Friday, September 13, 2013

FaceTime Friday | Twilight Edition

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Welcome to FaceTime Friday! Something we came up with
to help us keep in touch – as if we need another way – and a great way to discuss our favorite topics. Books | Movies | & More. In case you missed last weeks FaceTime Friday, click HERE for TMI City of Bones [Part 2].

 

This week, we are talking about Twilight – both the book and the movie adaptation.

Personally, we love the book more than the movie adaptation. But, being true fans, we can’t help but consider watching the movie somewhat of a guilty pleasure.

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“I don’t see how anybody who hasn’t read the book, can fully understand Edward and Bella’s relationship. The book to movie adaptation leaves out so many key elements and aspects of their relationship.” – Christie

Do you agree? Don’t you think this is why so many book to movie adaptations are so difficult?
We do think they have gotten better though..over the years.

BELLA:

The thing about Twilight is, when you read it, the first person perspective makes you believe you ARE Bella. It brings back that whole sense and error of first love.

Yes, we agree that Kristen Stewart is one of the most awkward people in the world, but it is endearing. To us though, she really was the perfect Bella. Her awkwardness played well into the character of Bella.

It is no lie, we do indeed have a girl crush on Kristen. She is beautiful and we too are awkward.

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EDWARD:
(The book Edward…..)

What don’t we love about Edward? He quotes Shakespeare, he drives a Volvo, he sparkles in the sun, and the amount of love he has for Bella is astounding. You cannot combat the love that he has for Bella. You just can’t.

“He is literally a Vampire knight in a shiny Volvo.” – Christie

Edward Cullen is THE fictional boyfriend. Yes, we have moved on to others, but our hearts will always have a special place for Edward.

Now for the movie version of Edward….ROBERT PATTINSON.
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He is beautiful. He is British. He is beautiful. (Yes, we did say that twice.) He plays the piano..he has nice fingers. He is awkward and “panty melting” (Christie’s comment) at the same time.
“Plus, you really should watch him in the new Dior ad. You’ll be picking your jaw up
off the ground afterwards.”
– Heather

The book shows a completely different side of Edward while the movie doesn’t show how multidimensional he really is. It’s like you’re seeing a 2-D version of him rather than a 3-D version when you watch the movie.

 

Main scene from the book we wish would have made it into the movie:
for both of us, it would have to be the biology scene. And if you need a little refresher, grab your copy of Twilight and turn to Chapter 5: Blood Type.

In the book, they also say ‘I love you’ to one another a lot, and that is something that isn’t said too often in the movie. In fact, they really don’t say it until the movie adaptation of New Moon.

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Now, onto something slightly embarrassing. . .

The amount of paraphernalia we have is ridiculous and any one who didn’t know us would have us committed.

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Aside from Bella and Edward, we believe that the casting for Charlie was phenomenal! I mean, Billy Burke IS Charlie Swan. We cannot think of anyone else who could play that role as perfectly as Billy Burke.

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The Twilight movie premiere is pretty much where both of our midnight screening addiction came into play. Now, every time one of our favorite books is adapted to the big screen, you can bet that we will be there in full fan-girl regalia. Which is probably why we have so many movie t-shirts with our fictional boyfriends faces plastered on them. . .

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One things for sure, if you are not a fan of the first movie, at least take the time to watch the audio commentary. It is freaking hilarious and certainly entertaining.

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What are our favorite quotes from the book?

Christie:

“I decided as long as I’m going to hell, I might as well do it thoroughly.”

Heather:

“It’s twilight. It’s the safest time of day for us. The easiest time. But also the saddest, in a way…the end of another day, the return of the night. Darkness is so predictable, don’t you think?”

 

So yes, while the rest of the world is burnt out on Twilight and has moved on to other fictional phenomenas, we too have driven forward but it will always retain a ‘first love’ type place in our hearts.

 

What are you favorite parts of the book and what are your opinions of the book to movie adaptations?

Our only request is that you don’t bash. We get that not everyone likes the books or even the movies, and we know everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but please play nice with your comments. 🙂

Happy reading!
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2 Responses to “FaceTime Friday | Twilight Edition”

  1. Katie Cross

    I’ve only seen it once or twice, but I can say that I agree with you on Bella’s dead. He was cast perfectly.

    The other thing I have to say is this: good for you for owning up to your Twilight love! I’m not a particular fan, but I know people that are and try to hide it. I say just own it! Good for you.
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    • Heather Anne

      I’ve always been a huge Billy Burke fan and I especially love him in his new role on Revolution.

      I was pretty embarrassed to post that picture, but I will say that I don’t have all of that stuff out in the open. Honestly, it is all put away in boxes and I no longer have posters up.
      One thing we were both talking about when working on this post is how we have moved on from Twilight. Yes, we love the books and enjoy watching the movies, but we know when to move on and enjoy new and upcoming series that are making it to the big screen. With that being said, we will always be fans. 🙂

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