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By Maria Jackson

Twilight Thursdays! Vol. 1, Issue 50

Bits of Breaking Dawn
USA Today snagged an interview with Breaking Dawn producer Wyck Godfrey and got him to answers some of the most highly anticipated fan questions!
Speaking from the Baton Rouge set where both installments of Breaking Dawn are shooting simultaneously, Wyck answered some of the Twi-faithful's more pressing questions..
Q: Where does the story split in half?
A: "We basically want to take the audience through the emotional part of Bella's journey as she becomes a vampire. The first part will cover the wedding, the honeymoon and the birth." The film ends just before she embarks on her supernatural transformation.
Q: The book has three segments, two of which present Bella's point of view and a middle that's devoted to the perspective of her rejected werewolf suitor, Jacob (Taylor Lautner). How is that handled?
A: "The story will break from her and follow Jacob throughout the course of the movie as he struggles with his own dilemma. There is a sense that as Bella and the Cullens (Edward's makeshift vampire clan) deal with her pregnancy, the world is still turning outside with Jacob."
Q: Why was Bill Condon, the Oscar-winning filmmaker best known for his musicals as the screenwriter of 2002's Chicagoand the director of 2006's Dreamgirls, selected as the director of the finale?
A: "These films have the most difficult stuff from a performance standpoint. With his history of directing, I can't think of anyone who would be better at bringing out the best in an actor." Plus, the director, who did the 1995 sequel to Candyman, is a fright-fare enthusiast. "He has an appetite for the genre and a passion for the Twilight books and movies."
Q: Considering what goes on during the torturous birth process, how can the rating be PG-13?
A: With Twilight's core of under-18 fans, "it would be a crime against our audience to go R-rated." However, "this is based on a much more mature book. We need to progress and be more sophisticated."
A compromise: Having the bloody, bone-crushing delivery be seen only through Bella's eyes. "She is looking through the haze, experiencing pain and everything rushing around her. We only see what she sees."
Q: How is the long-awaited consummation of Edward and Bella's love portrayed?
A: Even though their physical relationship goes way beyond what was shown in the first three films, "it does not become soft porn. It is a legitimate and important part of the movie, romantic and sensual."
Q: At the end of Breaking Dawn, about 70 or so vampires from around the world gather to face off with the Cullens and their allies plus Jacob's wolf pack. How can you keep both portions of the storytelling equally compelling?
A: "The second half is more of an action film in terms of life-and-death stakes." But the domestic moments of the first film possess an emotional punch. "There are the pangs of newlywed tension that occur that are relatable even in a fantasy film. Marriage is not quite the experience that they thought it was."
Q: Is there any chance that Condon could sneak in a musical number?
A: There might be traditional dancing at the wedding. But don't expect any of the wolf pack to suddenly howl a tune or do a soft-shoe shuffle.
Although, as Godfrey jokes, "We just had a whole line of actors marching toward the camera. We could have them practice a chorus line with vampires doing kicks."
You may have seen this sexy photo floating around the internet with claims of it being a shot from Breaking Dawn.
Unfortunately, this is a hoax. Looking at it, I thought it seemed too familiar and my doubts where confirmed by Twilightish.
This photo is snapshot from a film that I love very much, Across the Universe. AtU is a visually stunning Beatles musical that co-stars Joe Andesrson, a.k.a. "Alistair" from Breaking Dawn.
THIS sexy photo however IS REAL! {robsessed}
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. The shot, which is only available in Entertainment Weekly’s print edition, features Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) as husband and wife…on their wedding night. “It’s one of the most anticipated scenes,” Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon tells EW. “I spent a tremendous amount of time thinking about it. The anticipation is part of it and you want to play with what people expect and maybe subvert it a little and surprise them.” For more information about Breaking Dawn (in theaters Nov. 18), check out this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Twilight soundtrack composer, Carter Burwell, will bring his musical talents back for Breaking Dawn parts 1 & 2. {playlist}
Carter Burwell is set to return to the ‘Twilight’ since working on the first film to perform scoring duties for the final installment of the series, the two parter “Twilight: Breaking Dawn. ”Burwell has an existing relationship with the director of the final two parts, Bill Condon, having collaborated on “Kinsey” and “Gods And Monsters” and will return to the position after Alexandre Desplat followed him for ‘New Moon’ with Howard Shore stepping in for ‘Eclipse.’
TwiCast Tweets! Via {breakingdawnmovie}
PeterFacinelli (aka Dr. Carlisle Cullen) “at work. Photoshoot today for BD.Maybe I can put a request to be Mr November Vampire in the calendar.That’s my bday month.”
DanielCudmore (aka Felix) “I was a dancing machine last night!”
Andrea Gabriel (aka Kebi) “Crazy fun Saturday night. Crazy brutal Sunday morning (um, afternoon)… These vampires sure can party.”
TwiFun Time!
Win a chance to meet Stephenie Meyer! If there’s one thing Meyer loves about book touring, she says it’s that she gets to meet devoted readers. You can imagine that such a popular author receives hundreds of requests to tour here, there, & everywhere all over the globe. Well, instead of accumulating all of those sky miles, Little Brown’s conducting a contest to bring the fans to her! This will coincide with the release of the Official Twilight Guide.
This contest isn’t only for U.S. fans either! {Twilight lexicon}
Little, Brown is partnering with the Twilight Saga publishers in Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Taiwan and the United Kingdom to bring together each country’s respective Twilight fan.  The fan selected from each country will receive an advance copy of The Official Illustrated Guide and get to talk extensively with Meyer, who will answer their Twilight-related questions.
The Official Rules for the sweepstakes to select the fan from the United States (as well as one from Canada), including entry details and eligibility requirements, can be found on TheTwilightSaga.com.
Due to the intimate nature of this event, details regarding the location and timing are being kept confidential.  Photos and additional details will be distributed upon the event’s conclusion. {Twilight lexicon}
Another place to see your fav Twilight stars will be the TwiTour convention! They’re visiting several states this year.
Creation Entertainment, the promoter of The Official TWILIGHT SAGA Fan Convention Tour in conjunction with Summit Entertainment, today announced the 2011 line-up of cities and dates in The United States.
Erin Ferries of Creation said, "In 2010 tens of thousands of passionate Twilight Saga fans showed up at tour dates around the US and Canada, and with the next feature film, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1, opening November 18, 2011, there is tremendous excitement for all things Twilight. With input from fandom as to which cities to visit we are happy to announce the 14 stops planned for the upcoming year."
The Official TWILIGHT SAGA Fan Convention Tour 2011, featuring star appearances, musical performances, exclusive presentations, costume & trivia competitions, vendors, auctions, celebrity autograph and photo sessions, and parties, will be stopping at:
The Official TWILIGHT SAGA Fan Convention Tour 2011, featuring star appearances, musical performances, exclusive presentations, costume & trivia competitions, vendors, auctions, celebrity autograph and photo sessions, and parties, will be stopping at
SEATTLE, WA: January 22-23
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: February 4-6
LOS ANGELES, CA: March 4-6
NASHVILLE, TN: March 11-13
ARLINGTON, VA: April 15-17
HARTFORD, CT: May 14-15
CHICAGO, IL: June 24-26
PARSIPPANY, NJ: July 29-31
BOSTON, MA: August 19-21
CINCINNATI, OH: August 27-28
BALTIMORE, MD: October 8-9
RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC: October 22-23
DALLAS, TX: December 3-4
ORLANDO, FL: December 9-11
Check out TwilightConvention for details on who's going to be at which events and how to get tickets {twicrackaddict}
New Moon in Legos! {Twilightish}
Twilight super fan Cathy Ward used Stephenie Meyer's books and movies as a reward system for losing weight. After she dropped 14 dress sizes, she rewarded herself even further with this gigantic Twilight back tat. And she's not done yet.
After saving £2,000, and spending 22 hours in the tattoo chair, this is what Ward walked out of the tattoo parlor with. One epic Twilight tat. And Ward is currently saving another £2,000 so she can get her torso covered with Cullens. {i09}
Ashley Greene is one of MTV News 11 to watch for in 2011!   Ashley had a sit down with MTV News about 2011, Breaking Dawn fight scenes, fashion, & the Volturi. {breakingdawnmovie}
Yep, it’s going to be a big year for Greene. That’s why we’ve named her as one of MTV News’ 11 to Watch in 2011. During a break from the “Breaking Dawn” set in Louisiana, the actress answered some questions via e-mail, hitting on subjects like working with Cyrus, her most anticipated “Breaking Dawn” scene and what it was like to see Kristen Stewart as a vampire.
MTV: 2011 is shaping up to be a big year for you, coming off all the “Twilight” exposure and now having some prominent roles in “The Apparition,” “LOL” and a bunch of other projects coming down the line. Does 2011 feel like it’s going to be a particularly big year?
Ashley Greene: Definitely. I’m very excited for it. While it will be sad to finish filming the last installment of “The Twilight Saga,” I’m grateful to have so much to look forward to. There’s so much going on and so many wonderful opportunities popping up for 2011, and somehow I feel very Zen right now — I’m in a good place!
MTV: Do you have any goals for the year beyond what you’re already doing? What would you like to look back on at the end of the year and say, “I’m glad I accomplished that”?
Greene: “Twilight” and my upcoming projects have given me an amazing platform. I’m looking forward to doing as many diverse projects and roles as I can fit in this year! I’m also looking forward to continuing to make strides with mark’s m.powerment campaign; it’s important to me that I use my voice to inspire my young, female fans to pursue their dreams, just like I did. I’m so thankful for everything in 2010 and am extremely optimistic and excited about how much more can be accomplished this year.
More after the break!
MTV: Let’s talk “LOL.” We saw a lot of photos of you guys filming on location in Europe. Between “Twilight” fans and Miley fans, did you guys have to deal with a lot of paparazzi and people hanging outside set?
Greene: Miley is a phenomenon — she’s accomplished so much in the movie, TV and music worlds that it’s not surprising how much attention was attracted during filming. But we’re both professional and understand that we’re there to do our jobs. Work was our number-one priority, and everything else was background.
MTV: You’ve become a fashion icon in young Hollywood, and your “LOL” character certainly has a distinctive fashion style. Did you get to pick out any of your outfits? Keep anything? Become inspired by any of those looks?
Greene: I definitely have a say in them, but it’s more about what fits my character than me personally. In “LOL,” my character, Ashley, wears some pretty outrageous and provocative outfits that I’d never wear in real life! With Alice Cullen, we got to draw on Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O inspirations, which is a bit more me.
MTV: While filming “Apparition,” did you and Tom Felton ever compare notes about “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” fans?
Greene: Not so much comparing the fans as acknowledging how incredible they are. We are both so lucky to be a part of franchises that have ignited such a passion in young people. Very few actors get to be a part of that experience, so it’s humbling.
MTV: What “Breaking Dawn” scene are you most excited to film?
Greene: Most excited to film and see would be the big fight sequence against the Volturi. As a cast, we like to do as many of our own stunts as possible, so it’s fun and challenging to shoot those scenes. Jeff Imada, the stunt coordinator, is such a blast to work with as well. I’m learning so much from him.
MTV: Tell us about Bill Condon’s style on set. How does he differ from prior “Twilight” directors?
Greene: “There’s no way to describe what it’s like working with Bill Condon except incredible! He is so professional, patient and a fantastic leader. I get excited going to set every day knowing I get to work with him. Each director has brought such a different energy and perspective to the films. Bill is very relaxed and authoritative, in a good way. I feel very comfortable working with him.
MTV: Kristen Stewart said at the People’s Choice Awards that she filmed some scenes as a vampire. What was your reaction to seeing Kristen as a vamp?
Greene: Glad to have her officially join the Cullen family!
Jackson from a Troix Magazine outtake.
More RPattz outtakes from TV Week {confessions of a twicrack addict}

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