The Game of thrones crew gave the confirmations that cavalry that charging towards Kit Harrington was real. Most of the close-up battle shots were filmed without any use of graphic technology. Three words would be enough to explain audience reactions after watching Battle of Basterds, realistic, engaging and satisfying. Here’s an insight comprising of 15 fascinating thing that actually happened behind the scene to bring this epic battle on screen for us to enjoy.
1. Cavalry of 40 horses actually charged Straight to Kit Harrington, no CGI used!
More than 40 horses actually charged towards Kit Harrington a.k.a. John Snow. There was not a single pixel placed on that shot by CGI team. The Cavalry was trained to charge straight to Kit and stop at the last second. Though the team should be proud of their work but while the crew was shooting this potentially life threatening shot, they were pretty much in dilemma. It was a bit annoying for them because they thought everyone’s going to think it was done in CGI. But according to our sources Kit Harrington himself confirmed that it wasn’t.
2. Kit Harrington Punched Iwan Rheon Twice, he apologized by buying him a Drink!
Director of Battle of Basterds, Miguel Sapochnik had plans for the shot were Jon Snow tackles Ramsay and starts belting him in the face. Sapochnik wanted to capture every possible reaction from both Jon Snow as well as Ramsay Bolton’s perspective. In his attempt he captured more than 10 hrs of footage were Jon Snow is hitting Ramsay. Kit Harrington actually punched Iwan Rheon (Ramsay) during that shot. Harrington made peace with Rheon by buying him a drink. Not only poor Iwan Rheon’s character lost the Battle and got killed off by his own hounds, but apparently he also got punched in the face twice while filming.