CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY THE ‘TWILIGHT’ SERIESfrom examiner.com:
According to the BBC, the Twilight series’ heavy impact upon this generation’s youth (as well as that of other series such as Harry Potter and other industries like video games, comic books, and more) is a useful study tool for understanding children.
“Academics argue that books, films and other media, reach children in a way that their teachers and parents cannot.”
The series is thusly to be incorporated into a new set of curriculum for Cambridge University’s Faculty of Education.
TOM FELTON TO STAR IN ‘THE APPARITION’ WITH ASHLEY GREENEfrom mtv.com:
Shock Till You Drop announced today that the man best known for playing Harry Potter’s archnemesis Draco Malfoy will take his first leading role as the main character, Patrick. We’re assuming Ashley Greene is playing his girlfriend, a character named Kelly in this film, while Sebastian is playing postgrad Ben who’s trying to figure out what to do next with his life.
This will be Tom’s first big foray into the American film industry beyond his role in “Harry Potter.” We’re guessing filming on “Deathly Hallows” has already wrapped, if not in the process, for Tom to be taking on such a leading role.
ROBERT PATTINSON ON ‘BREAKING DAWN’ PROSPECTIVE FILMING DATESfrom ontheflix.com:
Robert Pattinson said possible Twilight ‘Breaking Dawn’ film is a burden. According to the Daily Record over in the UK, “Twilight Saga” movie star, Robert Pattinson feels a little burdened these days by the possibility of having to film the 4th installment of the popular movie series entitled, “Breaking Dawn.” They recently interviewed him,and he said that it’s burdening because he’s not sure when it will begin filming,and he has a very big schedule that he would have to work around to do it.
He stated, “It will be strange but it will be great just to be able to know what I’m doing. Not knowing when Breaking Dawn is going to shoot – because it changes all the time – is a kind of burden, to have this thing where you don’t know when it’s going to happen. So you’ve got to organize everything in your life around that and that can be difficult.”
‘NEW MOON’ TEAM UNVEILS CGI TRICKS
Many fans of the popular “Twilight” saga and its film franchise would like to maintain the illusion that the Cullens’ sparkling diamond-like skin is merely an unfortunate sun-induced vampire affliction, or that Taylor Lautner’s transformation into a werewolf in the film version of “New Moon” is a manifestation of a Quilete tribe member’s coming-of-age in a troubled, vampire-ridden world.
However, the mystical, supernatural feats depicted in the grossly popular “Twilight” movies, based on Stephanie Meyer’s novels, can be attributed to one equation that is applied each time a digital effect is added to a film:
O = A x M + B x (1 x M)
Or in other words, the over-composite image—the final cohesive shot one sees—is equal to a combination of two or more constituent images—digital and film stills—layered together.
TWILIGHT FANS UNITE FOR CHARITY
Have you heard about the Twhihards4Charity organization yet? Peter Facinelli has already tied his name to the worthy cause and their quest to help with Haitian earthquake relief efforts. According to their website, their mission is as follows:
Twihards4Charity is about uniting the millions of Twilight fans and putting their power towards making a difference where it’s needed the most. We are connecting brands, sponsors and celebrities to provide Twilight-themed products that you love to benefit charity.
They currently have a Twilight-themed deal with 1-800-Flowers.com where $5 of each purchase goes to help with the relief efforts in Haiti. Be sure to send the link to your Valentine and drop a big hint!
TAYLOR LAUTNER TALKS BIRTHDAY PLANS
Cougars rejoice! “Twilight Saga” star Taylor Lautner turns 18 later this week on Friday, February 12 – but Hollywood hottest leading teen star told Access Hollywood that he’s planning to keep his celebration simple now that he’s almost an adult.
Access’ Shaun Robinson caught up with the birthday boy at the “Valentine’s Day” premiere in LA on Monday night.
“What do you have planned for you 18th birthday?” Shaun asked.
“Absolutely nothing really,” Taylor told Access. “I mean, I’ll spend time with family and friends… I don’t like to do anything huge, but it is 18, so, it’s kind of a big one I guess.”
ANOTHER ‘TWILIGHT’ LAWSUITfrom tmz.com:
Here’s the short story. Summit is releasing a “Twilight” documentary on DVD next month to correspond with the DVD release of “New Moon.” The documentary cover features the title, “Twilight in Forks: The Saga of the Real Town,” along with an image of a moonlit forest of trees. The back cover features photos of Bella’s truck and the “Welcome” sign in Forks, Washington.
Summit claims the defendant, Topics Entertainment, sent copies of a flyer to Best Buy, Sam’s Club and Target, advertising its own documentary titled, “Forks: Bitten by Twilight.” Summit claims the art on the cover is very similar to the trademarked art and therefore deceptive.
I’m not quite sure what to make of the academic community’s need to analyze “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” to understand children better. Seriously? Obviously, the authors get it because they are wildly successful beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. Does it really require a study? I think that I can save them a lot of time and money…how about the basic premise that we all want someone to love us for who we are – young or old – romantic or platonic?
I’m sure that the stars are getting quite frustrated with not knowing when they will film ‘Breaking Dawn’. That’s got to put a kink in their ability to consider other projects that they might be interested in doing. As a fan, I’m ready to hear a production start date, too!
The CGI stuff sounds really cool. I would love to know what they could have done if they’d had more money to work with – particularly with the wolves.
I love the concept of the twihards4charity site!
Bummer…Access Hollywood stole my crack about cougars rejoicing over Taylor’s upcoming birthday and his removal from the jailbait roster.
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