October 22, 2013

NEWS: 'Catching Fire' featured on Total Film's December Issue

Total Film's December issue features The Hunger Games: Catching Fire that includes interviews with the cast where they share some of their thoughts about the movie and the story. Check out some highlights from the interviews as well as some scans from the issue.

Francis Lawrence on having a new costume designer and cinematographer:
“I thought there could be more sophistication to the clothing, and my version of naturalistic is very different … I like handheld but I’m not into that shaky cam look. I tend to use wider lenses. I think viewers will have much more of a sense of what makes up the arena, and what the boundaries are.”
Francis on the level of violence and the Quarter Quell Arena: 
“The arena is more of a threat to the characters so, because of that, there’s a lot less person-to-person killing in this one … The important theme is the idea of allies and having to work with people you don’t necessarily trust. Reliance on others versus reliance on self. It’s still intense but there’s less violence. I’m more interested in somebody’s reaction to violence or the consequence of it than the blood itself.”
Jennifer Lawrence on Katniss Everdeen:
In my opinion, it’s such an important statement in these movies, what one voice can do. I mean, all of these people, they only need one person to do something different and then they can say, ‘OK, we’re not alone, we have a leader.’ Also, what I like about her is that she never set out to be this Joan of Arc. She got into the games in the first place to save her sister, and then made it through just to save herself, and that turned into saving Peeta, and now, in the second book, she’s got a much larger body of people that are depending on her.
Josh Hutcherson on Peeta Mellark in Catching Fire:
“He’s got a fire inside of him in this movie, different to the first … As the Victory Tour goes on, Peeta sees how horrible it is, and when he’s put back into the games, he has an anger. This time he’s a much more active person in the physicality of the arena.”
Josh Hutcherson on Katniss & Peeta's relationship:
'Catching Fire' is about the slow tension building beneath the surface, with the relationships as well as the rebellion. In this movie you see more of Peeta and Katniss together than you ever did in the first one. It intensifies, the feelings become stronger.


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