Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Orchestra

Although similar, they are extremely intentional and I LOVED hearing this explanation from the writer of music, Ramin Djawadi

“The beauty about music in film is that without any dialogue on the screen you are able to guide the audience . . . By moods or even playing a certain theme, you are able to tell a story.”

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GOT : Season 8 Preview

Yeah. I’m pretty stoked. But also radically worried.

Since moving beyond the books in season 6, there has been a subtle yet decisive change in the story. Namely, we finally get what we want.

Lord Boltin, the son, gets an all-so-deserving death, Lord Snow gets the girl, and somehow in the midst of being overrun by thousands of The Dead, none of our favorite characters are killed. The bad guys seem a bit more reachable, the good guys a bit more invincible. Just like the movies we’re used to, which is both satisfying and frustrating.

One of GOT strengths is its unpredictability. Good guys don’t always win. Bad guys don’t always loose. But without the mind of George RR Martin to screw with us, the storyline is becoming a bit more predictable and possibly very, very cheesy.

Two Dragons will be ridden by two Targaryens (Snow and Khaleesi) for one is pretty cheesy, but so too is Greyworm’s goodbye kiss to Missandei from the island of Naath. Jami will “fight for the living”, meaning the North, and will probably be confronted with his sister near the end of the season with possibly the weight of the entire world resting on his shoulders while Jon Snow faces off against the Night King (aka, his brother, Bran). All of which is great fun, but also a bit disappointing. Because it is far from the days of Lord Eddard Stark being beheaded at the whim of a mad king.

But I could be wrong. Either way . . . to the king of the North! . . . and the queen of the South, I suppose. She’s pretty badass.

The Story of Soundtracks

Film without soundtracks are boring, and the art of creating a story in sound, a story that not only enhances the movie but takes over the mind of a listener, is an art that stands alone.

Ramin Djawadi, a talented musician most known for composing the music for Game of Thronesparticularly the iconic theme, shared his thoughts around how he scores a soundtrack for such a varied series. Djawadi, who started playing music at a very young age, explained how he was attune to the need for musical themes, but wanted to introduce them in such a way as to not overwhelm the audience (via).

The biggest challenge was just finding the right tone for the show, that when you hear the score, that you know this is Game of Thrones. From the beginning, we knew we wanted themes, but we also knew that we couldn’t have too many themes right away, because there’s obviously a lot of characters. There’s a lot of different houses, there’s a lot of plots. And if you convolute it too soon, I think it actually would have been confusing for the audience.

One of the greatest, Hans Zimmer, 

Some of my favorite soundtracks include, but are not limited to:

The Dark Knight, Rudy, Transformers, Rush, About Time, The King's Speech, Band of Brothers, How to Train Your Dragon (Forbidden Friendship might be one of the best songs, ever), Legends of the Fall, Dances with Wolves, Memoirs of a Geisha, Saving Privet Ryan, Last of the Mohicans, and Finding Neverland - just to name a few.

There is also some great soundtrack stations on youtube that are inspiring, calming, epic, and simply beautiful

If you have some favorites, list them below!  I'd love to add them to the collection.


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