Back in 1993 Martin laid out his ideas for the fantasy series to his agent Ralph Vicinanza.
A letter written by ‘Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin to his agent Ralph Vicinanza in 1993 has appeared online, after being photographed hanging in the offices of publisher HarperCollins. The letter shows some of the author’s original ideas for the series, as well as demonstrating how much Martin’s vision has changed over the years.
George R. R. Martin and the cast of HBO's 'Game of Thrones'
The Guardian reports that the letter outlined the structure for the “the high fantasy novel” Martin had promised Vicinanza, as well as revealing details about significant characters. "When completed, this will be the first volume in what I see as an epic trilogy with the overall title, A Song of Ice and Fire," the author told his agent.
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With six months to go before the next series of 'Game of Thrones', 'A Song of Ice and Fire' author George R R Martin has released a guide to his fantasy world of Westeros.
'Game of Thrones' has taken the world by storm. With 60 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and 14 wins throughout its four seasons, the HBO fantasy drama has overtaken the popularity of the original books. Yet it still continues to gain fans every day, in part due to the show's viewers being desperate to discover what happens next; once you begin reading the books, however, it becomes clear that 'A Song of Ice and Fire''s world has more history that HBO suggests.
George R.R. Martin at the cast of HBO's Game Of Thrones
The series' writer, George R R Martin has helpfully compiled much of that history in 'The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones'. In promotion for the guide, Martin visited the New York cultural and community centre at 92nd Street Y, and answered questions about his fantasy world. While announcing that the HBO series is currently filming in Spain, Martin offered that "I think ['Game of Thrones' is] probably the best looking show on television". That said, it isn't what he originally intended the lands of Westeros to look like. He made this point by drawing attention to the iconic Iron Throne, and how his version from the books is uglier and bigger than the version 'Game of Thrones' viewers are familiar with. "It was put together by blacksmiths," he explains, "not by craftsmen and furniture manufacturers."
In between seasons of Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin keeps tensions high with a book teaser that's actually not a teaser at all.
Obsessive Song of Ice and Fire(that'sGame of Thrones to TV people)fans are often very creative and very detail-oriented, it’s no secret. So much so, that some of them have apparently worked out the ending to Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. One of the more prominent theories is correct, the author said simply. But he’s not about to say which one.
Fans love to rag on George R. R. Martin for his notoriously slow and painstaking writing process.
The actor's unexpected death and his contribution to the show will be respected by the producer.
Following actor JJ Murphy’s death on Monday, his character in Game of Thrones is still in question. The actor had just started filming as Ser Denys Mallister in the HBO series, when he collapsed and died on Friday. Mr. Murphy was 84.
JJ Murphy's role will not be re-cast for season 5.
With his theater background, Murphy was a great choice for the role calm, kind and courteous Ser Mallister. Murphy had been working on the Northern Irish theatre scene since the 1940s and was an active member of Equity, the British actors’ union and had worked for years at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre. Murphy also played a village elder in the upcoming feature Dracula Untold and appeared in the CBBC series The Sparticle Mystery.
George R R Martin - George R. R. Martin author of the books turned hit TV series 'Game of thrones' seen here making an appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Monday 11th August 2014
Irish actor JJ Murphy collapsed and died just four days into filming scenes for season 5 of 'Game of Thrones'.
The Belfast-born actor JJ Murphy, 86, has died just four days into filming scenes for HBO's 'Game of Thrones'. Murphy was to play Ser Denys Mallister, the oldest member of the Night's Watch in the fifth season of the show, however, he collapsed and died on Friday August 8.
According to the Guardian, Murphy's agent Philip Young, Murphy was "absolutely delighted" to be cast "in one of the biggest productions in the world at this stage in his career."
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