The Lexicon's Official Position on the Movie

Discussion about the Twilight movie. It's all speculation until Summit Films actually produces a script and casts it.
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The Lexicon's Official Position on the Movie

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The Twilight Lexicon's Official position on the Twilight movie

1. Just because someone doesn't 'look the part' doesn't mean they can't act. It's Hollywood. They have more hair dye, make-up, and prosthetics then probably anywhere else on the planet. They can make anyone look any way they want. They can also use CGI to fill in any gaps.

2. An actor's/actress' personal life is no reflection of their talent. They can be a squeaky clean, goody-goody, an absolute party-animal, or anything in between. It is no reflection of their acting skill.

3. If someone was not like Bella or Edward in another film, this is a good thing. Again, it's called acting. We would be very worried about them casting someone who couldn't take on different personas.

4. In the opinion of the owners of this website, it is absolutely sexist and shallow to have commentary like 'her nose is too tiny she could never be Bella' or 'she needs to drop 20 pounds to be Bella' . There is enough pressure on girls and girls in Hollywood to 'look perfect' . To decide someone's acting ability based on their appearance is malicious, ridiculous, and frankly just downright mean and petty. Additionally, there are loose physical descriptions of the characters in the books. If Bella/Edward/Angela will be ruined for you by the fact the actress/actor playing her/him is a quarter inch too tall you really (in our humble view) should get a grip.

5. If whoever you wanted to get cast didn't get cast and you're disappointed. You are entitled to feel that way. However, all discussion here will be about who got cast, not who should have been cast.

6. If you are going to critique an actor, please critique them on their performance of a character. Do not critique their physical appearance or their personal life. They should be allowed privacy, the paparazzi are possibly the only people bloodthirstier than vampires.

7. Once the movie is out and available to the general public feel free to get into specifics. If you are lucky enough to get an early viewing, good for you. We are a spoiler free site and will not entertain discussion on the movie until it is actually in major release.

8. You are welcome to post a link only to a specific actor/actress (assuming it is on topic). Please don't directly post the photos as it totally kills our bandwith. Keep in mind that all links should be G-PG-13 in nature.

9. Try and remember this film is not directed by Stephenie Meyer or written by Stephenie Meyer, this is an adaptation of her work, Someone else has written the screenplay and someone else will direct her story, so expect some changes. A typical screenplay is 95 -125 pages. Twilight is a lot longer, so not everything can fit into a 90-120 minute film.

10. This film will be marketed to a mass audience not to one demographic. A studio's one goal is to make money and there are film formulas studios follow to ensure the most profit, so this film will be graded by a test group of people of different genders and ages to determine its appeal, and based on that grade, edits or additional scenes will be added to the film until it scores in the correct range.
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We have stated the following a few times in the past and now I feel it necessary to state it in regards to the upcoming movie. We are a non-spoiler site. Unless something is released officially by Stephenie Meyer or Summit Films.

For those of you who hooked into Twilight early on, remember the chaos that broke out when one person who had an arc posted huge spoilers on MySpace? They put out a bunch of spoilery, out-of-context comments that really ruined the reading experience for many people who happened to stumble on it not knowing what was on that posting. It also created chaos because no one could understand how New Moon could be any good "since Edward won't be there." In the end all the drama was ridiculous because it's a book we love.

Personally, I have been trying to stay spoiler free in regards to the movie, so I can judge it as a completed product: actors, effects, location. This brings me to my next point there are preliminary script sides that are out there. We have no way of knowing if they will be in their current form in the final film. There is also supposedly a complete script out there and supposedly a girl reading it on an online video site. Again we have no way of knowing if this script will actually be the final one being shot. In fact it is highly likely should it prove to be legit that changes will take place as this is typical. There are always changes in script as the movie begins. Listen to the commentary on DVD's and you will hear about changes to script that the actors get on the day they are to shoot a scene.

Next, any completed script material that is legit is the property of Summit Entertaintment. To distribute such material without the authorization of Summit Entertainment is illegal. It is theft and a prosecutable offense. I would highly suggest that if anyone possess such material that you give it back, and don't post that you have it online. It's one thing to have found audition sides and to discuss them. The company intends them for public consumption ( granted to entertainment professionals). Shooting script is not intended for the public. It is the intellectual property of the company and offering it, or giving quotes from it isn't fair not to mention illegal.

What does all this mean here? If you post script spoilers you will be banned. If you want to discuss them on other sites that allow it, no problem, but you can't do it here.

Pel~
(Whose just been spoiled by deleting various posts)
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