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jl22aries
04-28-2012, 03:38 AM
I have been thinking about districts 1 & 2 training their kids in academies and then have thm volunteer. Isn't it better that way so that they have the bet chance for survival and ensuring that the most volnerable like Prim and Rue are never selected?! BTW... Lionsgate are adapting another young readers series called Chaos Walking but hs latest sees sounds a little too weird for my tastes.
http://www.hollywood.com/news/The_Next_Hunger_Games_Charlie_Kaufman_Boards_Chaos _Walking_Adaptation/25174336

I don't think that the kids not receiving training in the poorer districts was a matter of choice. People living in poverty do not have the luxury of training academies, nor the time for it.

PrincessLeppard
04-28-2012, 03:59 AM
The Chaos Walking series was a lot like the Hunger Games series for me in that the first two books were good, and the everything fell apart in the third book. I couldn't even read it; just skimmed and went to the end.

Marge_Simpson
04-28-2012, 06:24 AM
The bit about the kids from districts 1 and 2 training in special academies is from the film. In the books, it is mentioned that the kids in districts 1, 2 and 4 have been trained all their lives for the Games, hence their nicknames ("careers") but nothing is said about special academies for this.

Buzz
04-28-2012, 02:02 PM
Oh yeah I remember that now and still say it sounds much better than leaving it to chance. Another teen book being given the movie treatment s Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Chidren. Looking forward to ths one. :respec:

Marge_Simpson
04-30-2012, 07:32 AM
I loathed that book. Sorry. :shuffle: I got the impression that the author started with the photos and then tried to come up with a story that fit them.

The Accordion
04-30-2012, 07:36 AM
http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=george+takei+Peeta+Katniss+Brangelina&um=1&hl=en&rlz=1W1ADSA_enCA424&biw=1280&bih=572&tbm=isch&tbnid=KhKvlbw0leKtUM:&imgrefurl=http://www.thenest.com/forums/local-boards_seattle-nesties_2-things-about-the-hunger-games&docid=l789YX3lb6i5kM&itg=1&imgurl=http://media-cache1.pinterest.com/upload/263249540688760220_xdnq6GbP_c.jpg&w=554&h=415&ei=HjKeT536JObniAK2zOBF&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=641&vpy=222&dur=172&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=164&ty=144&sig=117848736244654239069&page=3&tbnh=122&tbnw=171&start=48&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:48,i:179

Have you all seen this?

skipaway
04-30-2012, 12:10 PM
:rofl:

Buzz
04-30-2012, 12:36 PM
Oh dear... :wideeyes:


P.S.
Still hanging in there in 4th place. :respec:

Spareoom
04-30-2012, 02:08 PM
There's a photo out there somewhere of Josh Hutcherson holding a fan-made sign that said that very thing. Apparently the cast got quite a kick out of that particular celebrity name. ;)

Skittl1321
04-30-2012, 02:25 PM
I don't think that the kids not receiving training in the poorer districts was a matter of choice. People living in poverty do not have the luxury of training academies, nor the time for it.

Not only was it not a matter of choice, it was specifically NOT allowed. The careers districts likely trained for the games because they provided services to the capital that also required those skills (Peacekeepers, for example) or were favorites so it was allowed...

But even when they were going back into the arena Katniss mentions that they aren't supposed to be training before the reaping, but no one cares now.

Zemgirl
04-30-2012, 04:39 PM
^ With District 1 it would have had to be allowed due to popularity; I can't imagine what making luxury items had to do with Hunger Games training.


There's a photo out there somewhere of Josh Hutcherson holding a fan-made sign that said that very thing.
I hope that one was spelled correctly :P

NinjaTurtles
04-30-2012, 05:24 PM
There's a photo out there somewhere of Josh Hutcherson holding a fan-made sign that said that very thing. Apparently the cast got quite a kick out of that particular celebrity name. ;)

:lol: http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30400000/Peeniss-the-hunger-games-30436831-500-480.png

vesperholly
05-10-2012, 07:47 AM
Not sure if I've posted this before, but I found this lovely rendition of "The Hanging Tree": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At3XDMUCZ-8&feature=channel&list=UL

michiruwater
05-10-2012, 06:03 PM
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N96ZLalhvmI) is my favorite version of it :)

Artemis@BC
05-10-2012, 10:00 PM
I have been thinking about districts 1 & 2 training their kids in academies and then have thm volunteer. Isn't it better that way so that they have the bet chance for survival and ensuring that the most volnerable like Prim and Rue are never selected?!

Aside from the economic disparity (lack of training opportunities in the poor districts), having only "trained" tributes compete would completely defeat the purpose of the Games, from the Capital's POV. They instituted the Games to keep the districts permanently in their place, subject to the tyranical control of the Capital. If parents of the most vulnerable children don't live in fear that their kids will be selected, the power over them is greatly diminshed. I'm actually surprised that volunteering, instead of leaving it completely to chance, is even allowed by the Capital at all.

It's too bad that the movie wasn't able to fully illustrate the economic disparities -- both in terms of the hand-to-mouth existance in the poorer districts, and the gamble that youth like Gale and Katniss take by putting themselves up for extra entries for the sake of gaining some comforts for their families. Both aspects are mentioned/shown in passing, but unless you'd already read the book I don't think you'd fully absorb it -- and that's the kind of detail that really makes a dystopia story powerful (and relevant).