What do these two have in common? Well, I think a lot! We saw The Hunger Games this past Saturday, and I couldn’t help but be completely wowed by the set and costume design in the movie.
I kept thinking that the scenes depicting Katniss’ District 12 felt eerily reminiscent of Depression-era photography, particularly Dorothea Lange’s famous photographs. When I think about photographs of people from this time period, the simple, humble lines, fabrics and patterns of the clothes always come to mind, along with the weary, uncertain, almost resigned expressions of the subjects. The opening scenes of the movie captured this perfectly.
If you haven’t read the books yet, I highly recommend! I held off for years (I just didn’t think I would be into it), but when Joe finished them in a week, I had to find out for myself. The story and characters are certainly memorable and I thought the movie did an amazing job of bringing them all to life.
What do you think? Do you see the similarities? Did the District 12 scenes remind you of the Depression era? What did you think of the movie altogether?