The Colours of The Hobbit

Incredible work again by James The Tolkienist. A huge amount of work went into this post, and it is worth reading. Warning: Sheer Geekicity here.

A Tolkienist's Perspective

Is The Hobbit trilogy’s colour palette akin to The Lord of the Rings?

Perhaps one of the most striking “differences” people noticed when seeing An Unexpected Journey for the first time, was the overall “brightness” and “colour” compared to that of The Lord of the Rings.

Admittedly, one can easily notice that The Hobbit looks brighter, more vibrant, saturated and “glossier” than the dark, gloomy and matted colour palette of the Rings Trilogy.Hobbit

By colour palette I mean the overall scheme of colours in the film – the dominating tones in every scene.

There are two things I see behind such a stark contrast:

1) This is a younger, less evil Middle-earth.

2) The story of The Hobbit is not the same as The Lord of the Rings.

Frodo confusedI’m not trying to turn this post into a place where I can moan about the crystal clear and vivid…

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About Brenton Dickieson

“A Pilgrim in Narnia” is a blog project in reading and talking about the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the worlds they touched. As a "Faith, Fantasy, and Fiction" blog, we cover topics like children’s literature, apologetics and philosophy, myths and mythology, fantasy, theology, cultural critique, art and writing. This blog includes my thoughts as I read through Lewis and Tolkien and reflect on my own life and culture. In this sense, I am a Pilgrim in Narnia--or Middle Earth, or Fairyland. I am often peeking inside of wardrobes, looking for magic bricks in urban alleys, or rooting through yard sale boxes for old rings. If something here captures your imagination, leave a comment, “like” a post, share with your friends, or sign up to receive Narnian Pilgrim posts in your email box. Brenton Dickieson is a father, husband, friend, university lecturer, and freelance writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter, @BrentonDana.
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2 Responses to The Colours of The Hobbit

  1. robstroud says:

    Geekicity is no obstacle when the subject is an interesting as this!

    Like

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