Check the TV spots, behind the scenes footage and clips from the movie released this week!
On-set interviews and more BTS footage: ET
TV Spots: Event (new footage - "What's a wedding without some drama?" :D) and Forever (nothing new)
BTS footage: 2 adorable previews from ET: 1 and 2
Honeymoon Clip: In better quality
We interviewed Robert Pattinson a while back and he said the only other director he could imagine handling the blood of Breaking Dawn was David Cronenberg [The Fly, Naked Lunch].
And then he went to work for him! [In 2012's Cosmopolis] But I know what he means because it is very, very intense in the last part—it's almost like a horror movie. And he's certainly delivered the most intense images in the last decade or so. I tried to get my Cronenberg on a little bit and I think within the confines of a PG-13 rating, I think we've got something that's pretty powerful.
Everyone has been saying for years how hard it would be to make Breaking Dawn PG-13. How did you pull it off?
The whole movie is very immersive, kind of like in the book, which is in the point of view of Bella and Jacob [Taylor Lautner]. We tried to do the same thing in the movie—there's a whole chunk where you get inside the head of a wolf. And in terms of the birth, it was, "Let's do it from Bella's point of view. Let's see whatever she can see." Once you decide on an approach like that, it's amazing how powerful you can be without being overly explicit. She gets glimpses of a lot of things—and hears everything—but it's not the cutaway to teeth clawing through flesh. But you certainly know what's happening.
Q: What is your favorite quote/scene in the movie/and in the books?
MR: I'd have to say the honeymoon scenes. very romantic and playful. lovely to see Edward and Bella having fun.
Q: What percentage of the Book were you actually able to get into the movie? We know added additional scenes, but did you get mirror close to our favortie scenes?
MR: Hi misty! Good to hear from you. Because we split the one book into two movies, it gave us a lot more room to include as much as possible from the books. Particularly in the first part. We wanted all our favorite scenes to be included - of course everyone has different favorites, but hopefully you'll be happy. xoM
Q: Hey Melissa! How did you translate all the wolf to wolf monologue in Breaking Dawn? Are they voice overs or are the conversations in their human form?
MR: There was a lot of discussion about the inter-wolf dialogue. In the end, the book pretty much dictated our approach making most of it voice over - but in a stylized way.
MR: there's not a screenwriter alive who hasn't had favorite scenes cut, either for budget reasons in production, or for pacing and storytelling reasons in editing. But honestly, when I saw the various cuts of the movie, I have to say I didn't miss them, can't even really remember what they were!
Q: Are we having a lot of romantic scenes between Edward and Bella on Breaking Dawn? Without all the pain that he feels when kiss her, and stuffs like that!
MR: There are some AWESOME romantic scenes for Bella and Edward! Seriously. The wedding is lush and emotional, the honeymoon is truly sexy. Trust me on this one.
Q: Thanks for bringing the adults more to the front. As a mom, I appreciate it.
MR: Glad you like it! Breaking Dawn is actually a very adult tale. Our characters are dealing with very grown up issues. Hoping you like it as well.
MR: Stephenie has been a wonderful collaborator. She, like the Producers, director and studio, gives me feedback on every stage of my process - from outline, to first draft to finished draft. Additionally, whenever I'm stuck on a scene or a storyline, I'll call or email her to either ask her about a certain character's backstory, maybe even
Q: Melissa - i've heard that this is the funniest movie to date. Did you make conscious effort to make Edward "lighter" for this one?
MR: Indeed Edward begins BD1 in a much lighter place - and yes, it was a very conscious choice. He's marrying Bella! He's the happiest vampire in the world. And then the honeymoon, though not without its... complications, is playful and romantic. But then - things get very dark, very fast, and Edward is at his darkest moment yet.
Q: Melissa,Have you watched Breaking Dawn in it's entirety? If so,were you moved by it emotionaly?
MR: I've seen a couple different cuts, and will see the most recent soon. I was sitting in the theater with some other people and began to hear gasps - I was worried for a moment, thinking, oh no, they're laughing (at a very serious moment). Then I realized, no, theyre crying. Not just crying, sobbing!
Q: Hey melissa who was ur favorite character go make and watch come to life? & why
MR: Watching Kristen and Rob embody those characters is a screenwriter's (and everyone else's) dream. Their chemistry is amazing, and very rare. But writing for Jacob, tracking his growth, translating his passion, fire and sense of humor - that's fun.
Q: Hello Melissa! From what I've seen, Breaking Dawn looks amazing! How was it like to work with Bill? And how would you describe him as an producer of Breaking Dawn? THANK YOU for being part of bringing te books to life! Hugs from Victoria, Norway
MR: our director Bill Condon. I've worked with many directors over my 20 year career (wow, 20... that just aged me!). And of course, I've work with several on the Twi series alone - ALL of whom were truly unique, great experiences (and I'm not just saying that). But I will say that, in my very long career, my collaboration with Bill was the best writer/director collaboration I've ever had. I think a lot of that is because he himself is a screenwriter (academy award winning no less!). So he spoke my language - story, stucture, character, theme. He helped me take the characters to new emotional depths... He's generous, and collaborative. I could go on and on
Q: Melissa... how on earth did you guys pull off that birth scene? From the way I envision it in the books I can't even to begin to imagine how you guys got it on screen without an x rating....
MR: After writing for Dexter for four years, I've come to understand that what's most terrifying isn't necessariyl what you see, it's what you DON'T see. The book really informed the way I wrote the scene - all from Bella's point of view. It conveys her terror, and the terror of Edward and Jacob. And Bill directed it with such intensity, I was mesmerized.
Q: Melissa ---- One More Question I just thought of. ---- Were you ON SET for the Last Filming? What was it like, knowing this was the last time you would be with your Twilight Family on set?
MR: I was on set for the most important scene in the movie! The wedding! If you look closely, you'll see me as one of the wedding guests (along with our producer Wyck Godfrey and Stephenie too!)
MR: The moment I finished the last draft of the last movie - I felt sad (to leave Stephenie's world... plus I so loved working with this team), free (it was time to move on), worried (what was next?!), excited (to see Bill bring it too life).
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“He breaks the headboard or something,” Spencer reveals about the racy scene that he tells me was shot on a super closed, private set. "In fact, so few people had access to the filming that everyone in the cast, with the exception of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, saw the scene only when a short clip of it ran in the upcoming movie trailer.”
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October 23-24 - Paris - 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1' France Promo - Fan Event
October 26 - Brussels - 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1' Belgium Promo - Fan Event
October 28 - Stockholm - 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1' Scandinavian Promo - Fan Event
November 5 - Los Angeles - Twilight Convention
November 14 - Los Angeles - 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1' Worldwide Premiere
November 16 - London - 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1' UK Premiere
November 18 - Berlin - 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1' German Premiere
Attending Twilight Tuesdays? Check more details here
A few weeks old, but don't forget about the Breaking Dawn Soundtrack
Tracklist and pre-order info here