[TV SPOILERS] Goofs
Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:24 AM
Posted 17 May 2011 - 03:51 PM
Oh you said goof? I haven't noticed any of those yet, but I'm not sure how I missed the one you mentioned.
Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:14 PM
Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:38 PM
Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:38 PM
For example, I only noticed the three gates/fortress toward the Eyrie when I actually paused the imaged and looked at it properly.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 02:06 AM
Posted 18 May 2011 - 03:21 AM
Yes, it's nit-picky. I know.
However, when one of the mountain men took a swing at Lady Stark, and one of her men stepped in to block it... their swords totally slipped off one another.
If it were a real combat, the wildman would have kept on with the swing, putting a rather sizeable fissure in Catelyn's Skull. Goodbye Lady Stark.
Ah well. In general the combat feels slow and obviously choreographed rather than some of the more fluid scenes in other shows/films. I suppose I can't complain too much since they ARE actually showing the combat, instead of that "Shaky camera switching viewpoints every two seconds to focus on a bunch of torsos at very close distances and metal clangy noises/grunts so it sounds like combat, but you can't actually see any" bullshit.
Edited by JaqenH'gar, 18 May 2011 - 03:22 AM.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 08:02 AM
But in the Ned-Jaime-Fighting scene it was SO obvious to me even the first time watching.. they just lie REALLY wrong considering the first angle from above. If not the director himself.. shouldn't at least the actors remember where they were placed? Try to look closely the next time you watch that episode
That "Renly" one was great I also feel kinda disappointed with what we got from HBO for his character - Do I recall correctly.. even the actor, Gethin Anthony himself, WANTED a long black wig and no beard? Just why do it that way then?
Edit: Cat gets HIT on the head by a stone (!) in the Mountain tribe scene, which just bounces of her head like the fake it is (immediatly after she unties Tyrion). Priceless.
Edited by LordTherion, 18 May 2011 - 08:10 AM.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 11:02 AM
I think I actually facepalmed when I saw her run back from the gate on my first viewing.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 11:08 AM
I actually burst out laughing. Hell, I could have fit through those bars, and I'm about 10 times Ayra's size...
Posted 18 May 2011 - 11:31 AM
There is a question as to whether he climaxed or not, but the sex seemed to be much too energetic for him to be floppy that soon after if he was just taking a break. And if he did climax, the transition to flaccid and chatty was far too quick.
Not that I'm asking for 30 long seconds of Theon's "O face".
Posted 18 May 2011 - 11:40 AM
Posted 18 May 2011 - 11:58 AM
This was glaring. My husband and I laughed at this one.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:01 PM
Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:24 PM
It's all well and good to notice and have fun pointing out such continuity errors.
But if you find yourself saying how obvious/easy it "should" have been to avoid or correct those errors... that stems of a lack of understanding what goes on on the production set.
They only have so much time and money to shoot, reshoot any scene. The priorities are to get the story, lines, and characterization right -- to get the drama (or the comedy) right. Then there are issues of lighting, camera angles, and so forth. Everyone on the set tries to preserve continuity -- actors playing dead bodies no doubt try to be in same position for each shot, prop people try to position props and redress the set to match, but if in later shots they found they needed people in a different position, they do not necessarily have the time/money to go back and re-shoot earlier shots to exactly match.
The placement of dead bodies in the Ned/Jaime scene is something you only notice by chance, because you normally will be focused on Ned and Jaime (and on Jory before he dies and becomes just another body on the set). I guarantee every movie or tv show you have seen is chock full of these kinds of continuity errors, and you have not noticed 99% of them.
About Arya & the bars: if you pay attention, the gate with the bars is *not* the way she came from. Varys & Illyrio went the way she came from, so she wanted to go a different way. She did not necessarily need or want to go through the gate, so we can suppose that the lock gave her just enough pause that she decided to go down the stairs instead. Even if she did need to get through the gate, we can imagine she was in a rather panicked state of mind, upon hearing someone talk about murdering her father -- not exactly thinking clearly. Still it looks a little odd... and I'm sure someone noticed at some point... but building/purchasing the gate probably fell the a minor props/set person, and it probably was not obvious that she couldn't slip through until they went to shoot the scene... at which point is is not time or cost effective to fix it.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:59 PM
I'm ok with chalking up these errors due to budget constraints, but it also demonstrates sloppiness of the production. If you have budget constraints, you have to avoid huge battle scenes, flashbacks, etc... you hope that the audience doesn't notice their absence because of the story and acting and such. You don't want the audience to notice budget constraints because of sloppy little (but glaring) prop mistakes.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 02:09 PM