Leonardo Nam Fears His Own Character’s Death

Leonardo Nam Fears His Own Character's Death

Westworld star and Australian native Leonardo Nam (Felix Lutz) bore witness to the same unexpected and surprising deaths of seemingly long-term characters during the first season of the show. While he may have been privy to such information while on set, months before fans found out, the demise of characters like Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins) and Theresa Cullen (Sidse Babett Knudsen) would have no doubt created a similar sense of shock and disbelief for him. Where Nam differs from the show’s viewership is in the subsequent wondering – what about his own character’s future?

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Westworld Star Admits She Was “More Comfortable” Naked

Maeve Millay on Westworld

Nudity onscreen is often a controversial topic – it can be seen as gratuitous or unnecessarily provocative, a cheap thrill for the audience at the actor’s expense. On Westworld, however, it wasn’t used just to titillate the audience; it served a thematic purpose. Removing the hosts’ clothes stripped away their dignity and humanity, making it easier for the technicians to objectify them. They aren’t really people after all, just sophisticated playthings. Continue Reading…

The Visual Effects Process Behind Westworld

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With a show like Westworld, one that seamlessly and beautifully blends together all of its visual elements, it’s easy to take for granted the work that goes into creating some of the more subtle features of the show, particularly in the visual effects department. For example, did you ever stop and wonder how they were able to reverse-age Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins) in season one’s flashback sequences?

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Ramin Djawadi Talks Westworld, Game of Thrones, and Other Memorable Soundtracks

Ramin Djawadi Westworld

One of the reasons Westworld is such an amazing show is the music. Whether it’s the powerful theme, the original player piano arrangements of modern hits, or the chilling background music, Ramin Djawadi’s unique genius is constantly on display. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Djawadi discusses his composition process and the score development for four of his biggest soundtracks.

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Decoding the Westworld Character Journey: Dolores

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Dolores Abernathy’s (Evan Rachel Wood) character arc in Westworld’s first season is one of hope, sadness, suffering, strength, and – finally – liberation. As the oldest active host in the park, she has been subject to decades of abuse, refurbishment, and programming changes. In the end, however, we learn that everything she endured ultimately allowed her to break free of control.

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Westworld and Wayne’s World Mash Oddly Well Together

Westworld and Wayne's World Mash Oddly Well Together

Fans of Westworld are well aware of the fact that the show is by all accounts a bona fide sci-fi drama, with very little room for any humor. But who says we can’t have a little bit of fun with it?

YouTube user raucsavage, self-proclaimed ‘trailer mashup specialist’, decided to breathe some comedy into the HBO hit by mashing up a trailer of the first season with the popular 1992 comedy Wayne’s World.

As you can see in the video, the dark and ominous audio and visuals from the sci-fi thriller bear no chance against the slapstick ways of Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey). And yet, the two actually mash pretty well together into a believable and coherent trailer.

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Can Westworld’s Hosts Feel Pain?

Can Westworld's Hosts Feel Pain?

Throughout the first season, fans of Westworld watch various hosts exhibit pain from guests and fellow hosts inflicting physical harm upon them. Whether as the result of a gunshot or a punch to the noggin, the hosts react in a way that is consistent with humans when presented with a stimulus of the same nature. But are the hosts truly feeling this pain?

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Could William Return to Westworld?

William and Dolores in Westworld

When we first met William (Jimmi Simpson) in season one, we thought he would be the hero of the story – the very image of a “white hat.” He certainly started out that way, treating the hosts as real people and refusing to be drawn into Logan’s (Ben Barnes) violence and debauchery. Over the course of the season however, his love (obsession?) for Dolores causes him to slowly slip into “black hat” territory until he snaps, realizing Dolores is only a machine after all. Continue Reading…

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