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Vampires! Even the Brits need the link-bait


Brit Robert Pattinson plays the vampire Edward Cullen in "Twilight." (Peter Sorel)

Any smart blogger knows the best way to get hits: Mention "Twilight." Count in British Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald:

"It seems an immutable law of Hollywood that the finest baddies in American film are always played by Brits," he blogged this week under the heading "A Bloody Good Show." Examples: Robert Pattinson, Stephen Moyer, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Lee and Gary Oldman all carrying on the "established pedigree of undead Brits terrorising their transatlantic victims ... Could it be the British climate that creates the pale and pasty complexion necessary to portray authentically Bram Stoker's monster? Or is it our 'deadpan' humour, putting the grave into graveyard, that makes us Brits especially suited to vampire kitsch?"

Anyway, he's a proud man: "There is nothing undead about the vibrancy of the UK's cultural and media life."

By The Reliable Source  |  November 20, 2009; 1:01 AM ET
 
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Vampire affairs needn't be so scary and self-sacrificing with a little foreplay imagination it could be a feast.

Posted by: Wildthing1 | November 21, 2009 3:10 PM | Report abuse

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