they wouldn't have quite so many tourists to keep out of the way). 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: seanya_ro on October 14, 2010, 12:18:57 AM
my friend lives in Malta and she didn't tell me a thing about it. she was in Malta when they were filming Troy, and she told me about seing Brad Pitt. I have to ask her. Maybe she can get us some nice shots of the place...if it's not over yet
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 14, 2010, 02:09:16 PM
Making Game of Thrones update.

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/7720508-8963257-thumbnail.jpg)

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 15, 2010, 08:47:45 AM
Looking for a Dothraki crone.


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Head Priestess of the Dosh Kahleen (Female)
Description:Aged over 50 and must be mixed race or else with Mediterranean skintone or a little darker.
She is an old crone who is wrinkled and wizened. She should be able to sing.
She is the High Priestess of the savage Dothraki religion. She drives a pivotal scene in Episode 6. She conducts a primitive religious rite – singing her words in a high keening voice. Her chanting leads her into an ecstatic trance where she prophesises that *** will be *** who will gain power over the whole world.
Must be good strong vocalist as all her lines are sung and she has to ululate. All her lines are in a made-up language. Must be good strong and dramatic performer with considerable power.
One big and memorable scene with leading cast.


http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/10/looking-for-a-dothraki-crone/#comments
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on October 15, 2010, 03:40:42 PM
Well, the only requirement I meet is the over 50 one.  Damn.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on October 15, 2010, 06:59:04 PM
If they want someone who is wrinkled and wizened, I think they should raise their age requirement.  Unless they are planning to use a lot of makeup to achieve an older look.  Most 50 year old actresses are younger looking and not wrinkled.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on October 16, 2010, 04:56:27 AM
Depends on the lighting .....   :backout
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: ladyblue on October 16, 2010, 05:16:48 AM
aaand make up... :backout
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on October 17, 2010, 07:05:46 AM
OK the Mediterranean skintone isn't a problem, Wrinkles I can get by smoking like hell, and I have considerable power and willing to gain power over the whole world would be a small beer for me. I can do this with my pinky.

But how important is that singing? You can nail on a pudding on wall before I can sing properly. Ha, maybe that could be her trick to gain power over the whole world.
I'll stop singing when they submissively obey me. Change the script I'm coming.


No Sable I don't remember you to smack upside the head.  :phooey:

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 23, 2010, 08:04:56 PM
 Game of Thrones Composer.


http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Exclusive_Game_of_Thrones_Composer/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Annie on October 25, 2010, 10:20:57 AM
Finally got my hands on a copy of the book.  Hopefully I'll know what you're all talking about soon.

(I think the assistant in Waterstones may have been traumatised by my lunge at the shelf as soon as I realised it was actually there.  )
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 29, 2010, 02:37:12 PM
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Costume designer Michele Clapton shares her sketches and explains the process of fashioning a cohesive look for the clothing of Westeros.





http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2010/10/29/the-artisans-michele-clapton.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 12, 2010, 02:47:37 PM
Set decorator Richard Roberts serves up the various cuisines of the Seven Kingdom.



With very small glimps of Sean.

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2010/11/12/the-artisans-richard-roberts.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 16, 2010, 02:19:43 PM
George R.R. Martin discussing GoT.

Quote
He saw a rough cut of a scene with Maisie and Sean Bean that was just spot on.

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He thinks we’re really going to be happy with Sean Bean, and see a new side of him in this paternal role.

http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/11/two-reports-from-minnesota/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on November 16, 2010, 09:41:03 PM
I hope so. It's what we all want to see!!! :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 18, 2010, 01:31:53 AM
GoT pictures.   http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20385926_20442931,00.html


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/Game-of-Thrones-Eddard_450.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on November 18, 2010, 03:08:44 AM
At last pics of the movie  :thumbsup: Thank you for news !
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: ladyblue on November 18, 2010, 06:14:20 AM
Oh! Nice!! Thank you :)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Izzy on November 18, 2010, 06:27:16 AM
 Very nice...thank you
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 18, 2010, 09:16:04 AM
 After the pictures, http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20385926_20442931_6,00.html    
 
Exclusive On the set of 'Game of Thrones'.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2010/11/18/exclusive-on-the-set-of-game-of-thrones/


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A crew member spending an hour meticulously skimming a lagoon before it could serve as the setting for a talk between Lord Eddard Stark (Sean Bean) and his wife, Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) — and this after set designers found the perfect tree in the middle of a Northern Ireland forest, painted it white, and dressed it with red leaves. In pouring rain. In ankle-deep mud.


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 for even more Game of Thrones photos pick up this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Nov. 19
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on November 18, 2010, 04:05:14 PM
Thanks, patch!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 19, 2010, 12:14:32 AM
Some info on  this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly's GoT pictures.


Quote
The pictures are:

Bran and Jon (the same photo)
Tyrion holding a Baratheon shield (I believe this is during the attack by the tribes in the Vale).
Sansa and Lady walking through a camp.
Arya, Ned and a bunch of soldiers (they look to be addressing the king).
A different picture of Cersei (she has a bit of smirk in this picture, or a look as though she’s trying to stifle laiughter).
The same ones of Robert Baratheon and Jaime.  

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Quote frm Bean in EW's latest issue: "I'm used to pretty big-budget movies and I've not seen the scale of craftwork that I've seen on this."

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HBO has informed me they will have the photos from the magazine and the online gallery uploaded to their site in hi-res eventually. So you may have to wait a bit longer to see the pics than the US fans, but you will get to see them.  Winter Is Coming

http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/11/more-from-ew-exclusive-report-from-the-game-of-thrones-set/#comments





Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 19, 2010, 11:25:23 AM

Quote
Quote frm Bean in EW's latest issue: "I'm used to pretty big-budget movies and I've not seen the scale of craftwork that I've seen on this."



"Mem'ries, like the corners of my mind . . . Misty water-colored memories  . . ."

Not so much, lately . . . :backout




Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on November 19, 2010, 11:59:18 AM

Quote
Quote frm Bean in EW's latest issue: "I'm used to pretty big-budget movies and I've not seen the scale of craftwork that I've seen on this."



"Mem'ries, like the corners of my mind . . . Misty water-colored memories  . . ."





 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on November 19, 2010, 09:53:41 PM
I hope we still get the bedroom scene with Sean and his wife. Sadly I think they may have cut it out!!! :frustrate:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on November 20, 2010, 02:39:09 AM

Quote
Quote frm Bean in EW's latest issue: "I'm used to pretty big-budget movies and I've not seen the scale of craftwork that I've seen on this."



"Mem'ries, like the corners of my mind . . . Misty water-colored memories  . . ."


 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 20, 2010, 08:40:52 AM
I found scans from EW Game of Thrones online.http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/Game+Of+Thrones

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/tumblr_lc5ieo8xqM1qf1zveo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on November 20, 2010, 09:32:23 AM
Very nice for us mature ladies!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 20, 2010, 10:20:53 AM
Nice.  Thanks, Patch!

Here's hoping HBO does what they promised and get the high-res versions up soon!


(does anyone else think that the wigs - all the characters - look pretty damned lame?  Sean's in particular - you can almost see the adhesive and the mesh undercap!  Seems odd when everything else is so lush).
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on November 20, 2010, 05:29:39 PM
I agree Ligthy they are all awful  :censored: I don't understand why, locations, decor and all the others details are good ... the hairdresser is  :censored:  :killer
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 23, 2010, 01:27:27 AM
GOT's weapons master, Tommy Dunne, describes the process of arming an entire realm of warriors and offers a glimpse at some very special steel...


http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/category/on-the-set
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on November 23, 2010, 03:17:19 AM
Oh yes the hair. What have we done to deserve this?

Looks like a bathing hat.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on November 23, 2010, 03:21:52 PM
I thought his hair was darker? Anyway after looking at the picture with Sean ( Eddward ) Arya and all the soldiers. From all
they're expressions ( especially Eddward's ) I would say this is the part of the story where King Robert's men are holding
Arya prisoner after her direwolf bit the Prince. :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on November 23, 2010, 03:34:55 PM
His hair isn't as bad as the Crusoe wig, but it could certainly be improved upon.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on November 24, 2010, 03:25:43 AM
You can't top the "Crusoe wig". I still believe that there lives a bird inside.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 26, 2010, 12:02:41 AM
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it looks like HBO will be airing a 15-min Inside Game of Thrones special on Dec. 5th at 8:45 PM Eastern. HBO describes the program as “A special sneak preview of the highly anticipated HBO series Game of Thrones.”





http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/11/hbo-set-to-air-new-thrones-footage-next-sunday/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on November 26, 2010, 12:20:10 AM
Final bit of casting news at the Wertzone:
http://thewertzone.blogspot.com/2010/11/final-hopefully-casting-announcements.html (http://thewertzone.blogspot.com/2010/11/final-hopefully-casting-announcements.html)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on November 26, 2010, 05:50:52 PM
Quote
it looks like HBO will be airing a 15-min Inside Game of Thrones special on Dec. 5th at 8:45 PM Eastern. HBO describes the program as “A special sneak preview of the highly anticipated HBO series Game of Thrones.”





http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/11/hbo-set-to-air-new-thrones-footage-next-sunday/

Something to look forward to.  I hope that there will be several scenes featuring Sean.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 26, 2010, 07:09:35 PM
Quote
Important Update on 3rd Teaser
HBO has clarified that the promo showing up tonight before the 8PM film is, in fact, a promo spot for the Inside Game of Thrones 15-minute program which we’ve already reported on. It may well contain some new, quick shots that give a sense of what the promo piece will show on December 5th before the Boardwalk Empire finale, but it’s not the promised 3rd teaser.

Instead, the new 3rd teaser will start airing on Sunday, not Saturday. Again, we fully expect it will air just before or just after Boardwalk Empire, but we’ll try to get more specific information.

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Important_Update_on_3rd_Teaser/


high-resolution versions of twelve of the photos highlighted in the magazine's story and EW.com's "First Look" slideshow
http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2010/11/26/high-resolution-ew-photos.html

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/ned-arya.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/ned-pycelle.jpg)


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on November 27, 2010, 08:32:33 AM
thanks for the pics
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on November 27, 2010, 09:01:53 PM
Much better pictures!! Sean hair looks like the right color now. I just hope that we can still see poor NED after the first
season, maybe in a flash back? Alot of his past was not explaned in the first book. So I've got my fingers crossed that
Ned will return to the show at a later time. With some make-up he could play a different character. :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 27, 2010, 10:21:23 PM
Inside Game of Thrones Preview

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2010/11/27/inside-game-of-thrones-preview.html


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Promo01_Screencap01.png)

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Entry/1900/



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNhgIjyEock
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 28, 2010, 07:13:21 AM
Another cap from Inside Game of thrones Preview.

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/inside_game_of_thrones_preview.jpg)


http://ochibohiroi.txt-nifty.com/ochibo/2010/11/inside-game-of-.html

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fochibohiroi.txt-nifty.com%2Fochibo%2F2010%2F11%2Finside-game-of-.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on November 28, 2010, 02:37:59 PM
That's a great picture!  I always love to see Sean's  hands.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 28, 2010, 08:15:58 PM
Great Weekend!!

 First http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2010/11/27/inside-game-of-thrones-preview.html

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNhgIjyEock


Now the Third official preview of 'Game of Thrones'.

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2010/11/28/clip-preview.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atFX6keD95o

I can't wait to see this next year.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 29, 2010, 03:11:25 AM
Screencaps from the third trailer.http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Category/C55/P60/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Teaser03_Screencap_20.png)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Teaser03_Screencap_03.png)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Teaser03_Screencap_10.png)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Teaser03_Screencap_12.png)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Teaser03_Screencap_26.png)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on November 29, 2010, 08:52:06 AM
Thanks for those, patch - sort of confirms what I was thinking when I watched the trailer . . . that he looked sort of pudgy in the beheading scene (not the body, that's the costume - but his face).

Not so much in the later scene clips, so it's either the angle or he lost the pudge in the intervening months!

I love that first shot, btw . . .  :hellyeah2:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on November 29, 2010, 03:45:12 PM
I really like that first pic too--a very nice closeup!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on November 29, 2010, 04:15:47 PM
It will be in the gallery soon, ladies!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on November 30, 2010, 03:18:14 AM
Looks like a very interesting movie for students. I think I use it for my lecture "decapitation" or don't they show it?  :wellll:  I'm sure technique can do this.
If not, I have to quote Sean "fo.king 'ell".

Hey a good looking man (more or less) is demonstrating a case in forensic. What is wrong with it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on November 30, 2010, 11:08:10 AM
I've also received the alert in spanish, but the videos are in english, and digital plus, always HBO series, so, I hope watch this one in tv next year
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on November 30, 2010, 01:59:15 PM
Thanks Patch. Love the first (Boromir) shot. IMO this mysterious pudgy face we saw recently here and there is caused by cortison or something like that. It was the same during shooting NT. He did a lot of action stuff in the last months and I could imagine that wasn't really good for his pre-damadged bad back. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on November 30, 2010, 09:45:08 PM
I'm totally confused. I don't understand why they would want Sean to look so different from scene to scene? At first I thought
the thinner faced Ned was a flash back from his younger day's, but he's wearing the hand sign on his chest. So I'm still
confused. I HOPE HE'S OK .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on December 01, 2010, 12:08:46 AM
After some examination, I'm revising my opinion of the pudge.  Your mileage, of course, will vary! :evillaugh

Taking a closer look at the execution photos, it looks like the pudginess is more a combination of the light, his beard (which hides his chin and jaw and softens his face), the rather odd angles, and a bit of digital artifact.

Obviously he put on some weight, but it's not as extreme when you look closely.

The pic with the sword is possibly one of the worst angles for a middle-aged face (some of you gals know this, as I do).  As you get older, the skin gets a bit looser, so when you tip your head forward, your face looks like it's trying to drip off your skull.  That's really what's happening with him - his eyelids look super puffy because he's leaning forward enough that they are sagging out - same with his cheeks, so his naso-labial folds are even more pronounced.

The fact that his face is not 'in motion' - he's got on his 'grave and serious' expression - makes it worse because the muscles aren't counteracting the gravitational drag . . .

Gravity sucks.  Just sayin' . . .  :censored:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on December 01, 2010, 01:49:17 AM
.  As you get older, the skin gets a bit looser, so when you tip your head forward, your face looks like it's trying to drip off your skull. 

Fab image -thanks Lighty!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on December 01, 2010, 08:20:12 AM
Do you mean the same effect I notice since a few years, when I look headlong into a mirrow?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on December 01, 2010, 08:23:59 AM
I never look at myself in a full length mirror anymore. AARRGGH!!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on December 01, 2010, 10:12:04 AM
Me neither, I'm not a masochist.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on December 01, 2010, 03:20:42 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but I have noticed that being out in cold weather makes me puffier than usual also.  If I remember correctly, they were filming the outdoor pilot scenes during a cold spell.  So age/gravity/cold winds all together would certainly account for much of the puffiness.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on December 01, 2010, 03:30:10 PM
I don't think I'm puffier as such, but my hair goes flatter, because the air is drier and I wear hats. Then my face looks fuller.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on December 01, 2010, 04:24:20 PM
I think we should just be happy he hasn't 'bulldogged' in a major way . . . you know - that unfortunate thing that happens to some men where the combination of looser jowls, bulging jaw muscle, wobblier chin and throat and sagging cheeks makes them look a bit like a bulldog.

Example:

Michael Douglas:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_AYwY74fDryU/SxHs_z_5FZI/AAAAAAAAYm0/pmYLRJ-vvGE/s1600/young+old+looks+sexy+celebrities+Michael+Douglas+11.jpg)

Tom Selleck:
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_AYwY74fDryU/SxHs-xobLRI/AAAAAAAAYmc/UqtOraYcHgg/s400/young+old+looks+sexy+celebrities+Tom+Selleck+7.jpg)

Val Kilmer:
(http://www.showmedonttellme.com/images/att00341.jpg)
Russel Crowe:
(http://www.showmedonttellme.com/images/russel.jpg)


Oh, BF?  So sorry for the imagery.  I'm still trying to recover from an inadvertent viewing of my face in a mirror that was flat on a table.  One glance definitely ruled out - forever - even the slightest consideration of EVER having 'woman on top' sex again - because that is precisely the angle that the gent in question sees you from . . . GAH.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on December 01, 2010, 04:25:57 PM
Actually Tom Selleck has covered it with a bit of stubble so he still looks pretty good.  :backout
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on December 01, 2010, 07:11:01 PM
He's okay - I haven't been able to really look at him since he came out as a total right-wing tool.  Not to mention the whole 'my wife knows her place' crap.

Hell, Sean want's his wife (wives) at home, but he doesn't come out and make disparaging remarks about them.

I loved Selleck when he was doing "Magnum PI" and I still think "Quigley Down Under" is a great feel-good film and he's totally hot in it . . . but I wouldn't toss him a life preserver if he was going down for the third time.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on December 01, 2010, 09:37:59 PM
I'm still confused. I read the first book ( not Ned's death scene ) and there is no mentionin the story about Ned's looks or
weight changing. So my thought is that they want Sean to look this different. Why??? I'm not sure. If his health is  so bad
why keep him as Ned ? With all the money their sending on this series they could have found anther actor, but they went
with Sean. I 'm extreme glad that they kept HIM , but why does he look so different????
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on December 01, 2010, 10:19:34 PM
I'm still confused. I read the first book ( not Ned's death scene ) and there is no mentionin the story about Ned's looks or
weight changing. So my thought is that they want Sean to look this different. Why??? I'm not sure. If his health is  so bad
why keep him as Ned ? With all the money their sending on this series they could have found anther actor, but they went
with Sean. I 'm extreme glad that they kept HIM , but why does he look so different????


lasue,
I wouldn't worry about it - it looks like the only scene he appears puffy in is the first one - and if they think it's a problem, they'll use their digital magic to slim him down for the show.

What we're seeing are screen caps, taken from not great quality video.  I suspect he really doesn't look terribly puffy in the finished product.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on December 02, 2010, 05:50:04 AM
He's okay - I haven't been able to really look at him since he came out as a total right-wing tool.  Not to mention the whole 'my wife knows her place' crap.

Hell, Sean want's his wife (wives) at home, but he doesn't come out and make disparaging remarks about them.

I loved Selleck when he was doing "Magnum PI" and I still think "Quigley Down Under" is a great feel-good film and he's totally hot in it . . . but I wouldn't toss him a life preserver if he was going down for the third time.

I had no idea about that. Yikes ..... I actually never knew anything about him, I just liked watching Magnum because it was a fun show and that was about it. This rather spoiled it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on December 02, 2010, 07:38:05 AM
Tom Selleck was good in coma.

Sean wants his wives at home? What did I miss? Oh, once he said that he likes it when his wife stays at home. But meanwhile even he knows that this doesn't work. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on December 02, 2010, 09:23:29 AM
He's okay - I haven't been able to really look at him since he came out as a total right-wing tool.  Not to mention the whole 'my wife knows her place' crap.

Hell, Sean want's his wife (wives) at home, but he doesn't come out and make disparaging remarks about them.

I loved Selleck when he was doing "Magnum PI" and I still think "Quigley Down Under" is a great feel-good film and he's totally hot in it . . . but I wouldn't toss him a life preserver if he was going down for the third time.

I had no idea about that. Yikes ..... I actually never knew anything about him, I just liked watching Magnum because it was a fun show and that was about it. This rather spoiled it.

Well, I'm just suffering terminal foot-in-mouth, aren't I?  I'm sorry, BJ - I didn't mean to spoil him for you; please remember that all of that is just my opinion.  If it helps, he didn't seem to get that way until he married the second time - and it was one of those "met her on the set, dumped the first wife for her" marriages.  Still it seems to work for them.  As for his politics . . . well, I'm hovering way off to the left and he lives firmly on the right.  I'm not going to agree with most of his positions.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on December 02, 2010, 10:21:27 AM
Same here! Besides, there was nothing to spoil. Just liked Magnum LOL
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on December 02, 2010, 01:15:35 PM

ThinkHeroTV Game Of Thrones Preview - HBO's New Fantasy TV Series .

                   


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twmb7IwmdaM
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on December 02, 2010, 01:43:59 PM
Tom Selleck was good in coma.

Sean wants his wives at home? What did I miss? Oh, once he said that he likes it when his wife stays at home. But meanwhile even he knows that this doesn't work. 

He's said similar on more than one occasion, but then he marries actresses who want to work, well, two of them did at least.  He's typical of men who had stay at home moms.  They have a need to have a little wifey at home.  They just don't know how to actually accomplish that.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on December 04, 2010, 08:11:07 PM
In the book Ned's wife Catelyn wants him to go with King Robert and become his HAND. '' I will refuse him'', Ned said as he turned
back to her. His eye's were haunted, his voice thick with doubt. Catelyn sat up in the bed. ''You cannot. You must not!!!!!
Page 59. So both people are a little different in the TV series than the book. :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on December 05, 2010, 08:16:46 PM
behind-the-scenes preview of 'Game of Thrones

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2010/12/5/inside-game-of-thrones-feature.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on December 05, 2010, 09:35:01 PM
Love the scene with Littlefinger!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on December 05, 2010, 09:58:39 PM
Thank you Patch!! All I can say is WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!! I'm a happy camper!! SEAN is looking good in almost all the scenes!!!
Yes and I think the bedroom part with Ned and Catelyn is back in!!!!! :hellyeah2: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on December 06, 2010, 12:20:36 AM
This You Tube vid is a bit longer with more scenes and a nice shot of Sean at 10.14.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EVKp5nYxyI
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on December 06, 2010, 01:17:56 AM
Thanks, Patch..

The vid from the GoT site:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YMPMWS6M

The youtube one in 720 HQ quality:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E04EKZ1D
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on December 06, 2010, 02:40:54 AM
Thanks TT,here are the first screencaps. http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Category/C55/P120/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Preview02_Screencap_20.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Preview02_Screencap_32.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Preview02_Screencap_34.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Preview02_Screencap_36.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on December 06, 2010, 02:52:39 AM
If they go on like this with throwing out snips we saw this movie already before it's released.

Thanks for the vid and pics.

I'm curious what's at the end of his necklace.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on December 06, 2010, 06:31:46 AM
Some more screencaps. http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Category/C55/P120/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Preview02_Screencap_50.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Preview02_Screencap_44.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on December 06, 2010, 08:35:22 AM
Wow that beard is cool, didn't notice that it has the right length. No comment about his hair.

Thanks for the pics
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on December 06, 2010, 09:18:27 AM
Mike, I don't think that's a necklace - when I watched it on telly last night it looked like a fake scar . . . perhaps a reminder that Ned is a warrior, not just a sidekick.    In any case, it looked raised and whitish with red (like a healed or healing scar).

I think we've become so accustomed to his hiding whatever he wears on his neckchain by stuffing it under his shirt that the scar look the same.

I'm glad he isn't fond of sweater vests in RL - that particular shoulder width (like the picture with Littlefinger) makes his own shoulders look narrow in comparison - and one of the nice things about him are his broad shoulders!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on December 06, 2010, 09:44:59 AM
@lighty Yes you could be right. When I looked at his chest (not bad) I saw additional scars. Maybe I was just irritated because of that little spot which I thought was a clasp. Sean on a "crime scene pic" and it really confuses me. Naughty boy.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on December 06, 2010, 10:42:31 AM
GoT T-Shirts for sale.http://store.hbo.com/?v=hbo_shows_game-of-thrones

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/00289336-410263_281.jpg)(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/00289338-410314_281-1.jpg)






Why is the short GoT teaser on the SBO Home page instead of the Game of Thrones behind-the-scenes featurette?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Xenia on December 06, 2010, 02:55:01 PM
Thanks,thanks,thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Everybody!!!!!!!!!!   :thumbsup: and Patch at 10.14 he is soooooooo.....,try to captured it from video
(http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww344/XeniaRus/GameofThronesfeature01e00_720p_hdtv_x264_ctump4_snapshot_1014_20101206_234528.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on December 06, 2010, 02:59:32 PM
Now its the right one.  It was very confusing when I was sorting it out last night.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on December 06, 2010, 03:15:35 PM
Thanks for all the pictures and video links!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on December 06, 2010, 03:23:41 PM
I can imagine Sable! It's hard to keep up with all these Trailers,Teasers and Previews.



Thanks Xenia (http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/funny%20stuf/0071.gif)I was looking for that pic.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on December 07, 2010, 01:05:13 AM
Finnish fan site with great screencaps.



http://tulenjajaanlaulu.webs.com/apps/photos/?ss=10529665
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Izzy on December 07, 2010, 04:35:57 AM
Oh..Thank you...nice pictures  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on December 07, 2010, 04:42:26 AM
Thanks to all of you for pics and video  :wowza: :applaud:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on December 07, 2010, 07:36:26 AM
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The series will premiere in Spain on Canal +, probably in 2012

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/gente/tv/HBO/presume/Game/of/Thrones/elpepugen/20101207elpepuage_3/Tes


http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.elpais.com%2Farticulo%2Fgente%2Ftv%2FHBO%2Fpresume%2FGame%2Fof%2FThrones%2Felpepugen%2F20101207elpepuage_3%2FTes
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Xenia on December 07, 2010, 11:22:26 AM
Oh,Patch! You're like Miss Marple at the comp,i mean only best sides of your work. Can't imagine where you get time? :thumbsup: :airkiss
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on December 07, 2010, 03:45:54 PM
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But what is this scene? A mystery. We’ve a guess or two, but our guess right now is that this is a nightmare in which Ned is imagining himself as present at the deaths of his brother and his father at the hand of the Mad King.

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Entry/2124/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Preview02_Screencap_133.jpg)

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on December 07, 2010, 05:06:57 PM
I'm not sure because I read the book some months ago ... Is'nt it when Eddard Stark, as The Hand, is arrested and sent to be kill ??
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on December 07, 2010, 09:07:09 PM
Depends on who is sitting on the throne, I think.  If it's the mad king, it's the flashback . . . but I suspect it's the scene after he is arrested.

Of course, the ropes do sort of point to the flashback, don't they?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on December 07, 2010, 09:29:22 PM
I'm going to have a difficult time watching Ned's death scene . I couldn't bring myself to read it in the book. Death Black
no problem. The whole situation with Ned's family just makes it to sad and depressing. Still I'm glad that Sean playing
this part. He's the only actor that can really bring ture feeling, honor, and digniity to this role!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on December 08, 2010, 11:51:57 AM
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Jace Lacob of Televisionary and The Daily Beast is reporting the upcoming Television Critic’s Association press tour will include a three-hour presentation from HBO to the press on Jan. 7th, 2011 from 3:15 PM – 6:15 PM PST. And it looks like Game Of Thrones will be a big part of their presentation. Lacob is reporting that the current, tentative panel participants are Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, George R. R. Martin, David Benioff and Dan Weiss!



http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/12/game-of-thrones-panel-at-winter-tca-tour/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on December 08, 2010, 12:40:31 PM
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Jace Lacob of Televisionary and The Daily Beast is reporting the upcoming Television Critic’s Association press tour will include a three-hour presentation from HBO to the press on Jan. 7th, 2011 from 3:15 PM – 6:15 PM PST. And it looks like Game Of Thrones will be a big part of their presentation. Lacob is reporting that the current, tentative panel participants are Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, George R. R. Martin, David Benioff and Dan Weiss!



http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/12/game-of-thrones-panel-at-winter-tca-tour/

Hmm - so Sean will deign to visit the US . . . and not just anywhere in the US, but *shock* *horror!!* LOS ANGELES??!! 

If he shows, I bet it's a contract condition and they're paying him a hefty premium.   :backout
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on December 08, 2010, 01:23:02 PM
Since they used the word 'tentative', I wonder how likely it is that Sean will be a participant?

In the new TV GUIDE Magazine (December 13-19, 2010), there is a picture and short article about GoT.  Sean is mentioned, but he is not pictured.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on December 08, 2010, 02:08:20 PM
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Jace Lacob of Televisionary and The Daily Beast is reporting the upcoming Television Critic’s Association press tour will include a three-hour presentation from HBO to the press on Jan. 7th, 2011 from 3:15 PM – 6:15 PM PST. And it looks like Game Of Thrones will be a big part of their presentation. Lacob is reporting that the current, tentative panel participants are Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, George R. R. Martin, David Benioff and Dan Weiss!



http://winter-is-coming.net/2010/12/game-of-thrones-panel-at-winter-tca-tour/



Hmm - so Sean will deign to visit the US . . . and not just anywhere in the US, but *shock* *horror!!* LOS ANGELES??!!  

If he shows, I bet it's a contract condition and they're paying him a hefty premium.   :backout

IF is the crucial word here.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on December 08, 2010, 02:42:48 PM
I agree, BJ.  If he's smart, he'll do it - but he's all about staying true to his roots, which apparently includes doing his best to remain largely unknown to American audiences, so it wouldn't surprise me at all if he 'has an unavoidable conflict that prevents his attendance'.

If they schedule the same time as a Blades home match, count him out.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on December 09, 2010, 03:21:20 AM
If they schedule the same time as a Blades home match, count him out.

You have to set prioritise.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on December 09, 2010, 09:25:01 PM
L.A.!!!!!That's 30 miles from my house!!!!! Call in that sub!! No class today kids!!!!! I'll get some good pic's of HIMSELF!!!!!! :nananana: :thumbsup: :nananana:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on December 09, 2010, 11:01:16 PM
I wonder if he'll stay at the Four Seasons?  They still owe him a free week from "the incident" with Bean IV.
 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on December 10, 2010, 12:20:15 AM
 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Izzy on December 10, 2010, 02:31:58 AM
 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: seanya_ro on December 10, 2010, 02:34:19 AM
i so hope he'll be there! we'll get new pics
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on December 10, 2010, 07:45:47 AM
I wonder if he'll stay at the Four Seasons?  They still owe him a free week from "the incident" with Bean IV.
 :mutley:

 :mutley:  good thinking Sable -that should appeal to his sense of fugality!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on December 10, 2010, 08:47:51 AM
I wonder if he'll stay at the Four Seasons?  They still owe him a free week from "the incident" with Bean IV.
 :mutley:

 :mutley:  good thinking Sable -that should appeal to his sense of fugality!

Not to mention his sense of irony . . .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on December 10, 2010, 09:41:32 PM
The Four Seasons would be perfect!!! As a graphic arts teacher I could do a chalk design on the sidewalk next to the
hotel!!! What subject would catch Sean's attention the fastest??? Support Sharpe's children, go Blades, Team Ned??? :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on December 10, 2010, 10:35:41 PM
All you would have to do is recreate the Blades logo and he'd be out there in a flash to meet the artist.
 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on December 11, 2010, 07:43:13 PM
That design would be easy!!! So I hope he comes to LA next month. It seems to me that they want Sean to be as comfortable
as possible in this city doing this panel discussion.Most people know that he's shy, nervous, restless and itchy when he's being
interviewed by people he dosen't know. However in this group interview he should feel safe. After all Peter and R.R.Martin can
answer all the more detailed questions. Sean could just hide a smoke under the table kick back and give the camera one of his
great lopsided smiles. That would make the audience MELT!!!  :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on December 13, 2010, 03:48:25 AM
I wonder if he'll stay at the Four Seasons?  They still owe him a free week from "the incident" with Bean IV.
 :mutley:

Four Season why not. Maybe I can go on holiday too.  :mutley: Be sure I don't start any "incident" I behave well.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on December 15, 2010, 02:43:27 PM
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David J. Peterson, a conlanger (or inventor of languages) worked with the Language Creation Society and the creators of 'Game of Thrones' to design a full Dothraki tongue for use on the upcoming HBO series. The details of his process (which are pretty fascinating) have been reported around the web and picked up by fan sites like Winter Is Coming and Westeros. Here on "Making Game of Thrones," David will be offering a series of crash courses in the Dothraki language, beginning with this introductory lesson



http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2010/12/15/dothraki-101.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on December 19, 2010, 04:29:16 PM
OK I know the panel meeting with Sean , Peter, and R.R. Martin will be in LA on Jan. 7 at 3:00. But where? I have sent out
some e-mails and have talked to a few people, but I still don't know where. Who sould I contact? I would like to get some
pic's of Sean for this site. Does anyone know more about this meeting ? :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on December 20, 2010, 02:26:58 AM
This is all I could find.I don't know if it helps.

http://tvcritics.org

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January 2011 Press Tour News: RSVPs are currently being taken for the January 2011 tour. Click here to see the current schedule. Details on making your hotel reservations can be found in the most recent newsletter.


http://tvcritics.org/2010/11/12/november-1-2010-newsletter/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on December 27, 2010, 07:38:30 PM
OK I moved the search for Sean ( on Jan 7 ) to General Discussion.  :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 04, 2011, 10:53:23 AM
Coverage of HBO’s upcoming TCA press event

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/01/coverage-of-hbos-upcoming-tca-press-event/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 06, 2011, 12:22:00 AM
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I got AGOT audio book for my Birthday on Dec 21 and appearently there is a recall on all of the Audio books because they’re going through some sort of super secret reboot for the show.

(A Manger said that they were adding voices and sound affects.) not sure if that is true but it’s what I was told.

So they gave me the codes to download the old version on my Itunes and I’ll be getting the tie in CD’s in March.

So I thought I might put that out there for anyone interested.

*Whispers* I think that Martin might be announcing that some of the actors did some readings for the Audio Books. (Lena Headey, Sean Bean, The Dinkledge …)

though I could be wrong about that.

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/01/quick-hits-lists-lists-and-more-lists/#comments






Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 07, 2011, 02:50:01 AM
A full summary of the 15-min sneak peek.

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HBO had hoped to show the pilot here at the winter TCA press tour, but it isn’t quite ready yet. So they put together 15 minutes of clips from what looks to be the first three episodes. And it is, in a word, amazing




http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/01/a-full-summary-of-the-15-min-sneak-peek/


http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/01/07/game-of-thrones-preview/

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 07, 2011, 11:26:13 AM
Thoughts on the 'Game of Thrones' Sneak Peek Unveiled by HBO


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Third favorite moments: Conversations between King Robert Baratheon and his old friend, Ned Stark. As King Robert Baratheon, Mark Addy is everything you'd hope for -- forceful, blunt, lively and powerful. And of course Sean Bean brings the necessary iron and gravity to the role of Ned Stark. They do appear to have the chemistry and history of old friends.


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Fifth favorite moments: Ned Stark and Jaime Lannister face off. There were some delicious confrontations between the proud Jaime and the tough Ned.



http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/01/07/game-of-thrones/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on January 07, 2011, 06:03:29 PM
 :thanks1 Patch !  :snoopy: :snoopy: I read somewhere that the first screaning of HBO Game of Thrones would shown   .... : the 17 april 2011 .... Just for a happy birthday !!!  :angel2:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 07, 2011, 09:09:50 PM
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/7720508-10123166-thumbnail.jpg)

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/1/7/game-of-thrones-premiere-date-announced.html


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/ned-direwolf.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/ned-horse.jpg)

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/1/7/latest-set-photos.html



Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 08, 2011, 02:31:18 AM
I didn't notice at first but Ned is in this pic as well.

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/arya-fencing.jpg)




http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/1/7/latest-set-photos.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on January 08, 2011, 04:46:29 PM
Thanks for the pics, patch.  Ned was the first one I noticed in that last photo.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on January 08, 2011, 05:00:45 PM
It's the wonky knee that gives him away immediately ......

 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 09, 2011, 11:01:59 AM
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I do happen I happen to enjoy playing those kind of roles with riding horses and swinging swords and having fights and wearing wigs and growing beards, even though I don't first thing in the morning when it takes you about three hours to get ready," Bean smiled. "I do have affinity to that kind of role, and I think the good thing about Game of Thrones is that there is such score for it. Whereas Lord of the Rings, admittedly, there was three films and, you know, they thoroughly researched it, and it was very well replicated on screen. But with what George has created, it's a very different world. Goes on much, much further and much longer, and there's many more twists and turns, but I certainly enjoy this genre."

And how did Bean's foray into TV compare to big budget movies? "Everything was so detailed, so vast, and you know, it was a lot of work it was like working on a big feature film every week," Bean said of the production. "You think there's ten of these to start with, but each of those ten, to me, felt like a pretty hefty feature film. I think we really established a grand size, and there's also the fact it's been done by HBO, so you're in good standing. You got good people behind you, and it's an edgy as I said, an edgy, sexy, violent, dark, brutal piece where nobody's safe."


http://uk.tv.ign.com/articles/114/1143134p1.html


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Beanie006 on January 09, 2011, 10:22:18 PM
Some interviews are beginning to show up. Below is a link for a video interview for access hollywood. Sean looks good but the camera work is bad.

http://www.accesshollywood.com/gayle-king-gets-her-own-talk-show-on-own_video_1268853

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 10, 2011, 12:15:20 AM
Thanks Beanie006,great video interview. He does look good!!


Sean Bean Interview GAME OF THRONES

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Do you feel any additional pressure, knowing that the fans of this book basically hung their hopes and dreams for this series on you doing this role?

BEAN: Yeah, that’s quite a responsibility. Obviously, I was delighted when I first met (executive producers) David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss]. I read the book and found it very exciting, very luxuriant, very dangerous, very edgy and very sexy. That’s very flattering. I’m very flattered that I was chosen to play this part.


http://collider.com/sean-bean-interview-game-of-thrones/68998/



'Game of Thrones' Sets a Debut Date and Producers Discuss Fans' Expectations

http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/01/09/game-of-thrones/


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on January 10, 2011, 10:31:01 AM
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/news/a296995/sean-bean-doesnt-mind-being-typecast.html

He's good in what he does.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 11, 2011, 03:56:29 AM
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Bean: What a gracious person under fire. I agree that the interviewer, not matter what her master plan (I say with some incredulity), was irksome. He seemed to handle it well, though. I would have shown annoyance and regretted it. He proved his class and maturity here. As for professionalism, c’mon, the guy is going to be great. He’s Sean Bean. Okay, I’m biased. I’ve seen his films and I always liked him. I completely missed the *spoiler.*



http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/01/access-hollywood-interviews-thrones-cast/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on January 11, 2011, 05:42:57 AM
http://www.accesshollywood.com/a-guide-to-hbos-upcoming-fantasy-drama-game-of-thrones_article_42031

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Producer: HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Is ‘Beyond [Rated] R’

Sounds like that will be one of my favourite movie apart from the fact that Sean's inside there is a lot of........

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While “Game” is a story of kings, queens and an ambitious set of twins with an unseated royal line, the story isn’t full of courtly romance. Instead, the series focuses on power struggles, hidden histories, brutality and battles.

“A lot of people get killed. George’s world is a violent world — there’s a lot of killing and bloodshed and evisceration’s and decapitations and there’s a lot of sex,” Benioff explained. “It’s one of the things that I loved about these books.”

Yep sounds good.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on January 11, 2011, 08:37:40 AM
Why do I have the feeling that it's the bloodshed, the eviscerations and the decapitations you're most excited about?

 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on January 11, 2011, 10:15:46 AM
 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on January 11, 2011, 10:20:14 AM
Why do I have the feeling that it's the bloodshed, the eviscerations and the decapitations you're most excited about?

 :mutley:

You know mw too well.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on January 11, 2011, 10:20:48 AM
 :hellyeah2:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on January 11, 2011, 10:24:36 AM
I must be more careful.

Oh I could post pics of such "events". If you like it's no prob.  :rofl
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on January 11, 2011, 10:26:09 AM
No, thank you!!
 :mean:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on January 11, 2011, 10:44:37 AM
Pity I have such wonderful pics.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on January 11, 2011, 02:29:32 PM
 
I must be more careful.

Oh I could post pics of such "events". If you like it's no prob.  :rofl

 DON'T YOU DARE! :vomit: :thump
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 11, 2011, 03:15:20 PM
New Photos Annotated.   http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/New_Photos_Annotated/



The photos with Ned/Sean
http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Entry/2185/
http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Entry/2188/
http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Entry/2190/



Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on January 11, 2011, 03:55:14 PM
Why do I have the feeling that it's the bloodshed, the eviscerations and the decapitations you're most excited about?

 :mutley:

I had the exact feeling.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on January 12, 2011, 06:02:04 AM
waiting for his birthday, 17 th april 2.011, remember, that day it's sean's birthday, and that day, "The Games of Thrones", also in spain, in digital plus, in HBO
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 12, 2011, 09:24:36 AM
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I Have Seen 15 Minutes of Game of Thrones.
I'm not at TCA press tour where it was screened, but had a chance to stream the very, very impressive 15-minute preview reel of Game of Thrones that HBO put together.



http://tunedin.blogs.time.com/2011/01/12/i-have-seen-15-minutes-of-game-of-thrones/

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on January 13, 2011, 03:14:58 AM
Why do I have the feeling that it's the bloodshed, the eviscerations and the decapitations you're most excited about?

 :mutley:

I had the exact feeling.

I have no prob to see Sean too. If I vaguely remember then Sean does a decapitation in that movie and then he needs someone who signs a certificate of death I could do this for him. No questions, no problems.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 13, 2011, 08:51:29 AM
HBO's Game Of Thrones Will Be Awesome.
And It Will Never End.

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But by all means, watch Game of Thrones in April. It's chock full of sex, intrigue, beheadings, and everything else that makes for great television. Just don't expect to ever find out what ultimately happens to Daenerys Targaryen or Rand al'Thor Jon Snow


http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2011/01/game_of_thrones_will_never_end.php
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 14, 2011, 12:07:30 AM
The Artisans: Buster Reeves

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Acting class doesn't teach you how to fend off a dozen bloodthirsty men wielding swords and axes.  Fight coordinator Buster Reeves describes the art of crafting screen-worthy violence.



A glimpse of Sean at 1.34 min

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/1/13/the-artisans-buster-reeves.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on January 14, 2011, 11:05:37 AM
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1655909/game-thrones-actress-filming-sex-scenes-was-really-scary.jhtml

just a note
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: exbill on January 14, 2011, 07:09:56 PM
Nice one Mike . She looks just like my ' New Leaf ' councillor but with darker hair .  I might even watch this film .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 16, 2011, 01:38:29 AM
Impressions on Game of Thrones.


http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Game_Of_Thrones_Reel_First_Impressions/


http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/More_Impressions_on_Game_of_Thrones/



Cover art of HBO tie-in edition revealed.

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A bit surprised they didn’t go with the recognizable face of Sean Bean as Ned actually

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/01/cover-art-of-hbo-tie-in-edition-revealed/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on January 16, 2011, 01:08:13 PM
Impressions on Game of Thrones.


http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Game_Of_Thrones_Reel_First_Impressions/


http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/More_Impressions_on_Game_of_Thrones/



Cover art of HBO tie-in edition revealed.

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A bit surprised they didn’t go with the recognizable face of Sean Bean as Ned actually

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/01/cover-art-of-hbo-tie-in-edition-revealed/


I think they may do what a lot of publishers are doing with these TV tie-in volumes - have different covers for each printing, with a different 'character' featured.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 17, 2011, 12:18:52 AM
New teaser Game of thrones.

"Iron Throne" Preview

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/1/16/iron-throne-preview.html


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/iron-throne.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 17, 2011, 02:57:45 AM
Screencaps of the new teaser.  http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/1/16/iron-throne-preview.html

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Category/C55/P270/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Teaser04_Screencap_22.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Teaser04_Screencap_29.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Teaser04_Screencap_14.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on January 17, 2011, 06:28:26 AM
They did a good job on that throne. It really doesn't look comfortable .... LOL
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on January 17, 2011, 07:01:55 AM
They did a good job on that throne. It really doesn't look comfortable .... LOL

Just loo paper, fags, newspaper and readers are missing.  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on January 17, 2011, 08:39:27 AM
 :mutley:

Ewwwww ..........!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 17, 2011, 09:06:21 AM
The new teaser is on YouTube too now.


Game Of Thrones - Let The Game Begin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzzFx2eTRm4
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on January 17, 2011, 09:32:03 AM
Wow. Got the dark and spooky down in that, didn't they!

Thanks for the link, patch.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Izzy on January 17, 2011, 09:43:06 AM
Thats a big sword I must say...  :mutley:

Thanks for the pictures and the link :)
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Post by: Sable899 on January 17, 2011, 10:02:53 AM
 :wowza:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on January 17, 2011, 02:11:02 PM
THANK YOU PATCH!!!!!! That was great!!!! I just wish that I had a time machine so I COULD START WATCHING NED NOW !!!!!!
 :hellyeah2: Is the Royal wedding going to be a problem with the start of this series? I hope it's not on the same date.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on January 17, 2011, 02:26:49 PM
The royal wedding is on the 29th. I know because that's MY birthday! LOL
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on January 17, 2011, 03:59:40 PM
That throne looks more like a torture device to me.

I love that first close up picture of him--a sexy, brooding pose.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on January 18, 2011, 03:30:34 AM
Royal wedding, HBO on screen there are much more important dates.

BTW Sean look more like a Klingon chancellor on his throne. A couple of modifications and he could be part of the next Star Trek movie.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on January 19, 2011, 10:15:33 AM
Found this new teaser

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/new-game-of-thrones-teaser-promises-drama-accents-and-dinklage.php
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on January 19, 2011, 01:22:50 PM
Great, Mike. Thanks.

For download:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FYR058ID

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A couple of modifications and he could be part of the next Star Trek movie.
As a Trekkie I just say: I wouldn't mind - not at all!!!!*gg*
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on January 19, 2011, 03:07:07 PM
(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae275/Ineke12345/got3.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 20, 2011, 03:27:23 AM

 Gays Go Medieval in Upcoming “A Game of Thrones” Fantasy Series.



http://www.afterelton.com/tv/2011/01/gays-game-of-thrones-series-george-martin


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 21, 2011, 02:12:02 AM
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Sean is clearly comfortable holding court amidst a half-hundred reporters, a gazillion microphones and recorders all shoved up toward his mouth. He smiles, he banters, he answers questions, and it doesn’t seem like a put on, or forced at all. He likes the attention, likes jokes (even the not-so-funny ones), and he can give as good as he gets.



http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/01/yet-another-video-interview/#comments

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on January 21, 2011, 12:16:46 PM
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Sean is clearly comfortable holding court amidst a half-hundred reporters, a gazillion microphones and recorders all shoved up toward his mouth. He smiles, he banters, he answers questions, and it doesn’t seem like a put on, or forced at all. He likes the attention, likes jokes (even the not-so-funny ones), and he can give as good as he gets.



http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/01/yet-another-video-interview/#comments



How funny is that !?  Sean is suddenly Mr. Personality in interviews, instead of the guy with the trouble making eye contact/hem-hawing/nose rubbing/foot shuffling/"Please, won't someone GETMEOUTOFHERE" dude.

Will the real Mr. Bean please stand up?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 21, 2011, 12:32:44 PM
I was wondering about that too,especially after reading this quote from Daragh O'Malley.

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I don’t know if you’ll appreciate the difficulty of getting Sean to spruce up and turn up but he was there and actors and supporters from Sharpe

http://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/leisure/general/8799856.Actor_Daragh_O_Malley_returns_to_his_roots_in_The_Haymarket_s_Dancing_at_Lughnasa/



Anyway,coverage of the press events at the recent TCA winter press tour.

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/01/game-of-thrones-panel-at-2011-winter-tca/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on January 21, 2011, 03:51:17 PM
That is a turnaround!  To go from decididly uncomfortable to clearly comfortable in interviews is a big change.  It's funny that Daragh O'Malley mentions the difficulty of getting Sean to spruce up--he must know him pretty well.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on January 21, 2011, 07:40:22 PM
And from the same story that Patch linked...

" I said to Sean, you know, we’re gay icons. He says, ‘You what?! What are you on about?’"

ROFL... ROFL... ROFL... ROFL...
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on January 21, 2011, 08:45:30 PM
And from the same story that Patch linked...

" I said to Sean, you know, we’re gay icons. He says, ‘You what?! What are you on about?’"

ROFL... ROFL... ROFL... ROFL...

. . . unfortunately, he told the same story to the little local reporter who interviewed him at the Sharpe Chefs book signing in Greenwich - quite a while ago.  I know that for a certainty; I was there when he said it.

It is a cute story and I'm sure the exchange occurred at some point!

on edit:  a YouTube clip of the rehearsals for the play Daragh is in:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J6E_sPZ8OQ
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 24, 2011, 09:40:06 AM
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"Beyond the realm of Twilight or Star Wars, few fan-bases are as rabidly protective and hopelessly obsessed as fans of Martin’s epic medieval-fantasy world"



http://www.shadowlocked.com/201101241328/opinion-features/game-of-thrones-winter-is-coming.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Annie on January 24, 2011, 10:03:11 AM
I suppose there's the possibility that, mindful of the amount of publicity he'd have to do for GoT  (not to mention all the other stuff he's got coming out soon) , he actually made an effort to get some coaching to help in those sort of situations.

On the other hand, he could just be really relaxed, having got divorced and a certain loose cannon now being out of his life.  Some of the worst shuffling, mumbling, not making eye contact reported by newwspapers was during the press stuff for Red Riding which was not long after the shenanigans at home where the police were called (the major one that attracted all the press interest).
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on January 24, 2011, 11:43:28 AM
I suppose there's the possibility that, mindful of the amount of publicity he'd have to do for GoT  (not to mention all the other stuff he's got coming out soon) , he actually made an effort to get some coaching to help in those sort of situations.

On the other hand, he could just be really relaxed, having got divorced and a certain loose cannon now being out of his life.  Some of the worst shuffling, mumbling, not making eye contact reported by newwspapers was during the press stuff for Red Riding which was not long after the shenanigans at home where the police were called (the major one that attracted all the press interest).

Entirely possible - that loose cannon was aimed directly at him for five years . . . it's no wonder he was coming unglued.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 24, 2011, 01:25:16 PM
Preview: HBO's New Fantasy Geek-Out 'Game of Thrones' (TCA Video)




http://www.adweek.com/aw/content_display/news/media/e3i8a5dad51749adb68c5d3fa88fbdf3285
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 25, 2011, 12:50:14 PM
A couple of pictures.

http://www.facebook.com/GameOfThrones?v=photos&so=0

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/180686_124004607668976_100001783123529_151378_6522181_n.jpg)


http://grrm.livejournal.com/193219.html

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/s640x480.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on January 25, 2011, 04:15:23 PM
Thanks, patch.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: ladyblue on January 26, 2011, 07:44:27 AM
Oooh! I really like the first one! Thank you!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on January 26, 2011, 10:17:37 AM
thanks a lot
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Izzy on January 26, 2011, 12:42:39 PM
Oh I like the first one...thanks Patch
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on January 27, 2011, 08:20:41 AM
Meet Maisie Sean Bean's co-star in new TV series Game of Thrones



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Everyone I worked with was really nice. Sean Bean seemed quite shy when he wasn't acting, he was usually sat reading a book but was so friendly and helpful whenever I spoke to him. I think he is a great role model for young actors. Everything he did was just right and worked perfectly for his character




http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/news/Maisie-starring-role-Sean-Bean/article-3147158-detail/article.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on January 27, 2011, 09:27:26 AM
Oh, he's always sitting there with a book. For that he gets bonus points.

BJ, we should invite him to our reader circle and book reviews. Hope he will love it when blood drops from the pages.  :mutley:

@Sean read Simon Beckett: Chemistry of death and the next meeting we will talk about it.  :rofl
Sean will love Simon Beckett cos he's from Sheffield and he still lives there.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 01, 2011, 12:23:31 AM
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Maisie Williams describes her training and learning "every last detail" to play pint-sized swordswoman Arya Stark.




http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/1/31/the-artisans-maisie-williams.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 01, 2011, 10:06:25 AM
So, shifting the subject just a smidgen.  I read that this year, the SAG awarded Steve Buscemi (who is utterly brilliant and wholly deserving) with Best Actor in a Drama Series - and the series, Boardwalk Empire, won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (that's the equivalent of 'best picture').

That means they got their props for the first season; they deserved them.  Think there's any chance GoT (and Sean) can pull it out next year?  I would love to see that happen.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on February 01, 2011, 05:06:19 PM
Steve Buscemi also won the Golden Globe this year for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series Drama, along with Boardwalk Empire winning for the Best TV Series Drama.  Then there are the Emmy Awards--whenever those are held.  That gives at least three chances for GoT and/or Sean to win next year. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 01, 2011, 05:14:42 PM
Steve Buscemi also won the Golden Globe this year for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series Drama, along with Boardwalk Empire winning for the Best TV Series Drama.  Then there are the Emmy Awards--whenever those are held.  That gives at least three chances for GoT and/or Sean to win next year. 

*snork* Shows how much attention I pay to awards shows . . . I didn't know that.  I'm hopeful he/GoT will win at least one of those awards - especially since he's only in the first season.

I'd really like to see him get some recognition, even if he doesn't seem to care about that.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on February 01, 2011, 10:06:14 PM
 I would love to see SEAN get an award for Thrones!!!!! He was passed over (again) for a nomination for an Oscar in RRT.
I would had been happy with best supporting actor. If he was just nomination, but let's all just pretend that Sean's not a
great actor. Than we can give award's to people with little talent but lots of rellatives in hollywood who can pull the strings!!!
However Steve Buscemi is very talented and unlike most actors he does deserve this recognition.
 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 02, 2011, 12:55:57 AM
screencaps from   http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/1/13/the-artisans-buster-reeves.html

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Artisans07_Screencap_19.jpg)


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Artisans07_Screencap_20.jpg)


http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Category/C50/P90/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on February 02, 2011, 09:45:47 AM
Thanks, patch.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on February 02, 2011, 11:25:20 AM
thanks, waiting for it
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Xenia on February 02, 2011, 11:33:03 AM
Thanks Patch! As usual great work  :thumbsup: Where you get time? ( seems you really  like your nick pic,begin beleive in it)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 02, 2011, 11:42:50 AM
Nice photos, patch - thanks for linking.  The perspective on the second one (combined with the very large actor) make him look tiny!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on February 02, 2011, 10:04:09 PM
That other actor was it Troy ( cann't think of his name ). He's 7 feet tall and Sean had some scenes with him in that movie
and Sean looked small next to him than to. But he's 7 feet tall!!! :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 03, 2011, 12:41:45 AM
Margaret John( old Nan) has passed away.
 
http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/R.I.P_Margaret_John/
http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Producers_on_Margaret_Johns_Passing/


New composer for Game of thrones.

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Warbeck_Out_Djawadi_In_as_Composer/


GoT comic books.
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I don’t expect Tommy’s Eddard Stark to look like Sean Bean.

http://www.danielabraham.com/2011/02/03/the-no-longer-secret-project-considered/

http://grrm.livejournal.com/194025.html




Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 04, 2011, 12:22:24 AM
Spanish language GoT trailer.Juego de Tronos - El miedo



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOq5SQNUCRg&feature=related
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on February 04, 2011, 12:28:34 PM
thanks patch for this, I saw it in canal +, or digital plus, it's the same, and just today, I've receive the magazine for february a very great surprise: "Games of Thrones", next May the game begins, so, Games of Thrones will be in canal + next may 2.011
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 07, 2011, 03:24:21 AM


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Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, and Sophie Turner were strangers when they were cast, respectively, as Arya, Bran, and Sansa Stark, but the three have since become fast friends, which I think is cool. They even like to hang when they're not working


http://grrm.livejournal.com/194551.html

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 10, 2011, 10:22:05 AM
Apparently there is a new article, excerpted here:

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2011/02/10/sean-bean-and-george-rr-martin-on-game-of-thrones/



Can someone please translate this statement from that link?  It looks like English, but . . .

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“There are very few actors,” says executive producer David Benioff, “who have that sort of warrior spirit. These are people who grew up fighting each other with swords and Ned is someone who is at war for most of his life, and Sean’s got the ability to convey that.”

I had NO IDEA that Sean grew up fighting with a sword - or had a warrior spirit . . . or is it just that he can convey those things?   :huh???:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on February 10, 2011, 10:48:50 AM
Lighty, I take it as Ned grew up with the warrior spirit, leaning to fight from a very early age and that Sean, with his working class background and his English heritage has that same warrior spirit and the talent to convey that convincingly.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on February 10, 2011, 11:00:30 AM
I could imagine that Sean grew up baseball bat in his hands.

And warrior in the streets of Sheffield. Why not. I sure he was. Learning for life.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on February 10, 2011, 12:22:57 PM
He's got the ability to convey naked aggression pretty convincingly.  I'm just trying to think of other actors who can without looking silly....
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 10, 2011, 01:30:42 PM
Lighty, I take it as Ned grew up with the warrior spirit, leaning to fight from a very early age and that Sean, with his working class background and his English heritage has that same warrior spirit and the talent to convey that convincingly.

I got it, really - I was just commenting on the tortured syntax.  I'm certainly not brilliant at it, myself - but that phrasing is so poor that if you don't know much about GoT and don't know much about Sean, you'd have trouble wrapping your mind around the statement.  I doubt Benioff said it that way; it looks like the author tried to edit a longer comment down to a word-bite.  And failed.

Should have added one of the many sarcasm smileys, I guess!

 :allday :obsess
 :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on February 11, 2011, 11:58:45 AM
yesterday in canal + a lovely surprise: I was watching channel 2, and from 20,00 pm to 20,30 pm, a programme talking about GOT was filmed, of course, I saw Sean's work, fantastic, and next May , in Canal +  Spain, waiting for it
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 11, 2011, 01:32:09 PM
Official Pronunciation Guide for Game of Thrones.



http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/2/11/official-pronunciation-guide-for-game-of-thrones.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 15, 2011, 02:31:13 PM
Scans of the SFX article Lighty posted about.


Via Winter is Coming.

http://emiliaclarke.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=31
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on February 15, 2011, 05:04:05 PM
 :huh???: When I see the first pic I can't stop ...  :hyena ... Sorry ... The second man (on the left) seems to have a candle on his head ... :catlaff
 :backout
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 16, 2011, 09:12:03 AM
Thrones featured in SciFiNow magazine.

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/02/thrones-featured-in-scifinow-magazine/#more-5627


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Bean on his character: “All the characters that George has written are very complex, so you are not struggling to find things to add to the character because they are already there in the book. I think a lot of the stuff you get offered these days, the characters tend to be very one-dimensional.”



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Benioff on Bean: “Sean has that ability that when you turn the character on him, you can hold it on him in close-up for 45 seconds for that dialogue, and you wouldn’t be bored because there’s so much going on there.”

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 16, 2011, 10:25:55 AM
Thrones featured in SciFiNow magazine.

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/02/thrones-featured-in-scifinow-magazine/#more-5627


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Bean on his character: “All the characters that George has written are very complex, so you are not struggling to find things to add to the character because they are already there in the book. I think a lot of the stuff you get offered these days, the characters tend to be very one-dimensional.”



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Benioff on Bean: “Sean has that ability that when you turn the character on him, you can hold it on him in close-up for 45 seconds for that dialogue, and you wouldn’t be bored because there’s so much going on there.”


I'm starting to think that Benioff suffers from lethologica - pretty sure 'turn the character' should be 'turn the camera' . . .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 17, 2011, 12:04:04 AM
A Game of Thrones Comes to PC


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Game of Thrones is blowing up these days. The popular book series is making its TV debut soon on HBO, and now is getting a strategy game by made Cyanide Studios called A Game of Thrones -- Genesis.


http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/115/1150451p1.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 18, 2011, 12:10:26 AM
George R.R. Martin has Big, Big, BIG News.(not GoT related)





http://grrm.livejournal.com/196160.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 18, 2011, 10:10:51 AM
That's sweet.  I hope it works out for them . . . (just kidding!)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 20, 2011, 12:03:11 AM

The latest behind-the-scenes video.

Invitation to Westeros.



http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/2/19/invitation-to-westeros.html


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 21, 2011, 02:00:19 AM

Screencaps from The latest behind-the-scenes video

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/2/19/invitation-to-westeros.html


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/Picture2B52.png)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/Picture2B45.png)

http://sweetonsigmafilms.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-video-jamie-sives-james-cosmo-in.html

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 21, 2011, 11:09:29 AM
 :coma:

Attempts to rise . . .

 :coma:


Must go have a lie-down.  I've come a bit undone . . .

 :coma:


Thank you Patch - made my morning, for certain!

(anyone notice that rather sexually suggestive bas relief behind the other characters head in the first photo?  Very Indian - the way they have mixed cultures is fascinating).
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 21, 2011, 01:31:32 PM
Screencaps from The latest behind-the-scenes video

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/2/19/invitation-to-westeros.html





http://tulenjajaanlaulu.webs.com/apps/photos/?ss=11047267
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on February 21, 2011, 05:10:09 PM
Are you still feeling undone, lighty?  I imagine that quite a few of us feel that way.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 21, 2011, 06:00:22 PM
Are you still feeling undone, lighty?  I imagine that quite a few of us feel that way.

Better, thanks.  Must plan ahead for the actual programme, however . . . an attack of vapours midway through would be a drag!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on February 21, 2011, 07:26:13 PM
Perhaps we should go out and buy some hand fans in case we get overheated watching Sean.  Or maybe it would take an electric fan to cool us down sufficiently.  Let's hope that no one gets the vapours!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on February 21, 2011, 08:02:37 PM
Sean just keeps getting better and better!!!! He's so sexy!! It's hard to watch these scenes knowing that I'll have to wait
until Apr. to see him as Ned!! :fanning: :fanning: :fanning:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 22, 2011, 12:37:37 AM
Screencaps from  http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/2/19/invitation-to-westeros.html

And on YouTube   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLKVJr7QHjM

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Promo02_Screencap_17.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Promo02_Screencap_14.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Promo02_Screencap_48.jpg)

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Category/C55/P270/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on February 22, 2011, 03:17:29 PM
Nice!  :pant:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 22, 2011, 06:53:50 PM
Hey patch - did you see this one buried in there?

*edited because I did a bad and hot-linked instead of saving and uploading - shame on me!  Patch posted the picture properly in the next set.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 22, 2011, 10:43:35 PM
apparently not.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 22, 2011, 10:45:50 PM
apparently not.
Thought maybe you didn't like the angle . . .  :backout
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 22, 2011, 11:02:28 PM
apparently not.

sorry, the pic  didn't open for me at first.(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/funny%20stuf/emem090.gif)Nothing wrong with the angle is there?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 23, 2011, 12:11:45 AM
Don't know what's going on and I don't care.

More screencaps   http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Category/C55/P300/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Promo02_Screencap_20.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Promo02_Screencap_38.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Promo02_Screencap_35.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Promo02_Screencap_16.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 23, 2011, 12:38:29 AM
apparently not.

sorry, the pic  didn't open for me at first.(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/funny%20stuf/emem090.gif)Nothing wrong with the angle is there?

I was teasing you, patch - thinking maybe you might have chosen not to post that partcular pic because you didn't find it as appealing a photo (because of the angle of his head ).

Don't give it a thought - it was an internet communication fail.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 23, 2011, 12:50:22 AM
Are you still feeling undone, lighty?  I imagine that quite a few of us feel that way.

Better, thanks.  Must plan ahead for the actual programme, however . . . an attack of vapours midway through would be a drag!

I thought I'd better not post the pics all at once just in case...... :coma:



Btw, Westeros mist some good shots of Sean.I found these here  http://astoria-potter.livejournal.com/173288.html

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/patchwork/91261762.gif)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/patchwork/56793635.gif)


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 23, 2011, 11:00:34 AM
Shoot, patch - you and I just seem to be talking circles around each other!   Probably because I'm looking at these photos and going all fan-girly . . . it's hard to talk when I don't have a functioning set of brain cells . . . 

:catlaff

I like the second gif - love the image in the first one, but the animation sequence makes him look like he has Tourettes (and I say that with no offense intended toward anyone who suffers from that awful condition; one of my uncles has it - complete with coprolalia, which was a massive shock to me when I first heard him do it - I was maybe 8 or 9 and he was turning the air blue right in front of me.)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on February 23, 2011, 03:13:36 PM
Thanks for all the pictures!  lighty--all I'm getting is the red X for your picture.  Now I'm curious about the strange angle.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 23, 2011, 03:33:00 PM
Thanks for all the pictures!  lighty--all I'm getting is the red X for your picture.  Now I'm curious about the strange angle.

I probably direct linked from the Westeros page and they probably don't allow that . . . as a matter of fact, I think I'll delete it and not raise their ire . . . however - patch posted the image properly in her post; it's directly after the 'interview' pic.  He's sitting at a table, outside (apparently this is the trip down to King's Landing conversation with King Robert scene).  He was apparently getting ready to open a letter or something and has his head canted down and slightly to the side.  I love it - the profile is Bean perfection - I was just being silly with patch (I didn't do well at getting my 'humour' across, unfortunately!)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on February 23, 2011, 03:52:00 PM
Thanks for the explanation, lighty.  That is a classic Bean profile. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 23, 2011, 04:12:59 PM
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I was just being silly with patch (I didn't do well at getting my 'humour' across, unfortunately!)


You can be as silly as you want with me Lighty.(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/funny%20stuf/giggle.gif)It was just very early in the morning and my humour radar wasn't working yet.I thought I had done something wrong.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 23, 2011, 05:55:23 PM
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I was just being silly with patch (I didn't do well at getting my 'humour' across, unfortunately!)


You can be as silly as you want with me Lighty.(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/funny%20stuf/giggle.gif)It was just very early in the morning and my humour radar wasn't working yet.I thought I had done something wrong.

Thanks, patch . . . I certainly understand faulty humour radar - mine is often completely out of whack.  For more than just a morning!

And you're welcome, MF - it is pretty to look at, isn't it . . . oooh, speaking of which - there is a screencap HERE (http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Graphics/Gallery/Previews/GameOfThrones_Teaser04_Screencap_22.jpg) from that trailer showing the major players on the Iron Throne.  A super close up pic of Sean, looking all grim and stuff . . . gorgeous.  It makes (as I discovered) a perfect desktop background.  I don't usually use pictures, but I may keep this one for a few days, just because his mouth is so perfect.  (well, it is!)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on February 23, 2011, 10:19:25 PM
I get Access Forbidden (403 Error) when I click on the link to see the screencap.  I'd love to see that perfect mouth.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on February 23, 2011, 10:23:07 PM
Try this link:

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Graphics/Gallery/Previews/GameOfThrones_Teaser04_Screencap_22.jpg
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 23, 2011, 10:40:00 PM
I agree,that's a great  picture.

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Teaser04_Screencap_22.jpg)


And talking about Bean profile,I love this one.

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/180686_124004607668976_100001783123529_151378_6522181_n.jpg)

http://www.facebook.com/GameOfThrones?v=photos&so=0#!/GameOfThrones?v=photos&so=15
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on February 24, 2011, 12:41:33 AM
Oh lordy...I think we'd better send the paramedics round to Lighty's house with some oxygen.
 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 24, 2011, 11:07:28 AM
Actually, I think it's too late - but the aggravation of not being able to properly link anything anymore has restored my blood pressure.

Slain by the Bean images, restored by html errors.  That pretty much sums up my life these days!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on February 24, 2011, 01:09:36 PM
I got the same error message from your link, Sable, plus this text:

"Here be Dragons
... and they just ate this page
or maybe the Others got it ...

This directory does not allow its contents to be listed; most likely its a graphics directory, or a directory containing top-secret information which could cause a major international incident if it got out. ;)"

There is a link to go to the GoT page, where you can then see a gallery with many pages of pictures.  I looked through several pages, and I'll go back and look through the rest.  But I'm very glad that you posted the closeup photo, patch.  I agree that it is compelling, sexy and all around great!

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on February 24, 2011, 02:11:47 PM
Try this link:

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Graphics/Gallery/Previews/GameOfThrones_Teaser04_Screencap_22.jpg

This link is working fine for me.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 24, 2011, 02:31:28 PM
Try this link:

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Graphics/Gallery/Previews/GameOfThrones_Teaser04_Screencap_22.jpg

This link is working fine for me.
Mine work fine for me - probably because we have the site in cache - but they've put some heavy-duty hot-linking controls on the Westeros site. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on February 24, 2011, 04:52:40 PM
Thanks ! I didn't saw all the pics ... sometimes it works sometimes not  :censored:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 25, 2011, 01:49:10 AM
The Social Media
http://grrm.livejournal.com/197075.html

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So here's what I've done. I've given my friend Elio... better known to the denizens of Westeros as Ran... permission to syndicate my posts and comments on both Facebook and Twitter.



http://twitter.com/westerosorg

http://www.facebook.com/Westeros


Quote
HBO has launched a creative marketing campaign for Game of Thrones dubbed The Maester’s Path. The first step of this campaign is a box mailed to select critics and bloggers filled with vials, scrolls and a map of the Seven Kingdoms.

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/02/the-maesters-path-begins/#more-5722



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0XhgHjUsRA&feature=youtu.be



Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 25, 2011, 12:21:57 PM
The Social Media
http://grrm.livejournal.com/197075.html

Quote
So here's what I've done. I've given my friend Elio... better known to the denizens of Westeros as Ran... permission to syndicate my posts and comments on both Facebook and Twitter.



http://twitter.com/westerosorg

http://www.facebook.com/Westeros


Quote
HBO has launched a creative marketing campaign for Game of Thrones dubbed The Maester’s Path. The first step of this campaign is a box mailed to select critics and bloggers filled with vials, scrolls and a map of the Seven Kingdoms.

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/02/the-maesters-path-begins/#more-5722




The box of stuff sounds fun.  Reminds me of a project I was involved with some time ago.

A number of years ago, I was hired by some guy with money to burn (an attorney out of LA) to research a project he was contemplating with a friend/partner/whatever.
They wanted to make 'magic boxes' - boxes filled with the sort of props and tools that 16th/17th century street magicians would have used - hand-kerchiefs; coin purses; various rings and metal objects . . . all sorts of stuff.

Once I had done the historical research on both the magicians and their equipment (including what a 16/17th box looks like), they set me to finding out where they could source the material - they wanted each piece in the box, and the box itself, to be as authentic as possible - right down to using old wood to make the boxes. 

That part was a challenge; easy enough to find metal-smiths who could do the metal objects, including the hinges and the locks on the boxes; and a company in the UK that sold old wood reclaimed from buildings (the price of 17th century oak is not as high as you might think!); and a carpenter who had the capacity to make many boxes, in the prescribed fashion, using only the tools available in the period; tanners who could provide leather made the old-fashioned way; craftspeople who could make the coin purses and do the embroidery  . . .
the hardest was finding someone who could weave the cloth to make the hand-kerchiefs, using the proper materials and proper weave.  I finally found someone in Canada.

It took me almost a year to research and source everything.
Then they decided not to do it; probably figured out it would cost more than they could make back or something.  Who knows.
At least they paid me - but I was pretty disappointed that it never came together.

I love that sort of creative stuff - glad to see HBO using 'props' to encourage interest in the programme!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on February 25, 2011, 01:52:17 PM
You really went to a lot of work and devoted a lot of time to your project, lighty!  You must have been very passionate about it. I don't believe I would have had the desire to do all that work, even if I was being paid for it.  Reseach can be fun and interesting and I often enjoy it, but I don't have the discipline or drive to accomplish what you did.   I hope that guy let you know how much he appreciated your work.

I still get the error message on that particular Westeros page.  Maybe it's something freaky with my computer.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 25, 2011, 03:55:11 PM
You really went to a lot of work and devoted a lot of time to your project, lighty!  You must have been very passionate about it. I don't believe I would have had the desire to do all that work, even if I was being paid for it.  Reseach can be fun and interesting and I often enjoy it, but I don't have the discipline or drive to accomplish what you did.   I hope that guy let you know how much he appreciated your work.

I still get the error message on that particular Westeros page.  Maybe it's something freaky with my computer.

I'm an historian by trade, MF - and fall under the 'digger' category, as opposed to the synthesisers who prefer to interpret the 'raw' material that other people dig up.  Me?  I love to dig it up!
And he paid me very well . . . :)

Have you tried typing in the main url for the website?  "www.westeros.org"
You should be able to maneuver to the page with the images from there - assuming you can get there!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 26, 2011, 01:36:31 AM
Scents of Westeros Land on Real-World Doorsteps

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Some lucky Game of Thrones fans around the world are cracking open their Westerosi alchemy kits, each of which contains a collection of scent vials tied to various locations in the GOT world

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/scentbox.jpg)


http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/2/25/scents-of-westeros-land-on-real-world-doorsteps.html


And much more here   http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Maesters_Path_Experience_from_HBO/

  Mysteries of the Maester’s Path  http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/




Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on February 26, 2011, 10:35:30 AM
Fun stuff!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 26, 2011, 12:07:18 PM

The Maester’s Path: Secrets of the box?

Quote
First off, this post by Making Game of Thrones where they have quotes from both Elio of Westeros and myself made me suspicious that maybe there was something more to this box than meets the eye. It could be nothing, but it seems like HBO is trying to lead us to something. But what?


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/02/the-maesters-path-secrets-of-the-box/#more-5775
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on February 26, 2011, 04:11:35 PM
Those scent boxes sound very interesting!



Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 28, 2011, 12:03:20 AM
New "Iron Throne" Preview

 Newer, longer version of the "Iron Throne" preview (complete with never-before-seen footage from the series).

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/2/27/new-iron-throne-preview.html

Screencaps   http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Category/C55/P330/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Teaser05_Screencap_05-1.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Teaser05_Screencap_02.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Teaser05_Screencap_01.jpg)

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on February 28, 2011, 11:34:24 AM
More screencaps from the longer version of the "Iron Throne" preview.
http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/2/27/new-iron-throne-preview.html


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Teaser05_Screencap_15.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Teaser05_Screencap_13.jpg)

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Category/C55/P330/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on February 28, 2011, 03:53:24 PM
Thanks, patch.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 01, 2011, 01:53:32 AM
The new teaser trailer on YouTube     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS2E-GOQBgs



New Game of Thrones  T shirts available.
http://store.hbo.com//?v=hbo_shows_game-of-thrones&PID=4838133&ecid=AFF-7973318&pa=affcj

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/00293470-681674_152.jpg) (http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/00293535-682195_152.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on March 01, 2011, 03:07:37 AM
The black one is nice.

@BJ oh let's by such a t'shirt.  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on March 01, 2011, 04:29:26 AM
Oh yes ! I saw them on HBO, a very nice one with direwoolf of The Stark  :pant: But it was on US site and if I read well, it's not aviable in France  :censored: On the UK shop there's no Stark T'shirt   :frustrate:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 01, 2011, 09:32:22 AM
I'm pretty sure they don't have my size unfortunately.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on March 01, 2011, 10:14:37 AM
I wouldn't be so sure about it.

With a nice Eddard on the shirt.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 01, 2011, 03:20:01 PM
It looks like they don't have any shirts picturing Eddard.  We should suggest some more designs to them.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on March 01, 2011, 09:42:28 PM
I teach silkscreening and I'm working on two NED STARK t-shirts now!! I'll post the artwork after it's done so all of you can
give me your opinion of the design before I print them. I can get the shirts in any size or color. Only one problem I have
100 students and no time, but for Sean all things are possible!!! :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 02, 2011, 06:26:06 AM
Sounds like fun! Looking forward to seeing it!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on March 02, 2011, 07:57:30 AM
It looks like they don't have any shirts picturing Eddard.  We should suggest some more designs to them.

I'm sure that "my" Eddard would have a big grin but it wouldn't be intended. if you know what I mean.  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 03, 2011, 08:35:01 AM
A Dance with Dragons to release July 12th!

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/a-dance-with-dragons-to-release-july-12th/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on March 03, 2011, 11:07:23 AM
A Dance with Dragons to release July 12th!

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/a-dance-with-dragons-to-release-july-12th/


Oh, my!  The serious Martin fans are probably having a complete meltdown at that news - many were convinced he would NEVER finish it!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on March 03, 2011, 03:21:15 PM
http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/03/03/game-of-thrones-new-trailer/

EW Exclusive trailer posted today.  Some new clips, some old.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 03, 2011, 03:42:35 PM
Thanks sylvene!
Here's the trailer on YouTube  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfAE3hIaPm4
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on March 03, 2011, 06:06:36 PM
 :bounce :bounce :bounce  So happy to see this trailer  :nananana: :thumbsup: Thank you !!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 04, 2011, 10:34:53 AM
HBO to air first two episodes on April 17?

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According to HBO Canada’s site, it sounds like April 17th will bring us not one, but TWO episodes of Game of Thrones. The site, which is restricted to Canadians only, says “Don’t miss the special 2 episode premiere on April 17th at 9 PM ET/MT

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/hbo-to-air-first-two-episodes-on-april-17/


 
Quote
Canada Correction
A report earlier in the day noted that HBO Canada stated that April 17 would see Game of Thrones premiere on April 17th. This caused a great deal excitement, especially as it seemed likely the U.S: would do the same… but it turns out it was an error. HBO Canada’s listing was incorrect. HBO has confirmed that HBO Canada will only be running one episode on April 17, and has corrected its listing to reflect that. HBO in the United States will also be premiering with just the first episode.



http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 04, 2011, 11:57:16 AM
Good News! You can watch a special 15 minute sneak peak of Game of Thrones Ep. 1, Sunday, 4/3 at 9PM ET, only on HBO.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on March 04, 2011, 12:28:24 PM
in spain, next 9 may at 22,00 canal +, channel 1
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 04, 2011, 12:48:56 PM
Same trailer as the EW exclusive but better quality.


"The Game Begins" Preview


http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/3/4/the-game-begins-preview.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpJYNVhGf1s
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 05, 2011, 04:09:51 PM
Screencaps "The Game Begins" Preview



(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Trailer01_Screencap_20.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Trailer01_Screencap_28.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Trailer01_Screencap_29.jpg)

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Category/C55/P390/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on March 05, 2011, 04:53:06 PM
aaaah.  :coma:

That trailer was almost ALL Sean - so nice.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 06, 2011, 12:05:22 AM
More screencaps  from "The Game Begins" Preview

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Trailer01_Screencap_35.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Trailer01_Screencap_37.jpg)

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Category/C55/P390/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/Picture26.png)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/Picture13.png)

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/first-full-trailer-for-game-of-thrones/#comments

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 06, 2011, 02:07:29 PM
Thanks, patch.  That was a very good trailer, and so great to see Sean in almost every scene.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 07, 2011, 01:45:15 PM


Quote
Also of interest on the schedule is a 30-minute special entitled “Making Game of Thrones”. It looks like the first time this special is set to air is on Wednesday, April 6th at 10 PM ET



http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/first-episode-titled-plus-an-all-new-behind-the-scenes-feature/

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 08, 2011, 08:41:37 AM
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/us-tie-in-agot-cover-surfaces/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/nn0ah-613x1024.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on March 08, 2011, 11:35:49 AM
thanks for this, wonderful

 :pant:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 08, 2011, 01:02:33 PM
Visit the inn at the Crossroads


http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 08, 2011, 03:52:28 PM
That's a great book cover!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on March 08, 2011, 09:57:29 PM
OY!  :coma:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 10, 2011, 12:08:39 AM
Win a Maester’s Path scent box (this contest is open for US residents only).

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/win-a-maesters-path-scent-box/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/maesters-path-scent-box.jpg)

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 10, 2011, 01:39:41 PM
official Game of Thrones poster

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/game-of-thrones-poster.jpg)

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/3/10/the-official-game-of-thrones-poster-is-here.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 10, 2011, 01:40:28 PM
And if you LIKE it on Facebook, you have a chance of winning one:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150105759872734&set=a.93667012733.90163.74133697733&theater
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on March 11, 2011, 03:01:35 AM
With autograph and hand delivery?????????
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 12, 2011, 12:17:52 AM
Episode two titled; HBO On Demand to get Thrones content


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HBO will add a number of Thrones featurettes to HBO On Demand on March 21st. These include a 3-minute video called “About Game of Thrones”, another 3-minute video called “Invitation to the Set”, a trailer (which may or may not be new), and two 1-minute profile videos, one on House Stark and one on Houses Lannister and Baratheon.  


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/episode-two-titled-hbo-on-demand-to-get-thrones-content/


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Cabler rises to epic challenge
'Thrones' must measure up to rich genre on budget

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118033764?refCatId=14
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 13, 2011, 01:30:34 AM
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/00295459-882647_281.jpg) (http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/00295460-882575_281.jpg)



http://store.hbo.com/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 13, 2011, 05:19:40 AM
Got mine on pre-order!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on March 13, 2011, 05:56:06 AM
If I read and well understand it seems it's not aviable in France ?  If you know possibility, please let me know !! This one is the right one  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 13, 2011, 02:18:54 PM
You can see if there is an HBO website for France.  You could also send an email to them to see if they will ship to France.  If not, then I'm sure one of us in the US could work something out to get one to you.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on March 13, 2011, 07:40:58 PM
I didn't find HBO website in France, there's only a shop for UK and they don't have the Tshirt ... On US website, it's not expected to sell except US, Canada; Alaska and Hawaï... So if I could get some help, it would be  :rockets:
I don't know how to pay : cards, paypal, or something else ???
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 14, 2011, 12:41:30 AM
If you have a paypal account that would be easy.  If they don't become available to you by the time of the expected availability date, we'll work something out.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 14, 2011, 01:05:31 AM
Two New Previews

House Stark Feature

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/3/13/house-stark-feature.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4sTrjgDacI


"Fear and Blood" Preview

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/3/13/fear-and-blood-preview.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvwrC5X7iJI
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on March 14, 2011, 04:06:06 AM
Bj we should order one too.  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 14, 2011, 06:23:37 AM
Screencaps from the House Stark Feature 
 http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/3/13/house-stark-feature.html

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Stark01_Screencap_15.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Stark01_Screencap_14.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Stark01_Screencap_16.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Stark01_Screencap_36.jpg)

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Category/C55/P420/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on March 14, 2011, 04:14:37 PM
Jammy cow.

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GameOfThrones_Stark01_Screencap_16.jpg)

Thanks, patch!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 14, 2011, 05:44:04 PM
I love seeing all these pictures--thanks!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 15, 2011, 01:21:19 AM
Screencaps from Fear and Blood" Preview

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/3/13/fear-and-blood-preview.html

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/091.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/062.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/037-1.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/072.jpg)

http://elabrevadero.com/hbo-nos-presenta-a-los-stark-y-nos-regala-un-nuevo-trailer-de-juego-de-tronos/?nggpage=2
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 15, 2011, 04:05:37 PM
'Game of Thrones' Ads Take Over NYC

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/5529636955_4f0c724f3a.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/got__003.jpg)


http://www.ology.com/technology/game-thrones-ads-take-over-nyc
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 15, 2011, 04:25:11 PM
Good thing I don't have to take the subway to work.  I'd be very late after seeing this for the first time.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 15, 2011, 04:37:02 PM
I'm on HBO's email list, because of entering a sweepstakes there some time in the past.  I was very delighted to open an email from them today and see a large picture of Sean on that throne.  Even though I've seen the picture a few times now, I had to pause a while before  moving on to my other emails.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on March 15, 2011, 07:16:08 PM
Geek News on MTV.com.  :D 

http://geek-news.mtv.com/tag/game-of-thrones/

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 16, 2011, 01:02:33 AM
http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/03/15/game-of-throne-is-epic-with-a-different-ring-frodo-never-gets-to-go-to-a-brothel/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/game-of-thrones-sean-bean.jpg)




Four new Game of Thrones posters

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/four-new-game-of-thrones-posters/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/game-of-thrones-20110315053349450.jpg)


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 16, 2011, 08:52:16 AM
UPDATED: New house videos: Baratheon and Lannister… and much more!


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/new-house-videos-baratheon-and-lannister/


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 17, 2011, 01:20:29 AM
What's happening to us ? (http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/funny%20stuf/emem090.gif)

There was a time when every bit of news or even the tiniest pic was fervently discussed.Now with news,pictures,posters and videos all over the place it's very quiet on the comment front.Is it HGIO (HBO GOT information overload)?
Or is it just me?Anyway I 'll keep posting what I find.



btw I think signing on for GOT was a very good career move for Sean.His face is everywhere.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 17, 2011, 02:23:13 AM
I think you've got the right idea, Patch.  Personally, I've been having a hard time keeping up with all the new GoT stuff.  I spent the better part of my afternoon looking at what you posted since last night. Between that and reading all the articles and keeping up with the latest posts on WiC and Westeros I think its all getting a bit overwhelming.  But on the other hand, I'm so damn happy to see our lad's face everywhere here in the US for a change that I really don't care.  Plus, I think like Lighty, he's looking so damn fine lately that there isn't much to comment about apart from the drooling.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on March 17, 2011, 10:16:09 AM
I have to agree with Sable.  He has gotten even better looking as he has gotten older.  GOT is going to be a great vehicle for him from all the trailers and interviews I have seen.  He is such a fine actor that I hope he is finally noticed with some big awards for his work in this. :pant:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 17, 2011, 12:09:26 PM
High-Resolution 'Game of Thrones' Character Posters.

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/3/17/high-resolution-game-of-thrones-character-posters.html


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/got-ned-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 17, 2011, 03:07:59 PM
I don't always comment on the photos and links that you or others post, patch, but I do look at them and read them and really appreciate the finds.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 17, 2011, 05:15:29 PM
Right now I'm too busy drooling and gawking over that last poster, else I might find something to say.  :pant:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 18, 2011, 01:31:07 AM
 HBO Shop  Game of Thrones Display in NYC

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/s640x480.jpg)

http://grrm.livejournal.com/202693.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 18, 2011, 02:21:07 AM
Holy bejeebus!!!!!  This is unprecedented in the history of both film and television!  I am officially awed!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on March 18, 2011, 03:17:41 AM
I do look but I don't always comment.

Plus, I've been playing the new Dragon Age xbox 360 game that just came out - day and night for 3 days, (Friday to Monday morning) when I first got it and then every available moment since - so I've only had time for a bleary eye on more GoT Sean pictures then try and catch up on sleep.  I wish if Sean was going to voice over only one other game he'd do one of the Dragon Age games as they're massively popular, similar to Oblivion, the scripts are really extensive, but also your character can have quite involved relationships and sex with the characters.

In fact, I might head over to their website and suggest it..... :boots

Anyway, just wanted to say thanks to Patch for all the work you put in every day with all these pictures - it's really good to see Sean getting this much attention.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on March 18, 2011, 03:32:03 AM
Actually, on second thoughts, most of the romance options on that game are for both male and female players and consequently the dialogue can be a bit cheesy in parts - not sure about Sean voicing something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD9QQd0AR1s&playnext=1&list=PLA5EED33881FB974E

Back to sleep....
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on March 18, 2011, 04:04:30 AM
I'm sorry to say but I'm already saturated with GoT before the movie has started after all these pics and books and all that stuff I've seen. There won't be any surprise now. Looks like I won't watch it. Good that we don't have these mighty big pics in tram station.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Annie on March 18, 2011, 10:13:19 AM

Why is it that I've not seen one single solitary teensy weensey poster for this anywhere in the south west of England ?   
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 18, 2011, 06:11:35 PM
I wonder if this much attention has been given to other HBO productions in the past?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 19, 2011, 12:13:36 AM
I don't recall any series ever getting this much attention before.  About the closest was The Sopranos, but it was a far cry from this!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 19, 2011, 01:03:43 AM
The Cheat Sheet: 'Game of Thrones'

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-game-of-thrones-cheat-htmlstory,0,6734586.htmlstory

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/60179037-1.jpg)



HBO’s Game of Thrones App

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/game-of-thrones-ice-and-fire/id425700034?mt=8



Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Beanie006 on March 19, 2011, 08:36:25 AM
Thank you Patch for all your hard work. I think he looks like an elf in that photo from the LA Times. Can't wait for GOT to start.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 19, 2011, 10:24:34 AM
Canal+ provides new interviews, photos and commentary


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/canal-provides-new-interviews-photos-and-commentary/#more-6343


Juego de Tronos, entrevista a Sean Bean y Emily Clarke - Canal+

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5dYZiR0EZI&feature=channel_video_title

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 19, 2011, 02:08:32 PM
I love this line
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The story is strongly erotic, well, erotic is an old-fashioned word. Let’s say it’s very very dirty.
:pant:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 19, 2011, 05:42:23 PM
Very very dirty sounds very very good to  me!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on March 19, 2011, 07:40:29 PM
THANK YOU PATCH FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!!!!!! I think most of us are just too overwhelmed by all the pictures, posters
bookcovers,previews and other mass media events around GOT!! But I'm not going to complain about too much SEAN!!!!
NEVER!! NEVER!! NEVER!!! I LOVE IT!!! Please don't stop posting. I love all this attention for our lad. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 20, 2011, 07:21:42 AM
Quote
Quick Hits: Rising stars, blog buzz, and a comic

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/quick-hits-rising-stars-blog-buzz-and-a-comic/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/DSCF0041.jpg)


http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/HBO_Character_Bios/

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HBO Character Bios


HBO has just unveiled the character bio page at their official site, featuring short blurbs about each characters, some new character photos, and (best of all) short, 1-2 minute character feature videos. These seem to have been some of the Fancast exclusives, and are now becoming available more widely via the HBO sitel

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/#/game-of-thrones/cast-and-crew/index.html



http://img689.imageshack.us/g/brano.jpg/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/nedv.jpg)













Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on March 21, 2011, 09:55:21 AM
My cable company has a ton of GOT trailers on demand.  They have these 3+ minute trailers on all the characters, the weapons, the making of it.  I have been watching them and can not wait until GOT is on. :phbbbt
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 22, 2011, 01:56:54 AM
Game of Thrones- New Promo 4/20/11


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Shoddy version of new promo that aired last night before the Big Love finale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP0FimrP_U4
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 22, 2011, 01:21:19 PM
Sneak Peek in Stockholm


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Canal+ Sweden is pulling out all the stops to promote its airing of Game of Thrones beginning May 4th ... including a sneak peek in a theater in Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm! According to the schedule for April-May, on May 3rd the first two episodes will be shown by Stockholm’s Cinemateket in the Bio Filmhuset Victor, starting from 6 PM.


http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 23, 2011, 01:12:11 AM
Sneak Peeks in Houston and Elsewhere

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/



The new Game of Thrones trailer that HBO debuted Sunday night prior to the Big Love finale

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/new-game-of-thrones-trailer-hits-the-web/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tod9DorIASQ
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 23, 2011, 01:35:59 PM
Couple of new clips here.

http://www.fancast.com/tv/Game-of-Thrones/106696/clips

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 23, 2011, 01:51:52 PM
It says I have to be a Comcast customer to see them!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 23, 2011, 01:52:53 PM
Yep, same for me ....
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 23, 2011, 02:05:36 PM
Last time all the Comcast clips turned up on YouTube.




High-Resolution 'Game of Thrones' Landscape Stills

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/7720508-11370193-thumbnail.jpg)

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/3/23/high-resolution-game-of-thrones-landscape-stills.html



Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on March 23, 2011, 07:20:16 PM
*says a nasty word*

Not only do you have to be a Comcast customer, you have to subscribe to HBO.  I guess we wait for them to show up on Youtube.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 24, 2011, 01:25:09 AM
The Comcast clips from last week showed up here    http://www.youtube.com/user/stevethepirate78#p/u/12/85-g1yKRX6o



Starks portrait Ned Stark

http://www.youtube.com/user/stevethepirate78#p/u/2/LW7Xk82dU14
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 24, 2011, 06:39:48 AM
http://especiales.plus.es/codigo/especiales/concurso.asp?id=669532&cod=669531

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fespeciales.plus.es%2Fcodigo%2Fespeciales%2Fconcurso.asp%3Fid%3D669532%26cod%3D669531

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Would you like to see this series before anyone else? Only by being a client of Digital +, CANAL + offers you the opportunity to attend the premiere of its first chapter in VOSE and special viewing of CANAL + 'SET START'.

 Record the date!

 WHEN: APRIL 18.
 WHERE: Madrid and Barcelona.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 24, 2011, 08:59:53 AM
Littlefinger’s profile video and the props master


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/littlefingers-profile-video-and-the-props-master/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on March 24, 2011, 09:49:49 PM
I have NOT seen any billboard's advertizing GOT or any commercials for this show either in the L.A. area. I hope that
changes SOON!!!!!!!!! :damnit
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 25, 2011, 01:09:42 AM
Some not very good quality videos.

Game Of Thrones - Stark (Extended)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqUkMNHun9E

Game of Thrones - Direwolves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgmgc0Lxp-M

Game of Thrones: Costumes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KUKa0CO2rU&feature=channel_video_title
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 25, 2011, 12:16:55 PM

A Taste of Westeros Coming to a City Near You

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For five days the week of March 28 in New York and again the week of April 4 in Los Angeles, the food trucks will give out free meals from one region each day.  But the supply is limited to just 300 servings per day – so first come, first served!



http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/3/25/a-taste-of-westeros-coming-to-a-city-near-you.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 25, 2011, 04:18:29 PM
I have NOT seen any billboard's advertizing GOT or any commercials for this show either in the L.A. area. I hope that
changes SOON!!!!!!!!! :damnit

Lausue,
http://winteriscomingx.tumblr.com/post/4046732997/pileofgoodthings-game-of-thrones-poster-in-los
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on March 25, 2011, 09:57:28 PM
FINALLY SOME ADVERTIZING FOR GOT IN THE L.A. AREA!!!!!! I want MORE MORE MORE!!!! I want to see billbroads with
Sean as NED all around my school and house!!!! Also I want commercials on my TV all day and night for NED and GOT!!!
And I want it NOW!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 26, 2011, 12:13:39 PM
Game of Thrones Steins and More Shirts

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/00294794-094024_152.jpg)(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/00294793-093701_152.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/00297673-083984_281.jpg)

http://store.hbo.com/?pagemax=all&v=hbo_shows_game-of-thrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 27, 2011, 03:22:18 AM

Giant-sized GoT poster on Times Square




http://www.flickr.com/photos/61048127@N04/5561401222/in/set-72157626356641642/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on March 27, 2011, 08:58:20 AM
thanks for this, when I was in New York last september, in that same place "The Event"
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on March 27, 2011, 12:09:59 PM
I like that t-shirt with NED on it. If I get my taxes done today maybe I can work on some artwork for GOT. :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 27, 2011, 01:12:27 PM
Isn't it pretty easy to have your own t-shirt printed? We have great Ned pictures, so here in Holland you can have them printed at a very reasonable price.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 27, 2011, 03:34:26 PM
I like that Ned t-shirt too.  From that picture, it looks so long, more like a dress, but I assume it's a regular t-shirt length. The website just says that it's a slim fit.  The men's shirt also says slim fit, but it looks to be more of straight fit and not so shaped to the body.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Dusty on March 27, 2011, 05:20:29 PM
Isn't it pretty easy to have your own t-shirt printed? We have great Ned pictures, so here in Holland you can have them printed at a very reasonable price.


You can print your shirt at home, even, Blue Jay. Here they sell ink jet transfer paper. Pick your image, flip it on a photo editor, print it on the special paper, iron it onto t-shirt. Instant Ned! (they even have a choice of paper for dark and light shirts.)
There is also printable cotton that you print directly onto and use for your item, or cotton transfer sheets which are smaller and probably wouldn't work as well. I've personally used a transfer medium that allowed me to use a regular sheet of printer paper (but that might have required a photocopy now that I think about it). If one wants to churn out the silk screen, that's a different matter. There are Yudu machines available at most craft stores...

Oh wait... this isn't the 'crafting corner' is it...
 :backout
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 27, 2011, 05:36:59 PM
Well, it's true. I use stuff like that for quilting too.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on March 27, 2011, 11:11:34 PM
Please don't buy that YUDU silkscreen it's just junk!! And the ink is waterbase and expensive!! And it dries in the screen too
fast!! If you get 2 prints from your stencil you would be very lucky!! People are alway's coming to my classroom and asking
me how can I FIX THIS YUDU!!! And I tell them that it cannot be fixed. Just go with the transfer paper it's less expensive. :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 28, 2011, 01:22:41 AM
'Camelot' vs. 'Game of Thrones' vs. 'Borgias': Which epic TV series is best for you?

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/03/27/camelot-vs-game-of-thrones/




Game of Thrones Preview Ad 3/27/11  
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Really rough digital cam recording of the ad for next week's 15 minute special preview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hx2ohGeduE
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on March 28, 2011, 03:22:29 AM
'Camelot' vs. 'Game of Thrones' vs. 'Borgias': Which epic TV series is best for you?

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/03/27/camelot-vs-game-of-thrones/

GoT obviously, but I reckon 'Camelot' might turn out to be a guilty pleasure if it's anything like Starz's other historical production 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand'. I'm still rewinding any scene featuring Manu Bennett wearing tight leather shorts. :coma:

'Has there ever been such a man as Crixus?'
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 28, 2011, 10:43:53 AM
Thrones Food Trucks Take Manhattan

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Today kicks off a weeklong taste test of Westerosi cuisine in New York City (and then next week in L.A.).

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/3/28/thrones-food-trucks-take-manhattan.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on March 28, 2011, 11:29:46 AM
I wonder if HBO has ever made this much of a marketing effort in promoting a series.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 28, 2011, 01:57:01 PM
I wonder if HBO has ever made this much of a marketing effort in promoting a series.

We were discussing this before and the answer seems to be that HBO hasn't gone all out so much on another series as they have for GoT.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 29, 2011, 01:11:14 AM
In Case You Missed the First 'Game of Thrones' Food Truck

http://www.ology.com/technology/case-you-missed-first-game-thrones-food-truck



Game of Thrones: The Maester's Path- 5th Reward

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Ned Stark (Sean Bean) and King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) have a chat.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjz9Wwx6vzc&feature=channel_video_title


The other rewards are posted here        http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=3237.msg79502#new
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 29, 2011, 07:31:47 AM
on set pictures.

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/190237_163904346997546_156066994447948_339488_2193787_n.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/196662_163905056997475_156066994447948_339493_8137546_n.jpg)


http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=339490&id=156066994447948#!/photo.php?pid=339488&id=156066994447948&fbid=163904346997546
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 29, 2011, 09:06:20 AM
Oh, I like the hand. Now if anything, that would be a really nice accessory.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on March 29, 2011, 09:56:12 AM
Not sure I like the hand - it is unusual to see an 'artistic rendition' of a hand holding something down, rather than holding it up.  If the circlet is supposed to represent the king or the kingdom, then shouldn't the 'Hand' be holding it 'up'?

meh - don't answer that . . . I need to get out more . . .

 :damnit

I do like the material they used for his tunic - very rich looking
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 29, 2011, 10:41:04 AM
Food truck serves up tasty Westerosi fare.

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/food-truck-serves-up-tasty-westerosi-fare/



Funny cartoon.

http://halfassed.keenspot.com/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 29, 2011, 10:42:24 AM
@ Lighty: You can turn it round so the hand points upwards.  :evillaugh
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on March 29, 2011, 10:45:19 AM
@ Lighty: You can turn it round so the hand points upwards.  :evillaugh

ROFL! 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 29, 2011, 12:18:41 PM
Game of Thrones Ned Stark Posters for sale at the HBO store.
http://store.hbo.com/?pagemax=all&v=hbo_shows_game-of-thrones


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/00297695-097547_281.jpg)(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/00297698-098417_281-1.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 29, 2011, 01:41:21 PM
Got mine on order!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on March 29, 2011, 01:46:53 PM
I like the left one. Nice in my classroom. He can replace Viggo.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 29, 2011, 02:41:42 PM
I think that I like the one on the right better.  It's simpler and cleaner with less text.

Are you getting both of them, Sable?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on March 29, 2011, 03:26:20 PM
I'm getting the one on the left.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 30, 2011, 01:14:10 AM
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Winter Is Coming just got its meaty little hands on a number of new pics just released by HBO today

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/more-pics/



Game Of Thrones: Costumes (HBO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_iFAjvYFo4
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 30, 2011, 05:05:33 PM
Thanks, patch.  Those are nice pictures, but I was hoping there would be at least one of Sean. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on March 30, 2011, 09:04:29 PM
Thanks, patch.  Those are nice pictures, but I was hoping there would be at least one of Sean. 

He's in the first one (with the soldiers) - about midway back on the far right (left?) of the image.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on March 30, 2011, 09:30:37 PM
 WOW!!!!!! You sure have great eye's!! I totally missed him!! So is this when Ned and Robert are at war with the Mad King? :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 31, 2011, 01:21:50 AM
Game Of Thrones: Character Feature- Ned Stark (slightly different version than the first one)

http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/6/xkgNP60rPMs



Game of Thrones: Other Houses

http://www.youtube.com/user/stevethepirate78#p/u/6/QmxRIgBtThk



WIC and TORn fan sites party like its 1999

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/03/wic-and-torn-fan-sites-party-like-its-1999/#more-6729



Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on March 31, 2011, 10:09:20 AM
http://www.facebook.com/juegodetronos#!/juegodetronos

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/208355_164348126953168_156066994447948_341302_984893_n.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/208355_164348133619834_156066994447948_341304_1475180_n.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/208355_164348136953167_156066994447948_341305_3519317_n.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/208355_164348140286500_156066994447948_341306_4602554_n.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/208355_164348130286501_156066994447948_341303_101001_n.jpg)
http://www.facebook.com/juegodetronos#!/juegodetronos
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on March 31, 2011, 12:09:50 PM
WOW!!!!!! You sure have great eye's!! I totally missed him!! So is this when Ned and Robert are at war with the Mad King? :slyfox

lasue - it's just well-developed SBOCD.  Kinda like bat-radar . . .

I believe this is the trip from Winterfell to King's Landing.

I like the new pics; it's pretty cool how Jory Cassel is in so many of the pictures of Ned - it really points out the protector aspect of the character.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on March 31, 2011, 03:08:17 PM
You do have great eyes/SB radar, lighty.  I looked at the photos twice, hoping to see Sean, and I didn't spot him.

Thanks for the new pictures, patch.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on March 31, 2011, 09:45:35 PM
I like Jory too and he was very protective of Ned. This TV show is excellent in character development and they show the
nature of people in little yet meaningful way's. Like Ned turning his face away from King Robert, because he called Jon his
BASTARD son!! You can really see Ned's displeasure over that!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 01, 2011, 02:12:01 AM
http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Features/Entry/Interview_with_Bryan_Cogman

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we think people will tune in who wouldn’t normally get into this kind of thing. And when you have a lead like Sean Bean… I can’t say enough about Sean Bean.

That’s another thing we’ve seen, a lot of people who see he’s involved and that’s enough for them to tune in.

Fans are going to see sides of Sean that they haven’t seen before. I think there was an interview even where he said it was nice to play a hero. He was Sharpe, of course, but it’s not well-known in the U.S. I love Sharpe, but people in the U.S. mostly know him as a villain or a rather villainous hero.






Game of Thrones: Inside the Night's Watch   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRwHgS741W8
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 02, 2011, 01:10:39 AM
http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/4/1/the-most-uncomfortable-seat-in-the-realm.html

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Normally, sitting on the Iron Throne requires murder, betrayal and a rather loose attitude toward family boundaries... but for the next few days in San Francisco, all that has changed.  Visitors to WonderCon will get the chance to have their photo taken on the Iron Throne, as well as examine some of the costumes from the series, including Ned Stark's and Robert Baratheon's

http://www.facebook.com/GameOfThrones?sk=wall

http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Photos-HBO-Game-Thrones-Booth-WonderCon-31087.html


new exclusive photos
http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20477636,00.html


New videos
Game of Thrones: Creating the Dothraki Language

Game of Thrones: Creating the Dothraki Language

Game of Thrones: Direwolves

http://www.youtube.com/user/stevethepirate78#g/u



Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 02, 2011, 01:54:41 PM
EW magazine game of thrones cast picture. (The one with the Thrones feature is dated April 8th)

http://plixi.com/p/88403062


'Game of Thrones' Sigil Wallpapers
http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/4/2/game-of-thrones-sigil-wallpapers.html

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and don't forget that the first 15 minutes of the season premiere can be seen tomorrow night (Sunday, April 3) at 9 PM on HBO and will be available here on "Making Game of Thrones" immediately after it airs.


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on April 03, 2011, 12:11:36 AM
I got a copy of the magazine this evening.  I'll scan it tomorrow and get it posted.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 03, 2011, 01:11:23 PM
I found the scans here too.

http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/57949765.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on April 03, 2011, 03:26:24 PM
Thanks!  That was a good article and picture.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on April 03, 2011, 04:52:56 PM
Sean comes to Sunset Boulevard: http://twitpic.com/4gn9bd
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on April 03, 2011, 06:21:51 PM
THIS IS FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE PLACE TO BE IN ALL OF L.A.!!!!!!!!! NOW YOUR TALKING BIG MONEY!!!!!!
I CANN'T BELIEVE THAT SEAN IS BIGGER THAN LIFE ON SUNSET BOULEVARD!!!!!!! YES YES YES!!!!!!!

 :thumbsup: :nananana: :thumbsup: :nananana: :thumbsup: :nananana: :thumbsup: :nananana: :thumbsup: :nananana:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on April 04, 2011, 01:51:23 AM
Good quality scans of the EW article:

(http://seanbeanonline.net/gallery/albums/gameofthrones/normal_left.jpeg) (http://seanbeanonline.net/gallery/albums/gameofthrones/left.jpeg)  


(http://seanbeanonline.net/gallery/albums/gameofthrones/normal_article2.jpg) (http://seanbeanonline.net/gallery/albums/gameofthrones/article2.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 04, 2011, 03:22:24 PM
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/2035934_df10732f2d149bcc3f9d461096804eb5_l.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/2035936_88d31c5c011fdb3f9e91f8e702f9ae04_l.jpg)


http://galeria.index.hu/kult/2011/04/03/a_tronok_harca_szereploi/?current_image_num=0&image_size=l
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on April 04, 2011, 09:35:00 PM
WOW!!!! That's a HUGE SWORD that Ned has!!!!!!!! :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 05, 2011, 02:08:42 AM

http://dailybillboard.blogspot.com/2011/04/tv-week-game-of-thrones-billboards.html


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/game2Bof2Bthrones2BHBO2Bbillboard.jpg)



Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on April 05, 2011, 11:10:55 AM
thanks for the pic
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 05, 2011, 12:27:36 PM
Game of Thrones: 10 Secrets About HBO's Adaptation


http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-04-04/game-of-thrones-10-secrets-about-hbos-adaptation-of-a-song-of-ice-and-fire-by-george-rr-martin/



'Game of Thrones' ratings: Here's how many watched HBO's preview

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/04/05/game-of-thrones-ratings-heres-how-many-watched-hbos-preview/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on April 05, 2011, 05:46:35 PM
The billboard is cool!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on April 05, 2011, 06:08:37 PM
It's just so nice to see Sean getting all this attention for a change.  I hope he's enjoying it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on April 05, 2011, 07:41:27 PM
It's just so nice to see Sean getting all this attention for a change.  I hope he's enjoying it.

He's probably hiding. ROFL!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 06, 2011, 01:07:42 AM
Game of Thrones Viewer's Guide

http://share.behaviordesign.com/hbo/game-of-thrones/#!/guide/houses/ (http://share.behaviordesign.com/hbo/game-of-thrones/#!/guide/houses/)


http://multipleverses.com/2011/04/05/game-of-thrones-eps-1x01-1x03-episode-stills/ (http://multipleverses.com/2011/04/05/game-of-thrones-eps-1x01-1x03-episode-stills/)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GOT103-0012.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GOT101-0025.jpg)

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(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/GOT103-0011.jpg)

http://multipleverses.com/2011/04/05/game-of-thrones-eps-1x01-1x03-episode-stills/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on April 06, 2011, 10:41:10 AM
I know this series is all dark and serious and stuff . . . but I hope that Sean gets a chance to at least flash a grin once or twice.  Maybe some of the scenes with the kids, before it all goes pear-shaped . . .

Looking at the stills, it's like a flashback to "Sharpe's Challenge" - he was totally grim (made finding a photo for the book cover a real problem - the choices were grim, grimmer, and grimmest!)

That said, I really like that first picture.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on April 06, 2011, 11:19:42 AM
Having seen the 15 minute preview, I can say that there are smiles and low throaty chuckles from him. And in one clip of Ned and Robert sitting together there are some of his trademark smarmy, lecherous and smirky expressions.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 06, 2011, 11:53:56 AM

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And in one clip of Ned and Robert sitting together there are some of his trademark smarmy, lecherous and smirky expressions

Game of Thrones: The Maester's Path- 5th Reward

http://www.youtube.com/user/stevethepirate78#p/u/14/Qjz9Wwx6vzc


Making Game of Thrones special airs tonight on HBO

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/04/making-game-of-thrones-special-airs-tonight-on-hbo/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on April 06, 2011, 06:34:30 PM
Having seen the 15 minute preview, I can say that there are smiles and low throaty chuckles from him. And in one clip of Ned and Robert sitting together there are some of his trademark smarmy, lecherous and smirky expressions.

I look forward to seeing his smiles as well as his smarmy, lecherous and smirky expresions!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 07, 2011, 09:38:03 AM
Win a poster in WiC.net Quiz Challenge!


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/04/win-a-poster-in-wic-net-quiz-challenge/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 08, 2011, 01:02:56 AM
HBO's Big-Budget Fantasy


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703806304576244951109037560.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 10, 2011, 01:02:55 AM
New trailer

Game Of Thrones "Poison" Trailer (HBO)

http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/0/8T84d-lRNLs



The essential guide to "Game of Thrones"


http://www.salon.com/entertainment/tv/feature/2011/04/09/game_of_thrones_primer
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 11, 2011, 01:09:00 AM
Game of Thrones Airing Early on HBO GO

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/5022/



HBO Game of Thrones Promo at Hollywood & Highland Plaza

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avPjxGBBt84

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 12, 2011, 01:18:37 AM
'Game of Thrones': HBO Shows the Ugly Edge of Fantasy

http://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2011/04/game-of-thrones-hbo-shows-the-ugly-edge-of-fantasy/237033/




Sky Atlantic updated their Game of Thrones page with lots of stuff,videos,character profiles and  the premiere of the Thronecast - The Official Fan Show for Game of Thrones.

http://skyatlantic.sky.com/game-of-thrones


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 13, 2011, 01:26:31 AM
HBO packs schedule with more 'Game of Thrones'

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/04/12/hbo-adds-more-game-of-thrones-airings/



Game of Thrones: House Stark. Extended Edition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y8Q435LcOs
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on April 13, 2011, 12:39:14 PM
Ok, I've completely lost track of what videos we do or don't have in the archives.  I think next week after the premiere I will have to completely overhaul the GoT section and sort out the videos.  Get them all named properly and download what I've missed.  Its all just gotten a bit overwhelming and I think this week will be even more so.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Beanie006 on April 13, 2011, 02:41:35 PM
Another great review from http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20481542,00.html



If I had to single out a few performances among many excellent ones, I’d say that Bean’s Lord Eddard Stark, an almost Hamlet-like, brooding man of action, makes a wonderful pairing with Stark’s old friend, now the king, Robert Baratheon (Still Standing’s Mark Addy).
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 14, 2011, 02:11:04 PM
The Artisans: Gemma Jackson on the Iron Throne Room

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/4/13/the-artisans-gemma-jackson-on-the-iron-throne-room.html

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/The_Throne_Has_Landed/

http://grrm.livejournal.com/210381.html
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Watch 5 new 'Game of Thrones' clips -- VIDEO

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/04/13/watch-5-new-game-of-thrones-clips-video/


http://skyatlantic.sky.com/game-of-thrones/photos

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/Game-Of-Thrones-Gallery-Season-1-Cast-9.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on April 14, 2011, 05:22:46 PM
ROFL!  Game of Thrones pedicabs... what will they think of next??
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on April 14, 2011, 07:50:09 PM
I'd like to ride in that.  Especially if Sean was sitting next to me!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on April 14, 2011, 08:53:17 PM
I'd like to ride in that.  Especially if Sean was sitting next to me!
That would definitely be putting yourself on the 'sharpe' end of things . . .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 15, 2011, 01:38:53 AM
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In our final Artisans video before the series premiere, Jim Stanes, the graphic artist behind the heraldry of Westeros, describes the process of reviewing hundreds of lions to perfect the Lannisters' sigil.
http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/4/15/the-artisans-jim-stanes.html


Game Of Thrones: The Sopranos with swords or Dynasty in chainmail?
HBO's epic new Sean Bean-starring series marks one of those rare points when fantasy grows up

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If there's a central character to Game Of Thrones, it's Eddard Stark, lord of the northern realm of Winterfell and best mate of the king. He's played by LOTRs' Boromir himself, Sean Bean.

"He's got the world on his shoulders," says Bean of his character, "But he's no squeaky clean hero. He's a very loyal man, very honorable and truthful, but he's been around. He's had at least one affair, and his wife gets a bit prickly when the subject of his bastard son comes up, which it does quite a lot."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/apr/15/game-of-thrones-hbo-sean-bean





All Roads Lead to Westeros

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/4/14/all-roads-lead-to-westeros.html


Everything you need to know about 'Game of Thrones' but were afraid to ask

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/04/game-of-thrones-finally-premieres-on-hbo-this-sunday-after-months-of-posters-and-previews-and.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 16, 2011, 01:10:58 AM
HBO launches Thrones viewers guide

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/04/hbo-launches-thrones-viewers-guide/

http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/



A Lexicon of Ice and Fire

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Features/Entry/5037/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on April 16, 2011, 03:23:15 AM
For those who have not read the book and don't know if they really want to, here's a chance to check out the first 80 pages which are covered by the premiere episode:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/52871822/GAME-OF-THRONES-Exclusive-First-Episode-E-Book (http://www.scribd.com/doc/52871822/GAME-OF-THRONES-Exclusive-First-Episode-E-Book)



And here's a report on the sneak preview with Q&A session on Friday evening in London:
http://205.186.160.185/blogs/shout-goes-a-bafta-screening-of-game-of-thrones (http://205.186.160.185/blogs/shout-goes-a-bafta-screening-of-game-of-thrones)

And pics of the panel:
http://twitpic.com/4l9tbp/full (http://twitpic.com/4l9tbp/full)
http://twitpic.com/4l9sh8/full (http://twitpic.com/4l9sh8/full)

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 16, 2011, 05:44:55 AM
Thanks sable!


I wish Sean had done this!
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Mark Addy who's starred in numerous of TV shows and movies today was at the bafta building in Picadilly Circus for a talk to do with his new show with Sean Bean called Game of Thrones! Here he is signing autographs and posing for photographs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxy2q626J8o
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 17, 2011, 01:35:41 PM
‘The Things I Do For Love!!’ Hercules Says HBO’s GAME OF THRONES Rules All Television!!

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Edgy, violent, moving, agreeably complex, darkly funny, fast-paced, nudity-embracing and possessed of an army of compelling characters, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is an A+ entertainment and the season’s best new series. I wager it may even end “Mad Men’s” long reign as Emmy’s best drama.


http://www.aintitcool.com/node/49310
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on April 17, 2011, 02:16:30 PM
And here's a report on the sneak preview with Q&A session on Friday evening in London:
http://205.186.160.185/blogs/shout-goes-a-bafta-screening-of-game-of-thrones (http://205.186.160.185/blogs/shout-goes-a-bafta-screening-of-game-of-thrones)

And pics of the panel:
http://twitpic.com/4l9tbp/full (http://twitpic.com/4l9tbp/full)
http://twitpic.com/4l9sh8/full (http://twitpic.com/4l9sh8/full)



I'm still gutted I didn't know about this - I could have gone!!!  You just had to email for free tickets I think?

OK, I wouldn't have gone if I hadn't known Sean would be there - and I don't think they announced that in the beginning when people were applying - and I've been incredibly snowed under the past couple of weeks which is why I didn't know about it (and I do need to get my priorities right) - but STILL!  :poorme:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on April 17, 2011, 02:58:21 PM
If you have DIRECTV you can watch the frist episode for FREE!!!!!! TODAY!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on April 17, 2011, 04:18:33 PM
Well, I'm GLAD it's not starting in the UK until tomorrow night, as I have a job interview in the morning for a new contract and I'm currently trying to remember loads of stuff about a specific technology I last used 18 months ago  :backout

What are common problems for releasing software to large websites?  Eeek!

If it was on tonight, I would be hideously distracted - but now, I can use it as a treat tomorrow evening for when the whole study thing is all over.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on April 17, 2011, 10:06:34 PM
Yay!  Finally the night that I got to see the premiere, after seeing and hearing so much about GoT.  I wish that Sean had been in more scenes, but I sure liked all that I saw of him, and the story looks promising.  I hope that everyone who didn't get to see it tonight, will be able to see it soon.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on April 17, 2011, 10:47:23 PM
Just saw THE GAME!!!! It's was excellent, awsome, intense and great!!!!!! Sean and Mark were terrific!!!!It's a pleasure seeing
them work off each other!!! I would have liked to see more Sean, but we still have 9 weeks to go!!! :nananana: :thumbsup: :damn:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on April 18, 2011, 02:54:14 AM
I think I watched it at least 5 times tonight.  HBO kept repeating it on their various channels.  Its like any other Sean thing.  When it comes on, you have to watch it again no matter how many times you've already seen it.  You always catch some little nuance, some tiny flicker of an expression that you missed all the other times.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 18, 2011, 03:18:25 AM
I've just seen it too and loved it!!


Game of Thrones Home Page with a preview of episode 2

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones


Game of Thrones - Title    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5mw3vSXB1I
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on April 18, 2011, 07:18:44 AM
I watched it more than once too, when I saw that HBO was showing it multiple times. 

I got a nice surprise yesterday when I opened my newspaper and found Sean's picture (as Ned) on the cover of the local Tv Spotlight. 

I hope that this series will be well received.  Sean should be very pleased with his work.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 18, 2011, 09:53:52 AM
Game of Thrones Review + BAFTA Q&A with Sean Bean, Mark Addy and Harry Lloyd

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/IMAG0312-585x350.jpg)


http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/2011/04/18/game-of-thrones-review-bafta-qa-with-sean-bean-mark-addy-and-harry-lloyd/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on April 18, 2011, 07:37:09 PM
Finally saw it.  I LOVED Sean - I thought he was fantastic, and I thought the production was so good, it does feel like a film.  I'm really happy it's being so well received and he's getting a great response for this.  Sean and Mark were great together, and I could go back and watch all of Sean's acting over and over.

For the rest of it, I'm not totally convinced yet.  I do love fantasy as a genre, but I'm not sure if this one is going to be to my personal taste.  It may just end up being like most other things I watch for Sean - I can take or leave the bits he's not in.  I'll see.

Sometimes I find when I watch TV shows where major characters get suddenly killed all over the place, I respond by not engaging with them as much as I would otherwise, if that makes any sense!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 19, 2011, 01:10:19 AM
Sky Atlantic Thronecast first episode (spoilers)

http://skyatlantic.sky.com/game-of-thrones/thronecast

http://skyatlantic.sky.com/game-of-thrones



HBO first episode synopsis (spoilers)+clips and photos

http://www.hbo.com/#/game-of-thrones/episodes/1/01-winter-is-coming/synopsis.html


Game of Thrones Scores Record Ratings For Sky Atlantic
http://channelhopping.onthebox.com/2011/04/19/game-of-thrones-scores-record-ratings-for-sky-atlantic/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on April 19, 2011, 07:35:00 AM
Game of Thrones Viewing Figures in the UK from The Guardian:

'Game of Thrones: Sky Atlantic, 9pm – Fantasy epic Game of Thrones took the crown as Sky Atlantic's most popular show to date for its launch episode on Monday 18 April.

The big-budget HBO spectacular starring Sean Bean averaged 743,000 viewers between 9pm and 10.10pm, with a peak of 823,000.

It beat the Sky channel's previous highest overnight audience, believed to be the first episode of Martin Scorsese's Boardwalk Empire, which averaged 438,000 on its opening night.

Game of Thrones' audience is likely to be around 50% higher when viewing on timeshifted viewing on Sky+ is taken into account.

The Sky Atlantic show was the fifth most popular digital programme of the night, behind E4's Glee with 1.314 million and a trio of BBC3 shows, including an EastEnders repeat (1.088 million) and a double helping of Family Guy repeats.

Game of Thrones was the most popular subscription digital channel show of the night, however, beating Sky Sports 1's Live Championship Football into second place with 444,000 viewers kicking off at 7.30pm, and Sky 1's The Simpsons repeat in third with 426,000 viewers between 7.30pm and 8pm.'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/apr/19/game-of-thrones-sky-atlantic-ratings
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on April 19, 2011, 09:34:06 AM
And in the US, interestingly, it's the other way around - Boardwalk Empire did better than GoT:

'The heavily hyped debut of Game of Thrones couldn’t come close to the premiere of HBO’s last big drama series, Boardwalk Empire, yet it still turned in a solid number Sunday night.
The first episode delivered a decent 2.2 million viewers for its premiere airing, then a rather strong 1.2 million for its first encore (the NBA playoff game between the Celtics and Knicks might have pushed some viewership to the second airing), and another 800,000 for the third telecast for an overall healthy total of 4.2 million. HBO then aired Thrones six times across all its channels Monday night, and those numbers will be added to this post later today.
Thrones first telecast was down 54 percent from the premiere of 2010′s Boardwalk (4.8 million) which received an immediate second season renewal. Yet HBO always takes into account what Sunday show was used to ramp up viewers to the new program’s premiere, and Thrones had a weak platform — Mildred Pierce, which averaged around 1 million viewers, a number Thrones more than doubled.
What’s perhaps the closest ratings comparison to a fantasy series like Thrones is HBO’s other genre drama, True Blood. A prestigious crime drama Boardwalk is much more in the traditional HBO viewership wheelhouse. Compared to the vampire show, Thrones did really well. Blood only opened with 1.4 million viewers, and similarly had no real platform to launch from, but then went on to grow week after week into a major hit for the network.
So what does all this mean for Thrones? The premiere number is good, not great. HBO would have loved for the first airing of Thrones to have been in the 3 million range, but will definitely take anything in the 2s. The next question: How many viewers will stick around next week?'

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/04/19/game-of-thrones-premiere-ratings/

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on April 19, 2011, 09:42:46 AM
Those who are unfortunately not able to watch Got on TV can send me a pm to get a link for downloading episode one.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on April 19, 2011, 10:53:09 AM
Personally, I'm excited about this even without Sean's involvement.  Second season for GoT is a GO!!!  Another season of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, aka Jaime Lannister:

http://www.deadline.com/2011/04/hbo-renews-game-of-thrones-for-second-season-after-premiere-airing/ (http://www.deadline.com/2011/04/hbo-renews-game-of-thrones-for-second-season-after-premiere-airing/)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 19, 2011, 12:41:30 PM
New picture

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/0419-renew.jpg)

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/4/19/game-of-thrones-renewed-for-a-second-season.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on April 19, 2011, 04:45:57 PM
Most of the success of this show is because of SEAN and MARK!!!! They gave GOT a life of it's own!!! Without SEAN and Mark
it just will not be the same. I really cann't see GOT as being a better show without them. Which means that I'm happy for all
of the other actors , but I may not watch GOT after the year. So please give SEAN and MARK a flashback or two. Sorry to be
so negative, but that's how I feel.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on April 19, 2011, 05:11:50 PM
Most of the success of this show is because of SEAN and MARK!!!! They gave GOT a life of it's own!!! Without SEAN and Mark
it just will not be the same. I really cann't see GOT as being a better show without them. Which means that I'm happy for all
of the other actors , but I may not watch GOT after the year. So please give SEAN and MARK a flashback or two. Sorry to be
so negative, but that's how I feel.

Yes, this is exactly how I feel but wasn't going to add any spoilers just in case.  Sean and Mark give it something which I really like.  And I want to still be watching it after the year - I want more quality fantasy to be made. Especially fantasy that's made for intelligent adults.

This seems to be one of the few shows that is going to actually stick to the plot of the books - True Blood certainly hasn't.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on April 19, 2011, 09:24:12 PM
Anyway I hate to be negative!! This is the best year ever to be a SEAN BEAN FAN!!!! For so many year's  it looked like his
career was on hold and now GOT is a HIT!!!!!! And he's the STAR!!!!! I just hope that the world see's now what a great talented
actor he is!!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 20, 2011, 09:58:43 AM
Women, Fantasy and A Game of Thrones

http://hbowatch.com/women-fantasy-and-a-game-of-thrones/



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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper.li announced today that it is partnering with HBO to deliver a daily, branded newspaper to fans of the network's new series, Game of Thrones (http://paper.li/GameOfThrones), based on George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy books.


http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/paperli-partners-with-hbor-on-branded-fan-newspaper-for-game-of-thronessm-120275624.html

http://paper.li/GameOfThrones

Game of Thrones  first episode on YouTube in 4 parts

http://www.youtube.com/user/ehcvids#g/u

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 21, 2011, 03:22:52 AM
Lena Headey on the Late Late Show


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/04/lena-on-the-late-late-show/

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on April 21, 2011, 04:37:17 AM
Thanks Patch ! I must say that I'm not a fan of Lena in this character  :censored:  but here, she seems here more likebable ...
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 21, 2011, 07:35:44 AM
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/009.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/247.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/141.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/249.jpg)

http://news.fan-sites.org/2011/04/21/game-of-thrones-winter-is-coming-caps-at-simply-sean-bean/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 21, 2011, 11:01:49 AM
Game of Thrones Emmy submissions

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“Game of Thrones” debuted to strong reviews and ratings. Like “Boardwalk Empire,” it was renewed for a second season after only one episode had aired. HBO sent Emmy voters an impressive screner package and has confirmed the following category placements for its two hot new dramas:

“Game of Thrones”
Drama Series
Drama Actor: Sean Bean
Drama Actress: Lena Headey
Drama Supporting Actor: Mark Addy, Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Aiden Gillen, Kit Harington, Jason Momoa
Drama Supporting Actress: Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/04/game-of-thrones-emmy-submissions/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on April 21, 2011, 01:03:56 PM
Game of Thrones Emmy submissions

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“Game of Thrones” debuted to strong reviews and ratings. Like “Boardwalk Empire,” it was renewed for a second season after only one episode had aired. HBO sent Emmy voters an impressive screner package and has confirmed the following category placements for its two hot new dramas:

“Game of Thrones”
Drama Series
Drama Actor: Sean Bean
Drama Actress: Lena Headey
Drama Supporting Actor: Mark Addy, Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Aiden Gillen, Kit Harington, Jason Momoa
Drama Supporting Actress: Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/04/game-of-thrones-emmy-submissions/

YES.  Finally.  I don't think he's ever gotten the Best Actor nod as an individual before, has he (for a major: Oscar/Emmy/Bafta/SAG)?  That's a check-mark in the plus column even if he doesn't get it!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on April 21, 2011, 03:50:58 PM
It's very good news that his talent is being recognized.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 21, 2011, 04:00:31 PM
Another preview clip

Game Of Thrones: Episode 2 Preview Clip #1 (HBO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPrW3Swrp4E
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 22, 2011, 01:11:10 AM
Game of Thrones Interactive Viewing Experience Premieres on HBO GO®

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/4/21/game-of-thrones-interactive-viewing-experience-premieres-on.html


3 preview clips episode 2
http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/2/d_30wzerP0M

http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/1/kPrW3Swrp4E

http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/0/PFcwyNDVy4k
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on April 22, 2011, 03:47:47 AM
Thanks Patch ! but the first HBO is not aviable if we are not in States .... :frustrate:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 22, 2011, 01:24:29 PM
Who’s Who In A Game Of Thrones

http://www.empireonline.com/features/game-of-thrones-whos-who/p1
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on April 22, 2011, 03:10:01 PM
That's a helpful guide to learning the names of the characters.  I was majorly tired last Sunday night, and not paying attention to the names as much as I should have.  Except for a few, most of them were hard to keep up with in watching the premiere.  I do know that I despise Viserys Targaryen, whose name I couldn't remember, but just thought of him as that horrible blond haired guy.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on April 22, 2011, 03:28:35 PM
I do know that I despise Viserys Targaryen, whose name I couldn't remember, but just thought of him as that horrible blond haired guy.


Then you will enjoy what happens to him!   :evillaugh


Harry Lloyd is absolutely perfect in the role, though - at least to me.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on April 22, 2011, 03:31:33 PM
Oh good!  I was hoping that the bastard would get what was coming to him. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 22, 2011, 03:39:57 PM
Exclusive Interactive Viewing Experience on HBO GO

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When you watch Game of Thrones full episodes at HBO GO http://itsh.bo/e9DP1K you can access special features such as the Guide to the Houses, Map of Westeros and commentary from the Creators while you watch. Additionally, get an exclusive look at weapons, armor and relics in amazing detail from every angle only at http://www.hbogo.com.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3F9oMUqm2M
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 23, 2011, 06:48:44 AM
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/00298527-650228_281.jpg)

 "the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword." T-Shirt



(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/00298413-827117_281.jpg)

Game of Thrones Sword Letter Opener


http://store.hbo.com/?pagemax=all&v=hbo_shows_game-of-thrones


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on April 23, 2011, 03:10:15 PM
I've been seeing some slightly different versions of the trailers/clips at this Spanish site:

http://elabrevadero.com/category/cine/series/juego_de_tronos/ (http://elabrevadero.com/category/cine/series/juego_de_tronos/)

I'm working at downloading some of them.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 24, 2011, 08:26:18 AM
HBO releases synopses of May episodes

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HBO has released the synopses of all five May episodes of Game of Thrones. I’ve copy and pasted them below, for those interested. Spoilers galore for those who haven’t read the first book yet, obviously

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/04/hbo-releases-synopses-of-may-episodes/#more-7693
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on April 24, 2011, 09:28:08 AM
Isn't it a bit silly of HBO to do that?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on April 24, 2011, 10:14:38 AM
Isn't it a bit silly of HBO to do that?

I think so . . . HBO may have erred on this one.  Maybe they're getting the feeling that there's going to be a big drop-off in viewership; but I wouldn't think it would happen tonight, not after the cliffhanger ending last week.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on April 24, 2011, 11:02:42 AM
I think they do the same with True Blood though.  I'm pretty sure I read something similar last year for that and it didn't affect their ratings.  Also, they're probably pretty aware loads of people have read the books anyway and there are plenty of spoilers out there - it's not necessarily knowing what's going to happen, it's the actually seeing it happen.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on April 24, 2011, 11:11:41 AM
Well, the spoilers that are out there, they put out there themselves. We saw so many of them, that the first episode at least looked like we'd seen it quite a few times before.It was all a bit too much for my taste at least. I'd much rather have been surprised a bit more.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 24, 2011, 11:29:53 AM
Isn't releasing the episodes synopses just a way to get more HBO subscriptions?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on April 24, 2011, 03:38:49 PM
I haven't read any of the books, so I don't know what's going to happen.  Sometimes I will read spoilers of a particular tv show or  movie, but I think I'd rather be surprised with GoT.  
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on April 24, 2011, 06:08:37 PM
Most films these days you know the entire plot from watching the trailer.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on April 24, 2011, 06:50:38 PM
That's so true, but that's because most movies have NO PLOT and NO DIALOG!!!! Just explosions, car crashes and posers!!
Anyway I hope Sean has more to do in this episode 2. I really like the show and the writing is excellent, but Sean is not getting
the better lines. I know that he does more in the next episode but it's hard to wait!!! :frustrate:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on April 24, 2011, 09:17:24 PM
He seemed to enjoy his little lunch al fresco with Robert.  The way he talked about Bess-ay was priceless.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on April 24, 2011, 09:27:15 PM
I'm enjoying the story, but it seemed that Sean had less scenes in the second episode than he did in the first.  It was almost 20 minutes into the program before he appeared.   He does bring a special quality to every scene he is in, though, as usual. I'm making sure not to leave the room during the hour because I don't want to miss a second of him.  I guess there are so many characters, and it's a complex story, so no one character is going to have a lot of screen time.

Besides Viserys Targaryen, there is another character that I despise--that little snot, Joffrey Baratheon.  And I wonder why the character Jaime Lannister has such a modern looking hair style.  All the other characters have more of the look of that time period than he does.

The hour passed very quickly, just like last week, and I'm anxious to see the next episode.
 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on April 24, 2011, 09:44:44 PM
I saw that quite a few of the King's Landing people had more modern haircuts and many were clean shaved. I would imagine we will see more regional differences as the series progresses.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on April 24, 2011, 10:43:43 PM
I think Jaime Lannister stood out to me because he is one of the major characters.  I didn't notice the other modern looking people as much. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on April 24, 2011, 11:37:40 PM
Tyrion's hairstyle is quite similar to Jaime's - it just looks different because of the size of his head.

It seems to me that the younger generation of characters (male) have more 'modern' haircuts - the older generation have the longer, tied back/up style.

I was a little surprised they chose to leave out Bran's dream sequence(s) - it made the final scene seem more serendipitous than meaningful.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on April 25, 2011, 01:41:20 AM
I seem to recall that the dream came later, not while he was still in a coma.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 25, 2011, 11:32:14 AM
A Historical Dissection Of ‘A Game Of Thrones’ Part I

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Via our friends at MTV Geek, we’re pleased to be able to provide the first in a series of articles that take a close look at George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series from the perspective of a Ph.D. in Medieval history and literature.  Each book in the series will be analyzed against actual historical events in the Dark and Middle Ages along with literature, factual or fictional, from that time.  This is the first time the author is reading the novels, so keep in mind that she’s unaware of major spoilers but that spoilers will be revealed as she progresses through the material.


http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Features/Entry/5115/



Game Of Thrones: Episode 3 Preview (HBO)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSxODw7y1AE




Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 26, 2011, 01:32:11 AM
  Sky Atlantic Thronecast: Episode 2

http://skyatlantic.sky.com/game-of-thrones/thronecast


HBO The Kingsroad synopsis,Recap and Inside the Episode

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/episodes/1/02-the-kingsroad/synopsis.html



Game Of Thrones: Critics Trailer (HBO)   http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/0/ylbqdj1WJX4

Game Of Thrones: Episode 3 Preview (HBO) http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/1/CSxODw7y1AE

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on April 26, 2011, 01:29:51 PM
Again the offer: I anyone isn't able to see it on TV and needs a way to download the episodes, just send me a note.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 26, 2011, 02:06:46 PM
Very promising ratings for episode two.

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Sunday’s 9 p.m. airing was seen by 2.2 million viewers, matching last week. The 11 p.m. repeat drew another 732,000, also in line with premiere night. Meanwhile the first episode has since climbed to 6.8 million thanks to OnDemand and all of HBO’s extra airings.

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/04/very-promising-ratings-for-episode-two/
 

Beastly Behavior on ‘The Kingsroad’
 http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/4/22/beastly-behavior-on-the-kingsroad.html

Who Is to Blame for Lady's Death?
 http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/4/26/who-is-to-blame-for-ladys-death.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 27, 2011, 09:48:51 AM
Thronecast Interviews  http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/5123/

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Thronecast is also available via iTunes, and there they’ve released the BAFTA Screening Q&A with members of the cast and crew: Sean Bean, Harry Lloyd, Mark Addy, and production designer Gemma Jackson.




Game Of Thrones: Inside The Episode #1 (HBO)

http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/1/fjDe2hQpx2s


Game Of Thrones: Inside The Episode #2 (HBO)

http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/0/_egOAiYNdbM





Thrones’ opening credits attracting much attention and acclaim

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/04/thrones-opening-credits-attracting-much-attention-and-acclaim/




Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 28, 2011, 09:57:54 AM
Soundtrack for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Coming

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Varese Sarabande Records has announced a soundtrack album for HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones. The album includes Ramin Djawadi’s original score from the show. The soundtrack will be released on June 14, 2011. More details on the album will be published next month. It is expected that Djawadi’s main theme will be included on the soundtrack

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2011/04/28/soundtrack-for-hbos-game-of-thrones-coming/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on April 28, 2011, 10:17:56 AM
Soundtrack for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Coming

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Varese Sarabande Records has announced a soundtrack album for HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones. The album includes Ramin Djawadi’s original score from the show. The soundtrack will be released on June 14, 2011. More details on the album will be published next month. It is expected that Djawadi’s main theme will be included on the soundtrack

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2011/04/28/soundtrack-for-hbos-game-of-thrones-coming/

Wow.  They heard my plea . . . or perhaps they read my post about illegally downloading the theme. :backout
I did promise to buy the album, HBO - really!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on April 28, 2011, 10:23:59 AM
Lighty, you're not the only one who did that, but it was just the opening theme.  I want to have the whole thing.  The music, so far, has been simply hauntingly perfect.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 29, 2011, 02:09:45 PM

Game of Thrones to Go

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Later this spring, HBO will make the unprecedented move to premiere an episode of its new hit “Game of Thrones” on the tablet device before it appears on its television channel.


http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/5130/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on April 29, 2011, 03:23:56 PM

Game of Thrones to Go

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Later this spring, HBO will make the unprecedented move to premiere an episode of its new hit “Game of Thrones” on the tablet device before it appears on its television channel.


http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/5130/

Ah - pandering to the social networking generation.  That actually annoys me, even if I can see HBO GO on my computer.  I don't want to watch it on a little screen.  That's why I have the flat screen HD TV.

Wankers
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on April 30, 2011, 01:05:53 AM
Game Of Thrones: Episode 3 Sneak Preview Clip #1 (HBO)

Jaime and Ned in the Throneroom   http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/1/68KrOZgmXZw


Game Of Thrones: Episode 3 Sneak Preview Clip #2 (HBO)

Jon training inCastle Black    http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/0/Fv9N85auu1k

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: hurinhouse on April 30, 2011, 12:09:32 PM
Game Of Thrones: Episode 3 Sneak Preview Clip #1 (HBO)

Jaime and Ned in the Throneroom   http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/1/68KrOZgmXZw


Game Of Thrones: Episode 3 Sneak Preview Clip #2 (HBO)

Jon training inCastle Black    http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/0/Fv9N85auu1k





thanks for the sneak peek of ned & jaime- since i don't have hbo, i've only seen the first epi - it's great to see a bit more.


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on April 30, 2011, 08:56:19 PM
I going to watch THE GAME with my girl friend tomorrow!!! Life is good!! Also Sean and Mark are sooooo great!!!!! I love the
way these two very different characters work off each other. They are a joy to watch. Both their personalities are so dynamic
and rich.I heard that Sean fought to get Mark this role!!! Also the actor from 15 streets is the fight teacher at Castle Black. He was
Sean's brother in that film. :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 01, 2011, 01:26:15 AM
Unsung Heroes: Three Characters to Watch Out for on Sunday Night

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/4/29/unsung-heroes-three-characters-to-watch-out-for-on-sunday-ni.html



"Game of Thrones" junkies: Try our quiz

http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/2011/0428/Game-of-Thrones-junkies-Try-our-quiz/The-direwolf-pups
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on May 01, 2011, 05:02:17 AM
Funny quiz Patch !! I get 9 / 10 !! I'm a fan .... !! it's not a scoop ... :backout
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on May 01, 2011, 11:09:12 AM
Hmm - I will argue the accuracy of the first question . . . Jon turned around because he heard a tiny whimpering noise (both in the film and in the book) and found the pup - and I don't recall any conversation about his pup having a unique feature, beyond being 'a runt' (or the fact that it is white, which was obvious).

My friend also argued the question about what lies beyond the wall; she has not read the books and said that the correct answer was not mentioned in any significant way in the film.

Multiple choice questions are notoriously difficult to write (having said that a day after I volunteered to write a test bank for a new Nevada history textbook . . . so, yes, please question my sanity).
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on May 01, 2011, 09:12:09 PM
It's so great to see Sean every week!  I was very glad to see that he was in more scenes, and longer scenes, and especially in the first scene so I didn't have to wait for him like last week.

I'm also enjoying the character of Tyrion.  Peter Dinklage is one of the few actors that I know in the cast.  He's always been good in the other movies I've seen him in.  It's good to have some comic relief in a show that is intense and has a lot of dark moments.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on May 01, 2011, 10:51:10 PM
I feel the same way about Peter Dinklage he is very good as an actor, but to be fair ALL THE ACTORS in this production are
excellent!! And the script is great!! Unfortunatly people were talking and my friends dog's were barking so I couldn't concentrate
on Sean as much as I would have liked to!! But HE WAS IN A LOT OF THE SCENES!! So I'm happy!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on May 01, 2011, 11:30:47 PM
I'm a little underwhelmed by Littlefinger - which surprised me, as I thought the casting was great.  Hoping that the flat delivery of the dialogue is temporary, because my mental image of the character is far more urbane and caustically witty.

And did this episode seem very dark in places to anyone else (physically - a dark screen, hard to see detail dark)?

Teeny niggles aside; this was a great episode and Sean is continuing to belt it out of the park.  Sometimes, watching some of the not-so-wonderful productions he's been in the last few years, I forget how talented he really is because he rarely has more than three or four lines of dialogue at any one time and so little screen time that he can hardly stretch his acting legs  at all.

This is better than cheesecake . . . it may be better than chocolate (haven't decided that one yet) . . .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 02, 2011, 03:03:20 AM
A Game of Thrones (HBO) - The Water Dance (scene)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79Invy0tvOc




Game Of Thrones - Episode 4 Preview "Cripples, Bastards and Broken Thing" Promo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxUvP57GBwI
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on May 02, 2011, 02:08:49 PM
I didn't notice the dark, hard to see scenes, lighty.  Maybe it was the signal from your cable company or however you receive your tv signal.  Or possibly I was not paying as much attention to a few scenes and missed the darkness.

There sure has been a turnaround (pun not intended) in the sex lives of Daenerys and Khal Drago.  He was rather forcefully having his pleasure with her at first, now they are kissing and cuddling and very affectionate with each other.  I expected him to always be brutish.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on May 02, 2011, 02:24:07 PM
I didn't notice the dark, hard to see scenes, lighty.  Maybe it was the signal from your cable company or however you receive your tv signal.  Or possibly I was not paying as much attention to a few scenes and missed the darkness.

There sure has been a turnaround (pun not intended) in the sex lives of Daenerys and Khal Drago.  He was rather forcefully having his pleasure with her at first, now they are kissing and cuddling and very affectionate with each other.  I expected him to always be brutish.

Could be - we just switched service from DirecTV to Prism . . . the contrast did improve after the first 10 minutes, so perhaps it was an issue at their end.

I think Khal Drogo is turning out to be the weakest link.  No dialogue until last night; no explication of how/why the relationship shifted from 'on your knees' to 'post-coital cuddle' . . . we're just supposed to assume that her 20-minute training session of girl-on-top changed his entire worldview.  It's weird, because Martin didn't create the brute character we saw on the wedding night; the writers' did - why, when they almost immediately switch back to the book storyline?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on May 02, 2011, 08:19:25 PM
Confession time - I'm not really enjoying GoT as much as I thought I would. 

Nothing wrong with the quality of the production, and I absolutely love Sean's acting and will happily watch all his scenes over and over again because he's so good in this.  However, the rest of it isn't doing much for me.

I do love fantasy - the highlight of every Christmas Day when I was a child was when my parents gave me the latest David Eddings book on Christmas morning.  As long as my David Eddings book was there, I'd be content.  I'd then disappear happily for the rest of the day apart from a brief appearance for Christmas dinner. However, I guess the thing with fantasy is whether you personally like the world that's been created, and I just haven't been able to get excited about this one.

I have bought the first book and attempted to read it but haven't been drawn in yet.  Again, nothing wrong with it but it's just not pushing my particular buttons.  I'll try reading it again next weekend when I have more time.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on May 02, 2011, 08:35:26 PM
Confession time - I'm not really enjoying GoT as much as I thought I would. 

Nothing wrong with the quality of the production, and I absolutely love Sean's acting and will happily watch all his scenes over and over again because he's so good in this.  However, the rest of it isn't doing much for me.

I do love fantasy - the highlight of every Christmas Day when I was a child was when my parents gave me the latest David Eddings book on Christmas morning.  As long as my David Eddings book was there, I'd be content.  I'd then disappear happily for the rest of the day apart from a brief appearance for Christmas dinner. However, I guess the thing with fantasy is whether you personally like the world that's been created, and I just haven't been able to get excited about this one.

I have bought the first book and attempted to read it but haven't been drawn in yet.  Again, nothing wrong with it but it's just not pushing my particular buttons.  I'll try reading it again next weekend when I have more time.

Initially, I had considerable trouble engaging with the first book - it was probably halfway before I started to 'enjoy' it (I hate starting and not finishing a book, which is what kept me going).
The 'fantasy' aspect is very subtle throughout - until the very end, in fact.  It is still pretty subtle in the second book and then starts to increase in the third and fourth.

My recommendation is that you slog through - I was hooked by the end of book one, even if I was provoked at what happened to Ned.

As for he series; I'm enjoying the acting performances more than the storyline so far.  That maybe because I know what's going to happen - a friend who hasn't read the book is becoming quite intrigued.  She commented that although she knows what happens to Ned, the way the parting scene between the couple was played would have left her imagining something quite different if she didn't know which way it would turn. *I am not going to divulge anymore to her!*
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on May 02, 2011, 09:24:44 PM
Yes I think having read the books may help in understanding what is going on.  Also get more out of it when I watch it a second time as it is on demand with Comcast, so I watch each episode twice.  I am really enjoying the acting and of course Sean is great in the role.  However iI am having a problem with the queens brother played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.  Everytime I see him he reminds me of Prince Charming in the Shrek movies and I just laugh.   
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on May 02, 2011, 09:40:06 PM
Hmmm, thing is I really don't like my favourite characters getting randomly killed off.  I'm spending half my time in dread of what's happening next to Ned.  And since I tend to be one of those 'All or Nothing' personalities, I'm either going to care intensely or I'm not going to care at all.

And possibly the other problem is that either I don't like half the characters, and others I'm just not very interested in what happens to them yet.  I think as a dog lover I was more bothered by what happened to the dire wolf at the end of episode 2 than I would be if 90% of the characters bit the dust next episode.

I'm just trying to think what entranced me so much about the David Eddings books apart from the fact the fantasy element is very strong throughout.  One thing I found unusual about those books was explained years later when it turned out that his wife Leigh was secretly the co-author.  That explained a lot to me, because I could detect a female mind in there somewhere, and the mix of a male and female author really worked.

I am persisting with GoT but I don't think I'm ever going to love it with a passion. I'm still really happy for Sean though and am hoping it's a big success.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on May 02, 2011, 10:51:40 PM
The book and characters start out rather predictably.  As a friend described it...  "The sneeringly obnoxious princeling turns out to be a cowardly bully and makes trouble between his elders - what a surprise." But it does get better.

I found his writing style very easy reading. His prose flows well. But I remember heated discussions with friends about this character and that, and wishing for "Cliff Notes" to sort the characters and houses out. I also remember discussing his kid characters with lots of "I don't care if their life-span was shorter / got married younger - kids of XX age don't do YY."  It was a difficult book to pick up and set down, then try to remember what you read a few days later.  I also remember being soooo very mad at the way he was killing off my favorite characters.

When I re-read the books, I didn't finish even the first because I got mad all over again.  LoL.  I was reminded why I stopped reading, didn't want to read the end of the first and refused to start the second because I remembered why I hated it too.  LoL.  If only I were as good a writer - to educe such passions from my readers.  :P

I have no doubt though, that someday when I'm on a holiday somewhere, that I'll read them again.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 03, 2011, 01:31:03 AM
Sky Atlantic Thronecast Episode 3

http://skyatlantic.sky.com/game-of-thrones/thronecast




HBO Game of Thrones Homepage with Episode 3 recap,inside the episode and Episode 4 Preview.

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on May 03, 2011, 01:50:26 AM
Yes I think having read the books may help in understanding what is going on.  Also get more out of it when I watch it a second time as it is on demand with Comcast, so I watch each episode twice.  I am really enjoying the acting and of course Sean is great in the role.  However iI am having a problem with the queens brother played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.  Everytime I see him he reminds me of Prince Charming in the Shrek movies and I just laugh.   

It's something like that for me too. And he's just a bit too nondescript, hope I'm using the right word. So far I don't find him a very good actor yet. I have no idea really what he's capable of, because I haven't seen him in anything else, so he may get better as the thing goes along.

I also agree with Lighty on the Little Finger person. He's not at all what I had expected him to be.

But so far I'm really enjoying it. Most of the characters have been very well cast and Tyrion is exactly what I had imagined he would be. Looking forward to the rest.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 03, 2011, 01:30:57 PM
Strong Ratings for Game of Thrones


http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/5142/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on May 03, 2011, 01:44:44 PM
Strong Ratings for Game of Thrones


http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/5142/

Yes, I had no trouble at all ignoring that bit of 'breaking news' (hard pressed to care unless it's going to change something in the here and now . . .).

As I told my friend, the only thing that would keep me from turning the channel would be if the Prez was telling me that a nuclear bomb was headed for my city - and then I'd want to know how long it was going to take because I'd be provoked if I couldn't see see the end of the programme.

I am not a very concerned citizen, I guess . . .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on May 03, 2011, 03:44:38 PM
I haven't read the books.  I am so often disappointed when watching a movie that was made from a book, but there are a lot of characters and storylines to keep up with here, so maybe the books would have been helpful to me.  I am also not a big fan of the fantasy genre, but so far, GoT has not seemed to be a fantasy program to me.  I see that lighty mentioned that the fantasy aspect was very subtle in the books, especially at the beginning.  The way GoT was marketed and written about beforehand made me think I would be seeing something different than what I have seen so far.

Besides Sean, I am enjoying several of the other actors.  But if Sean wasn't in this and I just decided to check out the first episode to see what it was like, I'm not sure that I would continue watching it.  I don't know if I will still want to watch it when Sean is no longer in it.  I guess I'll see how hooked I get on the story itself. 

I am glad that it is getting good ratings and hope that some people who weren't that familiar with Sean's work before, will now want to know more about him and check out some of his other work.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on May 03, 2011, 05:01:29 PM
I agree, and think that this show may finally get Sean past that "Sean WHO? . . . Ohhh, the dude that played Boromir/that blond baddie in NT/the scarfaced guy in Bond . . ."

In the US, anyway.  There seems to be a growing number of people doing the association thing now - noticing that the actor who plays Ned is the same actor they have seen in dozens of films.  And they're remembering his name, so he's getting name recognition to go with his face recognition.

I hope it helps his career!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on May 03, 2011, 07:01:39 PM
I agree Lighty !! Hope it's time for him to be recognize everywhere  :wrong !
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: hurinhouse on May 03, 2011, 10:25:13 PM
Hmmm, thing is I really don't like my favourite characters getting randomly killed off.  I'm spending half my time in dread of what's happening next to Ned.  

 I think as a dog lover I was more bothered by what happened to the dire wolf at the end of episode 2 than I would be if 90% of the characters bit the dust next episode.

yikes.  reading these 2 tidbits (plus being turned off by the way the female characters were treated in epi#1) leaves me less likely to pursue finding a way to watch future episodes after #1, since i agree with both of them. 

 OTOH, reading lighty's comment (hi lighty!) about sean getting a chacne to stretch is enticing - he's deserved this chance for ages.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on May 03, 2011, 11:09:11 PM
Hurin, I think you would enjoy seeing our lad back in fine form, especially when interacting with the children.  You see worse things on the nightly news and the women aren't treated any differently than they are in any medieval story.  Frankly, The Tudors, Deadwood and Rome were far worse. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on May 03, 2011, 11:13:44 PM
Hmmm, thing is I really don't like my favourite characters getting randomly killed off.  I'm spending half my time in dread of what's happening next to Ned.  

 I think as a dog lover I was more bothered by what happened to the dire wolf at the end of episode 2 than I would be if 90% of the characters bit the dust next episode.

yikes.  reading these 2 tidbits (plus being turned off by the way the female characters were treated in epi#1) leaves me less likely to pursue finding a way to watch future episodes after #1, since i agree with both of them. 

 OTOH, reading lighty's comment (hi lighty!) about sean getting a chacne to stretch is enticing - he's deserved this chance for ages.



Hey, hurin!  Nice to see you!

Be enticed - yes, Martin offs some of the major characters . . . but you'll also discover that the womenfolk come into their own.

Besides; we haven't seen AND heard this much of Sean since Sharpe!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 04, 2011, 02:28:02 AM
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we haven't seen AND heard this much of Sean since Sharpe!


And he inspires people to all sorts of things!

http://twitpic.com/4sxrmt




http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/05/game-of-thrones-bafta-qa/#comment-100658
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As for Sean Bean, it is always the same thing : each time I see him talking about his roles, I dislike him : he does’nt look very sincere in his praises nor sympathetic, and seems not to really like the movie/series he is on (I had the same impression for the LotR).
But when I see him on screen, he really shines, and fleshes his characters. His Ned Stark is very different from the picture I had in mind, but he is so moving and seems so real !
If not a very likeable person, Sean Bean is without a doubt a great actor !

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on May 04, 2011, 09:39:41 AM
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As for Sean Bean, it is always the same thing : each time I see him talking about his roles, I dislike him : he does’nt look very sincere in his praises nor sympathetic, and seems not to really like the movie/series he is on (I had the same impression for the LotR).
But when I see him on screen, he really shines, and fleshes his characters. His Ned Stark is very different from the picture I had in mind, but he is so moving and seems so real !
If not a very likeable person, Sean Bean is without a doubt a great actor !


This is where his awkwardness gets him in trouble - because he's not terrible comfortable (his early interviews for GoT were awkward; he's gotten much more comfortable since) he comes off as somewhat measured and calculating, rather than passionate.  I know I found it difficult to equate the "Sean is a really nice guy" comments from those who know him with his video interviews at first, because he struck me as insincere. 
After having it pounded into my head by more experienced Beanies (and taking the time to really examine his body language and other cues - like that bit of tremolo he gets when he's nervous), I realised that it really was nerves, not attitude that makes him look that way sometimes.

At least the commenter appreciates his acting skills!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 04, 2011, 12:45:52 PM
2 Additional Featurettes

http://www.spoilertv.com/2011/05/game-of-thrones-2-additional.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on May 04, 2011, 07:37:34 PM
Hurin, I think you would enjoy seeing our lad back in fine form, especially when interacting with the children. 

Sable's right - there are some lovely scenes with him and his daughters - definitely worth watching for.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on May 04, 2011, 07:49:02 PM
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As for Sean Bean, it is always the same thing : each time I see him talking about his roles, I dislike him : he does’nt look very sincere in his praises nor sympathetic, and seems not to really like the movie/series he is on (I had the same impression for the LotR).
But when I see him on screen, he really shines, and fleshes his characters. His Ned Stark is very different from the picture I had in mind, but he is so moving and seems so real !
If not a very likeable person, Sean Bean is without a doubt a great actor !

I don't really get this. Why would anybody 'dislike' somebody for that?  To me he doesn't come across as insincere, just normal. Maybe it's an English thing, but I'd say I find people who gush about things more insincere.  A lot of English people are naturally reserved and we do tend to make fun of people who go OTT about things. Some interviews I see with people fawning over the director or producer make me cringe.

He's in a lot of things - it would be seem fake to me if he was squealing and orgasmic about all of them.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on May 04, 2011, 10:27:30 PM
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As for Sean Bean, it is always the same thing : each time I see him talking about his roles, I dislike him : he does’nt look very sincere in his praises nor sympathetic, and seems not to really like the movie/series he is on (I had the same impression for the LotR).
But when I see him on screen, he really shines, and fleshes his characters. His Ned Stark is very different from the picture I had in mind, but he is so moving and seems so real !
If not a very likeable person, Sean Bean is without a doubt a great actor !

I don't really get this. Why would anybody 'dislike' somebody for that?  To me he doesn't come across as insincere, just normal. Maybe it's an English thing, but I'd say I find people who gush about things more insincere.  A lot of English people are naturally reserved and we do tend to make fun of people who go OTT about things. Some interviews I see with people fawning over the director or producer make me cringe.

He's in a lot of things - it would be seem fake to me if he was squealing and orgasmic about all of them.

My perspective (FWIW) . . . generally, we expect actors to be comfortable in front of a camera.  Sean is often not very comfortable in front of a camera and his awkwardness; expressed in fidgeting, stumbling over words, lots of 'ers' and 'umms', touching his face, etc; can be interpreted as insincerity - as if he's trying for an "aw, shucks, ma'am - it's jus' my job" sort of 'everyman'.

Now, we know because we follow his every waking moment (something weirdly stalkerish there . . .) that he really IS the Yorkshire version of that 'everyman' - we know that all that fidgeting and stumbling IS because while he's perfectly comfortable in front of a camera when he's playing a role, he's no where near as comfortable when the spotlight is on HIM.

I suspect many - if not most - people do not know that this enormously talented, charismatic, intelligent man is shy - so all they see if what they EXPECT they're supposed to see and that's an actor who is supposed to be comfortable in front of a camera.  Since he's not, then it must be an act.  If it's an act, he must be insincere.

It doesn't help that a number of the things he does in interviews (not since his divorce, interestingly) are 'tells' - those unconscious movements and touching (like rubbing his nose) can be indicators that someone is being less than honest.

It is interesting to me how much more comfortable he is talking about GoT (since his divorce - compare that first HBO short clip where he talked about his role to the more recent interviews) . . . really makes me wonder just how miserable he was.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on May 05, 2011, 04:14:59 AM
Yes, I agree. He seems so much more relaxed now, and he's still a bit fidgety, but it's the shyness. I think he get's along well with Mark and it must have helped being together in that Bafta interview. It's a lot easier to learn a role by heart and be a totally different person than to have to be yourself, warts and all, and not know exactly what's going to happen, as is the case in an interview. However well something like that has been prepared there's always a certain amount of unpredictability and for some people that is just hard. When you're filming and things go wrong, there's always a second take and a third, etc. There's no such thing as that in live interviews. I'm glad he stopped using the cliche things he did in past interviews, calling every role nice and meaty and such. Someone must have told him not to do that anymore.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on May 05, 2011, 05:03:03 AM
Yes, he's definitely shy but that's quite normal, and would be my natural assumption. I've met dozens of men like that, and I don't think I ever interpreted that behaviour as being insincere.  Maybe it's just because I've lived my life amongst geeks.

I actually find shyness highly attractive in men - it's one of my definite weaknesses. I guess I see things very differently than the person I was quoting!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 05, 2011, 06:01:39 AM
Northern Blood, Southron Armour: Culture and Chaos in Game of Thrones 1.03 “Lord Snow

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If clothing made the man, Eddard Stark would have fit in perfectly among the nimble-tongued denizens of the royal court.

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Features/Entry/5149/

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on May 05, 2011, 10:34:24 AM
Yes, he's definitely shy but that's quite normal, and would be my natural assumption. I've met dozens of men like that, and I don't think I ever interpreted that behaviour as being insincere.  Maybe it's just because I've lived my life amongst geeks.

I actually find shyness highly attractive in men - it's one of my definite weaknesses. I guess I see things very differently than the person I was quoting!

I agree; a certain shyness is very appealing - and the reverse rather off-putting, I think.  I think the person who made the comment was probably male and combined with not seeing what they expect to see in Sean's interviews (confident, witty, etc) that probably helps drive the interpretation of his behaviour.

Yes, I agree. He seems so much more relaxed now, and he's still a bit fidgety, but it's the shyness. I think he get's along well with Mark and it must have helped being together in that Bafta interview. It's a lot easier to learn a role by heart and be a totally different person than to have to be yourself, warts and all, and not know exactly what's going to happen, as is the case in an interview. However well something like that has been prepared there's always a certain amount of unpredictability and for some people that is just hard. When you're filming and things go wrong, there's always a second take and a third, etc. There's no such thing as that in live interviews. I'm glad he stopped using the cliche things he did in past interviews, calling every role nice and meaty and such. Someone must have told him not to do that anymore.

Maybe his increased comfort level has unfrozen his brain (that almost panic mode of older interviews, poor sod) and he is able to formulate real responses instead of groping for cliches?

He's a smart guy, but you rarely get to see the intelligence working because he's so concerned about what he's saying.  I'd imagine he's quite a fascinating conversationalist when he's comfortable in the company around him.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on May 05, 2011, 10:52:55 AM
The June Empire Magazine article can be viewed here:

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Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on May 05, 2011, 10:56:14 AM
OMG WOW Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: beanyfan on May 05, 2011, 12:38:39 PM
Thanks BJ   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on May 05, 2011, 03:22:25 PM
That was a good article--thanks, Blue Jay!

I thought it had already been determined that there would be a second season, but the article says that will happen depending on the viewership of this first season.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on May 06, 2011, 12:26:43 AM
Thanks, BJ!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 06, 2011, 09:08:05 AM
Thanks for the article BJ!




Game Of Thrones: Episode 4 Sneak Preview Clip #1 (HBO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2QwUIA8Puk

Game Of Thrones: Episode 4 Sneak Preview Clip #2 (HBO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvCxT9ku1LI



Game Of Thrones: Episode 4 Preview (HBO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqZorL-1gcU


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 07, 2011, 02:45:08 AM
I found this in the WIC comments   http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/05/episode-4-clip-and-preview/#comments



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‘What do the Starks’ say in the wintertime? “Told you so”?’ 

                                                                                                    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on May 07, 2011, 04:41:51 AM
Probably, and then they put an extra log on the fire and put on a second cardie.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 08, 2011, 09:32:35 AM
Steve Coulson (Creative Director of Campfire) talks about GOT marketing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M38-BgoLPI&feature=channel_video_title



” My Mom Watches Game of Thrones”

http://mymomwatchesgameofthrones.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 09, 2011, 01:18:05 AM
Game of Thrones Soundtrack  Audio CD

Release date June 14, 2011

http://www.amazon.com/Soundtrack-Game-Thrones/dp/B004ZQRETK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1304918153&sr=1-3



Game Of Thrones - Episode 5 Preview "The Wolf and The Lion" Promo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe4tOS584Mc
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 10, 2011, 01:06:41 AM
Sky atlantic Thronecast Episode 4

http://skyatlantic.sky.com/thronecast/thronecast-episode-4




HBO Game of Thrones Homepage with Episode 4 Recap,inside the Episode,photos and preview Episode 5
http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones

Game Of Thrones: Inside The Episode - Episode #4 (HBO
http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/0/zDHXkF3BJlA
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on May 10, 2011, 10:54:28 AM
yesterday, 9th may, first chapter in spain, nice, I'll watch it again today at 22,00 pm
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 10, 2011, 11:43:41 AM
Game of Thrones ratings rise in US and UK


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/05/game-of-thrones-ratings-rise-in-us-and-uk/#comments
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on May 10, 2011, 12:37:59 PM
I'm not surprised.  The following short conversation between myself and my GoT virgin friend (hasn't read the books), while watching the last episode:

16 MINUTES INTO THE EPISODE:

ME: No Sean yet!

HER:  Hmm - true.  Honestly, until you said that, I hadn't noticed!

ME:  Hmm - damn, that's true . . . I didn't notice until just now . . .

WE:  This show ROCKS!

WE:  *Still want to see more Sean, of course . . .*
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on May 10, 2011, 02:57:40 PM
I was also counting the mintues until Sean appeared.  I got spoiled last week when he was in it right at the start.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on May 10, 2011, 04:31:12 PM
Game of Thrones ratings rise in US and UK


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/05/game-of-thrones-ratings-rise-in-us-and-uk/#comments

Hmmm, well in the UK it's on Monday evening which is a pretty crap TV night!  I was talking to two people the other day, neither of whom had even heard of it! 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 11, 2011, 07:00:40 AM
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According to a tweet from the official Game of Thrones twitter account, you’ll be able to watch the 7th episode of Game of Thrones immediately following the 6th episode on Sunday, May 22nd


http://hbowatch.com/game-of-thrones-ep-107-premieres-early/


The story so far episode 1-3

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones#/game-of-thrones/about/video/the-story-so-far-episodes-1-3.html/eNrjcmbOYM5nLlTPz0lxzEvMqSzJTA5ITE-1S8xN1SzLTEnNh4k65+eVpFaUcDIyskknlpbkF+QkVtqWFJWmsjGyMQIAUKwXOA==



Best Scene from Episode 4 of GAME OF THRONES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok0xEuq26iw
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 12, 2011, 10:38:45 AM
Game of Thrones Infographic : Illustrated Guide to Houses and Character Relationships

http://hauteslides.com/2011/05/game-of-thrones-infographic-illustrated-guide-to-houses-and-character-relationships/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 12, 2011, 01:17:37 PM
Game Of Thrones: Episode 5 Sneak Preview Clip #1 (HBO)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzM_TQqlY3w&feature=channel_video_title
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on May 13, 2011, 11:01:27 AM
I got this .htm file from the marketing director at HBO and thought you might like to see it as it. Its a nice little gateway to recent updates.

http://seanbeanonline.net/media/GoTRecap.htm (http://seanbeanonline.net/media/GoTRecap.htm)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 13, 2011, 03:47:46 PM
The Game of Thrones soundtrack is also available on Amazon UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Game-Thrones-Various-Artists/dp/B004ZQRETK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1305319550&sr=1-1-catcorr
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 14, 2011, 08:34:22 AM
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•The new issue of TV Guide Magazine (May 16-22 issue) has some great new behind-the-scenes photos. It also includes a funny anecdote about an overexcited pheasant that charged the cast while they were filming a hunting scene and that Mark Addy had to fend it off with a spear


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/05/quick-hits-infographics-games-names-and-pranks/



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http://store.hbo.com//?v=hbo_shows_game-of-thrones&PID=4838133&ecid=AFF-7973318&pa=affcj
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 15, 2011, 06:19:45 AM
Win a Game of Thrones goody bag.


https://comps.whatsontv.co.uk/competition/game_thrones.php
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on May 15, 2011, 11:16:26 PM
Just saw episode 4 and 5. It's becoming very hard to find the right words to describe this series of shows!! I'm speechless!!!
That last scene in episode 5 was GREAT!! And I LOVE the relationship between Ned and Arya!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 16, 2011, 05:15:36 AM
Game Of Thrones - Episode 6 Preview "A Golden Crown" Promo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4_6Nqgzskw



Lament for Lady   

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It has come to my attention that a number of television viewers (mostly those who had not read my books and did not know what was coming)were shocked and upset by what befell Sansa's direwolf Lady at the end of the second episode of HBO's GAME OF THRONES.

http://grrm.livejournal.com/216015.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on May 16, 2011, 07:35:01 AM
Oh BJ look another shirt for us.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on May 16, 2011, 07:44:33 AM
Thanks Patch ! Sorry, but I can't understand people who stop to look at GoT (Lady's death) ... :not  First, it's movie, twice George Martin is right, the real life is more terrible for humans and animals and  hearth not a country for :angel2: ....
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on May 16, 2011, 01:42:27 PM
Last night's episode was an intense one!  Lots of sex and violence to be sure. I didn't like seeing the horse's head sliced off.  Even though I know it's not real, I never like to see animals harmed in movies.  Thankfully that was brief.  I also didn't like seeing Ned hurt, although I know that I need to be prepared regarding his character.  This episode was very involving to me.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on May 16, 2011, 03:19:54 PM
I'm in the middle of taping it - not sure I want to watch it now!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on May 16, 2011, 06:41:14 PM
Sorry for you Jess but you just must know that G. Martin's books are like Moonflower say : 
Lots of sex and violence to be sure...  the horse's head sliced off .... Ned hurt ... and so on.
All is right and it's sometimes very disturbing to read the books. When you look at the movie, perhaps it could be really awful. I just tell you because I'm sure that in each episode it will be more terrible so please pay attention to you (apologies for my bad English  :poorme:)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 17, 2011, 01:04:07 AM
'Game Of Thrones' producers 'ignore fan forums'

 http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/game-of-thrones-producers-ignore-fan-forums/215421

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Sky Atlantic Thronecast: Episode 5

http://skyatlantic.sky.com/game-of-thrones/thronecast



HBO Game of Thrones Homepage with Episode 5 Recap,inside the episode,clips and Preview Episode 6

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones




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http://www.hbo.hr/article/druga-sezona-za-igru-prijestolja_15627
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on May 17, 2011, 08:08:25 AM
I didn't mean to spoil things for you, Jess, or for anyone else who hasn't seen the episode.  Maybe I shouldn't mention any of the details any more.  The good thing about that episode is that Sean is in several scenes, and he is in it right from the beginning.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on May 17, 2011, 08:15:02 AM
No, don't worry about it - we just get it a day later over here but I already knew that the episode would be discussed here when I opened the thread so it was my choice to read it.

I'm just one of those people who will sit in a cinema watching a fairly mild horror or thriller with her hands covering her eyes and scream at the smallest thing - I will watch it but probably with a pillow over my face!  :ratso
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 17, 2011, 10:11:34 AM
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While Sean Bean is a recognizable name, I assure you, nobody is watching just for him.


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http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/05/recap-round-up-episode-5/#comment-104327

                                                                                                                
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on May 17, 2011, 12:39:55 PM
No, don't worry about it - we just get it a day later over here but I already knew that the episode would be discussed here when I opened the thread so it was my choice to read it.

I'm just one of those people who will sit in a cinema watching a fairly mild horror or thriller with her hands covering her eyes and scream at the smallest thing - I will watch it but probably with a pillow over my face!  :ratso

Jess, don't worry, its just a fleeting shot.  If you close your eyes when you hear The Mountain yell "Sword!" and count to 5 it will be all over.  The camera doesn't dwell on it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 18, 2011, 01:13:51 AM
Ratings hit season high once more

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/05/ratings-hit-season-high/



Game Of Thrones: Inside The Episode - Episode #5 (HBO)  http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/1/zK--_53sd3w

Game Of Thrones: HBO GO - Advance Preview    http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/0/q_PF4WLL30I
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on May 18, 2011, 03:39:17 PM
It's good news that the viewers continue to watch in large numbers.  It did say that viewership was down in the UK, though. 

I'd like to think that Sean's presence and acting has a lot to do with the popularity of the show.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on May 18, 2011, 06:18:23 PM
It can be a bit distracting that there are so many British actors in it - I do spend time every episode thinking 'He's that guy from 'Eastenders', isn't he?  Or was it 'Casualty'?  No.... 'Holby'.... Arrrggghhhh, it's on the tip of my tongue!'
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 19, 2011, 06:14:48 AM
Call for Abstracts: Game of Thrones and Philosophy
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Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible, written to engage the intelligent lay reader. Contributors of accepted essays will receive an honorarium

http://www.medievalists.net/2011/05/18/call-for-abstracts-game-of-thrones-and-philosophy/



Some GOT related vids

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/05/17/game-of-thrones-inspired-shenanigans-during-college-baseball-rain-delay/93065/

Game of Thrones Hairstyle : Cersei Lannister    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBhvCVynYUo
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 19, 2011, 01:28:30 PM
Game Of Thrones: Episode 6 Sneak Preview Clip #1 (HBO)

http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/1/NMQb7TQ4Y-A



Game Of Thrones: Episode 6 Sneak Preview Clip #2 (HBO)

http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/0/lR-Kga-XDZc
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on May 20, 2011, 09:48:40 AM
I didn't spend a lot of time in here because I don't like spoilers or knowing too much about a movie before I have watched it. I like to be surprised anyway. (Apart from that I can't handle all these links in my rare sparetime even if I would like to!;-)

I took some time but at last I managed to watch all 5 episodes now. And this within two days, because I really like it (not to say I love it!). That's the first thing he's in I like since ages! I'm really pleased....aaaand thankful! Can't wait to see the episode 6 now!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 20, 2011, 09:55:57 AM
HBO GO: Game of Thrones Episode 7 Advance Premiere (HBO)

http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/0/RLvYCJohLkM
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on May 20, 2011, 02:34:07 PM
I didn't spend a lot of time in here because I don't like spoilers or knowing too much about a movie before I have watched it. I like to be surprised anyway. (Apart from that I can't handle all these links in my rare sparetime even if I would like to!;-)

I took some time but at last I managed to watch all 5 episodes now. And this within two days, because I really like it (not to say I love it!). That's the first thing he's in I like since ages! I'm really pleased....aaaand thankful! Can't wait to see the episode 6 now!

I'm glad that you are enjoying the series, tinytim.  I think it's been great seeing Sean every week in a program like this.  I wish that he had more screen time, but we can't have everything.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on May 20, 2011, 04:16:23 PM
Good point, mf. But I think he has at least enough screen time to give a good view on what he is able to show if he is allowed to and if he really wants to do! I so much enjoyed the fact that he really has the chance to show his differentiate classic acting skills. He's not just unreeling (not sure if it is the right term) the 'expectetd and well known  special SB qualities' as he did in his last movies. GoT gives him much more space for all these subtle things only a class act is able to show up. And that's his forte!
Apart from that I really enjoyed the story. (We don't talk here about logic, sophistication or anything alike - we are talking about simple GOOD ENTERTAINIG!) 

May be I'll listen to the audiobooks (in English or German - I'm not sure yet) after the 10th episode is done. Or I will wait for the release of the next book on screen. Whatsoever - I will follow Martin's story as far as I can, because I'm actually infected!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 21, 2011, 06:25:34 AM

A new exclusive onDemand BTS video about The Hand's Tournament with looks at the tournament itself and the jousting pairs.



http://www.spoilertv.com/2011/05/game-of-thrones-bts-joust.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on May 21, 2011, 10:20:04 AM
Thanks Patch ! this video is really interesting, it prouve that they have done all things for a serie just like for a great movie ; with all details. I can't explain it in English but it's really a great job ! I read all the books and if (?) they could continue, it will be a marvelous "movie saga"  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 22, 2011, 08:33:18 AM
Introducing: Stupid Ned Stark   

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 More pictures here    http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/introducing-stupid-ned-stark


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 23, 2011, 03:01:17 AM
Game Of Thrones - Episode 7 Preview "You Win Or You Die" Promo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31FiAMn3iQQ
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on May 23, 2011, 02:54:47 PM
I won't mention any details of last night's show in case some of you haven't seen it, but I will say that I got a kick out of seeing Sean's bare foot.  It looked so nice and smooth.  Probably smoother than mine.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on May 23, 2011, 09:14:02 PM
 :mutley: Yep, I've just rewound Sean's foot a few times.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 24, 2011, 01:03:38 AM
Sky Atlantic Thronecast Episode 6

http://skyatlantic.sky.com/game-of-thrones/thronecast




HBO GAme of Thrones Homepage with Ep 6 Recap,Inside the Episode,clips and Preview Ep 7

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on May 24, 2011, 03:47:19 AM
Foot.... hand.... All is good ! I repeat : All is good !! :cupid :tongue:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 25, 2011, 01:23:52 AM
Ratings dip in US, rise in UK

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/05/ratings-dip-in-us-rise-in-uk/



Game Of Thrones: Inside The Episode - Episode #6 (HBO) http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/0/oCAp0Zi9w5I

Game Of Thrones: Episode 7 Preview (HBO)   http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/1/zR6ZCi6psn0

Cloak And Dagger    http://www.youtube.com/user/stevethepirate78#p/u/11/HoA2au7LiMU

 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on May 25, 2011, 06:09:34 PM
In France GoT begins on sunday 5 june (20h40) on Orange Cinéma Channel (I have not Orange cinema to see it .... :frustrate:) but the channel said that "...  actors were attempt for the next festival of televison in Monte Carlo from 6 to 10 june ... " They didn't gave names  :damnit
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 26, 2011, 01:30:17 AM
Game of Thrones: Catch Up
Watch Episodes 1 through 6 back-to-back on Sunday 29th of May from 9pm

http://skyatlantic.sky.com/news/catch-up-on-episodes-1-to-6



What Town in Westeros Would Make the Best Vacation Spot?

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/5/25/what-town-in-westeros-would-make-the-best-vacation-spot.html



The Story so far Episodes 1-6

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones#/game-of-thrones/about/video/the-story-so-far-episodes-1-6.html/eNrjcmbOUM-PSXHMS8ypLMlMDkhMT-VLzE3VLMtMSc2HiTrn55WkVpQw5zMXsjGyMXIyMrJJJ5aW5BfkJFbalhSVpgIAVj4XOA==
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 27, 2011, 01:02:43 AM
A Game Of Thrones Parody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajMzpiyZ4GA episode 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5BvNYdcH0c episode 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlNJTMVRdSU episode 5



Game Of Thrones: Episode 7 Sneak Preview Clip #1 (HBO)   http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/1/Q9tD6m254iY

Game Of Thrones: Episode 7 Sneak Preview Clip #2 (HBO)   http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/0/iUbH_xYNUjg

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 28, 2011, 06:08:39 AM
New T-Shirt

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http://store.hbo.com/game-of-thrones-i-made-the-eight-t-shirt/detail.php?p=300711&v=hbo_shows_game-of-thrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 30, 2011, 01:00:58 AM
Game of Thrones Episode 8 Preview - The Pointy End


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q653MMhri3A
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on May 30, 2011, 01:46:04 AM
Is there some way somebody can warn me before Sean's last episode.  I don't think I want to watch it  :backout  I think the older I'm getting the more soft-hearted I'm getting!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on May 30, 2011, 03:52:43 AM
Well, if you want Jess, I can look at the next preview and see if there is something "bad" ... It's difficult to say when they cut the episode in the serie, of course it's not exactly the "timing' of the book but many of us can do that for you  :please
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on May 30, 2011, 08:23:27 AM
I've been thinking about Sean's last episode too, and how difficult it will be to watch it.


Here is a link to an article regarding Mark Addy that I saw this morning.

Mark Addy Discusses King Robert's End In 'Game Of Thrones'; Reminisces About Working With Drama School Classmate Sean Bean

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/mark-addy-discusses-king-roberts-end-in-game-of-thrones-reminisces-about-working-with-drama-school-classmate-sean-bean/63976
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on May 30, 2011, 08:36:15 AM
They show it a day later over here than in the US so there's time to warn me.

I really like Ned's character and I don't like most of the others.  I'm being very silly but I just don't want to watch it. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on May 30, 2011, 06:07:10 PM
After (re)reading some laster chapters of the book, I can suppose that it'll not in the next episode because they have not shown Catelyn, Tyrion, Bran and Arya and Jon "points of vue". We have 3 episodes to see before the end of the first book, so I presume it'll took place at #9 or beginning of #10.
We'll pay attention to you Jess  :whiteflag: :flowers:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on May 30, 2011, 06:48:26 PM
According to IMDB Ned is in all 10 episodes, but I'm not sure I can watch the last show with SEAN as Ned. I just feel tooo much
for this character. Sean has really brought Ned to life and his story is very painful and sad. I cann't read that part of the book
so I just do not know what I will do about episode 10. I watched Black Death because I wanted to see how the story played
out. But this is alot more personal, maybe it's because of my relationship to my father. Not sure.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on May 31, 2011, 01:15:38 AM
Sky Atlantic Thronecast Episode 7

http://skyatlantic.sky.com/game-of-thrones/thronecast



HBO Game of Thrones Homepage with Ep 7 Recap,Inside the Episode and Ep 8 Preview

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones


Game of Thrones: Inside Episode 7 - You Win or You Die    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaDve0GCCDs
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 01, 2011, 01:04:01 AM
Game of Thrones’ Soundtrack Details.The album track list and back cover.

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2011/05/31/game-of-thrones-soundtrack-details/




http://www.amazon.co.uk/Game-Thrones-Various-Artists/dp/B004ZQRETK/ref=sr_1_cc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1306904587&sr=1-1-catcorr

http://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-Ramin-Djawadi/dp/B004ZQRETK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1306904231&sr=1-1
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 02, 2011, 08:23:44 AM
Curtain Call: Mark Addy

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Mark’s best rapport was, of course, with Sean Bean. Mark and Sean go way back; Addy, a York lad, and Bean from Sheffield, sure, but with shared mindsets and a love of drama. When both men were in the same room you felt the raw power index go way up. They worked off one another excellently, their bond, both onscreen and off, clear for all to see

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/06/curtain-call-mark-addy/#more-8659



Just realised, they have another thing in commom now.Mark killed by a pig,Sean dead by cow.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on June 02, 2011, 12:42:09 PM
Have you all noticed that all the publicity he's been doing for GoT has been with Mark and he's been wonderfully NOT grumpy about it?  I wonder if he'd be so amiable if Mark wasn't there?

Another thought: Mark does a LOT of period films.  Since its obvious that they have such great rapport perhaps casting agents will sit up and take notice.  It would be great to see them do a light-hearted period buddy film.  Laurel and Hardy for the Dark Ages?   :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on June 02, 2011, 02:17:00 PM
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Laurel and Hardy for the Dark Ages?

 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 02, 2011, 03:54:28 PM
Game Of Thrones: Episode 8 Sneak Preview Clip #1 (HBO)

http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/0/w3AuxJPSk0c



Game Of Thrones: Episode 8 Preview (HBO)

http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/2/6AoQQjkL2gc
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 06, 2011, 01:13:50 AM
Game of Thrones Episode 9 Preview - Baelor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwEQgMCmyeQ



A Print Inspired By HBOs Game Of Thrones

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/300.png)

http://needledesign.bigcartel.com/product/game-of-thrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 07, 2011, 01:26:59 AM
Sky Atlantic Thronecast: Episode 8

http://skyatlantic.sky.com/game-of-thrones/thronecast



HBO Game of Thrones Homepage with ep 8 recap,inside the episode and preview Ep 9

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones


Quote
"I was a bit apprehensive because I'd never met him before and we were supposed to have such a close relationship – and of course, it was Sean Bean," she says. 'So...I was a bit shy. He was very nice, though, and made it a lot easier. The first scene was difficult, but after that it loosened up."

http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2011/6/6/maisie-williams-shares-her-thoughts-on-the-pointy-end.html



(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/spoiler-alert-bar1-1.jpg) But the clip of Sean is great!

The Madness of Mercy, on Game of Thrones
http://io9.com/5809169/the-madness-of-mercy-on-game-of-thrones?tag=books
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 08, 2011, 01:08:31 AM
Episode 8 ratings at season high

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/06/episode-8-ratings-at-season-high/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on June 08, 2011, 04:03:34 AM
Don't know if it's right to post it here cos I lost track about GoT

http://www.tvfestival.com/fiche.php?fiches_id=653&cate=Projections%20pupliques%20UK

So if it's wrong put it somewhere else.

So if you can find the time you can go to the cinema and watch the movie with the cast.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 08, 2011, 04:14:37 AM
It was posted here    http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=3400.0


I hope we get to see some vids or pics from the event!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 09, 2011, 01:36:01 PM
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"He's a character I've not really played before," Bean says. "I've played many strong characters, but always a bit on the sinister side. It was quite a change to play someone strong, loyal and courageous, who puts his faith in his family, his king and his realm."


http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118038108/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 10, 2011, 01:09:14 AM
Picture from the EW article.

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/game%20of%20thrones/Game-of-Thrones-game-of-thrones-22727973-783-600.png)


http://www.fanpop.com/spots/game-of-thrones/photos/4
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: skippy101 on June 10, 2011, 01:25:21 PM
Sean looks minute in that picture.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on June 10, 2011, 01:30:08 PM
Its not so much that he's small, altho he is known to be not as big as people expect in real life (he's only 5'10"), but that Jason Momoa is HUGE and Nikolaj is TALL!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on June 10, 2011, 03:56:22 PM
To me, Nikolaj looks a bit strange in that photo.  It looks like his head doesn't quite fit with the body, as if they just stuck a picture of his head on some random dude in a costume.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 11, 2011, 03:29:01 AM
Game of Thrones keeps inspiring people.

http://i.imgur.com/YjqjH.jpg



 On a personal note,I've started making a new quilt in the Stark colours, black and grey.


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Way2prickly on June 11, 2011, 06:04:53 AM
Clever signboard.     The quilt sounds interesting, too.  

On a seperate note, I saw this bit today:
http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/entertainment/article/1414208

Somehow  it fits that "winter is coming" is a hit in Canada.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on June 11, 2011, 04:55:48 PM
Game of Thrones keeps inspiring people.

http://i.imgur.com/YjqjH.jpg



 On a personal note,I've started making a new quilt in the Stark colours, black and grey.




That's clever, but the artist certainly didn't capture Sean's sexiness.  It looks like an old man to me.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on June 11, 2011, 05:02:23 PM
Game of Thrones keeps inspiring people.

http://i.imgur.com/YjqjH.jpg



 On a personal note,I've started making a new quilt in the Stark colours, black and grey.




Don't forget to add in a bit of mint green.  They used that on the Stark tournament banner.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 12, 2011, 08:41:35 AM
'Game Of Thrones,' 'Fringe' Lead 2011 Portal Awards


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Here are this year's nominees:

BEST ACTOR/Television
Sean Bean, "Game of Thrones"
Joshua Jackson, "Fringe"
Andrew Lincoln, "Walking Dead"
Eddie McClintock, "Warehouse 13"
Matt Smith, "Doctor Who"


http://www.airlockalpha.com/node/8537/game-of-thrones-fringe-lead-2011-portal-awards.html

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on June 12, 2011, 02:50:40 PM
I've never heard of the Portal Awards.  It's great to see Sean nominated, along with several others from GoT.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on June 13, 2011, 03:02:30 AM
Oh ! JESS !  :hellno If you don't want very hard "things" don't look at the #9 episode as you say sooner ......
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on June 13, 2011, 05:18:53 PM
Don't read this if you don't know what's going to happen yet:

http://www.examiner.com/tv-in-new-orleans/hbo-stands-by-controversial-recent-episode-of-hit-series-game-of-thrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 14, 2011, 01:15:07 AM

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/geek4tv-spoiler-alert-logolarge-1.jpg)


HBO Game of Thrones Homepage with Recap Episode 9,inside the Episode and Preview Ep 10

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on June 14, 2011, 01:22:03 PM
I recorded the show Sunday night, so that I could watch it by myself without interruptions or noise from anyone else, and I planned to watch it first thing yesterday morning.  I had a feeling that I wasn't going to be happy with the events in this episode, so I put off watching until this morning.  My feeling was correct. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 14, 2011, 02:06:32 PM
Soundtrack Released on iTunes

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/5322/


http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/game-thrones-music-from-the/id441573161
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on June 14, 2011, 06:29:54 PM
Well the fans world wide LOVE SEAN AS NED!!!!! As do I . Which was why I watch ALL of episode 9. Sean is just to good an
actor. Anything SEAN does I want to see!!! Even if it keeps me from sleeping all night!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 15, 2011, 02:25:05 AM
Game Of Thrones: Inside The Episode - Episode #9 (HBO)

http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/0/_yE5h0cZgds



Game Of Thrones: Episode 10 Preview (HBO)

http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones#p/u/1/4FpMUdteYBM





(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/spoiler-alert-bar1-1.jpg)

Quote
If it can be called a good news, Bean's character will still show up in the season finale

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00041342.html


Sky Atlantic Thronecast: Episode 9


http://skyatlantic.sky.com/game-of-thrones/thronecast
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on June 15, 2011, 02:25:33 AM


Has this one been posted yet???  : BEWARE...SPOILERS IN THIS ARTICLE!

 http://www.accesshollywood.com/_article_49209 (http://www.accesshollywood.com/_article_49209)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 15, 2011, 02:28:00 AM
I posted it here with some other articles.   http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=3425.0
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on June 15, 2011, 02:32:09 AM
Thank you, Patch.  The amount of GoT media is just mindboggling.  LOTR didn't get this much.  After Sunday's season finale I'll try to sort thru all the videos and grab the ones I don't already have in the archives and Bluejay will do the same for the print articles.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 15, 2011, 04:49:41 AM
Quote
Sean Bean will reportedly appear in the upcoming season finale of HBO drama Game of Thrones.



http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/s151/game-of-thrones/news/a324972/game-of-thrones-finale-twist-revealed.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Jess on June 15, 2011, 08:22:39 AM
Oh ! JESS !  :hellno If you don't want very hard "things" don't look at the #9 episode as you say sooner ......

Thanks for the warning - I've taped the episodes so haven't watched anything I didn't want to yet! :thanks1
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on June 15, 2011, 04:01:04 PM
Quote
Sean Bean will reportedly appear in the upcoming season finale of HBO drama Game of Thrones.



http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/s151/game-of-thrones/news/a324972/game-of-thrones-finale-twist-revealed.html

I'm not sure how they'll do it, but it should be interesting, and I hope that the scenes will be pleasant ones.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on June 15, 2011, 05:09:00 PM
Spoiler Alert!



















To read, use mouse to highlight the yellow text.





There is a scene in the book where Ned appears to little Rickon down in the crypt where a space is reserved for his bones just as a raven arrives at Wintefell with the news.  They will probably do something with that.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on June 15, 2011, 05:28:38 PM
Same idea Sable !  Spoiler Alert !























If I remenber well the dream's children are important ! And perhaps some last moment of Ned in jail ... ??
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 16, 2011, 02:25:57 AM
Free Beer! The Stars of Game of Thrones Pick Their Sigil, Issue Royal Edicts


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Sean Bean as Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark, aka "The Hand"
Sigil: Two crossed swords because it represents my football team, Sheffield United. That's their badge. The team has been relegated, by the way.
First ruling: Sheffield United gets promoted next season.


http://www.tvguide.com/News/Game-Thrones-Finale-Sigil-1034268.aspx


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/spoiler-alert-bar1-1.jpg)



http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/06/curtain-call-sean-bean/ ( Great positive comments!!!)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/game%20of%20thrones/tumblr_lio6ohDIL01qitt1qo1_500-300x285.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on June 16, 2011, 07:00:12 AM
Great review.  And I agree with this statement - "Sean was the backbone of this story. Now the challenge will be seeing it without him."
He made the series.  It will be interesting to see how season two goes without him.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on June 16, 2011, 08:05:07 PM
Sean is the only reason that I starting watching this show, and it will leave a big void for me to no longer have Ned in the story.  But I have also become interested in some of the other characters, and I plan to continue watching. On the Television Without Pity website, many people were totally shocked by Ned's death and some say that they won't watch any more. Whether or not the show will hold my interest now remains to be seen.  I would like to know what happens with all of Ned's children.  I like the character of Tyrion, he is amusing and seems to be a pretty good guy.  I would also like to know the fate of Dany.  So, I'll keep watching, but it sure won't be the show that I looked forward to each week.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 17, 2011, 01:46:49 AM
Game of Thrones: 20% Off T-Shirts and Merch

http://skyatlantic.sky.com/game-of-thrones/game-of-thrones-20-off-t-shirts-and-merch

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 17, 2011, 02:16:49 PM
How "Game of Thrones" slew all comers
The HBO drama's patient approach to storytelling pays off with one of the best first seasons ever

Quote
I wouldn't be surprised if people started quoting "Game of Thrones" characters the way they quote "The Godfather," "The Art of War" or "The Prince" -- by way of illuminating life's crueler truths.


http://www.salon.com/entertainment/tv/feature/2011/06/17/game_of_thrones_season_1_review/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on June 18, 2011, 10:04:57 PM
I was just wondering about that one picture that Patch posted showing Ned being stragled in the thrones room. It's
a little strange that they never used it. Will it be shown next year as a dream or a flashback of Brandon's death ?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 19, 2011, 02:52:33 AM
10 Awesome Songs Inspired By Game Of Thrones


http://skyatlantic.sky.com/news/10-songs-inspired-by-game-of-thrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 21, 2011, 01:15:58 AM
HBO Game of thrones homepage with Ep 10 recap and inside the Episode.

http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones



Sky Atlantic  Thronecast: Episode 10  http://skyatlantic.sky.com/game-of-thrones/thronecast


Classic Clips: Before They Were on Game of Thrones

http://skyatlantic.sky.com/game-of-thrones/classic-clips-before-they-were-on-game-of-thrones


I'm so going to miss my weekly Bean-fix!!
Watching a new Ep,looking out for Articles,Videos an pictures.I don't know what I'm going to do with my time!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on June 21, 2011, 03:43:14 PM
Yes, I'll certainly miss my weekly Bean fix too.  I looked forward so much to seeing him each week.  Of course I have some of his movies on dvd that I can watch whenever I want, but this was something new, and something with more character development than you might get from a movie.

I wonder how many people here will continue to watch when the second season begins?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on June 21, 2011, 03:45:14 PM
Well, I for one want to know what's going to happen with the little dragons.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on June 21, 2011, 04:05:46 PM
Without Sean ...  :poorme:  But I read all the books so IF there is a possibility I would like to see how they'll managed the season 2 ... It's so "enormous"  :explode:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on June 21, 2011, 05:06:10 PM
I didn't watch it in the first place just because Sean was in it.  The books are my sort of thing and I was excited about the series before Sean was even cast.  Good television is good television regardless of who is in it.  Its rare that we get quality television these days.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on June 21, 2011, 07:14:16 PM
Well I didn't watch the last episode. Without Sean as Ned it's hard for me to care about the show. Sean's just to good at bringing
characters to life. Ned was the heart and spirit of this story. Without him the show is dead and cold. I can alway's read the books
if I must find out more about the Stark's and what happens to them. Ned was the hardest role in the series. He was NOT
interesting, witty, charming , talkative, definitely NOT the life of the party, NOT happy, or positive and DIDN'T get the best lines.
Actually Ned was dull and boring. Most actors would not be able to make us feel anything for this character!! But Sean made
Ned REAL!!! So HUMAN!! And a great FATHER and FRIEND!!! It's impossible NOT to LOVE HIM and NOT to miss HIM!!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on June 21, 2011, 07:51:55 PM
Yes I want to know what happens with the little dragons but I also want to know if Jon Snow's mother will be reveled.  So I read the first book before GOT started now I will go get the second one.  Although they do not have to be true to the books it does help a little with all the family ties. 
 :backout
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 22, 2011, 08:57:31 AM
Sean Bean doesn't want to watch Game of Thrones


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmYpZqkUlmw
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on June 22, 2011, 12:03:00 PM
I didn't watch it in the first place just because Sean was in it.  The books are my sort of thing and I was excited about the series before Sean was even cast.  Good television is good television regardless of who is in it.  Its rare that we get quality television these days.



I agree with Sable. The whole series is very good and the casting is excellent. I love the Peter Dinklage character and the girl playing Arya is doing a great job, as are they all. I really liked the Dani character in the book and she's great too. So yes, I'll definitely go on watching, regerdless whether Sean is in it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on June 22, 2011, 02:49:54 PM
Same here. I knew two of the books before the series started and I'm quite pleased regarding the make and the casting.  There are so many interesting characters, stories and very good actors left, that I can't wait to see the next screen adaptions. Peter Dinklage's character is one of my favourites  (loved him in Station Agent btw.), but there are so many more.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on June 22, 2011, 04:08:17 PM
 :wrong  ... The great problem with GRR Martin is  : You get addiction after the first part of the first book...  :getover !!!!
I agree with you, books are the first, you can't see the place were I am but there is books and books and books and  :censored:
As huge fan of Tolkien (read it each year) I believed that it was not possible to find a great story as all his works but I when I get GoT and ... :damnit !!!
I'm just anxious, I'm not young and George has not finish ...  :wellll:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on June 22, 2011, 07:05:57 PM
I had already stated here that although Sean was the reason I watched this in the first place, I will continue to watch because I've become interested in some of the other characters and their fates.  I wonder if the second season will receive as much press and build up as this one did?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 23, 2011, 06:30:05 AM
Game of Thrones of Muppets   

http://www.gameofthronesofmuppets.com/Game_of_Thrones_of_Muppets__You_Wink_or_You_Die/Home.html

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Kermit_lg.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on June 23, 2011, 07:26:51 AM
 :catlaff
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on June 23, 2011, 07:41:13 AM
lol That's funny... Tyrion Fuzzister! *gg*
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 23, 2011, 08:20:15 AM
For those of you wanting to buy HBO 'Game of Thrones' merchandise from outside the UK or US.

http://forbiddenplanet.com/?page=1&q=game+of+thrones

Quote
We can deliver orders outside the United Kingdom. If you are an EU resident, your postage rates are calculated for you at the checkout stage. If you are living outside Europe, please contact us for postage rates.

They don't have as much as the HBO stores yet,but that may change.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on June 23, 2011, 08:34:47 AM
I love this.  Some people are so creative.
:laffat:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: skippy101 on June 23, 2011, 09:53:12 AM
Love the muppets comparison. :catlaff
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on June 23, 2011, 01:27:50 PM
 :rofl
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on June 23, 2011, 01:31:26 PM
 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 23, 2011, 02:21:54 PM

Natalie Dormer to play Margaery Tyrell


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/06/natalie-dormer-to-play-margaery-tyrell/



Quote
Miscellaneous thoughts on this casting:
Either Sean Bean must have cost a fortune or we have gotten a budget increase
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tinytim on June 23, 2011, 02:43:50 PM
Seems that GoT was for the one or the orher a start up for more. I've just noticed that Jason Momoa is the new Conan the Bavarian. lol

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816462/

May be the movie has a good chance after Arnie's public fall! At least Jason's body isn't that bad! ;-)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on June 24, 2011, 01:16:03 AM
Game of Thrones: Season 1's Most Badass Moments


http://uk.tv.ign.com/articles/117/1178494p1.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on June 24, 2011, 07:34:03 AM
I love Joffrey getting slapped.  He is an easy character to hate.
 :bart
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on June 24, 2011, 05:18:13 PM
I hope to see him getting more than a slap in the future. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on June 29, 2011, 02:09:39 PM
Not sure where to post this but it an interesting interview of Mark Addy.  Take the link from read more on this page for the full article.
http://www.musicshore.com/music-blog/mark-addy-discusses-king-roberts-end-in-game-of-thrones-reminisces-about-working-with-drama-school-classmate-sean-bean-omg.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on June 29, 2011, 02:19:02 PM
For those who are interested, HBO has started filming season 2.  http://hbowatch.com/game-of-thrones-season-2-to-begin-filming/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 02, 2011, 06:41:14 AM
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/00301349-004716_catl_281.jpg)


http://store.hbo.com//?v=hbo_shows_game-of-thrones&nvbar=Hero+Flash+Unit:Shows:Game+of+Thrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 04, 2011, 09:10:54 AM
George RR Martin threatens to decapitate spoiler
Fantasy author says he will 'mount the head on a spike' of Amazon employee who shipped copies of A Dance with Dragons early




http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jul/04/george-rr-martin-decapitate-spoiler
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on July 04, 2011, 11:54:05 AM
Thanks for the info.  I would hope that if any of our friends on this site have an early copy, they would please not put information out about it or make it as a spoiler so those of us who want to be surprised can avoid the comments.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 08, 2011, 01:01:16 AM
Quote
It should have been such a treat those of us who love a good epic tale: a head-to-head between the Arthurian legend cycle and a great modern myth-in-the-making. On the surface of things, Channel 4’s Camelot should have had the edge over Sky Atlantic’s Game of Thrones: stellar cast, time-honoured story, prime-time terrestrial TV slot.

At first sight they both looked handsome with their gorgeous locations, lovingly detailed costumes and castles, a touch of the other-worldly, eye-catching actors in various states of undress. But oh, what a difference in terms of script and dialogue…

It came as no surprise to me that HBO’s Game of Thrones (Sky Atlantic) should win hands down

http://www.spectator.co.uk/arts-and-culture/night-and-day/7079563/a-glorious-transcendental-treat.thtml
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 09, 2011, 07:34:30 AM
Massive, Easter Egg-filled map of Game Of Thrones’ Seven Kingdoms

http://io9.com/5819555/massive-easter-egg+filled-map-of-game-of-thrones-seven-kingdoms

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/westereoes.jpg)

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 12, 2011, 04:49:51 AM
Quote
Maisie explained, “We’ve lost a lot of names now. We just started to film, and then he (Sean Bean) went away, it was weird, because it was my first [role] ever and it was my last scene and to be with Sean on my last scene, it was really nice, [but,] I’m a bit sad that he’s not coming back, but I think there’s going to be lots of other people to come.”
 

http://www.fansshare.com/news/maisie-williams-talks-game-of-thrones-past-and-future-stars/



Gallery of Game of Thrones: awesome A Song of Ice and Fire fan art from around the web

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2011/07/gallery-of-game-of-thrones-awesome-a-song-of-ice-and-fire-fan-art-from-around-the-web/




http://www.girlgamersuk.com/2011/07/game-of-thrones/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/GAME-OF-THRONES.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on July 12, 2011, 09:17:32 AM
I don't think Sean has that much hair on his legs . . .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on July 12, 2011, 12:37:04 PM
Ys Lighty, and, I note that  .... The Smile is so different !!! :fanning:  :evillaugh
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 12, 2011, 02:24:30 PM
Sean's feet look nicer than that.  One only has to remember the scene from GoT where he was laid up in bed after getting injured and his bare foot was so prominent, to know that his feet are nice and sexy.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on July 12, 2011, 04:44:46 PM
Sean's feet look nicer than that.  One only has to remember the scene from GoT where he was laid up in bed after getting injured and his bare foot was so prominent, to know that his feet are nice and sexy.

The killer foot scene is in Caravaggio - I've never been much for feet, but his are worthy of more than a second glance!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 15, 2011, 01:30:27 AM
Quote
The killer foot scene is in Caravaggio - I've never been much for feet, but his are worthy of more than a second glance!
For Lighty.At the end of the clip.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYx5pJjTteU&feature=related



Game of Thrones best scenes.
Ned and Catelyn Stark     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElOlb2SlSZY

 Ned vs Jaime        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVxGv7iQ1Q0&feature=related
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on July 15, 2011, 08:29:45 AM
Quote
The killer foot scene is in Caravaggio - I've never been much for feet, but his are worthy of more than a second glance!
For Lighty.At the end of the clip.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYx5pJjTteU&feature=related



Game of Thrones best scenes.
Ned and Catelyn Stark     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElOlb2SlSZY

 Ned vs Jaime        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVxGv7iQ1Q0&feature=related

Thanks, patch!  That'll get me through a long day of volunteering at the history museum (busloads of rugrats are going to descend on the place, so they need extra help).
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on July 15, 2011, 01:25:34 PM
On that same youtube page is a very funny video called Hitler finds out about Ned Stark of Thrones SPOILER!!! But very funny!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 17, 2011, 09:17:00 AM
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/07/a-song-of-ice-and-lego#more


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/GoTLStarks1.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on July 17, 2011, 09:49:38 AM
my very good friends: I didn't like "Game of Thrones", a great succes in Spain, but I didn't like it, GOT bores me
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on July 17, 2011, 11:31:22 AM
That's okay galamb.  The genre isn't for everyone.  Glad you have the courage to admit it here.  The question is did you think Sean did a good job or not?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 17, 2011, 03:05:35 PM
Quote
•Speaking of the Comic-Con, the Game of Thrones panel will be this Thursday at 3PM PT/6PM ET. Lena Headey has just been added to the panel. And there are rumors that Sean Bean may join as well.


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/07/quick-hits-grrm-on-casting-dance-discussion-emmy-reactions/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 17, 2011, 04:43:54 PM
I need the flying pigs smiley!!!!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 17, 2011, 05:33:00 PM
 :pigsfly  Here you go!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on July 17, 2011, 05:33:54 PM
 :pigsfly    Why couldn't I find that?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Swell on July 19, 2011, 05:11:45 AM
Foxtel- the big teaser- gave me one weekend of all channels- of course I recorded the first 2 episodes- now shut out and left wanting...
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 20, 2011, 10:15:54 AM
Swell, send Tiny Tim a PM and ask her for the episodes you are missing.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 20, 2011, 10:20:30 AM
Game of Trones casting news season 2.

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/07/stannis-and-melisandre-cast/

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/07/davos-cast-and-cressen-confirmed/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 21, 2011, 05:54:13 AM
Still had this.I found it somewhere and forgot to post.



(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/255108_1916245319106_1631186899_1974744_3057827_n.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on July 21, 2011, 07:12:02 AM
 :catlaff
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 21, 2011, 08:17:14 AM
That's great!  :rofl
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on July 21, 2011, 10:46:31 AM
 :laffat:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 21, 2011, 11:46:24 AM
Still had this.I found it somewhere and forgot to post.



(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/255108_1916245319106_1631186899_1974744_3057827_n.jpg)

HAHA!  Love it!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 22, 2011, 01:46:09 AM
Comic-con report  ( no Sean).

Quote
The DVD/Blu-ray extras were discussed as well, with the executive producers indicating that there was very little footage that was not used, so there will be no deleted extras. However, auditions from various actors will be included, as well as some amazing supplemental features.



http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Panel_Report_and_Videos/



http://www.youtube.com/user/magicinthenumbers#p/u/4/lpL6F2hKgV8
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on July 22, 2011, 03:51:25 AM
Still had this.I found it somewhere and forgot to post.



(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/255108_1916245319106_1631186899_1974744_3057827_n.jpg)

HAHA!  Love it!

Something is wrong. Where are the newspaper and fags?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on July 22, 2011, 11:32:52 AM
Still had this.I found it somewhere and forgot to post.



(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/255108_1916245319106_1631186899_1974744_3057827_n.jpg)

HAHA!  Love it!

Something is wrong. Where are the newspaper and fags?

He thought he was putting them down on the lid of the loo next to him, not realising it was a bidet.  You can't see them, but they're a soggy mass at the bottom of the bowl . . . that's why he looks so depressed.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 22, 2011, 12:53:31 PM
Still had this.I found it somewhere and forgot to post.



(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/255108_1916245319106_1631186899_1974744_3057827_n.jpg)

HAHA!  Love it!

Something is wrong. Where are the newspaper and fags?

He thought he was putting them down on the lid of the loo next to him, not realising it was a bidet.  You can't see them, but they're a soggy mass at the bottom of the bowl . . . that's why he looks so depressed.
ROFL!  Good one, lighty!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 22, 2011, 03:26:33 PM
Still had this.I found it somewhere and forgot to post.



(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/255108_1916245319106_1631186899_1974744_3057827_n.jpg)

HAHA!  Love it!

Something is wrong. Where are the newspaper and fags?

He thought he was putting them down on the lid of the loo next to him, not realising it was a bidet.  You can't see them, but they're a soggy mass at the bottom of the bowl . . . that's why he looks so depressed.
ROFL!  Good one, lighty!

And that's why we keep encouraging Lighty to try her hand at writing a script just for our lad.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 22, 2011, 05:39:32 PM
That was very clever, lighty!  You should try scriptwriting!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 24, 2011, 09:29:21 AM

George R.R. Martin Describes His Inspiration for GOT

Quote
I started with a vision of a scene where some wolf pups are discovered being born with a dead mother in the snow. It just came to me very vividly, and I wrote it. I didn't know what story it was part of or what world it was part of. I didn't know anything. But by the time I finished writing that chapter, I knew the second chapter. And once I was 50-60 pages into it, I decided I had a novel – or maybe more than a novel – so I thought I'd better draw a map and think about who these people were …"



http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 25, 2011, 06:37:24 AM
 Exclusive Paperweight


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Game-Of-Thrones-Paperweight.jpg)


http://www.fandompost.com/2011/07/20/game-of-thrones-sdcc-exclusive-paperweight-revealed/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on July 25, 2011, 09:28:22 AM
Great; a must have. And if you don't use it as paperweight you can throw it after hubby if he is a pest.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 25, 2011, 09:36:17 AM

Carice van Houten talking( in Dutch) about her casting as  Melisandre in Game of Thrones.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1GPdMk5FnE
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 25, 2011, 03:49:36 PM
Exclusive Paperweight


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Game-Of-Thrones-Paperweight.jpg)


http://www.fandompost.com/2011/07/20/game-of-thrones-sdcc-exclusive-paperweight-revealed/

It's only $60 and looks like it would make a good weapon too.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on July 25, 2011, 03:58:26 PM
 :backout Moonflower ... Please ... don't shoot ....  :rofl
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on July 25, 2011, 06:04:35 PM
Did Martin ever explain how the Iron Throne came about?  I don't recall.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on July 25, 2011, 09:14:14 PM
I have read most of the first book. In it it states that Aegon the Conqueror commanded his armorers to forge a great seat from
the swords laid down by his enemies. It is a monstrosity of spikes and jagged edges and grotesquely twisted metal. A hellishly
uncomfortable chair!!!! :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on July 25, 2011, 10:28:41 PM
Ah, thanks, lasue.  It's been too long since I've read the books!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on July 26, 2011, 03:40:57 AM
Exclusive Paperweight


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Game-Of-Thrones-Paperweight.jpg)


http://www.fandompost.com/2011/07/20/game-of-thrones-sdcc-exclusive-paperweight-revealed/

It's only $60 and looks like it would make a good weapon too.

Looks like I have a bad influence on you, moonflower  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 26, 2011, 03:46:19 PM
I think we might just share some dark thoughts and ideas, Mike.  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on July 26, 2011, 04:49:11 PM
The throne was forged by the fire of dragon with swords laid down by enemies as Lasue said  :hellyeah2:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 27, 2011, 01:07:09 AM
Quote
Van Houten also states that she'd been offered an earlier Game of Thrones role, but had been forced to turn it down at the time. "When they asked me to try out for a different role, I was available and interested. That's how I wound up in a very small room in Ireland in front of five men, scared out of my wits."



http://tvovermind.zap2it.com/cable/hbo/game-of-thrones/actress-carice-van-houten-scared-wits-game-thrones-casting/84967


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 28, 2011, 01:27:39 AM
Visual Effects created by BlueBolt for the first season of HBO's "Game of Thrones".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkptadiDABo
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 28, 2011, 11:08:55 AM
Aaaaaaaaaaaand ...once again, Sable spends and hour looking at videos she's seen a gazillions times already. Damn you, Youtube!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on July 28, 2011, 04:05:23 PM
Try to do that ... :face                               :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on July 28, 2011, 07:28:15 PM
It's so interesting to see how believeable these scenes look!! I've always thought that special effects were best used to make
the real more REAL!!! It's easier to get into a fantasy if the look of a film seens right for the story. :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 29, 2011, 06:36:59 AM
5 fake Game of Thrones twitter acounts.

http://tvovermind.zap2it.com/cable/hbo/game-of-thrones/fake-game-thrones-twitter-accounts/84996





POLL:Game Of Thrones Season 1 Top 10 OMGWTF! moments

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/infinitew/news/?a=43149
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on July 29, 2011, 04:30:25 PM
Thank you Patch!! That was fun!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on July 29, 2011, 04:59:20 PM
Some people have too much time on their hands... but makes it fun for the rest of us!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on July 30, 2011, 09:19:36 AM
just today, in canal plus, chanel 2, maraton games of thrones, now, chapter 4th, but in canal plus, chanel 1, percy jackson, again, so changing
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 30, 2011, 09:37:31 AM
Game of Thrones keeps inspiring people.

http://i.imgur.com/YjqjH.jpg

 On a personal note,I've started making a new quilt in the Stark colours, black and grey


Don't forget to add in a bit of mint green.  They used that on the Stark tournament banner.


Thanks for the tip Sable! I've finished my Stark inspired quilt top.I also added some 'Ned Stark' dark green.I haven't decided on the backing fabric yet,maybe some fake fur?

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/ellie/IMG_2542.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/ellie/IMG_2546.jpg)

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on July 30, 2011, 12:35:12 PM
Nice quilt Patch!!! I really like the direwolf that you got to pose on it!! Good touch!!! :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 30, 2011, 02:37:33 PM
Those fake Twitter accounts were funny  :mutley:

Another example of your talent as a quilter, patch!  Will you try to sell this one or keep it?  It looks like your doggy has already claimed it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 30, 2011, 02:55:33 PM
I'm keeping this quilt,besides I don't think the colours would appeal to anyone else but me.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on July 31, 2011, 02:31:53 AM
It certainly appeals to me.  Would fit nicely with my bedroom decor.  The fake fur idea is great, Patch!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: hurinhouse on July 31, 2011, 04:36:35 PM
beautiful quilt and gorgeous dog - what's his or her name?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on July 31, 2011, 04:58:07 PM
beautiful quilt and gorgeous dog - what's his or her name?

His name is Homer.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on July 31, 2011, 05:32:35 PM
I think the colors would be appealing to any number of people, but it really looks like Homer wants you to keep it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 02, 2011, 05:58:58 AM
More fan art.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mudron/5996771533/


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/5996771533_88dee30cc9_b.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: hurinhouse on August 02, 2011, 09:52:50 AM
beautiful quilt and gorgeous dog - what's his or her name?

His name is Homer.

that wouldn't be a nod to the poet, would it?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 02, 2011, 10:14:47 AM
My kids came up with the name, it's more a Simpson nod I think.
They wouldn't let me name him Sharpe and I thought Homer still had a Bean connection(troy) so I was OK with the name.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 02, 2011, 10:57:33 AM
More fan art.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mudron/5996771533/


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/5996771533_88dee30cc9_b.jpg)

OHMIGAWDDD!  Wow... wow... *looks at her brushes and gold leaf and sighs*
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 02, 2011, 11:24:09 AM
More fan art.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mudron/5996771533/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/5996771533_88dee30cc9_b.jpg)

OHMIGAWDDD!  Wow... wow... *looks at her brushes and gold leaf and sighs*

DAYUM.  I tried doing an illumination once, for an art history class (more art than history - cool class).  It was - um - not good.
I am seriously impressed with this!

on edit: wonder why the artist has the wolf attacking the stag?  I thought they were friends!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on August 02, 2011, 03:57:08 PM
 :thumbsup: When I see it I had thought to Book of Kells ... Irish early medieval book ! Inspiration is wonderful, thank so much to share this pic  :thanks1
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on August 02, 2011, 06:42:30 PM
That artwork is INCREDIBLE!!! I wonder if an art teacher made this!! This artwork looks like a romanesque gospel manuscript
from the 1100's. I think this would actuality fool most people. Well once again Sean has inspired artists to be very creative and
the reesults are amazing!!! :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 03, 2011, 06:10:45 AM
Interview: Daniel Abraham on Bringing 'Game of Thrones' To Comics

Quote
The novelist and comics writer talks about bringing the first chapter in George R. R. Martin's epic to the comics page and we bring you a 5-page preview of the first issue!

http://geek-news.mtv.com/2011/08/01/interview-daniel-abraham-on-bringing-game-of-thrones-to-comics/


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/gothrones01-cov-miller.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 03, 2011, 11:24:47 AM
Ah, bless - Sean'll be a comic book character for, what - the second or third time?

Sort of . . . the comic book picture has better hair than the wig he wore!

:)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 04, 2011, 01:07:54 AM
Game of Thrones SSVFX Breakdowns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyjto2RqSLI
http://edwardbruce.tumblr.com/post/8385437754/game-of-thrones-vfx-breakdowns



Coins inspired by the fictional works of George R.R. Martin!

http://www.shirepost.com/GeorgeMartin.html

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Winterfell02.jpg)

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 05, 2011, 01:28:15 AM
Game of Thrones RPG


http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6579356/game-of-thrones-rpg
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Zus on August 06, 2011, 01:17:04 AM
Game of Thrones RPG


http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6579356/game-of-thrones-rpg

:rofl Thanks for the link!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: skippy101 on August 06, 2011, 04:25:23 PM
Game of Thrones RPG


http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6579356/game-of-thrones-rpg


Too funny.  :catlaff Thanks for posting patch.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 07, 2011, 02:25:57 AM
Ned Stark’s advice column


http://www.gameofthrones.tv/2011/08/05/ned-starks-advice-column/


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/ned-letters-640x368.jpg)



Game of Thrones Wins TCA Award

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Game_of_Thrones_Wins_TCA_Award/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 07, 2011, 10:25:30 AM
I love clever people and that's a clever blog (the first 'answer' especially)!

Nice to see the award; I suspect the reasoning for that particular win is that the show will be back for at least another season, so 'new show' is the first of - one hopes - many.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 08, 2011, 12:06:50 PM
It is funny.  It's hard to keep up though.  I wonder how long he/she will manage it.  :)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 09, 2011, 01:42:37 AM
George R R Martin talks about Game of Thrones in hour long video.


http://www.liveforfilms.com/2011/08/08/george-r-r-martin-talks-about-game-of-thrones-in-hour-long-video/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 10, 2011, 02:44:51 AM
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“I read all 10 episodes when I sat down to do the pilot. I knew it was coming,” reveals Paul Inglis as to his reaction to the untimely death of Lord Eddard Stark played by Sean Bean (Ronin). “If you are very cynical you can say you could see it coming because he’s quite a big actor to commit to five years of doing an HBO show year in and year out. He’s known for doing diverse films, a lot of roles, fitting a lot in.” Inglis admits, “Dramatically it packs a punch. It’s a great way to finish that film.”


http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com/2011/08/swords-aliens-paul-inglis-talks-about.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on August 10, 2011, 07:43:38 PM
Well alot of us would like to see MORE NED!!! He should be in dreams or flashbacks, after all there is a bigger story about
him when he was younger and fathered Jon. :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 12, 2011, 05:56:59 AM
http://twitpic.com/64mjac
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 12, 2011, 08:31:38 AM
Photo no longer exists, Patch.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 12, 2011, 08:52:48 AM
Photo no longer exists, Patch.

Strange,it works for me!


http://twitpic.com/64mjac
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 12, 2011, 10:00:29 AM
Yep, now it's there for me too. Earlier it told me the picture had been removed.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 12, 2011, 10:41:57 AM
Morning coffee through the nose . . .

 :catlaff
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 12, 2011, 11:10:08 AM
Yeah, who needs DNA?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on August 12, 2011, 05:24:38 PM
That was funny!  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 14, 2011, 06:26:25 AM


Signed scripts from the first season of the HBO series GAME OF THRONES stolen.

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So... I am putting out the word to all my fans and readers. Whoever sold these scripts will presumably try to cash in at some point. So if any of you ever see scripts fitting this description turn up on ebay, one of its competitors, or on some dealer's table -- notify me at once, and report the stolen property to whatever local authorities are appropriate


http://grrm.livejournal.com/234472.html?thread=14517480
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 15, 2011, 03:43:47 PM
Oh no.  :(  how terrible.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 16, 2011, 05:54:17 AM
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/tumblr_lpzrydotrV1qhhno7o1_500.jpg)

http://geeksoap.tumblr.com/post/8970402589/agameoffoams




Game of Thrones characters' historical counterparts picspam

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/RichardIIIEddardStark.png)

http://excellentnotion.livejournal.com/33714.html

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 16, 2011, 06:07:05 AM
Richard III? I don't see the connection.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 16, 2011, 09:25:33 AM
Richard III? I don't see the connection.

I suppose if one applies liberal credulity . . . Richard was - to some - a usurper/Ned was prepared to usurp the throne (at least until Stannis arrived).  Richard was from the 'North'/Ned was from the 'North'.  They were both killed by their enemies.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 16, 2011, 10:08:34 AM
I can name one or two others that fit the bill.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 16, 2011, 12:30:37 PM
I can name one or two others that fit the bill.

True, true!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 17, 2011, 12:10:38 PM
Have a look at this: http://www.papanatos.com/articulo/los-lannister-se-apuntan-la-batamanta
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 17, 2011, 12:57:20 PM
 :catlaff
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on August 17, 2011, 01:49:56 PM
That's funny!  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 17, 2011, 06:17:21 PM
Oh... that's "terribad"  LOL!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 23, 2011, 06:50:29 AM

A Game of Thrones fan?


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A court has rejected a 60-year-old man's attempt to invoke the ancient right to trial by combat, rather than pay a £25 fine for a minor motoring offence.
Leon Humphreys remained adamant yesterday that his right to fight a champion nominated by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) was still valid under European human rights legislation. He said it would have been a "reasonable" way to settle the matter.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1416262/Court-refuses-trial-by-combat.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on August 23, 2011, 08:24:12 AM
Love it! Love, love, love it!!!!!!!!!!!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 23, 2011, 10:29:49 AM
 :mutley:

That's why I love the UK ....
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Annie on August 23, 2011, 10:30:51 AM
Well we are a nation that had small (but vocal) groups of people who put their religion down on the last census as Jedi .

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 23, 2011, 11:36:40 AM
ROFL... ROFL... ROFL...
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 23, 2011, 12:09:35 PM
Well we are a nation that had small (but vocal) groups of people who put their religion down on the last census as Jedi .



That's what I mean.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: exbill on August 23, 2011, 07:33:49 PM
Well we are a nation that had small (but vocal) groups of people who put their religion down on the last census as Jedi .



It's official: "Jedi Knight" was ON the list of religions for the 2001 UK census and 2011 .
 A campaign to get people to write the entry on their census forms has succeeded in the term being included on the list of religions, alongside Church of England, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu.
 
Sufficient numbers of people wrote the entry in for it to be allocated its own code for the census processing team to use


Over 10,000 people registered as Gedi Knights and it is now amongst the religious groups in the UK.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 24, 2011, 11:03:24 AM

What's that about! Flashback to Bessy with the big t????



http://www.herald.ie/entertainment/around-town/lisa-stays-clothed-for-steamy-knights-in-tv-debut-2856195.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 24, 2011, 11:20:17 AM

What's that about! Flashback to Bessy with the big t????



http://www.herald.ie/entertainment/around-town/lisa-stays-clothed-for-steamy-knights-in-tv-debut-2856195.html

"With the likes of Sean Bean . . ."  ??

Unless Sean will be doing flashbacks, she's not rubbing shoulders with him, and I can't think of anything 'mistress of the king' that fits the book, so maybe they are doing some flashbacks.

Looked her up and her CV says that she's 5'10" and weighs 112 pounds.  I don't think so (her tits look like they weigh 10 pounds apiece . . .), but she is a pretty girl and to her credit she also indicates in the bio that she doesn't do nude or topless, so her protestations in the article ring true.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on August 24, 2011, 11:35:39 AM
 :mutley: Either the author doesn't know the books and he missed the part where Lord Ned lost his head or we could be looking at Lord Ned's ghost haunting Joffrey, requiring a few ghostly cameos by our lad.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 24, 2011, 02:07:39 PM

What's that about! Flashback to Bessy with the big t????



http://www.herald.ie/entertainment/around-town/lisa-stays-clothed-for-steamy-knights-in-tv-debut-2856195.html

"With the likes of Sean Bean . . ."  ??

Unless Sean will be doing flashbacks, she's not rubbing shoulders with him, and I can't think of anything 'mistress of the king' that fits the book, so maybe they are doing some flashbacks.

Looked her up and her CV says that she's 5'10" and weighs 112 pounds.  I don't think so (her tits look like they weigh 10 pounds apiece . . .), but she is a pretty girl and to her credit she also indicates in the bio that she doesn't do nude or topless, so her protestations in the article ring true.

ROFL!  I agree Lighty.  112 lbs my ass!  At 5'10" she'd be skin and bones to weight 112 lbs.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on August 24, 2011, 03:12:01 PM
It would be great to see Sean in some flashbacks, but I wonder if it's more likely that the author never watched the series or knew anything about it other than the names of some of the more well known stars?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 24, 2011, 03:36:00 PM
5 Reasons Sean Bean will Return to Game of Thrones for Season 2


http://hbowatch.com/5-reasons-sean-bean-will-return-to-game-of-thrones-for-season-2/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/game%20of%20thrones/Ned-Stark-Game-Of-Thrones-580x434.jpg)

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 25, 2011, 08:13:30 AM
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Indeed, it takes over an hour of primping to look the part of a medieval fantasy hero. "It's kind of old leather and fur and suede and undergarments," Bean revealed. "Looks good, but it just takes ages to get on. And you have to get up early, of course, because you're wearing a wig.
"I just like to be like this so when I get out of the shower I don't have to mess about combing my hair and brushing it out like a big bird," said Bean, gesturing to his own close-cropped hair.

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In the struggle for dominance, "little" isn't an option. In Bean's case, big is better - his character wields an enormous greatsword. "You know, some people have got big swords and some people have little swords, that's all I can say. But I've got a particularly big one," quipped Bean.

http://www.todayonline.com/Entertainment/Television/EDC110825-0000265/It-aint-easy-being-king
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on August 25, 2011, 09:48:21 AM

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In the struggle for dominance, "little" isn't an option. In Bean's case, big is better - his character wields an enormous greatsword. "You know, some people have got big swords and some people have little swords, that's all I can say. But I've got a particularly big one," quipped Bean.


*snork*

 :evillaugh
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: skippy101 on August 25, 2011, 10:47:18 AM

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In the struggle for dominance, "little" isn't an option. In Bean's case, big is better - his character wields an enormous greatsword. "You know, some people have got big swords and some people have little swords, that's all I can say. But I've got a particularly big one," quipped Bean.


*snork*

Sadly methinks a sword is the only big thing he has if When Saturday Comes is anything to go by.  :ferret3:

 :evillaugh
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on August 25, 2011, 11:43:54 AM

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In the struggle for dominance, "little" isn't an option. In Bean's case, big is better - his character wields an enormous greatsword. "You know, some people have got big swords and some people have little swords, that's all I can say. But I've got a particularly big one," quipped Bean.


*snork*

Sadly methinks a sword is the only big thing he has if When Saturday Comes is anything to go by.  :ferret3:

 :evillaugh


Please.   :face  Lets not get into that whole grower vs. shower controversy again.

 :mutley: If so, we'd better do it down in the Watercooler.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on August 25, 2011, 05:29:17 PM
 :agreed:    :pervert:    :hahaha:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on August 25, 2011, 05:33:38 PM

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In the struggle for dominance, "little" isn't an option. In Bean's case, big is better - his character wields an enormous greatsword. "You know, some people have got big swords and some people have little swords, that's all I can say. But I've got a particularly big one," quipped Bean.


*snork*

Sadly methinks a sword is the only big thing he has if When Saturday Comes is anything to go by.  :ferret3:

 :evillaugh


Please.   :face  Lets not get into that whole grower vs. shower controversy again.

 :mutley: If so, we'd better do it down in the Watercooler.

*snerk*  *snerk*  *snerk*
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Annie on August 26, 2011, 09:11:48 AM

I'll swear he says these sort of things just to get us all in a tizz
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on August 26, 2011, 06:24:15 PM
Sean was just having a bit of fun with the journalist and us!! That's OK, but as to the WSC locker scene who knows how big
or small any of those lads are??? After all it was not a X-rated movie, the water could have been cold and it was a group of
naked drunk guys!!  They were probably in the fight or flight mode not the HI I'm friendly mode. I'm sure Sean didn't want to
appear to be too interested in any of the boy's in the tub with him!! We all know that male things change from moment to
moment, but he does have feet so who knows. One things for sure he's a good sport about doing a scene like that and Sean
is NOT embarrass by his appearance which is very healthy.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on August 26, 2011, 06:28:17 PM
Crap!! I meant to say Sean has big feet so who knows!! Sorry about that!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 27, 2011, 05:53:16 AM
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/SG_newspaper_template_got_6002.jpg)

http://paper.li/GameOfThrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 27, 2011, 06:13:12 AM
 :elf WATERCOOLER!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: tanserke on August 27, 2011, 11:05:41 AM
Excellent Patch !  :hellyeah2: I'll read it every mornig !!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on August 27, 2011, 07:06:39 PM
OK, first thank you patch what a cute idea!!! Second, sorry Blue Jay from now on I'll post that kind of topic on the WATERCOOLER!!
 :elf :elf :elf :elf :elf :elf
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 28, 2011, 02:29:37 AM
Game of Thrones 2012 Calendar

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/00345993-390729_catl_281-2.jpg)


 (http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/00345993-390739-1.jpg)



http://store.hbo.com/game-of-thrones-2012-calendar/detail.php?p=345993&v=hbo_shows_game-of-thrones&pagemax=all
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on August 28, 2011, 09:12:12 AM
OK, first thank you patch what a cute idea!!! Second, sorry Blue Jay from now on I'll post that kind of topic on the WATERCOOLER!!
 :elf :elf :elf :elf :elf :elf


 :thumbsup: There should even be a thread about that already.  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on August 29, 2011, 01:08:21 AM
A Game Of Thrones Parody: Episode 9 - Season 1



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYpnQ-7em5I
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 01, 2011, 05:59:02 AM
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/a15ud.png)

http://paper.li/GameOfThrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 03, 2011, 08:43:30 AM
Game of Thrones: The Video Game


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... Cyanide has revealed that they have secured the license to HBO’s Game of Thrones for their RPG, making it an official Game of Thrones video game!
They explain that they will be using all of the actor’s likenesses and certain art design elements, such as the Iron Throne. They also have the rights to use the music, audio, and logo from the show.


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/09/game-of-thrones-the-video-game/

http://www.westeros.org/ASoWS/News/Entry/Cyanide_Game_Now_Official_HBO_Game_of_Thrones_RPG/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 04, 2011, 07:28:57 AM
A Game of Thrones Event in Swindon, England

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Cast members from HBO’s Game of Thrones will be in store signing to raise money for the Our Disappearing Planet charity.


http://www.a-game-of-thrones.net/a-game-of-thrones-event-in-swindon-england
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Annie on September 04, 2011, 12:58:30 PM
It would have been do-able for me .... if I wasn't already tied to an 'in law family event' on the other side of the country that weekend.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on September 04, 2011, 02:57:48 PM
Pity. I'll be near Swindon two weeks later.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 07, 2011, 06:15:44 AM
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/kMt4I.jpg)

http://paper.li/GameOfThrones


Dublin model quit HBO show over raunchy topless scene

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Lisa (21) told the Herald that she quickly figured out her scene would involve a lot more than just standing there and looking pretty. "I was aware that the scene was slightly raunchy, but I thought it wasn't a sex scene and they said they would give me skin patches for my breasts. But when I got there they wanted me to be fully topless and in the scene I had to strip off. So I pulled out at the last minute.
http://www.herald.ie/entertainment/around-town/dublin-model-quit-hbo-show-over-raunchy-topless-scene-2867423.html

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on September 07, 2011, 07:52:32 AM
With a rack like she has I seriously doubt she will be getting much catwalk work.  Her modelling career is going to be quite limited. Living in Dublin, with the GoT media circus how could she NOT have known what she was in for???
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 07, 2011, 10:43:06 AM
Well, she's right - it is soft porn.  Some of the scenes are totally unnecessary - meant only to capture a certain demographic, not further the plot.

I'm not really surprised she didn't know, though.  There hasn't been an article I've seen that really lays out just how raunchy some of the sex scenes are.  It's one thing to talk about Cersai and Jaime - or Tyrion and a succession of women - or Daenarys and doggie-style . . . but has there been a single article that laid out the down and dirty of that 'tutorial' in the whorehouse?  If she was in it for a bit role, that scene is probably closer to what they were asking her to do than the plot-driven sex of the major characters.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: skippy101 on September 09, 2011, 02:38:19 PM
I consider myself far from a prude but that 'tutorial' scene was really gratuitous - it had no relation to the story at all - unless I completely missed the point and if so would someone be kind enough to enlighten me.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 09, 2011, 06:08:37 PM
I consider myself far from a prude but that 'tutorial' scene was really gratuitous - it had no relation to the story at all - unless I completely missed the point and if so would someone be kind enough to enlighten me.

No point - beyond needing to delve more deeply into Littlefinger's background and character, since they failed to explain exactly what his relationship to the Tully's - and his dislike of the Stark's - was earlier.

They didn't need the sex; Gillan could have done that soliloquy perfectly well without the backdrop of girl-on-girl sex.  The only possible purpose showing it could have had would have been to point out the disinterest he has in any woman - except Caitlyn - and that was really unnecessary.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 11, 2011, 03:15:46 AM
Game of Thrones wins Emmy for Main Title Design

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The Creative Arts Emmys awards ceremony was held tonight in Los Angeles and the winners of all of the technical categories were announced. Game of Thrones was nominated for nine different Creative Arts awards and ended up taking home the gold for Best Main Title Design!

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/09/game-of-thrones-wins-emmy-for-main-title-design/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 11, 2011, 09:36:43 AM
Game of Thrones wins Emmy for Main Title Design

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The Creative Arts Emmys awards ceremony was held tonight in Los Angeles and the winners of all of the technical categories were announced. Game of Thrones was nominated for nine different Creative Arts awards and ended up taking home the gold for Best Main Title Design!

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/09/game-of-thrones-wins-emmy-for-main-title-design/

Odd that no one expected them to win for best hair design . . .  :evillaugh
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: skippy101 on September 11, 2011, 02:18:44 PM
Not suprised they won gold if it was for the opening credits. I thought they were stunning and clever.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on September 11, 2011, 03:31:18 PM
I thought that the opening credits were well done too.  Normally, I would not pay that much attention to them, if I had already seen them once, but I looked forward to seeing the credits and hearing the music each week.

Going by Ned's hair, if they had won for best hairstyling, I would have thought someone paid off the judges.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on September 11, 2011, 04:33:51 PM
None of the hair was particularly outstanding. Then, taken into account the circumstances, it should have looked like that, so in that sense the hair was done very well.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 11, 2011, 06:13:25 PM
None of the hair was particularly outstanding. Then, taken into account the circumstances, it should have looked like that, so in that sense the hair was done very well.

I don't think it was supposed to look like hay (Cersai and Danys) or obviously fake, with the weave of the undercap showing (Robert and Ned)!

The trouble was consistency.  Some of them had short hair and just wore their own - some long hair and needed wigs.  Sean's hair was long naturally in the pilot and it looked great.  Then he cut it for that spate of films he did between the pilot and the filming of the series and they tried to replicate it with a wig.

Total fail, imo - the worst thing about his costume.  I was not impressed with the costumes overall, beyond the mixing of 'culture' (the Asian/Roman/Persian/Egyptian influence stuff).  They just missed the mark for me.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on September 11, 2011, 07:41:04 PM
I agree with you lighty, his costume was a miss not a hit, but Sean's acting and strong presence always win's over the audience.
Even when he's standing under a bad wig!! Or is a few pounds heavier!!  :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 12, 2011, 12:50:39 PM
One person injured as Game of Thrones tent ripped off



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14889802
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 14, 2011, 02:51:17 PM
Game of Thrones motion stills



http://andyyoong.com/game-of-thrones-motion-stills/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on September 14, 2011, 03:09:04 PM
Interesting.  Nice find, Patch.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on September 19, 2011, 04:08:23 PM
Pic from Montreux:

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r43/Bluejay12345/montreux.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 19, 2011, 05:21:21 PM
Has Sean shrunk?  Mark Addy is 5'10.5 in / 179 cm.

Sean is supposed to be the same height, isn't he?  He looks a full inch shorter, even taking his posture into consideration!

I may have to start believing those folks who claim he's really shorter than he looks . . .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on September 19, 2011, 05:27:58 PM
If you look at the tilts of their heads it makes sense that it looks that way.  In other pics of them posing next to each other, the height difference isn't so pronounced.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Blue Jay on September 19, 2011, 05:43:48 PM
Has Sean shrunk?  Mark Addy is 5'10.5 in / 179 cm.

Sean is supposed to be the same height, isn't he?  He looks a full inch shorter, even taking his posture into consideration!

I may have to start believing those folks who claim he's really shorter than he looks . . .

He's shorter than we think he is .....  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 19, 2011, 08:36:31 PM
Has Sean shrunk?  Mark Addy is 5'10.5 in / 179 cm.

Sean is supposed to be the same height, isn't he?  He looks a full inch shorter, even taking his posture into consideration!

I may have to start believing those folks who claim he's really shorter than he looks . . .

He's shorter than we think he is .....  :mutley:

As long as he doesn't get shorter than me . . . I draw the line at lusting after men who can double for a coffee table.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on September 19, 2011, 09:58:29 PM
That's the way I feel too Lighty!!! I'm 5 ft. 6'' so he's still taller than me. :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on September 20, 2011, 02:15:45 PM
Maybe Mark Addy is wearing shoes with thick heels.  :mutley:

Since I'm a fairly short person, Sean would have to lose several inches to be shorter than me, so I think I'm safe in that regard.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 21, 2011, 04:20:19 AM
TitanCon 2011 schedule announced


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the confirmed (more can show up in the last minute) Game of Thrones guests attending are:

•Maisie Williams (Arya)
•Sophie Turner (Sansa)
•Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio)
•Kristian Nairn (Hodor)
•Art Parkinson (Rickon) and
•Callum Wharry (Tommen)

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/09/titancon-2011-schedule-announced/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: hurinhouse on September 26, 2011, 06:58:39 PM
does anyone know what this hint means?...

"And while I haven’t watched the teaser for fear of ruining any of the first season’s surprises, I know a few Sean Bean-minded individuals who should enjoy the preview. Assuming, of course, that Sean Bean even made it out of the first season alive."

http://www.beyondhollywood.com/season-2-teaser-for-hbos-game-of-thrones/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 26, 2011, 07:11:05 PM
does anyone know what this hint means?...

"And while I haven’t watched the teaser for fear of ruining any of the first season’s surprises, I know a few Sean Bean-minded individuals who should enjoy the preview. Assuming, of course, that Sean Bean even made it out of the first season alive."

http://www.beyondhollywood.com/season-2-teaser-for-hbos-game-of-thrones/

Maybe the guy thinks the voice-over is Sean?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on September 26, 2011, 07:52:34 PM
We will have some idea if Sean goes to Belfast to film it, but as of now he has not.  Whow knows, we will have to wait and see.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lighty on September 26, 2011, 10:10:56 PM
We will have some idea if Sean goes to Belfast to film it, but as of now he has not.  Whow knows, we will have to wait and see.

I strongly suspect that if Sean shows up in season two, it will be in flashbacks or dream sequences; he may have already filmed those.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on September 26, 2011, 10:23:10 PM
I watched the teaser and I can confidently say that there is no trace of Sean in it.  Ned did not survive and will not survive. People need to just get over it. His head is rotting on a pike on the walls of King's Landing. Everyone who saw the last episode saw it.  To those who haven't read the books yet insist on voicing their opinions they need to shut up and go and read them otherwise they are simply showing their ignorance to the whole world.  Without Ned's death there is no catalyst for everything to come in the remaining books.  Benioff and Weis are not so stupid as to go THAT far off of the story so as to chance enraging the volumes of die-hard fans of the books, who all know that Ned is DEAD.  Belfast is one of the few places Sean has NOT been to so far this year and the closest his current projects will be taking him is up to Yorkshire/Lincolnshire for Magnificent 11 filming. If he did film some flashback scenes he must have made a stealth trip over there for a day and managed to avoid everyone who blogs and tweets about the production.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on September 27, 2011, 09:32:58 AM
GOT reference in Castle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9RWmvhF5IY&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on September 27, 2011, 10:51:02 AM
Too funny.  GOT was a real success to make a pop culture reference on a TV show that is not HBO.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 01, 2011, 07:05:46 AM
Game of Thrones portraits.

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/tumblr_lrsxxm5c3R1qfoasdo4_250.jpg)



http://thatwholebrevitything.tumblr.com/post/10871113359/geeksngamers-game-of-thrones-portraits-by
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on October 01, 2011, 03:00:57 PM
GOT reference in Castle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9RWmvhF5IY&feature=youtu.be

I watched that episode and was pleasantly surprised to hear a mention of GoT.

Ned looks rather distressed in that portrait.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 04, 2011, 03:42:51 AM
A Game of Thrones console RPG confirmed


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Cynaide will be using the TV show as a source and getting actors from the show to lend their voice talents to the game. We're picturing Dragon Age with Sean Bean and it sounds perfect.


http://www.computerandvideogames.com/321104/a-game-of-thrones-console-rpg-confirmed/

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 07, 2011, 03:23:17 PM
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But there is some comfort for those missing their Game of Thrones fix – and an opportunity for those who resisted the pull of the George RR Martin epic first time around. From Sunday, the series will be reshown on Sky Atlantic


http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2011/oct/07/game-of-thrones-king-hbo?newsfeed=true
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 08, 2011, 11:54:24 AM
WiCnet Season One Awards: Best Actor
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/10/wicnet-season-one-awards-best-actor/

Some great comments!
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I have to go with Eddard Stark, Sean Bean. He was truly the heart of the season. I got to watch a master at work for ten episodes :)

Sean Bean’s performance in Game of Thrones made me realize how amazing he is.

Sean Bean all day.
There has been some magnificent performances, Jason Momoa’s impromptu ‘Haka’ was a personal highlight, but Sean Bean’s performance was understated yet mesmerising.

Lots of great performances there, but in the end, it was the Sean Bean Show this year. A very subtle performance, not as flashy as Tyrion or Viserys’s roles, but pretty perfect in the (pardon the pun) execution.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on October 08, 2011, 07:16:09 PM
Those are very nice comments!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on October 09, 2011, 03:42:37 PM
Very nice comments!!! I love hearing about Sean's acting!!!
 :bounce :thumbsup: :bounce :thumbsup: :bounce :thumbsup: :bounce :thumbsup: :bounce :thumbsup: :bounce :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 10, 2011, 05:57:45 AM
Longclaw Sword on The Big Bang Theory
http://www.valyriansteel.com/2011/10/09/our-longclaw-sword-on-the-big-bang-theory-cbs-oct-13th/

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Anyways… so we find out today that they’re using Longclaw as a prop in this week’s episode.

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/bbt1.jpg)

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On last weeks Grey’s Anatomy on ABC they mentioned A Song of Ice and Fire. Specifically one of the doctors was compared to a certain Dothraki princess

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 12, 2011, 07:53:28 AM
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“Game of Thrones” will have a season one marathon on Oct. 15, 10 a.m. on HBO Signature, and on Nov. 12, 10 p.m. on Max.



http://entertainment.inquirer.net/17203/grand-ghastly-%E2%80%98game%E2%80%99
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 14, 2011, 01:11:40 AM
Game of Thrones Reference in Parks and Recreation


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToMbp7VgoRc
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 17, 2011, 03:23:19 PM
And the winners are...
                               
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Last night, we announced the winners of our first annual WiCnet Awards for season one of Game of Thrones. These awards were voted on by the fans (nearly 50,000 votes in total) and they were our way of recognizing all those great moments and performances that the big awards shows wouldn’t be able to

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Best Actor: Sean Bean
Best Dramatic Scene: Ned’s execution

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/10/and-the-winners-are/

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: moonflower on October 17, 2011, 04:16:27 PM
I'm glad that the fans recognized Sean's talent.  They got it right!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 20, 2011, 06:09:22 AM
Game Of Thrones Belfast Screening


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Northern Ireland Screen has teamed up with HBO to screen the entire first series of GAME OF THRONES over two evenings next week - Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th October in Movie House Cinemas, Dublin Road, Belfast. A limited number of FREE tickets are up for grabs.

http://northernirelandscreen.co.uk/sections/125/game-of-thrones-belfast-screening.aspx
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 21, 2011, 01:03:42 AM
Season one box set coming in March?


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/10/season-one-box-set-coming-in-march/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sylvene on October 21, 2011, 12:48:10 PM
Season one box set coming in March?


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/10/season-one-box-set-coming-in-march/

Ooh, that's good news, Patch!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on October 25, 2011, 01:05:02 AM
CableFAX Program Awards Best Cable Program—'Game of Thrones'


http://www.cablefax.com/cfp/just_in/CableFAX-Program-Awards-Best-Cable-Program-Game-of-Thrones_48748.html#.TqXuiZHHtUs.twitter
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on October 25, 2011, 09:01:36 AM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  Well this is great.  It is good to know that GOT is getting the recognition it deserve.  Thanks for posting Patch.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 03, 2011, 01:11:01 AM


Game of Thrones: Best Fantasy Series Ever


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/11/game-of-thrones-best-fantasy-series-ever/

http://www.ology.com/tv/i-am-fandom-why-game-thrones-greatest-franchise-ever

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on November 03, 2011, 08:56:38 AM
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A Song of Ice and Fire is the best fantasy book series of all-time.
 
Yes, better than The Wheel of Time​. Better than Harry Potter or The Chronicles of Narnia​ or (yuck) Twilight. And better, even, than The Lord of the Rings. So it is no wonder it has spawned one fantastic television show in Game of Thrones.
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Not sure I did the quote think right but I did not realize Song of Fire and Ice has out sold all these books.  I have the series and am on book 3.  It is really good but hard to believe this out sold Tolkin's work.  The power of television I am sure.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 05, 2011, 08:26:11 AM
Saturday’s GoT Laughs: Video Game of Thrones



http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/11/saturdays-got-laughs-video-game-of-thrones/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 10, 2011, 11:02:02 AM
'Game of Thrones' RPG Coming In 2012

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the video game will pull more directly from Martin's books instead of the HBO series, so unfortunately, you won't have the pleasure of seeing an Eddard Stark that looks like Sean Bean


http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/11/10/game-of-thrones-rpg-coming-in-2012/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 11, 2011, 04:58:07 AM
HBO and Dark Horse Announce Game of Thrones Partnership!


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Licensed product categories derived from the series will span a large range, including statues, busts, and action figures; prop and jewelry replicas; and barware, stationery, and other collectibles.This exciting new line of products debuts with a range of branded magnets, patches, playing cards, coaster sets, and more.



http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MetalMachinenet/news/?a=49679
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 14, 2011, 05:04:30 AM
HBO and Dark Horse Announce Game of Thrones Partnership!


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Licensed product categories derived from the series will span a large range, including statues, busts, and action figures; prop and jewelry replicas; and barware, stationery, and other collectibles.This exciting new line of products debuts with a range of branded magnets, patches, playing cards, coaster sets, and more.



http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MetalMachinenet/news/?a=49679

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/The-Hand-Of-The-King-Pin.jpg)

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Look for the first round of items in Diamond’s January Previews catalog; they will arrive in specialty retailers everywhere in March of 2012.
http://durancemagazine.org/hbo-and-dark-horse-announce-game-of-thrones-partnership/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: najinboulder on November 14, 2011, 07:17:26 AM
Looks like HBO is cashing in on GOT fame.  All this will keep GOT in the news and position season 2 to be even bigger than season 1.  Not sure how many people will watch this without Sean, but I ssupsect all the buzz will increase the audience and then we will have to see if everyone stays tuned without him.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Sable899 on November 14, 2011, 12:34:08 PM
The number of people who watched it just for Sean was very tiny.  The book series has a following that is enormous, coupled with the people who just like quality cable telly means that GoT would have been a success even without Sean, which in turn means that the second season will be just as big as the first, if not bigger after a lot of people have caught up with it by means of the net and repeats.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 15, 2011, 12:03:31 AM
Game of Thrones Death Montage


http://vimeo.com/32087827
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Xenia on November 15, 2011, 12:22:53 AM
 I saw them in the film,of course,but to see scenes separatly -only with death-it's so terrible :badidea:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 20, 2011, 11:21:18 AM
First Look at Game of Thrones S2


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Via HBO, we’ve just learned that on November 20th, the first “in-production” behind the scenes look at Game of Thrones season 2 will air just before Boardwalk Empire (which airs at 9PM Eastern).

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/5816/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 21, 2011, 12:03:48 AM
Behind the Scenes Look at Season 2 of Game of Thrones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGpXIJmISno
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Xenia on November 21, 2011, 12:21:52 AM
Thanks,Patch! Even theres no Sean,I'll wait for continue. It's interesting :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on November 21, 2011, 09:26:14 PM
According to IMDB Kit Harington will be in a new movie about King Arthur, maybe Sean could be in this movie as well??? :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on November 22, 2011, 06:29:48 PM
As a knight of the round table, or maybe Merlin?? :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 24, 2011, 01:55:48 PM
Game of Thrones Season One DVD/Blu-Ray box art revealed


(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/GoT-S1-box-art-1024x707.jpg)


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/11/game-of-thrones-season-one-dvdblu-ray-box-art-revealed/


Exclusive Blu-Ray features

http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/DVD_Blu-Ray_Boxset_Details_Revealed/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: lasue on November 24, 2011, 07:02:13 PM
As a grahic artist I can tell that's a beautiful job on the visual packaging. Well done. Sean as Ned don't hurt either. :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Mike on November 25, 2011, 02:47:36 PM
I was a good girl, more or less, so Santa brings this for Christmas, maybe.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on November 26, 2011, 10:44:07 AM
mike, you're a very good girl, and a better friend
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on November 29, 2011, 12:07:09 AM
Game of Thrones - The Animation

The Story of Eddard Stark.A Man who just wanted to be warm once in his life.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RwHywqxKPc&feature=player_embedded



http://twitpic.com/7id7d8
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on December 01, 2011, 05:37:58 AM
'Game of Thrones' scoop: DVD release date, details, photos -- EXCLUSIVE


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EW.com exclusively has the release date, the list of extensive bonus features, a ton of screen shots, and first-look video clip from one of the documentaries.

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/got_ew-05_510.jpg)

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/11/30/game-of-thrones-dvd/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on December 06, 2011, 12:05:14 AM
The Simpsons Parody HBO, Game of Thrones

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Game-of-Thrones-Simpsons.jpg)

http://hbowatch.com/the-simpsons-parody-hbo-game-of-thrones/



More GOT news.
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/12/quick-hits-hbo-offers-bonus-video-dance-talks-s3-and-got-on-the-simpsons/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: galamb on December 06, 2011, 09:17:36 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: Xenia on December 06, 2011, 10:52:34 AM

Thanks,Patch!
Let's face the truth-all that confirm  a superb success of GOT :fireworks1:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones
Post by: patch on December 07, 2011, 12:08:07 AM
More Game of Thrones Season One DVD/Blu-Ray details emerge
 
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/12/more-game-of-thrones-season-one-dvdblu-ray-details-emerge/#comment-143935

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Amazon UK gives a detailed list of the Blu-Ray’s special features and their approx. run times. Most importantly, it includes listings for the previously-rumored-and-now-confirmed cast auditions plus a rundown of the episode commentaries!

Special Features (Bolded features are Blu-Ray exclusives)
A. Episodic Previews & Recaps (22:45)
B. Making of Game of Thrones (25:00)
C. Character Profiles (15 clips) (30:18)
D. Creating the Dothraki Language (5:26)
E. Inside the Night’s Watch (8:05)
F. From the Book to the Screen (5:15)
G. Histories (30:00 approx)
H. Creating the Show Open (5:05)
I. Cast Audition Tapes (25:00 approx)
J. Anatomy of Episode 6 “A Golden Crown” (60 min)
K. Guide to Westeros (Menu-Based In-Episode Interactive Feature)
L. Guide to Westeros (Menu-Based)
M. Ep 1 ‘Winter is Coming’ w/ Commentary by Exec Producers/Writers David Benioff & D.B Weiss
N. Ep 2 ‘The Kingsroad’ w/ Commentary by Lena Headey, Mark Addy & nikolaj Coster-Waldau
O. Ep 3 ‘Lord Snow’ w/ Commentary by Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams & Isaac Hempstead-Wright
P. Ep 4 ‘Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things’ w/ Commentary by Bryan Cogman (Writer) and Kit Harington
Q. Ep 6 ‘A Golden Crown’ w/ Commentary by Pete Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Harry Lloyd and Daniel Minahan (Director)
R. Ep 8 ‘The Pointy End’ w/ Commentary by George R.R Martin (Co-Exec Producer & Author of Game of Thrones
S. Ep 10 ‘Fire and Blood’ w/ Commentary by David Benioff & D.B Weiss (Exec Producers/Writers) & Alan Taylor (Director)

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Sable899 on December 13, 2011, 09:06:54 AM
Continuation of this topic for Season 2 has been moved to Big & Small Screens. For all non-Sean Season 2 discussion, please go here:

http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=3654.0
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on December 14, 2011, 09:17:20 AM
Game of Thrones nominated for two SAG Awards

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The nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced this morning and Game of Thrones picked up two nominations! They were nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. The winners will be announced in a live ceremony on Jan 29th

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/12/game-of-thrones-nominated-for-2-sag-awards/



No nomination for Sean in Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

http://www.sagawards.org/awards/nominees-and-recipients/18th-annual-screen-actors-guild-awards
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on December 15, 2011, 08:07:01 AM

Game of Thrones garners two Golden Globe noms


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Another day, another awards announcement. Today, the Hollywood Foreign Press announced their nominations for this year’s Golden Globes Awards and Game of Thrones scored two nominations. The series was nominated for Best TV Drama while Peter Dinklage was nominated for best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or TV movie. The winners will be announced Jan 15th, live on NBC.

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/12/game-of-thrones-garners-two-golden-globe-noms/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Xenia on December 15, 2011, 09:40:56 PM
No Sean,only Series

http://www.medicinehatnews.com/entertainment/homeland-boss-among-cable-drama-dominating-globe-nods-networks-snubbed-in-category-20111215.html
The other nominees in the category for next month's awards are HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones" and Starz' "Boss."

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on December 17, 2011, 08:25:19 AM
Game of Thrones Season One Behind the Scenes Bonus Preview

http://geek-news.mtv.com/2011/12/16/game-of-thrones-dvdblu-ray-gives-exclusive-look-at-the-world-of-westeros/

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on December 17, 2011, 07:06:03 PM
Thank you Patch. I would have liked alot more SEAN, but some good shots of him as Ned. :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on December 17, 2011, 07:10:24 PM
Sable I just checked out the new calendar. I LOVE IT!!! What a great job!!! Now I have more Ned for my Graphic Arts class
room!!! THANK YOU !!!!! :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Xenia on December 18, 2011, 12:55:19 AM
Thanks,Patch! :flowers: Behind the scenes must be very interesring i hope.We'll wait and see.

I agree with Lasue about calendar.Sable Your spoil us every year,thanks a lot.
But for me May is not working  :oops:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Sable899 on December 18, 2011, 03:56:54 AM
Thanks,Patch! :flowers: Behind the scenes must be very interesring i hope.We'll wait and see.

I agree with Lasue about calendar.Sable Your spoil us every year,thanks a lot.
But for me May is not working  :oops:

Sorry, had a typo.  Its fixed now.  Refresh the page and try it again.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Xenia on December 18, 2011, 05:14:49 AM
Sable :goodjob: :airkiss
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on December 19, 2011, 03:53:38 PM
Press kit about the first season of Game of Thrones on DVD/Blu-Ray

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/IMG_4036.jpg)

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.... the other was loaded with press materials, including a first look at one of the Blu-Ray’s special features. It is from the Complete Guide to Westeros, a set of 24 videos that give an animated account of the history of Westeros, narrated by the cast of the show. This one is about the gods of Westeros and is narrated by Michelle Fairley and Isaac Hempstead-Wright.

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/12/stark-themed-press-kit-includes-a-dragon-egg-and-an-exclusive-new-video/#more-13118
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on December 19, 2011, 09:45:16 PM
That's soo beautiful !!!! I'm very impressed, can I get one too ????? :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on December 22, 2011, 05:15:48 AM
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/c0J65.jpg)

http://paper.li/GameOfThrones
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on December 23, 2011, 09:09:49 AM

Thrones lands on tons of top TV shows of 2011 lists

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The end of the year is almost upon us and that means… “best of” lists. Lots of them. And Game of Thrones seems to be on just about all of ‘em.


http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/12/thrones-lands-on-tons-of-top-tv-shows-of-2011-lists/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on January 05, 2012, 12:05:09 AM
The PGA Awards Nominations

http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/2012/01/04/the-pga-awards-nominations-are-here/


Got is nominated for The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on January 10, 2012, 05:12:26 AM

SCRIPTEASE Game Of Thrones: Season One
A condensed version of the first season by the Reduced SFX Company

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/01/09/scriptease-game-of-thrones/

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ACT ONE
We meet NED SHARPE… sorry, STARK, the head of a family who keep COMPLAINING about the fact that WINTER IS COMING.

NED SHARPE/STARK: It’s right nippy out. I think it’ll snow soon.

EVERYBODY: Gasp! Oh no! Woe is us!

NED SHARPE/STARK: Oh, right, yeah, I forgot. Winters are bad round these parts.

CATELYN STARK: We never have enough salt to grit the roads. It’s like living in Surrey.

NED SHARPE/STARK: Bloody government cutbacks! Never ’appened when I were a lad.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lighty on January 10, 2012, 04:08:36 PM

SCRIPTEASE Game Of Thrones: Season One
A condensed version of the first season by the Reduced SFX Company

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/01/09/scriptease-game-of-thrones/

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ACT ONE
We meet NED SHARPE… sorry, STARK, the head of a family who keep COMPLAINING about the fact that WINTER IS COMING.

NED SHARPE/STARK: It’s right nippy out. I think it’ll snow soon.

EVERYBODY: Gasp! Oh no! Woe is us!

NED SHARPE/STARK: Oh, right, yeah, I forgot. Winters are bad round these parts.

CATELYN STARK: We never have enough salt to grit the roads. It’s like living in Surrey.

NED SHARPE/STARK: Bloody government cutbacks! Never ’appened when I were a lad.


That was funny - well done to the writer!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: moonflower on January 15, 2012, 11:39:10 PM
Peter Dinklage won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Homeland beat out Game of Thrones for the Best Television Series - Drama.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Sable899 on January 16, 2012, 12:36:12 AM
Homeland!?!?!?!?!?!?! What a predictable piece of poorly-acted crap!   :bart
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lighty on January 16, 2012, 12:42:46 AM
Well, the BAFTA Television awards nominations will be announced in April - maybe GoT (and Sean) will get a nod.

I'm happy for Peter Dinklage, but the prejudice against fantasy is writ pretty large on these awards shows, overall.  Homeland won because it channels current politics.  I saw a couple of episodes and didn't find it either 'challenging' or 'thought-provoking'.  Tedious, trite, and transparent, yes.  Challenging?  Not so much.

And The Descendents got best drama?  Seriously.  That film was lame.  gah

Just saw your reply, Sable - great minds . . .!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: tanserke on January 16, 2012, 03:46:18 AM
Well ...  :wellll:  :wellll: "Toujours les mêmes" .... Always the same .... :damnit
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Blue Jay on January 16, 2012, 05:30:47 AM
It's always the wrong people who get the awards. Personally, I don't give a hoot. It's like getting a knighthood here. The weirdest people get one and I suppose it's the same in England. Wit awards it's the same. So many things are going on we don't know of. It's all about who knows who and who scratches whose back.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on January 16, 2012, 09:48:31 PM
Homeland???? It's OK at best, and the acting (??) is awful. I agree with all of you it's just politics and a dislike of fantasy. :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on January 17, 2012, 12:20:06 AM
George R.R. Martin Talks GAME OF THRONES Without Sean Bean

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    “We’ve only had one episode after Sean’s character died, and well, we’ll find out how it affects things,”


http://www.upcoming-movies.com/Articles/george-r-r-martin-talks-game-of-thrones-without-sean-bean/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: tanserke on January 17, 2012, 03:24:33 AM
Well.. it's without Sean ... For us it's important. But it's without Eddard Stark and books 's fans know that. Martin doesn't explain if he has lost many readers in 1996, do you know something about that in US ? 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on January 17, 2012, 07:43:32 AM
The books have a big following but he has right to be concerned about whether the season two will have the same following as season one.  Both Sean and Mark Addy were killed off in season one and these two fine actors gave the series credibility with fans.  With them both gone it is hard to say if Peter Drinkledge's fame will be enough to keep people tuned in.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Sable899 on January 17, 2012, 10:39:35 AM
There's a lot of assumption here that the only reason for anyone to have watched the show was for Sean and that without his character the show won't be worth watching.  Should Martin be a bit concerned?  Probably, but that is simply because of the nature of telly shows that live or die according to the whims of network executives that are ridiculously reactive to ratings.  The book series didn't end after just the first book.  Did Lord of the Rings film 2 and 3 bomb after Boromir was killed off?  LOTR went on to achieve far more after that and there weren't any actors that were considered top tier at the time. It had a great ensemble cast of character actors.  I tuned in to the first episode of Tudors because Sean Pertwee was in it and then he got killed off in the first 5 minutes.  But, it took just that one episode to hook me on the entire series. None of the big cable series featured any top tier actors.  The Borgias features just one single actor who could be considered top tier and Jeremy Irons is really just a good character actor.  He makes me cringe every time they show him in sex scenes. *ewwww... In fact, none of the biggest shows on network telly feature big actors either.  They put together ensemble casts that often lose major charactors along the way.  Look at all the big shows in the past 10 years and you will spot the trend right away: Lost, Gray's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, etc. There certainly are a lot of good actors turning to telly, ie: Glenn Close in Damages, Timothy Hutton in Leverage, but they are actors that have been and would likely remain unemployed in front of the camera in the first place due to age.  Would their series be less successful if they were't on those shows?  Most likely, simply because the shows have great ensemble casts that do the big job of telling great stories. It rarely takes big name actors to make a successful telly show these days. We may have watched GOT simply because Sean was in it, but that's not what made it a great show. The books continued after Ned and Robert were killed off simply because they are great stories and trust me, there are far more fans of the books than there are fans of Sean.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: tanserke on January 18, 2012, 03:40:59 AM
Thank you Ladies for explanations ! It's difficult (in France) to know what think really people in US about this kind of show. So we will see after season 2 (I have read all books and the saga is not finish ...) .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on January 18, 2012, 03:55:41 AM
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Replay Season 1 of Game Of Thrones every Thursday at 10PM, starting on January 26th

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYPOQJs790I
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on January 30, 2012, 12:06:16 AM
Got wins Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series at the Sag Awards

http://www.sagawards.org/awards/nominees-and-recipients/18th-annual-screen-actors-guild-awards
.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Sylvene on January 31, 2012, 03:48:05 PM
Bean in Feb issue of Costco Magazine... which I finally remembered to scan.

(http://www.sylvene.com/images/SB/Costco_Pg1_Small.jpg)


and


(http://www.sylvene.com/images/SB/Costco_Pg2_Small.jpg)


But - here's the important bit.


(http://www.sylvene.com/images/SB/Costco_Pg2_cut.jpg)

A book of photos special to buying the DVD or Blue-Ray Season 1 set from Costco in March.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on February 16, 2012, 04:30:53 PM
Hungarian article about the Hungarian doubles who replaced Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Sean Bean in their fight scenes.

http://comment.blog.hu/2012/02/16/tronok_harca_kaszkadorok_1

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Sean Bean], while a dedicated, professional actor, who always szerencsétlenkedik rehearsals, then when recording is megtáltosodik, the cameras have been fully and professionally fix everything. And he also has a direct, real buddy with whom you can kick the evening the hotel bar, with a staggering weekend at the disco.

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/pardanyi2_fej.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lighty on February 16, 2012, 05:00:32 PM
So, if I'm reading that correctly - Sean always fumbles (?) rehearsals, but then, when filming, is ??? (this word is used a lot in Hungarian but apparently has no translation) . . . but the cameras fix everything.

So he screws up during rehearsal and in filming the camera has to fix things?  That doesn't sound like what we know about him.

Then, he's a great guy to spend an evening out with at the bar and really lives it up at the disco on the weekend (presumably watching rather than doing John Travolta imitations).

THAT sounds more like what we know about him.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on February 16, 2012, 07:22:11 PM
So I thought he often did not get things right in rehearsal but then turn on the camera and he nails it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on February 16, 2012, 11:30:04 PM
Translated by a Hungarian    http://early-lavender.tumblr.com/

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The gist of it is basically that the Hungarian doubles of GoT got the SAG prize. The guy in the interview, Domonkos Párkányi has actually played double for Brad Pitt in Troy and in Kingdom of Heaven AND in GoT for Nikolaj because they look so alike and everything :)

Domonkos says that Nikolaj is a very talented and great actor who fights and rides well. He rarely had to replace Nikolaj because “he’s that type of actor who likes to do their fightscenes.”

When he is asked if Sean Bean is like him in that respect Domonkos says: “No, the opposite!” His double was Gáspár Szabó and he had a lot to do with Ned’s fight scenes since Sean doesn’t like to do much moving :D

He always lets his doubles do the job, but given the fact that he dies a lot of times in his films, it’s understandable that he’d only do the most crucial action scenes by himself. At the same time Sean is a very dedicated and professional actor who is always clumsy at the rehearsals but when the camera is on, he becomes a semi god and does everything perfectly.

He’s also very friendly and a good buddy to get drunk with at the hotel’s bar and then party all night long in the weekends.

These two [Nikolaj and Sean] are definitely not one of those actors who when they finished their scene just go back to their trailers but actually pay some attention to us.

THAT’S BASICALLY IT.

Okay, there’s more in the article actually, but regarding Nikolaj and Sean that’s all he says about them.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on February 16, 2012, 11:32:39 PM
Translated by a Hungarian    http://early-lavender.tumblr.com/

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The gist of it is basically that the Hungarian doubles of GoT got the SAG prize. The guy in the interview, Domonkos Párkányi has actually played double for Brad Pitt in Troy and in Kingdom of Heaven AND in GoT for Nikolaj because they look so alike and everything :)

Domonkos says that Nikolaj is a very talented and great actor who fights and rides well. He rarely had to replace Nikolaj because “he’s that type of actor who likes to do their fightscenes.”

When he is asked if Sean Bean is like him in that respect Domonkos says: “No, the opposite!” His double was Gáspár Szabó and he had a lot to do with Ned’s fight scenes since Sean doesn’t like to do much moving :D

He always lets his doubles do the job, but given the fact that he dies a lot of times in his films, it’s understandable that he’d only do the most crucial action scenes by himself. At the same time Sean is a very dedicated and professional actor who is always clumsy at the rehearsals but when the camera is on, he becomes a semi god and does everything perfectly.

He’s also very friendly and a good buddy to get drunk with at the hotel’s bar and then party all night long in the weekends.

These two [Nikolaj and Sean] are definitely not one of those actors who when they finished their scene just go back to their trailers but actually pay some attention to us.

THAT’S BASICALLY IT.

Okay, there’s more in the article actually, but regarding Nikolaj and Sean that’s all he says about them.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lighty on February 16, 2012, 11:54:02 PM
That's really interesting.  Sean used to do most of his own fighting and riding and stuff.  Guess age is catching up with him!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on February 17, 2012, 01:55:33 AM
That's really interesting.  Sean used to do most of his own fighting and riding and stuff.  Guess age is catching up with him!

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he becomes a semi god and does everything perfectly
  :thumbsup:



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“Sean’s an actor that knows what he’s doing in front of the camera, you can just watch him and he’s got it all in his eyes.  My character follows his character so much and looks up to him it kind of mirrors me being a young actor looking up to someone who’s loads of stuff.”
http://1883magazine.com/film/film/richard-madden
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on February 18, 2012, 12:11:32 AM
Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review

http://www.blu-raydefinition.com/reviews/game-of-thrones-the-complete-first-season-blu-ray-review.html

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/random%20Sean%20Bean/Game_of_Thrones_21-600x338.jpg)

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/random%20Sean%20Bean/Game_of_Thrones_05-600x338.jpg)

Reviewing the Game of Thrones Blu-ray
http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Reviewing_the_Game_of_Thrones_Blu-ray/


Game of Thrones Screencaps
http://www.homeofthenutty.com/gameofthrones/screencaps/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on February 18, 2012, 09:23:05 PM
I find it hard to believe what this Domonkos person is saying about our Sean. If you think he's telling the truth. Than you would have to think that all the other actors and directors ( over many years of working with Sean ) are lying about him doing his
own stunts and being good at rehearsing his lines. That's ridiculous!!!!!  He may have caught Sean on a off day with his lines
( maybe after to much drinking the night before ) but if he's that bad at rehearsal why did he get extra lines when he read for
LOTR????? As for stunts. The other actors from Cleanskin have talked about how good his down and dirty fight scenes are in
that movie and he just had a ( REAL ) BAR FIGHT ONLY A FEW MONTHS AGO!! However, they may have wanted Sean to do less
stunts in GOT, because if he was injured the production would have been in big trouble. Now I do believed he's right about
Sean being Perfect when the camera is on ( alot of other people have said that about him ) and the fact that he likes other
people and is NOT a snob is verified by almost anyone that is lucky enough to meet Sean.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lighty on February 19, 2012, 12:16:52 AM
It is possible, lasue, that he was having some physical issues at the time.  Recall that we wondered why he seemed so full faced - different from when he did the pilot (it wasn't just that he had his own hair in the pilot and a wig in the series; his face was puffy).

He looked that way a number of years ago, after he screwed up his back and was taking steroids to reduce inflammation.  Maybe he hurt himself while he was working on the two or three films that he did between the pilot and the series filming?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on February 19, 2012, 08:52:53 AM
Your are right lightly.  That face puff does look like it could have been from steroids.  I have seen that before in people, including myself.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on February 19, 2012, 08:42:07 PM
Your probably right Ligtly. I had forgotton about that. However, I was not happy with the way he made it sound like Sean never
or hardly ever does his own stunts. That's just wrong!!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on February 20, 2012, 10:08:47 AM
Breaking down the Game of Thrones Season One box set

http://winteriscoming.net/2012/02/breaking-down-the-game-of-thrones-season-one-box-set/#more-14197


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What I Didn’t Like: No deleted scenes.... No commentary for episode nine.  The ‘Making of’ video being only 30 mins long. Sean Bean’s absence from the commentaries.... The hidden dragon eggs being too hidden.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: tanserke on February 21, 2012, 04:36:17 AM
I can't understand ... Sean (Ned) was the most important charactere in season 1. Why they forget him for "ALL" ??? No awards, no place in DVD, nothing  :frustrate: But He was always first for covers (books, magazine ..) etc. They used Him for promotions (with public in UK), and now nothing  :censored:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on February 21, 2012, 08:37:19 AM
You are right.  Ned Stark was the key player in season 1.  I can not believe that Sean was not available for comment.  Sounds like they are using this to hype support for season 2 and since Sean is not in season 2 they did not include him in this DVD.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on February 23, 2012, 03:43:15 AM
HBO UK has launched a site to promote the release of #GameofThrones on DVD/Blu-Ray

http://www.gameofthronesdvd.co.uk/



Toronto to host Game of Thrones exhibit

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2012/02/22/winter-is-coming-toronto-to-host-game-of-thrones-exhibit/


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on February 23, 2012, 07:20:04 AM
The books are big hits so this shouldn't surprise me but it actually does.  I would have thought this kind of activity would have taken longer than a year.  Must be more  crazy fans of GoT than I realized.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on March 01, 2012, 01:37:05 AM
46 things we learned from the Game Of Thrones Blu-rays

This article contains major spoilers.

http://www.denofgeek.com/television/1264476/46_things_you_never_knew_about_game_of_thrones.html

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16. After being stabbed in an attack by Jaime Lannister, Ned Stark wakes up in a fever dream. Back in the real world, Sean Bean showed real dedication to his role by catching the flu - so he really did look that bad.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on March 01, 2012, 06:57:41 AM
Great find Patch.  Ah what an actor wont do for his craft, but catching the flu doesn't sound like fun.  Hope he didn't spread it to ayone else.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on March 02, 2012, 10:00:44 AM
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Sean Bean, an actor who improves with age and increased girth, plays the straight-arrow, straight-talking Lord Eddard Stark, patriarch of a noble family from "The North".

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/reviews/dvd-game-of-thrones-18-7468054.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: moonflower on March 02, 2012, 03:15:57 PM
I agree that Sean improves with age, but I would rather he not have increased girth.  At least not too much.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on March 02, 2012, 10:06:24 PM
He's thin in Missing and MM, so I think he's was a little heavier in GOT, because he was playing an older person. They wanted
that father look for Ned not the cool uncle guy!!!! What is truly amazing about Sean is how different his appearance is in each
movie or T.V show. He really knows how to creat new characters!! Native people would call him a SKINWALKER. :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on March 03, 2012, 04:42:18 AM
Video from the S1 DVD launch party ( no Sean)

http://winteriscoming.net/2012/03/video-from-the-s1-dvd-launch-party/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on March 03, 2012, 08:19:50 PM
DAH so why would I watch it?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on March 03, 2012, 10:26:49 PM
I'm with you najinboulder !!! :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on March 04, 2012, 12:49:24 AM
Video from the S1 DVD launch party ( no Sean)

http://winteriscoming.net/2012/03/video-from-the-s1-dvd-launch-party/
DAH so why would I watch it?

I just thought it was strange he wasn't there,Ned being such a important part in Season 1!
Wasn't he invited or was it  'just Sean'?

http://winteriscoming.net/2012/02/thrones-cast-steps-out-to-dvd-launch-party/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Sable899 on March 04, 2012, 02:03:09 AM
He's got a good excuse what with doing the promotion for Cleanskin right now.  He's not much for that sort of event where he has to schmooze. Much better to just do the routine, controlled environment interviews and repeat the stuff the PR people put in front of him.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: tanserke on March 04, 2012, 03:36:58 AM
 :agreed: But it's a bit sad for us .... He deserved  :welldone and nobody (nor HBO) seems to think that  :frustrate:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: galamb on March 04, 2012, 09:16:13 AM
in spain tomorrow 5th march in dvd and bluray
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on March 04, 2012, 07:10:27 PM
YES!! YES!!! DVD of GOT this week!!!! Must buy!!!! We LOVE you NED!!!!!! :nananana: :thumbsup: :damn: :nananana: :thumbsup: :damn: :frustrate: :nananana: :thumbsup: :frustrate: :nananana: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on March 04, 2012, 09:02:13 PM
As to the launch party, I think Sable's right. Sean's promoting Cleanskin and possibility Missing, so he has his excuse for not
attending. Also he may be filming 13 hrs at the end of the month, so he's pretty busy. Also Sean may not be interested in GOT
any more. He's moved on to other projects and that's good. :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on March 05, 2012, 06:33:37 AM
The Simpsons intro Game of Thrones style

http://fuckyeahseanbean.tumblr.com/post/18774607517/jonwithabullet-the-simpsons-intro-couch
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on March 05, 2012, 08:31:08 AM
Wow.  They did a nice job on this.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: moonflower on March 05, 2012, 09:31:52 PM
Here is a giveaway to win the first season dvds.  The rules don't specify it, but going by the entry form it is only open to people in the US.  One entry per person.  You don't have to fill in the Additonal information block.  Enter by March 21.

http://www.bullzeyenewsletter.com/contests/?contestcode=ab7aa78e4930221


Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on March 06, 2012, 08:06:03 AM
Okay so I tried to enter but can't hear the security code.  I listened with my headset 5 times but all I hear is the crowd cheering and someone kicking the ball.  If someone else can figure it out let me know.  Thanks.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: moonflower on March 06, 2012, 03:38:41 PM
I only had to enter the phrase that was written in the box--there was no audio.  I just checked the entry form again, and all I see is the box containing the words they want you to type in.  At the top of the box it says  'Enter the following:'  and shows the two words below that you are supposed to type in the space where it says 'Your Answer'.  Do you not see any words in that box above the entry form? 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on March 06, 2012, 04:58:08 PM
Thanks moonflower.  This time there were words for me to type in.  Last time there were no words and I had to click and listen to part of a footie match with folks cheering. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: moonflower on March 06, 2012, 05:46:59 PM
I'm glad that you got to enter.  There must have been some quirk with your browser not displaying the page properly the first time.  Good luck!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on March 06, 2012, 10:01:58 PM
OK I when into Best Buy at 5PM to get my copy of GOT on DVD. They had posters and banners all over the store with Sean as
NED advertising GOT. For some strange reason they made 3 different covers one shows Ned, another has the Direwolf, and the
last cover design has dragons on it. Well guess which cover was SOLD OUT????? NED!!!! Its Ned or NOTHING!!!! Why did they
design 3 covers?????? I'm going to another store to buy my copy of GOT with NED of course!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: moonflower on March 07, 2012, 02:01:44 PM
Here are a couple of more sweepstakes. These are giving away copies of GoT on Blu-ray.  The first one is only for people in the US and ends on April 2.  There will be 10 winners.

http://www.tvguidemagazine.com/got/index.php


This one may be open to people in countries in addition to the US--the rules don't specify.  There are 5 copies being given away.  It ends March 13.

http://www.slantmagazine.com/giveaway_detail.php?id=5
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on March 10, 2012, 07:05:51 PM
If you watch the new episodes of The Big Bang Theory you will see Ned's Sword Ice hangging on the wall next to the front door
in Sheldon and Leonard's apartment. It's mounted on a plaque that says Winter is Coming!! I ready wish that Sean would make
an appearance on this show. Even a cameo would be good!! :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on March 10, 2012, 07:54:45 PM
A cameo would be great.  I am sure if they asked he would do it.  So do we get a facebook campaign going like folks did for getting Betty White on SNL?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: moonflower on March 11, 2012, 03:32:02 PM
Missing will be on at the same time as The Big Bang Theory, so that would be a Sean vs. Sean event.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Sable899 on March 11, 2012, 05:24:11 PM
Not a problem for me.  I don't watch ANY scripted comedy, especially sitcoms.  They're just like reality shows...too infantile.  Give me a good drama any day.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on March 14, 2012, 01:15:11 AM
GOT DVD Commentary

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Sean Bean has a sweet tooth and on days of shooting close up scenes he would have a pile of sweet wrappers at his feet, (he shared his sweets with Maisie).........■The kids all loved watching the older actors and tried really hard to learn from them. Especially Sean Bean.

http://fuckyeahwinterfell.tumblr.com/post/19132244583




Sean Bean listed in Season 2  Episode  on IMDB

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2112510/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000293/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on March 14, 2012, 05:16:39 AM
Interesting.  Must be a dream sequence. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on March 14, 2012, 02:14:31 PM
Grisly new S2 “fan poster” released by HBO

http://winteriscoming.net/2012/03/latest-s2-fan-poster-released-by-hbo/#more-14881

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/King-691x1024.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: moonflower on March 14, 2012, 03:42:46 PM
Ew--that's not a poster that I would want.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: tanserke on March 14, 2012, 05:15:34 PM
Sorry ...  :vomit:   Really bad taste ... (IMHO)
I would like to look at season 2 but it's always difficult in my small country ... Are you ready for April 1 ??
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: galamb on March 15, 2012, 01:09:51 PM
in spain, second season will be next 23 th april, and the week before, a maraton season one
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on March 16, 2012, 07:15:16 AM
i can not believe anyone would want this poster.  It is awful.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on March 18, 2012, 09:56:07 PM
I agree with you najinboulder. This poster is ugly and depressing. I 'm trying to move on and just be happy for Sean and his
new projects, so this is not helping. :frustrate:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on March 19, 2012, 08:12:48 AM
I spent yesterday baking and sewing and watching GOT again on HBO.  I wanted to be ready for season 2.  So we get to the part where they walk Ned out to kill him and I could not watch the it or the rest of season 1.  All I can think of is that stupid poster. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on March 19, 2012, 08:31:24 PM
OK this is interesting DIGITAL SPY is saying on their site  that GOT has become HBO's  MOST SUCCESSFUL first week DVD
release of all-time!!!!!! It sold over 350,000 units in the first 7 days!!! THAT'S GREAT NEWS!!!!! I think our NED had alot to do
with that record!!!!!! :nananana: :thumbsup: :damn: :nananana: :thumbsup: :damn: :nananana: :thumbsup: :damn: :nananana:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on March 24, 2012, 03:39:57 AM
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The 22 minute special looks back at season one, introduces the major players, and provides some new glimpses of season two.

http://winteriscoming.net/2012/03/hbo-releases-22-min-you-win-or-you-die-feature-online/
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Post by: najinboulder on March 24, 2012, 08:42:03 AM
This was very interesting.  Thank Patch.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on March 28, 2012, 04:52:51 AM
Inside HBO's Game of Thrones  official companion book.

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Hundreds of set photos, production and costume designs, storyboards, and insider stories reveal how the show’s creators translated George R. R. Martin’s best-selling fantasy series into the world of Westeros. Featuring interviews with key actors and crew members that capture the best scripted and unscripted moments from the first two sea­sons, as well as a preface by George R. R. Martin, this special volume, bound in a lavishly debossed padded cover, offers exclusive access to this unprecedented television series

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http://www.chroniclebooks.com/titles/pop-culture/film-movies/inside-hbo-s-game-of-thrones.html

http://www.amazon.com/Inside-HBOs-Thrones-Bryan-Cogman/dp/1452110107/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332881131&sr=1-1
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on March 28, 2012, 07:31:43 AM
Wow.  This book is not available until September 19th.  They sure are giving this a lot of lead time.
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Post by: patch on March 31, 2012, 01:13:01 AM
TIME Plays the Game of Thrones, and Lives to Tell the Tale

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Yes, accompanied by a group of friends — or, should I say, bannermen — I played A Game of Thrones. It’s a board game, an extremely elaborate and complicated board game based on Martin’s best-selling novels, that was recently re-issued by its makers, Fantasy Flight Games, ahead of the April 1 debut of the second season of HBO’s hit TV series of the same name.
 

http://entertainment.time.com/2012/03/30/time-plays-the-game-of-thrones-and-lives-to-tell-the-tale/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on April 02, 2012, 03:55:50 AM
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Have you been missing your former on-screen husband, Sean Bean?

Yes, he’s a lovely presence to have around. But you get so involved in what’s happening to your own character. My character is a widow now. She’s dealing with her grief and with parenting on her own.

What was it like working with him?
 
Lovely; he’s an extremely professional  person to be with on set – quiet and hard working with a great sense of humour.

 

http://www.metro.co.uk/tv/894779-michelle-fairley-horses-in-game-of-thrones-have-better-cvs-than-actors
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Post by: lasue on April 03, 2012, 05:35:37 PM
Thank you Patch that was nice!! :slyfox
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Post by: najinboulder on April 03, 2012, 06:24:28 PM
Nice interview.  I like how she says "Good writing is the elixir of any actor’s career and it’s wonderful when you come across it. "  GOT is well written.  A lot of indie films are also well written, which could explain why some actors gravitate to them.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on April 05, 2012, 01:23:08 AM
Game of Thrones Season 1 Trading Cards

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Autographs are inserted at a rate of two per box with a deep checklist that includes just about every character of importance in the series.
 

http://www.examiner.com/trading-card-in-los-angeles/first-look-game-of-thrones-season-1-trading-cards
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Sable899 on April 05, 2012, 09:25:04 AM
Well, I've got a tee shirt and a small poster and that's all the GoT junk I'm going to have.  No way I'm getting sucked in to buying those  24-pack boxes with the faint chance I'll get one with Sean's autograph. Probably have a better chance of winning the lottery.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on April 05, 2012, 04:55:14 PM
You are right Sable.  Buy lottery tickets and then if you win the big one you will have enough money to back a film in which Sean stars.  You have a much better chance getting his autograph that way.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Cora on May 16, 2012, 07:32:11 PM
I just about died when I finally had a chance to watch “Game of Thrones”. I could not believe how good it was. I can’t afford HBO so I had to wait until it became available on DVD. It was worth the wait. Sean played such a noble and sympathetic character, that audiences really bonded with Ned Stark right away. That’s why so many people were devastated when they discovered Ned’s ultimate fate. I think Ned Stark is going to go down as one of Sean’s great iconic roles, right up there with Boromir.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on May 27, 2012, 07:50:23 AM
I can´t believe there´re no Bafta Nominations for GOT!

British Academy Television Awards
27 May, 8:00pm BBC One & BBC One HD

http://www.bafta.org/television/awards/nominees-winner-2012,3256,BA.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Blue Jay on May 27, 2012, 09:19:59 AM
It's not a British production, so that might have something to do with it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on May 27, 2012, 09:25:06 AM
You are right Blue Jay.  I am sure that is why. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on May 28, 2012, 07:51:53 PM
I still think that Sean could play another character in GOT if not Ned than someone else. Most people are not aware of him, even
though they see Sean in movie after movie they still don't recognise him. I know that he's a great actor and can create different
people that would look and sound like another person other than Ned. So why not let him be someone else???? If GOT is 7 books
long there must be another character that he could bring to life?????  :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on May 30, 2012, 05:36:42 AM
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The University of Regina’s English Department has announced that George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, now in its second season on HBO as A Game of Thrones, is coming this fall to a U of R classroom.


http://metronews.ca/news/regina/242588/game-of-thrones-course-coming-this-fall-to-u-of-regina/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on June 07, 2012, 01:09:04 AM
Season 1 Game of THrones trading cards

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In total, the 2012 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Autographs checklist has 51 cards. Two of them (Sean Bean and Peter Dinklage) are case incentives. Although Rittenhouse did say that some of these cards would be available in boxes, they are intended to encourage and reward bulk sales. Dealers were given one Sean Bean autograph for every three cases. Dinklage is much more limited as a six-case incentive.....
Besides the Peter Dinklage and Sean Bean autographs, the cards to watch are Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley, Kit Harington and Lena Headey. All four have just one autograph card and are major characters in the show. Their signatures were already reaching three figures during pre-sales

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/2012-Rittenhouse-Archives-Game-of-Thrones-Autographs-Sean-Bean.jpg)


http://www.cardboardconnection.com/2012-rittenhouse-game-thrones-autographs

http://www.scifihobby.com/products/gameofthrones/season_one/index.cfm
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lighty on June 07, 2012, 03:13:16 AM
Interesting signature change. He's not even trying to spell out his name anymore.  Just initials.

Maybe he'll eventually do a Prince and change his name to that Blades crossed sword squiggle he used to use below his signature . . .
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on June 07, 2012, 09:48:34 PM
I like the change, it's beautiful, and less work to write it!!! :rofl
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on June 16, 2012, 10:18:08 AM
HBO pulls episode in wake of Bush head flap

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HBO has pulled the finale to Game of Thrones season one from On Demand and HBO Go, as well as ceased production on season one DVDs and Blu-rays in the wake of the Bush-head-on-a-spike “scandal”.

http://winteriscoming.net/2012/06/hbo-pulls-episode-in-wake-of-bush-head-flap/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on June 16, 2012, 11:15:35 AM
Do we have to be so politically correct?  Can't anyone take a joke anymore.  Lighten up out there.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on July 02, 2012, 05:00:14 AM
Game Of Thrones Stunt Promo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxPduWOyXFs&feature=youtu.be


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Catch season one Saturday, July 14th at 10AM and Season two on Sunday, July 15th at 10AM.

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Post by: patch on September 08, 2012, 01:38:16 AM
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/original-4.jpg)

http://kotaku.com/5940500/you-will-never-chop-the-head-off-these-cute-game-of-thrones-figures
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: moonflower on September 08, 2012, 03:12:08 PM
It doesn't look like Sean, but it's cute.   :mutley:

I wonder why it says for ages 17+?  I see that it has small parts that could pose a choking hazard, but those toys are usually labeled for children , 3, 4 or 5 years and up.  Is there something else about it that would make it suitable only for people 17 or older?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lighty on September 08, 2012, 08:09:03 PM
It doesn't look like Sean, but it's cute.   :mutley:

I wonder why it says for ages 17+?  I see that it has small parts that could pose a choking hazard, but those toys are usually labeled for children , 3, 4 or 5 years and up.  Is there something else about it that would make it suitable only for people 17 or older?

Sharp pointy sword?  The head comes off?  He's got body parts under that tunic?  The makers are concerned that the Ned doll will be too attracted to anyone younger than 17, given Sean's increasingly young wives?
 :backout
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Blue Jay on September 09, 2012, 07:19:16 AM
And maybe he's fully functional .....
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: moonflower on September 09, 2012, 04:44:44 PM
I thought about the the figurine having naughty bits under the tunic, but didn't think of them being fully functional until you mentioned it, Blue Jay.  Maybe someone here will buy one and let us know.

I lke your theory about the young wives too, lighty!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Blue Jay on September 09, 2012, 04:57:18 PM
 :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on September 11, 2012, 01:11:02 AM
(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/il_570xN356376339_ops5.jpg)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/104356743/game-of-thrones-inspired-toilet-decal
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Blue Jay on September 11, 2012, 11:48:51 AM
Scary ........
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on September 11, 2012, 03:20:15 PM
Is there really a market for this kind of thing?  I hope not
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Sable899 on September 11, 2012, 06:52:06 PM
Is there really a market for this kind of thing?  I hope not

Najin, you have NO idea just how fanatical a lot of the die-hard GoT fans really are. This is actually mild compared to some of the stuff they do.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on September 11, 2012, 09:59:53 PM
Guess I am glad I live in the Peoples' Republic of Boulder, which is (and you can check this on the web) 25 square miles surrounded by reality. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on September 28, 2012, 06:54:53 AM
My copy of Inside HBO's Game of Thrones book arrived this morning.It really is a beautiful book.It has some lovely big pictures of Sean and quotes from him and about him!

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/51F7fMBCy-L_SL500_AA300_.jpg)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Inside-HBOs-Thrones-Bryan-Cogman/dp/0575093145/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1348832232&sr=1-1#_

http://www.amazon.com/Inside-HBOs-Thrones-Bryan-Cogman/dp/1452110107/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1348832312&sr=1-1&keywords=inside+hbos+game+of+thrones+book#_
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on September 28, 2012, 09:14:31 AM
After you have had a chance to read and enjoy this book it would be great if you gave us a review.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: moonflower on September 28, 2012, 03:30:06 PM
That's a nice looking book.  Enjoy it.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on September 29, 2012, 01:23:29 AM
Chatting with Bryan Cogman about Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones

http://winteriscoming.net/2012/09/chatting-with-bryan-cogman-about-inside-hbos-game-of-thrones/#more-20415

Inside HBO's Game Of Thrones Book: Bryan Cogman Q&A

http://ca.omg.yahoo.com/news/inside-game-thrones-book-bryan-cogman-q-185440855.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on November 07, 2012, 08:16:17 AM
'Game of Thrones' creator: 'Ned Stark would lose a fight to Boromir'

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I think Boromir is probably more of a warrior than Ned was," the writer told MTV Geek. "Ned was more of a lord, a ruler, a diplomat, a general."

He added: "In simple physical one-on-one combat, Boromir probably [would win]."

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/s151/game-of-thrones/news/a436396/game-of-thrones-creator-ned-stark-would-lose-a-fight-to-boromir.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on December 17, 2012, 12:09:42 AM
Coming Soon: The Beer of Kings


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Fans of the HBO series “Game of Thrones” will have an opportunity to raise a flagon of ale in its honor next spring, when a new line of beers inspired by that series is introduced

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/coming-soon-the-beer-of-kings/
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on December 17, 2012, 08:33:40 AM
So will they get one of the actors to be celebrity spokesman for this?   Perhaps  Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon) could be the spokesperson for this new blonde ale.  They could run a clip of him being bitch slapped by Peter and then they could cut to Joffery on the Iron Thrown drinking the beer.  Or we could have the dire wolf as the image on Hounds Tooth Ale...............Just a thought.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on December 28, 2012, 08:27:08 AM
WinterIsComing.net contributes to Game of Thrones magazine
http://winteriscoming.net/2012/12/winteriscoming-net-contributes-to-game-of-thrones-magazine/

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The magazine will be available on newsstands throughout the US starting on Jan. 1 (although we’ve heard reports of it popping up in some stores already

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Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: PamMcM on January 01, 2013, 08:21:23 AM
 It was interesting to see Jack Gleeson as a young boy in one of the later Batman movies.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: moonflower on January 01, 2013, 03:36:19 PM
Did he play a little bastard in that too?
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: PamMcM on January 03, 2013, 11:51:59 AM
No, he played a normal little boy...his face still looks the very same all these years later!!
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on January 12, 2013, 12:27:58 AM
This is interesting, Beanland is saying that Sean maybe in SCAL for more than Legends . Apparently Nikolas C said on US tv that
GOT is filming in LA for 2 days !!!! Could this be the rumoured flashback with NED !!!!! :bounce :bounce :bounce
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on January 12, 2013, 08:51:23 AM
Wishful thinking perhaps as IMDB doesn't seem to mention it, however they are not always on time or accurate,
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on January 12, 2013, 10:22:42 PM
With both Sean and GOT in LA at the same time it's a very good possibility that flashback NED could happen !!!!!! Or is it just another
TEASE !!!!!!! :damnit
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Sable899 on January 13, 2013, 01:59:42 PM
I seriously doubt it. The Ned flashbacks from the book had to do with the Tower of Joy and Jaime Lannister had nothing to do with that. I also doubt there is any filming going on for GoT.  Maybe some studio voice work or more likely some promo shooting but nothing we will see in the series.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Cora on January 14, 2013, 08:04:49 PM
Kit Harington and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau were at the HBO After Party following the Golden Globes last night. It's too bad Sean wasn't there. It would have been a sweet reunion.

Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on January 14, 2013, 09:56:23 PM
It's a little strange that Sean was NOT at that party. Or any other party. After all he's in town and is a friend to those two actors.
So that's very odd. :slyfox
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: najinboulder on January 15, 2013, 08:04:57 AM
Yes he does like to party but he is very professional when he works and usually avoids drinking and parties when he is shooting the next day.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: galamb on January 15, 2013, 08:40:06 AM
in spain 3 th season next 9th april 2013
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Sable899 on January 15, 2013, 03:15:14 PM
Yes he does like to party but he is very professional when he works and usually avoids drinking and parties when he is shooting the next day.

Najin is right. He's always been the consummate professional when he's working. Even if he's just in training for a role. I would imagine he would have communicated with them by text or phone call, even arranged to have drinks privately at a hotel bar, but first, he's not exactly enamored of the Hollywood scene and second, those parties are monstrously huge and very difficult to actually visit with people to any extent. The only way he goes to those things are if he's had to participate in the awards by being a presenter or by being nominated or if he's contractually obligated to attend to support some specific project or gets suckered in to it by his daughters or someone in his inner circle. Now, the ones that are pure fun like the Brits or the Scream Awards are something entirely different. Those tend to poke fun at the staid, traditional awards shows and parties.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on February 21, 2013, 07:28:05 AM
Game of Thrones Playing Cards

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/81-XPYO51-L__SL1500__zps8b4a6f89.jpg)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Horse-Deluxe-Thrones-Playing/dp/B00687HYOE/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=kids&ie=UTF8&qid=1361452306&sr=1-1-spell

http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Horse-Deluxe-Thrones-Playing/dp/B00687HYOE/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1361452852&sr=1-1&keywords=game+of+thrones+playing+cards

http://store.hbouk.com/detail.php?p=367023&SESSID=a55273145906839b6b4ff3e1228e51a2&v=hbo-uk
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on March 11, 2013, 09:16:34 AM
Game of Thrones: The Exhibition opens in Toronto

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The exhibit moves to New York next, then heads overseas to Brazil, the UK and the Netherlands.

http://winteriscoming.net/2013/03/game-of-thrones-the-exhibition-opens-in-toronto/#more-23611

Mostly from Season two I guess,but the iron throne is there.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: bean4me on March 26, 2013, 03:02:22 AM
Found this gem at www.winteriscoming.net
This is excerpted from an interview with Michelle Fairley, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead-Wright about working with Sean on Season 1 of Game of Thrones:

http://winteriscoming.net/2013/03/the-four-seasons-interviews-part-2-michelle-fairley-maisie-williams-and-isaac-hempstead-wright/#comments


MICHELLE: You and Sean had so little time together. So few scenes. And yet the chemistry was amazing. It was so fantastic when they had the parting scene at King’s Landing. And—actually, Maisie, it was during the commentaries, Maisie said—

Maisie: [a perfect replay] “Oh no, that’s the last time they’re going to see each other!”

Michelle: Awwww.

INTERVIEWER: All the kids were mourning that! And it’s because it comes across so strongly. Was it hard for you to develop that chemistry so quickly?

Michelle: Well thank you, but I think we all agree that Sean was just a lovely, generous, gentle man.

Maisie: You felt like you knew him.

Michelle: And he has this grace about him which is so gentle. And yet he’s also this solid rock, in the middle of chaos.

Isaac and Maisie both laugh at the chaos part… and quickly agree.

Michelle: But he’s a gentleman. He’s a professional. And he works hard, and you take your cues from him. He was the lead. He was the rock of the show, basically, and you take your lead from that. And he’s a great teacher in that respect.

Maisie and Isaac are both nodding enthusiastically. It’s a wonder to see the huge impact Sean had on them in just one season.

  :howl:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on March 26, 2013, 03:37:29 AM
 Lovely to read, thanks for that!





(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/Sean%20Bean/icons/tumblr_m1vyqmunxF1rqttfjo1_400-2_zps69e6d37e.gif)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on March 29, 2013, 01:13:07 AM
Game of Thrones touring exhibition.

TOUR DATES AND VENUES.
*A FREE EXPERIENCE, TICKETS NOT REQUIRED*

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New York City
(in partnership with Time Warner Cable)

March 28 – April 3
3 W. 57th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue)​
•Weekdays: 10:00AM - 8:00PM
•Weekends: 11:00AM - 7:00PM
•**Easter Sunday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM                            

Sao Paulo
April 25 – April 30
(Location TBD)​

Amsterdam
May 18 – May 30
Posthoornkerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Belfast
June 8 - June 17
Andrew's Gallery, Titanic Belfast

http://game-of-thrones-exhibition.com/

Game of Thrones Exhibition: Props and Costumes
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151347088947734.1073741828.74133697733&type=1
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on April 06, 2013, 08:49:46 AM
The SFX Book Of Game Of Thrones On Sale Now – In Print and on iPad!

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We’ve even spoken exclusively to screen legend Sean Bean about his thoughts on leaving the hit show after one season

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2013/03/28/the-sfx-book-of-game-of-thrones-on-sale-now/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/SFB04digi_coverGAMEofTHRONESx300_zps3220d123.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on April 12, 2013, 05:24:56 AM
The SFX Book Of Game Of Thrones On Sale Now – In Print and on iPad!

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We’ve even spoken exclusively to screen legend Sean Bean about his thoughts on leaving the hit show after one season

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2013/03/28/the-sfx-book-of-game-of-thrones-on-sale-now/

(http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad116/patchfolk/SFB04digi_coverGAMEofTHRONESx300_zps3220d123.jpg)


I´ve bought the book and here´s my review(sort of).

It´s full of interesting features and has plenty of `Ned`pictures.

The Sean Bean interview was taken after shooting the `Legends`Pilot.Not very original questions but here are some Bean quotes.

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The things I´ve done recently are very contemporary and this film Jupiter Ascending is very futuristic,It will be fascinating to see what they´ve got in mind for that
...start shooting in March....until about the end of august, I think.

Who would come out on top in a fight,Ned or Boromir?

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eh dunno.Is Sharpe involved in this?

Yep,or Sharpe.

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There´s three men having a fight....Ned or Boromir...oooh I dont know,I think it might have to be a points decision to Boromir.Very close though.there might be a rematch.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on April 20, 2013, 01:25:10 PM
MAD Magazine parodies 'Game of Thrones'

http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/04/03/game-of-thrones-mad-magazine-parody/

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Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: moonflower on April 20, 2013, 04:58:45 PM
That's funny!  :mutley:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on June 26, 2013, 01:20:18 PM
Series 1 Set (5 Minifigs) - Custom LEGO Throne of Bricks Minifigures
http://www.etsy.com/listing/153573834/series-1-set-5-minifigs-custom-lego

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Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Sable899 on June 26, 2013, 06:10:55 PM
What I want is a Pez head Ned.
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on July 18, 2013, 06:36:36 AM
 San Diego Comic-Con special exclusive figure available only during the con July 17-21.
http://www.comic-con.org/cci
 Ned has a removable magnetic head.

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https://twitter.com/OriginalFunko/status/357676729629818881/photo/1
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: lasue on July 19, 2013, 08:05:04 PM
Well, what can I say it's all part of the NED LEGEND !!!! These roles (like Ned) only make Sean more famous over time, as people
realize what a great actor he is !!!! The characters that he creates are unforgettable !!!! :nananana: :thumbsup: :damn:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on October 11, 2013, 03:41:36 AM
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151719024097734&set=a.10151719024012734.1073741840.74133697733&type=3&theater
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Post by: patch on November 16, 2013, 12:19:09 AM
Game of Thrones Benjen Stark, Joseph Mawle, reveals how filming Game of Thrones with Ned Stark (Sean Bean) and Jon snow (Kit Harington) was a family experience

Game of Thrones Benjen Stark Interview - Joseph Mawle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69XiLB46oFI
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on January 04, 2014, 04:22:49 AM
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Why Game of Thrones needs to be the most pirated show

The show has regained its most pirated status, and that's a good thing!

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Game of Thrones is the most pirated show of 2013. No thanks to Sean Bean!

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Game of Thrones has a lot to be proud of, it raises disability awareness, it has superb acting and directing throughout and is shot in stunning locations . Sure it didn't get any significant Emmys or Golden Globes, but it is the most pirated show if 2013.

Since its inception Game of Thrones has been amongst the most pirated television shows of all time, with certain episodes breaking the illegal download records, as well as certain actual viewing figure records. It's become so much of a critical factor of Game of Thrones' success that many see it as synonymous with HBO's hit show now.
 
http://uk.tv.yahoo.com/why-game-thrones-needs-most-pirated-show-100000904.html
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on January 07, 2014, 02:18:24 PM
'Game Of Thrones': King's Landing Gets Real, So What's Next?

From baby names to Brazilian sea slugs, the influence of the HBO drama is only getting more powerful.

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When the fourth season of "Game of Thrones" finally premieres this spring, it will be emerging into a world gone utterly mad for Westeros, wargs, and ominous warnings of a coming winter. The enthusiasm for the HBO drama has been building over the past three years to become a worldwide phenomenon, with evidence cropping up everywhere of people's passionate love for the show

  With the "Game of Thrones" audience only getting bigger, bolder, and more powerful, one thing is clear: it's not going to end here. What will come next in this takeover-by-storm? Here are our predictions:

2019: Ned Stark's face is added to the summit of Mount Rushmore, though insiders know it's also the final resting place for Sean Bean's bones.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1720002/game-of-thrones-kings-landing-predictions.jhtml
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on February 10, 2014, 06:46:35 AM
 Funko's 'Legacy' line of Game of Thrones figures leak out

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  We've known for a while that Funko had acquired the Game of Thrones license for their new range of 6-inch action figures (which will also include Firefly), but now we can get a glimpse of what they'll actually look like - pictures of the first wave have hit eBay, ahead of their reveal at the New York Toy Fair.
http://observationdeck.io9.com/pictures-of-funkos-legacy-line-of-game-of-thrones-fi-1519537134

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Post by: patch on February 14, 2014, 12:05:05 AM
Funko officially announces their Game of Thrones Legacy Collection

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currently available exclusively in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide in time for the Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season DVD release on February 18. It will follow at additional retail partners on March 4.   
http://winteriscoming.net/2014/02/funko-officially-announces-their-game-of-thrones-legacy-collection/

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Ned Stark -The Ned Stark Legacy Action Figure is a 6″tall highly articulated action figure that comes with a sword as an accessory. Ages 17+. 
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: Sable899 on February 14, 2014, 09:08:49 PM
I'll wait for a 12 inch to stand next to my Boromir figure.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on February 27, 2014, 12:11:09 AM
Review: Game of Thrones Legacy Collection Ned Stark
http://kastorskorner.com/wp/2014/02/26/review-game-thrones-legacy-collection-ned-stark/

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Our time with Ned Stark on Game of Thrones was tragically short, but his impact over the course of the entire series more than justifies his spot in the first wave of Legacy figures from Funko.  And he’s another awesome figure– filled with show accurate detail from his Hand of the King costume worn in King’s Landing, and featuring the best portrait of Sean Bean we have ever seen in this scale. 
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http://kastorskorner.com/wp/2014/02/26/review-game-thrones-legacy-collection-ned-stark/



Title: Re: HBO's Game of Thrones Season 1
Post by: patch on April 03, 2014, 12:09:27 AM
Win a Set of Game of Thrones Figures from Dark Horse
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Ned Stark
Ned Stark lives up to his namesake, his face etched in melancholy. It’s almost as if he’s predicting his Season One climax of decapitation and prosthetic George Bush, Jr. noggin controversy. Ultimately, Stark is a classy figure that fits more in the statue end of the spectrum. He not only sports a flexible overcoat etched with hundreds of texture marks, but his interior dress is also flexible. Next to Drogo, Stark resembles his actor the most, with Sean Bean’s steely glare replicated well. The giant broadsword reflects light and an elongated belt hangs alongside it — a very nice touch.
 

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/04/win-a-set-of-game-of-thrones-figures-from-dark-horse.html

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Post by: patch on May 21, 2014, 09:39:36 AM
Mixing Up Some Comic Chemistry in Game of Thrones
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Game of Thrones is not a comedy, but it plays like one on TV.
Comedy is as important in drama as it is in life. Try to get into the headspace where you can watch Casablanca as a comedy. It works. It's almost a rom-com. Game of Thrones is not a comedy, but it could be. It has all the elements: Witty lines, alert timing, visual gags and chemistry. The dragons slay me

 That straight man dynamic is all about relationships which goes into chemistry. There are many comic duos on Game of Thrones. King Robert (Mark Addy) has Ned (Sean Bean).
Ned can get in a couple zingers of his own, just as his rolly polly, slightly dimmer partner Robert gets most of the punchlines. The two characters establish their brand of comic chemistry immediately, in the series opener. Robert comes on gruff and kingly, only to break down into the good-natured, playful marauder he can be in Ned’s company. Sure, Eddard can be a nudge, calling Rob out on his weight and drinking, curbing his appetite for whoring and slaying dragon queens with their unborns and such. But at the end of the day, they can kick back and laugh it all off. They might not be the best leads in an Old Vic reprisal of Waiting for Godot, but they certainly wouldn’t be the worst.
http://www.denofgeek.us/tv/game-of-thrones/235811/mixing-up-some-comic-chemistry-in-game-of-thrones
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Post by: patch on November 21, 2014, 06:53:51 AM
Twelve Days, One Throne: Sky Atlantic to air every episode of Game of Thrones this Christmas

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This Christmas, Sky Atlantic gives the ultimate TV gift: every episode of the multi award-winning Game of Thrones over twelve consecutive days, giving new viewers the chance to see the show everyone is talking about and fans the opportunity to revisit the epic adventure from the very beginning.

From Saturday 20 December onwards, Sky and NOW TV customers can enjoy between three or four episodes of Sky Atlantic's must-see drama every night from 9pm.

A blockbusting saga of revenge, betrayal, greed and lust, Game of Thrones is as dark, gritty, shocking and absorbing as the international best-selling books by George RR Martin that it's based on. And with scintillating performances from an expansive and talented cast including Sean Bean, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and Charles Dance, Game of Thrones has enthralled critics and audiences alike, with The Times declaring This is as good as it gets and Radio Times calling it an exceptional show in its prime.

Sky Atlantic's Twelve Days, One Throne begins with the first three instalments from Game of Thrones series one from 9pm onwards on Saturday 20 December. For the next eleven nights viewers can enjoy between three or four unmissable episodes each evening from 9pm.
 
http://www.4rfv.com/F2SL4TPG70J4/twelve-days-one-throne-sky-atlantic-to-air-every-episode-of-game-of-thrones-this-christmas.htm
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Post by: patch on November 22, 2014, 12:32:41 AM
Telltale’s first Game of Thrones video game trailer will give you the chills

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On Thursday, Telltale released the first trailer for its Game of Thrones adventure game, a six-episode series which follow House Forrester, one of the houses that hasn’t yet appeared in the HBO series. The trailer is not only our first look at the game in action, but also serves as the reveal of a few familiar voices who will be reprising their roles from the TV show in the game.
Tyrion Lannister performed by Peter Dinklage
Cersei Lannister performed by Lena Heady
Margaery Tyrell performed by Natalie Dormer
Ramsay Snow performed by Iwan Rheon

Telltale says that more actors will appear in the game in the future as well, but the guarded developer doesn’t want to spoil the surprise.
 
http://news.yahoo.com/telltale-first-game-thrones-video-game-trailer-chills-230054959.html


Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series - Teaser Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q1vt9BX4Eg

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