All during the pyre scene, I was thinking of this (Wagner)
Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:28 PM
Fly home, you ravens...
Brünnhilde. Not happy with the video (the late Behrens' voice was about 2 sites too small for this) but this is the only one that begins here and not earlier, plus has decent fire.
Someone should make a music video for this episode with Wagner's music.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:37 AM
I think the music in this scene was an overwhelmingly good choice, even more so than the music parts at key points during the whole series (which was always well-chosen, both unobtrusive and stirring when needed).
It starts very ominous, especially during the minutes leading up to the actual burning. One gets the impression of a climax approaching (drums) and also that in a way, something sinister is happening (which I find fitting, it's a kind of blood magic Dany is performing after all - life pays for life).
Then there's a pause during the blend over to the dawn scene. The music only gradually starts again from silence when we see Dany and the dragons. And when she rises and Drogon does his show off thing, the music grows almost angelic and very hopeful in mood. As a viewer, it gave me the impression that this is a definite beginning of a new chapter, something that changes the way of the world, and that the story has only just begun. I couldn't think of a better way to end this series, both regarding to capturing the spirit of the book and GRRM's intentions, and as a way to achieve closure of the season and leave viewers with a promise that there is so much more to come in the next season. Simply brilliant.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:48 AM
Edited by Valkyrja, 21 June 2011 - 08:50 AM.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:20 AM
I can really see this being good work/homework music.