Bill Condon, Stephenie Meyer & Wyck Godfrey Explain THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2

BREAKING DAWN PART 2 EXPLAINED (Press Notes) – Producer Wyck Godfrey, who has worked on all the Twilight films in the saga, summarizes, “The first film is about new love, the second about loss, the third about choice, the fourth about the challenges of marriage and family, and this last film is about protecting that family.”

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2 sees the three main characters – Bella, Edward, and Jacob – each coming to grips with the reality of Bella finally becoming a vampire and subsequently explodes with action as they are forced to fight for the ones they love.

This movie opens at the exact moment that the last one ends,” explains Oscar® winning director Bill Condon, who shot the film concurrently with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. “I decided to open with a full-on main title sequence, which is scored to an overture of musical themes from each of the other movies. Each of the composers is represented and it gets you right back into the mood of the first Twilight movie. All huge landscapes, but it intercuts from that to what’s happening inside Bella while the venom is going through her body… and then she opens her eyes. The frame is starry and abstract until she adjusts to a new way of seeing. Whoosh, it just comes into focus and there’s Edward.

Condon adds, “The break between the two movies lets you get used to the idea of Bella as a vampire. Bella starts this whole new life — it’s a different movie, she’s a vampire now. At this point in the series, her dad Charlie is basically the only human left. Everyone is a magical creature now. Part 2 is a really different experience and that was what excited me… it really was the chance to make two very different movies from the same novel.

We start with Bella’s awakening as a vampire,” reiterates Godfrey. “Everything we’ve shown and described in the past films about newborn vampires is now being experienced by Bella, the character that we’ve been following for four movies. Visually, we try to take the audience into the mode of seeing every detail close to you as well as far away; hearing all the noises around you; and the quickness and strength of your motions. Immediately, Bella’s up, Edward still loves her, Renesmee’s alive, but immediately Bella has this unquenched thirst… so they go on her first hunt.”..................



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