Filed under: New Moon | Tags: 10, be, better, cut, moon, new, not, scenes, that
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?
Filed under: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Twilight | Tags: deleted, kristen, Pattinson, Robert, scenes, stewart, Twilight
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart took the theatrical world by storm in 2008 with Twilight. Viewers clapped and cheered as they first locked lips in the movie (though the scene of their first kiss, Twilight book fans know, was quite different in Stephenie Meyer’s version; for more on this, see here). Yet, the kiss could have been a lot sooner – at least in dreams.
In one of the deleted scenes of the DVD, leaked onto the internet last week, Bella Swan’s first dream about Edward Cullen was a little juicier than that of the theatrical version. Though some say it was a little too racy for the big screen, many others disagree and say it should have very well been a part of the movie they saw in November, 2008.
The same is true for another scene, one where Edward tells Bella to stay out of the forest because within lurks things (a.k.a., less human-friendly vamps) more dangerous than himself. This scene also included a few other lines that were originally in the book (in some form, at least), such as when Edward tells Bella that her “number was up” the first time she met him. Fans say that this scene rings in the point that he struggles with his thirst for her so immensely.
Proponents of the status quo say that this scene was rightfully left out and that it was a little too racy (since Bella also puts her fingertip (her “fragile little human” fingertip, that is) into Edward’s mouth to test his reserve and self-control even further than it already is) for the young adult and teen audience Twilight was inevitably to (and did) attract.
Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has justified leaving out some of these deleted and extended scenes for similar reasons, saying that these scenes (such as one between Bella and her father Charlie, at the diner, discussing her mother Renee’s terrible cooking and Charlie’s dislike for anti-Cullen family rhetoric and intrigue around Forks – lines also resembling those found in the text of the book) would have slowed the “pace” of the film.
Many fans disagree on both fronts. Fans of the book series, especially, say that these deleted scenes should have unquestionably made the cut and that they contain crucial portions of the book and the story that they missed in the film version of Twilight. To concerns about its racy nature, these fans cite Stephenie Meyer, who has been known on many occasions to state that Twilight, the novel, was not initially intended for young adult audiences. To issues with the pace of the movie, they say that these pieces would’ve fit very nicely in the flow of the movie, and perhaps the problem with the film was that the romantic development between Edward and Bella was a little too rushed.
In short, many fans say that these deleted scenes, which they have been waiting on since the movie’s theatrical release, should have been in the film they saw last November on the silver screen. In addition, they say that they hope New Moon, and its new director Chris Weitz, hears their cries and gives them more of the book than did Twilight, not leaving these precious moments of scenery and dialogue to the special features section of its DVD version (for more on this, see here).
Heartthrob and Twilight Actor Robert Pattinson takes it all off for his new movie role.
Pattinson portrays Spanish artist Salvador Dali in the upcoming movie Little Ashes and opens up about baring all. He divulges how uncomfortable it was to film sex scenes with his male co-star in front of all of the crew members.
Robert explained, “in a lot of ways, I was kind of crossing lines of what I thought I was comfortable doing.”
A: GQ is going to sell some issues with this revealing interview starring everyone’s favorite vampire, Robert Pattinson. Who wants to read about his sudden Twilight fame when he’s describing doing it doggystyle on the set of Little Ashes with Javier Beltrán.
L: What I wouldn’t give to be one of those ‘Spanish electricians giggling to themselves’.
“I thought I’d never get another acting job again,” Pattinson says. “So I was like, ‘Yeah—why not try to do something weird?’ There’s all these gay sex scenes. And y’know, I haven’t even done a sex scene with a girl, in my whole career.”
(While he says this, he’s pinching the skin on the back of his left hand and sort of twist- ing it clockwise with his right.)
“And here I am, with Javier [Beltrán], who plays Lorca, doing an extremely hard-core sex scene, where I have a nervous breakdown afterward. And because we’re both straight, what we were doing seemed kind of ridiculous.”
(Now he’s sort of laughing.)
“Trying to do it doggie-style. Trying to have a nervous breakdown while doing it doggie- style. And it wasn’t even a closed set. There were all these Spanish electricians giggling to themselves.”
He’s pretty sure the only reason Little Ashes is getting any kind of promotional push is that he’s in it.
“It’s nothing,” he says. “It would never have been released. I mean, that’s a terrible thing to say, but this was a movie where we didn’t even have stand-ins! We were scrambling, the entire time. We didn’t even have trailers.”
He hasn’t actually seen the ï¬nished ï¬lm.
Laurent in the meadow: After several failed attempts to find the meadow, Bella finally locates it but is surprised to see Laurent there; who is unknowingly being pursued by the Wolf pack.
– Bella and Alice reunited: When Bella spots Carlisle’s car near her house and is ecstatic to see Alice inside; Alice saw her jump from a cliff and couldn’t help coming to check on Bella’s well-being.
– The Volturi: When Edward, Bella and Alice meet with the Volturi in Italy to negotiate their way home and Jane uses her power to cause Edward pain.
– Bella and Jacob’s age game: Jacob and Bella’s ongoing game that they play in which they add and subtract years from their actual age depending on silly things like height, experiences and accomplishments.
– Bella sees the wolves phase: After Bella and Jacob talk on the beach and discuss what he is, he takes her to the pack. Paul loses his temper, phases, and comes after Bella. Jacob phases and attacks Paul.
– The motorcycles: Bella cries in her truck when she realizes that Edward hasn’t kept up his end of the deal (“It will be as if I never existed”) and decides not to keep her end of the deal (“Don’t do anything reckless”). She finds the motorcycles and takes them to Jacob, where she offers him a motorcycle in exchange for riding lessons.
– Edward’s “first” proposal to Bella: After returning from the Cullens’ home, Edward and Bella continue to argue about her becoming a vampire. Edward asks Bella what she wants more than anything. Bella wants to have Edward be the one to change her. The condition? She marries Edward first.
– Meeting Emily: After Paul’s attempted attack, Embry and Jared take Bella to Emily’s house. We see the way the pack interacts with each other.
– Found: When Sam finds Bella laying in the woods after Edward tells her he’s leaving. Sam carries her home to Charlie and we see the note Edward forged for Bella, telling Charlie she’d be in the woods.
– Final confrontation: Jacob betrays Bella by telling Charlie about the motorcycle. He waits in the woods for Edward and Bella where Jacob reminds Edward that the treaty is over if any of the Cullens bite, not kill, a human.
Filed under: Catherine Hardwicke, Twilight | Tags: behind, book, catherine, hardwicke, scenes, the, Twilight
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She’s making lemonade out of lemons!
Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke who won’t be coming back to helm the sequel, New Moon, but she does have a book deal under her belt!
An announcement released Wednesday said she’s releasing a memoir that will detail the time she spent on the Twilight set with a book called Twilight: Director’s Notebook on March 17.
The tome reveals info on casting, location scouting, wardrobe and Hardwicke’s favorite scenes.
The book also has behind-the-scenes photos and storyboard sketches.
It is designed to replicate the director’s own personal notebook kept on set.
Will you Twilight fans be picking this up?