A book is not turned directly into a movie, particularly one that is written as a first-person narrative like Catching Fire and the other two books of The Hunger Games Trilogy. The book must be turned into a number of scenes, each with their own location and participants. The screen writers then have to create dialogue for each scene and the scenes must be put into some order by the director. Additional scenes may be needed to advance the story, build suspense or develop characters. Other scenes may be necessary because some parts of the story are explained by Katniss herself. Some scenes may be eliminated to support the narrative of the movie which is necessarily different from the book.
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