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10 ‘New Moon’ Scenes That Better Not Be Cut!
April 21, 2009, 11:02 pm
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Bella’s Bloody Birthday Party
Stephanie Myer really knows how to start a story off with a bang, or well, a crash… and pools of blood, and glass shards, and crushed presents… and lot’s of uncontrollable vampy blood lust. It’s a very unhappy birthday with a nice mix of gore and frosting that sets up Bella’s many problems to come. Plus, we get Edward’s back story from Carlisle’s point of view.
Edward Says Goodbye
This doesn’t need much explanation. It’s totally crushing and the pages of our books are now tear-stained. But, this moment might need a rewrite in the movie. Should Bella still be lost in the woods? Maybe she should run after Edward? Do you think it works as is?
Bella and Jacob’s Reunion
To those of you who aren’t Twi-hards, this might seem somewhat inconsequential in comparison to the larger action in the book. But this is the point where Bella and wolf-to-be Jacob see each other again after eight months. Eye contact is made, Bella remarks on how tall he is and the spark of friendship (and maybe more) is re-ignited.
Laurent Materializes in the Forest
This scene is important for so many reasons. We learn that the fiery vampire Victoria is planning to avenge the death of her mate and turn Bella into vamp food, but not before torturing her for a while. We also find out that Laurent has fallen off the veggie bandwagon and Bella is looking like a big slab of human bacon to him. We get the satisfaction of hearing the now-departed Edward in Bella’s head again and our theory that werewolves are real is finally confirmed.
Bella’s Cliff Diving Catastrophe
In the scheme of all the life-threatening things that Bella does in New Moon, this is the one that’s most over-the-top. She’s basically fish food when Jacob finds her and although she doesn’t realize it at the time, she is also vampire bait for the eager Victoria. Is Kirsten Stewart going to be able to pull this action scene off? How can she not? It sets up tension with Victoria and Jacob. Without it we wouldn’t have the next un-cutable moment in our line-up.
Jacob and Bella’s Near Kiss Experience
We apologize ‘Team Jacob’ fans. We know it must break your heart to even think about this moment. Bella and Jacob are so close to wolfing out, but in the end, Bella is a one vampire woman. Plus, it’s the major turning point in the story! It wasn’t totally Bella’s fault. How could she have known Alice would see her drown? And for that matter, how could she know that when Jacob answered the phone, it would be Edward and not Carlisle on the other end? Well, she did watch Romeo and Juliet about a thousand times. That might have given her a hint as to what was coming next.
Bella and Alice’s Race Against Time
Would the Volturi kill Edward? Would Edward kill himself? What does ‘formidable gifts’ really mean? All of these things are in question as Bella and Alice travel to Italy, steal a Porsche, charm the police and almost mow down some tourists in their race to save Edward from his doom. This is by far the most suspenseful moment in the film. And just when it can’t get any worse, Bella has to convince Edward that he isn’t dead, or rather, he’s just – undead. If this is done right, this scene of Bella running through a square filled with people dressed in capes and vampire fangs will not only have you on the edge or your seat, it might actually be…funny.
Bella Meets Jane
We welcome a good old, blood-loving Nosferatu-style vampire here at FEARnet. So we can’t help but love the Volturi because everything about them – from the ancient Caius with paper thin skin to the cape wearing guard – is so traditionally vampire-y and evil. But, the best member of the clan is unquestionably Jane. With just one look tiny Jane sparks uncontrollable fear in the hearts of vampires the world over. She smiles, she skips, she tortures. (Everyone except Bella.) But, can Dakota Fanning live up to her sadistic tendencies? We have our doubts.
The Volturi Get a Tourist-y Snack
Bella, Edward and Alice may escape the jaws of the Volturi, but some unwitting tourists aren’t so lucky. There’s no need to show the gore in this part, the sounds of their screams ought to do it.
The Cullens Decide to Turn Bella
After putting it to a vote Bella finds out that she will get both the boy and the family for eternity. And what girl doesn’t wish that someday she’ll grow up to be a vampire?
It feels so much better now that we have this off our chest. Have we done New Moon proud? We think so. Now you need to tell us, what do you think should or should not be cut out of New Moon?

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‘Is This One About Vampires Too?’
April 21, 2009, 11:00 pm
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Looks like “Twilight” stars Peter Facinelli and Kellan Lutz decided that it was about time they read the novel their new movie is based on. Yes, after filming on “New Moon” commenced last week, the actors were snapped in the airport this weekend reading the Stephanie Myers novel.

But maybe they’ve just got some time to kill since it was rumored that production on the sucky sequel (blood-wise, not content) would be halted due to a plagiarism lawsuit filed by Stephanie’s college roommate. Supposedly, Heidi Stanton just became aware of the cultural phenomenon after viewing the movie for the first time last week.

First of all, even if you’re deaf, live under a rock and don’t own a set of eyes, you still know what “Twilight” is. I mean, my great-grandmother said to me a few weeks back that Edward reminded her of a suitor she knew back in the day. I fully had a fleeting flash of my granny flying through the trees, in roaring ’20s regalia, and watching her man-friend sparkle in the sun.

I don’t buy this story so much — the lawsuit, not my granny’s — especially since Summit, the studio producing “Twilight,” calls Heidi’s claims ridiculous and promises production would not be stopped for even a heartbeat. Or whatever the undead equivalent is.

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Fan meets Robert Pattinson at concert at Metropole in Vancouver
April 21, 2009, 10:59 pm
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Twilight Saga author Stephanie Meyer reflects on the writing and filming process
April 21, 2009, 10:58 pm
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“I WAS observing this perfect circle of a meadow with a boy and a girl having a conversation. She was unremarkable, but he was glistening in the sun. He was beautiful. And he was a vampire.

“He was telling her how much he wanted to kill her and yet how much he loved her.”

So recounts Stephenie Meyer, the Mormon mother-of-three living on the edge of the Arizona desert, of her June 2003 dream that stirred her imagination to ask: what happened next?

It’s a question for which the 42 million readers of Meyer’s four-novel Twilight saga and viewers of the box-office hit Twilight film will always be grateful, because later that day the young mother wrote down the dream – and kept writing.

“The dream is pretty well chronicled in Chapter 13 (of Twilight),” Meyer says. “I can still see it. It was a very unusual dream and I’ve never had any like it before or since.

“I woke up from it thinking, ‘What would they have said next?’ I wrote it down. And it was really that process of writing it down where I was hooked. I wrote the first 10 pages, most of it with my youngest on my lap watching (TV show) Blues Clues over my shoulder.”

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First Look at New Moon !
April 17, 2009, 2:29 am
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‘Twilight’: Full ‘New Moon’ Volturi cast revealed!
April 17, 2009, 2:28 am
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Cameron Bright will appear as Alec and Academy Award nominee Graham Greene will play Harry Clearwater in the Twilight sequel New Moon, Summit Entertainment announced on Wednesday. A press release on the studio’s website revealed the names of all new members of the cast, some of whom had been announced previously: “New cast members include the legendary Volturi, a venerable coven of vampires who weigh and impose the laws of the vampire world, as well as two new members of the Quileute Indian Nation. The Volturi include Charlie Bewley as Demetri, Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius, Daniel Cudmore as Felix, Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus, all Volturi enforcers. Dakota Fanning plays Jane, a high ranking and powerful Volturi member and Cameron Bright is Alec, her brother. Noot Seear plays Volturi member Heidi. Michael Sheen plays Aro, the Volturi leader. Graham Greene appears as Harry Clearwater, Quileute tribal leader and old friend of Bella’s father Charlie. Tinsel Korey is Emily, the fianceé of Sam Uley.”

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Is Bella’s Dad Being Cut Out of ‘Twilight’ Sequel? We’ve Got the Scoop!
April 17, 2009, 2:26 am
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On Tuesday afternoon, Summit Entertainment officially released the names of the new “Twilight” stars joining the franchise for this year’s “New Moon,” along with an official confirmation on the return of the Twilighter fan favorites.

But, was someone missing?

“Rejoining the movie are Ashley Greene as Alice, Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme,” read the announcement posted on Summit’s website. “Kellan Lutz as Emmett, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper , Edi Gathegi as Laurent and Rachelle Lafevre as Victoria.”

Um, hello? Where’s Billy Burke?

Almost immediately, Twilighters began speculating on whether Burke – who endeared himself to fans with his charismatic, comical take on Bella Swan’s police officer dad Charlie – had been cut from the sequel.

Before the rumors spread too far out of hand, however, we’ve got the scoop on some good news for Twilighters.

An inside source has confirmed to MTV that the veteran actor is indeed in the “New Moon” cast, and will be returning as Bella’s father. Despite Billy Burke’s omission from the press release, Kristen Stewart’s family will look exactly the same when they hit theaters everywhere on November 20th.

And in case you missed it, here’s Summit’s official synopsis of the “New Moon” plot: “In ‘New Moon,’ Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love Edward (Robert Pattinson). But her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly, she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and she finds her loyalties tested.”

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