August 24, 2009

MTV Interviews Chris Weitz, Who Treats us to a Dose of Vitamin T(aylor), etc.

MTV has a cool new video + interview with Chris Weitz, talking about how important it was to be faithful to Bella's point of view and New Moon, among other things.

MTV: For a lot of fans, there's no such thing [as too much Rob].

Weitz: Well, I know for a lot of people there's no such thing as too much Rob. But we've got a nice dose of Taylor to sweeten any Rob deficiencies. It is a disease that can only be treated with Vitamin T, for Taylor.

MTV: Obviously, "New Moon" is written from the perspective of Bella. But Melissa Rosenberg recently told us about a scene with Victoria that gets away from Kristen's point of view. Are there other moments like that?

Weitz: It's from Bella's point of view ... but, for instance, when Alice has a vision of Edward about to commit suicide, we see her vision. To me, that's fair — because, in the book, Alice conveys that immediately to Bella, and you can see Bella imagining what Alice is saying. At points where a reader of the book might logically imagine a scenario, it was OK for the filmmakers — me — to imagine seeing something that would be outside of Bella's knowledge at that point. Or something that's within the scope of her imagination. She fears the worst, really, in terms of Edward.

MTV: Kristen has spoken to us in the past about the pivotal cliff-diving scene. How much CGI will there be, and how much will really be her?

Weitz: It's a hybrid — a reallocation of mapping the texture of real locations onto green screen and creating computer models of real locations. We needed to create just the right kind of stormy weather, so there's a lot of CG water and waves, which we combined with pool work that we did with Kristen. And so, eventually, it looks like a scene with a real location, but in order to get the kind of pinpoint control that you want to accurately represent what's in the book, you need to employ the very best that you can in terms of CGI. People should never notice when that's happening — except when I just gave it away. [Laughs.]

Read the article at MTV!


  1. oh I'm so going to miss Chris in Eclipse!! He's just so funny and honest and cool!!
    Although I do disagree with the vitamin T thing...there is no vitamin that sweetens Rob's absence in new moon..but I'll just have to be patient and wait until the Italy scenes!! :P

  2. I like him.

    I'm alll about Vitamin T! :)

  3. oh pleaaseee, i would rather endure a rob withdrawal than swallow a very bitter and annoying pill.


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