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HBO has finally released the full cast and crew list for the highly anticipated upcoming television series based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series. One change to the cast to note is the replacement of Jamie Campbell-Bower with Rob Ostlere in the role of Waymar Royce. The series due to premiere in 2011 and will have ten episodes in its first season. Production resumes on July 26, 2010 in Belfast, Ireland. Check out the complete cast and crew list below.
Game of Thrones Series Summary:
Game of Thrones is a new original HBO series based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling novels. In a world where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, the Westeros crown comes with a price. Betrayal, lust, intrigue and supernatural forces shake the four corners of the Kingdom, from the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the »
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
Making its premiere this week, a new stage version of Ingmar Bergman’s legendary film, Through a Glass Darkly, has hit the stage, and according to a review from Reuters, it’s one hell of an adaptation.
If there is ever a filmmaker more reliant upon mood and atmosphere, it is the legendary auteur, Bergman. The outlet would love to let you all know that the play takes up the film’s perfect sense of claustrophobia that makes Through A Glass Darkly still one of the filmmakers best.
The film follows a woman named Karin, who has returned home after spending a bit of time away at a mental hospital. While the film stared Harriet Andersson and Max Von Sydow, the play features performances from the likes of stage veteran Ruth Wilson, Ian McElhinney and Justin Salinger, who all give great performances.
Personally, while Bergman will always be a name »
- Joshua Brunsting
Films rarely make good plays. But there is something about the claustrophobia of Ingmar Bergman's work, as we know from Scenes From A Marriage, that lends itself to adaptation. And Jenny Worton's version of Bergman's Oscar-winning 1961 movie proves to have a strange, haunting theatrical power.
Bergman's story, originally shot on his dwelling place of Faro, shows us four people on an island. "Everything will be perfect this holiday," blithely announces Karin as they arrive. But she appears to be suffering a bipolar disorder which throws the problems of those around into sharp relief.
Her doctor husband, Martin, is caring but ineffectual; her younger brother, Max, who aims to be a writer, is full of pubescent anguish; and her father, David, who actually is a novelist, is afflicted by the artist's clinical detachment. The focus, however, is on Karin, who is torn between two worlds and drawn to »
- Michael Billington
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