Hi you guys,
As I mentioned a while back the move was planned weeks ago, yet always something happened. Well, now we’ve done it. Still this is not the domain name move I was mentioning but to a new free blog server. Sorry guys but business is low :P.
Anyway… starting on Monday 08.02.2010 we are on blogspot.com… I found it more useful and now I’ve made the move.
Step by step all the old posts will be moved there also, but for now you can read the latest 100 posts plus a few new ones.
So, the new address is http://twilight-s-news.blogspot.com/ learn it, bookmark it, share it… eh… you know what to do with it… Use it and abuse it…
Ah… there’s a poll there that I hope you’ll take a look at and maybe even vote on it… Please do so. It would mean the world to me…
Thank you guys!
TST(Kallie): Ok, I have a question… It is movie related… In Eclipse we get a lot of background for Rosalie, Jasper and the Quileutes. Which I love, love, love! it’s my favorite part of reading the book, and getting to know the characters. So which of the backgrounds are you most excited, or have you been most excited to played out on film?
SM: I found Jasper’s really exciting.
TST(Kallie): That’s what I’m most excited about!
Before letting you read the article, I feel the need to tell you a little about me.
I’m a 20-something young woman, whose main interests until a few months ago were going to school, working, friends, having a great relationship and being as mature as possible. I thought my life was good, if not the best. Who knew that things could get more interesting, that life could get better?
When I first saw “Twilight” and then “New Moon” I had now idea of the phenomena that “Twilight” really was, moreover I had no clue that it had so many fans, so without knowing anything about it, I become a fan. And day after day, I become more and more in love with it, with all of it: books, movies, characters, cast, everything.
Now my main interests are: friends, school and work, my boyfriend and being mature, and “Twilight”.
Still, there are not few the ones that think my passion for a movie, for a book is childish or insane and due to this there are few people who I share my thoughts about the matter. I talk to friends about all sorts of things but never “Twilight”. My boyfriend and my BFF are the only ones that support me and even though we don’t see eye to eye they do an effort. Nevertheless there are still plenty of moments when I’m truly ashamed about my passion.
After reading this article I’ll do my best to not be anymore. Because no one should be ashamed of what they’re passionate about.
While “The Twilight Saga” is undoubtedly beloved its fans, it’s hard to argue that the fanbase will be able to turn it into one of the highest grossing film franchises out there. Sure, Summit said that “Eclipse” got more guys to the cinemas than the previous two films, but we doubt that is going to translate into higher box office revenue for the two “Breaking Dawn” films.
But even though “The Twilight Saga” isn’t the highest grossing film series, TheWrap argues that it is the most financially successful. How can “Twilight” be more successful than “Harry Potter,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” or “The Lord of the Rings,” you might ask? Because they’re so dirt cheap to make.
“Twilight” only cost $37 million to make, back when Summit thought they were backing a small indie film adaptation. The film went on to gross more than $392.5 million worldwide, which meant Summit was willing to give filmmaker Chris Weitz a slightly larger budget to film “New Moon.”
The leader of the Quileute Nation in northwest Washington first began hearing her tribe had a role in the popular “Twilight Saga” from fans clamoring to know more about the place where a vampire tale of teenage love unfolds.
Some fans sent e-mails. The most dedicated among them made trips to the remote reservation that is home to the series’ heartthrob werewolf Jacob Black.
“The interest in our tribe was a surprise, a good surprise,” tribal Chairwoman Anna Rose Counsell-Geyer said. “I thought to myself, people are going to actually get to know the Quileute and we are going to be recognized as a people. The real Quileute.”
That was a couple of years ago. With “Eclipse,” the series’ third movie in theaters now, the 750-member Quileute Nation is reveling in the “Twilight” spotlight, attempting to capitalize on the blockbuster’s massive financial pull and welcoming new interest in the tribe’s culture.
At their Oceanside Resort, the tribe is opening a cabin decorated in a wolf theme, a shout out to Jacob and the Quileute’s own origin story, which begins with a transformation from wolves to people.
So what do Stephenie Meyer and some of the other Twi-stars think about Miley’s public declaration that she hates our favorite kind of bloodsucking dead people? Read on to find out…
Stephenie Meyer: “I didn’t like vampires before I started writing about them. I was so not into vampires. Maybe it will come to her when she’s 30 like it did for me.”
Peter Facinelli: “I’m not necessarily a huge vampire fan, but I do love the books that Stephenie Meyer created. I love that you don’t see fangs. It’s not a horror movie by any means.”
Elizabeth Reaser: “I’ve always been a fan of vampires since I was a little girl. I loved all the Anne Rice books. Maybe Miley’s resisting. Maybe they’re so popular now that it’s annoying or she’s sick of seeing us.”
Kellan Lutz: “She hasn’t met me then. I would change her opinion on that, I’m sure. I have my ways.”
Ashley Greene: “That’s so unfortunate because I love her new songs…I’m going to sit Miley down and force her to watch Twilight.”
And, Wolf-packer Alex Meraz adds: “Tell her she might like it ‘doggy’ style.”
From “Twilight” to “New Moon” and now to “Eclipse” the fashion has changed for our red carper stars… Here’s a trip on memory lane.
As coverage from Stephenie Meyer‘s fansite press junket continues to be revealed, more and more interesting details about theTwilight series creator’s plans for the Sagabecome unveiled . . . and this one’s a biggie.
TwiFans has released this audio clip from the junket, and it was Stephenie Meyer who brought up the issue of Midnight Sun.
“First question,” she said, introducing the elusive topic. “I know it’s what everyone cares about. I know that the right answer would be for me to say ‘Oh yeah, it’s done and it’s coming out next month,’ and I can’t . . . that’s not true. It’s also not true that I’ve got a ton of work done on it and it’s like that’s what I’m working on . . . What’s true is that I’m really burnt out on vampires, and I don’t want to write it badly, so I want to wait until . . . I’m excited about the material again, I’m excited about Edward and that is something that’s motivating, and you know when a storyline is keeping me up at night, when I wake up at four o’clock in the morning and think ‘Yes! That is what should happen in this moment,’ then that’s when you know I can write with happiness. So, right now it feels like homework, it really does, and when things feel like homework they go very, very slowly for me. So, I mean it’s still not a like a ‘No, this isn’t going to happen.’ It’s just, I want to do it when I can do it right.”
In speaking with Movie Fix in Australia, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner were interviewed about several different topics. We learn that Lautner and Stewart like to do “nothing” in their down time, though we also learned this during their “Oprah” appearance. We learn Kristen thinks Bella is more mentally sound in “Breaking Dawn” than in the other books, and she thinks it’ll be weird to play a pregnant girl since she’s only 20 (and 18 in the book).
What we also learn is that both Lautner and Stewart would return to the screen if Stephenie Meyer writes additional “Twilight” books (“Midnight Sun” anyone?). Stewart says she misses filming any time a project ends, but with “The Twilight Saga”, it’s gone on for so many years that she feels it will be that much more difficult to say goodbye. Apparently Stewart has asked Meyer about future novels before, but she doesn’t know for sure what will happen.
With the first of two installments of the final “Twilight Saga” film, “Breaking Dawn,” hitting theaters in November of 2011, do you think Kristen would readily step back into the role of Bella after 3 or 4 years of playing the character? Or do you think the franchise would go the way of “Batman” and use different actors? After all, you can only stay 18 “for a while”. (Note: Robert Pattinson will be around 26 when the saga ends, so another question is whether or not he can continue to play a 17 year old).
Q: Bree only appears in a couple pages of Eclipse. What was it about the character that made you want to explore her story further?
A: In the beginning, I wasn’t fascinated specifically by Bree — it was the newborns in general. While I was writing Eclipse, there was a lot going on behind the scenes, of course, things Bella didn’t know about. Because I was focused on Bella, I couldn’t delve too deeply into the newborns’ story, however, there was always in my mind a general idea of what they were up to. I had to think about that while I was pacing the plot: Bella is at this point, the newborns are doing this. To keep it all straight, eventually I made a calendar of the months of May and June — which is all Eclipse deals with — and wrote down on each square what was going on with Bella that day and what was happening in Seattle. So the story of the newborns was always a big part of the story of Eclipse. And it made me kind of sad that there was no way to express any of that in the book.
Bree is the only newborn mentioned by name in Eclipse, the only newborn who has contact with the Cullens (aside from being killed by them), and the only newborn who encounters the Volturi in the clearing. She lives the longest, so she is the narrator who can tell the full story. She was a natural choice to chronicle the story of the newborns. Once I started writing from her perspective, she really came alive. So much so that, as the inevitable end got closer, it was really depressing going ahead. It was harder for me to kill Bree than any other fiction character I’ve ever killed, even though I was killing her for the second time. (Before Bree, the saddest was Walter in The Host.)
A: Eclipse is told from only Bella’s perspective. That has some limitations; when there is so much going on off-stage (so to speak), it leaves a lot of mysteries. The films have the advantage of seeing the story from outside of Bella’s head. The viewer can see things — like the wolves hunting Victoria in New Moon— that the reader only gets hints of. Of all the Twilight books, Eclipse has the most going on outside of Bella’s view. For the movie to work, we have to see and understand some of these things.
Knowing that elements of Bree’s story were being incorporated into the movie, I hoped the story could somehow get out first. Personally, I always want to read a book before seeing the movie. I like to make my own mental pictures before someone else’s picture intrudes. Probably most of my readers don’t have the same hang-up, but for those who do, I wanted to give them the chance to create their own mental pictures of Bree and the gang.
Q: In which order would you recommend one read The Twilight Saga with the addition of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner? Should they follow Eclipse with the novella or finish Breaking Dawn before cracking the pages of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner?
A: If I were going to read the saga for the first time, I would probably read Bella’s story straight through before launching into other perspectives.
Q: Why did you choose the American Red Cross as your recipient charity for donations from the sale of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner?
A: I was very moved by the outpouring of support after the disaster in Haiti. A lot of Twilight fan communities did fundraising effort, and I was so impressed by their efforts. I wanted to continue that movement. I think it’s important that we not quickly forget Haiti and Chile now that they’re no longer the focus of the media. It takes a very long time to recover from such devastation and they still need our help.