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The Improper has a short article on the Twilight Premiere in Japan:
Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart sparkled at the film’s Japanese premiere Feb. 27 at Tokyo’s Ebisu Garden Place.
Screaming fans swarmed the event, where Rob, 22, was joined by Kristen, 18, and Taylor Lautner, 17 (who plays Jacob Black). Hundreds of fans waited for hours in the snow and sleet to catch a glimpse of the young stars.
Pattinson, who arrived in Tokyo on Feb. 24, graciously signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans. On Feb. 22, he was in Los Angeles, presenting at the 2009 Academy Awards.
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We met Taylor at the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. Maria was checking out some fortune cats on a window display of a souvenir shop. Then she noticed a video camera on the outside of the shop window, directed at her. Then she looked up and saw Taylor with 2 friends and his dad. Straightaway, she called me, “Aishah! It’s Taylor!”, while pointing outside the shop.
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IFC gives a run down of 11 authors who appear in movies, Stephenie Meyer is included in the list for her cameo in Twilight.
In this information-obsessed era, much of the appeal of a cameo — its element of surprise — has been lost to the need to know now, before, first. And so well before the film came out — days after the scene was shot, in fact — news of crazy-selling author Stephenie Meyer’s cameo in the adaptation of the first installment in her vampire chronicles was all over the internet. Early reports suggested that Meyer’s cameo would consist of the author ordering a vegetarian plate in a coffee shop scene (in her books, there are also vegetarian vampires) and that set off a “controversy” that no doubt lit up a thousand Tumblrs, but by the time it hit theaters, her screen time was reduced to a silent sit at a lunch counter. Too shy to go along with director Catherine Hardwicke’s wish that she have a line, Meyer regrets doing it at all: “It was not my idea to do the cameo,” she said in retrospect. “They talked me into it. They thought it would be, you know, cute for the fans because most of them would recognize me. I was thinking it was going to be more like a ‘Where’s Waldo?’ thing. Like I walk by for one second in a crowd and if they can find me, cool. That’s the one scene in the movie I would happily cut — the first five seconds, and the one that I had to watch like, I mean like this [covering her eyes], ‘Ah, is it over yet?’ It was really hard for me.”
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The Canada stores Indigo and Chapters are having a “Twilight Movie Night” on March 20th at select stores. Indigo is also selling the two-disc Twilight DVD for only $23.99 through opening weekend.
To mark the occasion, Canada’s Twilight Headquarters will host “Twilight Movie Night” starting at 9pm on Friday, March 20th, 2009 at select Indigo and Chapters stores nationally and will feature:
- in-store screenings of the movie
- trivia games, contests and prizes
- free refreshments
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Carter Burwell, the composer who wrote music for Twilight got nominated for the International Film Music Critics Association Award for Best Original Score For A Horror/Thriller Film.
Although he did not win in that category Carter Burwell did win Best Original Score For A Comedy Film for the music he wrote in the movie Burn After Reading.