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Bella and Edward Kissing: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson 'Twilight' Romance

Edward and Bella kissing, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Eclipse

Edward and Bella kissing. That's Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the by now famous The Twilight Saga: Eclipse meadow scene. Directed by David Slade, best known for Hard Candy, Eclipse is supposed to be a darker, more action-filled installment in the Twilight franchise.

Even so, I believe it's the meadow scene that most stands out in the teaser trailer. It's beautifully shot, incredibly romantic, and at the same time profoundly sad. Even in the brightest of sunlights, there can be that “darkness” that envelop two people (or a person and a vampire) who share an “impossible” love. It's that sort of “darkness” that I'm hoping to find in Eclipse.

I'm looking forward to the final, official Eclipse trailer to be shown on Oprah next Friday. (I'll have my DVR ready.) I'm curious to see if Summit will emphasize action over romance so as to attract a larger fan base – or rather, non-fan base – to theaters. But no matter how many fight scenes are to be found in Eclipse, or how many times Taylor Lautner parades around shirtless, I'm quite sure it's the meadow scene that is going to stay with me.

Written by Melissa Rosenberg from Stephenie Meyer's novel, Eclipse opens on June 30. Meyer's novels, as mentioned elsewhere on this site, are #5 among the "most challenged” books of 2009 – books that some would like to have removed from libraries.

Also in the Eclipse cast are Dakota Fanning, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jackson Rathbone, Billy Burke, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Anna Kendrick, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Ashley Greene.

Javier Aguirresarobe provided the great-looking cinematography. Music by Howard Shore.

Photo: Summit Entertainment

Edward and Bella kiss: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart Twilight image

I find Edward and Bella kissing to be one of the most romantic images in movies. I've become acquainted with the Twilight series – from the original to New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn – very recently. Even though I wouldn't call myself a “twihard” – yet – I gotta say that I've become enamored of the characters played by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Gothic or semi-gothic tales about doomed or impossibly difficult love affairs have always been a weakness of mine.

Despite their modern clothing and the fact that their story isn't set in some ancient cottage on the English moors or some dark castle in Bavaria, Edward Cullen and Bella Swan appeal to me mostly because I don't see them as 21st-century teens. In fact, I see their romance as something more profound. Actually, that's not a good word. You can be a (modern) teenager and have “profound” feelings for someone else.

What I mean is that the Bella-Edward romance feels more mature, or rather, more “adult” – despite its high-school setting, and certainly despite Bella's inner conflicts and apparent selfishness. Perhaps that's my imagination at work. I'm really not sure how much of what I “see” is on the page or on screen, and how much is inside my own mind.

But think about it. How easy would it be for you to give up your life as you know it for someone else, even if that someone else looks like Robert Pattinson? Couldn't you at least to a certain extent become confused? Fearful? Perhaps even find another object of desire, however unconsciously or however tentatively? (Of course, it doesn't hurt if the “distraction” happens to look like a fast-maturing Taylor Lautner.)

If you think that adults can't – or don't – act that way, then you haven't been around many adults in your life.

As I've mentioned in a previous post, I do ardently hope that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will live up to my expectations. That the depth (and the darkness) I find in the Bella and Edward romance will be there on screen – and not just inside my head. Well, perhaps it's time I begin calling myself a “twihard,” but I'll hold off until Eclipse comes out.

Remember, the final Eclipse trailer will be shown on Oprah next Friday. It'll probably be all over the Internet right afterwards. David Slade's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens on June 30.

Whether you like, love, hate, or don't care one way or the other about Bella and Edward, Edward and Bella: Do you have a favorite romantic movie couple? Who would that be?

Now, back to rereading Wuthering Heights.

Photo: Summit Entertainment

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Eclipse meadow scene
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, Eclipse meadow scene

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's soundtrack compilation is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 8, or about three weeks before the movie opens on North American screens.

At this stage, what songs will be included in the soundtrack album is most anybody's guess. According to earlier reports, Muse's song for the film is out. Others have it that just about everybody, from Adam Lambert to Justin Bieber (dueting with Robert Pattinson…), will be heard on the album's soundtrack. Placido Domingo anyone? What about Joan Jett?

Band 100 Monkeys' Jackson Rathbone, who plays Jasper Hale in the Twilight Saga movies, has reportedly also offered songs from his band.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse score has been composed by three-time Academy Award-winner Howard Shore, among whose credits are the Lord of the Rings trilogy; David Cronenberg's Crash, A History of Violence and Eastern Promises; and David Fincher's Se7en. Now, that sounds promising.

Although the June 8 date is no longer on the Amazon page for the Eclipse soundtrack – it was removed sometime after it first appeared on Monday, April 19 – it is the correct release date according to MTV, which received confirmation from a representative for Atlantic Records.

Those who want to preorder the Eclipse soundtrack can already do so despite the announcement on the album's Amazon page that “a release date has not yet been set for this title.” In fact, lots of people have been doing so, as the Eclipse album currently (early hours, April 20) ranks #17 among Amazon's “music” bestsellers and #2 among its movie soundtracks.

Directed by David Slade from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens on June 30. The final official Eclipse trailer will be shown on Oprah next Friday.

Photo: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Kimberley French / Summit Entertainment)

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  1. Christie

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  2. rita

    Rob has a cool voice. I hope he sings in Breaking Dawn.

  3. denaye

    i agree with what most of u said,i just started reading twilght a couple weeks ago so im only on new moon,but soo far im loving the books,and i hate how bella is also in love with jacob,edward is sooo much nicer and hotter ha! “)

  4. SaRa

    Yeah i agree i hate Justin Bieber!

  5. Kristin Stollger

    If Justin Beiber sings on the Eclipse album I will be SO flipping mad. I won't buy the soundtrack if he's on it. Now way. Never. Not gonna happen.

  6. Priya

    And Belle..u wanna b my frnd..if yes ,then plz let me know I will giv u my email ID..

  7. Priya

    Belle…I am a seventeen year old girl frm India.U know our culture is so different.We dont date in India(atleast in some of the many states in India like my state Kerala).We believe in loving the only one we marry.I really do beleive in our culture.I havnt loved or dated anyone.So I really cant tell hw this emotion -'love'- goes.
    This book..it was very different frm other books..like Bella and Edward hadnt dated anyone before they met each other and they were like soul mates..they had fallen in lov for the first time and all…but when Stepenie Meyer added Jacob-Bella Romance and other things,it really broke my heart..

  8. Belle

    I don't think you are crazy Priya. I think you are like a lot of us out there who long for a time when emotions ran deeper, when love ran deeper. A time when to say the words “I do” meant a lifetime of love, support and committment not “I'll see how it goes and I'll stay as long as no one better comes along”. I, too, love the characters of Edward and Bella. I am a woman in my 40's who has raised 3 children on my own since they were aged between 3 to 7. All I have known from men is infatuation, desire, the need to possess and control and the pride at having something attractive on their arm so I look at the character of Edward and wished a man like that could really exist. That a love like that could really exist. I don't see a love like that amongst my married or involved friends but I have seen it in some elderly couples so I know it can exist. So, like you, I read the books and watch the movies again and again so that for an hour or two I can escape and believe.
    Reading over this I think, maybe it is not you who is crazy but me.

  9. Priya

    Yeah Belle…I remember that scene..Jacob explaining to Bella that they had to b together right frm the beginning because of Renesmee..

    It might hav been better..if Stephenie had not brought in it the Jacob-Bella Romance…maybe something like inseparable Best friends..like frnds by soul or something who cannot b separated frm each other and cares for each other..and then realizes that they were so bonded with each other due to Renesmee.. (so that 'Bella & Jacob in lov with each other rubbish' could hav been avoided)..it would hav provided scope for the story to continue also..like ..Jake hates the Cullens anyway and it hurts him when he realizes that his bestfrnd is gonna marry a vampire and kill herself..and bella finds it very difficult to hurt her best frnd and cannot afford to lose him..but she cant liv without Edward either…and Edward is very upset because he thinks that Bella is hurting herself trying to choose between them( and Edward clearly knows that they r just Best Frnds) and becomes sort of possessive-well we can replace jealousy with possessiveness(that explains him restricting Bella frm going to La push)..
    I know that i sound like a lunatic..but when i watch movies or read things that upset me..i change the story into something i want it to b..the one i would hav enjoyed.

    And yes Belle..I wonder if Stephenie will write a book in which Jacob and Renesmee will hav a half-vampire-half werewolf child..Woah!!I wonder hw he/she would b..may b the child may possess various Vampire features and also an ability to phase when he wants to….It would b very very interesting..
    I know what u r thinking now Belle..
    U r thinking that i am crazy ,rite..? I dunno..I just like Edward and Bella so much ..they r the most ideal couple ..and i just dont like those scenes ruining it…ruining something so pure and perfect

  10. Belle

    I found it a bit odd, too, Priya. I realise there is nothing sexual in it until the one they imprint on is an adult but the fact that he was in love with Bella, fantasized about her and kissed her makes it a little weird! There was a part in Breaking Dawn where Jacob implies that it was Renesmee, from the womb, who kept him hanging around and kept Bella needing him around whilst she was pregnant - Chapter: Promise, page 451.
    I wonder if Stephenie Meyer will ever write a book about Renesmee and Jacob - do you realise that if they were to have children the baby would be part human, part werewolf and part vampire!!!!

  11. Priya

    U r right Belle..
    I would say that It was a big mistake frm Stephenie's part..
    'cause Edward's heart is Bella's and he could nevr imagine anyone else in Bella's place..Ur words r rite..He is so loyal and accepts her the way she is..he is truly committed to her..
    Bella..repeats over and over in the book that she loves Edward and cant liv without him..It makes her kind of fickle and less loyal to Edward,if she has space for someone else(no matter hw small that space in her heart might be for the other person)…If she truly lovd Edward,she would not hav even seen Jacob's face(like Quil says in breaking Dawn that he doesnt see the faces of other girls).I wonder ,Hw could she see anyone beside her true lov Edward who cares for her, loves her like.. no one has ever lovd anyone as much as he loves her..!!
    Abov all..dont u think its kind of wierd..Jacob imprinting on Renesmee..the man who has lovd her mother..Ew!!..its disgusting!!!

  12. Belle

    I have to say my opinion of Bella as a character went down when she has her realisation that she is in love with Jacob too. For me I think that if her love for Edward is as deep and meaningful as she narrates it then there would have been no room in her heart or eyes for another man. Edward, on the other hand, is unfailingly committed and loyal to Bella. The character of Edward loves and accepts Bella just as she is - clumsy, stubborn, shy etc What woman would not rejoice in being so wholeheartedly accepted and loved so devotedly by a man!!!

  13. Shirlene Tong

    I was so happy to read Sharon's comment.. I feel a lot better.. I an 73 yrs old, a widow and a lifetime romantic . I 've been keeping up with the “Twlight” Saga since the first movie. I have read all four books two or three times each. I think about Rob and Kristen all the time .When I see them together, I get cold chills, their chemistry is so powerful. They make me feel young again. I really believe they are in love. I don't like to see Robert in another romantic movie.I wouldn't go to see “Remember Me “Wish he wouldn't take those parts.

  14. TwilightLovers4eva!!!

    We were just finding out the definition of fruit and vegetables for our food coursework when we stumbled across this article. We just want to say we are compleaty in love with edward and when we grow up we want to meet our very own sparkly vampire. Jacob is going down- he may be hot but he has nothing of Edward's pure and unflawed beauty!! Edwards and Bellas love cannot be compared to anything else… everyone says that they are up with Romeo and Juliet but in our opinion they are miles above that. There love is true and will last forever.
    Edward is the perfect man in every way.

  15. Sue Belvoir

    I'm so happy to read posts from “older” fans of Twilight. I'm 59, and am also completely addicted to the Twilight series. I'm also a fan of Rochester and Jane, Romeo and Juliet, Darcy and Lizzy, Wuthering Heights, Casablanca… and on and on. All of these wonderful stories have true love overcoming all as their basis, and I love that. I have to say that out of all of these wonderful, moving characters, and the people of played them in the movies, I am unconditionally and irrevocably in love with Robert and Kristen. They give me chills, and make me smile when I see them together.

  16. bennetsue

    I love your article - I love Twilight saga - have read the books many times, own the movies - saw New Moon 19 times at the theatre(at least that's how many ticket stubs I have) I'm 58 and just fell in love with the fantasy. Can't wait for Eclipse - love Edward and Bella and all the Cullens and rest of the cast - really well done.

  17. Pam

    BEing an English major and someone who has read about all the classics one can think off. I have to say Edward and Bella are my favorite couple of all time followed by Romeo and Juliet, Jane Eyre and Rochester and the couple from titanic. You are right, these two although the book is set in a highschool and they are teenagers, they act as full grown mature adults (Edward is more than 17) but especially Bella I was suprised about how mature she was, maybe this is why twilight appeals to teens, tweens and adults all alike, especially adults like myself. Loved the article

  18. nola

    i love them, :)

  19. Val

    Great article. i have to agree Bella and Edward are my absolute favorite romantic couple in the books and on screen. Their (rob/kristen) chemisty on screen is undeniable. I am looking forward to Eclipse - it will be nice to have Edward back in the picture with Bella.

  20. Sharon

    I am a fifty five year old woman and let me tell you, Edward and Bella are as hot as Romeo and Juliet. When I was a teenager(back in the day)the Romeo and Julie movie starring Olivia Hussey was realeased and was a huge hit, just like twilight. The story and actors make you feel that desperate young love again. I accidentally got hooked on Twilight when I picked up a book at the airport, having forgotten my normal airplane reading material, when I was taking a business trip to Vegas. Not having any teenage girls in my life, and two 30 something sons, kinda left me out of the loop on the Twilight craze. But let me tell you by the time I landed in Vegas, I was hooked. It's so pathetic…I don't even have the excuse of being a Twimom. Since then, about a year ago, I have loaned my origianl Twilight book out to so many women my age and up, that it is worn out, the bindings are coming apart, and of course now they are all hooked. The oldest being seventy six. We all talk and try to figure out what it is about the story that hooks up so.
    The general consensous is that the way Stephenie Meyer writes and the way the actors portray the characters, you just can't help being transported back to when you felt your first love. Not that any of us fell for a Vampire, but it feels just as desperate. Those teenage hormones are pumping and you think you'll die if you don't see the object of you affection. It's that desperate high you get when you are young and first fall in love.
    It is addictive! We are all simply addicts. That's my analysis. Or maybe the story just simply gets those long dead hormones active again. We don't know or care. We love it!

  21. bonnaire

    i luv that old movie w catherine deneuve
    she sings so beautifull
    nino castelnuovo

  22. uhlmer

    Leo & Kate in TITANIC
    Romeo & Juliet
    Gond with the Wind
    Zoe Saldana & S Worthington in AVATAR

  23. Satine

    I agree with you on your admiration of doomed or nearly impossible romance movies. Here are my top 5 romantic movie couples and it changes but here it goes: Rick and Ilsa in Casablanca, Lucy Muir and Captain Gregg in the Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Edward Cullen and Bella Swan in the Twilight Saga, Sir Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon in Wuthering Heights, and Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightly version).

    Titanic (1997)(I thought Leo look to young that is why it is not in my top five, however that one scene where they kiss and the sunset is in the background is one of the most romantic scenes)
    Romeo and Juliet (Sixties version)
    Sixteen Candles (The last scene as they kiss across the cake on the table, so very cute)
    An Officer and a Gentleman (The last scene where he is walking through the papermill and swopes her up in his arms as the music swells, what girl wouldn't want that to happen to her.)
    Adam's Rib (Tracy and Hepburn what a combination)

    I could go on but those would be my favorites and can watch them over and over again.

  24. Cindy

    Great article. I really do find their love story in the books to be the most profound, and intense of recent generations. Eclipse is the book I most looked forward to seeing on the big screen. I, too, hope it lives up to my expectations.

  25. Priya

    Absolutely Jo..I am so totally in agreement with u..there was no need for the bella-jacob romance thing..its so..so..i hav no words..edward and bella r pefect…but bella ..in lov with jake too…it makes me so miserable..it makes me like the book a little lesser too..actually it spoils my good mood if i read bella-jacob romance scenes..like the tent and all…the first book(twilight) is and will always b my fav..cause there is no interruption frm Jacob(I dont hate jake..i just hate Jacob-bella romance..their frndship is cool)..
    I like watching 'true lov' ie. first and only lov.
    this series would hav been perfect if stephenie hadnt spoilt it with this jacob-bella romance thing..urgh!

  26. Jo

    I agree! I dislike that in the book, Bella realizes that she's in love with Jacob too. Although not as much as Edward, I wished it was not the case in the first place. This complication makes me like the story lesser. I fast forward the Bella/Jacob pages too! They seem pointless. The first Twilight will always remain my favourite book/movie.

  27. nicole

    I thinkl robert patterson is so fine but he needs not to be with kirsten stewart that just makes him look ugly

  28. Priya

    You r right..no matter what Jacob Black does Bella's heart always belongs to Edward only..I like Bella-Jacob friendship scenes,but i totally loath those 'two scenes' beteween Jacob-Bella..when i read the book..I never read the scene in which Bella realizes that she is in love with Jake too(though not as much as with in with Edward)..it breaks my heart every time when I even think about that scene…I lov Edward-Bella…

  29. Jazmin

    Oh my goodness! That picture is SEXY!!! I love Robert Pattinson sooooooo much! I can't wait until the release of Eclipse. It's going to be great!