Students reminisce at 10th anniversary screening of ‘The Hunger Games’


The hunger Games The film, based on the acclaimed book series, was released on March 23, 2012.

The film was screened in honor of his 10th anniversary as part of Student Entertainment Event’s Spring Film Series, at the Hoff Theater on Wednesday and Thursday. I attended the film to reflect on the themes of the film and their continued relevance.

“I thought it would be nostalgic, and also that I wouldn’t have a chance to see it in theaters again,” said Joy Kim, a sophomore in early childhood and early childhood special education, who was attending to the movie. “I thought it was really cool that they were showing it to Stamp.”

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There are many moments in the film that still resonate today. For example, the stark contrast between life in the neighborhoods and life in the capital reveals that the dystopian society has a pervasive classism. The film does a good job of portraying this contrast by using muted, dull colors for the residents of the various neighborhoods and bright, vibrant colors for the residents of the Capitol.

The film also still has powerful moments that surprise audiences.

“I like the scene where [Katniss Everdeen’s] showing off her dress to the public, and she turns around and she transforms,” said Navya Gautam, a second-year computer science student, who was present at the screening.

The original film was followed by three sequels that spanned the content of the rest of the series: Hunger Games – Catching Fire in 2013, Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 in 2014 and finally The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 in 2015.

The book series was a trilogy published periodically between 2008 and 2010and they quickly became bestsellers. I remember when I first came across the book, because my aunt was reading it on vacation and recommended it to me. I quickly found myself ensnared by the show and attending film screenings adorned with my very own Mockingjay pin.

“I think at the time, this movie was something new that hadn’t been done before,” Gautam said. “Since that release, I feel like there have been a lot of dystopian books and movies, some of which haven’t been as successful as this one.”

On the occasion of the film’s anniversary, The Hollywood Reporter interviewed the director, Gary Ross. He told them how he found out about the show, how he got involved in working on the film, and what he learned. He also talked about his conversations with the author, Suzanne Collins, about adapting the book to film.

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“One thing that I found fascinating was how steeped she was in Roman history and how much of that came from the Roman arena and how she learned about it,” Ross told The Hollywood Reporter. . “She explored how a culture turns into a spectacle and Rome was her starting point. I found that really interesting.

It is also said that there is a prequel film in producing at Lionsgatewhich is based on the book Collins released in 2020, The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents. The book revolves around President Snow’s life as a teenager, before he became the corrupt character you see in the main film. hunger games trilogy. Snow gets the chance to mentor someone at the Games, but is placed under the mentorship of District 12’s female tribute, who has no chance of winning. He must figure out how to help her survive as their lives intertwine.

While waiting for the release of the new film, there are three more 10-year anniversaries for films in the series to come in the next two years. Students like sophomore elementary education major Olivia Waters attended the screening of the film The hunger Games at the Stamp Student Union to reminisce about the past. She said dystopian series were popular when she was younger.

“The idea of ​​having to do with people fighting for something together in this world that is imaginable but not really something we can see ourselves in,” she says.


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