A new making-of featurette from the Game of Thrones Season 6 (opens in new tab) Blu-ray release shows how the crew made that extended, one-shot scene of Jon Snow in the Battle of the Bastards. Creating one of the most compelling action scenes in television history all with a single camera takes some significant prep work, it turns out.
Here's the clip starting with an introduction from director Miguel Sapochnik, via Vulture (opens in new tab).
I love watching actors stab their swords through one another's armpits. It's deeply gratifying that the dumb sword fighting moves I did while playing around as a kid are actually useful for producing grand, special-effects assisted fight scenes. We'll see if Game of Thrones Season 7 (opens in new tab) can top the Battle of the Bastards when the penultimate season debuts in summer 2017.
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