Posts Tagged ‘Twilight’

“Thirst”: a rich blood soaked love story

September 13, 2009
Two lost souls...undead lost souls...which is kind of redundant.
Two lost souls…two undead lost souls…which is kind of redundant.

Thirst, the new film by Hitchcock virtuoso, Korean director Chan-wook Park, chronicles a love affair that’s tainted from the beginning and not just because it involves a Priest who becomes a Vampire.

Over the years vampires have been used for a hefty amount of serious metaphors, from the original undying love of Bram Stoker’s creation to the teen angst of Edward Cullen from the Twilight series, to Allan Ball’s “coming out” creations on his hit HBO series True Blood. Park, though, has a way, like Tarantino, of bending a genre to his whims in ways that defy even the best stories out there (such as any of the above) and burning visual moments into your retina that will stick with you until you die.

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“Twilight”: Ooooo, Maybe if I keep my head tilted and look out from under my brow I too can loo…hey, this movie isn’t bad.

November 30, 2008
The jumping and flying effects in Supergirl were more believeable...and yes you can see the wirse in this picture.

The jumping and flying effects in Supergirl were more believable...and yes you can see the wires in this picture.

I learned something about women while watching Twilight, or maybe Mormon women that relate to 15 year old girls: they want someone that very badly wants to have sex with them, but won’t! That’s what makes Twilight the dreamy fantasy that it is. Most guys that badly want to have sex with someone, will try to in any way they can. Most, not all. The vampires, at least Edward Cullen, a dreamy sparkly vampire played by Robert Pattinson, is the epitome of this pseudo sexual metaphor that has all the women around the world swooning.

I have no idea what the book reads like, but this metaphor and the movie itself is actually pretty good. Though the metaphor goes a touch too creepy when sparkly Edward admits to having watched his love in her bedroom while she slept for months on end. The director Catherine Hardwicke makes something of what could have been a display case movie, all candy canes and special effects. She lets these characters live and breath the awkwardness and emotional turmoil of their age.

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