The screenplay, of course, was designed in compliance with the original book and with direct support of Suzanne Collins. Formally, under the budget of official $78 million, ox office of “The Hunger Games” was extremely optimistic and payable with getting $691 million of profit. The reception of the movie by public and critics was not very high, even though the MIDI rating of today equals to 7. 2 points out of 10, which means we deal with a good and well-directed science fiction adventure movie.
The central plot of the film is grounded on the book’s concept: there is the near post- apocalyptic future, where people of the lower social well-being have to live in the special districts controlled by the authoritarian government. From year to year. He government picks up the decent adolescents and children from each twelve districts and puts them into the dog-eat-dog environment: a deadly competition in the special area. Which Is broadcast across the whole country (Honoree. 2012).
Catkins Evergreen, the main heroine, sacrifices herself for her sister and takes part in the Hunger Games along with her friend PETA Mallard, even though she loves Gale Hawthorne, a boy that leaves In the District. Special teams prepare the participants to the competition, and when the competition begins, the blood and tears spill out. Some adolescents die, but Catkins experiences a lot of challenges to survive in the end with PETA, as some warm ties emerge between them In the Game. As any featuring film, The Hunger Games can be assessed in terms of element of traditional cinematography.
Cinematography is known to be the art or technique of movie photography, including both the shooting and development of the film. L am going to discuss three elements of the movie: camera movements, quality, framing and music. All three elements are inseparable aspects of The Hunger Games which directly Influence reflections and perceptions of the audience. Cinematography Itself Is a composition of movie-making practices that can be divided by pre-production, production, and post-production (Brown, 2013).
Every stage is significant, as the emotional reception and feedback from the audience: the screenplay must be coordinated with decorations and design of scenes; scenes and decoration must be coordinated with camera shooting; camera shooting must be compatible with actors’ play and dialogues; while the entire records must be processed and edited to fit the proper running time and constitute the story. In complex, the smooth composition of Amerada shots, editing skills and music background should affect visual, audio and emotional perceptions of the viewers. Therefore, I have selected these three important elements of cinematography to discuss.
Camera movements and shooting techniques serve as the foundation for perception of the story, since movie-making is a strictly visual art. In The Hunger Games, there is an active use of zooming and close-ups, depending on the story development and episodes: for instance, when selection takes place, a camera shoots distantly to show the overall number of poor people in the district; however, to show the following exclusivity of the protagonists, Catkins and PETA, camera shoots with close-up to highlight the emotions and feelings of the heroes without saying a word.
There are no slow-motion episodes, but a well-measured change of zooms and scales: for instance, when protagonists are moving by the train to the megalopolis, there are wide-scale shots of the environment to make a sense of difference and globosity (Egan, 2012). Quality is also important element of the cinematography, which is very explicit in the middle of the movie. In The Hunger Games, quality is tightly associated with filters, particularly color filters.
When Catkins and PETA arrive at the Megalopolis, there is a bright and extravagant contrast in colors, as citizens of the city wear multi-color clothes, have vivid haircuts, and incorporate uncommon attributes. Quality editing based on filters is engaged with an extreme integrity in these moments. Of course, it is impossible to ignore the use of post-production editing techniques which relate to green screen technology and special effects: when Catkins and PETA drive upon the ire carriage, there is a direct use of editing technique and using special effects.
Framing and specifically an angle of framing are also regarded as important elements of the movie. Thus, a lot of shots are made from a high angle – potentially, to underline the fragility of characters and participants of the competition. For example, when a group of hostile players hunt down Catkins toward the big tree, the pursuit and the following escape from the trap with a help of a hive bomb are recorded from a higher angle of framing. Still, several episodes of low angle framing an be also identified: for example, during the Satanists bow training, for the purpose of showing her cold head and self-determination.
At last, music is a substantial element of cinematography: AND in the Hunger Games it serves as the emotional regulator aimed to intensify emotions or relax the audience. For instance, before the selection to the competition, Satanists actions and relations with family are accompanied by tragic and dramatic music; however, when the Games start, there is CUT INTO TWO SENTENCES Music was composed by James Newton Howard and perfectly fit most dramatic moments in the movie. It kept the audience very much engaged into the movie essence by scene.
The great cinematography plays a key role in engaging the audience with all the excitement that’s happening in the movie. Using such brilliant cinematography adds a thrill to the movie. References Brown, B. (2013). Cinematography: Theory and Practice. Waltham, MA: CRY Press. Egan, K. (2012). The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion. London: Scholastic Inc. Retrieved from http://www. Amazon. Com/The-Hunger-Games- Illustrated-companion/dip/0545422906 Gray, G. (2010). Cinema: A Visual Anthropology. New York, NY: Berg. Honoree, T. (2012).