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**Edit** Book vs. Movie - The Hunger Games

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First of all, I'm only on chapter 4, so I have no idea if anything else will come up at the topic at hand. I paused to cook dinner and just can't stop thinking about it. I normally like watching the movie before I read the book (or else the movie will suck. We've all been there, right?). Well, I was going to put off reading the books 'till after the last movie, but got impatient after I found out they're going to stretch out the last book into two movies, just like Harry Potter and Twilight.

Edit: Dammit. Premature posting, thanks to my toddler.

Anyway, the part that got me thinking about was the "bread" scene. I've seen the movie twice, and both times I got the impression that she resented him for throwing perfectly good bread in the mud. But after reading the book, it's clear that it was just the opposite. She loved him for it, and felt forever in his debt. She was starving to death, and he threw it in her direction instead of feeding the pigs like he had been told.

WHY did they change that part in the movie? .......or did they not change it, and I just read the emotions wrong?

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 8, 2014 at 9:23 PM
Replies (41-50):
AthenaRadhaGaia
by Silver Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 9:50 PM
I wish the movie would've made the Janis and rue part longer. It was so sad yet beautiful and told a bit about a different district

Quoting LokisMama:

I cried so hard, during the book and the movie.

That's the only bad thing with reading the books first.  You start getting to certian parts in the movie and you just start getting a knot in your stomach because you know what's going to happen next.

Quoting AthenaRadhaGaia: I'm almost done. My favorite part has been the rue and district 11 bread thing. Shows their can be compassion in such a dark time

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Mar. 8, 2014 at 9:50 PM
Naw peeta gives her everything.

I actually really like the way they set up the end of the movie. There is actuary foreshadowing, where heavensbee talks about moves and counter moves.it was awesome. I've watched catching fire like 4 times now lol

Quoting Elyce225:

Oh, Heavensbee.  

I thought you were talking about Peeta.

I meant to say that he shows her the clock with the symbol.  There was no foreshadowing that HeavenBee was on her side at all in the movie.  If I didn't read the books I would have never suspected that he was with the uprising which they made important knowledge in the book for the reader.

Quoting Anonymous: Heavensbee never gives her anything.

Quoting Elyce225:

Huh?

He was standing on the bakery's steps and threw some bread to the pigs and the other loaf in the mud in Katniss' way.  He was intending for her to take it.

Quoting Anonymous: He never gave her anything.

Quoting Elyce225:

They didn't change it.

He regretted throwing some of the bread to the pigs and felt so guilty about it.  She was grateful for the bread that he did throw.

There are a few major things they left out of the second movie.  Like when Heavenbee gives Katniss the clock that is a Monkingjay when they dance.  We were watching Catching Fire (again) last night and I had to explain to my DH that giving her the clock was a HUGE hint that he was on her side.  She even says so in the books. 

Elyce225
by Ruby Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 9:53 PM


Yes but him doing that *to me* implied that he wanted her to know not only about the arena (not that she would have understood until she got there) but to know that he was carrying around her signature mark.  If he wanted to just give her a hint just about the arena the MJ was not needed.  He wanted to let her know he supported her.

I could  be completely incorrect but that is how I interrupted it.

Quoting LokisMama:

True. 

And she still didn't get it until much later, after they meet back up with Wiress and Beetee. 

Quoting Anonymous: Actually, it was a hint about the arena not that he was part of a rebel plan. He was trying to give her a heads up. Regardless, he didn't give her anything
Quoting LokisMama:

He showed her his pocketwatch that had a hidden mockingjay in it.  It was her first hint that he was part of the resistance, though she didn't understand it until much later.

Quoting Anonymous: He never gave her anything.
Quoting Elyce225:


They didn't change it.

He regretted throwing some of the bread to the pigs and felt so guilty about it.  She was grateful for the bread that he did throw.

There are a few major things they left out of the second movie.  Like when Heavenbee gives Katniss the clock that is a Monkingjay when they dance.  We were watching Catching Fire (again) last night and I had to explain to my DH that giving her the clock was a HUGE hint that he was on her side.  She even says so in the books. 


tecsabates
by Gold Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 9:53 PM
Right? I've read all three probaly fifty times ( I am so dang addicted lol) and I pick up something new everything time, some nuance I hadn't caught before.
Problem with adapting these to the screen is that so much of the important details are things that go on in Katniss' mind. Have you seen the movies yet?

Quoting turtlesquish23: The books will leave you feeling like your soul has been ripped out. Amazing read. I've had to read the series several times to pick up all the nuances and character developments
sburger315
by on Mar. 8, 2014 at 9:54 PM

I agree, the movie had some great parts but the book was far better..imo. 

My husband never read the books so when we watched Catching Fire I had to stop and explain things to him.  He HATED the monkey scene in the arena (phobia of monkeys) and he was so bothered by the fact that Mags never said a word. lol!  

Quoting LokisMama:

I was fairly impressed with the Catching Fire movie for what it was.  Some of the scenes were so brilliantly executed... (The chariot costumes.  The mockingjay dress.  Cinna...*sob* Mags. Wiress. *sobsob* )

The book is still better. 

Quoting sburger315:

So far both books are better then both movies. I can't stand the "Catching Fire" movie. I've already read the third book (which is going to be made into two movies) and I'm dreading it. There are a lot of important parts in the book and I really hope they don't leave them out.


SwitchbladeMama
by Bronze Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 9:55 PM

I hate Katniss.

I hated reading from her stupid POV.

I love Peeta

I love Finnick

I love Haymitch

I think the films are slightly better than the books.

Elyce225
by Ruby Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 9:56 PM


If I didn't read the books I would have never picked up on that he was on her side until I saw him in the plane thing.  

Also I wonder who is going to play him in the next movies...

I have to ask, why go anon for this?

Quoting Anonymous: Naw peeta gives her everything. I actually really like the way they set up the end of the movie. There is actuary foreshadowing, where heavensbee talks about moves and counter moves.it was awesome. I've watched catching fire like 4 times now lol
Quoting Elyce225:


Oh, Heavensbee.  

I thought you were talking about Peeta.

I meant to say that he shows her the clock with the symbol.  There was no foreshadowing that HeavenBee was on her side at all in the movie.  If I didn't read the books I would have never suspected that he was with the uprising which they made important knowledge in the book for the reader.

Quoting Anonymous: Heavensbee never gives her anything.
Quoting Elyce225:


Huh?

He was standing on the bakery's steps and threw some bread to the pigs and the other loaf in the mud in Katniss' way.  He was intending for her to take it.

Quoting Anonymous: He never gave her anything.
Quoting Elyce225:


They didn't change it.

He regretted throwing some of the bread to the pigs and felt so guilty about it.  She was grateful for the bread that he did throw.

There are a few major things they left out of the second movie.  Like when Heavenbee gives Katniss the clock that is a Monkingjay when they dance.  We were watching Catching Fire (again) last night and I had to explain to my DH that giving her the clock was a HUGE hint that he was on her side.  She even says so in the books. 




Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Mar. 8, 2014 at 9:57 PM
Me too, I can't put them down. Very good writing. She deals with ptsd, loss, and survival in a very realistic way, and ages her characters well.

I've seen the movies a lot, we just bought catching fire yesterday. I enjoy both the movies and the boss immensely

Quoting tecsabates: Right? I've read all three probaly fifty times ( I am so dang addicted lol) and I pick up something new everything time, some nuance I hadn't caught before.
Problem with adapting these to the screen is that so much of the important details are things that go on in Katniss' mind. Have you seen the movies yet?

Quoting turtlesquish23: The books will leave you feeling like your soul has been ripped out. Amazing read. I've had to read the series several times to pick up all the nuances and character developments
Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Mar. 8, 2014 at 9:57 PM
If you don't compare them, they are both super excellent. If you compare them, the book is better. But, you have to consider that a lot of the book was, like, katniss talking to herself and observing things. It would be really hard to properly convey the awesomeness of the book without having some sort of monologue thing going on the whole time.
turtlesquish23
by on Mar. 8, 2014 at 9:58 PM
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Honestly I didn't mean to. I'm on my phone and I keep hitting it accidentally. I just did it on another response too. Annoying.

Quoting Elyce225:

If I didn't read the books I would have never picked up on that he was on her side until I saw him in the plane thing.  

Also I wonder who is going to play him in the next movies...

I have to ask, why go anon for this?

Quoting Anonymous: Naw peeta gives her everything.

I actually really like the way they set up the end of the movie. There is actuary foreshadowing, where heavensbee talks about moves and counter moves.it was awesome. I've watched catching fire like 4 times now lol

Quoting Elyce225:

Oh, Heavensbee.  

I thought you were talking about Peeta.

I meant to say that he shows her the clock with the symbol.  There was no foreshadowing that HeavenBee was on her side at all in the movie.  If I didn't read the books I would have never suspected that he was with the uprising which they made important knowledge in the book for the reader.

Quoting Anonymous: Heavensbee never gives her anything.

Quoting Elyce225:

Huh?

He was standing on the bakery's steps and threw some bread to the pigs and the other loaf in the mud in Katniss' way.  He was intending for her to take it.

Quoting Anonymous: He never gave her anything.

Quoting Elyce225:

They didn't change it.

He regretted throwing some of the bread to the pigs and felt so guilty about it.  She was grateful for the bread that he did throw.

There are a few major things they left out of the second movie.  Like when Heavenbee gives Katniss the clock that is a Monkingjay when they dance.  We were watching Catching Fire (again) last night and I had to explain to my DH that giving her the clock was a HUGE hint that he was on her side.  She even says so in the books. 

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