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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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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

Also, SMeyer's cameos aren't funny.

Re: just asking cause i'm curious

can a cameo be serious to be good too?

i mean, what if rowling have had a cameo- would that have been okay?

Re: just asking cause i'm curious

It would depend on the cameo?

To me cameos should be a sort of bonus. If you know who the person is, then it's a fun extra. If you don't, the movie still works. Like Peter Jackson's cameos in the LOTR films--he's always a side character that the camera only passes over for a moment, and if you don't know it's Peter Jackson then nothing seems out of place. If you don't know Stan Lee is Stan Lee, then it's just "funny old man saying something" and the scene still works. With SMeyer I feel like her cameos are way too focused-on, which isn't so much a cameo anymore, if you know what I mean.

Re: just asking cause i'm curious

I always think of those as Hitchcock-y. Guy walks across the screen in front of the house, no biggie. I usually have to be told afterward that Stan Lee was [fill in the blank, some guy] and then I think "oooooh, that's what that was."

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