ringswraith wrote:Oh, I agree. Granted, that's how I took it because the first time I saw the movie, I hadn't read the books yet.
Then, after reading Twilight and seeing the movie again, I was pretty upset. "She never cooked for him!" was one of my comments to my niece.
I agree. I wonder why on earth Melissa and Catherine omitted the idea of Bella cooking for Charlie in the movie? Surely they didn't think that referring to Bella cooking or occasionally cleaning would made her character appear weaker or too traditional or something? In the book, Bella's cooking represented a more selfless side to Bella that wasn't reflected well in the movie.
I don't know if you saw the deleted scenes on the DVD, or was it the extended scenes? Anyway, I enjoyed the nice scene between Bella and Charlie in the diner where she mentioned she could cook for him and that she had cooked for Renee. I was disappointed this brief scene was left out of the movie. It would only have taken a couple of extra minutes and it would have highlighted Bella's role as a caregiver for Charlie, and others.
After seeing Twilight the second time, I thought of a brief scene where Bella and Charlie were in the kitchen having a conversation, Charlie was eating, and Bella was very distracted by thoughts of Edward. Bella said something to Charlie like, "Finished?" and carried his empty plate to the sink. My friends and I laughingly referred to that scene as the extent of Bella's cooking and cleaning for Charlie.