Friday, November 20, 2009

Some New Moon Twi-Tastic Fun!

Wow! The day we have been waiting a year for has arrived! New Moon lives up to the hype and high expectations of the fans.

The night started at 6pm with a fun gathering at Julie's- complete with some Italiano cuisine, mint chocolate Forks cake balls, sliced apples & Edward ice cream pie! A very lively Twi-gift exchange kept everyone laughing while Twilight played on the Blue Ray.
Edward even made an appearance as Kathryn's date!

OME represented :)

The 11 of us made it to the theater by 8:30 and found a line formed! Thankfully they were prepared and didn't make us wait in line in the food court area very long. Management called out our theater number and we made the mad dash to find out place in line...the place we would have for hours!!! Yes, the wait was long, but it was so cool to share this experience with "friends"-everyone was in great spirits!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Oh, My Edward & 3 Days Till the Lining Up Starts!

Here's my ode to Edward in New Moon.
Though I missed him terribly in the book, his amazing reunion with
Bella in the conclusion made it all worth while.
I love this quote - reassuring her of his love.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cast Talk Show Schedule- Ya Ready???

Coming up is a huge week for New Moon fun! Here's the schedule of talk show appearances :) So happy it's almost here.

November 13:

Stephenie Meyer - Oprah

November 16:

Kristen Stewart – “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”

Taylor Lautner – “The Jay Leno Show”

November 18:

Robert Pattinson – “The Late Show with David Letterman”

Kristen Stewart – “The Today Show” and “Live with Regis and Kelly” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

November 19:

Robert Pattinson – “The Today Show” and “Live with Regis and Kelly”

Taylor Lautner – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

November 20:

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner – “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (pre-taped)

Robert Pattinson – “Ellen” (pre-taped)

Taylor Lautner – “The Today Show” and “Live with Regis and Kelly”

November 23:

Ashley Greene – “The Late Show with David Letterman”

Michael Sheen – “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

November 24:

Ashley Greene – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

November 25:

Peter Facinelli – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

December 2:

Nikki Reed – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

December 3:

Ashley Greene – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Good Stuff Wednesday!

My family is so wonderful, so supportive of my OCD. In fact, my step dad is just fueling the flames! Here's what he brought for me and my daughter.
The Twilight movie board game and a bag of blood. LOL it's actually a fruit energy drink. I'm saving that for an extra boost staying awake for the midnight movie coming up. My hubby has actually challenged me to a game! Does he think he could really win??? Should I let him win? We all know who is the TwiMom in this house! He is a sweetie.

Here's the latest interview with screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg. Lots of good questions asked!!!
Exclusive: Melissa Rosenberg on 'New Moon,' Edward's Proposal, and 'Breaking Dawn'Tue., Nov. 3, 2009 11:01 AM PST , by Jen Yamato

FEARnet spoke exclusively with Rosenberg from her home in Los Angeles, where she had recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Rome to unveil new footage for Italian Twilighters. Among other topics, Rosenberg discussed her favorite new scenes and explained how that proposal scene will be split between New Moon and Eclipse -- and that, if she were to write Breaking Dawn, the subject matter wouldn’t be a problem.

Have you seen the final cut of New Moon yet?

I saw an early cut of it, yeah. Some of the special effects weren’t there, stuff like that. But I have to tell you, it’s funny because for writers, and for me – I often will dread a director’s cut. As a writer, you have already seen the movie in your head. And the movie in your head costs a gazillion dollars; you can’t actually make the movie in your head, but you’ve seen it. And so, a director’s cut is almost always a disappointment because it’s not what you’ve seen in your head. It can be a major adjustment, it’s not what's in my head but this one’s different, but as good.

When I saw Chris’s cut, about ten minutes into the movie I started smiling. I thought to myself, I get to put my name on this. It was just so thrilling. It’s really good. I have to tell you, in all sincerity, it’s really good.

I saw you last on a set visit to New Moon’s Vancouver stages, and you had just arrived to watch the dailies. You seemed really pleased with what you were seeing from the Volturi scenes in particular.

Yes, and that was on a sound stage. The big screen version really lives up to it. It just looks lush and beautiful; it looks like a big movie. And the budget didn’t increase that significantly. Harry Potter budgets are what, $150-200 million? This is half of that, at least.

You’ve added a few scenes to New Moon that weren’t in the book, like the one where Jacob gives Bella a gift of a dream catcher. Can you tell us about that?

Actually, I got the idea from a writer friend of mine. I was searching around for that moment... You had to establish the relationship between Bella and Jacob; he can give her gifts and Edward can’t. The sort of easy friendship with the two of them, and yet also, show that Jacob actually has feelings for her. He sort of casually presents the dream catcher, but really he’s shopped around for it for quite a while. I wanted it to be something that was special to him and his culture, and it was so thematic to Bella; the movie is laden with her dreams. Her dream life is a very rich part of the film. So thematically, it really blended well. I thank my friend for coming up with that.

What’s one of your favorite new scenes or extended scenes that you’ve written into New Moon?

One of my favorites is actually the end, when they go to Volterra and confront a couple of Volturi. In the book, the conflict in that scene is verbal; there is an attack on Edward by Jane, and it works in the book, it’s beautiful in the book. It’s never acted out; it never explodes. For the movie, because it’s a visual medium, I felt like I wanted to externalize that conflict more, turn it into more of a battle. So it’s the same scenario, it’s just enacted and externalized. We get to see an actual fight.

We see that fight between Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Felix (Daniel Cudmore) in one of the latest trailers, and with its slow-motion elements it looks great.

I’m telling you: Chris and his stunt guys and the DP are just fantastic. Daniel Cudmore, who plays Felix, did a tremendous job. I love Daniel Cudmore! Not only is he terrific in this role, he’s also just the greatest guy. Funny and charming.

In your script for Twilight, you wrote in a number of direct quotes from Stephenie Meyer’s book. Can we expect the same in New Moon and Eclipse?

There are definitely some quotes sprinkled throughout. In some cases I’m paraphrasing, but I do try to include as many as I can. It’s very important. It brings the flavor of the book into the movie, so I definitely try to.

Fans want to know: Did the proposal scene make it into New Moon?

The proposal comes into the end of New Moon, and that is the first proposal. Absolutely in Eclipse, the proposal when they’re on the bed, yes -- to me, that was a quintessential scene from the book. When Edward gets on his knees, with his mother’s ring, and she says yes -- that was one of the most romantic scenes that Stephenie wrote in all four books.

There are so many specific scenes and events in the Twilight books, it doesn’t seem like you could take them out and still remain true to the story.

Yes. There are several that are so essential to the storytelling that you absolutely must put them in.

Wyck Godfrey specifically said that if Breaking Dawn was made, it would absolutely be a PG-13 film, so it seems that staying true to that story’s specific events while making it suitable for younger audiences would be challenging.

Well yes, you have to know your audience. And... there’s no reason for it not to be. It could be PG-13.

Obviously by the fourth book in The Twilight Saga, there will be subjects and events that do seem unsuitable for the younger side of the Twilight audience. How would you tackle that challenge?

If I were to be writing that, I think there are many things that probably are inappropriate, and there are probably other things that can be implied. I don’t think that it will be a problem.