TwilightDirector: Catherine Hardwicke
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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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- Original Release:
- Summit Inc/Lionsgate
- Region Code:
- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
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 Enjoying 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]
Audio Commentary With Catherine Hardwicke, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart: On/Off
Muse Performing "Supermassive Black Hole"
"Decode" Music Video by Paramore
"Leave Out All the Rest" Music Video by Linkin Park
Extended Scenes (With Director's Introduction)
Are People Talking About the Cullens Again?
James, Let's Not Play With Our Food
You Don't Know How It's Tortured Me
A Hundred Years of Journals
Don't Read Charlie's Mind
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Español Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio Commentary With Catherine Hardwicke, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
English SDH (For Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
Disc #2 -- Twilight
Deleted Scenes (With Director's Introduction)
Edward, She's Not One of Us!
That's the First Time I Dreamnt Edward Cullen
Bella, Your Number Was Up the First Day I Met You
She Brought Him to Life
I Love It When Men Chase Me
The Adventure Begins: The Journey From Page to Screen
The Partnership: A Look At Pre-Production
Capturing the Action: A Look At Production
The Final Word on the Final Battle
Putting It All Together: The Magic of Post Production
The Comic-Con Phenomenon
Sneak Peek As Seen on "Penelope" DVD
Comic-Com New York Sneak Peek
Teaser Trailer #1
Teaser Trailer #2
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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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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!!!
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
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!
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.
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.
To say that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the movie is an understatement. Having read the book, I was very curious if the movie would deliver and to my suprise: IT DOES! I realize there is only so much material that can go into a film; however I believe director Catherine Hardwicke did a wonderful job in bringing Stephenie Meyer's novel to life. The performances by all the actors was phenomenal and I look forward to the upcoming film in the Twilight series. It is a wonderful thing when an author's imagination can be brought to film. I did not leave the theatre disappointed. It is easy to see why so many fell in love with the story and its characters.
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!
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!
Okay i am a HUGE fan of the books but lets be serious the movie was a joke!! They didn't put in the most important parts from the book into the movie! Edward in the movie was well... creepy! not hot, didn't have a velvity voice, and walked weird, not gracifully! I for one hope that they redo this movie again with a new director, producers, and cast members. Except for the ones that played Rosilia, Alice, Bellas dad, Emmett, and most of the kids that played Bellas friends/class mates in the movie. I'm looking foward to New Moon coming out into theaters and I hope that with a new director this one will be much better!!!!
Personally being a die hard loyal Twilight series fan I cannot say anything very bad about the movie like the chemistry between Rob and Kristen was not there, the script was poorley written, and the plot was cut down WAY too much (all of this is true however). I love this movie but I think that the needed details that Stephenie Meyers had in the books were not in the movie, therefore leaving the audiences confused. Personally, on a scale of 1-10 both the movie and the book would get tens, but if I was not a huge fan of the series (which I am) I would give the movie a four, maybe even a four and a half. My advice is to read the books over watching the movie- you get more questions answered . Good try Summit Entertainment and the cast of Twilight, better luck next time.
no matter what you say i love twilight! in the form of book, on-screen, or just in my head (no! i'm not crazy)... yes the technical stuff about edward's eyes or maybe forks being not what i expected... it's all going to come there's no way any director catherine hardwicke (props to her i'm sad she's gone) or whoever directs the next one can fit every single person's ideas into one 2 1/2 hour movie!!! so all you haters stop hating it was a great movie and a great saga to read... peace
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.
I like Love this movie so much.Robert(Edward)does a great job playing a vampire.I believed he really was one!!! I wouldn't be surprised if he was caught drinking human blood. He was even good in the Harry Potter movie. I just think that Robert is an all-around great actor.CUTE TOO!!!!! Kristen(Bella)was a great pick for Bella!! I believed that she was in love with Edward(who wouldnt be??).I just didnt like that they didnt stay exactly true to the book.It was good any way.The rest of the Cullens were great picks too!
The movie was pretty good, definitely not as good as the book. I thought that the actors that were cast were all brilliant and had great on screen chemistry. I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get away from the real world for awhile.
I never heard of this series until the media hyped it out. Then I read the first book & had to follow the rest. People doing reviews seem to forget this is TARGETED towards a high school crowd - not adults. This is not Rated R material guys, its PG-13. So hence, the fire & hormones won't be blasted unlike a Laurell Hamilton vampire book. I liked the books and the movie. It was simple but on a fun level geared towards the teenagers, yet adults could enjoy it too. The movie sequel which is currently filming should be interesing.
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.