T minus twenty hours and counting.....!!!!
I wanted to make a quick post to check in with my sibs. I know many will be busy attending the Twilight Marathon tomorrow, and I wish comfy seats and infrequent bathroom breaks for you all.
I'll be seeing BD2 at the 10:00 pm show Thursday with a few girlfriends. Schedule-wise, it just didn't work out for me to attend the Twi-marathon, but I've watched all the previous movies over the past couple of weeks and I'm okay with that. This will actually be my first time to see a Twilight movie (or any movie) at what is the equivalent of the midnight show, and I've very excited about that...except for the fact that I have to work Friday.
I did purchase the soundtrack last night for $10.00 at Target (thanks to Christina
for the tip!) I gave it a listen in the car on my 35 minute drive to and from work today. It's certainly not my favorite of the movie soundtracks, but I'm hoping it will grow on me with additional listening time, and after seeing the movie. I thought the songs on the first half of the CD were somewhat forgettable, in my humble opinion, and generally preferred the songs on the second half. I found "Heart of Stone" by Iko, "Ghosts" by James Vincent McMorrow, and "New for You" by Reeve Carney to be hauntingly beautiful. Of course I teared up hearing Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years", and if they play that somewhere in the movie I'll be a weepy mess, but I suspect it may be played during the credits again.
As I've listened to the previous soundtracks on my work commute the past couple of weeks, it struck me just how "playable" the original Twilight soundtrack is (is that even a word?) Maybe I've just seen the movie Twilight more often, or listened to the Twilight soundtrack more frequently than the others..... but I can instantly recall the specific Twilight movie scene accompanied by each song, after hearing just the first few notes of each song played. And while the other soundtracks boast some fantastic songs and introduced me to bands I would never have been exposed to otherwise, they just don't have the epic or iconic feel of the original Twilight soundtrack....if that makes any sense.
I hope everyone seeing BD2 in upcoming hours or days has a wonderful time, and I look forward to discussing it with all of you and reading about your experiences, thoughts, and reflections. To all my siblings in the Halfway House.....it's been an incredible ride (and it's not over yet), and I'm thrilled beyond words that my love for these Twilight books and movies first brought me in contact with all of you. It's been a privilege getting to know you and sharing this with you these past few years.