We had a chance to read through the Hunger Games cover story in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, and it is filled with great stuff! Here are the 상단, 맨 위로 things we learned (and loved!) from the article:
On the PG-13 rating – Nina Jacobson said, “When I first read the books, of course I asked myself ‘How can 당신 do it?’” Gary Ross said, “You don’t need to be gratuitous in order to be honest and capture the intensity of the book … Is it violent? Yes. Do we back off from what it is? No, we don’t. But I’m not interested in violence for violence’s sake. This is a character’s story; it’s about Katniss’ journey.”
Josh and Jennifer’s relationship - The two actors lean on each other for support as they gear up for movie’s release. Josh said “I’m constantly texting her, like ‘Oh boy, here we go.’ It’s kind of like we’re getting ready for our own Hunger Games.”
Jennifer and Woody’s first meeting – “I walked to his bus to introduce myself, muttering the whole way, ‘Hi, I’m Jen. Hi, I’m Jennifer. Should I go Jen 또는 Jennfier? Should I say I’m Katniss? No, he probably already knows that.’ So I walk onto bus and first words out of my mouth are ‘Hey Woo – is that a sex swing!?’ It was in fact a yoga 그네, 스윙 hanging from the ceiling.”
Jennifer and Gary’s relationship – “When you’re working all 일 long every 일 for four months with an actress who’s in every frame of the movie, you’ve gone through a journey together that is almost different from the rest of the experience. I don’t know how to explain it, but 다음 to my own kids … It’s a very very special relationship”
Nina Jacobson on splitting Mockingjay into 2 films – “It’s too soon to say. I’m deeply committed to Suzanne, and she entrusted me with her books, and I’m never going to do anything with that trust.”
Soundtrack tidbits – Taylor 빠른, 스위프트 said T-Bone Burnet wanted to make what future Americana and bluegrass 음악 would sound like. They used vintage microphones, like 50 yrs old, for a warm throwback feel.
Sticking to the book - Everyone involved with film stayed dedicated to the 출처 material. Jacobson said “A really cheesy version of the movie would have aged up the characters 또는 glamorized the violence. 또는 it would overplay the 사랑 triangle, when this book is about so much 더 많이 than ‘Gee, which boy do I like?’”
4 things we won’t see in film – Here are a few things from the book that the 기사 reveals didn’t make it into the movie:
Madge – Jacobson said, “You have so little time to establish these characters. So if Madge has to get thrown under the bus so 당신 can make sure that an audience who hasn’t read the 책 understands the devotion between Katniss and Prim, then that’s what 당신 do.”
더 많이 than glimpse of the Avoxes … – Gary Ross said “We have Avoxes, but we don’t digress in the film. I think it’s a wonderful way to populate the world, but there are just certain [cutbacks] that have to happen.”
… 또는 the Prep Team – Katniss’ Stylists will be introduced, but we will have to wait to get to really know them. Cinna is focus in this film.
Capitol Gadgetry – Cool things, like pushing a button and 음식 will appear, will not be in movie. Jacobson said “We didn’t want Capitol to appear too fanciful, It has to appear ominous and threatening. The Capitol has to be a mind-blowing experience, but it can’t be Whoville.”
Also, the writer from EW saw an early cut of the Cornucopia scene and said, “If the footage Ross just shared represents the tone of the entire film, rest assured the movie will be every bit as raw and harrowing as the 읽기 experience.” Yes!