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Glad to see that Kristopher Hivju was cast for the role EVERYONE thought he should be cast for.

Anton Lesser has the PERFECT look for Qyburn.

I've said it before, but there has never been a better casting department based on visual look that has ever done a better job than the people from Game of Thrones.

I don't really understand the casting of Mackenzie Crook as Orell though. I was hoping he'd have a bigger role, particularly one that wasn't

already dead by this point in the books.

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Thomas Brodie-Sangster is exactly how I pictured Jojen Reed.. though aged-up, but most all the child characters have been.

I'm looking forward to Tobias Menzies as Edmure Tully. I enjoyed his performance as Brutus on Rome. I didn't realize till just recently that Nina Gold had been the casting director on that show as well.

I don't know if this is every single last new character for season 3. I don't know much of Ramsay Snow's story arc in ASoS, but I had been under the impression that he was integral to the plot.

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Holy **** I didn't even realize that was Brutus. I'm gonna have to go back and watch my Rome DVDs one day. That was such a good series.

And I assume Ramsay and Mance Rayder will be named later. They already got away with not having Ramsay for this past season, no way they get away with not having him for Season 3.

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Now that you mention Mance Rayder.. no way that's a complete list. No way. Nobody has ever been mentioned more without being seen than "the King Beyond the Wall."

Speaking of Rome, I have always hoped that Cirian Hinds would one day be cast on GoT.

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can anybody help me identify the music in this promo.. not so much the loud, dramatic part.. but the part at the beginning... it isn't on either of the soundtracks, is it?

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Zack Hemsey - Vengeance.

Brilliant composer. Did the BRAAAAAAAAAAAANGH trailer music for Inception along with a bunch of other incredible instrumental stuff. I feel like we've discussed this before, but maybe it was someone else.

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here's 2 more detailed live blogs from today's Comic Con panel. Nothing earth shattering, the casting news was the main thing I got out of today. GRRM talking about growing up in a housing project in New Jersey with a bunch of pet turtles that he kept in a toy castle was pretty funny.

Comic-Con 2012 Live-Blog: HBO's 'Game of Thrones'

Game of Thrones - Comic-Con 2012 - Panel Notes and Massive Casting Announcements **UPDATED**

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Zack Hemsey's music is the best to take ***** to. Or even masturbating. Don't masturbate to Mind Heist though unless you're just bound and determined to get it over with in a matter of 2 minutes.

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I remember now I was going to make it a point to listen to more of this guy's stuff back in the winter.

Favorited his Youtube channel and I'ma start working my way through it.

ZackHemsey

So far he's only done trailer music, which isn't considered part of the actual score so it never gets put on the soundtrack. He started out as a composer for a hip-hop group called Nine Leaves but I haven't liked any of the stuff I've listened to. Now he just does solo compositions and studio albums that are mostly used as promotional pieces for movies or video games.

His music has been used in trailers for The Town, Robin Hood, Inception, and TNT's Falling Skies.

He's got two solo studio albums:

Empty Room (2010)

The Way (2011)

Empty Room features the guys from Nine Leaves which again I just don't like. There is a purely instrumental version of Empty Room though which gets regular play on my ipod because it makes anything I'm doing seem like an epic mission.

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Until today I didn't know that Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger) was in Dark Knight Rises, playing "CIA Agent."

He was one of the few GoT actors I was familiar with before the show began from his role as Tommy Carcetti on The Wire.

This is a description of a scene from the first episode he appears in on The Wire and I've loved his sleazy azz ever since.. :pause:

he's narcissist enough to enjoy watching himself in the bathroom mirror even as he's having sex with a gorgeous redhead.

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Zack Hemsey's music is the best to take ***** to. Or even masturbating. Don't masturbate to Mind Heist though unless you're just bound and determined to get it over with in a matter of 2 minutes.

I like a little Wagner or Beethoven. Classes up either operation.

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Speaking of Rome, I have always hoped that Cirian Hinds would one day be cast on GoT.

Need to cast Nicholas Woodeson - IMDb who played "Posca", Caesar's body-slave and confidante, too at some point. I feel like he would make a great maester. I see he has a part in Skyfall, the next Bond film.

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Also I was reading the other day about another project that I now see Woodeson will be in... Coup (TV series)... Coup explores the relationship between a democratically elected government, big business and the banks.

Nina Gold is the casting director for Coup and it stars Gabriel Byrne, Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister), and Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon).

Unfortunately it isn't known yet if Coup will air on American TV.

Meant to mention this the other day as well..

Gabriel Byrne Cast In History Series 'Vikings'

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"Game of Thrones" Started With Turtles?

As odd as it sounds, "Game of Thrones" might very well have begun with turtles — pet turtles, to be exact. When an eagle-eyed fan asked Martin why he always wears hats with turtles on them, the jolly author revealed that turtles have always been his sigil because they were the only pets he was allowed to have as a child growing up in a federal housing project near New Jersey. Martin said they weren't allowed to have traditional pets so he had turtles, which he made into little warriors who battled and fought in love and war. "I had an entire castle filled with turtles who I made into knights and kings," he revealed. "In a way, 'Game of Thrones' began with turtles."

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1689604/game-of-thrones-comic-con-panel-new-cast-members.jhtml

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And one more..

David Bamber who played Cicero on Rome was born to play a high-handed lord on GoT.

That's another good choice. Also, Vladimir Kulich was born for a role on GoT. He's been in movies like The 13th Warrior and Ironclad but I first noticed him in Smokin' Aces when I watched it like a week ago. His voice alone commands so much presence, made most famous by voicing Ulfric Stormcloak in the video game Skyrim, which somewhat ironically takes a lot of inspiration from A Song of Ice and Fire.

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I haven't seen The 13th Warrior or Ironclad... do you recommend them?

I intend to watch "Blackwater" director Neil Marshall's Centurion (2010).

I'm not familiar with Vladimir Kulich, but I did see he was in a lead guest starring role on an episode of The X-Files that I remember. X-Files should probably get more credit than it does for helping to usher in the era of high quality 1 hour dramas. The quality of the show trended downward after the movie in 1998, but it doesn't diminish what came before. Plus it's the show that got me used to looking forward to Sunday night TV. It is also, of course, where Vince Gilligan cut his teeth.

Also the 2 official remaining confirmed roles to be cast are Mance Rayder and Daario Naharis. I have to assume there will be at least a handful more characters yet to be confirmed.

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Haven't seen either one but Ironclad is on Netflix Streaming so I might give it a shot later tonight. It's got a great cast with James Purefoy, Charles Dance, Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cox, Mackenzie Crook, and Kate Mara.

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HOLY BALLS SPEAKING OF NETFLIX STREAMING. Time to spend the next like 12 hours of my life catching up on Breaking Bad Season 4.

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Of course ya know not to go in Breaking Bad thread till you're done, but feel free to comment in this thread in between episodes. Who you are rooting for takes some interesting turns in the latter part of the seaon. I would welcome your thoughts immediately after watching "Salud", in particular.

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Exclusive: Rian Johnson Says 'Looper' Stopped Him From Directing On 'Game Of Thrones,' Hopes It Might Still Happen One Day

In between being one of the more exciting young directors we have at the moment, Rian Johnson has been keeping his helming muscles sharp by working on some of the more acclaimed TV series of the last few years. In the four years between "The Brothers Bloom" and the upcoming "Looper," Johnson helmed a divisive third-season episode of "Breaking Bad" entitled "Fly" (one of this writer's favorites on the show), as well as a cracking installment of the short-lived and much-missed "Terriers."

Even as "Looper" got a big boost from Sony at Comic-Con yesterday ahead of its September release, we'll be seeing something more from Johnson sooner than that, as he has returned to "Breaking Bad" for a new episode in the fifth season, which begins airing on AMC on Sunday. But we spoke to the director in San Diego yesterday, and he revealed that he came close to working on another huge cult TV show, one that might still come to pass at some stage.

When we enquired as to if there were any other shows that Johnson would like to work on, the director told us "I've gotten some really flattering calls. I'm friends with Dan Weiss and David Benioff, who do 'Game of Thrones,' and basically, if I hadn't been in the middle of editing 'Looper,' I would have done an episode last season. I was chomping at the bit to do it, and it just didn't work out schedule wise." That being said, Johnson's keeping his fingers crossed that he may get to head to Westeros at some point: "But I'm hoping maybe at some point in the future it does [work out], that's one that I would just love to do." Press commitments for "Looper" may keep him from the third season, but maybe for the fourth?

We also wondered if having dipped his toe in TV waters, he'd considered following the likes of Martin Scorsese and Michael Mann and develop his own TV series. "Right now," Johnson told us, "I'm trying to focus on working out what the next feature is, but down the line, I'd love to do it. But it's such a daunting thing, seeing someone like ['Breaking Bad' creator] Vince Gilligan, the skill-set it requires to pull it off is so humbling. Vince has all those years on 'The X-Files,' he knows his stuff. It's like watching a pro ball player, you don't feel like you can say 'give me that ball, I'm gonna hop up on that plate.' You're really in awe of what they can do. So I'd have to either find somebody like that, or get a lot more experience under my belt before I feel like I'm worthy of it."

As for that next feature, it's still too early to talk about anything, but the director did reaffirm his commitment so far to original material, rather than adaptations or hired gun gigs. "Adaptation is not something that's ever really appealed," Johnson told us. "If I read a great book or comic book or something, the last thing in my head is 'Wow, I want to make that into a movie.' Obviously, some of the greatest films ever made have been adaptations, I'm just talking about my personal opinion. So there's no dream project. My dream is to come up with another movie, and be able to make it. I'm realizing that that's the only way I can work. Every single movie that gets made is a miracle. But knock on wood, I've been able to get these things made, and it's not going to last forever. So as long as I've got this little window where I'm able to make these things, I'm just gonna keep making original stuff, and see how long I can get away with it."

It's a refreshing approach for a filmmaker in a world where too many directors are eager to jump on the franchise train at the first opportunity, and we hope that people like Johnson and Neill Blomkamp (whose "Elysium" followed "Looper" at the Sony Comic-Con panel yesterday) continue to get the kind of financing and attention they deserve. "Looper" hits theaters on September 28th, and keep your eyes peeled for more from our interview with the director on that film, and on "Breaking Bad," in the very near future.

- Interview by Jeff Otto

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