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In 2005, after being rejected 14 times by different publishing houses, Stephanie Meyer finally published her novel, Twilight. Soon after, the book topped the best-seller charts, reaching international success by selling over 17 millions copies. And, in 2008, the film version of Twilight (PG-13) was released to packed theaters.

The story begins when Isabella “Bella” Swan moves from sunny Phoenix, Arizona to live with her father in dreary Forks, Washington. Though she dislikes the climate change, especially since she’s clumsy, she starts her new life in the rural town by making friends with Jessica Stanley, her childhood friend Jacob Black and rekindling her relationship with her father, Charlie.

Though Bella misses her mother Renee, who married a baseball player and now travels frequently, she has many distractions in Forks where she becomes quite popular. Yet, it’s her pale, charismatic and mysterious lab partner, Edward Cullen, who catches her eye. As Bella falls for Edward, she also discovers Edward’s and his family’s secret — they are vampires.

Despite this family edict to never prey on human flesh, Edward finds Bella to be the most tempting human he’s ever encountered and must fight against his natural instinct. Plus, she’s not the only one who’s falling in love. Find out what happens when a human and vampire risk it all to be together — even if the biggest danger is each other.

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Filmed on location in Washington, this movie still was released by Summit Entertainment. Kristen Stewart as Bella, left, and Robert Pattinson as Edward are shown in a scene from, Twilight.

Trivia: According to IMDB, Robert Pattinson had never heard of the Twilight Saga before trying out for the role of Edward. He only knew that Kristen Stewart was playing Bella and he liked her performance in Into the Wild.

(AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Peter Sorel, FILE)

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In this image released by Summit Entertainment, Kristen Stewart, left, and Robert Pattinson are shown in a scene from, Twilight, where Bella confronts Edward about being a vampire.

Trivia: In the scene where Bella drops an apple in the cafeteria and Edward catches it, he holds the apple in the same way as the cover of the novel. According to director Catherine Hardwicke, it took 13 takes to get the shot.

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Every good story always has a villain or two. In Twilight they're vampires that actually attack humans, unlike the Cullen family.

In this image released by Summit Entertainment, Cam Gigandet, left, Edi Gathegi and Rachelle Lefevre, right, are shown in a scene from, Twilight.

Trivia: Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is taking over as the villainous vampire Victoria in the third Twilight movie, Eclipse but Rachelle Lefevre, the actress who's played the part in the first two films, says she was "stunned" and "hurt deeply" by the switch.

(AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Peter Sorel)

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In this image released by Summit Entertainment, Kristen Stewart, left, and Robert Pattinson are shown in a scene from, Twilight where Edward saves Bella from being crushed in the parking lot by a car.

Trivia: Robert Pattinson had to act out the meadow scene with Kristen Stewart in director Catherine Hardwicke's bedroom to get the part of Edward.

(AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Peter Sorel)

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In the Twilight series, the Cullens are a family of vampires that only feed on the flesh of animals. Edward was the first person to be turned by Carlisle, the head of the family and a doctor.

In the photo, the characters from left to right are: Rosalie Hale (Nikki Reed), Jasper Hale (Jackson Rathbone), Alice Cullen (Ashley Greene), Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Emmett Cullen (Kellan Lutz). Dr. Carlisle Cullen (Peter Facinelli) and Esme Cullen (Elizabeth Reaser) are not pictured.

Trivia: All of the actors playing the Cullens wear Topaz-colored contacts during the film.

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In this promotional shot of cast members from Twilight, you see: Alice, Emmett, Bella, Edward, Rosalie and Jasper.

Trivia: The actors who played Rosalie and Jasper, Nikki Reed and Jackson Rathbone had to learn how to play baseball left-handed for the big game in the movie.

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The poster that incited sold out shows at movie theaters across the country!

Trivia: Kristen Stewart actually has green eyes and has to wear brown contacts when playing Bellla.

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And, we have a couple of sneak peeks for New Moon...

In this publicity image released by Summit Entertainment, a new poster promoting the sequel in the Twilight series, New Moon, featuring Kristen Stewart, center left, and Robert Pattinson, center right, is shown. The film opens nationwide on Nov. 20.

For more about New Moon CLICK HERE!

Trivia: According to IMDB, each member of the wolf pack had to have papers proving their Native decent. Spencer plays the part of "Lakota" (Sioux), Pelletier is Cree-Metis, Meraz is Purepecha (Tarasco), Gordon is Hualapai, and Houseman, who was discovered at an open casting call, is Cree.

(AP Photo/Summit Entertainment)

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In the second installment of the Twilight Saga the ultimate love triangle begins.

In this film publicity image released by Summit Entertainment, Kristen Stewart, left, and Taylor Lautner are shown in a scene from, The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

For more about New Moon CLICK HERE!

Trivia: In the first film, Taylor Lautner had to wear a wig. Coincidentally, it was easier to have Kristen Stewart wear a hair piece as well because it saved time styling her hair.

(AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Kimberley French)

4 comments on “Twilight

  1. Diamond Clopton

    i looove the twilight movies and all the books i have all of them at home along with my 150 books <3.

    LOVE TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

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