Monthly Archives: November 2014

The two from one Mockingjay

As of November the first film adaptation of Suzanne Collins The Mockingjay has come to screen and there has been some various opinions on the films quality and discussion of whether it should’ve been split into two films.
Since the split of the final Harry Potter book, The Deathly Hallows, many book adaptations have the final books split into two films. So the four book Twilight saga becomes five movies and the three book Divergent trilogy is to be a four-part movie. Is this new founded development necessary for the adaptations? Or is this a chance for the film companies to make more money?
The Mockingjay film follows the footpaths of Katniss as she finds herself in newly discovered district 13 and living with the  fear that Peeta is maybe dead in the Capitol. Jennifer Lawrence’s portrayal of Katniss is superb and we see and feel the various degrees of emotions that Katniss is afflicted with. We watch as Katniss fumbles a video shoot, when there is action we see the resolute scowl surfacing, when things turn macabre, a single tear springs forth.

This first part film is different to the two previous films, just like the first half of the book, there is little action and more of a political propaganda activism vibe.  We do see Katniss firing her bow and arrow, but there is little of even that. Katniss is portrayed as being the puppet or mockingjay for the districts, we watch as she is pushed and pulled in a more political role than survival role as in previous Hunger Games and Catching Fire.
There is a new moment in the film when we see the interaction between rebel mastermind Plutarch Heavensbee (the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman) and the PR guru Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks), as he encourages her to take on Katniss once more and coach the reluctant teen leader once more. This part doesn’t happen in the book, yet the director Frances Lawrence is released from the confines of transporting a whole novel into a two-hour film, Lawrence is given the opportunity to  develop and divulge more into this new world with the split adaptation. In Lawrence’s film we learn more and see more things and learn new secrets, what fan of the book wouldn’t want that.

 

 

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Poem of the Day

All day I’ve toiled, but no with pain. By Emily Bronte

All day I’ve toiled, but not with pain,
In learning’s godlen mine-
And now at eventide again
The moonbeams softly shine.

There is no snow upon the ground,
No frsot on wind or wave-
The south wind blew with gentlest sound
And broke their icy grave.

‘Tis sweet to wander here at night
To watch the winter die,
With heart as summer sunshine light
And warm as summer’s sky.

Oh, may I never lose the peace
That lulls me gently now,
Though time should change my youthful face
And years hsould shade my brow.

True to myself and true to all
May i be healthful still,
And turn away from passion’s call
And Curb my own wild will.

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The New Writing

As many of us are neck-deep at the moment in our writing for the NANOWRIMO, there hasn’t been much time to add a post. But i’ve finally made some time today to come back and write a blog. As the new month has started so has my new writing for my newest book which is different to my lastest one that i’ve written, which was a young adult fantasy. This book is a murder mystery. Dark and gruesome deaths, with untrustworthy characters and the good guys are the bad guys. It is a very different experience from writing a young adult novel, but so far it has been enjoyable to give myself a new challenge and writing in a different genre. I do read various murder mysteries as well, so the genre is not a complete stranger to me.
So, whatever you are wrting have fun and enjoy. Goodluck.

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Let’s Start Writing November

Today is the first of November and to many of us that means it is National Novel Writing Month. It brings together those who are professional and amateur writers as they have thirty days to create a masterpiece of 50,000 words.
It is an opportunity to harness that creativity and with enthusiasm, determination and a deadline it is a chance for anyone who has ever considered writing this is the time to begin.
So let’s stop thinking of writing and start. Goodluck dear writers.

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