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  1. I've been pretty oblivious to this project throughout its production but, having read the articles, I'm rather looking forward to it! Didn't you follow the link? He's got Joaquin Phoenix, Whoopie Goldberg, Buzz Aldrin, Sean Spicer, Germaine Greer, Aung San Suu Kyi and the late Christopher Hitchens.
  2. I think the simple fact is that the show-runners aren't particularly interested in having a complex and pro-active score. There might also be an issue of time; given how tight a schedule the production seems to be operating on, it might be that they need something that can be knocked out very quickly... I very much disagree, though, that the themes are unmemorable. They're mostly so simple as to be easily memorable, but the vast majority of them seem to go completely unnoticed by most people.
  3. Thematically it just consists (mostly) of elaborations on the White Walkers' theme, the Game of Thrones ostinato (and the White Walkers' version of the ostinato). Its effectiveness is in its interaction with the visuals and, on a larger scale, in its contribution to setting the pace and mood of the sequence. Like almost everything in the Sapochnik episodes, I think the mood is perfectly gauged throughout. Compared with the horrendous musical accompaniment to the following episode's Daznak's Pit sequence, Hardhome is a masterpiece!
  4. The music for the Hardhome massacre is the best that there's been in the series so far.
  5. Incidentally, one disappointing thing about the new trailer is that it seems to confirm that the Night King will again be played by Vladimir Furdik, who played him in Season 6. There had been a sliver of hope that Richard Brake (who played him at Hardhome) would be back, but apparently not. Furdik's portrayal conveys a hint of sadism, in contrast to Brake's quiet satisfaction in a job well done...
  6. Yeah, that could be it. The last six episodes will be Hot Pie's desperate mission to make some gravy for a final meal before they get him. Scandalous misrepresentation! But the White Walkers' motivation is not what it seems to be (i.e., annihilation of the human population, out of pure evil). There is absolutely no way to reconcile that with George R. R. Martin's declaration that "We don't need any more Dark Lords". I've always said, though, that I don't have 100% confidence that Benioff and Weiss will stick to Martin's version of the story in this respect.
  7. By "large-scale conflict", I mean battles with large numbers of participants on both sides. I presume that the War to End All Wars will involve these! I didn't see anything resembling this in either of the trailers...
  8. The scenes of large-scale conflict shown in the trailers all seem to be in the south and between human forces, so it still seems as though the "war to end all wars" (i.e., the one waged by the Night King and his army of dead men) will be the focus of the final semi-season, not this year's.
  9. If there had been a third thread titled "Alien Boob Discovered", which way would you have gone?
  10. Beric Done-died-again.
  11. I'm not so sure. Jimmy McGill still seems to be quite some distance from being Saul Goodman. Like Matt S., my money would be on two more seasons.
  12. Why sack those two? Because, except for Theresa May, all of the Tories hate them. They didn't have the power to get rid of them before, but now they do.
  13. The Exit Poll may be wrong but, if so, it's looking increasingly likely that it would be in the opposite direction, with the Conservatives further from a majority.
  14. If this turns out to be right, I may change my position on the existence of a deity (though, to keep my political and religious views mysterious, I shan't reveal in which direction...).
  15. Exit Poll suggests the Conservatives may have lost their majority.