About the blooper reel and such, I think that Lionsgate didn't want to give everything away in the first DVD, maybe they're reserving all those deleted scenes and gag reel for future DVD editions, just like they did with HP where they gave new footage for dvds editions long after the movies
Absolutely! That’s actually the example they gave to us when telling us there were no deleted scenes.
hello! sorry to bother you, but i was just wondering why the bloopers/gag reel wasn't included in the behind the scenes? did lionsgate mention anything related to that at the special features screening?
Unfortunately they didn’t mention the blooper reel. I’m wondering myself why that does not exist. It seems like instead of having many separate features, they put most of it in the World of The Hunger Games. I think if fans cry out for things like deleted scenes and blooper reels, Lionsgate will listen and hopefully put those things on future DVDs.
You are referring to the deleted scenes? When we went to Lionsgate, they said that the version Gary showed to Lionsgate is pretty much the version they went with. This means that there were no deleted scenes that went through post production. As we’ve seen from the DVD features, there are indeed scenes that were filmed that did not make it into the film. It’s possible they are saving those for later DVD box set releases.
“I’m surprised how little the fandom seems to discuss Peeta’s abuse. To me, his childhood with an abusive parent influences his decisions as much as Katniss’ childhood with an invisible parent. Katniss had to kill to survive, to become the parent and feed her family. Killing is about survival. For Peeta, as the victim of abuse, violence is a last resort. It’s the reason he made it through two arenas with his hands mostly clean. Katniss views his pacifism as a sign that he’s just deep-down better than most people, but it can easily be tied to a childhood of physical and verbal abuse at the hands of a woman who was supposed to protect him from harm. It explains his role as both pacifist and protector.”—bigbigbigday006 wrote this under one of her doodles, and I fell in love with the thought put into this. I agree whole-heartedly. (via tweetleweed)
About the whole racist thing...I agree completely that the roles were cast based on talent not color of their skin. I mean isn't Lenny Kravitz being cast as Cinna proof of that? Let's be real, the majority of us pictured Cinna as a white guy, and even though we were surprised at Kravitz's casting, he was AMAZING. Just as Jennifer Lawrence is amazing at being Katniss.
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so when the movie is 95% white people, but the american population is 66% white, it's because, why exactly? You realize for casting calls they specifically ask for Caucasians. In the books, Katniss is described as having dark skin - it's central to the plot. Her half of D12 is poorer, and mostly darker skinned compared to the lighter skinned, blue eyed people like Peeta. yet they specifically cast for white actors. Or are white actors the only talented people? Really.
Dude, if you’re talking about the whole Katniss thing, even Suzanne herself stated that Katniss wasn’t meant to be racial. Her skin was an olive color, yes, but never meant to be a certain race. If Suzanne had plans to have her a certain race, that would have been in the casting call.
I completely disagree with nicole. It's more rasict to keep bringing up skin color of actors and actresses.. Unless they were casting African American characters with white actors, which they have been carful not to do, there is no reason for people to be upset by white people in American movies. Let's face it, most actors and actresses are white, and most books are written about white characters. I'd be offended if they cast an Asian, or black person as someone who was white in the books.
I agree that bringing up skin color of actors/actresses in itself is pointing out the fact that people are different because of their skin color. What should matter is their talent. Some people are accusing the casting being “whitewashed” which actually means casting a character white who is specified as a certain race. This has not occurred anywhere in The Hunger Games franchise. However, I am more than okay with people of any race being cast in a white role, so long as their character isn’t white for a specific reason. Because obviously that would make no sense. But with most of the roles, Suzanne hasn’t specified a race which means anything could happen.
honestly yes. it is a racist notion to be colorblind in a society that is racist. We already have enough white actors taking people of color roles. It doesn't make you "a racist" but it's a racist notion.
They have cast no one who was supposed to be a certain race as white. It’s about talent, not color. We’re all just people.