‘Game Of Thrones’ Behind-The-Scenes Of Mance’s Execution, How It Will Matter In The Season, (VIDEO), Highlight Hollywood News

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In the season opener of “Game of Thrones,” “The Wars To Come,” we watched in sadness that King Stannis executed The King Beyond The Wall, perhaps the one man who knows the most about White Walkers/The Others.  Mance Rayder’s death will come back to haunt someone and it’s going to be huge in the season going forward. 

 

Taken prisoner by Jon Snow at Castle Black, the Wilding king thought he would be beheaded but he was delivered the news he would be burned alive instead.  In the clip above the behind the scenes footage shows just what goes into a firey death scene.

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Executive producer and writer  extraordinaire David Benioff explains Mance Rayder’s last thoughts: “He really wants to go out with some measure of dignity. He knows that his friends are going to be watching, he knows all his other generals will be there.

 

 

“That’s kind of the final indignity for him that he would die that way in front of his friends.”

 

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The big special effects issue for the crew was the fire, they had to constantly light the fire and put it out.

 

 

Renowned actor Ciaran Hinds, was not actually on fire throughout the scene it was just the power of CGI.   Ciaran says: “The idea of trying to shoot that last scene, it’s kind of complicated because how much writhing in agony do you portray? How much fear do you allow to be shown?

 

 

“So I was very dependent on Michael directing, you’re not connecting with another character or actor in your eyes you’re listening to them and you’re on your own.”

 

 

The end of the scene sees Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, have mercy on Mance and shoot him with an arrow.

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