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


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  • Kudzio K
    Kudzio K  4 hours back

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

      JAWBREAKER HD  3 days back

      Anybody else think the thumbnail was LOTR

      • Rubber Ducky
        Rubber Ducky  5 days back

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

        • The Thundercool
          The Thundercool  1 weeks 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  2 weeks back

            I still love Ned 😭😭

            • Север Помнит

              Покажи без размыва как пес держит его голову

              • S. Lawrence
                S. Lawrence  1 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  1 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  1 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  1 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 🐺

                      • R F
                        R F  1 months back


                        • Siyanda Makhathini
                          Siyanda Makhathini  1 months back

                          Looking back on this, what happened in Season 8?

                          • Siyanda Makhathini
                            Siyanda Makhathini  1 months back

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

                            • F Am
                              F Am  1 months back

                              7:18 - 7:20😏

                              • Jake Yelle
                                Jake Yelle  1 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  1 months back

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

                                  • Drejan82
                                    Drejan82  2 months back

                                    How to do more with less...

                                    • That girl
                                      That girl  2 months back

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

                                      • worm salad
                                        worm salad  2 months back

                                        i miss the writing of the earlier seasons so much lmao

                                        • Aimee L
                                          Aimee L  2 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  2 months back


                                            • Kim Morgan
                                              Kim Morgan  2 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  2 months back

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

                                                • Lothbrok
                                                  Lothbrok  2 months back

                                                  I watched it at 0'75x lol

                                              • Lakeshore Group
                                                Lakeshore Group  2 months back

                                                I now know what Kenny Mayne does when not on ESPN... use the Google kids!

                                                • G_59ShadowKhan
                                                  G_59ShadowKhan  2 months back

                                                  BUT WHAT DID NED MUTTER TO HIMSELF BEFORE THE SWORD HIT HIS NECK?!?!?! I MUST KNOW!

                                                  • Poached_Egg
                                                    Poached_Egg  2 months back

                                                    Sean Bean actually talks about that in this interview with wired:

                                                • Bimo
                                                  Bimo  2 months back

                                                  the main reason why we follow this series

                                                  • O G
                                                    O G  2 months back

                                                    why is he talking like he wrote the books?

                                                    • Anton H
                                                      Anton H  2 months back

                                                      How can he even compare a tacked on cameo played by a contemporary pop megastar, and a former member of a fairly forgotten rock band playing a relevant minor character?

                                                      • CondeNihilit
                                                        CondeNihilit  2 months back

                                                        I just realized that, in King's Landing, not only the man who wields the sword is not the one who says the sentence, but that in fact Sir Ilyn Payne is a mute, so he couldn't even say a sentence. Mind blown

                                                        • slox dlox
                                                          slox dlox  2 months back

                                                          "Oh crap we've killed our main character now what?" So you read the books after or?

                                                          • Justus Archer
                                                            Justus Archer  2 months back

                                                            Ok dein Englisch ist so schlecht, du musst Deutscher sein 😂😂

                                                        • Davy Ker
                                                          Davy Ker  2 months back

                                                          Why was he proud of himself for killing their "main character"? It was George R R Martin who wrote it...

                                                          • Sanjay Raju
                                                            Sanjay Raju  2 months back

                                                            This is also the director of Thor: The Dark World!!! ⚡️⚡️⚡️

                                                            • T2 Xeno
                                                              T2 Xeno  2 months back

                                                              Amazing breakdown.

                                                              • Finlay Balfour
                                                                Finlay Balfour  2 months back

                                                                You didn't kill your main character, *GRRRRRRRRRM* killed ^his^ main character...

                                                                • Very Nice
                                                                  Very Nice  2 months back

                                                                  Why are they taking credit for killing off Ned? lol George did that 20 years ago.

                                                                  • Shelby Alford
                                                                    Shelby Alford  2 months back

                                                                    rip martin septim

                                                                    • Andrew S
                                                                      Andrew S  2 months back

                                                                      wow spoilers much?

                                                                      • Campbell Lowrey
                                                                        Campbell Lowrey  2 months back

                                                                        they couldn't afford to keep sean bean on.

                                                                        • Merchant Ivory
                                                                          Merchant Ivory  2 months back

                                                                          4:02 WOW, Fk you HBO, you didn't listen to this guy!

                                                                          • Din mamma På pizza
                                                                            Din mamma På pizza  2 months back

                                                                            Honestly lower budget shows and movies are often better because they have to use imagination instead of their deep pockets

                                                                            • Allabout Randoms
                                                                              Allabout Randoms  2 months back

                                                                              It sounds normal at .75 speed

                                                                              • G N
                                                                                G N  2 months back

                                                                                He broke the scene down right in front of me and I STILL shed a tear!

                                                                                • Cats Meow
                                                                                  Cats Meow  2 months back

                                                                                  what a true artist. he was the best choice to direct this episode when there was so little money for the show at the time.

                                                                                  • Replay Ghost
                                                                                    Replay Ghost  2 months back

                                                                                    actual good writer

                                                                                    • YokubouTenshi
                                                                                      YokubouTenshi  2 months back

                                                                                      "We try to subvert audience expectations by making Ned Stark the main character"

                                                                                      - casts Sean Bean

                                                                                      • Leisure
                                                                                        Leisure  2 months back

                                                                                        5:30 I wonder why...

                                                                                        • Leisure
                                                                                          Leisure  2 months back

                                                                                          3:36 that makes no sense whatsoever. How a 5 year old is going to fight the kingsguard? And there is no revolution nor love for Ned in kingslanding nobody knows him.

                                                                                          • Riley Wright
                                                                                            Riley Wright  2 months back

                                                                                            Literally says "It's unrealistic" they gave the audience a slither of hope so it was even more shocking.

                                                                                        • Leisure
                                                                                          Leisure  2 months back

                                                                                          Google it? Why not read the book?