Why did I read that A Storm of Swords chapter?
Ever since I audibly gasped on the Marshall-bound train this morning, I’ve been thinking about what is probably the most intense chapter I’ve read from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series to date. At Les Mis rehearsal I couldn’t concentrate, watching the ever-so-overrated The Walking Dead I couldn’t concentrate, and doing my two assignments due tomorrow I could not concentrate.
Mr. Martin, you make a damn fine novel but boy do you know how to disrupt my day, ser.
The Game of Thrones project I’m working on at the moment is proving to be one of the most exciting things I’ve done this year. Currently, I’ve almost finished editing the first scene and have something massive planned for a shoot on Monday: a flyover of Melbourne.
YEH BOI. Jumping in a light aircraft and filming Melbourne like it’s no one’s business. I must say I’m puzzled about the logistics of filming this (something I’ll sort out tomorrow) and it’s definitely not without its potential risks but my pilot has flown this path before and is a total lad.
The project’s also proving a great opportunity to try out my new toy: the Canon 60D. I confess: I’m a bit of a camera noob but practice makes perfect and a feature film of roughly 60 minutes is sure to get my skills up.
I’m so tired that I almost forgot to do a post just now. I want to go back to bed so bad but uni calls.
Two Jay seems to be taking off again. I’m not getting the camera out as much as I’d like to though. I’m preoccupied with bigger things, like an hour long movie I’m making for Queen’s that parodies Game of Thrones. There’s a lot of thinking going into that and it’s taking a massive chunk out of my time but I love it and I know the end result is going to be very satisfying.
Sjisdvsjaibdd. I’ve got an audition for Les Miserables tonight and although the nerves haven’t quite set in yet, I know I’m gonna be in dire straits about an hour before I’m due to have my sing-song.
The song I’ve chosen to sing is called ‘Into the Fire’ from The Scarlet Pimpernel and it’s about starting a rebellion. In a way, I feel a bit Robb Starkish when I sing it and that got me thinking…
A Game of Thrones musical.
Sadly, it’s just not possible. The storyline is too sprawling and extensive to be contained within a few hours on stage. Mind you, the same was probably said of Victor Hugo’s massive novel before it got adapted into the most popular musical of all time. The possibilities. Eddard the tenor regaling with Robert the baritone, the massive melancholy ensemble number at the Night’s Watch and the ‘he’s behind you’ chants when the White Walkers start causing havoc. And of course it wouldn’t be a real Game of Thrones musical without the roof-raising rendition of ‘Winter is Coming’.