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Music composer Ramin Djawadi finally nominated for a Grammy for Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is such a successful show because of a variety of reasons, and one of the reasons is how good the music on the show is. The credit goes to the music composer, Ramin Djawadi, who now runs the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience. In a recent interview with Watchers on the Wall, he discussed working on the concert, and the Season 8 music. Read on!

Ramin Djawadi talks about Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience and Season 8

Speaking of his process of working on music for the show, Ramin said:

“I generally like to see as much story as possible, so I can really get a good idea. Sometimes, in the past, I’ve started writing based on a conversation with [showrunners] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss]. But overall, I really like to see things in front of me and have a clear understanding of the full storyline. In this particular case, people keep asking me ‘How would you…?’ ‘Musically, what are you planning to do…?’ And it’s hard for me to say anything, especially, with Game of Thrones, it’s a show that’s known for its surprises and for things that happen, and for me musically, I just literally have to sit and wait and see what comes my way.”

He then spoke about how he decides whether to introduce a new theme for a character or just improvise the old one:

“[W]e kind of take it season by season, and see where the character develops…[S]o, with Daenerys for example, I take her theme and combine it with the dragons theme as the dragons get more powerful. I get to expand that thematically, and then sometimes we get to a point where we go, you know what? We need a new theme, so for example last year, for Jon and Daenerys, we have that big ‘love’ scene, and then we establish a new theme…It’s continuing existing themes and then adding new things on top. Same with the White Walkers last year. It was such a big part of it, so we actually created a new theme. For the Night King, with the whole Wall coming down, we just felt like there needed to be more there than the preexisting White Walker music.”

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Speaking of what has changed in this edition of the concert and how much of it is because of audience reaction:

“There are certain pieces that we definitely kept in the show, like ‘Light of the Seven,’ ‘Battle of the Bastards,’ these are definitely things that we didn’t wanna touch. Also, because I added season 7, there were definitely some things I had to move around or list, and it wasn’t easy, because if it was up to me, I would probably do a 6 hour concert. I have so much more I want to perform and I want to play and the show has just so many great moments and it’s just tough to condense it down to a 2 ½ hour show. But I guess what’s fun about it is we did one version last year and now automatically with updating the stage, and updating the music, it kind of has become business – there is a lot of familiar stuff from last year but there are a lot of new things in there, and I think it’s good.”

Ramin Djawadi, music composer of Game of Thrones, talks about Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, and more, in an interview

Finally, speaking of working on Season 8, Ramin said:

“To be honest I haven’t even started yet. I don’t know when I will start. I don’t have a schedule for it yet, or anything. I haven’t seen anything yet, I don’t know anything, I’m just as excited and curious as everybody else.

I mean this being the last season, I’m dying to know what’s happening and what it needs from me musically, and what am I gonna write for this final season – I can’t wait.”

Well, we couldn’t be more excited! What about you guys? Talk to us in the comments, down below!







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George R. R. Martin reveals the costume he wore for his unseen Game of Thrones cameo

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George R.R. Martin reveals the costume he wore for his unseen Game of Thrones cameo

When a show becomes a magnanimous success everything associated with it becomes a treasure for fans. Game of Thrones was a success of gigantic proportions and it is going to be quite sometime when the dust will finally settle down on it. Although the show finished its run about a year ago, it has continued to stay in the news. Almost every week there is something new being revealed about the show. Now, its the turn for a glimpse of an unseen cameo that is going to excite a lot of fans!

It is an open secret that George R. R. Martin had a cameo in Thrones that never came to fruition. Martin, as well, has teased us enough through his own posts about what might have been! This time he has gone the distance and even posted the pic of his costume that he was supposed to wear in one of the scenes.

In fact, Martin tweeted about it and linked it to his recent blog on not a blog. He wrote:

On his Not a Blog, he talked about the various cameos that he had been in so far and why some of his cameos never saw the light on Thrones.

“I’ve done my own cameos over the years as well.   You can catch a glimpse of me (young, dark-haired me) in two different episodes of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.  The first one you’d need to be blind to miss; the second one you’ll miss if you blink.   More recently, I played a zombie version of myself in Z NATION (still signing books), and had my head bitten off by a shark in SHARKNADO 3 (though they cut all my lines, pfui). “

He added:

“I wanted to be a severed head on the walls of the Red Keep next to Ned Stark (and David & Dan, ideally), but our budget was not so robust first season, and those severed heads are damned expensive.   I also campaigned to die horribly at the Red Wedding, which seemed only fair since I was responsible for it, but it was felt that my presence in that powerful, wrenching, bloody scene might have taken the viewers out of the moment.   Fair enough.   And not wrong.”

Well, with all due respect, Martin being in the red wedding would have seriously distracted the audience. However, we do sometimes wonder, how that unseen pilot would have looked like.

In the current doom and gloom, Martin did recently provide us with some positivity when he confirmed that he is writing daily in the quarantine. We hope, unlike his cameos, The Winds of Winter do get to see the light of the day soon!

How did you like the costume? Do you wonder about that unaired pilot as well? Write to us in the comments below!







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Poor visibility in Game of Thrones’ ‘The Long Night’ inspired Panasonic’s latest HDR TVs

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Game of Thrones has had a lot of cultural influence, but it’s really hard to quantify the exact impact it has had on the world. Every now and then one will notice something that will make them realise how far the show’s ripple effect really goes. Case in point — the show actually made Panasonic and Dolby make better HDR TVs. Here’s how!

If you remember, the show aired the third episode of Season 8, titled “The Long Night”, featuring the Battle of Winterfell, and despite the many happenings in the episode, the talk of the week was about how dimly lit the whole episode was, and how everybody had trouble keeping up with what was going on.

Many tech pundits, including Thrones cinematographer Fabian Wagner, made the argument that the brightness was intentional, and that the episode would look good on HDR TVs with good brightness levels, but not all HDR TVs were equipped enough at the time to display the episode like it was meant to be seen.

HDR has been all over the place, but Panasonic and Dolby have joined forces to make sure that ‘The Long Night’ doesn’t happen again. Now, stepping HDR up a notch, Panasonic has come out with TVs equipped with a new technology called Dolby Vision IQ. Basically, it adds a new factor to the adjustments needed when playing an HDR video — ambient brightness. That means that the TV will read the brightness levels of your room and make sure you’re seeing the picture just right.

Techradar spoke to Paul Darch, TV Group General Manager at Panasonic Europe, who namedropped the Game of Thrones episode while talking about how the feature came to be. The technology is expected to be added to cheaper TVs in the coming years, so don’t worry about having to spend too much to be able to get a TV that can display such content well.

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Emilia Clarke narrates a story with her puppy Ted as part of ‘Save with Stories’ movement

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Let’s be honest, these are excruciatingly difficult times for us. A virus has wreaked havoc in our lives and there is pretty much nothing we can do about it other than sitting patiently within the confines of our homes. Our favorite stars too are doing the same, although some of them have found a way to still work for some noble causes even while staying in quarantine. Emilia Clarke is one of those stars and she is working for a fine cause in quite an unusual way! Read on to find out more.

We know that, schools in the U.S. have been closed down due to the Coronavirus outbreak and as a result, a lot of kids have been deprived of schooling as well as the food. Hence, a new campaign ‘Save with Stories‘ has begun that will raise funds for children.

Game of Thrones’ star Clarke is the latest celebrity to join the movement and recently she took to her Instagram and read a story for kids’ live. However, a surprise guest joined her as well and brought a welcome smile on a lot of faces around the world.

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“Bear’s Loose Tooth” by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman (published by @simonkids) – read by @emilia_clarke and Ted 🐶 . THIRTY MILLION CHILDREN rely on school for food. Responding to the needs of kids during these school closures, @savethechildren and @nokidhungry have a new fund @SAVEWITHSTORIES to support food banks, and mobile meal trucks, and community feeding programs with funds to do what they do best—and also—with educational toys, books, and worksheets to make sure brains are full, as well as bellies. . If you can manage a one time gift of $10, please text SAVE to 20222. If another amount would work better for you, please visit our website—link in bio. There is no maximum and there is no minimum—together we will rise and together we can help. . Thank you and stay safe. XX #SAVEWITHSTORIES

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Clarke and her puppy Ted read a children’s book called ‘Bear’s Loose Tooth’ but not before the latter took his own sweet time licking Clarke’s face. Once the adorable Ted settled down, Clarke read a four-minute story for the children.

In the video, Clarke can be seen saying “This is my Teddy.”

Emilia Clarke read a story with her puppy Ted as part of Save with Stories movement

She added:

“He is called Ted and he’s a little puppy. And we’d love to read you a story. So – are you sitting comfortably? Are you lying? Are you cuddled next to someone really big and squidgy or someone really little and furry, like this boy here?”

After ending her story, Clarke signed off by saying:

“I hope you’re all doing very well, And I’m sending you lots and lots of love. Bye!”

Clarke had recently declared that she is single right now and it seems like she is spending some quality time with her puppy. Anyways, isn’t it nice to see our favorites still trying to do their bit for the society when everything around is so grim? We absolutely loved Clarke’s video. How about you?

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