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Twilight is a 2008 romantic fantasy film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, adapted from the novel of the same name by female writer Stephenie Meyer. The film stars Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, a 17-year-old girl who falls in love with the vampire Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson. The project was developed by Paramount Pictures for almost three years before it was pre-produced by Summit Entertainment. The novel was adapted by Melissa Rosenberg at the end of 2007, shortly before the 2007-2008 American Writers Union protest. The film was shot mainly in Washington and Oregon in early 2008. Twilight hit theaters on November 21, 2008, and grossed a profit of $ 35.7 million on the opening day. The soundtrack disc was released on November 4, 2008.


Seventeen-year-old Bella Swan moves in with her father, Charlie, in a small town called Forks, Washington after her mother remarries. She quickly makes new friends in high school, but is still attracted by a group of seemingly mysterious siblings known to everyone as the Cullen House. Bella sits next to Edward Cullen in Biology class during her first class at school, and he seems to hate her, making Bella feel confused. She did not know that, Edward could read people's minds, but to her, he could not read anything. This makes the guy always confusing and wants to stay away from her. A few days later, Bella is almost hit by a truck, but Edward suddenly shows up and blocks the truck with just one hand. Although refusing to explain her actions to Bella, Edward warns her not to befriend him.

Bella finally discovers the fact that Edward is a vampire, even though he only drinks animal blood, and they fall in love. When Edward introduced Bella to his family of vampires, Carlisle Cullen, Esma, Alice, Jasper, Emmett, and Rosalie, a dangerous situation happened when she was nearly attacked by Jasper due to Jasper's inability to hold her back Body from the blood stream of unprecedented appeal to her vampire. Then three nomadic vampires — James, Victoria, and Laurent — appear and put Bella in a life-threatening situation. James, a predatory vampire, stimulated by Edward's human protections, decides to hunt her for fun. Edward and his family are determined to protect Bella at all costs, but James deceives her by making her believe that he is holding her mother hostage. James attacks and bites Bella, but Edward, along with the rest of the Cullen family, arrives before he kills her. James is defeated, and Edward is forced to suck the poison from James's bite in Bella's hand, preventing her from becoming a vampire. After returning to Forks, Bella and Edward attend the ball and Bella says her desire to be a vampire, but Edward refuses it. The movie ends with Victoria appearing at a ball watching the two, ready to avenge James's death.


Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, a seventeen year old girl who moved to live in Forks, Washington, from Phoenix, Arizona, around the middle of her first year in high school.

Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, a 104-year-old vampire in the shape of a seventeen year old boy. He is Bella's persona and has the ability to read the minds of others (except for Bella), along with superhuman speed and power.

Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen, a benevolent vampire over 300 years old in the form of a young man just twenty-three years old. He is the town's doctor and plays father in the Cullen family.

Elizabeth Reaser as Esme Cullen, Carlisle's vampire wife and mother role in the Cullen family.