Game of Thrones Season 7 kicks off in two days with the premiere, “Dragonstone”, but are you ready for it? If our own Memory Lane recaps aren’t enough for you, HBO has just released an official series trailer — that is, one for the entire show, from season one to season six, focusing mostly on characters and storylines that survive to season seven.
Fans make plenty of amazing recap trailers like this; just do a quick search on Youtube! However, HBO recaps are rarely this well-produced or epic in scope — they are usually constructed as a typical “Previously on…” feature, more than anything else. That is not the case with this trailer, which is a work of art in and of itself, as all great trailers are.
Incidentally, just as our own Oz of Thrones published his Memory Lane for Battle of the Bastards, a great Youtube film channel I follow, “Lessons from the Screenplay”, released their own analysis on the epic battle in the North, from the perspective of a scriptwriter:
It’s a worthwhile watch, especially if you are into writing — the video essay delves into how the Battle of the Bastards sequence transitions from opposing emotions and uses the audience’s knowledge of how stories are told against them, both to great effect.