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My Hunger Games Movie Soundtrack
Music can make a movie. It can set the scene, complete unspoken thoughts, and make you feel like the characters in a story. There has been a lot of discussion on the cast for The Hunger Games. Almost as important as the actors in the movie are the songs. What songs come to mind as you read the books? I have a few that came right away and some that I had to search for. This is my soundtrack. It is a work in progress and I will add to it as I hear awesome suggestions and as I hear fitting songs. Let the games begin.
The Whole Series Theme Song - Uprising, Muse
This is my pick for the whole series. It talks about rebellion. Perfect for the whole series. I also really like Butterflies and Hurricanes. They could use that specifically for The Hunger Games and I'd be happy. Muse is great at putting meaningful and interesting words to awesome music.
"They will not control us. We will be victorious."
Katniss and Prim - Sister of Night, Depeche Mode
This song is perfect for Katniss and Prim. It can represent so many levels of their relationship and the story. It has to be the acoustic version. To make it more current it would be cool if someone like Paramore covered it. This version could also be left as is.
"But the cold light of day
Will give the game away"
On the Train to the Games - Only Time, Enya
I like the remix of this song. I think it would be great music for the train ride to the Capital. This song is perfect when thinking about what's to come and realizing whatever it is there's nothing much you can do about some things except wait for them to happen.
"Who can say when the roads meet,
That love might be,
In your heart."
Getting made up with the prep teams and pictures of the capitol
So one of my awesome readers named Shelia suggested this song. I had heard it, but I didn't know the lyrics. I think it's perfect for when Katniss and Peeta are being made up by their prep teams. They could show clips of that and just scenes of the Capitol and the people in the capitol. Good call Shelia!
Katniss training for the Games - Me Against the World, Simple Plan
Wow, the lyrics are so great for this movie. Really this song could apply to all the victors as they are training and preparing for the games. It will be interesting to see the Capital and the training center. I hope they don't cut too much out. The books aren't horrendously long.
" We're not gonna be just a part of their game. We're not gonna be just the victims."
Entering the Arena - I Love Playing With Fire, Joan Jett
This is for when Katniss and Peeta are entering the arena all lit up. I love the edginess of this song. This scene needs to be a little more up beat like, yeah we're gonna kick your butts!
" Acting tough with looks that kill. You got me going and I can't sit still."
Entering the Arena - Come Out and Play, Offspring
I love this song for the movie! It plays on the idea of children fighting and the animosity between the districts. Read the lyrics to this song. They are so relevant when you really think about the Games and what happens in them.
"Your never ending spree of death and violence and hate. Your gonna tie your own rope, tie your own roe, tie your rope."
Katniss and Peeta - Before the Dawn, Evanescence
This song could be used through out the movie for Katniss and Peeta. It's so sad and sweet. They could use it several places. In the cave, on the train, then they could do a reprise right before they're about to eat the berries. I can't find it on any of their albums. There was a site that said it was from a demo? It's a beautiful song though!
" Meet me after dark again and I'll hold you..."
Peeta - The Scientist, Cold Play
This song is for the end when Peeta figures out it was all a show for the cameras. Poor Peeta. It really show the complexity of the whole situation. He was trying to figure out how to play the game to save Katniss the whole time, and then he believed that everything between them was completely real only to be disappointed. I just love this song anyway though.
" Nobody said it was easy. It's such a shame for us to part."