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‘Game of Thrones’ intro redone retro 60s-style
09.03.2014
08:28 am

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Saul Bass


 
Milan Vuckovic reimagined the Game of Thrones title sequence and theme song as a 60s-era homage to famed movie title designer Saul Bass.

Someone in the YouTube comments asked Vuckovic if the static you hear during the song was done purposefully. Vuckovic said indeed, that it was done on purpose.

 
via World’s Best Ever

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‘Game of Thrones’ blooper reel
07.25.2014
02:47 pm

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This Game of Thrones Season 4 blooper reel was just screened at San Diego Comic-Con and it’s rather amusing to say the least. I’m so invested in these multifaceted characters—I’m a diehard fan of the show—that it’s difficult for me to view them as thespians breaking out of character. I think BuzzFeed did a post a few years ago with photos of the actors and actresses out of costume and in everyday streetwear… it was just plain weird.

In my mind these folks are not acting but actually these characters at all times. Silly I know, but that’s how damned good they all are at their craft.

It’s kind of a treat to see their real personalities, though, if only for a few seconds. 

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‘Rave of Thrones’: Have a listen to Hodor’s Sound Cloud page
07.17.2014
11:39 am

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Kristian Nairn

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Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn has announced a Rave of Thrones tour of Australia this August and September.

Nairn, who plays the gentle giant from Winterfell, has a second career as a successful DJ back in his native Northern Ireland and has perfomed with Scissor Sisters and as far afield South Africa and Australia. Now he will returning “down under” to bring the Seven Kingdoms with his skills as a DJ.

Details here.

If you want a taste of the kind of tunes Hodor will be playing have a listen to his Sound Cloud page.
 

 

 

 
H/T Popbitch

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12-year-old ‘Game of Thrones’ creator’s Marvel Comics ‘Fantastic Four’ fan mail

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It kind of figures that Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin would be a fan of Marvel Comics’ The Fantastic Four, with its strong main characters, who may often bicker and argue with each other, but always unite to fight various dastardly enemies. The other Marvel characters—with a few exceptions (mainly team-ups like The Avengers, and Thor)—tend to be geeky loners, who have difficulties fitting into society. The Fantastic Four are their own little society, just like all those families in Martin’s Game of Thrones.

In 1961, a 12-year-old George wrote a gushing letter of praise to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for their #17 August issue of The Fantastic Four, which was published in the #20’s letter page:

Dear Stan and Jack,

F.F. #17 was greater than great. Even now I sit in awe of it, trying to do the impossible—that is, describe it. It was absolutely stupendous, the ultimate, utmost! I cannot fathom how you could fit so much action into so few pages. It will live forever as one of the greatest F.F. comics ever printed, ergo, as one of ALL comics. In what other comic mag could you see things like a hero falling down a manhole, a heroine mistaking a toy inventor for a criminal, and the President of the U.S.A. leaving a conference that may determine the fate of the world to put his daughter to bed. The epic story, spectacular and exciting as it is, is not all that made this mag so great. The letter column was top-notch, too. I nearly died when I saw Paul Gambaccini’s letter. You’ve really made him change his tune; that letter was a far cry from the one printed in F.F. #9. Then there’s your cover boast—THE WORLD’S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE! Brilliant! You were just about the World’s worst mag when you started, but you set yourself an ideal, and, by gumbo, you achieved it! More than achieved it, in fact—why, if you were only half as good as you are now, you’d still be the world’s best mag!!!

George R. Martin
35 East First st.
Batyonne, N.J.

The Bullpen replied:

We might as well quit while we’re ahead. Thanks for your kind words, George, and now—it’s time for our favorite department—where we talk to you straight from the shoulder———

I wonder if the Paul Gambaccini mentioned in George’s letter is the BBC radio presenter?
 
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What if ‘Game of Thrones’ were set in feudal Japan?
01.22.2014
05:21 am

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“Battle of the Trident”—Seiji writes: “This is the iconic duel between Robert Baratheon and Rhaegar Targaryen that preceded the series by seventeen years. Instead of a war hammer, Robert wields a Kanabō, a club-like samurai bludgeoning weapon. His antlered helmet is inspired by the famous helmet of the warlord Honda Tadakatsu.”


What would “Westeros” be in Japanese? “Wesatarosu”? (Apologies if that’s way off.) At any rate, That’s the question prompted by these marvelous artworks by imgur user seiji, who is clearly a fan of the HBO series/endless series of novels by George R. R. Martin as well as of the distinctive visual steez of 18th-century Japanese woodblock prints.

As Seiji commented on his imgur page:

“I thought it would be interesting to draw a retelling of the [A Song of Ice and Fire] universe as if it took place in feudal-era Japan. These drawings are inspired by the Ukiyo-e style.”

Now I’m imagining Toshiro Mifune occupying the diminutive shoes of Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. Nah, can’t see it without Dinklage….
 
Feudal Japan
“Tyrion at the Eyrie”—“Catelyn Stark, her uncle Brynden Tully, and a dispatch of the Knights of the Vale journey to the Eyrie while transporting their captive, Tyrion Lannister. Tyrion is dressed in the robes of a nobleman.”
 
Feudal Japan
“Bran Stark and Hodor Journey North”—“Weirwood lore shares some interesting similarities to Shinto practices, so I drew a shimenawa (prayer rope) around the tree trunk.”
 
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“Jon Snow Duels Qhorin Halfhand as Wildlings Look On”—“The wildlings are dressed like the Ainu, who are the indigenous people of northern Japan. The Ainu are thought to be the descendants of the first inhabitants of the islands, and throughout history they have lived independently in the cold far north, beyond the grasp of the Emperor.”
 
Feudal Japan
“The Execution of Eddard Stark”—“Instead of having Ilyn Payne simply execute Ned Stark, an amused Joffrey orders Ned to commit seppuku. Ilyn is on hand to perform the kaishaku, or ritual decapitation to quicken the death. The paper in front of Ned is a death poem, which a samurai would traditionally write before ending his life.”
 
Feudal Japan
“Mother of Dragons”—“Danaerys wears traditional Heian-period royal clothing and is seated on the Mongolian Steppes, a fitting analogy for the Dothraki Sea, far from Westeros.”
 
via RocketNews24

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Absolutely Genius: ‘Game of Thrones’ recut as a Medieval theme park comedy
10.16.2013
12:39 pm

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I’m a big fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones. So when I watched this recut trailer depicting Game of Thrones as a Medieval theme park comedy, I almost peed myself a little. Especially at Peter Dinklage’s character “Terry.” Oh my dear god, this is good stuff.

“Ooh girl, you taste real good.”

Brilliant!

 
Nerdcore

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James Brown meets ‘Game of Thrones’


 
This mash-up of James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” works freakishly well with the Game of Thrones theme song. I would have never thought of these two songs paired together in a million years, but the proof is in the pudding.

One minor quibble though, anyone who watches Game of Thrones knows “It’s a Woman’s Woman’s Woman’s World.”

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘Future Shock’: James Brown’s *very 70s* TV dance party

James Brown meets Alfred Hitchcock

James Brown vs Led Zeppelin - ‘Whole Lotta Sex Machine’

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The Iron Throne from ‘Game of Thrones’ made from old computer keyboards
02.18.2013
07:09 am

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‘Game of Thrones’ theme sung by a Siamese cat
08.21.2012
10:20 am

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As much as I try not to post kitteh-related stuff on DM, THIS video could not be avoided.

Thank you, Internet!
 

 
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The Dude of Thrones


 
I really like this Game of Thrones meets The Big Lebowski screenprint, available through Gallery 1988 for $40.00.

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‘Game of Thrones’ impressions by Steve Love


 
Steve Love does some pretty good impressions of Game of Thrones characters.

Khaleesi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

 
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Bring me the head of George W Bush: ‘Game of Thrones’ puts former POTUS on a spike
06.13.2012
04:47 pm

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In the commentary track on the tenth episode of the first season of HBO’s Game of Thrones DVD, David Benioff, co-creator of the show reveals an amusing secret about one of the severed heads seen on spikes: “The last head on the left is George Bush” and then his partner chimes in “George Bush’s head appears in a couple beheading scenes.”

“It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement,” explained Benioff. “It’s just, we had to use what heads we had around.”

A likely story…

They’ve got the video at io9

 

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Life-size replica ‘Game of Thrones’ Iron Throne for sale
06.06.2012
08:49 am

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The HBO Shop is selling replica Game of Thrones “iron” thrones for $30,000 + a $1,800.00 surcharge for shipping. They’re constructed of fiberglass and fire-proof resin.

This custom chair is designed to mimic the seat of kings in the Seven Kingdoms. On the show, the Iron Throne was constructed by Aegon I Targaryen, the first king of the Seven Kingdoms. He made it from the swords surrendered by his enemies. Legend has it, it’s made of a thousand swords that took 59 days to hammer out into a throne. Spikes and jagged edges in every direction make this one very intimidating lounge

You would think by the insanely high price, that the HBO Shop would have put in some effort and uploaded better photos, but they didn’t. They’re all pretty crappy. You can check ‘em out here.

Via Geekologie

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‘Game of Thrones’ severed head cake pops
05.11.2012
11:43 am

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Cake Pops


 
Not Your Mamma’s Cookie has step-by-step instructions on how to make “Ned Stark” Game of Thrones cake pops.

The ingredients look quite tasty, actually.

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Hilarious mashup of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Goonies’
01.26.2012
11:22 am

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The Goonies


 
You’d have to be a fan of both HBO’s Game of Thrones AND The Goonies to understand why this is absolutely freakin’ hilarious!

So funny. So wrong.

No liquids while watching. You’ve been warned.
 

 
(via High Definite)

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