WARNING: This article may include light spoilers for the final episode of Game of Thrones, Season eight, Episode six (S08E06). We're not ruining any plot points, but there are photos and short videos below from one of this episode's scenes.
So I always wonder if they run their shoots where actors don't always know the camera that is on them is rolling. Perhaps they think the director is only shooting from a different camera and so they don't have to worry about being seen.
And then, when they get to post-production, these moments where the actors are acting natural and don't realize they're being filmed end up being used in the final edit of the episode... which, again, is fine... if someone is paying attention to the nitty-gritty as they should be.
So if this water bottle was spotted in post-production, why wasn't it digitally removed?! And if it wasn't spotted at all... then give that job to one of the many fans who noticed it almost instantly. Someone needs new glasses.
Fans were obviously more than a little unimpressed, especially because of all the stupidity I mentioned above.
When the writers just want to get over the show and leave a water bottle in the scene #GameOfThrones #watergate2019… https://t.co/mrCqQtkjKo
It's not just about the show being rushed, either. It's about ruining the finale of a show that so many people loved so much. Things like this completely obliterate any suspension of disbelief. How can I see Westeros when I'm seeing water bottles? How can I see Daenerys and ignore Emilia Clarke when there's a Starbucks cup in a shot?
This is why it's frustrating: because as a fan who has paid for everyone involved in the making of the show to get rich, all I'm asking for is the experience, the suspension of disbelief. And with things like this, I feel robbed.