Game of Thrones director reveals scene creators David Benioff and DB Weiss hated – The Independent

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One of Game of Thrones‘s most revered directors has revealed he shot a scene that its creators hated so much it “p***** them off”.Miguel Sapochnik, the man behind battle episodes “Hardhome” and “Battle of the Bastards”, made his debut on the HBO series with season five episode “The Gift”.Speaking to IndieWire, Sapochnik explained how he shot an artful scene of Cersei and Tomment through bars in an attempt to symbolise their imprisonment. Later,  in Maester Aemon’s death scene, he matched the shot of the character in his bed with a cut to his funeral pyre, all while keeping the character’s pillow under his head.“[Benioff and Weiss] said [it was] ‘so self-conscience and we hate it basically, ’” Sapochnik said, revealing the duo didn’t want the director to add his own specific flair to their show.“I was visually policed for the first three months of my shoot and it made the creation of ‘Hardhome’ really difficult because I p***** them off, ” he admitted. 1/73 73. Season seven, episode five: Eastwatch There has to be a loser. ‘Eastwatch’ throws away one of the most important pieces of information in the whole show, Jon’s true parentage, as well as lots of good reunions. It’s the ....

Season four, episode three: Breaker of Chains Jaime appears to rape Cersei next to Joffrey’s corpse. The scene is confused, unpleasant and different from the books in confusing and unhelpful ways. HBO 3/73 71. Season five, episode six: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken The Sand Snakes are just unbearably naff and this is one of their worst. HBO 4/73 70. Season four, episode four: Oathkeeper At Craster’s Keep, much rape and murder of children. Unpleasant. HBO 5/73 69. .

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