Posted by: jacstar | December 31, 2008

Twilight Movie Companion by Mark Cotta Vaz

twilightmovieThis book is an illustrative paperback edition and has very little to do with Stephenie Meyer’s novel, Twilight. It is a behind the scenes look at how the movie was made.

If you are not interested in the movie business, or Twilight in general than this is clearly NOT the book for you. I, on the other hand, found it very interesting to see just how many people it takes to do certain tasks. Because there are so many jobs involved, from this point on I will refer to each person as ‘the crew’, this way I do not confuse any job titles and accidentally offend anyone.

No one ever assumes that making a movie is easy, but when it seems that everything is against you to start with, it’s far more complex. The entire cast and crew had to work with the weather. The movie takes place in a small town called Forks, which is the cloudiest place in the Continental U.S. and is probably known best for it’s rain. The crew found a place resembling Forks in New Jersey and filmed most of the movie there. They had to deal with hailstorms and other severe weather conditions, but as they say in showbiz – the show must go on.

To be honest, I didn’t understand a lot of the language, or maybe it just didn’t interest me for long enough to retain anything. I started reading this book before the movie came out and I loved to look at the pictures but other than that, the information was lost on me. Then I saw the movie and things made more sense.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants a future in the movie industry AND likes the Twilight movie. Or perhaps like me, a collector of all things Twilight, the pictures are enough to get you by.


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