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For some reason - I loved the movie upon first viewing but somehow growing more invested in it with repeats - I've been excessively listening to this piece of music recently:



It's my favourite score from the movie. And if something draws an emotional response from me, it's mostly the sad music during a sad scene (or I'm not honest, just the sad music, it's kinda my trigger :). This one is just so quietly beautiful, it immediately brings back the scene to my mind. Probably one of my most favourite moment from the movie, if not THE fave was her giving the salute to the camera.

Needless to say, the DVD is pre-ordered. Also, I'm so happy the sequel is set to be released next year. That is how you SHOULD do it, not keep in multiple year-long gaps when a sequel is clearly planned.

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legoline
Jun. 27th, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
I was SO impressed both by the soundtrack and the score. The score is genius--kudos to James Newton Howard. I love how almost every track has a different feel to it, has a different arrangement, a somewhat different mood, but it all still clearly belongs together. My favourite track is "The Train" and I can't listen to "Rue's Farewell" because I always burst into tears :-)

But the soundtrack is really brilliant, too--none of the songs are being played in the film (except for the two in the end credits), but it's called "Songs from District 12" and is this perfect selection of sombre folkish and indie music that captures the mood of the film and District 12 PERFECTLY.

Probably one of my most favourite moment from the movie, if not THE fave was her giving the salute to the camera.


Oh God. I can't watch that scene. I can't. It turns me into a complete sobbing mess every time. It just breaks my heart. That's a moment of perfect understated brilliance right there. Have you read the books?
astri13
Jun. 27th, 2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
That's a moment of perfect understated brilliance right there.

I know. And Jennifer Lawrence had to carry so much of the film with just gestures, looks and bodily acting because there wasn't a lot of dialogue and Katniss isn't that big a talker. She was marvelous.

Have you read the books?

Nope. I'm undecided at the moment. They sound quite good but from what I glimpsed, also pretty hardcore.

Even during the movie I had a hard time not bursting into seething hatred for the Capitol citizens and especially the president. And I read some of what he did in the books and realize it is only the tip of the ice-berg (I now also know who Finnick is *g* Too bad, it's not a couple years back because great role it would have been for Jensen). So, I definitely need to be in the right mood to read something like this aka relaxed.
legoline
Jun. 27th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
YES. I was so worried about how they'd get Katniss's thoughts etc across given that the book is a first person narrative and Katniss doesn't say much, but Jennifer Lawrence was...incredible. She was simply incredible. That scene where she has that breakdown over Rue's death well after the funeral, where she's just sobbing and crying gave me chills. She plays Katniss with so much raw emotion. And I quite like Josh Hucherson as Peeta, too. I didn't think he'd fit the role but he really grew into it.

Too bad, it's not a couple years back because great role it would have been for Jensen

See, that's what I've been saying *gg*

Well, yeah. They're a thrilling read but...you know, pretty heavy stuff. For example, in the book Peeta is actually half dead by the time she finds him.
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