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You are looking at the unfortunate Lavinia. She is a non-character in the movies, but does play some role in the novels. Note - If you go to any of these links, there are spoilers for the third book. If you haven't read it, be wary. From the Wikipedia she is: An Avox (a servant whose tongue has been cut out as punishment for treason). She has red ...


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From Chapter 2 of the first book: To the everlasting credit of the people of District 12, not one person claps. Not even the ones holding betting slips, the ones who are usually beyond caring. Possibly because they know me from the Hob, or knew my father, or have encountered Prim, who no one can help loving. So instead of acknowledging applause, ...


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It is unknown whether Snow changed the plan for the third quarter quell to send Katniss back into the Games but it is likely that he did. A great number of the games were planned at the outset of the creation of the Hunger Games, including the concept of the Quarter Quell having an extra twist, but there's no information, either in the films or in the books ...


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These kind of questions come here over and over when we talk about adaptations (books to movies, games to movies, comics to games, etc.) and it's really simple to answer: Because movies aren't the same as books—the same applies to comics, games, manga, anime, etc. etc. Really, keep in mind that maybe the book could be a really incredible experience ...


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It's not a part of the training center. It's what Peeta did for his assessment. He's been well established in the books and films as being a very talented artist – decorating cakes, and himself. Peeta used dyes from the assessment room to paint an image of Rue and it's what earned him his 12 along with Katniss'. From the book: Peeta seems to be ...


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TLDR: We don't know conclusively, but it's almost certain that the 75th Games (which were planned) were altered to include former winners so as to kill off Katniss (and subdue the rebellion). Answer: I think you've answered your own question. In Catching Fire, following Katniss and Peeta's victories, frustration among the people is growing. They have ...


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I think there are a few reasons behind this. Firstly, it allowed Katniss Everdeen, the symbol of the revolution, to be seen and admired by all the Districts. Her appearance as a Mockingjay before the 75th Games began would have been inspirational to all the fighters in the Districts. It sent the message even though she couldn't avoid the Games and couldn't ...


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Peeta was the one that painted Rue, just before Katniss was called for her assessment. The entire scene is much different in the book, and essentially glossed over, leaving it to the audience to figure it out. In the movie, we only see the painting, and no reference to it before or after the assessment. Just Katniss' reaction to it. It reminded her of Rue's ...


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We know very little of the political system of Panem, as the Capitol tends to keep its citizens and the districts ignorant. And since everything is told in Katniss point of view, that means we learn very little. We do know that Panem is set in a post apocalyptic North America, and can simply conclude that certain terms were kept. They all speak English with ...


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I have read all three books and seen both the films. In both media, both Gale and Peeta love Katniss but not in the same way. Peeta's love comes unconditionally, with devotion, and a complete willingness to sacrifice whereas Gale's love, I think, hinges on the fact that Gale and Katniss are comrades in the revolution against the Capitol. Another way to say ...


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Judging from this interview between Suzanne Collins and Scholastic, there doesn't seem to be any other meaning in the name of Panem other than the Latin phrase which is why she chose it: In keeping with the classical roots, I send my tributes into an updated version of the Roman gladiator games, which entails a ruthless government forcing people to fight ...


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Suzanne Collins, the author of the novels, is known to be a huge fan of ancient Roman and Greek mythology. For example, from this interview: Q: Thanks to a cruel futuristic government, 24 children are chosen by lottery to compete in the annual Hunger Games—a fight to the death that’s televised live. How did you come up with that idea? A: It’s ...


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Maybe because it's a B and not 13? There is another one which is to the right which you can make out through the fence.


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We don't know, as the films/novel appear to differ. In the films, it is initially implied that he ate the poisoned berries though. We see him locked in the room at the end of the films with the berries. However, as you say Plutarch tells Katniss something different: Plutarch: Seneca decided to quit breathing. Katniss: Decided? Plutarch: It was that ...


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The posters follow the other extra-canon media presented to boost demand and anticipation for the film. This includes blogs, websites, games and video propaganda as if it were made in-universe. This is a viral marketing concept called In-Universe Marketing over at TV Tropes (Also Alternative Reality Game.) Transformers did it in a particularly big way. ...


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As far as the book and the movie are concerned, there is no rest of the world. It has also gone completely untouched by Suzanne Collins. The book sometimes implies that the rest of the world was destroyed, between wars and geological disasters (Panem is located in North America [Canada, Mexico, USA], but most of modern day coasts are shown as flooded, Sea ...


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If I recall, as Clove has Katniss pinned and is about to kill her, the two women share some dialog about Rue. Thresh hears this and kills Clove. So, to reword it, Clove gloated about the death of Rue and Thresh overheard and killed her in his anger, but also saved Katniss for his gratitude towards her for taking care of her since he and Rue are both from ...


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There's not a very simple answer to this: both love Katniss, and she makes her choice in the course of the trilogy. As of the first two books/movies, Katniss prefers Gale, but pretends to love Peeta for the sake of public opinion: In The Hunger Games, to play up the "star-crossed lovers" story in order to get sponsors. In Catching Fire, to try to keep ...


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I could not find any definite answer, but I guess it should be "The Capitol" where the hunger games were conducted. The reasons being: 1) If the dictator would have run the game in the Districts in front of the people, it might have caused another rebellion. 2) From wikia The arenas were also a popular tourist destination for many Capitol citizens, who ...


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AirieFenix has given a really good answer above, but I would also add that first-person movies very rarely work satisfactorily. A great example would be Lynch's Dune, which sought to pile on as much exposition as possible through the use of copious inner monologues in the form of voice overs. Personally I don't have a problem with the film, but many ...


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Pure and simply, Guilt. Katniss feels guilt for many things in her life. She feels guilty for leaving her sister alone with her mom as she was pulled into the Games. She feels that she is the provider to her family since her father died, and when she can no longer do that, she feels guilty for not being able to support them anymore (she assumes she will ...


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The starting points of the Hunger Games, the pedestals the elevator tubes are tied to, have explosives in them. Any attempt to ruin the game by not participating would be solved by remotely detonating a pedestal or two to motivate participation. Remember in the first movie, when Katniss walked too far away from the action, the game maker motivated her back ...


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According to Nina Jacobson, the producer, in this answer on Quora: Practically, Phil had shot about 80% of his scenes. What we had to do with the remaining 20% was to give two key scenes to Liz Banks and Woody Harrelson. In MJ1, Effie gives Katniss Cinna's design for the mockingly uniform instead of Plutarch, as was originally scripted. In MJ2, ...


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I don't recall anything in the first book suggesting that the selection process is rigged. There is a suggestion that the theme for the 75th Hunger Games was altered by President Snow as revenge on Katniss though. Children were allowed to receive extra food rations in exchange for entering their name extra times into the Tribute drawing, so it was ...


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OK, first if you have not read Mockingjay, then I would want you to know that both Peeta and Gale are Katniss' love interest as both have qualities that she adores, e.g. Peeta can make her feel safe, whereas Gale gives her strength. While Gale is ready to slaughter anyone to ensure his and his people's safety, Peeta would rather surrender himself than to ...


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Whilst answers from the movie are always good, the Mockingjay novel discusses this in its very first Chapter. It states: Almost nothing remains of District 12. A month ago, the Capitol's firebombs obliterated the poor coal miners' houses in the Seam, the shops in the town, even the Justice Building. The only area that escaped incineration was the ...


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Some good answers before this one but all of them sidelined one crucial detail or rather person: Plutarch Heavensbee (RIP Mr Hoffman) After Crane was killed due to the debacle of 74th Hunger Games, we see Plutarch being appointed as head Gamekeeper and a very close associate of President Snow. Plutarch was giving an angry and anxious Snow valuable ...


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His name is Finnick Odair and he marries Annie Cresta, a victor from District 4. She was practically cut out of the films and only plays a minor part in the books (as far as I can remember). You're conflating her with Jena Malone's character, Johanna Mason. She's the one who dresses up as a tree and strips in the elevator.


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This is just what I gathered from both the book and film. It's likely that the group was being watched by the others. If they'd left anything behind it would arouse their suspicion and risk failure. Being the larger and more dangerous group it would be more secure for them to be seen to move as a group rather than leave people behind.


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This is explained a little more in the Novel, and is easier to understand with the hindsight of knowing Plutarch Heavensbee was subversively finding ways to assist the tributes who were complicit in the revolution... It doesn't explicitly state 'Plutarch did this because of this and this...' because that would be terrible clunky writing, and Collins is a ...



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