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From LA Times:
Twilight: big movie, big books
"Twilight" took in $70.6 million at the box office this weekend, tying "The Incredibles" for fourth-largest November debut weekend (after the three Harry Potter pics). Does this mean that people have forsaken the books for the movie version?
Heavens, no! Amazon's bestseller list, conveniently updated by the hour, shows that the Twilight novels are securely in four of the five top spots ("The Tales of Beedle the Bard," a Harry Potter book that officially hits shelves next week, is at No. 3). The sixth spot is held by the Twilight slipcase set, containing all four books in a pretty box.
These rankings aren't just in young adult fiction or fiction, but for all books. The Twilight Saga is beating Malcolm Gladwell's "Outliers," Barack Obama's "The Audacity of Hope," Artie Lange's "Too Fat to Fish" and, well, every other book for sale on the site. The film hasn't exhausted Twilight mania; instead, it's brought on a post-hurricane storm surge for the books, propelling them back to the top.
And there's more good news for publisher Little, Brown: Summit Entertainment confirmed Saturday that the "Twilight" sequel, "New Moon," is in the works, with leads Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart set to return. For those of us outside the Twilight demographic, there's nothing to do but batten down the hatches.
-Carolyn Kellogg, November 24, 2008 in Books, Film | Permalink
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'Twilight' Premiere: Robert Pattinson Loses His Hearing, Taylor Lautner Gets An Indecent Proposal
'I left my brain at the door,' Pattinson says of shrieking fans surrounding the red carpet.
By Larry Carroll
WESTWOOD, California — The nightclub-and-movie-theater-packed neighborhood nestled between Brentwood, Hollywood and UCLA has always served as a playground for excitable young adults, head-turning celebrities and couples looking for love. But never before have all three groups collided quite the way they did Monday night (November 17) when Bella, Edward and a few thousand of their closest friends stormed into town.
"I have no other words but 'bizarre,'" grinned "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson, walking down a snaking red carpet of shrieking fans a dozen deep at the premiere of his movie, which opens Friday. "I left my brain at the door. It's completely insane. You never expect it. ... I'm completely deaf!"
For this week's (possibly last?) "Twilight" Tuesday, MTV News had access to the carpet, movie and afterparty — putting the cherry on top of a year of coverage that has seen the small film grow from cult status to certified blockbuster. In addition to Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and others, author Stephenie Meyer walked the red carpet, mingling with a who's who of young Hollywood that included Demi Lovato, Aly Michalka and Frances Bean Cobain.
"You work so hard on something for so long, and I'm actually really proud of it, and this is what you do it for," Stewart said, looking out at a sea of black "Twilight" T-shirts, homemade signs and waving Sharpies. "The tears, to see people crying in front of you, is pretty alarming. I just want to give them a hug." (See what experts are expecting "Twilight" will bring in on opening weekend, and make predictions of your own, in the MTV Movies Blog.)
Check out photos of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and many more at the "Twilight" premiere!
Walking through Westwood, one could spot several cars with "Twilight or Bust," "Team Edward" and other messages written on the windshields, their out-of-state plates signaling how far many had traveled for a chance to meet the film's young stars.
"I came by last night and saw everyone hanging out; it was fun," marveled director Catherine Hardwicke, who made several fans' weeks by getting out of her car Sunday evening and visiting with the die-hard Twilighters sleeping on the sidewalk. "People were camping out. ... People are so excited. It's awesome."
While one sign promised free earplugs for RPattz if he stopped to say hello, another begged him: "I'm 16 years old and have never been kissed. Will U B my first?"
"It's kind of great, because we're all in the trenches together, and now watching someone take off is a cool thing," Cam Gigandet (James) said of Pattinson and the other "Twilight" stars who are suddenly being inundated with scripts. "I had an idea that [the fans] were a small, committed group."
Not anymore, judging by the packed barricades across the street. Rachelle Lefevre (Victoria) and Billy Burke (Charlie Swan) were among those who went out of their way to sprint off the carpet and over to the shrieking throng. "I think it's absolutely amazing; their commitment is astonishing," laughed Lefevre, who revealed plans to soon take a much-needed vacation, and then said she'd only harbored RPattz-like affection toward one celebrity in her life: "Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block."
But if you think Pattinson was the only "Twilight" star earning shrieks last night, you may have chosen the wrong side in the "Team Edward" vs. "Team Jacob" battle. "I think I'm dreaming, and I keep telling people to pinch me," said an adrenaline-fueled Lautner, not yet 17 years old and already having fans twice his age throw themselves at him. "[An older woman] told me she was wearing 'Team Taylor' panties and [said], 'If you want, you can sign them.' Luckily, my publicist was there to save me!"
"That's not OK. That's illegal!" marveled Ashley Greene (Alice) when she heard Taylor's tale. "But it is a good feeling to know people love you this much."
"I've never seen anything like this," added Michael Welch (Mike Newton). "I mean, I think we all had a thought or sense that this could be possible. But this is truly a dream come true, and I couldn't be more grateful."
Inside the Mann Village Theater, the stars gathered to watch the completed film — several of them for the first time. After Edward and Bella put the finishing touches on their romance (at least, until the sequels), the crowd walked through Westwood to the nearby Armand Hammer Museum for a fancy afterparty in an outdoor courtyard. Attendees were greeted with martinis, then lined up for a buffet and a desert stand featuring chocolate-chip cookies on lollipop sticks.
Lovato and Perry Farrell worked the crowd, while Oscar winner Kim Basinger sat over in the corner and took it all in. "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David watched several 16-year-old girls with autograph books running past him, perhaps imagining the plot for an upcoming episode. The longest line of the evening, however, was the procession coming toward Meyer, asking the author for her autograph and engaging her in conversations about whether Edward's sparkle was the way she had imagined when she wrote the book.
Lautner posed with fans, tirelessly snapping pictures with them all. Peter Facinelli (Carlisle) was overheard complimenting Solomon Trimble (Sam) on a job well done. Gigandet was still hearing his name shouted by fans across the street when he was leaving in his limo, and security was summoned at least once to the tightly packed corner of the party, where a sea of well-wishers crowded around Pattinson and actress Camilla Belle as they partied with friends.
"I'm very, very happy," Pattinson laughed, marveling at the evening. "But it's very, very frightening."
"Last year all I was trying to do was get a girlfriend," says Pattinson, 22, Twilight's resident vampire and previously Harry Potter's Quidditch foil, Cedric. "What happened? It's like the face of what is attractive has changed. Girls used to want to see guys take their shirts off. Now it's, 'I want you to bite me.' It's bizarre."
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Team 'Twilight' vamps it up at premiere
Sharon Knolle,Special for USA TODAY
LOS ANGELES — Let this be a warning to all teen girls: Vampire love can make you go deaf. Or lose your voice.
At Monday night's world premiere of the movie Twilight, hundreds of fans, the vast majority teen girls, roared, cheered and swooned as stars of the film, opening Friday, made their way down the red carpet at the Mann Village and Bruin Theaters in Westwood.
The most deafening cheers burst forth for star Robert Pattinson, the British actor previously known as poor, doomed Cedric in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The actor plays brooding "good-guy" vampire Edward Cullen in the film, based on a best-selling books series, and has become the heartthrob of the moment.
"Oh yeah, they flip over him," said Kristen Stewart, who plays Edward's mortal love, Bella. "All he has to do is run his hands through his hair."
Pattinson, 22, looked more than a little dazed, being pulled from screaming admirers to demanding photographers and reporters.
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"I've signed billions of autographs in the last week," he said. "I go to different towns, people scream at me and stuff, but in my head, I haven't changed at all. At least, I hope not."
Though the squeals for Stewart, 18, were nearly as loud, the actress realizes the fans' fondness for her is different. "Pretty much every one of these girls feels like they are Bella; that's how you experience the story," said the actress.
"It's crazy when you see people crying, it's just bizarre," she added. "It's a whole different level, but it all feels very fleeting. I love this movie, that's the only reason I would have ever done it. I had no idea it would blow up like this."
Though the fan base is teen girls, there were a few boys in the crowd. And grown-ups, too. A professionally printed banner hoisted by the "Twilight Moms" stood out amid a sea of hand-drawn "Team Edward!" signs.
Ashley Greene, 21, who plays Edward's sister, Alice, marveled at the fans' fervor: "It's a dream. It's like a fairy tale. I was an unknown, you know?"
Though Pattinson and Stewart are generating the most attention, other Twilight stars are beginning to get noticed, too:
•Taylor Lautner, 16, who plays Jacob, Bella's sensitive best friend, has noticed he can no longer go unrecognized anywhere teenage girls gather. "It's a little different if I were to just walk into a Target,'" he laughed. "Those fans are EVERYWHERE."
•Cam Gigandet, 26, who plays evil vampire James, was nearly dragged over the barricades by eager fans. He smiled, "I have no idea what to expect, so I'm just kind of going to deal with it as it comes. I thought it was just this small, intense group (of fans) but it kept getting bigger and it just didn't stop!"
•Kellan Lutz, 23, one of the "good" Cullen clan, also appears in CW's 90210 and has learned how to tell the Twilight fans from 90210 ones. "The ones who are running up are usually Twilight fans, while 90210 fans are more like, 'Hey, you're George, right? You're a jerk!' "
•Nikki Reed, 20, who wrote and starred in Thirteen, plays vampire Rosalie. Twilight fans aren't recognizing her on the street, but that could be a good thing. As one of the few characters opposed to the Bella-Edward romance, she gets her share of fans who tell her, "Leave Bella and Edward alone!"
Among the red-carpet frenzy was talk of possible sequels. There are three other novels in the Stephenie Meyer series.
Pattinson said that a script for a second film has been written, and Stewart heard the cast might reunite to film the second and third sequels at the same time, but now they might be filmed separately.
"It has to make a certain amount of money, like $150 million, to be able to afford the sequel," said director Catherine Hardwicke. "So we really don't know yet."
In May, the best-selling author of the beloved young-adult Twilight saga published her first adult novel, The Host, which settled in on the New York Times best-seller list for 26 weeks. Before summer was out, she wrapped up the Twilight series with the polarizing finale Breaking Dawn, which has sold 2.7 million copies. After the Dawn book tour, she returned home to watch the first cut of the movie adaptation of Twilight. After her wild year, Meyer isn't dreaming of an island vacation — just time to write. Given all the love out there for her work, that'd be a win for everyone. —Karen Valby
Full coverage at EW's Twilight Central
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"Week Ending Nov. 9, 2008: The Vampire That Rocked The Chart"
Posted Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:08am PST by Paul Grein in Chart Watch
"The soundtrack to the upcoming teen vampire romance Twilight debuts at 1 on The Billboard 200. Twilight is the first soundtrack to hit 1 in advance of the movie's release since 8 Mile six years ago. That album topped the Nielsen/SoundScan chart for the week ending Nov. 3, 2002. The Eminem movie was released on Nov. 8.
Week Ending Nov. 9, 2008: The Vampire That Rocked The Chart
Posted Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:08am PST by Paul Grein in Chart Watch
The soundtrack to the upcoming teen vampire romance Twilight debuts at 1 on The Billboard 200. Twilight is the first soundtrack to hit 1 in advance of the movie's release since 8 Mile six years ago. That album topped the Nielsen/SoundScan chart for the week ending Nov. 3, 2002. The Eminem movie was released on Nov. 8.
Only five other soundtracks have ever hit 1 in advance of the movie's release. In 1997, Private Parts hit 1 five days before the Howard Stern comedy opened. In 1994, Murder Was The Case hit 1 four months before the Snoop Dogg movie opened. In 1975, That's The Way Of The World hit 1 one month before the little-seen Earth, Wind & Fire movie opened. In 1964, A Hard Day's Night hit 1 two weeks before The Beatles movie opened. And in 1951 (hey, I said "ever"), Show Boat hit 1 six weeks before the MGM musical opened.
The Twilight soundtrack features two songs by Paramore plus songs by such other acts as Linkin Park, Collective Soul and Perry Farrell. Twilight is the first rock-oriented soundtrack to hit 1 since Armageddon rang the bell in its second week in 1998. That album spawned Aerosmith's only 1 hit on the Hot 100 and also included tracks by the likes of ZZ Top and Journey. (I'm classifying the Juno soundtrack, which hit 1 earlier this year, as alternative, as opposed to rock).
Twilight is the third movie soundtrack to hit 1 so far this year, following Juno and Mamma Mia! This is the first year in which three movie soundtracks have gone all the way since 1998, when Titanic, City Of Angels and Armageddon all rang the bell.
Twilight is the first movie soundtrack to debut at 1 since Jack Johnson's Curious George did it in 2006. It's the first rock-oriented movie soundtrack to debut at 1 since Private Parts in 1997. Only four other movie soundtracks-Murder Was The Case, Gridlock'd, 8 Mile and Bad Boys-have opened in the lead position.
Robert Pattinson, who plays the vampire in Twilight, has one song, "Never Think, " on the soundtrack. Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, who plays the heroine Bella, appear on the cover of the current issue of Entertainment Weekly. The movie, due Nov. 21, is based on Stephanie Meyer's popular series of books. The books have been best-sellers, the CD is 1. Does any one doubt that the movie will be a smash?
1. Various Artists, Twilight soundtrack, 165, 000. More than 48, 000 copies were sold digitally, making this the week's 1 Digital Album. That's the biggest digital tally ever for a movie soundtrack. Paramore's "Decode" enters Hot Digital Songs at 18."
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Entertainment Weekly: Robert Pattinson Cover(Collector's Cover No. 2)
Attention Twilighters! Are you sitting down? I suggest you do so before the fainting ensues. It's finally here: Feast your eyes on this week's cover featuring Twilight's leading man Robert Pattinson. The only letters my fingers seem able to type are S,W,O,O,N. We know our romance novel redux cover with Pattinson and co-star Kristen Stewart was a bit polarizing, so we're dying to hear what you think about this one, which is one of three versions that will be available on newsstands Friday.
TWILIGHT VIDEO CLIPS (From Entertainment Weekly)
Robert Pattinson Interview Video
EW Interviews Stephenie Meyer & Movie Director
Behind the Scenes with Parammore
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ABOUT THE SERIES:
TWILIGHT (BOOK ONE):
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.“I’D NEVER GIVEN MUCH THOUGHT TO HOW I WOULD DIE– I’d had reason enough in the last few months –but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this. . . . Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of something else, someone I loved. Noble, even. That ought to count for something.”When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret. What Bella doesn’t realize is the closer she gets to him, the more she is putting herself and those around her at risk. And, it might be too late to turn back. . . .Deeply seductive and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight will have readers riveted right until the very last page is turned. –BARNES&NOBLES.COM
NEWMOON (BOOK TWO):
FELT LIKE I WAS TRAPPED IN ONE OF THOSE TERRIFYING NIGHTMARES…For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning. . . . Legions of readers entranced by the New York Times bestseller Twilight are hungry for the continuing story of star-crossed lovers Bella and Edward. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural spin. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.- BARNES&NOBLES.COM
ECLIPSE (BOOK THREE):
Edward’s soft voice came from behind me. I turned to see him spring lightly up the porch steps, his hair windblown from running. He pulled me into his arms at once, just like he had in the parking lot, and kissed me again. This kiss frightened me. There was too much tension, too strong an edge to the way his lips crushed mine–like he was afraid we had only so much time left to us. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob–knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which? - BARNES&NOBLES.COM
BREAKING DAWN (BOOK FOUR):
Twilight tempted the imagination. New Moon made readers thirsty for more. Eclipse turned the saga into a worldwide phenomenon. And now, the book that everyone has been waiting for...
Breaking Dawn, the final book in the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga, will take your breath away.
Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke
In Theatres: 11.21.08
Kristen Stewart-Bella Swan
THE TWILIGHT MOVIE SOUNDTRACK SONGS:
1. Supermassive Black Hole (Twilight Soundtrack Version) Muse
2. Decode (Twilight Soundtrack Version) Paramore
3. Full Moon (Twilight Soundtrack Version) The Black Ghosts
4. Leave Out All The Rest (Twilight Soundtrack Version) Linkin Park
5. Spotlight [Twilight Mix] (Twilight Soundtrack Version) Mutemath
6. Go All The Way [Into the Twilight] (Twilight Soundtrack Version) Perry Farrell
7. Tremble For My Beloved (Twilight Soundtrack Version) Collective Soul
8. I Caught Myself (Twilight Soundtrack Version) Paramore
9. Eyes On Fire (Twilight Soundtrack Version) Blue Foundation