Posts with the tag "George R. R. Martin"
We’re a little late with this — I probably should follow George R.R. Martin’s livejournal a little more closely, but there are just too many NY Giants posts to handle — but, anyway, this is a ten minute (10!) preview of HBO’s upcoming series, based on Mr. Martin’s book of the same name.
Entertainment Weekly has posted an exclusive slideshow of photos from HBO’s The Game of Thrones. Television or film adaptations of great works of fiction always leave fans a little anxious — the filmmakers have just one shot to get it right, after all. Judging from these production stills, however, it at least seems like the visual direction is on the right track — it doesn’t look like a fantasy series, but like a gritty work of historical fiction, just like Martin’s books read. We are fingers-crossed optimistic that this series will, also like Martin’s books, reinvent the genre, this time on TV.
Fans of epic fantasy are master’s of patience. They have to be. There’s something in the nature of the genre that forces its masters — Tolkein, of course, George RR Martin, and, for a long time, Robert Jordan — to create worlds and plot lines of jaw-dropping proportions. But I am not a master of patience and, to a certain extent, I resent the genre for its 20 year production cycles. That’s why, for the past ten years, I’ve been avoiding Steven Erikson, the latest and possibly greatest to enter the fray.