[Book Spoilers] What did you think of Roose Bolton?
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:14 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:39 PM
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:29 PM
I completely disagree. I thought as soon as he spoke, he was perfect!! I can't wait to see him when he's displeased with someone. That quiet, angry voice will be very scary!
Edited by Dornish Hen, 24 April 2012 - 05:31 PM.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:46 PM
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:41 AM
Honestly I always picture Anthony Hopkins to play Roose Bolton....I mean from the movie "Silence of the Lambs", as Lecter he has some of Roose in there maybe it's just met.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:30 AM
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:42 PM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:36 PM
Yes I was bothered about that too but then I remembered that his first appearances in the books are not exactly glorious. He was only a creepy bannerman, apparently not really invested in the mail conflict. By A Clash of Kings the Boltons started their ascend being constantly mentioned until the time he captures Harrenhall and then we have a detailed description of the character that practically screams to the reader that this "new" guy is dangerous and is being set up to play a major role.
I think the introduction fit Roose very well. With him everything is about being subtle and not attracting too much attention. I think the viewers will be more surprised that the cool semi-background character will gain such prominence. I saw mimes explaining who is who in AGOT (which has lots of characters, of course) and defining Joffrey, for example, as the worst king, Stannis as the douche king and Theon as "the other Robb". Obviously they didn't read the series and probably aren't very avid watchers. Then we get to Roose Bolton and it simply says: "who the hell is this guy?" I was pissed but that's the effect the producers wanted to make, IMO. Roose just needs to be a bit unsettling given he is a guy on the "good" side suggesting his king to kill or torture simple soldiers for information. He delivers the common words about his house just to illustrate. Roose should not scream evil by every pore. Everything else do it for him (his House, the Flayed Man, Dreadfort) so they have to keep it down so he doesn't become a caricature. For now he is just a wise right man/ adviser to Robb.