Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hunger Games movie companion books bargain


I saw these on Amazon for cheap and I'm such a nerd about Hunger Games, I had to order them. I LOVE them!

The smaller one is The World of the Hunger Games for $2.21 and it's hardback and 192 pages. Mostly pics from the movie. Some text that is just plot-summary and super-obvious and repetitive if you'd read the books, but I like it nonetheless because I love the book. There's a glossary at the end which is neat.

The bigger book is The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion for $1.54 and is soft cover and 8.5 X 11.

It has six parts and here's info on them from the review section on Amazon:

Part 1: "The History of The Hunger Games" details the film industry's immediate interest following the publication of the book, Suzanne Collins's selection of a producer for the film, and the hiring of Gary Ross as director.

Part 2: "The Cast of The Hunger Games" focuses heavily on the casting of Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson as Katniss and Peeta. The book also, ahem, pays tribute to the actors playing the other main tributes, as well as to the casting of major Capitol characters including Cinna, Effie, and President Snow.

Part 3: "The Look of The Hunger Games: Places and Props" details the areas in North Carolina used in the film and has many photos of various sets in District 12, the Arena, and the Capitol. One of the photos shows all of the tributes seated in the hovercraft, on the way to the Arena, and another shows the construction of the cornucopia.

Part 4: "The Look of The Hunger Games: People" shows Capitol residents in their garish clothing and makeup, along with the much more subdued residents of District 12. This section has photos of perhaps all of Katniss's outfits and costumes, from her drab District 12 duds to her "Girl on Fire" dress.

Part 5: "The Filming of The Hunger Games" details the challenges of filming in the summer heat and rain in the North Carolina forest. Particular attention is paid to the fireball scene.

Part 6: "The Legacy of The Hunger Games" sets the stage for the filming of the sequel, "Catching Fire."

Bottom line- if you like the book/movie, there are super cool and CHEAP.

Oh, and full disclosure- there ARE referral links. But I'd only make like 4 cents if anyone used them, so don't feel obligated to use them! :-)

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