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Screens in Focus Podcast

Dec 22, 2023

In this episode, immerse yourself in a cinematic journey as Renee Hansen and I explore the captivating worlds of 'The Hunger Games' trilogy and its prequel, 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,' the enchanting universe of 'Wonka,' and the thought-provoking 'Leave the World Behind,' along with other TV and movie recommendations.

4:54 - Unraveling 'The Hunger Games' Universe: At 4:54, we delve into 'The Hunger Games' trilogy and its prequel, 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.' Renée, a devoted reader of the series, brings her deep insights, having read all the books. We explore characters, focusing on Coriolanus Snow, and discuss the cast and performances in the prequel.

39:40 - Wonka's Wonderland: Shifting gears at 39:40, we explore the magical universe of Wonka, discussing the original movies and sharing our excitement for the newest Wonka film.

46:03 - Survival and Ambiguity in 'Leave the World Behind': At 46:03, our journey continues with 'Leave the World Behind,' a thought-provoking movie that delves into themes of survival and ambiguity.

52:10 - TV and Movie Recommendations: Rounding off at 52:10, we briefly cover other TV shows and movies we're enjoying. Tune in for a concise exploration of movies, and don't forget to share your favorite recent book with us! Check out the episode for links to intriguing scenes we discussed.

Other TV and Movie Recommendations:

Renée: 'School Spirits' (Netflix series) and 'Obliterated' (Netflix series).

Diana: Revisited 'Barbie' and loved it again. Also watched 'The Family Plan' on Apple TV+.

Article on berry scene from Hunger Games movie

West Side Story Ep. 139  (Rachel Zegler) 

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