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May the odds be ever in your favour! [Hunger Games Movie]

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  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    they made props for sale of like, everything, didn't they

    it isn't just the mockingjay pin it's like, "do you want the bag with the medicine? here you go. how about the bag she grabs at the beginning? done[/spoiler]

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Are there any from a non-shit hole district?

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  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    I mean, at least you can use those, I guess.

    Dunno what I'd do with fuckin' Sting, pretty sure there aren't any orcs or goblins around

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    It probably doesn't even glow when they are around.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Bedigunz wrote: »
    I'm sure the book explained it more, but what is the backstory with Elizabeth Banks', Woody Harrelson's and Lenny Kravitz's characters? They were all pretty interesting but I could tell they were pretty neutered in the movie. Also, what's the deal with sponsors?

    Elizabeth Banks' character is called Effie Trinket.
    She is basically District 12's ambassador to the Capital. Each district has its own small government (in the book you only read about a Mayor who is a district local and only slightly less poverty stricken than the general inhabitants) but Effie lives and works in the Capital and is the reader's introduction to the excess of the Capital in her ridiculous outfits and hairstyles and accent.

    Woody's character is called Haymitch.
    He was a District 12 native and the only person from 12 who ever won a Hunger Games. The tributes from each district are assigned a Mentor, a native of their district who has won the games in the past. Since he's not really athletic or strong, Katniss and Peeta figure he won by outsmarting everyone. The other districts had multiple mentors to choose from, but since Haymitch was 12's only winner, he is the Mentor every year. Year after year of training scared teenagers and then watching them die has driven him to severe alcoholism. Peeta and Katniss are the first real contenders he's seen in a long time and it kind of snaps him out of it.

    Lenny Kravitz's character is called Cinna.
    He's Katniss's Stylist. Every tribute gets a stylist to gussy them up for their public appearances and to help them fit in more in the capital. Cinna is presented as a really unusual stylist because he's young, he's not as garish and over the top as most capital locals, and most importantly, he's empathetic to Katniss. He is her principal calming agent while she's in the Capital.

    The games are a really popular method of gambling in the Captial and viewers are allowed to send gifts to the tributes they're betting on. These are the sponsors. The advantage isn't all that great because the cost of these gifts is astronomical. The cost also goes up the longer the games have progressed. In the book, Katniss explains that the cost of something big like a sword or a week's worth of rations on day one would barely buy a small post of broth on day 7. The tribute's Mentor (Haymitch) is responsible for securing sponsors and choosing how to spend their money.

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Am I the only one who, when reading books, doesnt really consider what characters look like that much?

    Say Harry Potter, I didn't really consider that the Patel sisters were Indian until I saw them and went, huh, that makes sense.

  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    hoodie13 wrote: »
    Also
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    hahahahaha

    That was... kinda the point? Did you go to the bathroom during this part?

    No? I know that's what literally happened in the movie, but I think "then suddenly, exactly what she needed just happened to be right there" is a bit of lazy writing, even if it makes sense within the context of the story.

    I liked the movie, just thought that part was a tad lazy.

    Well in the case of the healing salve
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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    Am I the only one who, when reading books, doesnt really consider what characters look like that much?

    Say Harry Potter, I didn't really consider that the Patel sisters were Indian until I saw them and went, huh, that makes sense.

    Yeah, unless they book makes a point of describing their appearance I don't think a whole lot about it.

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  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    Elizabeth Banks' character is called Effie Trinket.
    She is basically District 12's ambassador to the Capital. Each district has its own small government (in the book you only read about a Mayor who is a district local and only slightly less poverty stricken than the general inhabitants) but Effie lives and works in the Capital and is the reader's introduction to the excess of the Capital in her ridiculous outfits and hairstyles and accent.
    It is also worth noting that she's appointed "Ambassador" by the Capital, not by the people in the District, a fact that she laments more than once. She hopes that she'll get a better District the next time around.

  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    yeah that's true

    Effie's kind of a dumb bitch

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    Emphasis on the dumb part. Effie is supposed to be a typical citizen of the Capitol. She sees the games as actual games, and doesn't understand why everyone is always so grumpy about it.

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  • BrogeyBrogey High Maintenance Santa Monica, CASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited March 2012
    Blake T wrote: »
    Am I the only one who, when reading books, doesnt really consider what characters look like that much?

    Say Harry Potter, I didn't really consider that the Patel sisters were Indian until I saw them and went, huh, that makes sense.
    You must have a really boring imagination. Is everybody just a gray blob?

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    Bogey wrote: »
    Blake T wrote: »
    Am I the only one who, when reading books, doesnt really consider what characters look like that much?

    Say Harry Potter, I didn't really consider that the Patel sisters were Indian until I saw them and went, huh, that makes sense.
    You must have a really boring imagination. Is everybody just a gray blob?

    gray goo all up ins

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  • thorgotthorgot Registered User regular
    that's what i imagine colbert must see people as too

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Bogey wrote: »
    Blake T wrote: »
    Am I the only one who, when reading books, doesnt really consider what characters look like that much?

    Say Harry Potter, I didn't really consider that the Patel sisters were Indian until I saw them and went, huh, that makes sense.
    You must have a really boring imagination. Is everybody just a gray blob?

    I'm just not racist Bogey.

    I see characters more as ideas I suppose. I seem to be more interested in what they are doing and what they are thinking rather than exactly what they look like.

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    Am I the only one who, when reading books, doesnt really consider what characters look like that much?

    Say Harry Potter, I didn't really consider that the Patel sisters were Indian until I saw them and went, huh, that makes sense.

    well I mean Patel is an Indian last name

  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    #pipe wrote: »
    Woody's character is called Haymitch.
    He was a District 12 native and the only person from 12 who ever won a Hunger Games. The tributes from each district are assigned a Mentor, a native of their district who has won the games in the past.

    Actually isn't it mentioned that the other districts all got two mentors - I think a guy and a girl - but they only got one because he was the only winner?

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  • Johnny FabulousJohnny Fabulous Registered User regular
    Theidar wrote: »
    I keep reading the title as Hunger Dogs.

    I keep reading this as Hunger Dongs.

    We tried nothin' and we're all outta ideas.
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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    facetious wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    Woody's character is called Haymitch.
    He was a District 12 native and the only person from 12 who ever won a Hunger Games. The tributes from each district are assigned a Mentor, a native of their district who has won the games in the past.

    Actually isn't it mentioned that the other districts all got two mentors - I think a guy and a girl - but they only got one because he was the only winner?

    I don't remember it like that, I thought they only got one, but they rotated every year

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Blake T wrote: »
    Am I the only one who, when reading books, doesnt really consider what characters look like that much?

    Say Harry Potter, I didn't really consider that the Patel sisters were Indian until I saw them and went, huh, that makes sense.

    Patel is a super-common Indian last name, so I always thought that. Same with Seamus Finnigan being Irish. I mean, that is an Irish-ass name.

    Thanks to #pipe for clarifying about the sponsors! I know Haymitch was D12's only winner, but I just kept thinking that if Districts 1 and 2 were as badass as they claim and they win "almost every time" and they are at 74 games, there'd have to be at least one or two districts that didn't have any winners, right?

    But I guess they all had at least one.

    EDIT: Two, apparently!

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    It's implied that there are more than a few bumfuck districts.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    They filmed this not far from here, though I didn't know it until long after it was done

    But looking at those shitty little District 12 villages I'm pretty sure they didn't even need to build those sets

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    It's implied that there are more than a few bumfuck districts.

    it's fairly explicit in the first book that the agricultural district (where Rue and the other kid I never cared about were from) was also extremely poor

    which is why
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  • animal companionanimal companion Registered User regular
    i know nothing about this series and have not read a word of it

    but for some reason the mere mention of it makes me angry

    i do not know why

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    Do you hate hunger?

    Or games?

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    this movie is just an inferior adaptation of Kafka's work a hunger artist

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    I hate being hungry

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    I'm not a fan of hunger generally

    teenagers murdering each other, though

  • RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    I tried seeing how long I could go without food once.

    I made it to like... a day.

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    I could make a game out of being hungry

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    Sometimes I bring a box of cookies into my room and play the "how long will it take before I eat this entire box?" game.

    The game doesn't last very long.

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado Registered User regular
    yeah I dunno, if the hunger games were just "who goes the longest before eating" and you could still drink water and stuff and smoke cigarettes

    I'd probably win

    I just never get the urge to eat, really, and then I have to like, remind myself and then I'll eat something

    I don't know why I'm such a chubber

    You could totally drink stuff in that game, that's not eating!

    as long as it's not like, broth, just actual drinks

  • sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    I haven't read the books, but
    Spoiler:

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Blake T wrote: »
    Am I the only one who, when reading books, doesnt really consider what characters look like that much?

    Say Harry Potter, I didn't really consider that the Patel sisters were Indian until I saw them and went, huh, that makes sense.

    well I mean Patel is an Indian last name

    this is like reading about cho chang and not realizing she was asian until the movie came out.

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Well, Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter films changed from black to white over the course of the films.

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    TrippyJing wrote: »
    Well, Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter films changed from black to white over the course of the films.

    hahah really

  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    In the Harry Potter wikia, it's hilarious if you look at her character's page and see her as a 1st year, and then a 5th year.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    Trippy why do you know what's on the Harry Potter wikia

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    hahahahahahhahahahhhahaha

    http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Lavender_Brown

    the best is that the first year girl is so white.

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    I am at one with all wikias.

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