Tuesday, May 5, 2009

TTIC30 ~ The Ballet Studio Scene

We got this week’s doozy from delightful, degroovy Dani (channeling a little Deee-Lite… yes, I am ancient!) Groove is in the He~aart!

Today’s challenge is all about The Ballet Studio Scene from Twilight.

I thought this room would be visually dramatic for my little film. That’s why I picked this place to meet you. It’s perfect, isn’t it?

-James

Twilight, Chapter 22, p.449

Sigh. There is just something about James…

Anyways, I have always found this an interesting scene. I am not sure if I like the book version better than the movie version though.

I am also not sure if I agree with Edward’s decision to keep Bella from changing into a vampire.

Craft Portion: Create a project that shows your favorite part(s) of the Ballet Studio Scene.

Comment Portion: How do you feel about this scene from Twilight. Was it not scary enough? Do you think Edward made the right decision to keep Bella from turning?

First, my project: Yep, this one jumped right over creepy and landed in downright sinister! But, let me explain… ttic30 ballet studio One of the major insults in this scene that James chose was to destroy Bella. End her life, devastate Edward, and so on. The added insult being that this studio was part of her pure, innocent childhood. Little girls dance – it’s what we do. (7 years, here!) James gets to crush a part of her childhood in addition to all the other damage he intends to inflict on Bella and the Cullens. SO… with that in mind, I made a cute, yes CUTE card, and then proceeded to ‘ruin’ it as best I could… by smearing Jet Black and Timber Brown StazOn onto an acrylic sheet and tying it up with a bloodied ribbon. (I think it’s definitely the ribbon that bumps us beyond “creepy”.) But this is not a warm and fuzzy scene. It is a scene of terror, destruction and will to survive. Nothin’ pretty about that! :)

Moving right along - I, for one, LOVED the studio scene in the book. The whole James chase was spot on, in my opinion. I was so completely on edge from the time they ran from the baseball game, I could not turn the pages fast enough! I knew going into the theater that day that given the relatively ‘short’ running time that a lot of the drama overall would have to be abbreviated. It just is what it is. I was, however, definitely concerned that this was one of the major scenes that I realllly didn’t want to get messed up on the big screen. I was pretty happy with the outcome – and I think that Cam Gigandet was a phenomenal James, and in this scene he absolutely stole it. That scene performed badly could’ve been really campy! In short – I generally always choose the book over the movie, and this is no different, but I really was satisfied with the studio scene.

Did Eddie make the right choice? I think so. One of Edward’s stellar qualities is that he wants her to experience as much of her human life as possible before she is turned. I think that him tasting her blood (his greatest desire and ultimately, greatest fear) in order to suck the poison from her body is a monumental character point for him. He earned some serious respect from me by doing that. I like that he has the conviction to maintain this decision. Phew… all this Edward praising is making me a little woozy… better stop before it gets worse. :) Don’t forget to visit the other amazing DT submissions, and browse TwilightTuesday for Blog Candy and so much more!

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10 comments:

Rebecca said...

LOVE IT! From the overlay to the bloodied ribbon - its wonderfully creeeeeeepy!

Julie said...

Wow -- this is really COOL -- I LOVE your take on this challenge! What a clever idea, to take the sweet, girl-dancing thing and twist it. Really unique - so well done! And I always love to read your posts!

Jacqueline said...

this is an amazing take on the scene, is it wrong if I LOVE the bloody ribbon???! :O This card is great Beth!! great insight into this too!

Dani said...

What a great card!!! It really shows your beautiful and unique style that I love!! Awesome!

stampvamp said...

AWESOME! You definitely captured your intended look!!!

Eve said...

LOVE the card and this whole entire post!
Wonderful job!

BasketMom said...

this was a difficult challenge - you conquered it well! nice job

Deconstructing Jen said...

That's a great card Beth. I think my favorite thing though was your explanation of why you made it the way you did. Very interesting!!!

Steph said...

that's a fantastic interpretation!
you did a great job portraying it with your card, awesome job!

Sparkle4Me said...

I love how you came up with the sweet little girl idea and turned it into something dark and creepy. Great idea!