Day 23: Filming continues in NI, peep these new pics from the set
By Winter Is Coming on in Filming.

Filming continues in Northern Ireland. Locations used so far include Tollymore Forest, Quoile River and Shane’s Castle. According to IFTN, Linen Mills Studio has seen increased usage this season as well. This studio was first used last season and it seems that it was a success as the studio has expanded this year, with Game of Thrones set to occupy that expansion starting next month.

Spotted down at Linen Mills is the boat that was used last season for Theon’s arrival in Pyke and the Battle of the Blackwater, only this time a dragon head has been added to the prow of the ship, according to Twitterer @Jiggy_LFC. He provides photographic evidence, although the dragon head is partially covered by a tarp in this shot.

Lastly, Wyvernwood provides some new photos from the Quoile River set. The dock has now been painted Tully red and the boat has gained a passenger. Filming should begin there in the coming days, if it hasn’t started already.

Winter Is Coming: Glad to see that this show is such a huge success that it has prompted the expansion of not one, but two, Northern Ireland studios (the Paint Hall finished up an expansion earlier this year). Hopefully these studios will remain in use for many years to come!


93 Comments

  1. OmHaj
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    First ?

  2. Ren Snow
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Hoster’s funeral boat?

  3. The Queen's Hand
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Yeah the Tully dock is probably for Hoster’s funeral I would think the dragon boat will be one of the Ships send for Daenarys,

  4. angel
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Erin go bragh!!

    Very happy to see production photos, cannot wait to hear the rest of the casting news!

  5. lovesduncan
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    The Riverrun set looks absolutely beautiful. Can’t wait to meet Edmure and the Blackfish.

  6. serum
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    wicked excited to see some photos! keep em coming!

  7. Kelly
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Filming at the Quoile has been going on since last Friday. Think they are still there.

  8. Baramos
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Yeah I figured the dragon boat will be for Daenarys also (is that really a spoiler? At the end of last season Dany goes “IS THIS ENOUGH TO BUY ME A SHIP” and Jorah goes, “A small one” so this was basically confirmed even for people who don’t read the books).

  9. Direhound
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    I imagine the still of the person lying down on the boat confirms that we will get Hoster’s send away? If they do it right it’s one of my favorite scenes in the series.

  10. MRR
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    There’s a very slim chance the dragon boat could be for Euron’s arrival at Pyke, since his ploy at the Kingsmoot also revolves around dragons, but I think that’s highly unlikely.

  11. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Im thinking the dragon boat is the one sent by Illyrio carrying none other than the mighty Arstan Whitebeard.

  12. Direhound
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think we’ll see a king’s moot or queen’s moot this season. Dragon boat has got to be for Dany which makes me nervous we might not get Belwas. He could be another Jojen/Meera setup where we meet him later but him and Arstan make such a cute pair.

  13. MRR
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Direhound: You should probably spoiler-mark “king’s moot” too, since that’s something non-readers would have absolutely no idea about.

    And no, the moot wouldn’t be this season, but his arrival could be.

  14. Tolgeros
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Why in seven hells would you guys think a kingsmoot would be even remotely possible this early???

  15. WildSeed
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    MRR:
    There’s a very slim chance the dragon boat could be for Euron’s arrival at Pyke, since his ploy at the Kingsmoot also revolves around dragons, but I think that’s highly unlikely.

    That was my immediate thought too but it’s too early to introduce. Benioff & Weiss
    will have us guessing on that one. In the past (?) filming went on to include upcoming
    scenes that may be later in the season or to include in the following. Either for cost
    saving measures or short sighted vision this is not generally done anymore. Many
    years ago with high hopes some series were filmed well in advance only to have the
    show cancelled for poor viewership or ratings. I hope that GoT season 4 and 5 get the
    nod from HBO in due time. It’s embarrassing that worst ones have been approved. RIP
    “Luck” and Nick Nolte’s comeback dreams.

  16. WildSeed
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror:
    Im thinking the dragon boat is the one sent by Illyrio carrying none other than the mighty Arstan Whitebeard.

    Hmm…possible maybe. Wonder if WiC is correct though.

  17. Direhound
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    MRR,

    I was thinking that the term was generic enough that it wouldn’t mean anything to nonreaders. You can take a guess why I spoiler text’d the other term though.

  18. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    With the story being where it is, it’s the only explanation that makes sense to me. It’s too early for the kingsmoot and I can’t for the life of me see Dany commanding the Dothraki to carve a head like that nor see a Dothraki screamer being able to do that.

  19. Shar
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful country, uh more photos please.

  20. MRR
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    Tolgeros,

    Uh, nobody is thinking that? In the chronology of the books, however, Euron arrives in Pyke at some point during the events of A Storm of Swords, so it’s possible that his character will be introduced. Perhaps not likely, but possible.

    Again, when I initially posted it, I noted that it was incredibly unlikely. Speculation isn’t just about making 100% accurate predictions, though, it’s also about having some fun by tossing ideas around. It might make sense for them to want to introduce some of the other Greyjoy family members earlier so that we have a better sense of who they are and why they’re all fighting by the time the Kingsmoot actually happens.

    Direhound,

    Regardless of gender, the term implies that “significant things are going to be happening with royalty somewhere,” and that may be more than some book readers want to know. Better safe than sorry, I figure. Non-readers have a terribly difficult time avoiding spoilers, so I try to make things as easy for them as possible.

  21. MRR
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror:
    WildSeed,

    I can’t for the life of me see Dany commanding the Dothraki to carve a head like that nor see a Dothraki screamer being able to do that.

    We don’t really know what the situation will be like in Qarth at all. It’s not as if the city is devoid of people now that none of the Thirteen remain – Dany’s comments indicate that they’d be buying a boat, not just taking one – so it stands to reason that there would be several Qartheen craftsman around who might do that kind of work for her.

  22. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    MRR,

    I suppose but on a lighter note looking at Dany’s story arc from season 2 does it really seem to you like Quarth has other people besides the 13 and their servants? lol!

  23. WildSeed
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    The red herring is the ” dragon head”, maybe we’re missing something to base our
    suspicions on or maybe not. Dragons were ruled by the Targaryeons but not unique
    to the world. I hope there’s no stretching out the ” horn” and other theories, I got
    pretty exhausted waiting for something to develop until the priest traveling with
    Vic appeared. Anyway, nothing quite makes sense right now so all guesses are a
    possible maybe. The pictures that WiC noted here are really exciting to see though…

  24. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    Sheesh bud spoiler tags, someone is going kill you (check above discussion).
    true but speculation is alot of fun. Plus I want my Arstan and I want him now!

  25. WildSeed
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    MRR: We don’t really know what the situation will be like in Qarth at all. It’s not as if the city is devoid of people now that none of the Thirteen remain – Dany’s comments indicate that they’d be buying a boat, not just taking one – so it stands to reason that there would be several Qartheen craftsman around who might do that kind of work for her.

    I see your point yet GoT Qarth scenes were beautiful and vague. Not much was observed
    beyond that soiree that entertained Khaleesi and appears to be ended as Danerys and
    her entourage firmly shut the door behind them as they left. Qarth is gone but other
    nearby cities remain so we’ll see. As I reminded Aegon the Conquerer, dragons were
    perhaps ruled by the Targaryeons but not unique to the rest of the world . Far fetched
    would be Targaryeon supporters in Westeros but that notion is probably way off so….
    enter red herring to keep us happy at speculating :D

  26. WildSeed
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror:
    WildSeed,

    Sheesh bud spoiler tags, someone is going kill you (check above discussion).
    true but speculation is alot of fun. Plus I want my Arstan and I want him now!

    I didn’t say much plus I deliberately abbreviated that guy’s name and omitted the priest’s
    entirely. I’m anxious too for something more too. Do you get that new HBO programme
    ” Newsroom” ? it’s very thought provoking.

  27. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    Bud we dont get HBO here, the programmes i really wanna watch like GoT, walking dead of How I met your Mother I watch over the internet rather than wait for it. So no, never heard of it, what’s it about.

  28. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    I’d like to give a shout-out to D&D for finally busting the trout out.

    If only Hoster could’ve lived to see it…

  29. MRR
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    I’d echo the need for spoiler tags. Is “better safe than sorry” really that difficult a concept? :S

  30. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Just noticed the new countdown clock… Boy, is that depressing. 200+ days… Jesus Christ.

    I remember driving home cross-country back to LA several years ago, and at about the halfway point (I think it was somewhere outside of Amarillo, TX), there’s a random sign in the middle of nowhere that says “Los Angeles: 1050 mi” (or something like that), and I actually found it to be much more disheartening than reassuring (I’m a glass-is-half-empty kind of guy, I guess).

    But, holy shit, 243 days is a long frickin’ time. What are we going to do until then? GRRM should at least give us another Dunk & Egg between now and then to ease the pain a bit. It might only serve as methadone to ASOIAF’s pure, uncut, white China heroin, but at least it would be something.

  31. Watson
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Varamyr Fourskins,

    There is a Dunk&Egg story coming soon, but I don’t think a release date has been set.

  32. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    Watson,

    It aught to be out before the end of the year. Then again we all know better than to trust GRRM and deadlines. He mustve been a nightmare student when he was in college.

  33. WildSeed
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror:
    WildSeed,

    Bud we dont get HBO here, the programmes i really wanna watch like GoT, walking dead of How I met your Mother I watch over the internet rather than wait for it. So no, never heard of it, what’s it about.

    It’s about a Global News show based in the USA. The premise is that News has become
    silly and unbalanced with it’s mandate not to inform the public but seek entertainment
    and ratings for popularity. The lead actors are Emily Mortimer, Jeff Daniels , Dev Patel
    and a great supporting cast. You must watch this, at least the first episode !!!! It is not
    boring. This is intelligent with much wit and real ass life stuff including how the US
    is perceived by the rest of the world. My personal favorite is exposing ” religious”
    or ” political ” zealots and the real life footage to indicate their one sided POV or
    ” doctrines”. I just could not watch TrueBlood anymore so this show is my sunday
    go to. Do you get “the Jon Stewart show”? My neighbour ( Zola) grew up in Cape
    Town and said to say hullo.

  34. WildSeed
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Watson,

    That’s music to my ears.

  35. OldGran
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    I can’t watch True Blood anymore either, but I have found a new program on direcTV Aud channel called Hit&Miss with Chloe Sevigney. She was one of the wives on Big Love. It’s about a transgender hit-man (person) who has to take responsibility of her 11 year old son and his siblings when her former girlfriend dies of cancer. (she is the 11 year old’s bio dad) It’s really well done. Mo Ryan has a review of it online.

  36. WildSeed
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    OldGran,

    Sounds interesting but I don’t believe it’s on the “cable” lineup. I’ll look it up.
    Where’s darquemode when you need him…?

    Add: I found it on a web search. I do receive BBC America but so far not BB Sky Network.

  37. Jess
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    woah, the double-fish carvings look AWESOME!!! can’t wait for more reporting!

  38. patchy face
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Jess,

    Yeah – I also like the still guy in the boat…

  39. LordStarkington
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Personally, I think “The Newsroom” is generally not that good (inconsistent writing, too preachy, poor treatment of MacKenzie and Maggie as characters – Maggie in particular is basically written to be hopelessly unprofessional and incompetent, unnecessary and poorly written romance subplots, etc.). It has some good ideas and occasionally does some good work (and I’ll always enjoy seeing a drunk Sam Waterson), but I don’t find it particularly compelling or well-written like I did The West Wing.

    I don’t know, I guess it’s hard to see a lot of the validity in the underlying point the show is making when the mainstream news have been increasingly marginalized in real life and things like blogs, twitter and the internet in general have already been doing their part to counter many of these negative aspects.

  40. Ceci
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Who is this Wyvernwood that gets those set photos? I loved them all.

  41. Superdeluxe
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    Any ideas about when mance might get mentioned? I like fully integrated geeks suggestion of dominic west

  42. patchy face
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    Superdeluxe,

    No no- Hugh Laurie!

  43. WildSeed
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:31 am | Permalink

    LordStarkington:
    Personally, I think “The Newsroom” is generally not that good (inconsistent writing, too preachy, poor treatment of MacKenzie and Maggie as characters – Maggie in particular is basically written to be hopelessly unprofessional and incompetent, unnecessary and poorly written romance subplots, etc.).It has some good ideas and occasionally does some good work (and I’ll always enjoy seeing a drunk Sam Waterson), but I don’t find it particularly compelling or well-written like I did The West Wing.

    I don’t know, I guess it’s hard to see a lot of the validity in the underlying point the show is making when the mainstream news have been increasingly marginalized in real life and things like blogs, twitter and the internet in general have already been doing their part to counter many of these negative aspects.

    I see your point. I hate the emotional stuff as many shows write in to please the loud
    minority of viewers, but it’s a small tradeoff in exchange for great ideas expressed. I
    do not agree with it being preachy however, it’s refreshing to listen to the exchanges
    between the cast and fictional political and religious characters. Much of those
    exchanges are fact based and expose the hypocrites on both sides of the spectrum.
    As for the personalities of the fake news staffers, my neighbour grants that her local
    news station operates in a similar dysfunctional way. It appears to be balanced and
    that’s not always pretty or what’s taught in college. Sorkin was interviewed by Stephen
    Colbert ( fake political pundit ) and did not impress me at all, it’s a good thing that in
    creating a series the product depends on a group of talented people. Sam Watterson
    was the reason why Newsroom was on my radar at all, then I learned of Jane Fonda
    and Jeff Daniels on the ticket. I only knew of Emily Mortimer from her wonderful
    voice lent to ” Howl’s Moving Castle”, a Miyazaki film. I missed out on viewing the
    ” West Wing”, I heard it was a superb show with actor Martin Sheen.
    And yes online blogs and online news have picked up the slack where some print
    and TV media have left off but there remains a significant % of the populace that
    does not subscribe to such. Many cannot afford computers.

  44. LordDavos12
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:34 am | Permalink

    Never been so excited to see fish heads…they look great!

  45. Lexyvil
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    It makes me so glad to see the Tully banners.

  46. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    Yes we do, but I’m not such a big fan of John Steward, I much prefer the Colbert Report, watch him quite often. I dunno John is just one of those people that I instantly disliked without any reason (do you get that sometimes).
    Souns intresting, I’ll look for it some or other time.

  47. Joshua Taylor
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    As a Sorkin fan I too am disappointed with the Newsroom. It highlights Sorkin’s faults as a writer for me. Mainly his portrayal of women. He can’t see them as rational people, ergo he goes to out of his way to make them flawed and they end up emotional messes. Emily Mortimer is one of the most talented woman in the industry, see any of her work for Neil Labute, her portrayal of Cat Ridgley in Elizabeth, her comedic prowess in 3o Rock and My Idiot Brother. And here a potentially strong female character that she deserves to play is reduced to a hot mess. And not to undermine my argument or my defense of Mortimer she has a very sensual presence that creeps up on you. I would love to see her on Game of Thrones. In Sorkin’s defense he may be following an agenda already predetermined by the industry. Look no further than Game of Thrones with how they are handling Catelyn Stark’s character. As great as Michelle Fairley is, she is a far cry fron Martin’s vision.

    As for the Newsroom, if you want a real look into journalism look no further than the masterful Network by Sidney Lumet and the unappreciated Good Night and Good Luck by George Clooney which also features Jeff Daniels.

  48. Macha
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,
    Agreed on everything, including your suggestions. Although Sorkin’s portrayal of women in the Newsroom doesn’t bother me as much, it pains me to say Emily Mortimer’s acting is all over the place IMO, and I love her as an actress. Sadly, the romantic sub-plots are badly handled and come off as cheesy an unnecessary most of the time. However, there are some good moments and some excellent bits of dialogue, especially in the earlier episodes, and I love the ethical issues the show touches upon, especially since they feel so terribly familiar.

  49. Zack
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    And check out The Adjustment Bureau. It has its weaknesses in the story department but it works nonetheless largely because of the chemistry between the leads. Mortimer is definitely one of the sexiest and most capable actresses working, in my view.

    I think you’re exactly right re: The Newsroom, sadly.

  50. He Who Slithers
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    LordStarkington,

    I’ll go one step further, I think Newsroom is a horrendous mess. Awful. Terrible. We were really excited to watch Newsroom and thought the initial show as OK, but it has devolved into an embarrassment. In the ultimate act of dissing the show, we cancelled its season pass on TIVO. If HBO doesn’t cancel this show, they might as well re-start Luck as a series.

    As far as the dragon-headed boat is concerned… for conversation’s sake, maybe the Lyseni ship that finds Davos after the battle of Blackwater? Eh?

    Or they will do some more fancy CGI and make this one ship into three for Dany’s voyage to Pentos, thanks to Illyrio?

  51. darquemode
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Fish head. Fish heads. Roly poly fish heads….

    Love the Tully trout!
    Not sure about the dragon boat either…. Too early to be filming Dany elements I owuld think, but maybe they are just in a construction phase right now…..

    I would think we will not see the King’s Moot this season although technically if D&D do the RW this year we should also get Balon’s death and the start of the King’s Moot if I recall. I guess they could eaily push that back though…..

  52. darquemode
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    What, huh? XD
    Been busy lately so not psoting as much I guess…..

    Looks like you looked up and foudn what you needed… I like Hit & Miss too. IT is a quality drama and very different from anything else on TV. Although it is quite disturbing at times honestly.

    Chloe Sivigny may be the most daring actress in the world!
    The roles she takes on are so much more edgy than anyone else.

  53. Macha
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    He Who Slithers,

    You brought up an interesting point re: Davos and where we’ll find him at the beginning of S3. Just last night I was reading his first chapter from ASoS and was wondering if they’ll show the moment he’s saved from the island or simply fast-forward a bit. The reason I’m not so sure is because we’ve already seen Stannis back on Dragonstone, and from what I remember, Davos only spent a few days on that island before being rescued, so these two moments are happening at roughtly the same time, I’d say. I don’t remember what happens to Davos right after his rescue (I have yet to re-read that part) but I think there’s a strong possibility we won’t see him on the island at all.

  54. He Who Slithers
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Macha,

    Ah, so true about Stannis back on D-Stone… and Davos’ short time stranded. True, true.

    It does make one wonder, given what you wrote, how D&D will handle Davos then. If memory serves they said, or inferred/implied, that they wouldn’t do any flashbacks in the series. So, I would assume that they either show the rescue, or somehow just gloss over the fact that Davos kind of disappeared during the Battle of Blackwater. Well, I guess there would be other ways to handle it. But, still, it’s a headscratcher.

  55. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    He Who Slithers,

    Would be horrible if they just kind off skipped over it. Way to go to confuse non-readers, “hey didn’t that guy get blown to shit along with his son?”

  56. Joshua Taylor
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    Zack,

    Re: Adjustment Bureau. Emily Mortimer is awesome, but I think you are referring to Emily Blunt who has been my favourite actress since I saw that terrible Empire mini-series that ABC made years ago. John Krasinski is a lucky SOB. He gets Jenna Fischer for his TV wife and Emily Blunt as his real wife.

  57. Zack
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    :D

    My bad! I wonder how often I confuse them. That’s really weird that I made that mistake.

    I know she was in Trans-siberian with Woody Harrelson though, and that’s a great little throwback to Hitchcock.

  58. Joshua Taylor
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Zack,

    see my revision above. I stopped watching the Newsroom, but if Emily Blunt was in it I would watch it for at least a couple of episodes.

  59. Macha
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,
    I’m thinking we’ll probably find him back at Dragonstone, recovering after his wounds and so on, and we’ll get his story after the explosion through the dialogue (with Stannis, Shireen, perhaps even Melisandre or some other character).

  60. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Macha,

    Seems like the cheapest option.

  61. Zack
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    I’m not sure the timing is so important here though. I mean, if it plays out a certain way in the book, that’s not to say it has to go that way in the show. I thought the rescue was dramatic enough that it would be worthy of showing. They can fiddle with the timeline to make it fit. In the books, storylines are not all happening concurrently. It isn’t like a cut from Dany to Arya implies that the Arya scene takes place at the same time as or soon after the Dany scene. So I’d hope they work that rescue in there.

    Joshua Taylor,

    Well, since you seem to be the guy to ask then…as I was so smitten with her in The Adjustment Bureau, can you recommend other great things she’s done?

    (I’ve actually seen more movies starring EM than EB…)

  62. He Who Slithers
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Macha,

    prolly correct. like Aegon said, it would be the most cost effective way, too

    start whichever episode Davos first appears in with a ‘previously on GoT’ montage that explicitly shows the explosion and Davos and then that would lead right in to a dialogue-based explanation of his rescue. done and done.

    and apologies to the non-bookies, I don’t think I have been doing good job covering some potential spoilers.

  63. loc73
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Good tiddings….glad to see Season Three is coming along!

    PS Ramsay Snow…aka Bolton….you traitorous piece of dung!

  64. Joshua Taylor
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Zack,

    Young Victoria
    My Summer of Love (great British indie film)
    Five Year Engagement (a bit long but she is good)
    The Devil Wears Prada (Anne who? She steals every scene from Hathaway)
    Sunshine Cleaning (w Amy Adams)

    She is also in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Looper with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis.

    here’s a hilarious interview she gave on Craig Ferguson. She is smart, funny and sexy.

    http://youtu.be/3GVDd9ACSgc

  65. Ross
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    I live 20mins away from Linen Mills where the boat scenes have been filmed – my girlfriend lives a few minutes down the road from it :)

  66. The Rabbit
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Gosford Castle in Markethill near Belfast today

    https://twitter.com/john_banleader/status/230440542943711233/photo/1

  67. Macha
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Zack,
    Adding Gindeon’s Daughter to Joshua’s EB list, with the amazing Bill Nighy as a bonus. ;)

    The Rabbit,
    Another jaw-dropping location. I’m guessing it’ll be used for Riverrun scenes?

  68. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    The Rabbit:
    Gosford Castle in Markethill near Belfast today

    https://twitter.com/john_banleader/status/230440542943711233/photo/1

    Riverrun?

  69. Wrath of the Gods
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Varamyr Fourskins,

    Screw the Dunk and Egg, WINDS OF WINTER NOWWWW PLEASE!

  70. Joshua Taylor
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Macha,

    oh yeah Gideon’s daughter as well!

  71. Joshua Taylor
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Grrr I am leaving for Scotland today for a wedding and I was unable to fit in a ferry ride to Northern Ireland. So close!

  72. Mimsy
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor
    Zack,

    Adding to the Emily Blunt list: Wild Target is a fun Emily movie and you can see it on youtube.

  73. Olive
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    He Who Slithers,

    Completely agree. The treatment of the female characters is atrocious. The female leads are supposedly intelligent and capable, supposedly, but can’t work an email, open an door without knocking into to some guy’s face, and avoid bringing personal romantic antics into the Newsroom. The show is overtly sexist to me. If anyone wants to watch a good show over the summer watch Breaking Bad.

  74. Zack
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    I actually caught that Craigyferg interview at its original airing, and ended up saving that particular episode on my Tivo primarily because of that interview, which only cemented the crush I had on her. I’m a big fan of The Late Late Show :)

    Of the movies you listed I’d only seen Sunshine Cleaning, which was solid. Will definitely check out the rest you (and others!) have suggested. Thanks!

  75. He Who Slithers
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    Olive,

    i totally agree about breaking bad, i effin love that show. the only addition i would make to your suggestion is that if you have not seen breaking bad it is imperative that you start from e1/S1. you need to see what walter white (cranston’s character) was like at the start of the show and his gradual change. it’s magnifique.

    walt’s story arc, his declination into badass-ery, is on par with michael corleone. not to be heretical to Godfather devotees.

  76. WildSeed
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Zack:
    Joshua Taylor,

    And check out The Adjustment Bureau. It has its weaknesses in the story department but it works nonetheless largely because of the chemistry between the leads. Mortimer is definitely one of the sexiest and most capable actresses working, in my view.

    I think you’re exactly right re: The Newsroom, sadly.

    Great movie but the lead character alongside Matt Damon is Emily Blount.

  77. WildSeed
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:
    Grrr I am leaving for Scotland today for a wedding and I was unable to fit in a ferry ride to Northern Ireland. So close!

    Ugh…so close…! I feel you.

  78. WildSeed
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:
    Zack,

    Young Victoria
    My Summer of Love (great British indie film)
    Five Year Engagement (a bit long but she is good)
    The Devil Wears Prada (Anne who? She steals every scene from Hathaway)
    Sunshine Cleaning (w Amy Adams)

    She is also in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Looper with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis.

    here’s a hilarious interview she gave on Craig Ferguson. She is smart, funny and sexy.

    http://youtu.be/3GVDd9ACSgc

    You’re posting about EMILY BLOUNT not Emily Mortimer that stars in ” Newsroom “.

  79. WildSeed
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:
    WildSeed,

    As a Sorkin fan I too am disappointed with the Newsroom.It highlights Sorkin’s faults as a writer for me. Mainly his portrayal of women. He can’t see them as rational people, ergo he goes to out of his way to make them flawed and they end up emotional messes. Emily Mortimer is one of the most talented woman in the industry, see any of her work for Neil Labute, her portrayal of Cat Ridgley in Elizabeth, her comedic prowess in 3o Rock and My Idiot Brother. And here a potentially strong female character that she deserves to play is reduced to a hot mess. And not to undermine my argument or my defense of Mortimer she has a very sensual presence that creeps up on you. I would love to see her on Game of Thrones.In Sorkin’s defense he may be following an agenda already predetermined by the industry. Look no further than Game of Thrones with how they are handlingCatelyn Stark’s character. As great as Michelle Fairley is, she is a far cry fron Martin’s vision.

    As for the Newsroom, if you want a real look into journalism look no further than the masterful Networkby Sidney Lumet and the unappreciated Good Night and Good Luck by George Clooney which also features Jeff Daniels.

    Your post has given me something to think about. I’ve been trying to ignore the silly
    romantic entanglements and focus on the winning perspective of the series namely
    the POV and relevant dramas. Perhaps there is a bit of denial on my part and didn’t
    want to know more or excuse myself for a kitchen break. At the end of the day I’m
    glad I focused on the winning aspects of the show. It’s a shame that All social media
    subscribes to including nonsense to try and please everyone ( actually episode 2 or 3
    covered that subject ironically) I automatically filter out the bullshit.

  80. WildSeed
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    darquemode:
    WildSeed,

    What, huh? XD
    Been busy lately so not psoting as much I guess…..

    Looks like you looked up and foudn what you needed… I like Hit & Miss too. IT is a quality drama and very different from anything else on TV. Although it is quite disturbing at times honestly.

    Chloe Sivigny may be the most daring actress in the world!
    The roles she takes on are so much more edgy than anyone else.

    Are you watching it online or have some other access ? I have no clue how to tune in.
    Glad you saw my earlier post, I was only referencing you as a great “fact finder” :D

  81. WildSeed
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror:
    WildSeed,

    Yes we do, but I’m not such a big fan of John Steward, I much prefer the Colbert Report, watch him quite often. I dunno John is just one of those people that I instantly disliked without any reason (do you get that sometimes).
    Souns intresting, I’ll look for it some or other time.

    Rarely but I do have an aversion to Tom Cruise and Pauly Shore. To defend Cruise
    the one and only film I enjoyed him in and would watch again is ” Knight and Day”.
    As for Stewart, he’s well read and often makes intelligent assertions on his show. I
    was lucky enough to watch an interview with post US Presidential hopeful John
    McCain, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and Mrs Cheney, Robert Fisk, Gore Vidal
    and a host of others incl US president Barack Obama and they either clarified truths
    or made themselves look stupid with their replies. It’s been good hear them eat their
    words or give us a positive glimpse of their true character. My favorite is often visitor
    Fareed Zakaria. The show has gotten a bit silly as of late with celebrity guests and
    serious interviews don’t last as long and are apparently continued online. I’m not
    easily addicted to any show and have missed many episodes but I do listen out for
    controversial guest or interesting artists. Stephen Colbert began on the Daily Show,
    I find myself enjoying the show even more because of the farce he makes of political
    stupidity posing as a conservative. His assertions are blunt and well thought out and
    he just makes me laugh out loud. We both grew up ( not my native land ) in the
    subtropical Southeast Coast ( South Carolinas Coastal Georgia) and my impression
    of him is that he’s intelligent and quite evolved from his historical roots. I give
    him much credit where due, he really stands out when he returns there. Have you
    heard about his ” Super Pac” ?

  82. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    No I have not
    But I really enjoyed his mockumentry on his book “I am a pole and so can you” and its induction into the Rosenbach Museum next to the manuscript of Ullyses.
    I guess I really like him cause in a weird way he reminds me a lot of Tyrion.
    Just for clarification’s sake, after your reference of Colbert were you speaking of him or Steward?

  83. Zack
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    I know what you mean. When Jon announces at the start of the program some celebrity guest promoting a movie I prepare for inanity and boredom, but when he has guests like Zakaria or Neal deGrasse Tyson or some author talking politics or something like that, I know it will probably be a fascinating watch. He should just book the political/intellectual sort generally IMO. I’m assuming you watched his interview with Zakaria last week?

    Colbert is really funny but I enjoy TDS more because of the great comedians Jon’s got on his crew, who often do great remote pieces. I feel Colbert’s show seems smaller since it tends to focus only on him talking in his studio. Though when Colbert interviewed Maurice Sendak it was hilarious.

    I’ve been to taping for both shows too :)

  84. Joshua Taylor
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    Actually I corrected Zach on the Blunt issue. Believe me I know the difference between the two! Both Emilys are awesome.

  85. WildSeed
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    Colbert. Stewart ( really Stuart ) is from NE territories ( New Jersey ).

  86. WildSeed
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Zack:
    WildSeed,

    I know what you mean. When Jon announces at the start of the program some celebrity guest promoting a movie I prepare for inanity and boredom, but when he has guests like Zakaria or Neal deGrasse Tyson or some author talking politics or something like that, I know it will probably be a fascinating watch. He should just book the political/intellectual sort generally IMO.I’m assuming you watched his interview with Zakaria last week?

    Colbert is really funny but I enjoy TDS more because of the great comedians Jon’s got on his crew, who often do great remote pieces. I feel Colbert’s show seems smaller since it tends to focus only on him talking in his studio. Though when Colbert interviewed Maurice Sendak it was hilarious.

    I’ve been to taping for both shows too :)

    OMG that was great, I watched the repeat. Where the Wild Things Are :D is quite
    probably a book about my co workers.

  87. WildSeed
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Oh sorry, I scrolled up and re-read your posts. Both Emily’s are awesome. I’m still
    familiarizing myself with Mortimer’s works though, I somehow never paid close
    attention to her in the rare film I saw. I’ve noted a few suggestions from posts
    here so I’m making an effort to review them. I don’t get the “movies” all that
    often anymore and great films come in cycles in SanFrancisco. We have here
    Film Societies that make a special showing during Festivals. These days a lot
    of crap cycles through the regular theaters on a frequent basis, sort of like the
    flavor of the month stuff. I suppose I’m protesting by not handing out my $.
    Such a shame that Gerard Depardiu , once idolized by me has become a buffoon
    and appearing in anything no matter how stupid. Graham Norton had him on
    several months back and I was quite embarrassed for him.

  88. Joshua Taylor
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    If you want to see a good bit of Mortimer if you know what I mean *wink wink nudge nudge* watch Young Adam. A good mainstream role with her would be the 98 film Elizabeth starring Cate Blanchett. Mortimer and Kelly Macdonald play two of the Queen’s ladies in waiting. Also Alfie Allen plays a nobleman’s young son and Geoffrey Rush is just awesome in the film. Blanchett too. She should have won the Oscar not Gwyneth Paltrow.

  89. Olive
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    He Who Slithers,

    I have watched Breaking Bad since season one and the progression of Walter White is handled brilliantly. I love it too. Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy help me with the wait for the next season of Game of Thrones.

  90. WildSeed
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:
    WildSeed,

    If you want to see a good bit of Mortimer if you know what I mean *wink wink nudge nudge* watch Young Adam. A good mainstream role with her would be the 98 film Elizabeth starring Cate Blanchett. Mortimer and Kelly Macdonald play two of the Queen’s ladies in waiting. Also Alfie Allen plays a nobleman’s young son and Geoffrey Rush is just awesome in the film. Blanchett too. She should have won the Oscar not Gwyneth Paltrow.

    I looked it up and it appears interesting. I’m a big Tilda Swinton fan too so I’m eager
    to watch it.

  91. cabbo
    Posted August 4, 2012 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    Yeah, the film industry was nearly nonexistent before GoT came here. No sarcasm. It’s done great things.

  92. wyvernwood
    Posted August 6, 2012 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    Ceci,

    Who is this Wyvernwood that gets those set photos? I loved them all.

    (oo)

    ‘fraid that’s classified information, need to know basis only.

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