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.
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I agree and disagree with the birthing scene. I agree that you do not need to show all the gore and details to get your point across, but that scene in particular is the scene that most book fanatics were waiting for throughout the series. I think if too much is cut from the scene, it will lose a lot of the emotion that went along with it. And, I hate to say it, but expecting Kristin Stewart to carry *that* scene in particular with facial expression alone is expecting way too much. There are a few things the crowd, especially those who did not read the book, need to see and/or hear to be able to fully embrace the significance of that scene.
OK - the sex scene. It is their wedding night, so that's already different from most movies! I"m sure they can keep it PG-13. Our imaginations can create way more than what they can show. The shark in Jaws was never shown, but wasn't everyone terrified? I think the childbirth does need to portray some of the gore, but more as after shots like blood on the floor, Edward's hands or face, etc. I realy agree with the comments about keeping the emotions of the book into this movie. Movies are always a lottle disappointing in t hat regard. But that's because the actors have to try to show it and when we're reading a book, we're usually privy to the characters thoughts and feelings.
Must be by the book!!!! One of the most memorable moments in the book and I can't imagine it being taken out or diluted.
Really want it to stat true to the book. Alot of us would be very disapointed if it doesn"t.
Stephanie Meyer is the worst author on the face of the earth. I have NO idea how she got published, and it sickens me to realize just how many people on this planet think she is "talented"
There doesn't have to be a sex scene or gory guts and stuff because not even in the book does stephanie meyer describe Bella's guts and such. So long as they don't skip or change anything in this movie like they have with all the other movies, it should be pretty kick ass, like the super awesome book.
Really, I don't see a problem with them showing the birthing scene. Of course, I'm studying to be a doctor so gore doesn't bother me. Really, I don't see how showing the bloodiness of the birth scene (which is not going to be a natural birth) is any different than seeing someone cut open on television on a medical show like Grey's Anatomy or House.
When you do an article, you really need to do your research first. This pisses me off. If you had read the book, you'd know that Bella does NOT give birth the conventional way. She's given a sorta vampire-c-section. Edward cuts the baby out with his teeth. As for blood and graphicness, I think what the fans are referring to is the point where Bella moves too fast and the baby starts breaking her apart from the inside. I'm all for it, because the point was that Jake was the one suffering - he couldn't stand the fact that she was in pain, and it needed to be bad. We need that, too. As for the sex scenes: I honestly don't care either way. But we NEED to see everything that's graphic.
While I agree that in today's times, cinema and television provide and allow way too much graphic display of such topics as sex, I also believe that it isn't as important as what the reader *thinks* should happen or not happen. In order to stay true to the book as Stephenie Meyer wrote it, I believe it should be shot as close to the book as possible. I do not feel that compromises should be made for the sake of theater ratings. I am a fairly normal Twilight fan... fell in love with all of the main characters the moment I picked up the books and started reading. I can so identify with Bella (I'm too clumsy to dance too, Bella.) I was disappointed with the changes made in the movies compared with the storyline in the books.
I think that a close up shot of Kristin Stewarts face showing the pain and emotion of a rather violent childbirth requires her to act well beyond her skill set. If she were capable of conveying true emotion I might agree to this statement, but I might have to launch myself through the screen if she turned in another someone kicked my puppy then let loose a big one performance in that moment. Her performance really drags down the movies for me.
Laura, I couldn't agree with you more! I was somewhat disappointed that she was cast opposite Robert Pattinson. Although Robert does not have as many roles behind him as Kristin, he is much more believable. I had a hard time understanding some of the reactions Kristin portrayed, especially scenes that should have been heart-wrenching scenes. There are times when I felt.. "what's wrong with showing some tears? Crying doesn't mean you're weak... just human." And I never saw that in her.. and I have a HUGE problem with the more intimate moments with "Edward"... she is just too *vanilla*... she may HAVE emotional range, but she is not CONVEYING anything except... well... the only word I can think of is *monotone* - a singular direction..
I thought they were both horribly cast.
She cant act. Its a disgrace really
I think they should leave out those parts... I mean, you know she has the baby... you don't have to see it to know it. And I personally don't want to see their "intimate" moments. We all know how babies are made!
If I remember Breaking Dawn Correctly, Edward has to c-section the baby more or less. They also discussed how it would take a vampires teeth. So yes that's a little graphic but then so was Rosemary's Baby. The devil child being born.
You know what! Just DO IT as IT IS in the book and problem solved!!!! Please! Please! please!!!! JUST DO IT AS THE BOOK SAYS IT!!!
But the book was terrible. Poorly written, ridiculous, unbelievable concepts....tell me...how does a DEAD GUY impregnate anyone? His seed wouldn't even be there, let alone him being able to perform.
Why are you even reading this if you don't care? Maybe you should worry about minding your own business and not putting something that many many people love down. I'm sure you like things that many people would find ridiculous, people have different tastes.
She did not give birth naturally! There would not be a shot between her legs. I think it would be hard to write this article about a book you have not read.
Not to mention that Stephie does not give details of their sexual acts.
During "child birth" shes supposed to have a modified c-section anyway. we've seen people in movies get their heads chopped off, though i dont think they would, they could show the actual birth of nessie because she doesnt come from between bellas legs.
I agree with Movie Girl 64 in a much earlier comment. These books were written with very young adults in mind, and many that are much younger have gotten caught up in the Twilight twister. I have a lot of admiration for the writers so far. They have kept the language clean & the intimate scenes very generic but not lacking in emotion. The story never lacks in suspense and drama. I believe that the movies should be as close to the books as possible. To me, the books lose their place of importance if the movies are constantly changing the books. I don't need to see 'birth' to know that Bella had a baby. I don't need to see 'private intimacies' to know Bella and Edward consummated their marriage. Glad I'm not in the writer's shoes!
I don't need to see the child birth have a good visual from book and have two children of my own. as far as the sex scene goes i would love to see a very juicy scene but know this could probably be accomplished with a PG13 rating. Not sure that alone should up it to an R. Might be unfair too the teeny boppers who love it also. besides it would just be all breasts and *** of bella. they never show guys anyway.
Everyone seems to agree for the most part that even though the book is a graphic during the child birth. I think showing more of the emotional pain will be enough to convey what happend in the book. I do agree when people mentioned Jacob walking out of the room and his perspective being shown would be a good way to do the scene. When it comes to the sex scene, the book doesn't get really descriptive. It just has you assume what happend. The scene should show them going into the water and then fade out to them waking up in the morning with everything torn apart and bruses all over Bella. I think this will be a great movie if they focus on the emotion in the book.
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