The Twilight Impulse

My thoughts and impressions of the Twilight Saga, written by the fabulous Stephenie Meyer


Hey, I'm a massive Twilight Fan, and thanks to my friends being fed up with having to listern to my non-stop chattering about Twilight, i decided to create a blog for myself to just vent and document my twilight obsession!! I'm current studying journalism and have aspiration to become one, so why not write about something as awesome as the Twilight Saga!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kellan and Ashley's Breaking Dawn Agreements

I totally take back what i said about not believing that Kellan and Ashley were holding back signing on for Breaking Dawn because they wanted bigger pay packets. This was actually true. I'm so disappointed in them because i thought that they were bigger people than that. I didnt think that a sum of money would be so important to them to try to manipulate the situation get more money out of Summit. I mean, they act so much less than Rob, Kristen and Taylor, so of course they are going to get a smaller amount of money. But i have no sympathy for these people who are cracking it because they only get 2 million dollars for a few months worth of acting. I'm sorry but i'm a university student who lives on a bare minimum, and is racking up thousands of dollars in debt for my schooling, and they are winging becuase they want a few extra million dollars. I'm sorry, but that is just horrible.

Rob, Kristen and Taylor presenting Eclipse Clip at MTV Movie Awards!

Kristen, Robert and Taylor are going to be presenting at the MTV Movie Awards on June 6. That's not even the most exciting thing. They are there to present an official never before seen clip from Eclipse!! I'm so excited!!! I wonder what clip it's going to be. I'm excited to see however i hope it's not too much of a spoiler, like when Jake kisses Bella (both times), or the tent scene, or even the compromise chapter. On another note, I really hope that the cast win all of the awards that they are nominated for, and i'm super psyched to see all of the interviews that the cast give on the red carpet. I hope that Rob, Kristen and Taylor walk the red carpet, and that the other cast show up too. I love it when Peter, Michael, Kellan, Ashley, Christian, Nikki, Jackson, Alex, Chaske, Dakota, Charlie, and all of the other cast show up too. They give good interviews, and it's nice to see the cast as an entireity. :) Super excited!! Hope they win!!!

Breaking Dawn Two Films...

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Breaking Dawn is officially going to be two films. Although, this hasn't been confirmed by Summit. However, i think that this will be true, because i can't think of a legitimate reason that Summit wouldn't do it. They will end up making a much larger profit from Breaking Dawn being two films, rather than one. Stephenie Meyer (who is now a producer) and Melissa Rosenberg both want it to be two films. The majority of the fans want Breaking Dawn to be two films. So, why wouldnt Summit give everyone what they want? Well, that's just my logic! I really hope that Summit distribute a press release with an official confirmation of the two films. Although, that may not happen as Summit didn't even inform everyone that Breaking Dawn was even greenlit. The first we heard of anything was that Bill Condon was going to direct. Anyway, I'm babbling. I hope it's two films, but thats just my opinion. GO BREAKING DAWN!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

New Stills from Eclipse!! OMG!!

Well, these aren't real stills...these are BETTER!!! They are a preview of the trading cards from the Eclipse Board game!! That is really awesome, because it's got a picture of a scene and a quote to go with it! :) I'm SO excited right now i can barely contain myself! These are SO many of them, I'm only going to talk about the one that were previewed on the Twifans website.

Ok, the first card is off Riley! He is looking over his shoulder in the rain at night, fear evident on his face, and the quote is : "What do you want with me?" Also at the top of the card, it says scene one. So, obviously, this is the opening sequence when Victoria is going to scare, and change Riley into a vampire. I'm super excited to see this because it's going to make Eclipse that much more exciting with all of the action and newborns inserted in other than EVERYTHNG from Bella's (annoying) perspective.

Next, is Bella and Edward lying in the meadow! It's almost the same picture that we have seen before, and at the top it says scene 2! Although, the Riley card said scene 1 and it is scene 1, i don't know about this being scene two. Anyway, the quote is Edward saying "Will you Marry Me?" and Bella says "No". So he asks "Marry Me?" again and Bella replies "Change Me." So, i kinda expected this in Eclipse. Edward not wanting to change Bella, but wanting to marry her. Of couse, Bella's keeping her strong opposition to marrage and desperately wanting to be a vampire.

The next card is Bella and Edward at the police station. I can tell from the Forks Police Station in the background. I'm guessing that the quote is from Edward and he says: "Seattle. Unexplained disappearances, killings - we've been tracking it for a while". When he says "we" I'm assuming he talking about the Cullens, particullarly Alice. I'm excited about this because it posses a threat in the film ,which turns out to be the newborn vampires. That will make it much more interesting to watch because the newborns just plain rock!

Jacob is on the next card. It is obviously at La Push. because you can see Jacob's garage in the background. He looks angry, which totally goes with the quote below. Jacob says: "And you're gonna be - that...Better you were really dead than one of them". I LOVE this quote, because its from the book. It's paraphrased a little, but what can you expect when it's a film adaptation. I'm really excited for this scene and i hope that Taylor Lautner can pull off the anger in his voice better than he did for New Moon.

Ok, the next one is Alice look very sad, at what i would imagine being Bella's graduation party, as you can see the decorations in the background.  The quote which is below the picture is: "The decision's been made...They're coming here." She is talking about the Newborns. That totally fits with the book because Alice does have her vision during the graduation party. Also, I've seen a picture of the set at Bella's graduation party at the Cullens, and that circular floating light behind Alice were eferywhere in the Cullens House. This is exciting because i love the intense stand off between the wolves and the Cullens during this scene. Also, it's when Jake gives Bella her bracelet. Awww.

The next card is also of Jacob, but this is when he comes to Bella and Edward school to warn Edward about the treaty. I must say, he looks gorgeous here. The quote is from Jacob and Edward. Jacob says: "I might be better for her than you are" and Edward replies: "You could give her a human life." I really hope that this scene is really intense, and serious because that's how it was in the book. I'm really hoping that David Slade put in that all of the other students were afraid of Jacob, and were avoiding him as much as possible while trying to walk past him. THAT would be seriously awesome!

Jeez, the next one is Jake again!! OMFG, this scene is going to make me cry!! It seriously is going to be so heartbreakingly sad. It's the scene where Jacob is all broken in bed, with bandages and plaster everywhere to help fix his injuries from the newborn fight. Bella is sitting next to Jacob with the intention to end their relationship! OMG, It's so going to be sad. The quotes are: Jacob says: "Least i know i did evetything i could". Then Bella says "You know i love you", and Jacob replied, "You know how much i wish it was enough." OMG, SO SAD!!!! I like that it's paraphrased from the book. I'm gonna be balling my eyes out. Arghhh, Bella pisses me off so much! Sometimes i just wanna slap her stupid!

There are SO many of them!! I think if i remember correctly there are about 130 something. OMG!!! I'm SO excited!!! A little over a month left untill Eclipse!!! I'm pretty sure that the cast are going to start doing promotional tours in a week or two! I just found out the other day that Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner are coming to Australia! Of couse, it's Sydney :( Booo, but it's better than nothing! Plus, Taylor's favourite place is Australia, and he is welcome anytime!! He can crash at my place if he wants. But, i'm SUPER excited for Eclipse!!! :) I hope that Eclipse lives up to my expectations because it's my favourite book, and i just want David Slade to do it justice.  

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Muse's new song "Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)" has been released!

Muses' new single "Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)" has been released!! And, OMFG I LOVE IT!!! It's SUCH a good song!!!! I don't know what else to say, but i was really surprised that i liked it! I mean, Muse are good and i like some of their songs, but i wouldnt call myself a fan, however i'm TOTALLY buying this song!! Good job, Muse!! I LOVE it!!! :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Eclipse Soundtrack tracks!!!

Summit has released the tracks that are going to be on the Eclipse soundtrack!!! I'm so happy and can't wait untill we can listen to them. The tracks are:

1. Metric - Eclipse (All Yours)
2. the Muse - Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)
3. The Bravery - Ours
4. Florance + The Machine - Heavy In Your Arms
5. Sia - My Love
6. Fanfarlo - Atlas
7. The Black Keys - Chop and Change
8. The Dead Weather - Rolling In On A Burning Tire
9. Beck and Bat For Lashes - Let's Get Lost
10. Vampire Weekend - Jonathan Low
11. UNKLE - With You In My Head (Ft The Black Angels)
12. Easten Conference Champions - A Million Miles An Hour
13. Cee-Lo Green - What Part of Forever
14. Howard Shore - Jacob's Theme 

This is so awesome, because the soundtrack makes up such a huge part of the film. I'm loving that Sia made it onto the soundtrack. One of my favourite songs is from her; its called Breathe Me. It's such a gorgeous sad song. I don't know most of the bands apart from Vampire Weekend (I've never listen to their stuff but one of my roommates loves them), Florance + The Machine (I'm not too keen on their music), and obviously Muse. I didnt like Muse initially, but they are growing on me. I think i might even buy their album resistance. I like that i havnt heard any of these song before, because then i will only associate these songs with Eclipse.

I love that most of these bands are indie, because i couldnt stand it if they used commercialised music which is always played on the radio. It would get annoying if the songs we heard ALL of the time were in the film. Cant you imagine having Timberland, or Jason Derulo on the soundtrack. Ewww. Anyway, i'm super happy about Howard Shore's "Jacob's theme" is going to be on the soundtrack! :) That's awesome, becasue we get to have a sample of Howard Shores' work. Plus, Edwards' theme was on the New Moon Soundtrack, so it's only fair that Jacob's is on the Eclipse soundtrack!! Can't wait to hear the music :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Salary dispute holding up Breaking Dawn's part two announcement??

I'm not sure if i believe this. Aparantly, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the hold up for Breaking Dawn officially being announced is because a few of the cast members are trying to get bigger pay packets. I don't think I believe this. The Hollywood Reporter is saying it's specifically Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz. Considering they are best friends, and some of the most down to earth people in the cast, I can't see them holding up production because they want more money. It’s a bit sus. I mean, Kellan Lutz is super nice, friendly, and does lots of charity involving animals because he is a pet lover, so I can't see him doing anything so self-fish. Also, Ashley Greene, is super kind, sweet and friendly, and I can't see her doing that either. I don't know who this "source" is, but almost positive that I don’t believe them. They are probably just trying to come up with a logical explanation as to why Summit hasn’t announced whether Breaking Dawn will be two parts or not. However, considering Melissa Rosenberg is still writing the script, I know that Summit isn’t ready to release that information yet. So, I'm not that concerned, even with them suggesting recasting. This is just some stupid site trying to get hits by posting some controversial topic that Twilight fans will get upset about.

Screencaps from Oprahs Ad...

First new still from Eclipse. Not sure when this is but it's super cute :)
Ok, i added two pictures of Kristen because how amazing does her hair look! Plus, she looks really happy. She doesnt look like a doped up druggie anymore. Not just cause of her Joan Jett haircut, even before that when she did drugs with Michael Angarano. Maybe she's not doing them anymore. Good for her!
Of course there was going to be a still of Rob. He looks like his normal selft. But, i think he is dressing better.
Taylor has got the most beautiful smile. He will probably end up doing toothpaste commercials.
How cute and sweet does Dakota look :) She is so adorable!!

Oprah's Eclipse Show!

Everyone is the entire twilight fandom is bursting to see Oprah's Eclipse Show! Of course, Oprah is teasing us. She has released a still of the interview and an ad! As if we needed that to watch, everyone would have done it anyway. I think that this looks seriously cool, although i don't know when it's going to be aired in Australia. Whenever Oprah is on in Australia, they are always repeats from years ago. We never get new episodes. So, I'm not sure how I'm going to watch this. I really hope that Oprah puts it on her website for the international Twilight fans.

PS. The video was super awesome!! :)

Eclipse's Official Run Time...

Eclipse officially runs for 2 hours and 4 minutes!! Which is good, however New Moon went longer, and i thought that it flyed by so quickly! Anyway, just as long as its a good film, i shouldnt worry! Plus, there are always deleted scenes and extended scenes on the DVD :P That makes me feel a lot better.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Eclipse Soundtrack & Score News

We have the dates for the release of the Eclipse Score and the Eclipse Soundtrack!! :) I'm so happy right now!! I can't wait to hear who makes it onto the soundtrack. Well, Howard Shore's score is going to be released on 29th of June, and the soundtrack on the 8th of June. So, it's not long now! Also, the artwork has been released. It doesnt surprise them that it's essentially just the one sheet! Anyway, I'm super excited!! :)

UPDATE : A Latin American band Jessie & Joy are going to be on the Eclipse soundtrack! Never heard of them, but then again, i didnt know most of the musicians of the New Moon Soundtrack. As long as the songs fit the film, i'm ok with whoever :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New Eclipse Still

I LOVE this still. Jacob looks hot as always in his black top, and Bella's wigs looking a bit better there.

Friday, May 7, 2010

New Eclipse Picture - All the Male Cullens

Sexy :)

Muse on the Eclipse Soundtrack

After much speculation about whether Muse were going to be on the soundtrack, they are. In fact, they are going to be the first single!! I like Muse enough, so this could be good. I hope. They are going to be the first single off of the Eclipse soundtrack with their track titled, "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)". We have only heard 8 seconds of it, and the only thing you can hear is about 3 bars of a piano run, so there isnt much to go off.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Eclipse at Los Angeles Film Festival

Eclipse is going to be premiering at the LA Film Festival on the 24th of June. Now, it seems to me that EVERYONE is going to see this film before the fans are able to. Considering the films are made specifically for the fans isn't it unfair for every journalist, celebrity, and movie producer are going to see it before us. I mean, no one is as hardcore about Twilight than the fans. I know that this is a good thing because Eclipse will get more exposure, and might make normal people actually go see the film. However, I have a bad feeling that the critics are going to judge it very harshly, like they did with Twilight and New Moon. Granted that Twilight was horrible, and some of the acting in New Moon was pretty bad, but other than that, they both got slammed. Now, I fear a repeat. These films aren’t' made to be Oscar nominated films, and they made for the fans of the books. I don't want some 40 year old guy who watches 20 films a week to be judging Eclipse, when he probably has never read the books, and has nothing to compare it to, other than a million other films. Anyway, I'm kinda excited that all of this information is being released because we haven’t had any for so long!! Go Eclipse!! I’m dying to watch you!!

PS. I LOVE this picture of Bella and Edward. It's obviously the compromise chapter from Eclipse. I love that David Slade has a gold bed, like in the book, and Bella's wig looks really good here. :)

Oprah previews Eclipse for audience!!

THATS SO NOT FAIR!!!! I'm so upset right now. I thought that Oprahs show would just be having Robert, Taylor, Kristen and other cast doing interviews, and showing tiny clips and behind-the-scenes footage. However, Oprah played the ENTIRE film for her audience!!! Granted, it wasnt completely finished, but STILL!! I'm jealous right now, but after i see Eclipse, i'll be happy that i didnt see Eclipse, when it wasnt fully finished. I'll glad eventaulyl that i didnt see it, but still super jealous now.



YES!!! Breaking Dawn is going to be release on the 18th of November 2011!!!

It's still unknown if Breaking Dawn is going to be one or two films or not, but i don't think that we will find out for ages!! We just got so much information about Breaking i don't think that Summit will release it soon. Though i could be wrong.

SO EXCITED!!! I'm putting my trust in Bill Condon!! Please, i hope you do Breaking Dawn justice.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bill Condon's Letter to the Twilight Fans

Okay, this totally remind me of Chris Weitz when he wrote his letter to the Twilight fans telling us that everything was going to okay, and that he understood that we were freaking out because of the director change. I LOVED that Chris Weitz was reassuring all the fans that he was dedicated to making a faithful adaption of the books we love, and that he did carry through, which i love Chris Wetiz so much for! <33 Now, Bill Condon has written a letter too, which i think is super sweet! Is he following in the footsteps of Chris Weitz?? I hope so!! i can't say it enough, i LOVE CHRIS WEITZ!! Anyway, Bill Condon letter said:

Greetings Twihards, Twifans, Twilight Moms, Team Edward, Team Jacob and Team Switzerland,

I just want to say hello to all of you and let you know that I'm stoked to be getting underway on the adventure of making BREAKING DAWN. As you've probably heard, I've been given a very warm welcome by Stephenie and Team Summit - who are super-focused, as you know, on getting these movies right.

I'm pretty busy bringing myself up to speed on what you already know by heart: I've read BREAKING DAWN twice, rewatched Catherine's and Chris's movies 2-3 times each, have all four CDs playing in my car, and have Catherine's notebook, Mark Cotta Vaz's companion books, and even Volume 1 of the graphic novel here on my desk - a corner of my office is starting to look like Hot Topic. I realize that this barely qualifies me for "newborn" status in the universe you've been living inside for a few years now, but a guy's gotta start somewhere.

Like many of you, I've always been slightly obsessed with vampires, dating back to the prime-time series DARK SHADOWS, which I followed avidly as a kid. But that alone hadn't been enough to get me interested in making a vampire movie, even though my early screenwriting and directing efforts grew out of a great love for horror movies and thrillers. Since making GODS AND MONSTERS thirteen years ago, however, I've been yearning for a return to a story with Gothic overtones.

The wonderful world that Stephenie has created has obviously struck a chord with you, and I don't think it's difficult to see why. For me, her characters are simultaneously timeless, yet very modern. Rooted in a beautiful, real landscape with a great sense of place, Bella, Edward, Jacob, and the rest of the Forks/La Push menagerie, experience emotions that are primal, and universal: desire, despair, jealousy - and it all comes to fruition in BREAKING DAWN. This is a final chapter in the best sense; not just wide in scope and scale, but emotionally charged and intense throughout.

I'm a huge admirer of the already-iconic Kristen, Robert, and Taylor, and wanted to be the one to work with them as they face the challenges of bringing your beloved characters to the end of their journeys. Really, what could be more fun than that?

Please feel free to ask questions in the comments section below, and I'll do my best to answer them. I hope that this will be the first of many occasions I'll get to check in with you as we set to work bringing BREAKING DAWN to the screen. I am excited and grateful to have all of you alongside me for my TWILIGHT journey.

All best,
Bill Condon
P.S. Answer #1: No, there won't be any musical numbers

I though that it was SUPER cute and geeky that he said "greetings" at the beginning of his letter!! That's something a nerd would say. Awwww. I really appreciate him taking the time to write this to the fans, because it shows that he cares enough about us to informs us that he is going to direct and why he was attracted to Breaking Dawn. I really like that.He also said that he would answer any question that any of the fans had, which is nice of him to ask because he knows that the fans are passionate about the saga, and he is considerate enough to ask us for our opinion. I find that really sweet! Awww, i'm already liking Bill condon and he hasnt even started directing Breaking Dawn yet! Also, his little joke about no musical numbers was adorable!! :)

Stephenie Meyer talks Twilight

There are these awesome videos of Stephenie Meyer talking about Twilight. She gives some inside information about some of the decisions she made while writing Twilight. It's really interesting!!

Eclipse Reshoots

The Eclipse re-shoots have been going on for the last 3 or 4 days! Rob, Kristen and Taylor were in Vancouver shooting. There have been pictures of Dakota Fanning at the airport, however it’s not known whether she was shooting or not. Anyway, there isn’t must to say, but I just wanted to blog about this because it's so important. I mean, Eclipse is released in two months, and they are still shooting. It’s scary, but anyway. I hope it turns out awesome. Also I’m hoping that they don't have to push the release date back! I'll be seriously upset if they do. I’d be mad but I will understand! I wouldn’t want them to release the film when it's obviously not ready! Wow, I get off track easy. Hope the re-shoots went well. Fingers crossed!!

PS. How awesome is that picture of Riley and the Newborns, huh? I'm so excited to see what Xavier Samuel does with Riley, by the looks of it he is an amazing actor. Plus, he is Australian!! Represent brother!!