Just because Jake will explain the imprinting in the movie like he did in the book, doesn't mean everyone will buy it that way. I didn't buy it as innocent in the book, and I sure won't buy it as innocent on the big screen.
Some people see things black and white, and one of those things does involve what the imprint concept implies - a forced relationship [at least, that's my impression of it because the concept was never fully laid out in the canon], and in regards with Renesmee and Jacob imprint, pedophilia.
andypalmer wrote:I'm totally ok with doing a fade to black for their first night - I think it will even help, cinimatically, to sow the confusion that Bella feels upon waking up and sensing Edward's tension. I am a bit concerned about how they'll handle her viewing of the bruising while retaining the rating.
GrayceM wrote:I'm an avid reader and I have never noticed an author implying anything...especially when they are explaining something to the reader. It's your choice to read more into what's written...to see something sinister with the explaination that was given...
Maybe it wouldn't have seemed like this to readers if Stephanie had not explained it using Sam and Emily to begin with. If she had used the explaination that Jacob uses and his response about the imprintee's opinion first and then told of Emily and Sam, maybe everyone would think the relationship between them was weird...
/shrug. They are mythical, fictional characters, in a fictional world. I guess I tend to look at how Stephanie wrote almost everything as PG-13, or for teens. A little romance, not porn and choose to think that there wasn't anything evil in this story except for the murders. That's just how I see it though...
I could be wrong and that there's some underlying message in the story as a whole and I should go back and read them for what Stephanie could have meant in regards to a lot of situations...I'm not going to go back and read them again looking for hidden meanings in the teenage world. If it's not written, for me, it's not part of the story.
Jazz Girl wrote:This is actually a reason why I would fully support a fuller love scene for that first night. In my opinion, it might help to counter the continued idiocy on the anti boards and even within the fandom about Edward being abusive to Bella. This is the second of two major pieces that they point to over and over and over and over ad nauseum to bolster that argument. A full love scene could show without argument the love and the devotion and the control that he shows during that whole night and counter every closeminded arsehat who's ever said that reason for the fade-to-black is because he does lose it and hurt her and she covers it up. I've accepted that, particularly with SM as a producer, that's probably not going to happen. But, it would be really nice to have.
RebeccaCullen wrote:Like I said, the impression I walked away with from the series regarding the imprinting was that the relationship was pretty much forced. I mean, who wouldn't want someone at the beck and call, and you know would be faithful?
GrayceM wrote:I read the books again recently because I found there were several details I had forgotten since last year. For those of you worried about the imprinting or those who have misunderstood the imprinting as Stephanie meant it to be(I think)...there is a part in Eclipse for the specific purpose of explaining it.
TammyAZ wrote:I guess I just didn't read that much into the imprinting myself. When I think of imprinting in the animal world, and let's face it we're talking about wolves, I think of baby ducks following the first "grown up " thing they see no matter what species, and the mother dog who finds herself attached to a litter of kittens. I'm sure that is where SM got the idea of imprinting and I would like to think that that is what she had in mind when she wrote it.
roseaurora wrote:I totally agree with you and won't be surprised if that is where she got it from. But the first couple the reader is introduced to as an imprinted pair are Emily and Sam, 2 adults. Then we learn of Claire and Quil (is that right...lol... been awhile) and its kind of interesting.... and then a new born infant and an adult male are paired. Its totally natural to find that a little disturbing whether the idea exists in nature or not. Even Edward had an issue with it
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