Development[ edit ] Following the release of Suzanne Collins ' novel The Hunger Gameson September 14,Hollywood film studios began looking to adapt the book into film. In MarchColor Forcean independent studio founded by producer Nina Jacobsonbought the film rights to the book. The search for a director began in with three directors in the running; David SladeSam Mendesand Gary Ross. In Octoberscripts were sent to the actors, and casting occurred between March and May
Add your rating See all kid reviews. In the future, the U. In its place is Panem, in which the city of Capitol, somewhere in the Rockies, rules over 12 rebellious districts.
To maintain an iron grip, the Capitol holds an annual televised reality show, a lethal form of Survivor to which each district must send one boy and one girl. Out of these 24 teens, only one will survive.
Continue reading Show less Is it any good? For her first young-adult novel, Collins has mixed together elements both classical and modern to produce a story that, if not entirely new, nevertheless bears her unique imprint.
But she makes it her own, and the book avoids feeling derivative through her complex and poignant characterizations of both major and secondary characters, and the bewildering interplay of personal feelings and political machinations.
She does all this in the context of an all-out action-thriller told in straight-ahead yet subtle prose with a carefully calibrated level of edgy violence that never goes over the line. A story of teens massacring each other could, in the hands of a different author, have been sensationalistic and even sick but, by keeping the focus relentlessly on the personal, Collins makes it both moving and thought-provoking.
This will be a terrific discussion starter for middle-school literature groups, in which students will quickly make fruitful connections to our own society. Gregor the Overlander was brilliant, but could have been a fluke.
Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about the popularity of this series. Why has it struck such a chord with readers?
Why are you interested in reading it? Parents may want to address the many issues the author raises. How much of a stretch is it for people to see killing as entertainment?
Which reality shows remind you of the one in this book?Oct 02, · Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
Read Common Sense Media's The Hunger Games, Book 1 review, age rating, and parents guide.5/5. Selena Grey knows three things that are about to change her life forever #1 She's been kidnapped.
#2 Vampires exist. #3 Varick Cartwright is the most terrifying guy she's ever met but he might be the only one who can save her from what is about to happen. Response OnScreen takes on The Hunger Games and asks if Katniss Everdeen is really a hero.
Does the filmmaker gloss over important ethical questions? BBC History - Timelines index page. Section highlights. British History Timeline. Explore all of British history, from the Neolithic to the present day, with this easy-to-use interactive timeline.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a American dystopian science fiction adventure film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel Catching Fire (), the second installment in The Hunger Games alphabetnyc.com film is the sequel to The Hunger Games () and the second installment in The Hunger Games film series, produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, and distributed by Lionsgate.
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