‘Game Of Thrones’ VFX: Behind The Scenes In Daznak’s Pit, Daenerys Exit On Back Of Her Dragon, (VIDEO), Highlight Hollywood News

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It was the greatest TV series exit scene in history, and it rivals anything on the big screen.  68,000 extras applied for the 500 positions employed.  “The Dance of Dragons,” arguably the second best episode of Game of Thrones Season 5 (“Hardhome” being number one), showcased some of the show’s very best special effects work. Wired recently posted a new video showing how much of it was done. gameofthrones15_187

After torching our hearts with the death of Shireen Baratheon, Game of Thrones cut to Meereen and the gladiatorial games in Daznak’s Pit. Then, as if the intense excitement of the ambush wasn’t enough, the tender moments between Jorah and Dany and then Dany and Missandei were exceptionally written and acted.   gameofthrones15_184

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Then add Drogon’s shocking entrance to save his Mother, the Dragon Queen, the  Harpy barbecue, and the events at Daznak’s Pit were nearly enough for me to forgive the show the lazy scenes in Dorne, and that couldn’t have happened without the convincing (for TV—let’s be reasonable) special effects. As you can see from the video, “The Dance of Dragons” definitely earned Game of Thrones its Emmy nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects.  See VIDEO HERE! gameofthrones15_189