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Twilight (2008)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Twilight (2008)

In director Catherine Hardwicke's erotic vampire blockbuster (the adaptation of the first volume of Stephenie Meyer's vampire-romance saga, a four-book series about burgeoning teenage sexuality):

  • the strained, teenaged love relationship - one of dangerous attraction - between pale, intrigued and mesmerized 17 year-old new-girl-in-school Isabella ("Bella") Swan (Kristen Stewart) and handsome, icy-to-touch, mysterious immortal vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson)
  • Bella's first view of Edward in the Forks, Washington High School cafeteria
  • Edward's rescue of Bella from being crushed by a runaway van in the school parking lot
  • their many smoldering, staring encounters and intense conversations together without consummating their love (in school, in the woods, in a restaurant, in her bedroom) highlighted by a few quotes: Edward: "I can read every mind in this room. Apart from yours," "Your scent, it's like a drug to me. You're like my own personal brand of heroin," Bella: "I'm not afraid of you, I'm only afraid of losing you"
  • her holding onto his back when he whisked up the mountain to view his sparkling diamond-like skin in the sunlight, and later took her to the tree tops above his home: "You better hold on tight, spider monkey"
  • Bella's voice-over statement about him after Edward had revealed himself as a vampire in the woods: "About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him - and I didn't know how dominant that part might be - that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him" - after which she saw him standing outside her bedroom window
  • the scene at the home of the incestuous Cullen vampire family: ("Here comes the human...")
  • Edward's saving of Bella from dying and becoming a vampire by sucking venom from a wrist bite caused by a bloodsucking vampire thug (Cam Gigandet) - he was cautioned by his father Carlisle to stop before killing her: ("Edward, stop. Her blood is clean. You're killing her. Edward, stop. Find the will")
  • the final scene of the couple dancing at the high school prom under an outdoor gazebo, where Bella professed her dying love for him, surrendered her neck to him, and they kissed: (Bella: "I dream about being with you forever..." Edward: "Is it not enough just to have a long and happy life with me?" Bella: "Yeah. For now. (voice-over) No one will surrender tonight, but I won't give in. I know what I want")


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