Classically beautiful Katniss Everdeen with her, rather anachronistic, braided hair.
1930's era German propaganda poster
Standing shoulder to shoulder, the girls of District 12 evoke scenes from a Leni Riefenstahl film.
Effie Trinket's eccentric wardrobe contrasted with the more traditional sensibility of District 12
Three Prostitutes on the Street, Otto Dix 1925.
affluent citizens of Panem's Capitol City.
Berlin Street Scene, Ludwig Kirchner 1913-24
Avenue of the Tributes, Capitol City.
Panem's Capitol with it's broad central avenue leading to a domed structure on the horizon. There are shots in the film that even more closely resemble fascist neoclassicism, but I couldn't track them down online.
Albert Speer's model for what would have been a new Berlin, called Germania. Note the geometry of buildings and most similar to Panem, the long central avenue leading to a domed structure. It's effect is brilliantly imposing, a white-washed and conformed, nightmare of a city.
All of these long avenues, neoclassical monuments, and domed buildings may remind you of another capital city. But in contrast to the previous two, I think we can all agree that boy did they ever get it right in Washington D.C. It's such a stunning and inspired cityscape. In contrast, the scale and ornament of the Federal-style uplifts and empowers, serving as a symbol of hope and freedom in the world. You may think me too patriotic for saying it and I know our country (and government) are by no means perfect, but it still remains the best shot at justice and representation the world has ever known. Well, unless Obama loses, I'm kidding. Ha! ; ) But before you go, take a look at this shot of the National Mall from across the Potomac. Gorgeous!