• Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020
  • Last Update : 08:22 am

George RR Martin reveals his least favourite ‘Game of Thrones’ scene

  • Published at 08:38 pm September 30th, 2020
1
Collected

In a new book, author George RR Martin picked his least favourite scene in the show's history, in all of eight seasons

It is no secret that Game of Thrones was a game changer for Television. Not only was it a smashing international success giving viewers a unique bigger-than-film experience throughout its eight seasons, but the HBO show was also incredibly expensive by all TV standards.

During the first season, each episode cost around $6 million; by the last season of Game of Thrones, each episode cost roughly $15 million.

Even though the debut season was by no means cheap, it did not satisfy George RR Martin. And recently, he has come forward in a new book called Fire cannot Kill a Dragon about the behind-the-scenes stories of the groundbreaking show, and revealed his least favourite scene.

“Where we really fell down in terms of budget was my least favorite scene in the entire show, in all eight seasons: King Robert goes hunting. Four guys walking on foot through the woods carrying spears and Robert is giving Renly shit. In the books, Robert goes off hunting, we get word he was gored by a boar, and they bring him back and he dies. So I never did [a hunting scene],” the author said.

 “But I knew what a royal hunting party was like. There would have been a hundred guys. There would have been pavilions. There would have been huntsmen. There would have been dogs. There would have been horns blowing — that’s how a king goes hunting! He wouldn’t have just been walking through the woods with three of his friends holding spears hoping to meet a boar. But at that point, we couldn’t afford horses or dogs or pavilions,” Martin added.

The show never had the budget to film an epic hunting party like Martin envisioned.

Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon, written by James Hibberd, will be released Tuesday, October 6 and tell the story of how the popular show Game of Thrones was made.

 

53
52
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail