Monthly Archives December 2008

A professional’s opinion on the script

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A reader that goes by the name of Brude contacted me with his thoughts on the pilot script. Brude has years of experience in the entertainment industry as a manager of screenwriters. As you can imagine, he has read thousands … Continue reading

Directing the pilot

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With the revelation that Martin Scorsese will be directing the pilot episode of Boardwalk Empire and seeing that Alexander Payne directed the pilot for the HBO series Hung, it is looking more and more like getting a big name director … Continue reading

All I want for Christmas is…

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With the holidays upon us, I decided to make up a Christmas wish list for Game of Thrones. Hopefully Benioff, Weiss and HBO are reading this and can make all my holiday wishes come true! So here it is. All … Continue reading

HBO’s potential gripes with Thrones

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There is a poster on the Westeros forums that claims to have spoken with a producer for the pilot episode of Game of Thrones. Said producer was not too enthusiastic about the project. She had a few issues and concerns … Continue reading

The fight scenes

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Over at Westeros there is an interesting thread that poses the question of sword fighting and how it will be translated to the screen. There are a couple different schools of though, is it better to make it historically accurate … Continue reading

Casting Cersei

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This should be a fun role to play and easier to cast them some of the others. Cersei, Jaime’s twin sister, is described in the script as in her thirties with beauty that “has already become legendary.” Although it is … Continue reading

HBO picks up two more comedies

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HBO has picked up two more series, How to Make It in America and Bored to Death, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Both of the series’ received 8 episode orders. HBO did some serious holiday shopping the past two days. … Continue reading

‘Game of Thrones’ fan made trailer

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A popular tradition among fans waiting for their favorite book, comic, graphic novel, etc. to be adapted to the screen is to make fake trailers. Generally someone will just splice together shots from different movies within the same genre, slap … Continue reading

HBO picks up ‘Hung’

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HBO has ordered 10 episodes of the dark-comedy Hung, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This is the first of the dozen or so pilots considered in contention with Game of Thrones to get picked up. HBO is hung up on … Continue reading

What if HBO doesn’t pick up the series?

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Like I said in my last entry, after reading the script, I think HBO would be crazy not to pick this up. But there are always extenuating circumstances. Let’s say everyone’s worst fears are realized and HBO declines to pick … Continue reading

Winter Is Coming’s exclusive pilot script review!

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You read that right. I was able to get my hands on a copy of the script for the pilot episode of Game of Thrones. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning right now. I just read through it … Continue reading

Game of Thrones Wikipedia page

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Not sure how many of you are into Wikipedia editing, but I just created an article specifically for Game of Thrones. This was my first stab at starting a new article, so hopefully some of those who are a bit … Continue reading

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