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Loved the production vid. Except for Gandalf's hat. It will still be Blue, right?


Nov 6 2011, 7:13am

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Loved the production vid. Except for Gandalf's hat. It will still be Blue, right? Can't Post

I know some of you will think I am nit picking. . . but the "Tall, pointed, BLUE hat," is a pretty definitive trait for our nearest and dearest Wizard. I understand he is "The Gray" but after an eternity of the hat being blue, I hardly see why it would be altered now. Aside from it being the sole spot of colour in his entire wardrobe, that defining hat also seems very much at home in The Hobbit movies, intended to be somewhat more colourful, and early on brighter in tone than the Rings films. It isn't some obscure point of information either. You don't need to be an Ardaphile to know that Gandalf's hat is blue in hue. The most casual quasi-fans are aware. It is plainly stated in his introductory description in both The Hobbit And The Fellowship of The Ring. . . and its blue in The Fellowship film as well. I wondered if the seeming gray shade might be related to the cameras they are using. I know they were said not to pick up certain colours well, but if that were the case, wouldn't they require, if anything, a MORE vibrant blue for the trademark hat? I don't know. Do you think it will be fixed? Do you know something I don't?

"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."

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Loved the production vid. Except for Gandalf's hat. It will still be Blue, right? AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Nov 6 2011, 7:13am
    I noticed that as well Mithrandír Send a private message to Mithrandír Nov 6 2011, 12:05pm
    I know nothing... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Nov 6 2011, 2:05pm
    I would imagine so Nightingale Send a private message to Nightingale Nov 6 2011, 3:25pm
        Thanks for all the replies, folks, and for your opinions AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Nov 7 2011, 5:55am
    Alas Elladan Send a private message to Elladan Nov 6 2011, 5:38pm
        I think you're on the right track titanium_hobbit Send a private message to titanium_hobbit Nov 7 2011, 12:06am


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