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Bill Condon Created a Supercut of Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2   2 comments

In an interview with Collider, director Bill Condon revealed that he created a supercut of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2. Whether it will be released is still to be determined.

Collider: There’s a huge Twilight box-set coming out later this year. Have you done anything for it? Did you contribute anything?

Bill Condon: Well, I think we did so much for the extended edition of [The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1], I think there’s probably extra stuff on [The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2], although not additional scenes, unfortunately, because that movie is so unbelievably visual effects heavy, it would cost a ton of money to actually create the environment for some of those extra scenes. But, I do have a kind of version of those two movies cut into one movie that is not going to be there, but I hope one day might emerge. I think it would be an interesting experience for those who are really into it.

When you say you have a new version, are there a lot of things different, or is it just one cut?

Condon: No, it’s just one cut. There are obviously adjustments you have to make and rearranging some of the stuff. Just making it into one seamless thing, making it feel more like the original novel.

Did you do that while editing [The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1]?

Condon: Yeah, I did it before we shut down the editing room.

This is interesting, I’m surprised that Summit hasn’t come around and said, “Let’s release that as a double feature in select theaters.”

Condon: Right, yeah. It’d be interesting. Maybe that’ll happen.

Watch the video of the interview here.


Posted September 10, 2013 by ooza in Breaking Dawn, Robert Pattinson

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New/Old Fan Picture of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Bill Condon from the Breaking Dawn: Part I Convention   1 comment

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*VIDEO* Bill Condon talks about Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner with HitFix – LA Press Junket   2 comments


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Rough Transcript of the Breaking Dawn: Part II Press Conference in Madrid   6 comments

Here is a rough transcript done by us of the Breaking Dawn: Part II press conference in Madrid. Sorry for the typos and such. 

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Q: success in your careers have a huge personal price, worth it?

KS: she would trade nothing, they do it to find unique equations like being part of such a special project

TL: “he would not trade it for the world either” re success and cost in personal life

Rob: difficult to add anything after KS and TL comments He would not trade for anything, it’s been amazing (laughing)

Q for Rob: 2 different Bella’s. Book and movies. Which one will you prefer and Edward would prefer

Rob: He would prefer fictional women (laughs)

Rob: E thinks is in control but he really is not in control.He wanted to add some self awareness  Edward loves himself more in the books and he (Rob) does not find that very attractive

Q from Antena3: Have fans evolved too in the last 5 years

Taylor: he’s never seen a franchise driven by fans like this one, they are unreal. They make the movies for them. This has turned into something they never expected. Continues to shock him continuously. Not used to fan support still but it’s amazing

Rob: there is a devotional aspect to the specific twilight fans. After 1st one makes u feel what you are doing is more important.  It has created a sense of responsibility/duty. He did not realize that existed until shooting the 2nd one with fans showing on set

Kristen: it’s difficult to put finger on why this things has turned into. Energy contagious. If there was a knowledgeable equation they would be creating phenomenon all the time. Most fuelling baffling unique feeling.

Q: evolution and continuity on the films, how does BD2 fit on the franchise?

WG: one of wonderful thing BC did with movie is to give a rounded look of vampires around the world. Also B finally becomes what she wanted recreating the very rich mythology SM created. Bill Condon made us feel like a vampire in this movie. We started with Twi 1 with very intimate movie and we finish with this epic battle.

Q: for the 3 of them. Which scenes will you remember most fondly? specially memorable for you?

KS: there are so many. TL and RP say childbirth and laugh.

KS: childbirth  wedding, baseball scene was very difficult and crew members still talk about how difficult that was. 1st kiss (such a big deal), walking down the stairs in ridiculous cast. me and Billy (Charlie) did not have much material but what we had had a particular dynamic. (Host asked about her memories with Billy)

TL: there are a few that jumped to mind for different reasons. In BD1 imprinting was a challenge for me. there was an x in the wall and direction was to imprint on the X! that was a huge challenge. Physical challenge carrying KS for 12 hrs in very intense scene too!

KS and TL seem to be discussing the scene where he carried her while host translates answers into spanish

Rob: re:memorable scenes. They are all pretty difficult (laughs) Scene in Eclipse when David S told him to do vampire face. Scary face rest of Eclipse was pretty difficult (and laughs)

Q: for BC and WG BD2 was supposed to be in 3D but it’s not, why? what happened?

BC: both movies shot at the same time so it became really impossible to turn into 3D

WG: difficult switching cameras from 3D to normal. It would also have been a mistake to do it in 3D BD2  always tried to tell the story in the purest and simplest form and 3D would not have allowed that

Q: congrats on battle scene. What has fans done or given to each of you that has surprised to the most?

Guy almost spoiled the movie talking about the twist but they asked him to not talk about it! Phew!

BC: it’s been great to see fan reactions for the movie ending. Let’s wait until it premieres to talk about it so fans can see the ending

Rob: just over the years all the kind of crazyness is massively overwhelming. Last premiere in LA the simplicity of how everyone camped out

Rob: fans respecting admiration for the books and thanking us. I thought that’s been pretty sweet. Germany with 30K fans was insane

TL: does not want to repeat himself. The LA premiere something felt a little different this time, obviously the last one. A lot of fans devote their life to the franchise. He saw so many twi related tattoos. Credit goes to characters and books that SM created

KS: the last premiere I saw people I’ve seen since the very beginning. You don’t think u can have a very personal experience in such a crowd  but you can. Amazing to be right in the middle of something so big

Rob has been doodling continuously! Taylor and Wyck keep peeking at it

Q: as reader and fan of the movie what do you think of the end of the saga?

BC: it’s a tribute to what a great simple idea SM had. Why did E fall in love with B? because he can’t read her! And then that turns into a power. And that comes full circle and protects her whole family with it. So the reason E fell in love with B ends up saving and protecting them all

KS: I always felt like B’s the one that is easier to grasp because she is human. In this one I never felt I was into fantasy land at the end she is this very realized incredibly open disarmingly matriarch very satisfying. She lets everyone else see her the way she is

This is it! Time is up. Thank you guys.

MQ Pics of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Bill Condon at the Breaking Dawn: Part II Press Conference in Madrid   Leave a comment

Here are some MQ pics of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylot Lautner and Bill Condon  at the Breaking Dawn: Part II press conference in Madrid. 

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Bill Condon Speaks About Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner’s Last Day on the Set of Breaking Dawn   Leave a comment

From Glamour UK: 

Bill Condon has revealed his favourite on-set memory of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 director said that his fondest thoughts of the main three cast members were of the final moments of filming with them.

Speaking to at the UK premiere of the Breaking Dawn 2, he said: “I think the last night that they shot. They were all there for each other, right until dawn. The sun came up, and it was just so moving to see them hug each other and know that they had grown up making these movies, you know?”

Condon also spoke about what he thought Twilight fans would enjoy most about the final movie.    

“I think, I hope, we’ve got a big twist at the end and I hope we can keep it a secret. It’s a pretty good rollercoaster ride. And also the way the emotional story really reaches the right conclusion,”he said.

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Bill Condon Interview with Washington Post   1 comment

The Washington Post sat down with Kristen, Rob, and Bill Condon during the LA Press Junket.

After the first one, I mean, it’s a different world you’re living in,” says Pattinson, 26.

“Also, we’re at that stage of life when things are shifting anyway,” adds Stewart, 22, who was just 17 when she first played Bella Swan.

Global fame makes growing up challenging, they say, acknowledging they’ve become more insular.

It’s a really weird thing because you kind of have to hide,” Pattinson says, “and hiding really destroys the thing which, for one thing…

Stewart interjects: “That fuels you as an actor.”

Yeah. It destroys your fuel,” he continues, “and also it destroys — you get to the point where you start to lose interest in things because you spend so much time…

“Guarding,” Stewart says.

Yeah, and that’s your world,” Pattinson says. “Your world gets smaller. There’s a massive contraction. And the weirdest thing is the more you contract it, the more the (public) interest goes up. It’s so crazy. There’s no way around it. You’re either on a 24-7 reality-TV show, or people think you should be.

“No, it’s hilarious,” Stewart says, not looking like she finds it very funny. “Either way, people are like, ‘Ugh. Famewhores.’”

But she has wanted every “Twilight” film to be successful and knows it’s not popular to complain about the personal costs of fame.

“This is a really scary question to answer because people instantly just hate you for even saying that anything is close to unsavory or whatever or however you want to put it,” she says.


Stewart said it’s been an indulgence to play the same character for so long, but there is some relief in having reached the end of her story.

“There are so many beloved moments in this series that we would think about for five years,” she said. “They weigh on you, whereas in a normal movie, you’ve got five weeks, five months… We, for five years, have been waiting for the story to be told. And now that it is, I don’t want to say that I’m so excited that it’s done, because that sounds like I just don’t want to do it anymore, but I’m just excited that we don’t have that on us anymore.”


Doing press for a different movie, you’re literally just talking about the movie,” Pattinson says. “This, 90 percent of the time we’re talking about our lives rather than the movie.”

“But this is it,” Stewart says. “It definitely makes today easier.”

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