Box Office Magazine Preview: Bill Condon on Adapting “Breaking Dawn” for the Big ScreenOct 13th, 2011 | By Stefanie | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News
Like with their Kristen Stewart interview the other day, Box Office Magazine has a preview of their sit-down with Bill Condon:
Everyone has been saying for years how hard it would be to make Breaking Dawn PG-13. How did you pull it off?
The whole movie is very immersive, kind of like in the book, which is in the point of view of Bella and Jacob [Taylor Lautner]. We tried to do the same thing in the movie—there’s a whole chunk where you get inside the head of a wolf. And in terms of the birth, it was, “Let’s do it from Bella’s point of view. Let’s see whatever she can see.” Once you decide on an approach like that, it’s amazing how powerful you can be without being overly explicit. She gets glimpses of a lot of things—and hears everything—but it’s not the cutaway to teeth clawing through flesh. But you certainly know what’s happening.
Read more here.