All the students at Fork's High School around TWILIGHT's protagonist Bella have very white teeth, highly visible when they smile, which they do a lot, a characteristic associated with Americans. The ethnically diverse HS student body was chosen, says the director, to reflect Myer's readers. Forks appears to be near the border between the USA and Canada. Edward has Asiatic eye lids, and he looks exotic. The Cullens, with their piano, Edward's journals and large music collection, associate with old world cultures. Bella chooses to play Edward's Debussy "Clair de Lune" record in his room. According the book of Native American legends Bella reads, old-world cultures (Egyptian, European) had vampires; and Native Americans do not want to share their land with vampires. Bella comes from a broken family, and chooses to join the very pale-faced vampire family, with objections from her Native American friends. This suggests that the film is about what family Bella should stay with; she chooses her father's house. I take that to mean choosing old-world alliances while living on new world territory, a version of American history.