[Book Spoilers] where is the chain?
Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:04 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:30 PM
especially since it's tyrions main contribution. not having the chain would reduce his role in the battle to little more than a dwarf who got his nose cut off. also, i bet they don't cut off his nose. hopefully at least a significant scar though.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:07 AM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:43 AM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:50 AM
We haven't seen anything spectacular yet. No battles in Season 1, No battles so far in season 2. It's time to drop the buckooo bucks on the blackwater the greatest battle scene in the the series.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:29 AM
I read somewhere about the budget for the show being about 6 million dollars per episode, but I was never positive if they could save this and splurge on one episode..or if this is consistent throughout the season.
Either way, I really hope we get the chain and the truly epic battle everyone is hoping for!
Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:37 AM
So maybe there isn't enough time for the whole chain being made. However, it would be possible that Tyrion by way of reading about tactics and the defenses of King's Landing learns of an old defense mechanism, a chain, which has been in disuse for ages and is rusty and everything. But it would not be necessary to forge the whole chain but repair an old one.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:02 AM
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:05 AM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:25 AM
They will just focus on the wildfire. I predict a couple of birds eye CGI views of everything being ablaze to create a sense of scale.
Actual battle scenes will be kept to a minimum as well. And I think this will be a good thing, as it will be limited to a few actors with a couple of extras (and most likely no horses) to carry out the scene. This will look extremely lame and cheap. They simply dont have the cash to create epic battle scenes such as in Return of the King etc. So it's better to just suggest the scale and focus on what happens behind the scenes.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:00 AM
The show makes plenty of changes but this is one episode that we know GRRM has control of. He has written for TV before, this is his series I am sure that he will make it work.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:05 AM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:26 AM
HBO has not shown any significant battle that I recall and that has not been detrimental to the series.
While definitely cool, the important elements, the destruction of Stannis, the return of Tywin and Renly (sic), Tyrions winning strategy and valor can be addressed through dialogue and short long range CGI shots. The critical scenes will be cersei in her solar with the girls, Joffrey acting like Joffrey on the wall and being pulled out causing panic, the interaction between Bronn and Tyrion, perhaps some setting shots of Davos on a ship, scenes like that get the important stuff without getting into expensive shots.
I predict Tyrion will NOT lose his nose and a shame that will be.