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Forever in Forks released following press release:
In addition to vampires, werewolves, and TWILIGHT fans from all over the world, Stephenie Meyer Day 2013 will now be hosting an acoustic concert at the Forever in Forks party, featuring TWILIGHT soundtrack artists Cider Sky and Iko, as well as actress Tinsel Korey, who plays Emily Young in the saga. The 2013 Forever in Forks party will take place during Stephenie Meyer Day weekend, which runs Sept. 12-15.
“The music in the TWILIGHT films played an enormous part in bringing the saga to life, and we’re thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to hear Cider Sky and Iko perform their hits live,” said Sharon Lottes, founder and event planner of Forever in Forks. “And Tinsel Korey is a talented musician in addition to her wonderful portrayal of Emily Young – so we’re proud to offer fans a further look at her musical endeavors.”
The Forever in Forks party is being held at The Elks Lodge on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6 p.m. – midnight. The party will also feature a buffet dinner catered by Self Catering of Forks; an open bar; free photo booths; and a silent auction and raffle of signed TWILIGHT merchandise. While Forever in Forks can’t confirm the attendance of additional celebrity guests at this time, the Olympic Coven, a group of TWILIGHT lookalikes, will be on hand for photo opportunities and to interact with guests.
“As an event, Stephenie Meyer Day grows in size and scope every year, and we love to be able to offer fans new and unique experiences,” said Staci Chastain, organizer of Stephenie Meyer Day 2013. “A party like the one Forever in Forks is offering has never been done before at our event – and it’s even better that it’s all benefiting a great cause.”
All proceeds from the Forever in Forks party will benefit Stand Up 2 Cancer, a charitable program established by media, entertainment and philanthropic leaders who have been affected by cancer. For $200, fans gain access to all of the Forever in Forks events during Stephenie Meyer Day weekend, which includes a catered welcome breakfast at Tillicum Park and picnic at First Beach on Friday; viewings of BREAKING DAWN: PART I and II on Saturday morning; entrance to the Forever in Forks party on Saturday evening; and a catered farewell breakfast at Tillicum Park on Sunday. For $125, fans can purchase a ticket solely to the Forever in Forks party. To purchase tickets or learn more about the packages and events, please visit http://www.foreverinforks.com/2013/03/tickets.html.
ABOUT FOREVER IN FORKS
Forever in Forks is an annual gathering for TWILIGHT fans to come together in support of a good cause. Each year, a Forever party is held in a TWILIGHT-related city, with proceeds going toward a chosen charity. In 2012, Forever in Forks raised $2,500 in Los Angeles for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. To learn more about Forever in Forks, please visit http://www.foreverinforks.com/.
I think it would be awesome if Twilight inspired bands would come over there.
The retail music landscape may be walking dead, but the carefully curated soundtracks to the Twilight franchise are alive and well, thanks to music supervisor Alex Patsavas “marriage” of story and song, featured in the upcoming Breaking Dawn—Part 1.
Darkness may have washed over the retail music landscape (RIP, Tower Records; Fare thee well, Virgin Megastore), but hordes of teenagers dressed in black and clutching hardcover books nonetheless descended upon Hot Topic stores in malls across America last weekend for a nationally synchronized CD listening party. On November 5th, Twi-hards, those obsessive, dedicated fans of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight book series and the blockbuster movies it spawned, gathered to listen to the soundtrack to Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1, just as they had in 2008, 2009, and 2010. (The film, directed by Bill Condon, is out this Friday, November 18th.)
Which means the record business may be a bloody pulp, but the carefully selected soundtracks to the Twilight franchise may prove outlast immortal vamp-heartthrob Edward Cullen himself. The first Twilight soundtrack went double platinum (over two million units); the second went platinum; and the third went gold. Artists such as Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, The Killers, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, and Bruno Mars have each experienced sales boosts after being included on the soundtracks, a phenomenon the Boston Herald's Jed Gottlieb dubbed the “Twilight bump.”
Much of the success of the soundtracks rests on the shoulders of Alex Patsavas, the series’ music supervisor and producer of all four Twilight soundtracks. Patsavas, who got her start as a music supervisor for television on shows like Roswell, Grey’s Anatomy, The O.C., Chuck, and Mad Men, has become the go-to collaborator for showrunners and directors who want to reach beyond the predictable and make distinctive statements with their music choices.
"In order to inspire fans to buy music, it has to be an experience," says Patsavas. Hence, those Hot Topic listening parties, that bring the excitement of a midnight screening to a soundtrack release, an event that was traditionally far less splashy than a movie rollout.
Patsavas also notes that Twilight fans are interested in “companion pieces,” which is why the soundtracks come loaded with foldout posters, “something for the fans to touch,” that encourages them to purchase the physical disc over illegal downloads.
It also helps that music is so integral to the series.
“Twilight, at its core is a music project,” says Patsavas. “All the directors have been committed to making it a music project…. There’s a coherent tone movie-to-movie and a general ‘Twilight tone’ to the music we’ve selected.”
Read the whole article at the source. It’s really interesting! [x]
Here’s a new little tidbit of information about TheSaga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.
Remember the scene with Renesmee () and Edward (Robert Pattinson) playing the piano for their family - just before the proverbial stuff hits the fan and the Volturi decide to pay them a little visit?
Well, it’s a well-discussed fact that Pattinson was taught Carter Burwell's score composition to perform during the scene, but now it's been confirmed that Foy herself didn't do the same.
A twelve-year-old girl by the name of Isabelle McCall has been identified by The Advocate as the one who worked as a “stand-in” for Foy during the scene.
In an interview with her father, he explained that McCall has yet to see the movie but that he predicts she might “Maybe when she’s 14 or 15 … depends on whether she figures out the code for the satellite.”
Turns out, little McCall is something of an actress herself, with some theater experience, and found the process of learning and re-learning the notes as changes came along a little challenging. “It was hard … My arms were short. I was 10,” she explained.
The Soundtrack Track List is Unveiled
Fans were especially excited about the official track listing for the “Breaking Dawn - Part 2” soundtrack, which have always sold very well and often include a collection of soon-to-be-famous, up-and-coming bands. The final soundtrack boasted both big names and small like Green Day, Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, a song by star Nikki Reed and hubby Paul McDonald and repeat contributors St. Vincent and Christina Perri.
Nothing is sure for now.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences‘ Music Branch members will vote for no more than five of the 104 eligible movies announced today, with the five receiving the most votes becoming the nominations for final voting for the 85th Oscars. To be eligible, the original score must be a substantial body of music that serves as original dramatic underscoring, and must be written specifically for the motion picture by the submitting composer. Scores diluted by the use of tracked themes or other preexisting music, diminished in impact by the predominant use of songs, or assembled from the music of more than one composer shall not be eligible, the Academy said today. Here’s the long list in alphabetical order by title:
The whole list is at the source.
10. “I Caught Myself” and “Decoded,” by Paramore
As far as we can remember, “Decoded” was only featured in the credits and promos for Twilight, but it was nominated for a Grammy and Robert Pattinson himself has called it his favorite song from the series. We would be remiss to leave it off the list. Paramore’s “I Caught Myself,” on the other hand, soundtracks the scene in the first movie where Bella, Jessica and Angela go shopping for prom dresses together.
9. “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
Again, this song doesn’t play an integral part in the movies themselves, but has been closely related to the movies in our minds because its so sweeping and strong like Bella, and because of the way it’s been used in the credits and promo for Breaking Dawn — Part 1. Perri has re-recorded the song as “A Thousand Years, Pt 2″ for Breaking Dawn — Part 2, and she was even so kind to entertain the Tent City dwellers with a concert ahead of the premier.
8. “Supermassive Black Hole,” by Muse
This song plays during the epic Cullen family field day, while they play a super-charged game of baseball. And together with Bella we realize that the Cullens aren’t exactly just the family next-door, though they enjoy each others’ company just the same.
7. “It Will Rain,” by Bruno Mars
We would probably listen to this on our honeymoon, too.
6. “Eclipse (All Yours),” by Metric
Emily Haine’s angelic but still sort of edgy voice is the only that could do this s0-sweet cuddly field scene justice.
5. “Slow Life,” by Grizzly Bear
Just a small band from Brooklyn Grizzly Bear were no more, after their song was chosen to soundtrack Bella’s near-death cliff jumping exercise at the end of New Moon.
4. “My Love,” by Sia
This is what’s playing when Edward gets down on one knee. Well, that’s not exactly how it happened. Bella’s looking to seal the deal and says she doesn’t care if she’s “changed” — Twi-talk for “bitten” — and that she’ll marry him if need be.
3. “Let Me Sign,” by Robert Pattinson
Only Rob’s own voice would do to comfort Bella in her time of need, and so while Edward sucked the venom from Bella’s body, we heard this. This may not have been the most important moment in the series, but — hey? We had no idea Rob was such a rockstar! And bonus points because we would actually and absolutely listen to this song. No that the vampire-ing is through, we hope for more like this from him.
2. “Flightless Bird, American Mouth,” by Iron and Wine
Iron and Wine sets the mood for Edward and Bella’s first dance at prom, which takes place in a twinkly-lit gazebo somewhere, and then is reprised as the soundtrack to their wedding kiss in Breaking Dawn Pt 1. Rumor has it that Kristen “Bella Swan” Stewart picked the song herself, and we love that.
1. “Possibility,” by Lykke Li
In New Moon, Bella wallows away Edward’s disappearance — which, she says, felt like “a huge hole had been punched in my chest” — in her bedroom window, just watching the months pass by and feeling sad while Lykke Li’s haunting “Possibility” plays. This, to us, is the musical Twilight moment that is all Twilight moments.
Say what you will about The Twilight Saga—either they’re unparalleled masterpieces or the worst atrocities ever committed to film—but one thing you can’t deny is they have awesome soundtracks. Like, really good.
5. ”Let Me Sign” by Robert Pattinson, Twilight: Oh my Edward! It’s like Edward is really singing to Bella while sucking her blood to save her. And then it’s like Robert Pattinson is really singing to Kristen Stewart but then maybe he’s also singing to all of us? Romance on romance on romance all sung by a moody, raspy-voiced R.Pattz makes our heads explode.
4. “My Love” by Sia, Eclipse: Need a song for tons of making out and laying in fields (nothing more until you put a ring on it, Bella!)? Well, has Sia got the love ballad for you! This song also has an extra dreamy factor: it’s playing when Edward proposes to Bella. Sigh. Lucky girl.
3. “Possibility” by Lykke Li, New Moon: This song perfectly captures up the depressed Bella we’re forced to deal with throughout the second film. It’s lethargic and haunting, just perfect for sitting in a chair while watching the seasons go by or writing heartbreaking e-mails or eating alone and just being generally insufferable. There is nothing worse than a Bella Swan pity party.
2. “Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Wedding Version” by Iron & Wine, Breaking Dawn Part 1: This song played during Edward and Bella’s first dance at prom in Twilight and came full circle when the two exchanged “I do’s” in Breaking Dawn. And it is the latter we chose. It’s magical and romantic, just like the storied love affair of a vampire and clumsy, emo mortal.
1. “Supermassive Black Hole” by Muse, Twilight: Well, we all know Stephenie Meyer’s “very favorite band” is Muse so it only makes sense for the British group to top the list. And this Muse tune has one thing all the rest don’t have: Vampire baseball. That’s all we need. That said, “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)" is also up there, it’s just severely lacking in vampire baseball sequences.
“Turning Page” & how it was made.
although “turning page” was not a part of my “yearbook” project, i wrote it right in the middle of working on my “june” yearbook ep, so as i make my way through all of these yearbook “how it was made” blog posts, it feels appropriate to write about this song now, in the sequence in which it was written.
i had never seen any of the twilight films previously, or read any of the books, but i have always loved the twilight soundtracks. thom yorke, bon iver/st. vincent, grizzly bear, iron and wine? come on. they always have incredible, exclusive music and i always looked forward to hearing who was going to be on it next. in the back of my head i thought it’d sure be amazing to be a part of that incredible list of musicians myself, but for whatever reason (more than likely the fear of not making it in!), i didn’t submit anything.
in a random conversation early 2011, a close friend of mine gave me the nudge that i needed, suggesting that perhaps i should try to write something for the new twilight movie. a few months later, i sat down and gave it a shot and wrote “turning page,” my submission for the twilight saga: breaking dawn – part 1.
but before i began writing “turning page” i bought all 3 twilight films on iTunes and watched them for the first time, back to back. after taking it all in, i did a little research on what was to come next in the story. it was obvious that the wedding would be up next, and in essence, the entire twilight saga is, at it’s heart, a love story. so, i decided to write a love song.
i set up my ipad on my piano and let a couple scenes from “eclipse” play over and over on mute while i played piano over it, to see what worked, what felt right. within an hour or two or playing around, i found the beginning chords of “turning page.” i was looking for something with a sweet tone, but also with a touch of somber in it too. (after all, it is a vampire love story!) when i played/found those first few chords of the song, it felt like the right direction so i moved forward with it.
lyrically, my goal was to subtly include some visuals inspired by the films but at the same time, write a love song that meant something to me first and foremost.
“i’ve waited a hundred years,
but i’d wait a million more for you”
in a literal twilight translation, the character “edward” is over 100 years old in the story, so i liked the nod to that… and this lyric sets the tone of the song being written from his edward’s perspective. unrelated to twilight, i really liked the idea of the extremity and exaggeration of waiting “a hundred years” for someone… when you’re in love, nothing is too dramatic or overstated.
sidetrack: funny story behind that lyric “a hundred years“… my original submission title for “turning page” was actually “a hundred years.” why is that funny? well, because christina perri‘s absolutely gorgeous single, from the same soundtrack is titled “a thousand years.” crazy, crazy coincidence… a little while before the film released i got a phone call asking if i’d consider a different title because there was another artist on the soundtrack that had nearly the same title… so i came up with a few more title ideas and landed on “turning page.” to make things even more bizarre/coincidental… remember the friend i mentioned who gave me the nudge to try and submit something for the film? well, his name is david hodges and he co-wrote christina perri’s “a thousand years”! so not only was it absurdly crazy that we both talked about the idea of having music on breaking dawn, and both ended up getting a song on it, BUT we both named our songs nearly identical to eachother’s without ever having a clue. crazy. i suppose great minds think alike? :)
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Top 5 songs from the Twilight Saga soundtracks by The Celebrity Cafe
5. “Decode” by Paramore, Twilight: This fast-paced, catchy tune became an instant chart-topping hit. Not only is the band one of the best in the rock genre, but they brought the novel’s beloved characters to life on the big screen.
4. “Let Me Sign” by Robert Pattinson, Twilight: It’s as if RPatz is singing directly to his on-screen ladylove, Kristen Stewart. The actor showcases his raspy, talented vocal abilities on the track, making hearts everywhere swoon.
3. “Chop and Change” by The Black Keys, Eclipse: This band is one of the greatest amongst its generation. Pure rock-n-roll is what they aim for, and the lyrics in this song prove to be catchy and fun, while at the same time fitting perfectly with the film’s themes.
2. “Solar Midnite” by Lupe Fiasco, New Moon: The singer wrote this song exclusively for the film. Lupe screened the film early – at the time unfinished – in order to pull inspiration from the characters and the stories they tell. The song is more rocky than the artist’s other works, but it still proves to be a great hit.
1. “Supermassive Black Hole” by Muse, Twilight: Stephenie Meyer, author of the books, is a huge fan of the British band. Besides being 100 percent awesome, the song is placed at a point in the film when all the vampires gather together for a game of intense baseball. What’s not to love here?
I was excited to write up my reactions to the just released Breaking Dawn Part 2 soundtrack listing, because I truly love the previous soundtracks from the franchise and think Music Supervisor Alex Patsavas always does a killer job cultivating tracks that suit each film’s mood. However, I know that my deep entrenchment in the Twilight fandom might make my opinion a little biased. Yes, I drink out of a giant Twilight cup and can identify every pair of Kristen Stewart‘s sneakers out of a shoe lineup, so my thoughts are certainly tainted by years of Twi-obsession. So take these silly, quick comments with a couple grains of salt, okay? They’re my unedited, unresearched, immediate reactions. Besides, we all know this soundtrack could be made up solely of songs by The Wiggles and I’d still love it.
1. Where I Come From — Passion Pit
2. Bittersweet — Ellie Goulding
3. The Forgotten — Green Day
4. Fire In The Water — Feist
5. Everything And Nothing — The Boom Circuits
6. The Antidote — St. Vincent
7. Speak Up — POP ETC
8. Heart of Stone — Iko
9. Cover Your Tracks — A Boy and His Kite
10. Ghosts — James Vincent McMorrow
11. All I’ve Ever Needed — Paul McDonald & Nikki Reed
12. New For You — Reeve Carney
13. A Thousand Years (Part Two) – Christina Perri
14. Plus Que Ma Prope Vie — Carter Burwell
I really should start cutting articles…. I’ll post my thoughts later.