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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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It turns out Sophie Turner’s tattoo was a major Game Of Thrones spoiler after all

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HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

About a year back, on the The Late Late Show with James Corden, Sophie Turner had showed all of us a tattoo on her arm that read, “The pack survives” with the Stark sigil, along with it.

Turns out we had a spoiler with us all along. For those of you who have seen the finale, will know what we are saying.

In the finale episode, “The Iron Throne”, Bran the Broken becomes the King of the Six Kingdoms, Sansa Stark becomes the Queen in the North, Jon Snow goes Beyond the Wall and mostly becomes The King Beyond the Wall and Arya Stark sets to fulfill her dream to become Nymeria and explore the world. Everything that each of them went through finally culminated into a bittersweet end. The promotional image of the pilot with Ned Stark on the throne almost made sense suddenly.

And turns out, Sophie Turner had already given out a major spoiler about this through her tattoo.

“It’s just a quote from last season,” Turner had said when asked about it. “Everyone figures that the pack really does survive, but it’s just a moral that I like to live by.”

She also said that some people had advised against her getting it just in case fans react to it the way they did. But she did not pay heed to it. Turner also took to Instagram after the airing of the episode.

“The pack survived,” she wrote alongside an image of herself, Williams and Hempstead Wright.






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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost’s reunion in the series finale

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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost reunion in the series finale

Game of Thrones pulled off a sneaky on us. In the fourth episode Season 8, we saw Jon Snow leave Ghost without petting him. In the series finale, Season 8 episode 6, “The Iron Throne“, we saw Jon reunite with Ghost, and the fans loved it. Read on!

Jon had earlier sent Ghost with Tormund to the real North, while he was leaving Winterfell, and he didn’t even pet him. This had upset a lot of fans. However in the series finale, we saw Ghost waiting for Jon at the Wall, and they reunite, resulting in our good boy getting a long pet. The fans took to Twitter to appreciate this:

How did you react to Jon reuniting with Ghost and finally petting him? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones Finale sees Arya Stark finally embracing her old dream

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Game of Thrones series Finale gave each character their dues, some satisfactory and some not so much. But the Stark kids seem to be doing pretty well! Just as Sansa got her childhood wish, Arya Stark too took her first steps in a direction she always wanted to go.

This post contains spoilers, so stop reading if you haven’t seen the finale yet (but seriously, what are you doing? Hurry up!).

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“What’s West of Westeros?” Arya Stark had asked out back in Season 6. She was talking to Lady Crane, an actress who helped her with a stab wound and let Arya stay at her place. That’s what she really wants, to go off exploring beyond where the maps stop.

She couldn’t then. Arya came back home, avenged her family’s death, saved humanity from the undead invasion and survived the carnage at King’s Landing. All her duties done, and Winter already receding, Arya now goes back to her old dream of becoming an explorer. In the last scenes of Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale, we see Arya sailing on a ship, journeying to the “west of Westeros”.

Arya had always been an anomaly in the rigid society of Westeros. She was expected to marry a lord and bear his children. But Arya never saw herself in that role. That’s why she rejected Gendry’s proposal in episode 4, even though she clearly had affection for him. She knew that marriage, even to someone she loves, will bind her in society’s expectations. Arya rejected that with all her heart.

Game of Thrones may not be as kind to everyone, but I’m glad at least Arya got her happy ending!






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