Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"The Hunger Games" Jennifer Lawrence and Pop Culture

Dark Parable

Good thing author Suzanne Collins didn't listen to people who called Television "The Boob Tube" - had she done so, we likely would never have read "The Hunger Games" - Collins, it is explained, got the idea for her best-selling book by way of channel-surfing via the tv remote. On one channel she saw images of people appearing as contestants on a reality show and on another footage of the invasion of Iraq.

The mash-up of video took place in Collins' head, giving birth to the post-apocalyptic world of Panem, and the wonderful characters that populate its districts.

Eager anticipation and innovative casting are making for what is expected to be a record-breaking opening weekend for The Hunger Games.

The British won't be watching the same cut of 'The Hunger Games' as those of us here in America.

The book is being used in the classroom as a teaching tool!

Translating the book into film involves money - plenty of it - and hair and music

"The Hunger Games" - March 23rd

Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" is set in post-apocalyptic North America in a nation known as Panem.

The Hunger Games is first in a trilogy... (why so many "trilogies" anyway? Did that all start with that darned "Hobbit" series?)

Panem consists of 12 districts overseen by an oppressive, controlling government.

16-year old Katniss Everdeen (District 12 aka "The Seam" - what once was Appalachia) illegally hunts in the woods near her district to provide for her near-starving family.

The government of Panem annually holds "The Hunger Games."

Two teenagers from each of the twelve districts are selected by a lottery to represent their district in a televised fight-to-the death reality show.

Everdeen volunteers as tribute after her young sister Prim is selected to compete. Now for the "Buzz":::Whatever happens with the movie, "The Hunger Games" has given Jennifer Lawrence's career (and byprod career as a magazine covergirl) "thrust" - the kind of which we have not seen in a long time. I guess the moviemakers are confident they have a winner, and not an Ishtar...Tags: ,


BUZZ ::: Westchester's own Stanley Tucci is part of the cast. LoHud promises "a terrific interview with him" come Opening Day March 23rd.
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  1. That surprised me that the book is now used as a teaching tool! Dystopians can now be adapted at school? Hmmm...


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