July 31, 2011
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Last week at Comic Con the fan sites had the opportunity to interview Bill Condon after the Breaking Dawn panel. Below is the transcript of the interview. Please be aware there is discussion of the clips seen at Comic Con so if you don’t want to be spoiled on anything read with caution! (You can find the clips here)Q: About the honeymoon scene, I noticed of course the humor in that. Why did you guys choose to do it that way and how did that decision come about?Bill: About being funny when she’s getting ready? It just felt like it was human. It was like, again, making everything as real as possible, and it’s like anybody in that moment when it’s like “Oh my God, it’s about to happen”, it’s one thing it’s gonna happen this night. God, it’s Bella, after all this time. And it’s a vampire, you know? But now is the moment and is just about making it as relatable as possible. Like, what do you do? You just try to control it in any way you possibly can. You know, you brush your teeth for the tenth time and do all those things to make yourself think that you’re ready, which of course you can’t do. And then the way we cut it it was just like a lot of jump cuts to make it like she’s sort of this nervous jangly thing. You know the way Kristen goes? (taps fingers impatiently on table, everyone laughs) that was the rhythm of it, you know? We matched that with the way we presented it.Q: Have you had experience working with a lot of child actors, and what was it like working with all the Renesmes?Bill: Oh, yeah (laughs). That’s for Part 2! I had done a little before, but not as much as now. First, Mackenzie, she’s a 10 year old going on 30. She’s so mature and smart, so that was a pleasure. Sometimes it was hard because the other actresses were actually just there. It was always going to be just Mackenzie’s expressions and things like that, so it was a very specific technical thing that even I was learning as we did it. But I have to say, they were real troopers these girls.Q: We had the pleasure of having Stephenie Meyer attached to the films. How was it like working with Stephenie, going on one on one basis? What was it like working with her?Bill: It was great, I mean, you know her. She’s so down to earth, you know? And she’s so… It’s an interesting thing, and I don’t know if this happened across time or if this is how she’s always been, but she’s also a movie lover. And she’s really become very knowledgeable about making movies and about what you have to do to kind of, not kill your babies, but sometimes there are things that work so beautifully in description that don’t translate as well cinematically. Like the scene you saw that was not in the book, right? It’s a suggestion in the book but becomes very dramatic in the movie, where once Jacob breaks with Sam, it’s not that Sam is going to attack immediately. He’s going to sit back and wait and close in on them, you know? And they are now stuck in that house, it’s a siege. And they haven’t fed. So, they’re getting weaker when the wolves are getting stronger and closer. And Jacob has to figure out a way to help them get out. So he does this thing, and I don’t want to give too much away, but that thing where he says “No, I’ll be the one to take care of it because they trust me”. That is where you’re wondering if that’s true, is Jacob wavering. It’s another interesting kind of conflict that goes on that creates a better movie.Q: Was there anything you found particularly challenging? Was there a scene you thought when you looked at the script “Yes! I’m doing this” and it become really challenging, or something that you were really excited to film?
July 27, 2011
MTV News caught up with Condon at 2011 San Diego Comic-Con to talk about the final two installments of the franchise, and he told us that both movies, but particularly "Part 1," will hearken back to Catherine Hardwicke's 2008 "Twilight" flick, which started the onscreen phenomenon.
"I always thought of 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1' as a real companion piece to Catherine Hardwicke's movie," Condon explained. "Like, everything that got set up there gets resolved here. I think you'll find that there are stylistic and other nods to that film."
Fans will also be excited to learn that some of the same principles will apply to the highly anticipated "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" soundtrack. Condon confirmed that Carter Burwell, who scored the first movie, will be back for "Part 1," which means familiar themes like "Bella's Lullaby" will be in play again for the first time since "Twilight" first hit theaters.
With negotiations for the soundtrack still under way, though, Condon wouldn't talk too specifically about which songs will be included on the album. But he confirmed that there's a good chance that one of the "Twilight" cast's musically-inclined stars will appear on the soundtrack.
We'll leave it up to fans to guess whether that means Robert Pattinson, Jackson
Rathbone, Booboo Stewart or one of the other musical castmembers.
"We're just figuring out [the soundtrack] now," Condon said during MTV News' "Breaking Dawn" Comic-Con takeover, adding that they haven't made deals with all of the featured artists yet. "We have a lot of [songs]. We have like 15, I think."
Celebuzz has the details on Kellan's new ad and a way to meet him! Here is what they said-
Thanks to Dylan George + Abbot, Kellan will be making a special appearance at
the Nordstrom in The Grove in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 11. Fans can earn
an invite to the private event by buying Dylan George + Abbot gear from now
until August 11.
"I gave myself one real rule, which was, 'Let's only see what Bella could see
lying there,' " he explained. "All this stuff is happening [around her] and she
is seeing it from her point of view. She can look around, she can look up, but
basically you get to experience every moment of that birth, including if you
read the book — you know exactly what that image means. If you haven't read the
book, you might not know because it's not being absolutely explicit."
Nevertheless, Condon promised that fans will be satisfied by how they
approached the birth scene. "It's not putting the camera in every place but
believe me, I think you'll get a very visceral experience."
July 26, 2011
Jonathan Levine, USA
Inspired by personal experiences, 50/50 is a funny, touching and original story of friendship, love, and survival starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anjelica Huston.
According to ShowBlitz:
Kristen Stewart won't appear in "K-11," her mom's directorial debut, but big brother Cameron Stewart will, Variety's Josh L. Dickeyexclusively reports.
It'll be the first film credit for K-Stew's older sibling, but not for his co-stars Goran Visnjic, D.B. Sweeney andPortia Doubleday. The film stars Visnjic as a successful young record producer who wakes up after a three-day binge in a special unit of L.A. County’s Men’s Central Jail that's dedicated to vulnerable prisoners, a place ruled by a viper transsexual. (Cameron Stewart will play an inmate named "Sledgehammer.")
Though there was mass speculation that his kid sister of “Twilight” fame would also play a transgendered character, she is not involved in the project, alas. Shooting started July 18 at locations in Woodland Hills and Hollywood, and has moved on to the now-closed Sybil Brand correctional facility for women in Los Angeles County.
July 25, 2011
July 24, 2011
Actor Kellan Lutz has donated three pair of shoes to Shoe Revolt, which will be auctioned off on the online boutique’s website. All proceeds raised from the shoes will fund anti-commercial sex trafficking initiatives in the United States.
Shoe Revolt is based in Beaverton, Oregon. We are working to eradicate human trafficking through purchasing power. Shoe Revolt takes new or gently used shoe donations and they are sold on our website. One hundred percent of profits go toward creating strategies to build new and support existing programs that house, heal, educate, and decriminalize survivors.
Shoe Revolt is incredibly grateful for Lutz’s donation. The funds generated from the sale will provide much-needed support for programs in the United States that assist survivors of the commercial sex trade. Most victims are women and children, and once rescued, they have nowhere to turn to gain the necessary resources for survival. Donations such as Lutz’s allow Shoe Revolt to continue supporting programs for survivors to ensure that they remain safe.
Kellan Lutz is best known for his role in the Twilight films as the character Emmett Cullen, but his career started much earlier. He has also starred in “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, “Immortals”, and “Accepted”. Kellan played characters on hit TV shows as well, including “Beverly Hills 90210″ and “Heroes”. Lutz is undeniably a social-minded celebrity; he has previously supported many charities, including the St. Bernard Project and Men for Women Now – the Noreen Fraser Foundation.
Yes, the entire cast will have an English accent.
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I cannot wait to see this move!!!
I know that these aren't the best quality, but when/if better ones come along I'll upload them.
July 20, 2011
As Twi-hards anxiously await for San Diego Comic-Con to begin, new Breaking Dawn
character cards have been unveiled, which feature Robert Pattinson, Kristen
Stewart and Taylor Lautner — all looking sexier than ever! Each are accompanied
on the two-sided cards with mini-bios.
Fans have already started camping out at Comic-Con in anticipation of the July 21 Breaking Dawn panel. The movie’s three stars are all expected to attend, and Celebuzz will be there to bring you every single tidbit of Twilight news there might be. Stay tuned!