Having not read this entire thread, I do have to add my two cents' worth and agree with Lynzeee and Kirstyyy when they both basically say if a person saw the movie first before reading the book, it wouldn't be nearly as impactful. That's exactly what I did. I came across the movie by chance at the beginning of this past summer and ended up going, huh? I kinda was aware of the buzz about the Twilight saga, but the movie had too much wrong with it for me to "get it." So of course, I had to read the book, and now I'm as obsessed as anyone else.
Having said that, just yesterday after watching the movie yet again, I finally noticed something that I'd really like feedback on. Perhaps one of you could enlighten me about what I saw. At the end of the movie during the fight with James, Edward finally has him pinned against the wall. When the others arrive to help and Carlisle puts his hand on Edward's shoulder, there's a very short view of James with what appears to be a trickle of blood down one corner of his mouth. Now, I know that doesn't come from wounds Edward inflicts on him, but it seems completely unrealistic and out of character, not to mention way out of SM's vampire mythology, for that blood to have been left there from James biting Bella's arm/hand. Any thoughts? Please correct me.
And speaking of blood, when I first watched this movie well before reading the book, the vivid red of Edward's lips in quite a few scenes bothered me to the point of slight revulsion. As any thinking person knows, one has to have BLOOD to have lips that red! Was there a reference in the book that I've missed in the numerous times I've read it? What's up with that?
Don't get me wrong, I'm as infatuated as the rest of you and am solidly on Team Edward. It's just such a relief to finally have a place to pose these very serious concerns and issues for debate and reflection....my hubby just doesn't get it! Can you relate? Ha!
Carlisle's medical transcriptionist
Edward's piano student
Esme's historic restoration research assistant
Alice's wardrobe consultant
Who knew cold hands could be so HOT??!!