Kindle Fire is giving fans a really cool chance to extend their Catching Fire love by becoming a part of the #KindleCatchingFire Fan Photo Mosaic. The mosaic is in the shape of the Mockingjay symbol.
On the Amazon Kindle Fire Facebook page, Catching Fire fans can show and share their support for District 12 by contributing to a dynamic fan-generated mosaic of the iconic Mockingjay pin image. How? It’s easy! “Like” the Amazon Kindle Fire Facebook page and upload a 3-Finger Salute Facebook or Twitter profile pic to become a part of The Hunger Games Fan Photo Mosaic. Participants can then share the mosaic with Facebook and Twitter friends.
Costume Illustrator Christian Cordella spoke to MTV about Mockingjay’s more subdued clothing look. In case you didn’t know (I didn’t!) a Costume Illustrator works with the costume designer, director, and producers of a film to shape the look of each character’s costume.
“It’s underground, so it’s not going to be too much of the flamboyant dresses,” he said. The District 13 clothes are more subdued, more military in nature than the Capitol finery.
While Cordella didn’t work on the now-in-theaters “Catching Fire,” he had a hand in bringing Suzanne Collins’ descriptions of each character to life in the first movie.
“On the first one I worked on pretty much everything from the fire dress to the Hunger Games suit,” he explained. “Hopefully they matched the expectations of the viewers. That’s the hope when you approach one of these kinds of movies.”
Read the entire article at MTVread more
Capitol Couture has a nice feature on our one of our favorite Tributes, Finnick Odair! Check it out below:
A chat with the Victor who makes us swoon.
by Monica Corcoran Harel
Finnick Odair can’t recall how he learned to swim. Or the very first time he crawled on the sandy beaches of his native Career District 4, known for its bountiful fishing industry. In fact, Odair—the only man in the Capitol who can wield a trident both lethally and casually—looks like he may have emerged from the sea as an infant, glistening and gorgeous. But the golden boy certainly grew up fast when he was reaped for the 65th Hunger Games at the age of 14. (Of course, he won.) And nearly a decade later, lucky Odair seems like he hasn’t aged a day.
For the Adonis, who’s known for tying intricate knots and tossing a spear with laser-like accuracy, there can be no distractions. The Games require new skills and the Capitol is watching him closely. (We caught up with Odair just before the start of the Quarter Quell and he was deep in training.) Victors, unlike tributes, already understand the mental and physical duress that awaits them. Odair couldn’t discuss his strategy, of course. “I can’t talk about my private life either,” he said with a blinding smile. Is there a tell-all book in the works?
Here’s what we do know about the evasive Odair: First of all, his impossibly green eyes—like emeralds winking in the sunlight—are real. His tousled beach waves, too, are all natural too. He may be the only Victor barely groomed by a prep team. But his looks are second to his storied physical acuity and loyalty. And this year’s Games, set seaside, seem tailored to his strengths.
On the topic of seducing Katniss or Johanna as a ploy for triumph, Odair merely laughed. The serial flirt has been known to leave a trail of crushes in his golden wake. We also know that he has an appreciation for older women, as his former mentor and fellow Quarter Quell Victor Mags is by his side right now in the Cornucopia. With the Games ongoing, we wish District 4’s best hope control and conquest.
Josh Hutcherson stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman yesterday, Monday 11/25. Josh talked about his motorcycles and what its like to work with Jennifer Lawrence, who basically says whatever is on her mind…whatever, whenever. Gotta love that girl!
Stanley Tucci stopped by Live with Kelly and Michael to talk about Caesar Flickerman’s prosthetic teeth and more. This is only a part of the interview so hopefully more gets released later.
Just when we thought we couldn’t love Elizabeth Banks anymore then we already do, we find out this information!
In “Catching Fire,” Banks managed a sly wink at the infamous quote while offering a running commentary on the Capitol landmarks she’s walking Katniss and Peeta through: “The library, all mahogany.”
“I brought that back, I threw it in there,” she said of the line, which was unscripted. “I did it, and Francis called cut, and I went over to him, and said, ‘You have to keep that in the movie, because the fans will go bananas.’ ”
Lawrence left it in and the fans did indeed go bananas, if exclamation point-filled Tumblr reactions are any evidence. Banks didn’t just put her own spin on hardwood references though. She also revealed that the “curtains” comment about a fellow Capitol citizen’s choice of accessory, as well as the memorably snapped “chins up, smiles on” tossed in the glum Katniss’ direction were her ideas.
“I get to improv a lot with Effie, which is fun,” she said. “There were really very few words scripted so I got to have fun with that sequence.”
Read more at MTVread more
Fandango interviewed Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence for their web series, Weekly Ticket. They were asked to play a game called The Newly Friend Game to see who knew who better. Of course, with these two, hilarity ensued! Watch the greatness below:
FX Guide breaks down the key visual effects shots in Catching Fire with VFX supe Janek Sirrs.
Sirrs oversaw around 1200 shots in the final film, which broke down between the vendors roughly as follows:
Double Negative – Arena jungle and Cornucopia environment, spinning island and tidal wave digital water work, finale jungle/dome destruction, fog, birds and the bigger Capitol sequences such as the Avenue of the Tributes (VFX supervisor: Adrian De Wet)
Weta Digital – Digital monkeys (VFX supervisor: Guy Williams)
Method Studios – Victor’s Village and robotic cameras, Capitol train, President Snow’s party, Caesar Flickerman’s theater show and Mockingjay dress (VFX supervisors Stephane Naze and Matt Dessero)
Rodeo FX – D12 and Victory Tour districts environments/set extensions (VFX supervisor: François Dumoulin)
Fuel VFX – Tribute training center holograms (VFX supervisor: Paul Butterworth)
Hybride – Games control hologram and desktop graphical interfaces (VFX supervisor: Thierry Delattre)
Proof Inc – Previs and postvis
Since this post contains major spoilers, head on over to FX Guide to read about how the key visual effects shots were created.read more
AMC has a cute unofficial look at each district in Panem, the Victors that will be involved in the Quarter Quell in Catching Fire, as well as some info about each district. You can also check out a cool infographic by clicking here.