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Will We See 'Breaking Dawn's' Most Controversial Scenes?
Now that its official and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn will be split up into two films, fans can start wondering about how director Bill Condon plans to adapt the series' most controversial book. One of the key people in charge of figuring out what to show on screen is screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who recently chatted up The LA Times and spoke about how, exactly, they were approaching the book's most talked-about moments.
Spoilers to follow … as if there are still fans out there who haven't read the book …
The scenes in question revolve around Bella losing her virginity and then giving birth in a very bloody (and not all too cinematic) way. When Rosenberg was asked about these scenes, she said, "On the fan site, on Facebook, all the comments are 'It has to be R rated! You have to show the childbirth! Gore and guts and sex!' For me it's actually more interesting to not see it. You know, you can do childbirth without seeing childbirth ... it doesn't mean it's any less evocative of an experience."
I completely agree with her, too. Name a film where you, the viewer, actually see the whole childbirth thing go down from a right-between-her-legs camera angle. Why would you even want to see that? I'm sure you can evoke more emotion in a scene like that if the camera stayed on Kristen Stewart's face the whole time, allowing the audience to experience the emotional rollercoaster that is childbirth, instead of actually watching the gory mess unfold.
As far as the whole Bella losing her virginity scene … well, I'm sure you've seen enough sex scenes in your lifetime to figure out the ways in which they can shoot it and still maintain a PG-13 rating. While I'm not crazy about the clichéd shot of two people lying in bed under the covers with their shirts off, it is the one shot that best describes what just took place from a visual standpoint.
What do you Twi-hards think? Do we really need to see these scenes play out on screen like they do in the book, or do you agree that there are tamer ways to approach them?
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