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Robert Pattinson School

Robert Pattinson School is a school on Moor Lane in North Hykeham, Lincolnshire, UK.

The school was opened in 1953 as the Robert Pattinson Secondary Modern School. Sir Robert Pattinson was the Chairman of Kesteven County Council for 20 years, and for 50 years a County Councillor. He was Liberal MP for Grantham 1922 - 23.

It became a comprehensive when Lincoln went comprehensive in September 1970 and became a Grant-maintained school in 1992, transferring to Foundation status in 1999.

It has around 1500 students and is a specialist school in three areas: it is a language, science and mathematics college. It became a self-governing school in 1992 and has links with schools around the world including the Czech Republic, the U.S., Germany, South Africa, France, Spain, Italy, Kenya, China, Russia.

The school has four houses, Windsor, Stuart, Tudor and York (named after historic families within the British Royalty), who compete in sporting events throughout the year to attempt to win the Governors Cup. This is presented at Sports Day each year, which is traditionally held in the first week of July.

2005 - Recognised as a High Performing Specialist School by the Department for Education and Skills.

2005 - Invited to consider a Second Specialism.

2009 - Mrs. Renard appointed new head after Mr. MacFarlane retired.

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Sir Robert Pattinson

Sir Robert Pattinson (1872 - 4 December 1954) was the Chairman of Kesteven County Council for 20 years and briefly a Liberal MP.

The son of William Pattinson of Ruskington, Robert was educated at Carre's Grammar School in Sleaford and privately. He married Lucy, daughter of Henry Pratt of Lincoln in 1895. There were 2 sons and 1 daughter of the marriage.

His brother Samuel Pattinson (1870-1942) and his sister's husband Richard Winfrey (1858-1944) were both Liberal MPs; Samuel for Horncastle from 1922-24 and Richard for South West Norfolk from 1906-23, he also represented Gainsborough from 1923-24.

Pattinson was a railway contractor and a Director of Pattinson & Co. Ltd (Builders Merchants) of Sleaford.

For 50 years Pattison was a member of Kesteven County Council, becoming its Chairman in 1934, the year he was knighted, and serving as Chairman until his death in 1954. He was High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1941. He served as Chairman of the Witham & Steeping Rivers Catchment Board and was appointed to be one of the original members of the River Board Areas Consultative Committee and a member Central Transport Board for Great Britain, 1948-54 . He was an Alderman of Kesteven County Council and the first chairman of the Lincolnshire Archives Committee He also served as a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for the county.

For many years Pattison was an active member of the Liberal Party. In 1918 he unsuccessfully contested the Grantham division, but was elected for the same constituency in 1922, representing it from 15 November 1922 to 6 December 1923. At the 1922 election, Pattinson defeated the sitting Conservative MP Colonel Edmund Royds with a majority of 425 votes.

In 1937 he was suggested as a possible candidate at the Holland with Boston by-election. As a well-known local man he was thought to be an acceptable candidate to both Liberal and Conservative Associations in the division. In fact he was reported to be the preferred candidate of the local Conservatives. The by-election was caused by the death of the sitting MP, Sir James Blindell, who had captured the seat for the Liberals in a by-election in 1929 and had later joined the Liberal Nationals. In the end Herbert Butcher of Peterborough, Chairman of the East Midlands Liberal National Area Council was chosen as the National Government candidate and successfully held the seat. Pattinson himself later formally joined the Liberal Nationals.

Pattinson died at his home, The Fosse House, in Lincoln on 2 December 1954 at the age of 82 years.

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Stephenie Meyer

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Stephenie Meyer (née Morgan, born December 24, 1973) is an American author, known for her romantic vampire series Twilight, which is aimed primarily at young adult audiences. The Twilight novels have sold over 40 million copies worldwide, with translations into 37 different languages around the globe. A film adaptation of Twilight was released domestically on November 21, 2008. Meyer is also the author of the adult science-fiction novel The Host.

Meyer was the biggest selling author of 2008, having sold over 22 million books in one year alone, with Twilight being the best selling book of the year.

Stephenie Meyer was born in Hartford, Connecticut, to Stephen and Candy Morgan. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, with five siblings: Seth, Emily, Jacob, Paul, and Heidi. She attended Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she received a B.A. in English in 1995. Meyer, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, met her husband Christian, nicknamed "Pancho", when she was growing up in Arizona, and married him in 1994. Together they have three sons: Gabe, Seth, and Eli.

Meyer says that the idea for Twilight came to her in a dream on June 2, 2003. The dream was about a human girl, and a vampire who was in love with her but thirsted for her blood. Based on this dream, Meyer wrote the transcript of what is now Chapter 13 of the book. Despite having very little writing experience, in a matter of three months she had transformed that vivid dream into a completed novel. After writing and editing the novel, she signed a three-book deal with Little, Brown and Company for $750,000. The book was released in 2005.

Following the success of Twilight (2005), Meyer expanded the story into a series with three more books: New Moon (2006), Eclipse (2007), and Breaking Dawn (2008). In its first week after publication, the first sequel, New Moon, debuted at #5 on the New York Times Best Seller List for Children's Chapter Books, and in its second week rose to the #1 position, where it remained for the next eleven weeks. In total, it spent over 50 weeks on the list. After the release of Eclipse, the first three "Twilight" books spent a combined 143 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. The fourth installment of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, was released with an initial print run of 3.7 million copies. Over 1.3 million copies were sold on the first day alone, setting a record in first-day sales performance for the Hachette Book Group USA. The series as a whole has sold over 25 million copies worldwide in 37 countries. In 2008, the four books of the series claimed the top four spots on USA Today's year-end bestseller list, making Meyer the first author to ever achieve this feat and the bestselling author of the year.

Upon the completion of the fourth entry in the series, Meyer indicated that Breaking Dawn would be the final novel to be told from Bella Swan's perspective. Midnight Sun was to be a companion novel to the series. It would be a retelling of the events of the novel Twilight, but from the perspective of Edward Cullen (as opposed to Bella Swan). Meyer had hoped to have Midnight Sun published some time shortly after the release of Breaking Dawn, but after an online leak of a rough draft of its first 12 chapters, Meyer chose to delay the project indefinitely. In addition, since Meyer has decided to pursue non-Twilight related books as a result of the leak, she made the rough chapters of "Midnight Sun" available on her website.

The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide, which will give further information on the world of the Twilight series, is slated for release on December 31 2009.

Meyer has gained a following among young adult readers for her Twilight novels, which are set in the small town of Forks on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. Forks has thus received an unusual amount of attention, and celebrates "Stephenie Meyer Day" on September 13, the date of character Bella Swan's birthday, in honor of the author.

Meyer, an avid reader, cites many novels as inspiration for the Twilight series, including Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë and Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Each book in the series was also inspired specifically by a different literary classic: Twilight by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice; New Moon by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet; Eclipse by Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights; and Breaking Dawn by a second Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night's Dream.She also says that her writing is strongly influenced by music, and she posts "playlists" on her website of songs which specifically inspired her books. Bands included most often in her playlists are Muse, Blue October, My Chemical Romance, Coldplay, and Linkin Park.

Summit Entertainment optioned Twilight in April 2007. Catherine Hardwicke directed the film, and the screenplay was written by Melissa Rosenberg. It stars Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan and Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen. The movie was released on November 21, 2008. Meyer makes a brief cameo appearance in a diner scene in the film.

One of Meyer's short stories was published in Prom Nights from Hell, a collection of stories about bad prom nights with supernatural effects. Other authors who contributed to this collection are Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, and Lauren Myracle. Prom Nights from Hell was released in April 2007.

In May 2008, Meyer's adult sci-fi novel, The Host, was released by the adult division of Little, Brown and Company; it follows the story of Melanie Stryder and Wanderer, a young woman and an invading alien "soul," who are forced to work as one. The Host debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list, and remained on the list for 26 weeks.

Meyer has stated that she is "almost done" writing a possible sequel to The Host, entitled The Soul. If she were to continue the series, the third book would be called The Seeker.

Meyer mentions having several other book ideas on file, including a ghost story titled Summer House and a novel involving time travel, as well as another about mermaids.

On August 28, 2008, it was revealed that Meyer had written the treatment for the new Jack's Mannequin music video, "The Resolution", which she co-directed the following week.

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Twilight (2008 film)


Twilight is a 2008 American romantic-fantasy film directed by Catherine Hardwicke and based on the novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer. The film stars Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, a teenage girl who falls in love with vampire Edward Cullen, portrayed by Robert Pattinson. The project was in development for approximately three years at Paramount Pictures before it was put into pre-production by Summit Entertainment. The novel was adapted for the screen by Melissa Rosenberg in late 2007, shortly before the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. The film was primarily shot in Washington and Oregon in early 2008. Twilight was released in theaters on November 21, 2008, and grossed $35.7 million on its opening day.

The soundtrack was released on November 4, 2008.

Seventeen-year-old Bella Swan moves to Forks, a small town on Washington state's rugged coast, to live with her father, Charlie, after her mother remarries to a minor league baseball player. She is quickly befriended by many students at her new high school, although she is intrigued by the mysterious and aloof Cullen siblings. Bella sits next to Edward Cullen in Biology class on her first day of school; he appears to be disgusted by her, much to Bella's confusion. A few days later, Bella is nearly struck by a van in the school parking lot. Edward inexplicably moves from some feet away and stops the vehicle with his hand. Edward refuses to explain this act to Bella and warns her against becoming friends with him.

After much research, Bella eventually discovers that Edward is a vampire, though he only consumes animal blood, and the pair fall in love. After Edward introduces Bella to his vampire family, Carlisle, Esme, Alice, Jasper, Emmett, and Rosalie, three nomadic vampires—James, Victoria, and Laurent—arrive. James, a tracker vampire, is intrigued by Edward's protectiveness over a human and decides to hunt Bella for sport. Edward and his family risk their lives to protect her, but James tracks Bella to Phoenix where she is hiding and lures her into a trap by claiming he is holding her mother hostage. James attacks Bella and bites her wrist, but Edward, along with the other Cullen family members, arrives before he can kill her. James is destroyed, and Edward sucks James's venom from Bella's wrist, preventing her from becoming a vampire. A severely injured Bella is then taken to the hospital to recover. Upon returning to Forks, Bella and Edward attend their prom. Bella expresses her desire to become a vampire, which Edward refuses. The film ends with Victoria at the prom watching the pair dance together, plotting revenge for her lover James' murder.

Stephenie Meyer's paranormal romance novel Twilight was originally optioned by Paramount Pictures' MTV Films in April 2004, but the screenplay that was subsequently developed was substantially different from its source material. When Summit Entertainment reinvented itself as a full-service studio in April 2007, it began development of a film adaptation anew, having picked up the rights from Paramount in a turnaround. The company perceived the film as an opportunity to launch a franchise based on the success of Meyer's book and its sequels. That summer, Catherine Hardwicke was hired to direct the film and Melissa Rosenberg to write the script.

Rosenberg developed an outline by the end of August, and collaborated with Hardwicke on writing the screenplay during the following month. " was a great sounding board and had all sorts of brilliant ideas.... I'd finish off scenes and send them to her, and get back her notes." Due to the impending WGA strike, Rosenberg worked full-time to finish the screenplay before October 31. In adapting the novel, she "had to condense a great deal." Some characters from the novel were not featured in the screenplay, whereas some characters were combined into others. "ur intent all along was to stay true to the book," Rosenberg explained, "and it has to do less with adapting it word for word and more with making sure the characters' arcs and emotional journeys are the same." Hardwicke suggested the use of voice over to convey the protagonist's internal dialogue – since the novel is told from Bella's point of view – and she sketched some of the storyboards during pre-production.

Kristen Stewart was on the set of Adventureland when Hardwicke visited her for an informal screen test which "captivated" the director. Hardwicke did not initially choose Robert Pattinson for the role of Edward Cullen, but after an audition at her home with Stewart, he was selected. Pattinson was unfamiliar with the novel series prior to his screen test but read the books later on. Meyer allowed him to view a manuscript of the unfinished Midnight Sun, which chronicles the events in Twilight from Edward's point of view. Fan reaction to Pattinson's casting as Edward was initially negative; Rachelle Lefèvre remarked that "very woman had their own Edward they had to let go of before they could open up to , which they did." Meyer was "excited" and "ecstatic" in response to the casting of the two main characters.

Kellan Lutz was in Africa shooting the HBO miniseries Generation Kill when the auditions for the character of Emmett Cullen were conducted. The role had already been cast by the time that production ended in December 2007, but the actor who had been selected "fell through"; Lutz subsequently auditioned and was flown to Oregon, where Hardwicke personally chose him. Rachelle Lefèvre was interested in pursuing a role in the film because Hardwicke was attached to the project as director; there was also "the potential to explore a character, hopefully, over three films"; and she wanted to portray a vampire. " thought that vampires were basically the best metaphor for human anxiety and questions about being alive." Christian Serratos initially auditioned for Jessica Stanley, but she "fell totally in love with Angela" after reading the books, and successfully took advantage of a later opportunity to audition for Angela Weber. The role of Jessica Stanley went to Anna Kendrick, who got the part after two mix-and-match auditions with various actors.

Principal photography took 44 days, after more than a week of rehearsals, and completed on May 2, 2008. Similar to her directorial debut thirteen, Hardwicke opted for an extensive use of hand-held cinematography to make the film "feel real". Meyer visited the production set three times, and was consulted on different aspects of the story; she also has a brief cameo in the film. Cast members who portrayed vampires avoided sunlight to make their skin pale, though makeup was also applied for that effect, and wore contact lenses: "We did the golden color because the Cullens have those golden eyes. And then, when we're hungry, we have to pop the black ones in," Facinelli explained. They also participated in rehearsals with a dance choreographer and observed the physicality of different panthera to make their bodily movements more graceful.

Scenes were filmed primarily in Portland, Oregon,. Stunt work was done mainly by the cast. The fight sequence between Gigandet and Pattinson's characters in a ballet studio, which was filmed during the first week of production, involved a substantial amount of wire work due to the fact that the vampires in the story have superhuman strength and speed. Gigandet incorporated some mixed martial arts fighting moves in this sequence, which also involved chicken and honey as substitutes for flesh. Bella, the protagonist, is unconscious during these events, and since the novel is told from her point of view, such action sequences are illustrative and unique to the film. Pattinson noted that maintaining one's center of gravity is difficult when doing wire work "because you have to really fight against it as well as letting it do what it needs to do." Lefèvre found the experience disorienting since forward motion is out of one's control in such work.

Instead of shooting at Forks High School itself, scenes taking place at the school were filmed at Kalama High School and Madison High School. Other scenes were also filmed in St. Helens, Oregon, and Hardwicke conducted some reshooting in Pasadena, California, in August. The studio intended to create a series of at least three films based on Meyer's books, and Summit had optioned New Moon by October 2008. Twilight was originally scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on December 12, 2008, but its release date was changed to November 21 after Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was rescheduled for an opening in July 2009. Two teaser trailers, as well as some additional scenes, were released for the film, as well as a final trailer which was released on October 9. A 15-minute excerpt of Twilight was presented during the International Rome Film Festival in Italy. The film received a rating of PG-13 from the Motion Picture Association of America for "some violence and a scene of sensuality". It is rated 12A in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The score for Twilight was composed by Carter Burwell, with the rest of the soundtrack chosen by music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas. Meyer was consulted on the soundtrack, which includes music by Muse and Linkin Park, bands she listened to while writing the novels. The original soundtrack was released on November 4 by Chop Shop Records in conjunction with Atlantic Records. The soundtrack debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 for the chart week of November 22.

Twilight grossed over $7 million in ticket sales from midnight showings alone on November 21, 2008. The film is third overall on online ticket service Fandango's list of top advance ticket sales, outranked only by Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and The Dark Knight. It grossed $35.7 million on its opening day, the biggest opening day gross for a non-sequel and non-summer movie. For its opening weekend in the United States and Canada, Twilight accumulated $69.6 million from 3,419 theaters at an average of $20,368 per theater.

As of February 26, 2009, the film has made $189,578,616 in the United States and Canada, and a further $177,582,118 in international territories for a total of $367,160,734 worldwide.

A two-disc special edition DVD of the film will be released in North America on March 21, 2009, and on April 6, 2009 in the U.K.. Hardwicke revealed that the bonus features will include about 10 to 12 extended or deleted scenes, montages and music videos, behind-the-scenes interviews, a "making-of" segment, and commentary featuring Hardwicke, Stewart, and Pattinson. The Blu-Ray edition of the film will also be released on March 21, 2009 in select locations, but will be available at most retailers May 5, 2009.

On November 22, 2008, Summit Entertainment confirmed a sequel to Twilight based on the second book in the series, New Moon. On December 7, 2008, it was announced that Hardwicke would not direct the sequel. Chris Weitz was confirmed as the director on December 13, 2008. Rosenberg had been working on adapting the novel prior to Twilight's release.

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Twilight (soundtrack)

Twilight: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack cover

The Twilight soundtrack is the official music for the 2008 film Twilight. The score was composed by Carter Burwell, with the rest of the soundtrack chosen by music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas. The Twilight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album was released on November 4, 2008 by Patsavas' Chop Shop label, in conjunction with Atlantic Records. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, having sold about 165,000 copies in its first week of release, 29% of which were digital downloads. Twilight: The Score was made available for digital download on November 25, 2008, and the physical CD was released in stores on December 9.

Director Catherine Hardwicke revealed in an interview with MTV that a song by alternative rock band Muse, later revealed to be "Supermassive Black Hole", would be included on the film's soundtrack. Hardwicke said that Muse may record a remix of the song to give it "a little bit of extra Twilight stuff to fit the scene". She also stated that two songs written and performed by Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward, would be included in the film as well. The soundtrack also includes two songs by Paramore, with their new song "Decode" being the soundtrack's lead single, the debut of a new song by Mute Math from their forthcoming sophomore album, and a new original song for the film by Perry Farrell. "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" by Iron & Wine was chosen for inclusion in the movie by star Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella Swan. Noticeably absent from the soundtrack is "15 Step" by Radiohead, which plays as the movie ends and during the first half of the credits.

The CD booklet on the physical CD folds out into one of four possible Twilight posters. Also, all Hot Topic locations across the United States hosted exclusive Twilight soundtrack listening parties on October 24, a week and a half before the release date, where fans were able to listen to the entire soundtrack. Albums bought at Borders bookstores feature an exclusive acoustic version of Paramore's "Decode". Summit Entertainment provided a free remix of "Bella's Lullaby" through iTunes, with the purchase of a Twilight theatre ticket through online ticket services Fandango or

The Twilight soundtrack debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, having sold 165,000 copies in its first week, ahead of AC/DC's Black Ice and High School Musical 3: Senior Year, according to Nielsen Soundscan. It is the third soundtrack to reach #1 in 2008, after Juno and Mamma Mia!. Twilight is also the first soundtrack to hit #1 in advance of its film's release since 8 Mile in 2002. The album has been certified Double platinum and has sold over 2 million units to date. As of January 25, 2009, the album sits at number 5 on the US albums chart. It has spent 12 weeks in the top 10, the longest run in the top 10 for a movie soundtrack since 8 Mile.

The soundtrack also peaked at number one in New Zealand on February 9, 2009 and has been certified Gold, selling over 7,500 copies.

Carter Burwell composed and orchestrated the score for Twilight over a 9–10 week period, and it was recorded and mixed in about 2 weeks in late September 2008. He began the score with a "Love Theme" for Bella and Edward's relationship, a variation of which became "Bella's Lullaby" that Robert Pattinson plays in the film and that is included on the Twilight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The original theme is featured throughout the film, and serves to "play the romance that drives the story". Another theme Burwell composed was a "Predator Theme", which opens the film, and is intended to play Edward's vampire nature. Other themes include a bass-line, drum beat and distorted guitar sound for the nomadic vampires, and a melody for the Cullen family. Twilight: The Score was released digitally on November 25, 2008 and in stores on December 9.

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