HBO took a risk in adapting George R.R. Martin's dense, expansive A Song of Ice and Fire for the small screen with Game of Thrones. Now that it's a hit, they're looking to perfect it, and one writer on the series promises season three will be the most "cinematic" yet—though it could come at a price.
In an interview on the Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith podcast, Thrones writer Vanessa Taylor got to talking about what she's learned from head writers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff on the popular cable series.
She said the third season will be even more epic in scope, though the focus may shift from witty writing to larger set pieces with more subtle emotion. Hmm.
Here are her exact comments, as reported by Bleeding Cool:
"I've actually been learning a particular lesson this season. My bosses [Weiss and Benioff] seem to be becoming more visual storytellers. All of the episodes of the third season seem to open with a particularly cinematic opening. And they're less about clever dialogue and transition and more about these huge cinematic... just the visuals of it all. And so I'm really learning a different way of writing from that. Because I think it's quite subtle and I feel like, by contrast, the writing of the second season was a bit more conventional."It's hard to argue that the series is getting bigger and bigger, though the second season struck a good balance between big action and small moments. Here's hoping they can keep toeing that line next year.
What do you think? Would you prefer a more cinematic Thrones, or something more personal?
(Via Bleeding Cool)