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No News Is ... No News

Lately I've been getting a lot of emails asking me for the latest news about HBO and their prospective adaptation of A GAME OF THRONES.

I appreciate the interest, really, but there is no news. No good news. No bad news. No news of any sort. With much of Hollywood presently shut down because of the writer's strike, I can't even say when there will be news.

I try to keep my fans and readers updated on everything that's happening -- with this and with all my other projects -- here on my Not-A-Blog, and on the News page of my website. If there was any news worth reporting, you'd read it there. Honest.

Meantime, check out this YouTube video that was recently brought to my attention:


No, it's not from HBO, it's not for an actual film. It's a labor of love that one of my readers put together, all unbeknownest to me, using clips from other films. It's really cool, however. I don't know about you guys, but I'd buy a ticket.


Dec. 18th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
Celts with catapults? That's what really blew their credibility.

King Arthur is a fun movie if you think of it as alternate-history fantasy fiction, and try to ignore any actual historical references.
Dec. 18th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
Yep, the catapults got me, too.

But well, it has Clive Owen and Ioan Gruffud. *grin*

I wouldn't have cared about the inaccuracies - as you say, it's an alternate historical fantasy - if they hadn't sold it as the true history of Arthur. If Braveheart is any indication, there are people who'll take it at face value. :(

Ok, I better stop ranting and go back to writing a more correct version of the Romans and Celts (not Arthur, but Calgacus). :)
Dec. 18th, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
Btw, historical incorrectness isn't restriced to movies. I recently saw a documentary featuring the Romans in Germany in the first century AD; one of those documentaires with little acted scenes spread in among the professors explaining stuff.

And they had stirrups! *shudder*

George, could you put the idiot responsible for that one into your novel and kill him cruelly? Getting his foot stuck in a stirrup and being dragged over very rough ground should work fine. :)


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