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Starring: Kristen Stewart ... Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson ... Edward Cullen
Taylor Lautner ... Jacob Black
Billy Burke ... Charlie Swan
Peter Facinelli ... Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser ... Esme Cullen
Nikki Reed ... Rosalie Hale
Ashley Greene ... Alice Cullen
Jackson Rathbone ... Jasper Hale
Kellan Lutz ... Emmett Cullen
Cam Gigandet ... James
Edi Gathegi ... Laurent
Rachelle Lefevre ... Victoria
Anna Kendrick ... Jessica Stanley
Christian Serratos ... Angela Weber
Synopsis: Bella Swan has always been a little bit different. Never one to run with the crowd, Bella never cared about fitting in with the trendy, plastic girls at her Phoenix, Arizona high school. When her mother remarried and Bella chooses to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she didn't expect much of anything to change. But things do change when she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen. For Edward is nothing like any boy she's ever met. He's nothing like anyone she's ever met, period. He's intelligent and witty, and he seems to see straight into her soul. In no time at all, they are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance - unorthodox because Edward really isn't like the other boys. He can run faster than a mountain lion. He can stop a moving car with his bare hands. Oh, and he hasn't aged since 1918. Like all vampires, he's immortal. That's right - vampire. But he doesn't have fangs - that's just in the movies. And he doesn't drink human blood, though Edward and his family are unique among vampires in that lifestyle choice. To Edward, Bella is that thing he has waited 90 years for - a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. Somehow or other, they will have to manage their unmanageable love. But when unexpected visitors come to town and realize that there is a human among them Edward must fight to save Bella? A modern, visual, and visceral Romeo and Juliet story of the ultimate forbidden love affair - between vampire and mortal. Written by http://www.summit-ent.com/
Isabella Swan moves to gloomy Forks to live with her father. As she starts her junior year in high school she becomes fascinated by Edward Cullen who holds a dark secret which is only known by his family. Edward falls in love with Bella as well but knows the further they progress in their relationship the more he is putting Bella and those close to her at risk. Edward warns Bella that she should leave him but she refuses to listen and to understand why he is saying this. Bella learns his secret. He is a vampire, however she is not afraid of his blood-thirsty needs and the fact he could kill her at any moment. Bella is afraid of losing him, the love of her life. The thrill begins when a new vampire finds it a challenge to hunt Bella down for her irresistible blood. The game is on and James will not stop until she is killed.
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"Twilight," the erotic vampire novel by Stephenie Meyer adapted into the big screen by director Catherine Hardwicke ("Thirteen"), is generating a huge buzz, even though it's not going to be released until December 12.
Summit Films will benefit for its high-profile production, which stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as Isabella Swan and Edward Cullen, based on a screenplay by Stephenie Meyer and Melissa Rosenberg. It's been a while since we saw a good, erotic vampire film, and "Twilight" may become Hardwicke's most popular feature.
The book, the first in a series of "Twilight" novels, was first published in 2005. The book and movie are made to order for today's youth market, centering on a teenage girl named Isabella "Bella" Swan, who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington and dangerously falls in love with a vampire named Edward Cullen.
The book's cover is eye-catching and promising. Author Meyer has said that the apple image represents the forbidden fruit from the book of Genesis, symbolizing Bella's and Edward's love, which is forbidden, not unlike the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. This is made obvious by the quote from Genesis 2:17 that opens the book.
"Bella" relocates from the sunny Phoenix to the rainy Forks to live with her father, Charlie, so that her mother Ren?e can travel with her new husband, Phil Dwyer, a minor league baseball player. Upon arrival, she begins to attract attention at her new school.
When Bella sits next to Edward Cullen in biology class on her first day of school, he seems indifferent to say the least; he even tries to change his schedule to avoid her, which leaves her puzzled.
Later on, she asks a family friend, Jacob Black of the Quileute tribe, to telling her the tribal legends, leading to her conclusion that Edward and his family are vampires. Although she was inexplicably attracted to him even when she thought Edward drank human blood, she is much relieved to learn that the Cullens choose to abstain from drinking human blood, instead using animal blood.
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One thing leads to another, and Edward and Bella fall in love. Their relationship is thrown into chaos, when another vampire coven sweeps into Forks and James, a tracker vampire, decides to get Bella for sport. The Cullens plan to distract the tracker by splitting up Bella and Edward, and Bella is sent to her home in Phoenix. She then gets a phone call from James in which he says that he has her mother, and Bella is forced to give herself up to James at her old dance studio, where he attacks her.
Edward, and the rest of the Cullen family rescue Bella before James can kill her. Once returning to Forks, she goes to the prom with Edward, where she expresses her desire to become a vampire.
"Twilight" has received acclaim and won numerous honors, including: New York Times Editor's Choice; Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year; Teen People "Hot List" Pick; American Library Association "Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults" and "Top Ten Books for Reluctant Readers.
The book has been translated into 20 languages. In its review, Kirkus noted: "Twilight is far from perfect: Edward's portrayal as monstrous tragic hero is overly Byronic, and Bella's appeal is based on magic rather than character." Publishers Weekly's review described Bella's "infatuation with outsider Edward", their risky relationship, and "Edward's inner struggle" as a metaphor for sexual frustration during adolescence.
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