13 Days of Giving: Twilight Moms Sink Their Teeth into Charity Work
www.13wmaz.com: It may seem like Christmas time is the wrong season to find inspiration in a group of werewolves and vampires.
But the Twilight Moms of Middle Georgia are using their love of the ‘Twilight’ vampire book series to sink their teeth into charity work this holiday season.
On Wednesday about 20 women were busy wrapping, taping, and gluing in group founder Cindy Adrien’s home, preparing for a round of holiday services activities.
Enter ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ DVD Giveaway!
hollywoodcrush.mtv.com: All week we’ve been counting down the reasons we’re excited for tonight’s midnight release of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” on DVD. Well, consider this an honorary addition to the list: We have five copies of the two-disc special edition DVD to giveaway! Yep, that’s right. You could swoon over Edward, drool over Jacob (and his abs) and wish you were Bella, all in the comfort of your own bedroom…for free!
Bill Condon Turned Down James Franco For The ‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’
www.muveez.com: The actor – who has previously admitted to a fascination with Stephenie Meyer’s vampire novels – told U.S TV host Jimmy Kimmel that director Bill Condon didn’t take up his offer to appear in the fourth instalment of the hugely successful franchise.
David Slade Talks The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
www.movieweb.com: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is perhaps the most action-packed, and scariest entry in the franchise. It also happens to be the sexiest thus far. Here is our conversation with Mr. Slade, who offered us a fascinating behind-the-scenes peek at this bloodsucking blockbuster epic:
As an individual artist, how much actual input do you have coming into a huge franchise like this. Especially midway through the series?
David Slade: This film had to be different from the others. I was encouraged coming in to make a different film. I think we did make a different film. Besides the basic ground rules, which were to continue the story, and Stephenie Meyer’s rule that said you couldn’t kill anybody that she didn’t kill in the book…From the script onward, I had a lot of input. I wouldn’t say I was allowed to run riot and free. But I was absolutely encouraged to make the film my own. Which I seized upon.
Kristen Stewart Talks Twilight Saga’s “Bella Swan”
Actress Julia Jones to promote ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ DVD at SAM
seattletimes.nwsource.com: Seattle Art Museum will present a free screening of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” in honor of the film’s DVD release Saturday. Actress Julia Jones, who plays Quileute tribal member Leah Clearwater in the movie, will be present for a Q & A.
The museum is currently showing the exhibit “Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of the Quileute Wolves,” about the Quileute Nation’s culture, which includes a video of adults and teens commenting on the tribe’s portrayal in the “Twilight” movies. 6 p.m. Dec. 4; admission to the film is free but reservations are required at www.seattleartmuseum.org/calendar/calendar.asp.
Q&A: Twilight Saga Music Supervisor Alexandra Patsavas
www.dose.ca: Only the most try-hard of Twihards remember the exact rules of vampire baseball. But you might recall hearing Muse’s “Supermassive Black Hole” as the Cullen family stepped up to the plate in the first installment of the Twilight Saga. But then, maybe that’s not your favourite Twilight musical moment (scenes involving goofy baseball shirts so infrequently are). Maybe you’re more into swooning along to Iron & Wine’s “Flightless Bird” as Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) slow-dance at their school prom (Twilight). Or gasping over Bella’s near-death visions of Edward as Grizzly Bear’s “Slow Life” burbles up from the watery depths (New Moon). Whatever your favourite Twilight track is, though, Alexandra Patsavas had a part in it.
Dose.ca: Could you tell me how you go about putting together music for a Twilight soundtrack? When does work begin?
Alexandra Patsavas: The work begins once the supervisor is hired and the script is distributed. We [the director, the producers and later, the artists] spend a lot of time during production while the movie’s being shot just starting to talk about music, starting to have a conversation about tone and feel, but the real work begins after the movie is shot so we can start to pair music with footage.
David Slade on ‘Eclipse’ saying goodbye to ‘Wolverine 2’ and what’s next
www.hitfix.com: It’s safe to say that for film fans of the non-“team-Edward” or “team-Jacob” variety, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” is the most accessible. It was choc full of action and included considerably less navel gazing than the previous installments. I’m biased of course, as I’ve known director David Slade since the days when I was in TV commercial production and he was primarily a commercial director.
Not since “Hard Candy” have you done a director’s commentary. What are the reasons behind that?
Slade: Well, I find that commentaries tend to become just these anecdotal, you know, it’s somewhat pointless from my point of view anecdotal just…circular, elliptical observations about stuff. I like people to watch a movie and not have a little voice chippering all over it. I’m just not a huge fan of the form. I think it can be fascinating every now and again you get a great one, you know. But it’s just not for me. And I also…more important than that, when I finish a film I don’t want to watch it again. Like the last time I saw “Hard Candy” was whenever the last screening was at whatever festival it was. And I like to move on. I like to learn everything I learned and then I like to move on.
‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ soundtrack nabs Grammy nomination
www.examiner.com: The official motion picture soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has nabbed a nomination for this year’s Grammy Awards.
The Eclipse soundtrack is nominated in the following category: “Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.”
Also nominated are several of the Twilight series soundtracks’ artists, including: Cee-Lo Green, Muse, Florence + the Machine, The Black Keys, Paramore, Band of Horses, and Vampire Weekend.
Go Twilight Moms! It’s great so hear about fans getting together for a good cause. They can have a good time together while they work on something good. What did you think of them?
What did you think of James Franco´s interview? Would you have likes to see him as one of the new charaters in Breaking Dawn? I sure would have 🙂
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