History Trivia / GameOfThrones

28th Sep '16 7:07:40 AM SonofAkatosh
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** The series's depiction of Dorne has earned the name "Porne" from some fans.
28th Sep '16 4:04:28 AM skrump
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** American Creator/PeterDinklage fakes an English accent, while Irishmen Creator/AidanGillen and Liam Cunningham both fake Geordie and RP accents respectively (decreasingly, with interesting results...) to blend in with the rest of the King's Landing folks.

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** American Creator/PeterDinklage fakes an English accent, while Irishmen Creator/AidanGillen and Liam Cunningham both fake RP and Geordie and RP accents respectively (decreasingly, with interesting results...) to blend in with the rest of the King's Landing folks.
28th Sep '16 3:53:11 AM skrump
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** American Creator/PeterDinklage fakes an English accent, while Irishmen Creator/AidanGillen and Liam Cunningham both fake a Welsh accent (decreasingly, with interesting results...) to blend in with the rest of the King's Landing folks.

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** American Creator/PeterDinklage fakes an English accent, while Irishmen Creator/AidanGillen and Liam Cunningham both fake a Welsh accent Geordie and RP accents respectively (decreasingly, with interesting results...) to blend in with the rest of the King's Landing folks.
26th Sep '16 7:05:15 PM sayaleviathan
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** Apparently Creator/AlexanderSiddig was contracted for [[http://winteriscoming.net/2016/09/22/alexander-siddig-talks-secrecy-game-thrones/ four episodes in Season 6]]. But the plans were changed during production for some unclear reasons. Siddig didn't know the reason for this but he took the changes professionally. But whatever the original plan is, it might have salvaged the much maligned Dorne arc.
10th Sep '16 11:27:36 PM JulianLapostat
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** One direct example is when the showrunners in promos for Season 5 and Season 6, specifically mention that certain drastic scenes which had nothing remotely similar in the published books [[spoiler:Shireen dying by HumanSacrifice and Hodor's origin]] were spoilers from the upcoming books that the author shared with them.[[note]]Readers of the books note that the former event is impossible in the context of the end of Literature/ADanceWithDragons [[spoiler:since Stannis is miles away from Shireen and both of them are in the middle of chaotic events at the Wall and Winterfell respectively, and Stannis' is reported as being either missing or dead. So that implies that the event would happen much later in the final books and as a result of the showrunners' spoilers, proves that Stannis in the books would triumph at Winterfell]], in sharp contrast to the DeathByAdaptation in the books[[/note]].

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** One direct example is when the showrunners in promos for Season 5 and Season 6, specifically mention that certain drastic scenes which had nothing remotely similar in the published books [[spoiler:Shireen dying by HumanSacrifice and Hodor's origin]] were spoilers from the upcoming books that the author shared with them.[[note]]Readers of the books note that the former event is impossible in the context of the end of Literature/ADanceWithDragons [[spoiler:since Stannis is miles away from Shireen and both of them are in the middle of chaotic events at the Wall and Winterfell respectively, and Stannis' is reported as being either missing or dead. So that implies that the event would happen much later in the final books and as a result of the showrunners' spoilers, proves that Stannis in the books would triumph at Winterfell]], in sharp contrast to the DeathByAdaptation in the books[[/note]].show[[/note]].
10th Sep '16 11:26:16 PM JulianLapostat
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* WordOfDante: The show has great influences the perceptions people have about ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':

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* WordOfDante: The show has great influences greatly influenced the perceptions people have about ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
10th Sep '16 11:24:44 PM JulianLapostat
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* WordOfDante: The show has great influences the perceptions people have about ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** GRRRM noted that the show's rendition of the Iron Throne was so iconic [[http://grrm.livejournal.com/327569.html that many readers project it]] in their minds when reading his books, but as he points out, everything in his books is bigger and larger than life. He went out of his way to promote a more accurate rendition of the throne which he notes that it was impractical on the scale of the show. Likewise, many fans accept Littlefinger noting that the throne made of 1000 swords is a political myth spread by the Targaryens, when in fact in the books, the throne really does have 1000 swords.
** One direct example is when the showrunners in promos for Season 5 and Season 6, specifically mention that certain drastic scenes which had nothing remotely similar in the published books [[spoiler:Shireen dying by HumanSacrifice and Hodor's origin]] were spoilers from the upcoming books that the author shared with them.[[note]]Readers of the books note that the former event is impossible in the context of the end of Literature/ADanceWithDragons [[spoiler:since Stannis is miles away from Shireen and both of them are in the middle of chaotic events at the Wall and Winterfell respectively, and Stannis' is reported as being either missing or dead. So that implies that the event would happen much later in the final books and as a result of the showrunners' spoilers, proves that Stannis in the books would triumph at Winterfell]], in sharp contrast to the DeathByAdaptation in the books[[/note]].
** In general, both the author and the showrunners note that the show has drastically diverged from the books from Season 5 onwards, submitting Books 4 and 5 to a CompressedAdaptation and removing and changing vast chunks of character and plot, which means that the show's connection to the books as an indicator of later events is not very reliable.
10th Sep '16 11:24:44 PM JulianLapostat
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10th Sep '16 11:00:23 PM JulianLapostat
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** The other issue is that the Show has AdaptedOut several key characters and plotlines and according to Martin, these are all very important in the later books. So overall the show is a CompressedAdaptation, true to the first and second books, but gradually becoming a loose adaptation in the end.
** And now with the show finally catching up with the books, Martin revealed that he's still working on the sixth book and since he already told the producers several plot points in advance, it's inevitable that Season 6 onwards would spoil several storylines. He already told fans that it's up to their discretion whether to continue watching the show or not.

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** The other issue is that the Show has AdaptedOut several key characters and plotlines and according to Martin, these are all very important in the later books. So overall the show is a CompressedAdaptation, true to the first and second books, but gradually becoming a loose adaptation in the end.
** And now with the show finally catching up with the books, Martin revealed that he's still working on the sixth book and since he already told the producers several plot points in advance, it's inevitable that Season 6 onwards would spoil several storylines. He already told fans that it's up to their discretion whether to continue watching the show or not.
** The other issue is that the Show has AdaptedOut several key characters and plotlines and according to Martin, these are all very important in the later books. So overall the show is a CompressedAdaptation, true to the first three books, but gradually becoming a loose adaptation and as both Martin and the Showrunners have noted that as a result of the change in the context, the butterfly effect of distillation and changes to several characters personalities, the show has drastically diverged from the books (from Book 4 onwards) and will continue to diverge from how the remaining volumes turn out, so aside from WordOfDante confirmations[[note]]such as the showrunners confirming on promo interviews that certain events, [[spoiler:such as Shireen's HumanSacrifice and Hodor's name being Hold the Door]].[[/note]] it remains up in the air how much the show relates the trajectory of characters and events of the final books.
10th Sep '16 12:55:31 AM leraluna
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** [[spoiler: When she finally appears in flashbacks portrayed by Aisling Franciosi, Lyanna Stark bears a striking resemblance to her son Jon Snow. Also, she has facial traits [[http://pm1.narvii.com/6143/ecf4f10095bded37b616cfe6eb03c6a5fe061d76_hq.jpg very reminiscent]] of Creator/MaisieWilliams', who in the books is said to be Lyanna's spitting image.]]
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