oleander wrote:I really wish they had included the blood-typing scene. It was one of my favourites...i love the thought of Edward carrying her across campus to the nurse's office...it really speaks to my inner romantic.
I think everyone agrees on this one even Catherine Hardwicke. I thought I would copy and paste her own explanation from my interview with her last Tuesday:Q: Why wasn't the biology scene on the movie, the one where Bella faints from the blood typing?Well, that's a good question, and actually it was one of the ones I was sad not to have in the movie, but as you know, we already had 2 biology scenes in there and if you think of how much time we have in a movie today, and you have the 498 pages that you have to squish down… in a way. That one I liked it, because honestly, honestly in my sophomore year I did the blood thing, so I can relate to that scene. I fainted and I had to be taken out of the classroom. But that scene in a weird way, it was another time when Bella was kind of "weak" and had to be rescued one more time by Edward and since we already had the van crash, the Port Angeles and we had the ballet scene at the end, that was the debate.
I questioned the bacon/pancetta at first, but then later i thought that Emmett was chopping onions and was throwing them into the salad. I'll have to watch that part closely when I go see it again tonight. (I'm going with two friends who haven't read the books; one of whom said she's only going to watch my reactions.)
Have fun! I wish I could o to the see Twilight again. I found it better the second time and surprisingly even more the third time. That last time was the next day after the interview with C.H. so maybe that had to do with it. I got to understand the director's POV and the mechanics of movie making for a book adaptation.
The more I watch the movie, the more I love Charlie. I thought he was outstanding the first time i saw it, but he grows on me more and more every time I see it.
I wasn't going to quote your whole post I swear, but as I was making my post, I realized that I had to comment on this as well
I loved (Billy Burke) as Charlie, he is so hot. Even with the 'pornstache' . I think he did a great job and gave Charlie an edge. Here is the thing that C H was explaining to us. In a book you can go on forever to describe the personality of a character, but in a movie you have to "show" it, not describe it. To me in the book, Bella doesn't go describing Charlie that much. To me, she rather describes how much she is like Charlie, so you tend to see them having similar reactions on the different situations. I think this last bit explains Charlie's sort of easy going attitude on the events of Breaking Dawn.... anyways that's another story...
Anyways while I am at it, I am going to comment on Edward and his reactions in the movie. For all of you that have read MS, Edward goes through different mood swings... actually you can even see this from Bellas's POV on Twilight but it's a little harder to judge, because Bella is in love ( or at least on the beginning, head over heels attracted to Edward), so she fails to see him flawed. Where I am going with is, that Edward could have been rude to Bella in Twilight but we wouldn't be able to see that because , she doesn't see it that way. The movie is not from Bella's POV, they try to stay true to the book, adding a few of her inner thoughts but they still need to show every character true to form and you would think that with SM's advise in hand they would have character's behavior nailed down. Edward is so intense in MS, he goes through so many struggles in a whole semester of school that we are not even able to cover all that in the book, nonetheless in a 120 minute movie.
The scene at the restaurant still cracks me up when Bella says she needs answers and Edward replies with "yes, no, to get to the other side, 1.77..." I love that line! Oh and the "Money, sex, money, sex, cat..."
I loved this scene too, lol. We get to see two true forms of Edward on that little scene: his wit and weakness for Bella. Bella shows off herself as well, showing Edward that she is not stupid and knows the answer to square root of pi
I also loved the sex, money, cat.. hahaha... seriously disturbing along with the face of the guy at the restaurant.