One of the most highly-anticipated films of the year opens tomorrow night. “Twilight,” based on the Stephenie Meyer novel of the same name, makes its debut. Camilla Lighton, manager of Owensboro’s Malco Cinema 16, said earlier this week that she expects the film to sell out Friday — and it’s being shown on two screens.
Many publications, including the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, have had or will have stories about “Twilight.” Some of the more interesting I’ve come across include this piece from Time magazine. One dark, rainy night last spring, a young woman brought an offering to the rural Oregon movie set of Twilight. “She gave her infant to a vampire,” director Catherine Hardwicke marvels. Actually, the Twilighter — as the mostly female devotees of Stephenie Meyer’s vampire romances call themselves — had driven hours to get pictures of her baby with the cast. Time also did a Q & A with Meyer.
The Houston Chronicle has a story about older women who have crushes on Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen, the leading man/vampire, in “Twilight.” Angela Vicencio is happily married, but there’s another man. He’s younger and hotter than her husband and his chiseled porcelain skin and chivalrous old-world manners make her heart race. He’s also a vampire. He’s Edward Cullen, the teenage protagonist of The Twilight saga, the four-book literary sensation that has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide.