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Director David Nutter confirms Game of Thrones Season 8 episodes will be longer than 60 minutes




After getting the news of the airing month of the final season of Game of Thrones we yet have great news again. Director David Nutter who will be directing three episodes of the eighth season recently confirmed that each episode of the season will be feature length long. Read on.

He revealed via Reddit on the Game of Thrones subreddit, that each episode of the final season will be over 60 minutes long. According to him,

“Season 8 episodes will all I think to be longer than 60 minutes. They’ll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure.”

Director David Nutter confirms Game of Thrones Season 8 episodes will be longer than 60 minutesThis news gives us some good hopes for the coming season as we all know that there are only six episodes this season. And, Nutter is directing three of them namely episodes 1, 2, and 4. And the remaining episodes 3, 5, and 6 will be directed by Miguel Sapochnik and the showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss respectively. Directing the opening episode of this season (The opening scene is something I’m really looking forward to!), Nutter feels that it will be worth his efforts. He revealed,

“I’ve never directed an opening episode of GOT before until season 8 but I think it’s really important to make a splash. You have to reset the table, put everyone back in their place; you have to take them to their next position. But you have to entertain that’s what’s most important.”

Director David Nutter confirms Game of Thrones Season 8 episodes will be longer than 60 minutesDavid Nutter has previously directed six episodes in the series namely – Mother’s Mercy (Season 5), Mhysa (Season 3), The Dance of Dragons (Season 5), The Rains of Castamere (Season 3),  A Man Without Honour (Season 2), and The Old Gods and the New (Season 2). When asked by a fan, What was the biggest challenge directing the final season of GoT?, Nutter replied:

“The biggest challenge directing the final season of Game of Thrones is just the importance of getting it right. There was not a second chance to get all of these sequences right, and a lot of sequences had many actors in them and some wonderfully intimate scenes as well.”

“So really it was about taking these characters from point A to B to C to D to E in the various episodes that I did, and making sure that it all balances out properly. We had a lot of rehearsal time and that was really the thing that saved me more than anything else. I’m very happy with the chance to get in there and rehearse with the actors, and I think they were too, and I think it turned out quite well.”

Director David Nutter confirms Game of Thrones Season 8 episodes will be longer than 60 minutesWhen asked about if Season 8 had the potential to beat the Red Wedding, directed by him in the third season, Nutter said,

“I remember I was shooting season 2 in Iceland and Dan took me to a restaurant in Reykjavik and we had a multi-course, multi wine dinner and wanted to talk to me about directing Red Wedding trying to talk me into it. Well, he didn’t have to talk me into it, I was looking forward to doing it very much — and I hadn’t read the books cause I wanted to let the scripts guide me into where I was going.”

“So I had no idea the pressure I was under except the pressure I always put myself under in order to make it great. The more I get into the project, of course, the more pressure I realize there really was. That was one of the ultimate moments of the series as far as some major characters are concerned and I just wanted to make it good and live up to the books.”

“One of the most interesting things to me that surprised me the most was the responses of the audience — the YouTube videos showing people reacting to what they were watching I felt great about cause I felt like I had succeeded in doing so. As far as season 8 compared to the Red Wedding I just have to tell you – hang onto your seat because it’s going to be special.”

Something that was the most shocking to digest, especially fearing for our favourite characters in the series, was David revealing,

“The White Walker army will not be the only issue our characters have to face in season 8, they have to also face each other.”

Director David Nutter confirms Game of Thrones Season 8 episodes will be longer than 60 minutesFinally, talking about the final season, calling it satisfying, and praising the showrunners David and Dan, Nutter said:

“I’m completely satisfied with how season 8 ends. I think that David and Dan did a tremendous job, and they took into consideration what the fans want, as well as what is right as far as storytelling is concerned. I guarantee there’s going to be lots of surprises and shocking moments, but it’s really very compelling stuff.”

Already getting vibes for the epic final season of Game of Thrones! What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments section down below.


Game of Thrones Blu-ray has exclusive clips from “The Long Night”




Game of Thrones Blu-Ray contains "The Long Night" Exclusive Clips!

It has been nearly seven months since the last episode of Game of Thrones aired. Now that the dust seems to be settling down on the show, the Blu-rays are out with some very exclusive content for its fans.

As reported earlier, Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection box set and Game of Thrones: The Complete Series Blu-ray and DVD sets, were released on December 3. Ever since the Blu-rays have been out, the deleted scenes have begun to hit the internet.

It turns out, if you have bought all the goodies of the show, you would have hit the jackpot with some never seen before footage from the show. As per Syfy, there is an exclusive clip from the mammoth battle sequence of “the long night” episode of season 8. The video is titled When Winter Falls.

In the video, Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) talk about their experiences shooting the episode.

Christie in the videos says “Oh my goodness, it was overwhelming, You’re on this huge set, it’s filled with smoke. It feels like maybe a 1,000 people on the set with extras, crew, and cast.”

Whether we liked the episode or not, even the most ardent critic of the show have been appreciative of the effort that went behind shooting it. Directed by Miguel Sapochnik, “The Long Night” required 55 days of grueling night shoots across 11 weeks.

Entire cast and crew have gone on record talking about their emotional and sometimes even exhaustive experiences of shooting for the show. The behind the scenes footage gives us a slight peek into that experience.

Have you got your hands on Game of Thrones Blu-ray and DVD sets? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kristian Nairn (Hodor) says Game of Thrones Season 8 criticism was undeserved




Kristian Nairn feels the Game of Thrones criticism was undeserved

If you’re someone that defends Game of Thrones’ ending, you might not be alone. Kristian Nairn a.k.a. Hodor feels that the criticism of Games of Thrones final season was undeserved. Speaking recently at Northern Michigan University, Nairn joined the rest of the cast in the defense of the show. The popular HBO show ended its run earlier this year and received some extreme reactions from fans and critics alike.

He was quoted saying:

We’re all immensely proud of it, I know it was life-changing for all of us. I’m just sad that it’s over, I really am. And not just because I’m dead. […] I was very happy with the series ending, I understand why people were mad. But again I think deep down if people look into the motivation behind it I think they’re more just mad that it’s over.”

Nairn however, went on to add that because the show had stringent timeline for the final season, the makers had to let go off certain subtleties that they had shown in earlier seasons.

He said:

“I don’t think the criticism the show received was deserved.

I think the last season was excellent. My only qualm was that I felt that it could’ve been a little longer — I missed the Game of Thrones of old that paid such attention to small details — like a ten-minute dialogue scene. But, because the clock was ticking and they’re heading towards a conclusion, it lost a bit of subtlety and that was something people loved about the show, it was a show where even the small characters had a role to play.”

Every one who saw the show is always going to remember the Hodor character played by Nairn. He was one of the many actors on the show who had small but an influential character.

Do you agree with Kristian Nairn’s view? Let us know in the comments below!

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Roku will stream the first season of Game of Thrones for free this holiday season




Roku will stream the first season of Game of Thrones for free this holiday season

Game of Thrones has ended, which means like any other finished TV show, it is now open for a ton of syndication possibilities, to maximise revenue post end of the show. The latest news on this scene is a great one for anybody looking to start watching the show, this late. Roku will be streaming the first season of Game of Thrones for free this holiday season. Read on!

Roku is doing this as a part of its second annual holiday streaming event, called the Stream-a-thon, which streams free television to anyone that owns a Roku device. On this years roster is the first season of Thrones, among other offerings from networks like Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, et al.

There will be other HBO episodes in the mix as well, from hits like Chernobyl and Barry. This festival is a win win for everybody involved, Roku gets promotion for its devices, the networks get subscriptions resulting from this promotion in the form of a free trial, and the viewer gets great devices and some free content.

So if you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for that friend of yours that doesn’t stream yet, and wants to get into it, especially Game of Thrones, you might want to get them a Roku device, most of which will be on offer prices for the holiday season. Be quick, though, as this Stream-a-thon will run from December 26, 2019 to January 1, 2020.

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

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