YES. This book is one of my favorite books of all time. There is a moment coming that will make the world shit its pants. It's basically the brown note of television moments. I don't know if it will happen this season or next, but it's coming.
Yea there was a scene where Buscemi was standing on the sidewalk and the camera panned out to reveal the city behind him, and I was completely taken back by how stunning the production and set were. Really happy I stumbled upon this show a few seasons late so I can rip through a bunch of it at my own pace.
GoT almost didn't get made because of the cost. It's roughly the same price, actually a bit cheaper. The producers wanted like 14 episodes per season, HBO wanted like 7, they had to compromise at 10.
But HBO sort of learned their lesson after Rome, whose costs were through the roof, mostly because of filming on location in Rome, but was a good show. They cancelled it too early, could have made them lots of money.
Post by Horned Gramma on Apr 29, 2013 20:41:01 GMT -8
I picked up the first of the Game of Thrones books at the airport on my way out of town last weekend; I've only read 150 pages or so, but damn is it gratifying. I'm super stroked on it. And even at this early stage, I can say that HBO fucking nailed the tone (and the casting).
Basically I just got tired of waiting on HBO's airing/production schedule to find out what happens next. I put it off for a long time because I was convinced, for some reason, that Martin's writing would be horribly disorienting and dry. Buuuut it's not.