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Directors Alan Taylor and Jeremy Podeswa on epic moments in Game Of Thrones Season 7

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The filming of the final season of Game of Thrones has wrapped up and in the past month, we shared a number of speculations, possible theories, and interviews with the cast and crew. Recently, the directors Alan Taylor and Jeremy Podeswa were both nominated for the 2018 Emmys. Today we bring you some tit-bits of the interview attended by both the directors, exclusively on the Hollywood Reporter.

Alan Taylor has directed several episodes of Game of Thrones including the penultimate episode of the first season, where Ned Stark was executed. In the seventh season he directed the sixth episode ‘Beyond the Wall’, which included a big shocking moment of the death Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon – Viserion, who later sided with the Night King and had to play the role of melting the Wall, allowing the White Walker army to enter the realms of men.

Directors Alan Taylor and Jeremy Podeswa on epic moments in Game Of Thrones Season 7

Talking on the jaw-dropping moment in the sixth episode of the seventh season, he said:

I have a history of killing beloved characters on HBO shows: I killed Ned Stark, I killed Julius Caesar [on Rome], and I killed Wild Bill Hickok [on Deadwood]… As a director, it’s great when you have a moment like that because you know it’s going to have an impact. I knew that killing a dragon was going to be like killing a puppy… It’s an emotional moment when you kill a character that’s flesh and blood and human, but killing a creature that’s beloved the way dragons are? I knew it would have an impact.”

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Jeremy Podeswa – the second director nominated for the 2018 Emmys – directed the last episode ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’ in the Seventh Season. Talking on the Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen’s pivotal boat scene and the big reveal of Jon’s heritage, he said:

“It’s an epic revelation about the past, and that’s suggestive of the future. For us, it was very important that there be a question about what could possibly happen after this moment. In the script, it described the fact that they were lovemaking, but it didn’t go into great detail in terms of what was going on between them in that moment. We built in a moment between Kit and Emilia where they stopped and looked into each other’s eyes. The intention from my point of view, and their point of view, too, is that they’re driven by passion into this. They don’t even fully understand what it’s all about and what the consequences of it are.”

“Ewwwww!”: Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington react to their characters' lovemaking scene in season 7 finale

Another important scene in the last episode of the seventh season was when the Wall was breached. It was an epic promising ending that Game of Thrones gave us and is the key propeller for the events in the final season. Talking on this, Jeremy said:

“When you’re reading the script, you’re thinking, “Oh my God. They’re really going there.” Then it was like, “Wow. This is an enormous, spectacular sequence. How are we going to pull it off?” There’s a big question of mine about how much is real, how much is not real, how much is visual effects. You’re so well-supported on a show like this with such great people that I knew I wouldn’t be doing it alone.”

So, which of these directors deserves the 2018 Emmys and why? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.






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Jon Snow’s Direwolf, Ghost returned in the latest episode but fans weren’t thrilled

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The direwolf Ghost is back in the latest episode but fans aren't thrilled

The second episode of season 8 saw the return of the good boy, the good boy being the best thing that has ever happened to Jon Snow AKA his direwolf Ghost. We last saw the direwolf in season 6 during Jon Snow’s resurrection scene. This was when he curled up, patiently waiting for Jon to stop being dead. ‘Twas a scene where a lot of boxes of tissue were passed around.

So there was rightfully a fair amount of anticipation building up to the moment when Jon and Ghost would reunite. Calling that scene in episode two a reunion would be a bit of a stretch. Fans are understandably pissed because they feel they’ve been done dirty. Which they have. I mean, look at this.

There was no build up to this scene, NOTHING. He’s just there, like an afterthought. While this scene sorely disappointed, fan reactions didn’t.

The direwolf was supposed to have some screen time back in season 7 but he finally didn’t make the cut. Turns out, CGI direwolfs are quite expensive, and with dragons hogging the limelight and the budget, there just wasn’t room for more.

So how annoyed were you with this scene in episode two? Don’t hold back, let us know how you really feel in the comments down below!






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Daenerys Targaryen tries to make a friend in Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 2

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Daenerys Targaryen tries to make a friend in Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 2

Daenerys Targaryen has been seen throughout the show to be someone who can be ruthless, as well as soft towards the ones that she loves. In the latest episode, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” we kind of got to see both sides of her. Before you proceed, SPOILER ALERT! Consider yourself warned!

Since the beginning of this season, we have seen an uneasy air of tension between Daenerys Targaryen and Sansa Stark. In episode 2, we see Jorah Mormont speak some sense into a hot-headed Daenerys, who wouldn’t listen to her usual voice of reason, Tyrion Lannister. With Jorah’s suggestion, Daenerys extends an olive branch to Sansa.

We see her tell Sansa about why they’re similar, being women that have overcome a lot of difficulties and the oppression of men. Sansa quips by saying she thinks Daenerys has manipulated Jon, to which Daenerys says she’s in the North fighting Jon’s war.

Daenerys Targaryen tries to make a friend in Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 2

The pair seem to be getting along quite well until Sansa asks Daenerys if she’ll let the North be free, and Daenerys doesn’t seem to take well to that idea. That conversation isn’t finished, however, so looks like we might get to see it in the aftermath of the battle that’s coming to Winterfell.

What did you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Arya Stark and Gendry share a moment in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

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Arya Stark and Gendry share a moment in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 2 dropped today, and we got a lot more than expected, yet again. While the focus of this episode rotated between characters frequently, Arya Stark seemed to be getting a lot more done in this episode than most other characters. Before we proceed: SPOILER ALERT! Consider yourself warned.

Now, Arya has been in a lot of bad places throughout the course of the show, but Gendry doesn’t know this. We see Arya staring at a sweaty and hardworking Gendry as he forges weapons. The pair have a chat and Gendry tries telling Arya she should hide away rather than fight the dead. Arya, being herself, shows off her aim, proving a point.

Gendry is later seen bringing Arya the weapon she asked him to make and we see Arya showing off her archery skills as Gendry arrives. During their discussion, Gendry reveals his true parentage to Arya, and she proceeds to ask Gendry how many women he has been with and Arya and Gendry then end up having sex. The relationship between the two has been long anticipated, and the fans might have gotten more than they could imagine with this scene.

Arya Stark and Gendry share a moment in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

However, this was not all. We saw Arya’s aim being teased quite a lot in this episode, and then we see the weapon that Gendry gives her. Most of you might have realized this by now — this weapon looks similar to the Night King‘s spear. If you think about it, it’s quite the opposite of that, since Dragonglass kills White Walkers. It looks as if there’s a high chance that Arya throws the spear at Viserion, and kills it off, for good.

What did you guys think about Arya Stark in this episode? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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