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Thursday, April 5 2012

Not Gonna Lie: 'The Hunger Games', Twitter, and Reverse Victimization

Would it matter at all if Katniss Everdeen, a white teenager in the book The Hunger Games, had been portrayed in the film by a suitably teenage and female, black actor? For the young racists who have gone berserk on Twitter about the supporting character Rue being portrayed by an African-American actor, apparently the answer is yes.


Monday, March 26 2012

In Defense Of... Adapting Books, Such as 'The Hunger Games', to Film

As The Hunger Games phenomenon fills movie theaters, we are reminded of the age-old idea that the book will forever be better than the movie. Or will it?


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Thursday, March 29 2012

‘Hunger Games’ Is Part of a Long, Grisly Tradition in Literature

Violence committed by and against children has a long, grisly tradition in literature — as an allegory for adult cruelty, a representation of the emotional volatility of adolescence and a tension-raiser for audiences.


Monday, September 27 2010

Casting Katniss: Is Hollywood Whitewashing 'The Hunger Games'?

Rumors about casting Katniss, the olive-skinned, grey-eyed heroine of the YA sensation The Hunger Games have been flying around the interwebs and one name, Chloe Moretz, keeps popping up. There’s just one problem: Moretz is fair, blonde, and has green eyes.


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