Episode #74: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Part 2)

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Episode #74: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Part 2)
Dec 2 '1337m
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Are the odds in Catching Fire's favor? In this episode, Andrew and Monica discuss the difficulties of adapting a series like the Hunger Games books to the big screen, and how the film industry by its nature ends up undermining the themes of the film. Is Katniss a good feminist figure? Does the film effectively convey the book's critique of the media? Do these films practice what they preach, or are they just another example of Capitol-esque propaganda? Tune in to find out.

SHOW NOTES:

0:22 - Intro and clip
2:28 - Katniss as a feminist figure
9:40 - Media critique, performances
13:35 - The ending (or lack thereof)
18:02 - Action direction, playing it safe
23:14 - Creative liberties and the adaptation process
28:50 - No feeling of danger
34:37 - Show close

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