PEOPLE MAGAZINE LOOKING FOR DIE-HARD TWI-HARDS
How big of a Twilight fan are you? Is your room plastered with posters of Edward, Jacob and Bella? Do you sleep under a Bella-inspired purple comforter? Do you own those life-sized Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner body pillows?
If you’ve turned your bedroom or dorm room into a Twilight fantasy land, let us know. Send a photo and your info to Twilight@people.com, and we might just photograph your room for an upcoming story.
ROBERT PATTINSON IN CHOCOLATE
Who says that Robert Pattinson isn’t absolutely yummy? British food artist Prudence Staite spent two weeks creating a solid chocolate sculpture of Pattinson as Edward Cullen. The bust weighs 18 kilo and is made of Belgian chocolate. It was made after Pattinson was voted as Hollywood’s tastiest actor. A lucky fan can win this creation by entering via this link.
STEPHEN DALDRY POSSIBLY OUT OF RUNNING FOR “BREAKING DAWN” DIRECTOR
Stephen Daldry is attached to helm an adaptation of the Jonathan Safran Foer novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” The “Reader” director had recently been identified as one of Summit Entertainment’s shortlist candidates for “Breaking Dawn,” the final chapter in the “Twilight” series. “Extremely Loud …” will presumably put him out of the running in that race.
Foer’s 9/11-themed novel, published in 2005, follows a 9-year-old boy named Oskar Schell, whose father was killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks. The multi-talented pre-adolescent finds a key that belonged to his father and searches throughout New York City to find the lock that goes with it.
GOOD ILLUSTRATION OF WHAT TWILIGHT CRAZE IS ABOUT
Teenage mooning may induce eye rolls, groans, or derisive chuckles from grown-ups, but, c’mon — we were all kids. So can we grant such feelings the legitimacy they deserve? How easily age steals the memory of youth.
Which brings us to the reason this black and white graphic adaptation works so well: it lends the material gravitas. It reduces the story to a kind of mythic purity. The young lovers are impossibly idealized — as we all are in our romantic fantasies.
To that end, the conventions of Japanese manga suit the material. Korean Young Kim’s art is handsome, stylized and almost ethereal at times, conveying that sense of romantic bliss that, biochemically, is of course just so many raging hormones.
Will you be entering People’s Twi-Hard contest? If so, we’d love to see the photos that you submit to them. Feel free to share them in the forum.
Have you purchased a copy of the Twilight graphic novel? Do you think that it does a good job of conveying the story? What do you think of the differences in the appearance of the characters vs. the movie?
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