Three of the most famous movie stars of our time had a big night out on Thursday (October 19th) in New York City. To celebrate the end of their latest film projects, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson (the Twilight stars) were seen enjoying some fun in the Big Apple. The trio were joined by a bunch of their friends for a massive ‘thank-you’ party at Manhattan’s Gansevoort hotel. Celeb guests at the soiree included Kelly Clarkson, Anna Kendrick, and Emily Blunt. The party was hosted by Jimmy Fallon and his wife, Nancy, and was catered by Wolfgang Puck.
The occasion was the end of an era for the Twilight stars, who are now stepping out of their comfort zone and dipping their toes into the blockbuster business. After three hugely successful Twilight films — Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse — Lautner, Stewart, and Pattinson are ready to take on the world. With the launch of their new movie One More Night a few days earlier, the fans were super-excited to see the celebrities they’d followed for years step out of their comfort zone and into the bright lights of the big city.
While Stewart and Pattinson have starred in huge-budget films before, this will be their first real taste of what it means to be a leading man or woman in a commercially successful project. After their recent box office success, the two will be looking to secure leading roles in films with a more traditional studio structure. And if Twilight didn’t put them there, then leading man status in a film like James Bond or Sherlock Holmes would surely do.
The Big Apple Is The King James Bible Of Popular Culture
While we wait to see what the future holds for the Twilight stars, let’s take a trip back in time to celebrate their legacy. To truly understand the significance of Thursday night’s party, it’s important to take a step back in history and examine the impact of the King James Bible — arguably the most popular and influential English translation of all time — and its many imitators. The New York Times dubbed it the “Bible of the masses,’” and it’s easy to see why.
The first edition of the King James Bible was published in 1611 and was an instant success. It was the first time an entire translation project had been rendered into English, meaning that the whole thing was done properly. Inspired by the King James Bible, other translations were produced in quick succession, including the Authorized Version, also known as the “Bible of Restoration England,’” the Great King James Bible, and the Holy Bible. Together, these translations helped to give birth to the English language and shaped the way we speak, read, and write today. It even had an effect on the English language itself, which adapted words and phrases from the King James Bible to fit new situations. Words like “tweezers’” and “twiddle-dee-dee’” were used to describe the feeling of being overwhelmed or confused, for example.
Famous For Its Impact, Not Its Literary Merit
While the influence of the King James Bible cannot be denied, it’s important to remember that not everybody is a big fan of the English translation. Stephen King, for example, famously described the King James Bible as “an unadulterated, unmitigated piece of crap.” And he’s not the only one. When it comes to the King James Bible, there are plenty of people who either hate it or don’t know much about it. This is largely due to the fact that it wasn’t particularly well-written, with some critics calling it “verbose and affected.’”
The first three words of the King James Bible are “In the beginning, God…’” While these are undoubtedly great words, they’re followed by some of the most boring chapters in the entire book. The reason why people continue to be drawn to the King James Bible is because of all the buzz that surrounds it. It’s the classic story of a popular book that continues to gain in influence and popularity even today. The fact that it’s the most popular translation of all time is a testament to its effective storytelling and simple, elegant language.
How Twilight Helped Popularize The King James Bible
The biggest impact of the Twilight films on popular culture came not from the vampires and shape-shifting but from the translators of the King James Bible. While many famous authors and playwrights have been inspired by the Twilight stories, it’s the translators who really put the books into popular culture. In the foreword to the 20th anniversary edition of the King James Bible, George Lucas cites the movie as an inspiration for the translation project he was working on at the time: “While revising the [original] Star Wars script, I found that sometimes I would get bogged down in philosophical debates about good and evil. Then I thought of the wonderful world of Twilight, where vampires are portrayed not as scary monsters but as seductive creatures who can also be heroic figures. The elegance and poetry of the King James Bible make it the perfect vehicle for these extraordinary beings.”
Lucas wasn’t the only one who saw the movie. While working on the script for The Twilight Zone, Stephen King drew from the rich mythology of his novels to create a world that was equally rich and inspired his writing. King even went on to cite the Twilight movies as an influence on his upcoming book, Sleeping Beauty. “I wanted to do for sleep talk what the Twilight movies had done for vampires,” he said. “Make it funny, make it scary, make it poetic.”
The Impact Of The Twilight Movies On Popular Culture Is Still Resonant Today
Even today, celebrities are still taking the time to celebrate the legacy of the Twilight films. On the eve of One More Night, Stewart, Pattinson, and Lautner hosted a fun and intimate “Twilight Reunion” event at a Los Angeles museum. The museum’s director, Elizabeth Taylor, couldn’t stop raving about the impact that the Twilight films had on her community, saying: “We get calls from all over the world about the Twilight films and what they mean. People have seen these films and have been so touched by them — both the young and the old alike.”
It’s an impact that shows no signs of fading, with the Twilight films still ranking among the highest-grossing of all time (the most recent entry, Eclipse, took in over $390 million in worldwide box office earnings). While they may not be as popular as they once were, the films’ devoted following shows that their extraordinary popularity isn’t going anywhere.
The Twilight films’ success is a testament to the enduring appeal of vampirism in modern culture. And while the bloodsuckers may have gotten the most press over the years, it’s the translators of the King James Bible who deserve our thanks for bringing an obscure group of books to the masses and giving birth to a new cultural phenomenon.
Written and edited by Chris Santillo
[Title]: Seven ways to add polish to your relationship
Seven ways to add polish to your relationship
Whether you’ve been dating for a few months or a decade, you’ll eventually run into problems with your partner. The question is: how can you make your marriage more meaningful? Are there ways to spice up your romance and make it a bit more exciting? The answer is yes, and here are seven ways to add some shine to your relationship.
Going on a cruise ship to see if Loch Ness is really the monster that everyone says it is? Visiting a war gravesite that you learned about in history class? Trying out a new restaurant in town? All of these are adventurous acts that you can perform together as a couple. Do something that both of you have always wanted to do, but were nervous about doing alone. These are the things that will make your relationship more exciting and unforgettable. Do something that no one else in your relationship group has done before. Take a chance and be adventurous.
Experiment With Different Cooking Techniques
It’s one thing to order food from a restaurant, but what if you’re going to cook dinner together? Do you each have a specific style that you prefer, or does it change from day to day? Do you like your food plain or do you like to experiment with different cooking techniques? If you’re feeling adventurous, why not have fun and see what happens when you experiment with something new? You may discover that you actually enjoy preparing meals together. Some of the most romantic moments that I’ve had were when I would cook dinner for my partner. It didn’t have to be elaborate, just something simple that we could enjoy while enjoying each other’s company. After years of doing this, it still feels magical.