Twilight (stylized as twilight) is a 2008 American romantic vampire film based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel of the same name. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. It is the first film in The Twilight Saga film series. This film focuses on the development of the relationship between Bella Swan (a teenage girl) and Edward Cullen (a vampire), and the subsequent efforts of Cullen and his family to keep Swan safe from a coven of evil vampires.
Seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan moves to Forks, a small town near the Washington coast, to live with her father, Charlie, after her mother remarries to a minor league baseball player. She is quickly befriended by many students at her new high school, but she is intrigued by the mysterious and aloof Cullen siblings. Bella sits next to Edward Cullen in biology class on her first day of school; he appears to be disgusted by her, much to Bella's confusion. A few days later, Bella is nearly struck by a van in the school parking lot. Edward inexplicably moves from several feet away and stops the vehicle with his hand without any harm to himself or Bella. He later refuses to explain this act to Bella and warns her against befriending him.
After much research, Bella eventually discovers that Edward is a vampire, though he only consumes animal blood. The pair fall in love and Edward introduces Bella to his vampire family, Carlisle, Esme, Alice, Jasper, Emmett, and Rosalie. Soon after, three nomadic vampires—James, Victoria, and Laurent—arrive. James, a tracker vampire, is intrigued by Edward's protectiveness over a human and wants to hunt Bella for sport. Edward and his family risk their lives to protect her, but James tracks Bella to Phoenix where she is hiding and lures her into a trap by claiming he is holding her mother hostage. James attacks Bella and bites her wrist, but Edward, along with the other Cullen family members, arrives before he can kill her. James is destroyed, and Edward sucks James's venom from Bella's wrist, preventing her from becoming a vampire. A severely injured Bella is taken to a hospital. Upon returning to Forks, Bella and Edward attend their school prom. While there, Bella expresses her desire to become a vampire, which Edward refuses. The film ends with Victoria secretly watching the pair dancing, plotting revenge for her lover James' murder.
Isabella Swan: Did you follow me? Edward Cullen: I... I feel very protective of you. Isabella Swan: So you followed me. Edward Cullen: I was trying to keep a distance unless you needed my help and then I heard what those low-lives were thinking. Isabella Swan: Wait. You say you heard what they were thinking? Isabella Swan: So what you... you read minds? Edward Cullen: I can read every mind in this room apart from yours. There's... Money. Sex. Money. Sex. Cat... And then you, nothing. That's very frustrating. Isabella Swan: Is there something wrong with me? Edward Cullen: See... I tell you I can read minds and you think there's something wrong with you?
Edward Cullen: Shall we? Isabella Swan: You're serious? Edward Cullen: Oh, why not? Isabella Swan: (sighs) Hmm. Edward Cullen: See? You're dancing. Isabella Swan: (giggles) At prom. Edward why did you save me? You should've just let the venom spread. I could be like you by now. Edward Cullen: You don't know what you're saying. You don't want this. Isabella Swan: I want YOU. Always. Edward Cullen: I'm not gonna end your life for you. Isabella Swan: I'm dying already. Every second I get closer, older. Edward Cullen: That's the way it's supposed to be. Isabella Swan: Alice said she saw me like you. I heard her. Edward Cullen: Her visions change. Isabella Swan: Yeah, based on what people decide. I've decided. Edward Cullen: (somewhat bitterly) So that's what you dream about, becoming a monster. Isabella Swan: I dream about being with you, forever. Edward Cullen: Forever? (Bella nods) Edward Cullen: And are you ready right now? Isabella Swan: (hesitant) Yes. Edward Cullen: (sighs) Is it not enough, just to have a long and happy life with me? Isabella Swan: (after a second of thought) Yeah. For now. Isabella Swan: (voiceover) No one will surrender tonight, but I won't give in. I know what I want.
Jacob Black: Bella! Isabella Swan: Jacob? Hey! Jacob Black: (noticing Bella's dress) Nice. Isabella Swan: You too. Are you crashing the prom or something? Did you come with a date? Jacob Black: No. My dad paid me to come talk to you. 20 bucks. Isabella Swan: Well, let's hear it. Jacob Black: Just don't get mad, okay? He wants you to break up with your boyfriend. It's just, he said quote 'we'll be watching you.' Isabella Swan: (responding to Jacob's laughter) Okay, well tell him thanks. And to pay up.
|Release Date||17 November 2008|
|US Box Office||$191,000,000|
|Tagline||When you can live forever what do you live for?|
|Genre||Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller|
|Filming Locations||218 Rim Drive, Washougal, Columbia River Gorge, Washington, USA|
|Sound Mix||DTS, Dolby Digital|
|Color||Color, Black and White|
|Film Class||Romantic Fantasy, Teen Movie|
|Mood||Fantastic Reality, In the Mood for Love|
|Themes||Forbidden Love, Vampires|
|Tones||Sweeping, Ominous, Passionate, Atmospheric, Moody|