A Pair of New Stills from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2; Bill Condon Provides an Update

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It’s MTV’s 2012 Fall Movie Preview Week so of course they landed a few new images from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 and also an update from the director.

Here are some highlights of what Bill Condon told the site; for more be sure to hit the link at the bottom of the page:

On what stage of post-production the film is in:
We’re at the stage of mixing and doing color timing and adding that last big bunch of visual effects shots, and that’s where it gets complicated because the [most challenging] ones always come in last, so it’s just making sure that they look as good as they can…

On his favorite FX shot:
It’s very creepy, but I love the way that Alec’s mist looks. He has that mist that can make you blind, deaf and dumb, so that’s looking really good. It feels like the best Hammer [horror] movie you’ve ever seen. It’s a little different [type of mist] and sort of has tentacles that can get inside you and all that stuff.

On Mackenzie Foy’s “power scenes”:
Her power, she touches somebody and she can show them what’s in her head… There are some visual things, but a lot of that is done through Carter Burwell’s score, but then just recently in the mixing Dane Davis, who is a brilliant sound designer, …he had her just speak and read poetry and things like that, and he’s turned it into hundreds of tracks. You don’t actually hear words, but it becomes the chattering of her [voice]; it’s a very abstract effect that I’ve never heard before. It’s really cool.

On the film’s runtime:
The running time is one hour and 56 minutes, one minute shorter than the first one, and, as such, I think the shortest of all of them.

On the most quiet, emotional moment:
I don’t want to talk about one scene because that’s a surprise, but you know what… the scene when Charlie meets vampire Bella for the first time and then meets Renesmee. This is a movie that really only has one fully human person, if you treat Taylor [Lautner] as a magical creature, so Charlie is our way into this whole thing. If Charlie can believe it and understand, I think the rest of the audience can, too. Of course, Billy Burke is such an incredible actor who can really humanize any moment so watching him and Kristen together in that scene, I remember everything was a total pleasure in that.

On the soundtrack:
I don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about it yet, but we’ve just now finally firmed it up so that’s exciting… There’s a slight surprise with the score. [Fans should] listen to all the old CD’s of all the composers [of the other Twilight films and] refresh themselves on the different themes.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

The next and final chapter in The Twilight Saga, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions. It will arrive in theatres on November 16th, 2012. Academy Award┬« winner Bill Condon directed both the first and second parts of the two-part finale starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, was written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer producing.

For more keep your eyes on the official Breaking Dawn website.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

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