Hunger Games Network posted scans from Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Movie Preview Issue, including new still of ‘THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE’ and conversations about the cut-scenes in the movie.
EW’s Fall movie preview issue available on news stands on Friday 8/9.13.
Based on the article, the cut-scenes from THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are:
“For the sake of the movie, they trimmed the novel’s first third, in which a traumatized Katniss is locked in an internal debate about whether she’s more wedded to herself or the revolution she’s unwittingly sparked.”
“The scene where she stumbles upon District 8 refugees Bonnie and Twill in her father’s hunting cabin, for instance? Cut.”
“Or When she jumps from the trip-wire fence and sprains her ankle? Gone.”
added article from EW website:
“We made some changes to Peeta’s narrative,” says Lawrence. “We manned him up a little. And by the way it didn’t take a lot, just little choices to make here and there. The story doesn’t really change, his relationship with Katniss doesn’t change, he’s just a different kind of character.” For instance, in the book, the Hunger Games kicks off and Peeta is paralyzed when the other all-star tributes dive into the water. “The option is for either me drowning or sitting there like a cat batting my paw into the water,” says Josh Hutcherson with a laugh. “Either way the visual is horrible.” Easy fix: Let Peeta swim.
“Darius, we hardly know ye. District 12′s youngest peacekeeper, who pays dearly for intervening during that terrible scene of Gale’s public whipping, didn’t make the jump from page to screen. It’s another instance of storytellers having to drown one of their kittens. “It’s as agonizing for us to lose things from the book as it is for a fan,” says producer Nina Jacobson. “I want every single thing in there. But you know what? If you have to give up something in order to give more time to Katniss and Gale or to Effie as she starts to feel a conscience, you make the sacrifices in order to serve the characters and themes that are more essential.”
(Source: Hunger Games Network & EW)