Friday, March 23, 2012

More Time for the Game Maker: Hunger Games

"The book is told in first-person and the movie is a third-person narrative, readers didn't get to meet some of the characters featured more prominently in the movie.

"For instance, the game maker - who plays a very limited role in the book - gets a lot of screen time. Wes Bentley plays Seneca Crane as an overconfident genius who takes pleasure in setting up the games themselves.

"His game, however, falls apart in both the book and the movie, leading to a conclusion that has two tributes emerging from the battlefield, not one. Very little is made of this in the (first) book, but in the film, the game maker faces a great punishment for his failures.

The Hunger Games: 10 Differences Between the Movie & the Book
by John Hanlon 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen added to See the Movie Read the Book Directory under Comedy.

Based on the novel of the same title by Paul Torday, this movie opens March 9.

In the book, a middle-aged man from London takes on the ill-fated task of introducing the sport of salmon fishing into the Yemen River at the request of a mysterious sheikh. The satirical novel pokes fun at many aspects of British society.

Movie: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday