Sparkle for Twilight: Blog Update! It's completely pointless to be blogging on a Saturday night, given most people my age are getting dressed to do wild and crazy things involving whiskey and grinding movements they call dancing. Alas, not me because I just got home from shopping in Herald Square since 11 AM and I am dead tired. Call me an old lady (actually that's what BFF does), I don't care.
Today was one of those serious shopping days where you're on a mission to buy a certain something, and unfortunately it was the worst kind, it was a pants mission. Who loves trying on pants? By the way, totally off topic: what is with all the maternity-inspired elastic banded skinny jeans? Is this going to be a new fall thing? They remind me of slip-ons for toddlers who still wear diapers.
Even though my bones feel melted and my arm is like, going to fall off at the elbow any minute now because I had been using it as a hanger rack all afternoon (denim is really, really heavy), I just needed to hyperventilate talk about two very important things: Chris Weitz and tomorrow's VMAs.
First, everyone, and I do mean everyone, has got to have seen the NEW New Moon trailer by now. I hesitated for about 3 seconds when I saw the link, but then clicked anyway. So much for my New Moon restraint. I had no idea they were screening it before Sorority Row (a movie I am guessing would have made $2 at the box office otherwise) but when I got onto Twitter last night, that was the buzz I missed. Courtesy of @myRobPattinson:
Let's just say all sorts of keywords involving the Baby Jesus, Lord Almighty and all things that are holy came whirring in my mind, and I don't know where that even came from because they aren't common religious phrases in my household.
This trailer is unbelievably unbelievable x 10 to the infinity. I didn't do so hot in AP Calculus back in high school, so let's just say that's a lot of unbelievableness.
As a 23-, soon to be 24-, year-old, I can say I'm not a crazy fan girl, but seriously, I have not been so excited for a movie to come out since...Spice World never.
I mean, I get totally excited when I see great trailers for random movies when I go to the theaters, but this is not only a great freaking trailer, it's also a movie that every existing part of me is dying to see. Who edited this trailer? The editing is amazing. Ever since I saw The Holiday and Cameron Diaz's character is a "movie trailer editor" I've wondered if that was a real job. Well, whoever you are, you are ah-ma-zing.
Keeping in mind I'm not crazy or fanatical, and honestly if I ever ran into a celebrity I admired I'd most likely be too shy to approach them (you don't just approach strangers you know), I was really compelled to write Chris Weitz a letter just to say, well, I don't know exactly. I think you did a really great job? I cannot wait to see New Moon and I already have my tickets? Please consider making Breaking Dawn? All of that doesn't seem like...enough.
How do you put into words to tell the person responsible for the two minutes and seventeen seconds that is nothing short of art that his work changed your life (or at least turned around a very dull evening)?
And picture me, almost midnight, viewing the bootlegged New Moon trailer about five times in a row, and then google searching how to send Chris Weitz fan mail. This is one of those times when having a real life friend to hyperventilate with would have been useful--though I did immediately send the link to one of my friends who is in med school now and just finished reading New Moon.
Every single time the NM trailers black out to FROM THE WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER I get chills. Everything about it is unadulterated perfection. I thought that nothing could top the first trailer back in June, but then the extended trailer that debuted at Band Slam made my heart palpitate near cardiac arrest mode and I thought I needed to step out of the theater and calm myself down, but this was just.............(there are no words).
Besides Twilight, I love movies that are really epic and sweeping and lush, just downright elaborate and intricate. Movies that give you a real experience, that transport you for 122 minutes into their world. Like Australia, Atonement, really just any fanciful period piece.
If I had no idea what this Twilight business was about, I would be absolutely sold by this new trailer and want to see this come November 20th. I actually went to see The Golden Compass when it was in theaters for those very reasons mentioned above, and now I completely see why they chose Chris Weitz to do New Moon. Twilight is Twilight and I would never change it, but this is just a whole different vision entirely compared to the first installment.
I'm an easy critic. When I love something, I love it wholeheartededly and judge with a biased eye. It's like what my art teacher once said to me (she was a fun gossip for an over-65 lady who somehow still looked like Nicole Kidman), "When you love someone you love everything about them, even their dirty fingernails. When you hate someone, you hate everything about them, even their dirty fingernails." So even though I've already read criticisms about Kristen's bed screaming (okay, the remarks are pretty funny), the acting being sub-par (really?), I have no complaints at all. I'm loving all of New Moon and its hypothetical dirty fingernails.
Bestie was unavailable since she was still coming back from the city during my New Moon trailer revelation, but regardless I urgently sent her an e-mail: "SIR ARE U UP?!" She texted me by phone at half past 1 AM: "Im up!" I bet she thought this was a serious emergency because I tend to cause scares. For the record, never text one of your bestest friends with "911!" at 3 AM while you're both away at separate colleges and you just want her advice on a guy. Bestie thought it was serious like I was being raped because we watch too much Law & Order SVU.
So I crawl out of bed, turn my laptop back on and send her the link with the message: "DEAR ME---WATCH THIS. TELL ME YOU DONT DROP DEAD."
Bestie responds after minutes (love our Caps?): "OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS TAYLOR LAUTNER RESCUE MEEEEEE AND WHAT THIS MOVIE JUST GOT 100 TIMES FREAKIN BETTER WITH ALL THIS NEWFOUND ACTION I SWEAR THE NEW MOON BOOK BORE ME TO TEARS BUT THIS MOVIE IT"S SOMETHING ELSE!!!!"
That summed up my thoughts exactly. It's obvious the whole love triangle is what gets us going (Team Edward here), but what I wasn't expecting was being excited over the ACTION. I thought New Moon was my least favorite installment out of the bunch, and mostly because I thought the action written into the story was lame. Motorcycle crashes? Ocean Dives? The Volturi? These all seemed to me like they were extraneous events to the fact this ultimately is a love story, albeit an arduous and painfull love story. I'll tell the truth, I sometimes skimmed over those bits to get to more Edward. Now I'm rethinking that I need to reread.
Now I could get all college-y analytic-y and break down every point: Bella's hand brushing Edward's image into oblivion as she gets pulled out of the water by Jacob; the dark, truly sinister, intro with the Volturi; Alice looking cute and very Thelma and Louise in her Porsche even though the top isn't even down; EDWARD. SHIRT. REMOVAL.
But the thing that got me the most was Jane. Dakota. Jane. That girl is fierce and the ending was just literally the sugar sprinkles on the already decadent cupcake of a trailer.
My weekend of all weekends continues tomorrow, when I'm off with Bestie to the VMAs to see other Taylor at her dress rehearsal at noon.
Then we head to the red carpet for the Pre-show, and hopefully I will spot our lovelies! I'm loving the fact Ashley is going to be the red carpet fashion correspondant. I'd like to think I'd be guaranteed to see her but you never know. Kellan's in town for fashion week, I hope that he and his gorgeous brunette-ness also surprise us. I'm working on this camera situation. It could all go very well with tons of pictures or be a total crapshoot, so I'll just have to fill you in after the fact. I bet everyone will be all a-Twitter and busy with updates as a fresh batch of frenzy hits us, so you won't be missing out no matter wear you are.
I have my outfit finalized for tomorrow, hair will be done, and accessories are chosen. Sparkle. I'd take pictures to show, but no one except my mother cares what I'm wearing.