After James Bond, let’s take a look at another mashup icon, which is not any icon: Game of Thrones. Season 2 episode 6 created a huge meltdown, and I thought it would be obvious for us to gather around this sacred show that emulated numerous mashup lovers. Let’s focus on a small selection, a bit subjective, of mashups that I particularly loved and that seemed to be one of a kind among thousands of creations that we can find on the internet.  

Let’s start with « Princess of Thrones », a simple but greatly edited mashup, where the movie « Princess Bride » (Rob Reiner, 1987) and the TV show Game of Thrones meet in a smart way. It introduces and summarizes perfectly George R. R. Martin(s universe. For those who don’t know the series, this mashup contains violent images (but it’s one of the things that makes it worth it!): 
We also find talent here, with this successfully and anachronistically edited work, that puts Game of Thrones in the 90s. A mashup that is deliciously retro and that greatly embezzles the universe, only keeping the cute images of the show. This is a way to show that we can completely take advantage of a universe and change it with only a 2 minutes long mashup. By the end of the video, you can notice how the images contain some audio and video flaws, which creates a perfect illusion that you’re watching a VHS: 
Game of Thrones is most of the time analyzed as being a mirror to todays society, and more specifically to the American society. And I completely approve of this way of thinking! This mashup proves that point thanks to the way Donald Trump’s anti-immigration speeches are inserted in it. It is however kind of troubling and it makes you think a lot about the situation: 
Way less known than the other mashups, this one is going to speak to all of Pokemon fans, or just to those who already watched the show, at least once! This is a mashup that works using a reduced number of the show’s images where we only see the young dragons on screen: 
Let’s close this article in music, with this remix of seasons 1 and 2 that focuses on several unnoticed sound details that we can find in a Game of Thrones episode: 
I hope you liked this trip in Westeros! For those who follow our articles on the internet, you’ll see that, and I’m not the only one, I try to defend the mashup as a new form of numeric culture, because mashups show us that with one show, we can create completely different and personal works.
There are no limits, just imagination!
Do not hesitate and share your favorite Game of Thrones related mashups in the comments!
A little bonus with this video. A perfect summary of how you feel when you’re a Game of Thrones fan, I believe lots of us will relate:
Article by Antoine Menou, translated by Leila Zemirli