As each day goes by, we get another photo clue to the big May 14 reveal on the official Hunger Games Instagram. Here is the latest photo:
Looks like we head deeper into the Catching Fire text as each day goes by, but where will we land on May 14? Do these clues start to make sense to you? Let us know what you think in the comments!
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Digital Spy recently had the opportunity to chat with Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman) about his time on the set of Catching Fire. During their conversation, Stanley discussed the different styles of Francis Lawrence and The Hunger Games director Gary Ross.
Director Gary Ross recently spoke to The Daily Pennsylvanian, a collegiate newspaper from his alma mater The University of Pennsylvania. During the interview, Ross talks about his career, how studying at Penn influenced his work, and a bit about his time working on The Hunger Games.
As Ross was filming “The Hunger Games” in North Carolina last year, he paused to take a moment to glance around the set.
Standing in front of him was 1996 College graduate Elizabeth Banks, who played the role of Effie Trinket in the film. Near Banks, he saw 1985 College graduate Allison Shearmur, who was then serving as president of production and development at Lionsgate — the company that put out the movie.
For Ross, working on “The Hunger Games” — one of the top-grossing films of 2012 — was largely a homecoming of sorts.
“I’d say that was the happiest I’ve ever been working on a project, and it was certainly nice to be able to share it with some Penn people,” he said.
Ross first learned of the story behind the movie after reading “The Hunger Games,” a 2008 science fiction novel by Suzanne Collins. His two children had shared the book with him, and he was immediately taken by some of its themes.
Although the screenplay Ross produced for the film was adapted from Collins’ writing, he felt from the beginning like the project was his own.
In particular, he developed a special relationship with the character of Katniss Everdeen, the film’s protagonist.
“I was really able to connect to someone who’d been raised in such a brutal world and had never been able to trust anybody,” he said. “Throughout the story, Katniss discovers her humanity in the face of an inhuman process, and that was a very clear arc and path for me to write.”
While Ross acknowledged that the task of adapting a popular novel for the screen was challenging, he was never shy about making on-the-go changes to the storyline.
He recalled one scene between the characters played by Wes Bentley and Donald Sutherland that was initially slated to appear during the first half of the movie. During the editing process, Ross and his team decided that the film’s narrative would flow better if the scene were cut down slightly and moved to the end of the movie.
“You can’t be locked down in something that’s a preconception of how you initially saw the scene in your head,” he said. “Each step of the process has to have its own freedom and spontaneity, and that’s what I love about it.”
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It’s that time of year again! Time for the 2013 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards. Nominees were just announced and both The Hunger Games and Jennifer Lawrence received nods.
The Amazing Spider-Man
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
The Hunger Games
Favorite Movie Actress
Vanessa Hudgens (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island)
Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2)
Favorite Female Buttkicker
Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)
Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)
Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
The Hunger Games series
Magic Tree House series
Note: Beginning Thursday, Feb. 14, kids will be able to cast their votes in 22 categories, including the newly introduced nominations for Favorite App and Favorite Villain, across all of Nickelodeon’s digital outlets: Nick.com, all desktop and mobile devices, and Nickelodeon’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. On Facebook, users will be able to vote from a tab on the page and the entire voting experience can be embedded directly into wall posts, and on Twitter users be able to vote using custom KCA hashtags.
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Just a friendly reminder: The Hunger Games receives its television premiere today, January 1st at Noon EST and again tonight at 8pm EST. You’ll be able to catch our girl on fire on EPIX, a premium station, or on EPIXHD.com, the station’s website.
An encore presentation begins on January 4th at 8pm EST, preceded by behind-the-scenes footage at 5pm EST.
Will you be tuning in to see Katniss’ television debut? Let us know in the comments!read more
When the song “Girl on Fire” was released by Alicia Keys, many Hunger Games fans perked their ears up, thinking of THE girl on fire, Katniss Everdeen. It seems it wasn’t just fans that noticed, as a new trailer has come out for the television world premiere of The Hunger Games on EPIX, featuring the song by Alicia Keys. With the premiere being on January 1, 2013, it’s just a few days away, but until then, check out the trailer below!read more
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for the 18th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and several of The Hunger Games cast and their recent films were honored. And be sure to look close, The Hunger Games is represented with a nomination as well!
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Winners will be announced at the Critics Choice Awards which will air live, January 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm ET on the CW.read more
Facebook has released their annual year in review listing. A look back at the top trends of 2012 and The Hunger Games has taken the top slot in both the movies and books category. In fact, for books, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay rank 1-3 as the top read books of the year. Check out the graphics below and click here to check out the other yearly trends.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Toby Jones (Claudius Templesmith) spoke briefly about his work with Stanley Tucci on The Hunger Games and Catching Fire.
He has also made regular forays into blockbuster world: as a dwarf in Snow White and the Huntsman, and a pompadoured, futuristic commentator in The Hunger Games. The latter, he says, was as enjoyable as his job gets. He’s just been filming the sequel. “It doesn’t require the hardest work I’ve ever been asked to do in my life,” he laughs. “With things like Berberian or The Girl, you’re there every day, meting out a character gradually through a story. Then this is sitting in a room with Stanley Tucci and improvising for a couple of days, in some of the funkiest clothes I’m ever likely to wear. It’s pure pleasure.”
You can read the full interview and see how Toby was turned into Alfred Hitchcock for The Girl at The Guardian.read more