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Melissa Rosenberg on Adapting ‘Breaking Dawn’

Twihards around the world will watch The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 this weekend. In the latest installment of the blockbuster series, fans can expect to see a dramatic vampire wedding and eventful honeymoon.

We caught up with screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg to talk about writing scripts and the adaptation process. The highlights follow below…

Q: Describe the writing process when you are charged with adapting a book for a script versus writing an original script.
A: Each comes with its own challenges, but nothing is more difficult than starting with a blank page, as a writer does with an original project. I had the good fortune to start with an already fully fleshed out universe and mythology. But an adaptation comes with its own challenges: Honing a 500 page novel into a 110 page script. Externalizing very internal character arcs. Not pissing off the millions of fans around the world who don’t understand, or frankly care, that a book and a movie are very different animals, and that one can’t simply transfer the entire text into screenplay format and shoot it.

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Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Video Peeks at Wedding Scene

Summit Entertainment has released a sneak peek of Edward and Bella’s wedding from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. In the video embedded above, the cast talked about the scene.

Kristen Stewart (who plays Bella) commented: “I’ve sorta been ramping up to do that scene for three years.” Ashley Greene (who plays Alice Cullen) said that William Shakespeare‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream inspired the wedding.

Author and co-producer Stephenie Meyer has revealed in past interviews that the book drew inspiration from The Merchant of Venice as well. Facebook users can sign Bella and Edward’s wedding guest book before the film’s November 20th release date. (via CinemaBlend.com)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Theatrical Trailer Released

A full theatrical trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 has been unveiled.

The trailer has already received more than fifty-eight thousand “likes” on the movie’s official Facebook page, We’ve embedded the video above–what do you think?

The trailer has been released in bite-sized pieces. Back in June, the MTV Movie Awards featured a two-minute teaser trailer. Just last week, Entertainment Weekly released a sixteen-second snippet from the theatrical trailer. (via Shelf Awareness)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Trailer Unveiled

At the MTV Movie Awards last night, the first full trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 was unveiled–complete with gratuitous wedding invitation imagery, shirtless werewolves, and waterfall make-out scenes.

We’ve embedded the trailer above, but be aware–it contains spoilers about the strange plot of Stephenie Meyer‘s novel.

What do you think? Will you join the millions of readers in line for this movie on November 18th?

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Teaser Released

On June 5th, the first trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 will air during the MTV Movie Awards. WARNING: The video embedded above and this post contain Twilight spoilers.

Fans can watch this 15-second clip advertising the awards show, getting a glimpse of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan‘s wedding. What do you think?

When screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg spoke with MTV last year, she described the premises behind each Breaking Dawn movie: “The first half is really about Bella as a human and a newlywed and then pregnant, and the second half is about her as a vampire and a parent, so somewhere in that transition is where the break is.”

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The Hobbit Release Dates Revealed

Release dates have been announced for the Peter Jackson‘s two Hobbit movies.

According to VarietyThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will come out on December 14, 2012 and The Hobbit: There and Back Again will hit theaters on December 13, 2013. The video embedded above features a tour of The Hobbit‘s set.

Here’s more from the article: “Jackson began shooting the two films in New Zealand in 3D in mid-March with a cast including Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen and Cate Blanchett reprising their roles from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Bloom joined the cast Friday to portray the elf Legolas.”

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‘Twilight: The Graphic Novel’ Volume 2 to Be Released in the Fall

Yen Press will release the second volume of Twilight: The Graphic Novel in October. 

Both the ebook and hardcover format will sell for $19.99. The publisher has ordered 350,000 copies for the first printing.

Young Kim illustrated both volumes. Volume one featured chapters one through thirteen of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight. Comicsbeat.com reported that the first volume sold 66,000 copies during in one week.

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How to Use Wordle with Your Favorite Books

Wordle: The Jungle Book by Rudyard KiplingWordle is a fun web tool that allows people to make artistic text collages or  “word clouds” from any text.

Here’s more from the site: “Wordle is a toy for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.”

This GalleyCat contributor took eBookNewser’s “Free eBook of the Day” (Rudyard Kipling‘s The Jungle Book) and created a word cloud–the image is embedded above. Other literary projects on Wordle include the U.S. Constitution, John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’sI Have a Dream” speech, and Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Photo Released on Twitter

Director Bill Condon released a photo from the movie set of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn on Twitter last week. The suggestive post generated nearly 580 comments.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, it was the first official photo from the shoot. Part one of the movie adaptation will be released on November 18, 2011.

The novel Breaking Dawn was released in 2008. Author Stephenie Meyer cited two Shakespeare plays, The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as influences for the story. Below, some spoiler-filled speculation about what the image represents.

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