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Does what SMeyer have to say effect how you feel about the books and movies?

How do the movies compare to the books? Better, or worse?

How does book Edward and Bella compare to movie Edward and Bella?

If you could change one thing about the books what would it be?

If you could change one thing about the movies what would it be?
 
 
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TS: With your characters — do they run the show or do you run the show?

SM: This is something I've learned. People think you're crazy when you tell the truth on this question. But, writers don't think you're crazy, because they understand. The characters run the show. Because once you create a character, it's who they are. Sure, there are certain things they can't do. Certain things they can't say; it’s not in character. I had that problem with Edward a lot. In the beginning he was a really, a very strong character. New Moon came about because of his character. I did not want to write him going away, that was not very much fun, but if he hadn’t done that, how could he say he tried everything? He didn't try everything to save her, if he hadn’t gone away. So that whole book revolved around his (Edward's) iron nature that he had, that I could not get around. I could not just make him…he was so loathed to destroy her life. There was no way that he was gonna "okay, you're right. We'll just hang out." He’s also such a know-it-all. Bella's trying to tell him "look, this is something different than we think it is" and he's "no, I know better....I'm a 110." He's kind-of a brat sometimes. It’s so funny when people think I have constructed (in a negative way) my idea of the perfect man and how flawless he is. No, he's very flawed. I'm well aware of that. And he's lived in this world where rules don't apply to him. He does stuff that is over the line for a human person. But he is a vampire and can fool a lot of people. So going into someone's room at night isn't that bad, in comparison. And the rules don't apply to him; he does all kinds of really shallow stuff. But I still like him.Read more...Collapse )Read more...Collapse )
 
 
27 July 2010 @ 04:29 pm

In 2005, rookie author Stephenie Meyer wrote a book about vampires in just a few months. Faster than she'd written it, Twilight leapt from bookshelves and the world met Bella, Edward and the rest of the Cullen clan. Told from Bella's point of view, Twilight is the story of a star-crossed couple who cannot consummate their romance because Bella's love, Edward, is a vampire. Meyer followed her breakthrough with three sequels in the next three years, all of which became gigantic bestsellers.

In 2008, she tried something different (sort of) by retelling the events of the first books, only from Edward's point of view. Sooner than you can say "glittering vampire," 12 unfinished chapters from the new manuscript, Midnight Sun, appeared on the Internet. "I think it is important for everybody to understand that what happened was a huge violation of my rights as an author, not to mention me as a human being," Meyer said in a message to fans. Rather than punish her loyal following, Meyer posted her entire unfinished Midnight Sun draft on her website. The only catch is that it's unprintable — better bring an e-reader.

Source  via Twilight Lexicon
 
 
23 July 2010 @ 04:54 pm
Stephenie Meyer is stepping forward in the midst of the Breaking Dawn should-it-or-should-it-not be rated R debate. And guess what she's saying? She'll be there every day to make sure the movie accurately reflects her vision as the movie's latest producer.

"It's really a lot about being...in the room," the Twilight author confides. "And it's going to be a lot of upheaval in my life, but I felt like it was important. And then also, it's the last one. So I kinda feel like, I'm going to commit to this for this year, I'll get it done, and then I won't do that again."

The suits at Summit still claim they can do the book justice without creating an R-rated movie. Producer Wyck Godfrey reveals, "I'm unwavering in my belief that these will be PG-13 movies. And really, I say that not because I know what we're shooting but because I feel that they should be. I feel like the audience of the books and the movies, many of them are under 18...I can't make an R-rated conclusion to the franchise."

Not to mention that Stephenie's Mormon faith counsels against watching R-rated movies. So she'll probably want to keep it PG-13 anyway.

The Team Edward vs. Team Jacob battle may continue on, but it's looking like Team PG-13 has it in the bag.


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Bella Leaving With Jacob
Alison: This is the only disruption in the force so far. The motorcycle clips. Where Bella gets on the motorcycle with Jacob. Our members wanna know, they don’t think that book Bella would have done that, would have ever hurt Edward like that.

SM: I have heard, I have read the comments, and I said the exact same thing. That was one of those days that I flew down. I'm like the way that this you know in the script I said the way that this is written her getting on the back of the bicycle is a direct response here "You lied to me, well I'm going with him" & we were able the day of, they cut down the clip that they played for MTV and stuff, we were able to soften it. We were able to get some lines in and you've seen the whole thing, so you know there's a breakaway we tried to put in...her response to Edward, and then now it becomes about Jacob. "Why haven't you called me?" We tried as hard as we could to soften, how that went down so it didn't feel like, something "Well, I'm gonna go get on the back of his motorcycle" because I felt like that was NOT Bella at all & it's not assertive, it's rude. You know what I mean. It's not like...

Alison: It's too reactionary

SM: It's not like, "I'm a strong female character" It's like "I'm a jerk"

Alison: We were mad at movie Bella. (Laughs) Book Bella and I were okay, but movie Bella & I were like uh.

SM: That was more or less my same reaction. I think that in the form that it exists in the film...its better now. I think it works somewhat. I still think it's kind of a stretch that she would do that. You only have so much you can do. That was one I lost. Early in I lost that one. You do what you can do.

Alison: They'll be happy you agree!

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Invisible Children, Inc., a San Diego based nonprofit organization that is working to end the war in northern Uganda, is auctioning off two signed Twilight books on ebay. Proceeds from the auction will help to rebuild schools in the war torn region. There is a copy of Twilight signed by Stephenie, as well as a copy of Eclipse signed by Kiowa (who is a friend of someone I know who works at Invisible Children).

More information about the organization can be found at http://www.invisiblechildren.com and the two auctions are located here and here. The bids so far are really low, which is a shame because the beneficiary is a fantastic organization.

 
 
 


Rob, Stephenie and Kristen made Forbes' "World's Most Powerful Celebritiy list, ranking #50, #59 & #66, respectively.

#50 Robert Pattinson

Power Rank: 50
Pay: $17.0 mil
Category: Actors
Pay Rank: 86
Web Rank: 7
Press Rank: 37
TV/Radio Rank: 53
Social Rank: 68

Everyone's favorite vampire may be on the verge of becoming a true movie star. Pattinson earns most of his money from the Twilight films where he stars as Edward Cullen. But he'll break out of the Twilight rut with next year's Like Water for Elephants, based on the popular novel and costarring Reese Witherspoon.


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Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has said she is 'very happy' with the third movie Eclipse.

Meyer, who wrote the Twilight Saga books which the movies - starring Robert Pattinson - are based on, recently attended the premiere of the third movie and said she was more than happy with the adaptation.

She said to MTV News: "It's really good. It's so much fun to watch. One of the ways I judge a good movie is I forget to be critical because I'm just having fun - and with this one, I definitely was having a good time watching it."

Meyer also spoke about the director's decision to re-shoot the famous tent scene.

She said: "It was so simple - it was [just] a blocking issue. When Bella and Jacob crawl into the sleeping bag together, he didn't put his arms around her, he just kind of backed away from her - I wasn't [on set] that day to say: 'Hold it!' [So] we went back and put that in. I'm very happy with that."


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23 June 2010 @ 09:36 am
Meyer was interviewed recently by a number of Twilight sites. They posted a small clip where she talks about Midnight Sun:

Stephenie: I know that’s what everyone cares about.  I also know that the right answer would be for me to say “Oh yah, it’s done! And it’ll be out next month!”  But that’s not true.  It’s also not true that I’ve got a ton of work done on it, and that’s what I’m working on.  What’s true is that I’m really burned out on vampires.  And, I don’t want to write it badly.  So I want to wait until I’m excited about the material again, and I’m excited about Edward, and that it’s something that’s motivating.  You know, when a story is keeping me up at night, and I’m waking up at 4 am in the morning and thinking ‘Yes! That is what is what should happen in this moment!’  Then that is when I can write with happiness! So, right now it feels like homework… it really does.  And when things feel like homework they go very, very slowly for me.  So it’s still not a “It’s not gonna happen!” I want to do it when I can do it right.  You know, I have my share of human stubbornness, and I have to tell you, it’s a little bit hard when people are like “This is the only thing you can do, and it’s the only thing we care about!”  And, you’re kind of like a three year old, you want to be like “I’m gonna do what I wanna do!” Yah.  “You’re not the boss of me!”  So my mom has backed off a little bit.  Actually, I was at The Fray concert, and I was hanging out with the guys backstage.  They’re really cool, and I was talking to Isaac about it.  He was like, “I really want you to do that!”  And I was like “Oh my gosh!  Come on!”  You know I can’t get away from it anywhere.  And, we talked about stubbornness and reverse psychology.  I have this great thing he signed for me, it says “To Stephenie, Don’t work on that stupid book! Nobody wants it anyway!”  I have it by my computer.  That really is the right direction to go with me, because I’m like “Huh!  Maybe I should do it!  I’ll show you!”   Psychology!  Anyway, that’s Midnight Sun!  so, that should disappoint everyone!

Source: http://twilightseriestheories.com/2010/06/22/stephehie-meyer-talks-midnight-sun/
 
 
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