Weiss ’93 talks Game of Thrones sex, violence

[D.B. Weiss ’93]By A.N. Kini '13

In "The Writers' Room," Jim Rash sits down with the writing team of Game of Thrones--D.B. Weiss '93 and David Benioff--to talk about the coming winter. In this interview, they talk about the creative process and of course, the series' two most famous themes: sex and violence.

D.B. “Dan” Weiss: Literally, it’s a matter of a second or two seconds that can be the difference between horrible and funny. You’re in a hurry, you’re editing under immense time pressures and some shots it’s the difference between four frames or five frames…

David Benioff: Ned’s execution originally was supposed to be you would see the sword passing clean through his neck, and you would see the stump of his neck and blood pouring out. So then we ended up having a big argument about exactly which frame to end the sword, so you see it just passing through the skin and then cut out.

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