The Hunger Games By Gary Ross

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Gary Ross demonstrates through film that the ideas of narrative strategy can greatly impact a film and the way it is perceived. Gary Ross uses many examples of narrative techniques to transform a way a scene is being shown, turning points are a crucial part of The Hunger Games storyline, with many used to keep audiences engaged. An aspect of The Hunger Games is that there can only be one crowned victor within The Games, having the rules being changed to transform the games into having two crowned victors changes the idea of how audiences see the storyline, with the questioning of who will survive. The suspense of the unknowingness of how the film will build on storylines and conclude keeps audiences engaged to build on future turning points. …show more content…

During the Chariot scene, tributes are shown for the first time and are heavily reflected within their costumes. Symbolism is shown through the district's costumes and how they should be represented within The Hunger Games. Costumes are shown to show individual strength within characters and how they are represented within participating in The Games. District 12 is shown to be in full black showing power and elegance, this reflects on the power district 12 has within The Games. The flames within district 12 symbolises passion and fierceness, this reflects on the characters strength and courage to win The Hunger Games not only for themselves but their families, district 12 and for each other. Close ups of these costumes signify the importance to represent these costumes as a crucial part to the storyline. Camera work is shown within the Chariot scene to break down emotion within characters. The fast paced camera work creates an illusion of the fast pace of the build up to The Hunger Games and represents the overwhelming sensation that tributes are feeling. Camera work also shows the crowd and their reactions to seeing the tributes for the first time. Reactions of excitement and cheering for the tributes are shown within the fast cuts of breaking down the contrast between emotions of the crowd and

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