The New York Times bestseller by Suzanne Collins is now a major motion picture -- and this is your guide to all of the movie's excitement, both in front of the camera and behind it.
Go behind the scenes of the making of The Hunger Games with exclusive images and interviews. From the... read more
“When I sat down to write this series, I assumed it would be like The Underland Chronicles, written in the third person and the past tense. I began writing, and the words came out not only in the first person, in the present tense, in Katniss's voice. It was almost as if the character was insisting on telling the story herself. So I never really make a concentrated effort to get inside her head; she was already very much alive in mine.”Suzanne Collins
“A violent, jarring, speed-rap of a novel that generates nearly constant suspense.... I couldn't stop reading.... Collins is an efficient no-nonsense prose stylist with a pleasantly dry sense of humor. Reading The Hunger Games is as addictive (and as violently simple) as playing one of those shoot-it-if-it-moves videogames in the lobby of the local eightplex; you know it's not real, but you keep plugging in quarters anyway...”Stephen King
“I was so obsessed with this book I had to take it with me out to dinner and hide it under the edge of the table so I wouldn't have to stop reading. The story kept me up for several nights in a row, because even after I was finished, I just lay in bed wide awaking thinking about it... The Hunger Games is amazing.”Stephenie Meyer
“I mentioned The Hunger Games to my kids, and they exploded, went on and on, and I had to actually stop them from telling me the entire story. So I went upstairs, started reading around ten o-clock at night, and finished around one-thirty in the morning. I literally put the book down and said, 'I have to make this movie. I just have to.' I got on a plane Monday morning and flew to England to see Nina Jacobson.”Gary Ross
“I had seen Winter's Bone and I didn't want to influence Gary. But when Gary mentioned Jennifer Lawrence, it literally sent shivers up my spine because I though she was so perfect.”Jon Kilik
“I read the books around Christmas (2010), and I went through them all in a matter of days. I just thought they were amazing. I loved the futuristic Joan of Arc character of Katniss. And it's hard to say that something in the future is 'true,' but the book speaks truly about our time - it's incredibly relevant.”Jennifer Lawrence
“When Josh Hutcherson came in to audition, I had actually just met him earlier in the week, and he was so comfortable in his own skin, so charming and so at ease and so likeable. I felt that he really captured that 'Peeta-ocity' of somebody who seemed genuinely sweet, genuinely likeable, but also that he could be a little smooth when he needed to be. You could see how he could cover the politician side of the character that Katniss is both attracted to and suspicious of.”Nina Jacobson
“I fell in love with Peeta right away. His self-deprecating humor, his outlook on life, and how he doesn't want things to change him - those things are really a part of who I am as a person. I've been in this business since I was nine years old and that can change you. Staying true to who I am, and what my value system is, has been important to me since I was really young.”Josh Hutcherson
“I was friends with (Josh Hutcherson) before this, and he's a great actor. He's one of the smartest people I've ever met, too. Hoenly, I'll listen to him talk sometimes and it's like I feel he could lead us into a battle, and I'd follow him. He's that persuasive”Liam Hemsworth
“Gale is a good, strong-minded person who hates nothing more than he hates the Capitol. He hates everything they stand for. He hates what they do to people. And he doesn't want to give in to what they stand for. I think he gets really frustrated at times and he's constantly trying to think of ways he can get away.”Liam Hemsworth
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