Sunday, January 4, 2009

Twin Speak...Twilight!

Frankie: A little late on the bandwagon but sure enough both Bella and I have watched the much anticipated film, Twilight. I enjoyed it, however not as much as Bella who is now completely infatuated with Edward and Robert Pattinson in general. She is now embarking on reading the entire book series and has purchased the whole set to avoid stock shortage disappointment.

As I witness Bella fall evermore into her haze of celebrity infatuation I ask myself, have I ever gotten so caught up in a person or character to the point of obsession. Why do we find ourselves doing this?? Day dreaming about a person, their character, how they are, where they might be??? Are we so curious about this person and feel drawn to their story because of some hyped up media frenzy, publicity blitz that makes them seem so perfect, dreamy without any possible flaws?

Has anyone else become infatuated with a long time idol?? Did it subside, who was it and how did you feel on self reflection?

5 comments:

carmar76 said...

Hi Ladies!
I loved Twilight the book, but haven't seen the movie yet.
However, I have been "obsessed" with a certain actor/character, nearly all my life. Not because of any media hype, because I truly don't remember any. More because of the memories this actor/character invokes.
The actor is Bruce Boxleitner, and his character from Scarecrow & Mrs King, Lee Stetson. As he ages, Mr Boxleitner only gets more attractive to me, and I can watch reruns of SMK over & over again. My friend April & I watched the show all the time when we were in jr. high, and she actually got to meet him several years ago.

Anyway, that's my story! : )

cw2smom said...

Glad to hear you finally got to see Twilight! I think reading the book first, may have brought you a better understanding of the movie...and I believe the book was just awesome and much better than the movie. I too am slightly obsessed with Edward Cullen...and wish that all that makes him charming was what we'd find in our men! Wrong! I've had celebrity crushes of sorts....Garth Brooks, Clint Eastwood, Johnny Depp, Elvis...but I know they are just little fantasies that make life fun! The icing on the everyday cake..I guess! Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and that the New Year brings you everything wonderful and more! Blessings, Lisa

Marquetta said...

You guys should have read the books first. The movie didn't do the book justice IMO. I've read the entire series and loved it! I inhaled each book. My obsession/fantasy is Justin Timberlake. I've loved him since his 'NSync days. I feel like I have so much in common with him since we're both Aquarius and are from Memphis, TN. I always say that he's my future 2nd husband. LOL!

Frankie and Bella said...

Thanks Frankie for sharing that :) I read Twilight first and then watched the movie and am now reading the other books. I have to pace myself because I will read all 3 remaining in 3 days if I could. I am just really fascinated with Rob Pattinson and find he's really talented. He's also a very talented musician. I'm not that obsessed :)
Bella

Chris Bowers said...

Every time I see CSI Miami, I can't help but wonder what it would be like to be David Caruso's character. Maybe I just want to drive around in a cool black Hummer and where sunglasses at night.