Now that we've all had a chance to check out the video for Safe and Sound, it's a good time to talk about the way in which the clip honors the story of The Hunger Games.
In fact, the clip by Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars is one long paean to The Hunger Games, full of symbolism that those of us that have read the books will understand. The stand out of course is finding the mockingjay pin and holding it up…but there's so much more.
In an interview with MTV, Taylor Swift talks about the nods to The Hunger Games saying:
“Having a music video with that much symbolism in it is something I’m not used to,” Swift continued. “Everyone who is a ‘Hunger Games’ fans knows what it means when there’s fire in the trees and they know what it means for the house to be burnt and they know what it means for the ‘Hunger Games’ pin to be covered in rust and old. Everybody can take their own meaning away from it, but it all goes back to the symbolism of the book.”
So, there's the burning trees in the distance, the burnt out house and of course, the mockingjay pin. But without giving too much away, here's some other things I noticed. Let us know what you saw, and if you thought the video did enough to honor the stor
y we all love so much.
- the berries
- the bunch of dandelions
- the grave
- the tree that looks like the hanging tree
- the deer
- the lake