GIANT ASS Photographs From The Hunger Games

Hot off the presses: You are not a real Hunger Games collector if you’re not willing to spend your savings on a RIDICULOUSLY LARGE BOOK!

imageSo, Tim Palen’s Photographs From The Hunger Games came out in June. And it was lovely! Though coffee table books aren’t a common thing for us, we couldn’t resist picking it up and reviewing it. You know. For science.

You’d think Tim Palen and Lionsgate and the seller, Assouline, would be happy with the solid response. NOPE! Because holy hell, they’re reportedly making an “Ultimate Edition” that kindly reminds us just how Capitol this shit is!

Are you ready for this?

The “Ultimate Edition” will reportedly be a 2-foot tall display version of the book available for $800.

Maybe we doubt because we don’t know any, but ARE THERE REALLY THAT MANY RICH ASSHOLES RELATED TO THIS FANDOM?! Lawd! We thought the $75 version was expensive! You either have you be obsessed with Hunger Games collectibles or irrationally pretentious to buy this sucker. Because who has a portion of their home that they can just dedicate to the display of an oversized photo book?!

We’d say this has to be some special order thing created for Palen, Lionsgate execs, and maybe the actors to have. BUT NO! Assouline actually sells 2-foot tall photo books, sometimes for much higher prices.

big book

*blink blink*

Dear Assouline/Palen/Lionsgate/Whoever else is behind this, we love The Hunger Games. Really, we do. And we get that you’re rich enough to throw money at whatever you’d like. But your fandom is not so special that it requires a ridiculous “artsy” product for a niche market. We went through this with the clothing line, too.

You are not a ballet or an opera, you are a three-ring circus trying really hard to look like ballet or opera. STAWP.

Planning on buying the $800 display book? Be our guest! Fandom is a multi-billion dollar industry after all. We’ve all spent more than we probably realize on fandom. But, you know, this time you’re gonna REALIZE IT and maybe even realize that sometimes, you’re just getting suckered into unnecessary products. If you’re cool with that, cool.

Where The Heck Are You Going To Hang That Up?!
The Girl With The Pearl

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5 comments

  1. I…don’t think this is that big of a deal, actually. And the shaming of people who might want to buy this to display, not very differently to how one would display a special edition poster or a piece of art (even photographic art, which is basically what this is, but a whole book’s worth of it), kind of makes YOU seem like the “asshole” here.

    1. Hey, we said people are free to buy it and it’s cool if they wanna spend lots of their money that way. It’s definitely NOT the same as displaying a poster. This is something meant for “elite” aka wealthy, entitled fans. It’s a bit ridiculous just how much of a disconnect this is from the common denominator of the fandom, in what? Some attempt to look posh? Call us assholes all you want but we still think it’s too much.

      1. But who are you to say who it’s “meant” for? It’s meant for any fan who wants it, for whatever reason, whether they can easily afford it, or decide to save up and buy it when they can. And someone being wealthy, and/or wanting to own something like this doesn’t automatically make them “entitled”, that’s a ridiculous notion.

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