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Old April 10 2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Clara and the colour red

Since JLC's first appearance in "Asylum of the Daleks," I've noticed that the colour red has been a part of each version of the character. Whether there's anything deeper than just a cursory bit of continuity, I'm not sure, but it's kinda cool nonetheless.

Oswin Oswald: sexy red dress, red sneakers, red stripes on socks

Clara Oswin Oswald: first half of episode she wears a deep red dress

Clara Oswald: the most important leaf in the universe is red; she's wearing a red jacket when the Doc meets her as a kid; at her mum's funeral, she's wearing a red coat; when we first meet present day Clara, she's wearing a red/black top; she wears red leather gloves on the motorbike, her red satchel is a continuing accessory.

Is there something there or do I just have too much time on my hands? Maybe she just likes the colour red!
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Old April 11 2013, 03:31 AM   #2
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Re: Clara and the colour red

I don't think it's more than the cute-brunette-looks-good-in-red factor...
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Old April 11 2013, 03:34 AM   #3
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Re: Clara and the colour red

I think it's a very deliberate choice by the costume department to give Clara her own visual signature, but I don't think there's any narrative reason for that choice.
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Old April 11 2013, 03:40 AM   #4
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Re: Clara and the colour red

Of interest is that Clara has died (twice!) and doesn't know it; this puts me in mind of The Sixth Sense which also marked dead characters with the color red and used it to foreshadow the final twist. Perhaps it's a reference, or perhaps it is significant some way.
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Old April 11 2013, 04:07 AM   #5
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Re: Clara and the colour red

Gep Malakai wrote: View Post
Of interest is that Clara has died (twice!) and doesn't know it; this puts me in mind of The Sixth Sense which also marked dead characters with the color red and used it to foreshadow the final twist. Perhaps it's a reference, or perhaps it is significant some way.
Or, for that matter, certain engineering and security officers from the Starship Enterprise.
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Old April 11 2013, 04:46 AM   #6
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Re: Clara and the colour red

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Of interest is that Clara has died (twice!) and doesn't know it; this puts me in mind of The Sixth Sense which also marked dead characters with the color red and used it to foreshadow the final twist. Perhaps it's a reference, or perhaps it is significant some way.
Or, for that matter, certain engineering and security officers from the Starship Enterprise.
I think that pretty much covers it
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Old April 11 2013, 04:48 AM   #7
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Re: Clara and the colour red

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Of interest is that Clara has died (twice!) and doesn't know it; this puts me in mind of The Sixth Sense which also marked dead characters with the color red and used it to foreshadow the final twist. Perhaps it's a reference, or perhaps it is significant some way.
Or, for that matter, certain engineering and security officers from the Starship Enterprise.
Heh. Well, I think it's more significant that red was a hint that Bruce Willis was dead all along and didn't know it – which is a situation much akin to the one that Clara finds herself in.
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Old April 11 2013, 04:53 AM   #8
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She looks better in red than 99% of people, fabulous!
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Old April 11 2013, 11:51 AM   #9
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Re: Clara and the colour red

And Amy had something red in most episodes, especially in her first season. It may just be a choice of the actress giving the character a favorite color rather than some deeper meaning.
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Old April 11 2013, 02:44 PM   #10
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I think they're just giving the character a color theme. That's not unusual to begin with but they may particularly want one for Clara in order to draw the connection between her separate selves. I wouldn't read too much into it though.

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Old April 11 2013, 04:41 PM   #11
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It's nice when people agree with me.
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I beg to differ.
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Old April 12 2013, 08:54 AM   #15
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Is it red? Looked Mauve to me...

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