The Twilight Saga FINALLY comes to an end this November. I have read 3 of the 4 books, and it took a lot for me to read that. I watched the movies as well, and I actually didn’t mind the first 3. Part 4 or part 1 or whatever was a huge waste of time though. The threat is a baby vampire? Ok…so eat it if you’re a wolf. Or don’t eat it, cause it’s a baby vampire and THAT’S more of a myth and legend than anything else. Vampires are DEAD, they don’t have anything going on down there. Nothing. So, yeah, just a waste of time. Whatever. Anyway, the director Bill Condon sat down with MTV and had some chats about editing the final “film.” Read below for quotes, as well as checking out a few new images.
Speaking with MTV, Condon revealed that he’s currently mixing and color timing the film as well as adding “that last big bunch of visual effects shots.” Currently, the film is running at just under two hours:
“The running time is one hour and 56 minutes, one minute shorter than the first one and as such, I think the shortest of all of them.”
Condon spoke about how the finale of the movie is akin to the musical’s he’s used to handle
“There’s a lot of that. I would say the whole climax, I feel like it’s the biggest musical number I’ve ever directed. It does feel, when you finally get the rhythm of that right, it makes it, I hope, very satisfying.”
Condon directed the 2006 musical Dreamgirls and wrote the screenplay for 2002’s Chicago. He has a handle on large ensemble casts, and the timing/skill it takes to handle that many people at the same time. While the finale will be a bit of a beast, even more so will be the child Renesmee in the film. The vampire child whose powers of…I’m sorry this is horrible journalism, cause I don’t care. That name alone is why I never read the 4th book.
“Her power, she touches somebody and she can show them what’s in her head and that you develop. There are some visual things, but a lot of that is done through Carter Burwell’s score, but then just recently in the mixing Dane Davis, who is a brilliant sound designer, he did The Matrix and so many other movies, he had her just speak and read poetry and things like that, and he’s turned it into hundreds of tracks. You don’t actually hear words but it becomes the chattering of her [voice], it’s a very abstract effect that I’ve never heard before. It’s really cool.”
Since, I’ve heard the ending of the book series is rather anti-climatic, author Stephenie Meyer and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg have cooked up a new, different ending for the film. Something I wish J.K. Rowling would have done at the end of the Harry Potter Series.
I just want to see the press junkets with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, because it’s probably going to get nasty at some point. What a silly tramp she is. Least Pattinson is handling it with some honor.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens on November 16th.
Thanks to Collider for the info.