Movies.com discusses Breaking Dawn & the changes from the book to the movie

In an interesting article from Movies.com, they take a look at some of the differences in Breaking Dawn between the book and the movie adaption.

Apologies to David Bowie for this week’s title, but there were — as with any book-to-screen adaptation — several differences between the book and what was portrayed on screen in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1.  Now, certainly no one expects every scene exactly as written in a novel to make it to the screen; inevitably things need to be condensed or left out all together. On the other hand, sometimes there is material that was never in the books to begin with that makes it onto the screen. The question is, given cuts, how effective is this new material when fans feel very protective of the original source?

The first major insertion of new material that leaps to mind in Breaking Dawn: Part 1 is the presence of Irina of the Denali Coven at Bella and Edward’s wedding. As every Twilight fan knows, Irina sets some major wheels into motion in the second half of the novel Breaking Dawn. Since the Denali Coven and their interaction with Laurent wasn’t focused on in New Moon, it left something of a gaping plot hole that had to be addressed. It was interesting to see screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and director Bill Condon handle this dilemma. They deftly had Irina react to Seth’s presence at the wedding, have a flashback to Laurent, establish Irina’s romantic ties to him, and then have Irina storm off. That’s a lot of material to cover in roughly ninety seconds of film time, but they managed it. By doing so, they set the plot for Breaking Dawn: Part 2 securely on course.

Read the entire article HERE


  • Rosealisha2

    one more complaint~~
    *BELLAS DRESS!! They kept that ugly thing a secret for what? Everyone at the wedding was dressed better then her! Sorry ppl, Im as passionate about this just as all of you are, but that dress! really??!! uhhhh

  • ltp

    If you didn't read the book, there was a lot you didn't understand.  There was so much missing.  I am a tried and true twihard fan, I love Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, but
    the movie made them unappealing.  The acting seemed like it was forced.  So much was
    left out of the movie that was in the book.  I was really disappointed.  I actually almost
    cried.  I looked forward to seeing it, and it was a let-down.  I hope the second half is better than the first.

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