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The Hunger Games

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-Her full name is Suzanne
Marie Collins.
-Born August, 10th, 1962
(She's 52)
-From Hartford, Connecticut
-Known for being the author of d Chronicles and The Hunger Games Trilogy
-She started her career in 1991 as a writer for children's television shows.
-Her first book was The Underland Chronicles.
-Her inspiration came from Alice In Wonderland.
-Between 2003 and 2007 she wrote the full saga with a total of five books.
-Her full name is Suzanne Marie Collins.
-Born on August, 10th, 1962 (She's now 52).
-She's from Hartford,
Connecticut (U.S.A.).
-She's best know for being the writer of The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games Trilogy.
-Between 2008 and 2010 she wrote her first trilogy: The Hunger Games.
-It consisted of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay.
-She was inspired by the Greek Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.
-Another inspiration was her father's career in the Air Force.
The Hunger Games: Background.
-Panem: country divided into the Capitol, and 12 poor districts.

a televised show in which one boy and one girl from each district are forced to fight until only one survives.
-As a punishment
for a last rebellion
against the Capitol,
they have created The Hunger Games:
-The purpose of the Games is to entertain the Capitol and to remind the Districts the power of the Capitol.
2 Catching Fire
-Katniss and Peeta start a Victory Tour
-President Snow threatens Katniss to harm her family if she doesn't stop the rebellion she has inspired.
-75th Hunger Games = 3rd Quarter Quell
-Peeta and Katniss have to fight again in The Games.
-They join forces with
Finnick and Mags, Wiress and
Beetee and Johanna
Film Adaptation
-Lionsgate Entertainment entered in a co-production in March 2009.
-The first movie was directed by Gary Ross, but for the other three movies, it was Francis Lawrence who took his place.
-It was decided to make four movies, dividing Mockingjay into two parts.
-Mockingjay part II will premiere on November 20th in cinemas. The other three movies are already available in stores.
-Many actresses auditioned for the role of Katniss Everdeen, including Emma Roberts, Shailene Woodley, Chloë Grace Moretz,Kaya Scodelario and Abigail Breslin.
- The word “Panem” is derived from the Roman expression “panem et circenses,” which translates to “bread and circuses.”
- Jennifer Lawrence went partially deaf in one ear after filming deep diving scenes during Catching Fire.
-In the movie, Jennifer Lawrence didn’t actually whistle the Mockingjay melody because she can’t whistle.
-The Hunger Games (book) has been translated in 51 different languages.

-In the first Games, Peeta actually loses his leg and in the following books he’s wearing an artificial leg which doesn’t let him move correctly.
- There were made more than 1800 costumes and 450 wigs to dress the Capitol extras in the first movie. Many of the costumes were handmade.
-Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie Trinket, said the worst part of her
costume was the
lengthy bejeweled nails
because she couldn’t
go to the bathroom
without assistance.
1 The Hunger Games
-Katniss volunteers in place of her sister
-Male tribute: Peeta Mellark
-Katniss allies with Rue.
-New rule: two tributes can survive if they are from the same district.
-When they are about to
win, the new rule is revoked.
-They both try to suicide, leading the Capitol to change their minds and to have two winners.
-Katniss fakes feelings for Peeta in order to have more sponsors.
3 Mockingjay
-They are taken to District 13, which it is underground
and ruled by Alma Coin.
-Katniss and others are rescued from the arena and taken to District 13
-Peeta and Johanna are captured by the Capitol.
-Katniss accepts to be the Mockingjay if they rescue Peeta and if she kills President Snow.
-Peeta has been brain-washed to see Katniss as his enemy and he tries to kill her.
<<If you want to know how it finishes, read the book or wait until November 20th to see the movie Mockingjay Part 2>>
Main characters
Katniss Everdeen
(Jennifer Lawrence)
-16 year old
-Also known as "The girl on fire"
-Characterized for always wearing a braid
-Since her father died, she is the one who gives food and protection to her family.
-Becomes the face of the rebellion, a.k.a. "the Mockingjay"
Peeta Mellark
(Josh Hutcherson)
-16 years old
-Also known as "The boy with the bread"
-Works in his family's bakery
-He has secretly been in love with Katniss since they were children.
-Has a remarkable talent for speaking to crowds
Gale Hawthorne
(Liam Hemsworth)
-18 years old
-Katniss' best friend and her hunting partner.
-His father died in the mine accident along with Katniss' father
-Works in the mine
-He is in love with Katniss and calls her Catnip.
President Snow
(Donald Sutherland)
-Antagonist of the trilogy.
-He's the President of Panem and lives in the Capitol.
-When he started his reign, he poisoned his allies but he drunk the poison to not attract suspicion. Even though he took antidotes, the poison caused permanent sores inside his mouth. That's why he always wears roses: to hide the scent of blood.
Haymitch Abernathy
(Woody Harrelson)
-Only living victor from District 12
-He won the second Quarter Quell, the 50th Hunger Games
-President Snow killed his younger brother and girlfriend.
-Now he is alcoholic and lives a solitary and depressive life.
-He's Katniss and Peeta's mentor for the Games.
Effie Trinket
(Elizabeth Banks)
-She lives in the Capitol but she is the escort from District 12.
-She is regarded as a fashion icon among the people of the Capitol.
-She has a strong accent characteristic of the Capitol citizens.
-Effie is a perfectionist and extremely punctual.
Citing Sources
-The Hunger Games Wikia
-Suzanne Collins (Webpage)
-Google Images

We hope you liked it :)
Thank you,
Alexia and Aarón.
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