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SO I SAW BREAKING DAWN
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cleolinda
...and it was pretty much what I expected, everything a Breaking Dawn movie had to be and could not help but be, etc. Given that 1) the book is what it is and 2) the filmmakers have always been under order to be scrupulously faithful to it, it's... it just is, okay? It is a filmed experience of the book, which says pretty much everything you need to know about it. Also, maybe I just feel such monumental pity for the kid that I didn't even think Taylor Lautner was bad. The imprinting itself was somehow as tasteful as Melissa Rosenberg could think to write it, and my audience was, as Twilight audiences in Birmingham have always somehow been, worshipfully quiet, so I didn't get the enjoyment of listening to the entire theater freak out. The closest they got was some knowing "Ohhhhh, here we go"-type laughter right as Jacob approached the baby. They didn't even have an audible reaction to the vampire caesarean.

Also, stay for an extra scene in the middle of the credits, because Aro is my spirit guide.



@cleolinda: All right. Time to chagrin my dazzle. Pray for me. #leavingthehouseomg #breakingdawn #sparklemas

@ladonnapietra: @cleolinda And yea, though you walk through the valley of the reflection of sparkles...

@particle_person: @cleolinda Best wishes! May you not see anything unseeable or hear the unhearable!

@cleolinda: Oh, I've seen leaked stuff. It's too late for that.

@particle_person: I meant the audience, actually. ;-)

@cleolinda: HAAAAAAAA

@cleolinda: Well, my purse and I got the front row, at least.


Well, my purse and I got the front row, at least. on Twitpic


@cleolinda: (I will not be live tweeting. The lights haven't even gone down yet, we've got a few minutes to kill.)

@cleolinda: Wtf? RT @alierakieron: My SiL had someone faint on top of her at last night's show. Usher said it was the second one of the night.


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@cleolinda: Well, that happened. You guys, I think I can do this. #thatofwhichwedonotspeak #breakingdawn #sparklemas



So I'm going to be writing as fast as I can for the next couple of days, because I think I can do this, possibly, in a semi-timely fashion--I basically sat there thinking a Fifteen Minutes the whole time, although, fuck my life, I forgot to bring any paper for notes. Well, I may be seeing it again tomorrow, so. I have thought of--I won't say a "gimmick," exactly, but a unifying, running joke, like the Viking saga in Eclipse, that will probably help me through a lot of it. You don't have to have one, but it helps you approach a scene you get stuck on from a different perspective. AND GOD KNOWS I WILL NEED IT.

Jesus, my head hurts.

SPARKLE OUT.



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Given that 1) the book is what it is and 2) the filmmakers have always been under order to be scrupulously faithful to it, it's... it just is, okay? It is a filmed experience of the book, which says pretty much everything you need to know about it.

It kind of pisses me off that of all books, TWILIGHT is the one that gets a "scrupulously faithful" adaptation. Where was this mentality when Frodo was telling Sam to go home in ROTK?

Also Cleolinda, are you aware of tumblr artist gingerhaze? (She's probably most well-known for The Broship of the Ring.) Because when you said "SPARKLE OUT" all I could think of was this:


Heh. My only prior reference is that it's something Ryan Seacrest used to do (still does?) --"Seacrest out!"

Edited at 2011-11-19 10:38 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I've heard him do that. I just thought you should be aware of gingerhaze if you weren't already, because her stuff is hilarious.

"It kind of pisses me off that of all books, TWILIGHT is the one that gets a "scrupulously faithful" adaptation. Where was this mentality when Frodo was telling Sam to go home in ROTK?"

Probably because Stephenie Meyer keeps insisting on reading the script and complaining if stuff is changed. She did the same thing with the graphic novel, which is probably why the pacing was so terrible.

Well, also, she's been a producer on the movies (certainly this one, at least).

Yeah, I heard. She's going to be the producer of the movie of the Host as well, from what I saw on Wikipedia.

i'm just going to say it....

*and hope no one murders me*

twilights are a lot less complex and more straightford- (as in point A to point b/ not point A- aa-ab-ac- point b,etc) like Lord of the rings.

so i think that's the reason

*runs for shelter*

although I do admit i do get kind of miffed that breaking dawn can keep details as small as the brazilian housekeeper in But in Harry Potter they couldn't have him FIX his Wand FIRST.
(yeah i'm still bitter over that, why do you ask?)

Re: i'm just going to say it....

Ha, yeah, I know Twilight has a simpler plot than LOTR. But it annoys me when the changes just don't seem necessary or, like the HP one you mention here, it would have been pretty easy to just put the book scene in.

Re: i'm just going to say it....

It's ok, I'm still mad about Hermione getting Ron's line in the shrieking shack scene in PoA.

Re: i'm just going to say it....

oh that.
I actually read an interview with either kloves or heyman that said that in they actually filmed ron with his lines but since he had to act like his leg was broken his line delivery came as high pitched, whiny sort.

and that in actual film it didn't looked as good.

(I can accept kloves bias might have been in place but at i don't know, it never irked me so much as other changes such as not having dumbledore's funeral for example)


Re: i'm just going to say it....

I might could accept that if there were no possibilities of extra takes of the scene. It's not like there was one shot and that's it, you know?

Re: i'm just going to say it....

STILL BITTER ABOUT THIS. Still.

Of course I didn't even go see the last two movies, though I hear they're the most faithful. Burning down the Burrow in movie 6 kind of broke me.

There is something that I find deeply reassuring about the whole super-literal-adaptation element, if only because the following scene has probably taken place in quite a few Hollywood conference rooms:

Exec 1: Okay, so we're adapting this book. We're going to have to change a lot, though; there are so many elements that just aren't commercially viable. We need a couple more sassy friends, a couple good gunfights, maybe some romance between two of these marginal characters--oh, and let's change the location.

Exec 2: People want to see all of the things they liked in a book in the movie version. That's why we're adapting a book into a movie: because people liked stuff about a book.

Exec 1: But commercial viabili--!

Exec 2: Did you see the grosses for Twilight?

Exec 1: Good point.

Ha, I hope that does happen!

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