Flap Off: Catherine Hardwicke
Here's how it works:
- I flap my gums about a stupid question and you:
- a.) Weigh in
- b.) Tell me to F*** off
- c.) Ignore me completely
- d.) All of the above
Warning: I curse a lot in this post. Just letting you know.
Remember this tidbit from my previous post in Book Retail Therapy (6)?
I also got a copy of Red Riding Hood, which the first ten pages really pulled me in. :) The only thing that pissed me off off was seeing Caterine Hardwicke's name on the cover. Remember her? The crappy director who ruined what could have been a great movie adaptation of Twilight? Yeah, that crappy director. What the fuck is Catherine Hardwicke doing having her writers voice appear in in the beautifully designed Red Riding Hood book?Now that you are all caught up, I will continue with my rant.
She's the director of the film adaptation?
Fuck my life.
Forgive me, but I am in desperate need of a vent session now.
I can't stand that woman. If anyone cars to under why, its simple really.
Number One Reason Why Catherine Hardwicke is Fail
She ruined Twilight! The first book is the best in the series and she just ruined it. (The series should have ended with the first book, but that's a different rant for anther day). The first book was meant to be an Epic of Awesomeness when it was turned into a movie, but no. It sucked harder then a new born on its' mother's teat. Bad acting consistently from the two main roles by Kristine and Rob, way too many close up face shots of Kristen and Rob which made their horrifically done pale make up look all that move shitty, and the powers of Alice and Edward were not done to their full potential on screen. Who's fault is that, oh right: Catherine Hardwicke. Thanks, Cat for all of the zit filled angst up close in person! (dripping with sarcasm).
Reason Number Two Why Catherine Hardwicke is Fail
My other reason for my thorough dislike of her is that Catherine Hardwicke over does her own screen time. Directors are meant to be behind the camera right? With the well placed exception of Clint Eastwood, this is true for me.
Have you guys seen all the behind the scenes shit for the first Twilight movie? She's on the commentary, she's on the introductions to the deleted scenes - which don't need introductions in the first place since they were deleted for a reason, and she's on the introductions to the music video's - WHY do music video's need explanation, I ask you?! She even wrote a book about all of the behind the scenes action on the set of Twilight filled with pictures and cute little bubbles with her witty side comments, which only she finds creative.
Do you see the author's name anywhere? Neither do I.
I can't believe I didn't even notice this until after I bought the book. I almost had my boyfriend turn around and bring me back to the store when we were already seven miles gone, but by then I was already pulled in by the first ten pages.
I will say this, the film trailer for Red Riding Hood looks pretty damn awesome. I'm not all that happy about the leading actress, Amanda Seyfried. She's not a good actress. At least it appears she takes this as a serious role in her unimpressive career. I don't know what it is. There is just something about her that I don't like as an actress.
Alright, I'm done now. What do you guys think? Was this a total waste of your time? Did it make you laugh? Should I fuck off? Let me know! :)