HBO releases new In Production video focusing on Croatia
By Winter Is Coming on in Media.

HBO has just announced that the latest In Production video, this one focusing on the filming in Croatia, will air tomorrow on HBO at 4:30 PM EST/1:30 PM PST. Or you can view it now, right here!

Winter Is Coming: Looks good! Love those glimpses of Dany in her Qartheen garb. Now give me a full trailer and let’s really kick this season two promotion into high gear!

UPDATE: Ours is the Fury is posting a bunch of screencaps from the vid onto the WiCnet Tumblr.


69 Comments

  1. Ninepenny
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Croatia seems like such a good location. Can’t wait for Season 2!

  2. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Dubrovnik really is an amazing city.

  3. Dreyesbo
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Love how Weiss says he hopes to shoot there more “next year”, and the year after that.

    We hope so too!

  4. wyvernwood
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Love Croatia, although for some reason we’ve never got as far as Dubrovnik- Split was the furthest South.

    There are many other locations there that I could see being used, as well as in Slovenia (my own personal favourite place on Earth).

    So jealous of the cast and crew who found themselves there – wonder if they are looking for a pasty looking extra for the next shoot ?

  5. Mean25
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    yaaay for croatia video

  6. Filipe F.
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    The Qarth visual design is looking good.

  7. Tom Hilton
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Haven’t been to Dubrovnik since before the war; glad to see it seems to have recovered very nicely. Still one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever seen.

    I’m a little disappointed that Dany’s Qartheen dress isn’t more…um…authentic.

  8. Reverse Nielsen
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    No word yet on the air date for the first “theatrical” trailer?

  9. The Rabbit
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Have to say a few words on this thread.

    I was in Dubrovnik for the first time in my life two weeks ago – New Year s week-end precisely.
    Before that I saw thousands and thousands photos of the city, even I had a big poster on my room walls when I was a kid.
    But all of above is really nothing to the experience of walking in the shadow of these walls – it is realy amazing and massive and beautiful.
    Only thing I can compare is the sight of Pope s palace in Avignon (France).

    I can clearly see why they choose to film there. I am very glad and proud of the fact that Thrones are partly filmed in my country :)

  10. Langkard
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    I really liked Peter Dinklage’s take on Croatia. It is top on my list of places to visit one day, especially the Plitvice Lakes National Park – one of the most beautiful natural places in the world.

  11. Lina
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Makes me want to visit Croatia even more than I already do! I’m very excited, because Dubrovnik looks like such a better fit for KL than Malta. They did a great job with what they had for Season 1, but it was missing a bit of “capital city” ambience, and I think that will come through now. I’m also really glad that Croatia has been recognized as a good location. Sadly, a lot of Americans probably couldn’t even point out the country on the map, so anything, however small, that helps to change that is great news, in my opinion.

    Also LOVE LOVE LOVE Dany’s gown. It looks like watercolor paint! Glad they didn’t do the one-breasted thing and still managed to make her look like an exotic goddess. I just love Emilia more and more and more every time I see her. She is beyond beautiful.

  12. loco73
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Such a beautiful city and wonderful surroundings…wow! I’m also glad to see the actors and crew enjoying themselves in spite of their hard work! Here is hoping too, that they will be shooting there for years to come!

  13. Two Feathers
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely little VT. Why can`t we have something similar for the MGoT posts? This left me with a nice feeling . Liked the little sound track also , had a Qartheen feel to it .imo.
    Can you Croation folks tell me is this a traditional style of music in your homeland?

  14. Ante
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Two Feathers,

    No, it is not. It’s sounds eastern.

    Wow, this is the best promotion this city has ever seen. Soooo proud to live here. :D

  15. EvilPicnic
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    D.B. Weiss sure loves his Kingdom of Loathing t-shirt!

  16. darquemode
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    So awesome to have the promo material coming out fairly regularly now!!

    Amazing city and it should make for an mazing Season 2 set! Lovely video.

    I can’t decide if I want themto release everything they make or hold something back for the Season 2 BD Box Set… Last year much of the supplemental material turned up on the BD/ DVD sets… including the onDemand exclusives like Inside the Night’s Watch and Creating the Dothraki Language.

    OK I’ve decided… I want it all and I want it now! Release EVERYTHING HBO!
    Please Sirs, may I have some more?

    Edit:
    Is it worth it to upload a 1080p version tomorrow? Opinions?

  17. dizzy_34
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Cool video … but man I am jonesing for some new footage.

  18. Obsidian
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    The music sounded like an Oud to me… middle eastern..which , in our history , inspired the European Lute…

    Like the look of Dany’s dress… Dry your eyes , boys , you know it wasn’t going to happen , they’d never get that many extras who would be willing to go half bare breasted. ;)

    I’m sure HBO will find ways of making it up to you. :)

  19. Bro
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Wow, I’ve got to get myelf to Dubrovnik soon. I wonder if it would be an expensive trip…
    The best thing about this is the attention this city is getting. I can imagine tourism will increase a load thanks to GoT. I can’t be the only one who didn’t know anything of what Dubrovnik was like and didn’t particularly care. Till now.
    On the video itself, I’m loving Dany’s costumes. I’m glad the designs didn’t translate directly from the books.
    P.S Also loving Weiss’ t-shirt. I want me one!

  20. Ours is the Fury
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Ooooh what a nice treat to come home to, after the first rainy day of the new semester!

    I’m scampering off now to screencap the bejesus out of this.

  21. loco73
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    I know this is off topic, but what do people think about the new David Milch/Michael Mann HBO series “Luck”…I got to say that the trailers look pretty enticing and the cast, wow…Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, plus Michael Gambon and Joan Allen as guest stars….that is some heavy weight stuff…

    I’m not usually that interested in horse racing, but this show is sure to take that world and turn it on its head….I’ll give it a try…

  22. darquemode
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    loco73,

    I have had the first episode for a while and am going to watch it this week I think. I was trying to wait until it aired , but I have high levels of desire to see it and low levels of willpoer. XD

    From what I have heard it is very well done, but very confusing to some people. A lot of horse racing jargon and race track terms are glossed over and not explained. I’m not sure how confusing that would be, but I can see the potential for non-race fans getting lost.

    That cast is just brilliant though! I do not see how it could go wrong….

  23. Hear Me Roar
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury,

    Looking forward to the results!

  24. RitariKnight
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    So, Alan Taylor is now a Co-Executive Producer on the show as well as director for four episodes (which we already knew)? Anybody know of any other changes/additions to the producer team? I know Ralph Vicinanza died, so he’s out, of course.

  25. Fran Dresher
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Heres a new little interview wit GRRM where he talks about season 2 briefly.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/game-thrones-george-rr-martin-282699?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

  26. XenkanMonk
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    It looks beautiful! I want more! I love their awe for the setting, for all the settings actually. They really did their homework for scouting locations.

    The only disappointment is it looks like they are making Qarth to be the same racial hodgepodge that the Drothaki were, instead of cohesive like Westeros.

  27. Fran Dresher
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    So both breasts are concealed :( hahaha jk looks like its gonna be awesome

  28. Two Feathers
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury: I’m scampering off now to screencap the bejesus out of this.

    Ours is the Fury

    LOL!!

  29. Two Feathers
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Bro: Wow, I’ve got to get myelf to Dubrovnik soon. I wonder if it would be an expensive trip…

    DuBROvnik looks beautifull and all, but you should take that trip around Ireland first. Castles,stone circles, mountains, deserted beaches and GOT locations. Its all here, and you know the language.
    Did you get down to HMV to get the promo dvd of the first episode yet? Picked mine up yesterday, bargin at £1.99.

  30. Jure Maleš
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Last year, Martin commented that he loved Dubrovnik and it reminded him of Minas Tirith
    http://youtu.be/EoGyEVQWrI8

  31. FacelessMan
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Love the location. Absolutely gorgeous. Still, I have to wonder if going to look too different from season 1 King’s Landing. I’m sure with the cgi it should look fine, though.

    Can’t wait to see more.

  32. Ours is the Fury
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    The only disappointment is it looks like they are making Qarth to be the same racial hodgepodge that the Drothaki were, instead of cohesive like Westeros.

    Why is it disappointing that Qarth is a multiracial society? Westeros is an island continent and bound to be more homogenous. Essos is much larger, and it makes perfect sense for large cities like Qarth to be a mix of skin colors. It actually makes a lot more sense than for everyone to be the same color.

  33. Lalannister
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Emilia looks incredible!

    Still confused about Sandor wearing his old armor again… Sansa will need a cloak!

  34. darquemode
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury,

    Especially considering it as a major trading hub of GRRM’s world. Historically speaking trade and commerce hubs like that are more multi-cultural than just about any other location.

  35. XenkanMonk
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury:

    Why is it disappointing that Qarth is a multiracial society? Westeros is an island continent and bound to be more homogenous. Essos is much larger, and it makes perfect sense for large cities like Qarth to be a mix of skin colors. It actually makes a lot more sense than for everyone to be the same color.

    It’s a little hard to tell since GRRM infuriatingly doesn’t have a scale on his map. But given the variation of climate on Westeros, and that its planet is supposed to be larger than Earth, it is more than large enough to be a continent and not an island. It has to be at least be as north-south long as Asia. Essos’s north-south is only half as high as the Seven Kingdoms.

    Anyways, I agree with you that a port being muli-racial does make perfect sense, but we don’t see that in King’s Landing. It’s very white, even though there ought to more people from many foreign places given how much trading and commerce goes on there. So if King’s Landing isn’t multiracial, why should Qarth be? Or at least Qarth should maybe be 80% or so racially homogenous with the local’s race, and 20% travelers from other lands. I was hoping that because of XXD’s casting they would be predominately black, with maybe only a few others.

    It just seems to be double-sided. Anywhere that ought to have people of colour still has loads of white people and is treated like a mix, whereas a white place is painted nearly completely white. Of course the source material is problematic but they could have fixed that.

    Oh well, at least we can be pleased with the upper symmetry of Dany’s dresseres :)

  36. epic-itty
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    XenkanMonk:

    Of course the source material is problematic but they could have fixed that.

    I love it that you try to make sense of selective topics in this fantasy world but you are fine with dragons and zombies. What a fine imagination!

  37. Ours is the Fury
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Westeros is long, north to south, but Essos is a whole lot wider. Westeros is comparable to Europe in that sense, and Essos is like Asia.
    King’s Landing does have people of different skin colors. They’ve mentioned several, and have never discussed in detail the racial makeup of the continent. You can’t assume the default for every random crowd of people is white. Assuming that white skin is the default anywhere is a mistake.
    And say King’s Landing isn’t especially multiracial…there’s no reason why Qarth couldn’t be. Why do all big cities have to have the same mix? There is no logic to that.

  38. Dreamlife
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    I am so jealous of Emilia Clarke: those gowns are gorgeous. I especially love the sea green one. PS: Emilia looks beautiful as always.

    The extras have some beautiful dresses as well. Love the yellow one.

    Croatia is definitely on my list of places to visit. It looks so lovely.

    I smiled at the mention of shooting there longer next year and the year after. Here’s hoping!

    Edit: I didn’t catch Sophie there at the beginning the first time. Good to see her, though I feel bad about what she has to go through this season.

  39. Abyss
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Off-Topic:
    There is a new long article about the GoT RPG. Unfortunately it’s all in german and not that easy to translate…
    The most interesting info for me is that you don’t chose between the two chars. You will playthem both as a team! There are other spoiler in the article, so stay away if you don’t want to be spoiled!

  40. Bro
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Two Feathers: DuBROvniklooks beautifull and all, but you should take that trip around Ireland first. Castles,stone circles, mountains, deserted beaches and GOT locations. Its all here, and you know the language.

    Er, I know the native language too cause I live in Ireland! Though I must admit I haven’t seen as much of my own country as I’d like to. But Kerry is gorgeous and of course Cork. I’ve heard Wicklow has spectacular scenery too. Ooh and Sligo! Hell, the whole country is just amazing! And I’m making a point of visiting castles around the Midlands at the mo. Will try visit the nooks and crannys in the summer. Good job on promoting Ireland though!
    DuBROvnik, he he, I like it! :L

  41. Thiago Slash
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    darquemode:
    loco73,

    From what I have heard it is very well done, but very confusing to some people. A lot of horse racing jargon and race track terms are glossed over and not explained. I’m not sure how confusing that would be, but I can see the potential for non-race fans getting lost.

    That cast is just brilliant though! I do not see how it could go wrong….

    I’ve watched it too, and found it amazing! The only negative thing so far is, like you said, the horseracing jargons. I have absolutely no idea what they mean, haha
    but as for the rest, the casting, the directing, the shooting (horserace scenes are a spectacle) are all great! really worth the effort ^^

    And, on a topic related note: awesome costumes for Quarth!

  42. Petar
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    A few ppl asked what kind of music is from that part I guess these four would be a good selection:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilcLoDrFtTg
    and
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqyI_4zgox8
    and
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCk35IjyY_c
    and a classic piece from the times of the Republic of Dubrovnik
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcpt56x3EzA

  43. Andrew
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    When do you think we will get a new trailer for season 2? At this point last year we had a few trailers…Still impressed with what I am seeing though!

  44. darquemode
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Thiago Slash,

    Here is a handy supplement from Vulture.com for you or anyone that does not know the Horse race track terms.
    http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/12/handy-guide-to-understanding-hbos-luck.html

    I grew up with a dad who was a gambling addict… one of the few benefits to his addiction is I now do not need to look up stuff like this! XD

  45. Thiago Slash
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    darquemode: I grew up with a dad who was a gambling addict… one of the few benefits to his addiction is I now do not need to look up stuff like this! XD

    I may go to hell for laughing so hard at this. sorry XP

    and thanks! that helps a lot, indeed. and it’s pretty funny hahaha
    “Plus, Leon is a “bug boy,” or an apprentice jockey. He should just be quiet.”

  46. darquemode
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Petar,

    Thanks for this!

    I love Cello and world beat or various ethnic folk music so this will inspire me to look for some new music!! I like that Ana Rucner and will look into her music for sure.

    I thought the scoring reminded me some of Dhafer Youssef’s music I’ve heard. He’s a Tunisian Jazz artis and Avante music performer tha ranges from more Indian Folk to Nordic music to World Jazz.

    Two selections I like, one a more traditional piece with vocals and the otehr more modern Jazz instrumental.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeK38b3jDZk&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-zeiYvAOLE

  47. darquemode
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Andrew,

    I would guess the earliest might be January 26 when HBO starts re-airing the series on every Thursday night. or January 29 before or after the Luck premiere.

    I don’t have Winter’s or Hear Me Roar’s or Ours is the Fury’s sources though…. just a guess.

  48. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury: Why is it disappointing that Qarth is a multiracial society? Westeros is an island continent and bound to be more homogenous. Essos is much larger, and it makes perfect sense for large cities like Qarth to be a mix of skin colors. It actually makes a lot more sense than for everyone to be the same color.

    I totally agree, and can’t understand the criticism, quite frankly.

    I will give two examples from history (but there are many, many more if anyone cares to research the topic further):

    During the Middle Ages, the port of Baku on the Silk Road was one of the most diverse cities in the world. About 90% of the city was non-Azeri during that time (i.e. the native ethnicity to that region), because it was one of the most active trading hubs in the world. Trading hubs are inherently cosmopolitan, by virtue of international trade (hence “trading hub”).

    Similarly, the Huns (a nomadic horse people) were a confederation of many different ethnicities; Turks, Germans, Slavs, Iranians, Baltic peoples, Pontic peoples, Caucasians, etc… This is because they were nomadic, and were constantly mixing with the peoples they encountered. Granted, the ruling hierarchy was almost exclusively Turkic (although many German and Iranian vassals held considerable sway as well), but all different peoples were incorporated into the Empire, and were afforded citizenship (or its equivalent within the Hunnic world). They were much more cosmopolitan than many sedentary civilizations at the time, because they had to be.

    So, if Qarth and the Dothraki are supposed to be anything like Baku and the Huns, then the casting for GoT has been right on the mark.

    Conversely, in post-Roman Britain, the first record of a black person living in London was in 1593 (a West-African man named Cornelius). Roman Britain was likely much more diverse, but that diversity largely disappeared with them. The first non-white-Europeans to arrive in England post Roman Era were likely the Romanichals (i.e. Gypsies), who probably arrived in around the same time as Cornelius (or perhaps a century or so prior to that).

    But in any case, there is historical precedence for homogenous and non-homogenous societies. One of the reasons Europeans were historically racist was because many of them came from homogenous societies. The Spanish and the Portuguese, however, came from one of the more diverse European populations in Iberia, and tended to be much less racist than their English, or French, or German, counterparts (Iberian settlers intermixed with the Native-American populations to a far greater degree than Northern European settlers ever did, for example). So, it’s not as if homogenous societies are superior to non-homogenous societies. Quite the opposite, actually. That’s why it’s difficult for me to understand why portraying the Dothraki and Qartheens as diverse is a bad thing.

  49. Brock Russell
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    dizzy_34,

    Glad to know someone else is “Jonesing.”

  50. Lex
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 1:49 am | Permalink

    I haven’t even watched this yet, nor am I feeling any particular urge to do so. What’s happening to me?!?

  51. More Rice Cooks
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    I didn’t know Alan Taylor directed 4 episodes for this season; I thought he directed 2. Very good news. Also it’s good to see he’s an executive producer now as well.

    What a beautiful city. This is definitely an upgrade over Malta, which looked more like Dorne to me. That’s not a criticism, Malta is beautiful but oh man Croatia looks perfect.

  52. Reverse Nielsen
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 4:13 am | Permalink

    Varamyr Fourskins,

    It’s all about the source material, Varamyr. GRRM described the Dothraki as a homogenous ethnic group, so it would have been nice if that’d been reflected in the show. As far as the slaver / trade cities go; yes, they should certainly be a mish-mash of ethnicities.

  53. XenkanMonk
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    epic-itty: I love it that you try to make sense of selective topics in this fantasy world but you are fine with dragons and zombies. What a fine imagination!

    More the other way around. Fantasy fans are more accepting of dragons and zombies than they are of people of colour.

    Ours is the Fury: Westeros is long, north to south, but Essos is a whole lot wider. Westeros is comparable to Europe in that sense, and Essos is like Asia.

    Either way Westeros is freaking huge, huge enough that it is more understandable that it is less uniform than we have seen on the show.

    Ours is the Fury: King’s Landing does have people of different skin colors. They’ve mentioned several, and have never discussed in detail the racial makeup of the continent. You can’t assume the default for every random crowd of people is white. Assuming that white skin is the default anywhere is a mistake.

    I wasn’t assuming white=default. I was going by the show, in which if you look at the crowds they are lily white.

    Ours is the Fury: And say King’s Landing isn’t especially multiracial…there’s no reason why Qarth couldn’t be. Why do all big cities have to have the same mix? There is no logic to that.

    Varamyr Fourskins: But in any case, there is historical precedence for homogenous and non-homogenous societies.

    That was not what I was arguing per say. Of course hypothetically we could argue until we are blue in the face why one should be more diverse than the other. One reason why King’s Landing should be more diverse? It faces a narrower passage between its next continent on a much larger coast. Essos is several times closer to Westeros than Southros is to Essos. On the other hand, Qarth is on Essos which is more diverse than Westeros. And so on. It can go either way.

    What I’m arguing instead is why the production team made the choices they made. We have seen many white settings, and two PoC settings. In the case of every white location they have kept a critical mass of white people. It’s very clearly white. In the two PoC settings there is no critical mass of PoCs or any single race. It’s a jumble, no cohesion, a bunch of this here, that there. It is not given the same treatment as the white locations. I’m saying it would be nice for a change to have a clearly uniform, PoC fantasy society for once. It’s not like there are many (or any?) in MSM.

    I hope that clears things up.

  54. HouseLark
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 5:11 am | Permalink

    XenkanMonk: What I’m arguing instead is why the production team made the choices they made. We have seen many white settings, and two PoC settings. In the case of every white location they have kept a critical mass of white people. It’s very clearly white. In the two PoC settings there is no critical mass of PoCs or any single race. It’s a jumble, no cohesion, a bunch of this here, that there. It is not given the same treatment as the white locations. I’m saying it would be nice for a change to have a clearly uniform, PoC fantasy society for once. It’s not like there are many (or any?) in MSM.

    A lot of this is just due to practicality. They were filming in Croatia which isn’t a particularly racially diverse country (depending on how you define that, there are a number of different ethnic groups). The producers put out a call for extras from the local populace which is overwhelmingly white. I suppose they could have paid people to travel to participate, but would any TV production do that for extras? Stars or main characters, for sure, but not extras. If it helps, you’ll probably gt a lot of Mediterranean, olive-skinned extras rather than the pasty white extras you get when filming in Northern Ireland.

    I think the producers have done a decent job, and incurred the wrath of some moronic ASOIAF fans, by adopting something like colour-blind casting. I never imagined Xaro Xhoan or Salladhor Saan as black but I’m happy for them to be played by black actors in Season 2.

  55. MARK
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    so… umm…. i dont understand.. why are both of Dany’s breasts covered? this deviation from the book is unacceptable and certainly outrageous.

  56. Zetterberg40
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    Thats why I spend every other holiday in Croatia. A lovely country

  57. Josh Atreides
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    MARK,

    Because something that works on paper doesn’t necessarily work on film. It’s not like it alters the storyline in any fundamental way.

  58. Tyrion4Lyfe
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    Tom Hilton:

    I’m a little disappointed that Dany’s Qartheen dress isn’t more…um…authentic.

    I think it would have detracted too much from the actual storyline if all of the women wore Quartheen dress.

  59. Ours is the Fury
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    XenkanMonk,

    That does actually clear things up quite a bit, thank you. I understand what you’re saying now. It would be nice to see a society on the show that is predominantly POC. I agree with the others that practicality is the main reason we’re seeing mixed-race Dothraki and Qartheen people. Martin did present Dothraki as being more homogenous than the show does. I interpreted that as being because they’re a traveling people with almost no permanent cities. Since they’re warlike, and keep slaves, it makes sense we would have different skin colors eventually. But I wouldn’t have minded if the show had filmed in a place with more dark-skinned extras available, and stayed true to ASOIAF in that sense.

  60. Epic Googlem
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    XenkanMonk: More the other way around. Fantasy fans are more accepting of dragons and zombies than they are of people of colour.

    Interesting stereotype, I think I hadn’t heard that one before. I also don’t think very highly of fantasy fans in general, so no arguments here.

  61. Two Feathers
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Bro: Er, I know the native language too cause I live in Ireland

    Er, I know. Sorry, another attempt at humour has crashed and burned……….:)

  62. andrea
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Varamyr Fourskins: (Iberian settlers intermixed with the Native-American populations to a far greater degree than Northern European settlers ever did, for example

    wow, I’m impressed. It´s true! The result of that mix were the “gauchos”. And then, with European and Middle East immigrants, (19/20 th century), there is another great mix that results in …well, us. Although our cities are not as dirty as KL or as sophisticated as Qarth.

    Varamyr Fourskins: So, it’s not as if homogenous societies are superior to non-homogenous societies. Quite the opposite, actually.

    Amen. But I have to say that, after a few years, we become very similar. There are very few communities that preserve their customs and the majority are indigenous .

  63. darquemode
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury,

    If you want any screencaps for larger wallpapers or desktops etc I uploaded a 1080p version here.

    http://youtu.be/lt9f-ty5IWk

    I think this year I might try to post every BTS video shown on HBO (that I see) or available onDemand on HBO in 1080p. I’m sure that there must be some other quality snobs out there other than myself… I hope. XD

  64. littlejanet
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    Xencan Monk,

    I do hope that in season 4, when Samwell and Gilly catch a ride with the summer islanders we’ll get to meet a group of “PoC”, as you say.

  65. FancySansa
    Posted January 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Now I’m feeling bad for Kit Harington and all the rest who are over in Iceland.
    Everyone is this video is all “There’s sparkling clear waters, bright sunlight, captivating history written on the walls of the architecture….”
    And the Iceland video: “It’s a nice landscape, and….it’s really cold. And sometimes wet. It’s also pretty cold.”
    Well either way I’m sure everyone’s having fun just being able to be a part of the filming.

  66. Tilda
    Posted February 6, 2012 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    I’m so glad the crew enjoyed filming in my homeland. I have a lot of friends in Dubrovnik, and I consider myself very lucky that I can visit this beautiful town anytime I wish to. I don’t know if any of the production people read our comments but there are many other beautiful locations along Croatian Adriatic coast…I urge you to consider other locations such as Diocletian’s palace in Split or the Old city of my hometown Zadar . I’ve travelled a great deal, and I assure you… you will not be disappointed with what you’ll find. Also I have a great wish to be an extra on the set…so please, do come back to Croatia ;)

  67. Pepi
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 2:53 am | Permalink

    BTW… I know we have moved up to Iceland by now… but just a thing I noticed in this video. I was afraid, that they have reduced Tyrion’s army to only Bronn for season 2. I noticed some hill tribes this time and I gotta say I’m really, really glad. 1:25. I think it’s Timett. :D


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