Twilight and Takipsilim

by Anna Katharina on December 28, 2008

in Blogging,Review

Both the novel and the movie really hit it big in the Philippines. The movie earned about $158.4 million after 3 weeks of showing. Books of Twilight almost run out at Fully Booked, it was their top bestseller for more than 3 months. It is a teen film, a story about vampire romance, Bella, a human falls in love with Edward, a vampire. This is a Stephanie Meyer novel , who authored the 4 Twilight saga namely

  • • Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)
    • New Moon (The Twilight Saga, Book 2)
    • Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3)
    • Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4)

Some 50 million copies of the books have been sold worldwide and the series has been translated into over 20 different languages according to Wikipedia. Other sources says that the four Twilight books have been sold in more than 25 million copies worldwide and 20 million of them have been sold in the USA alone.
Taking a cue from this phenomenon, ABS CBN is allegedly going to produced a Pinoy version of Twilight entitled Takipsilim ( Filipino translation of Twilight).

Starring Rayver Cruz as Edward Cullen and Shaina Magdayao as Isabella Swan. News of the Takipsilim, alerted the Filipino Twilight fans, many blogs featured the announcement of ABS CBN, and so many reacted negatively and some the wait and see attitude. The reactions were more about who will play the lead roles. I am sure no matter who the actors are, we will still be curious about the tele-movie, we will still watch, because we have fallen in love with the romance story.

But again, latest news says the Twilight Pinoy version is a hoax. If the production pushes through, let us not compare, because the tele-movie will be an “epic fail” for sure, when we try to expect what was depicted in the original movie or in the novel itself. I am sure there will changes and the Filipino way of love story will be an added attraction. “Kilig “ factor will still be there guys!

Don’t react too violently, lets see. Give a chance to Takipsilim (if there is will be one), the Twilight Pinoy Version !Its Entertainment , Its show Business!

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visitor_signpeace December 29, 2008 at 2:13 pm

I don’t read the book., I haven’t watched the film., I’m not saying that the remake will be a disaster., I’m not kapuso neither kapamilya., I’m a PROUD FILIPINO.,

I read all of your comments., and I agreed with all of you., I hated the remake in some ways., and I also liked it in the other way.,

I know that Filipinos are very talented so I don’t have any doubts why the filming staff of the original twilight gave the rights to the filipinos., I believe in the capacity of the unofficial cast, because they won’t stay in this business (show business) if they don’t have the staying power, or the should I say the TALENT rather.,

We can prove to the foreigners that we are talented enough to be as good as them., but not by getting their ideas., not by let’s say it, copying ideas., remaking., hello! We have talents! GREAT TALENTS! We can make better stories than that of twilight! So why remaking it? We can be better in our own and original ways.,

One more thing., why are we comparing ourselves to foreigners? Each individual is unique, everyone has their standards of what is good or not., remember: as long as we did our best, as long as we didn’t hurt others, as long as we stay humble and faithful, WE ARE GOING TO BE THE BEST., we cannot please everybody.!

It’s up to us if we will support something we like or we hate.,

You had made a lot of great tv series. I agree on that. You have SKILLFUL writers, SKILLFUL directors, and TALENTED artists., prove us that you can be the best in a good way, in an original way, in the best way you can., USE your resources, your writers, your artists, your directors, I KNOW that THEY HAVE THE GUTS., use them, use their ideas, not the ideas of others.,

You have your points., you’re right, but we have nothing to do with it, it’s their decision., but don’t worry, YOU HAVE YOUR JUDGMENT.,

You have your points., you’re right, but you cannot blame the remake haters., after all, we have all our points,

don’t mind the remake., focus in the REAL THING., on the REAL WORLD., don’t be angry to each other., because we are all FILIPINOS., ONE FOR ALL, AND ALL FOR ONE., FILIPINOS ARE SO GREAT., USE THE TALENTS.,


“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and LEAVE A TRAIL.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


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