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'Breaking Dawn' Trailer & Kristen Stewart-Robert Pattinson Marathon

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Breaking Dawn - Part 2 trailer

Sept. 8, '12: The Breaking Dawn - Part 2 trailer – the final one – has been released online. (Please scroll down to check it out.) Two days ago, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner introduced a 90-second trailer of the trailer at the MTV Video Music Awards, which also made its way online. (That evening, Kristen Stewart was at the Toronto Film Festival plugging Walter Salles' upcoming On the Road, in which she stars opposite Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley.) [Photo: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson Breaking Dawn - Part 2.]

So, what does Breaking Dawn - Part 2 promise? Judging from the trailer – stark, snow-covered fields dotted with black-clad vampires – it looks like the second Breaking Dawn (cinematographer: Guillermo Navarro) could possibly turn out to be the most visually striking of the five Twilight Saga movies. (Having said that, Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight – courtesy of cinematographer Elliot Davis – had the appropriate dark, brooding atmosphere both the supernatural tale and the gloomy setting require.) [See also: “Breaking Dawn - Part 2 teaser trailer.]

Whether or not Breaking Dawn - Part 2 will also be the most dramatically satisfying of the Twilight movies remains to be seen. Breaking Dawn - Part 1 was the franchise's weakest entry by far – a dramatically flat movie director Bill Condon; screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg; and producers Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer (also the novels' author) aimed solely at the Twilight Saga's die-hard fans.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2: breaking from the source material?

Yet, I am curious to check out Breaking Dawn - Part 2. That's because I want to see how Bill Condon and Melissa Rosenberg have handled the novel's anti-climactic finale. (Having taken a class on film adaptation in college, the subject is of particular interest to me.)

People kept wondering about how Condon and Rosenberg would translate the novel's birth and sex scenes in Breaking Dawn - Part 1; personally, I found those less interesting. What I kept wondering was: how on earth are they going to come up with a cinematic action / dramatic climax (in Breaking Dawn - Part 2) while adapting a literary work that purposefully lacks one?

The trailer apparently provides an answer to that. When the fateful time comes, it seems that Breaking Dawn - Part 2 will radically depart from its original source. If so, I'd say that's a good thing.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 cast

Besides Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 features Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, Maggie Grace, Mackenzie Foy, Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Mia Maestro, Christian Camargo, Julia Jones, and Booboo Stewart. Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opens on November 16.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 final trailer: Summit Entertainment.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan-Cullen / Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen photo: Summit Entertainment.

Sept. 10

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Kristen Stewart Kellan Lutz Bella EmmettThe Twilight Saga movie marathon in November

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, officially opens in North America on November 16. But some Twilight fans will be able to catch the final installment of the movie franchise at 10 p.m. on November 15. That's because on that day a number of North American theaters will be hosting Twilight Saga marathons that will culminate with late-night screenings of Breaking Dawn - Part 2. (Breaking Dawn - Part 2 photo: Kristen Stewart as powerful newborn vampire Bella Swan-Cullen gives Kellan Lutz a workout. Lutz plays the big, brawny, bicep-y – but decades-old – vampire Emmett Cullen.)

So, if two hours of vampire vs. vampire drama (with werewolf touches) just ain't enough for you, or if you want to refresh your memory – who was Bella dating halfway through Eclipse, Edward or Jacob? – on Nov. 15 Summit Entertainment will give you the chance to watch every single Twilight movie, beginning with Catherine Hardwicke's 2008 sleeper blockbuster and ending with Bill Condon's Breaking Dawn - Part 2. In-between: Chris Weitz's New Moon, David Slade's Eclipse, and Condon's Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2: The Twilight Saga ends in sheer bliss or sheer mayhem?

Well, November 15 at 10 p.m. That's when some of us will find out if newborn-vampire Bella Swan-Cullen (Kristen Stewart) and centenarian vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) will find everlasting happiness. Or if they'll be torn to pieces and burned to ashes by the mean-spirited Volturi (Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, et al.), who mistakenly believe that Bella and Edward's offspring, a precocious hybrid baby named Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy), is a baby vampire out to do away with their livestock (humans).

Ah, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 will also let us know whether the teen werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) will find everlasting happiness with the hybrid child Renesmee – the object of his imprinting – in Forks, Washington, or if they'll have to move to Rio de Janeiro to live in eternal carnival-like bliss.

You know, those people who claim that Stephenie Meyer's Twilight books are all conventional goo and stuff clearly weren't paying close attention to the various plot developments.

Movie marathons

Now, this sort of all-in-one-day movie marathon is nothing new: just this past July, some theaters screened Warner Bros.' Batman Begins and The Dark Knight prior to the release of The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. One key difference: The Dark Knight Rises did open at midnight Friday. Another key difference: Summit will present “exclusive interstitial content” between films. A third key difference: “a special event-only lanyard” given to Twi-ttendees.

More information on the five-movie Twilight marathon will be made available in the near future. And I'm sure fans will be hoping for surprise appearances by cast members as well. We'll see.

Breaking Dawn - Part 2 cast

Directed by Condon from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, in addition to Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, Breaking Dawn - Part 2 features an extensive cast: Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Christopher Heyerdahl, Daniel Cudmore, Cameron Bright, Jamie Campbell Bower, Charlie Bewley, Billy Burke, Mia Maestro, Christian Camargo, MyAnna Buring, Maggie Grace, and Booboo Stewart.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan) Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen) photo: Andrew Cooper / Summit Entertainment.

Sept. 19

Kristen Stewart Florabotanica BalenciagaKristen Stewart Florabotanica Balenciaga 'Making Of' Video

Kristen Stewart stars for Florabotanica Balenciaga in a behind-the-scenes, “making of” video. Though, of course, a “making of” video isn't a movie, this glimpse into the creation of the Florabotanica Balenciaga commercial, directed by Steven Meisel in New York City in January 2012, has quite a few elements in common with the “making of” featurettes found on DVD releases. (Please scroll down to check out Kristen Stewart in the Florabotanica Balenciaga video.)

Back in August, shortly after the Kristen Stewart / Rupert Sanders “cheating scandal,” it was widely reported – including in the increasingly tabloidized The Huffington Post – that the Twilight Saga and Snow White and the Huntsman star had been dropped by Balenciaga. Apparently, those rumors were just that.

After the stories began spreading all over the Internet, New York Magazine published the following paragraph from a post-scandal Balenciaga press release: “Balenciaga muse and actress Kristen Stewart will also be featured in the national print campaign this Fall as her rebellious style perfectly embodies the Florabotanica spirit.”

Kristen Stewart movies

At the movies, Kristen Stewart will next be seen in Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, co-starring Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the last installment in the Twilight movie franchise, opens on November 16. And on December 21, Stewart and her “rebellious style” will also be seen (in North America) in Walter Salles' On the Road, in which Stewart gets to fool around with Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley.

Kristen Stewart Florabotanica Balenciaga image: Making of video screengrab.

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6 Comments to 'Breaking Dawn' Trailer & Kristen Stewart-Robert Pattinson Marathon

  1. Makaela

    Oi Let me watch the marathon

  2. didi

    I have ambivalent feelings about the closure of the Saga.
    On the one hand it's good that Rob and the other actors can move on. Despite his efforts to bring Edward on screen as good as he could, considering the source material ( a character that never really changes during 5 movies) , he got so much backlash for this role, mostly coming from people who even didn't know who the character Edward was.
    On the other hand, what a ride it was!! It bonded mothers, daughters, other family members and friends in a very unusual way: their love for the love story. My daughter has already said that she will never forget the times we went to theatre to see Edward Cullen and his Bella, that it is a part of her cherised youth memories.
    I assume that, despite of what happened with the lead actors' real life relationship, or maybe just because of it too, there will be shed a lot of tears when the Saga is over and done.
    I'm not familiar with film history but I think that no other movie or movie franchise has had such a worldwide, passionate community, with all the goods that it brought but also with all the bads.

  3. Satine

    This last book in the saga divided many Twilight fans, some loved it, being their favorite and others, like myself despised it. I gave my book away, In no way did I want that book among my other books in the bookshelves. It distorts what the first novel was all about and I never understood how they could conceive a child. If everything in them is now venom, how can all of all a sudden it become semen. Then the imprinting between their child and Jacob, don't get me started. Plus that anti-climatic battle was boring. After viewing the trailer it looks far more interesting especially the battle. I would rather see a kick-ass Bella than a shield defending her friends and family, it is far more riveting. I can already see some changes from the novel, and as you mentioned everything is so lush and colorful. I loved the feel of the first movie, the hues of blues that penetrates the atmosphere gives it more of a chilling feeling of how Forks Washington must feel like and how it gives a bit of the creep factor. The love story is lost after that movie with glimpses of it in the rest of the saga but distorted with that ridiculous triangle. I hope Bill Condon, whose movie, Gods and Monsters, I loved, can enliven this story from a very weak 4th book. If there is a death of one werewolf or vampire, that would be a great improvement from the novel. The one plus is that Lee Pace is in the movie and for the brief time we see him in the trailer, that could be worth the price of admission.

  4. REBA

    cant wait to see breaking dawn part 2 got all of them excipe that one be a good one its got rob@kristen in it need to stay together to great couple.

  5. byebyetwitwi

    sorry chick, but movies that cost $100 million aren't made just for fans. don't kid yourself. they want as many people as possible to wtch this thing.

  6. ForUSTwilightFans

    Sorry dude, but Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2 are made for us Twilight fans, totally. But the 2nd part lends to a more diverse audience due to the content…Bella becomes a vampire so let the antic ensue. It's also the most action packed of them all and it brings in a whole different world than the other Twilight films.

    Breaking Dawn Part 2 is a movie that stands on its own.

    But nevertheless, excuse my selfishness but Twilight fans could not care less what any of you think. Like it, don't like it, we don't care. This movie is made for us. But please, go see it. We love to share it.