Wednesday, April 11, 2012

For the night is dark and full of maraschinos

Red silk, red eyes, the ruby red at her throat, red lips curled in a faint smile. 
Many called her beautiful.  She was not beautiful.  She was red, and terrible, and red.
GRRM is very specific about the Red Priestess Melisandre's physical appearance.  And even though I know actresses with glowing red eyes don't exist, and CGI would probably just end up looking cheesy, it still bugs me.

Melisandre should have red eyes.  Amirite?

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun.
Also, Tubular friend The TV Watcher  commented:
I feel like maybe you should have gotten Jim Caviezel to play your demon lamb cake because that was pretty much like going through the Stations of the Cross.
That's Hobo Demon Lamb to you.

My ass is delicious.


The TV Watcher said...

Perfect. I feel his Demon JesusLamb eyes judging me!

For its worth, I cannot cut into a red velvet, animal cake without thinking of the Armadillo Cake from Steel Magnolias? Anyone with me?

The TV Watcher said...

On Melisandre, I think they have done a decent job with her given the otherness of her being as described in the books.

Your pic above doesn't have it but I think they have incorporated the glowing red jewel at her throat in some or most scenes.

Whit said...

I am right there with you on the armadillo cake. My parents had a friend who catered several weddings, and they gave him a plaster armadillo for Christmas one year.

I've noticed the glowing ruby - it's very subtle, but it's definitely a nice nod to readers in the know.