Daenerys' wings in Game of Thrones have inspired the hilarious ‘film studies’ meme
21 May 2019, 15:34 | Updated: 23 May 2019, 10:14
A new Game of Thrones meme is everywhere and it involves Daenerys' dragon wings...
'Film studies' memes are breaking the internet and it's all thanks to Daenerys' dragon wings in the Game of Thrones finale.
Game of Thrones may be over but the memes keep on coming. Yesterday alone, the franchise blessed us with the Bran the Broken meme and the Brienne writing meme. Not to mention the finale itself resulted in some of the funniest memes the TV series has ever inspired. The Game of Thrones fandom isn't done just yet though and now Daenerys' dragon wings in the episode have been immortalised in the form of the 'film studies' meme.
How did Game of Thrones inspire the 'film studies' meme?
The final episode may have disappointed many fans but one thing about it, which received nearly universal praise, was the cinematography - and one shot in particular stood out. Before Daenerys addresses her army in King's Landing, after burning down the entire city, Drogon takes off from behind her. The 'shot' is perfectly timed so that it looks as though Daenerys actually has dragon wings herself. A true dragon queen.
Multiple people were quick to single out the moment on Twitter and one person wrote: "shot is brilliant and should be shown in any film study class". Naturally, this sparked debate. Some people thought that it's a pretty obvious metaphor, meanwhile others weren't sure if it was that impressive beyond CGI. The internet then began using the quote and applying it to other iconic (and hilarious) scenes.
The tweet which launched a thousand memes.
This is a great shot idc.
Ace Ventura made its way into the discussion.
I mean. A lot of thought went into this.
People made sure that Detective Pikachu was included.
this shot is so beautiful and should be studied in any film studies class pic.twitter.com/uuiLBXyIo8— dean (@deanevangeliou) May 20, 2019
It's what she deserves.
Fergie singing the national anthem was captured perfectly.
This shot is beautiful and should be taught in any film studies class. pic.twitter.com/vRiD2dS2nz— Fiona Fiona Apple Juice (@missunitedface) May 20, 2019
Wow. What a moment.
Scrappy-Doo lowkey outsold Scooby-Doo.
This shot is brilliant and should be shown in any film studies class pic.twitter.com/gBElMbaesC— Crass Iron Skillet (@SouthrnGothHick) May 20, 2019
Serving face and body.
Film studies should be cancelled if Riverdale isn't part of it.
This shot is beautiful and should be taught in any film studies class. pic.twitter.com/VcD6DKbsqX— Letícia (@theocS4emmy) May 20, 2019
The power that that has.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again appreciation post.
this shot is beautiful and should be taught in any film studies class pic.twitter.com/inFgEO78nc— Jorge Molina (@colormejorge) May 20, 2019
The placement of the cake and the wine is crucial.
Twilight hive where u at?
This scene is beautiful and should be taught in any film studies class pic.twitter.com/wmdP3jTFCd— 'Hated' Jon (@prasejeebus) May 21, 2019