Movie Moles: The Hunger Games

program date: 
Mon, 04/16/2012

Jan Haaken and Frann Michel discuss the dystiopian futuristic film, "The Hunger Games", directed by Gary Ross. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, a participant in the national "hunger games" instituted by the oppressive continental state years ago as a response to youth rebellion. In the hunger games, teenage nominees from every district in North America fight to the death every year until there is only one left, and their district then gets extra rations for the year.

 
Jan and Frann discuss Katniss' acclaim as a strong female character, the sadism of the adults, the connection the Occupy movement, the claustrophobia of totalitarianism, the figure of the couple that survives and the subversion of individualism.
 
Check out this link for Frann's write-up, which includes links to other hot topics in the film they did not get to address.
  • Title: OMVH April 16 2012
  • Track: 1
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 13:03 minutes (11.95 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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