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The Twilight Saga: Costume Design Rewind

30 Nov

By Open Book

It’s no secret the Twilight saga has had some issues in the wardrobe, hair and make-up department. Now to some this may seem rather trivial. Yet, something as subtle as a bad wig can ruin or make a dramatic scene comical. A successful costume design is one that enhances an actor’s performance and aids in telling the story. The Twilight franchise produced five films in all. Beginning with Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn: Part 1 and Breaking Dawn: Part 2. All these films were told from Bella Swan’s perspective, which dictated the “magical realism” (depiction of subjects as they appear in everyday life) production and costume design for these films. In this article we will try to understand if wardrobe, hair and make-up could have helped or hindered the critical credibility of the Twilight films.

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Breaking Dawn: Imprinting Deconstructed

23 Nov

By Littlebells

In Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, Jacob (who can shape-shift into a wolf) discusses how wolf pack members find their mate.  Jacob discusses what imprinting is to Bella Swan early in the series, but it is in Breaking Dawn Part 1 that we see imprinting in action.

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Twilight: Virtue vs. Sexual Liberation

10 Nov

By Open Book

In March 2011 Summit Entertainment reported a fan hacked into their computers and stole discarded footage and leaked them onto the Internet from the film Breaking Dawn: Part 1, which is scheduled for domestic release November 18th, 2011.  Apparently, the  stolen footage was of the awaited sex scene between Edward and Bella.[1] The Twilight Saga, once hailed for promoting abstinence among teens is being blamed for creating Die-Hard’s who’ve become obsessed with sex, so much so they are illegally hacking into computers to get a glimpse.  What happened? In this article we will explore the issues of virtue as it’s defined in 1918 America the year Edward Cullen (portrayed by actor Robert Pattinson) first became a vampire. Then look into how virtue, marriage and sexual liberty are viewed today by teens from Bella Swans perspective.

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