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Twilight (hehe, CT)

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…Bella could be any Hollywood heroine in love with a good boy whom society callously minsunderstands. She’s Natalie Wood to Edward’s James Dean (in Rebel Without a Cause) or Richard Beymer (in West Side Story). Cathy, meet Heathcliff. Juliet, Romeo.

This brand of fervid romance packed ‘em in for the first 60 years of feature films, then went nearly extinct, replaced by the young-male ftishes of space toys and body-function humour. Twilight says to heck with that…It revives the prcept that there’s nothing more cinematic than a close-up of two beautiful people about to kiss. The movie’s core demographic is so young, its members may not know how uncool this tendency has become. But for them, uncool is hot. And seeing Twilight is less a trip to the multiplex than a pilgrimage to the Lourdes of puberty. It’s the girls’ first blast of movie estrogen…the couple must put off having sex because, well, it could kill Bella. Yet waiting has its own delicious tension.

So Twilight isn’t a masterpiece – no matter. It rekindles the warmth of great Hollywood romances, where foreplay was the climax and a kiss was never just a kiss.

(Time magazine)


Written by tristhefall

December 17, 2008 at 12:48 pm

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  1. so many adjectives & names and cf. in this minuscule room dizzy my head …is it me, or does Times “say much to say nothing at all” 😀

    tell me, you who saw the movie thoroughly, do you really apprehend what’s supposed to be “a kiss was never just a kiss” ? ;-P


    December 17, 2008 at 1:51 am

  2. Well, it’s just a matter of feelings here, CT. I doubt that any adjs mess can make your organized lawyer brain dizzy. Hehe.

    Regds the kiss, well, it is for sure the peak scene of this teen film. Vampirism dn’t really fascinate me then. 😀


    December 17, 2008 at 11:00 am

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