“The worst for any work of art – if it is ignored.”
The author of the cycle of novels The Song of Ice and Fire, George Martin, took part in the 60 Minutes show. He spoke about his expectations from the TV show and how he met with its creators to discuss the plot.
“Game of Thrones” was launched on HBO in 2011, when a series of works of the writer consisted of five books. Initially, Martin did not think that the TV show would come to an end before he finished the two remaining novels: “The Winds of Winter” (“The Winds of Winter”) and “Dreams about Spring” (Dream of Spring).
When Martin and the creators of the series David Benioff and D. B. Weiss realized that television adaptation was ahead of the books, they sat down at the table and discussed the direction of development of the series and, in particular, its final.
We discussed the story for several days at my home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. But there is no way to cover all the details, all minor and minor characters.
The series was very close to the original, when compared with 97% of all television and film adaptations of literary works. But it is not completely true to the original. And this is impossible. Otherwise, I would have to release five more seasons.
The writer believes that the finals of his cycle of novels and the series “Game of Thrones” will not be very different. The difference in the plots of the original and the adaptation is inevitable as well, as is the case with the Marvel films, where there is the Spaniard Spiderman and Stan Lee, Spider-Man, noted Martin.
I do not think that the ending of Dan and Dave will be very different from mine, so we had a conversation [about the plot]. But in terms of secondary characters, there may be differences.
[Among fans] there will be discussions, I’m sure. I think there are a lot of people who will say: “Dan and Dave’s ending is better than Martin’s. It’s good that they changed it. ” But there will also be those who say, “No, Dan and Dave were wrong. The final of George is better. ” They will argue on the Internet and there will be a discussion. And this is good. You know, the worst for any work of art, whether film or book, if it is ignored.
In Russia, the premiere of the first episode of the final season of the Game of Thrones was held on April 15 at 4:00 am on the Amediatek website. There will be six episodes in total this season