Friday, July 11, 2008

Entertainment Weekly's Twilight Articles

I'm going to warn you here right off the bat - this is going to be a long post. But when its all about Twilight, the more the merrier, right?
There are two amazing articles in EW alongside the gorgeous photographs that we've all been gushing over for the past 24 hours.
In April 2004, Paramount's MTV Films optioned Twilight, but then developed a script that bore little resemblance to it. (It featured night-vision goggles and transformed Bella into a hip track star.) ''They could have put that movie out, called it something else, and no one would have known it was Twilight,'' Meyer says. Fortunately for devout fans of the book, Paramount put the project into turnaround. Then, in 2006, Erik Feig, president of production at Summit Entertainment, tried to make a deal with Meyer. The author had been burned before and resisted. Feig drew up a contract, guaranteeing the writer that the film would be true to her vision, including a promise that ''no vampire character will be depicted with canine or incisor teeth longer or more pronounced than may be found in human beings.'' That did the trick.
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Fans weren't so sure at first, and some of the blogs were brutal. ''I stopped reading after I saw the signatures saying 'Please, anyone else,''' Pattinson says, laughing. To prepare for the role, the actor did more than just stay out of the sun. He wrote journal entries as Edward and shut himself off from his friends and family. ''I wanted to feel his isolation,'' he says. Still, Pattinson didn't transform into Edward in all ways. ''I was supposed to get a six-pack,'' he says. ''But it didn't really work out.''
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Oh, man. Night vision goggles? Were those for Edward while he was stalking Bella in her knee-high silk dress on her way to a night-club? And what was that about Bella being a hip track star? Thank heavens above that Twilight wasn't put to such shame like that. After hearing that, I don't really care what Catherine Hardwicke does anymore, anything is going to be better than Twilight: The Film Adaptation that Went Terribly Wrong (Complete with Night Vision Goggles!)
And poor Robert Pattinson! People were so very harsh in the beginning; I remember reading pages and pages of comments with people mercilessly trashing Rob before Summit had even commenced filming. (I was not included in that majority, and I'm proud of it. I loved Robert from the beginning, and I love him more and more each day! Keep up the good work Spunk Ransom!) And now after they've all seen him made up for Edward and seen him act in all his brilliancy, it seems that just about everyone loves him. It's really inspiring how deep he digs to truly become the character of a lonely, frustrated vampire. As for the six-pack - no worries, buddy. We still love you.

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