Game Of Thrones

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  1. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Is this a result of running out of source material (the books stopped before the last season right?) and now they are relying on stock hollywood writers who only know how to write cliches?
     
  2. Harambe

    Harambe Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Not wholly. And he could throw a curve ball really, really easily. DutchRudder's mom sized gaps at points between the series and the books.

    That being said, I look forward to buying myself TWOW for Christmas 2018. And then a Song of Spring sometime in late 2033. I'll be 50, and yet still perusing /r/asoiaf/ with the nerds there.
     
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  3. spycam1

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    I agree, and I'm not totally sure why. But I heard that they did it to raise the budget of each episode; they had the same budget for the whole season, so limiting it to 7 episodes increased what they could do with each one, like episode 4 when Dany ambushes the Lanniser army. I think there are more shots of Dany riding Drogon in that sequence than the rest of the series combined.

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  4. Harambe

    Harambe Well-Known Member Contributor

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    IIRC, The DB Bros have been there the whole way directing traffic. So it's not like they're outsourcing to Pakistan. But it has suffered more trying to transfer book > show than running out of source material. Most relevant right now is probably Aegon Targaryen as a unique person(Not Jon Snow/Sand) not actually being in the show. Lady Stoneheart, Sansa/Jayne Poole, Mance Rayder, Illidan Payne, the Dorne storylines were slaughtered. Just to name a few.

    It's hard fitting a book to a movie or even a series. If tied up properly in the books, this could go down as the Odyssey of our time.

    I found a link that can start. Haven't been through all of it, but the first few I checked were correct to my understanding.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/game-of-thrones-books-differences-from-show-2017-4/#missandei-isnt-having-an-almost-romance-with-grey-worm-any-time-soon-in-the-books-because-shes-only-10-2
     
  5. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    He has told them how it will end. He has given them major plot points (like the dragon becoming undead) but he just doesnt tell them (cuz he doesnt know) how those things happen.
     
  6. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    IF HBO had their way 100% they would stretch it out for as long as ****ing possible. The reason it's shortened is probably because the producers and actors don't want to have their entire careers tied up in filming GoT.
     
  7. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    IF HBO had their way 100% they would stretch it out for as long as ****ing possible. The reason it's shortened is probably because the producers and actors don't want to have their entire careers tied up in filming GoT.
     
  8. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    And it's not the CGI that takes so long. It's that they have to film on location in areas where you can only film during certain parts of the year to get the right effects. I posted the video of how much ****ing work/money it took to create the location when they had to do it artificially in the iced lake battle scene.
     
  9. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Partially, but it also just becomes harder to be unpredictable when you get so close to the end (probably huge reason why it's taking him so long to finish).
     
  10. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    And I'm not sure how actors contracts works for series like these, but I'd imagine they signed them to a set amount of episodes and renegotiating all those actors would be $$$.
     
  11. ONE LOVE

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    Do you know that for a fact? I haven't seen it confirmed anywhere.
     
  12. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Just use common sense

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  13. ONE LOVE

    ONE LOVE #Baby_Talk Staff Member

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    Common sense would say actors want to get as much money as they can.


    Also I don't know of a situation where actors dictate the terms, the producers and directors do.
     
  14. JazzMan4Life

    JazzMan4Life Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I think once people make a certain amount their priorities change. The actors in this show have made enough money to support them and their children for life.

    At some point work becomes about something other than money.
     
  15. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Uhh, actors sign contracts bud. Their price only goes up when the show becomes more popular. Actors very much dictate terms when initial contracts are up and they are a key character on a massively popular series.

    I'm sure they would all be willing to comeback for the right price price, but that may be too expensive.

    And whose to say sticking on GoT is the best thing for them? Maybe being able to have more time will let them diversify their career past "oh that dude on GoT".

    And some people have artistic interest also past "oh that dude on GoT".

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  16. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Tldr: it cost a lot of time and money to make, and it isn't necessarily everyone's top priority to be working on this project for over a decade.

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  17. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Or thinking about the long term perception of your career. Its probably good to get off the show and start taking other roles so you don't get type casted for the rest of your career.

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  18. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    I can't remember if they signed season to season deals or multiple season deals, some have complained publicly that they were treated like hired help. But it should set up most of these actors for the rest of their careers.
     
  19. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    It's public information. The last contracts they signed were for the final 2 seasons. All the main characters are making 2.5 million dollars per episode.

    The show really jumped in popularity this season too, so they would probably be able to negotiate even higher if they added an 8th season.
     
  20. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    This is probably gonna be the most spun-off show ever. Huge world to explore from tons of different angles and times.
     

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