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Need a Twilight Fix?

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The young woman who approached the desk looked like she needed a fix. Whether  a book, DVD or CD fix I couldn’t tell, but perhaps I should have guessed from the look in her eyes that she needed a Twilight fix.

There’s a lot of that going around.  And hope springs eternal–at least in this young woman’s eyes–for she wanted to know if we had the New Moon movie, which  opens in theaters on Friday, November 20th.

Curious about the release date of New Moon on DVD, I checked Internet Movie Database, Amazon, and a few other websites, but alas, the DVD release date is still cloaked in darkness. (I did learn that there’s a New Moon musical jewelry box and a New Moon wallet, however. Who knew!!)

So what’s a Twilight fan in need of a fix to do?

If  you’ve already devoured the books, check out the soundtrack to Twilight and/or put a hold on the soundtrack to New Moon, which is on order. The Twilight soundtrack includes music by Muse, Paramore, and yes, Rob Pattinson! New Moon features the music of Death Cab for Cutie, Thom Yorke and many others.

Also, if you don’t mind a bite-sized  Stephenie Meyer fix, check out the anthology Prom Nights from Hell, which includes the Stephenie Meyer short story “Hell on Earth,” in which “a prom is nearly destroyed by warring biblical demons; then dreamy half-angel Gabe comes to the rescue.” The other prom nights in the anthology are “surreal, scary, and often populated with monsters and zombies” (Booklist).

If you’ve read all the Stephenie Meyer books and you’d like to find some titles in a similar vein, check out this list and/or stop by the Readers’ Services desk on the 3rd floor for other suggestions.

Hate Twilight? Stop by the Readers’ Services desk anyway and we’ll try to find something more to your liking!

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2 Teen Programs This Week!

We all remember how AWESOME the Bangles and Beads programs are. Well, there’s another one happening Wednesday night in the Storytime Room! Woohoo! Make sure you register. I can’t wait to see what the fabulous Anita comes up for you guys to make.

And then on Thursday night…..contain yourselves…..that’s right, it’s the Twilight movie night!!! OMG! Starts at 6:30, Storytime Room, don’t miss this chance to swoon over Edward and Bella.

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Twilight Director’s Book

There’s a new book coming out in March from the director of the Twilight movie, Catherine Hardwicke. It’s called Twilight: Director’s Notebook: The Story of How We Made the Movie Based on the Novel by Stephenie Meyer. It’s going to look like the notebook she kept on set, so you see information about wardrobe, storyboard sketches, photos- things like that.

If you don’t want to wait till March you can always look at Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion.

Happy Reading!

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New Moon Update

Apparently, Taylor will keep his role of Jacob for New Moon. You can read about it more here.

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b77942_taylor_lautner_sinks_teeth_into.html

Thoughts? And continuing our topic of celebrity hair from the TAB meeting, what do you guys think of Robert Pattison’s new haircut? Love it or hate it?

–Steven here. I think his new haircut rocks!

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Twilight the book vs. Twilight the movie

So Twilight the incredibly-popular-bestselling-novel is now Twilight the incredibly-popular-box office-smash-hit-movie. I’m wondering: how much of the movie’s success reflects the army of Twilight-the-book fans’ approval of the filmmakers’ adaptation?

It seems like book readers go on high alert whenever Hollywood releases a book-to-film adaptation. There are high expectations that these film versions should be “faithful” to the books upon which they are based, especially if the original books are from the Harry Potter series, Tolkien’s Lord of the Ring novels, or other super-popular works like the Stephenie Meyer books.

Arguably, it’s rare for a book-to-film adaptation to actually be as good as the original work, let alone better. The DaVinci Code comes to mind: bestselling book becomes box office flop. On the other hand, there are those who believe that the three Godfather films are far superior to the original novel by Mario Puzo. Martin Scorsese adapted at least two nonfiction books for the movies: Gangs of New York, and Goodfellas. When filmmaker Stanley Kubric released 2001: A Space Odyssey, some fans of the novel by Arthur C. Clarke were so angered by Kubric’s treatment of the story they picketed theaters that were showing the film. Today, 2001: A Space Odyssey is considered by film scholars to be one of the best films ever made.

What do you think about book-to-film adaptations? Are there any you love? Any you hate? Did Twilight-the-movie live up to Twilight-the-book? Should Hollywood just get a life already and start writing more original screenplays?

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Woo Twilight Movie!

Okay, we all know Twilight is not my most favorite book. However, even I cannot deny that the movie looks Amazing, and that Rob looks pretty gorgeous.

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So….who’s all going to see a midnight release of the movie? What are you expecting? And give a review! Let’s here what you guys think….and do you think they should keep making movies?

Come on Twilight fans, geek out and talk all about it!

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Movie Preview for Twilight

I know all you guys are excited about the latest Twilight trailer so, fingers crossed, I’ve posted it here. Enjoy!

Remember: DDR this Monday from 2-4 in the Storytime Room. Steven and I are looking forward to it!

Movie Preview for Twilight

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