April 10, 2012, 1:32 pm
"During my comprehensives, they barely touched on Trollope. You're screwed, Katniss." (Still from official "Hunger Games" movie site. Click on the pic to get there.)
I saw The Hunger Games and hated it. The film version of The Hunger Games was more sentimental than Titanic, more misleadingly tough-chick than Pretty Woman, and less well-written than Happy Feet.
But I do believe that there are lessons to be learned from the movie, important ones, and ones, most crucially, that will make the cinematic experience tax-deductible for me when I write about them.
What can tenure-track faculty learn from The Hunger Games?
1. Strategy is everything. You thought it was intelligence, work, originality, and wit? Nah. Develop your strengths, strategies, abilities to form alliances, and be very, very careful (…