The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part One production has cranked up the old media machine and released a series of District propaganda posters that were quickly followed by a few choice words from Panem’s President Snow (Donald Sutherland) with District 12 Tribute Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) standing quietly beside. Find out what Snow had to say below.
The recent media blitz started out with seven District Propaganda Posters featuring Districts 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, & 12. Each District is geared to wards producing resources and goods for District 1, known as The Capital. These posters reflect each specialization, 3’s technology, 4’s Fishing, 6’s Transportation, 7’s Lumber, 9’s Grain, 10’s Livestock, and 12’s Coal.
One can easily imagine those people plucked from their daily lives, thrust through makeup and wardrobe and placed in front of a camera crew, props slapped into their hands, roughly shown how and where to stand. Some manage to marshal and keep their emotions from their faces, but others hardly hide their discomfort, disdain, and simmering anger.
President Snow takes to the air waves in the video below to remind everyone just who they are and to remind them of their place in Panem. The wording is carefully chosen, and the intent is clear, remember your place, or bad things might happen to your District, your family, your very lives.
Panem today, Panem tomorrow, Panem forever.
Did you notice that Peta doesn’t look at the camera until that final moment? It’s almost like he is resisting, but in the end succumbs to Snow’s veiled threats. Just another subtle reminder to the Districts that even Their chosen ones, the Tributes, cannot stand before the might of District One and President Snow.
The production has had to recover from the tragic loss of Seymour Hoffman,and will be digitally inserting Hoffman in the film to complete the final footage for his character Plutarch Heavensbee, the Gamesmaster of the 75th Hunger Games. It will be interesting to see if the Hunger Games team can pull this off convincingly.
What did you think of President Snow’s speech, was it commanding enough to quell the rising resentment of the Districts?
The shooting on the follow up film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 wrapped up last week, and the team celebrated with this group hug photo of Producer Nina Jacobson, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Woody Harrelson.
— nina jacobson (@ninajacobson) June 21, 2014
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 hits theater screens November 21st, with Part 2 scheduled to follow in November 2015.
Via: The Independant