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Ramin Djawadi talks about making music for Game of Thrones Season 7 and Ed Sheeran’s cameo

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Ramin Djawadi talks about making music for Game of Thrones Season 7, and Ed Sheeran cameo

Game of Thrones has always had some great music, and that has largely been due to the fact that it has a great music composer, Ramin Djawadi. We have seen the music evolve over the years, keeping up with the events of the show, and as Season 7 gears us up for the great conclusion, the music changes, as well. Ramin Djawadi recently spoke to Billboard about how Season 7 brought a difference in his process, the Ed Sheeran Cameo, and more. Read on!

So what changed for Season 7? Ramin explained :

“Most of the time I didn’t even start until they’ve finished shooting and I’d come in at the end of post-production. But in season 6 and [upcoming] season 7 I was able to go to set and see the actors and meet with them and the directors and see [showrunners] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] and get a sneak peek. Being on set is such an inspiration to see what’s going on and talk about what’s coming up.”

He went on to say :

“As the plot develops and they push forward with everything it was really inspirational. I got a sneak peek of the new scenes and it helped me develop the existing themes and also add some new ones.”

He spoke some more about what was exciting about Season 7 :

“The dragons are the size of 747s now. That’s epic in its own right, so the music has to rise with that as well. There’s some really beautiful, emotional scenes in this season and really amazing actions scenes. They’ve [the dragons] grown so much that musically I was able to push in both directions — emotional and action-packed.”

If you didn’t know, the recent premiere event held by HBO for Season 7 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall at Las Vegas, was opened by a musical performance helmed by Ramin. Speaking of it, he said :

“It was so great being at Disney hall with the amazing sound there. It was my first time performing there and it’s such a spectacular place and it sounds so amazing. I’ve been waiting for season 7 for so long, so the audience was pumped. The idea was to lead into season 7 by performing the main title and two pieces from the last episode of season 6. It was like a preview and nice summary of how we left off.”

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Ramin also discussed that whimsical Ed Sheeran cameo in the premiere episode, that has been garnering mixed reactions. He said :

“It’s pretty cool. He sings a piece that I wrote with lyrics that came from the book. It was kind of like [season 3’s ‘The Bear And The] Maiden Fair,’ where I went in and wrote melodies for lyrics from the book. Ed sings those lyrics and he’s great.”

Well, our ears are in for a treat as Season 7 proceeds, as Ramin never disappoints. Looking forward to it? We sure are! Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones finale script reveals Drogon didn’t burn the Iron Throne on purpose

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Game of Thrones finale script reveals Drogon didn't burn the Iron Throne on purpose

Game of Thrones series finale was hated by the fandom to a degree where it triggered millions of people into signing a petition to remake the final season of the show. However, if there was one thing that everybody liked, it was Drogon burning the Iron Throne. Most of the fandom agreed that this was a great choice, but now it seems as though that might not have been intentional like we had thought. Read on!

Now, as you might know, Emmy nominated scripts are made available online, and with the series finale of Game of Thrones, titled “The Iron Throne” getting nominated, the script followed soon. What we saw in the show was Drogon burning the throne down, and the general interpretation was that Drogon was mad at the throne for being the real reason behind Daenerys’ death, and that Drogon wanted to break the wheel like his mother always wanted. However, the script has a different version of how it went down:

“Drogon wants to burn the world, but he will not kill Jon. He breathes fire on the back wall, blasting down what remains of the great red blocks of stone. We look over Jon’s shoulder as the fire sweeps toward the throne – not the target of Drogon’s wrath, just a dumb bystander caught up in the conflagration.”

Well, that’s awkward. The very reason why everybody liked the melting was that they assumed it was because Drogon was smart enough to see that it was the throne’s fault. Now, this looks like just another reason for the fans to hate the showrunners and writers/directors of the finale, David Benioff and Dan Weiss. In the meantime, the PDF of the script has been locked down on the Emmy website, requiring a login to be able to access.

What do you guys think about this reason? Would you have preferred it to be intentional? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa celebrated his 40th birthday with a 168-pound Guinness and whiskey cake

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Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa celebrated his 40th birthday with a 168-pound Guinness and whiskey cake

If there’s one Game of Thrones star that knows how to party, it’s Jason Momoa. The actor, who played the role of Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones, recently celebrated his 40th birthday at a surprise party thrown for him by his friends. Apparently, the party involved a giant 168-pound cake made out of Guinness and whiskey! Read on.

We had reported about the mini-reunion that Momoa had with his Game of Thrones co-star Emilia Clarke, who was present at the party. Now, further details have been revealed, and it looks like the cake was the star of the party, reports INSIDER.

Made by UK-based baker Aggy Dadan of Edible By Aggy, the cake was infused with Guinness and whiskey and took a week to make. It was served on a giant sugar surfboard, with a wave on one side and a mountain on the other, two things Momoa is known to love. It also featured mini-figurines of Momoa, shown climbing the mountain and playing the guitar while surfing on the wave. Check out the pictures:

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa celebrated his 40th birthday with a 168-pound Guinness and whiskey cake

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa celebrated his 40th birthday with a 168-pound Guinness and whiskey cake

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa celebrated his 40th birthday with a 168-pound Guinness and whiskey cake

Dagan said:

“I was thinking, what could be better than putting the whole thing on a sugar surfboard. We incorporated a little mini pint of Guinness, because he loves Guinness, and a little box of donuts for his best friend [Mada Abdelhamid], who calls himself ‘Donut Man.’

Jason is a big family man, so [Abdelhamid] wanted to include things that represented that in the cake. They left it pretty much up to me, which I love. I love when people let me use my creativity.”

Dagan had previously made a 3/4 scale Aquaman bust cake for Momoa for the premiere of the film, and Momoa seems to have stuck with her.

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Emilia Clarke has a reunion with Jason Momoa at his surprise 40th birthday party

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Emilia Clarke has a reunion with Jason Momoa at his surprise 40th birthday party

The Game of Thrones cast is like a family, and if there’s any proof of that, it’s the bond between Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke. The duo, that played Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen on the show, one of the best pairings on the show, still remain friends to this day. Their latest reunion occurred on the day of Momoa’s 40th birthday, for which his friends had a surprise bash. Read on!

While Jason’s birthday is actually on August 1, but his friends had a surprise bash for him, which obviously included Emilia. Check out the video Momoa made about the party:

Emilia also posted an adorable birthday wish for Momoa to Instagram:

The two seem to reunite repeatedly, and it makes for adorable pictures every time, so stay tuned for more. Don’t you just love them? Tell us in the comments, down below!

 






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