Getaway Color Ways: Hungry for The Hunger Games
By now, pretty much everyone has either seen or at least heard of the movie The Hunger Games. I read, and really enjoyed, all of the books and I was there on opening night to see the movie. It had the 3rd best opening-weekend debut of all time, catapulting it into blockbuster territory, and our very own North Carolina served as the backdrop for the diverse settings of the entire film! It was such a neat feeling to know that the places I was seeing on the screen were right here close to home. District 12 was actually filmed in Hildebran, which is only about a 35 minute drive from my house! The immediate impact on the state and local economies was very positive, as well. There was an estimated $60 million spent in the state, around 5,000 people were employed, and many people who had lost their jobs were able to be extras in the movie and earn up to $150 per day. Even now, the success is still going strong with merchandise and the popular Hunger Games Fan Tours offered in Brevard County.
The contrasts between the districts and the Capitol were shown very distinctly in the movie. The colors of District 12 were very muted and cool, reflecting the oppressed and overall sad feeling of the area. The Capitol colors, on the other hand, were very bright and vibrant, reflecting the lavish and over-the-top lifestyle of the people that lived there.
District 12 (filmed in Hildebran, NC)
District 12 Design
The Capitol (filmed in Charlotte, NC)
The Capitol Design
Which Hunger Games color scheme and style are you a fan of?