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All Sorts of Weird Stuff offers news and information about George R.R. Martin, in particular about his A Song of Ice and Fire series.

"When I was young, I read all sorts of stuff. One week it would be Lovecraft, the next Vance. It was all imaginative literature, or as my dad called it 'Weird Stuff.' It was all 'Weird Stuff.'"

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GRRM’s Top 10 Fantasy Films

And now the Daily Beast follows through on George R.R. Martin’s list of favorite science fiction films by posting his list of top 10 Fantasy films. A good and eclectic list, though the lack of mention of Conan the Barbarian or The Neverending Story, and relegating Excalibur to an honorable mention make me shake my head a little. Nigel Terry may have been awkward in the early part of that film, but once he’s in full-on kingly mode, his performance is wonderful. On the other hand, we have no quibble with his #1 selection.

The biggest surprise for us? Despite having “one of the worst scores ever put on film”—a fact I recall laughing about with GRRM and Parris when we were visiting the sets—Ladyhawke ranks pretty high on the list. I may have to rewatch it… with the judicious use of MUTE.

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