There’s just over six weeks left until Game Of Thrones is a thing of the past and my life basically becomes meaningless. Sure I’ve got a girlfriend and a job, but what’s the point with no GoT. It’s pretty much the only thing keeping me in a job anyway so when there’s nothing left to write about there’ll just be me, my GF and a whole load of nuttin’.
I had a good run.
In terms of Thrones folklore, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more iconic and frankly bloody scene than the ‘Red Wedding’, which appears in the ‘Rain Of Castamere’ episode.
Even the people who had read the books beforehand and knew what to expect were deeply perturbed by how it actually played out.
David Nutter is the director responsible for putting Robb Stark’s, his wife Talisa’s and Catelyn Stark’s murder on the small screen, and when asked if they’d be more of the same in the upcoming final season, he said hell to the yeah.
That was very Jack Black – what he actually said was:
“The short answer is – yes!”
Speaking to the Metro, he further admitted that filming some of the bloody battle scenes were extremely “exhausting”.
“I can’t say that it’s more draining or less draining to be the director of the episode, but I will say that we’re all in the same boat, actors and director, when it comes to really bringing our ‘A game’ to the fore.
“Battle scenes are just incredibly exhausting for all concerned. Having said that, they are, at the same time, sometimes tedious – because there’s so much minute detail to deal with, from both an acting and directing standpoint.
“Horses, armaments, special effects are all vying for our attention and energy, in a lot of cases, and it’s true that it’s exhausting trying to lasso all of these elements into a coherent whole.”
That’s all well and good David, but we need more tangible titbits to head into season 8.
Thankfully, there’s a very short recap video of the ENTIRE GoT series that the good folks at ScreenCrush have put together.
To be honest, it’s essential viewing if you want to be up to speed:
Failing that and you can’t be arsed giving up 12 minutes of your day, Thrones writer and co-executive producer Bryan Cogman recently revealed the 21 episodes you should watch before tuning into season 8.
And if you’re too lazy to even look at that then you’re beyond my help.
Really, there’s literally nothing left for you here.
Sunday – episode one, season 8. I’ll see you there.
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