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!!

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!! :)


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