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Game of Thrones' Tower of Joy Scene Is Vastly Improved With the Music of Ennio Morricone

For those of us who don’t read the books, Bran’s visions have finally shown us one of the most important places in Westeros: the Tower of Joy. A whole lot of guys died there, including dual-wielding badass Sir Arthur Dayne—the best and most knightiest knight to ever meet an untimely death. But for one YouTuber, the scene was missing a bit of gravitas.

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When anything requires a sense of awe, the obvious place to turn is the music of Ennio Morricone... you know, the composer for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, and basically every other great spaghetti western since the beginning of time itself. This sepia-tinted fan re-edit also crops the brooding, gritty swordfight to a widescreen aspect ratio for even more of that Sergio Leone feel. But honestly, the music alone would have worked wonders. “The Ecstasy of Gold” could make drying paint look brave.

Did you watch the lightsaber edit of this scene? Sorry to say, you’ve wasted your time, because this is clearly the superior version.

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DISCUSSION

While the scene itself was pretty great, I really disliked what they did with Dayne. His two handed style was cool but meant that they completely ignored the importance of his fabled white sword Dawn. Plus, when they initially showed what I assume was Dawn it looked like any other sword pulled out of the shows armory. Disappointing.