'Game of Thrones' Viewers Frustrated by Dark Cinematography

The first half of the highly anticipated Battle of Winterfell was hard to make out.
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Sunday's highly anticipated Battle of Winterfell-focused episode of HBO's Game of Thrones started off with a wave of criticism from viewers frustrated with how dark the cinematography was.

Sunday's installment — the longest in Game of Thrones history — was filmed amid a sea of darkness, snow and, later, smoke and fire in a bid, one would presume, to have viewers experience the sense of insanity on the front lines of the deadly battle. However, it also made multiple scenes very challenging to decipher as viewers struggled to identified the living from the dead and fan favorites from the White Walkers.

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