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Game of Thrones uses GWB head in scene

Postby JennyB » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:02 am

I would love to been the fly on the wall at the prop department..."Hey lets use this one" "yeah dude lets see how long it takes someone to notice" And no one would have noticed had they not mentioned it in the commentaries....

Geez they're pissed now.. they're a little slow on the uptake dontcha think???

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/18789169/h ... of-thrones

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look at the pursed lips in profile.... Yup that's him!!!

LOS ANGELES -

HBO has apologized for using a model head of former President George W. Bush in a grisly decapitation scene for its hit drama "Game of Thrones."

The tenth episode of the first season of "Game of Thrones," now out on DVD, features the younger Bush's head on a stake. Commentary on the DVD notes that his head appears in a "couple of beheading scenes."

The show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss stated that George W. Bush's was used as physical inspiration to create a head for a scene in which King Joffrey shows Sansa Stark her deceased father's head on a stick.

"It's not a choice, not a political statement!" one of the writers insisted during the DVD commentary. "We just had to use what heads we had around."

HBO did not respond to FOXNews.com's request for comment, but as outrage mounted Wednesday, the network released a statement saying they were "deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste." HBO also said the scene would be removed from future DVD pressings.

The producers also attempted to explain the incident.

"We use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. We can't afford to have these all made from scratch, especially in scenes where we need a lot of them, so we rent them in bulk," their statement read.

"After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush. In the DVD commentary, we mentioned this, though we should not have. We meant no disrespect to the former President and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise."

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Re: Game of Thrones uses GWB head in scene

Postby Marie » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:12 am

More here: viewtopic.php?f=65&t=31236

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Re: Game of Thrones uses GWB head in scene

Postby JennyB » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:58 am

Oh SORRY Marie, my bad I would have expected an article about a TV show to be in ya know the TV section... :x

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Postby Marie » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:12 pm

JennyB wrote:Oh SORRY Marie, my bad I would have expected an article about a TV show to be in ya know the TV section... :x

No biggie. Mashup of politics & TV could go either way. These things are becoming less clear-cut all the time.

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