The writer of Game of Thrones recently mentioned how extremely contentious it was to write the convoluted twists and turns of plot. The scenes of cruelty and brutality that were involved in the script were especially a barrier and almost induced writer’s block in Bryan Corgman.
Bryan Cogman tells THR returning to Craster's Keep was a big challenge: "That was very difficult to write. We had to establish very quickly the horrible things have been going on since the mutiny. It was very unpleasant."
The mutinous revolutionary scenes were simply too much and what came after them took a terribly forced effort to put pen to paper. The scriptwriter usually connected all the dots and somehow made sense of everything and wrote down the narrative.
One of the characters named Karl resembled Kurtz (of Heart of Darkness fame). The horrific details that got captured on camera required a monstrous imagination to pen down in the first place. The scenes of killing and bloodshed were something best gotten through quickly.
While Game of Thrones resembles Lord of the Rings in many ways, one area in which it differs is the budget allotted. It is much less than the costly LOTR.
"We don't have a Lord of the Rings budget to show everything – but I'm not complaining. Our budget allows us to do bigger things than any other show on TV.
In our first season, we would write these huge scenes and then have to cut things as we were shooting because we realized we didn't have enough time. Now we have a good sense ahead of time of what we can do," said Bryan.
There was also a sense of urgency. But the writers managed to cover a lot of gross and gory material in record time. They had to cut out many scenes too and the end result is a little like sausages.
You can digest the final product but if you see it being made, it will be indigestible. The literati on set had the sensibility and literary resources to create situations out of situations.
Their wordplay habits and schemata to generate new ideas paid off in the end. There are insane monarchs and executions in Roman fashion to boot. All in all, Game of Thrones is a sight that will tire your eyes out with all the blood and barbarism.
The writers behind the show tried not to concentrate on ethics alone since some graphic details went into the extra-ethical realm. It was entertainment and sometimes such fictional regions have a lot of darkness in them.