“Rains of Castamere”

Game of Thrones is getting increasingly clever in its use of the rather mournful “Rains of Castamere” as a leitmotif for the mounting tragedy of the Lannister clan. Best use to date, I think, was the most recent episode, where the “And so he spoke, and so he spoke” part, played on cellos, emerges out of the mostly unrelated background music¬†immediately after Tyrion’s (amazing, potentially Emmy-worthy) speech at the end of his trial, leading into a full, cello-heavy instrumental version playing behind the ending credits. Ramin Djawadi, the composer for the series, doesn’t get anywhere near enough credit, in my opinion.

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