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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games  is a  novel written by Suzanne Collins. She is a television writer and novelist. It is a triology and the first book was published on 2008.The main character of the book is Katniss Everdeen,  a 16 year old girl who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem The governors of this “state” are ” The Capitol”, a highly advanced metropolis, holds hegemony over the rest of the nation, as the writer has created.

As Wikipedia says, The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of the 12 districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle until only one person is left.

This book been translated into 26 languages and rights of production have been sold in 38 countries. The other two books are Catching Fire and Mockingjay.

They have done a film with the story and reviews say that it could be a mixture of films:

Obviamente, los ingredientes de este patchwork están todos a la vista: Gran Hermano en todas sus aplicaciones (de Orwell a la telebasura global), las películas de reality shows hiperbolizados (Perseguido o El show de Truman), la mucho más distinguida Battle royale (de planteo muy próximo), El malvado Zaroff y sus variantes, Rollerball en algunos aspectos, Deliverance en otros… Y quizás Perdidos. El mejunje resultante es arrítmico, largo como una fila india de anacondas, de textura impersonal, y las escenas de acción están mal filmadas y peor montadas.

The plot, as The Internet Movie Data says,

In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided between 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.  

Set in a future North America known as “Panem”, the Capitol selects a boy and a girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each of the twelve outlying districts to compete in the annual “Hunger Games”, a televised fight-to-the-death. The film is centered around Katniss Everdeen – a 16-year-old girl from District 12, who volunteers for her 12-year-old sister, Prim, when Prim’s name is chosen – and Katniss’s fellow District 12 tribute, Peeta Mellark, whom she has some rather dramatic history with. Katniss is then rushed to the Capitol, where she undergoes intense training, before being thrust into the arena to fight to become the victor of the seventy-fourth annual Hunger Games.


* JORDI BATLLE CAMINAL ( 20/04/2012)  ‘Los juegos del hambre’: Pequeño Gran Hermano. Retrieved the 2012/5/23 from http://www.lavanguardia.com/cine/20120420/54284650822/los-juegos-del-hambre-critica-de-cine.html

*Fallgeek (2012/05/1) Los juegos del hambre. Retrieved the 2012/5/23 from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392170/plotsummary

*The Hunger Games. (2012, May 23). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 22:29, May 23, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Hunger_Games&oldid=493967539

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