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Danag: The Filipino Twilight Saga Podcast




Episode 20 - Move Over, Sauron, Wolf-Jacob's Eye Will Make You Cry

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SHOW NOTES | Danag: The Filipino Twilight Saga Podcast
Episode 20 - Move Over, Sauron, Wolf-Jacob's Eye Will Make You Cry


In which:
- We review "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Recording Date: 28 November 2009

This week’s panel: Mabelle, Clair de Lune, and Minami

TCP Admin Ratings for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"
  • Costumes, Hair, and Make-Up
    Consensus: General improvements on costumes, hair and make-up since Twilight, but Rob Pattinson's make-up still stands out in its... uh... girliness, and Caius's make-up is noticeably different from the other members of the Volturi. And what is with the matchy-matchy Town and Country outfits of Edward and Bella in Alice's vision?!
    Minami - 8.5 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Mabelle - 7.5 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Clair de Lune - 7 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
  • Locations and Props
    Consensus: Great continuity of props and settings between Twilight and New Moon despite the change in locations, though the change in the Volvo model is baffling (chalk it up to Volvo's sponsorship/marketing strategy). Fake flowers in the meadow -- we see you!
    Minami - 6 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Mabelle - 8.5 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Clair de Lune - 8 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
  • Cinematography
    Consensus: The general palette of the film evokes a more romantic feel and reflects the warmth of the wolves and the opulence of the Volturi. Shot selection was also commendable. Chris Weitz could have taken more creative risks, but an experiment gone wrong would have been more detrimental to the film.
    Minami - 10 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Mabelle - 9 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Clair de Lune - 8 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
  • Editing
    Consensus: Editing was more fluid and made more sense than Twilight, although there were a couple of glitches; however, these glitches were hardly noticeable.
    Minami - 9.5 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Mabelle - 8 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Clair de Lune - 8 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
  • Special Effects
    Consensus: Depiction of vampire speed was not groundbreaking in its concept, but was executed very well to the filmmakers credit; it made more sense and was consistent throughout the film. The sparkle effect has improved. The wolves were AWESOME!!!! Collectively, the special effects do not intrude on the audience's suspension of disbelief, except for Force-Ghost-Edward, whose general effect is iffy.
    Minami - 9 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Mabelle - 8.5 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Clair de Lune - 8.5 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
  • Sound Design and Music
    Consensus: Sound design is good, and compliments the visuals nicely. Alexandre Desplat's musical score was very apt for the film and captured the emotional roller-coaster of the story very well without being too intrusive. Most of the songs selected by Alexandra Patsavas were well-placed.
    Minami - 9 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Mabelle - 8 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Clair de Lune - 8 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
  • Performance and Direction
    Consensus: We commend a very much improved Kristen Stewart and a scene-stealing, sympathetic Taylor Lautner. Rob Pattinson improved a little as well, and had better moments, but still tended to look constipated instead of a brooding, emo vampire; he is outshone by his co-stars most of the time. Most secondary characters make the most out of their very little screen time. Chris Weitz's over-all direction and vision is commendable, but he played it too safe, to the film's detriment.
    Performances:
    Minami - 9.5 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Mabelle - 8 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Clair de Lune - 8 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Direction:
    Minami - 9.5 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Mabelle - 8.5 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Clair de Lune - 8 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
  • Adaptation
    Consensus: Considering that New Moon is a difficult book to adapt, the resulting story was a good distillation of the myriad of plot points. Elements like the passage of time and the internal Bella monologues were portrayed very well. However, Chris Weitz and Melissa Rosenberg seemed like they were tied down by the passionate fans who would balk at noticeable deviations from canon. Fans will love the adaptation but it will not make non-fans happy.
    Minami - 8 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Mabelle - 8.5 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Clair de Lune - 7.5 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins

  • Average Ratings
    Minami - 8.78 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Mabelle - 8.28 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins
    Clair de Lune - 7.89 / 10 Giant Blueberry Muffins

Music Used This Week:
  • Opening Credits - Excerpt from "Immortalize Me" by Salient
  • Segment Transitions - Excerpts from "Monsters" by Hurricane Bells; "All I Believe In" by The Magic Numbers
  • End Credits - Excerpt from "Shooting The Moon" by OK Go


Title and End Credits by: Casey Copengco

Episode Edited by: Clair de Lune

Danag Logo Artwork: Paul Mendoza

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  • Anonymous gracielou105 says so:
    January 5, 2010 at 1:42 AM  

    haha. natuwa nman ako nainsert ni minamic yung "abs abs abs mo ay nakakasilaw" - hehe. yeah i think i tweeted that sometime ago for team jailbait. lol

    After the movie discussion I thought I had enough sharings and reviews on the movie but then hearing you guys nitpicking and bantering over it again was fun as usual. I never tire listening to podcasts. ;) It's always fun hearing the criticisms from fellow fans.. I feel so much @ home with you guys. It was great symphatizing, disagreeing and agreeing with all of your opinions and comments. :P

    Thanks for the short mention and this brand new podcast. Sorry only got to listen to this fully now. hehe

    Btw... were you guys eating hhuuuge blueberry muffins while rating as well?! lol top

  • Blogger Clair de Lune says so:
    January 5, 2010 at 8:06 AM  

    Thanks for the kind comments, gracielou. :)

    We wish we were eating GIANT blueberry muffins, but... no. Hehe. Rosquillos yata ang kinakain namin nun. Hehe. top