Styling Katniss as the “Girl on Fire” and the Mockingjay heroine was all Cinna. Cinna, as her stylist, gowned her in a fiery spectacle to match her courage in saving her little sister. He nurtured her image as the symbol of the rebellion all along. Cinna styled the gorgeous wedding gown.
But he didn’t tell the star of the rebellion that it would morph into the fantastic Mockingjay gown. He paid for it with his life.
Katniss, the Squirrelinator
As a hunter, squirrels are her specialty. Haymitch learns from Peeta that Katniss has a sharp aim. Haymitch asks her if she’s good and she says, “I’m alright.”
That’s when Peeta chimed in to say his father buys her squirrels and says that she shoots them right in the eye, every single time.
About That Elevator Scene
That elevator action was not a one-take, flawless shot. Far from it. Tribute Johanna Mason, in a bold move to intimidate the competition, stripped down. But filming it ran into a very unintended outcome.
Actress Jena Malone said it was a speedy elevator, which meant she had to get bare in six seconds or less. On one of the takes, a film assistant accidentally sent the elevator to the wrong floor. A patron holding two cups of coffee at the bustling Atlanta hotel was standing there when the door opened. Jena Malone’s bare backside was completely exposed.
There Shall be 24 Platforms
Oops. In one shot of the first movie, there are not 24 platforms. Astute Hunger Games fans found only 20 platforms could be counted on the arena grounds. There must be 24.
Because, in this game, before being elevated to the arena, 24 tributes are enclosed in underground glass tubes. Those tubes elevate to ground level, bringing each player to his or her platform. Therefore, there must be 24 platforms.
The Foxface Conspiracy Theory
Accident or planned? Foxface was a very smart 14-year-old from District 5 who excelled at the edible plants' test. She discovered the nightlock berries that Peeta had collected and stole some from his stash. It looked like an accident.
But we also know she did not want her family to watch her get killed in a gruesome manner. Perhaps she saw the berries as a way out. She was one of the survivors. Before she died, she was in the final four.