May 27, 2009

Chris Weitz Talks About Choosing Montepulciano Over Volterra at Press Conference Today (I think)

Twilight Italia was present when Chris Weitz, Wyck Godfrey & Bill Bannerman participated in a press conference in Montepulciano today. You can read all about the press conference in Italian at Twilight Italia, or in Google-ified English here, thanks to Vanessa!

Here is a Google-translated version of what Chris had to say about choosing Montepulciano over Volterra:
I add here that, following a question about why the choice is its fallout on the city that is hosting the filming, Chris Weitz said that he opted for a need for symmetry and photography. It also took the occasion to say that both cities are beautiful. He added that if there is someone to "blame" for this decision then that's him because he was a very strong wish of the square instead of Montepulciano to Volterra. And I tell you my impression when he spoke you could see clearly that he has done a very professional choice based on that of which in his view, the film needed to make up. I have never concealed that among people who appreciate this director, so I am sure that has worked and is working to make a New Moon really the best.
If anybody can offer a more accurate translation, I welcome it! :-) Thanks for the tip, Twi_Crazy!

UPDATE: Shire from Twilight Italia, the only fansite at the press conference, says that they will be posting a video of the conference over the next week, and she writes that Chris Weitz was super-nice about answering questions and that Wyck Godfrey, the executive producer of Summit Entertainment, replied that they're really satisfied with New Moon results so far! :-)


  1. I just put in the URL on Google Translate from Italian>English and it translated it, but here is the link (not sure if it will do it), if not just go to


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