Twilight – The popular American romantic vampire movie
The American romantic vampire film Twilight was released on November 21, 2008. It was so popular that it grossed $392 million worldwide. It was based on the popular novel of the same title written by Stephenie Meyer. The film was directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart played the male and female lead roles. It was the first of a series of three films based on the novels by the same author.
When Isabella Swan was 17 years old, her mother leaves her father to marry a minor league baseball player, and her father moves with her to Forks, a small town near the Washington coast. Isabella goes to a new high school and finds a lot of friends there. On her first day, she sat next to Edward Cullen in her biology class and seemed to dislike her. After a few days where she was in danger of being hit by a van in the school parking lot, Edward stops the van with one hand avoiding the accident. When she asked him how he did it, he wasn’t ready to explain. Also, she warned him not to befriend him.
After much effort, Isabella later finds out that he is a vampire whose only food is animal blood. However, they fall in love and Isabella was introduced to Edward’s vampire family. When a tracking vampire James wants to kill Isabella, Edward and her family protect her. Finally, James finds her in Phoenix and bites her wrist. Edward enters the scene and kills James and saves Isabella and sucks the poison out of her wrist to prevent him from becoming a vampire. Although Isabella wants to become a vampire, Edward rejects the idea. The end of the film is when the couple participate in a dance while Victoria, James’s wife, plots revenge on her.
The producer of the film was Greg Mooradian and he wanted to do justice to the novel by depicting the exact story with his film. For this he invited the author Stephenie Meyer to the set several times. He was even asked to provide notes on the script. Meyer, in turn, was very happy with the way things turned out. The film was so successful that when its DVD was released on March 21, 2009, it became the best-selling DVD of the year. Even in ticket sales, she achieved many records, including achieving the highest opening weekend gross for a film directed by a woman.