Thursday, December 4, 2008

Twilight Watch, Part 1

I just can't do it.  I almost bought tickets online to force myself to go, but I know I would rather waste the twelve dollars than watch. Sigh. I cannot, I repeat, I cannot. I feel that I must. I've been writing about female directors, with a special emphasis on American women. Genre films are of particular interest to me.  The goal has been achieved. A film directed by a woman has a monster opening weekend- 70 million dollars. Domestic! Gift horses. Mouth. Sigh. I am incapable of either seeing this film or of keeping myself from counting teeth.

The film is Twilght. I have not seen the film and I haven't read the book. I have no right to comment.  There is a 2:15 matinee.  It's now 1:52.  Can I make it?  I still really, really don't want to go.  I'm really pleased for Catherine Hardwicke.  

That's a total lie.  The entire thing makes me angry.  Updates on my attempts will follow.

There is clearly no pleasing me.

3 comments:

That Fuzzy Bastard said...

CHEATER! CHEEEEEEEATER!

C'mon, you know you're totally right, you know you have to see this thing. But I understand your reluctance. You're seeing the thing you wanted happen---a genre movie for women, by women, a huge success---and it sucks. This is, as any ardent Communist knows, never fun.

Did you at least see this? http://www.salon.com/mwt/broadsheet/2008/12/05/target_women_vampires/index.html

Carolyn Raship said...

Oh, Fuzzy Bastard, the dream has died in Russia.

Carolyn Raship said...

I love Sarah Haskins!

Did you see the South Park episode? It was awesome.

I have to go re-read Our Vampires, Ourselves.

Twilight Watch, Part 2 will be epic.