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Okay, for those of you who missed "Inside GAME OF THRONES," here's the YouTube version for your viewing pleasure.

Enjoy. And tell your friends.


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Dec. 7th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
Targaryen's eyes
I love every single of the 10 minutes! I'm really excited and looking forward to watching it in April.

Just one thing, though... And maybe it's been asked before tons of times but why the Targy siblings don't have purple contacts? Is that gonna be fixed with photo editing? Or are they gonna leave the actor's own eye-colour?

I think that Targy's purple eyes are one heck of a feature, they can't leave them like that! :(

Congrats again, hope we all enjoy the show :)
Dec. 7th, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
Seriously, here in Canada (on the other side of The Wall--though I haven't seen any of The Others though...well I wouldn't know what they are supposed to look like since, shamefully I must admit I haven't read the books) Winter-Is-Coming is not a tag line but a reality as my city got its first taste of snow with a bigger storm on the way...Still my hear is considerably warmer now that I managed to see (again and again) the behind the scenes look at "Game Of Thrones"...I think I died and went to heaven!!!

I have even pre-ordered one of the T-Shirts HBO has put out celebrating the series. I know that these are early versions of the merchandise that will come out, but hey I said I will support both the books and the HBO series, so this is my small bid at that. I will do more in the future...I already have the calendar, I can't wait until January comes so I can start using it!

I have one question though, for anybody who is willing to answer. As I have mentioned, I did not read the books, and now that the series is coming in April, I am wondering whether I should see the series first and read the books later or vice versa? When I watched the LOTR trilogy, I hadn't read the books either. I watched the movies, aware of the story, but was unencumbered by expectations, other than hoping that the movies were good. But since I was not aware of the intimate details of the books, I did not fret over every single aspect (like some people seem to do with Emilia Clarke's eyebrows...what's the deal with that?!?!?), and was thus not disappointed in any way. Actually, I found that I enjoyed the books even more after seeing the trilogy. The characters that had appeared in the movies fit almost perfectly with those in the books, and those that were not in the movies, I allowed my imagination to fill in the gaps. It is as though the movies gave me a canvas for Middle-Earth, its people, its history and mythology and it, at least in part, created in my mind what everything and everyone looked like, combining with my own imagination, and thus making for a very enjoyable experience! I did the same with the Harry Potter franchise and the effect has been the same... Any suggestions?

PS I was wondering, will the title of the HBO series stay "Game Of Thrones" for all (potential) future seasons (keeping my fingers crossed that there will be many more)? Could HBO go the way that Peter Jackson and New Line went, with keeping the moniker The Lord Of The Rings and then putting the corresponding titles to each part of the trilogy? I just find that "A Song Of Ice And Fire" is a beautiful title...
Dec. 9th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Winter-Has-Come
If it were a movie I'd say wait and read it after, but since this is a series, that could be a LONG wait (fingers crossed!)
I've done it both ways and either way there will be pleasant surprises and disappointments.
Dec. 7th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
Emilia Clarke...Lena Headey!!!!!
Yeah they are both hot!!! LOL...let the flesh peddling comments begin!
Dec. 7th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
What is the projected air date? I need to buy HBO before this starts.
Dec. 7th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
In my opinion, if an author feels that pronounciation is crucial to their artwork then they could include it. If GRRM thought it was important he could have included pronounciations in the appendicies along with the other information that he thought important to include about the characters.

I think the different sounds will help the show be fresh and new. I mean...many of us have read the Game of Thrones like 5 times at least, so none of the story plot "twists" will be a surprise...in fact we most likely will notice what is missing rather than what is there. I look forward to hearing the story with a new ear.
Dec. 7th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
Very glad to have seen this extended preview. Having seen several teasers, I was beginning to worry the entire Game of Thrones world had been leeched of color. My mind's eye has always imagined Westeros to be a bright and vibrant world with a full spectrum of color and texture and the early trailers seemed distressingly monochromatic... glad to see I was wrong!

I've actually been thinking about this lately: the way we visualize the world of an immersive fictional creation. I'm convinced the cover and artwork in some way sets the tone for the way we (or at least, I) imagine these things. In this case, with each of the recent paperbacks having a single bright color, I fleshed out the world using similarly bright mental colors, if that makes sense.

In any case I suppose I'm rambling... but i'm stupid happy to see the south and east with a much brighter (and less grim) palette. Kudos!
Ivan Majstorović
Dec. 7th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
Just perfect
All I can say... I hope it will come out on ALL HBO chanells across Europe, because I just subscribed to the Croatian version... and all I can say is: there are a LOT of Croatian fans around, so George, PLEASE visit this little part of the galaxy!
Dec. 8th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Just perfect
My advice to you and all the subscribers of HBOAdria: Let them know we want to see the series!
I already did it.
That is at least we can do :)
Dec. 8th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
I'm so excited and it was neat to see The Hound close up like that! Great choice of actor too!
Dec. 8th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
This really is beginning to look very impressive.
Dec. 8th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
I want to add that the dragon skull looks AMAZING. I hope that was Vhagar or Meraxes.
Johan Sporre
Dec. 8th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
Apparently they've only created one dragon skull carving so I'd guess it's Balerion.
Dec. 8th, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
Definitely buying TMN up here in Canada to get HBO Canada (as I did for Pillars and also for Rome). I hope that HBO Canada is not delaying the episodes. I trying PVRing Boardwalk Empire and also the show prior to catch it but it does not look like they played it up here.

I'd love to see this in high def! I'm shocked (shocked shocked!) that this has not been torrented so it can be seen in HD by those who missed it or live in jurisdictions where it was not broadcast (apologies if this is a controversial comment but it's just a teaser so I'm hoping that I'm not overstepping). Can't wait for the series and then will be looking forward to the inevitable Blu-Ray, hope there are big plans for extras to cram into those.
Dec. 8th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
Tee hee hee!!!!!
Dude, I'm giddy like a school girl. This is going to be the BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love ya, George!!!!!!
Dec. 8th, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
I think I just crapped my pants.

April can't come fast enough!

...seriously though, I don't have many more pairs of pants. Hurry up HBO!
Dec. 8th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
John Hodgman reads GRRM!
Check out this great John Hodgman podcast, where he talks about reading GRRM's Game of Thrones.

Dec. 8th, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC)
Well, as i´ve said many times before, i´m shock.

But this time, i need to ask something, and i fear the answer, but i must do it.

And the question is: Where is Rickon?

I mean, Rickon is on the series, Right?
I hope so.
Dec. 8th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
Rickon is in the series, yes.
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Dec. 8th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
Gillen looks fantastic as Petyr Baelish.
Starred as Amyas Crale in my favourite David Suchet Poirot episode 'Five Little Pigs.'

Kit Harington's tache, not so much.
Dec. 8th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
Yep, it really looks great... my only concern is: can it really match the books???
Usually movies or series that are drawn from books are a big let down (there are some particular things in the TLOTR movies I found... well, not good enough...) so please Mr Martin do whatever you can to protect your children! (I could gift you with a nice real sharp Needle and provide you with a good army if need arises...)
Aside from that, I liked the clip: some characters are simply perfect... love Jaime, Petyr, Arya, Gendry and Varys (they really look as I imagined them!) and, as someone else has already pointed out, I hope they're doing something about the light, which is ok in most all of the sets we got to see but I found that the feel of some places, given a better light and maybe some nice visual effects, could look more realistic and less "plastic made" than it actually seems... after all this is ASOIAF, not not some childish Hercules or Xeena: no offence intended here, Xeena and Hercules were good enough in some respect, but here I'm expecting some really serious and committed work from the HBO crew!!!
Having said that, of course what I'm really waiting for is the next book... take your time and do your best, as you've always done, that is what matters! Meanwhile I'll enjoy the series... but only meanwhile :P
Christian Serpico
Dec. 8th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
did i spot you today?
hey george,

did I spot you today (12/08/2010) at 34th street in Manhattan? looked awful lot like you (including the hat!)

if that was you, I will kick myself for not saying hello (and maybe asking how the latest installment is going)

best of luck!

Dec. 8th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
Re: did i spot you today?
could be
Re: did i spot you today? - megmca - Dec. 10th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 8th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)

Catelyn and Daenerys seem like bad fits, look- and speech-wise. (I can't discern whether or not both roles' late-stage recastings contribute to this perception... would have to remove the knowledge from my brain and rewatch.)

Am ga-ga over the rest, esp. Baelish, Selmy, and Tyrion.
Dec. 9th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on Catelyn. Totally not what I pictured, but then I haven't seen her act really, so she may grow on me. I pictured Cat more like Mary McDonnel or Madeine Stowe.
I like Danny. Not thrilled with her hair style, but that's a nit.
I'm more disappointed in the look of the Dothraki. Leather chest strap? What is this, Xena? Where are the painted vests and belts? Is that a braid or a pony tail? Where are the bells?
Come on! The guy puts such specific details in the book and you choose to go in a different direction? Why!?
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Dec. 8th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
When trying to play the video it says it's a private video and asks, if I've been invited, to be sure to accept my friend's invitation before playing it.
I'm surprised nobody commented. Maybe, as for television channels websites, the video works only in certain countries? I'm from Spain.
Dec. 9th, 2010 07:06 am (UTC)
It was open for anyone to watch up until yesterday. I don't know why, but obviously someone's decided that not everybody can watch it. You should be able to watch it here:


or here

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Dec. 9th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
Hello from Maryland,

I am getting the same message as fuintur, about the clip being a private video. So it is a problem in the US as well. It was fine at first, but when I tried to view it again yesterday, the message about it being a private video continued to show up and it is still there today.

By the way, GRRM, I was super glad to hear that the series is coming to HBO and I am impatiently waiting until it starts airing. I do not have a subscription to HBO yet, but plan to add one closer to when the series begins. Thanks to all who have shared all of the wonderful videos. I especially liked Inside GAME OF THRONES, which now I can't reach. I am a new fan, having just discovered A Song of Ice and Fire, through the Hedge Knight stories last spring, starting with the publication of the anthology Warriors. (Which I purchased because I am a Diana Gabaldon fan.) Since then, I have read the entire series four times, so I can really appreciate the effort that has gone into the production for GAME OF THRONES (HBO) and the results that I have seen have been just magnificent.
Dec. 9th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
Looks amazing! Now I have to look into getting a dish so I can get HBO.
Dec. 10th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
Man... it's gonna be a great show. The cast you got is like no other. I'm just fearful of one thing... the music. There's nothing that can blot out the awe and wonder of a great story told on screen than a blatantly dark rock-ballad number with overly dramatic orchestration mixed in. It's like someone hitting you over the head with a rotting lamb shank. It's the quality of the acting, writing, and story that should bring out an emotional response from the audience. It shouldn't pried loose with extra-diegetic music (nor various cliche effects of fancy cinematography, for that matter, like you see in, say, 300 - you know what I'm talking about).

Now fortunately it's on HBO, so I think the likelihood of this is low, but I began having this fear after I saw the 1 minute "Clip Preview" video before this one.

I just hope they chill out with the music, that's all.
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
Hoping for a Christmas present from my favorite author
Man, all I have to say is that a final, firm, 2011 publishing date for ADWD would be an awesome Christmas gift!
Dec. 10th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
Why there's no snow when Ned cut the Gared Head ??????
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