VIDEO: Stanley Tucci Compares ‘Hunger Games’ to ‘The Company You Keep’
Stanley Tucci has been doing media rounds for his latest film, The Company You Keep, and HitFix.com got the chance to interview him recently. During their conversation, they discussed the similarities and differences between this movie and The Hunger Games:
“I think there is a parallel. I think that civil disobedience is always welcomed if the state is out of control by being over-controlling. I think that the uprising in The Hunger Games is a kind of wonderful metaphor for how people need to rise up against oppression. Here, it’s different. I think that these are… the violence that was perpetrated here was against innocent people, and I don’t believe in that.”
It was also pointed out that both Caesar Flickerman and his character in TCYK, journalist Ray Fuller, are men of the media, and Stanley was asked if he could take something from one character to the other:
“No, not really. They’re very, very different people. Caesar Flickerman is a celebrity, and he’s sort of everything that’s wrong with the media when it goes really, really awry. And this fella is a guy who is someone with integrity. A newspaper man with integrity.”
What do you think of his take on Caesar and the political situation in Panem? Do you agree with him? Let us know in a comment!