I know that many people who come to my blog are looking for one of two things. The publication date of the third book in Kerstin Gier’s trilogy, Emerald Green (I can still only say Goodreads and Amazon list it as October 2013), or news about the upcoming German movie of the first book, Ruby Red. The release date in Germany is March 14th and imdb lists another one for Russia. I still don’t know if the movie will be translated into English but if everything else fails, I’m sure you can buy the DVD with English subtitles. Do not despair.
Because it is a German movie and I’m a German speaker, I have sifted out some interesting movie clips, images, and tidbits from the interwebs. The links will all lead you to youtube, for your fangirl movie clip watching pleasure. Because I like you guys. And it’s Sunday…
Here is a clip of Gwendolyn/Gwyneth being dressed up by Madame Rossini.
I won’t translate the whole thing for you. The gist of it is that Madame Rossini calls herself a genius for incorporating modern fiber (light-weight stays) into an authentic Rokoko dress. When Gideon walks in, he calls Gwen “very authentic” and Madame Rossini loses it because he isn’t wearing his canary yellow tights and calls him a little rebel.
Have another clip, this time it’s Gideon picking Gwendolyn up in a limousine.
I especially like the two girls going “Oh God, he’s touching her. And now he’s kissing her.” Leslie, honest as she is, tells Gwen that on second glance, Gideon isn’t half bad to which Gwen replies “meh”.
This is Gwendolyn’s mother telling the Circle that she is, in fact, the Ruby.
Those of you who have read the book (I’m assuming that’s everyone) already know why it was Charlotte who got the time travel education and not Gwen. Gwen’s mother explains how they blackmailed the midwife to change Gwendolyn’s date of birth, in the hope that it was Charlotte who had inherited the time travel gene. Charlotte’s mother takes the moment to call Gwendolyn clumsy and her brain the size of a pea. Charming, right?
Here is Gwendolyn being officially named the Ruby.
When she and Gideon walk in, she asks him not to leave her alone. They tell her she will find her particular magic but, Gwen being Gwen, she doubts them and wants to know what the mission is. If you know the books, you know they’re not going to give her much of an answer.
This is Gwen taking Gideon out to have Indian food.
It’s pretty self-explanatory. But I do like Gwen calling Gideon “The Diamond. The toughest of them all” when he chokes on his Tandoori chicken a second time.
Here’s my personal favorite. Gwen and Gideon meet for the first time.
In the opening shot, Gwen narrates how insane her family is, how Aunt Maddy likes all things supernatural, how Charlotte thinks of herself as the eight wonder of the world. Then Gideon mistakes her for a waitress. I think it is because of things like this that every girl who has ever been called clumsy can relate to Gwen (or Gwyneth, depending on the language you read the book in).
This is Gwen’s first time travel (not youtube).
Her Aunt Maddy sends her to get her lemon drops and Gwen, feeling dizzy and strange, falls down the stairs and ends up… well, a couple of centuries ago, being accused of trying to steal some bread.
If you still haven’t had enough of Ruby Red, you can check out the trilogy’s Facebook page. I’m sure it will cover all the news.