Whoot, we are back! It has been a super busy week for me while I was i Belgium for a workshop. But I am glad to be back and Fanny and me worked hard on this post in between our regular work. *claps hands* shall we start???? yes?? Ok!!
The "Book vs. Movie" Discussion (Pt.3)
“About 3 things I was absolutely positive... “
MrsV: I love how they arrived at school the first time together!!! The music was great! and again Edward looked completely different. Fanny pointed that out already in the beginning and she’s totally right.
Fanny: Yep, hes like a chameleon through the whole film. Which is weird. Because the book always says, he's like a stone and never changes and such... bad make-up artist probably. I don't think that was intended.
MrsV: I’m breaking all the rules now anyway, since I’m going to hell... Woot!
Fanny: Did you understand what that was supposed to mean? Since I'm going to hell? In the book it is somehow explained, but I had to get the book and re-read it. In the movie, I had no idea what he was talking about...
MrsV: No you’re right, one just sees the glances they are getting from Rose and the others. And then there are out in the woods and talking the first time, they are just talking about everything. We see how Carlisle bites Edward and Esme.
Fanny: U-hu... in sepia...
MrsV: In one scene it is raining and hell, Edward all wet looks just soooo yummy!!
Fanny: Yes, that was hot. But everytime I see that scene I can't help but wonder why he didn't move just a inch towards Bella? I mean, SHE was bone-dry!
MrsV: When Bella asks “Can the rest of your family read peoples minds like you can?” Edward just tells her about Alice being able to see the future, but he totally forgot Jasper! Actually it was fragile little human who pointed that out and she’s so right. But Jasper plays such a tiny role in the movie anyway. I really don’t like that, maybe it was too complicated to explain what he can? I dunno, but I also miss that…
Fanny: Well, they tried to give us an idea of the days – hellouuu, I said: DAYS! - when Edward and Bella took turns in asking each other questions and getting to know each other in a kind of fast track procedure. It was sooo entertaining to read that – especially with Edward shooting rapid fire questions at Bella... in the movie it was more angsty. Edward: brood brood brood...
Except when Edward grinned and said: “...if I were drinking your blood for instance...” That was cute. Oh, his teeth looked really sharp then... and Bella, oh Kristen used face b) in that scene. Smart move...
MrsV: Then Edwards jumps on Bella’s truck and invites her finally to his home. Where he really seemed totally free, happy and funny.
Fanny: … and like 17! Oh, I looooved him in that scene!! And how he absentmindedly took care of the dent in Bella's truck – that was a cool idea! And how quickly she just thanked him and got over it – their relationship had soo much improved by then!!!
MrsV: A mood we missed during the movies while in the book he often showed his lighter mood to Bella.
Fanny: Like I said! - Oh, Mrs.V!! Did you notice? That was a movie quote!!
MrsV: giggles well yes Fanny we should talk in Twilight quotes all day. Billy and Jacob are coming in a car and this was stupid since Billy was driving?? Uhmm, he can’t?? It was apparently just necessary so that Edward could look into Billy’s face while they cross each other…
I know that there are cars who can be driven by handicapped people, but in the book Jacob always drove Billy around.
Fanny: He drove? Really? Shit - totally wrong!! I didn't notice that, but you're right. Plus: I was really wondering how the hell he got out of the car and into the wheelchair in 1,5 seconds???
MrsV: But Billy is just great: Just keeping it real, son” *giggles* - great!
Fanny: Oh, Billy was pretty much like in the book, right? But that brown paper bag... eeek! I wouldn't want to eat whatever it was that was in there...
What did you expect, dungeons , coffins and moats?
MrsV: Yeeeah and now we meet the Cullens!!!
MrsV: First let’s talk about the house: It is completely different from what I had imagined when reading the book. It was described more like an old white mansion with a huge glass front. The movie house was completely different, although I am completely fine with this. I love the movie house, it has style.
Fanny: Mmh... it's ok. I really didn't care much about the house. Did you see how Edward darted around the car to open Bella's door? Wooooosh...
MrsV: And then we see Rose, Emmet, Carlisle and Esme cooking for Bella! This scene was awesome!
Fanny: Baahh... Rose!
MrsV: It’s again different from the books, but I like it a lot. It’s so funny and it fits! Although Edward was not nice telling them that Bella already ate.
The conversation is great: “Is she even Italian?” “ Her name is Bella!” And When Emmet afterwards greets with the big knife *giggles*...priceless!
Then our beloved Alice comes in and hugs Bella, lovely. Ok I know this is fussy, but when Alice jumps on the floor it makes a “thud” I always though Vampires are able to move without making any noise??
Fanny: Yeah... that bothered me too. It was even emphasized with the close-up on her feet. They'd better have spared a little sound effect here, and used it for Edwards meows which were supposed to growls. *chuckles*
Best thing was, however, when Edward rolled his eyes! I mean, come on! Have you ever counted HOW OFTEN book-Edward rolls his eyes?? And in the movie? Just once.
That's just not ok – eye rolling is soo Edward!!! I made some nice Edward eye rolling studies, wait....
MrsV: *giggles* awesome Fanny!!!
Fanny: Isn't it? Betti let me use her photoshop, can you believe that?? I think she's proud of me deep in her heart, she just doesn't tell... cool Eyerollward, hu?
MrsV: Hehe, I like this a lot! The graduation caps on the wall are also a great idea!
“Yeah, this is my room…”
MrsV: Sweet little scene.
Fanny: Oh yes! *sighs* He was so shyly appraising Bella, what she would say and think about his private room. And then: 'no bed?' Great!
MrsV: Bella looked awkward when they “danced”, but Edward was so great. “I can always make you !!!” “I’m not scared of you” - “ Well, you really shouldn’t have said that”. Awesome, his smirk was perfect!
Fanny: Uh yes, Edward.... make me!!!!
MrsV: Hm... and then he takes her and climbs the trees. In the book he’s growling and then jumping at her, which would have been a great opportunity to hear again his growl! Too bad they changed this. In the movie we get instead the Spider Monkey line. “You better hold on tight Spider Monkey!” Personally I like this line, but I know that there are many other who don’t, what about you?
Fanny: Uh, no – an absolute no-go! I always put my fingers in my ears when he says that. It is soooo not Edward, really! But I liked the treeclimbing... the landscape was so beautiful.
MrsV: One funny note: when I watched it with MommyV, and in the beginning she was asking: 'Those Vampires can fly, right?' I said no, they can’t they, are just really fast. But when she saw this scene she said: 'Hey look, sure they can fly!”'
Fanny: Wow! *looks puzzled* Maybe MommyV is right? I mean, it didn't exactly look like jumping... hm. Maybe they did change that too, in the movie script, I mean. Just noone did understand that... you know, that Edward was flying! Go figure!! They could have made this much clearer, if they.... wait.... *gets notebook out, starts scribbling*
MrsV: … err.... well, anyhoodle, This tree jumping scene was not anywhere in the book and two things on that. First: We see how Edwards enjoys running fast through the wood, Bella always described that in the book. How relaxed he seems.
Fanny: u-hu... *scribbles*
MrsV: Second, would Edward really risk taking clumsy Bella that high up on a tree?
Fanny:...don't think so... *scribbles*
MrsV: Hm, I’m not sure, but I for myself would trust him that I wouldn’t fall down. He would catch me before something like this happens. And again we have here a scene where we just see them talking and just hear the music. Uhyesplease pointed that out in the last discussion.
Fanny: u-huh... *put pencil between teeth to use the eraser* uyeffpleaffe knowff alockabout muffic...
MrsV: OOoOoO I really have goosebumps while seeing this whole scene including the music.
Fanny: Me too, gooffbumpff! Abffolutely... *pulls pencil out of mouth* - Now look - that's what I mean with the flying:
Fanny: Convincing concept, don't you think?
MrsV: Uhm.... no.
MrsV: *narrows eyes* No!
MrsV: Ok, here comes one of the biggest disappointments in the movie: Bella’s Lullaby. I am not an music expert and I had a hard time imagining what SM described in the book, but I am pretty sure this was not what she had in mind. It was far away from what I thought, but I think Artsie has something to say about that, right??
Fanny: You wanted her to pick some other music which might come closer to the book description, right? Tough thing, tough thing... she'll probably come up with something unexpected like usual - dude, she's sooo weird... You know, I thought about 'I can't get no satisfaction' – you know, because he is always just watching her sleep, and they can not dangdangdang, you know...?
MrsV: Ooo fanny, well this is a very ..uhmm. great idea..? Anyway, after that, Charlie and Bella are eating in the dinner, the only funny thing here is that SM is in this little scene, well and Mikey and his ass…
Fanny: I didn't get that scene *shrugs*
“I wanna try one thing… “
MrsV: The kisssssiiiinnnnngggg scene!!! Squeeee!!! I fucking love this scene. And yes, in the book, they kissed for the first time after the Meadow, but being in her room gives the scenery a warm atmosphere, just like the Restaurant scene.
Fanny: oh.... oh.... *fans self*
MrsV: “Just stay very still, don’t move “… Squeee!! Sorry, I have to calm down, I am always so excited and turned on by this lovely kissing scene! I love the music playing and to see the two talking, and finally Bella sleeping in Edwards’s arms. *sigh sigh sigh…*
Fanny: oh.... this little montage right after the actual kiss was one of the best scenes!!! So sweet.... and it was perfect that there was NO music at all during the kiss. So you could here the smooching and the breathing... oh, the breathing.... *fans self more frantically*
MrsV: Although they missed again one more thing: Edward is supposed to be super cold, but in the movie, where is that??
Charlie’s big scene!
MrsV: Edward wants to take Bella to play Baseball and meets Charlie for the first time. Charlie is awesome in this scene! “Alright - click! - bring him in.” Priceless!
Fanny: Oh yes, Billy Burke totally stole the scene! Awesome... and the pepper spray! But was something like that anywhere in the book? Hm... oh wait!! I made a tribute to Charlie and the pepper spray... awww, Chief Swan!
Supermassive Black Hole, the Baseball scene or:
Jaspers big scene!
Fanny: Jasper?? What... why... Jasper?!?
MrsV: Really, this is the best Jasper scene ever, he just rocked this one! I love the Baseball scene so much.
Fanny: Well, yes... ok.
MrsV: Wait how often did I said “I love this scene” already?? Maybe just because I so love the movie…..
The baseball scene together with muse was just awesome. That is why I have this YouTube video for you: enjoy! But pretty please come back! Did you see that Edward is flipping the bird to Emmet? *giggles*
Fanny: He did what?!*rewinds* oh... *rewinds again...and again... and again....*
MrsV: Anyhoo, I think this is enough for today, and next week, we'll continue with the Nomad’s appearance.
So folks, again... tell us what YOU think about this part of the movie, did you like the changes they made? Do you miss something from the books? Tell us!