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Didn't Love the Hunger Games Movie? Watch it again!!
Did you love it? Hate it? Eager for Catching Fire?
The Hunger Games movie is the film adaptation of the brilliant young adult series of novels by Suzanne Collins. In fact, Collins also wrote the script for the movie!
If you're anything like me (a true Hunger Games fan!), then you've been on the edge of your seat for a while waiting for the movie version of the story to be announced. I've seen it twice now and am eager to see it again. How many times have you seen the movie? Will you go one more?
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Will YOU be there?
Do you plan on seeing The Hunger Games on 3/23/2012?
So what IS the Hunger Games anyway?
Hint: It's not a video game!
In the space that was once North America, a new country has grown up, a country called Panem. Three quarters of a century ago this country went to war against itself. The people of the thirteen districts of Panem went to war against the Capitol, and the Capitol won the fight, but not before destroying District Thirteen, the District that once produced nuclear weapons. Now the government has total control over the people, who both live and die in the districts into which they are born.
Unless, of course, they are selected for the Hunger Games.
Once a year in the summer, the Capitol sends an escort into each of the remaining twelve districts in order to select one boy and one girl (between the ages of twelve and eighteen) to go into the Hunger Games, a vast arena in which the twenty-four "tributes" must fight to the death, because only one can be declared the victor.
The books are written from the point of view of Katniss Everdeen, the female tribute from District Twelve (the coal mining district, widely considered to be the least likely district to win the Hunger Games). The movie, however, will expose a different perspective, also following the lives of the people who are left behind, such as Katniss's mother and sister, and her best friend Gale.
Collins is quoted as saying "I feel like the book and the film are individual yet complementary pieces that enhance one another." (source) It's going to be interesting to see how this turns out. I, for one, am a bit nervous that there will be too little Arena action in the film adaptation of the story, and as always, I recommend that readers of this page read the books.
For those of you who are thinking "I can't get into that! I'm not into video games and that kind of stuff!" let me tell you: this isn't about video games. The Hunger Games is a series of dystopian novels by Suzanne Collins, not a video game!
Gary Ross Directs The Hunger Games
Gary Ross, the director of The Hunger Games movie, started out as a screenwriter, according to Moviefone. He has had quite a fascinating life, starting with his experience at the University of Pennsylvania. He dropped out before he could finish, however, wanting to gain some real-world experience. He started out his career wanting to write novels, but Paramount hired him and he was hired as a screenwriter. His first scripts failed, however, but Ross persisted and finally penned Big, which was a blockbuster hit in 1988. (Fandango) Ross continued to write comedic scripts for several years, including Dave and Lassie.
In 1998 Gary Ross began his directing career with Pleasantville, strengthening his resume of political movies. He did begin producing, however, the previous year. Since then Ross has produced a movie every few years, culminating with his directing The Hunger Games movie.
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The Hunger Games is the Creation of Suzanne Collins
Some readers might be surprised to learn that Suzanne Collins worked on the screenplay for The Hunger Games movie along with Gary Ross, but as it happens, she's been working on screenwriting for most of her career, writing scripts for children's television shows on Nickelodeon for shows such as Oswald and Wow, Wow, Wubzy! Later she wrote The Underland Chronicles, a five part fantasy series for children. Most recently she penned the wildly popular Hunger Games series. She worked on the script with director Gary Ross.
Fans of the book series have already noticed some differences between the books and the upcoming movie, however, such as the absence of Madge Undersee, the mayor's daughter and Katniss's friend who gives her the Mockingjay pin in The Hunger Games. Obviously some changes needed to be made in order to make the film work, and Collins explained some of this recently with regard to the fact that the movie will in some ways be more dynamic than the books, following the lives of the people back at home in the districts.
I'm up in the air as to whether or not these changes are a good thing, but right now the film is getting outstanding reviews on IMDb!
Dress as Katniss for Opening Night!
Dressing up for opening nights of movies is a popular trend, and I'm sure that you don't want to be left behind when you arrive at the theater and there are hundreds of people who are dressed up like primary players in the movie! Gear yourself up by dressing as Katniss Everdeen, or see below for other characters from the movie.
You have a few different options for dressing up as Katniss. My suggestion is to dress like District 12 Katniss or as Katniss from the Arena since these are the easiest costumes to put together without paying a small fortune for a dress that lights on fire! I've given some suggestions below, and also supplied an addition that will give you more of an "Arena" look.
Your first option for a costume for Katniss is to dress as District 12 Katniss, Gale's best friend who hunts with her in the woods surrounding their home district. This is the simplest costume and will most likely be the least expensive to put together due to its general lack of accessories. Just make sure to leave the bow and arrow at home! Oh, and don't forget to braid your hair or wear a wig if your hair is short and/or a color other than brown. You might even go so far as to add grey contact lenses to the mix!
These cargo pants will also double up and work as a costume for Katniss in the Arena since they are so similar to the tribute uniform that is given to Katniss and the other tributes before entering the Games.
Add a green t-shirt like what you'll see in the movie, which can also double up as Arena wear if necessary. This t-shirt is at a great price, too!
Hiking boots aren't the ideal substitute for hunting boots, but they are a good replacement for a costume!
Adding an orange backpack gives you a very effective Arena look, even without the bow and arrows!
Use Common Sense
I mean this seriously, kids. Do not take a bow and arrows into the theater. They will probably be consfiscated if you attempt to take a weapon into the cinema in the first place, but you may also be removed from the theater. This is especially bad news if your parents have already dropped you off. Use common sense! Just because the bow and arrow are Katniss's weapon doesn't mean you can take them into the theater with you!
Key Hunger Games Characters - Those not listed above
- Gale Hawthorn
- Primrose Everdeen
- Haymitch Abernathy
- Effie Trinket
Know your Tributes!
I bought this little book only after seeing it in the store and putting my hands on it. I knew exactly what I was getting, and I find the little guide very useful in terms of reference for my Hunger Games pages and for myself. However, it must be noted that this guide provides very little information about the tributes themselves, especially for those who died too early to even be named. Even the major players, such as Katniss, Peeta, Thresh, Rue, Cato and Foxface don't have a lot of information for them. Regardless, I personally loved this book for its imagery and it is one of my favorite movie guides from The Hunger Games movie.
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I own this book, purely on principle. It isn't my favorite of the Hunger Games guides that I've seen, but it has served as a good preview of what the movie is going to be all about as opposed to the books, and it helps to fill in the gaps for the reader who doesn't want movie spoilers!
This book isn't due to be released until the 23rd, but you can pre-order your copy on Amazon and have it sent to you!
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What's the buzz? Are you just as excited about the Hunger Games movie as I am? Go ahead and tell the world about how you can't wait for it to come out!
I'm not putting spoiler restrictions on this page because I assume that most of the visitors have already read the books. Please note, therefore, that if you have not read the Hunger Games trilogy that you might want to stay out of this guestbook until you have. I don't want the story to be spoiled for you, either!
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