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"george r martin" Discussed on The Nerd Soup Podcast
"It is all subjective. But i always cringe when someone tells me marvel. They don't make real movies watching. Infinity were to i kind of skipped ahead on the revisited. Who've that's cinema hit that is fucking cinema this question here. From calvin and hobbes have you guys heard of the series the wheel of time. It's like a crossover. Between lord of the rings and game of thrones to oversimplify rosamund. Pike will be the lead any interest in checking it out. Season filming is wrapping up this month. We'll a time is six that was pushed on me by co worker for a long time and i told her listen. I'm not reading twelve books. I don't care that you've known them. I don't care that you get them to me not really twelve here. It's very good though. I never heard of it. It's long as fuck. It's a fantasy series. I forget the author but it was finished by somebody else because it's so fucking long he passed away before he can finish it in other writer took over. I'm pretty sure this has potential to a lot of our fans and rosamund. Pike hell lead. what's it on. I want to say it's on amazon. Okay yeah yeah. Good actress i. I don't really know much about the source material. But jack about the source. The game of thrones weathering mixes kind of the the magic is lord of the rings ask but the narrative in politics are similar. To game of thrones okay way more detailed but magic in the forefront definitely get a check that out yeah out of this question from fuck. Sergio at is sergio well key. Sergio and plot us fox sergio. Yeah guys got little dual personality going on here if you could replace marvel heroes with seinfeld characters who would they be for example kramer being hoc because of the meltdown at the laugh factory. I'll take a stanzas. Holck like that'd be funny anytime you just annoyed. Inconvenienced turns into the fog. And all jerry seinfeld is the leader. Kim guy he's cat. he's the leader. Yeah now yeah. I guess maybe he would be cap. Who've kramer be criminal stories. Always electrocuting himself. That's why his hair is all crazy. Giddy up yeah. That's a good one. And elaine is obviously black widow. That's a fucking squad right there. we've got it. Let's round out the original who we serve hawkeye. that's newman. Nobody likes them larry. David's nick fury yeah he's ironman. We still do an ironman right. Yeah bryan cranston. Yeah gonna probably cranston. Dentist mr brooklyn naturally. Okay he's businessman. That's that's alexander. Peters mr brooklyn has book means loki. That episode is so funny. That jerry last. I think maybe twice just with book men going off on. It's the best. Seen in. Seinfeld is all i also love the pouch envy. Okay you kangaroos. The milk ager is probably like. Where's my found. I got things to hold. He's got that shows fucking genius. This question here. From william hall will h six eight seven. What are some of the less iconic scenes performances from game of thrones which impacted you one of mine is the hound in the cave with the brotherhood. Saying i never touched. The targeting obeys. I never saw them ever smelled them. Never heard the bowling. that is a great seen. he's got so many. I mean. I think the chicken is iconic. So i won't make that my pick but it's like you're going to die over some chickens. Somebody's but my the one that always sticks with me is when lenna and taiwian or discussing sir. Certainty and laura's marriage those the scenes between those two characters were always great. But that's one that..
"A mistake that many photographers make as they make a go at being a professional photographer. is believing that being a generalist is an advantage. Saying that you can photograph, anything doesn't leave impression with a client that you think it should make. Secondly. It leaves the photographer to be defined by what they're hired to do. Rather than by the work that they have a passion for. You may achieve financial success. But. It may not be the type of photography. Sings to your heart Alan Clarke had a clear idea of the kind photographer. He wanted to be and the kinds of photographs you wanted to make. Based in Nashville Tennessee his desire to be a photographer in the music. Industry could have led him to photograph. Country Music Stars. But. He didn't want his physical address to pigeonhole his photography or his aspirations. so He created his own path as a commercial editorial photographer resulting in a career that has allowed him to photograph the likes of Sir George Martin even. Hawk Bob Newhart and two former presidents. I hope this conversation demonstrates the importance of defining who you WanNa be and who you are as a photographer. This is about an annex and welcome back to the candidate frame. Are, I. Alan Welcome to the show. Thank you glad to be here so glad to get Nice Mike. Voice this should be. This is gonNA sound good? Stuff. You ever watched thirty rock now know. Alec, Baldwin and Will Arnett, both have amazing voices, and so they played that up a lot, and that's to our strengths as well so they had like a sexy voice off at one point. Close to each other, and be like I can do that and then they to be like. Yes, you can this. Man Gets. Today's the record this. The astronauts took off on the capsule and the rocket today and I know you're thinking. What you're talking about. You're saying. Neil. Armstrong! Yeah, it's a replica of his suit over a Hoodie. So Yeah I've completely nerd out today you've you've photographed a bunch of the of the suits. But where did the best nation begin? I think like most of us. You think of these images and you dream when you're a child like I was I wanted to be. An oceanographer wanted to be part of the cousteau. Society I wanted to be an astronaut and. Set in my second third grade class looked out the window and reflected on every port report card ever had. Would get these notes of our report cards to be like a you unsatisfactory. He just doesn't pay attention. He looks out the window constantly. That's what I got. Unsatisfactory what they had on the report Carsberg. Takes. A dreamer looks like when they're little. We have the album are recordings of the Apollo flight at my house, growing up so double album and it had pictures of the flight and I remember. I didn't think I really understood exactly what I was listening to just Kinda of thought, it will couple. At record on and just listened to it and look at looking at the pictures. I think it's probably still in my house somewhere. Let even though I don't have a record player anywhere near, let's. I, don't know I'm not one of those. Guys. Are. You saying you're not a hipster? Is that what you're saying? I think that by a couple of decades man I duNno, sometimes. My wife tells me their original hipster. Looking into some of this I'm like I. Don't know, but then I look at myself. When I do that. A you still have a record player and listen to things and she may be right. Working the idea that you want it to be able to photograph the spaces issue. Number of them have and you know I guess the idea came along Huntsville. Space and rocket center is only two and a half hours from Nashville so. have been going down there since I was a kid. My parents took me when I was little, and it just never stopped and something like a tradition. Take took my children there and. I've had photo shoots. Their showed up multiple times I. Don't think they. Enough to where they're sick of me, but it's pretty close. And just kept going there and going there, but then when I would do like photo shoots across. You know our great country. I would go to in in Boston there's A. Museum for JFK and I've been there and just seeing Johnson, space center in Houston of course, and all the different spots every time I get a chance I'll go and visit and just take my camera with me when I go, and my whole point is to just record these to record them like I would do it. Not like a tourist would try to actually light it really well, and sometimes you get permission to do these things, and sometimes you don't. But most of these things are on public display, and were American citizens, so we can kind of like just Bassani and people don't know this, but all all the museums in DC are all. All free to American citizens, because that's part of our taxes, and that's what it goes towards, and so you can kind of do anything you and requests, these types of things, so it started years ago through a space and rocket center, which was a privately funded thing, and it was on the redstone arsenal, the right next to the arsenal base course Verner von Braun worked out of Huntsville Developing Saturn five, and so it's steed like a weird thing like an Alabama of all places steeped in this rocket tradition. You know that know people just don't know about and they kind of had them. They're just to kind of hide them a little bit. Kept them safe there instead of putting them in a big city like DC or New York, but that's when the fascination started from as from a very early age, just repeatedly going down there and shooting these things and You know on crappier cameras when I was little like instamatic disclaimer. Even growing up as a for NYKANEN.
"george r martin" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Scribes
"Back from nine thousand nine hundred ninety six and he spoke to me and my co host. Ernest Lilley and we talked about his then. Novel game of thrones which now premiered on. Hbo As a TV series. Let's go to the conversation with his very talented on. George Are Madness. Accessible television screenwriter. He wrote for both beauty and the beast and the twilight zone revival as an author. He has won Hugo and Nebula awards. The bram Stoker Award and locus award is currently returning to writing novels fulltime in his working on a sequel to his popular novel. A game of thrones. Welcome to Sifi. Talk Mr Martin. How are there well? Glad to be with you okay. I had spoken to Howard Gordon who was a colleague of yours on beauty and the beast. And he said one of your strengths was creating and fleshing out the underground world that Vinson inhabited so to me that kind of translates Into into the same kind of creation for a game of thrones. What kind of process How does this differ from the process on beauty? Considering at this point you didn't have a budget For the novel because you don't need one well they both have advantages and disadvantages I was notorious. I'm beating a beast for Let us say challenging. Our budget I was always thinking of things like the Chambers of the wind or the the whispering gallery of these kind of extraordinary underground Locations and writing in large action sequences and and other things that would Tax The resources of a show that was produced on a million one Per episode which was a fairly tight budget even The Nice thing about novels of courses I can. I can be as big as I want. I can invent says that are Fabu listen Gargantuan and can have as many battles and as many Participants in those battles as I care too and I don't have to worry about the budget because I can do it all George. I understand you started writing fairly young. Most kids sell lemonade to you. Actually Sell Monster Stories. Well for a brief period. Yes I would. I would write these little stories and I'd sell them the other kids in the projects And New Jersey. Where I was I was born and raised and And then I would have to do it. Dramatic reading of the story because of my customers actually read that well but I was a pretty good reader even then and I would offer for a couple of months but then one of my customers started getting nightmares and his mother came to my mother and that was the end of my Childhood Career early to scare the other children screen For Game of thrones what What part of it was easier to write for you than other parts? And did you have a favorite character that you enjoyed that you created for that novel? I actually I think I sort of love all the characters but that's an interesting question. That's the question I usually ask rather than answer when when people approach me and tell me that they liked the game of thrones. I do have a cast of I believe seven or eight point characters that I switch between I. I like to ask people who their favorite. I quite a range of responses which I take as encouragement. That means Because I think my goal here is to is to paint these people realistically and in Shades of Gray Mountain to do heroes and villains per se but the show that everybody has strengths and weaknesses. Every even the best and most Novalis of people have have Flaws and even the most vile villain is capable of of certain loves and loyalties and the fact that everybody can identify with different characters. And I get a broad range of responses Indicates to me that I'm succeeding to an extent which pleased with you know a question. I've asked a few authors and I. I always wonder how they do this. How did they get themselves into mindset to actually write an evil character today? Is it a way where they Think that everyone else is wrong and that character is right but how how? How did you go about it? How did you get into that person's mind to make them an evil character I well? I don't think evil characters per se As sometimes the in films really really exist. I mean I don't think even Adolf Hitler got up in the morning said I'm evil You know he thought he was the hero of the story Deeply deluded as he was. We all think we're the heroes of the story and the villain is is the hero of the other side is Someone said once. I think there's an element of truth to that. So I get inside of characters head. I try to understand what What motivates him? What was he what does he want? character who perform evil solely for the sake of evil Exists only in the sort of comic books? I'm George GATEMOUTH. Ron Certainly looks like it has potential You've won a lot of awards for writing. What have you want Hugo's for I won my first. You go in seventy five from my Novella Song for lineup. And then I want to in Nineteen Eighty for A novel let called Sand Kings got a short story called the way of Cross and dragon of the awards you've won. What was the one that you're happiest to have one? I suppose the first one is is always special to you for a song for lineup. Back in seventy five. That was pretty much at the dawn of my career. My Soul my first story in seventy one so it was only a few years into it. I was pretty young and that the acclaim and recognition Meant mental. Great deal to me it sort of elevated me into the into the major leagues indicated to me that I was I was doing something right. Also song rely was one of the most ambitious of my of might really stories of the things I wrote in the seventies. Maybe one of the most accomplished But all of them are really nice. I mean even the ones you lose their nice nice to be nominated. Nice people. Think of you We form. I've lost a great many of these swords to that is this happened nominated for it and seen it go to someone else. We have the Yugo Nebula losers club that we use conventions by by getting drunk and doing winner. So that's as much as winning. Yes it is I I I wanted to ask you About beauty and the beast. Do you have any particular fond memories Of the episode of episodes or stories that you've done on the show I wa. I was pretty pleased with the work I did for show. It was a great experience. We have the perfect writing staff. I've been very lucky in both shows I was on. I'm staff on in that regard but working with people like Hell Gordon Alex. They've been pecking poor. Ron Koslow we were. We were pretty good writing team and then we had the pleasure of having some terrific actors to do it I don't know I suppose My favorite episode of the Second Season One Brothers episode. I did in which Vincent meets up Sort of an elephant man type character was a a character character piece but I thought it worked very nicely in the guest started a beautiful performance and then there was an episode that I that I wrote. It came in over the TRANSOM From writer who had never sold anything before you know the scripts like that flood in all the time and normally you you read them where you have one of your systems or secretaries read them and they fled back out because they're terrible but this script although it was obviously not written by professional has sparked or something special about it so we bought it and I revised it to you know bring in line with the show so it's really not entirely my work but I think I did contribute to it. It was called one the bluebirds things. It was one of our lighter episodes About an artist who may or may not be a ghost but it was. It was very romantic and very magical and my mind up captured something that we really do very much on beating the beast. But in retrospect I think we should have done done more of which was the those episodes. Were little on the lighter side. I thought was a a big challenge. That you folks took on in the early eighties win. You've decided to Redo the twilight zone. No you were story editor on the show. Those are some very big shoes to fill of Rod. Serling on ticketed. I must've been. You must have seen his specter sort of looking at you know yeah. It was pretty intimidating and The network and reviewers of course Made it even more intimidating and Gave us up. I don't know some additional burdens. I don't think we really needed but The network was always pressuring us to remake shows from original series Which we did a few of but we really were resistant to doing more of because we WANNA to Tell our own stories and just the stories that that Rodney original Original show done one thing. They've done them so well that When we redid them we almost always Kind of looked worse than original. And that's Something you don't you don't really Wanna Russian and do well. You had your gems there. I must say George. I want to sneak two questions at the same time. Oh He's one. This is the obvious question but but twilight zone favorite episode. And I also happen to know that you read Robert Heinlein when you're younger and or maybe still do I certainly do. What did you like out of both of those or well? I Robert Heinlein started me It was the first time I've already have space travel given to me as a Christmas present by friend of my mother's when I was like and it was a hardback book. One of those old scrivener's juveniles. I just like The only hardcover book I owned for a decade because after online goes looks into me I went out and bought my own but they were like to the thirty five cents. Ace Ace doubles and the cheap books that I could afford as a kid Yeah Hi line. Remained my favorite off the author for many years and I think undeniably had some influence Not As perhaps as much on me as he has some of the other people but You know that someone you read as much when you're young does does have an impact. I lied juvenile very durable. Yes they are still making a bunch of them in Hollywood this The rumor mill is true. I Guess Star is filming starship troopers up troopers. Which wasn't published as driven was written as one I have to ask you about Game of thrones and obviously there is room for a sequel. It's part of a series. And Are you working on that? Now yes it's the first of four And I'm presently Into the second volume which is going to be called a question of kings and there'll be two more after that when we'll be clashes kings Well if I can essentially by the end of the year which is my deadline Then it should come out Next August just about the time that Ah Game of thrones made its hardcover debut and at the same time. A game of thrones will be released in paperback so so books will be newly available in that that same period. I just have one last question. Could you ever see yourself returning to television conceivably You know this the fantasy project. To game of thrones on itself are are enormous book so they're really going to occupy me for the next few years but After after I do get those done if the right. Tv project is out there. I could I could certainly go back and..
Jonathan Pryce, 'The Two Popes'
"There's a movie now that you can see a Netflix. It's called the two popes and it stars my guest today. Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Living Hopkins. Playing guess what the title characters doing doing it brilliantly. So Jonathan Welcome Creek Pope Francis there. You are the big news now. About Pope Francis is his encounter with this woman in the crap out there where he sort of slapped her hand. Yeah Yeah have you been being asked this question now would I please slap really. Okay do I WANNA be grant. At the Golden Globes. There was a lot of Grabbing and pushing polling I was tempted to slap but I feel really sorry for him because people aren't seeing the whole whole sequence video where that particular woman grabbed him very yanked him yanked him and he's He's an Obama scientists bound to hurt. Well let's talk about the two popes in terms of the whole concept of you being offered this to play the The Argentinian Paul. Because we don't see him in the movie being the pope really walk up to that while Anthony Hopkins is playing Pope Benedict German. is you're an Argentinian to Welshman playing these. Yeah somebody must've said. That's that's what we need is to Welshman to do this time for Welsh. Pope was watching and watching. You play this. I kept thinking this other. Argentinian you play. which was one there? You are the dictator in a way. Pope can be a dictator but Pope Francis Go. You is the liberal reform. The one that wants to give them more compassionate look at the church. Did you have any trepidation about pilots. Just just just the usual about whether I wanted to do any of. Is that how you approach them. All Walk Negative. Say No no I thought uh I thought I'd be on a hiding to nothing representing this particular pope. But that didn't last very long. I read the script and won ten. You that Fernando Morella Morella was gonNA be directing it. I definitely wanted to do it and I think it was mainly to do with the fact that I'm not religious logistics. I was brought up in the Christian faith. I went to church until I was a teenager. but I found that this pope was the first pope who I thought was speaking to me and millions like me about issues that what. Mrs Narrowly to do the Church or organized religion but to do with politics and to do with speaking out up folding environment and about the economy about the injustice is the during the world so I he was someone for great empathy towards towards and help. That looked like him a bit and I walk like came definitely Even though you've got ten years on me you could sneak into the the Vatican may be busy and just an take over there and do what you would need to do there. Does that give you a feeling when your plane that that this was what I would do if I win. The pope shoes. I wouldn't be so presumptious to fix that but I'm glad he's doing what he's doing And obviously he's got. There's the whole church and Vatican side of things which he doesn't seem to be able to deal with those conquer but when you're constantly reading lots of stories about how he's disliked within the Vatican because he's a reformer and people don't want that change and I think that's that's why he became pope. He was be made pope in order to make these changes. Otherwise so why choose him because he was in the never been an odd uh-huh latin-american Pope and the film implies of that we don't necessarily know the truth. That benedict wanted Bagogwe uglier to be the next pope because he saw in him things that he could not even he couldn't do he saw in many ways his opposite didn't they and this is it. I didn't mention this in the introduction but benedict was a pope who retired. WHO said I'm not going to do it anymore? And so we have to popes who Are Alive in this world today and they're the clips at the end of the real popes in seeming tab. Having a really terrific time when I sold the first Kata film I was bit disturbed. They were showing the real popes at the end of the phone. Because I thought it would invalidate everything. We've been doing for the previous to house. But what you see in these two men is a is a the committee this just a welcoming the way they they greet each other with great affection and you can see the respect. They have for each other and far from taking away from our performances it they it enhances. It gives an element of truth to what we were doing. It's a really terrific script. Ns Two popes one of these two guys talking to each other which sometimes scares people when they go to the movies. I want that but yet a mirage as a director makes this movie move. You've so beautiful to gorgeous thing to look at. It's also sometimes. Polaris that's going on. Did you all know that that was what was going to happen before he did it. No no what's what's wonderful about. The film is that it It's such a surprise for audiences once don't you don't you. You gotta get them in there and then once they're in that It's a surprise Because it's it's much funnier than I ever expected. And and the audience expect and I think the way we made the film there was no. We didn't have many preconceptions. I don't remember ever talking onto Tony. I'm going to be like this. And he said I'm going to be like this and finance and I want you to do this. That and the whole process was really organic bound because we have the the strength of that script bit underneath his you know holding us up and when I saw it and the way Fernando put it together other because he says his work starts in the editing room he lets us do what we want and encourages us to go certain ways but when I they do what they want to that yeah good directors do that they let you think your your your coming up with the Serving quietly feed and things in your ear they let you think it's your idea So when I saw it I didn't know it was going to be so funny. Rondo humorous. I mean that first scene of your character trying to book his own plane reservations on the fault. Yeah probably apparently did that. That's what he did but it's the post game I saw with a big audience was telluride. And because you I don't know what to expect and that moment the right at the beginning of the phone web the audience laughs as one. The huge wave of laughter. You can feel the audiences sir. I sent me sat by a few. And they're going to enjoy this and the you can feel the audience sitting back and saying this. This is going to be okay you can. It's like Yep okay you know bring it on make happen and yet it also doesn't avoid the controversies that exist within the church. Now the whole thing with the problem priests they're predators that are there and also their histories. Can you talk a little about his history. Go Yeah it back in the seventies in terms of Argentina. It's all mostly. It's all in the film and we didn't shy away from it. The way were applauded and thanked thanked by the people people in Bonus Iris. When they sold the film we had a screening because they that fear was this is going to be a whitewash elma? Crossover Haggi Auger fear Goglia. Because he is still seen as a divisive character in Argentina because of his perceived involvement involvement with the cardinals. I've found on Youtube footage of him being interrogated by or question by his peers fellow cardinals about his involvement with the colonels. And you see a very different man the man you see smiling on the balcony. And he's made pope he's he's he's very doer he's quite angry. I think he's impatient. He's drumming his fingers on the table. And I put that image together with talking to a Jesuit priest and bonus. Who worked with him? I who said they didn't like him. He was Very always stays. Ah Stay by himself. He didn't mix I he was he never smiled. I'm when they saw him on the balcony. This smiling pope. They didn't recognize him because he was smiling. Didn't person yeah. But then you do get the other side of him where he is in the film you see him Saying mass and the kind of the slum township areas and and the other side's members very popular so it's not a a a bio-pic it's not a huggy overview of this man. It's a it's a Watson Study of him and I think we've been fair to him because we all respect him and admire him And we had a screening in Rome three or four weeks ago were members of the Vatican Cambridge theory and They said they liked liked. That enjoyed it And a particular Cardinal WHO's a friend? WHO's a friend of Love Benedict and of Francis He'd liked the phone very much. Fernando the director said. Do you think we were too hard on the church. And he said you went hot enough woo but he also said that he thought France would like the film and he wanted the DVD to take them to show him the film. I love so That review see that. Yeah well what do starts right. Yeah that'd be good and also from France's family in Argentina. Fernando got an email to say that they'd seen it. They enjoyed the film and they liked. What we've done Representing their uncle. That was that was really nice. Colon uncle Uncle Horace to two years. How were you and Anthony Hopkins together? You know. You haven't made anything or done anything before. Really WE'VE BEEN ON A. We're both on the recording of under milk. Wood the Dylan Thomas Poem that was produced by George Martin. Twenty seven years ago the Beatles producer and Tony was first voice. I was second voice and you come twenty seven years later. We're in Rome and the coal sheet has You know you're rated as the importance in the film. The number and I was number one and Tony was number two so it was my revenge after twenty seven audit your greet each other even morning with morning number one number two. It went on from there but we. It's interesting the what happens to the two men in the film is reflected. Did what happened to Tony. And I because you know in the film you see two men sort of sniffing around each other like a pair of dogs like where each other Eh Wary of Tony but I was. I was I I'm an aura of Tony Hopkins. I'm a great admirer of his. So I'm not played late into those early scenes and as you see the pope's relationship growing so my friendship with Tony grew and It is the equivalent of both of us. All of US tangoing together by the end of it. That's a good way to put out.
"george r martin" Discussed on Nerdette
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"george r martin" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"I, I know people who liked to do that, or I can sit around in my underwear and watch my movie can stop it whenever I want to go to toilet or something like that. All right, fine yet. Is that true? But for me this, there's still always a magic of sitting in a in a auditorium would crowd of other people and experienced at the same time. I mean it makes comedies for one thing much funnier when people slowly, you start laughing. No question it, it's contagious. And they're, they're even certain moments in movies. I, I remember the first time I saw raiders lost ark and the scene where the swordsman is challenging Indiana. And he pulls out his gun into shoots to guy. You see that in a in a movie theater surrounded by people, nobody's expecting it at least back then. And an audible gasps goes up from the audience, you watch that home by yourself. It's nothing. It's nothing movement. It's that the. That surprised that, that you get the, the shared experience of a movie, you have some and we're, we're losing that I couple years ago, I had a convention, I was attending in San Antonio, Texas. So I like to take road trips. So some friends of mine took a road trip in week stayed off the interstate we went down through Carlsbad New Mexico on small roads, and then curved into Texas and went, you know, through through. Small Texas towns, kind of close to the Mexico border to hit San Antonio. And what struck me is in every single one of those small towns is dead movie theater at, at the heart of it. You know, some of them are in ruins and clapping some of them look like they closed yesterday, and you can turn a key and get them going again. But you got the marquee, you got the four sale or at least signs and next to him as, like a dead, diner, and stores, you know, and it's these movie theaters were hurts of those small communities, and now instead, you're driving out, and you see houses satellite dish, satellite, this, this everybody living in isolation anymore, we've lost that sense of shared experience, and, and, and that helps Tyke community together. Does we, we put on our own film, festival for the first time this year for the reason you're talking about because we want people together? Right. We want an audience together and it was joyous. And that's. That's why that's why when we say, do you, we love this we mean because this is very important. And, and we're thrilled to be here. I can't wait for that parmesan. In wet, my appetite, sir. You really had. That's my favorite too simple. People. You are. So kind to give us your time today to open their doors of literally open. Yes, I to come and do this, and we're, we're very, very grateful to you. My pleasure. I was a lot of fun. And people know where to follow you don't they, we don't, we don't have to our speaking girder bright. Right. Which can I say, when when emailing with the lovely folks who work with you? They referred to you as GR. So I've just taken his Sanger. Girder says we can come next week or they were there there. Yeah. Some of the social media stuff isn't self defense. There were fake news out there. Yeah. Got to watch out for that too. Yeah. But I didn't have that in fanzine. Nobody had to verify anything about it. You didn't get a blue check. When you started printing the fancy. Just sticky quarters. Just stick it was all about. If you remember nothing else from this show, sticky quarters, and I will put up when this episode airs on Leonard Maltin dot com, I will put up photos of all the fanzines that my dad's shared so you can see them for yourself. It'd be great. You're welcome. And we should do our little closing plugs. Here you are at Leonard
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"It was opened in nineteen seventy seven by four hippies. It was called the collective fantasy. In this building to building actually goes back to nineteen twelve or so, and was a lot of other things, and they ran it from seventy seven to eighty four. I think when it was sold and the new owner renamed it the John Cocteau put up the marquee did the basically out of what we see here and then from, from eighty four until two thousand six at ran under a variety of owners. And I always loved this movie theater was, it was a nice comfortable theater. They, they were showing as, as the first art house in town. They should this is where you always saw Woody Allen films. This sort of Spike Lee films, other other stuff, foreign films. Other art houses came up subsequently, though. And they had great popcorn I wish love that I'd popcorn is essential to movie theater. They had great popcorn with real butter and parmesan, cheese and other toppings that you could put on. And then it was those last, what's the transplant corporation in two thousand six they closed all of their, their entire chain of single screen movie theaters in the southwest, including the Cocteau. And I only live a few minutes from here. So I would drive past this place, frequently and see it just all boarded up with the sign in the window for sale lease and I would always think I, I loved that theater. I wish someone would reopen that theater. And then one day for whatever reason I was driving past it, and I thought I love that. Did it with someone reopen net theater? And then I thought, why don't I reopen that they're hey I can do that. So I in quired and bought the building, and, you know, we did a little renovation needed. We had to install we still have our thirty five millimeter projectors, but we had digital because, you know, nobody is doing films on film anymore, except Christopher Nolan and Quentin, Tarantino their souls. So we had a do that. And we first lobby this room really is not refurbish very much. We put in a slightly larger screen and added and improved a sound and we rope and in August of twenty thirteen my first manager and Booker was John Bowman, who I believe, you know, he ran it for me for a number of years, and it's been fun. It's. It's a tough gig. A lot has changed since two Cocteau opened in the seventies and eighties definition of a labor of love. Yeah. This. You know what? Although our screen is slightly larger than the one where I bought the theater, it still doesn't compare to the giant screen at the multiplexes and for a long time in thirteen and fourteen fifteen we were really blocked out of having the bigger movies because clearance, the policy, quote clearance, where somebody would have the vendors movies. So nobody else within five miles could show the vendors Maly. So we didn't get any the big movies and then even for the art house movies were competing with two other art houses in town. And sometimes we didn't get that either. So we're, we're showing a lot of smaller movies that. Don't have big television advertising campaigns. They don't have forbade spreads in the new papers. How do you get people into CDs movies that they've never heard of you relying on reviews and word of mouth and all that? But we always did a combination of new movies, plus old movies. I love the showing classic old films. And then we started doing other events. We have magicians in here four five times a year. We do have stand up comedy live music, burlesque yet. We have thrones burlesque. We have brush goes. Yeah, suicide girls have have done a couple of things here, and we have a lot of author events like one you'll be doing tonight here. We'll be talking to a crowd and then signing a bunch of your books. We we've done very well with that. So, you know, it's anything we can do to put people into seats and we still have the best popcorn in town, good..
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"She had three in the novel one in the moving. And of course, she really had none. Because she's a fictional character who didn't exist. So you can tell the story as you want with one child, or with three child. There's no right answer, or wrong. Answer there as long as you get the essence of the of the story, right as they did with the Harry Potter films with a where those books were so chunky that even with the best intentions, they couldn't include everything. We're not every story thread, not every character, but they tried to capture the, you know, the essence of each book and yet I found that they didn't capture the author's voice. That's what I missed when I did a comparative. Very superficial. Comparative study. Was that I heard I heard a the wit and the British the Britishness of that wit in JK Rollings work. The wasn't necessarily president in the movies as good as the movies were. So, again, as you say rallying did have a lot to say about those early particularly early ones really the whole thing. 'cause you the books were such maker, successes every studio in Hollywood wanted one of them. So she was able to get, you know, it's easy if you're successful in Hollywood to get a lot of money. What's harder to get any meaningful measure of creative control? Right. They'll they'll they'd rather. You know, yes. I'd like scrip approve a well, we'll go ahead. Would you like an extra million dollars? No, I really want script approval. I have a two million dollars. That's the kind of conversations you have. But Rowling could get beyond that I I understand. I mean, I don't know her or anything. So this is just gossip that and a very early stage. They wanted to move those books to America. And she said, absolutely not. These are these are British books, and they're going to continue to be to take place in the UK, and it's not going to be a suburb of Chicago. I've been very lucky with, you know, David and Dan and HBO, but there's a lot of properties that are that are option door made in Hollywood. Where I think the adaptations go go too far. They go too far. I think if you're, if you're going to take on us, a certainly my standard if I'm going to adapt something I I wanna love it. I guess they're always going to be challenges and questions and things you have to change for budgetary reasons for scrip reasons. But if you love the initial material, you'll you'll fight, and you'll do everything you can to preserve it in rounding this out. We want to bring it back to movies for a very specific. Reason we are sitting in your movie theater. Right. We are sitting in a theater that you purchased six years ago and tell us how that came about what your hope was what your your dream if any was did it come rich off a off a one screen. This is what you do. Yes. You, you can make a small fortune, winning a single screen movie as long as you start with a large for. Well, the John Cocteau was Santa Fe's first art house..
"george r martin" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"Anything, which one of his maximums the other thing is structure, structures everything? So, I think it also improve my sense of structure, working in, in those. That kind of situation. And then tell us about the experience of game game of thrones coming to life on film. Did you feel like you were surrendering your book to, to these two talented guys yet to an extent? I mean. I actually turned down a number of previous offers you know, I was in a fortunate position at the books were doing very well for. So I had to ten years in Hollywood, I'd sucked away money from that. So I wasn't under any immediate pressure. And then the novel started doing progressively will, you know, game of thrones did okay clash of kings, did better, and hit the bestseller list for the first time, Stormer, swords, did better and was higher on the bestseller list. Feature CROs was number one on the bestseller list. So I was in a very secure position financially. So there was no pressure on me there. And when, you know, the Peter Jackson, lorded rings, movies and come out around that time and those had been used hits so suddenly Hollywood is very imitative. Suddenly everybody wanted to do epic fantasy and all of the big epic fantasies that were out there and they were number because. Very popular genre. People started buying up to rights or optioning them. And so, of course they came looking for mine. I had a number meetings with people wanted to do it as a feature. And but then I would have these meetings with them, and I say, you know, it's just too big. How are you going to do is feature? Well, we've decided John snow's, the central character, we're gonna pair away everybody else and just focus on Johnson. Or some said, generis you know, they and others said, no, no, we'll do it. We'll do it. We'll make the first movie. And then if that's successful, we'll make more movies while that, that gets you Philip Pullman, his dark materials, they do one movie. It's not successful. You never get the rest of the series. It's ultimate creative. Quotas interruptus here. And, and I didn't like the idea appearing a way all the other characters just to do that. So I said, no, no. Thanks. I'll not do that. It was only when I had to meeting with David and Dan, and they said all the right things, and they said, because it got me thinking, you know, previously thought this can't be done. But then when I got these offers, and we'll can it be done. How can it be done? Well, we need sufficient budget. And I don't think it can be done for feature films. I mean, they token Peter Jackson took three movies to Lord of the rings and the entire Lord of the rings thing is the size of one of my books. So I, I had like three out by the time. I got the first inquiries, I okay if you're gonna be in nine movie guarantee, you know, then maybe we can talk here, but by, but we're going to need at least eighteen hours to, to get all the material in here. And of course, nobody was willing to do that. But then I said, what television television is the way to do it, not movies. But we can't do it. I I'd worked for CBS. I'd worked to limited extent for ABC. They're not gonna let the sex and violence, the, you know, the levels that haven't game of thrones and we're gonna wind up with a kiddie version bowdlerized, you know, both of the shows that I was on in, you know, the whereas on staff twilight zone and beauty and the beast. Both of those shows were put on in the eight o'clock time slot. After in, in both cases filled a gear on one hand and, and Ron Koslow. Told same story about how when they were developing the shows they were sure it would be a ten o'clock show 'cause, you know, 'cause they wanted to do adult kind of things, but then when actually came to scheduling nowhere on eight o'clock and, and, you know,.
"george r martin" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"But working with all those people can also be very frustrating because they're they have ideas of their own, which may not coincide. What your ideas and, you know, you, you, you wind up having these tussles for creative control or create a vision? And sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose and it, it all depends on who you're working with and. You have layers above you. Like when I read a book you know, it's pretty much mine. I mean, I have an editor who gives me good suggestions, and sometimes I take what she suggests sometimes I don't. But if I don't then it's my call. But that's not true in television or film. You got the you got the studio. You get the network. And in those days you had to standards and practices to which not a problem with HBO would definitely was a problem with CBS ABC, you never knew what kind of curveball the sensors would throw you. And of course, that's ultimately, what drove Harlan Ellison off twilight zone when you know the, the sensors killed. An episode he had written, which oddly enough was the story I had brought to twilight zone. So in some ways, I, I was involved in that whole ugly scenario and that can be very frustrating. You know, you, you wanna tell your story your own way, and, and there are a lot of cooks in the kitchen and the cooks who write the checks have ultimately have the most power. So you'll always gotta deal with what the network wants what the studio wants and. Sometimes particularly when you're trying to develop new shows. You even have to deal with, like preview audiences and preview cards and focus groups, how all of that stuff, which is. Yeah and naphtha too. Just telling the stories that you wouldn't tell did you, did you write to pilots for proposed for perspective. That was my second five years in Hollywood. You know, my, my first five years were on twilight zone, impeding into beasts learning and they were good times and bad times..
"george r martin" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"And. So I wrote five scripts for twilight zone, but it was not a case of, you know, we would meet with the other writers, and I would say, I want to do this story, and Phil Neal would say, go ahead. And then I would write a treatment. This is where it was forced to write outlines for the first time, I tried to convince Phil not just let me right? It'll be good. Now, we have to have an outlined network, that's approve it studio as to approve it. The sensors have to approve everybody has to approve it. And, you know you do that, and the, the rather writers in the room would give you notes. And then you go back and write your first draft meet with him in and they give notes. But nobody else writes it, but you at least in those days so but that already was a big change from sitting alone in your room, typing away. Yeah. To a certain extent, I mean, I had when I earlier in my career, I attended a number of writers workshops, like the Milford writer's workshop and Damon Knight. Founded, and founded one in Chicago when I lived there, too windy city, writer's workshop, same idea bunch of writers get together once a month. Everybody brings a story you critique each other stories. And it was a useful process, I think, especially for young writers, the writers room in, in twilight zone reminded me, a lot of that except you know, these weren't just stories you ready for yourself and hoping to sell to amazing, these were Tele place that we're going to go on the air in, in a couple of weeks. So this, this was accompanied by move to Los Angeles. No, actually. Well, yes. And no, I love Santa Fe and. I had a house here. My wife was here. We weren't married at the time. But we were living together. She didn't wanna move class Angeles. She didn't like Los Angeles. And you know when when at first I was like writing for twelve hours on a freelance basis. And then when they added to the staff they sent me a six week contract, as it, what I'm going to. I'm going to sell my house and buy a new house or actually, I couldn't afford to buy a house in Los Angeles, Santa Fe's much lower things. I'm going to sell my house at we're on a house anymore. I'll be living in Los Angeles. And I got six weeks. Yeah. Guaranteed to me. And then it could all be over. And then what the hell do. I do. So. Instead, I moved into an oakwood apartment and I lived in various oakwoods over the years. I've found a couple of guest houses that I would rent for periods of time. But the minute to show wrapped or was cancelled or whatever I would head right on back to Santa Fe, too. To, to the house, which I still own to the state and, but your TV career did continue. Yeah. For about ten years. I. I was on twilight zone for season and a half. And then we were cancelled and then I did a couple of things from max headroom, those number on staff there, and none of which were ever produced which was unfortunate. And then I got hired on beating the beast, which had just been picked up by CBS. And I was on that for all three seasons rising up through the ranks from, you know, I think I on twilight zone. I was staff writer, you always know, staff writer is the lowest position, you can have because it's the only one actually has writer in the title, and then you, you move up to story editor and executive story editor. And that's my favorite executive consultant. Yes. Yes. I only got so story at it or twilight zone, but I'm beating a beast, I started out as executive story editor, and, and then I got to co producer and producer and co supervising producer. And you know moving up the ranks and that lasted three seasons. And at the end of that. So that's basically, my first five years of my ten years in Holly..
"george r martin" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"But all the rest of our enemies are below line thinks, you know, stunt work, special effects music costuming, you know all of these things, and, and it, it, it's. It's essential that you, you have those people in those are not the, the heralded people the way the actors and to, to some extent the show runners or the writers directors get the attention. But it if you don't have good below the line people, and I'm, I'm soom, your listeners know the Hollywood jargon of above the line below the line. And you've just explained it through, then you're not gonna get a product. You know, you, you really have to create a world, especially in fantasy that's a, that's a convincing world, one of the things that I find I find actually contradictory. So perhaps, you can. Illuminate me is that I read a quote of yours that you don't like doing outlines I, I don't know. But you wrote it when I was in Hollywood because they required it of me right? But you did you did set out to, to write a multi book series, when you when you embarked on this initially, only three it was, you know, in nineteen ninety four when I sold the series, it was was read three books, but as I actually wrote it and more the plot got more complicated and more secondary and tertiary characters came in and a world got bigger and bigger pretty soon, I realized I was not gonna be able to do in three books and then for while I said, four, then I said, six, I skip. Right. Over five FAI. And you know, and then, you know, for a number of years, they were was saying six books, and, and my wife Paris would stand behind me holding up seven fingers. And then I finally succumbed and said, yeah, it'll be seven books. And of course, they're still trying to do it in seven books, and, but I gotta get the six book in and which is way late because I'm slow. But, but not having an online does that necessarily mean you don't know where you're going to wind up. You know, I, I like to use the analogy of, of a trip. You know, if I set out to, to drive from New York City to Los Angeles. You know, I would look at a map, and I would try to scam. Well, how many miles can I get today? All right. I'll stop I'll stop the first night in Pittsburgh or something. And then I'll go to Chicago and I'll look at route sell take and all that. So I know you know, in, in writing the book, I know the broad strokes. I know where I wanna wind up at the end. I know the major roadblocks along the way that I'm going to do, like on a trip. I might set out say, well, I wanna see the Grand Canyon while mayor. And oh, I have friends in Chicago visit with them for a few days, but you don't know all the details, you don't know where the road is going to be closed, and you have to take a detour, you don't know what kind of diner, you're gonna stop at for the, you know, for the first night, or what hotel you're gonna pull into for for the second you discovered. That along the way. And that's what makes it an adventure. And for me. Writing is, is partly that too. That's partly the charm of it. I mean I discovered very early in my career that if I if I did outline if I talked too much about what the story is going to be then writing it really became a chore, because I've, I've had I done this ready to slow. Feels old it feels like you know, it feels like someone made me go back and rewrite a story that, you know, I I've written a lot of stories in my life. But, you know, if you if you told me that I had to go back and rewrite sand. King say my most famous story that would be my did that ready. I did that there it is. I don't wanna do it all over again, and writing from very detailed outline. Sometimes feels like that to me. Well, that's a perfect segue into your show and tell well, right? You started as a fan, and I wanna talk about that because phantom has of course, become such a force in the world. A force in literature, a force in commerce afford still a fan really and which is great, which is as it should be. That's what makes you a good writer..
"george r martin" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"We just watched the documentary, right was done. And it first of all, it's a wonderful documentary for anybody who hasn't seen it. It's an HBO dock and. It focused a lot on the, the background characters. The folks in Ireland who've been working on the show, since day one, the costume design the makeup, sort of away a bit from the leads which was nice because obviously they get profiled all the time. It was really cool to see it come together. And the thing that stuck with me was they said every episode is like, making a movie that scale and when you see it, it really is. And how fascinating like like what you're saying, which is because you didn't have any limit. David Benny off offend and db Weiss the, the show runners and, and main writers on the show just an amazing job of putting that team together. And you know it as irony had have it, neither one of them had any experience in television, when, when I signed up to do this with them. You know, and the maybe maybe it was because they had no experience in television. They, they didn't know what was possible, so they reached for the impossible, and an achieved it but they put together a sensational and sensational team. I mean game of thrones has at at this point we, we have the record for the most Emmys of, of any scripted show. And yes, we've won. We've once three times now in for for best drama, and David, and Dan of one for writing and a couple of our directors have one and Peter English has one for acting..
"george r martin" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"And as you say, this is not anything anyone could possibly plan or chart in their lives of and what I find interesting, we're going to rewind and go back to your, your beginnings in just a moment. But on this particular topic you sat in a room by yourself writing. That's where this began. Right. That's how it always begins. And, and that was more than twenty years ago that the first book, nineteen ninety one was, when I'm beginning so long, long long time ago, I just marvel at the idea that. You could let your imagination run and roam free. And that's the beauty of writing fantasy, of course and the. I can't imagine what it was like for your colleagues to translate that into a physical production. I mean because the scale of it is so enormous. Yeah. It was an amazing challenge. And honestly one night, I didn't think could be done. You know that I mean, I had worked, although I began with books and short stories in magazines and novels, as, as a prose writer, I did spend about ten years in, in Hollywood working in television, and film, writing screenplays, and serving, as a writer producer on, on various television shows, and trying to develop some of my own roughly nineteen eighty five to nineteen ninety-five. And although I did pretty well during those ten years that there was a theme that I I always got when I turned into script, which was. George, we love this, but it's it's way too expensive it. We can't shoot this or budget won't allow it. You have to scale it down. You know, please, you know, have too many characters, please eliminate half of them. You know. This requires twelve matte paintings. We have the budget for two too many settings. And could you could you please this battle at the end where it is ten thousand people on each side. Could you make that dul between the hero and the? And I would do these things. I mean that's the job. I was a I was a professional but I always like my first drafts better and. At a certain point, I got so tired of that, that when I went back to books and I started this, I said, I am writing a series of novels here. I don't have to worry about the budget. I don't have to worry about what's producible. I'm gonna write something that's as big as my imagination. I can have as many settings as I want. I can have as many characters as I want. I can have castles that are like no castle liver. Built on earth. I can have dragons, I can have dire wolves I can have battles with, with thousands and thousands of people on each side and know it'll never be made into television films, absolutely unthinkable. But I'm ready books, so I don't care about that. And as irony would have it, of course, that is what became the biggest hit in television and the thing, which would my name will always be associated as opposed to all the shows and movies that I wrote in the early nineties. Deliberately designed to be a television show or, or, you know, to be producible be something that we could do. So it's, it's just, you know life with row. You, these curveballs, once in a while I many years ago, many years ago when I first got involved in, in television film. I asked my then agent at the time. I've, I've written a screenplay wed. What background is a good book. I should read to tell me about the format and he said out is some how to do it books. But the way you want to read is William Goldman's adventures in the screen trade and indeed, that was an amazing book. So, and I'm reading that, and of course, one of his maxims is nobody knows anything and my experience would game of thrones. Just could firms Goldman at it. Right. Nobody knows anything. Don't believe anyone any tell you. What's producible? What's not producible where there's a will there's a way. Yeah. And where there's a budget and HBO came in and wrote the cheques wrote. The tracks and they were pretty substantial checks. But it all ended up on screen..
"george r martin" Discussed on StarTalk Radio
"So, so it's all about a ruthless battle for the iron throne, and my buddy, Bill Nye recently claimed this thrown himself, and sent us a start talk dispatch. Let's check it out. Iron weapons swords especially have changed the course of human history, both here in the real world, where you and I live and on the game of thrones. And if you want an iron sword, I you need iron, and you get that from a mine, or a peat, bog, and before there was dynamite, that was not easy believe me, but blacksmiths then take the iron and cook in a tiny bit of carbon, and blacksmiths do that, so that they get a very hard sharp edge backed by a relatively flexible broad part. Once you have that nice sharp edge with the flexible back, you can just start slinging swinging your sword around to you visceral, or decapitate, everyone, you meet to either give up or die, or both. After you do that is babies. All yours. Well back to you Neel or sir. Neil? You can tell from. I don't know. I've just seen it already. Go to bills head. Well up next. We will discuss the science of fire breathing dragons when star talk return. To start. From the American. We're talking about the real science and district behind the HBO series game of thrones featuring my interview with author, George r Martin, check it out. When I watch game of thrones I, I, maybe I pay attention to different things than other people do I'm looking at the anatomy of the dragon. Is this legit? And I had to I think I tweeted once I complimented the dragon for. Yes. I like that, too. That was good. So it was. I just wanted everyone to know that whatever other fantasy you're observing the dragon has biological. Skeletal authenticity. Because anything that flies in this world had to forfeit its four limbs to do so. Right. You get a plus good. I mean, this is a real dispute didn't in dragon saying, so I'm I'm always been insisted on the, the two liter dragon. But there are the four legged dragon things and in heraldry. Of course, I've learned we'd reading these books Fairmount about Miguel heraldry the, the two legged, dragon is not a dragon. It's a win and only two foreleg drag. Geraldo shield is counted as a dragon. So I have the aerobic curious on my ass my whole life, and I did not know this. You gotta bring in a new guest to get to the bottom of this. So joining us now for a discussion on dragons is paleontologists Mark neuro. Visit share and MacAulay curator of paleontology right here at the American Museum of natural history. You once curated an exhibit on mythic creatures got the fig Zabit companion book here, mythic creatures and your co author on this and so. What's the connection between paleontology and dragons? Well, I think it could be one of many things. I mean it's like that, certainly that that dragons, or giant reptiles, some kind or universal all cultures. But at the same time, I mean, dragons mean really different things, depending what culture you're from, and that, you know, in the west, it's always like awful stuff like their guardians of virginity, and tombs gold, though, these kinds of things. Saints had the slay them, but in the east, you know, the dragons are supposed to really great. That's very every once their kid be born in dragon yard China and Japan Thailand everywhere else. But what does that have to do with fossil evidence of dinosaurs? Well, it certainly people in the past, like, knew much more about the anatomy, like animals than people. Do now we go to the butcher shop. We buy stuff is prepackaged stuff foods, set to slay, their animals. So they find like fossil bones that in the old days they would like, you know, see that. Yeah. This is really. Unlike the sheep we just killed for dinner last night. So there would be this kind of like legacy kind of semantics, that they make up stories to explain what was going on because presumably, that's how you making connections. Yeah. But certainly, we know that a little bit from Europe because like in Crete and other places that there was like miniature elephants that were found and did if nobody had ever seen an elephant sculpture for, if all you guys out there had never seen often skull before that you saw one, and it has a big hole in the middle of it, which is where.
Introducing One Plus One
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"george r martin" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"Cheese. Still think it's yes. Can't find. Something else is she. I know it's. It's okay. Newark. And this. It is. Yeah. That was great. All right. That's often new record. Yes. It is just listened to it with the whole with all the, you know, full produce version. Yeah. Yeah. So nice to hear it just like that. Thank you. Thanks. Jeff for talking was really lovely, my pleasure. Thanks for having me. That was beautiful. It was like the way he like it was so funny because I haven't really recorded music in this room at best even at the old place. I was bad at it. But like I had a way of doing it. And he was like, no, I'm going to just do it this way. And who am I to argue with that wizard who am I argue with the wizard tweedy, and it sounded pretty great. So as I said, his new book, let's go so we can get back a memoir of recording. And discord ING with Wilco it's at Rhodes available now and tomorrow, the new album warm his solo album comes out that's tomorrow, November thirty and I will be at the ice house December second Sunday. And don't forget this, December scifis terrifying. New series knife wires, psychological thriller that takes a team of scientists to the edge of space and insanity as they realize true horror is already on their ship. Based on the novella by George r Martin each episode of night flyers. We'll be available on every platform for an epic two week from your event nine. Highflyers all episodes all platforms starting December second on scifi. No, I'm not gonna play music today. Not after after tweedy did boomer lives.
Game of Thrones wins Outstanding Drama Series at The Emmys
"Among the big winners at the Emmys last night game of thrones for outstanding drama series. The show producer is Deby wise writing for these actors behind us is the honor of a lifetime. But we didn't invent these characters that was George Martin. We cannot have this show cannot be without the magic of George. Thank you for letting us take care of your your people, author George r r Martin was on hand for the awards ceremony last night.
"george r martin" Discussed on WTVN
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"george r martin" Discussed on Mixergy
"A live journal blog believe it or not from george r martin apparently for ten years up until this year twenty eighteen he's been using live journal huge mistake of course but at one point live journal was top of the world that was the place to publish online now he finally moved himself over to his own domain the reason i'm bringing this up is anyone who is listening to me who says hey medium is great i'm going to publish media or facebook or instagram whatever horrific still get your own site and you might wanna do what george r r martin did for awhile there which is just published on both places and that way when whatever new medium is deleted or killed or replaced by russians who are then doing all kinds of weird things which is what i think happened to live journal you still have your own site and you can move on so if you're going to do that i urge you to find a hosting company that you can trust one that's been around one that won't just suddenly delete your stuff left and right and one they won't charge you an arm to leg because frankly hosting is a solved issue and that's why i recommend you go to host gator dot com slash mixture g when you go there you're gonna get an extra special discount on their already low prices the host your website right yes you can't publish on all these other mediums but published on your own site to own your own domain and then when you're ready for it you can easily say you know what i really want to do is start offering a course and go to think if dot com create a course teach it and then start watching the twenty nine dollars sales come through on your phone you get excited and then you keep building and building and building up all right hostgator dot com slash mixer gee i used that to create my own.
"george r martin" Discussed on The Jock and Nerd Podcast
"Yeah well he's the grandfather he's going to be making that speech but to think this guy who like who's a hustler and gets beat up is gonna to be subaru grandfather and start like he thinks he's the last of the l family when in fact he is the beginning of greater family i like that i like i want to all that redemption story good i just perplexed why would make such a ham fisted not elegant story with they're not even using a character that nobody cares about you l put put him on krypton and then everybody knows that he superman but he can't be sleep around so you don't have to do any of the effects any of the suit stuff that's any could just be whatever you could've son cal back yeah i just wrote a better crypt on you and get all that scifi scifi as a channel they've been giving us some pretty good hard hitting shit they swore in this show they just happy came out and that was a fucking crazy show and they are now there's a trailer for their next series called night flyers which is an adaptation of george r martin's book knife fires did you see that trailer for nightline you know like event horizon or some other aliens he describes it as psycho in space it's like a space horror based off a georgia george martin's work are you interested in watching this this looks kind of interesting it's ten episodes i might i'm not like a huge horror fan.