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Some Rio residents not happy about ‘Breaking Dawn’ filming

While Rio Filme rallied for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn to film in Brazil, boosting local economy, it seems some locals (and when I say some, it’s probably only a few) in Rio de Janeiro are not happy about the production. They’ve reportedly gone as far as setting fire to a portable toilet used by the film’s crew.

FILMING of the final installment of the Twilight movies in Rio de Janeiro has led to protests by locals who are fed up with the inconvenience caused by the film, local media reported yesterday.

Some residents in the central Lapa district, where scenes from Twilight 4: Breaking Dawn are being filmed, set fire to a crew’s portable toilet Sunday and demonstrated over not being able to easily access their homes.

Tough security measures were put up around the production set after an incident in August, when cast and crew from the movie found themselves near a deadly shootout between criminals and police in the hotel where they were staying.

Filming of the finale of Twilight, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, was estimated to bring about $1 million to Rio’s economy.

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  • dms1028

    If the reason for the extra security is violence, shouldn't the residents be happy that someone is taking that serious? It is not only protecting the film crew and actors, but the residents as well. Of course they have a right to be upset when their life is disrupted, but they need to look at the reasons for it. It's not just the movie being filmed, it is the criminals that were having a shoot out with police that caused the tightening.

  • Barbalicious

    OMGosh to a lot of you! I can't believe this is even going on! Yes, I believe we would all LOVE to have them making the film wherever we are. Yes, I believe we would all LOVE to have the income. Yes, I believe we would all LOVE to have this opportunity to have this chance. BUT some don't realize what this will bring in the long run, and I feel that they will be sorry in the long run for making the statement to begin with…just my opinion.

  • Swheart4981

    I see your point. If I lived there it might be inconvenience. But at the same time, violence is not the answer the the problem. And they should remember that it is only for a short time, an there town is profiting greatly from it…Kinda reminds me of a song… “You can't always get what you want~ But if you try sometimes you just might find, you get what you need” Rolling Stones

  • Bblovessunsets

    they can film near my house any day!

  • The Swede

    Dororthy said it!

    and Pam b/c you have to understand that not the entire world is govern like the United states (thank god) som countries even have it worse for it's citizens then Americans have it (and I am just assuming you are American).

    An even if the money dosen't go directly to the Brazilian goverment it goes to i.e. hotell owners who allready have money, or to other companies and their owners who are not in lack of money. The majority of the money will never set foot in areas or to people who actually need it. Like it always is.

  • Jayo99

    Firstly 1 million is fuck all with governments. They have heard of breaking dawn it's not 3rd world. You American selfish shits that think the shitty movie is more important than peoples lives , you spoilt arrogant bratty shits. 1 million in A country the size of Brazil is like a penny for everyone. They have a right to be angry.

  • TeamJasmett

    Yes, not everyone like the Twilight Saga, but there is still no need to make a fuss about it. Yes its an inconvinience, but its only going to be there for a while, there is no need to start getting violent and disrupting filming.

    Its going to get them no where…. they should just grin and bare it, because you cant always get what you want…

  • TeamJasmett

    There are so many opinions on this subject and I cannot leave without giving mine :)

    1. Not everyone likes the Twilight Saga, but like I've said time and time again… what does that have to do with it? It could be any film and still cause disruption the only difference is, is that Brazil is actually benefitting from having this specific film shooting there.

    2. Its only a few weeks, its not permanent. We all have to deal with this situation… there are festivals, filming, ect always going on where I live and sometimes I cant even get near to my town, but I dont kick up about it because its not something that can be controlled…. grin and bare it!!

    3. “The money isnt going to people, its going to government” – Well no… im pretty sure its going to the residents of Brazil. Thousands of fans have traveled and flown to Brazil to see the filming, whilst they are out there they need food, drink, accommodation, ect… they pay for this and it all goes into the residents pockets.

    Some shops were told to close down for filming yes, but they paid them to do so… if im correct they paid them probably more than thye would make in a month… again… whats the problem?

    4. Since when does violence solve anything… hurting or injuring someone inncoent because of disruption is pathetic and evil. Its a few weeks… im sure you can put up with it when there are far worse things are happening in this world!

    and who the hell thought of blowing up a toilet? seriously what a stupid idea…

    “I know… lets blow up a toilet, that sure will get them to leave and take those millions of pound with them, that will highly benefit our country”

    I dont see the point in any of this… it just baffles me.

    Thats it ive had enough of writing.

    xx

  • socket

    I don't find it immature to say that residents should just shut up and take it. Whilst that is not a very diplomatic way to state it sometimes you do have to look beyond yourself and stop the negativity and quit the poor me. It is actually quite mature to have a positive outlook on life and think of the community benefits instead of your own inconvenience. Especially since it is a “government” decision to enter into such an agreement and come on since when did the rights and opinions of the public actually matter to the government? We all have to live with political agendas whether we agree with it or not. At the end of the day what the government did is legal and what they did is illegal and channeled at the incorrect party. One may reside in a house but nothing is actually ours (ever heard of rates you can never truly own land, technically you rent it). Even the freedom of speech is censored (swearing in public will cost you a fine in Australia). So it is healthier to go with the flow instead of fighting, as history dictates violence really has never resolved anything because if it did by now there has be so many wars I should be saying hello world peace!

    PS: Their opinion did not matter enough to stop production in the first place and therefore does not matter a teeny bit more than mine but is just as invaluable and obsolete as mine because the decision has already been made by the opinions of people that the government deemed important.

  • TeamJasmett

    There is worse things happening in the world than this! just remember that…

    some people in this world are starving to death… they have no homes or food at all! There are thousands of soilders risking their lives in wars!! people dying every second of every day from various illness's and your going mental over the incovienece of the filming of a movie?

  • Dorothy

    It is immature to tell someone to shut up, fuck off, get over it, etc and naive to think that everything is happy and positive all the time. You are looking at this through your worldview and that is fine but that does not make you right. Bottom line is they have a right to complain and not like it. They live there so that is what matters. The government may not agree but they still have the right to not like it and has nothing to do with you or your feelings. What you or anyone else thinks the people of Rio should think or do or feel is completely irrelevent. What their government thinks is an entirely seperate issue and only effects the residents of Brazil.

    You are right that we have to live with political agendas. That does not mean we have to sit and be quiet and take it. I also recall stating that the violence was wrong and wouldn't solve anything so no need to preach to me about peace.

  • sms1231

    I can understand why it might interfere with there daily schedule but why would u blow up a toilet??I'm not saying they have to be ok with it but the truth is that no one really has a choice but to deal with it.Violence isn't going to make them leave any sooner..Just let them film.The faster they can finish the sooner they can leave!!Me personally I wish they would come to panama city and film..I would love it!!!

  • Team E

    i gotta say, if some one started filming where I lived and didn't care about MY RIGHTS to privacy because of their precious film, i would be pretty pissed. not everyone likes twilight, and some film companies need to realise that before they go film outside someone's house. but you're right, violence doesn't solve anything.

  • LBTM

    ……. I bet that if it was a stupid soap opera they would be all damn happy about it.. and what thay did is violence.. :/

  • Denisewithsabrinamail

    The real question is what caused the riot in the first place. The Rio neighborhood where the scenes were being shot, called Lapa, is famous for its restaurants, bars and shops. Lapa is a the place in Rio where you go if you want to eat, dance, buy art, or simply have a good time. What with the street closings, the local commerce lost was forcefully closed too, for an entire night. The business owners were not happy at all with the amount of money that they were offered for the inconvenience, about a mere US$ 50 each. Needless to say, far from being enough.
    Also, people who lived in the area were being asked for proof of residency so they could get home. The Brazilian ID does not include address, as ours does. So to prove they lived there, they would have to have a gas bill or something of the sort. Again, not something that you usually carry with you in your wallet (to make matters worse, nobody had been previously warned).
    As beautiful as Rio de Janeiro is, it is a city of contrasts. There are rich people leaving right next door to very poor people. And there are always those on the wait to start a riot. It’s just what it is. When we say “violence is not the answer”, what we really mean is “we shouldn’t be violent”. Unfortunately violence is something that will always exist, simply because there are those who thrive in it.
    As for boosting the local economy, I doubt very much that a 5-minute scene in Rio will make much difference to a city that is already so famous in itself.

  • That Helana Girl

    I love Breaking Dawn!!! Team EDWARD!!! <3

  • The Derkomai

    Where the hell is this again? You know those crazy fans of twilight, this place could gain more tourists because of the film. Or, I'm sure that's one of the reasons the township is allowing it. Tourists would bring in cash, which would make their economy better, etc.

  • Rinny

    man alot of you guys are real ass wholes
    1. these people are not getting any of that money its for their greedy ass government
    2.”you should be thankful that their filming their” wtf since when did people have to be thankful for some American film to be done in their country??? yea i love twilight one of my favorite but i sure as heck am not gonna go diss on people because their are unhappy about the inconvenience the film is bringing to them. and FYI their are not in America they dont just get to VOTE whether they agree or not on the filming taking place in their backyard its done whether they like it or not.
    3. You guys are just plain racist you should be glad that you get to see beautiful scenery outside of this uncultured state. nothing belongs to the America everything is from around the world so i don't see anything special from here. so just keep your mouths shut and enjoy the beautiful scenery this film will bring

  • Rinny

    man alot of you guys are real ass wholes
    1. these people are not getting any of that money its for their greedy ass government
    2.”you should be thankful that their filming their” wtf since when did people have to be thankful for some American film to be done in their country??? yea i love twilight one of my favorite but i sure as heck am not gonna go diss on people because their are unhappy about the inconvenience the film is bringing to them. and FYI their are not in America they dont just get to VOTE whether they agree or not on the filming taking place in their backyard its done whether they like it or not.
    3. You guys are just plain racist you should be glad that you get to see beautiful scenery outside of this uncultured state. nothing belongs to the America everything is from around the world so i don't see anything special from here. so just keep your mouths shut and enjoy the beautiful scenery this film will bring

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