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G.O.T. filming in LA?

Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by SeverinR, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. SeverinR

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  2. T.Allen.Smith

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    Any of the scenes that don't require landscape might be considerably easier on a professional set.
     
  3. WyrdMystic

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    The bit where all the cowboys bust through the set and have a punch up with the chorus line?
     
  4. CupofJoe

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    They go where the tax breaks are!
     
  5. PlotHolio

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    The crew realized that the corruption and general creepiness of Astapor would best be shown in the similar, real life setting of Los Angeles, California.

    They should have chosen Pittsburgh.

    I apologize in advance if my comment offends anyone from Pittsburgh. If it helps, I will now insult my native Icyslough.

    "Icyslough is a terrible land where roving hordes of mutated cannibals ravage the streets, and extremist civil servants bomb anyone who violates their convoluted statutes. Most of the general population resides in a gigantic network of nuclear shelters built by Calvin Coolidge (Eternal Savior, Immortal One, Blessed Be His Name), where food is rationed and both women and men are reduced to the duties of child-bearing and military service." -- Cheguille Beleugula, Autarch of Icyslough. Deposed in a bloody coup January 8, 2012.
     
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  6. SeverinR

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    Wouldn't that be Hollywood? Or is LA got alot of sound stages too?
    When they said LA I thought they were talking landscapes rather then sound stages.

    Cali gives tax breaks to movie/tv film crews?
     
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  7. Devor

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    Hollywood is part of LA.
     
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  8. SeverinR

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    Never been there, I knew they were close, didn't know it was part.
     
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    Not so much a tax break as it is that companies based in California as HBO is have to pay additional taxes if they want to film outside of the state. So set up to stop them from sending productions to places like Vancouver or Toronto, known for doubling as American cities but being cheaper to film in.
     
  10. SeverinR

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    ah, punitive taxes, should encourage California based companies to move elsewhere. You can film anywhere in the world anymore and still get on networks, you don't have to be based in LA or NY.
    They will figure out that the state burden will have an effect on the cost to film at some point they will decide to dump the state burden.
     
  11. SeverinR

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    came back to edit out the last sentence, to close to political for me, but I don't have an edit option.
     
  12. PlotHolio

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    Yeah, I noticed a while ago that I can only edit my most recent post. That should be changed.
     
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  14. Legendary Sidekick

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    I used to go there in the early 00's (Is that a valid way to type the decade?) for E3. I'd always see the Hollywood sign from my bus to the convention center. Good times.

    So... this Sunday, season 3! I'm surprised there isn't a thread about it. Maybe because most people read the book and have nothing non-spoiler to discuss?
     
  15. SeverinR

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    Glad I read this, I forgot. FREE HBO WEEKEND.
    I get to see the premiere.
    (Then wait til next Febuaray to buy it.
     
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    Great season premeire.

    favorite character was absent.
    Second favorite had a very revealing scene with his father. Not exciting, but very telling of the dwarf's life prior to GOT.
     
  17. Legendary Sidekick

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    I loved the opening scene, actually, even though it was just blackness and sounds. If the season is a game of chess, this episode was the part where players put the pieces on the board. I mean that in a good way. The episode brought more questions than answers.

    Given what was done to one of the soldiers, I can't help but think that the shape of their shields is intended to look like what it looks like. Really, the guy did the soldier a favor. Ever wear leather armor without a shirt?
     
  18. SeverinR

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    GOT Facebook page got me yesterday.
    "Season 4 will have a change, Peter Dinklage will be leaving."
    10 minutes before I was going to bed, I fell for it hook, line and sinker.
    He is my second favorite character.
    My first was not in the premiere, at least not that I saw.
    Arya is my favorite. IMO the most unique character of all. (I have not read the books, but I think she might become a Faceless, would make the character even that more unique.)
    Daenerys Targaryen is a close third(dragon mama.)
     
  19. T.Allen.Smith

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    what?!!!!!
     
  20. Sparkie

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    April fool!
     

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