The ZS Roe Vlog
Popular opinion suggests that the book is always better than the movie. Generally, this has proven to be true. But the relationship between novels and their film adaptations is an interesting one, and not necessarily one that should be reduced to a question of which is the better. Successfully telling the same story through different mediums is a tricky venture, but when done well can have an illuminating (or complicating) effect on the story being told. This past weekend, I saw the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel, The Hunger Games. As a fan of the novel, I was excited to see what Hollywood could bring to the table. The vlog below is my response.
For newcomers unfamiliar with this project, The ZS Roe Vlog is my place to share the best in storytelling. Every two weeks I’ll recommend a novel, short story, poem, or film, and bring you along to the places in which these stories have particular significance.
So, without further ado, I give you:
The Hunger Games in a nutshell:
North America has fallen, and the nation of Panem has risen in its place. Every year, two children from each of the nation’s twelve districts are randomly selected and sent to the Capitol to participate in The Hunger Games. This year, sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her sister’s place in the games, but soon finds herself up against new and unexpected odds when Peeta Mallark, the other contender from her district, confesses that he is in love with her.
The trouble is, The Hunger Games is a fight to the death on live TV. There can only be one winner. There can only be one survivor.
In The Hunger Games, love will only get you killed.
The ZS Roe Vlog is something of a passion project–a place for me to share with you my favourite stories from various genres and mediums. It is created and written by me, and often shot by my wife or my sister. That music in the background that totally rocks your world? Yeah, I wrote and recorded that, too. Far out, right? In any event, If you have a comment or question, please leave a response below. Thank you for reading and watching.