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Twilight In Forks
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82 of 88 people found the following review helpful
Four hours away from Seattle, Washington lies the town of Forks--once a logging town, now revitalized by author Stephanie Meyers' series of young adult books--Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1),The Twilight Saga: New Moon,Eclipse (The Twilight Saga) and Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4) starring vampire heartthrob Edward Cullen and the love of his long life, human teenager Bella Swan.

Approximately 90 minutes, this documentary explores Forks from the perspective of the town's lifeblood--its people. Sumptuously beautiful with a full spectrum of natural attractions: amazing timberland, the Olympic Natural Park, the windswept beaches of La Push, Rialto and Kalaloch, the Hoh Rain Forest, the Sol Duc Falls, Quileute Indian Reservation land and the intimate setting of a small American town, Forks boasts of a major tourist influx in the last few years since the Twilight books and films have rekindled the romantic imagination of the nation and the world.

For the most part this presentation is geared towards Twilight fans only. I don't believe anyone other than a die-hard fan would be willing to devote 90 minutes of their time to watch what is basically a travel log outlining the phenomenal growth of an otherwise declining town in desperate need of revitalization from a once booming timber industry.

Along came Stephanie Meyers and her cast of centuries old vampires and the Quileute werewolves to infuse the dying area with new blood in the form of tourists and business.

Mainly a compendium of various local interviews, "Twilight in Forks" acts as a huge thank you card to all the Twilight fans from grateful townspeople who so enjoy sharing their lives and the place they live with Twi-heads all around the United States and the world. Highlighted is the Twilight tour which escorts a mini-busload of the books' lovers to noted points of interest--the Swan residence, the Cullen House, the Forks High School, Jacob Black's house and La Push beach and interviews with two Quileute elders who explain the tribe's actual relationship with shape shifting wolves that are featured so prominently in the books.

Of course, there is a concentration on the fans who have arrived in droves and have actually moved to Forks as well as teachers, website bloggers and the MTV Twilight Tuesday segment host who attempt to explain the love affair between the books, characters and the people who cannot get enough of the whole series and their associated films.

Bottom line? If you love Twilight and are curious about the town of Forks in Washington State, you will probably enjoy this 90 minute presentation that affords you a townsfolk view of just what its like to live in the Twilight Zone and experience what the popularity of the books and the films have done to revitalize a town once on the decline. If you are expecting guest appearances from the cast from the films, skip this one as it concentrates on the business men and women who cannot believe their good fortune and the fans who have made an economic bonanza possible and encouragingly sustainable. Recommended and rated only for the die hard Twilight fan. For those who haven't a clue about this fan phenomenon, find something else to watch.
Diana Faillace Von Behren
"reneofc"
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2010
This documentary did a fantastic job of showing us the "real" Forks Washington. The one Stephanie wrote about and the one I envision while reading this Saga. If you can put the movies out of your mind for the time it takes to watch this I think you will be pleasantly surprised. (You must stop comparing the movies to this DVD, the books, my friends, it is about the books). Stephanie clearly did her homework! Any true "Twi-hard" will not only buy this DVD, but will appreciate the significance of it, especially if you do not live in the Pacific Northwest and may never have the opportunity to visit. Thanks to those who made it possible to see the Forks Washington that Stephanie Meyer so elegantly depicted in her story.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2010
Kind of felt longer than it should have been, but it was neat to see what the real Forks looks like. The movie follows the Twilight Tour and shows all the spots from the book. They spend a lot of time talking to people about the effect the books/movies have had on the town. They talk to some visiting fans as well. It was cool to see interviews with Larry Carroll and Kaleb Nation. They talked to a couple of Quiliute people about their culture as well. Not the best thing I've ever watched, but cool for people like me who will probably never get to Forks, or even for people who've been who want to relive their visit.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on April 12, 2011
After seeing some of the beautiful scenery in the movies, I was excited about watching this documentary. I had hoped there would be more footage of the town of Forks, but instead this was mostly a bunch of fans talking about how much they love the books and the movies. I consider myself to be a big fan of Twilight (more so of the books than the movies), but I actually fell asleep watching this.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 18, 2011
I purchased this DVD because I'm a HUGE Twilight fan and the previews for it at the begining of the movie DVDs had me curious. It's pretty good. It's definatly interesting to see the way Twilight has impacted the people in this town. Good buy for any major fan of the saga.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2011
I absolutely loved this little video! I am a big fan of the Twilight Saga and sense a magical quality about the story and the setting. It was nice to see how warmly the people of Forks have embraced this story and how it has blessed their little town. The fact that Stephanie Meyer has placed her story in a real setting, makes her fans want to visit there. This video satisfies that desire. You feel like you have visited and talked with people who love the story as much as you do and to know what it is like to live there. I loved the music to the video as well as I felt it added to that special fairy-tale atmosphere to the area. I bought this video for myself and then after watching it, ordered it as a gift to other fans I know. I feel it is a must for the collector of all things wonderful associated with the Twilight Saga.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 2, 2010
You know, I didn't think I would purchase this DVD, don't want to be completely obsessed, and I already have the books, DVDs, Director's Notebook, and the Illustrated book - but I watched Twilight in Forks on cable and enjoyed it. I enjoyed hearing about the town, seeing Jacob's grandfather, and the townsfolks where simply great. I don't know, maybe just one more thing to add to my Twilight life, but I want to say thanks to Forks for indulging the fans and sharing their town.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 2, 2010
This was a great story, I would recommend all twilight movie & book lovers to watch this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 23, 2010
This DVD is a candid look at the town of Forks, it's people, and the impact the 'Twilight' series has had on them. I get the impression that prior to Stephenie Meyer's visit, they may have been in a condition of economic devastation due to a bleak economy with the logging industry, etc., but then came Edward and Bella! It's heart-warming to know the success of a teenage work of fiction has set the town back in the right direction. I am sure they will feel the effects for some time to come and that is a very good thing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Loved the Twilight series; this fan movie, not so much. The giggling fangirls had too much screen time. The best was hearing from the local Native Americans who not only spoke eloquently, but were a delight to listen to. The gal at the Chamber of Commerce was also interesting as was the lit professor and his interpretations (read the info on the whiteboard behind him, too). I could have easily sat through a movie on literary interpretations on the series and the psychological insights of this particular fandom. Was very happy to hear that the movies helped this economically hurting town, and they now have a new revenue stream. Their appreciation of Ms. Myer is genuine.
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