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The Twilight Saga, Twilight (2008)

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Twilight is a 2008 American romantic fantasy film based on Stephenie Meyer‘s 2005 novel of the same name. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. It is the first film in The Twilight Saga film series. This film focuses on the development of the relationship between Bella Swan (a teenage girl) and Edward Cullen (a vampire), and the subsequent efforts of Edward and his family to keep Bella safe from a coven of evil vampires.

The project was in development for approximately three years at Paramount Pictures, during which time a screen adaptation that differed significantly from the novel was written. Summit Entertainment acquired the rights to the novel after three years of the project’s stagnant developmentMelissa Rosenberg wrote a new adaptation of the novel shortly before the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike and sought to be faithful to the novel’s storyline. Principal photography took 44 days and was completed on May 2, 2008; the film was primarily shot in Oregon.

Twilight was theatrically released on November 21, 2008; it grossed over US$393 million worldwide. It was released on DVD March 21, 2009 and became the most purchased DVD of the year. The soundtrack was released on November 4, 2008. Following the film’s success, New Moon and Eclipse, the next two novels in the series, were produced as films the following year.

A pale young man fills the top right of the poster, hovering over a brown-haired young woman on the left, with the word "twilight" on the lower left. Twilight
Theatrical release poster
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