Sunday, May 03, 2009

Eddy and Timmy.

I picked up Twilight the other week, and actually watched it. A quick review is that it's very nicely made, and the subtext on abstinence is a welcome change in this day and age, even if the relationship is between a vampire and a mortal.

Not sure if that's a spoiler or not, considering that damned near every teenage girl this side of the black stump has either seen it or is reading the book before seeing it.

I did actually start the book, but it got in the way of more important things, like.... vacuuming.

Seriously, though, I will sit down to read it - I just don't read a lot of fiction in my declining years.

I have one issue, though.

Cinematography: wonderful.
Soundtrack and score: Wonderful.
Acting: good.
Casting: Very good.
Script: Great for teenage girls - there's that nice touch of gothic that you don't see anywhere near often enough, and not enough emo to send me reaching for the razor blades.


Whenever I saw Edward:

I thought of Tim Finn. It was the hair and the makeup that did it. I mean, I look at the vampire "family" sitting around the table at lunch time and I think of Split Enz late 70s, early 80s.

The Godmother suggested that Neil Finn might be a better match for the Separated At Birth Files, and she could be onto something.

Unfortunately for me, copious googling has not enabled me to find exactly the pics I want of the young Finn brothers, so you'll have to do with another clip for the heck of it.



At 12:47 PM, Anonymous thefrollickingmole said...

Ha! Im sending this post to the missus. She loves the movie and will be forcing me to watch it with her later on today....

At 5:06 AM, Anonymous David Crawford said...

They filmed that movie in Forks, Washington. They get a ridiculous amount of rain over there (120 inches a year IIRC). It's right next to the Olympic National Forest and Park (one of the few temperate zone rain forests in the world.) The place (Forks) is one gloomy place. It's in logging country and got hammered, economically, in the early 1980's and has never really come back. Hell, a vampire invasion would, on the whole, help the place out.

At 8:41 PM, Blogger MK said...

Saw this one recently too. I wasn't that impressed by it, i didn't much like the vegetarian, meat=bad theme in it. It was ok.

At 8:48 PM, Blogger Nilk said...

MK,I'm not surprised you weren't impressed. You're a bloke.

The author knows her target audience - young women.

Plus, if you want to be new agey and warm and fluffy, you can't be a hero and run around killing people, even if they're bad, I guess.

There is a quite pronounced subtext of no sex before marriage, which the Godmother commented on, and since she specialises in fiction for children and young adults (film and book), I paid some attention.

I still prefer Transformers, of course, and I've introduced Magilla to the wonders of Bumblebee and Optimus Prime, but I can overlook the vegetarian crap for now.

I know high school teachers who have found the Twilight series of books a great way to introduce teenagers to books.

From Twilight you can go straight to true, wondrous gothic Dracula, for example.

David, if vampire tours of Forks pump a bit of cash into the town, then I'm all for it.

And frollicking, I hope you didn't suffer too much through the film. :)


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