This is a video for the new Notre Dame de Paris Graphic Novel by Robin Recht and Jean Bastide Book 1 (France)
Esmeralda is once again in red, does anyone else think this a cliche that should die? Because I’m getting annoyed by it, (future article*). But other than that I like the artwork it’s fairly simple yet effective.
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Isn’t red supposed to be a “bad luck” color in Romani culture? Ah, this sort of logic has no place here. >_>
I did a little research and yup you’re right, red is a bad luck color in Romani culture. Now I’m even more irritated with some adaptations
Only fire engine red is bad color for some Romani, but since gypsyes came from India and in India red is purity in the Medieval times it could still not be considered a bad luck color, the “red” meaning a bad luck color is something still old, but more recent than medieval era, so it had a chance that is didn’t mean a bad luck color back then. Even if it was, Esmeralda was no true gypsies nor she grown up with them, many aspects of the people with whom she lived differ from Romani gypsy life, so there was no reason for her not to wear red. Some gypsies like CalÃ³, the spanish gypsies uses red a lot, and it seems Esmeralda spent some time in Spain, she could bring this culture. Nowadays many gypsies doens’t consider red to be a bad luck color, it’s even good. But even if it means bad luck, and let’s says she wore it, did she had any good luck in the book? No, so even this way it would make sense ;)
Though, I’d like to see esmeralda dressed in a soft light pink or blue with yellowish details, I don’t know why, but for me it would be perfect. :)
My best friend, Catarina, is a gypsy, CalÃ³, we grew up in Spain, I also meet some Romani gypsies. The romani doensn’t use red a lot, but today at least they don’t see it as a bad color, but I saw many from the family of Catarina wearing red, generally darker shades, she on other hand has fire engine red as her favorite color, her most beautiful dress is this color, plus she dances Flamenco!
I’ll probably order it if I get good news from the doctor when I go in for my next appointment in about 4wks. If it’s good news I’ll get it to celebrate…if it’s bad news and I have to get just a complete hip replacement I’ll order it to have something to read when I get home from the hospital. Last time I got so annoyed with the TV and so bored with TV that I almost through the remote into the TV. There was nothing on and I was so uncomfortable and tired and I wanted to get back to my normal routine.
Once I get some bills payed, I’ll be sure to get it!
I bought my copy from amazon.fr. It’s an amazing depiction of the book-certainly worth the money. Quasi is really huge (Hulk-like), Esmeralda is drawn perfectly – she is a beautiful, lively 16 year-old girl (I really don’t want to see her die!), Frollo is…omg, just the right age, has an austere face yet he shows affection for Quasi and his obsession is beautifully shown. As for Phoebus, well, he’s breathtakingly handsome. A sun god.<3 Jehan is not featured in the first volume, and neither Fleur-de-Lys, but Gudule and Pierre (the narrator) are shown in detail. Definitely a must-have for NDDP fans!
Ahh, now I want it but funds prevent me maybe someday though ^^. It sounds like they did a great capturing the characters which is a plus
Thanks! My French is out of practice, but what better way to get back into practice.
Where can I buy it? I’ve checked Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com, but neither site has it.
I too am sick in bed…well, I have a broken hip and hurt/partially lame is a kind of sick. And the one thing keeping me semi-sane is anything NDDP/Hunchback related.
And yeah, Esmeralda in red is kind of played out…I always think of the part where Claude Frollo is describing her, wearing a blue dress and blue spangles. Yes, I’m that person in the back of the theater yelling at the screen if everything isn’t exactly true to the book.
well it’s not out State Side yet (I hope it does get a US release) and as of now it’s only available in French but you can buy through Amazon.fr (See link in post ^^)
you can also pre-order through Amazon.ca it’s coming out the 27th though it probably still in French.
Sorry I can’t be more helpful, if and when it comes out in English I make a post. I hope you feel better