NEW TRAILER FOR “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE” ON OPRAH – FRIDAY, APRIL 23
Summit Entertainment announced via the official Twilight Twitter account that a new trailer will air exclusively on the Oprah Winfrey Show this coming Friday – April 23. Summit tweeted the following:
Next Friday 4/23, watch Oprah for the exclusive debut of the FINAL #EclipseTrailer!
And visit our social networks after to chat live with surprise guests from the cast! More details to come…
ARE FANGLESS VAMPIRES NO FUN?
Marc Lourdes, a columnist with the New Straits Times, shares his opinion on Stephenie Meyer’s fangless vampires in a recent article in which he has the following comments:
t’s impossible to reconcile visceral memories of Christopher Lee’s cruel lips and bloody canines with Pattinson’s fangless (yes people, these vamps have no fangs!) chompers and manicured nails. It’s almost sacrilegious to speak of Dracula’s sanguinary eroticism in the same breath as Meyer’s pallid romance.
Bram Stoker’s classic had the wanton animalism of a mesmerised Mina Harker sucking the blood from Dracula’s breast. Meyer’s mushy movie, on the other hand, has Bella pouting when Edward doesn’t say “hi” in the school cafeteria.
In all fairness, Twilight (the movie) wasn’t without its merits. The settings were lush and atmospheric. The story’s basic premise wasn’t too shabby either.
It’s just that the vampires in Twilight pale in comparison with the barnstorming bloodsuckers that have come before them. Twilight, quite literally, lacks bite.
EDWARD CULLEN AND ROCHESTER, OR: WHY WE NEED TO CUT STEPHENIE MEYER SOME SLACK ALREADY
In columnist Ming Holden’s recent article in The Huffington Post, she states that Everyone needs to lay off of Stephenie Meyer. This article really caught my attention because of the fact that it was an article defending Meyer outside of a Twilight fansite. Some of her arguments for why people need to back off include:
It’s not because Meyer’s books are supremely well-written. It’s because as I revisited Jane Eyre, the obsessive and supremely unhealthy nature of Jane’s feelings for shifty, brooding Rochester kept ringing a bell. It took me a minute or two to realize that they reminded me of Bella Swan’s feelings for Edward Cullen (a character named after Rochester), her shifty, brooding vampire.
And then it all fell into place. People love talking trash about the Twilight books and the Mormon mother of three (who went to Brigham Young University and studied English Literature) who wrote them. And they need to give it a rest, unless they’d like to talk trash about the English canon also.
Meyer makes no secret of her love of the books of the Bronte sisters especially; she apparently rereads her favorites once a year. The plot-nods to Romeo and Juliet and Wuthering Heights in New Moon aren’t exactly subtle; these books themselves are cited in Meyer’s stories and the movies they spawned–and, we may as well acknowledge, this “product placement” has caused a huge upsurge in the purchase of Wuthering Heights et al across the nation.
KRISTEN STEWART TALKS ABOUT KISSING TAYLOR LAUTNER IN “ECLIPSE”
In this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, Kristen Stewart talks about what it was like to kiss c0-star Taylor Lautner in the third installment of “The Twilight Saga”. She tells EW, “It felt really weird kissing someone else as Bella,” says Stewart. “I was like, ‘What the hell are you doing?’ It was a really strange experience—as it should have been.”
CONCERNS ARISE AMONG EXECUTIVES OF “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE”
Some issues of concern have been brewing at the Summit studios these last few days because of the mega blockbuster soon to be released movie, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Apparently there have been some reshoots, or ‘pickup shots’ ordered that have made Twi-hards very nervous. While these reshoots are normal on the movie-making world, some say that the movie may not be good enough to be released on June 30th.
So, due to the fans getting very antsy, the studio execs at Summit are starting to freak out too. On top of it, some sources that have seen clips for Eclipse claim that it it just not quite there.
So, will you be setting your DVR to record Oprah or will you just wait for the new trailer to go viral on the internet?
In reading the article regarding fangless vampires, I will have to disagree with the author. He is basing his assessment on what he saw in the films, which is not an honest depiction of Stephenie Meyer’s creation. He overlooks the fact that the fact that they don’t have fangs allows them to assimilate into human society much more easily. This really makes them even more monstrous because there is nothing to clue the humans in to the danger that their teeth possess. The movie doesn’t clue anyone in that the vampires’ teeth are razor sharp, unlike their human counterparts. The real monsters in our society are the ones who blend in with the rest of us…the murderers and pedophiles who live next door.
As I mentioned above, it’s refreshing to see someone on a non-Twilight site defend Stephenie Meyer and her work. I love the comment about Jane Austen spending three pages to describe someone’s spectacles! As she so smartly points out to the readers, the “classics” are full of scenarios full of unbalanced, unhealthy relationships. For crying out loud, Romeo and Juliet ends with a double suicide! At least Bella “died” in childbirth…a very real possibility even in the 21st century, despite medical advances.
I’m not sure what to make of all of the “concerns” that the Twilight execs have about “Eclipse”. A gossip site reported earlier in the week that Chris Weitz or Catherine Hardwicke would be handling the reshoots and Summit was quick to state that David Slade would be doing them. If they have him doing the reshoots, I don’t believe that their confidence in him is as shaky as some might be led to believe. I can easily understand their concerns about getting the film out on time and the reshoots possibly pushing that date back.
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