First of all, I'm only on chapter 4, so I have no idea if anything else will come up at the topic at hand. I paused to cook dinner and just can't stop thinking about it. I normally like watching the movie before I read the book (or else the movie will suck. We've all been there, right?). Well, I was going to put off reading the books 'till after the last movie, but got impatient after I found out they're going to stretch out the last book into two movies, just like Harry Potter and Twilight.
Edit: Dammit. Premature posting, thanks to my toddler.
Anyway, the part that got me thinking about was the "bread" scene. I've seen the movie twice, and both times I got the impression that she resented him for throwing perfectly good bread in the mud. But after reading the book, it's clear that it was just the opposite. She loved him for it, and felt forever in his debt. She was starving to death, and he threw it in her direction instead of feeding the pigs like he had been told.
WHY did they change that part in the movie? .......or did they not change it, and I just read the emotions wrong?
The books are far darker, definitely more graphic. Haymitch's character is explained in more detail; in the first book, you kind of understand why he is the way he is now. They also tweaked a few of the fellow tributes (physically) in the movie. There is also a scene during the Games (during the last two days) that is meant to be more of a mind f*ck for the remaining tributes. Its very creepy! There were a few changes, but I think the movie was done incredibly well.