Adaptation #69: The Spark Catches Fire

header069The hosts are pretty happy with Francis Lawrence’s film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, discussing the additions to the cast, the accuracy to Suzanne Collins’ novel and some of the missing pieces that will hopefully show up in the next two installments.

Our other HG episodes: The Hunger Games (book) (movie), Catching Fire (book), and Mockingjay (book) (first movie).

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For similar adaptations, check out our episodes on Ender’s Game, The Book Thief, City of Bones, Percy Jackson,  and The Host.


Music: Shooting Arrows at the Sky by Santigold



-Nov 27 (US), Dec 6 (UK)

-Based on the manga and a remake of the 2003 South Korean film

Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom

-Nov 29 (US limited), Jan 3 (UK)

-based on Mandela’s autobiography

Main Discussion

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

-Based on the book by Suzanne Collins, covered on episode #66

-Screenwriter: Simon Beaufoy (interview in Minisode #1)

-Director: Francis Lawrence

-Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland and Lenny Kravitz

Next episode: #70 on Disney’s film Frozen
Previous episode: #68 on Alan Taylor’s film Thor: The Dark World

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