The Hunger Games

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Icetalavista, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Hated Water For Elephants and would never ever read the book. I feel this is the week the movie gets knocked off the number one spot. I guess it had to happen sometime. LOL
     
  2. jl22aries

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    I read Water for Elephants and didn't like the book itself.

    Just saw the trailers for the movie, and from those it seems the director has a vivid and fantastical visual aesthetic. That might work well for Catching Fire.
     
  3. jl22aries

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    And then his I am Legend work shows that he could do post-apocolyptic-gritty.

    I can see why he was chosen.
     
  4. Buzz

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    How about Anil Kapoor as Plutarch the new head game maker? He is one of Bollywood's biggest stars and could do wonders for the movie in the Indian subcontinent. Kapoor has been trying his luck this side of the ocean with mixed results. I personally would love to see him in the role of Plutarch. BTW... Am I the only one who's own evil side loved brainwashed Peeta asking Katniss and Gale if they were officially a couple yet? Or are they still dragging out the whole star crossed lovers thing. Then Joanna answers "still dragging". hehehe
     
  5. AshleyN

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    I just finished reading the series today, and was going to pop in here and say that the entire time Finnick was "onscreen" that's who I was picturing as him. Though I admit, that's mostly due to the nonstop descriptions of how pretty he is.:lol:

    I was also picturing Michelle Forbes as Coin while reading Book 3, so apparently I share a brain with some of you.
     
  6. flyingsit

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    I like the idea of Ryan Kwanten as Finnick.
     
  7. tarotx

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    When I think of Francis Lawrence I always think of Britney's I'm a Slave 4 U video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzybwwf2HoQ

    The short time is the reason he's the director but, depending on the script, I think he should be able to do justice to the book.
     
  8. MarieM

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    Anyone loves the soundtrack ?
    I am obsessed with Maroon 5's Come Away to the Water. Obsessed.
     
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  9. Buzz

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    I've been listening to "Abraham's Daughter" far, far too many times for my own mental health. Also have completely memorized and can sing along to Carolina Chocolate Drops' "Daughter's Lament". I really need to stop.

    (But I just bought the PERFECT dress for a showcase to "Abraham's Daughter" if we can just figure out what you could possibly dance to it and it's totally a 'girl on fire' gown....Yeah, I probably need professional help at this point.)
     
  11. vesperholly

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    WTF? Talk about glomming onto an extremely popular series/film just for hits! :rolleyes: First of all, notice that no one quoted mentions anything about HG - it's purely the reporter who adds that bit in. Secondly, if you've actually read the books, there is never any mention of spiked boulders or pits of sharpened sticks. Please.
     
  12. MarieM

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    :lol: I can get your point because Abraham's daughter is also running back to back with Come away to the Water.
    It's very perfect for dance if you ask me. It has that same hypnotic quality you can find with Dead Can Dance work. See ?
    With both songs, you could play the canon choreography, like a line starts, and all the others go over it over and over again. Well. I'm gonna stop now.:lol:
     
  13. danceronice

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    I'm thinking my teacher will go for it because it could either be a very weak/cheated tango (which I'm good at) or a closer fit to international foxtrot (which it suits well, but at which I suck and therefore need to work on.) Either way it can be really, really over the top dramatic, which NP seems to like with me (when offered a choice of Mary Fahl's soft, pretty waltz "Going Home" or "You Know My Name" from Casino Royale, guess which one he picked?) But the new dress REALLY demands a Hunger Games theme...I think I need to start with twirling.

    And I lol'd, as I bought the Official Movie Book and the costumer was talking about Katniss's interview gown and using Swarovski and I was like HAH I KNEW IT.
     
  14. michiruwater

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    Those are the two songs I am addicted to, as well.

    Plus I was making my band warm up with thirds the other day and the most Hunger-Games-obsessed person in the band started complaining, "Why do we have to do thirds? Thirds are never in anything!"

    And then I asked her to play E-minor thirds and think about 'Abraham's Daughter' and she shut right up. :HA!: Thank you, Arcade Fire.
     
  15. Buzz

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    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_N...fman_Boards_Chaos_Walking_Adaptation/25174336
     
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    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.
     
  17. PrincessLeppard

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    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.
     
  18. Marge_Simpson

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    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.
     
  19. Buzz

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    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:
     
  20. Marge_Simpson

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    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.
     
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  23. Buzz

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    Oh dear... :wideeyes:


    P.S.
    Still hanging in there in 4th place. :respec:
     
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    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. ;)
     
  25. Skittl1321

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    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.
     
  26. Zemgirl

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    ^ 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.

    I hope that one was spelled correctly :p
     
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    This is my favorite version of it :)
     
  30. Artemis@BC

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    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).