Video: #NavigatingNetflix – ‘The Hunger Games’ w/Eric Mueller


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20160218_NavNet-audioThis month on Navigating Netflix we’re joined by Eric Mueller from the Tragedy & Hope community who’s here to talk about ‘The Hunger Games’ film series. From brutal economics to child sacrifice, the films (and books) offer up a dystopic world that’s like a behind-the-scenes version of ‘The Running Man’. Are they a prescient look into our possible future as a “shattered union” – or just another blast of corporate agitprop?

Notes/Links:

Eric Mueller’s Thoughts on ‘The Hunger Games’
http://emuelle1.blogspot.com/2013/04/thoughts-on-hunger-games.html

The Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics: How Conservatism and Liberalism Evolved Within Humans
http://amzn.to/1PQUTMd

On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
http://amzn.to/1T0BwnP

Donald Sutherland: ‘I want Hunger Games to stir up a revolution’
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/nov/19/donald-sutherland-hunger-games-catching-fire