Breaking Dawn Part One Title Card Has Meaning

Photo By Summit Entertainment

MTV News Article written by Kara Warner

Keeping with the tradition and look of the first three films, “Twilight,” “New Moon” and “Eclipse,” this “Dawn” title card has the same font (its official name is Zephyr) that fans have come to know and love. And while the card for “Twilight” was red, “New Moon” was gold and “Eclipse” was shiny silver, this card for Part 1 of “Dawn” is a reddish orange — the color of, well, the sky as dawn breaks. According to Summit, each card has a unique color to reflect the tone of the story.

So judging from this intense color, what might we expect from the film that we don’t already know about? Those who’ve read and obsessed over Stephenie Meyer’s novels know that the conclusion to the “Twilight Saga” packed a punch, complete with a vampire transformation, a marriage, ababy and a battle.

I think that this ending will be epic and will be with us forever just like Bella and Edward.

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French ‘New Moon’ Trailer Leaks Online

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in 'Twilight' Photo: Summit Entertainment

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in 'Twilight' Photo: Summit Entertainment

 

Source: MTV.com by Amy Wilkinson

Francophile Twilighters lucked out Wednesday (August 12) when a “New Moon” trailer, entirely in French, surfaced on YouTube. The nearly two-minute clip, which gave fans their first video look at Dakota Fanning as Volturi vampire Jane, was later removed due to copyright claims made by Summit Entertainment.

The bootlegged trailer centered largely on the growing relationship between Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her shape-shifting friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner). Interspersed between “New Moon” footage were interview segments featuring 17-year-old Lautner.

” ‘New Moon’ is much more complex than ‘Twilight,’ ” Lautner said in the interview, dubbed over in French. “Edward’s leaving makes Bella deeply depressive, and Jacob becomes the friend on whom she can always rely. As time passes, you can feel the passion growing. ‘New Moon’ will really bring it up to a whole new level. There’s more action in this movie, especially with the intervention of the wolf pack. I think fans will be really satisfied.”

Though fans were no doubt satisfied with sneak peeks of both Fanning as Jane and the shirtless wolf pack, much of the trailer had been previously released. A scene in which Edward (Robert Pattinson) abandons Bella in the woods was part of the first trailer that debuted earlier this year at the MTV Movie Awards. Another scene, in which Jacob teaches Bella to ride a motorcycle, was screened during the 2009 Comic-Con, while a shot of Jacob comforting Bella was part of a 14-second teaser trailer released Tuesday.

In fact, little of fan-favorite Pattinson was seen in the clips, whose appearances in the sequel rely largely on Bella’s “hallucinations” after he abandons her.

No word yet on whether this trailer will be released officially in English anytime soon, but a new “New Moon” trailer will debut this weekend before screenings of Summit’s battle-of-the-bands flick “Bandslam,” starring Vanessa Hudgens.

‘New Moon’ Trailer Footage Reveals Plenty of Jacob

 

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Team Jacob will be pleased with the 14 seconds of “New Moon” footage that Summit Entertainment revealed Tuesday morning (August 11). Though the second film in the “Twilight Saga” won’t be released until November 20, the new scenes are from a teaser trailer that will run in front of “Bandslam” this Friday.

While the first teaser, which premiered at the MTV Movie Awards in May, focused on Bella fitting in with Edward’s vampire family, this new one — or at least the tiny portion of it we’ve seen — is all about Jacob.

Apparent in the first shot (and the footage we’ve already seen) is that director Chris Weitz has brought a much more polished aesthetic to Forks, Washington. The veteran director, who took over the series from indie queen Catherine Hardwicke, has retired the handheld cameras and perpetual blue filter of the first installment in favor of steady, sweeping shots.

The teaser opens with a shot of Bella in a clearing, presumably reflecting on the scene we’re about to see — a quick glimpse of Edward leaving her in the woods. The vampire is wearing a particularly sharp-looking blazer as he takes off, which surely makes his departure that much harder on Bella. (Hate to see you go, buddy, but we love to watch you leave.)

Meanwhile, Jacob says, “I know what he did to you. And Bella, I won’t ever hurt you. I promise,” as the trailer transitions to the scene where he dares to mention Edward’s sudden exit. We’re then brought outside to a final scene where we’re treated to a spectacular view of Jacob’s magnificent six-pack and Bella in a comfy-looking green flannel shirt. She could be about to take it off and attempt to do her laundry on those washboard abs. Or not. But she does tell Jacob, “You’re sort of beautiful,” as he brushes a lock of hair behind her ear and gazes at her longingly.

From these few shots — and the way Jacob’s face falters at the end — it’s easy to see how she could fall for the protective werewolf in the absence of her sparkly knight in shining armor. Hopefully, we’ll see the rest of the wolf pack in the pre-“Bandslam” teaser trailer, but there’s still one problem: We haven’t seen the Volturi yet. What are you waiting for, guys?!

‘Twilight’ Has Taken Over The Teen Choice Awards…No Surprise There.

Photo: Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Photo: Kevin Winter / Getty Images

 

83 Million Votes were cast at this year’s Teen Choice Awards and Twilight was one of the big winners, 11 awards for the phenomenon proving that the Teen world is under the Twilight spell.

Once inside, the awards were presented fast and furious. Lautner, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Justin Chon, Robert Pattinson, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone and Catherine Hardwicke took the stage and braved the shrieks to take home surfboard trophies for Best Drama, Romance, Actor (Pattinson), Actress (Stewart), Villain (Cam Gigandet), Fresh Face Female (Greene), Fresh Face Male (Lautner), Liplock (Stewart and Pattinson) and Rumble (Pattinson and Gigandet). Another highlight came when RPattz and Megan Fox came onstage together to accept their matching Hottie awards.

Stephenie Meyer Accused Of Plagiarizing Novel For ‘Breaking Dawn’

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There are some things you can always count on in one of today’s modern vampire novels: a breathless, cross-species love affair, bone-breaking lovemaking, lots of smoldering eyes and buckets of spilled blood. But, according to TMZ, an author named Jordan Scott claims she saw a few too many similarities between her 2006 vamp tale, “The Nocturne,” and “Twilight” scribe Stephenie Meyer’s 2008 book,“Breaking Dawn.”

In a cease-and-desist letter obtained by the site, Scott’s publisher claims the fourth book in the “Twilight” series has “striking and substantial” similarities to “The Nocturne,” part of a trilogy that 21-year-old musician/author Scott began writing when she was 15.

The letter claims there are a number of coincidences in the plotlines of the books, including a wedding, a post-wedding sex scene, a woman becoming sick because she’s carrying a child with “evil powers” and the death of a main character. The letter from a lawyer for Scott also claims that “both the ideas and in many instances the text” of the two books are very similar.

Among the examples of the similarities is a scene in which a main character is ill from carrying a child with dark powers. In Scott’s book, the description reads in part, “Her face was so pale, it was frightening; and there were beads of sweat pouring down her forehead. She couldn’t even stand, she was so weak. … She was violently ill, vomiting and scarcely able to catch her breath.”

In the allegedly similar scene in “Dawn,” Meyer writes: “Most of her dark hair was pulled away from her face into a messy knot, but a few strands stuck limply to her forehead and neck, to the sheen of sweat that covered her skin. There was something about her fingers and wrists that looked so fragile it was scary. She was sick. Very sick.”

The dozen examples given by Scott’s lawyer display some general similarities in tone and setting common to vampire tales, but, according to TMZ, an unnamed representative for Meyer dismissed the accusation. “The claim that ‘Breaking Dawn’ by Stephenie Meyer somehow infringes on an alleged book by someone named Jordan Scott is completely without merit. Neither Stephenie Meyer nor her representatives had any knowledge of this writer or her supposed book prior to this claim.”

Spokespeople for Scott and Meyer could not be reached for comment at press time.

‘New Moon’ Director Chris Weitz Says Taylor Lautner ‘Embodied’ Jacob – Movie News Story | MTV Movie News

‘New Moon’ Director Chris Weitz Says Taylor Lautner ‘Embodied’ Jacob – Movie News Story | MTV Movie News

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Photo: Summit Entertainment

Photo: Summit Entertainment

Source: MTV News by Larry Carroll

SAN DIEGO — Chris Weitz made big news when hestepped in for Catherine Hardwicke as director on the second “Twilight” film. Over the months, and recently at Comic-Con, the fans have come to embrace him with as much affection as they did his predecessor.

As Weitz gets back to work editing November’s “New Moon,” we caught up with him to discuss such key fan issues as a Stephenie Meyer cameo, Dakota Fanning’s evil ways and Taylor Lautner’s abs.

MTV: Chris, “New Moon” has a lot of disparate elements. You need to portray a love that’s Shakespearean, like “Romeo and Juliet,” but at the same time do action scenes and car chases, and at the same time do effects work with werewolves and vampires. Which is the hardest, and how are you dealing with it?

Chris Weitz: The hardest thing to do is to blend all these elements into one thing that seems like a coherent whole. We [need to make sure we] don’t just stop for the action sequence or stop and have the audience say, “Oh, what a great special effect!” You want it to be a complete, seamless experience in which the emotions of the characters are what’s foremost. The hardest thing, but also the most enjoyable thing, is working with actors. You can control everything else, except the weather — what really matters is the characters and the feelings that they evoke in the readers of the book. It’s the hardest stuff, but it’s also the stuff that makes it the most satisfying when you get it right.

MTV: In last year’s “Twilight” movie, Stephenie Meyer had a cameo that the fans really loved. Will we see her in “New Moon”?

Weitz: You have to look very carefully for it. No, she doesn’t actually. If she had asked, I would have definitely put her in. But I think that she may have decided against experiencing that again, because frankly, to be an extra in a movie or a day player is a lot of sitting around. People don’t realize the sheer tedium that a movie set embodies; she was probably like, “Well, I’ll sit this one out.”

MTV: We all remember that there was a lot of drama around whether Taylor would return for “New Moon.” How close did he come to not being asked back?

Weitz: When I first met with him, I took off my shirt and I said, “You’ve got two months to look this good.” And he said, “I’m willing to try that.” Finally, he came back, and the results were just about as good as my abs. [Laughs.]

MTV: You must have a real six-pack.

Weitz: To answer your question seriously, the character in the second book is meant to be 6-foot-5, let alone transform into a werewolf and all that stuff. And Taylor, having only done three days of work in the first [movie], it was time to take a pause and say, “Should Taylor go ahead and do it?” My overwhelming feeling was, “Yes, absolutely, let’s go forward with it.” To me, it wasn’t a very difficult decision. For Taylor, it wasn’t difficult at all. He knew the character, and he embodied the character — as people are going to see in the movie. So it wasn’t really as tense and as scary a moment as it was portrayed in the media.

MTV: What can you tell us about Dakota Fanning’s performance as the evil vampire Jane?

Weitz: Well, it’s the scariest performance probably you’ve seen out of her so far, because she’s evil for once in her career. I think she really appreciated the chance to do that.

MTV: Yeah, she must turn that “adorable Dakota Fanning” thing on its ear.

Weitz: Absolutely. But what you expect from Dakota Fanning is uncannily grown-up, experienced and clever acting — and that’s what she did. I think she was just keen to do this part and to be part of the franchise, and she is genuinely scary.

MTV: Fans at Comic-Con saw a few brief shots of “apparition” Edward. What was your thought process as you reinterpreted Bella’s feelings of his presence?

Weitz: I would best describe him [in the movie] as an image that represents Bella’s sense of self-protection and her love for Edward. Really, it’s very subjective to Bella’s experience. It’s our filmic way of representing what Stephenie describes in this book, which is hearing his voice. It’s ephemeral and very subtle. We didn’t want to hit things over the head. The thing to describe him best is a flame-like apparition … very subtle and elegant. That’s what we’re aiming for.