[Book Spoilers] Theonīs "drowning"
Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:11 PM
I so thought that was Damphair. Good protrayal of what I expected the character to be like.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:03 PM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:06 PM
Edited by Joel N, 16 April 2012 - 09:09 PM.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:47 PM
Damphair described the "kiss of life" if I remember correctly. I should drag out the book and quote the actual scene dialogue, but I'm too lazy
There's been a lot of speculation that it was some kind of magical ritual, but in reading the text carefully, its basically drowning and resuscitation via CPR. I guess that's why Dampair was so revered because as someone else pointed out, he's so skilled at it (gifted by the Drowned God) he's never lost an initiate of the drowning.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:59 PM
This was much more dramatic than the Damphair demanding Theon to kneel on horseshit so he can pour some water on his head. I really loved this scene and like someone mentioned before, we got the meaningful looks and glances between Theon and Balon. Both actors are totally owning their roles, btw. Maybe I'm biased, though, I love the Greyjoys!
Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:57 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:28 AM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:51 AM
This so much, I have watched it about a dozen times now, and that is not something I usually do.
That first wide angle shot just of Theon and the priest standing in the water, with the rocks and the sea for background, that incredible soundtrack playing ... that scene really blew me away. Only the first glimpse of the wall compares to it and that was CGI.
I REALLY hope they keep the priest as Damphair, he was AWESOME.
"Let Theon your servant be born again from the sea, as you were.
Bless him with salt.
Bless him with stone.
Bless him with steel.
What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger."
The Damphair in the books always came across like a sour, narrowminded, slightly hysterical zealot, but that guy was truly impressive.
Edited by BlackTalon, 17 April 2012 - 09:55 AM.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:29 AM
I was thinking that as well. The actor they cast played the role quite well. It be a bit weird if he was presented as Theon's uncle later on as Theon never reacted to him as such.
So far as this thread is concerned, if you watch the Religions of Westeros video the producers and Martin confirm that Theon was drowned at birth. The baptism we saw is usually not needed at that point in the life of an Ironborn but served to wash away his link to the Starks.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:41 PM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:18 PM
The reason I liked the priest was because I feel like he gives off the impression to new viewers that these Ironborn mean friggin' business.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:23 PM
I'll trust that those who remember the book are correct.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:43 PM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:30 PM
THis ceremony looks like a bit to much to a baptism, anf I feel non readers will loose the dramatical and thoughness of the Iron Men.
However, I love the Pyke arc, the settings, Theon and his family.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:41 PM
Honestly, I couldn't think of better, cooler way to introduce the Damphair, than for his very first scene to be him "drowning" and reviving his followers. I'd like that image to be saved for Damphair's entrance on the show. It immediately gives the viewer a vibe of the kind of man Aeron is. It wouldn't be as cool or shocking if they already gave this image away.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:46 PM