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Game of Thrones: Bush's Head Gets a Makeover

mahiskali (1410019) writes | more than 2 years ago

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mahiskali (1410019) writes "After apologizing for using a likeness of former President George W. Bush's head in the season finale of the first season of "Game of Thrones", HBO has digitally altered the offending scene. From the commentary: "The last head on the left is George Bush. George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around."

After releasing an formal apology, HBO proceeded to yank the episode off all digital platforms, as well as halt distribution of the Season 1 box sets. The episode is now back with an altered head; more hair, less chin. Show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss later clarified, "We use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. We can't afford to have these all made from scratch, especially in scenes where we need a lot of them, so we rent them in bulk. After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush.""

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