It may be the off season, but that isn’t stopping the Game of Thrones theme covers from flowing. This latest one comes from YouTuber Malukah, who has created a medley of the title theme, and the song that closed out season four, The Children.
Malukah uses her own voice as a one woman choir, accompanied by performances on the guitar, piano, and drums to create a truly beautiful tribute.
George R.R. Martin was a guest on Le Grand Journal during his trip to France earlier this month, and the full interview is now available to watch online. Martin appeared in his familiar cap and suspenders to talk about his work on A Song of Ice and Fire and the success of Game of Thrones.
He discusses some of the inspirations for his story, and justifies the amount of violence by looking back at our own bloody history. He also shares his reaction to the Queen’s visit to the set in Belfast, and reveals that his favorite parodies are actually of himself.
Martin’s answers have been dubbed over in French, and while you can still hear his voice, to make things a little easier, a transcript can be found below.
Time for another trip down the memory lane, looking at July three years ago …
- FaB reviewed his top 7 book-to-screen changes of season one.
- Season two was in full pre-production mode. GRRM finished the first draft of his Blackwater script. Croatia introduced a filming tax rebate and made it an even stronger contender for the rumoured S2 location shoots. Finally, filming began on July 25th, with some of the first scenes on Dragonstone and in the godswood.
- The period was rich in casting news. We got Kerr Logan as Matthos Seaworth early on. Then Gemma Whelan was cast as Asha/Yara (the producers confirmed the name change). GRRM gave us casting clues and we of course figured out Gwendoline Christie was to be out Brienne. What a piece of casting! More followed: Carice van Houten as Melisandre, and Stephen Dillane as Stannis! More casting clues gave us Oliver Ford Davies as Maester Cressen, and Liam Cunningham as Davos was announced as well. Finally, we found out about a new role of a Lannister cousin, Alton, played by Karl Davies.
- San Diego Comic Con took place and featured a huge Game of Thrones panel, with our FaB reporting from the event itself as well.
Dame of Thrones is back from its hiatus! Put on your best red outfit, burn a heretic or two, and let’s talk Melisandre.
Warning: A Dance with Dragons spoilers beyond this point.
Flicks And The City has released their interviews with Kristian Nairn and Daniel Portman from last week’s London Film and Comic Con.
Kristian Nairn talks about the fun he had portraying ‘Warg-dor’ in Season 4, and the new mysteries presented in the final episode. He also reveals his hopes for Hodor’s future, and shares his reactions to some of Season 4’s big moments.
It’s Sunday, and time for a roundup. Here are a few small Game of Thrones related pieces from this past week.
Red Carpet News TV caught up with David Bradley this week at the opening night of Brasil Brasileiro in London, and took the opportunity to ask quite a few Game of Thrones related questions. David reacts to the recent batch of Emmy Nominations, recalls his favorite Walder Frey moment, and jokes that if he does come back to the show he’s looking forward to inflicting some more damage.
It’s a two Game of Thrones theme renditions kind of Saturday.
This one comes courtesy of the Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace. During the changing of the guard ceremony on Tuesday, June 24, tourists were treated to a familiar song by the band. HBO has confirmed that the performance was timed to coincide with the Queen’s visit to the Thrones set.
Music Producer MetroGnome has gathered quite a following for his remixes on YouTube, and after tackling Breaking Bad last year, his fans have been asking for a remix of the Game of Thrones theme. He has finally obliged, and with the help of some dialogue inserts, a quick costume change, and a perfectly timed glass of wine, he does a pretty damn good job.
If Game of Thrones decides to make it happen, there could be a return to Westeros in the cards for Sean Bean. But how would that be possible, with Ned Stark’s noble head removed at the end of season one?
In a new interview with Vulture, Sean Bean talks about the possibility of coming back to the show to resolve unfinished business with a few of Game of Thrones‘ main characters.
The discussion contains major spoilers explaining how Bean could appear and why, so viewers who haven’t read the books should proceed with caution!
Flicks and the City caught up with Finn Jones this past weekend at London Film and Comic-Con to talk Game of Thrones. Finn is his energetic self as he chats about his experience filming some of the big moments from Season 4, and the future of Loras Tyrell. Not even Finn knows what’s in store as they still haven’t received their Season 5 scripts, but he has been told that he will have another intimate scene coming up. He also shares his thoughts on the budding relationship between his on-screen sister Margaery and the young king Tommen, and how he thinks the story will end.