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|Twilight in Forks-Saga of the Real Town|
Director: Jason Brown
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Twilight in Forks is the definitive DVD documenting the town of Forks made famous by the Twilight books and movies. — Since the Twilight movies weren t filmed in the real Forks, this is your opportunity to see the town that... more »
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Reviewed on 11/22/2012...
Thankfully I got this dvd from the swap site. I sure am glad I did not pay for it. What a joke and im not even sure its worth the swap point. just a small town story of people who live there who has never had any contact with the actors of the movie or know anything about the movie.
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Ginger W. (gingeraw) from SACRAMENTO, CA
Reviewed on 12/18/2010...
This is a very well done DVD by Summit Entertainment. The production was very organized and provides quite a long story in different "chapters". Very nice to hear from the residents of the small town how well they have prospered due to the success of the books/movies. Funny to learn of how many Twilight fan sites, bands, imitation character groups there are. A+ rating from a lover of the books and movies. I own all the movies and books but don't need to keep a copy of this so it is being sent along to another interested viewer.
7 of 7 member(s) found this review helpful.
Susan P. from TUCSON, AZ
Reviewed on 8/2/2010...
I thoroughly enjoyed this DVD. It was fun to hear from the actual residents of Forks and to get their viewpoint on all the hoopla over The Twilight Saga. I would recommend this DVD to anyone who is a TwiFan.
5 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.
Megan T. (the1butterfly) from THREE RIVERS, MA
Reviewed on 3/26/2010...
This is better than you'd expect. Some of it is "Hey after Twilight we have lots of tourists!" but some of it is pretty interesting stuff about the town.
8 of 8 member(s) found this review helpful.
Diana F. Von Behren | Kenner, LA USA | 03/24/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Four hours away from Seattle, Washington lies the town of Forks--once a logging town, now revitalized by author Stephanie Meyers' series of young adult books--Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1), The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse (The Twilight Saga) and Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4) starring vampire heartthrob Edward Cullen and the love of his long life, human teenager Bella Swan.
Approximately 90 minutes, this documentary explores Forks from the perspective of the town's lifeblood--its people. Sumptuously beautiful with a full spectrum of natural attractions: amazing timberland, the Olympic Natural Park, the windswept beaches of La Push, Rialto and Kalaloch, the Hoh Rain Forest, the Sol Duc Falls, Quileute Indian Reservation land and the intimate setting of a small American town, Forks boasts of a major tourist influx in the last few years since the Twilight books and films have rekindled the romantic imagination of the nation and the world.
For the most part this presentation is geared towards Twilight fans only. I don't believe anyone other than a die-hard fan would be willing to devote 90 minutes of their time to watch what is basically a travel log outlining the phenomenal growth of an otherwise declining town in desperate need of revitalization from a once booming timber industry.
Along came Stephanie Meyers and her cast of centuries old vampires and the Quileute werewolves to infuse the dying area with new blood in the form of tourists and business.
Mainly a compendium of various local interviews, "Twilight in Forks" acts as a huge thank you card to all the Twilight fans from grateful townspeople who so enjoy sharing their lives and the place they live with Twi-heads all around the United States and the world. Highlighted is the Twilight tour which escorts a mini-busload of the books' lovers to noted points of interest--the Swan residence, the Cullen House, the Forks High School, Jacob Black's house and La Push beach and interviews with two Quileute elders who explain the tribe's actual relationship with shape shifting wolves that are featured so prominently in the books.
Of course, there is a concentration on the fans who have arrived in droves and have actually moved to Forks as well as teachers, website bloggers and the MTV Twilight Tuesday segment host who attempt to explain the love affair between the books, characters and the people who cannot get enough of the whole series and their associated films.
Bottom line? If you love Twilight and are curious about the town of Forks in Washington State, you will probably enjoy this 90 minute presentation that affords you a townsfolk view of just what its like to live in the Twilight Zone and experience what the popularity of the books and the films have done to revitalize a town once on the decline. If you are expecting guest appearances from the cast from the films, skip this one as it concentrates on the business men and women who cannot believe their good fortune and the fans who have made an economic bonanza possible and encouragingly sustainable. Recommended and rated only for the die hard Twilight fan. For those who haven't a clue about this fan phenomenon, find something else to watch.
Diana Faillace Von Behren
Elizabeth | USA | 03/21/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Kind of felt longer than it should have been, but it was neat to see what the real Forks looks like. The movie follows the Twilight Tour and shows all the spots from the book. They spend a lot of time talking to people about the effect the books/movies have had on the town. They talk to some visiting fans as well. It was cool to see interviews with Larry Carroll and Kaleb Nation. They talked to a couple of Quiliute people about their culture as well. Not the best thing I've ever watched, but cool for people like me who will probably never get to Forks, or even for people who've been who want to relive their visit."
The REAL Forks, not the movie version.
K. Prutsman | Sultan, WA USA | 03/29/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This documentary did a fantastic job of showing us the "real" Forks Washington. The one Stephanie wrote about and the one I envision while reading this Saga. If you can put the movies out of your mind for the time it takes to watch this I think you will be pleasantly surprised. (You must stop comparing the movies to this DVD, the books, my friends, it is about the books). Stephanie clearly did her homework! Any true "Twi-hard" will not only buy this DVD, but will appreciate the significance of it, especially if you do not live in the Pacific Northwest and may never have the opportunity to visit. Thanks to those who made it possible to see the Forks Washington that Stephanie Meyer so elegantly depicted in her story."