piątek, 29 kwietnia 2011

Game of Thrones - child actors

This first caught my attention - it's same story as Harry Potter series. Most amazing thing with Harry for me is how producers found child actors for main characters. They predicted that franchise will be blockbuster and other book will also be adapted. Just think for a while how hard it was to find a appropriate child among thousands of casting participants. Child not only talented enough to cope with main role today, but also after another 5 or 10 years.
With Game of Thrones producers  got to cast several child parts and series will be continued to the end of story, in my opinion. Of course, if Martin will get his ass to the keyboard and write two last volumes. But even for now, story is complex enough for next 3-4 seasons. For every child starring it's really long time. How will they grow up? Will they still match played characters as it is now? Guys and gals from casting department had tremendous job to do. I think they deserve praise. Just look how playful and wild Maisie Williams as Arya is. how her eyes sparkle. How elegant, posh is her sister Sansa, played by Sophie Turner. And this is they first flick!

Nina Gold, Edward Said and Robert Sterne are responsible for that outcome - thanks!
Unfortunately they also made some mistakes. If it comes to children I think that they made one mistake. Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon is in my opinion a miscast. I imagined him as a very good-looking, tall and with curly hair. Handsome and spoiled at the same time. I'd even say rotten to the core. But maybe that is just me.
What do you think about it?

czwartek, 28 kwietnia 2011

Game of Thrones - my first encounter with the series

HBO is really successful at picking scripts. The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Carnivàle, Deadwood, Rome, Boardwalk Empire - list is truly impressive.
Half a year ago I didn't know about existence of George R. R. Martin . Then I stumbled upon a short preview of the TV series. Impressed by it, I've done some research, asked friends and ordered first book of the Songs of Ice and Fire series.
That decision was not so easy as it sounds. It's about 4000 pages to read (at least in edition) and it takes significant amount of time to wade through it. And it's not finished. End is not even in sight. Well, to be precise, last book ends with short note from the author, which goes something along these lines:
I've written so much that it's impossible to publish. In my opinion, it's better to tell whole story of half of the heroes, than the other way around, so here you go with first part. Second one will be easy to finish, so expect it in next year.
June 2005
Publisher announced that it will be published on July 12, 2011... And there are two other books planned to finish the series. I don't even want to think when they will come out...
I've read everything within 4 months and I must admit that that time was well spent and every reread will give me at least as much pleasure as first one. Story is very rich in terms of events and characters. Story is told the third-person through the eyes of the key heroes. Each chapter is devoted to one person and you have a chance to get to know him or her. Almost every chapter ends with cliffhanger and you just must leave everything else to read another +100 pages to find out what happened. With every volume, tale is enriched by new characters, plot thickens and your sympathies are put to the test. And the book is surprisingly
Only 2 episodes of the TV series are out by now. It's not to late to get the books and read them! When you finish, first season of show will be completed and you could you watch it through the weekend. You'll be astonished!

poniedziałek, 25 kwietnia 2011

The Beginning

I've read your blogs for so long that I started to wonder why I shouldn't do it myself.
The amount of mistakes in this first, short sentence will suggest you at least one of other reasons for my heroic act - English is not my mother tongue and as I don't have many opportunities to use it I should better create them by myself.  Dictionary will be heavily used for sure, but I'll be extremely grateful to you for pointing out all my mistakes.
What else? I'm an ardent film buff and proud owner of vast movie collection. Strange Japanese slasher? Funny cult classic horror? European cinema? I probably have it and will post about it in near future. I may even gossip about my favorite stars, because why not?
Of course I'll find some place for music, books and other pop culture things. Geeky stuff will also be posted - some things I adore, some I must write down to remember. I'm quite experienced linux user, maybe I'll win you over to the dark side!
Ok, that's enough for now. I hope you will enjoy my writings and together we will spend some fun time.
Have a nice day!