Last night, HBO gave us this new Game of Thrones trailer. Unlike the last trailer -- which I adored, by the way -- this one's got dialogue! And swordplay! And sexy naked ladies! And dudes hitting other dudes in the face! As a fan who's read the original series by George R. R. Martin, I'm ... concerned.
Don't get me wrong.
Fans of George R. R. Martin's fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire, have been itching to see footage of HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones, ever since the show got greenlit last March. HBO has finally given us this video, which includes brief interviews with Martin and the actors as well as shots of the filming in progress.
The doorstop-size fantasy tomes in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series should be on the bookshelf of every avid geek-lit reader. Martin's clever story-crafting might better be classed as magical realism rather than fantasy; it's as much about political intrigue as it is about dragons.
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