Best known for her adolescence drama 'Thirteen,' she knew how young fans adored the book series.
Catherine Hardwicke knew exactly what she was getting herself into when she signed on to direct the big-screen adaptation of " Twilight," the first installment in author Stephenie Meyer's bestselling young adult franchise about everygirl Bella Swan and her vampire beau Edward Cullen. The filmmaker had turned up to see the author on an L.A.-area stop on her 2007 book tour and witnessed firsthand the near hysteria the books inspire among legions of largely young, largely female readers.
All Meyer had to do was say the name "Edward," Hardwicke said, and the room would erupt in screams. ( Collapse ) Source
I was late for work this morning because I was watching the Today Show. I love how awkward Rob and Kristen are during interviews; I'm pretty sure that I would be the same way. Anyway, some of Rob and Kristen's responses to the questions Meredith asked, as well as the answers of the fans, made me stop and go, "Hmmm."
So let me ask all of you: Why do you really like Edward? I refuse to believe that it is because "he is so hot" or because loving him "is wrong." I thought it was really interesting that when Rob asked the fans why they loved Edward so much, they could not give him a solid answer. Sure, he is hot, and okay, loving a vampire isn't ideal, but what is it about him that everyone clings onto? What is it that makes you overlook the fact that he is possessive, controlling, and at times, mildly abusive? I am not hating on Edward at all, I'm just wanting a little character discussion.
Do you think that Edward is portrayed as "the ideal being" as Rob said or that he "is small inside" but strong on the surface as Kristen said? I beg to differ on both counts and thought it was kind of insulting to the character. I am sure there is much more to the character than that (and Midnight Sun pretty much confirms this, don't you think?). I think that Edward comes off as perfect in the book because he is seen through the eyes of the girl who loves him. Yes, he is beautiful, but aren't the rest of the Cullens beautiful, too? Aren't they "the ideal being" as well? Isn't that the point of SM's vampires? Does that make the other Cullens small inside or as indesirable of characters as Edward?
What do you guys think? Do you agree with Rob and Kristen's assessment of the character of Edward? Discuss.
Summary: Bella has returned to Seattle after attending college in Phoenix. She meets the man of her dreams but is faced with a connection to her past and must decide whether to sever it or keep it alive. A/H, Canon Pairings.
I'm just curious about one thing. Personally, I plan on screaming a maximum of two times...once when the logo pops up and probably when Alice first pokes her little pixie head into view. I want to know how many times all of you will (or if you will at all!)
Title: Teardrops on My Guitar Chapter 1 Author: pacergal84 Chapter Rating: G Spoilers: none to my knowledge Note: Alternate Reality. Everyone's human. Summary: Bella loves Edward, but he views her as just a friend. His best friend. Then another girl comes into the picture and takes the position of what Bella really wants to be in Edward's life. Unrequited love. Could it become more than that? AUeveryone's human. Disclaimer: I own nothing but the plot.
As "Twilighters" swoon with anticipation for the vampire flick's Nov. 21 opening day - almost 2,000 screenings are already sold out - Kristen Stewart says leading man Robert Pattinson has the killer looks for the job.
Updated: Preface & Chapter 1: Uncontrollable Fate Pairing: Edward Cullen & Bella Swan Rating: T for now, possibly M later for romantic lemon smut Spoilers: None aware of Breakdown: What if Bella was the original vampire and Edward were the human that is new to her school?
Would this change everything? Read and see to find out! --Please review as well!
Thanks to rekcusho, I now have the scans of the first volume of the Japanese edition of Breaking Dawn, titled "Twilight 10: vampire no hanayome (the vampire bride)". The scans are a bit spoilerish, so if you haven't read Breaking Dawn yet, I'd recommend you not to look at them XD I can just say that I guessed fairly right which scenes were turned into illustrations ;)
HEY YOU GUIZZ! IT'S AN ICON UPDATE. SRSLY, I've been trying to keep up with all the media and images coming in so quickly, but it's freaking impossible. So here are like 12000 icons (j/k). Wordless are not bases. ;)
Paramore "Lost Show" Signing Twilight Movie Premiere in LA Hot Topic Paramus Signing
Title: Teardrops on My Guitar Chapter 1: New Friends Author: pacergal84 Chapter Rating: G Spoilers: none to my knowledge Note: Alternate Reality. Everyone's human. Summary: Bella loves Edward, but he views her as just a friend. His best friend. Then another girl comes into the picture and takes the position of what Bella really wants to be in Edward's life. Unrequited love. Could it become more than that? AUeveryone's human. Disclaimer: I own nothing but the plot.
We've been getting a lot of posts submitted into the queue the past couple of weeks, and due to the amount of press the movie/Rob and Kristen have been getting, we've been finding that the comm has been....overloaded so to say, sometimes with double posting or some spam. We can take the blame for some of this, but we really need you guys to help.
ALL FANWORKS not tagged correctly will be rejected (graphics, fanfiction, etc). It's really not hard to tag these correctly, so please, just do it right the first time.
Interviews/videos/articles for the other cast members/characters. = Rejection. GUYS, this comm is Edward/Bella. There are other communities for the other, and honestly? We don't want to come to lion_lamb and see "Taylor Lautner loves Jacob Black and thinks Kristen Stewart is hot." So unless they talk about R/K or E/B or bring up some NEW information on the movie in general, don't even bother submitting it.
Please go through the tags to see if something has already been posted. If you find a new source, but it has the same information as another source that was already posted....seriously, don't even. And starting an entry off like "I know this information has already been posted" certainly doesn't help either.
Posts about Robert and Kristen's personal life....NO. We'll allow the general paparazzi pictures, but in terms of any romantic relationship between the two or rumors going on about one or the other, no. Kristen has a boyfriend, and as far as we know, Rob is single. There are other communities that are more appropriate for these conversations, and honestly us mods are getting tired of having to tell people to stop bashing Michael. There's no reason to even bring him up. We're not trying to stop you from fangirling over them, but jeez, learn to control yourselves. There are boundaries, and Michael is one of them.
When posting an article/interview, remember to C&P at least a paragraph into your post before linking to the source. Two reasons. 1) To not do this, well that's just laziness and 2) We're all too lazy to go look for ourselves. :D
With that said, WE HOPE EVERYONE ENJOYS THE MOVIE TONIGHT.
But it's important for these young, mentally unhinged Twilight fans to be fully aware of what they're getting into. Being into vampires as a 12-year-old girl is fine. Science says that it's a completely normal part of puberty. But if you don't grow out of this weird infantile obsession with paranormal dry-humping, then there is a much darker path that awaits you.
Because an adult obsession with vampires, much like an adult obsession with anything, is alienating and uncomfortable for everyone. You can write Lindsay Robertson and Edward Cullen on your Trapper Keeper now, but eventually, if you do not move forward, that niche interest turns into this:
You don't want this, do you? No one wants this. I'm even going to be nice and assume the guy who made this doesn't want it. Right, DJ Bobo?
Title: Always unexpected Author: libertine_skins Rating: Fiction Rated: M Spoilers: none - AH and AU Summary: AH, AU, Bella has 3 jobs and somehow manages to fit in time with her best friend Alice and Room mate Rose... Edward is this jerk she keeps running into, first at work. Then in her appartment. Can she get rid of him? Does she even want to?
Since the movie already started on the East Coast (assholes!), and people are going to want to come back and review ASAP, here is the post where you can squee, rant, and just go crazy once you all get back home. Individual review posts will be REJECTED, so don't bother submitting them -- simply link to them here. We will also be having a similar setup as we did with Breaking Dawn with a Negative and Positive posts once winsomewords gets back from her screening.
hi there everyone! terribly sorry its been so long since my last post - schools getting kinda hectic, but its good because i'm on break soonish :) so in celebration here are 8 headers that you can use. i didn't watermark them cause i'm hoping you'll all be super cool and credit me if you use them. i'm also totally cool if you want to add your own text- i make em plain - but that really doesn't make them bases for anything else. but ask nicely and i might be lenient. cheers everyone!
Continuing along with his hectic promotional duties, Robert Pattinson from the buzz-stirring movie “Twilight” took to the streets of New York City for the ” Tyra Banks Show” on Thursday afternoon (November 20).
Joining in on the fun was co-star Taylor Lautner, who accompanied Robert and Tyra as they filmed scenes outside of the show’s Big Apple studio locale.
With so much attention coming from the soon-to-be-released flick, Pattinson says that he had no idea what he was getting into when he signed up to play the character Edward.
According to AP reports, Pattinson says he thought it was going to be an independent film about vampires that wasn’t going to be a big deal - adding that it’s strange that everyone screams when he’s in the room with them, but no one recognizes him anywhere else. ( Collapse )
While her co-star Robert Pattinson was busy chatting it up on the “Tyra Banks Show,” Kristen Stewart was spotted readying for an appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman” in New York City on Thursday evening (November 20). The 18-year-old rising star was on-hand promoting her brand new movie “Twilight” - a much-anticipated vampire flick opening up in theaters tomorrow (November 21).
Meanwhile, Stewart, who plays Bella Swan in the book-based film, recently talked about how she thinks her co-star Pattinson is definitely “pretty sexy.” “Oh, he’s like a little tortured artist. He’s British. He’s tall,” Stewart told People magazine. “He always looks like he’s thinking about something. And he’s quite witty. So he’s pretty sexy.” ( Collapse )
Twilight: Interview with the vampire and his girlfriend
The success of Twilight as a film will depend on young stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, who will need to connect with fans of Stephenie Meyer's novel about teen love and vampires at a rural Washington state high school.
Opening on Friday to a great deal of anticipation, the Catherine Hardwicke-directed film features Stewart as teenager Bella Swan, who's hopelessly attracted to vampire-in-denial Edward Cullen, played by Pattinson.
Both actors appreciate the pressure that comes from fans of the wildly popular novel, but both refuse to let the expectations get to them. They have also chosen to ignore an ongoing online debate among book fans about the film's casting choices, although Stewart says she's aware some fanatics continue to be disgruntled over her winning the Bella part.
["Yeah, I planned it out for three," says Pattinson, smiling. "And they can't kill me off, because I'm immortal."]