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Catching Fire: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

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Catching Fire, the New York Times bestseller by Suzanne Collins, is now a major motion picture -- and this is your guide to all of the movie's excitement, both in front of the camera and behind it.

Go behind the scenes of the making of Catching Fire with exclusive materials, including back-stage photos and interviews. From the screenwriting process to the casting decisions,
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 22nd 2013 by Scholastic Inc. (first published November 1st 2013)
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Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
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The Catching Fire Official Illustrated Movie Companion is the great way to relive this highly anticipated movie and get behind the scenes insight into how it was put together. Featuring high quality illustrations and movie stills of Catching Fire during its filming, the companion is beautiful to look at and captures the movie perfectly. While I would have liked more insight from the stars – there are some quotes here and ther
Austin Martin
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It was amazing! My mother and I had just seen the movie this afternoon and it was awesome! It followed the story and left out some of the minor things but everything else was similar to what happened in the book. I enjoyed reading how the movie was made and I especially like the costumes and how they were able to design the new arena because it was spectacular in the movie! I would pay again to go see this movie because it is absolutely worth the price! Don't want to spoil it for other fans! GO ...more
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopia, movies
"Catching Fire: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion" by Kate Egan is a book that will appeal to all fans of the popular movie, primarily because of the abundance of information that can be found inside, but also due to the superiorly designed edition in which they are packed.

As is the case with majority of the movie guides it recommended that you use it once you see the movie, particularly if you havenÂt read the book or you will come across many spoilers that will partially spoil the plea
Sep 22, 2018 rated it liked it
I thought it was good but for some reason I wasn't as excited as reading The Hunger Games Illustrated Movie Companion and I'm not sure why, since Catching Fire is my favorite book and movie of the series. Probably because I knew a lot of the stuff already, just not the subtle things they did with detailing. Maybe it felt kind of like a repeat of the first one, just more in depth if that makes any sense. At first when I was reading The Hunger Games Movie Companion, I wanted the Catching Fire one ...more
Sharon Powers
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Book Review by Sharon Powers.

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The companion book is organized into six parts:
(1) The Hunger Games Catches Fire;
(2) Moving Forward;
(3) Expanding the World of Panem;
(4) Designing the Arena;
(5) Creating Costumes, Designing Faces; and,
(6) Looking Ahead.

Philip | Book Walk
Catching Fire. Die Tribute von Panem. Das offizielle Buch zum Film von Kate Egan, erschienen im Oetinger Verlag, ist das zweite Begleitbuch zu den erfolgreichen Panem Verfilmungen. Dieses Buch beschäftigt sich mit dem zweiten Film, Catching Fire, welcher im November 2013 in die Kinos gekommen ist. Dieses Begleitbuch beschäftigt sich dabei mit Themen rund um die Entstehungsgeschichte des Films. Der Film basiert auf dem zweiten Roman der Panem Trilogie "Gefährliche Liebe" von Suzanne Collins.

Das o
Rachael Drenckpohl
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just rereading catching fire and good reads does f allow me to mark it as read twice to keep track for my book challenges.
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scholastic
This glossy magazine style companion is simply gorgeous. It discusses in depth from the release of The Hunger Games being an instant sensation, the characters of Katniss, Peeta and Gale now being household names. The story of a girl who volunteered as tribute, in order to save her sister Primrose in what would have been her eventual death. In a world where those that live in Capitol are indulging in luxurious parties, lavish fashions and an abundance of possessions, those who live within the dis ...more
Jan 15, 2014 rated it liked it
This book has many high-quality pictures of the hit film, and includes interesting tidbits about casting, location shoots (arena game was filmed in Hawaii!) and, best of all, an in-depth look at each character's costume design. While there was much I learned about "Catching Fire's" production, I felt that Egan's writing was too simplified, relied too much on actor's interviews, and never went in-depth as much as I would have liked. Of course, the book's target audience is young teenagers, who ar ...more
HNC Library
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was read by student Laura Ellis as part of the Six Book Challenge. Here is her review:

"Being a lover of both the books and the films and also being a media student persuing a career making films this read was an absolute must! Being given an insight into the creation of a world that I love so much is one of the greatest and most exciting experiences for a nerd like me. Interviews with the director, cast and crew gives you the sense you're there on the set yourself. Also what I liked wa
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, owned
This book looks into what goes on behind the scenes of the Catching Fire film, providing an in depth understanding of the process that goes into creating the story we see on our screens. Accompanied by cast and crew interviews, lots of fun facts and many beautiful stills from the film, I had lots of fun reading this movie companion. I learnt a lot, like why certain props or designs were used, which made me appreciate how much thought goes into making sure the film is the perfect adaptation of th ...more
Cass -  Words on Paper
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2013, own
+ Glossy magazine-quality paper and printing, same as the first movie companion book
+ Great added insight into the behind-the-scenes of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
+ Included some extra symbolic meanings to things I had overlooked; also included some details that I had missed while watching the movie (like the Jabberjay picture in President Snow's room!)
+ Nicely written and composed + structured
+ A good amount of photographs that provide a more complete overview on the makings of the film, be
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Delve into the behind-the-scenes of our favorite second movie. Lots of tid-bits on set development, costume & makeup decisions, plus location details. Enough in here to make a fan ready for the DVD release - and any juicy extras that may bring.

I dare you not to do the District 12 salute when you read "Many of the actors were in awe of Philip Seymour Hoffman when he arrived on set. Josh Hutcherson says, 'Just watching him was like going to an acting class.'" RIP dear player-of-Plutarch.
Tori Stegle
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This illustrated companion is AMAZING! A lot of it probably has to do with the movie being sooooooooooo good. The movie followed the book extremely well and I enjoyed everything about it! Everything was basically hightened in this companion. All the pictures are beautiful and learning about what it took to make this movie what it is was; priceless. This item is a MUST have if you enjoy the series and movies!
Abi Holligan
Oct 04, 2013 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading through the companion but I did think there would be more behind the scene info, more on what they left out and why, more on the characters or from them, and how they built the sets, I did get a few pages on the arena but it felt more like it was about the director Francis Lawrence and he talked about what he wanted to do and why, I wanted to hear more from the cast, I liked all the pictures and it's great for a hunger games fan, but more info would have been better
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
Interesting read of behind-the-scenes/making-of factoids but the pictures they chose to include could have been better. Some of the pictures had nothing to do with what was being described and other pictures were a waste of a two-page spread. I'd rather see a side-by-side viewing of all seven of Effie's costumes instead of an expansive shot of a producer talking to one of the cast.
Elizzy B
Dec 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
If you like the movies, this book is for you. It has great pictures and stories about the making of the film. It is quite nice, a behind-the-scenes book.
Just for fans.
Of course, everything is polite and you won't get more details than those known from interviews or the DVD extras.
But the pics are worth!
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you want to know more about the Hunger Games: Catching Fire, here is the book for you. It is a book full of jam packed behind the scenes facts of the movie, also including tons of pictures to keep you interested.
Dec 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am a sucker for these movie companions. I really enjoyed looking through this one. I thought that they did a pretty good job of adapting the book into the movie for the second installment. Can't wait to see what they do with Mockingjay.
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I didn't have high expectations for this book, but I was pleasantly surprised! The photographs are incredible, and I enjoyed reading about the actors' backgrounds. There are also production, location, and costuming details which I found very interesting.
Patricia Pierry
Reading behind-the-scenes stuff from movies is something I absolutely love. This was, you know, a guilty pleasure--the actual behind-the-scenes extra features that come with the movie provide more information--but still an enjoyable read.
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was pretty cool! Did you know part of Finnick's interview outfit was made from genuine fish leather?? No joke.
Olly Rowe
Apr 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it was very interesting and is going to have another book come out by the looks of it.

-Olly R.
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
The books, the movies and now the movie companions are really good. So if you like all the above then you'll like this. Same for the first one.
Olli W
Oct 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
This companion included nice pictures and intresting text about all behind-the-scenes stuff from Catching fire. If you are a fan, this is a must have for you!
Maisie Jones
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Don't normally like these kind of books but this was so amazing and it was great to see what the cf cast got up to!
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
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Mia Robison
Dec 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good!
Jun 03, 2015 added it
Good Book. Not a lot of words.
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
It was fun to read the background stories and the deeper layers in these films (and books)! Loved the behind the scenes pictures. Interesting book!
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