Inspired by Pat’s (Mille Fiori Favoriti) post in March, I thought I’d plan a Dinner and Movie project of my own over the weekend. Themes of any sort are fun to explore. My movie choice: Twilight.
In the book, Bella eats fish and fried chicken—even making and serving steak for Charlie. The movie version insinuates she’s a vegetarian which echoes Edward’s assertion he and his family are “vegetarian vampires” opting for food sources other than human blood.
After suggesting the movie to my husband and reading him a list of menu options, he quipped, “As long as it doesn’t involve anything Rh”.
A number of scenes (both in the books and the movie) reference food, so I tried a dish mentioned in Food & Wine’s article “Recipes for Twilight Fans” found here, Lasagna-Style Baked Pennette with Meat Sauce. The article states, “Leftover lasagna gets Bella through a particularly busy week when she learns the truth about Edward’s vampire identity and past.”
Bellas Lullaby - Carter Burwell
While preparing dinner, I listened to Muse’s Twilight Music Soundtrack. This is the beautiful piano solo Edward plays for Bella.
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Dessert was simply a red apple based on the cafeteria scene where Edward does a trick with an apple and presents it to Bella. My patient husband kindly posed with an apple for me.
Flightless Bird, American Mouth (#11) - Iron & Wine
This is the music to which Bella and Edward dance at the end of the movie—very romantic. Something Edward said struck me as poignant. Bella asks him to make her a vampire so she can be with him forever, Edward responds, “Is it not enough, just to have a long and happy life with me?” To us, as humans, it’s never enough, is it?