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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 to be More Cinematic, Less Witty?

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It isn’t solely the blood, sex and dragons of ‘Game of Thrones‘ that made the George R.R. Martin-adapted fantasy series into the monster HBO hit it’s become today.  Rather, it’s the show’s clever characters and well-written drama that keep Emmy voters lobbing nominations and praise at the series, Peter Dinklage especially.  So as season 3 grows in scope to incorporate Martin’s bigger books, who’s saying the show’s upcoming run will be less “clever” and more “cinematic?”

Much as ‘Game of Thrones’ season 3 will blow up the balloon with its budget, scope and size by adapting series creator George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Storm of Swords’ novel, we wouldn’t want the story to gloss over the more character-specific stories that make the extraordinary tales so relatable.  However, according to a new report from Bleeding Cool of a recent interview, series writer Vanessa Taylor seems to think that the writing style will change for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 3:

I’ve actually been learning a particular lesson this season. My bosses [Executive Producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff] seem to be becoming more visual storytellers. All of the episodes of the third season seem to open with a particularly cinematic opening. And they’re less about clever dialogue and transition and more about these huge cinematic… just the visuals of it all.

And so I’m really learning a different way of writing from that. Because I think it’s quite subtle and I feel like, by contrast, the writing of the second season was a bit more conventional.

Conventional, you say?  Did it feel particularly conventional when half-man Tyrion Lannister led the men of Kings’ Landing into glorious battle during the battle of “Blackwater?”  Could less conventional storytelling mean that we lose some of the wonderfully witty character moments that punctuate such cinematic storytelling?  We certainly hope not.  We’re all for stone-cold imping, over here.

What say you?  Do you think ‘Game of Thrones’ season 3 will feel different from its predecessors?  Will the scope of the action outweigh the dramatic relationships behind it?  Tell us what you most want to see from ‘Game of Thrones’ season 3 in the comments!

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