subtext of red.

minespatch 09-06-2006 09:02 PM
why is there some much red in "big-o"?

think about the much use of red:
1.r.d. (red destiny)
2.Bid Duo
3.balloon
4.tomatoes
5.inside the cockpit of big o
6.cover of the novel "metropolis"
7.the inside of the Griffin (roger's car)

why? a theme throughout the series?
Chitter-Box-Kat 09-06-2006 09:08 PM
Red is a color that was born to stand out. It ties in the whole monochrome/sepia palaete of Paradigm. And the color itself has many ties to emotion and symbolism. Love, anger, righteousness, warning, crests of families... The color red has a surpluss of purposes.

At least, that's how I see it.

And you forgot Alan Gabriel's impossibly red lips, though I don't think that really counts.
Big Money 09-06-2006 09:12 PM
Motif, more than a theme. Half of the things you listed are Union things, the other half are black+red look good, and the other one is Tomatoes, which is its own thing.
Dominus of Requiem 09-06-2006 10:23 PM
true but then again what if Big-O had a red coating instead of black

ohhhh and a electromagnetic beam riffle like GUNDAM SEED AND!!!!!...

and went off topic didnt i?
minespatch 09-06-2006 11:57 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Chitter-Box-Kat
And you forgot Alan Gabriel's impossibly red lips, though I don't think that really counts.


i didn't want to add a characters outfit detail as important as the other things that i listed.
Nazrael 09-07-2006 05:19 AM
The Union things are red because they themselves are tomatoes.

The red on Big O could represent Roger's feeling of being something else (being a tomatoe, robot, etc.). And it isn't until Big Fau fights him that all the red on Big O is gone.
wehavecometoterms 09-07-2006 08:53 PM
maybe the animators liked the color red
Dominus of Requiem 09-07-2006 09:16 PM
yes that could be it but still