'Game of Thrones' on HBO HD - NO SPOILERS or Book Discussion - Page 201 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-07-2014, 08:48 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
mgkdragn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Illinois, East of St Louis
Posts: 10,870
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 329 Post(s)
Liked: 684
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post
I agree it's a nice change of pace with HBO. While I understand why some people have issues with the GoT sequence, I am not one of them. I enjoy watching it every week. HBO has done an excellent job with the recent intros of their shows. Sometimes short intros are good and sometime a adding just a little creativeness will have the viewer sit through then even though they don't need to


Sent from my Flip Phone using DOS
Regardless of whether it's in a sphere, a cube, a triangle or a Möbius strip, I still generally sit thru the intro with the idea that there may be some clue or what not buried in there somewhere .. sad, I know ..
Ph8te and cardoski like this.

Uncle Willie


Oddball: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
mgkdragn is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-07-2014, 11:26 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Josh Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Planet Boston, source of the spice, Melange.
Posts: 20,331
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 496 Post(s)
Liked: 422
Quote:
Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post
as I mentioned above is exactly how some people took it literally as the universe the show takes place in.
Do these literalists also believe that all the castles and buildings in the show popped out of the ground on mechanical clockwork springs?
c.kingsley, Ph8te and hooked01 like this.

Josh Z
Writer/Editor, High-Def Digest (Blog updated daily!)
Curator, Laserdisc Forever

My opinions are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of my employers.

Josh Z is offline  
Old 07-07-2014, 05:25 PM
R11
AVS Special Member
 
R11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 4,945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 56
Several GoT centric takes on the "thingstimhowardcouldsave" meme that sprang up after he set the world cup record for saves in a single game last week:

https://www.google.com/search?q=thin...ed=0CAkQ_AUoAg









ron
Keenan and raaj like this.
R11 is offline  
Old 07-07-2014, 06:01 PM
AVS Special Member
 
c.kingsley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,665
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked: 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post
Which is why I said it doesn't work. Nice to see you agree.

The problem is the audience can't visualize it because it is such an abstract concept. It's been so long since I actually watched it, even I forgot how it actually works.

Even looking at the astrolabe render I still think it would have been far simpler and just as effective to have put the globe in the center and pan across that. They could even have the sun rotating around on one of the rings.
I think we're all happy you were here to textually interpret the concept for us (not to burst your bubble, but it isn't that abstract of a concept). First world problems, I say. The title sequence is not how you would have done it, probably has next to nothing to do with the show, yet I doubt it will ever change. Perhaps someday when you are designing title sequences for hit TV shows we'll all be able to revel in their intuitiveness and applicability.
c.kingsley is offline  
Old 07-07-2014, 06:56 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
VisionOn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Carrboro, NC
Posts: 11,510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by c.kingsley View Post
I think we're all happy you were here to textually interpret the concept for us (not to burst your bubble, but it isn't that abstract of a concept).
Based on this thread and the response on the internet it apparently is.

Quote:
Originally Posted by c.kingsley View Post
Perhaps someday when you are designing title sequences for hit TV shows we'll all be able to revel in their intuitiveness and applicability.
I'll think about it. I don't work for a TV network anymore and I haven't done storyboards for a long, long time.

But as with anything, you don't need to be creating the very thing you are appreciating. So you can applaud a good idea from a distance.


VisionOn is offline  
Old 07-08-2014, 09:29 AM
Member
 
Winterhell's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked: 18
Has anyone played the video game for GOT? I have been playing TES Skyrim for awhile now, and to me its the closest RPG there is to the world of GOT. anyone else have any fav fantasy RPG's?
Winterhell is offline  
Old 07-08-2014, 11:00 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Josh Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Planet Boston, source of the spice, Melange.
Posts: 20,331
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 496 Post(s)
Liked: 422
You guys want to talk about bad opening credits, check out the second episode of The Leftovers. Holy crap, perhaps the worst credits sequence ever aired on television.

Josh Z
Writer/Editor, High-Def Digest (Blog updated daily!)
Curator, Laserdisc Forever

My opinions are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of my employers.

Josh Z is offline  
Old 07-08-2014, 11:03 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
mgkdragn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Illinois, East of St Louis
Posts: 10,870
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 329 Post(s)
Liked: 684
I always thought the opening sequence for "Boardwalk Empire" was particularly low budget ..

Uncle Willie


Oddball: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
mgkdragn is online now  
Old 07-08-2014, 03:37 PM
Moderator
 
CPanther95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 23,797
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 61 Post(s)
Liked: 73
Personally, I love the GOT opening - one of the very few I actually watch. Great theme music and they bother to customize the intro based on the progression of the show. I'm not caught up in the authenticity of the science behind it, just view it as a cool steam-punky intro that I can either bob my head to, or do the orchestra conductor hands to while I'm watching it.

But then, Big Love was another one that made me watch from beginning to end - and that wasn't particularly creative. Just something hypnotic about it that kept me from skipping ahead - so take my opinion with a grain of salt.
Ph8te and cardoski like this.
CPanther95 is offline  
Old 07-08-2014, 05:09 PM
AVS Special Member
 
hooked01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,294
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Liked: 132
I don't know if True Blood started the trend, and I can't stand it now after binge watching the first season, but now every supernatural show has to have the fast cut, creepy scenes beginning (American Horror Story and Salem).
hooked01 is online now  
Old 07-09-2014, 07:48 PM
AVS Special Member
 
barth2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 97 Post(s)
Liked: 126
I like the True Detectives opening title, but mostly it's the music.

Of course the greatest TV title sequence ever is The Brady Bunch's. Memorable, iconic, endlessly parodied and remixed.

Last edited by barth2k; 07-09-2014 at 07:52 PM.
barth2k is offline  
Old 07-10-2014, 08:40 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Slacker George's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,957
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked: 33
19 Emmy nominations for Game of Thrones, including best drama. That's the most for any show this year.


http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...tes-story.html
Ph8te likes this.
Slacker George is offline  
Old 07-10-2014, 08:47 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
VisionOn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Carrboro, NC
Posts: 11,510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 500
Apart from Dinklage's supporting nod I expect Breaking Bad to clean up in every category it's nominated in.


VisionOn is offline  
Old 07-10-2014, 09:45 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
mgkdragn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Illinois, East of St Louis
Posts: 10,870
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 329 Post(s)
Liked: 684
Quote:
Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post
Apart from Dinklage's supporting nod I expect Breaking Bad to clean up in every category it's nominated in.
The Emmy info reminded me that BB ended just under a year ago .. yet it seems so much longer since Walt and the gang ended the run ..

Uncle Willie


Oddball: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
mgkdragn is online now  
Old 07-10-2014, 10:18 AM
Advanced Member
 
cardoski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Beyond The Wall.
Posts: 925
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 184 Post(s)
Liked: 111
I have been watching BB over again on Netflix. It is a great show, but to me shows like GOT and Boardwalk Empire are on another level, acting writing and production on HBO shows and I include Deadwood, are on a level all their own. IMHO

James Reid:D
cardoski is online now  
Old 07-10-2014, 10:47 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
mgkdragn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Illinois, East of St Louis
Posts: 10,870
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 329 Post(s)
Liked: 684
Quote:
Originally Posted by cardoski View Post
I have been watching BB over again on Netflix. It is a great show, but to me shows like GOT and Boardwalk Empire are on another level, acting writing and production on HBO shows and I include Deadwood, are on a level all their own. IMHO
Once I was able to get a nice, clean feed on HBOGO, the first thing I did was a binge watch on Deadwood, which I had not watched since the original series aired .. and although I'm with you on your comments, Deadwood fell apart in the last season, where BB essentially built up over 5 years to an incredible climax .. BB for the win, sorry ..

Tastes vary, and all shows you mention / Deadwood / BB / GOT / Empire .. are all great shows, it would be impossible to rate them even on greatness since we all have what we personally consider the "greatest"

The question becomes, if you were stranded on a desert island with a 65" TV, a BD player and a generator, and could only have one series to watch, what would you select .. ?? It would be tough for me, but I would have to choose BB ..
cardoski likes this.

Uncle Willie


Oddball: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
mgkdragn is online now  
Old 07-10-2014, 10:55 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
archiguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 18,340
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 421 Post(s)
Liked: 702
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post
The question becomes, if you were stranded on a desert island with a 65" TV, a BD player and a generator, and could only have one series to watch, what would you select .. ?? It would be tough for me, but I would have to choose BB ..
Not LOST? The search for a magic glowy cave could at least keep you occupied during downtime.
archiguy is online now  
Old 07-10-2014, 11:03 AM
Advanced Member
 
cardoski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Beyond The Wall.
Posts: 925
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 184 Post(s)
Liked: 111
"The question becomes, if you were stranded on a desert island with a 65" TV, a BD player and a generator, and could only have one series to watch, what would you select .. ?? It would be tough for me, but I would have to choose BB .. "[/QUOTE]


Well it may be cheating but I would pick Star Trek, mostly because there are 6 different series to take, if I could take them all that is. Aside from that I would take GOT, the depth and scope of the show is so massive. But if I had to take BB I would not complain, it is a great show and I agree with art there is no "greatest" only personal greats.

James Reid:D

Last edited by cardoski; 07-10-2014 at 11:09 AM.
cardoski is online now  
Old 07-10-2014, 12:11 PM
Moderator
 
CPanther95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 23,797
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 61 Post(s)
Liked: 73
If I could only have one complete series, it would be BB. But if I were truly on a deserted island with limited other entertainment options, I'd probably take GOT just because there's more directions your imagination can take you when you aren't watching.

Although Dr. Who might be an option just for the sheer volume.
CPanther95 is offline  
Old 07-10-2014, 12:24 PM
AVS Special Member
 
raaj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Near the lovely City by the Bay
Posts: 2,801
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Liked: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post
If I could only have one complete series, it would be BB. But if I were truly on a deserted island with limited other entertainment options, I'd probably take GOT just because there's more directions your imagination can take you when you aren't watching.

Although Dr. Who might be an option just for the sheer volume.
I only started [binge] watching BB from the beginning to catch up to then running last half of the final season, so I have pretty much seen it through in a close-to-perfect cadence. While I regard the show very highly, I don't think I could watch the whole show again, if ever. The show excelled in gripping storytelling and pacing, and once you know how it got to its spectacular conclusion, there won't be a similar payoff while watching it again, as you know exactly how things shake up. At least for me, there won't be quite the same suspense the second time over, and hence no replay value.

I can however watch Lost all over again, partly to relive the many superlative episodes (particularly those centered around Desmond) that still pack a real emotional punch. I'd love to go on that journey again sometime, this time with the A/V quality turned to the 11 on a BR disc set.

YMMV.
raaj is offline  
Old 07-10-2014, 01:21 PM
Moderator
 
CPanther95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 23,797
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 61 Post(s)
Liked: 73
I also binge watched BB. Missed the first season or two, then started seeing a bunch of guys on AVS with similar tastes to mine raving about it. Then I waited until the series was done with its final season before starting it on Netflix. Unfortunately, when I heard the final season was upcoming - I never heard that there was actually going to be 2 smaller seasons. So when Netflix put up what I thought was the final season, I binged the whole thing. Then when I was done, I realized there were 8 episodes coming about 6 months later. I was pissed.

As far as it's "repeatability" goes, I talked the wife into watching the whole series just before the Final 8 to catch her up - and thoroughly enjoyed it the 2nd time. In a few months, I could probably watch it again.

Watching with a BB virgin makes it even more enjoyable. I see GOT the same way - a lot of fun to watch with someone who hasn't seen it yet. Their reactions make you remember the impact it had on you the first time you viewed it.
CPanther95 is offline  
Old 07-10-2014, 06:43 PM
R11
AVS Special Member
 
R11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 4,945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post
The question becomes, if you were stranded on a desert island with a 65" TV, a BD player and a generator, and could only have one series to watch, what would you select .. ?? It would be tough for me, but I would have to choose BB ..

Does this mean you have a BB themed tat somewhere as well then?


ron
mgkdragn likes this.
R11 is offline  
Old 07-10-2014, 07:04 PM
Moderator
 
CPanther95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 23,797
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 61 Post(s)
Liked: 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by R11 View Post
Does this mean you have a BB themed tat somewhere as well then?


ron
You mean something like a "Say My Name!" tattoo under his belly button?
CPanther95 is offline  
Old 07-10-2014, 10:19 PM
AVS Special Member
 
raaj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Near the lovely City by the Bay
Posts: 2,801
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Liked: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post
You mean something like a "Say My Name!" tattoo under his belly button?
That's awesome!!
raaj is offline  
Old 07-10-2014, 11:59 PM
AVS Special Member
 
MovieSwede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Gothenburg
Posts: 6,773
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post
If I could only have one complete series, it would be BB. But if I were truly on a deserted island with limited other entertainment options, I'd probably take GOT just because there's more directions your imagination can take you when you aren't watching.
GoT is just better quality. While BB is a great show, it just suffers from to many episodes and a story that gets created as they go.


GoT is based on books with a very clear story arc, its only 10 episodes per season and has an ensemble cast that keeps you much more in the dark on what's on the horizon.


Basically nothing can compete with Game of Thrones.
MovieSwede is offline  
Old 07-11-2014, 06:20 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
archiguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 18,340
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 421 Post(s)
Liked: 702
I enjoy GoT. I loved BB. The two are such fundementally different animals it's difficult to compare them except in that final category - how much did I "like" it? Knowing how limited my entertainment hours are, which would I choose for a repeat viewing?

For me it's no question: Walter frakking White! He is The One Who Knocks.

To pick up on CP's anecdote above, I'm doing the same thing right now. My wife is watching BB for the first time. She was watching it with her mother on Tuesday nights via Netflix, but her mom got Heisenberg fever and binged through the last two seasons on her own. Said she just couldn't help it. So, I had to sub in off the bench.

Watched the last few episodes of S-4 w/ Mrs. Archi last week including Gus's "vacation" in Mexico ( ) and "Face Off" ( ). They were just as awesome as the first time even though I knew what was coming. That's the mark of a great show.

I'll be getting the BB BD set and look forward to watching it again someday on a 110" screen in the new theater with the sound turned to "BIG". Woot! That should be a new way to experience the show. (Also plan on doing that with BSG - another all-time great series I could re-watch several times and enjoy it each time.)

Last edited by archiguy; 07-11-2014 at 06:42 AM.
archiguy is online now  
Old 07-11-2014, 06:35 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: In the ATL
Posts: 4,412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 266
Quote:
Originally Posted by cardoski View Post
I have been watching BB over again on Netflix. It is a great show, but to me shows like GOT and Boardwalk Empire are on another level, acting writing and production on HBO shows and I include Deadwood, are on a level all their own. IMHO
Definitely in your opinion. BB IMHO is the greatest cable show ever done, especially when you consider that it didn't have the money that HBO put into the shows you mention.

But as others posted above, it's really apples and oranges to compare BB to GoT. Way too different.
mgkdragn likes this.

Last edited by slowbiscuit; 07-11-2014 at 06:39 AM.
slowbiscuit is offline  
Old 07-11-2014, 06:40 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: In the ATL
Posts: 4,412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 266
Quote:
Originally Posted by MovieSwede View Post
GoT is just better quality. While BB is a great show, it just suffers from to many episodes and a story that gets created as they go.


GoT is based on books with a very clear story arc, its only 10 episodes per season and has an ensemble cast that keeps you much more in the dark on what's on the horizon.


Basically nothing can compete with Game of Thrones.
Again, in your opinion. I could make the equal case that GoT is way too scattered among too many plots (making it hard to keep up with for folks that haven't read the books), even though they are done very well.
slowbiscuit is offline  
Old 07-11-2014, 06:46 AM
Member
 
Winterhell's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post
The question becomes, if you were stranded on a desert island with a 65" TV, a BD player and a generator, and could only have one series to watch, what would you select .. ?? It would be tough for me, but I would have to choose BB ..
GOT but BB is up there, WW one of the best tv characters of all time. lol "Say my name" that scene was one of the coldest scenes i've seen on tv, i still get chills
Winterhell is offline  
Old 07-11-2014, 08:02 AM
AVS Special Member
 
kromkamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Posts: 4,411
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post
Once I was able to get a nice, clean feed on HBOGO, the first thing I did was a binge watch on Deadwood, which I had not watched since the original series aired .. and although I'm with you on your comments, Deadwood fell apart in the last season, where BB essentially built up over 5 years to an incredible climax .. BB for the win, sorry ..

Tastes vary, and all shows you mention / Deadwood / BB / GOT / Empire .. are all great shows, it would be impossible to rate them even on greatness since we all have what we personally consider the "greatest"

The question becomes, if you were stranded on a desert island with a 65" TV, a BD player and a generator, and could only have one series to watch, what would you select .. ?? It would be tough for me, but I would have to choose BB ..
This is the issue for me also. The high points on Deadwood were pure artistry, at a level I don't recall seeing in any other show. But Breaking Bad had a level of consistency *and* was able to stick the landing.

Deadwood is Babe Ruth. Breaking Bad is Joe DiMaggio.
mgkdragn and cardoski like this.
kromkamp is offline  
 

Tags
Game Of Thrones The Complete Second Season , Game Of Thrones The Complete First Season Blu Ray , Game Of Thrones The Complete Third Season Blu Ray , Game Of Thrones The Complete First Season Blu Ray Dvd Combo Digital Copy Collectors Edition
Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off