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Season One...

 ... is done.

Last night at the Cocteau we completed our screening of season one of GAME OF THRONES, with the showing of "Baelor" and "Fire and Blood."  Believe it or not, we had a dozen virgins in the house, folks who had never seen the show before, never read the books, and had no idea what was coming.  It's always cool to see someone experiencing the series for the first time.

I, of course, have read the books and seen the show... but I hadn't watched these particular episodes for a couple of years, and it was very gratifying to see how well they still held up.  David and Dan and the cast and our incredible crew have done an amazing job.

And speaking of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, they joined us after the episodes for an hour's worth of Q & A with the fans, via Skype.   Aside from the usual technical problems that we encounter every time we try to use Skype, it was a great time.  Thanks, guys.

Next week, the marathon continues with the first three episodes from season two... and a special Skype visit from our very own Sansa, SOPHIE TURNER.

See you at the cinema!


Bharad Raghavan
Jan. 29th, 2014 04:49 am (UTC)
Random Thought on Girls from Great Houses
Hey George,

(Not sure if I'm allowed to ask this; sorry if the blog is out of bounds!)

Couldn't make it to the Q&A session in NM, but always wondered: How come all the daughters of the Great Houses (Sansa, Dany, Arianne, Margaery, Cersei, Myrcella, Asha) are depicted as beautiful/attractive?

Not all the noble ladies are good-looking, but practically every girl with a significant claim ('cept poor Shireen) has the added bonus of being good looking. Just an observation, but the all the Great Houses can't be blessed with beautiful children all the time right?
Jan. 29th, 2014 07:19 am (UTC)
Re: Random Thought on Girls from Great Houses
Well, I don't think all the daughters of the nobility ARE depicted as being beautiful. You mention Shireen yourself. Look closer, there are others.

But actually, if you look at history, the daughters of the nobility are almost always described as being fair or beautiful, etc. Some of that may have been simple ass-kissing on the part of the writers, many of whom depended on nobles for patronage. But it is also likely that nutrition played a role: the daughters of the upper class had amuch healthier and more varied diet than the daughters of peasants, and were less likely to be forced into backbreaking manual labor at any early age. One of the factors in what we call "beauty" is simply good health.
Jan. 29th, 2014 07:46 am (UTC)
Maybe this is the author's assumption and real noble people weren't so beautiful in medieval time as depicted, but that's great. Much better to watch attracted women than emmm... no so attracted.


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