The music was also perfectly picked. It's a lot calmer and sadder than the music of 'Twilight' and used brilliantly. They knew when to stop the music and just let the dialogue speak for itself, which made those scenes so much stronger.
I agree and I have to say that the music of the break up scene was incredibly perfect for that moment. It sounded like you could hear her heart beating. Added to Kristen's acting I felt I was going to pass out!
And the best musical silence EVER was during that final question from Edward!!
Nikki-- wrote: The scene where she sits in the chair in front of the window and the names of the months pass by is also just brilliant. I was really hoping they would incorporate it in the film. The expression on her face is spot on.
I agree!! She was so "gutted" (to use KStew's words) that it was a hard scene to watch. It hurt to see Bella like that. She was dead. I'm really glad they put it in the movie too, 'cause I think that those one word pages in the book were perfect!
Zina wrote: Opening Scene - it was done so well. I'm glad they left that part in the movie because I do think it was an important theme in the book and for those who would have gone to see the movie without reading the books I think it really needed to be emphasised.
Do you mean the dream? I agree with you. I loved how they connected the preface to the dream! And I have to add the very beggining... the gigantic moon dissapearing slowly to reaveal the title... it settled the mood, with the music and all.. it was breathtaking!
Zina wrote:Breakup Scene - ...I thought it was heartwrenching and she portrayed the emotion perfectly.
Again, I agree! When she started to breathe loudly I felt it in my chest! The music that complemented it was perfect too.
Zina wrote:JACOB! - Though I am Team Edward through and through I was absolutely blown away with Taylor's performance and PHROAW! Take your shirt off anytime Jacob I'm now seeing an appreciation for the wolves!
Shirt comment aside, the ACTING was incredible! He nailed the mood change from Sunny happy Jacob to Serious Wolfpack Jacob, to angry at Bella, to guilty for feeling angry, etc. I can see why he said his break up scene in the rain was his favorite. Another heartbreak! And Bella begging for time... it was devastating... again!
The introduction of Jaspers powers... so funny....
Loved that! I hated that they never mentioned them in Twlight but had no idea how they would do it in New Moon.
When Alice's vision of Bella becoming a vampire came on, the audience laughed really hard. Granted it did seem funny if you didn't read the books, but I thought it was beautiful. Seeing Bella as a vamp was absolutely fabulous! Makes me more anxious for BD.
It thought the same. People didn't laugh in my case, they went "Oh!" and "Awww!" (as in "Isn't that cute?") It was my favorite part... when they started zooming in to Aro's eyes and I figured what was coming I couldn't believe it!!! I'd seen the screen cap of that scene but I never knew what it was, so it surprised me! I have to say they should have been wearing different clothes, 'cause it looked like it was the past and not the future, but it was perfect anyway. I loved the fact they were running and Bella was running faster! lol Just a beautiful scene... so "breaking-dawnish".
DarkMuse wrote:I loved how they showed Harry Clearwater's heart attack/death. Victoria almost killing him and then werewolves attacking her was brilliant. And then seeing her jump into the water and Bella seeing her was also brilliant.
I agree! They way they coordinated Harry's death, to Victoria in the water, to Bella's cliff diving was perfect! In the book you know it's all simultaneous but Bella hears it by bits. I loved the wolves chasing Victoria through the woods! I was so glad to see more of Rachelle considering it turned out to be her last appearance in the saga.
DarkMuse wrote:OMG and when they showed Edward after Jacob hung up the phone from telling him about the funeral?? GAH! That was awesome and heart wrenching. Edward's face and then crushing the phone made me cry. Did anyone else notice the statue thing from Romeo & Juliet (1996) outside his window during that part? *squeeee*
Two things about this! First: I agree. It was one of my favorite 'additions' in the movie. I wasn't expecting that... I say te same words: awesome and heart wrenching!
The statue is not from Romeo and Juliet. That's the "Cristo redentor" from Rio de Janeiro, they were just showing were in the world he was.
About Romeo and Juliet, I loved they kept their conversation from the book. And Edward speaking the words of Romeo... he looked like he was gonna cry! I got goose bumps in that scene.
The funniest thing ever was everyone's reaction to the ending! People gasping when they heard the question, then the screen goes black and people start talking. Everyone was like "shut up! I wanna hear what's coming! SSSHH!!" and then the credits start and everyone went "NOOOO!!" and "OOOHH!" (as in dissapointment). I felt so anxious too even if I knew the answer!! lol
I don't know who commented on Mike, but I disagree, I loved him!! He owned his scenes, it was perfect. As annoying as the book! lol.
I also loved Charlie coming in to comfort her every night. I'm glad they didn't respect the book in that case, first of all because I wanted to see more Billy Burke, and second because I loved they showed more of Charlie/Bella relationship. It was the cutest thing!!
About the sountrack, my only two comments are 1: I loved it. 2: I'm so glad that AnyaMarina's song is barely there for just 2 seconds!! hahahahaha
I'd go on forever... I loved the entire movie!!!