If you're a dedicated "Twilight" fan and think you've already purchased all the necessary books, DVDs, limited-edition candy and any other assorted items related to Stephenie Meyer's uber-popular world, there might be one more thing to add to your list: "The Twilight Saga: Complete Film Archive." Available today, the comprehensive book is chock full of bonus factoids and behind-the-scenes images and information about each and every film in the franchise.
Haven't had the chance to run out and get the book yet? Have no fear. For this week's "Twilight" Tuesday, I put on my investigative fangirl hat and paid a visit to Barnes and Noble bright and early this morning in order to report back on the highlights contained in its 160 glossy pages!
For those who will forever be obsessed with Edward and Bella's romance, you'll be delighted to see their private nesting space, i.e. the cottage that Alice gave to them as a wedding present. The interior design fits in line with the décor in the Cullen's main house, but the cottage has a cozier look. There is a mix of a mountain house theme, with its dark wood and exposed beams and such, but there are plenty of modern touches with the his-and-hers walk-in closet, the furniture and the contemporary artwork on display. And then of course there is Renesmee's room, which is done in different colors of soft white and crème. It's feminine but not too girly. The place looks homey and familial, everything you'd want for the happy couple.
A vast majority of the fanbase has been itching to see Kristen Stewart play Vampire Bella — since we all read "Breaking Dawn" — for a number of reasons, mostly the fact that she discovers and develops a very special ability. In the "Complete Film Archive," there are several pieces of concept art that show how the filmmakers visualized and developed the effect for Bella's ability. In one particular photo, Bella is shown in the center with a bubble-like energy-charged force emanating from her. In another, she is shown with an orange- and red-hued force surrounding her, both versions would be interesting to see onscreen, since we all know what has to happen with that power of hers.
In-Depth Character Analysis and Retrospective
In addition to revisiting the franchise's favorite characters that have appeared in all four films, a nice amount of space is dedicated to introducing the new characters in "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," along with extensive commentary and quotes from all the actors in the films. There are photos and detailed descriptions of the various vampire clans, along with concept art of some of their special abilities as well.
And that goes for all four films, really. The team behind this book clearly knows what their fans love the most and have included it in the tome. There's even a section dedicated to the "Twilight" fanbase, with a timeline of the saga's popularity and quotes from the actors about how important the fans are to everyone.
"The Twilight Saga: Complete Film Archive" is in bookstores now.
Check out everything we've got on "Breaking Dawn - Part 2."
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