An excerpt from Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion, a 45-minute animated history of the major events in Westeros leading up to the HBO series. It will come in a bonus disc bundled with the Game of Thrones Season 7 Blu-ray and DVD.
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(Spoilers) VFX house El Ranchito shares some sweet behind-the-scenes footage and effects shot breakdowns for Game of Thrones’ Season 7 penultimate episode, Beyond the Wall. That shot with the bony walker from behind is one of our favorite visuals of the entire series.
Tormund Giantsbane is one of our favorite characters on Game of Thrones, but actor Kristofer Hivju appeared in a number of other parts before he donned a beard and made googly eyes at Brienne. IMDb and No Small Parts give us the lowdown in this brief reel.
(Spoilers, PG-13: Gore, Language) The crew of Game of Thrones and the actors who played the warring Greyjoys talk about how they shot the climactic battle at the end of season seven’s second episode. It’s a shame we could hardly see anything in the final cut.
(PG-13: Language, Spoilers) Voice actor Scheiffer Bates turns in a great series of impressions, based on some of the most iconic characters from Game of Thrones. You know it’s good when you can close your eyes and envision each of the characters speaking the lines.
“There are only two emotions – pleasure and pain.” Lessons from the Screenplay gives two reasons why Game of Thrones remains fresh and engaging: its scenes often have a simple flow, but every now and then the show will break from convention to keep us guessing.
Game of Thrones’ YouTube channel keeps the flame of hype alive with this featurette starring the brilliant film composer Ramin Djawadi. He talks about how he makes music for the show, describes some of the songs from different seasons, and plays a few ones as well.
Etsy store OriginArtwork specializes in beautiful layered wooden maps. Most of their products are based on real locations, but they do have the occasional fictional subject, such as this detailed map of the world of Game of Thrones. It’s available in four sizes.
In A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, weapons made from an ancient and magical metal known as Valyrian steel can destroy the undead. Alt Shift X lists some of these precious weapons as well as their current owners. Now we wish we had something worth naming.