I haven’t yet seen The Hunger games, but I do intend to. Mostly because of my fascination with popular culture. But also, now, because of this quote from the film’s director, Gary Ross:
Yeah, I mean any time you’re doing a design based movie, I mean a lot of your first iterations you just cringe at. That happened all the way through. Then you begin to refine it and you begin to come up with… I will say that Phil Messina, my production designer, has such wonderful tastes that he and I wisely began with a lot of reference and we looked at a lot and we wandered into this area of architecture that I talked to you yesterday about, called “Brutalism,” which uses, like, massive concrete form. It’s very imposing. It’s very stark. It’s very authoritarian. That was tremendously helpful. So we began from a place of reference, but I mean if I showed you early hovercrafts… They were like bad FLASH GORDON and also early Cornucopias until we sort of settled on this.
Yeah, on this kind of abstraction, this deconstructed cornucopia, which may or may not resemble the work of a famous architect.
Guess which word caught my eye…
Any architects out there who’ve seen the film and care to comment on the use of architecture to create this fantasy world?