House of the Dragon director defends first episode’s disturbing birth scene  – Casey Weekly


 The Game of Thrones spinoff/prequel, House of the Dragon,  began streaming on HBO Max (and his Disney+ Hotstar in India) on Sunday. The first episode contained everything that makes GoT so popular: sex, violence, and politics. However, many critics and viewers felt that the spin-off surpassed the original in terms of on-screen gore and violence. doing. 

 If you haven’t seen the first episode of House of the Dragon yet, you might want to stop reading because the article is unclear and full of spoilers. House of the Dragons is set two centuries before the events of Game of Thrones, during a time when Westeros was ruled  at the height of House Targaryen power.  The scene in question features King Viserys (Paddy Considine) and Queen Emma Arryn (Sian Brooke). The Queen is about to give birth to her new heir, but Maester informs the King of complications. The only way they can  save the child is to tear the Queen’s body apart, which ends up killing her. It is a rather brutal and violent childbirth scene.

Many viewers described the scene as inedible. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, show director Miguel Sapochnik defended the scene. I thought it was an interesting way to explore the fact that it was violent.It’s incredibly dangerous.Your chances of success are 50/50. Many women don’t. If given a choice, a cesarean section would kill you, so fathers would choose their children over mothers.It was a very violent part of life,” he said. Game of Thrones Miguel, who also worked on the show, added that the violence in the scenes was necessary, not unnecessary.

I chose to try to give everyone a different twist each time, as I’ve done in many of my fights on the Thrones. It’s just not the same thing because I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it,” he added.  House of the Dragon is based on  George RR Martin’s Fire and Blood, a companion book to his A Song of Ice and Fire series on which Game of Thrones is based. I’m here. It follows the Targaryen dynasty’s famous Civil War dragon dance.

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