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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 20: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 2
Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

Bella Swan, a prospective University of Alaska student, is still in high school and her 100 year old vampire boyfriend Edward wants to marry her. Bella’s pretty cold to that idea, though, as she doesn’t believe marriage is worth any more than the piece of paper the marriage certificate is printed on. Also, she’d rather just be a cool, immortal vampire. With graduation coming up quick, Bella finds her attention divided between her studies, Edward, and visiting her mom in Florida. Bella is also being targeted by a vengeful lady vampire, but she’ll worry about that after she straightens things up with her estranged wolfman friend Jacob. This proves challenging as Jacob’s enmity toward vampires has grown stronger and he’s really getting pushy about the whole “Bella, don’t become a vampire before you’ve considered all the alternatives” thing. Soon, though, Bella brings the vampire and werewolf clans of Forks, Washington, into an uneasy alliance based on all the trouble she’s at the center of. With the vampires busy tracking an unknown threat and keeping watch for the vengeful lady vampire, Bella is left under the protection of Jacob and his wolf buds. This breaks bad pretty quickly, though, when Jacob decides Bella has no agency in her relationship with Edward and forces a kiss upon her in an effort to convince her of his love for her. After breaking her fist on Jacob’s face, Bella returns home and continues planning her eventual vampiric transition. During a graduation party, she kind  reconciles with Jacob but is soon distracted by a warning of an impending invasion of newborn vampires. With only days to prepare, Bella takes stock of her priorities and, after a heart to heart with dad about marriage, reconsiders Edward’s proposal. On the day of the big battle, Bella is whisked away to the top of a mountain for safety… but almost freezes to death because no one thought about how cold the top of a mountain might be. After some life-saving cuddles from Jacob, Bella finds herself facing down death again when the vengeful lady vampire arrives. A well-timed distraction by Bella turns the tide of the battle, ending the threat to Bella and her friends…for now. 

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben on a quest that began (in Volume 1) with one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in?

In Volume 2, Vanessa and Toben seek to determine the best Kristen Stewart movie of all time.

They will watch – in chronological order – every major motion picture featuring the actress Kristen Stewart. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Kristen Stewart movies will be determined using a refined academic and scientific process.

Current Rankings:

  1. Speak
  2. Welcome to the Rileys
  3. The Runaways
  4. Adventureland
  5. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  6. Zathura
  7. Panic Room
  8. Twilight
  9. The Yellow Handkerchief
  10. The Messengers
  11. The Safety of Objects
  12. Fierce People
  13. In The Land of Women
  14. Into The Wild
  15. Cold Creek Manor
  16. Catch That Kid
  17. The Cake Eaters
  18. Jumper
  19. What Just Happened
  20. Undertow

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Sound effects: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 17: The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 2
Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Bella Swan is back, and it’s her birthday! Now a moody 18 year old, Bella is worried of aging out of her relationship with Edward the vampire. One night, Bella gets a paper cut in front of a whole family of vampires and almost gets eaten. This incident spooks Edward and he decides Bella would be safer and better off without him and his vampire family around. Bella is heartbroken by this, and decides to lay down in the forest and die. Fortunately, she’s saved by a cool shirtless dude who’s definitely not a werewolf. For months after, Bella is a wreck, isolating herself and wallowing in her loneliness. One day, she discovers that engaging in social activities with friends makes her less sad and lonely, so does that for a while… until she crosses paths with a dangerous motorcyclist and is warned off by a vision of Edward. In an effort to glimpse her lost love, Bella gets into extreme sports like cliff diving and dirt biking. This works for a while, but eventually she no longer craves the sight of Edward because of her growing relationship with Jacob – a friend who is a boy and a mechanic and a werewolf. Bella’s not really sure if she’s ready to love again, but after having her life saved by a pack of werewolves, she warms up to the idea a bit… until Edward’s sister returns and takes Bella to Rome, so she can stop Edward from killing himself because thinks another vampire killed Bella. Bella and Edward are finally reunited, then almost immediately nearly killed by the vampire council, because it turns out Bella is immune to the magic powers of the vampire council and they don’t like that. The council is appeased by a last minute announcement – Bella will be turned into a vampire and join Edward’s family. This decision is complicated by two key issues – Edward doesn’t really want Bella to become a vampire despite her repeated stated desire to be turned, and her becoming a vampire will also reignite a war between the vampires and werewolves of Washington state. Eventually, Edward agrees to turn Bella… on one condition…

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben on a quest that began (in Volume 1) with one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in?

In Volume 2, Vanessa and Toben seek to determine the best Kristen Stewart movie of all time.

They will watch – in chronological order – every major motion picture featuring the actress Kristen Stewart. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Kristen Stewart movies will be determined using a refined academic and scientific process.

Current Rankings:

  1. Speak
  2. Adventureland
  3. Zathura
  4. Panic Room
  5. Twilight
  6. The Yellow Handkerchief
  7. The Messengers
  8. The Safety of Objects
  9. Fierce People
  10. In The Land of Women
  11. Into The Wild
  12. Cold Creek Manor
  13. Catch That Kid
  14. The Cake Eaters
  15. Jumper
  16. What Just Happened
  17. Undertow

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Sound effects: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

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