Film Analysis: A Game Of Thrones

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“... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge” (Tyrion Lannister). Set in the Medieval Ages, A Game of Thrones written by George R. R. Martin is an engaging and intriguing battle for the iron throne. Ned Stark, lord of Winterfell and Hand of the king, battles endlessly to drive sense into the, Robert Baratheon king of the seven kingdoms and outmaneuver Robert’s wife Cersei. While Ned is in the capital with his daughters Arya and Sansa, his oldest son, Robb rules in his absence, forced to take the banners and ride to war. As all this takes place Ned’s wife Catelyn, seizes Tyrion Lannister, for devising to murder her crippled son. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss do an superb job of involving viewers, using countless…show more content…
“‘...he looked off to the east and the west, at the Wall stretching before him, a vast white road with no beginning and no end with a dark abyss with no end”’ (211). The use of imagery of the abyss and the vast white road helps you see how massive the wall is. In the movie the director uses birds eye view (dark abyss) and extreme long shot.The use of bird's eye view dramatically shows the abyss of the wall and extreme long shot shows how big it is. When King Robert’s battalion arrives, winterfell is stucken by their callosal size. "The visitors poured through the castle gates in a river of gold and silver and polished steel” (39). This description of the visitors makes them seem god-like and indestructible. In the movie they use establishing shot to show the visitors. Establishing shot was an effective use of technique because it was able to show how tremendous and magnificent the king’s army is and how much power he holds because of what he threatens to do. Imagery is used to describe scenes and music is used to describe…show more content…
“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground” (488). This is a telling example of characterization because Cersei is an evil person and when she threatens Ned, that side of her clearly shows. In the movie the director uses dark non-diegetic music. In this scene the use of dismal music is powerful because it totally changes the mood and really shows how evil and manipulative a person Cercei is. After Mirri Maz Duur killed Danny’s husband she is filled with rage and is getting ready to burn her.“Mirri Maz Duur opened her mouth, but made no reply. As she stepped away, Dany saw that the contempt was gone from the Magei’s flat black eyes; in its place was something that might have been fear.” In this passage it shows how much Dany hates Mirri Maz Duur because she murdered her husband. In the movie the director uses suspenseful and non-diegetic music. Again the use this deep harmonious music helps bring out Daenerys bitter side, and her hate for Mirri Maz Duur for killing her
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