This is a little blog intended to show up as an RSS feed in my main blog, Me Fail? I Fly!. I make a note here when I start reading a book, and mostly write something there when I finish. Click on an image for a link. Blogger lets you choose from a number of views. For example, try mosaic view.
20 April 2012
The Hunger Games (Gary Ross 2012)
I thought this was terrific. It handles the appalling moral ambiguities very well. There's a moment when we're being drawn into the romance of young love and the camera draws back to show that the people who are ruthlessly exploiting these young people for their own entertainment are just as dewy eyed as we are. I know Rear Window etc turn on the audience, but time I felt it happening, as opposed to recognising it in a cerebral kind of way.