TwilightDirector: Stephenie Meyer
Cast: Stephenie Meyer
When Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) reluctantly moved to the perpetually overcast town of Forks, WA, and set out to carve a niche for herself, she assumed it would be one similar to the low-profile social position she held back in Phoenix. First on the list of surprises was the unfamiliar attention from the male population of her new high school; second, the attention from one male in particular: Edward Cullen, Vampire (Robert Pattinson). Before long, the unlikely soul mates find themselves in a passionate relationship with a variety of significant setbacks, including Edward's special-needs diet (he doesn't eat humans, but Bella's scent inspires a nearly impossible to harness bloodlust) and the human girl's mortality. Though things proceed relatively smoothly at first (Edward even introduces Bella to his adoptive vampire family), a visiting vampire clan consisting of James (Cam Gigandet), Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre), and Laurent (Edi Gathegi) catches Bella's unique scent and threatens the young couple's budding, if dangerous, happiness. James, known for his powerful tracking ability, becomes obsessed with making Bella his next victim. Fearing for Bella's safety and that of her loved ones, the Cullens must combine their collective talents in order to stop the highly predatory James before his goal is accomplished. ~ Tracie Cooper
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- Summit Inc/Lionsgate
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Kristen Stewart||Bella Swan|
|Robert Pattinson||Edward Cullen|
|Michael Welch||Mike Newton|
|José Zuñiga||Mr. Molina|
|Gil Birmingham||Billy Black|
|Ned Bellamy||Waylon Forge|
|Gregory Tyree Boyce||Tyler|
|Taylor Lautner||Jacob Black|
|Marty Bowen||Executive Producer|
|Carter Burwell||Score Composer|
|Wendy Chuck||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Guy Oseary||Executive Producer|
|Alexandra Patsavas||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Karen Rosenfelt||Executive Producer|
|Michele Imperato Stabile||Executive Producer|
|Stephenie Meyer||Source Author|
1. Welcome To Forks, Population 3120 [5:41]
2. First Day of School [4:38]
3. Lab Partners [5:57]
4. Are You Annoying the Rain? [4:32]
5. I Hope You Enjoy Disappointment [4:40]
6. We Shouldn't Be Friends [4:17]
7. La Push, Baby [5:05]
8. Let's Not Play With Our Food [2:40]
9. I Feel Very Protective Of You [6:48]
10. Your Hand Is So Cold [5:11]
11. How Long Have You Been 17? [5:25]
12. So the Lion Fell In Love With the Lamb [3:03]
13. Breaking all the Rules Now [5:14]
14. An Excuse to Use the Kitchen [4:48]
15. I Don't Mind Being Alone [3:24]
16. I Like Watching You Sleep [2:18]
17. You Brought A Snack [5:09]
18. You Are My Life Now [5:42]
19. The Tracker Just Changed Course [6:31]
20. Fragile Little Human [4:29]
21. We Can't Be Apart [6:50]
22. Important Rite Of Passage [3:41]
23. I Dream About Being With You Forever [3:42]
24. Victoria [3:51]
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Español Dolby Digital 5.1
English SDH (For Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
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Until the movie, I hadn't even heard of the books...at least not that I can recall. I went to see it in theaters, not expecting much...and was absolutely floored. I loved the scenery; it was breath taking. I thought that the sound track and score were put together quite nicely; the music complemented what was going on in the different scenes. I was riveted by the tension between Bella and Edward's characters, I can't think of anyone better for either role; the chemistry was fantastic. After seeing the movie, I read the book. I can see why fans of the book were disappointed...there were a number of scenes from the book that were simply left out or edited. And I was personally disappointed by the lack of development of the friendship between Bella and Alice...Alice is such a great character...but the movie doesn't portray that well. I definitely think that the movie is worth seeing, and owning. I also suggest watching the movie before reading the book, its actually quite good and I think I would¿ve missed out on that if I had read the book first.
A twist on a classic love story, the Twilight Saga had an exceptional story and passable writing technique. Then the movie came out. Simply watching the previews made me realize that they had turned the books into a cheesy, gothic soap opera. My thoughts were only confirmed when I saw the movie. The acting was terrible. The chemistry was terrible. The storyline was torn to pieces. IT was not a good movie, I do not recommend it to anyone who enjoys quality films and I will not see the rest of the series.
I'm a little confused as to why so many people thought this was a good movie. In my opinion the books were great (the latter books more so than Twilight I must say), and while I'm not optimistic enough about movie adaptations to actually expect them to approach the depth of the storyline that a book can hold, I was hoping it wouldn't be TOO bad. But, come on, let's be honest, you know the movie was an epic train wreck. Everyone's bashing Kristen Stewart so I'm gonna do her a favor and give her a break. I will say one thing though. I was hoping she would do a better job at trying awkwardly to be alluring to Jacob when they walked on the beach, but again, I suppose I shouldn't hope. Anyway, how about we get on to Rob Pattinson? The guy was horrible for the role. He was creepy and awkward and had a slight lisp. And was he even trying to achieve somewhat of a velvety voice, or did he realize that it was a lost cause and just decide to cut his losses? (Velvet does not equal raspy.) There was nothing graceful or perfect about him, his features, or the way he carried himself. I'll give him one thing though, it's difficult to tear your eyes from his face, but on the downside I think that's only because there's something awkward about it that you can't quite put your finger on. And there's nothing to be said about the perfect body he was supposed to have. Not exactly an Adonis. Personally, I think they chose him for the role because he's British and Americans tend to love the Brits. But guess what? Edward was born in Chicago. And Chicago is in AMERICA. But I digress. Another thing that got under my skin about this movie was the plot, of which there was none. To say that they didn't stick to the book is a ridiculous understatement. I wonder how anyone who hadn't read the book first wasn't sitting there completely confused. It was more like a scrapbook than a movie. They threw in some direct quotes from the book, patted themselves on the back, then continued to butcher the story. It was like looking at a science project that was hastily put together the night before it was due. Train wreck. But hey, at least they didn't use the word "incredulously." Not once. Why is Bella "unconditionally and irrevocably" in love with Edward? Who knows? But Meyer didn't really say why in the book either, so I guess I can't bash the movie for the one thing it remained consistent on. The vamp makeup was pretty bad too. They looked more like paste than marble. Edward's glitter-covered skin kind of annoyed me. I thought they might do a better job than that. I realize I'm ranting now, but I don't really care. I wish Alice had more of a role in the film, she's the one person who actually convinced me that they read the book. James was better looking than Edward. Fail. The baseball scene was pretty good, so kudos there. Emmett was pretty funny, so kudos there. Jasper was pretty funny too, but not in a way that he intended to be. (He looked cramped the whole time.) Rosalie successfully got on my nerves, so kudos to her too. Carlisle and Esme were not very memorable. It's really not even fair to blame the failure of this movie on a tight budget. I have two words: THE MATRIX. In closing, I'm looking forward to a parody of the film. It's practically BEGGING for Tina Fey's magical touch.
I decided to read the book and then couldn't wait to see the movie; needless to say, I was disappointed! There are way too many details omitted. I get that you can't put everything in and must edit to fit into a two houf film (this is shorter), but whoever wrote the script left out the good parts! The scene when Bella and Edward went out for dinner was a revealing and riveting part in the story. In the film, it was completely without the nuances and the mystery. There was definitely tension in the book - two teenagers falling in love for the first time - racing pulses, hormones erupting and yet it was all so innocent, it kept us coming back for more. I couldn't wait to read the next book and find out what happened next. This movie left me feeling like the script was lacking in details - it was too sketchy and I feel the actors definitley have more potential than what was seen in this film. Rob Pattinson and Kristin Stewart seem ok together - but their perfomances were only as good as the script and the director. The books are definitley better. I would, however, see this again - maybe sit there with my friends and decide how exactly we would make the film better - At least Rob Pattinson is easy on the eyes!;)
I loved both the movie and the books. Books are always longer and contain more details than a movie ever will. I usually watch the movie first and then read the book, so I can visualize the characters more as I read about them. After I watched the movie, I went out and bought all four books and didn't stop reading until I had finished the last one. I look forward to the other movies. It should be interesting to see how they turn out.
Obviously not as much as the book... That's a given.
Though I loved the WAY this movie was shot. I do feel that they kind of rushed it a bit more than they should have.
Just like any good book come movie... REAL fans will sit through another half hour to see a movie closer to the book (Think LOTR, HP).
I really hope they realize this while making the second movie.
I really do like the casting choice for Bella... But I do feel that Edward could have been cast much better. Sorry, just not buying Cedric as a sometimes scarey vamp.
I wish the extra sceenes had not been added to this movie. If the 2 sceenes where James, Victoria, and Laurent were hunting, and the one where Edward carries Bella through the trees to a breathtaking view of Washington had not been created for the movie, there would have been more time for more of the actual book sceenes. I really would have loved to see the part about the blood typing in biology class.
I certainly hope there are no "CREATED" sceenes for the second movie! I for one would happily sit through a longer movie to include more of the book. I am a firm believer that if the sceene survived the editing process of the book, then it should survive the editing process of the movie.
It was painful to see my beloved book chopped and badly acted out. The script could have been written so much better. I could have forgiven that but Bella was cast wrong. A better unknown actress should have been chosen. Although the vampires including Edward were nicely done. I hope for the sake of the book fans out there and for me that New Moon comes out better. Although the previews show Kristen still lacks the abilty to sound natural and every word and emotion sounds and looks forced. Read the books you won't be disappointed. The best books I've read in a very long time and I read a lot!
Like everyone else I loved the book and hated the movie. Kristen Stweart in paticular was painful to watch. The makeup and hair for the vampires was laughable and they spent too much time on the scenery than on the story. Visually it was beautiful but the dialog was terrible. No one completed a sentence and just made statements at eachother. Why are Bella and Edward in love? From the movie..I DONT KNOW! What a waste.
Good start to an exciting story holds you attention through out the entire movie. The movie has taken several actors and made them the true characters from the book. You will want to read the book it runs pretty true and has several lines included in the movie. There is quite a bit added that isn't in the book, but it doesn't take away from the movie. You should read the additional books in the series. Looking forward to November when New Moon is said to be released.
I thought the movie was outstanding. It was action packed and the love story was great. It has inspired me to read the books and I cannot wait until the sequels come to the theater. I will spend money to see these movies because Twilight was well deserving of the funds spent. Kudos to this film
I am a big Twilight fan...have been from the very first book even before it got crazy popular. So with that said people have to remember the movie is never as good as the book. Hollywood can never capture things the way an author can, but it is still worth your time. In my opinion the cast is what made the movie. At first I was worried about the choices but I have to say everyone was a hit except maybe Jasper's actor. Rob and Kristen were spot on in my opinion. I believe New Moon will be even better because of the director change. So for all you na-sayers....whatever!!!
WOW. This movie was so bad it's crazy! Kristen Stewart can't act and people like to think that Robert Pattinson can act because they think he is cute. Wow, the movie was so horrible. First off... when he shows his skin in the light you pretty much have to lean close to the screen to see that he is, in fact, sparkling. You really can't even see it. Second, when Bella walks into the class room "Edward's" acting was horrible. People even laughed in the move theater on how dumb he looked squirming around in his seat like that (that isn't how I imagined in the book). There are many other reasons but the last one I will give is on how Edward bit Bella. That was the worst scene in the movie. Honestly. It was just horrible acting. I feel sorry for the other actors who where good actors and were stuck in such a horrible movie. But on the plus side. The only good scene was when they played baseball.
The books are amazing! The movie is a very so so take on the books. But if you want to buy the movie dont by from Barnes and Noble. I pre ordered it to find out they put the security tag over the front of the dvd jacket with other stickers that ruined it. I returned it and got a 3 disk version from Target for cheaper and no stickers!
The movie was absolutely magnificent. As one of the few fans who read the books before the teen craze happened I can say that the movie was great. As it is with mostly all books turned into movies the book was way better but the movie is still amazing. Robert Pattinson is a great actor. Kristen Stewart is a good Bella. I can't wait for New Moon. Just be ready when you see the movie. I cry every time I see it.
After reading all four of Stephenie Meyer's books from the Twilight series, I was very happy with the outcome of the movie. Although I found that some of my favorite scenes did not make it in to the production so I was obviously a little bit dissappointed.
They are always different. Hollywood always has to shorten the story and always changes part of it. Why can they both not be considered on their own terms? It's like saying an apple is better than an orange. Really? I think they are both great on their own merits.
Love Twilight! Sure you can never get all of an author's details in less than 2 hours of film but the main content is there. Yes, a few changes from the book but nothing too drastic. I understand Stephanie Meyers helped the director with the details of what to be sure to include so the main content was not left out. So the acting isn't super but overall I think it was very good. This saga has many teen fans as well as mom's like me hooked. Afterall, excluding being a vampire, what mother wouldn't approve of the brilliantly handsome,old fashioned values, intelligent, very well mannered Edward Cullen for their daughter?!!
How awful is this movie? Let me count the ways... First, there's the source material: Stephenie Meyer's runaway bestseller "Twilight." Despite turgid prose, unlikable protagonists (Edward is a creepy stalker; Bella is a wet dishrag of a human being), and the author's inability to write a decent payoff to either the premise or the plot's lethargic progression to its climax, "Twilight" somehow managed to strike a chord with millions of readers. Then, there's the actors. Kristen Stewart seems to be a decent enough actress, given the reviews she's received for her role in the new film "Adventureland," so I blame her lackluster performance on the source material. There's very little to work with in Bella Swan, and she does her best with what the novel gave her. Robert Pattinson, on the other hand, is atrocious. As poorly as Meyer wrote Edward, Pattinson's performance only makes him worse. His overwrought acting takes Edward's melodramatic attempts to push Bella away and turns them into some of the most laugh-worthy scenes in years. And then there's the film; considering the popularity of the source material, it's disappointing that "Twilight" couldn't get a bigger budget; compared with the recent adaptations of Harry Potter, this looks like it was done on a shoestring. The visual effects are pretty terrible, and while practical on-set effects may have been more beneficial to the film's budget, they look bad in execution (in particular, anytime anybody runs faster than a normal human; I've seen better effects on your average episode of "Smallville"). And yet despite everything I've said above, I've seen "Twilight" three times now. Much like the novel it's based on, this is an insidious film which makes you enjoy it despite its many and varied faults. Watch this at your peril... to borrow one of Edward's numerous cheesy lines, "it's like my own personal brand of heroin." Despite recognizing how terrible it is, you can't put the book down, nor can you bring yourself to press the eject button on your DVD player.
If you take it as just a movie, it was great. If you are a die-hard fan of the Twilight series, you'd want your money back. The cast was good, the plot was good, but I found myself constantly debating whether to leave the theater because it wasn't like the book or continue sitting there grinding my teeth.
I dont know what some of you people are thinking!! I absolutly love this movie! the book is amazing but the movie is excellent to i cant wait for the next to come out i know it will be just as great and i think Stephenie Meyer did an excellent job!!!!!!!
I found Twilight alright. There were many problems; the actors and the director made it bad in my opinion. Kristen Stewart (Bella); terrible. She sounds like a man.. but she does fit the plain category very well. Robert Pattinson (Edward); incredibly hot, but the british accent makes him sound weird and just.. not Edward. The two were very awkward together.. Kristen made Bella seem like a complete freak. Just the way she talks and stares; it's incredibly weird. I really dislike her. Everyone else was good, but I didn't like Jacob's (Taylor Lautner) wig. It looked funny and I'm glad he gets it off in New Moon. I love him, by the way(: But anyway, I don't think the director portrayed the book well.. it wasn't romantic.. it was TOO intense and dark; that's sad because the book is very dark and intense. It was just too much. I know books are ALWAYS better than the movies, but this just blew that out of proportion. I mean compared to the book, Kristen Stewart and the director should be very ashamed. It would have been very good if Stephenie Meyer maybe could have directed it? And if they found a better lead. So all in all, it was alright; at the same time it was terrible. Nothing compared to what it was brought up to be.
A Must See! What more is there to say. The movie makes you want to read the book again, the book makes you want to see the movie again. It's a fantastic cycle. And what a great surprise to see such a wonderful adaptation. Thank you Hollywood!
In my opinion the movie was great. There were some scenes that were left out, and there were some scenes that were added in that weren't in the book. The acting was great and most of the characters were perfect for the movie. This movie is great for people who are twilight fans and for people that have never read the series before. Hopefully the next movie will be even better!
Twilight was the most unforgettable movie and book. You can really tell that Robert loved playing Edward. And you just wish that someone would love you the way that Edward loved Bella.This book and movie is not just a love story, it's a love story with a twist. When I saw the movie it was just like the book, but more of a visual on what everything was like.