Will Multiple Directors Ruin Our Twilight Movies?

Amanda at The Examiner asks the question, "Why the Twilight saga's change of directors will be okay"?
She uses the Harry Potter series to help calm everyone's nerves...

"With the directorial whirlwind that has been the Twilight saga films, some fans have expressed dire concern over the continuity of the series through the change of hands. Well, perhaps there is a reason for said concerns to be lowered.

Taking the Harry Potter series as an example, one might find that the alterations can, indeed, be successful.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was directed by Chris Columbus. So was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Columbus, in setting the stage for what was to be many films to come, took the helm of initial casting as well as bringing the world of Hogwarts, Privet Drive, and the likes of Diagon Alley to film faced fruition. While instilling, evermore, these gems for the Harry Potter film world, Columbus left the series after the second film and hasn't been back since.

Enter Alfonso Cuaron, director of Great Expectations and A Little Princess for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Charged with the task of presenting Harry Potter fans with their werewolf professor and shape-shifting semi-convict, Cuaron's task was not one of ease in picking up where Columbus left off, yet, say most, the transition was rather smooth.

Along came Mike Newell, veteran of such films as Mona Lisa Smile, Pushing Tin, Donnie Brasco, and Four Weddings and a Funeral for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Casting Robert Pattinson (a first and foremost stellar aspect of accomplishment of his work on this segment of the Harry Potter series), Newell took on this portion of the Harry Potter series with grace and fulfilled (mostly) his goal of transforming the literary Tri-Wizard Tournament into something viewers could sink their teeth into.

Finally, David Yates, director of The Girl in the Cafe, came along for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (as well as up-coming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I & II). Charged with picking up where not only Columbus left off, but also the work of Cuaron and Newell as well, Yates' task in joining the Harry Potter series was no picnic. Yet, it was done, and it was done fairly well."

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Comment by Kim on May 30, 2009 at 3:29pm
I have a huge concern with David Slade directing Eclipse.I am worried that because there will be more violence in our third movie that he may take that side of it to far.I want to always see the Bella and Edward love story be at the forefront of these movies and with a director like Slade my concern is that their story could take a backburner to the violence. Let's hope Summit doesn't get the third installment completely wrong. Let's hope that the one director who has announced his less that enthusiastic opinions of twilight doesn't use this as an oppurtunity to sink something that is so important to all of us Twilight fans. For the fourth movie Summit needs to make sure that the fans get the love story ending we are all expecting and as they pick each of the directors they should have already thought of who the last will be.Fingers crossed everybody there's no do overs now.
Comment by Meranda Cullen on May 30, 2009 at 7:17pm
is he going to be there for eclipse?
Comment by Morgaine Chya on May 30, 2009 at 11:24pm
I hate to be a pain in the a$$ about this, but this is a story written by a woman, about a young woman falling in love for the first time.

THIS IS A CHICK FLICK. Hello? Does anybody involved in this project have 2 neurons firing at the same time?

Male directors do not have a CLUE about this story. They are clueless about Bella and her love for Edward.

Summit is assuming that Hardwicke did such a miraculuous job translating this story to the movie format because it was easy to do.

Has anybody watched Weiz's films? They are testosterone laden, interpreted by a male-dominant mind-set.

Example: Weiz chose Michael Sheen to be Aro--How clueless is that? Michael Sheen is inspired in his dramatic roles, but in the vampire trash he has done, he is pure camp and cliche. SM did not write the series that way...the vampires were portrayed as being able to fit in with normal humans...steel-blues and grays for their clothing, , sweat-shirts and jeans...SM went out of her way to be anti-camp, anti-cliche vampire, totally avoiding the the brainless "blood-red velvet and leather campy vampire trash" treatment.

Look at Michael Sheen in the Underground series, and you'll see the type of vampire cliche SM avoided in her book series.

Like everyone else, I hope Weitz can tune in to the heart of this story. But I truly doubt he can, and Summit is so clueless about the appeal of the Twilight series, they don't even realize that the dNA of the Twilight story is the fact that it is a a story about a young woman falling in love. I know it's hard for men to realize this, but MEN DO NOT HAVE A CLUE abuot the process of women falling in love.

If Weitz cannot overome this, New Moon will fail, not because he is a bad director, but because he does not have enough estrogen to bring this story to life..

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