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Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion PDF, ePub eBook Everything fans want to know about the hotly anticipated Twilight movie and much more! Designed as a celebration of the film, this lavishly illustrated paperback edition is an exclusive behind-the-scenes guide featuring full-color photos of the cast, locations, and sets, as well as storyboards, interviews, details of the special effects, and much more.

30 review for Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion

  1. 4 out of 5

    Stacey

    By now you can see most, if not all, of the pictures in this book online. But to hold them in your hands in all their glossy perfection is even better. Way better. Very informative and extremely thorough, this book explores the "making-of" process down to every little minute detail. A must-have for any Twilight fan! Did I mention the pics are gorgeous? :D

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    A really interesting, detailed look at how the Twilight movie was made and what exactly went into it. What I loved best, by far, were the gorgeous pictures (especially of oh so beautiful Robert Pattinson/Edward -- lookin' GOOD!!), but I got a chuckle out of what the director, Catherine Hardwicke, had to say: "Actually, I want [someone who's seen the movie] to grab their boyfriend or girlfriend and go and make out, then turn around and go back and see the movie again, then make out again!" I CANNO A really interesting, detailed look at how the Twilight movie was made and what exactly went into it. What I loved best, by far, were the gorgeous pictures (especially of oh so beautiful Robert Pattinson/Edward -- lookin' GOOD!!), but I got a chuckle out of what the director, Catherine Hardwicke, had to say: "Actually, I want [someone who's seen the movie] to grab their boyfriend or girlfriend and go and make out, then turn around and go back and see the movie again, then make out again!" I CANNOT WAIT for this movie!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lucinda

    A sumptuously stunning photographic tie-in guide, bringing Stephanie Meyer’s creation to life & the film that has captured our hearts! As an enthusiast of the sensational Young Adult series ‘The Twilight Saga’ I was thrilled when the phenomenon became a film adaptation, taking Twilight to the big screen. This beautiful book is a must-read for all ardent, devotees of the film sensation and Twilight creation, which has stolen so many hearts by connecting to a wide audience. Exploring in-depth A sumptuously stunning photographic tie-in guide, bringing Stephanie Meyer’s creation to life & the film that has captured our hearts! As an enthusiast of the sensational Young Adult series ‘The Twilight Saga’ I was thrilled when the phenomenon became a film adaptation, taking Twilight to the big screen. This beautiful book is a must-read for all ardent, devotees of the film sensation and Twilight creation, which has stolen so many hearts by connecting to a wide audience. Exploring in-depth behind the scenes of this major motion picture sensation, one is able to delve into Stephanie Meyer’s creation even more by understanding the thought-processes behind the magic. This ultimate, comprehensive visual companion captures the on-screen world that brought such distinctive characters to life for all. Complete with never-before-seen images, exclusive interviews (with the author and actors) and personal stories one is able to glimpse the production as a whole and revel in this spellbinding delight! Inside one is able to discover the Cullen family crest, find out secrets behind some of the most dramatic scenes and learn just how a Vampire sparkles in the sun!! The dazzling photographs within this book are just wonderful together with highlighted, significant quotes from the film. You are able to take a look at forbidden love, the world of Twilight in more detail, undisclosed facts about the Vampires, the Cullen family and elemental forces! “Twilight: the complete illustrated movie companion” is more than just a mere picture book (that compliments the first film), for it also is a profoundly interesting read and one that I enjoyed. I uncovered even more about Stephanie Meyer’s inspiration for Twilight, about the writing process and the books alongside the making of this movie sensation. I was enthralled by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Jaymes Stewart’s stories besides the directors and everyone else who worked on making the pages become reality. “…The Cullens have an eye for detail and their aesthetic is so refined that even the design of their garage would be amazing.” “Bella asks Edward how long he’s been seventeen and he says, a while…” “The general mood was this is a love story counterpointed by the adventure story.”

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Johnson

    Having an obsessed 18 year old “Twilighter” in the house, this book has been sitting around for about a month now and, seeing how I went to see the movie last week, I was finally able to read it. The book mostly covered the finding the various locations and the actual shooting of the film - though every once in a while an interesting piece of information (such as the mechanics of Edward dinting the truck) or the invention of a Cullen family crest, would find it’s way through. Interviews with the d Having an obsessed 18 year old “Twilighter” in the house, this book has been sitting around for about a month now and, seeing how I went to see the movie last week, I was finally able to read it. The book mostly covered the finding the various locations and the actual shooting of the film - though every once in a while an interesting piece of information (such as the mechanics of Edward dinting the truck) or the invention of a Cullen family crest, would find it’s way through. Interviews with the director and producers were all smoothly integrated into the behind-the-scenes information. However, I would have liked to see more interviews with the cast and Stephenie Meyers if possible. Also, further information on the writer’s translation from the book to movie would have been good. For the most part, I’d have to say that it’s aimed more at a fan of the movies than a fan of the books (it is, after all, a movie companion). And with its beautiful glossy photographs and clean easy layout it’s sure to be a top seller for Christmas.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Aniko

    ever since I've seen the film I've been wondering why it works so well despite the occasional silliness. I guess it's really the crew that managed to create such a beautifully unique atmosphere, gloomy and mysterious. They did a great job, it does work on many many levels. Great choice of actors, too, they all deliver wonderfully, and seem to be the perfect embodiment of the characters they are playing. They look the part and they live the part. A rare example of a movie where everything just fi ever since I've seen the film I've been wondering why it works so well despite the occasional silliness. I guess it's really the crew that managed to create such a beautifully unique atmosphere, gloomy and mysterious. They did a great job, it does work on many many levels. Great choice of actors, too, they all deliver wonderfully, and seem to be the perfect embodiment of the characters they are playing. They look the part and they live the part. A rare example of a movie where everything just fits together seemlessly. Congrats - I'm really picky, but here I have deep respect and admiration. And I'm not even a twilight fan, never read the book before seeing the movie.... now i guess i'll give it a try. rambling about the movie all this time but for a reason; the illustrated movie companion pretty much brings it through how meticulous the production was, how dedicated the crew had to be, and how much work and attention to detail went into creating this amazing world. i was really impressed.

  6. 4 out of 5

    CupcakeBlonde

    Yes, I am a dork. I broke down and bought this. But I loved the pictures from the film featured in here I figured it would be a good purchase. Also I am gearing up to receive my copy of this movie on DVD so it is the perfect time to revisit this fabulous film! A really great insight to what is involved in making a movie. This book goes into much detail about all the inner workings of the film and how they brought Stephenie Meyer's book to life. Some things I was fascinated to find out (like how t Yes, I am a dork. I broke down and bought this. But I loved the pictures from the film featured in here I figured it would be a good purchase. Also I am gearing up to receive my copy of this movie on DVD so it is the perfect time to revisit this fabulous film! A really great insight to what is involved in making a movie. This book goes into much detail about all the inner workings of the film and how they brought Stephenie Meyer's book to life. Some things I was fascinated to find out (like how the actors had a huge say in the music used for the film.) Some things I wished I had never known (like how in the first week of editing director Catherine Hartwick just cried about all the footage she couldn't get due to the extreme weather conditions and how her whole idea of the movie had to change. It could have been a much different, if better, movie if filming had gone as planned) An interesting look behind the scenes of a very popular film, soon to be film franchise.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Candace

    This book is a must-have for any Twilight fan. The pictures alone should be enough to hold you, but its really very interesting to hear how everything was done for the movie. The special effects alone are going to be so amazing because of how they were shot (not using the typical 'green screen' the Hollywood usually uses). Catherine Hardwicke was the perfect person to direct the movie and I can't wait to see it all pieced together. The book is more technical, but its still a great read.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Julianna

    Reviewed for THC Reviews "4.5 stars" I think I must have read a few too many Twilight fan magazines in recent history, because I had somehow gotten the idea that this book was going to be like those periodicals with just a little more depth. What I got definitely had plenty of depth, and certainly was not quite what I was expecting, but in a good way. Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion takes the reader on the movie-making journey from start to finish. It begins with the origins of Reviewed for THC Reviews "4.5 stars" I think I must have read a few too many Twilight fan magazines in recent history, because I had somehow gotten the idea that this book was going to be like those periodicals with just a little more depth. What I got definitely had plenty of depth, and certainly was not quite what I was expecting, but in a good way. Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion takes the reader on the movie-making journey from start to finish. It begins with the origins of Stephenie Meyer's book of the same name which started it all, as well as the early attempts at writing a script, and continues right on though post-production taking a comprehensive look at each phase of film-making. It was essentially the written version of a “making-of” documentary. Some of the things in the book were covered either in the behind-the-scenes DVD extras or I had read about them elsewhere, but there was still a lot of new information about all the detail and hard work that went into making the movie, which I thought was very interesting to learn about. For example, I discovered how the set designers decorated each interior set in such a way as to reflect the personality of the characters. The book mentions many little items that were placed in certain rooms which I hadn't noticed when watching the movie and will have to look for the next time I do. I had already known that the weather was a challenge while making the film, but I didn't understand just how much of a challenge it was until I read this book. After learning about some of the things that the actors and crew endured while filming, I think they should be commended for their perseverance. I also got a deeper appreciation for the way the Twilight movie was made. I've gotten the feeling that some people who disliked it may have felt that way (and perhaps unknowingly), because it wasn't heavily laden with CG effects like most blockbuster movies these days are. If I am correct, even on some level, I think that is a shame, because the organic feel of the film is one of the things I really appreciated about it. Overall, this was a lovely book that I enjoyed reading. I have been a fan of the movie since the first time I saw it, but by reading this book I was still able to cultivate a richer understanding of the challenges the cast and crew faced during the making of Twilight. From the uncooperative weather that was sometimes freezing cold and rainy, to a tight shooting schedule because of an extremely limited budget and work restrictions on Kristen Stuart who was still a minor, I think the movie was far more difficult to produce than it might seem at first glance. In fact, I would challenge those who didn't like the movie to read this book and not come away with at least some appreciation for it, especially after learning the shocking details of the original Twilight movie script that had clumsy Bella as a star athlete and a cheesy action finale involving the FBI. If nothing else, Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion is well worth it just for the gorgeous full-color movie stills some of which take up a whole page or even two and the great behind-the scenes photos. I must admit that I'm not a big collector of movie memorabilia, but this book is a keeper that I would definitely call a must-have for all collectors and fans of the Twilight movie.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Brizel A

    Brizel A. Moreno Book review#1 There is a girl named Bella, she’s a very smart, kind and beautiful person. She’s going to live in Forts with her Father Charlie, he lives alone hasn’t gotten married. Since when he divorced Bella’s mother. When she got to her father’s place they didn’t talk much. By the next day Bella went to school she made lots of new friends. She met Edward Cullens. He’s this pale, white boy(he’s really cute) he’s about in the 6:3. They met in Biology and he didn’t really talk t Brizel A. Moreno Book review#1 There is a girl named Bella, she’s a very smart, kind and beautiful person. She’s going to live in Forts with her Father Charlie, he lives alone hasn’t gotten married. Since when he divorced Bella’s mother. When she got to her father’s place they didn’t talk much. By the next day Bella went to school she made lots of new friends. She met Edward Cullens. He’s this pale, white boy(he’s really cute) he’s about in the 6:3. They met in Biology and he didn’t really talk to her. With time he introduced himself. One day she went with him to play baseball game(with Edwards family)they were going to play in a very far place in the woods. Edward’s father put Bella as the refree. Edward went to third base. They separated and Edwards team was winning eight to four. Bella was gradulating Edward when James came there Bella noticed that they were both pale she found out that Edward was a vampire . James was also a vampire, but the bad kind. Edward and Bella went to Charlie’s place and James was following. Edward took Bella to his place. They went far away so james won’t get them. Bella stay’s alone while Edward get ‘s a phone call. It’s James and he tell’s her to go to her ballet studio without Edward so she goes and Edward goes crazy looking for her. Some part’s of the book were really suspicious. Like when Edward left Bella for a week. I didn’t know were he went so I had to keep on reading I couldn’t stop reading. Also in some parts it was really obvious because when Bella would go to sleep they would say she fell asleep. Blah! Blah! Blah! I was confused when they went from Charlie’s place to Edward’s place. Maybe sometimes they would go to Arizona. They would go and comeback and they wouldn’t tell how they got back they would just say ‘back to Forts’ or not even. Sometimes they are really curious.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Mrs. Roy

    Got this one for my birthday...will get to it soon. Well, I have to be honest here - I have absolutely NO intention of reading this book. It looks too silly even for ME to read so I'm bringing it to school for students to drool over after they finish tests. Besides, if I really want to drool over RPatz, I'll just look at my copy of GQ. Don't be fooled either...I HAVE indeed been reading books, everyone. They're just ADULT books that I don't want to list here because I feel they're inappropriate f Got this one for my birthday...will get to it soon. Well, I have to be honest here - I have absolutely NO intention of reading this book. It looks too silly even for ME to read so I'm bringing it to school for students to drool over after they finish tests. Besides, if I really want to drool over RPatz, I'll just look at my copy of GQ. Don't be fooled either...I HAVE indeed been reading books, everyone. They're just ADULT books that I don't want to list here because I feel they're inappropriate for some of you to be reading (Mrs. Goodall and Mrs. Guarisco, I'll tell you two later). Besides, would you really want to read about being caught trying to smuggle drugs out of Turkey? You shouldn't! Not at your age anyway. Nor should you want to read the new Jhumpa Lahiri book that the library finally came through with...

  11. 4 out of 5

    Natasha Joseph

    In this Illustrated Movie companion, you would learn extra things you wouldn't hear in the book or interviews. This is really cool also because there are some pictures they have that you can't find no where else. You learn more about the characters in the movie and go behind the scene with many things. What other things you can find out is more and the movie and what happened during filming! Basic Twilight fans who haven't seen the movie and got the Illustrated version of the movie would be aski In this Illustrated Movie companion, you would learn extra things you wouldn't hear in the book or interviews. This is really cool also because there are some pictures they have that you can't find no where else. You learn more about the characters in the movie and go behind the scene with many things. What other things you can find out is more and the movie and what happened during filming! Basic Twilight fans who haven't seen the movie and got the Illustrated version of the movie would be asking; Where there any deleted scenes? If so what happened in the scene? But as many of the fans and others who have the DVD, it includes never before seen deleted scenes ( which most where very cool!)

  12. 4 out of 5

    Leana

    Even though I refused to read too much of this book before I saw the movie, I loved it right away. It is full of beautify pictures of the scenery plus pictures of all the cast and sets. Then once I saw the movie and read it, I realized how much went into the movie. This is a detailed account of why certain places were chosen, about the cast, adapting the book into a movie, and much, much more. Go and get this if you haven't yet! You won't regret it!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Donna {Book Passion For Life}

    So excited to get this as a Christmas present. I loved it! Love being able to see how the film was put together along with quotes from the cast. A must for any Twilight fan.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Nishtha

    Don't Judge Me , i did like it.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Korynne

    This was an awesome little book about the making of the movie Twilight. I've never read a behind-the-scenes type of book before, and I'm not quite sure what prompted me to pick up this one (other than my neverending obsession with all things Twilight) because I've never been very interested in how movies are made or any behind-the-scenes work. But it was so cool! I learned about many of the special effects and how they came into play. I learned about how the weather in the Pacific Northwest sever This was an awesome little book about the making of the movie Twilight. I've never read a behind-the-scenes type of book before, and I'm not quite sure what prompted me to pick up this one (other than my neverending obsession with all things Twilight) because I've never been very interested in how movies are made or any behind-the-scenes work. But it was so cool! I learned about many of the special effects and how they came into play. I learned about how the weather in the Pacific Northwest severely impacted the filming schedule (which I found to be surprising). I learned about how the crew set up props to match the atmosphere of the movie, down to choosing what books to place on a character's bookshelf. I had no idea that so much detail and preproduction work was put into making movies. The book talked about how people had to go scout out different locations, and how they pinpointed exactly what they were looking for in a building and how they could use that for the set. I was surprised to find out that the director wanted minimal special effects in the movie and tried to shoot it as realistically as possible to make it more relatable. I liked that decision because I do prefer movies set in real places because of that realistic factor. Even fantasies based in the dominion of Earth are better than otherworldly fantasies, in my opinion. My favourite detail to learn about was how they filmed Edward pushing the truck away from Bella, thus denting the truck. Instead of using CGI, the team formed a thin layer of aluminum over the door, and they cut a hole out of the real door. So when Edward pushed the door, it actually dented the metal and looked like he had superhuman strength. This book features neat movie stills and behind-the-scenes photos of the cast and crew, and I loved that the pictures matched up with the different scenes in the movie that were being discussed. (An example of this was when the author was discussing how they created the fight scene in the mirrored ballet studio, and pictures from that scene accompanied the dialogue on those pages.) Although this book is written by a third-party, there are tons of quotations and presumably interviews with the director, Catherine Hardwicke, and other elite members of the production crew. Overall, I really enjoyed this book, even though I didn't think I would. It opened my eyes to the tremendous effort it takes to plan, film, and produce a movie, and I've developed a greater appreciation for the moviemakers. I will most likely check out more of these kinds of books in the future about how different movies are made because it really is fascinating. Now I have the desire to rewatch Twilight, even though I just watched it last month, because I want to notice all the small details and nuances this time around. You can also read this review on my blog: http://mystoreysofstories.blogspot.co...

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kristin Katsuye

    I love behind the scene bonus features on dvds so this book was entertaining to me. I love hearing about the details of movie making & all the little things that we may not notice but makes all the difference.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kyle Hartfield

    Mark Cotta Vaz's "Twilight" tells the story of a character named, Bella Swan, and the vampire that she undoubtedly falls in love with named Edward Cullen. Before I found this book, I always thought the love shared between Bella and Edward was a bit callous towards others, especially her father from watching the movie, however, I am now convinced that their love towards each other was very strong and personally struck to me the strong emotions shared among the two. I enjoyed the plot of this book Mark Cotta Vaz's "Twilight" tells the story of a character named, Bella Swan, and the vampire that she undoubtedly falls in love with named Edward Cullen. Before I found this book, I always thought the love shared between Bella and Edward was a bit callous towards others, especially her father from watching the movie, however, I am now convinced that their love towards each other was very strong and personally struck to me the strong emotions shared among the two. I enjoyed the plot of this book, as it really expressed their love connection with how they first met and all the crazy, suspenseful adventures they had incurred throughout this novel. This book is a good drama love book that kids can enjoy to watch and understand true love. However, I find it a little inappropriate for young adults to be reading about true love and the expressions of love at such a young age. I would find this book to be more suitable for adults at an older age, because there are some gruesome scenes in this novel that I do not feel like some young adults should be allowed to read. Ultimately, I still agree with the rating I gave this book, which is 4 stars, however I am not sure if I deem this book suitable for young adult literature.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ariel R

    The theme of the book, Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, is to face the unknown. By reading this book, the reader begins to realize that they should not be afraid of the unexplainable, but should take interest and be inquisitive. Twilight takes place in modern day Forks, Washington. Forks, is a rainy and dreary place brimming with lush greenery. The protagonist of this book is Bella Swan, a seventeen year old girl who has taken the selfless act to live with her father, Charlie, in Forks so her mother The theme of the book, Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, is to face the unknown. By reading this book, the reader begins to realize that they should not be afraid of the unexplainable, but should take interest and be inquisitive. Twilight takes place in modern day Forks, Washington. Forks, is a rainy and dreary place brimming with lush greenery. The protagonist of this book is Bella Swan, a seventeen year old girl who has taken the selfless act to live with her father, Charlie, in Forks so her mother can attain happiness with her newly wed husband who is traveling around America. This book is written in first person, in Bella’s perspective. Other major characters include Edward, the mysterious gorgeous boy who had a nasty habit of captivating Bella with a single look, Charlie, Bella’s father who she only sees for two weeks during the summer, and Alice, Edward’s graceful good-humored optimistic pixie-like sister. When Bella first moves from her beloved home city of Phoenix, Arizona to live with her father, Charlie, she is utterly miserable and completely convinced that she will never come to like and consider Forks as her home. Then, on her first day of school, she meets Edward Cullen. Gorgeous, sophisticated, and unnerving, Edward fascinates her unlike anyone she had ever met. The only problem is, whenever she looks at him, she is met with a cold-hearted, murderous glare that only assures her of his hatred. Then, one day he saves her by pushing her out of the path of a sliding car; the question that Bella struggles with is not why he saved her, but how, since he was on the far side of the parking lot yet managed not only to get there in a few mere seconds, but also to push the car away from her. With his dramatic mood swings, inhuman strength and unmatchable speed, Edward sparks a curiosity in Bella that cannot be quenched. Bella must prepare herself though, for the main question is not whether Edward is a mere human, but whether she will be able to accept his dark side. I loved this book; it captivated me with its mysterious interesting characters, descriptive settings, and character development. For example, when Edward first meets Bella, he is spiteful and demonstrated his dislike for her at every given moment. However, after he saves Bella he is drawn and immersed in her essence. Intrigued, by her curious personality, and defining traits, Edward breaks down his walls and lets her into his world. The character I could connect most with in this book was Bella. Not only are we both extremely clumsy, but we also share a curious personality and a passion for the unknown. A strength within this book was is how it took a long time for Edward and Bella to connect with each other. In most romance novels, the main characters seem to meet and know each other for two weeks and somehow be incandescently in love with each other. This book was not like that, both Edward and Bella struggled through raging emotions and internal conflicts before they admitted their desire. I would defiantly recommend this book to anyone of my classmates, on assuring them that it has a fascinating suspenseful plot, unforgettable, complicated characters, and an unmatchable writing style.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lucinda

    Vampires and Werewolves brought vividly to life in this must-have, essential companion to ‘Twilight’. Stephanie Meyer’s bestselling Vampire romance ‘Twilight’ was made into a spectacular motion picture, with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as lead roles Bella and Edward. This book explores the making of the film that has enchanted millions of readers (including myself), with a comprehensive guide containing exclusive content. This exquisitely beautiful book captures the on screen creation o Vampires and Werewolves brought vividly to life in this must-have, essential companion to ‘Twilight’. Stephanie Meyer’s bestselling Vampire romance ‘Twilight’ was made into a spectacular motion picture, with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as lead roles Bella and Edward. This book explores the making of the film that has enchanted millions of readers (including myself), with a comprehensive guide containing exclusive content. This exquisitely beautiful book captures the on screen creation of Stephanie Meyer’s breathtaking world, which was brought to life by Catherine Hardwicke (director) and her extensive creative team. Comprising of never-before-seen images, exclusive interviews and personal stories this behind the scenes look at the most exciting film of the year, is a wonderfully rich experience. Inside are details like the Cullen family crest, secrets behind some of the film’s most dramatic scenes, and learn how a Vampire sparkles in the sun! With 142 pages of full-color photographs, quotes from the film and in-depth text this is a Twilight fan’s treasure trove of fascinating facts and shocking snippets. I was interested in what the actors had to say about playing such extraordinary characters and how their relationship grew off screen as well as on screen, in creating the ultimate teen couple partnership. Turning a bestselling novel into a film is quite a challenge, as there are so many eager readers waiting to judge and criticize, and so both the cast and crew had a high standard to maintain. As a huge fan of the book I was simply stunned by how dramatically spectacular the film was, down to every single detail, as it truly brought ‘Twilight’ to life! Included within… *Forbidden love *The world of Twilight *Secrets of the Vampires *The Cullens *Elemental forces *Enough for forever Some of my favorite quotes ~ “The general mood was this is a love story counterpointed by the adventure story” “…the Cullen world is one of dark and cold. The place where my head was at with the Cullens was they were glacial, like when things get caught in the ice. To me, their world always represented something caught in time” - Wendy Chuck Catherine Hardwicke noted that for all the inherent darkness that came with Vampires, it was the love story that touched people.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Marion

    Having read the Twilight books and watched the movies, I decided to give Mark Cotta Vaz's "Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion" a shot to gain a further understanding of the franchise. Sadly, I was not at all into the book and found myself eagerly anticipating it to be over. The book goes into great detail over the mechanics of making the movie and how different scenes were shot differently. To film buffs this is the perfect book, but for me, it was painfully boring. I wasn't prep Having read the Twilight books and watched the movies, I decided to give Mark Cotta Vaz's "Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion" a shot to gain a further understanding of the franchise. Sadly, I was not at all into the book and found myself eagerly anticipating it to be over. The book goes into great detail over the mechanics of making the movie and how different scenes were shot differently. To film buffs this is the perfect book, but for me, it was painfully boring. I wasn't prepared for just how much of the technical aspects of film making this would dive into and I ended up looking at the glossy pictures more than anything (some of which should not have been in there because the actors were caught off-guard or mid-blink and look silly). I enjoyed reading the commentary of director Catherine Hardwicke and others who worked on the film, but that wasn't presented as often as I would have liked. I wanted more behind-the-scenes insight and commentary from the actors themselves on what their experience in making the film was like. I simply do not care about what type of camera was used or the wiring the actors used -- sorry. As previously stated, this book is perfect for anyone going into the film industry, but not for regular ol' Twilight fans who have no interest in this stuff. I honestly feel that if the book didn't have the Twilight name attached to it, it wouldn't have had as many readers who don't have the desire or interest to learn more about the movie making industry.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nani

    I was never in love with vampires until twilight came out.I didn’t know it was possible, but Stephenie Meyer changed the stereotypical blood-sucking vampire into a beautiful god-like creature. In Twilight, an average high school girl, Bella Swan, falls in love with one of the most beautiful boys at her new school, Edward, who happens to be a vampire. The author’s style and characters will glue your hands to the book and your eyes to the page. In no time, the book is over.There are three sequels: I was never in love with vampires until twilight came out.I didn’t know it was possible, but Stephenie Meyer changed the stereotypical blood-sucking vampire into a beautiful god-like creature. In Twilight, an average high school girl, Bella Swan, falls in love with one of the most beautiful boys at her new school, Edward, who happens to be a vampire. The author’s style and characters will glue your hands to the book and your eyes to the page. In no time, the book is over.There are three sequels: New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. Twilight is well written from Bella’s point of view. It feels as though a movie is playing in your head. Twilight is such a magnificent book that it was a New York Times bestseller. The theme is love conquers all, even the supernatural. Nothing stands in the way of love for Edward and Bella. Meyer’s style of writing will have you wanting to believe that there are gorgeous vampires roaming our world and just hopefully there will be Edwards for all of the girls who have fallen in love with this fictional yet breathtaking character. Since the characters’ love is forbidden, it only makes it better. ­After all, forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest.So if somebody have a chance to read this book, please read it.Now that I read this book,I just wand to become a vampire too.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ebony

    I thought that this was actuallya good book. I think Stephenie Meyers( I think that's how you spell her name) did a wonderful job with drawing me in. The character development was astoundingly great and the characters were rememberable. Now, despite the fact that Bella, our main character, fell in love with a vampire and that's DUMB, the book was very well thought out and made for a really interesting story. I think that all those Twilight hateers out there would actually like Twilight if the ge I thought that this was actuallya good book. I think Stephenie Meyers( I think that's how you spell her name) did a wonderful job with drawing me in. The character development was astoundingly great and the characters were rememberable. Now, despite the fact that Bella, our main character, fell in love with a vampire and that's DUMB, the book was very well thought out and made for a really interesting story. I think that all those Twilight hateers out there would actually like Twilight if the general populace of fangirls hadn't blown it so out of proportion with their high pitched screams. In all honesty, the fact that the movie had so many fangirls alone made me almost not want to read this book. But I like to think that I have a wide variety of taste in books, which is probably bull, and that I like to at least give every book a chance. All in all the book was surprisingly good and well thought out despite the fact that the main character is bat s***t crazy. And while the movie and all the ridiculous publicity it got drove me mad and almost ruined the whole book for me, yea I'm talking to you crazy fangirls, it didn't completely destroy it. I give this book a 3 out of 5.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Vera Maharani

    I have this book from my Twihard days, sent free by Twilight Indonesia as a prize from winning an essay contest. My fangirling mood kind of ruined with the release of the second movie, but when I got this book I'm still one of those squealing fangirl every time I see things Twilight-related (I sort of still am for Jasper/Jackson Rathbone, though, haha). It's nice having this book, really. The first movie is my favorite (with Eclipse coming close as the second because the total time of Jasper-film I have this book from my Twihard days, sent free by Twilight Indonesia as a prize from winning an essay contest. My fangirling mood kind of ruined with the release of the second movie, but when I got this book I'm still one of those squealing fangirl every time I see things Twilight-related (I sort of still am for Jasper/Jackson Rathbone, though, haha). It's nice having this book, really. The first movie is my favorite (with Eclipse coming close as the second because the total time of Jasper-filming and XAVIER SAMUEL ASGHAGDAGDJ...sorry). I agree that Bella-Edward interaction is kind of wooden and the screenplay could be better, but the color palette and overall ambience catch the 'feel' perfectly. I also love the promotional photograph made for this movie. Photographs from inside the book can easily be found everywhere by a simple click on google, but that day, they were like gems. I felt so exclusive, hahaha. Whenever reading this book, I can feel that this movie was made with love. The result might be not perfect but I can appreciate it more. Reminiscence of old squealing-giggling fangirl, ah! What a nostalgia!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Page

    I decided to read this book because it was recommended to me and so I read it. This goes into "A graphic novel," on the bingo board. It was an excellent book I really enjoyed it, I found it interesting and the story has a lot of depth to it that you wouldn't understand by watching the movie. The story of Bella and Edward is incredibly strong and has a lot of meaning to it. They go through so many exciting thing it makes you wish that vampires were real and roaming around with us. My favorite quote I decided to read this book because it was recommended to me and so I read it. This goes into "A graphic novel," on the bingo board. It was an excellent book I really enjoyed it, I found it interesting and the story has a lot of depth to it that you wouldn't understand by watching the movie. The story of Bella and Edward is incredibly strong and has a lot of meaning to it. They go through so many exciting thing it makes you wish that vampires were real and roaming around with us. My favorite quote from this book is "good luck tended to avoid me" because it's so true every bad thing you can imagine has practically happened to her she had to move to a new school, a best friend that is a werewolf, a vampire boyfriend who's sister despises you and having nobody to talk to about it would be very difficult. My favorite character is Jasper Cullen because he is so mysterious and interesting that makes him so fun to read and learn about. The fact that he is the newest Cullen and is still getting used to their "diet" is also rather funny to me. 5/5

  25. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Rush

    The book was okay. It wasn't very well written, but had some very beautiful pictures from the movie. It was fascinating getting to read how they made this movie and finding out who was involved. Quite a few of the people who made this also made The Chronicles of Narnia Movies. It's interesting that each of the movies has had a different director. There is just something about this kind of book that is boring. It isn't because they explain how they made the movie, it's just how it is written. Ma The book was okay. It wasn't very well written, but had some very beautiful pictures from the movie. It was fascinating getting to read how they made this movie and finding out who was involved. Quite a few of the people who made this also made The Chronicles of Narnia Movies. It's interesting that each of the movies has had a different director. There is just something about this kind of book that is boring. It isn't because they explain how they made the movie, it's just how it is written. Mark Cotta Vaz is so dry, as some call it. I do have to say that this is much better than Catherine Hardwicks' Twilight: Director's Notebook: The Story of How We Made the Movie Based on the Novel by Stephenie Meyer (http://www.amazon.com/Twilight-Direct...). I read that book and it was pretty much what this one has, but even more boring. If that is possible, which I guess it is. You can go on Ebay (http://www.ebay.com/bhp/twilight-movi...), you might be able to get it cheaper on there.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Narmitha

    After reading this book, I learned a lot about how they filmed the Twilight movie. In this book, you get to see behind the scene pictures of the 2009 movie, Twilight. This book shows you everything a fan would want to know. Basically while reading this book, you feel like you were there during the filming process. This book shows you all about the characters, and their emotions for each scene. Now in the movie they had a lot of deleted scenes that you can't see anywhere else, but this book. Yes After reading this book, I learned a lot about how they filmed the Twilight movie. In this book, you get to see behind the scene pictures of the 2009 movie, Twilight. This book shows you everything a fan would want to know. Basically while reading this book, you feel like you were there during the filming process. This book shows you all about the characters, and their emotions for each scene. Now in the movie they had a lot of deleted scenes that you can't see anywhere else, but this book. Yes this book has pictures of the deleted scenes with details saying why this wasn't added to the movie. So basically I recommend or advise people to read it if they want to know how they made the twilight film, with all the fight scenes. I had a great time reading this book and looking through the pictures! ;)

  27. 4 out of 5

    Madison

    Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (2006). Approx 500 Pages. Fiction. Drama/Thriller. 5 STARS. I would have too say that Twilight is my favorite book ever it is exiting and a great dramatic thriller. The characters are so unique and very different. My favorite Character would have to be Bella because she is adventureus and not scared of anything and is strong and stand up for herself. This book Is about a girl that moves with her dad to this town were the sun hardly ever shines and she meets a boy Edward Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (2006). Approx 500 Pages. Fiction. Drama/Thriller. 5 STARS. I would have too say that Twilight is my favorite book ever it is exiting and a great dramatic thriller. The characters are so unique and very different. My favorite Character would have to be Bella because she is adventureus and not scared of anything and is strong and stand up for herself. This book Is about a girl that moves with her dad to this town were the sun hardly ever shines and she meets a boy Edward and discovers that he is a Vampire. They end up liking each other and him being a vampire makes it hard for them because he is afraid he will go to far. Through out this book they go through hard times trying to save each other and making it through with what the others and the other vampires.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ann

    I love this book. I originally read it a few years ago, after having idly dismissed it as teen-girl stuff, after becoming intrigued by the ad for the second movie in the series. Anyway, so I read this book - and loved it. I went on to read the whole series, and have re-read this first volume over and over and over. If you have ever been - or known - a teenage girl who is neither a "popular girl" nor a follower, one who likes things that are a bit different than what others in her age-group go fo I love this book. I originally read it a few years ago, after having idly dismissed it as teen-girl stuff, after becoming intrigued by the ad for the second movie in the series. Anyway, so I read this book - and loved it. I went on to read the whole series, and have re-read this first volume over and over and over. If you have ever been - or known - a teenage girl who is neither a "popular girl" nor a follower, one who likes things that are a bit different than what others in her age-group go for, the character of Bella will resonate. She is no weakling needing to be rescued, as some critics accused (they couldn't have actually read the book!). She pursues Edward despite the oddness and then the danger, and she stands for what she wants and what she believes in.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Monica

    I had started reading this book back in November of 2008 and never finished it because I had put it down and couldn't find it until just this past month so I decided to pick it up again and to finish reading it. The book was interesting but not so much that I couldn't put it down. I enjoyed reading about how they created certain things in the movie Twilight, such as the fight scene at the ballet studio, the baseball game etc. The book also tells about how the weather didn't help while filming Twi I had started reading this book back in November of 2008 and never finished it because I had put it down and couldn't find it until just this past month so I decided to pick it up again and to finish reading it. The book was interesting but not so much that I couldn't put it down. I enjoyed reading about how they created certain things in the movie Twilight, such as the fight scene at the ballet studio, the baseball game etc. The book also tells about how the weather didn't help while filming Twilight. I found out about how they chose the costumes for the characters and how some of the actors even helped with suggestions on their characters wardrobe. If you are one that is interested in learning more about how Twilight the movie was created then this book is for you.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Rebekah

    Snatched this up before the movie came out last year and had fun reading it. It's fun to know the behind the scenes what went into movie-making. It's nicer and of course more official than all the online information available now before New Moon. It's very well put together and written. Some things don't make sense if read before viewing, maybe I should read it again. :) The stills and extra photos are lovely. I like a lot of those stills better than those shown in the film. Many I think capture Snatched this up before the movie came out last year and had fun reading it. It's fun to know the behind the scenes what went into movie-making. It's nicer and of course more official than all the online information available now before New Moon. It's very well put together and written. Some things don't make sense if read before viewing, maybe I should read it again. :) The stills and extra photos are lovely. I like a lot of those stills better than those shown in the film. Many I think capture the joy the characters feel, when the actors are more relaxed than the many angst-ridden scenes. I also enjoy Vaz's writing, how he includes excerpts from the book and a short history on vampire fiction.

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