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Re: Movie Inconsistencies?

Postby older_twilight_fan » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:40 pm

cassis_rose wrote:I find the movie Edward too rough with Bella. Or is it just me?

I mean, in the books, Edward is always gentle as Bella is very delicate to him. In the movie, he was pulling her and all. I can't remember which scene was it.


I know I'm being a little nitpicky, but I thought of two other times when movie Edward seemed a little out of character for my taste. In the field trip scene, Edward really glared at Bella and spoke harshly to her when she tripped and he said, "Try not to fall down so much!" or something along those lines.

I also didn't like when Edward honked the horn to get Bella's attention the first morning he drove her to school. I preferred that scene in the book when Bella discovered Edward waiting for her by his car when she rushed outside to drive to school. It's just not very gentlemanly and chivalrous of 107-year-old Edward to "honk his horn" to pick up his date. :lol:
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Re: Movie Inconsistencies?

Postby cassis_rose » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:40 pm

I agree with you, older_twilight_fan, that's the scene I'm talking about.

I find him too harsh with Bella.
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Re: Movie Inconsistencies?

Postby ForJazz926 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:32 pm

It may be different from the book...but I wouldn't really notice. All I know is that when he is at all "rough" with Bella in the movie...it makes me feel funny inside. :shock:
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Re: Movie Inconsistencies?

Postby twilightsagaaddict » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:59 pm

For me, I think the biggest inconsistency is the lack of passion and tenderness between Edward and Bella in the movie. They both seem almost angry at each other. That's not what their relationship is all about. I wonder if its how the characters were written or how they were directed......
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Re: Movie Inconsistencies?

Postby ForJazz926 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:22 am

Well maybe it's just that the movie was too short for you to feel satisfied that their relationship was fully represented. I can relate to that. But Bella and Edward *did* appear angry at each other at the beginning of Twilight. Edward because...well, the obvious, and Bella because she couldn't figure out why he was so hateful towards her, and why she couldn't stop thinking about him. I thought it was pretty accurate. But I would have definitely liked to see more of the scenes where they learn to be sweet and...as close to comfortable with each other that two people who should be predator and prey can be.
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Re: Movie Inconsistencies?

Postby Jadey » Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:32 am

ForJazz926 wrote:Well maybe it's just that the movie was too short for you to feel satisfied that their relationship was fully represented. I can relate to that. But Bella and Edward *did* appear angry at each other at the beginning of Twilight. Edward because...well, the obvious, and Bella because she couldn't figure out why he was so hateful towards her, and why she couldn't stop thinking about him. I thought it was pretty accurate. But I would have definitely liked to see more of the scenes where they learn to be sweet and...as close to comfortable with each other that two people who should be predator and prey can be.


Totally agree. They could've easily made the movie 3 hours - giving extra time to work up Bella and Edwards relationship.. which came across as quite weak. :cry:
Hopefully they'll make up for it at the start of NM :ugeek:
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Re: Movie Inconsistencies?

Postby twilightsagaaddict » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:46 am

ForJazz926 wrote:Well maybe it's just that the movie was too short for you to feel satisfied that their relationship was fully represented. I can relate to that. But Bella and Edward *did* appear angry at each other at the beginning of Twilight. Edward because...well, the obvious, and Bella because she couldn't figure out why he was so hateful towards her, and why she couldn't stop thinking about him. I thought it was pretty accurate. But I would have definitely liked to see more of the scenes where they learn to be sweet and...as close to comfortable with each other that two people who should be predator and prey can be.


ForJazz, you're right about the their anger toward each other at the beginning of the story....and that I wish the movie had been longer! ;)

I think what could have helped convey their relationship better is if in the scenes where they are talking to each other ( the meadow, her bedroom, in the trees...)we could have heard their conversations instead of just watched them talking. In those scenes, they seem to be totally engaged in each other, and that would have been a better way to show their blossoming romance.


ForJazz926 wrote:It may be different from the book...but I wouldn't really notice. All I know is that when he is at all "rough" with Bella in the movie...it makes me feel funny inside. :shock:


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Re: Movie Inconsistencies?

Postby debussygirl » Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:08 pm

twilightsagaaddict wrote:For me, I think the biggest inconsistency is the lack of passion and tenderness between Edward and Bella in the movie. They both seem almost angry at each other. That's not what their relationship is all about. I wonder if its how the characters were written or how they were directed......

From what I heard, they actually changed a lot of the script because they (Catherine, Kristen, and Rob) felt that they were too "mushy". I remember in an interview Kristen even said that the lines were "embarrassing".
So I blame the actors and director for that one.
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Re: Movie Inconsistencies?

Postby pennybug84 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:17 pm

From what I heard, they actually changed a lot of the script because they (Catherine, Kristen, and Rob) felt that they were too "mushy". I remember in an interview Kristen even said that the lines were "embarrassing".
So I blame the actors and director for that one.


I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere too and when I did I was like what the? It really makes me wonder what lines should have been in the movie from the book but weren't.

One thing that bugs me is Bella's response or lack of at some points. For example when she finds out that Edward's been visiting her at night & loves to watch her sleep & listen to her sleep talking because she says his name. They don't explain that at all! I loved Bella's reaction in the book and so I don't know if that was just cut in the editing process (it seems weird to me that she wouldn't have had some kind of reaction to it in the script) or if it was directing. Also her lack of response at Mikes comment about him not liking the fact that she's dating Edward. Come on she could have said something even if it was but out Mike. Those are the two I can think of & both of them just seem kind of akward parts because of the lack of reaction.

I agree w/most everything else that's been posted. Especially Edward honking for Bella when they go to school that first day. Come on! Edward is a gentelmen and would never do that! And then the Victoria at the prom thing. I understand why they did it to lead into the sequels but it's still really annoying!
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Re: Movie Inconsistencies?

Postby Jadey » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:11 am

So many OBVIOUS mistakes..

...If Catherine did New Moon.. she'd make Jacob like, a bright pink wolf or some crap like that.

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