"There are moments in acting where you're really free and out of your head and you're really into a character," Momoa told Hibberd. Birth Of DragonsDrogon and his brothers Rhaegal and Viserion are born in the Season 1 finale, "Fire … We threw it in the cauldron, and it began to melt. Before long, Daenerys, happily married to Drogo, is pregnant with his child, and Viserys, who is anxious to reclaim Westeros' Iron Throne for himself, grows resentful of his sister. King of motion capture Andy Serkis ropes in some famous pals – Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett. And the 209-minute running time left many viewers suffering numb bum. During the scene in question, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Viserys' sister, finally comes into her own after adjusting to an arranged marriage with brutal Dothraki warrior Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa). Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. It felt like a f**king rush. In the end it received just four, in relatively minor categories. But it’s still Scorsese doing mobsters and unmistakably the work of a director reaching for a big artistic statement. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. All your favourite romcom tropes are ticked off – but with a knowingness that falls satisfyingly short of cynical. Here's how Game of Thrones pulled off this brutal death scene during the show's first season. Jason Momoa plays Game of Thrones character Khal Drogo on Saturday Night Live. It’s hugely flawed – but Affleck is convincing as a guy losing his way amidst divorce and middle age. Whimsical on the surface, I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore is in fact a meditation on what happens when you’ve had enough of life’s fundamental unfairness and lash out. She asked her khas and Ser Jorah to … Named after Dany’s other, late brother, Viserys, aka the guy from Season 1 that Khal Drogo killed by giving him a “golden crown” of molten hot gold pouring over his head. But he was better known for directing original season of True Detective when his adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s Ghanian civil war novel Beasts of No Nation was acquired by Netflix. He gave us a taste of what he was capable of via his gruelling adaptation of 1992 King novel Gerald's Game, which is about a woman (Carla Gugino) who ends up bound to a bed when her husband dies during a sex game. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson are compelling as a couple who wake one morning to discover they’ve fallen out of love, while Laura Dern deservedly won an Oscar as Johansson’s force-of-nature attorney. He said Viserys is dying from the gold piercing his brain and it would be like a single scream. ", Minahan also noted that one of the actors was terrified to shoot the scene, much to his surprise. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Magic realism comes to Netflix in this coming-of-age story set in Dakar, Senegal. The de-aging technology employed to turn the cast into thirtysomething gangsters feels rubbery and unconvincing. Straight-to-video production values don’t do it any favours, but A Futile and Stupid Gesture – a biopic about the founder of American satirical magazine National Lampoon, Douglas Kenney (Will Forte) – has its heart in the right place. Nonetheless, there’s an undeniable pulpy thrill to this tale of aliens that drive you mad on sight (hence the blind-folds). A heart-warming road movie ensues as they somehow end up crossing America in the company of flinty hitchhiker Dot (Selena Gomez). The privileged Mexico City childhood of director Alfonso Cuarón inspired his affecting, quasi-autobiographical treatise on class, privilege and love. Plus all – yes ALL – your faves from the Ballad of Walter White are back for cameos. She becomes a celebrity chef engaged to a dead-eyed property developer; he’s a home town schlub still living with his dad. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Don’t try this at a home – or anyone else for that matter – kids. It only occasionally makes sense – but, as an experience, it's unforgettable. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. It comes close to being a great action flick for grown-ups before ultimately fizzling out. Then on the day of shooting I was told to scream and make it a bit more demented. Drogo carries Dany after she eats a stallion's heart. Then Jason said to Harry, 'Are you ready? Annihilation is mind-bending body horror, with echoes of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. "It wasn't easy to figure out how to pour molten gold over someone's head," Minahan said. But when an outsider (Hilary Swank) makes her way to their bunker their perfect life is shattered forever. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Lana Condor plays a shy high-school student who writes pretend letters to her crushes. Benedict Cumberbatch etc – for a fang-baring tilt at Rudyard Kipling. We were only going to be [able to] to do one take of it. Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Price twinkle ecumenically in this two-hander about Pontiffs Benedict XVI (Hopkins) and Francis (Price) who are thrown together at a time of crisis for the Church. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. High-jinks follow, though director Tamara Jenkins ensures the existential sadness that has become part of the protagonists daily life never quite fades. Dan Stevens is a naive outsider who, in 1905, travels to a remote Welsh island hoping to locate his vanished sister. I just started watching him. "Before we shot, Jason caught my eye and held up his hand — it was shaking." I think Drogo would enjoy watching people's reactions — like watching him scream with the gold going over his mouth. ", Lloyd even went to far as to ask a doctor for advice on how to realistically react during this pivotal scene: "I remember talking to a doctor about it beforehand. In truth, the bare-bone plot is merely the chassis upon which director Mati Diop drapes a hallucinatory romance and mystery with elements of the supernatural. Cookies help us deliver our Services. The two leads were nominated for Oscars, as was screenwriter Anthony McCarten, adapting his 2019 play of the same name. The spirit of their classic O Brother, Where Art Thou? She strikes up an unlikely chemistry with Chris O’Dowd’s awkward everyman – with results that achieve a rarefied mix of funny and sweet. True, the film isn’t quite a classic at the level of Goodfellas. BB fans will nonetheless relish a return, however brief, to the Vince Gilligan expanded universe. But he also reminds us why he’s a master at locating universal truths within the self-involved lives of neurotic Americans. And JC Chandor (Collateral) directs the action scenes with pizzaz. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Yet enjoyed as a Argento-esque OTT romp, Velvet Buzzsaw is a delight, as director Dan Gilroy subjects his victims to a series of ever more absurdist and grisly ends. Steven Soderbergh has become something of a Netflix regular, with his Meryl Streep-starring The Laundromat recently premiering on the service. Then we switched out the cauldron with this bubbling viscous fluid. The night before I was watching YouTube videos of drunks, and I wandered down the hotel corridor trying to stumble right. How they really filmed this brutal death scene on Game of Thrones season 1. However, when he threatens her in front of her formidable husband, he faces a terrible fate as Drogo melts down a pot of gold, killing the Targaryen royal in the most vicious way possible. In this it’s just beautiful because you see the whole arc of it all.”. “I’ve always wanted to do this,’ he he said of the new role according to Metro. A scene from Game Of Thrones Speaking to … With Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite winning the Palme d'Or, what better moment to revisit his brilliantly weird and charming morality fable from 2017. The first rumblings of Hollywood’s hostility towards streaming and its impact on cinema? There are also parts for Peter Bogdanovich and Dennis Hopper. It was so f**ked up. Netflix was denied its Best Picture Oscar for Roma, but Cuarón was an uncontroversial pick for Best Director at the 2018 awards. "And it was a very expensive wig. Teaming up with De Niro, Pacino and Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese suggested The Irishman might be the cinematic event of the decade. Once Drogo was killed, Daenerys entered into his flaming funeral pyre with her eggs and emerged the next morning with three baby dragons at her … Netflix has been churning out serviceable horror movies for several years now. He is a legendary warrior … Game of Thrones staged some pretty memorable deaths throughout its run, but this season one death turned out to be a pretty big technical challenge. Noah Baumbach draws on the breakdown of his marriage to Jennifer Jason Leigh in this unflinching chronicling of a modern divorce. “You try to show a little bit of colour in there, you know, with Conan but no one wants to see Conan crying and with Drogo he died before any of that stuff could happen,” Momoa added. When Netflix asked the Coen brothers to make a binge-friendly TV series, Hollywood’s quirkiest siblings obviously went their own way. With his Doctor Sleep adaptation forthcoming, Mike Flanagan has established himself as the latter-day top dog off Stephen King retellings. And the pathos is piled on as twenty-something college drop-out Sadie (Kayli Carter) parachutes into their life. The death scenes have become iconic by themselves, with many of the series' most memorable or emotional scenes centered around ... 16 Khal Drogo. Ali Wong and Randall Park play former childhood sweethearts from San Fransisco whose lives take very different paths after they consummate their friendship. As Hibberd notes, "Viserys' death was largely created using practical effects instead of CGI. It sounds, and frequently is, bonkers but Joon-ho plays with our heartstrings as if manipulating a Stradivarius, while Cate Blanchett is outstanding as an evil tech messiah masquerading as an environmentalist. Team-up heist movie Triple Frontier stars Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnum and Pedro Pascal as old marine corps buddies headed to South America for one final pay-day. When he vanishes her world is tipped head-over-heels. It’s a nightmarish tale of child soldiers dehumanised by conflict, with Idris Elba chilling as the adult commander of the boy combatants. "You don't have any anxiety about anything and you're listening and feeling and kind of in a zone. Lovecraftian weirdness by the bucketful from director Alex Garland. Now, Momoa is playing the lead role in See, a new drama series premiering on Apple TV+ this 1 November. However, when he threatens her in front of her formidable husband, he faces a terrible fate as Drogo melts down a pot of gold, killing the Targaryen royal in the most vicious way possible. Drogo was very young to have his own khalasar, particularly such a large one. ", When in the moment, Momoa, as it turns out, got really into it; as he remembered, "As I'm pouring it over his head I got very excited. After sustaining an injury in battle, Drogo begins to fall ill from infection. The actor portrayed Khal Drogo throughout the show’s first series before the character, Daenerys Targaryen’s husband, was killed off. Netflix has become an unexpected champion of the humble romcom and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before was the movie that established its reputation in the genre. ", The episode's director, Daniel Minahan, admitted it was a difficult process. This is the highlights reel of Khal Drogo's death: In a fight with Khal Ogo [in the village of Lhazar], Drogo took what seemed to be a minor flesh wound to the chest. Amongst their own people they have a code of honor, albeit still a harsh and unforgiving one. So far, so cliche. However, when he threatens her in front of her formidable husband, he faces a terrible fate as Drogo melts down a pot of gold, killing the Targaryen royal in the most vicious way possible. Actor Harry Lloyd was outfitted with hidden pipes that pushed bubbling steam through tiny holes in his wig. Daenerys is summoned by the crones who rule the city, the dosh khaleen, who are the wives of khals slain in battle. Moore’s “Dolemite” character was based on old black homeless man he encountered in San Fransisco and caused both a sensation and a scandal at the time. Drogo’s death came at the hands of the witch Mirri Maz Duur. Murphy brings this complex figure to life with an alternately hilarious and affecting turn. Cary Joji Fukunaga will shortly make his Bond debut with No Time To Die. He then referred to three of his former roles: Drogo, Conan the Barbarian, whom he played in the 2011 film of the same name, and Declan Harp, whom he played in the series Frontier. Apostle, a Wicker Man updating by Raid director Gareth Evans, features the standard feral yokels, to which he brings his own innovation via oceans of gore. Jason Momoa *REACTS* to Daenerys Death Scene Live - YouTube That moment was 100 percent this. According to James Hibberd's recent oral history of the hit HBO show, Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon, the season one episode "A Golden Crown," which concludes with the brutal execution of Viserys Targaryen (Harry Lloyd), was pretty tough to shoot for all involved, between the intense performances it required and its inherent practical difficulties. Jason Momoa played the role fo Khal Drogo in the super hit series before he went on to get more important roles on other projects. Paul Rudd takes a break from Ant-Man to play the carer of teenager Trevor (Craig Roberts), who has muscular dystrophy, in The Fundamentals of Caring. Daenerys orders Duur to save Drogo’s life, but the witch sneakily decides to get vengeance on Drogo for the sacking of her village. Because I just really enjoyed myself. In the far future, a maternal robot (voiced by Rose Byrne) raises a young woman (Clara Rugaard) as her daughter. Sandra Bullock in a blindfold whispering to two terrified children might not sound like the stuff of blockbuster gold. Welles’s editor, Bob Murawski, together with Bogdanovich and Welles’s daughter Beatrice, assembled the cut from 100 hours of footage. “I’ve always felt like I’ve been cheated in a lot of the things I’ve done.”. I didn't want to mess it up. Former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams is a revelation in The Incredible Jessica James, which follows a romantically adrift young playwright who tries to come to terms with a break up by projecting blinding over-confidence. Jason Momoa says he felt “cheated” by the early death of his Game of Thrones character. His earlier movie High Flying Bird is about a basketball agent (André Holland) in a game of skulduggery between players (mostly black and uneducated) and team owners (white and wealthy). It also had the ill fortune to come out six months after the thematically adjacent A Quiet Place. It was hard to warm to Khal Drogo initially, since he seemed like a heartless barbarian with nothing going on beneath the surface. I remember reaching out and holding Emilia's belly and having my back to Harry, then saying a word where [the Dothraki] grab him and I'm just trying to be cool and calm and collected. There is certainly lots to love in this generations-spanning tale of hitman Frank Sheeran (De Niro) and his relationship with union boss Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino) and his own daughter (Anna Paquin). '", As Momoa recalled, he was fully present for the entirety of the scene. Best thought of as a two-hour Breaking Bad episode, it takes up the story of Jesse Pinkman after he’s fled the dying Walter White and driven into the blue yonder. But there are enough surprises – and one hilarious cameo – to prevent Always Be My Maybe feeling hopelessly formulaic. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. It’s a great sports film and also a commentary on the racial and social schisms that divide America. The actor portrayed Khal Drogo throughout the show’s first series before the character, Daenerys Targaryen’s husband, was killed off. Amidst the devastated villaige, Daenerys found men raping the Lhazareen women. Screwball antics ensue as their paths cross again. Yalitza Aparicio is the semi-invisible maid to a wealthy family, her life a story of small moments unfolding against the backdrop of political upheaval. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Mudbound was expected to receive a clean sweep of Oscar nominations in 2017. Ada (Mame Bineta Sane) is betrothed to a wealthy man but then falls in love with construction worker Souleiman (Ibrahima Traoré). El Camino would be higher on the list were it not for the fact it really isn’t a film. George RR Martin has pledged not to contribute to the spin-off series until he finishes his long-awaited book Winds of Winter. He discovers a cult headed by Michael Sheen’s crazed preacherman, a whole lot of trouble and something terrible hiding in the dark. is tapped enthusiastically, with Liam Neeson, Zoe Kazan, Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco and Tom Waits heading the starry cast. I kept on having to come in through the door into this Dothraki tent and act drunk, so I would sit outside the door in a chair in this big freezing cold studio. Natalie Portman heads a team of researchers venturing into a quarantined swampland where the laws of nature have been rebuilt from the cellular level up. Game of Thrones wrapped up in May after eight series. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Carey Mulligan and Mary J Blige head the cast, while Dee Rees guides the story with tremendous tautness. The vulnerability in the scene came naturally, because it was f**king scary. Another planned Game of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts was dropped by HBO earlier this week. Keep an eye out, too, for a fantastic cameo from Tom Hollander. Then I started to smell him because of the smoke coming up. Baumbach is on solid ground marshalling the inter-familial tension. Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti are hilarious and poignant. The milieu is the familiar New Mexico underworld of Breaking Bad and its gentler prequel, Better Call Saul. It’s an exhausting, sometimes overwhelming watch – but with Sandler as the audience’s lodestar, it’s a journey worth staying with. Drogo's no-nonsense. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. The actor portrayed Khal Drogo throughout the show’s first series before the character, Daenerys Targaryen’s husband, was killed off. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? But when the missives are stolen and made public, she feels obliged to enter a fake relationship in order to preserve her dignity. Shunted back because of Disney’s own “live action” Jungle Book remake, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is far grittier – a children’s movie with enough tooth and claw not to feel like a fairytale. In Private Life, a bohemian middle-aged couple struggle to have a child. He's done this a thousand times. A quirky though ultimately quite dark indie movie about two misfits, Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) and Tony (Elijah Wood), on the trail off a burglar who made off with a silver spoon belonging to Ruth’s grandmother. “In Frontier all his family were killed and it was about the revenge of it all. ", When the time came to shoot Viserys' horrifying death, there were some serious technical considerations. Co-written with John Ronson, Okja is a by turns heart-warming and chilling story of a young girl (Ahn Seo-hyun) and her friendship with the titular bio-engineered super-pig. ", During the scene, Lloyd had to play it as if Viserys was incredibly intoxicated, which was quite a challenge: "I was really worried about the drunkenness looking ridiculous. Actor plays the lead in new Apple TV+ series, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. A prequel titled House of the Dragon has been ordered by HBO. Adam Sandler blazes like a diamond-drill in Josh and Benny Safdie’s sensory-rush drama about a jeweller and gambling addict trying to hold onto his sanity as his world comes crashing down. Drogo is a khal or warlord of the Dothraki, the famed nomadic horse-lords of the eastern continent beyond the Narrow Sea. Momoa agreed: "I was really nervous. Eddie Murphy puts in one of his best performances in years in Dolemite Is My Name, a biopic about Blaxploitation comedian Rudy Ray Moore, whose potty-mouthed albums and movies in the mid Seventies were credited with helping invent hip hop. When it came time to shoot I was outside the tent in the freezing cold in Belfast with a hot toddy — tea and honey — and I had a little whiskey from the hotel and put some in there. Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, and Emma Thompson head the cast in Noah Baumbach’s comedy drama The Meyerowitz Stories about worldly Manhattanites struggling with their lives of sophisticated privilege. I'm going to do it. I remember walking away from that going, 'There's some ancestral sh** here.' According to Minahan, "Drogo's gold jewelry was made of wax. Mudbound is an unflinching survey of race and politics in the Southern United States immediately before and after the Second World War. "What surprised me was how nervous Jason Momoa was, because he was so unflappable and fearless," Minahan recalled. The Dothraki are fierce warriors, skilled in battle, unrelenting in combat and known for savagery towards non-Dothraki. Cause of death: Molten gold poured over his head by Khal Drogo [Series 1] "It’s great to die on screen because you can’t really overact. What would have been Welles’s swansong is a maniacal, meta meditation on art and fame, with John Huston playing a buccaneering director – in essence, a heightened composite of himself and Welles. Sci-fi horror Bird Box is certainly flawed. Critics trounced this stylised horror starring Jake Gyllenhaal are a vainglorious art critic. Certainly, as commentary on the vacuousness of the art world it’s a whole lot of stating the obvious. Support free-thinking journalism and attend Independent events, Jason Momoa felt 'cheated' by death of his Game of Thrones character, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. "A Golden Crown," along with the rest of Game of Thrones, is available to stream on HBO Max now. For a reminder how unhinged film-making became in the Seventies, buckle up and lose yourself in this posthumous restoration of never-completed Orson Welles movie, The Other Side of the Wind. This anthology movie, titled The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, features six stories set amid the Coens’ deeply quirky and revisionist take on the Old West. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Rudd’s likability is dialled all the way up in a feel-good weepie sure to shred the heartstrings. Ultimately, it was a success — as Minahan pointed out, "...It all worked in one take.". Rickety-looking science fiction thriller I Am Mother delivers where it counts with a twisting, turning plot and several genuine surprises. She must go through a ritual where she eats a stallion's heart and the crones read the omens. It’s a by turns poignant and hilarious accent of Forte’s rise, his descent into drugs and infidelity – and his strained relationship with Lampoon co-founder Henry Beard (an unrecognisable Domhnall Gleeson). Bit more demented Independent Premium section, under my profile Carter ) parachutes into their.. In combat and known for savagery towards non-Dothraki you ready, but Cuarón was an uncontroversial pick Best. 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