Melissa Rosenburg Talks Scripts, Breaking Dawn, & Twilight Fans in Seattle

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BothellKomo got a chance at an exclusive interview with Twilight Saga scriptwriter Melissa Rosenburg. She discussed where is in adapting the 4th book Breaking Dawn into a script, Chris Weitz and his role in the saga movies, and what she thinks of Twilight fans.


How do you condense an 800-page book into a two hour movie?

MR: "Very carefully. You start with, and you end with, what is the
emotional journey for these characters. That is the most important thing
to capture, that is the only thing to capture. Everything else is up
for grabs, but you must take these characters on the same emotional
journey that they took in the book, and hence take the audience on the
same emotional journey that they took in the book and that's the goal,
you hope that you achieve that. some people would say I did, some people
would say I don't."

Do you get any feedback from the fans when you, for example..
cut certain scenes?


MR: "I have a fan site, and the fans will weigh in and say wow! you've
cut too many things out.. or say I've done a fantastic job. They are
very kind on my site, there are other sites I know that I don't read,
because I can't handle that kind of intensity. You can't make all the
fans happy, you try to make as many as possible happy."


What did director Chris Weitz bring to 'New Moon' that you think was valuable to the series?
MR: "He was so good. He opened up the franchise. He opened it into this
sweeping epic story. Twilight was a very intimate personal movie. it was
a small movie, it had almost an independent feel to it. Chris made it
into a beautiful spectacle, he really expanded it, expanded the world of
it."


Finally, can you give me one word to describe 'Twilight' fans?

MR: "Passionate.. for sure."


Read the whole interview HERE.

Thank you for the heads up RobPattzNews

Views: 28

Comment by suad on March 23, 2010 at 8:47am
beautiful
Comment by Tracy Nelson on March 23, 2010 at 12:56pm
I completely disagree that Chris Weitz did a good job with New Moon. Yeah he turned it into this big thing, but it was way too different from the first movie. If he really wanted to do a good job he probably should have watched the first movie to see what it SHOULD have been like.

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