Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Kyriakos, Mar 4, 2015.
Ian McShane Joins Game of Thrones Season 6
YES! This can only lead to greatness!!
He will fit right in
McShane is coming...
So is Max von Sydow...
Oh right? That's the Lovejoy guy. Now, that was one rubbish show, imo. But maybe no reflection on McShane himself.
But, at 72, he's looking good.
He's also the Deadwood guy. He played it awesomely with no love nor joy.
He looks like that 300 captain guy, but i suppose that one is another actor?
Does Jon warg into Ghost first, or does Melisandre straight up resurrect him, or he's gone forever (Kit go find another job)?
I predict the first followed by Melisandre curating his body until he is ready to return.
Curating the Jon Snow mummy? Would the people of Westeros pay to see the exhibit?
^I think they have larger issues at Castle Black, what with most of the people there now being Wildlings anyway (and one Giant too). In fact how are the few crows actually going to avoid being slaughtered?
Unless the 20 good men took care of that already.
My bet is: more poor writing fixes all.
-You know why the writers killed Jon Snow?
-For the watch.
Game of Thrones is poor writing? That's rich.
That's true, if you want to use English Composition 151 as your standard. The prose is stiff, the dialogue stilted and the plotting difficult to follow.
The writer doles the plot out on a need to know basis. The reader does not need to know.
Alfred Bester (Walter Koenig) Babylon 5
What makes Song of Ice and Fire genius is the wealth of unique, well differentiated characters, not the writing.
Not sure I agree. Character differentiating and conveying literary wealth is all but impossible without some skill in writing. If a 2nd grader wrote GoT I don't believe it would have quite the extensive following it does today.
I think you're talking about two different skills - Martin certainly is very good at coming up with a good story of working out what to write about, but you could argue that his writing in itself isn't all that good. Put another way, the main attraction of the book series is what is said, rather than how it is said - compare that with Ulysses, as an extreme example of a book where the content matters for almost nothing and the manner of putting it across is everything. Martin might well not do a very good job of narrating somebody else's story, compared with the original author. To my mind that would certainly be a factor in explaining why his work is attractive for a television show - it doesn't depend on being a book, because the actual words that he uses are comparatively unimportant.
The Wildlings are not at castle black. They were given lands south of the wall, in the episode you could see them march straight through the castle and out the southern gates.
So there are reports from HBO they want 8 seasons, but D&D have consistently said they wanted 7 seasons. How many seasons do you all think will happen?
If the show writers again have so much liberty to write stuff then maybe it won't survive season 6..!
They know they have a locked in audience, with enough critical mass. I think they will go as far as Martin writes books. He's said before that he is ready to end the series so he can focus on spinoffs based in this world he created.
George RR Martin was a screenwriter before he started writing ASOIAF and I bet he had it in mind that it would someday be adapted into TV. I think he occasionally slips into a literary mode like in Brienne's "Broken Man" chapter. I've also heard his short stories are more literary but I haven't read any of them yet.
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