Movies.com: Independence Day in Panem Wednesday 04 July, 2012
Happy Independence Day, America! To celebrate, Perri Nemiroff of Movies.com decided to organize a 4th of July-themed article in which we all imagine what the characters of The Hunger Games would do to acknowledge Panem’s “Un-Independence Day” — or Snow’s conquering of the rebellion.
You’ll find our submissions below! For the rest, head on over to Perri’s article by clicking here!
P.S. – If you’re a longtime listener, you may recall that this time last year we crowned a winner in our “New Panem Anthem” contest! Alex’s post-Mockingjay anthem won by a popular vote and part of her prize was getting her lyrics set to music composed by our good friend and frequent HGFC panelist Sam Cushion. Look for it at the bottom of this post!
Adam – Hunger Games Fireside Chat – Delly Cartwright
In troubled times, every oppressed, despondent, impoverished, malnourished community needs to celebrate its holidays with some Pieter Bruegel “Peasant Dance“-like cheer! Enter Delly Cartwright, the most happy-go-lucky, not-even-my-friend-getting-reaped-is-going-to-stop-the-sun-from-shining resident of District 12 to host the festivities. She would throw an all-smiles feast at the Hob, where the dispirited citizens can share appetizer plates of squirrel scraps, a better-not-ask stew, and – just maybe – some bread crumbs. Fortunately, Haymitch saves the day with several buckets of cheap liquor, and the whole district gets wasted enough to forget their problems. And there’s Delly, grinning from the first moment to the last, fighting tyranny in the only way she can: by embracing the sweetest that life has to offer. Somewhere off in the distance, President Snow is muttering, “A little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous” over a stuffed pig ordered by – well, nobody quite knows, but it’s decadent. And if he had seen the look on Katniss Everdeen’s face, the girl who personally provided half the Hob’s meat with an extraordinary day’s hunting, he would not have thanked Delly for her consideration.
Savanna – Hunger Games Fireside Chat – Caesar Flickerman
After renewing his spray tan and dying his hair Capitol red, Caesar Flickerman will host a televised concert in the City Circle featuring Panem’s most popular musical artists. Think “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” (with Claudius Templesmith taking on Seacrest’s role as co-host, natch). Given the Capitol’s penchant for excess, it should come as no surprise that the performances and partying will last into the wee hours of the morning. Throughout the night, “live” footage of Independence Day festivities in all the districts will be projected on giant screens in the Circle, though most of it will have been staged and pre-recorded.