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Twilight spawns a new film demographic

I'm not sure if this was only featured on the website or if it was actually in the paper, but I found an article about Twilight on the guardian website, there's also a video too, but it's nothing new, just some footage from the trailers I think, i won't post the video cause we've all seen it before but i'll add a link to the site if you want to watch anyway.

According to author Meyer, vampire Cullen is based on Jane Eyre's Rochester.

Let me introduce you to one of the most powerful new groups in Hollywood. It's not a group of actors, producers or directors. It's the rather interesting hybrid demographic who are getting their knickers in a twist over Twilight, due to be released in the UK next month.

Teenage girls, young female adults and their mums converged at the Twilight conference at Comic-Con back in July, filling Hall H to capacity and rupturing tonsils at the appearance of their hunkalicious hero.

Believe me, this demographic is out there. They just don't have a name yet.

Let me introduce you to one of the most powerful new groups in Hollywood. It's not a group of actors, producers or directors. It's the rather interesting hybrid demographic who are getting their knickers in a twist over Twilight, due to be released in the UK next month.

Teenage girls, young female adults and their mums converged at the Twilight conference at Comic-Con back in July, filling Hall H to capacity and rupturing tonsils at the appearance of their hunkalicious hero.

Believe me, this demographic is out there. They just don't have a name yet.
Twilight, the story of a displaced teenage girl who falls for a boy who just happens to be a vampire, is based on the book series of the same name by author Stephenie Meyer. The novels are marketed for young female adults and have so far sold around 17 million copies worldwide. Twilight's audience-savvy producers were quick to pick up on their unique fan-base and have used the internet to their huge advantage.

Regular mail-outs mean that fans have been kept abreast of every scrap of news and gossip, while bloggers have been invited on set to report back to the masses and meet the actors.

Kristen Stewart is our heroine, Bella Swan, while Brit Robert Pattinson (who played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter) is teen-swoon vampire Edward Cullen.

Lunchboxes, mobile phone covers and possibly food mixers around the world are currently poised in breathless expectation as the endorsement motor revs up.

According to a survey of 5000 by movie ticket website Fandango, 95% of the respondents were female and 42% of them were 25 or older. So why the interest from the more mature ladies? Well, never underestimate a tried and tested hero. According to author Meyer, vampire Cullen is based on Jane Eyre's Rochester. Twilight walks a fine but lucrative line between teenage titillation and adult sensibility. Essentially it's a classic love story but with acne and pale skin.

But whatever name this new conglomerate of cinema-goers ends up being given, expect Twilight to become a significant new franchise.

Mothers and daughters everywhere will have cause to rejoice as they bond over a shared passion and a new demographic will be born.

Long live the ... erm ...

Vampults? Fantaseenagers? Mothersuckers?

Personally, I like Twums.


SOURCE: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2008/nov/06/twilight-film-demographic



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