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Carter Burwell’s Music = amazing February 24, 2009

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To know I am a fan of Twilight, you must know that I am a fan of the music. Some people may disagree but I thought the music in the film fit perfectly with the characters and so on.

The score was composed by Carter Burwell. Burwell has worked on many movies including A Knight’s Tale and The Big Loebowski. But this is very different for him, I feel. 

Today in my History of Musical Theatre class, we talked about music like we do a lot. My teacher said, “If you want to know people, you listen to their music.”  And I swear like falling apple, it hit me. Another reason why Twilight is something the draws me like no other. Carter Burwell writes music that is strikingly beautiful. If you listen to it, who do you feel. Listen to it without the movie and you can feel every emotion that is going on. Mostly: Love. Love and fear of the future, but mostly LOVE. I am drawn to this. Why? I do not know. Maybe because I long for it. I long for a love like no other. 

I listen to Carter Burwell’s music for Twilight and wonder how he captured such beauty. I wish I could meet him and ask him. What inspired you?  I know what would inspire me…the beauty and mystery of Edward. How eager Bella is. The tenderness and care Edward takes with the one he loves, as do all the Cullens. The fear of other’s finding out. The danger that Bella presents to Edward and so on. The music is not eerie and scary. It was very much classical victorian vampirish to an extent. But how BEAUTIFUL! How precious. Shhhh listen. Tell me, what do you hear?

I love it. I simply love it. What do you guys thing?

 

A Love Like That February 18, 2009

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So I have been bothered by the whole Twilight Series over one simple fact. Since I have to be at class soon I will try to sum it up quickly on here.

I cannot comprehend Edward’s love for Bella. It has bothered me so much. However, in finishing the books and seeing the film many times over this past weekend, I am finding that I am beginning to compare the love of vampires as Eternal Love. At least in the Cullen’s sense. When you look at it: Carlise’s love for Esme, Emmett’s for Rosalie or rather Rosalie’s for Emmett, Alice’s love for Jasper…..they are these super strong bonds. Eternal love.

One thing that is sticking out to me is two scenes from the movie:

The first is when we first are introduced to the Cullen children…When Alice is introduced Jasper lightly twirls her as if showing her off. What a big statement about their relationship. We see that they are comfortable with each other. We also see how each of them look at each other. With such love and care and knowing. It’s amazing.

The next scene is when they are in the car taking Bella out of Forks, Alice places her hand out at the same time that Jasper grabs to reach it. It’s not a grab motion at all. In fact, it’s as if they were fitting two pieces of a puzzle together. It’s crazy.

I just cannot fathom this eternal, everlasting, unbreaking love that the Cullen family has.

I can sort of fathom it if it relate it to God’s everlasting love for us. And maybe that’s how I am supposed to see it. As a sign, a huge note. But to see it in a real fiction character….It makes me want to believe that it’s real when everything I have experienced tells me it’s not. What does one do? This unbelievable sense of love. What does one do with it?