Here are our picks for directors we would want the most, a mix of pie in sky dreams and viable candidates!
1. Christopher Nolan Okay, my pie in the sky dreams. Director of some of my favorite films such as Inception and The Prestige, he could do wonders with the multiple storylines occuring in Catching Fire. Most likely he is far too busy with post production for Dark Knight Rises and working on Man of Steel. The same goes for Peter Jackson and Ridley Scott. A girl can dream, can’t she?
2. Steven Soderbergh Most known for the Ocean’s movies, definitely a solid choice for Catching Fire. I just loved how he handled the District 11 riot scene in The Hunger Games. Most likely a large pricetag, I would trust him to handle Catching Fire.
3.The Coen Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen have directed some of the coolest films of our time! They’re responsible for films such as O Brother Where Art Thou and the legend, The Big Lebowski. Not sure how their schedule is, but might give Catching Fire a nice edginess.
4. Ron Howard Ron Howard’s the man! Do I need to explain all the great work he’s done over the years? He seems to have a great handle on multiple genres, and would do great with working with younger actors. We say, “Yes, please!”
5. Kathryn Bigelow Here’s an interesting choice that’s being thrown around. She directed Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker and the new film about Navy Seal Team 6. Granted she’s got a great handling on war, but interestingly enough she’s a big painter. I wonder if any of that would come into play with Peeta’s storyline in Catching Fire?
hello! i want to ask you do you know why there is no music in the movie? i was expecting a great battle scene on the song Deep Shadows and something romantic on Safe and Sound ... :) but there aren't any songs.
We may have differences of opinion on this, but I feel the reason they didn’t put any “songs” in the movie like Safe and Sound is most likely Gary Ross’ decision to make The Hunger Games as less commercial as possible. The movie is pretty gritty and realistic, and so I think that’s why many scenes rely only on the score or no music at all. Putting a song with words anywhere in the movie (especially Safe and Sound for the cave scene for example) would have made certain scenes too cheesy, cheapened the movie, and made it feel a little too Hollywood. The great thing about the film (I thought) is that because they used just a minimal score and nothing else attributed to an indie feeling for such a big blockbuster movie.
Episode 53: Thanks, Gary will air LIVE tonight at 10pm ET/7pm PT. We’ll be talking all about the Gary Ross situation as well as other movie-related news. AND we’ll be introducing a super fun new segment called Real vs. Not Real that will pit actors against the characters they play.
I wrote a blog post on my thoughts about how I think 'Catching Fire' should be split into two films, instead of 'Mockingjay.' I'd love to get y'all's thoughts & y'all's followers opinions!! Thanks!! p.s. LOVE y'all's tumblr :)
As for my opinion, I’m sorry but I’m pretty sure I can speak for Courtney as well in saying that we’re for splitting Mockingjay and against splitting Catching Fire. There’s a lot that happens in Mockingjay that takes a lot more time to show than it does to read on paper. I mean, there’s a whole WAR going on in Mockingjay.
Splitting Catching Fire would unfortunately produce a pretty boring Part 1 movie, since a lot of it is angst and very little actual action towards the beginning, plus the Quarter Quell is actually quite short, everyone dies off pretty quickly and it ends prematurely.
In the interview you posted that Gary Ross did with New York times he says in the second to last question that he wont be putting "additional" scenes on the dvd.. so does this mean we wont be getting deleted scenes?
I’m not 100% sure, but it sure sounds like it. I am hoping he changes his mind, because people need incentive to buy the DVD!