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  1. That's huge. Curious how that happened, but I'm happy for Goransson. Shame though, because without Nolan in the mix, there isn't much to look forward to creatively with Zimmer's future output.
  2. Happy birthday you miserable ol' ginger!!
  3. Just stumbled onto this proposal letter that apparently outlined Martin's original intentions with the books when he was looking for a publisher. This might have been posted here already, but sharing it anyway. He basically suggests that Jon, Arya, Bran, Daenerys and Tyrion would survive throughout the series, and that Jon, Arya and Tyrion would have been involved in some sort of love triangle... https://www.insider.com/game-of-thrones-original-story-2017-8
  4. It also appears to have no session numbers in the title. So whatever they're recording wouldn't have been for any particular scene for the new film. It's entirely possible they could have just done a session of classic SW repertoire for a publicity session (photos/interview/DVD commentary/etc etc).
  5. But...but...there were lightsabers! And the Force! And Jedi!! And clone troopers and stuff!! It was so COOL man!!!!
  6. I didn't really get to watch it during its original theatre run. I only got to see ROTS in the cinema. But I remember getting to watch it at home and falling in love with it. I loved the prequels as a kid, because they were my introduction into the fantasy of Star Wars. Though even then, I found TPM testing my patience. Too much talking.
  7. It appears to be a popular theory! https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/tv/a27524580/bran-is-evil-king-plot-theory/
  8. There was indeed some very satisfying hard fantasy imagery in the first act, especially with the dragon. It's just a shame that its ending felt so dramatically short-changed. Imagine if we actually ended a season with Dany burning King's Landing. Then you had another season dedicated to the Mad Queen's reign, and plotting her demise, then that ending with Jon and Drogon would have really hit the spot. Because on paper, that scene is actually potent stuff, it just wasn't earned. Also, anyone else feel like all the Night King stuff comes off as even more redundant now?
  9. I got bored part way into the second season and gave up. I think I was mostly in it for Hopkins...
  10. Well that's not an arc isn't it? We saw her get to the Throne, fine, but "kiss and stab" is no fall, at least not a dramatically satisfying one. Good writers would have let us truly understand the extent of Dany's madness, Walter White style. It's lazy writing. I think Drogon's scene would have been quite touching, again if there was more breathing room for Dany's character and arc. But yea, so much for breaking the wheel. I guess Westeros got one small step closer to a Republic, maybe? I think realistically, all Seven Kingdoms would have probably gotten independence in some form. I'm curious to hear @Glóin the Dark's thoughts with this finale. Especially as someone who always had the more interesting (though perhaps naively idealistic) interpretations of where Game of Thrones could/should have gone.
  11. I liked the scene with Drogon burning the throne. Quite fitting. And there was indeed some nice fantasy imagery in the first half. Its just frustrating to see how false Danny's death rings, because there was no dramatic arc around her rise and fall. I still think a season dedicated to the Mad Queen could have done wonders for the show.
  12. Lazy writing indeed sums up the whole season. That GoT once shared lists with Breaking Bad is mind-boggling.
  13. Also, the more I think about it, there definitely should have been a season between Mad Dany's rampage and her death. Like a proper season dedicated to some Breaking Bad-style empire meltdown. Her death must be one of the most dramatically unsatisfying moments in all television. It was like watching a really really bad play... Yea...it's basically Game of Thrones For Dummies. Probably the best you could do for a 80 minute wrap-up.
  14. Big fat meh. Just glad it's finally over.
  15. Tiny clip of Malick's new film:
  16. Yea, fandom is a strange, but powerful thing. If it's good, it's good. If it's bad, it's bad. Right? I'm willing to give it a chance!
  17. Stumbled onto this pleasant surprise!
  18. Just more attention-seeking desperation. Typical social media hoopla.
  19. Hallelujah! Missing some proper Rick and Morty brilliance.
  20. Cheers for this! Fantastic article with some honesty and reflection I haven't heard from the maestro in some time. Truly humbling to hear how he sees himself and his work. What a class act.
  21. There's a recording available for the piece? Cheers for the heads up Stu! Will check it out tonight.
  22. Dammit Holko, that better not mean what I think it means!!
  23. A friend of mine firmly believes that Bran will end up on the throne. I've had to point out how ridiculous and absurd that theory is, but he won't budge. I wonder why... I also wonder if we'll actually see Bran again next season. Or if episode 4 was the last we saw of everyone back in Winterfell. Yes, yes, you're right of course. I guess in a show that's just tried very hard to paint morality as a black and white picture quite recently, I didn't think they would retain that kind of nuance in battle.
  24. A Google search now tells me that it's actually a promotional image, so not photoshopped. But you're right, it was edited out. Not aired! https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ellievhall/jaime-lannister-hand-game-of-thrones
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