‘Twilight’ puts stake in music
Premiere after party features local DJ and themed prizes
November 21, 2008
There is a lot of subtlety in the song selection on the original motion picture soundtrack for “Twilight.”
“Supermassive Black Hole” by Muse reverts to the “dead of night” more than a few times. “Leave Out All The Rest” by Linkin Park is about leaving behind reasons to be missed when you’re gone. And “Tremble For My Beloved” by Collective Soul cites a “world where madness craves,” and describes how “Twilight’s” main character, a teenage girl named Bella, feels about the object of her affection, a high school student/vampire named Edward.
All that works well for the movie – a love story that throws in a vampire twist – and it works well when paired with house music, which is how DJ Dr Caddell plans to handle the soundtrack at a “Twilight” movie premiere after party today at Amante Coffee.
“All I’ve done is look at the back of the cover so far; it’s still in the wrapper,” David Caddell said Tuesday afternoon, noting that tracks from 1990s rock icon Perry Farrell and folk project Iron & Wine couldn’t be bad signs.
“I’m going to incorporate songs from the movie into kind of like my regular house set. So probably will be more very contemporary and classic house, with maybe a little bit more of a chill-out, down-tempo style,” Caddell said, adding that tracks from Linkin Park and Paramore might play well with his taste for experimental rock.
The music starts around 7 p.m., in anticipation of a capacity crowd for the 6:45 and 9 p.m. screenings of “Twilight.” Genah Burditt, an Epilogue Book Co. employee who helped organized the event, said the popularity of Stephenie Meyers’ “Twilight” book series and the movie it inspired transcends its target audience.
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“Everybody who reads the first one, they come back within the next day for the next one,” Burditt said about how the book has caught on with Epilogue’s customers. “It’s definitely a phenomenon right there with Harry Potter, but for an older crowd.”
The four “Twilight” books have sold 17 million copies worldwide. Burditt attributes that popularity to the way Meyer develops the relationship between small-town outsider Bella and the mysterious/immortal Edward.
“I think it’s because the characters are so rich. Vampires and werewolves, they’ve fascinated people for ages, but really it’s the characters that pull you in so you can’t wait for the next book,” Burditt said.
The movie premiere event includes a red carpet walk before each screening, with fancy dress and flash photography encouraged. Amante will offer thematic, age-appropriate beverages at the after party, and prizes will be given out throughout the evening.
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