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Suzanne Collins Praises ‘Hunger Games’ Filmmakers in Open Letter

The release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 marks the end of more than just a film series. It also means that it’s time for author Suzanne Collins to move on to other projects. Collins marked the occasion with an open letter thanking the many people responsible for crafting the Hunger Games movie series. On Our Minds, the blog run by publisher Scholastic, published the touching letter.

In particular, Collins thanks director Francis Lawrence (who directed the final three films of the four-film franchise), actress Jennifer Lawrence (who played heroine Katniss Everdeen), producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, and the team of writers who adapted the book into a script.

Click here to view the letter in its entirety, and check out the excerpt below:

Having spent the last decade in Panem, it’s time to move on to other lands. But before I do, I’d like to say a tremendous thank you to everyone associated with the film franchise. I’m thrilled with how this quartet of films, which I find both faithful to the books and innovative in its own right, has been brought to life on the screen.

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For me, The Hunger Games Trilogy is part of a larger goal to introduce the ideas of just war theory to young audiences, but how much wider and more varied an audience came with the films, and the credit for that goes to all of you who contributed so much to this project.  

 

Finally, to all the readers and viewers who have accompanied Katniss on her journey, thank you for playing a role in The Hunger Games, you are truly a vital part of the experience.   

May the odds be ever in your favor!

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