Mockingjay Part 1 Qoutes
“FIRE BURNS BRIGHTER IN THE DARKNESS” ~ Official tagline
The Courage of One Will Change the World/Fire Burns Brighter in the Darkness.
Stab the body and it will heal, but injure the heart and the wound would last a lifetime.
Better not to give in to it. It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.
Katniss Everdeen: I have a message for President Snow: You can torture us, and bomb us, or burn our districts to the ground. But do you see that? Fire Is Catching… If we burn… you burn with us!
Haymitch Abernathy: I like you better without all the make-up.
Effie Trinket: I like you better when you’re sober.
Gale Hawthorne: I’m in pain. That’s the only way I get your attention.
You kiss me only when I’m in pain.
I must have loved you a lot.
He would try to take my pain awayAnd he just might make me smile,But the whole time im wishing he was you instead.
Sometimes when I’m alone, I take the pearl from where it lives in my pocket and try to remember the boy with the bread, the strong arms that warded off nightmares on the train, the kisses in the arena.
I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there’s no relief in waking.
I raise my left arm and twist my neck down to rip off the pill on my sleeve. Instead my teeth sink into flesh. I yank my head back in confusion to find myself looking into Peeta’s eyes, only now they hold my gaze. Blood runs from the teeth marks on the hand he clamped over my nightlock.
“Let me go!” I snarl at him, trying to wrest my arm from his grasp.
“I can’t,” he says.
When other people love what you’ve put your heart into, and your blood, sweat and tears into. There’s no better feeling.
“My name is Katniss Everdeen. I am seventeen years old. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped. The Capitol hates me……..”
I must now become an actual leader, The Face, The Voice, The Embodiment of the Revolution.
“I know what blood poisoning is, Katniss,” says Peeta. “Even if my mother isn’t a healer.”
I’m jolted back in time, to another wound, another set of bandages. “You said that same thing to me in the first Hunger Games. Real or not real?”
“Real,” he says. “And you risked your life getting the medicine that saved me?”
“Real.” I shrug. “You were the reason I was alive to do it.”
People of Panem. We fight, we dare, we end our hunger for justice.
My nightmare are usually about losing you, I’m okey once I realize you’re here.
“My lips are forming his name when his fingers lock around my throat.”, Katniss
“If he wants me broken, then I will have to be whole.”, Katniss
At the moment, the choice would be simple. I can survive just fine without either of them.
“No problem,” Gale replies. “I wake up ten times a night anyway.”
“To make sure Katniss is still here?” asks Peeta.
“Something like that,”…
“That was funny, what Tigris said. About no one knowing what to do with her.”
“Well, WE never have,”…
“She loves you, you know,” says Peeta. “She as good as told me after they whipped you.”
“Don’t believe it,”Gale answers. “The way she kissed you in the Quarter Quell…well she never kissed me like that.”
“It was just part of the show,” Peeta tells him, although there’s an edge of doubt in his voice.
“No, you won her over. Gave up everything for her. Maybe that’s the only way to convince her you love her.” There’s a long pause. “I should have volunteered to take your place in the first Games. Protected her then.”
“You couldn’t,” says Peeta. “She’d never have forgiven you. You had to take care of her family. They matter more to her than her life.”
“I wonder how she’ll make up her mind.”
“Oh, that I do know.” I can just catch Gale’s last words through the layer of fur. “Katniss will pick whoever she thinks she can’t survive without”
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1 is the film adaptation of the first half of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and the sequel to Catching Fire film. The story continues to follow Katniss Everdeen; having twice survived the Hunger Games, Katniss finds herself in District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion, a mockingjay, against the Capitol and fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. All of the actors whose roles continue into the final films reprised their roles in Mockingjay. It was directed by Francis Lawrence. The film was Nominated for Best Original Song in the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.
After being rescued from the destroyed arena in the 75th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen, along with fellow Victors Beetee and Finnick Odair, are taken to District 13, an underground rebel facility hidden beneath the ruins of the old District 13, where she is reunited with her mother and sister Prim. While recuperating, she is introduced to President Alma Coin, the rebel leader, and is told that her actions in the arena sparked riots and strikes against the Capitol. Coin asks her if she will become the “Mockingjay”—the symbol of the rebellion—as part of their “hearts and minds” strategy. Katniss flatly declines, angrily reminding her that they left Peeta Mellark, her portrayed lover and fellow District 12 tribute, behind in the arena. At the suggestion of Plutarch Heavensbee, the former Gamemaker, she is taken to see the ruins of District 12, which was completely leveled by a Capitol bombing campaign (with the exception of the houses in the Victor’s Village). After seeing that Peeta is being used by Capitol state television to try and quell the rebellion, Katniss reluctantly changes her mind and agrees to become Coin’s Mockingjay, on the condition that Peeta and the other victors will be rescued at the earliest opportunity and pardoned.
After Haymitch notes that Katniss thrives on spontaneity, she is introduced to her film team (led by Capitol escapee Cressida), is dressed up in a specially-designed outfit, and given Effie Trinket as a stylist and close friend Gale as a bodyguard. They go out to District 8 to visit a hospital, but as the visit concludes, a Capitol bombing squadron arrives and bombs the hospital, killing everyone inside. In her rage, Katniss gives a rousing speech to the camera, which is broadcast when Beetee hijacks the Capitol’s news feed. The team then go back to District 12, where Gale tells the story of its destruction, and Katniss is filmed singing “The Hanging Tree.” After both are broadcast, strikers in District 7 kill an entire team of Peacekeepers with hidden land mines, and a rebel demolition team from District 5 destroys the dam providing the Capitol with electricity, forcing them to use power generators and weakening their ability to broadcast their propaganda.
That night, Katniss is watching Peeta being interviewed by Caesar Flickerman, the Games’ former presenter, when, in an apparent defiance of his captors, he suddenly shouts a warning to the camera that the Capitol is about to attack District 13. Coin orders a mass evacuation into the underground shelters. While Prim is nearly locked out when she goes back to get her cat, everyone manages to get inside safely, and the facility survives the attack unharmed. Upon emerging, Katniss discovers that the area is littered with white roses, and realizes that President Snow has sent them to taunt her, and presumes that he is about to kill Peeta. As Peeta’s warning gave the District an additional eight minutes evacuation time, Coin dispatches an elite special forces team, which includes Gale, to rescue him, along with Johanna Mason, and Annie Cresta, the remaining Victors, from their prison in the Capitol’s Tribute center. The rescue is successful. However, when Katniss goes to greet Peeta, he unexpectedly attacks and strangles her into unconsciousness, before being knocked unconscious himself by Boggs.
Katniss wakes up in the medical facility, and is informed that Peeta has been “hijacked“— a form of physical/mental torture in which he is brainwashed into wanting to kill Katniss through aversion therapy and tracker jacker venom—explaining why the Capitol allowed Gale’s team to escape. A process to undo the therapy begins, with Peeta kept in isolation. Meanwhile, Coin announces the successful rescue of the Victors, and that the fight may now be taken to the Capitol. During Coin’s speech, Katniss looks for Peeta and looks in horror as she sees the hijacked Peeta in solitary confinement, restrained.
The story concludes in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. (wikia.com)
Both Katniss and Peetas costumes set afire when they enter the arena before the tournament and with Katniss becoming the bird on fire, she is an embodiment
Mockingjay Part 1 Movie Review
Searching for a symbol to lead their revolt against their oppressors, President Coin (Julianne Moore) and rebellion leader Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) attempt to convince Katniss to be their “mockingjay”, allowing her face to be the symbol of the rebellion, encouraging others to join the fight. For about half the film we get the “will she, or won’t she?” Katniss and for the next half we get the sometimes stoic, other times fragile Katniss, who’s both traumatized and energized by the atrocities before her as her nemesis, Panem President Snow (Donald Sutherland) begins using Peeta and white roses to mess with her head.
While some may try to tell you Mockingjay – Part 1 is filled with themes, it’s no different than what we’ve seen before when it comes to scrutiny of class and politics, and it’s done in such a way even a third grader would get it considering it boils down to “these guy are bad and these guys are good” and it’s not as if there is any grey area in-between. For all the thematic fronting the film does, it’s largely a “how to start a rebellion” movie, complete with several scenes best described as “How to, and how not to, make a propaganda video”, or “propos” as they call them and like to continually remind us of that fact.
Lawrence does her best to keep us engaged throughout the prolonged duration, a single tear falling from her eye more often than I can count, but there’s only so much she can do as each scene begins to feel either redundant or overly long to the point I wanted to scream at the screen during an extraction scene late in the movie, “We get it! Get on with it please!” However, once again, kudos to Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket as she is now out of her flamboyant Capitol duds and forced to make do with the District 13 rebels and their drab garb. (comingsoon.net/movies/reviews)