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Twilight

Twilight

Date: Jan 07 2009

Themes: Alternative, Romance

Grammar: Definite & Indefinite Articles

Intro

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There’s something romantic about vampires. Maybe it’s that they have to keep a deep, dark secret. Or since they live forever, maybe it’s their old-world quality that makes them attractive. And drinking someone’s blood is strangely sexual.

Or, maybe it’s just that vampires tend to be played by really good-looking actors. Remember Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire? How about Kiefer Sutherland from the The Lost Boys?

Now you can add to that list Robert Pattinson, who stars in the new and extremely popular vampire romance Twilight. Listen to Marni tell Devan how the romance got her to the theater, but she’d had enough by the time she left.

Dialog

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Marni

Marni

Devan

Devan

Marni:  I broke down yesterday, actually, I was totally excited to go see Twilight.

Devan:  You saw it?

Marni:  I wanted to know what all the hype was about. OK, I did not read the books, but I have to admit I went because I totally think that kid, that guy’s cute. Hot vampire? I was in.

Devan:  And was it amazing? Epic?

Marni:  No, sadly. In some respects. In some respects, not so good. Like there were just so many scenes of them looking at each other, you know, longingly, and it was like, “Just kiss already!”

Devan:  Was it scary at all?

Marni:  It was not scary. But there’s the whole genre of…

Devan:  ...the undead.

Marni:  And they go into a little bit of that, the whole theory of being immortal and whatnot, but not really. I mean, it’s more about just them being hot for each other.

Devan:  Did they have cool costumes and cool fangs at least?

Marni:  No, they didn’t even have fangs.

Devan:  They didn’t have fangs.

Marni:  No.

Devan:  Well that sounds like a bummer. I kind of want to see that other vampire movie that came out at the same time. Do you know what I’m talking about? The Swedish one?

Marni:  Oh, Let the Right One In? Is that the one?

Devan:  Yeah.

Marni:  Yeah, I’ve heard about that. I’ve heard that’s great.

Devan:  Maybe that’s the one to see.

Marni:  Yeah. Well, I actually spoke to some kids who are really into the whole Twilight series and I think it’s great that kids are reading, so that’s a huge plus, but they said the movie doesn’t do the books justice. Which is generally the case.

 

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Discussion

Marni admits that she went to Twlight because she thinks the star is hot. The movie is really popular, so Devan expects her to say that it was great. But Marni didn’t really like it.

For a vampire movie, there wasn’t much about vampires in it, and Marni thought the romance was really drawn out. Devan says maybe she’ll go see Let the Right One In a Swedish vampire movie that gets great reviews. It’s vampire romance too, only it stars 12-year-olds.

Do you think vampires are sexy? If you fell in love with a vampire, would you let him or her turn you into one?

 

Comments

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gentle water

China

I LIKE THE VOICE OF BELLA

03:55 AM Oct 22 2010 |

UWish

UWish

Slovenia

Love you Edward and Bella <3 xD

11:48 AM Sep 16 2010 |

foz12

foz12

Saudi Arabia

me too love it you know I'm want so hard to see 

the swedish movie that they talked aboutMoney mouth

11:27 AM Jul 30 2010 |

crumarina

crumarina

United States

I'VE ALWAYS LIKED VAMPIRE MOVIES SINCE I WAS A CHILD. THIS TWLIGHT MOVIE IS NOT THAT INTERESTING AS THE OLD MOVIES I USED TO WATCH. IN FACT, I AGREE WITH MARNI. THE ONLY THING I LIKE MOST IS THE STAR, HE IS REALLY CUTE.

 

04:20 AM Jul 30 2010 |

lena777

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I think the subject is so interesting.evrybody is so interested about vampire,about their fangs,their mortality,their feeling and as a whole their personslities.and it depends on the derector how to represent these characteristics.

07:55 AM Jun 27 2010 |

ahgulef

ahgulef

Algeria

i think ! i miss Alfred Hitchkok ! guys are you remembering the bees movie?

11:10 AM Jun 21 2010 |

Rindesya

Rindesya

Indonesia

ooh ….
I really like the movie Twilight, up until I collected into four books …
essentially it is a movie …. terfaforitku
now wait for the sequel to the lives of three of the eclipse …

01:51 PM May 21 2010 |

kpl

kpl

Taiwan

thinking is totally drawn out when dinner time is coming in the rest period of working. i'm fed up with those food i taste often . but i also break down after no way to go . untill a new vendor comes out , i will show my fangs again. ha  

04:24 PM May 20 2010 |

whirl

whirl

Thailand

I like Twlight more than New moon. I think new moon is less exciting. However, I prefer to watch it in the movie. 

01:27 AM May 01 2010 |

olenjka

olenjka

Germany

The Second Movie New Moon was better than the first, i think. Though I like this vampire Edward, Jacob was my favorite in the second part. I looking forward to watch the next movie!!

 

06:46 PM Apr 30 2010 |

Eszti-girl

Hungary

I was read the book and…it' so amazing!!! I think the book are better than the movie. But it's so exciting and I like Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart very much! (and I hate Jacob!!) Team edward!!!Smile 

10:58 AM Apr 10 2010 |

00simply00fab00

Philippines

I used to think they are sexy when I watched the movie, Interview with A Vampire. Now, i don't get too fascinated with them anymore cause now that I am older and more mature I prefer realistic things.  

 

02:34 PM Mar 22 2010 |

CindyQuach

Viet Nam

I've never read Twilingt but I've just watch Newmoon.  I think this movie is good from the beging but the end is too bad.

06:52 AM Mar 21 2010 |

klaudita1203

Poland

I saw the Twilight and read 3 first part of the book, but I think reading this books was sth amazing, and to the end misterious. When I was watched the film i had other feelings than after reading the book, but i like sometimes like to watch the film one more time

11:57 AM Mar 07 2010 |

juulii

Estonia

while reading this book i thought about sth like that : 

you 're my sweeety candy, but you're not unlimited ,

i liked it but i knew that it had the end. 

 

sadly , but sweets can't give me sth healthy , only good mood

and this book gave me only breath-taking impression , but nothing useful .

 

and yes, i think vampires incredibly sexy , even if not sexy but absolutely misterious :) i like it.

08:42 AM Mar 05 2010 |

andrea261984

Philippines

I have to admit I was one of those who were so skeptic about the entire Twilight thing. I mean, I was really so pissed off that the entire showbiz industry has gone gaga over this vampire flick-which, in my opinion, was nothing new. Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise became hugely popular because of their vampire movie and Kate Beckinsale became an A-lister when she  played the heroine vampire in Underworld. So what's new with this Twilight series, I can't really understand the whole hullabaloo over it. Until… I saw the movie. and fell in-love with the character, the story, the setting…everything about it.And by the time I went out of the movie theater I was already one of those Twilight fanatics! I literally went straight to the nearest bookstore and scoop up all four volumes of the book and read them all in just one week. I fell in-love with the Lion! oh, stupid lamb^^

 

04:40 PM Feb 28 2010 |

Daisy°Faris〓

China

I love Twilight&New Moon,and really look forward to Breaking Dawn

12:46 PM Feb 22 2010 |

seek03

seek03

Costa Rica

This movie has a little of every situation that makes us feeling good. That´s why we like things that are prohibited by the culture or by the society. If you see; she was in love of a man that wasn´t a man really, he was a Vampire so it mekes on people happy! Hahaha…

Who did´t like the movie, It was because it doesn´t like Vampires. So, I liked so much  

10:36 PM Feb 13 2010 |

Shabnam@englishbaby.com

Azerbaijan

Hi

11:09 AM Feb 09 2010 |

new_moon_cat

Brazil

Oh, yeah! Vampires are bloody sexy!... They really make me bite my lower lip and think about dirty things… ;) IMHO, their bites stand for sexual penetration, particular that one that occurs at every woman's first time, which usually hurts the girl and makes her bleed… Uh… well… excuse me if I've been too explicit… o_O …

01:45 AM Feb 04 2010 |

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