Saturday, May 8, 2010
There are so many bogus Twilight related casting scams out there that we are happy to announce one that is actually for real. So, if you live in the immediate New York City area, you are in luck. Summit has verified that it is legit and it is for Burger King. According to the official information that is being done through the group actor cast:
“In anticipation of the new movie “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” an open call hosted on ActorCast.com is looking for the biggest Edward fans and the biggest Jacob fans out there. We want you to tell us why you’re on Team Jacob or why you’re on Team Edward.
Convince us. Prove to us why Edward or Jacob is the right choice for Bella. Or why Edward or Jacob is just simply your personal favorite. It can be because you think Edward is Bella’s true love. Or because you know some super obscure fact about Jacob that makes you like him more. We just want your honest feelings.
ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE FREE AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT, May 12, 2010 YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD TO SUBMIT AND LIVE IN THE TRI-STATE AREA OF NY, NJ OR CT OR WITHIN REASONABLE DRIVING DISTANCE OF NEW JERSEY OR CONNECTICUT.”
Burger King first connected to the Twilight movies with New Moon and according to the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch, it was a huge success. Get full instructions here on how to submit your entry!
Yesterday Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart attended a private press conference for Eclipse in LA.
Reporter Mayra Dias Gomes posted the above photo of her and Taylor on her Twitter page.
No details yet about the conference
RUMOR: Rob did a private press conference alone in UK a few weeks back
NOTE Summit said that their was no "said" conference.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Twilight Convention Vancouver $10 Day Passes.
Read all the details and get your ticket before they are gone. I will see you there next weekend.
Stay tuned for info - I am hoping to plan a lunch or something for any TwiFans who are there and interested (planned AROUND the schedule so we don't miss anything and at a local, inexpensive restaurant so we can walk there and all mingle) Deets posted early next week :)
In the meantime here are some things I hope you will enjoy checking out:
Breaking Dawn Release Date and Location Rumous.
Oprah's Eclipse Screening and an inside look at what audience members experienced as well as when you can get your first glimpse at the Eclipse Premiere.
All the Eclipse Promo shots are here and I still want to hear what you think!
Finally, if you missed all the Eclipse ReShoot details and drama I have summarized it here.
And don't forget to check out my side panel --------------------->
I have worked hard to add a ton of cool links to posts I think you will enjoy.
Also Twilight Lexicon posted the winners of their "Face Punch" Contest. Lot's of videos of fans homemade "Face Punch" Movie trailers.
Have a Super Weekend and check back Monday for all the weekend Twilight Happenings
They are the hottest stars on the planet—Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Dakota Fanning!
Tune in on 05/13 to watch this show
Can't wait for Oprah May 13.
We already know a bit of what to expect from twitter and blogs.
-Rob visits family homes.
-the audience had a blast.
-They did an Eclipse rought cut screening.
Can't wait for more!!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Stephenie Meyer's Website made the announcement today:
The first single on "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" has just been confirmed and I get to bring you the exclusive details. Stephenie's very favorite band, Muse, has contributed a song called "Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)" and it's the first single from the project. It will be out on May 17th. I haven't heard it yet, but I am very excited. The official soundtrack will also be available on June 8th. You can pre-order the Eclipse soundtrack here.
I am pretty excited about the Twilight Saga Eclipse Soundtrack and will be preordering it along with the Eclipse Movie Companion.
Eclipse Soundtrack Available on June 8th, 1st Single Released May 17th!
While the other acts to make the cut still remain a mystery, it comes as little surprise to "Twilight" fans that Muse have been confirmed for the "Eclipse soundtrack" The band, which has contributed songs to "Twilight" and "New Moon," will see their new track "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)" hit the airwaves later this month.
The official soundtrack will also be available on June 8th."
June will be a busy month:
I'm even MORE excited that more the price of a movie you can go all day and enjoy the convention.
Your day pass (Now Only $10) includes:
-access to the vendors room where you can see and purchase a variety of awesome Twilight merchandise.
-entry to the Q&A sessions by all cast that day.
-Trivia Games with amazing prixes
-Exclusive Cast Interviews
-Auction for awesome stuff
Friday - Bronson and Kiowa
Saturday - Bronson, Kiowa, Charlie, Jodelle, Cameron
Sunday - Peter, Catherine, Cameron
With day passes you can also add on autographs or Photos with your fave celebs. Prices vary from $20-65.
There is karaoke Friday night for $15 and a Volturi Vampire Ball Saturday Night for $89. Both include cast interaction/appearences.
There is also a Sunday Brunch/Silent Auction with Peter Facinelli & Cameron Bright on Sunday for $89.
There are also Gold Packages which include all days, one autograph of your choice, the vampire ball saturday evening, reserved seating.
There is something for everyone at the Twilight Convention. I will be there all three days and hope to see you.
Here's the official information:
Official Twilight Convention Tour to Visit Vancouver, B.C. With Six Celebrity Guests and $10 Daily Admission
Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle Cullen) and others to interact with fans throughout the weekend
Creation Entertainment announced special $10 daily admission pricing for the upcoming Official Twilight Convention Tour being held in Vancouver, B.C. May 14 - 16, 2010 at the Sheraton Wall Center.
The Official Twilight Convention in Vancouver will offer attendees an up close and personal TWILIGHT SAGA experience. The weekend gathering features on-stage appearances by Twilight celebrities, exclusive footage, panel discussions, Twilight themed parties, musical performances, costume and trivia competitions, auctions, autographing, merchandising and photo opportunities.
Twilight stars appearing at the convention include:
- Catherine Hardwicke (Director of Twilight and author of The Director’s Notebook), appearing Saturday
- Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle Cullen), appearing Sunday
- Charlie Bewley (Volturi tracker Demetri), appearing Saturday
- Bronson Pelletier (Jared of the Wolf Pack), appearing Friday and Saturday
- Kiowa Gordon (Embry Call of the Wolf Pack), appearing Friday and Saturday
- Jodelle Ferland (newborn vampire Bree Tanner), appearing Saturday
Popular look-alike parody artists, The Hillywood Show, will host the event. Convention Hours are Friday 1:30 pm to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 7 pm, and Sunday 11 am to 6pm. Parties, concerts and food functions will take place before and after the official show hours.
For more information and registration, please visit http://www.twilightconvention.com/.
I will be there all three days and hope to see you. Let me know in the comments if you will be there so I can come say hi!
Maria(the lucky fan) says: Well....it all started with an email to the Oprah show. I just told her
that the entire family were huge fans and if you came over and you were
NOT a twilight fan then "YOUR NOT COMING". Where? We didn’t know. We
just said your not coming to anything with us unless you were a fan.
They apparently loved that line. So Sunday night they called and said
that the show was totally booked but there might be a slight chance that
we can pre tape something with skype. Now...she said a very slim
chance. They were calling thousands of people. She asked me to send pics
of my family. So in order to get their attention I thought I would be a
great idea to take pictures as the “Cullen Family”. I waited all day on
Monday to hear from them to see if we would be doing the skype thingy.
Just when I started to give up it was around 10:30pm and they called.
THE TWILIGHT PICTURES DID THE TRICK. They were so amazed on how my son
Giuseppe looked so much like Edward. They told me to expect a skype kit
to pre-tape a very short segment around 8pm on Tuesday night. They told
me a hundred times “Sorry the show is full & we couldn’t give you
tickets. So on Tuesday the skype kit came and I waited all day again for
directions on how it was going to work. They called at 5pm and said we
were going to do a practice run with skype and we would be live with
oprah on the show in the morning. They told us do not dress up wear
comfortable cloth because you will be moving furniture and it was just a
test run. She actually told us to wear our pjs. At 8pm they called us
on the skype cam to set everything up. We wasted about on hour just
setting up the room. They kept telling me make sure all the blinds are
close the camera is sensitive to light. (which now I know it’s because
they didn’t want us to see him pull up.) They were asking random
questions really just filling in time until I saw a camera crew through
the small window on my front door and the people on skype heard me and
said “go open the door” Well….that was it we all lost it. Screaming like
a bunch of maniacs. Rosanna was crying, Giuseppe was frozen and
everyone else was jumping a screaming. He stayed for about 10 minutes.
Even though it felt like a week. And we just were all amazed that he was
in our house. I told him me and Rosanna stalked him in NYC for the
Remember Me premiere and he said “yeah I think I remember you” which was
an obvious joke. I asked him is Kristen was here too and he said “well
fine…I’ll just leave then”. Other things were said but I was in so much
shock I cant remember. It is so weired. His lips were moving and I know
he was talking but all I heard was wah wah wah. (kind of like snoopy and
Charlie Brown). Then he told us we had tickets to the show. Again lots
of screaming. He was great. So nice. Funny. And sooo tall. You was
beautiful. I still cant believe it. So we went to the show and they had
our names on our seats so we felt to privileged. Robert, Taylor,
Kristen, & Dakota all sat and talked to oprah and then they showed
the footage of him knocking on doors. He went to 3 homes in Naperville.
We were the last ones. When he was leaving my house he said to the
camera “I really want to stay and hang out at this house.” It was
amazing. We all got a certificate to order Bella’s engagement ring from
eclispe. The audience got to see the movie while he made his visit to
our house. It is something we will never forget. Oprah & Robert was
great but hearing my kids say “thanks for making this
Updated: Here is another encounter!!
Rob (center) is flocked by fans during a surprise visit to a Naperville home on Tuesday. Pictured here are Meggan McAlpine (from left), Jena Fakroddin, Jillian Petterec, Ellie Adochio and Jenny Petterec.
Naperville Sun: You’re not supposed to invite a vampire into your house, but when Robert Pattinson of “Twilight” fame rang the doorbell of the Webster family’s Naperville home Tuesday, all decorum — let alone rules — went out the window.
Pattinson’s appearance was part of a taped stunt set up by producers of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The actor made surprise visits to three Naperville homes that evening.
“Twilight” cast members from the movie franchise about teen vampires were in town to tape an episode set to air May 13. The Websters were one of the families who had requested tickets to attend the taping. Little did they know they would get a whole lot more.
Jeanne Webster and her daughter Colleen, a sophomore at Naperville Central High School, had been contacted by producers and told that no more tickets were available. Instead, the producers asked if they could set up a video phone in the Websters’ home Tuesday night so Winfrey could talk to them remotely during taping the next morning. The Websters agreed and settled in for what they thought would be a dull night of technical setup.
“At 9 p.m. the doorbell rings and we saw this huge light and we were just screaming,” said Jeanne. “We thought it was Oprah at the door. My daughter Colleen opened the door and it was Rob Pattinson at the door to wish her a sweet 16th birthday.”
Another Naperville family, the McAlpines, also fell victim to what would become a welcome prank.
Lisa McAlpine’s 13-year-old daughter Meggan had invited three friends over to watch the video-phone setup. They met a movie star instead.
“The poor man — they practically tackled him,” said Lisa. “I don’t think he’ll have his hearing back for awhile.”
“I was in a state of shock at first,” said Meggan. “I always think if I ever meet these people this is what I’m going to say to them, but all I could do was scream.”
At the Websters’ home, Pattinson stuck around for about 15 to 20 minutes.
“I had my glasses on and had taken out my contacts and had no makeup on,” said Jeanne. “I couldn’t believe it. He was really funny and answered all of (Colleen’s) questions. He was a real laid-back type of guy.”
Pattinson also handed out Oprah tickets, so Jeanne, Colleen and 17-year-old daughter Shannon attended the Wednesday taping, where they also got to see stars Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Dakota Fanning.
“It’s been a crazy couple of days,” said Colleen. “I can’t believe it. The first thing that went through my mind was, ‘This cannot be happening to me.’ I was completely speechless for the first time in my life.”
Photo Credit Carter Smith
Here is a small preview of the article:
On the madness that has become her life: “It’s insane! Once somebody finds out, you have to get the hell out of wherever you are. People freak out. And the photographers, they’re vicious. They’re mean.
They’re like thugs. I don’t event want to drive around by myself
anymore. It’s fucking dangerous.”
On her loss of privacy: “Somebody knocked on my hotel room door and asked for a light, then said that they were a big fan. I was like, ‘Do you really need me to light your cigarette? How do you know what room I’m in?’ I can’t be by myself and I like being by myself.”
On criticism of her public manner: “I think it’s funny that when I go onstage to accept an award, they think I’m nervous, uncomfortable, and awkward—and I am—but those are bad words for them.”
On her red-carpet demeanor: “People say that I’m miserable all the time. It’s not that I’m miserable, it’s just that somebody’s yelling at me…I literally, sometimes, have to keep myself from crying…It’s a physical reaction to the energy that’s thrown at you.”
On caring: “I hate it when they say I don’t give a shit, because nobody cares more than I do. I’m telling you I don’t know anybody who does this that gives a shit more than I do.”
On Team Edward vs. Team Jacob: “I would never cheapen my relationships by talking about them. People say, ‘Just say who you’re dating. Then people will stop being so ravenous about it.’ It’s like, No they won’t! They’ll ask for specifics.”
Mandy's Mind - Can't wait for this issue!!! Her written, in=depth interviews are ALWAYS so intriguing, better than audio/visual interviews were she's under time pressure and often stutters through... written interviews she can thinkand answer (and they can edit ou ther "er's" and "um's") AWESOME! Love it!!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
This is all from RPL who compiled info from twitter.
Audience got a poster:
and a certificate for Bella's ring
Tweets from the Oprah taping this morning in Chicago with Rob, Kristen, Dakota and Taylor. The show will air on May 13th
THIS IS WHAT I HEARD OUTSIDE
last night, rob was out in naperville ~~ a suburb of chicago ~~ and went to three different houses and knocked on these girl’s doors to surprise them…. IDK IDK apparently they showed this footage during the
show, this is what i heard.
-Soo that was AMAZING! Rob was SO funny! Dakota fanning was also there. Wow that did not just happen.
-Rob was hilarious in the video they showed of him going to random
peoples houses lol! He’s like “should I just break in?”
-Oprah asked about them, Rob joked and said Kris is pregnant! LOL
-Then Kris said Rob’s having the baby.
-seating, Rob, Kris. Tay. Dakota came out and Tay switched with Kris so
besties could sit by each other. It’s raining.
-They just let a silver volvo into the garage. Now it’s sunny and hot,
perfect weather for some sparkly vamps.
-All’s I got to say, no wonder they can’t roll down their windows!
People rushed the suv’s when they came out and started banging on them!
-OMG the Oprah show was sooo awesome!!! The cast were amazing! Sat front row & got to shake Rob & Taylor’s hands!!! Ahhhh love them!
-He had on blue jeans & a redish kinda button down if I remember
correct. Lot going on lol
-Did they mention Rob’s birthday?? <~ Not during taping but before the show started. -and what did they say about Rob’s B-day??? <~just that the show is airing on his b-day -when Oprah asked abt RK relationship,RK sitting nxt each other or not? <~Yup seated nxt to each other! -About the Saturday night question: they all pretty much said they are usually home b/c no one calls them…hah @TrendingJB -Just got out of Oprah. It was awesome and funny.Waiting outside. We got a certificate to to get Bella’s ring. -Cars keep coming out and in. But Rob, Kristin, Taylor, and Dakota are doing a radio thing in the studio right now, I heard. -Apparently he wore red t-shirt. Sorry, I was too busy looking at his grorgeous face. -My mom’s saying it was a deep red plaid @CristalVaca -Omg i cant even believe i saw rob taylor and kstew in the fucking flesh. Beautiful people. -Sad news, no pictures ): i DID lock eyes with rob tho. He smiled……. Dead. @MochaChick8705 -OMG!!! The Oprah show was awesome!! Sat front row, balled when they came out, and Rob and Taylor shook my hand!!!! I love @Twilight!!!! -Rob was wearing a brown button down w/ the sleeves rolled up, dark jeans, and black and white adidas sneakers. -at first, Oprah, Rob, Kristen, Taylor. When Dakota came out, oprah, rob, Taylor, Kristen, Dakota. -she flat out asked them. Rob said Kristen was actually pregnant, but then Kristen said he would be having the baby. -they kept smiling back and forth and saying inside jokes. Honestly, they totally seem like they like each other. -before Dakota came out, they were. Kris moved by her b/c they’re good friends. -Questions Asked: what do u do on a saturday night, do u feel typecast, why’d u take on the role, etc. -I guess when they talked about the Twilight audition. The was other smiling and laughing throughout the interview though. -yeah, they talked about their friendship. -not a full clip that’s all new, but u’ll see new stuff interspersed b/w the old stuff. @natalie0118 -Ahahhaaaaaaaaaaaa…..just got out of Oprah taping!everyone was HOTT!!!! *swoon* *singing* I’m in heaven! Lol -I was less than 10ft from Rob & cast ladies! No I have no pics as cameras & phones were not allowed. I’m still on cloud 900 -Oh and there was no time for questions so no audience questions were asked. -Sooo…Oprah did ask the ultimate question R Rob & Kristen together. Rob deflected –w/a joke. R: “Kristen is pregnant.” K:”he likes to shock ppl.” O:”oh..*laughs” K:”unless u want it to be u” O:”ok! I wouldn’t mind!” Every1 laughed @Nicolediscogrll -Just got outta Oprah. Omg. My face was on RPattz cars window when he was leaving the studio. BEST DAY OF MY LIFE. -#Oprah: I was there. Robs havin Kristens baby, Taylor likes dorky girls (yes!), Taylor & Rob say they have no friends, my face + rpattz car. @MarissaM2 -Hey Peeps just came for the Oprah Show it was great. Rob and KS looked amazing Rob so adorable KS was so nervous @only_exception -Rob kris and tay all left at the same time! different cars! got a good view of taylor! was one window pane separating us! No mention of Rob’s birthday during taping Mandy's Mind - I also have spoken with many people who went and hope to compile bits and pieces of cool info for you very soon.
My co-workers and I completely cast the movie in our own minds during a very boring meeting a few weeks ago. I will post that casting ASAP.
I love these books by Janet Evanovich and think they will translate well as movies.
**WILL UPDATE SOON COME BACK AGAIN**
To confirm - the official premiere of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is on June 24 at Nokia in LA Live during the LAFF.
Screening tickets are by invitation only or for sale through LA Film Festival. Passes that get you into the screening are in 2 different packages ranging $500-$1000. These packages include the other movies at the film fest and parties. With the highest package you will be VIP and not have to wait in line.
Passes go on sale May 10th, more info HERE.
There are 7000 seats in the Nokia theater in LA but if you want to guarantee you get in you want to purchase your passes as soon as possible.
Many people paired up and split the cost as the package includes 2 tickets to most events. I will not be attending as we have our own event opening night and will be busy preparing for it that week anyways, though if I had the funds I'd be there in a heart beat ;)
Hit Fix got confirmation from Summit that the Breaking Dawn film will be released in theatres November 18, 2011.
This news comes just days after the announcement of Bill Condon as director of Breaking Dawn but before any decision on how many films will be made.
Rumour has been for months that Breaking Dawn will be split into two films, which seems likely due to the amount of content, high demand from fans and recommendation from screenplay writer Melissa Rosenberg, as well as creator and novel author Stephene Meyer, who will also produce Breaking Dawn.
Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood reported earlier today:
Save the date, Twi-hards: November 18th, 2011. the studio still has no official word on whether it's be 2 films or one -- but Deadline sources still say it'll be 2 pics and Bill Condon will direct both.
Time will tell how many films will be made but we can start our Breaking Dawn Countdownfor November 18, 2011.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I wasn't going to blog about this, it seems seems so absurd.
I originally saw a few tweets on this and brushed it aside as confusion... True Blood films there, they have vampires, people are confused (hey, I've seen worse confusion!)
Then I started getting a ton of @replies and DMs on twitter.
I read the source of this rumour and felt even more sure it was just bogus.
According to unnamed sources (I feel so cool saying that, like I’m a spy or something instead of just a dork with a laptop) the next Twilight film just couldn’t say no to the financial benefits of moving production from Vancity and the Pacific Province to the Pelican State (it was a Big Easy decision… ah, that’s why I’m not a spy and instead just a huge dork).
I understand sometimes there are "unnamed sources" but is this "source" your 12 year old cousin or someone in the industry? Usually you at least verify this is a reliable source and not just a ploy to stir up buzz on your website.
Also, usually certain "sources" report these BIG announcements before a random "dork." Twilight Fans know who is usually reliable and who isn't and we also know who usually reports BIG announcements first...
I don't know Jesse Carp, nor do I have anything against the "movie set" website, I just feel that this information can't be true.
Here is why:
-Louisiana's terrain is not very "Pacific Northwest." Even the "wooded areas" near the Texas border are more desert. Nothing compares to the mountains, ocean and forests here, so dense and mossy. BC, Washington and Oregon are very unique in that way.
-Even with the tax savings in Louisiana for films, it seems unlikely a film would make such a drastic move to save a few bucks, especially with the budget these films will have.
-BD will have a lot of studio since so much is happening at the Cullen's. It seems they'd just keep it all in L.A. if they didn't care about exterior settings and just wanted studio... otherwise they'd stick to an area with both studio and the exterior terrain needed for "Forks Wa"
-With the major bidding war that occured with Oregon and Vancouver (even Toronto allegedly made a play for it) I just don't see how they'd decide on Louisiana randomly out of nowhere.
-Everything I have heard from locals in the industry points to Breaaking Dawn Vancouver.
Am I willing to bet money on this? yes!
Will I eat my words if they end up heading to Louisiana? yes!
But based on everything in my gut and everything I know, I don't see how Louisiana could be the location.... furthermore, I have heard very distinct and reliable info that Vancouver will have Breaking Dawn this Fall.
Until an official announcement, we are at the mercy of gossip and rumours.... but I am confident that soon enough we will hear "Breaking Dawn Vancouver" If I am wrong, I am wrong, but I just don't "get" Louisiana as Breaking Dawn, and I have spent alot of time there...
What are your thoughts?
The Oprah Show will air May 13, 2010.
Fans who applied to be on Oprah's show were lucky enough to be brought in a day early to see the film.
I was not there, but several friends were and here are some reports:
-It is better than Twilight and Eclipse
-There is a leg-hitch and it is hot
-There is way more Bella & Edward kissing and making out
-Jasper's wig is horrible but Bell'as is better
-Backstory on Jasper & Rosalie (Jasper on a horse)
-Taylor topless A Lot
-far more emotional
-they included everything from the book (this seems impossible but is awesome to hea)
-Parts were animted wolves or raw cgi and voice overs as it was a raw cut
-amazing battle scene the actors were obviously well trained & the moves looked real for each character
-So much more Alice and Jasper interaction
-so many exact quotes from book
-a lot more humour and jokes
TwiFans and @RobPattzNews posted/tweeted fan responses also.
Lot's of this isn't surprising as I have read the script and saw a lot of live filming. See my script vs Book comparison here though it has some spoilers.
If you were there PLEASE feel free to add comments below. Also if you have questions, comment below and I will get them answered for you. My question is a total spoiler but I want deets on Bella's "flash" of her future life with Jacob.... and the tent scene.... I am not Team Jacob but I am Team Taylor tee hee.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen
Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan
Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black
Peter Facinelli as Dr. Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser as Esme Cullen
Ashley Greene as Alice
Jackson Rathbone as Jasper Hale
Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale
Kellan Lutz as Emmett Cullen
Chaske Spencer as Sam Uley
Kiowa Gordon as Embry Call
Bronson Pelletier as Jared
Tinsel Korey as "Wolf-Girl" Emily
Julia Jones as Leah Clearwater
Tyson Houseman as Quil Ateara
Charlie Bewley as Demitri
Dakota Fanning as Jane
Cameron Bright as Alec
Jodelle Fearland as Bree Tanner
Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria
There will be Twilight fans and everday people who do not like the film and those that love it regardless. The same as New Moon and Twilight.
The drama surrounding reshoots / pickup shoots has been a rollercoaster of he said, she said, I saw, you heard..... it was 3 days of madness, but when it comes to Twilight, it is always madness.
We can all agree, as we move into promotional time for the movie, is that June 30 we will have a movie to go see and love, hate, scrutinize as we feel fit as individuals.
That all being said I wanted to report further on what I learned of the reshoots, particularily the scenes that were shot.
This list is by no means complete, it is simply what I have been able to compile by speaking with various people "in the know" one way or another (directly or indirectly) and should I learn more I will edit/add. Three long days of shooting surely covered more than these scenes and if they were re-worked scenes or simply "lighting/colouring adjustments" I can't say with certainty but will address later in this post.
-Tent Scene (Bella crawls into Jacob's sleeping bag, banter between Jake & Edward)
-Pick Me (Jacob's heart felt plee with Bella)
-Kiss & Punch (Jacob & Bella)
-Various Close up's (Yes wig issues worked out for Bella, these shots are likely the lighting/colouring adjustments also)
-Some love triangle discussion (jealousy of Edward, persistence of Jacob, confusion of Bella, mostly at tent scene but some in Bella's room of Edward/Bella)
I have heard there needed to be MORE Jacob/Bella in the film and deeper emotion with the two of them in scenes. Take that as you will.
I also heard due to being unable to get the "Meadow" set for a 2nd day (Another production was using the area) because they couldn't get everything done in the first day, (again I don't know but I imagine due to Robert Pattinson not being there) they had to try to shoot close-up's of cast as if in the meadow (this reminds me of Catherine Hardwicke's "meadow" but rest assured, it was only for close-up's apparently so they will still have wide shots of the ACTUAL meadow outdoors from original filming in the summer says source)
Now, the various perceptions on the drama surrounding the reshoots:
Lainey Gossip posted on the reshoot drama and I know a lot of TwiFans dislike her however, it has to be said that her info is usually very accurate.
IF there were ego's and disagreements on set, this shouldn't surprise anyone.
It's two months before the film is released, they are reshooting (yes they were scheduled a long time ago, yes they are a normal part of making a film, sure they could be completely reworked scenes or reshoots for lighting, who cares) the point is - it can be stressful with the time crunch regardless of the "it's all normal" mentality (true or not).
PLUS we have three superstars who are VERY busy with other projects and promotion and basically NO free time, they are tired from travelling and about to set off on a major whirlwind promotional tour.... combined with a director who is a perfectionist, under a lot of pressure from the production company to appear on track and a COMPLETE contrast from the calm and organized CHris Weitz, as well as fans and media and twitter all a buzz about the reshoots, if no one is feeling stressed, they simply aren't human.
There is lot's going on so the idea that there were some disagreements or even fights isn't shocking and I am not sure why people are so quick to dismiss it.... disagreements with co-workers, like reshoots in film-making, are all NORMAL!
If Rob was late or not I do not know entirely, I have heard from a few different people he indeed was. His security and driver were confirmed to be at the airport the day before, so if there is another reason for them to be waiting around when he isn't coming then let me know... but it seems he was a day late and it likely would have influenced the schedule of shooting as well as the moods of the director and others involved.
IF there was a "storm off" as a result of this high tension, I couldn't say but it wouldn't be unreasonable given the high stress level most people are experiencing surrounding this film... the fans are so passionate, the media is all over them, there is massive pressure to get it right and on time.
Stephenie Meyer in town does seem to indicate that it wasn't just "lighting issues" being fixed in reshoots, and I am still not sure why Summit is so keen to refute this, lighting issues or completely new scenes, it makes no difference, it is more time filming and now it is done. Whatever "it" was.
It is true, They did work long days Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting as early as 5am and not ending until late in the evening (even as late as 9pm).Rob & Sam were spotted out for eats and beers Thursday as Rob didn't work that day, nor did he work Wednesday as scheduled! If this was because he was late, or stormed off, I wasn't there so I can't be 100%.
So lot's of long work days, with the exception of Thursday when they ended earlier and had a meeting then a screening for Rob, who brought Kristen & Sam Bradley along.
During Remember Me Rob apparently hadn't seen a final cut of the movie and we can all recall how effective his promotion was then (ie - "Whats the movie about? Good question, you've seen it right? What's it about? Just a guy's life" ha ha)
So, in the interest of effective promotion, Rob had to see a final cut and since he has had NO TIME to do so until now, being overseas filming, that is what he did Thursday evening.
I have removed the post from the temp. at the theatre who stupidly posted her account on everything about the screening including details as to who she was (I am certain this mornings meeting wasn't a good one) because she emailed me and asked nicely for it to be removed, recognizing her own stupidity in thinking it wouldn't be plastered all over every fansite in the Twilight World.
Bottom Line is the Twilight crew have left Vancouver and now we move forward, despite drama with various levels of truth.
So, with that, I would like to end with three things I am sure of:
#1-Don't believe everything you read
#2-Know that PR people are PAID to smooth things over
#3-Trust that the movie will come out and we will all go see it and all have different opinions on what we like and don't like.
These are the things I am sure of!
If you missed it:
Day #3 Set Report.
Day #2 Set Report.
Day #1 Set Report.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
"It represents Bella and Bella," Stephenie spills.
"This cover, one of the reasons why I love it and was so happy we
finally came up with the concept, is that it's the whole book series on
one cover. Bella's starts out as the weakest player on the board and she
ends up as the one who decides the outcome of the story. She became the
most powerful player, and I really liked that metaphor. I liked seeing
her evolution in one picture."
Breaking Dawn's cover shows the weakest piece on a chess board – a pawn –
and focuses on the strongest one, the queen. Although Bella's character
comes full circle, Stephenie still feels that other players in the Twilight saga have more to share. She confesses that Leah's story doesn't feel resolved to her and foresees future writing from Renesmee's
"If I were to go ahead with the Cullen universe -- and honestly I'll do
it for myself, whether I publish it or not is questionable at this point
-- but the narrators that I would go ahead with...would be Renesmee and
Leah. Probably about the age of five, which would be about 16 or 17 for