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New Moon Movie Mistakes

Here’s New Moon’s movie mistakes, found at

http://www.moviemistakes.com/film8049

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) – 48 mistakes

When Bella is in the parking lot at school in the beginning, Edward walks toward her. Bella’s hair is neatly pulled off to the side. When he leans in for the kiss it is suddenly stuck to her forehead, and when Edward tells her Jacob wants her, it’s suddenly back to normal.

In the scene where Bella walks toward the strangers on motorcycles, her mic wire is visible through her jeans.

After Bella awakes from the first nightmare, we see her Romeo and Juliet book on the pillow beside her. When Charlie brings in her presents the book is gone, but then reappears on the pillow between shots.

During the paper cut scene, when Bella is thrown against the table, there are 5 vases of flowers and 3 sets of candles. After she hits the table she lands against one of the vases and knocks the 2nd one to the floor, but the next shot shows only one vase left upright.

When Bella and Jacob are driving back to Bella’s house after she cliff jumps, the glass in the back of her truck goes from dirty, to clean and back to dirty again.

When Jacob first shows off his tattoo, it is up at the top of his shoulder. Then when he is in the forest at the end with Bella and Edward, his tattoo is about 2 inches further down his arm.

When Bella is at the cafeteria table with Mike, and he is asking her to a movie, her hair keeps moving from behind her ear to hanging in front, and back again.

Bella goes to Italy to save Edward. Alice drops Bella off – when Bella gets out of the car to ask where Edward will be, first you see Bella in front of the car door, then she is suddenly behind the car door.

Right before Jacob comes through Bella’s window, it shows her sleeping and “dreaming” of Victoria coming to get her. If you look, the camera really focuses on the dreamcatcher and how it’s hanging above her on the bedpost. It is hanging off to the side of the middle hump. Immediately, Jacob comes through her window and focuses in on the dreamcatcher hanging on the bedpost which is now neatly hanging in a completely different way, perfectly laid over the center of the bedpost.

When Bella and Edward enter the chamber with the Volturi, they change which sides they are holding hands on. This also happens when they leave, except it goes from arm on waist to hand holding.

When Alice is driving Bella to the Volturi, she is wearing a headscarf and sunglasses. During the scene the way the headscarf is tied changes; the size and shape of the knot (and the colours on the knot) are different.

In the scene where Bella is in the meadow talking to Laurent, Bella’s hair is at first straight and then in the next scene it is wispy and pushed back and then it is straight again.

When Alice jumps over the staircase in school to wish Bella happy birthday, between shots during the scene the positioning of the decorated scarf around her neck varies.

At Bella’s birthday party, when Edward pushes Jasper away after attacking Bella, Emmett turns his head to follow Jasper flying through the air. But in the next shot, he is looking in front of him as though he didn’t see anything.

When Charlie checks on Bella after she returns from Italy, the blanket on top of her keeps moving down or up.

When Edward and Bella turn around to leave the Volturi Chamber, Edward’s robe is tied. When they show them leaving from the back it is undone.

In the birthday party scene, as Edward sends Jasper flying with a shove, it first shows Edward pushing Jasper in a downward arc, the next cut shows Jasper flying up through the air as he hits the piano.

In the scene where Jacob is talking to Bella on the beach about Victoria, his shirt starts off as a dark gray colour, then it changes to a brown colour. It does this a few times during the scene.

After the ill-fated birthday party, Edward drops Bella home in her car. After the kiss, in one shot Edward’s face is very close to hers, forehead resting on hers. When it cuts, his face is far away from hers.

When Bella is flying to Italy they show a Virgin America airplane. Virgin America only flies within certain cities in the US. Virgin Atlantic flies from the US to Europe.

When Bella goes to the Cullens’ house for her birthday party, Alice takes the new camera that Charlie got Bella and takes a picture of Bella and Edward. But when Bella prints out the picture and puts it in her scrapbook, it looks nothing like the picture Alice took. Given we see the entirety of her visit from start to finish, there was no other opportunity for a different photo to be taken.

In the scene where we see Bella in her room looking out the window, the months are passing, but she is always wearing the same clothes.

Bella’s bite mark scar is not in the position it should be, compared to where James actually bit her in Twilight.

Just as Jacob enters Bella’s room through the window, a stunt prop – white band on his right wrist – is briefly visible.

The bow window that Bella sits in during the months after Edward leaves does not exist in her room in Twilight. There is no bow window on the second floor until New Moon.

When Edward takes his shirt of on the steps in Voltaire, his nipples are different colors and sizes. The closer one is grey while the far is more pink as though the makeup had rubbed off.

When Bella pulls up at the Black’s, she spots Jacob, gets out of her truck and her door doesn’t fully close . Later you can see in the background that the door is firmly shut.

Most of the wolves have visible make-up lines on their stomachs to create a “six-pack” effect. Most notably is Sam and his love handles when he is turned to the side and there are no muscle bulges just the demarcated lines.

In the scene of the fight in the chamber of the Volturies when the big guy throws Edward on the stairs you can see easily the body of Patterson’s stunt, there are clear six packs,a tanned body and no body hair.

In the scene when Edward left Bella, when Bella is running after Edward, you can see the shadow of a crew member briefly on the tree.

In Italy, Bella saves Edward and enters a room with him. Alice follows and a white lighting screen is reflected on her glasses.

In the very last scene, right before the ultimatum, if you look into the tail lights on Edward’s car you can see various members of the crew reflected.

Jasper’s hair is longer than it was in Twilight, however vampires are not supposed to have changing bodies.

Bella and Jacob are in the truck after Bella cliff jumps. During the green-screen driving shots, the rear-view mirror is hanging down low. When it switches to a live shot, the mirror is very high up.

Alice and Bella arrive at the Italian city and a huge umbrella used for lighting is reflected on the car’s hood.

In the school parking lot, Bella is taking a picture of Angela, Eric, Mike and Jessica. The next shot is viewing the picture from the back of the camera, however, it is no longer Bella’s hand holding the camera, it appears to be the hand of an older person.

In the break up scene, Bella’s hair starts off down her back and when the shots change it moves to be mainly over her shoulders.

The rims of the vampires contacts can be spotted occasionally during the film, especially the Volturi’s during the ending scenes, e.g. Jane’s in the elevator.

After Jessica and Bella leave the movie theater and see the bikers, the parked car and fire hydrant are in different positions.

In the scene where Carlisle is treating Bella’s wound there is a shot of the bowl where he is putting the glass from the wound. You see that there is one piece of gauze. He then starts stitching up the wound and when he lights the contents of the bowl, you see lots more gauze that he hasn’t used in there.

After the scene where Jacob rescues Bella from the ocean, when they’re driving home it’s not dark outside as they’re pulling up into Charlie’s driveway. But once Jacob starts talking about Sam and Emily, it’s darker outside. Even after they get to the door.

When Sam comes into the house and kisses his fiance, you can see the ripples in the edges of the plastic film used to put the tattoo on his arm.

In the scene where Bella jumps off the cliff, Bella’s eyes are brown before jumping but are blue/green when she surfaces in the water and then back to brown in the underwater and shore scenes.

In the last scene when Jacob confronts Edward and Bella. Edward’s hair is it’s usual poofed up, uncombed look but after Bella separates Jacob and Edward and Jacob runs off, when the camera is back on Edward, his hair is flat and neatly combed, then within a few seconds it’s back to its uncombed look.

When Bella and Edward return from Italy, Edward ‘disappears’ when Charlie enters the room. You can see behind the door when he is in the room that there is nowhere/not enough space for Edward to hide, but when Charlie leaves the room, as the door shuts, Edward steps out from behind it.

As pointed out by the director, you can tell that Bella’s eyes are “CGI’d brown” in the Bella/Jacob breakup scene in the rain. There is no “shine” in her eyes as would be natural, and the colour looks wrong.

In the cliff diving scenes, the water as seen from a bird’s eye view looks like a very bad Photoshop effect. Also, the wave that crashes over Bella is very bad visually due to rushed CGI.

You can see the wires on the motorbike when Jake lifts it from the truck.

Twilight Movie Mistakes

About a week ago I posted Eclipse’s movie mistakes and decided to go ahead and post Twilight’s and New Moon’s. Here’s Twilight’s movie mistakes, found at

http://www.moviemistakes.com/film7525

Twilight (2008) – 115 mistakes

When Bella is in the hospital, in the close-up of her face, the breathing tubes are right by her eyes, but when the shot is farther from her face, the tubes are on her cheeks.

When Bella pulls up in her truck for her first day at Forks High, as the camera pans from her truck as she parks it into shot, you can see the camera and boom reflected in the triangular window.

When Bella and Edward talk in the woods, Bella drops her backpack in front of a tree. In a subsequent shot, the backpack has disappeared.

When Bella gets out of Edward’s car after Port Angeles, she leaves her purse behind and goes home with her father. At home, she has the book she bought at the store and put in her purse that she left in the car.

In the baseball scene, Rosalie slides into home and her pants are dirty. The next time she’s up to bat, her pants are clean.

When Bella sees Waylon’s body being gurneyed onto the ambulance, Bella has a flashback of Edward’s eyes being black. In the short snippet, you can see the rim of the contacts he’s wearing.

When Bella pulls up for her first day of school and Tyler says “nice ride”, in the first shot he is only wearing a red hoodie, but in the next shot he is wearing a grey overcoat over the hoodie, then in the next shot he is again wearing only the red hoodie.

When Bella and Charlie are sitting in the diner near the beginning of the film, the items/bottles on the table move themselves between shots, and as Waylon walks away from the table, the liquid in Bella’s glass disappears in one shot.

In the scene when Edward and Billy pass each other in their cars and glare at each other, as Edward is pulling away in this shot you can catch a glimpse of the tops of the crews heads reflected in his back window.

When leaving from the baseball scene, Emmett’s jeep goes from being dirty on the sides with mud from the tires, to being clean.

In the forest scene when Edward and Bella are high up in the tree, Edward’s sleeves are rolled up. Later when they show the helicopter view with the stunt doubles, his sleeves are rolled down.

When Bella is researching on the computer, she finds a page that spells the word “Apotamkin” (correctly), but when she opens the page, it now spells the word as Apotampkin.

When Bella enters Biology class and talks to Eric about the prom, she starts to walk, then pauses to look across the room towards Edward. In this shot, the Armadillo is not on the shelf, only what looks like a peice of paper is hanging there. The Armadillo appears on the shelf only after she has sat down at her desk and Edward moves the microscope towards Bella saying, “Ladies first”.

In the shot of Edward and Bella on the tree after he has just jumped out the window, you can see where safety equipment, most likely a harness, is attached to Edward’s back making his shirt bulked and lifted up.

In the hospital, after the ‘almost’ car crash when Edward saves Bella, she has a blood pressure cuff on her arm. You can see the nurse take it off. She has it off for a while, but then it reappears on her arm in one shot, just as her dad says “you can kiss your licence goodbye”.

When Bella enters the biology classroom and Edward has finally returned, as she walks over to her desk the large book sitting on the edge repositions itself from sitting horizontally to vertically between shots. The bit of paper above it also moves closer to the edge.

When Edward reveals what he is to Bella, the button down shoulder epaulet on his jacket goes from being unbuttoned to being buttoned, throughout the scene.

After Edward saves Bella from being crushed by the van, while he is holding her, Bella’s hair is outside of her jacket covering up her hood. When the shot changes her hair is tucked beneath the jacket and the hood is visible. When the shot changes back, her hair is covering up her hood.

When Bella and Edward are lying in the meadow, there is a purple flower right next to Edward’s head, but when he turns his head to the side it is gone.

In the Prom Gazebo scene, Bella wonders why Edward will not turn her into a vampire. Edward says, “I’m not going to END your life for you.” These words do not match his mouth and appear to be dubbed. “End” being dubbed over some other word, possibly beginning with a “B”.

When Bella looks up “cold one” on Google, she clicks on a result that says, “The Cold One: Apotamkin.” But when she clicks on it, the title on the top of the page says, “Apotampkin: The Cold One.” A p is added before the k in the second one.

During the hospital scene, when Edward is “sleeping,” his head goes from from leaning on one shoulder to suddenly on the other shoulder in the very next shot.

When Bella’s dad tells her about the new tires, you can see the boom mic reflected on the pickup.

When Edward’s “sleeping” in the hospital, look at the wall he is leaning against. In the closer shot the table on the left is part way across a window with a blind on it. In the wider shot this window’s nowhere to be seen.

When Bella is walking out of her house while talking with Charlie on the first icy morning, before she slips on the ice you can see under her jeans that she is wearing knee pads, and you can see them again once she stands up after falling.

In the baseball scene, in the shot where Carlisle hits the ball and starts running to first base, you see Edward and Emmett in the background also start running to catch the ball. The next shots of Emmett and Edward show them standing still, just preparing to run.

In the hospital scene when Bella’s mother is talking to Bella, during the scene the position of the blue cloth, newspaper and other items next to the large lamp (on the table next to where Edward sits) keeps on changing.

When the waitress in the diner gives Bella her spinach salad, between shots the salads appearance changes (the tomato slices and onion rings are in different places or disappear altogether.)

When Charlie is sitting at the table cleaning his rifle and Bella is talking to him, he places the cleaning rod (with the green handle) down on the table. In each different shot the rod is in a different place, either hidden behind the collection red ammo or not.

Bella’s nasal canula in the hospital scene were all over her face in almost every shot and they were not connected to anything.

When Tyler throws a piece of licorice at Bella to get her to come over to them, Jessica is standing to the very far left (from Bella’s view) facing Bella and trying to talk to Mike. After Bella shakes her book at him in response, Jessica is suddenly standing to the very far right (from Bella’s view) facing away from Bella and goofing around with Angela.

When Edward and Bella are laying in the meadow, the distance between their heads increases between shots just before the sun shines on them.

In the scene where Bella and Charlie first go into Charlie’s house and they are going into Bella’s room, there is a shoulder of a crew member in the shot. It is next to the door frame on the right side.

When Bella is sitting with Edward near the lake asking him questions about his family and whether they have abilities like Edward’s mind-reading, her woolen mittens jump from her hands to her lap.

When Bella is talking to Edward while washing the car, the blue bucket disappears and it is gone when Jacob and his farther arrives minutes later.

At the end of the movie, the cast that Bella is wearing keeps changing lengths. first it’s just a couple of centimetres below her knee, later it is almost 10 cm below her knee.

In the scene when Bella opens the book of Quileute legends, the wide shot shows there are no pictures on the pages she turns to. In the close-up shot, when she says, “cold one,” there are pictures on both pages. This couldn’t be possible, considering that she doesn’t turn pages from the wide shot to the close up.

While Bella is hanging out inside the van at the La Push beach and Jacob and his friends come to hang out, Jacob turns to grab a tub of Red Vines. In some shots he has the tub next to him, but in others he doesn’t. Also you can see that the guy next to Sam takes a bite of a Red Vine in one shot, and in the next he does not have the Red Vine in his hand anymore.

When Bella is at the hospital, the little plant by her left changes place. First it is under the lamp; later it is no longer under it.

When Bella and Edward talk in the woods about what Edward is, he walks up flush behind her. In the next shot, there is a gap of about a foot, without Edward ever having moved. He’s then back flush behind her.

When Bella is telling Charlie that she is going out with Edward and he is at the house to meet him, her ponytail keeps changing position from hanging down her neck to behind her shoulder.

When Bella goes to Edward’s house it has a two car garage, but later when they are leaving Forks, there are three cars in it.

When Edward and Bella are out in the parking lot at the prom where Jacob shows up, Edward’s hair is styled a little over to the side, but when they go into the prom his hair is brushed up into a bouffant of sorts.

In the greenhouse on the school field trip, as Edward says he is sorry “for being rude all the time” to Bella, between the wide shot and the closeup a clear plastic sheet hanging from wire appears behind Edward, in the plants.

When Bella leaves Charlie’s house for Phoenix, the front door has the window blinds down when she comes home, then up when Charlie is looking out the door at her leaving; however you can see them when she slams the door going outside.

In the cafeteria, when Bella sits for the first time with Angela, Jessica, Mike and Eric she has her arms crossed. When Angela takes her picture Bella’s arms are unfolded. Then the shot changes and her arms are crossed again.

When Bella trips forward and when Edward apologizes to Bella “for being rude” in the greenhouse during the school trip, the students behind and in front of them suddenly change, and alter their positions and locations between shots.

When Bella is driving the truck away after she says she’s leaving Charlie to go to Phoenix; when Edward is going to get in the truck when he’s on the side of it, you can tell its a stunt double.

In the green house scene, the two girls right in front of Bella have dark hair, and then after she trips it pans out to show a girl wearing a hat and pink shirt.

When Edward and Bella ride up to the baseball game in the jeep, they make one set of tracks on the ground. When they’re rushing to leave, the shot shows that there are actually two sets of tracks running almost perfectly inside each other.

In the baseball scene, when the nomad vampires appear, you can see the rim of Laurent’s contact lenses in close-up shots.

In the Dance Studio, there is a point where James rams Edward’s head into the mirrors, shattering the surface. However, Edward’s reflection on the shattered surface remains intact, instead of being a fractured reflection, as would have been the case when a mirror shatters.

When Mr. Molina pours the glass of ‘compost tea’ on the school trip, the amount in the glass lowers between shots – with no time to have poured any of it out.

When Bella and Edward are identifying the different stages of mitosis (prophase, metaphase, anaphase) in the lab is not possible given the position of the microscope lens in relation to the microscope stage. The lens is positioned too far from the stage for an image of the nucleus to be correctly focused in the ocular.

The film’s time line does NOT add up. According to Bella’s screen narration, she arrives sometime in March (mid-semester). About a week later and just after Edward saves Bella from being crushed by the van, Mike Newton invites her to the “Monte Carlo” prom, which he says is a month away. Soon after, Edward tells Bella he’s been watching her sleeping for “a few months.” The film’s events – Bella spending time with Edward and the Cullens, the nomadic vampires arriving and murdering several people, James pursuing Bella to Phoenix, and Bella being in the hospital recovering from multiple serious injuries including a cut thigh and “severed” femoral artery requring surgery, broken leg (confirmed by Bella’s mother), head injury, and blood loss that all required hospitalization, recovery time, and physical therapy, and then being transported back to Forks when she’s able to travel would all take much longer than a month (or even two) from the movie’s start to when Bella and Edward attend the prom. The medical issues alone would take weeks (possibly more than a month).

In the ballet studio fight scene, Bella grasps an injured right leg with her left hand. When Bella is in the hospital, the cast is obviously on the left leg which is under the blanket-the silhouette of the leg is straight and much larger than the right leg, which is thinner, flexed and has skin exposed at an area which would have been covered had it been in a bandage or cast. But when she and Edward go to prom, the injured leg is again the right leg, which is in a cast.

When Victoria is leading the police and dogs on a chase eastward, she leaves her bare footprint on a mound of dirt, and her foot is pointed forward. When Charlie catches up and inspects the footprint, it is pointed at an angle.

In the hospital after the car accident, we are first introduced to Carlisle. If you look at his face you can see where the white face makeup doesn’t meet his hairline. Patches without makeup can be seen.

During the ballet studio scene, when Alice is wrapping her belt around Bella’s leg, you can catch a glimpse of a microphone on the right corner of the screen.

When Edward is opening the door for Bella to get out in the parking lot of the school you can see a crew member reflected on the glass window of the door of the car.

When the Cullens are in the garage preparing to take Bella to safety, Edward closes the trunk lid twice. First time is not so obvious because the camera is on Emmett and Rosalie, but the trunk closes on the right of the screen. Then it shows it closing again with it being the main shot.

When Edward first brings Bella to his house, as he is leading her upstairs he stops on the bottom step and turns to her to talk. In this shot you can see the faint reflection of the long microphone pole moving up and down in the glass siding of the staircase.

In the scene when Edward is explaining his history to Bella and they are sitting under some branches in the rain, from each wide shot and closeup the position of Edward’s wet fringe (bangs) is completely different.

When Bella and Charlie are going home you can see a crew member reflected on the door.

In the scene where Bella and Edward are in Edward’s bedroom, the sound differs between the camera angles. There is a lot more background noise when Bella is in the shot and not as much when Edward is being shown.

In the scene when Bella is in Port Angeles trying to get away form the guys who are taunting her, in one shot, as she is walking through the parking lot, they show two guys walking up from behind her and the other two guys walking toward her. In the shot where the camera shows the two walking toward her, you can see two people dressed in black standing on the deck in the background, and it looks like they go in for a big kiss. The next time the deck in shown in the shot the two people are not there.

Edward drives past the waterfall before he and Bella arrive at the baseball field and park nearly on it. But the field “moves” so that they walk past the waterfall when they meet the other Cullens.

When Charlie and Bella enter Bella’s bedroom for the first time, after she says, “Yeah, purple’s cool,” you can hear whispering of some sort (possibly crew) if the volume is turned up enough. (Their S’s are very distinct.)

While Edward and Bella are talking on the school campus on the white bench, the school bell rings. The black boy and the white girl who are sitting behind Edward and Bella hear it and they walk away. But in the next close-up scene, they are still sitting and talking, and in the next shot, when Edward and Bella get up, they are gone again.

After Edward runs Bella up the mountain, he is trying to explain to her that he is dangerous. They are facing each other and Edwards says, “I’ve Killed Before.” Bella says, “It doesn’t matter.” The camera then spans around them and Edward is moving his mouth, but there is no audio.

When the Cullens are in the kitchen making Italiano for Bella, Rosalie is holding a crystal bowl that Emmett has filled with salad. But when Edward tells them Bella has already eaten, just before Rosalie shatters the bowl, the bowl is half empty, and only a few lettuce pieces fall to the floor amongst the crystal shards.

As Edward and Bella are dancing on the gazebo at prom, the other two couples leave the gazebo. The first couple who leave walk over to the stairs and start walking down them. In the next shot they’re still walking to the stairs and then begin to descend them again.

As the Cullen’s are cooking in the kitchen you can see a small television screen with a remote control on the counter behind Esme. Between shots as Edward and Bella enter the kitchen, the angle of the screen and the position of the remote changes.

When Bella says, “Why did you hate me so much when we met?” Edward’s face is very close to hers and his right hand is placed with the palm on a branch. In the next shot, his face is further away, and now it’s only his fingertips which are touching the branch.

In the first biology class, when Edward moves the glass petri dish over to Bella and “hides” one in his hand, a piece of paper is lying crooked between them on Bella’s side of the table. In the next shot, both glass dishes are between them, and the paper is on Edward’s side, and it’s now vertical.

When the waitress in the diner is giving Charlie his plate of food, between shots the white bowl of salad sitting on the plate moves from being right at the edge, to being in the center of the plate.

When Waylon is on the boat just before he hears the growling noise, between shots a mysterious white object appears on the boat, next to him and his bottle of whiskey.

When Edward and Bella are laying in the meadow, between shots the position of Bella’s hair keeps changing from either being on her shoulder, or being spread out on her chest.

Just before the Cullens begin to play baseball you see Edward running away and beginning to turn around to look back at Rosalie while he is running. But in the next shot you see him walk with his back turned to “us” and then turning around to look at Rosalie.

When Edward runs op the mountain with Bella on his back – to show her how he looks in the sunlight – she changes position two times, when the angle changes.

Just after showing Bella his room, Edward takes her up into the tall tree to see the view. In the close-up shot, the tree they are in has a different shape to its trunk and limbs and is actually a different tree type from the one that is shown when the scene cuts to a aerial long-shot and pans away.

When Edward is jumping from the first tree to the second tree Bella’s hair is hanging loose, but halfway across the distance her hair is in a ponytail, and when they land on the other tree it is hanging loose again.

When Bella and Edward are at the salad bar talking about Bella’s theories, you can see the table with Bella’s friends in the background. If you watch her friends, all of their positions and various actions noticeably change, between the following consecutive shots.

During the baseball scene, when Carlisle is up to bat, he points his bat forward and in the background you can see Esme, Rosalie, Jasper and quite obviously Kristen Stewart’s double with her hat pulled down low to cover her eyes. You can see it is a different person because her chin is quite square and Kristen’s is very pointed.

When Edward and Bella drive into the Forks Police Station parking lot the first time as the ambulance is leaving, there is something red lying in the middle of the driveway, but then as they drive in again it is gone.

When running through and marking trees, Rosalie’s hair is flat and wilted from the extreme moisture in the air. When Alice sees them stop due to James switching directions, Rosalie’s hair is perfect.

In the ballet studio, when James is thrown backwards into the mirror by Edward in the first shot he is landing on his backside but in the very next shot he is landing on his shoulders/stomach.

At the prom Edward gives Bella a glass in her right hand, in the next shot beckons Bella to Eric and Angela with the right hand. When camera goes back the glass has vanished.

When Bella is at the salad bar in the lunchroom, she knocks over the apple and Edward catches it. In the next shot, neither Edward nor Bella have it.

When Bella and Edward are coming back from Port Angeles and see that their dads are still at the Police station, Edward starts to pull in and there’s what might be an ambulance in the entrance. The next shot shows a semi-close-up of Bella asking Edward to pull in, which he does again, and this time there is no car in the entrance.

When James, Victoria and Laurent arrive at the baseball game, in the first shot of their arrival Laurent has his dreadlocks hanging over both of his shoulder. In the very next shot dreadlocks are only hanging over his right shoulder, and then back to both shoulders in the next.

At the beginning, when Bella and Charlie first start talking in the patrol car, they stop at an intersection. Through Charlie’s window we see a young man walking toward the four way about to cross the street and there is no traffic approaching. In the next shot, there is a rig carrying logs crossing the intersection in front of the patrol car, and the young man is nowhere to be seen.

In the biology lesson after Edward comes back, the extra sitting behind Bella wears different clothing than when they are in the hallway after the lesson.

On Bella’s first day of school, when Eric comes up and introduces himself, Tyler passes them, going the opposite way, and looks at Bella. But in the last scene he was sitting at his car, making no move to leave, let alone go back to the parking lot.

When Edward and Bella are in the forest and they are talking about what Edward really is, there is a microphone in view at the top of the screen.

When Bella meets Edward’s family, Esme’s (Edward’s mother) upper forehead (near her hairline) has no makeup, but the bottom portion does. You can see the difference between her pale vampire makeup and her natural skin (which is also shiny).

In the hospital scene when Edward tells Bella she should go to Jacksonville you hear the heart monitor in the background and although Bella is visibly upset the heartbeat continues at the same rate.

In the scene where they are driving up to the police station there is only one bright orange paper taped to the door, however close up there are three (orange, blue, black). Also a potted plant mysteriously appears – when they are driving up in Edward’s car you can see there is no plant on the porch and when Carlisle comes out there is.

In the scene in the woods where Bella tells Edward she knows what he is: she drops her backpack by a tree, and in one shot you can see it, but the next you can’t only because it’s turned upside down so you can’t see the red. But it’s still there. And in other scene you can see it again, right side up.

When Edward stops the truck from crushing Bella, it is clear that the side of the truck is crushed before it actually reaches them.

On the day Edward returns to Biology, there is a microscope on the table. It is sitting at an angle on the table when Bella walks into the classroom. When she sits down, it has moved and is now straight, parallel to the table’s edge.

In the first biology lesson, Bella walks past the fan, and Edward’s papers fly up. If the fan was in his direction anyway, his papers would have been flying up before Bella arrived.

At the baseball game you see Carlisle standing in the background with a bat when Rosalie is “up for the turn.” When Bella calls her “out,” he doesn’t have the bat, and then he has it in his hand again.

On Bella’s first day of school when Tyler says “nice ride,” the blonde girl is sitting next to him. But in the next shot, she is on the other side of the car, and then back again.

During baseball game in the clearing, Rosalie’s back shot shows her neatly curled hair. Front shot, her hair is kind of a mess.

During one of the cafeteria scenes, when Eric is talking about La Push, depending on the angle, Angela is either holding her camera up and is taking pictures or is resting the camera on the table.

When Bella and Edward are at the salad cart in the canteen, he asks her what her theories are. As she says, “Radioactive spiders and Kryptonite”, he mouths her words.

The way the house is set up when Bella is talking to her dad about going to play baseball with Edward is off. The kitchen table is no longer pushed up against the wall, and the front entry doorway enters to the living room, instead of a hallway, like in the scene where Bella comes home and slams the door.

In the scene when Bella first walks into Biology class, she walks past a large fan that hits her with a gust of wind that visibly jostles her hair. In the next shot, her hair is completely perfect again.

When Alice stops the baseball game by saying “stop!” Jasper is standing together with Esme and Bella, but before he was in the field (we never saw him returning to the homebase).

In the scene where Bella and Jessica are outside enjoying the strangely sunny day, there’s a boy in a brown shirt sitting in a table behind them. As they are talking, that boy remains seated, but when the shot changes from a close-up of Bella to a two-shot, the boy is suddenly standing up.

In multiple scenes in the forest you can see Edward’s “breath” – but being a vampire, he should be cold, hence there shouldn’t be any visible “breath” because of the cold weather.

In the scene where Edward asks Rosalie and Esem to wear Bella’s clothes, Rosalie has Bella’s coat on her lap, but in the next shot it is on the counter next to her, with no time for it to have gotten there.

In the scene Edward comes into Bella’s room and kisses her, Bella is at first wearing sweatpants. Then she is wearing shorts instead when they kiss.

In the driving scene after Bella leaves her father to run from James, Edward appears on the side of her truck. Although the truck is moving, Edward’s hair remains stationary.

Eclipse Box Office Update!

Here’s an article on Eclipse, found at

http://www.eclipsemovie.org/eclipse-box-office-update/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+EclipseMovie+(Eclipse+Movie)

The extremely awesome Larry411 has the latest box office numbers for Eclipse, as of Thursday August 26 –

UPDATE THURSDAY, AUGUST 26:

Box office numbers are in for Wednesday, August 25. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse took in another $71,270 from 557 locations for a per theater average of $128, representing a decrease of 5.5% from Tuesday. This adds up to a cumulative domestic total of $297,439,330 after 57 days in release. Adding in overseas returns of $380.6M gives Eclipse a current worldwide total of $678,039,330.

Theater counts for the week of Friday, August 27 – Thursday, September 2 reflect a decrease of 81 for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse to 476 locations, dropping it from #18 to #20.

For those comparing the films in The Twilight Saga, at this point in its release history (after 57 days) New Moon had taken in $291,550,109. Eclipse is now at $297,439,330. Both films hit the $250M mark on the 16th day. The total domestic gross for New Moon was $296,623,634 (after 132 days). Eclipse has now broken that total by $816,696 (after 57 days). The film is now within striking distance of the elusive $300M mark. It needs about $2.56M to get to that number. It took New Moon 22 more days to earn an additional $2.56M after its 57th day, and Eclipse is clearly doing better. On the other hand, New Moon was in 724 theaters after 57 days while Eclipse is dropping to 476 locations tomorrow. Still, even after New Moon’s theater count had dropped to 444 (after 63 days) it still went on to take in another $3.8M. Therefore, it should take no more than one more month for Eclipse to earn another $2.6M and pass $300M.

Now wouldn’t be a bad time to start planning for your DVD release parties. The street dates for Twilight and New Moon were both on day 121 of their theatrical runs (Saturdays). Following that line of thinking, Eclipse’s 121st day will be October 28th, a Thursday. The following Saturday would be October 30th — Halloween weekend. On the other hand, sources have told me that Summit is planning for a holiday season release — some say November while others say Christmas time.

I can’t wait to hear about all the juicy extras on the Eclipse DVD/Blu-Ray! I don’t know about you .. but I’m hoping for A LOT of deleted scenes!

Twilight Behind the Scenes-On the Set 11

11th part to the Twilight Behind the Scenes – On the Set. I do not own anything. Enjoy!

Twilight Behind the Scenes-On the Set 10

10th part to Twilight Behind the Scenes-On the Set. I do not own anything. Enjoy!

Twilight Behind the Scenes-On the Set 9

9th part to Twilight Behind the Scenes-On the Set, I do not own anything. Enjoy!

Twilight and The Bechdel Test

Here’s something I thought was interesting, enjoyed and thought I would share, found at

http://twilighters.org/

There’s this thing called The Bechdel Test, orginially started by a feminist and cartoonist named Alison Bechdel.  You can read more about it if you want, but essentially she made a comment on movies and how women are portrayed often as secondary or peripheral characters. To pass, a movie must pass the following criteria:

1. It has to have at least two women in it

2. Who talk to each other

3. About something besides a man

Guess which movies pass this test? Yup. All three Twilight Saga movies.

I totally get the feminist complaints against Twilight. They are not compelling enough for me, but I hear what they are saying. Why don’t other books get this kind of scrutiny? Is it because it’s marketed towards younger girls and some people get all, “think of the children”?
He sneaks into her room at night, which, sure, in real life, Ew. Stalker. Call the police, I don’t care how hot he is. I think everyone gets that, even the Impressionable Youth. (Note To Any Impressionable Men Reading This: seriously do not do this. In real life it’s creepy and also very illegal).  The thing that makes all of it okay is the mutual feelings they have for each other. They are both completely undone by each other. They are crazy and unhealthy and over the moon and oh yeah, also it’s a fantasy. Stupid real life gets in the way of stuff like that, but in a book it can happen.

Bella doesn’t change for Edward. THAT would be way more weird and icky to me. But she is just herself; she is quiet and bookish and clumsy, and Edward loves her. More than loves her, he is epically transformed by her. He does, in a very real way, “change” her, but then that is a whole other classic film and literature idea that entire books are written about, many of which I had to read for a 300 level college course about Female Voice in Cinema, and let’s not get into all that just now. Suffice it to say that is a Thing That Happens in Stories A Lot.

One of the ickiest moments is when Edward takes her car engine apart so she can’t leave.  Which is clearly abhorrent behavior, even if he is protecting her from werewolves. But here’s the thing: Bella calls him on it. Edward apologizes for the crazy behaviour, admits it was way overboard and pledges to not do anything like it again.  One of the compelling things for me is the way they both change and grow with each other, and because of each other.  Remember, Edward has no real experience with relationships; he is both a 17 year old boy and an eternal being who thought he was above it all in terms of love and sex. In short, he is wigging out a bit.

So, I see what some people are talking about, but I am just not buying it.  And I don’t think teenagers are, either.  Kids are way smarter than anybody gives them credit for, and often smarter than they act on the surface.  They will glean what they will from the books and other media they consume, just like everyone else; mostly they will pick up on the things that they are interested in and that they relate to the most.  The weirdness in the Twilight series mostly comes from supernatural situations and therefore does not relate to things the average person is likely to come up against.  Unless your kid falls in love with a 100 year old man that sparkles.  Then you will have to have some family talks, I guess.

*lol at the kids falling love with a 100 year old man that sparkles

Taylor Lautner Sues Trailer Company

Here’s an article on Taylor Lautner, found at

http://www.eclipsemovie.org/taylor-lautner-sues-trailer-company/

According to Contact Music, Taylor Lautner filed a lawsuit against a trailer company for emotional distress, breach of contract and fraud.

‘Twilight’ star Taylor Lautner is suing a trailer company after they failed to deliver a customised RV to the actor in time for him to begin filming new movie ‘Abduction’.Taylor Lautner is suing a trailer company for “emotional distress”.

The ‘Twilight’ star planned to buy a customised 2006 Country Coach Recreational Vehicle (RV) for $300,000 to use while filming new movie ‘Abduction’ but has launched legal action over his “annoyance” that the vehicle wasn’t delivered on time.

The actor filed a lawsuit at Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday (23.08.10) against McMahon’s RV after the dealership failed to have the vehicle delivered by the agreed date of June 21.

Taylor, 18, has claimed breach of contract and fraud and is demanding unspecified damages from the company.

The hunky star recently admitted despite his role as werewolf Jacob Black in the ‘Twilight Saga’ propelling him to stardom, he is still down-to-earth enough to help out with domestic chores around the home.

He said: “I help out with the lawn, garbage, dishes. When I come back, I have extra mowing to do. It’s very important to me. I describe it as I live two different lives. I have this life and do what I love to do, but I also have the same exact life as before and nothing has changed.”

Other sites are saying that Taylor was not happy that the trailer wasn’t tricked out enough.  I don’t know about this.  If I paid $300,000 for a 2006 trailer and  it wasn’t delivered on time or what I paid for, I would be annoyed too!

What do you guys think?

Pathways that ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ could explore

Here’s an article on Breaking Dawn, found at

http://www.examiner.com/twilight-in-national/pathways-that-the-twilight-saga-breaking-dawn-could-explore

On several occasions, when speaking of the decision to split Breaking Dawn into two films, now The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg noted that one of the biggest questions considered was whether there was enough material in the story to warrant making two films.

As we saw with The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, though, the potential for backstory development material and content which was otherwise out of “Bella’s” viewpoint during the books is great with these films, and there are several instances in Breaking Dawn where the same is quite possible.

A couple spring to mind off the bat.

[*Warning* This post contains spoilers about Breaking Dawn.]

Jacob: For starters, there is a lot left unseen where “Jacob Black” is concerned. Until he shows up at the wedding reception for “Bella” and “Edward,” he is wandering. His individual trials as well as his relationship with the wolfpack before, during, and after this moment are all paths which can be explored on-screen.

The ‘Volturi’ and their side of the story in Breaking Dawn: Though it is rather effective to experience the threat that is the “Volturi” from the side of those in Forks, Washington alone when reading the book, there is a lot of room for growth in this storyline. What were they planning? What conversations did they have before coming to Forks? How is the dynamic exhibited on the field reflected in their planning behaviors? There is a lot more we could learn about the “Volturi” during these moments. Knowing what they saw or discussed was very interesting in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and with Breaking Dawn – since they become the central villain group for the story – this could be even more so.

Histories: As with the Quileute Legends backstory and southern wars history from “Jasper” in EclipseBreaking Dawn features at least two other steps back in time: child vampires and half-vampires. Two of the newest mythological concepts in the story of Breaking Dawn are these. Through conversations and events, we learn that there was a tradition of creating and keeping child vampires which doomed the “Denali” mother (this later animates a whole new set of events for the story with “Irina”). We also learn that there were instances of human/vampire romantic behaviors in the past that brought to life at least one like “Renesmee” before. Giving visual life to these accounts would add material for the films as well as effectively parlay the information they contain.

‘Alice’ and ‘Jasper: When “Alice” and “Jasper” leave Forks, they are on a mission. “Bella” knows this, thanks to the handy clues left behind for her, and this aides her in seeking potential paths of rescue. But what were they doing and who did they speak to while away? This is a question that many fans would love to see answered, and it is one which the film version of Breaking Dawn could easily elucidate.’

‘Charlie’s’ side: Before “Jacob” invites “Charlie” to see “Bella,” there is a long period of likely agonizing time where he is in the dark about her condition. Chances are, there is a lot of untapped material available in that story as well, and it would probably work well to pace the reintroduction of the two to see a bit of his side of things.

These are just a few ideas, of course. Are there any others you can think of? Stories that happen but which are not presented through the narrators’ lenses in Breaking Dawn? If so, which? And how do you think they could be presented in the film?

Robert Pattinson is Glamour Magazine’s Sexiest Man Of 2010!

Here’s an article on Robert Pattinson and other men of the Eclipse Cast, found at

http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/celebrity/celebrity-galleries/2010/08/50-sexiest-men-2010-results#!image-number=8

Robert Pattinson is Glamour UK magazine’s Sexiest Man of 2010!   Taylor Lautner was 2nd, Xavier Samuel at no. 4, Kellan Lutz at no. 5 and Jackson Rathbone at no. 43!   Ian Somerhalder of the Vampire Diaries was no. 3!

We do have some sexy men in our Eclipse cast!