A 1940s Juvenile Fiction heroine was a "disruptor" - who lowered temperatures, raised spirits, and healed WW II wounded.
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The reason why that is so important for the movie catching fire, is that Katniss was able to start a revolution because the citizens of the districts saw a piece of themselves reflected through her, both in her fiery and her fragilities.
Don't get me wrong -- I have little sympathy for the 1%. But when it comes to revolution, there's a right way and a wrong way to do it. The Hunger Games would have benefited from taking this to heart.
There's not a whole lot about the world of The Hunger Games that I'd like to see carried into the future. But it's truly refreshing to see a world where gender isn't a restrictive category.
Adapting a bestselling young-adult novel to the big screen makes things a bit simpler from an advertising standpoint: Filmmakers already have a built-...
Even if we don't agree with what the book says or find the material disturbing, sometimes having a controversial subject can inspire discussion in our homes and our classrooms.
At the moment, directors being considered include Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road), David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), and Susanna White (Nanny ...
Reading about war, reading about young people in war, reading about the realness of combat and armed conflict is a journey into the heart of darkness. It is not for the faint-of-heart.
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