Monday, March 19, 2012

Movie Monday: The Hunger Games


I love books (clearly) and I love movies, so I thought it would be fun to feature more book-to-movie info on Steph's Stacks. I would love to hear about some of your most anticipated book-to-movie releases!



Yeah, baby!!! It's Hunger Games time!!! I can't wait! Every trailer or clip I see is fabulous and true to the story. I've read and re-read Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games series. So, naturally, I'm rabid to see the film at midnight on Thursday.

I think though, that The Hunger Games movie will translate well to people who haven't read the books. (Probably even better than Twilight.) If you've never read the book, here's some info for you (In case you haven't guessed, I highly recommend that you check it out!)



Book Scoop (Goodreads):



In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister Primrose, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before — and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.



“You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”

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“One more time? For the audience?" he says. His voice isn't angry. It's hollow, which is worse. Already the boy with the bread is slipping away from me.
I take his hand, holding on tightly, preparing for the cameras, and dreading the moment when I will finally have to let go.”
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“I want to do something, right here, right now, to shame them, to make them accountable, to show the Capitol that whatever they do or force us to do there is a part of every tribute they can't own. That Rue was more than a piece in their Games. And so am I.”



Movie Info: (IMDb) Release Date 3/23/12



Director: Gary Ross

Writers: Gary Ross (screenplay), Suzanne Collins (screenplay)

Stars:Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth









Trailer:







Next Week: Mirror Mirror Starring Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer and Lily Collins! 

What book-to-movie adaptation are you excited to see? Link up with your own Movie Monday post or feel free to share in the comments below!


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