September 4, 2009
Hey everyone. It’s Fan Site Friday time again. This time the Fan Site Friday crew is sharing an interview they got the chance to do with New Moon director Chris Weitz! Here’s a snippet:
Was there anything from the first film that you felt you had to change?
Chris: No, I don’t. I think the key things that worked with the firstmovie are the relationships and the feelings of the main characters are the [same] things will work about this. Everything else is just bells and whistles. I mean, there are a lot more special effects in this film so the fact that I had a lot of experience in that area kind of helps. But it shouldn’t feel so different. It shouldn’t suddenly as though you are in an action movie or a visual effects movie. It is wrong if it feels that way. It is only right if the visual effects convey the feeling that is in the books in the first place. The world of the book expands naturally, like with the Volturi. Obviously, they weren’t in the first movie at all but that has been an organic development.
Have you talked to Stephenie Meyer- has she given you any tips?
Chris: Oh yeah we speak all the time. We email back and forth all the time. She’s been to visit the set, and I went down to Arizona to hang out with her. Yeah I’m running stuff past her constantly so that the mythology of the series isn’t violated. I don’t want to pull any fast ones or make any mistakes in terms of things that I present which don’t make sense in her universe. You would have to ask her, I don’t want to make any claims, you’d have to ask her to the degree to which she is satisfied. At least she says to me that she feels the film is very beautiful, and that’s not a credit to me that’s more Javier Aguirresarobe the DP who does absolutely beautiful work. And the idea is to try to make as elegant and beautiful a rendering of the book as possible.
Read the rest of the interview over at Twilighters Anonymous! Press PLAY on the audio player below to hear the audio version of the interview, too!