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It's A Wrap!

Principal photography on HBO's first season of GAME OF THRONES has now wrapped.

Which is not to say the work is done. Now comes editing, special effects, scoring, and all the other behind-the-scenes stuff that makes up post production. The cast and crew get to go home for a while; for the producers, the road goes ever on and on.


Dec. 16th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to the show.
Seth Davis
Dec. 16th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
Who's writing the music???

congratulations! Now is a good time of year to be done with work, go get some sleep (:
Dec. 16th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
Re: scoring
Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Warbeck. Have a link to a Youtube video featuring some of his scoring here, and an interview with Warbeck about his work here.
Seth Davis
Dec. 16th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
Re: scoring
Dec. 18th, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
Re: scoring
I just hope HBO doesn't USE music excessively to create dramatic affect like they did in LotR. I find that it can take away from the watching experience. Its like Deadwood, one of their best shows ever created, great acting, and you felt like you were right there in the town of Deadwood and they didn't need music to do it!
Dec. 16th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
Great photo. Good news.
Dec. 16th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
This is quite excellent news! Congrats.
Dec. 16th, 2010 09:29 pm (UTC)
I feel totally clueless, but who *are* those people in the photograph? (i.e. is it a plot-related scene, or just extras in a heated moment?)
Dec. 16th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
I believe that is Bron killing a random.
Dec. 17th, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
Ah, okay. Thanks both!
Dec. 16th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
That is Jerome Flynn who plays Bronn. Looks like a scene from the trip to see Sweet Robin.
Dec. 16th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
Sometimes having the days fly by isn't that bad of a thing, especially when waiting for this show to air! All the previews of this show and the behind the scenes features look amazing. I'll be signing up for HBO HD soon.
Dec. 16th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC)
Yaaay! I'm super excited!
Dec. 16th, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
Even though there's lots more to be done - this is so cool! It makes me want so sign up for HBO.
Dec. 16th, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
I plan on the season pass from itunes.
Dec. 17th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
hmmm? Whats this? An alternative to paying for HBO to see one show? Please elaborate... I am not very entertainment-tech savy.
Dec. 16th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
BESIDE myself in excitement for April!!!
Steven Reinke
Dec. 16th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
I have been waiting for this every since i found The game of thrones on the airplane. Someone left it behind and I took it and read it and fell in love with the characters.
Mike Bowen
Dec. 16th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
wizard needs food badly
so assuming they do (only) one season per year wont that mean that you only have seven years to finish three books? is that possible?
Dec. 16th, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
Re: wizard needs food badly
Eh, HBO, to my knowledge, doesn't have as strict scheduling as Network TV, and their stuff routinely goes on hiatus, etc. Maybe they've changed though. And in any case, would be nice to have 3 books in seven years ;)
Dec. 16th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
Re: wizard needs food badly
Technically, as HBO recently said they don't want to go back to doing one season every two years like they did in the past.

However, there has been some indication (from GRRM and others) that A STORM OF SWORDS may have to be two seasons because of its immense length (half again that of THRONES). If reports of A DANCE WITH DRAGONS not being far off the same size are true, I imagine that means ADWD and AFFC could possibly span as much as two or three seasons. So, it could be more like seven years before they need Book 6 and eight before they need Book 7. It just depends on how successful the show is and how they choose to handle things.
Dec. 16th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
Wow! I can't wait. :D
Dec. 17th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
I'd recommend that the two actors in the picture also take a bath!

This is great news...I think much of your time will be freed up now. Sure, there will be plenty of ADR and Pickup work, but should only require a minimal amount of your time. I think you will find that time will move slower now.
Dec. 17th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
My mom is reading "A Game of Thrones". We'll probably get my whole family to read the whole series in anticipation of the series.

It'll be curious to see where it diverges from the books. Mr. Martin has no doubt had many ideas about what must be done to adapt the novels, given his experience as a television producer. I noticed that in the opening execution scene shown in the second trailer, it appeared to be Will that was being executed, rather than his elder superior who was executed in the books. This is a pretty sensible change since it will be easier to identify Will as the lone survivor from the opening attack of the Others.


Will they really kill ****** off at the end of the season?
Dec. 17th, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
Re: Changes
** Slightly-spoiling response to spoiler question... **

Why in the world wouldn't they kill *****? It must be hard enough to write the screen plays for these things without adding such a huge plot-modifier. And from a purely production point of view loosing that char will free the most famous and therefore most expensive actor from the payroll. Something they'll need to do to hire all the new book 2 characters for the second season.
Dec. 17th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Changes
"Will they really...?"
Westeros ain't Narnia. I hate to break it to you.
Dec. 18th, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)
Re: Changes
But Will didn't survive the first scene, only Gared...

For him to be executed you would either need to have Gared face the wight-ified Royce instead or none of them, and half the "punch-line" of the prologue scene was to see Royce rise up, IMO.
It does seem like Will rather than Gared being executed, but I hope they either made Gared younger or at least didn't ruin the punch-line.
I guess they could do this by having Will not go down from his tree, and for budgetary reasons I bet they just offed Gared altogether from the script. Either way it would still feel a bit off, not even getting the prologue "right".

Does someone know for sure if they changed it so it's Will getting executed?
Dec. 17th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
Wonderful! I'm so excited about this, and a lot of my fellow costumers are too.
Dec. 17th, 2010 03:27 am (UTC)
Congratulations George! I can't wait to see the finished product :D
Dec. 17th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
Hey it's in post though, that's awesome news. Thanks for the stills, I've been scouring every single site I can for updates. Also I subscribed HBO just for this. Who knows, they'll probably throw a movie in there somewhere along the way.
Dec. 18th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
Is it weird that i read "It's a wrap!" In Admiral Ackbar's voice?
Dec. 18th, 2010 02:47 am (UTC)
Congratulations! It must be satisfying to reach this milestone!
Justin Bryant
Dec. 23rd, 2010 07:40 am (UTC)
Yeah I noticed that the Brother being executed did not have the appearance of Gared from the opening scene. He was described as over 50 with no ears and missing a finger or two (damn frostbite). Not that it really matters one way or another, but I always felt the veteran Brother being executed drove the seriousness home. Obviously he's been with the watch a long time and is not a cowardly child. So him driven by such intense fear that he would desert like that gave me pause.

I think most people forget that the stories have a lot of flashback scenes, where character think back on an earlier point in their life. I doubt they will fill the story with tons of flashbacks and dream sequences though..but it gives them the ability to hang on to some characters a little longer


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