More photos, and now video, from Morocco
By Winter Is Coming on in Filming.

Yet more photos of filming in Essaouira, Morocco have emerged. This time there are even a couple short videos as well. Both the videos and pics come courtesy of Juego de Tronos.

Game of Thrones: Essaouira - Gentileza: Jordi Adame

Game of Thrones: Essaouira - Gentileza: Jordi Adame

Game of Thrones: Essaouira - Gentileza: Jordi Adame

Game of Thrones: Essaouira - Gentileza: Jordi Adame

More photos can be found in Juego de Tronos’ Flickr gallery.

Winter Is Coming: That last photo, showing Ian Beattie as Ser Meryn Trant, confirms what we had heard from a commenter here — that they will be filming King’s Landing stuff in Morocco. Also, if you look closely in the first photo you will see Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei and [spoiler alert!] a familiar, white-bearded face…


77 Comments

  1. Lord of Fangs
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Whitebeard! But I feel the lack of a familiar brown belly.

  2. Ours is the Fury
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Great to have confirmation of King’s Landing additional shooting. And amazing to actually see Ian McElhinney back on set. So happy to see Arstan.

  3. Arthur
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Yay! Whitebeard! Now all we are missing from Dany’s storyline is Strong Belwas…

    Man, WiC keep these awesome news threads coming! Such good news…

  4. Hi-Fi
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Lovely stuff. I adore Dany’s storyline in Book 3, so I’m absolutely pumped for this.

    So that means the actress they were flying over to Morocco is probably playing a King’s Landing role. Can someone link me to a photo of her again, please?

  5. Abyss
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    What kind of hand jewelry is Jorah wearing in the first picture? – Is his sword hand really the right place for that? /nit-pick mode off ^^

  6. Macha
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Heh, Iain and Emilia are so ‘in character’. :-) Glad to see Jorah kept his blue neck tie/collar thingy. Oh Jorah, you so fancy.

  7. Nico Escalona
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    If only the guy with the camera was Belwas el fuerte…

  8. Hi-Fi
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Carne,

    The videos are only 10 seconds each and they’re basically pics 1 and 2. Just Iain and Emilia walking by and then the soldiers. Nothing really new, just the pics in movement. : )

  9. Jay Arms
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Looks like those soldiers are the Unsullied after all. They have the bronze spikes, a little over dressed from my image of them, but super menacing!!!

  10. iam_76
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    creeper alert :P

  11. Michael Harper
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Anybody wanna wager a guess as to when we’re going to see our first Production Video for Game of Thrones: Season 3? Wasn’t it around mid-November last year? I hope we start seeing them soon. They kept me going during that final long haul until Season 2 began.

  12. Michel
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    So okay..now it’s like most official that that isn’t Belwas this season, right ? :((((( So sad..but okay, I hope that gives more time on screen for fucking Arstan..And, is there a chance that we can get Belwas in another season ? Like the Reeds…

  13. Abyss
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    I think Jorah has dragon tails on his shoulder plates. Cool mash-up with his (the bear) and danys sigil if I am right.

  14. Conor
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Abyss:
    I think Jorah has dragon tails on his shoulder plates. Cool mash-up with his (the bear) and danys sigil if I am right.

    I think you’re right! That is AWESOME!

    Great to see Ian McElhinney again, even though his beard is not as long as Book Arstan he still looks totally different. Look at these two pics.

    http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQA6CUL-5UivPSaRaP-F7vz_ldjd0PdIrzyfF_NUpCN-xjlB2fbpvJnVu9cZg

    And

    http://img.poptower.com/pic-54459/ian-mcelhinney.jpg?d=600

    No wonder nobody recognizes him haha

  15. Ours is the Fury
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    Hi-Fi,

    Here’s her twitter with her pic. https://twitter.com/aislingjarrettg

    Today she tweeted to people:
    “I’m back now only shot like one little scene there.but wasa mega experience. Moroccos such a great place:)”

    “Its just a tiny few scenes with the queen no major acting ha.”
    Small one-episode role, interacting with Lena Headey most likely.

  16. Hi-Fi
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury,

    Thanks a lot for the info update!

  17. KG
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Abyss,

    Well he is Commander of the Queensguard.

  18. KG
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Abyss,

    He stole it from Prince Arthas of Lordaeron, looks like. Maybe someone in the costume department is a Warcraft fan :D

  19. wargsareawesome
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Anyone know what’s up with Dany’s veil/headcover thing? did the costume crew decide that the tokar just wasn’t going to work and give her a veil/headcover instead? We haven’t seen a single shot with Dany wearing a tokar, so it seems likely that the costume crew decided against giving her one. Don’t know what to call the veil/headcover… it’s not a bandanna, but it’s not a veil, either (at least not in the traditional face-covering sense)

  20. OtherAndrew
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    wargsareawesome, She doesn’t start wearing it until ADWD

  21. wargsareawesome
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    OtherAndrew,

    Right, good point… still leaves the question of what to call the veil/headcover thing

  22. Abyss
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    wargsareawesome,

    I don’t think the veil is part of the costume. Her coat isn’t for shure. I would guess they just wanted to give her something to protect the wig during shooting breaks.

  23. Alan
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Is that a part of her costume or just protection/controlling the wig when she isn’t filming?

  24. wargsareawesome
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    i was thinking part of the costume, because it goes quite well with the deep blue of her dress

  25. Abyss
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    wargsareawesome,

    I am a guy and know little of the ways of color composition. ;-)

  26. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Hahaha he called Emilia Emily! Funny and awkward!
    Ian is still in character, totally has that “stay away from him Khaleesi face on.

  27. thisone
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    “Until my last breath I will remember … After I have forgotten my mother’s face.”

    Go Jorah!

  28. WildSeed
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Juego, you are awesome ! Great work, and you were not obtrusive either !!
    I hope you had a blast !

  29. Joshua Taylor
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    I’m sure he is a lovely man in real life but Ian Beattie plays a douchebag very well.

  30. Al Swearengen
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    YES YES YES Whitebeard to the rescue :-)

  31. Al Swearengen
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    I really hope we get to see Dany ask Whitebeard questions about her father and brother.

  32. Conor
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    New production diary: Good things come in three’s
    http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2012/10/17/good-things-come-in-threes.html

    New unit added, how do they manage it? So much going on at all times, crazy! But is it also a hint about 3 weddings this year? :p

  33. axia777
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Michel:
    So okay..now it’s like most official that that isn’t Belwas this season, right ? :((((( So sad..but okay, I hope that gives more time on screen for fucking Arstan..And,is there a chance that we can get Belwas in another season ? Like the Reeds…

    I still think Belwas will come at a later date. To many characters too fast. I still also content like the Reeds that he may be a minor character but there are parts of Book 5 that need to have Belwas in them.

    I also do not mind the new version of the Unsullied. I thought the original idea from the books was really lame actually. Not one or Martin’s best ideas. the new one’s actually look awesome who will kick ass in the name of Fire and Blood.

  34. Nezzer
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    Conor:
    New production diary: Good things come in three’s
    http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2012/10/17/good-things-come-in-threes.html

    New unit added, how do they manage it? So much going on at all times, crazy! But is it also a hint about 3 weddings this year? :p

    I think that means they are going to start shooting at Iceland soon. And with that name “Raven”, looks like it’s focused on the crows of the Night’s Watch. Or these unit names don’t actually mean anything?

  35. bon
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    In some countries Emilia and Emily are synonyms, also in English, so mistake understandable…

  36. Ours is the Fury
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Nezzer,

    That’s dated September 10th, it’s not new. I suppose it could be connected to the NW but it’s hard to say.
    We already know that Iceland shooting is in November and may run into December.

    Joshua Taylor,

    lol I agree. Three cheers for Ian Beattie being such a great prick as Meryn Trant.

  37. Bannerless Bro
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    He was in front of Daenerys Stomborn, anyone can commit one error or two due to awe.

    wargsareawesome,

    Maybe she was just getting problems with the wig and the wind. Imagine if it suddenly bursts out of her head during a shoot! I don’t know how many wigs for replacement they have, but losing the only platinum wig in town must be a hell for production.

    I must say another thing: the city looks wonderful.

  38. loco73
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Love the pics, love the video! Emilia Clarke and Iain Glenn make such a cute couple…very nice job in getting this stuff! Thanks!

  39. Selmy
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    iam_76,

    HA HA HA – thought the same :P
    _________

    Dany’s stuff seems awesome, Unsulies = cool armor, Whitebeard for President and have a good october

  40. Tom O' Sevens
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 1:21 am | Permalink

    loco73:
    Love the pics, love the video!EmiliaClarke and Iain Glenn make such a cute couple…very nice job in getting this stuff!Thanks!

    2 bad Jorah is king of the friend zone :)

  41. Tom O' Sevens
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    Al Swearengen:
    I really hope we get to see Dany ask Whitebeard questions about her father and brother.

    This

  42. Maester Tcost
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 2:12 am | Permalink

    Bear in mind that the filming is taking place in a Muslim country now. Wearing something covering Emilia’s head while she is not shooting might be a nod to local customs.

  43. Bannerless Bro
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 2:58 am | Permalink

    Maester Tcost,

    Yeah, but the rest of the crew is not using it…

  44. Ross
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 3:09 am | Permalink

    Off topic but the new pop-up ads when viewing this site on a mobile device…urgh.

    I suggest forming the brotherhood without banner ads.

  45. Lin Beifunk
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 3:14 am | Permalink

    I WANT A GOD DAMN PROMO

    sorry I’m sick ok I don’t mean to be cranky

  46. sjwenings
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    Lin Beifunk,

    It’s fine, I want a god damn promo too.

  47. Joshua Taylor
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Al Swearengen,

    For sure, having Whitebeard is a great way to reintroduce R + L as well as Elia Martell into the story without a flashback. It would be awesome to hear the story from Ian McElhinney.

    Something like this “I was invited into the Prince’s chambers on the grounds of blessing his newborn son. The Princess held the boy and beamed despite her condition but the Prince sat by the window playing his harp. “Aegon”, she said.
    “A kingly name. They will sing songs about him.” I said. Then your brother spoke and looked at her and then to me. He said “he already has a song. He is the Prince that was promised. His is the song of ice and fire.”
    Beat.
    Shot of Danerys taking this in.

  48. FalloutBoy89
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Which pic is Whitebeard? I don’t see him anywhere.

  49. Tyrion4Lyfe
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    sjwenings:
    Lin Beifunk,

    It’s fine, I want a god damn promo too.

    SEVEN HELLS PROMO! ;-)

  50. lavenderlullabies
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    wargsareawesome,

    I thought the veil was just there to protect the wig between shoots.

  51. bon
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    FalloutBoy89,

    First photo. In the gate talking with Missandei…

  52. Ada
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    That beard needs to be longer! :P

  53. lavenderlullabies
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    Maybe a bit off topic, but seeing Dany always makes me wonder if we’ll EVER get to see ANY flashbacks. I won’t give up hope, but I fear anything regarding the past will only be spoken about :/ I really don’t get it, though. I mean… let’s look at Dany’s vision of Rhaegar in the House of the Undying. That could have been so easily shot. They didn’t even have to show Rhaegars face, just a light blonde man from behind talking to a dark haired female and a little baby. They could have used any Kings Landing room. I can’t imagine that would have been so expensive. But no, instead they keep giving us more whore storylines… *me is sad*

  54. Joshua Taylor
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    lavenderlullabies,

    I don’t think the producers sit around and say “oh baby this will piss off the fanbase let’s do it!”. It’s more like “we may have to cut a corner here, the fans won’t like it but that’s what we have to do”. That said, there’s bound to be some disappointment with the adaptation. It could never have been a perfect work. But it’s close in my opinion. My advice to Purists and the like is to appreciate what they kept as to what they cut out. In the end this show could never satisfy everyone. Unless it was as Linda Antonnson wants it, a perfect adaptation that will be cancelled after a season.

    Also the Rhaegar scene was a Vision. It still has not been established if the woman was Elia Martell or Lyanna Stark. I also think it will be more realistic for the viewers to hear the R and L story from someone like Arstan.

    But I will say its interesting on which material from the text the producers choose to insert. Having the HOTU may alienate some viewers but a shadowbaby won’t? We can have a Red Wedding but we can’t give Vargo his lisp…or his name?

  55. Alan
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    lavenderlullabies:
    Maybe a bit off topic, but seeing Dany always makes me wonder if we’ll EVER get to see ANY flashbacks. I won’t give up hope, but I fear anything regarding the past will only be spoken about :/ I really don’t get it, though. I mean… let’s look at Dany’s vision of Rhaegar in the House of the Undying. That could have been so easily shot. They didn’t even have to show Rhaegars face, just a light blonde man from behind talking to a dark haired female and a little baby. They could have used any Kings Landing room. I can’t imagine that would have been so expensive. But no, instead they keep giving us more whore storylines… *me is sad*

    Yes, let’s look at Dany’s vision, and lets assume they went the cheapest route — use an existing set with minimal changes, featured extras, a day of shooting. For a budget like GoTs, that is pretty minimal, even if it is a day where you lose something else.

    So here’s some questions:

    1) How the heck does any non-book reader know what’s going on here? The Throne Room is familiar to viewers, as was Drogo. Why would there be this random vision?

    2) Dany doesn’t know who these people are. Who explains it? How?

    3) When is the next time the PtwP is mentioned? In the books, it is referenced a few times, and there’s plenty of allusions to the past, the Prince, Azor Ahai, prophecy, etc. Are people supposed to wait three or four season until Aemon mentions it again?

    4) Is this the only completely random vision? Isn’t that out of place? Wouldn’t you almost have to do all the other visions?

    I’m a huge fan of the book HotU and I would have loved to see it done that way (esp. the end). I actually think they should have shown the wolf vision from there.

    But that said, it’s not ONE scene. You either dive into the past and the prophecy and do it all — Rhaegar, Lyanna, Summerhall, the PtwP, etc., or you don’t. You can’t do one scene a season from a coherence standpoint. It’d be awful.

    This is what they mean by you can’t do just one flashback. You can’t just throw in a 20 second Easter Egg on book readers understand and expect it to work.

  56. Alan
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    lavenderlullabies:
    Maybe a bit off topic, but seeing Dany always makes me wonder if we’ll EVER get to see ANY flashbacks. I won’t give up hope, but I fear anything regarding the past will only be spoken about :/ I really don’t get it, though. I mean… let’s look at Dany’s vision of Rhaegar in the House of the Undying. That could have been so easily shot. They didn’t even have to show Rhaegars face, just a light blonde man from behind talking to a dark haired female and a little baby. They could have used any Kings Landing room. I can’t imagine that would have been so expensive. But no, instead they keep giving us more whore storylines… *me is sad*

    And secondly, criticizing Ros is just a straw man. Ros is not there for herself — she’s there to allow other characters to be on screen and demonstrating things without having to interact with other main characters.

    The same people lament Littlefinger’s obvious conversation with Cersei and lament Littlefinger’s time with Ros — but the latter is there precisely because Littlefinger needs to communicate actions and motivations without giving too much away to his adversaries.

    She’s the same person because it’s easier for the audience and there’s some connection there for them — and a connection to the common woman, which Martin is sorely lacking from his novel.

    She’s a device, at heart, that they’ve fleshed out a bit. She has a lot less screentime that people seem to think, and when she is on screen, it’s more to let Theon talk about how he resents the Starks or to show how Varys is going to sneakily spy on Littlefinger or how Joffrey is more than just a little shit, he’s a sadistic psycho.

  57. bon
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Alan,

    I agree with you the HotU was probably one of the biggest nightmares of the series producers. They probably like that scene in the book, but they were realists, it couldn’t be done like it was done in book. Although I thought thay they will do wolfheaded man and Rheagar, but in the series they took the line: “Don’t look back or you will die” (probably it was little different, I read books translated to my language) as a the main motive of those scenes… It was probably the center motive of Qarth arc to… I remember Kenn Follett speaking about filming his books: ” I knew it has to be different. I tell story in words, screewriters tell the story in pictures”.

  58. Ours is the Fury
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Oh there is no way they could’ve done HOTU like it was in the books. I’ve elaborated on this before, but basically it’s too full of spoilers, or would require a bunch of explaining/narration from Dany in the moment, which is not good screenwriting.
    And I agree that the Ros issue is a straw man. She hasn’t harmed anything. It was create a character like her, or create a dozen different people like her. Might as well have one woman who is now recognizable, and is representing the sex workers we can encounter a lot in ASOIAF.

  59. Kosis
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Alan,

    Thank you good sir. Everything in your last few posts should be stickied on the homepage. People miss the subtleties of Ros’s purpose. Martin’s style of POV writing makes the series inherently impossible to recreate on screen unless the whole show is flashback heavy and inner monologue is narrated 100% of the time.

    I too was bummed by lack of prophecy in HotU… but it really is impossible to recreate out of the text… and how obvious would the premonition be of a wolf head sewn onto a body? Way too blunt when visualized, especially when isolated from everything else. Same people that think episode 9 placement of the RW will be a spoiler want these obvious paint-by-numbers images randomly included throughout the show. That just can’t happen.

  60. MRR
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    To chime in regarding HBO’s version of the House of the Undying:

    It also needs to be acknowledged that Dany visits the HOTU in the show for very different reasons than she does in the book. In the book she went as part of a vision quest to try to figure out what steps to take next in her quest for the throne, so it made sense that she would experience those sorts of premonitions. In the show, however, she was going to rescue her dragons, and so her hallucinations take on a different form: trying to “trap” her by making her forget what she really cares for. I don’t really feel that this was explained especially well in the show, but visions of the future and past would have made even less sense than what we ended up with.

    Furthermore, I don’t want flashbacks in the show. I think they would be a tacky addition to the series. So much of the charm of the books is based on perspective; when one character tells a story to another, we’re not sure if they’re getting all the details correct, or if their own bias is influencing the account they’re giving us. The Reeds present a fairy-tale account of the tournament at Harrenhal, whereas Barristan Selmy’s version gives different details. Simply cutting to a flashback in either case would kill a lot of what’s interesting about these stories: our lack of certainty in them.

  61. WildSeed
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Alan: Yes, let’s look at Dany’s vision, and lets assume they went the cheapest route — use an existing set with minimal changes, featured extras, a day of shooting.For a budget like GoTs, that is pretty minimal, even if it is a day where you lose something else.

    So here’s some questions:

    1)How the heck does any non-book reader know what’s going on here?The Throne Room is familiar to viewers, as was Drogo.Why would there be this random vision?

    2)Dany doesn’t know who these people are.Who explains it?How?

    3)When is the next time the PtwP is mentioned?In the books, it is referenced a few times, and there’s plenty of allusions to the past, the Prince, Azor Ahai, prophecy, etc.Are people supposed to wait three or four season until Aemon mentions it again?

    4)Is this the only completely random vision?Isn’t that out of place?Wouldn’t you almost have to do all the other visions?

    I’m a huge fan of the book HotU and I would have loved to see it done that way (esp. the end).I actually think they should have shown the wolf vision from there.

    But that said, it’s not ONE scene.You either dive into the past and the prophecy and do it all — Rhaegar, Lyanna, Summerhall, the PtwP, etc., or you don’t.You can’t do one scene a season from a coherence standpoint.It’d be awful.

    This is what they mean by you can’t do just one flashback.You can’t just throw in a 20 second Easter Egg on book readers understand and expect it to work.

    I agree with your essential points here, and Ours is the Fury’s ( regarding HOTU
    spoilers ). While abusing the Flashback process in the place of telling the story,
    the depiction becomes a lazy , dreamlike quality, instead of forwarding the
    impact made by a wholly acted out scene which fully expresses the source material.
    It is a method or process that may be poorly done or applied, or well balanced
    where it proves relevant. The HOTU , perhaps, is not a good example, but Robb’s
    camp may have benefitted. I realize that for each FB sequence, an additional budget
    exist to make it work ( and placement is crucial ). ASOIAF is a complicated project,
    unlikely to be adapted fully or entirely pleasing to viewers unfamiliar with the story.
    Even readers needed a bit of clarification now and then. Thank god for the Dunk
    and Egg Tales. With a talented and essential /open mind, a careful balance of
    FB and properly applied visuals may extend or add to the production quality , rather
    than detract from the scope of the project. I believe there is a mindset for or against
    FB being utilized, I just hope the producers and directors strike a balance to make
    it work for the telling of GoT. The capacity to make this a ground breaking series
    is underway, and this is only in it’s infancy. Lessons will be learned, and techniques
    explored for impact will likely follow. Implications of extending the episodes by 2
    maybe a ruled out for the moment, I hope this proves only conditional. An additional
    episode or two MAY solve the dilemma. Also, FB need not become habitual.

  62. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for posting these, wonderful to see progress in shooting GoT. It is a woman’s opinion that the covering on Khaleesi’s hair may be to keep the wig clean between shots/locations. Wigs are very fragile and shouldn’t be cleaned vigorously often or they disintegrate, so they must be handled with care. Of course, any of the other explanations are also plausible, it could be part of the costume or a nod to the neighborhood. Interesting to see Ian acting protective of Emilia even between shots, very chivalrous of him. Love his armor. Don’t really like the helmets with the spikes attached, it seems that would make moving in a fight difficult if you had to swoop around with your head, you’d get caught on things by the spike, or have the helmet knocked off with ease. But it is not MY decision, so a woman will live with it.

  63. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Not the HOTU debate again!
    It’ll happen when it happens. Maybe we will even get an entire series detailing what happened while we wait for GRRM to finish Winds.

  64. Amsterpaul
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    Egg is right. I am really sick of the HOTU takeovers. I was one of the first with his hands up in the air waiting for the silver haired wolfman playing the high harp or some other hideous adaptation. But as I look back it was tasteful. It was symbolic, which in TV can be better than foreshadowing. Not to mention less confusing. Remember it’s a disambiguation.

    But how about those pics though. Dany looks great. Whitebeard is the man. where’s the staff? I am really looking forward to the interaction between Artsan and the Bear!

    Dude, Winds!!! now

  65. Alan
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    bon:
    Alan,

    I agree with you the HotU was probably one of the biggest nightmares of the series producers. They probably like that scene in the book, but they were realists, it couldn’t be done like it was done in book. Although I thought thay they will do wolfheaded man and Rheagar, but in the series they took the line: “Don’t look back or you will die” (probably it was little different, I read books translated to my language) as a the main motive of those scenes… It was probably the center motive of Qarth arc to… I remember Kenn Follett speaking about filming his books: ” I knew it has to be different. I tell story in words, screewriters tell the story in pictures”.

    Totally agree – it thematically fits that line.

    In the English version, the line is “If I look back, I am lost.” The sentiment is the same, understandably a bit more poetic than double-translated. :)

  66. WildSeed
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror:
    Not the HOTU debate again!
    It’ll happen when it happens. Maybe we will even get an entire series detailing what happened while we wait for GRRM to finish Winds.

    I hope neither happens, a debate nor additional series . We have enough pre-production
    and post production factoids to extrapolate for months. Some might call for more,
    but I’d sooner tire of behind the scenes talk. Mr Cogman has already put together a
    brilliant book about GoT production, have you taken a look ?

  67. WildSeed
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar:
    Thanks for posting these, wonderful to see progress in shooting GoT. It is a woman’s opinion that the covering on Khaleesi’s hair may be to keep the wig clean between shots/locations. Wigs are very fragile and shouldn’t be cleaned vigorously often or they disintegrate, so they must be handled with care. Of course, any of the other explanations are also plausible, it could be part of the costume or a nod to the neighborhood. Interesting to see Ian acting protective of Emilia even between shots, very chivalrous of him. Love his armor. Don’t really like the helmets with the spikes attached, it seems that would make moving in a fight difficult if you had to swoop around with your head, you’d get caught on things by the spike, or have the helmet knocked off with ease. But it is not MY decision, so a woman will live with it.

    It was mentioned ( in a similar thread ) about those helmet spikes of the Unsullied.
    The height refers to rank or status. I’d hate to see how tall these can be realized.
    Imagine a meter high spike ( about 3 feet) !

    Ser Ian is quite the gentleman, on and off screen it appears, perhaps onscreen
    Quaithe ,influenced him :D

  68. MoonCoffee
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    Whoa, Missandei being taller than Khaleesi and Grandpa is going to take some getting used to.

  69. mags giantsbabe
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    Agree with Joshua Taylor, Alan, Ours is the Fury and Wildseed. With so many prophetic threads there would be too many new complex background stories that would have needed to be introduced.

    Everything Dany looks great. Her arc rocks in the third book. I wonder at what point Daario will be introduced.

  70. WolfDragon
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    I am pretty sure that I saw or read an interview where the producers discussed (might have been GRRM) that all of the background for Rhaegar would be coming in throughout the series, they even mentioned in the interview I saw how they have already started mentioning him hear and there in the 1st two seasons.

    We’ll see it, how much or what method remains to be seen.

  71. Bannerless Bro
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Alan,

    This, this, a million times this.
    I like Ros.

  72. dubq
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Abyss:
    What kind of handjewelry is Jorah wearing in the first picture? – Is his sword hand really the right place for that? /nit-pick mode off ^^

    Jorah has always worn that binding on his right arm…

    http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/31300000/GOT-game-of-thrones-31310319-833-555.jpg

  73. Abyss
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    dubq,

    I meant the thing around his palm, not his arm. – Anyway, I was just kidding. ;-)

  74. WildSeed
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    mags giantsbabe:
    Agree with Joshua Taylor, Alan, Ours is the Fury and Wildseed. With so many prophetic threads there would be too many new complex background stories that would have needed to be introduced.

    Everything Dany looks great. Her arc rocks in the third book. I wonder at what point Daario will be introduced.

    Thanks Mags Giantsbane.

    Initially I believe the GoT executives getting a head -start on upcoming season’s
    footage. This is not so unusual for Film Series, taking advantage of the sets and
    environment, and collating a product with the needed footage. I believed the
    process was sensible, but correctly pointed out here , as inefficient and possibly
    full of cost implications. So apparently the TV series will film as needed per season.
    With a series of introductions and shocking scenes ahead, I hope there’s a way
    to execute an efficient , well managed project of streaming in events as warranted,
    even if is this means two seasons from now. As least site continuity is achieved, and
    the flow of themes undisturbed. Maybe the thought is just naive, I had no clue of the
    enormity of such a project. My hat comes off at the end of every season, the work
    is still groundbreaking. Daario will likely be introduced, much the same as lady Selyse,
    at the start of season 2. I have no recollection of her, or other brief mentions, except
    to place her in the vicinity of Stannis. At least the character is invited back, unlike
    Qhorin Halfhand.

    I still believe that these experts can make a few flashbacks , in a non cheesy and
    industry forward way.

    I smell another Hugo and possibly additional Emmy Awards.

  75. Watson
    Posted October 22, 2012 at 3:05 am | Permalink

    Hmm, I had hoped that the key to Xaro’s vault would become a permanent fixture around Dany’s neck.

  76. ser meryn
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    joshua taylor

    thanks for the thought but i think my wife and children agree with you


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