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SO I SAW BREAKING DAWN
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cleolinda
...and it was pretty much what I expected, everything a Breaking Dawn movie had to be and could not help but be, etc. Given that 1) the book is what it is and 2) the filmmakers have always been under order to be scrupulously faithful to it, it's... it just is, okay? It is a filmed experience of the book, which says pretty much everything you need to know about it. Also, maybe I just feel such monumental pity for the kid that I didn't even think Taylor Lautner was bad. The imprinting itself was somehow as tasteful as Melissa Rosenberg could think to write it, and my audience was, as Twilight audiences in Birmingham have always somehow been, worshipfully quiet, so I didn't get the enjoyment of listening to the entire theater freak out. The closest they got was some knowing "Ohhhhh, here we go"-type laughter right as Jacob approached the baby. They didn't even have an audible reaction to the vampire caesarean.

Also, stay for an extra scene in the middle of the credits, because Aro is my spirit guide.



@cleolinda: All right. Time to chagrin my dazzle. Pray for me. #leavingthehouseomg #breakingdawn #sparklemas

@ladonnapietra: @cleolinda And yea, though you walk through the valley of the reflection of sparkles...

@particle_person: @cleolinda Best wishes! May you not see anything unseeable or hear the unhearable!

@cleolinda: Oh, I've seen leaked stuff. It's too late for that.

@particle_person: I meant the audience, actually. ;-)

@cleolinda: HAAAAAAAA

@cleolinda: Well, my purse and I got the front row, at least.


Well, my purse and I got the front row, at least. on Twitpic


@cleolinda: (I will not be live tweeting. The lights haven't even gone down yet, we've got a few minutes to kill.)

@cleolinda: Wtf? RT @alierakieron: My SiL had someone faint on top of her at last night's show. Usher said it was the second one of the night.


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@cleolinda: Well, that happened. You guys, I think I can do this. #thatofwhichwedonotspeak #breakingdawn #sparklemas



So I'm going to be writing as fast as I can for the next couple of days, because I think I can do this, possibly, in a semi-timely fashion--I basically sat there thinking a Fifteen Minutes the whole time, although, fuck my life, I forgot to bring any paper for notes. Well, I may be seeing it again tomorrow, so. I have thought of--I won't say a "gimmick," exactly, but a unifying, running joke, like the Viking saga in Eclipse, that will probably help me through a lot of it. You don't have to have one, but it helps you approach a scene you get stuck on from a different perspective. AND GOD KNOWS I WILL NEED IT.

Jesus, my head hurts.

SPARKLE OUT.



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Can we just focus on the pathetic cameo Smeyer had ONCE AGAIN during the wedding scene?

Oh God! I whispered to my friend "she invited the coffee shop waitress?"

I BET IT WAS BECAUSE THEY'RE BOTH VEGETARIANS. OH WAIT AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO REMEMBERED THAT WEIRD CHARACTER TRAIT? Because they clearly totally dropped it when Bella was nomming on the chicken before it was vomit-city.

Hey, it's her self-insert fantasy being acted out with a massive budge. Of course she'd want to witness it first hand in the most unsubtle manner possible.

The way her face lit up when she saw the couple reminded me of the terrifying baby-worship we would see later with Rosalie and Bella.

just asking cause i'm curious

Stan lee does the same thing in most of the movies he made the story for (spider-man, fantastic 4)

not meaning to diss either author- can someone explain what makes his okay and meyer not?

cause if you know what stan lee looks like his aren't subtle either.


Re: just asking cause i'm curious

I think the main difference is that the Twilight series is so evidently SMeyer's wish-fulfilment fantasy, so to see her beaming with pride in the wedding scene between Bella (the representation of the average teen who just happens to look a lot like her in the detailed descriptions SMeyer provides) and Edward (her representation of the perfect man) feels a little awkward. With Stan Lee, some of his cameos can be a bit clunky but it doesn't have the same level of uncomfortable meta that SMeyer's does.

Apologies for the lack of coherence, I'm unable to sleep so I'm going a tad crazy.

Re: just asking cause i'm curious

no, that makes total sense.

so it's not that the author has a cameo, it's the WHY the author has a cameo.


Re: just asking cause i'm curious

FWIW, I think a lot of people have reached or passed the eye-rolling stage for him, too.

"Yes, Stan. We see you. Now get out of the shot so we can get on with the movie."

It's like they invited God to their wedding, it was awful. Like, just put her in the background or something, don't put in a lingering closeup that rips the fabric of fictional time and space.

Exactly! She could have been standing near Bella's parents so that when we got a shot of them, she'd be someone to the side. Someone you have to LOOK for instead of seeing her face loom the hell up right at us.

Lastly: fuck all those anti-choice overtones. Just. Fuck them.

The anti-choice business got really, really weird. Like, it's a valid point that it's a woman's choice to keep the baby as well, although I don't know that this is quite the most endangered right IRL. But sure. It was when Edward was like, "What about MY choice to make you KILL THE BABY?!" that was like, bzuh? There are some really brain-breaking ways to describe that whole conversation--Bella's pro-life AND pro-choice! Edward's anti-choice AND pro-abortion!

Edited at 2011-11-19 11:00 pm (UTC)

*i really, really hope i dont get head bitten off for this but- I have to ask..."

*please, please dont kill me"

is the problem that it's a pro-life message or that it's a pro-life message used in the worst possible looking case scenario and also knocked over and over again on your head with a subtextual giant sledge hammer?

(for the record i'm both pro-life and pro-choice *yes it's possible*

but if the case scenario of bella was real life- i would say the mother should come first since she is code RED health risk

*please dont kill me*


...with the producer RIGHT BEHIND HER, dollar signs in his eyes!

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