Game of Thrones’ Director Breaks Down Ned Stark’s Final Scene | Vanity Fair


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  • Katrin Malkhazian
    Katrin Malkhazian  3 days back

    put the playback speed on 0.75x, thank me later

    • Guilherme
      Guilherme  1 weeks back

      Ned Stark is alive. He will save the show.

      (I'm allowed to dream, okay?)

      • Jennifer Le
        Jennifer Le  1 months back

        "we thought this was revolutionary tv, we were killing our main character" uhh you guys followed the plot of the book lol.

        • Skyan Augustus
          Skyan Augustus  2 months back

          George R. R. Martin killed his main character, not you, sir.

          • Madfrazzer
            Madfrazzer  2 months back

            Hahaha so u were sniffing paint thinner. U didn't even think killing Ned off through.

            • LuvJackieJ
              LuvJackieJ  3 months back

              It was an excellent Play Because Ned Stark was never really thought of as the main character Jon Snow was always thought of as the main character in the eyes of fans but you were right he was the moral compass when he passed that on to his kids and that was able to be seen as the seasons one along.

              • drownthedays
                drownthedays  3 months back

                How is it revolutionary of them to kill their main character? They were still just following the books at this point.

                • LUV
                  LUV  3 months back

                  "we killed our main character." Actually Ned is GRRM's character so when he died you guys could literally just read the 2nd book.

                  • Bruno Ferreira
                    Bruno Ferreira  3 months back

                    5:34 lol

                    • Μαρία Π.
                      Μαρία Π.  3 months back

                      he speaks soooooo fast,really tiring

                      • Sara Khachab
                        Sara Khachab  3 months back

                        But was did Ayra Needed to eat Birds to survive ? They are Rich her Father is a King. And He wasnt in prison for so Long. And werde was Sansa. Didnt she Check up her Sisters ?

                        • nameless
                          nameless  3 months back

                          What?? Arya's father was a Lord thought a traitor, their household slaughtered, Arya escaping into the streets. Sansa was a closely-controlled hostage..

                      • Joseph Cruise
                        Joseph Cruise  3 months back

                        Why is he taking credit for killing Ned? GRRM killed Ned.

                        • Saraswati8882
                          Saraswati8882  3 months back

                          You guys screwed up the season 8, smash hit show deserved a better ending.


                          • mvmed12
                            mvmed12  3 months back

                            You know what is worst than killing ned ??
                            D&D killing the show !

                            • Rhonda Watts
                              Rhonda Watts  3 months back

                              He wonders why fan reactions to Ed Sheeran's cameo weren't positive? Really?

                              • kara malia
                                kara malia  3 months back

                                why does the opening make me laugh so hard lmao

                                • John Funk
                                  John Funk  3 months back

                                  In this episode we didn't even see the battle, Tyrion was knocked unconscious and episode was still better Than any episode of season 8, even with the massive battles and giant budget

                                  • Florian Briegel
                                    Florian Briegel  3 months back

                                    I think this scene was executed perfectly.

                                    It gave me shivers and was aesthetically pleasing - especially the sound design.
                                    The director was right, when I watched it for the first time, I was expecting a moment where he was rescued in some way.

                                    • Wendy Lu
                                      Wendy Lu  3 months back

                                      Now, THIS is how you subvert audience expectations! Not simply playing "opposite day" and pulling deux ex machinas.

                                      • German Barbosa
                                        German Barbosa  4 months back

                                        It's funny how this guy talks like they had something to do with the decision of Ned being beheadad. That's just GRRM writing.

                                        • Leonie vW
                                          Leonie vW  4 months back

                                          All I hear is: 'we, we, we'... 'We thought we're clever'.
                                          It's honestly allready written in a book. It's not your idea.

                                          • Gabe Ibarra
                                            Gabe Ibarra  4 months back

                                            Ok now breakdown why season 8 is so bad

                                          • Romina Meyer
                                            Romina Meyer  4 months back

                                            Well 2011 was a time where the writing was more important than the budget..

                                            • Harli Howard
                                              Harli Howard  4 months back

                                              I’m still pissed that they did Daenerys dirty.

                                              • JORGE BARRERO
                                                JORGE BARRERO  4 months back

                                                Had to watch this on 0.75

                                                • Kudzio K
                                                  Kudzio K  4 months back

                                                  Ned's final scene was when his head was pockeded on a pal.

                                                  • JAWBREAKER HD
                                                    JAWBREAKER HD  4 months back

                                                    Anybody else think the thumbnail was LOTR

                                                    • Rubber Ducky
                                                      Rubber Ducky  4 months back

                                                      Isn't this the guy who directed Thor: The Dark World?

                                                      • The Thundercool
                                                        The Thundercool  4 months back

                                                        There's a sea of difference between Wilko Johnson playing the guy who cut the head of one of the most beloved characters in GOT, and Ed Sheeran playing (or singing) one of the most useless scenes on the entire series.

                                                        • Benjarwan Boonruksa
                                                          Benjarwan Boonruksa  4 months back

                                                          I still love Ned 😭😭

                                                          • Север Помнит
                                                            Север Помнит  5 months back

                                                            Покажи без размыва как пес держит его голову

                                                            • S. Lawrence
                                                              S. Lawrence  5 months back

                                                              Isn’t sure why ed sheeran wasn’t well received for his cameo
                                                              Directors - let’s cast Ed as a lanester soldier

                                                              WONDER WHY!!!! 😑

                                                              • Sener S
                                                                Sener S  5 months back

                                                                It was the worst decision to kill Ned. He was the main character. What a bunch of idiots you guys. He is the hero of the book and not supposed to die.

                                                                • Ohloveeh
                                                                  Ohloveeh  5 months back

                                                                  This guy is talking about killing Ned as if it was the show's decision. It was written for them in the books.

                                                                  • Adam Garcia
                                                                    Adam Garcia  5 months back

                                                                    Ned Stark’s death really sucked, I don’t mean on how it was filmed, but how soon they killed him. I grew to love Ned in those 8 episodes. One of the best characters in any series in my opinion. Long live Ned Stark 🐺

                                                                    • The End Is Near
                                                                      The End Is Near  5 months back

                                                                      NOBODY WANTS TO GET RIPPED OUT OF THE IMMERSION BY ED F*CKING SHEERAN'S UGLY MUG. THAT'S WHY. F-ING GENIUS.

                                                                      • Siyanda Makhathini
                                                                        Siyanda Makhathini  5 months back

                                                                        Looking back on this, what happened in Season 8?

                                                                        • Siyanda Makhathini
                                                                          Siyanda Makhathini  5 months back

                                                                          I'll never forget this scene. Some legendary stuff.

                                                                          • F Am
                                                                            F Am  5 months back

                                                                            7:18 - 7:20😏

                                                                            • Jake Yelle
                                                                              Jake Yelle  5 months back

                                                                              What I love about this breakdown is he mentions how when he looks at the scene he see’s a much “lower” budget than the later seasons. But it’s shot so beautifully and story wise it’s such an important moment to the entire series that even with the series complete it doesn’t stand out as a lower budget scene. And it still remains one of the biggest moments in television history.

                                                                              • NZT
                                                                                NZT  5 months back

                                                                                My heart broke twice, first was Ned, and second was Robb. Ever since Robb died, I felt nothing.

                                                                                • Antares
                                                                                  Antares  5 months back

                                                                                  How to do more with less...

                                                                                  • That girl
                                                                                    That girl  5 months back

                                                                                    Losing Ned Stark was the saddest fictional loss that I have had to endure.

                                                                                    • worm salad
                                                                                      worm salad  5 months back

                                                                                      i miss the writing of the earlier seasons so much lmao

                                                                                      • Aimee L
                                                                                        Aimee L  5 months back

                                                                                        I so much more appreciate the story telling with the budget here than season 8’s eye candy but no substance writing.

                                                                                        • Khaleesi DRACARYS
                                                                                          Khaleesi DRACARYS  6 months back


                                                                                          • Kim Morgan
                                                                                            Kim Morgan  6 months back

                                                                                            I may be way off base here, but when he says they thought they were being very clever by killing off the main character, was that not GRRM being very clever?

                                                                                            • No Name
                                                                                              No Name  6 months back

                                                                                              Hearing that guy speak, I feel as if the video is on x2 speed

                                                                                              • Lothbrok
                                                                                                Lothbrok  5 months back

                                                                                                I watched it at 0'75x lol