She continues, “There’s some small, like innuendos that I think people will be like ‘Oh, I didn’t catch that in the book’…because it wasn’t in the book.”
Fear not tributes for Alexander Ludwig (Cato) actually believes the film will surprise fans by how closely it sticks to the source material:
“I think it will surprise most fans because usually when you see a movie about a book it’s not really that true to the book,” he filled us in. “Or at least it varies a little. But Gary’s done an excellent job of making sure it stays very identical to the book.”
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Time for a new “Question of the Week!”
Transferring a book from page to screen is no easy task. Not only is there the issue of translating what makes for good reading to a visual medium, there is also the added pressure of a sometimes rabid fanbase who want to see a faithful adaption of their favorite books. In many cases changes are inevitable, sometimes to add more visual appeal or because things just don’t translate well, other times to increase the action or emotion of a moment, and then there is the simple fact that a literal translation would make the film hours and hours long (we know fans wouldn’t complain, but…).
Going in to The Hunger Games film, we know there will be changes to what we see on screen. Some we all ready know about, the absence of Madge, Katniss giving Prim the Mockingjay pin, going outside Katniss’ perspective, and what many of us spotted in yesterday’s TV spot, the age at which the pivotal bread scene takes place at. Now, not having seen all of these moments in the perspective of the film it is difficult to discuss whether or not they add or detract from the film, but it does bring up an interesting question we want to pose to you for this week’s discussion.
Now we aren’t talking about the entire film being better than the book (perish the thought), but individual changes to a book adaption that made us think “Hmm, I like what they did there.” Here are just a few examples where we believe the film adaption, trumps the original material in some way.
To join in the discussion, just write your answer in the comments below. And feel free to respond to others answers too.
We look forward to reading your thoughts!
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