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01 November 2009 @ 10:56 pm
Very interesting article... don't be lazy and read it! Don't use the tl;dr excuse!!!

The studio hopes to capitalize on the teen vampire phenomenon 'Twilight' series and avoid the premature demise of other media upstarts.

It didn't take long for Hollywood's newest movie studio, Summit Entertainment, to reach a crossroads.

The 2- 1/2 -year-old company, riding high on the teen vampire phenomenon "Twilight," is hoping to leverage that success and avoid a premature demise that has befallen many mini-studios.

While market pressures are forcing rivals to retrench by slashing overhead and reducing the number of films they make, Summit wants to go the other way: expand and increase its output of content.

Start-ups are difficult even in flush times. But Summit's planscome at a perilous juncture for Hollywood's majors, roiled by declining DVD sales that have undercut movie profits and monumental changes in technology that are reshaping how people watch entertainment. Other independents, such as MGM and the Weinstein Co., are scrambling to stay in business, while several studio-owned specialty film labels have ceased operating.

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25 October 2009 @ 12:40 am
Though Anne Rice hasn't read Twilight, she did see the film, and "felt that it reflected the deep desire of young women to have the mystery and protection and wisdom of older men." She also "really enjoys" True Blood.

What do you think of the whole vampire phenomenon that’s taken hold?
I think it’s wonderful fun. Now that I don’t write the Vampire Chronicles I feel free to enjoy it. I really enjoy the HBO series “True Blood.” When I was writing my own, I wouldn’t have wanted to be influenced.

Have you read any of Stephenie Meyer’s books?
No, I haven’t read any of the Twilight series, but I did see the film. I felt that it reflected the deep desire of young women to have the mystery and protection and wisdom of older men. I think many girls mature much earlier than boys, and they are frustrated when they approach young boys for love or protection. Hence the fantasy of a wise and protective vampire coming into the life of a young girl who, of course, appreciates him in a special way.

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19 October 2009 @ 10:38 am

2009 Teens' Top Ten

More than 11,000 teen voters chose Paper Towns as their favorite book in the 2009 Teens' Top Ten! The online poll took place from Aug. 24 through Sept. 18, with the winners announced during Teen Read Week by WWE Divas Brie Bella and Nikki Bella, with a special appearance by John Green. See the video.

  • Paper Towns by John Green (Penguin/Dutton)
  • Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
  • City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
  • Identical by Ellen Hopkins (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)
  • Wake by Lisa McMann (Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse)
  • Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast (St. Martin's Griffin)
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (Disney-Hyperion)
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Source: Young Adult Library Services Association | ALA
Yeah, this book was definitely a YA book. Maybe too bloody, however...

 
 
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09 July 2009 @ 10:24 pm


With a new movie hitting theaters, the young wizard faces some new nemeses: the cooler, more sophisticated vampire kids of the ‘Twilight’ series. Inside the battle for the teenage audience.

Alicia Penner, a 13-year-old from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, read the “Harry Potter” books 57 times. She watched the “Harry Potter” movies. Then last fall, a friend lent her the teen vampire book series “Twilight”—and she was hooked. The “Harry Potter” poster that used to hang on her bedroom wall has been replaced by the “Twilight” poster she got for her 13th birthday.

As a new “Harry Potter” movie opens next week, the bespectacled wizard faces a new challenge: how to compete for the attention of a young audience that has been growing up—and is starting to prefer the angsty teen romances and cooler, edgier characters of the “Twilight” books and movies.

The film moves directly into the territory where “Twilight” now rules. The sixth “Potter” movie, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” has a distinctly more grown-up tone than its predecessors and features a strong romantic plotline.

The movie’s timing may have helped its vampire rival. Last year Warner Bros. delayed the release of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” to fill a hole in its summer-2009 schedule. Hollywood studio Summit Entertainment wasted no time pushing its teen vampire picture “Twilight” into the vacant November slot. The film, adapted from the best-selling book series about an epic love story between a vampire who looks 17 years old and a normal teenage girl, became an overnight success, grossing more than $382 million world-wide on a shoestring budget of $37 million.

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'Twilight' publisher releasing new titles tied to the franchise

For those hoping to buy books tied into New Moon, Little, Brown will release New Moon: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion on Oct. 6 and New Moon trade and mass-market paperback tie-ins in September and November, respectively. They will also publish a New Moon Collector’s Edition on Oct. 6.


 

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27 April 2009 @ 10:45 pm
Some of you might remember the poll/survey I posted earlier this month.

I had to write an article for class, so I chose the Twilight fandom, and the poll/survey was an essential part of the article. A few of you asked if I was going to post it here after it was done, and I figured, why not?

Hopefully you all find it interesting, informative and fair. That's what I was going for, so... *crosses fingers* Tell me what you think!

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I'm also contemplating writing another, more in-depth article about the Dream Team and what they meant to the fandom versus Robert and Kristen and what they mean to fandom... I'm a nerd, what can I say, lol. Since it's not for class, I figured I'd ask if anyone would be interested in it, considering I'd probably just post it here.
 
 
 
28 March 2009 @ 10:50 pm
Hey everyone! First time poster. I found this through link hopping after one of my professors sent me an article from this site.

WARNING: Spoilers for "Breaking Dawn"

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I thought it was really interesting and wanted to share it with all of you.

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Joss Whedon, the brilliant mind behind Firefly and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, totally gets the Twilight craze–unlike some other writers *cough* Stephen King *cough*:

TVWeek: Vampires are big in pop culture right now. Have you seen “Twilight’?

Mr. Whedon: I saw “Twilight.” And it’s—what can you say? It’s absolutely like crack. It strikes a tweener chord that’s just as loud as the apocalypse. You cannot deny the power of it. It just works. And I sort of like that.

TVWeek: What about HBO’s “True Blood”?

Mr. Whedon: I’ve seen less of it. “Twilight” makes its own rules, as we all do. It takes what it wants and discards the rest but ultimately, it is kind of classical. They’re puffy-shirt vampires in a sense.

Whedon’s new project, Dollhouse (pictured above), is premiering next Friday. I am a huge fan of Firefly, and I’m eager to see the sci-fi trickery of Dollhouse, in which “The Dolls have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas, including memory, muscle memory, skills, and language, for different assignments. They’re then hired out for particular jobs, crimes, fantasies, and occasional good deeds.”

Sounds fantastic. I know where I’ll be next Friday!

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07 February 2009 @ 02:13 pm
http://cullenboysanonymous.blogspot.com/2009/02/twilight-series-has-been-nominated-for.html

Favorite Book

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do It Yourself Book

Harry Potter series
Twilight series

Kids will be able to cast their vote online at http://www.nick.com/kca beginning Monday, March 2 in a total of 18 categories. Surprise awards also will be announced during the show. Kids also will be able to vote via the Nick mobile website (wap.nick.com). Beginning Monday-Friday, March 2-6, a different category will be featured on-air each day, and kids again vote for their favorite online at Nick.com.

E!Online Article: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b98781_kids_choose_miley_jobros_twilight.html


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Looks like we are going to have to vote for it!