Two Tributes from District 12

I watched the first Hunger Games movie which came out in 2012, but I never watched the other three movies, the Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: MockingjayPart 1 (2014), or The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015).  I guess that I am just not interested in science fiction dystopian movies, although I did watch all of the Terminator movies, all of the Mad Max films, and all of the Matrix movies, because they were filled with lots of action.  I guess that Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World might have started this off, followed by George Orwell’s book 1984, as they would both be considered to be dystopian literature, but I never read either one, however I do have a good idea what they are about.  Another noteworthy book would be Fahrenheit 451 which was written by Ray Bradbury.

I never tried watching the Stanley Kubrick 1975 movie A Clockwork Orange, but I did see the other Kubrick movie 2001 Space Odyssey which came out in 1968.  The next dystopian movie that I remember seeing was Blade Runner with a young Harrison Ford and I did watch some of the Death Race movies also.  Technically, a dystopian movie is one that involves a “bad place” according to the Ancient Greek translation.  It is the opposite of a utopian society where everything is perfect, and it is one where society is in decline, whether that is through war, tyranny, or any type of disaster, so dystopias are places that could exist in the past, present, or future, where freedom and equality have been compromised.

I know that The Hunger Games was written by Suzanne Collins and the movies became enormously popular and I think Katniss and Peeta are the main characters and that they develop a strange friendship, where they help each other to cope with all of the traumatic things they’ve been through, which is not easy for either of them.  They are probably meant to be together, but I am not going to write any more about this, as it does not hold my interest, I don’t watch Harry Potter and I am not a big fan of Narnia either.

Today is the Katniss & Peeta love theme on Love Is In Da Blog and we are asked to find a love song from the “Hunger Games” films and/or write a Tricubes poem about love, but I am taking a different path by going with the Van Morrison song ‘Hungry for Your Love’.  Van Morrison’s ‘Hungry For You Love’, is a heartfelt ballad that is perfect example of beauty in simplicity, because of the mellow-sounding feelgood love that it exudes.  This song was from his 1978 Wavelength album, and it appeared in the 1982 mega-smash American romantic drama An Officer and a Gentlemen.  In the movie, it appeared as background in a scene when stars Richard Gere and Debra Winger wake up the next morning after their initial romantic tryst.

‘Hungry for Your Love’ is a throwback to Van’s earlier work as it was done nearly a decade earlier, and it doesn’t really meld with the rest of Wavelength which was released during the height of the disco era.  In An Officer and a Gentleman, Morrison plays electric piano accompanied by Herbie Armstrong’s acoustic guitar on this song.  The song gives us a rare demonstration of Van playing the electric piano and it has become one of the more enduringly popular songs on the album.  Musically gifted and instrumentally versatile, nonetheless, it’s one of the few released recordings with Van on the keyboard.  Wavelength is the tenth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, and was released in the autumn of 1978.  Wavelength was Morrison’s best-selling album at the time of the original release and the album has a different musical sound from his previous albums, leaning towards a pop rock sound with prominent electric guitars and synthesizers.  Morrison included this song on his compilation album Van Morrison at the Movies – Soundtrack Hits (2007).  Near the end of ‘Hungry For Your Love’ Morrison sings, “I love you in buckskin, yeah”, and I guess he has plans on seeing her dressed like that and because he has created so much sexual tension by repeatedly growling how hungry he is for her, that simple line becomes overwhelmingly erotic, although it also makes me laugh.

I’m hungry for your love
I’m hungry for your love
I’m hungry for your love
But I can wait now

I’m on the telephone
And I am all alone
I’m on the telephone
And we’re connected

I got such a lot of love
I want to give it to you
I got such a lot of love
I want to give it to you
I got such a lot of love
I want to give it to you

And though we’re far apart
You are here in my heart
And though we’re far apart
You’re part of me now

And after all the years
And after all the tears
And after all the tears
There’s just the truth now

I got such a lot of love
I want to give it to you
I got such a lot of love
I want to give it to you
I got such a lot of love
I want to give it to you

Well, I’m hungry for your love
Hungry for your love
Well, I’m hungry, yeah, well, I’m hungry
For your love now

I love you in buckskin, yeah, yeah
I love you in buckskin, yeah, yeah
I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you
I love you now

I’m hungry for your love

Written for Love Is In Da Blog 2021 Great Love Stories Katniss & Peeta love theme where we are asked to find a love song from the “Hunger Games” films and/or write a Tricubes poem about love.

9 thoughts on “Two Tributes from District 12

  1. If you like action then you might like the last two films more than the first. My husband very un-pc says they are “girls” films and refuses to watch them while he like “The Mazerunner” another dystopian young adult film. Great music choice 😊🙋‍♀️🐝

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  2. I had the Wavelength album and it was great…first time I saw Van was on SNL singing that title song.
    A Clockwork Orange is one of my favorite films…I think it’s 1971 Jim…it’s a disturbing film but great.

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      1. It is violent….I mean other movies are more violent than that BUT… it’s one thing to watch “cartoon” violence as in Terminator II….Clockwork Orange was more realistic…I guess that is why it’s disturbing.

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