ragtags studio central: sarah's random this & that

random means "having no definite aim or purpose," (1655), taken from "at random" (1565), "at great speed" (thus, "carelessly, haphazardly"). In 1980s college student slang, it somehow, and sadly, acquired a distinct sense of "inferior, undesirable." (Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper) Well, okay, fine, Mr. Online Etymology Dictionary person, but THIS is the 21st Century. It's a whole new ball of wax.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

More Forbidden Fruit, OR, If I were King of the Forest,

or at least a Casting Director there, I would have made one very different choice from Deborah Aquila, Jennifer L. Smith, and Mary Tricia Wood, who did the casting for Twilight. Before I saw the movie, I had finished both Twilight and New Moon. These books are like candy; they may not be good, or good for you, but they have a kind of tasty and addictive flavor. While I think the Cullens as characters are each intriguing, I really *dig* Jacob. He's well-developed (yes, that's a pun), mostly sensible, and just plain likable. The one character of whom I am not fond is Bella. She's an awful whiner, obsessively needy, and honestly, I can't fathom why either Edward or Jacob is interested, except for that thing about even intelligent guys falling for cute girls regardless of anything else...but all that's neither here nor there. The gist of this post? When I saw the movie a few months ago (the soundtrack was great, by the way) I was struck dumb (I know, hard to imagine THAT!) - not only does Robert Pattinson not fit the details of Stephenie Meyer's descriptions of Edward, to my mind he is NOT EVEN REMOTELY CLOSE TO FABULOUSLY DROP DEAD GORGEOUS.
The actor I would have cast as Edward Cullen in his stead? How aboutJesse Spencer?

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