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Orlando Sentinel – A handful of facts about the Twilight Universe

December 1, 2008

source: Orlando Sentinel

A handful of facts about the ‘Twilight’ universe

1 Twilight the movie is based on author Stephenie Meyer’s teen vampire book quartet that has sold more than 17 million copies. The story revolves around high schooler Bella Swan and the object of her desire, vampire Edward Cullen. ” Jane Austen meets Bram Stoker,” one reviewer said.

2 Controversy: Some fans initially protested the casting of Robert Pattinson, a relative unknown, as Edward. Who did the hardcore fans want? Tom Welling (Smallville) and James Franco ( Pineapple Express), for instance.

3 Author Meyer is a mother of three and a practicing Mormon whose faith finds its way into the series. There’s passion, but no sex before marriage.

4 Director Catherine Hardwicke is well-practiced on the theme of teen love (and hormones); previous credits include Thirteen and The Lords of Dogtown.

5 The soundtrack for Twilight, including songs by Linkin Park and Paramore, debuted on top of the Billboard 200 album chart, becoming the third No. 1 soundtrack this year after Juno and Mamma Mia!.

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