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Twilight & Philosophy
post Nov 9 2009, 09:44 AM
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While persusing Amazon, I came across the book Twilight and Philosophy. As much as I can't stand Twilight, I'm actually in support of this book. I've ready a few other similar books (there are similar books for both Star Wars and The Matrix), and they tend to be a fun, interesting, if unorthodox way to relate philosophical concepts to mainstream movies. Anyone happen to check this out?
post Nov 9 2009, 12:30 PM
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Never heard of it before now.
post Nov 13 2009, 03:13 AM
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Man, I'd probably read the Star Wars and Matrix ones before the Twilight one, but this still looks kind of interesting.
post Nov 13 2009, 05:42 AM
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yeah ive heard of matrix and star wars one, twilight, not so much interested.
post Jan 3 2010, 07:06 PM
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i saw this at the bookstore. i kinda wanted to get it to see what it was about but didn't. i'm guessing still nobody else has read this.
post Jan 3 2010, 07:09 PM
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My friend has it and I flipped through it. It was pretty entertaining from what little I read.
post Jan 4 2010, 03:43 PM
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According to Borders, this book got 1 star.
"First, I find it highly offensive when people write about topics they are not familiar with.

This author bases an entire chapter on Bella's vegetarianism because she ordered Mushroom Ravioli after Edward rescues her then takes her to dinner.

Read the book...it clearly states that Bella ordered the first thing she saw on the menu...Mushroom Ravioli...the book does not claim that Bella is a vegetarian...Katherine Hardwicke (director of Twilight) took that creative liberty while making the movie..{watch her own documentary..she admits it.}

Therefore, if a writer is going to analyze the philosophical impact of a fictional young adult series, that author should actually read the series first before putting his name on a book claiming to understand the underlying reasons for this series popularity.

Trying to attach Greek philosophies and Christian doctrine to a series that was only written because a woman named Stephenie Meyers woke up from a dream and began journaling the characters is absolute nonsense. Stephenie clearly states that she never intended to write a book, she doesn't even like the horror genre, never even watched 'vampire' movies....."I'm Mormon" she says. Stephenie had a dream one night, it impacted her that entire day so she wrote it out, 3 months later, she wrote a book......what's the big deal here, is the author--William Irwin---so desperate to be published that he can't take the time to know what he is actually writing about?

Again, if a writer is going to summarize a book series, said author should at least do more than watch the movie and read an unpublished portion of 'Midnight Sun' to address why this series has captured the hearts and minds of millions of girls and women world wide....."

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Idk, is it really worth the $20?
post Jan 5 2010, 08:53 PM
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Oh. I saw that book next to the "The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy."

And that was today too.
post Jan 7 2010, 12:55 AM
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QUOTE(The Greatest Person Who Ever Lived)
Anything that has to with Twilight in any way, shape, or form will never and shall never come in the slightest bit of contact with my body, mind, and soul. So with all due respect, anyone, anything, everyone, and everything that has the tad bit to do and/or related to the creation of Twilight, writing of Twilight, development of Twilight, and/or all of Twilight itself; f*ck you. Seriously.

And I'll tell you this right now; that's a bitch slap of truth.
post Jan 7 2010, 12:57 AM
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post Jun 2 2010, 01:33 PM
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I haven't read it and quite frankly, have no plans to do so. Twilight can be entertaining in its own right, but giving it any philosophical backbone is pretty futile, in my opinion. It would be like seeking out nutritional value in cotton candy or something.

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