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LISTEN: “Dead Air” by CHVRCHES from the ‘Mockingjay: Part 1′ Soundtrack

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Ok guys.  I got so excited that the band CHVRCHES has a song titled “Dead Air” on the Mockingjay: Part 1 soundtrack that I had a thought.  Maybe, just maybe, this new song they debuted at a musical festival a couple of weeks ago with the working title “Richard Pryor” could be “Dead Air”.  Upon listening to the lyrics repeating “dead air” over and over, I’m betting it must be.  So before the soundtrack drops on November 17th/18th, take a listen to the track!

What do you think?  Do you think it fits the Mockingjay: Part 1 soundtrack?  Leave us a comment and share your thoughts.

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Official Track Listing from Mockingjay Part 1 Soundtrack Released!


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The UK iTunes store has updated with the full track listing for the Mockingjay Part 1 Soundtrack. Check it out below!

1. Meltdown (feat. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & HAIM) by Stromae
2. Dead Air by CHVRCHES
3. Scream My Name by Tove Lo
4. Kingdom (feat. Simon Le Bon) by Charli XCX
5. Track 5 by Various Artists
6. Lost Souls by Raury
7. Yellow Flicker Beat by Lorde
8. The Leap by Tinashe
9. Plan the Escape by Bat for Lashes
10. Original Beast by Grace Jones
11. Flicker (Kanye West Rework) by Lorde
12. Animal by XOV
13. This Is Not A Game (feat. Miguel) by The Chemical Brothers
14. Ladder Song by Lorde

Now, speculation abounds as to the mysterious Track 5, though it seems logical to think it could be Jennifer’s rendition of “The Hanging Tree.”

So what do you think about the soundtrack? Are you excited? Disappointed? Or are you holding out judgement until you’ve heard all the tracks? Let us know in the comments.

Remember the Mockingjay Part 1 Soundtrack will be released on November 17 in the UK and November 18 in the US.

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Francis Lawrence Talks ‘Mockingjay: Part 1′ with Sci Fi Magazine


In a new interview in Sci Fi Magazine’s December 2014 issue, Francis Lawrence and Nina Jacobson sat down with reporter Tara Bennett to discuss all things Mockingjay.  Or at least, as much as they can talk about without giving away too many secrets!  We haven’t been able to get a full transcript of the interview yet, but our fabulous friends at Panem Propaganda got their hands on the issue and shared the following excerpts:

Francis Lawrence on their altered approach to Katniss’ vulnerability in Mockingjay Part 1: 

We had already been shooting for about five weeks when Catching Fire was released, and you could see and feel the reaction people had to the end of the movie. It affected our approach to her character and her state of mind. Although she is damaged, it’s about modulating the right kind of damage so you still have some of that fierce determination, anger, and suspicion. It’s balancing all of that with fragility because there’s not much fragility in that look at the end of Catching Fire, so it was about finding the nuance of her damagedness. I have to say Part 1 was probably one of the most complex movies I’ve done in terms of tracking a character’s emotional state. It’s so specific, and you have to be so careful not to go down the wrong path. It would be so easy for the fine tuning of the performance to go off – not because of anybody’s fault – but it’s literally making the right choices to go down the right path. But I think Jen did a great job and I’m really pleased.

Lawrence on Suzanne Collins’ complete approval and participation in any changes they made to the Mockingjay narrative:

We had to do a lot of Coin creation with Suzanne, the writer, and also with Julianne Moore. [Suzanne] is filled with tons of back story on people and mythological elements, so there’s so much information. While I was shooting Catching Fire, she and I would sit down on weekends and go through [Mockingjay]. We broke out the book together and she wrote outlines while working with Peter Craig, who did the majority of work on the scripts. She’s always up for the expansion, which is fun, and I think she gets a kick out of imagining things that are happening alongside the books.”

Lawrence is careful what he reveals about how much we’ll see of Peeta and Johanna in The Capitol:

We played around a little bit with how much we see of what’s happening to them. I think we’ve landed on something that feels right to me. We definitely shot more than we used.

He’s also – obviously – not going to give up where that MJ1 & MJ 2 split will happen but says:

[Both films] say something different and that’s one of the reasons that the split works. I think they are two distinct stories within a larger story so thematically, each one’s a little different. It was about figuring out where that end is for Part 1 that tells the story properly. That gives us a range and, within that range, we played around with where exactly it is, and for what effect, but I’m really happy with the way Part 1 ends.

We will work on trying to find some scans so that we can read/share the whole interview.  Sounds pretty juicy!  In the meantime, the December 2014 issue is out on stands now if you’d like to grab a copy for yourself.

Source:  Panem Propaganda

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First District Voices ep: District 8’s Resourceful Style

This first 2 minute episode of District Voices from Capitol TV shows D8 resourcefulness, what they do with the left over fabric the “benevolent” Capitol lets them use ,and how they show the Peacekeepers their support of them and the Capitol with body art.

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The Chemical Brothers ‘This is Not a Game’ from Mockingjay Part 1 Soundtrack Released


The second official soundtrack song for Mockingjay Part 1 was released tonight over the airwaves on BBC Radio 1! The track by The Chemical Brothers (feat. Lorde & Miguel) is titled “This is Not a Game”.

The player isn’t embeddable, so head to DirectLyrics for the radio recording and let us know what you think!

Source: DirectLyrics

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Presenting ‘District Voices,’ a New Program Featuring Your Favorite YouTube Creators

Great news! Google and Lionsgate are teaming up to present “District Voices,” an all new program featuring your favorite YouTube creators! Featured YouTubers include iJustine, Jimmy Wong, Ashley Adams, and more! Be sure to check out the video and official press release below for more information!




MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, and SANTA MONICA, CA (October 20, 2014) – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with Google to introduce DISTRICT VOICES, the latest campaign in Google’s Art, Copy & Code project to promote The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the two companies announced today.  Mockingjay – Part 1 is the third film in the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise that has already grossed more than $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office.


DISTRICT VOICES is a five episode series on YouTube that brings to life Panem, the fictional world of The Hunger Games, through videos featuring popular YouTube creators. Each episode of the series was created with a different creator, whose channel content aligns with a specific industry from one of the districts of Panem.


The videos were concepted and developed with the team from the YouTube Space LA and filmed on location there, and around Los Angeles. They provide a window into an expanded world of The Hunger Games and deliver original content to the passionate fan bases of both the films and the individual YouTube creators. Presented as programming from CAPITOL TV, the government-sanctioned television network of The Hunger Games, DISTRICT VOICES is a leading example of how YouTube is emerging as the best place to reach the key 18-34 year-old audience.


Global fan communities are watching more than 9 billion hours of video each month on YouTube, and the creators who participated in DISTRICT VOICES have a combined base of over 4.9 million subscribers and more than 550 million video views.


“Our mission has always been to engage our Hunger Games fans in the most innovative and authentic ways possible,” said Lionsgate’s EVP of Digital Marketing Danielle De Palma.  “We cannot think of a better partner than these incredible YouTube stars, who truly bring new content to life in the world of Panem and extend our storytelling to online audiences in exciting new directions.”


Google’s Art, Copy & Code is a series of projects that explore new ways for brands to connect with consumers through experiences that people love, remember and share. Said Google’s Director of Creative Partnerships, Ben Malbon: “YouTube is the best place to build a fanbase. This collaboration with Lionsgate showcases how brands can harness the power of Google and YouTube to reach their core audience when they are engaging with the content they are most passionate about and where they are spending the majority of their time.”


View the DISTRICT VOICES trailer now and tune-in to Capitol TV each day this week starting at 4pm ET/ 1pm PT:


Monday, October 20 – District 8:  Rob Czar & Corinne Leigh, co-helmers of the ‘Threadbanger’ YouTube channel, show how to best make use of excess Peacekeeper armor.


Tuesday, October 21 – District 2: Shane Fazen, of the ‘fightTIPS’ YouTube channel, showcases the training and techniques required to be a Peacekeeper in Panem.


Wednesday, October 22 – District 5: Derek Muller, known for the mind-blowing experiments and scientific discussions on his YouTube channel ‘Veritasium’, demonstrates new ways in which the Capitol may generate its electricity in the future.


Thursday, October 23 – District 9: Jimmy Wong & Ashley Adams, best known for their ‘Feast of Fiction’ YouTube channel, demonstrate baking techniques from Panem’s Grain District.


Friday, October 24 – District 6: iJustine’s Justine Ezarik, gives a glimpse at the driving force that proudly supports the transportation needs of Panem’s vaunted Peacekeepers.



The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens in theatres everywhere on November 21.


The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong, from an adaptation by Suzanne Collins and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.


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About YouTube Spaces


YouTube Spaces are state-of-the-art production facilities designed specifically for YouTube creators to produce digital video content, from production and editing through uploading to YouTube. Run by YouTube’s in-house experts, the Spaces serve as a creative production facility for both established and emerging YouTube creators who are part of the YouTube Partner Program. Located in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and New York, YouTube Spaces enable creators to learn from industry experts, collaborate with other creators, and have access to the latest production and post-production digital video equipment — all available at no charge by YouTube provided you qualify and your application to use the Space is accepted.  For more information, please visitwww.youtube.com/space.


About Lionsgate

Lionsgate, home to The Hunger Games, Twilight and Divergent franchises, is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has more than 30 television shows on over 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black.


Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first two installments of The Hunger Gamesfranchise, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the first installment of the Divergent franchise, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Warm Bodies, The Possession, Sinister, Roadside Attractions’ A Most Wanted Man,Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ Addicted and Pantelion Films’ breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.


Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

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WATCH: UK TV Spot for Mockingjay Part 1

The first TV Spot from Mockingjay Part 1 has been captured on UK TV, check it out below.

Only a month to go tributes!

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WATCH: Sam Claflin Talks Mockingjay Part 1 at the Rome Film Festival

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Whole Planet Foundation Launches Contest to Win ‘Mockingjay: Part 1′ Premiere Tickets

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Whole Foods has officially launched its sweepstakes partnered with Lionsgate to raise money and awareness for the Whole Planet Foundation.  Fans can participate for a chance to win a grand prize of 2 premiere tickets to the Mockingjay: Part 1 premiere in Los Angeles, plus travel and accommodation.

The Whole Planet Foundation’s goal is to raise $1 million towards alleviating poverty worldwide, which they accomplish through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products.

This contest offers a few different ways for fans to enter and the main goal is to accumulate points.  Activities that award points range from 1 to 30, many of which you can enter more than once.  For complete details on the point system and other information, head over to Whole Planet Foundation’s website.

The contest to win premiere tickets closes on November 3rd.

Note:  This contest is currently open to the US and Canada only, but UK residents should “check back soon.”


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RUMOR: ‘Mockingjay Part 1’ Score to Release November 24th + ‘Hanging Tree’ Details


Universal Music Group’s digital booklet of upcoming album releases has appeared online. It contains some information about the Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack including its release date, November 24th, and details about the Hanging Tree track. Of course, since this booklet appears to have leaked, still treat this as rumor for now.

***The information contains specifics about the ‘Hanging Tree’ scene/song, so don’t read if you do not want to be spoiled!***


In the film, “The Hanging Tree” starts as an a capella performance by Katniss (Jen Lawrence). She is joined first by birds (Mockingjays), then groups of rebels as the song morphs more into score. James adds choir and orchestra and it builds to an amazing crescendo with an enormous action shot. It is a huge musical moment in the film. It also appears as second end title spot, after “Yellow Flicker Beat”.

What do you think of this news? I was already excited to hear the movie rendition of The Hanging Tree, but from this description it seems like it will be an amazing moment in the film!

Source: UMG Digital Booklet via QuarterQuell.org