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Okay, I admit.  I am a twilight junkie.  Me, my nieces, and now my daughter.  Yes, I was there buying my New Moon tickets a day in advance and I was the first in line when it was time to go to the show. As far as New Moon itself goes (I think I might get knocked on the head for saying this,) but I was a bit disappointed. For me, it didn't have the same spark and sensual energy of* Twilight.* Twilight  was a sleeper that didn't get great reviews yet had that fabulous magic that happens when a movie gets a slow build because of word of mouth.  I love sleepers because they are like found money in a winter coat.  Totally unexpected and a decadent treat.  So,* New Moon* seemed like more of an action movie, more mainstream, less melancholic.  Plus, there is the love triangle dilemma.  I get too knotted up when I am worried my heroine isn't going to pick my boy of choice.  Ugh!  As you can imagine, I eagerly await the fourth installment of the series.  My favorite.

So, on one level, I am wondering what everyone else thinks about New Moon .  Was it as good as you had hoped?  Did you miss the offbeat, indie quality of Twilight?  Or did it suit you just fine?

And on another level, I have to comment on the utter simplicity and beauty of a film or book that can sweep you away.  It is rare to experience that level of escape from our daily lives.  But when we find it, it can restore us to a new level.  For a moment in time, it gives us a little cocoon of safety from the real world.  And when we return, our eyes are a little glossier, our hearts beating a little faster, our outlook a bit more positive because we have taken a magnificent journey.  Maybe to unknown territory or maybe so some place very familiar.  No matter.  The simplicity of the escape gives us the lift we need to keep life interesting!

Why not share some of your favorite book and film escapes?  One of mine is Phantom of the Opera with Gerard Butler.  Good Lord.  Yes, another love triangle.  But I can't help it.  Talk about chemistry!  What are your favorites and remember, keep it simple and treat yourself to great film and book escapes whenever you can.  

Oh, and check out my website at simplyputtogether.com for great ways to keep your life simple and balanced!

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      Conakat wrote Nov 29, 2009
    • I really should know better than to go see the movie after I’ve already read (and loved) the book. After “Bonfire of the Vanities” by Tom Wolfe...I should have learned that lesson! But my darling (then) preteen daughter “made” me read the Twilight series before we went to Forks, WA to take the Twilight tour. I really enjoyed the books. And while we were in Forks, she just “happened to have” the Twilight movie DVD. What a total let down, it was nothing like what I was imagining in my head. And of course the tour was nothing like the movie, but it was everything like the book ARGH!!

      And as for my favorite book, [Link Removed] I truly hope that a movie isn't made based on  a novel by Garth Stein. I heard that someone "bought the option" or whatever it's called to make the movie, but I still hope it doesn't make it to film.  

      The book is from Enzo’s (the dog) point of view and he has a very unique voice in telling the story of his master’s life and his take on race car driving and the lessons to be learned from it. I just can’t see a movie doing it justice.


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      Betspussl wrote Nov 29, 2009
    • I REALLY ENJOYED THE NEW MOON,IT WAS MORE FOCUSED ON THE WOLVES BUT THAT GETS US EXCITED TO SEE WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN IN PART -3.I AM REALLY INTO ANN RICE NOVELS.I HAVE MOST OF HER BOOKS AND I JUST LOVE THE VAMPIRE THEME FOR SOME REASON.I ALSO WATCH THE VAMPIRE DIARIES EVERY WEEK.MY FAVORITE SHOW AS OF RIGHT NOW.I HAVE NOT SEEN TRUE BLOOD YET,BUT WILL AT SOME POINT CHECK IT OUT.



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      Maria Murphy wrote Nov 29, 2009
    • Thanks for your comments.  Yes, Twilight the movie hit the mark for me more than New Moon, but still was good.  Another great Vampire series is the Cirque de Freak.  Just loved them.  My niece introduced me to them and I couldn’t put them down.

      As far as Art of the Racing Rain, that sounds so different!  I will check that out.

      True Blood is on my Netflix list!



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      Vikki Hall wrote Nov 29, 2009
    • Oh Maria you hit it on the head for me with PTO and Gerard.... I was so rooting for him even tho I knew......

      I can’t say that I am into the Twilight series (my daughter is) but after seeing the author on Oprah and her talking about how it came to her makes it more interesting to me.



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      Darlene Sabella wrote Nov 29, 2009
    • You have made me what to see it now.  So I guess that will be my next adventure.  Thanks for sharing.estatic



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      Mayra Braselton wrote Dec 1, 2009
    • I have seen both movies, never read the books.  I think the thing that taps into some of us is the sweet love between the characters Edward and Bella.  The forbidden nature of their true existance touches the most primal feelings we experience when we are first in love/lust.  We dream of the thought of being in love like this, but in reality it’s not so easy.  Keeping in mind that this is NOT REAL, doesn’t seem to matter to many of the fans.  Age is irelevant, because it’s depth is what we base our emotions.  That being said, they younger fans love the love, action, excitement, while the older fans want to get lost in the illusion.



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