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Twilight [2008] (1 disc)

Director:Catherine Hardwicke
Writer:Melissa Rosenberg
Composer:Carter Burwell
Length:122 minutes
(2 hours 2 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Fantasy
Sorting Tub:Juliet
IMDB Rating:5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:49%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.

Reaction: Angsty but interesting.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Catherine Hardwicke => Director
Melissa Rosenberg => Writer
Carter Burwell => Composer
Stephenie Meyer => Novel / Diner Customer (uncredited)
Anna Kendrick => Jessica
Ashley Greene => Alice Cullen
Billy Burke => Charlie Swan
Cam Gigandet => James
Catherine Grimme => Young Bella
Christian Serratos => Angela
Edi Gathegi => Laurent
Elizabeth Reaser => Esme Cullen
Gil Birmingham => Billy Black
Gregory Tyree Boyce => Tyler
Jackson Rathbone => Jasper
JosÚ Z˙˝iga => Mr. Molina (as Jose Zuniga)
Justin Chon => Eric
Kellan Lutz => Emmet Cullen
Kristen Stewart => Bella Swan
Matt Bushell => Phil
Michael Welch => Mike Newton
Nikki Reed => Rosalie
Peter Facinelli => Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Rachelle Lefevre => Victoria
Robert Pattinson => Edward Cullen
Sarah Clarke => RenÚe
Taylor Lautner => Jacob Black

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The dress Bella wears in the prom scene was only twenty dollars. The suit Edward wore was the most expensive item of clothing from the entire shoot.
  • Kristen Stewart has naturally green eyes. She wears brown contacts for filming to match Bella's eye color.
  • Robert Pattinson stated in an interview that this is his first American role and he had no formal training to perfect his American accent. Before casting, Robert Pattinson had never heard of the [Twilight] novel. He only attended casting because he liked Kristen Stewart's performance in Into the Wild.
  • When the 'evil vampires' make their first appearance, actors Cam Gigandet, Rachelle Lefevre and Edi Gathegi are all wearing little slippers painted like bare feet.
  • Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale) and Jackson Rathbone (Jasper Hale) learned how to play baseball left-handed for the famous baseball scene.
  • Stephenie Meyer claims these authors partially inspired her: Jane Austen, Orson Scott Card, William Shakespeare, and Charlotte BrontŰ.
  • Stephenie Meyer had her own personal cast before all the roles were officially casted. They including Emily Browning as Bella Swan, Henry Cavill as Edward Cullen, Charlie Hunnam as Carlisle Cullen, Mary-Louise Parker as Esme Cullen, [?] Rachael Leigh Cook as Alice Cullen, Trent Ford as Jasper Hale, [?] Tom Welling as Emmett Cullen and Olivia Wilde as Rosalie Hale.
  • It took 36 hours to turn Nikki Reed's naturally brunette hair to blonde.
  • When Carlisle bit Edward, he whispered something into his ear. The first time it was "I'm sorry" then "My son". On about the fifth take he said, "You're sexy".
  • Bryce Dallas Howard was offered the role of Victoria but turned it down as she found the role too small. She later took the role when Summit Entertainment fired Rachelle Lefevre from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
  • In the scene where Bella goes to the Cullens house for the first time, when Nikki Reed's character had to break the bowl, she actually cut her hands. This is why she is wearing gloves for the scene in the film.
  • In a 2011 interview with "The A. V. Club," Anna Kendrick said that Jessica, her character in the [Twilight] films, is an idiot.