Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Why fans of “Game of Thrones” concerned about the fate of John Snow – BBC

The TV channel HBO released the first poster of the sixth season of the popular series “Game of Thrones.” The picture, which depicts a bloodied John Snow, has caused legitimate debate – after the last series of the fifth season of the fate of the character is extraordinary interest.

Recall that John Snow – one of the main characters of the epic fantasy George RR Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” and shot on her series “Game of Thrones.” On a plot of the book and film, John, the illegitimate son of Ned Stark, head of the clan Starks, at the behest of his father and at his own request sent to the service of the Night Watch. In the future, the fate of John Snow is quite bizarre (note spoilers): he meets a wild, gets good relations with them, and eventually became the head of the Watch. And (the main spoiler) is killed at the end of the fifth season (and the fifth book) at the hands of his colleagues).

Life and Death of John Snow has been the subject of extensive debate and has caused much speculation.

More often he expressed hope that this hero is alive. This is indicated by too much. For example, the actor Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow in the series, in an interview said that his contract will continue for another couple of years, that is, he will be shot for the sixth and the seventh season of “Game of Thrones.” However, the actor did not specify in what capacity – perhaps it will appear only in flashbacks.

Harrington, by the way, seen in Belfast, where the shooting took place the sixth season, with the provisions of the hero of his long beard.

A program director Michael Lombardo, HBO has expressed in that spirit that, according to him, Snow is more dead than alive. The fate of this character asked questions and other actors, which are removed in the “Game of Thrones”, but they are fobbed off by some hints or talk about their desires – like Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, half-sister of John.

On the general interest in the subject drew the attention of even the creators of “The Walking Dead” (the series on the channel AMC). After the publication of the poster “Game of Thrones” they wrote in its official Twitter: “And you guys think that’s what we torment their fans …»

It’s funny that “The Walking Dead” has roughly the the intrigue about their heroes, that of the “Game of Thrones”, but beyond the circle of fans, they do not usually come out.

For those who missed the main fantasy television series of our time and do not like dragons, recall that “Game of Thrones” characters (including the principal) are killed regularly. On the Internet you can even find a picture where each volume of “Song of Ice and Fire” on stage the death of another hero tab is inserted, and a lot of bookmarks. So why the fate of John Snow fans so excited? The explanation is simple.

The fact that fans of the series a little bit different: some have read the literary source, and others – no.

Therefore, the events that cause a shock in the latter, for example the execution of Ned Stark at the end of the first season of Blood Wedding, or in the third, first drive except in emotion: how, exactly like all the books! In this first looked at his fellow non-book down slightly: we supposedly horrified Martin cruelty even when it was not mainstream.

Martin wrote five volumes of “Songs …” conceived of seven. The first three books coming out fast enough – “Game of Thrones” in 1996, the “Battle of Kings” in 1998, “A Storm of Swords” in 2000. The fourth volume, “A Feast for Crows’ fans had to wait five years, and” A Dance with Dragons “went even after the start of the series – in 2011.

The sixth volume” Songs … “is expected in 2016. But when Martin vouchsafed to complete its semitomnik not know, it seems that even he himself.

And the death of John Snow became a kind of Rubicon. This scene is in the fifth volume of “Songs …”, the last one published at the moment, and that any data that this character happens next end. That is, all fans of “Game of Thrones” found themselves in the same position. It is interesting that the writer asked about the fate of his character immediately after the release of “Dance with Dragons”, but that – in its style – said something unintelligible. It is possible that while he himself was not aware survive John Snow or not.

Since then, the “Game of Thrones” has become a cult, its creators in all seriousness discuss how many seasons worth it to continue, eight or even ten rankings from year to year only grow.

But events such as the assassination of John Snow, the only heated interest in continuing. In addition, viewers have some hope of a sacred knowledge that is available to the authors of the television “game …”: like Martin a few years ago they scribbled rough plot of the remaining two books of his epic, and now they know almost everything. But silent – perhaps contracts for non-proliferation of sensitive information in this teleepike about as stringent as in JJ Abrams on the seventh episode of “Star wars».

The situation with these two films, by the way, are very similar: for a month before the premiere of “Awakening forces” really the story no one knows, and no leaks from sources familiar with the situation, is not there. “Game of Thrones” is also cleverly pauses, but there until the sixth season of five months. The fate of John Snow will become clear in April 2016. As usual – on channel HBO.


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