‘Hunger Games’ Clip: Watch a Scene That’s Not in the Books

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 16th, 2012 at 7:29 am,

Donald Sutherland and Wes Bentley in The Hunger Games Clip Hunger Games Clip: Watch a Scene Thats Not in the Books

One thing that’s been an point of interest for fans of The Hunger Games books is how director Gary Ross will approach the issue of point of view. The entire trilogy of books is told from protagonist Katniss Everdeen’s point of view. A film is a different beast than a book, however, and if the recent “single-take” horror film Silent House proved anything, it’s that having an entire film that only focuses on one person is tricky proposition.

That said, The Hunger Games movie will have to feature scenes that don’t feature Katniss (played in the movie be Jennifer Lawrence), and now we’re getting a look at one with this latest clip from the film.

In The Hunger Games, 12 impoverished districts of what was once America are forced by a militant capital city to sacrifice a male and female contest (24 teens in total) for a battle to the death in a deadly arena. But the games actually live up to their name, as public relations, sponsorship, and video game-style traps are all part of the experience.

Well, every game needs a designer, and the Hunger Games have Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley) for that task. In the clip below, the game master goes to meet with the tyrannical President Snow, who will be portrayed onscreen by Donald Sutherland (in a bit of pitch-perfect casting):



It’s clear that the screenwriters (Ross, series creator Suzanne Collins and State of Play screenwriter Billy Ray) are using the expanded viewpoint to begin sowing seeds for the sequel – specifically Snow’s words about “a spark” needing be contained –  dialogue that not-so-subtly refers to the title of already-in-progress sequel film, Catching Fire.

Source: IGN

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  1. Donald is trully Snow when you watch this scene.

  2. Cool scene , I am going to mention a HUGE SPOILER from the books so dont read on if you dont want to ! I wouldnt mention this if i didnt think it was relevent .

    SPOILER . One BIG gripe i had with the ending in Mockingjay was the fact Katniss doesnt kill Snow , it was a HUGE anti climax as he is such a great villian throughout the book you want to see him die at the hands of The Mokingjay , if i could change one thing from the book to the film , Snows death would be it !

    • naaw. if you’d analyze the book, coin is 3x a beast more than snow.

    • i would have wanted katniss (The Mockingjay) to kill COIN.

  3. Movie will be lame. PG rated version of Battle Royale for Twilight fans

    • ugh…i await the animated series..

    • I’m glad you always have something new to say in every post.

  4. I didn’t care about The Hunger Games till a week ago, when I opened the first book. I burned through it and yesterday read Catching Fire. Now, I can’t wait to see the movie. Thanks for this clip.

  5. Pretty good clip, early reviews are great.

  6. I have to say that I hated twilight (books and films) and had my doubts about this fim. So I got all three books and read them in a day. I was more than surprised. These books are an excellent read and if the film captures it correctly these films should be able to sand on their own. I read all three in a day for two reasons: they’re shorter than your average book, and the main reason: I couldn’t put them down. I had to know every next step, where it was all going. I don’t remember being quite so involved with a book series. Even novels I adore like Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones, I put down several times and didn’t pick back up again for months.

    I ask anyone who hasn’t read or doesn’t wish to read these books to give the movie a chance. It is far from being Twilight. Yes, there’s sort of a love triangle (if one must give it a name), but from my experience a lot of these types of books (ie. main male/female protagonist has to battle great evil) usually has that sort of thing. Just go see it, heck wait until it’s at the dollar theater or red box. But, see it before you make a judgement.

    Sorry my comment was long.

    • I agree I tried to read twilight but it got really boring but when I read The hunger games I could not put it down and if I did I couldn’t stop thinking about what was going to happen next. Love the books and read all three again and it was even better the second time great books! I would recommend it to anyone!

  7. Donald is the best person to play snow and looks everything like I expected him to be! Great cast!

  8. Yeah Trilla Dude when woud you BR fans understand that coming here and saying the same thing over and over again woudnt make BR any more populer, in fact the more i see coments like that the more i hate it so bashing other siries woud make yours only more hated.

  9. well the critics say the hunger games is amazing! so how about that hu :)!?

  10. well the critics say the hunger games is amazing so how about that hu?? :)

  11. well the critics say the hunger games was amazing so how about that hu?!? :)

  12. I’m hungry