Tornado wrote:This is so true, and I think it's one of the reasons why we all argue about it so much. We see our viewpoint as being "right" so all others must be wrong. And there are so many different ways to go!
Hey, I'm always right...except when I'm not.
I will tell you one thing, I fully expect this BD movie to be the final answer to some questions. This is SM's last chance, as a producer, to insist that certain things are done right. BD was the source of a lot of confusion on some things, so this is going to be it.
For example, those missing moments of Edward and Bella and Renesmee were, I believe, entirely unintentional. That is an easy fix for the movie and I have full confidence they will be there.
But how about the dynamics between Bella and Edward and Jacob during her pregnancy? There are a lot of interpretations for that. I fully expect the movie to portray the spirit of the canon. This is where SM has to step in and provide guidance, and I am sure that she did.
So what I am expecting is something that wasn't there in prior movies, which is SM's full stamp of approval -- this is the way it really was. And, in some cases, this is the way it should have been in places where there was confusion or where wrong assumptions were made.
P.S. Let me clarify. First there should NOT be any motorcycle scenes, period.
Something more subtle, though, are the relationship dynamics during the pregnancy. JazzGirl
has pointed out on another thread that there were times where Bella appears to be openly flirting with Jacob during that time. I think it is fair to say that at the very least there were times when SM was flirting around with some of the scenes, doing a little toying with us, all to be explained later due to the impending imprinting. There was some playing up of Jacob, and there was no better way of SM flattering him than through Bella.
I can see Bill Condon approaching Stephenie and asking her about this. If she definitely wants to keep in some of that ambiguity, she would have to understand that her imprinting explanation won't come at all until BD2, the audience might not get it or accept it, so does she really, really want to keep that dynamic in. Just how that is portrayed on screen, I think, will give us a good idea about what SM really thought was important.