Meyer vs. Rowling (Author Leeway)

Discussion about the Twilight movie. It's all speculation until Summit Films actually produces a script and casts it.
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Post by irunwithvampires »

This isn't book vs. book, right? This is author vs. author. If this is just Rowling vs. Meyer, then I don't know who to chose. They're both wonderfully talented writers, who know how to write a book so that you literally can't put it down. I love them both, and I'm incredibly grateful for the series they have both given to the world.
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Post by Manyhx3 »

I was about to ask the same question!

I mean Stephenie meyer created all this universe of Bella falling in love with a vampire and try to live happily ever after with him. Without her or if she hasn't published her story, then where would the scripters or the director come up with this kind of plot to make the movie out of.

I'm sad to find that Meyer doesn't get anything to say about it. but then I also find that the cast actually ask her about the character. since she's the one who knows the characters pretty well.

I would like to see Meyer on the special features about what she has to say and stuff. that would be soo cool.

The difference between has already been said.. but I see that Meyer writes about what happends to what Bella sees and Rowling writes in thirs person

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Post by cullenandswan4ever »

From what I've read on Stephenie's website, it seems that while she is not editing the script, she is visiting the set and giving input to the film, which makes me think that the movie may just do justice to the incredible book.
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InLoveWIthHim got a lot of it right I think. From what I understand from the chats I've had with Stephenie and frmo reading her blog and her website... and even what Catherine Hardwicke and some of the actors have said... is that althought Stephenie didn't write the script, she was consulted. She has been on set QUITE a bit and she has talked one on one with just about all the actors. She did have some requirements for the film, like the fact that Bella and Edward can not have a sexual relationship, which are taotlly being met. Catherine Hardwicke said on MTV that they were trying to get Muse on the soundtrack because it was such an inspiration to Stephenie. Rob said in one print interview that he read Midnight Sun so that he could make sure he was spot on with the character. And from the people that we talked to on the production team, they all said that the adaptation is one of the best they've seen and that having the author so active in the process was a real plus. So to say that Stephenie has had no input wouldn't be right. I don't think she gets the final say, but I think I know Stephenie's character well enough by now that she wouldn't let someone take her dream and alter it so far that we wouldn't recognize it.

Now, I do have to say that looking back on the HP films, JKR HAD TO BE consulted on them. As much comparing as you want to do with these series, I think it's obvious that JKR had tons of more secrets about the past in her characters. There isn't anything wrong or better about that, it's just different. The fact that Dumberdore had something to do with his sister's death or that Snape loved Lily Potter could have ended up changing a few script aspects along the way. Where as, in Stephenie's world, I think having her on the set is a good way to make sure they don't mess up anything for the future - like not letting Bella and Edward have a sexual relationship in Twilight. Do you see the difference?

Also... just to touch on one thing that's been bugging me a bunch lately...

Yes, this is the fourth book, and yes, some places are calling it the LAST Twilight Series book. But watch the Borders.con interview with Stephie and pay close attention to what she says about that. She says that she's done for now, but that she is leaving it open to come back later if she wants. She says that there are certainly more stories that she wants to tell about some of the other characters! So let's not totally rule out the possibility that there will be no more books.
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Alphie wrote:InLoveWIthHim got a lot of it right I think. From what I understand from the chats I've had with Stephenie and frmo reading her blog and her website... and even what Catherine Hardwicke and some of the actors have said... is that althought Stephenie didn't write the script, she was consulted. She has been on set QUITE a bit and she has talked one on one with just about all the actors.

So to say that Stephenie has had no input wouldn't be right. I don't think she gets the final say, but I think I know Stephenie's character well enough by now that she wouldn't let someone take her dream and alter it so far that we wouldn't recognize it.


Yes, this is the fourth book, and yes, some places are calling it the LAST Twilight Series book. But watch the Borders.con interview with Stephie and pay close attention to what she says about that. She says that she's done for now, but that she is leaving it open to come back later if she wants. She says that there are certainly more stories that she wants to tell about some of the other characters! So let's not totally rule out the possibility that there will be no more books.

i thought it very interesting she consulted all the actors one on one. i believe that it will help the film so much. thats all i can say about that....as for the possibility of other books, and leaving it open.

oh my lord, if she had an alice and jasper one i think i would fall over in my seat cold. Then again any story that can allow us to dive deeper into the other characters who definatly bring me into another impenitrable joyous state. I especially loved how she said in her host interview that, she didnt want it to be the end because it would be like them dying, and she wants to keep them alive. that was the best part for me and it made my feel less sentimental about the upcoming movie, and the last book.
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Interesting, J.K. probably didn't have a lot of say in the first movie or so. I mean she became an international phenomena afterwards, so obviously the directors would listen to her. I don't think Stephenie has reached such a level yet, but she's definitely on her way. Personally as much as I love Mrs. Rowling, Stephenie has a writing style like no other. It's one we can relate to.
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Post by cynic_romantic18 »

cullen_9 wrote:Interesting, J.K. probably didn't have a lot of say in the first movie or so. I mean she became an international phenomena afterwards, so obviously the directors would listen to her. I don't think Stephenie has reached such a level yet, but she's definitely on her way. Personally as much as I love Mrs. Rowling, Stephenie has a writing style like no other. It's one we can relate to.
Very true. Stephanie's writing style is simply unique. And it really draws you to the storyline. And while JKR's novels are really interesting, its the little details within SM's novels that we really enjoy.

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Mmmhm.

For some reason even though Harry Potter was my first love I never really felt that attached to the characters =/ Not like I do with Twilight. I read HP cause it was exciting and awesome =]
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Post by TeamEdward/Robert ! (L) »

Harry Potter will always be my 'first love'
I can't stop reading it
But I can say the same for the Twilight series.
I can't put the books down.
Right now I"m finishing up reading eclipse again.
I would go back to reading Twilight again.
But I let my cousin borrow it because I need to get her addicted and ready to see the movie seeing as I'm making her come with me.
I'm probably going to start the Harry Potter series all over again for the like 8th time.. i dunno.
I love both story lines.
Both equally different.
But both like.. fantasy and i just looveee that !
When I said 'Harry Potter will always be my first love' it will be.
But i LOVE both series and I can't choose between them. *sigh* :]
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