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GAME OF THRONES Season Review – Spoiler Free! By Jamie White

GAME OF THRONES Season Review – Spoiler Free! By Jamie White

GAME OF THRONES Season Review – Spoiler Free! By Jamie White

The latest season of GAME OF THRONES has perhaps been the most divisive amongst fans and critics.

Now it’s well past the books, THRONES’ showrunners have had more creative license with the show. It’s arguable if that’s a good thing, though…

The 7-episode length of the season gave the show a noticeable problem – how to pace itself. It began fine, and the quick travel and teleportation of characters is something viewers have almost always questioned and just let go. But with ultimately less screen time, the show has struggled to purvey the same fulfilling content as it has done in previous seasons.

In what started as a briskly paced season, it turned into a season that accelerated so fast, I personally felt like I needed a filler or a bottle episode (like THE FLY, S3E10 from BREAKING BAD). I ended up feeling like a car sick passenger with the driver putting the foot all the way on the gas.

This has still been a season with some magnificent moments, and one of the best episodes in the entire series. But it has been hindered by forced, rushed, and sometimes just damn silly plot developments. I’ve still enjoyed the season, but it doesn’t have the same substance as it once had…

This season of GAME OF THRONES has also been marred by leaks and hacks – some from incompetence, some from hackers. And this signifies the ever-changing world both TV companies and even Hollywood must adapt to.

Cyberattacks on big names like HBO and Sony must mean these honchos must adapt how they do business and how they produce film and television. (I even have my own theory that Sony has been releasing trash like THE EMOJI MOVIE to deter potential hackers…)

You can read more on Hollywood’s need to adapt to avoid cybercrime here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-11/hackers-are-threatening-the-way-that-hollywood-does-business

Here’s a few links where you can find discussion on the current season of GAME OF THRONES:

https://www.reddit.com/r/gameofthrones/

https://www.reddit.com/r/freefolk/

http://www.slashfilm.com/category/features/slashfilmcast/a-cast-of-kings/

http://fightinginthewarroom.com/category/storm-of-spoilers/

https://www.youtube.com/user/JaiWbio

 

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Why Hollywood loves book adaptations…

Why Hollywood loves book adaptations…

Why Hollywood loves book adaptations… and how we can help with yours!

A recent article from The Verge earlier in the year caught our eye. It’s an excellent piece on why Hollywood are so into book adaptations right now. Here’s our summary on the article and our own thoughts on it…

“Why Hollywood is turning to books for its biggest productions” by Andrew Liptak. https://www.theverge.com/2017/1/26/14326356/hollywood-movie-book-adaptations-2017-expanse-game-of-thrones

“The book is better than the movie!” – it’s a complaint we’ve all heard from audiences. So, why does Hollywood keep the faith with adaptations? In recent times, adaptations have taken off dramatically, all starting with Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, and the best current example being GAME OF THRONES – the biggest TV show in the world right now.

Some reasons why book adaptations work so well for Hollywood:

1. There’s already a plot and a story for them – there’s less risk of them creating a bad story if a good one already exists.

2. There’s a positive knock-on effect to book publishers. A successful film release probably means increased sales of the book itself.

We definitely agree with the first point. Low risk, high-yield when it comes to book adaptations. But good books have more than just a good story. They already have a fanbase. Studios see this fanbase as a guaranteed audience, guaranteed cash in the bank. Then they’ll try to appeal to as many other people as possible, too.

Here at WriteMovies, we’ve always championed books with great screen potential, and generated the first novel commission for acclaimed author Cornelia Kempf. Enter our Summer competition with YOUR book to have the chance of winning our contest itself, and ALSO of our award for ‘Book with the Best Screen Potential’ which could be the breakthrough your book is waiting for as you seek adaptation to the screen. The ‘Best Screen Potential’ winner gains free Development Notes to help you adapt it yourself or attract a leading screenwriter to the project.

Read the full article by Andrew Liptak at The Verge here: https://www.theverge.com/2017/1/26/14326356/hollywood-movie-book-adaptations-2017-expanse-game-of-thrones

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Our pick of the web for July 2017 – From the @WriteMovies Twitter Feed!

Our pick of the web for July 2017 – From the @WriteMovies Twitter Feed!

Our pick of the web for July 2017 – From the @WriteMovies Twitter Feed!

Our @WriteMovies Twitter feed has been sharing lots of exciting things giving our tips of the best new articles, insights and offers for screenwriters and producers on the web. And in case you’ve missed anything there, here is our pick for July 2017…

Our pick of the web for April-May 2017 – From the @WriteMovies Twitter Feed!

Our pick of the web for April-May 2017 – From the @WriteMovies Twitter Feed!

Our pick of the web for April and May 2017 – From the @WriteMovies Twitter Feed!

Our @WriteMovies Twitter feed has been sharing lots of exciting things giving our tips of the best new articles, insights and offers for screenwriters and producers on the web. And in case you’ve missed anything there, here is our pick for April and May 2017…