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Game of Thrones

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No wall can keep the Mexicans out. Its only a matter of time!

 

El Día de Muertos is coming!

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12 minutes ago, BloodBoal said:

That's because in the footage shown, most of the men are probably already dead and have joined hte White Walkers' army, leaving only a few survivors fighting for their lives!

 

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.

 

12 minutes ago, BloodBoal said:

And I thought you were part of the group who thinks the White Walkers come in peace anyway!

 

:P

 

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.

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I don't know about the books, but so far the show has given ZERO characterization to the White Walkers. Something i'm beginning to think might be a missed opportunity.

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5 minutes ago, crocodile said:

They just want bring around cake, basket of home made preserves and say hi.

 

Karol

Everything they have done points to that direction.

 

 

They also seek to reduce the number of humans on Westeros to 0.

 

2 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

I don't know about the books, but so far the show has given ZERO characterization to the White Walkers. Something i'm beginning to think might be a missed opportunity.

Martin has also kept them pretty much in the shroud of mystery in the novels.

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4 minutes ago, Glóin the Dark said:

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.

 

More FAKE LIES spread by CROOKED Gloin The Dark! I've seen LEAKED EMAILS! Now is time for you to tell the truth!

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8 minutes ago, BloodBoal said:

More FAKE LIES spread by CROOKED Gloin The Dark! I've seen LEAKED EMAILS! Now is time for you to tell the truth!

 

:lol:

 

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...

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Finally watched the new trailer

 

I'm HYPED

 

I'm glad there's a show on TV with consistent well-done fantasy battles, dragons, magic, etc that also has characters and political changes you care about, with slick cinematography and effects.  It may not be the best show on TV, but its so worth watching.


Shame about the original score outside of the brilliant main title, though

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10 minutes ago, Jay said:

Shame about the original score outside of the brilliant main title, though

 

Don't forget "Light of the Seven"!  It's great and memorable and actually noticed by people, so of course they have milked it for all it's worth in promotional material.  I even heard it used as background music for a behind the scenes video about the new Mummy movie at a theater before the trailers started recently.

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Just now, Disco Stu said:

 

Don't forget "Light of the Seven"!  It's great and memorable and actually noticed by people, so of course they have milked it for all it's worth in promotional material.  I even heard it used as background music for a behind the scenes video about the new Mummy movie at a movie theater recently.

 

Thousand monkeys a thousand typewriters. 

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Me neither. 

 

Im a dope and I own all the soundtracks for all the seasons. Except the most recent one which I never got around too. 

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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!

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I don't think Djawadi is completely untalented or anything, but the scores he provides for the show are just on a different level than every other aspect of production.  Like we get all this expensive location shooting, perfect and seamless visual effects, great costumes and makeup, huge sets, the works.... and then cheap sounding synth music that drone away with un-memorable themes.  If any show on TV in the 2010s deserves the LOST approach of strong, catchy, memorable themes tied to characters, goals, and places, its GOT, but alas, it wasn't meant to be

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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.

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