Game of Blood
Game of Blood

True Thrones. True Thrones of Westeros? That sounds like an awesome reality show.

News: Posted April 28th, 2016 by Alina

^ 9 Comments to “Game of Blood”

  1. Kim Says:

    Must be true blood. In GoT, those things would not be exclusive

    Posted April 28th, 2016 at 6:30 am
  2. Game of Blood.

    Posted April 28th, 2016 at 9:34 am
  3. Chaucer59 Says:

    Concerning yesterday’s comments about films having come full circle: what you missed was that Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai” was inspired by classic Westerns in the improbable rescue genre. Bandits threaten a small town; the townspeople beg a retired lawman, mysterious stranger who inadvertently demonstrates prowess with a gun, or just a has-been gunslinger to protect the town. The hired hero reluctantly agrees, usually with a dire prediction like “we’ll probably all die in a blaze of glory.” Somewhere in the town, the hired would-be hero finds some source of strength and overcomes the impossible odds and defeats the villains. This genre includes “Shane,” “High Noon,” and most of the Westerns of Audie Murphy and Randolph Scott. So, you see, “The Magnificent Seven” actually made the circle complete (though very badly, with the trifecta of bad acting, bad writing, and bad direction).

    Posted April 28th, 2016 at 10:08 am
  4. MonkeyBreath Says:

    I think Blood Thrones.

    Posted April 28th, 2016 at 10:45 am
  5. soilent Says:

    Dunno. That whole hershel’s farm deal in the TV series still haunts me today and told me to stay away from it.
    I may start reading Song of Fire & Ice once the 7th season’s over, though.

    Posted April 28th, 2016 at 3:27 pm
  6. Weatherheight Says:

    Kurosawa made “Seven Samurai” in 1954 – more a contemporary of classic westerns than an homage. Much of the plot of Seven Samurai is inspired from japanese historical novel cliches. However, you’re absolutely correct that Kurosawa was heavily inspired by Western serials of the late 40’s and American movies. The Magnificent Seven (1960) is a re-write lacking the societal underpinnings that add so much to The Seven Samurai (The end of the shogunate mirroring the end of hirohito’s reign at the end of WW2 and the societal ambivalence of the warrior and commoner regarding each era’s ending) but shifting them to American ambivalence in the late 50’s about individual power versus national / corporate power. To get *really* twisted in all this, watch Samurai Seven, an anime retelling Seven Samurai, expanding on the premise and characters and adding giant robots and science fantasy (it’s better than it sounds, and damned pretty).

    Posted April 28th, 2016 at 6:48 pm
  7. Habe Says:

    Honestly, in the last part, I heard a princess bride reference.

    Posted April 29th, 2016 at 8:52 am
  8. Steve Says:

    This week on True Thrones of Westeros: “Your throne is made of nothing but old swords welded together. It just screams ‘Tetanus shot.'”

    Posted April 29th, 2016 at 2:09 pm
  9. cyborg7221 Says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that Sarah is acting out of character? In the past, she’s been kind of a stickler for canon, always favoring the books over any adaptations. Just look at her thoughts on the Hobbit movies, or pretty much any quips she exchanges with Mark. It’s pretty weird, hearing this from her.

    Posted April 30th, 2016 at 7:27 pm