Something fun to do with your DVD after you have watched every bit of special features footage. Start looking for these hidden gems from Chris Weitz.
1. Hidden wolves
''Look for an upside-down engraving of a wolf in the shot of the bowl in
which Carlisle burns his first-aid equipment; on Jacob's T-shirt when
he meets Bella in the school parking lot for the first time; and a wolf
trinket on the dream-catcher that he gives her.''
2. Vampire elevator music
''When Edward, Bella, and Alice get into the elevator on their way to
see the Volturi, the music playing in the elevator is from Strauss' Die
Fledermaus (a.k.a. The Bat).''
3. Emotional baggage?
''When Bella is looking for the meadow where she and Edward are seen
lying down together, she carries a golden compass clipped to her
backpack — part of my baggage!''
4. Speedy suitor
''We did a little trick when Edward gets out of Bella's truck and
they're arguing. We wanted to show Edward moving impossibly quickly, so
we put Rob right next to the camera but out of sight, and used a double
dressed like Rob in the driver's seat. When Edward gets out, it's the
double, and then Rob steps in front of the camera, and it looks as if he
got there faster than humanly possible.''
5. Look it up
''And last but not least: If you want to know what Jacob says before he
almost kisses Bella, ask a Quileute! The address of the Quileute tribal
council is quileutenation.org. I can tell you this much: He says, Kwop
6. Tower of glower
''You can see Volterra's tower and the red-cloaked revelers from the
festival of San Marco on the cover of Bella's copy of Romeo and Juliet
when she wakes up in her bedroom.''
7. Hope it was a rental...
''In the wolf-fight, we purposely knocked over the camera when the
wolves tumble towards it; you can also hear the microphone thumping, as
if an actual on-set animal had run into the camera and boom.''
8. Quileute culture
''When prepping to visualize Jacobs and Emily's houses, production
designer David Brisbin and his team visited La Push and met the Quileute
executive council. While they were there, a young Quileute girl gave
David the first drum she made (this is a Quileute custom). To show
appreciation, we decided to put the drum in a prominent shot — it's at
the entrance of Emily's house, and you see it when Bella first enters.
Also, the high pitched 'call' that Embry and Jared give when they jump
out of Bella's car is a thing the Quileute kids do.''
9. Waxing romantic
''The reason the moon phases 'backwards' to reveal the title is that
this is scientifically correct! I moderated an astrophysics seminar for
the Science and Entertainment Exchange with noted astronomer Neil
DeGrasse Tyson and he complained about the number of films that get
simple science wrong. (Don't ask me to justify vampires or
10. That's Italian!
''In the Volturi chamber, Aro speaks Italian — 'La Tua Cantante' should
be easy for readers of the books — he's referring to Bella's being
Edward's 'singer,' whose blood calls out to him stronger than anyone
else's. Later, when Bella tells him that he doesn't know anything about
Edward's soul, he replies, 'Fore ... ne il vostro l'uno o altro' —
'Perhaps ... nor yours either.''
Larry411 tweeted it but not sure who the source was.