Melissa Rosenberg Talks New Moon, Eclipse, & Breaking Dawn

Nov 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

FearNet has a great new interview with screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who talks about what scenes made it into movie, as well as new scenes she wrote for the movie!

Fans want to know: Did the proposal scene make it into New Moon?

The proposal comes into the end of New Moon, and that is the first proposal. Absolutely in Eclipse, the proposal when they’re on the bed, yes — to me, that was a quintessential scene from the book. When Edward gets on his knees, with his mother’s ring, and she says yes — that was one of the most romantic scenes that Stephenie wrote in all four books.

You’ve added a few scenes to New Moon that weren’t in the book, like the one where Jacob gives Bella a gift of a dream catcher. Can you tell us about that?

Actually, I got the idea from a writer friend of mine. I was searching around for that moment… You had to establish the relationship between Bella and Jacob; he can give her gifts and Edward can’t. The sort of easy friendship with the two of them, and yet also, show that Jacob actually has feelings for her. He sort of casually presents the dream catcher, but really he’s shopped around for it for quite a while. I wanted it to be something that was special to him and his culture, and it was so thematic to Bella; the movie is laden with her dreams. Her dream life is a very rich part of the film. So thematically, it really blended well. I thank my friend for coming up with that.

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2 Comments to “Melissa Rosenberg Talks New Moon, Eclipse, & Breaking Dawn”

  1. Megan says:

    She so talented!

  2. Colin Kaloy says:

    This about sums up my feelings on the New Moon movie, and the series as a whole.

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