Tim Miller on … The Hunger Games

You read the title correctly. This week’s Tuesdays with Timji offers us a full look into the householder life of Ashtanga teacher Tim Miller.

He went with his wife and daughter to see “The Hunger Games.” A quick excerpt, and the full link right here:

I was concerned that the film would end up being just another outlet for our violent and voyeuristic tendencies, but was pleasantly surprised at how delicately and intelligently the subject matter was treated. There was violence, of course, but it was never gratuitous violence. The contrast between the bleak existence of the inhabitants of District 12 (a coal mining region of Appalachia where are heroine, Katniss Everdeen lives) and the unrestrained opulence, decadence, and conspicuous consumption of the Capitol, home of the ruling elite, is quite effective. All of the main characters were well cast (Donald Sutherland is particularly creepy as the President), the production values are excellent, and the emotional impact of the film is quite powerful from beginning to end. Leela asked me afterwards if I cried—“Yes I did, “ I admitted, “several times.” “Me too, Dad”, she said. It’s not so rare for me to cry at a movie, but it is rare when Leela does. It was one of those rare cases where I thought that the movie was actually much better than the book. Leela went to see it again the next day with a friend—I’ll probably see it again too.

We’ve heard Tim’s story of taking Guruji to Disneyland, so Tim’s going to the big blockbuster movie isn’t hard to reconcile.

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