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Meet Hunger Games director Gary Ross at the Barnes and Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market in Los Angeles, CA when he discusses and signs his first children’s book, Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind.
Saturday November 17, 2012 2:00 PM
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-525-0270
He also explained his decision about not returning to direct the Hunger Games sequel.
”I didn’t feel that I would have the time for the way that I work to do the movie justice,” he says. “I wear two hats. I don’t wear one hat. When you write and you direct that’s a linear process, it’s not a simultaneous process. I would’ve had to have written a script and prepped the whole movie in four months and on the first movie that’s a process that took me eight months. And I thought [Catching Fire] was a more difficult adaptation, not an easier one. I didn’t really feel I had the time I needed to live up to my own standards. And I haven’t had a moment’s regret. It was absolutely the right decision and I’m thrilled about new challenges.
Francis Lawrence is directing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. He has also signed on to helm The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2.
In celeberation of the release of The Hunger Games on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK, Yahoo! Movies UK posted an exclusive video of The Hunger Games casting featurette.
In the video, Gary Ross revealed that Jennifer Lawrence is his only choice to play the role of Katniss Everdeen.
There was no second choice for me. If I couldn’t make the movie with Jennifer, then I didn’t want to make it.
“I just knew there was no one who would come close. There was no one who had her strength, her directness, her integrity, her solidity, her bravery, her power or her nuance for emotional depth.”
After reading the Hunger Games trilogy, Donald Sutherland wrote a letter to director Gary Ross sharing his insight about President Snow, the character he played in the movie.
Dear Gary Ross:
Power. That’s what this is about? Yes? Power and the forces that are manipulated by the powerful men and bureaucracies trying to maintain control and possession of that power?
Power perpetrates war and oppression to maintain itself until it finally topples over with the bureaucratic weight of itself and sinks into the pages of history (except in Texas), leaving lessons that need to be learned unlearned.
Power corrupts, and, in many cases, absolute power makes you really horny. Clinton, Chirac, Mao, Mitterrand.
Time Warner Cable had an exclusive interview with director Gary Ross about The Hunger Games. He talked about writing the movie script with author Suzanne Collins and working with the cast members.