GEORGE R.R. MARTIN | Master Class | Higher Learning

  • Published on Dec 13, 2012
    Bestselling author of the A Song of Ice and Fire cycle, George R.R. Martin, joins students and faculty to discuss his celebrated novels' adaptation to the small screen as HBO's Game of Thrones. This Higher Learning event was held on March 13, 2012 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
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  • Aristos B_3
    Aristos B_3 14 days ago

    1:05:00 It seemed they were necrophilia child molestors.Not even Ser Gregor would butcher a story like that.

  • Joanna DeVoe
    Joanna DeVoe 22 days ago

    This was truly excellent. Super informative & entertaining.

  • cloudykai
    cloudykai 28 days ago

    Dudes laugh at 25:53 lmfao

  • Rosemary Garcia
    Rosemary Garcia Month ago

    Celeb JIHAD news today saw your o faces🖤

  • Rosemary Garcia
    Rosemary Garcia Month ago

    Old fat nasty arrested for murder of several children


    So sad to hear about these times where D&D were still respectable

  • PekingeseJedi Studios

    I loved Beauty & The Beast.up until they killed Catherine,then when they introduced Jo Anderson it went to shit

  • Nott
    Nott 2 months ago

    Those are some lit suspenders...

  • Meta Psychotic
    Meta Psychotic 3 months ago

    the show creators did child-molest the final two seasons.

  • Nik K
    Nik K 4 months ago

    moderator dude looks like an overweight Leonard Hoffstadter

  • Ernesto Uribe
    Ernesto Uribe 4 months ago

    When George started talking about football you can see the look on the faces of the people of the audience, they were so bored out of their minds

  • Ninja Channel
    Ninja Channel 4 months ago

    The interviewer asks all the right questions.

  • CR East
    CR East 4 months ago

    I watch this every night this is so satisfying to fall asleep to 😯😴😂😂

  • Антон Мутов
    Антон Мутов 4 months ago

    Мастер класс о чем? Как восемь лет заниматься хернёй, только бы не писать продолжение серии, сделавшей его знаменитым?

  • Joshua St Clair
    Joshua St Clair 5 months ago

    A peak into George RR Martin's mind? Sign me up!

  • David Halabi
    David Halabi 5 months ago

    So they did do harm to your child George, Truly no one is to be trusted :(

  • weepingod
    weepingod 5 months ago

    Doorways 1993 Full Sci Fi Movie George Newbern Full Movie

  • Excellence
    Excellence 5 months ago +2

    1:05:05 That didn't age so well now, did it?

  • Vishal Pawar
    Vishal Pawar 5 months ago

    whats he drinking?

  • Lim Mil
    Lim Mil 6 months ago +1

    George: You haven't seen much of Casterly Rock yet, it will be an important backdrop in the later books.
    Me, 2019: SQUUUEEEEE This is still coming !!!

  • nismans spil
    nismans spil 6 months ago

    shut up and write

  • Uriel Peri
    Uriel Peri 6 months ago +2

    So George, did it done well or did they ruined it?

  • 色々な仮面被っている男

    And they throw his "greatest work" on the screen, the HBO debauchery.

  • bbtank3000
    bbtank3000 6 months ago


  • Imane Basraoui
    Imane Basraoui 6 months ago

    a genius

  • D
    D 6 months ago

    This isn't a master class. There was nothing to learn about the structural process of writing itself. Rename the youtube video fuckheads.

  • AnonRanGER01
    AnonRanGER01 6 months ago

    I always hear "Armageddon Rag" as "I'ma gettin' rekt".

  • i K.
    i K. 6 months ago

    that was a pretty fast presentation!

  • i K.
    i K. 6 months ago +4

    he's so cute even if he's 70 (I know age doesn't matter) he has such a young spirit!

  • Okok Man
    Okok Man 6 months ago +1

    I love how he dresses all the time.

  • aarondavid826
    aarondavid826 6 months ago

    wish we could have watched the clips

  • Darker Than Black
    Darker Than Black 6 months ago +1

    Those video clips were so interesting!!!!

  • Jay Lawless
    Jay Lawless 6 months ago +1

    Damn if this talk happened in 2019, that auditorium would be beyond max capacity with folks shoulder to shoulder in the isles.

  • Brett Aldred
    Brett Aldred 6 months ago

    Cooor Leonard has put on some plunder

  • Aleksandr Sav
    Aleksandr Sav 7 months ago

    Haha! Great video. Check out my Arya Kills Tribute

  • Eleanor Duncan
    Eleanor Duncan 7 months ago +1

    but there was Starbucks in westeros too martin 31:04

    • Danz Newz
      Danz Newz 7 months ago

      I thought the same thing when when that part came around! XD

  • LuxAlike
    LuxAlike 7 months ago


  • SirRavixFourhorn
    SirRavixFourhorn 7 months ago +2

    The first four seasons were more or less faithful to the story but it all deteriorates after that to the level where entire character arcs have been butchered and it becomes abundantly clear that the show creators are making things up as they go along. Season 7, the plot of which is basically no better than nonsensical bad fiction, was the last straw.

    • DrummerDucky
      DrummerDucky 7 months ago

      The writing and creative team aren't exactly anything stellar, so that was to be expected from the get-go.
      They do manage to rake in a lot of profits, so I'm guessing this is a winning formula either way, much like with these dreadful Marvel/DC movies.

  • DrummerDucky
    DrummerDucky 7 months ago

    As far as I know, Japanese shows in the 70s (especially Yoshiyuki Tomino creations) had plenty of main character deaths, even kids when deemed necessary. They had gorgeous visuals and awe-inspiring tracks, but on the off-side sometimes choppy animations and poorly-paced narrative.

  • Sino Jas
    Sino Jas 7 months ago

    He sounds like peter griffin as a lifelong smoker

  • Joe
    Joe 7 months ago

    I wonder if the show revealing huge secrets hes built up bothers him and discourages him to write Winds of Winter?

    • Joe
      Joe 7 months ago

      @Leslie Shevalier indeed

    • Leslie Shevalier
      Leslie Shevalier 7 months ago +1

      The promo cercuit, and pressure from those who have no right to do so, have probably slowed him down. I wish everyone would let him be.

  • Lois Sanborn
    Lois Sanborn 7 months ago

    Has he ever done a straight comedy? He's naturally funny. I'd love to see his take on a period/genre comedy.

  • Anthony Quigley
    Anthony Quigley 7 months ago

    the duh duh dhu dhuuuuu moments lol

  • iera
    iera 8 months ago

    38:00 If that is really what networks thinks of their audience they are a bunch of twats

  • s3p41r0th
    s3p41r0th 8 months ago

    GRRM invented the needle gun for Halo...?

  • Cameron Smith
    Cameron Smith 8 months ago

    Love his laugh. Like a big fat bearded toddler

  • RJ Vick
    RJ Vick 8 months ago

    He has a weird way of pronouncing certain words.

  • Anthony Quigley
    Anthony Quigley 8 months ago

    its official, hes never gonna finish the series

  • Toby Taylor
    Toby Taylor 9 months ago

    31:21 Translation? Technology screwed up the world so now we go elsewhere for adventure and excitement.

  • manfrombritain
    manfrombritain 10 months ago

    The interviewer's laugh is like a cheeky little goblin haha

  • PJ Demigod
    PJ Demigod 10 months ago

    "Ned raised his eyebrows in disbelief. It seemed his old brother-in-arms had not seen a mirror recently, for it was Robert who had gotten fat, not himself."
    There. That is how you describe a 'trick'.

  • Richard Santanna
    Richard Santanna 10 months ago

    23:00 Dostoyevsky could've learned from this.

  • cyantulip
    cyantulip 10 months ago +1

    I was following along so nicely, relating to what George was saying, and then all of a sudden, this football question hits me...🤦🏻‍♀️

  • Agusta Sister
    Agusta Sister 10 months ago

    And yet networks we find out lie lie lie on the important stuff and have been since day one.

  • Ananda sen Proloy
    Ananda sen Proloy 10 months ago

    He has a nice beard.his voice can make our heart attack.......his script makes us insomnia

  • AJ Moore
    AJ Moore 10 months ago

    I have to say ( 22.30 ) this is one of the most brilliant choices and also the most annoying when reading the books! 💙💚🧡💛😆

  • MrDuploelephant
    MrDuploelephant 11 months ago

    He gives such detailed and delighting answers.

  • probo rahadianto
    probo rahadianto Year ago +3

    When you realise that writing can be a professional career? About 3 years ago. Listen to this guys! The road of a writer is harder than most.

  • Za Za
    Za Za Year ago

    Leonard’s really let him self go.

  • Abdullahi Sadisu Madugu

    fabulous interview. I wish to be good scholar like you in the world.