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David Slade Talks About His ‘Eclipse’ Process and Mentions Robert Pattinson   Leave a comment

He talks about Rob at 3:25.

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David Slade Speaks About Eclipse To The Province (Canada)   4 comments

Slade started work on Eclipse when the second Twilight movie, New Moon, was finished but before it had been released.

“This huge, enormous zeitgeist of a thing hadn’t quite happened yet,” he says, adding that when the tide of screaming fans did build around the film set, he was too busy to pay much attention,

The film’s security people would erect fences at exterior locations to keep fans far away, and Slade would be at work in the back of a car for the ride to set each day. “Just getting it done became a thousand questions — swatch cards, costume approvals, storyboards. I would have my head in my notes.”

He remembers seeing fans with flowers standing in the rain as cast and crew left work after an all-night shoot in the woods one night. “I’ve got a lot of respect for those kids — God that’s tenacity. I have a lot of time for the subcultures that bring kids together, regardless of subject matter. Often it’s just a good solid source for people to bond.”

Slade says he saw Eclipse as more of a romance.

“Within the two pulling forces of romance and terror, I wanted to try andsample both,” he says. “I don’t think they really did it [in the previous Twilight movies] so much. I wanted Rob [Pattinson] to be scary. I wanted him to have a visceral quality, where a flash of his eyes kind of made it look like he could kill.”

Slade says he approached Eclipse as a standalone film. “There are films that came before, and you inherit cast and crew . . . but I really didn’t spend any time studying the other movies.”

He says he met more than once with each actor individually before starting rehearsals together, “background cast, all the Cullen family, the wolves, all those guys — as many as I possibly could in the time that I had.”

He got them to talk about what they liked and didn’t like about the earlier films, and in subsequent meetings he talked with them about what he wanted.

“You have to take the best of what they’ve done, acknowledge that it’s good, and what’s not good, take them to a good place to start work,” he says.

Another thing he did was to move video monitors away from the set, so the actors wouldn’t worry about what they looked like.

“They concentrated on the moment, that I felt worked,” he says. “Particularly people who are doing they same role several times . . . they could be [saying] ‘Am I doing that look again?’”

Slade talks about scene structure, saying most scenes have the same three-act form as an entire movie, and quotes Plato on the balance between craft and form.

“I’m going to sound like a wanker now for mentioning Plato,” says Slade. “For Twilight, we’re not talking about the greatest art, but about trying to create something that works, that people respond to.”

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David Slade Talks About Rob's Acting Style   2 comments

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Melissa Rosenberg Talks About Rob   1 comment


Rob said recently he was very challenged by Slade in playing the role of Edward this time around, and that it felt like a new character. What was the dynamic between Rob and David like?


“You know, David has talked about how Edward has to go from having just gotten Bella back to literally ripping someone’s throat out at the end [of Eclipse]. It’s a hard journey to get to for a character. So I know David worked with Rob in terms of bringing out that dark aspect of him, and we worked together on the script to make sure that was in there.”

Change can be unnerving for an actor, so was Pattinson onboard to bring this new character out? Or did he prefer the Edward in Twilight and New Moon?

“Oh sure. Rob is a courageous actor. He wants something to chew on, as it were! He wanted something meaty to really be able to act.”


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MTV VIDEO: David Slade on Tent Scene Reshoot   1 comment

David Slade says Rob was better on the second shoot

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Posted June 25, 2010 by Sparks in Eclipse, Robert Pattinson

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David Slade Talks About Eclipse and Making Edward Dangerous   6 comments

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David Slade Writes a Letter to Fans   Leave a comment

Dear fans of The Twilight Saga,

I want to congratulate you for reaching over 6 million fans on The Twilight Saga Facebook page.

It’s hard to fathom that it was just over one year ago that I started constructing this third and epic adventure which takes place in the town of Forks.

I want to share a story about one of our days of shooting with you.

It was a Friday night and the rain was relentless. We were at La Push to shoot the tribe’s histories, a great speech by Billy Black. We had Taylor and Kristen and the whole wolf pack around a campfire as the heavens let loose on us.

Gil Birmingham was in fine form as the rain hammered down on us all, we adjusted our lights so that the rain vanished into the black of night.

We constructed a tent over the scene to keep everyone dry as we worked, every 15 minutes or so we would have to tip it to stop the collecting rain from splitting the fabric.

For some reason still unknown, around 3am, the wolf pack stood exactly in the way of several gallons of rainwater as it was being cleared. Being the wolf pack, they just laughed it off as they stood there soaked to the bone.

We worked through the mud and the rain all night, until we had the scene perfected.

As we left, dawn was now cracking and in the dim light I passed a small army of fans who had braved the weather for the entire night, still standing there, holding drenched flowers and waiting to get a glimpse of our actors.

So, to those of you who stood behind our security, who waited in line at theatres overnight, to those of you who just love these stories, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is a love letter to you.

Each day I felt the weight of your favourite scenes, your favourite lines, your dreams and your imagination.

It has been an unforgettable journey, and now as I finalise the last prints to ready the film for your local theaters, I cannot wait for you to see it.

Sincerest Regards,

DAVID SLADE

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Posted June 5, 2010 by justfp in Eclipse

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David Slade Writes A Letter to Fan   2 comments

Dear fans of The Twilight Saga,

I want to congratulate you for reaching over 6 million fans on The Twilight Saga Facebook page.

It’s hard to fathom that it was just over one year ago that I started constructing this third and epic adventure which takes place in the town of Forks.

I want to share a story about one of our days of shooting with you.

It was a Friday night and the rain was relentless. We were at La Push to shoot the tribe’s histories, a great speech by Billy Black. We had Taylor and Kristen and the whole wolf pack around a campfire as the heavens let loose on us.

Gil Birmingham was in fine form as the rain hammered down on us all, we adjusted our lights so that the rain vanished into the black of night.

We constructed a tent over the scene to keep everyone dry as we worked, every 15 minutes or so we would have to tip it to stop the collecting rain from splitting the fabric.

For some reason still unknown, around 3am, the wolf pack stood exactly in the way of several gallons of rainwater as it was being cleared. Being the wolf pack, they just laughed it off as they stood there soaked to the bone.

We worked through the mud and the rain all night, until we had the scene perfected.

As we left, dawn was now cracking and in the dim light I passed a small army of fans who had braved the weather for the entire night, still standing there, holding drenched flowers and waiting to get a glimpse of our actors.

So, to those of you who stood behind our security, who waited in line at theatres overnight, to those of you who just love these stories, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is a love letter to you.

Each day I felt the weight of your favourite scenes, your favourite lines, your dreams and your imagination.

It has been an unforgettable journey, and now as I finalise the last prints to ready the film for your local theaters, I cannot wait for you to see it.

Sincerest Regards,

DAVID SLADE

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David A Slade tweets about Eclipse re-shoots   1 comment

Eclipse – director David Slade just tweeted about the reshoots and adresses rumours: