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StarlightGuard 12/9/2008 4:06:55 AM

I still see no connections between Buffy and Twilight. I'm sorry, I just don't see them.


I think you're looking too hard for things that aren't there.



Meyer has stated that, while writing the books, she never watched an entire episode of Buffy or Angel.


follow the link to Amazon's 10 Second Interview to see the statement in action:


or if you'd rather not, here's the Q and A session that is relevant:


Q: Were you a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Angel? What are you watching now that those shows are off the air?


A: I have never seen an entire episode of Buffy or Angel. While I was writing Twilight, I let my older sister read along chapter by chapter. She's a huge Buffy fan and she kept trying to get me to watch, but I was afraid it would mess up my vision of the vampire world so I never did.


I live in a small town. I've seen people with certain mental abilities. We've got nuts with guns here who drive up and down county roads to go "road hunting" in deer season.


My middle name begins with a B. I have just as many books on the paranormal as Giles. But it's all a stretch to say I'm living Buffy's life. This is no rip off of Joss Whedon's work. Not in a long shot.

and you may add the part of "entire episodes," as part of your argument, but this would mean she'd have to watch more than one...at least 3 from each season, from both shows, to fully understand the dynamics there's nothing new under the sun, and writers know that - I know it all too well. but I also know the value of distancing myself from known properties to keep them from influencing my work during Star Trek 2, people kept saying they should make Trek like Star Wars as "that's the way to do it," but then it wouldn't be Star Trek there's so very, very little here to support the argument that she ripped off buffy or angel...it's just not there
vonkarolinas 12/9/2008 5:02:30 AM

Metalwater you are wrong.  Not "Buffy"  You said, and I quote "Twilight is a loose rip-off of Buffy...i.e. the Romeo and Juliet; vampire falls in love with a human female, treatment of the story."

 

Go back a little further.  That is from Dracula.  Ever read?

HunterRose 12/9/2008 8:11:23 AM

I hope the new director decides to use actual vampires in the movie and not 70's Glitter Rock Stars.

I still think Bella is technically a necrophiliac for loving a dead man.

 

liana 12/9/2008 6:53:06 PM

Twilight has nothing to do with Buffy, except the fact that they both deal with the same topic: vampires, so there are bound to be some similarities, however I would call them coincidences, not rip-offs. Either way, I think the addition of a new director is a good thing, I heard rumors that Chris Weitz (About a Boy, The Golden Compass) might be directing. I have to say that although the film did follow the book quite closely and was very well done, I had higher expectations. I'm looking forward to the next film immensely. If you read New Moon, you wont be able to stop until you've finished all the books - even though you don't want to. Trust me.

DGEKSTROM 12/9/2008 7:49:03 PM

Like many people out there, I consider myself a fan of the Twilight saga.  After seeing the film adaptation of the first book, I can honestly say that I agree with the critics when they say that this film makes a whole lot more sense for those that have read the book.  For example, the screenplay did not include the conversation that was had between Edward and Bella that touched on well known vampire myths.  Such as, "why can't vampires die in direct sunlight?". 


The first half of the film is used to help set up the relationship between Bella and Edward (as it should).  But the rest of the film suffered as a result because everything else felt rushed.  I think the film could have benefited from an extra 30 minutes. 


Since the profits clearly show that there is a wide enough audience out there dedicated into seeing these movies, hopefully they will take their time in telling NEW MOON's tale.

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