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The Pointy End

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Yes, tonight is the episode I scripted for GAME OF THRONES -- episode eight, "The Pointy End."

(The first episode to have a title, FWIW. I argued strongly in favor of episode titles, rather than just numbers).

No, I haven't seen it yet. I'll be seeing it for the first time tonight, same as you folks.

Many of you will want to comment afterward, I know. Again, the best place for that discussion is not here. Head over to Winter Is Coming, to Westeros, to Tower of the Hand, to Television Without Pity, to the HBO boards.

In a series like this, scenes sometimes get moved from episode to episode, so not everything you'll see tonight will be mine(except in the sense that is all based on my books, of course). F'rinstance, the bit in the previews, with Tyrion and Bronn in the Mountains of the Moon, that was originally meant to be in episode seven, and was moved into "The Pointy End" during editing. So that scene, and the encounter with the clansmen, was written by David and Dan.

Kind of fitting that "The Pointy End" airs even as I am working on my season two script, "Blackwater." A much tougher assignment, by the way. All those damned boats...

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nicklarter
Jun. 5th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
Blackwater
When reading it in A Clash of Kings I always imagined so much wildfire smoke hanging over the estuary during the battle that most of the time none of the combatants would be seeing anything at a distance - just an occasional glimpse when the smoke cleared momentarily!
attilathepbnun
Jun. 5th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Blackwater
That's the answer. Lost of smoke ...
Carey Wilson
Jun. 6th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
Re: Blackwater
@Nick

That is how I imagine it also. It starts very epic but turns into isolated close quarter fighting at different parts of the battle and battlefield. Like Danos and his sons on the ships and Tyrion's charge at the gates. Like The Hound being afraid of fire......

I think it is doable. Epic, but doable. :-)

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