Sure, Katniss Everdeen is Just Like Rosa Parks

Oh, God, here we go again: "'Katniss's act of self-sacrifice [volunteering to take her sister’s place in the games] is a trigger for an entire revolution. She draws an ethical line that she won’t cross over and it serves as such a beautiful example for people,' [director Gary] Ross said. 'That assertion of her own individual ethics ultimately triggers a revolution just as it was one Tunisian flower vendor that led to the revolt that rifled through the Middle East last year. Or Rosa Parks refusing to sit in the back of the bus. It usually comes down to an act of individual ethics that can trigger something like that.'" [LAT]


  • Patrick Hallstein / McEvoy-Halston says:

    An eight-year-old is selected in the only contest available that can make you famous rather than inert and meaningless -- their version of American Idol. Spurned-but-assertive Katniss pushes aside the stunned child, who might have had a chance to become mythical if still for-certain dead if she was allowed to participate, donning for herself the available (and glorious) gloss of self-sacrificial protector of the innocent. Thereby, she's initated for herself a compelling story while the others are left with run-of-the-mill clunkers ... I'm a carpenter / I'm a baker; I've got big muscles / I'm small and can hide. It is to their credit they even bothered fumbling forth an effort.

  • Patrick Hallstein / McEvoy-Halston says:

    Re: Oh, God, here we go again

    Does this mean you don't like the discussion, or just the perspective?