Game of Thrones took a new dimension this Sunday, as players were confused if the past is back to haunt or empower. Bran Strak saw the best of two worlds. Bran experienced historical images from the seven kingdoms and woke up to find that he was being protected by his past. Daenerys reunites with the dragons from the past and gathers Dothraki subjects. Sam Tarwell is back with his family for a cold reception. Arya caught up with Lannister happenings viewing street plays and decided to take a new path. Here again, another character comes from the past.
The five major aspects you missed on Game of Throne this week include. Benjen Stark saved Bran and Meera. He was seen last in the third episode of the first season. But he was able to make an impact even during his absence. Ned Stark’s younger brother was responsible for Jon Snow’s appearance, who was a member of Night’s Watch. Benjen was off on a mission to the North of the wall while Jon was training. When Benjen did not return, Jon began a search party. Now that he is back, he will be the major part in Bran’s to be in the Three Eyed Raven.
The Heartsbane, the legendary family sword held by the family for 500 years was stolen by Sam before running away from the family with Gilly. It turned out to be one of the very few materials that can be used to kill White Walkers apart from the dragonstone. There are other two swords made of steel, one belonging to Jon Snow and the other to Brienne of the Tarth.
Bran was able to see more than what the average man can experience in a flash. He was able to see more than what normal persons normally sees in near death experience. While speaking behind the scenes, David Benioff, cocreator said that Bran had to grasp the world history in imagery. Bran is no longer Bran but a Three Eyed Raven that is not human any more. Moreover, it is the maiden time legendary Mad King makes his appearance. Daenary’s dad and Targaryen sit on the Iron Throne. Now, what does this mean? Wait and watch.
Edmure Tully was last seen during the third season in the Red Wedding murders. He is Catelyn Stark’s sibling. Edmure replaces Robb Stark in the Roslin Frey wedding. He is now out on a bargain for the Riverrun land owned by his family.
The Daenerys speech was familiar as it was from the Khal Drogo speech of the first season. The speech by Khal Drogo was one of the favorite scenes from the first season informs David Benioff, cocreator of the episode. The speech stuck with Daenerys, and she is mouthing the same words when speaking to Dothraki.
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David Hepworth claims that 1971 was always the best year of pop culture, in his book ‘1971- Never a Dull Moment.’ David Bowie made headlines first in that year at the Glastonbury festival. It was also the year in which he created Ziggy Stardust, his alternative persona; Hunky Dory was also recorded in 1971. Likewise, Sticky Fingers was released by The Rolling Stones and Exile on Main Street was recorded by them in the same year. There were record-breaking sales of Carole King’s album; heaviest rock songs were made by The Who and Led Zeppelin. Such significant songs were made in the year 1971.
The year started with splitting up of The Beatle, and the end was the American Pie by Don McLean. David Hepworth feels that the year 1971 was the most influential year of pop culture music. Other critics, however, claim that the year of influence might vary according to the person’s interest; as one might find the year 1977 influential with punk rock rocketing off the charts. Blonde on Blonde, Pet Sounds, and Revolver were the greatest mile stones in 1966.
David Hepworth however, claims that when personal choices might vary between individuals, he says that 1971 was the best pop culture year as he has given proof in the form of an entire book. Hepworth, being in the field as an editor, has keen knowledge and compares many events before concluding the success of an artist. He looks through the technological changes, the interest of the artist and many more factors.
Hepworth highly criticizes the trio Rod Stewart, Cat Stevens and Marc Bolan as old- fashioned and vague singers. He also claims that he could find the starting of modern urban music in There’s a Riot Going by Sly Stone and What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye. Hepworth also states that 1971 was a wonderful year for music that was recorded. He also states the reasons for the great musical group, Led Zeppelin to not have entered the digital recording era, despite their mystique and swagger.
He ends the book with Elvis Presley’s tour on his greatest hits, which was seen as a forerunner for the way music to be represented in the 21st century- a tour, Vegas -style. According to some, 1971 might not be the best year in pop culture. The trends identified by Hepworth, such as preferring albums more than singles was seen even before the 70’s. But, for single artists producing their songs to be preferred over live bands might have taken decades to happen. He doesn’t mention The Beatles or Bob Dylan as much, both of whom were considered the influential figures of the era.