In Polite Fight, we examine the cinematic storytelling of our favorite TV shows, sometimes even fighting over them—politely, of course.
The third episode of Game Of Thrones season six, “Oathbreaker,” has Gus and John excited to discuss the show’s use of small actions and body language to accentuate its characters’ emotions and hidden agendas. Gus notes the role eye contact plays in gradually reintroducing Jon (Snow, not Teti) into the world of living, and John (Teti, not Snow) compares the tactics employed by Varys and the High Sparrow to manipulate their scene partners. We also break down Arya’s fantastic training montage, looking at some standout editing and lighting choices.
And this week we bring in a pair of sharp comments from last week’s Polite Fight that shed new light on scenes we previously discussed. Bubbles Wrap points out a key detail about that dress Cersei Lannister was picking at, and emeeme makes an observation that elucidates the contrast between “real” violence and the more cartoonish deaths we saw in “Home.”