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Formulating 'The Hunger Games' Part 2: Evolution of the Mockingjay

From Death Race to The 10th Victim, may the odds be ever in your favour!

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Fascism Is Not Fun: Katniss, Capitalism and Media Blindness

The German silent film classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) eerily displays the same ideological ground as The Hunger Games (2012). In fact, they may be similar cultural markers of the consciousness of these respective civilizations, although they appeared during distant epochs.

Scott Thomas Smith
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The Sky Is Falling: Images of Mass Destruction in 'The Avengers'

If you find yourself in a Hollywood film this summer and you’re not wearing a cape, watch out for falling debris.

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‘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.

Rebecca Keegan - Los Angeles Times (MCT)
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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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