The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Poster


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According to Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence would purposely eat foods with garlic or tuna fish before any kissing scenes between the two.
Natalie Dormer ad-libbed 20-30 percent of her scenes, especially when Cressida instructs Finnick and the twins where to stand before filming his speech. When asked how she did that impromptu act, Dormer said that she drew inspiration by paying attention to how Francis Lawrence would converse with his camera crew in-between takes.
Pollux, an avox, is actually signing in ASL to his brother when he is introduced to Katniss. He signs, "She is beautiful," and his brother signs back in agreement.
Mockingjay Part 1 is dedicated to Philip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee) who tragically passed away with one week of filming left.
Jennifer Lawrence did her own singing for "The Hanging Tree" segment. Worldwide, the song went #1 on the iTunes Sales Chart.
Julianne Moore stated that her two children, both fans of the novels, convinced her to sign on for the role of Alma Coin.
In an attempt to prevent spoilers and keep secrecy, the working title of the project while filming was "Seashore".
The movie was originally planned to be released in China on November 21st, 2014 but got suddenly pulled a week prior to the release. This was likely due to the protest in Hong Kong at the time. As the political theme of movie is very similar with protest's demand for a democratic election in Hong Kong.
Jennifer Lawrence cut her hair short the summer before filming began, due to damage from constant dyeing for the previous films. As a result, Lawrence had to wear a wig in "Mockingjay" for her role of Katniss.
Natalie Dormer actually shaved half of her hair when she played the role of Cressida.
In addition to a wig, Julianne Moore also wore dark contact lenses for her role as President Alma Coin in Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014).
First film in the series to be shot digitally.
Pollux is an Avox and Avoxes are Capitol "traitors" who have had their tongues cut out. Despite this fact, Pollux whistles the Mockingjay tune to Katniss by the lake. This would be physically very difficult as whistling with accurate pitch usually requires a tongue.
Jennifer Lawrence doesn't like singing, and hated filming the part where she sang "The Hanging Tree."
After the end credits, the Mockingjay logo from The Hunger Games appears, turns into the Mockingjay logo from The Hunger Games Catching fire, and then turns into the Mockingjay logo from The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1, to finally transform into the Mockingjay logo in the book.
Liam Hemsworth told EM he had a hairline fracture between his ankle joints during filming. "I heard a big crack and just went down."
With the first movie weighing in at 2 hours and 22 minutes and the second at 2 hours and 26 minutes, this is the shortest Hunger Games movie to date with just 2 hours and 3 minutes of running time.
In the song the Hanging tree is actually sung from the perspective of a man who has been hung and is calling out to his lover to join him in death.
Throughout the film Katniss is wearing Peeta's necklace and often has her pearl in her hand
Jodie Foster was considered for the role of Alma Coin.
Lorde is the youngest person ever to curate a soundtrack for a film distributed by a major Hollywood Film Company.
Fourth film to co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julianne Moore. Both had previously costarred in Boogie Nights (1997), The Big Lebowski (1998), and Magnolia (1999).
Castor and Pollux were the mythical twin brothers of Helen of Troy. The brothers in Face Off, Percy Jackson, and this movie were all named after them.
Lily Rabe, who was set to play Commander Lyme of District 2, had to back out of the franchise because of a previous commitment with the stage play "Much Ado About Nothing". Her scenes filmed for Mockingjay part 1 were cut and Gwendoline Christie was soon found as her replacement for part 2.
Costume Designer Trish Summerville, who did the The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) costumes, chose to work on the film adaption of David Fincher's Gone Girl instead of completing the Hunger Games series.
This film was released on the same day as Jena Malone's (Johanna) birthday.
The first movie poster in the series which doesn't feature Katniss aiming her arrow.
The character Enoboria does not appear when the victors are being rescued by District 13. Only Johanna, Peeta & Annie appear. She is the Victor that her teeth sharpened to rip tributes throats out.
This film introduces over 10 new characters.
Was the highest grossing film of 2014 in North America. Its predecessor The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) was the highest grossing film of 2013 in North America, making Catching Fire and Mockingjay Part 1 only the second film series to top the domestic box office in consecutive years. The first series to do so was Going My Way (1944) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945).
Jennifer Lawrence almost choked on fog from a fog machine during filming.
In the District 5 scene, 5 sets of twins were cast as District 5 Rebels.
The second part of this movie is set to come out almost exactly a year after this one was released.
The phrase "Mockingjay" is said about 20 times.
Mockingjay Part 1 is the only movie out of the four not to be released in IMAX
Michael Garza's character (Eddy), is one of the only character in the entire series with a normal modern name. Including Jena Malone's character (Johanna) and Stef Dawson's (Annie), Elizabeth Banks' ( Effie ) and Julieanne Moore's ( Alma )
Highest Grossing Movie of 2014 in the USA. Making in the second time in a row that the Hunger Games franchise had the highest grossing movie of the year in the USA.
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Will be the only film in the franchise to not open in the same year as a movie featuring Marvel Comics hero Thor, played by Liam Hemsworth's (Gale) older brother Chris Hemsworth.
Writer and actor Danny Strong is better known for his role as Jonathan in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). Donald Sutherland had a role in the original film, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992).
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Sam Clafflin (Finnick) and Donald Sutherland (President Snow) co-star in another movie called The Pillars of the Earth.
While many people think the Characters Castor and Pollux are related to Face Off staring Nicholas Cage and John Travolta, the names are actually taken from Greek Mythology. They are twin brothers that are transformed into the constellation Gemini.
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson stated in an interview that filming this Hunger Games film was different from the first two.
This is the first film in the Hunger Games series to not feature an actual competitive games.
Highest grossing movie at the US box office in 2014. This was the first time in that for the second year in a row a movie with a solo female lead has topped the year's box office. Furthermore, Jennifer Lawrence also starred in 2013's highest grossing movie in the US and it was also a part of the "Hunger Games"-franchise: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013).
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The first trailer came out on September 15th, 2014, at 11:47 pm.
This is the last book of the Hunger Games trilogy and will be split into two parts.
This is the third Hunger Games movie.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Although the character of Effie Trinket only appears briefly at the end of the novel, her role has been expanded in the films. Reportedly, after seeing Catching Fire, author Suzanne Collins called director Francis Lawrence and said, "There's no way Effie Trinket cannot be in the Mockingjay films."
In order for Peeta to look like he was tortured many think he went on an extreme diet. But in reality they used CGI to slim his face and look abused and beaten.
Katniss' stylists who play roles in the book do not appear in the movie. They are replaced by Effie Trinket.
Filming in the sewage pipes, Jennifer Lawrence reportedly had a choking fit on the dry ice/smoke used in the scene.
Liam Hemsworth said the most awkward moments filming was the kissing scenes with Jennifer Lawrence.
In the teasers for this film you can clearly see Josh Hutcherson(Peeta Mellark), Jena Malone(Johanna Mason) & Donald Sutherland(President Snow) all dressed in white fancy attire coming out in capital TV commercials. Mason obviously has a blonde wig on but it's until towards the end of the film you see her bald and bruised by the capital. In the film those scenes of all three of them are never shown. As for Johanna having blonde hair or appearing throughout commercials in the film she is never shown. Only Peeta and President Snow make appearances.
Despite prominent billing, Jena Malone has barely 30 seconds of screen time.

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