Director Bill Condon thinks the success of the Twilight Saga speaks to women power in the box office

During the interview, Condon talked about the value of the Twilight Saga as a leader in female film culture and also addressed the series' haters, saying "Twilight is this series that’s based around, first of all a female lead but also female concerns, you know, and to have something like that becomes a tentpole movie that studios build a schedule around is very rare, and it’s so great that women support it and continue to support it. I’m kind of surprised that they haven’t figured out how to do more of them . . . I also feel as though when people . . . trash it. I actually think that’s part of it. I think they don’t take what women care about seriously."

Condon also remarked that one of the Breaking Dawn - Part 1 aspects which most impressed him was Kristen Stewart's performance in the birth scene. "I have to say Kristen Stewart giving birth and playing dead . . . That was so intense to shoot. It was incredible," he explained.

Finally, Bill Condon also spoke to the "Edward Cullen" flashback scene from the beginning of the film, noting that it was Robert Pattinson who inspired it but that it also had a little something to do with his love of "The Greatest Movie Ever Made," Bride Of Frankenstein.

"I wanted to see Rob as a bloodsucker . . . This is kind of the Bride of Frankenstein . . . It’s very close to what this movie is. I love the fact that people would pass out when they saw Frankenstein originally, it was so intense. I love that we have an audience that would scream their heads off, sitting right next to a vampire."


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