Ran, on 04 April 2012 - 03:35 AM, said:
For those who are arguing the wolves -- they are real wolves the show is using. Not CGI models. They composite them into the scenes digitally. This is why their proportions are like those of real wolves.
Proportion problems aside, these wolves look a lot more realistic than TV-grade models would have looked. I'm not complaining.
That is interesting and has been done before, but I did not know they had used Canis lupus as the base model, tho I know Grey wolves are available as 'animal actors'.
Now Canis dirus is larger than Canis lupus, but not by a lot.
Still having looked at the great fossil collection in LA they do have more massive heads , well in a way, they are more massive and a bit taller than Grey wolves.
In the cases on the show the heads looked right, in the scene with Jamie the shoulder height looked right too.
Still can't tell if they have the right morphology compared to the modern wolf, we don't see a long or medium , well a clear one, of their side profile.
Not making them monstrous is the correct touch. That dead one in the first season was too big, but then wasn't it Theon who said it was freakish?
Grey wolves were faster and out competed the dire in our world.
George's world seems a little different.
(We have yet to see , even in the books?, I think, a Shadow Cat, was thinking the American Lion (Panthera atrox ) would make a great model , they were 25 percent larger than the modern African lion. )
Edited by boojam, 05 April 2012 - 05:52 AM.