9. The Game of Thrones Connection
Westworld is constantly being compared to the other epic HBO drama series, Game of Thrones, but the two series have something more in common than sex, violence, and dragons (okay, maybe not dragons… not yet!). The two shows share the same composer of the opening titles. Ramin Djawadi is a German composer whose credits also include Iron Man, Pacific Rim, and Batman Begins, where he and Jonathan Nolan first met. Nolan later hired the composer for his series Person of Interest. Moreover, the title sequence for Westworld was created by Elastic, the same production studio that designed and produced the opening title sequences for HBO’s previous series like Rome, Carnivale, and, yes, Game of Thrones. With the pairing of composer Ramin Djawadi and Elastic, HBO certainly has a formula of success for memorable opening title sequences.