Nobody’s first draft is immaculate. What’s more, sometime before it was an enormous social phenomenon, Game of Thrones began as a pilot that even the makers said was awful.
“It took us almost four years to get the pilot made,” co-creator David Benioff has said. “We finally got it finished, and we show it to [screenwriters] Craig [Mazin], Ted Griffin, and Scott Frank. And watching them watch that original pilot was one of the most painful experiences of my life.”
While there have been endeavors to locate this notorious content, despite everything we don’t have the foggiest idea what made it so dreadful. However, at this point, Huffington Post’s Bill Bradley says he’s revealed the first content at Texas A&M’s Cushing Memorial Library, where George R.R. Martin has kept his old compositions for a long time.
What’s more, this script, as supposed, isn’t great.
Various characters are entirely different from how we know them today. For instance, the sexual moment between Cersei and Jaime—where Bran gets pushed out of the window—was considerably more confusing. The first scene portrays non-consensual love-making among Jaime and Cersei. As the script says:
HE DOES NOT STOP. KEEPING ONE HAND ON HER HAIR, HE PUSHES HIMSELF TO HIS KNEES. HE SEIZES HER HIP WITH HIS FREE HAND AND PULLS HER TOWARD HIM, THRUSTING DEEP INTO HER.
WOMAN: (MOANING) STOP IT … STOP IT … PLEASE…
It’s an aggravating portrayal. Conversely, the scene that broadcast possibly indicated Cersei dissenting Jaime’s advances when she saw Bran in the window. This content demonstrates her dissenting much sooner—like the book—which makes the characters’ relationship, alongside Jaime’s inevitable change in heart, hard to acknowledge.
Another character that acted vastly different in the first script is Catelyn Stark, who pushes Ned into offering Sansa so she can move toward becoming the queen. Obviously, this would have made Catelyn appear control hungry from the get-go, which couldn’t be further from the real character, who esteems securing her family to the exclusion of everything else.
Somewhere else in this script, the White Walkers talk and have their very own language. Additionally, Jon Snow gets drunk at the feast at Winterfell—which could have been somewhat fun.
Presently, as book readers will see, a portion of these subtleties in the first content line up with what occurs in Martin’s books. In that specific circumstance—where he can dive into the characters with more profundity and closeness from their viewpoint—these decisions can be clarified and defended. He’s able to build up these characters such that’s impractical, and wouldn’t have worked, in a pilot episode.
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