The Giver

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WATCH: ‘The Giver’ featurette highlights author Lois Lowry, and black and white plot device

April 11, 2014

Fans were concerned with one major distinction that the first released trailer failed to portray and that was the missing black and white plot device that is so important to the book. Well, fans can rejoice now! Yahoo! Movies released a featurette restoring a bit of faith in the newly adapted, ‘The Giver’. In the feature, author of the best selling novel, Lois Lowry speaks of the plot surrounding Jonas character, whose played by Brenton Thwaites. ‘The Giver’ hits theaters August 15th, 2014.

Synopsis: In a perfect world where there is no conflict, racism or sickness, every member of society has a specific role, and 16-year-old Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memories. As Jonas uncovers the truth behind his world’s past, he discovers that many years earlier his forefathers gave up humanity in order to have a stable society.

Did this restore your faith for a successful adaptation?

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  • Nortia

    So, does that mean that they are considering the black and white for the actual movie or was this made for publicitary reasons? Either way, I loved the clip. I think if they restored this little thing, I would be happy to accept the age change of the actors

  • Greenleaf17

    I can’t wait for this movie, it’s one of my favourite book and I can’t wait to hit it on the big screen :) I’m so happy about the black and white, it looks really good :D

  • Amelia B

    No, they already had the B&W planned for the film. When they make B&W films nowadays, they film in color and put it into B&W later (see the film Pleasantville for a good example of blending color and B&W), so I’m sure when the first trailer hit, they were still in the process of doing this and had to just go with what they had at the moment.