Mainstay Productions’ Latest Short – The Hanging Tree – Is Finally Here!

I know we’ve all been waiting for this for a while now, and now our wait is over!  Mainstay Productions have been working hard to get their latest short, The Hanging Tree, to us and it does not disappoint!

This video is directed by the talented John Lyde with script by Shylah Addante from Down With The Capitol (who you might recall wrote the Finnick and Annie shorts as well).  Great work by everyone involved!

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Like an owl at night.

Why doesn’t Katniss take Peeta hunting more often? Because he’ll scare away all  the game. And not just with his loud feet.

Credit to kahh-poww on deviantart for the giggles.

There’s A Rebuttal For That – Complaint #29

Well, of course she knew her way around a forest!


Complaint #29 – Her knowledge of the forest was barely implied.

TFGeekGirl, TheFandom.Net – Her knowledge of the forest is implied when they first show her hunting in the woods and throughout her time in the arena.  This was not “barely.”

Aldrin, Down With The Capitol – In the opening hunting scene, Katniss got the deer to move by launching a rock with her bow. She used crumpled up leaves to see which way the wind was blowing. She walked on a log with ease without falling. None of that stuff I would be able to do, which showed me that she knew way more about the forest than most people would!

Luly – You can see how well she knows the forest in the hunting scenes she did on her own and with Gale, in the way Gale mentions that they could run away and survive out there, in those moments in which she was alone in the arena or taking care of either Rue or Peeta, in the fact that she instantly knew about the berries being poison, in how she looks at the forest scene she sets when she’s about to go to sleep in the Capitol, in the way she moved through the forest, to hunt and to hide, in the way she knew where was the safest place to hide from the careers, in the fact that the careers couldn’t catch her in the forest…and I can go on. There are so many implications of how well she knew the forest.

Savanna, HGFiresideChat – Actually, I think her knowledge of the forest was totally obvious. Think back to the beginning of the film, when Katniss goes hunting in the woods. We get to watch her track that deer every step of the way, and it’s clear that she knows what she’s doing. Also, in the arena, we see how Katniss uses the earth to lead her to water. AND, she immediately recognizes the berries as nightlock.

Tanvi, Hunger Games Network – The entire sequence of the movie exactly implies that. Then, at the Capitol, when Katniss sees the image of the forest, I thought it was a perfect set up. Not sure what else they could have added, this did the job.

To see our previous complaints, go to our Rebuttal Page

We will be posting a new complaint and our argument against it each day until all 36 complaints have been posted.  We hope that if you didn’t like the movie for any of the issues we have coming within this next month, you will continue to hear us out and at least take into consideration our reasoning/rebuttal about it. Logical comments are welcome!  All others are invalid.

There’s A Rebuttal For That – Complaint #21

What do Gale and Katniss do in the woods?

Complaint #21 – They never touched on Gale’s and Katniss’ relationship on how they hunted together.

TFGeekGirl, TheFandom.Net – I beg to differ considering her time in the woods outside of the restricted “high voltage” fence, she’s met by Gale.  He obviously is familiar with the woods as much as she is, and he even helps her get food when he throws the rocks to scare the birds into flying.  If that’s not “touching” on the subject, then I don’t know what is.

Kait, Victor’s Village – Showing them hunting together explains in itself that they’ve developed a relationship as hunting partners. HOW they became hunting partners isn’t really that important.

Savanna, HGFiresideChat – This complaint just confuses me, since Katniss and Gale are shown hunting in the beginning of the film. When Katniss says goodbye to Gale, she cries out, “Don’t let them starve!” This implies that he has already been helping her provide for her family.

Tanvi, Hunger Games Network – Katniss and Gale were more than enough for one movie. I don’t know, I think you’re getting distracted from the main point of this movie.

 

To see our previous complaints, go to our Rebuttal Page

We will be posting a new complaint and our argument against it each day until all 36 complaints have been posted.  We hope that if you didn’t like the movie for any of the issues we have coming within this next month, you will continue to hear us out and at least take into consideration our reasoning/rebuttal about it. Logical comments are welcome!  All others are invalid.

That Song When Katniss Goes Hunting

Like many of you, I was sure we’d get that background music when Katniss goes hunting on the original score or soundtrack. It’s that mix of humming voices that sounds concentrated and even a little bit tribal. Well, thanks to the help of @HungerGames4All on Twitter, it’s been discovered!

When you listen to it here, you realize what an intriguing selection this was for T-Bone Burnett, Gary Ross, and company. Tremendous thought went into this, I’m sure, and it really does leave you with a distinctive District 12 kind of feel. My only regret is that you have to buy it separately!

Here’s the full info:

To get it on iTunes, click here!
Evgueni Galperine – Farewell
Performed by Mariana Tootsie
Realised by Galperine & Galperine
Produced by Evgueni Galperine
Mixed by Pierre Giraud