The Hunger Games book to film differences | The Hunger Games Wiki | FANDOM powered by WikiaThings, obviously, will have been changed. Take The Hunger Games. The book is pages long; the film is minutes long. Be warned — there are an awful lot of spoilers in this article. So we get to spend time with President Snow in his rose garden, doling out advice and thinly veiled threats to Head Gamemaker Seneca Crane. The character design for all the characters from the Capitol is brilliant, and the more time they spend onscreen the more we can appreciate how utterly freakish, terrifying, yet oddly familiar their world is. We get a few more brief glimpses into that world through some added scenes of Haymitch rounding up sponsors for Katniss.
34 Differences Between the Hunger Games Book and Movie
After seeing Mockingjay — Part 2 for the fourth time this weekend, I feel pretty content that one of my all-time favorite series has finally come to a close. I first read the captivating series The Hunger Games while I was a freshman in college, when I secluded myself to my dorm for an entire weekend and ugly sobbed as Katniss and Peeta's story started and ended. It wasn't long before the first movie came out, and I remember going in hoping for the best. And I wasn't disappointed. The Hunger Games franchise is easily one of the best book-to-movie adaptations. With Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins on board for writing the screenplay, there wasn't much room for error.
4. Effie and Haymitch kiss
Here are some of the differences noted between the two:. Instead the movie gives Caesar Flickerman , the vibrant commentator for the Hunger Games, far more camera time as a mechanism for story-exposition.
And while it's a pretty faithful adaptation of the source material, there are some significant changes to the story. Sadly, Phillip Seymour Hoffman died while filming the final installment in the series, and there was no way around the fact that his characters' role had to be lessened. Specifically he was meant to be in the scene in the film with Katniss where instead Haymitch reads a letter to her from Plutarch. The ideas for the scene were Phil's, but he never got to say the lines. No mention is made to a relationship at any other point, so potentially it was just a recognition of the chemistry Banks and Woody Harrelson have developed over four movies. Still, it's a change we think most fans can get behind.
For those fans of the series who have already seen the film, you may have noticed more than a couple things that were changed when it was adapted for the big screen. Some of the changes I realize were necessary when adapting the novel, but others seemed like they were changed out of laziness or disregard. Either way, below are the 31 changes between the novel and movie. I also attempted to put them in order they would have appeared in the novel. Book version: Katniss meets Gale early in the morning before The Reaping.