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Season 7 Episode 1

Song of Ice and Fire

In the mid ‘90s George R.R. Martin began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since.

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Episode Outline

Episode Plot: Arya makes a lasting impression, the Hound sees a vision; Daenerys comes ashore.

Title Reference: Daenerys Targaryen’s ancestral home where she lands on the soil of Westeros for the first time since she was an infant.


General Notes

The Title Sequence

maintitleThe title sequence is notably different now that no storylines take place outside of Westeros. The production team explained that there are actually formal rules for it:

  • They are required to show four locations: King’s LandingWinterfellThe Wall, and “wherever Daenerys is” at the moment. Daenerys’s travels far to the east explicitly helped show just how vast their fictional world is, i.e. the Dothraki or Slaver’s Bay, that it’s bigger than just the continent of Westeros. The Season 7 title just focuses on Westeros itself.
  • They physically only have so much time for the camera to move around, so they can only show a limited number of locations in each (never more than six so far).
  • They only make specific title animations for locations which they know will be recurring, to justify the time and expense in creating it (they never made an animation for Volantis or Runestone). Now that Oldtown is a major recurring location for Samwell’s storyline, they introduced a new title animation for it starting in this episode.
SOURCE: Game of Thrones Wiki

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Composer: Ramin Djawadi


Episode Plot: Arya makes a lasting impression, the Hound sees a vision; Daenerys comes ashore. 

Title Reference: Daenerys Targaryen’s ancestral home where she lands on the soil of Westeros for the first time since she was an infant.


PRODUCTION

  • Director: Jeremy Podeswa
  • Writers:
    David Benioff & D. B. Weiss
  • Cinematographer:
    Gregory Middleton
  • Editor: Crispin Green
  • Air date: July 16, 2017
  • Running time: 59 minutes