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Chris Weitz is on Twitter

New Moon director, Chris Weitz, has recently joined the Twitter community. At the moment, he is very active on Twitter and answers fan questions pretty much everyday.

Follow Chris @chrisweitz.

March 22, 2011 at 8:52 am | Chris Weitz | No comment

Influential Rob

Robert Pattinson
Source: Time Magazine

Rob was recently named one of The 2010 Time 100 — meaning he is one of the hundred most influential people of 2010 as named by Time Magazine. Chris Weitz wrote a very nice piece about Rob for the Time Magazine honor which you can read below.

I have to be careful about what I write here because it will be tweeted the moment TIME hits the stands. And if I say something bad about Rob Pattinson, I’m dead meat. That’s the devotion the Twilight films inspire. It’s certainly not how he planned it. And though I am continually impressed by the aplomb with which he handles the hysteria, I occasionally think he would take it all back if given the chance. Because essentially, Rob, 23, is a reserved, bookish sort of specimen, a guy who’d rather spend the night at the corner table in the pub with friends — a bit of a weirdo, frankly, in the best sense.

So how to write about someone who seems to answer Freud’s rhetorical question, What do women want? Perhaps it’s just worth pointing out that it’d be fun to have a beer with him even if he weren’t Edward Cullen. That we haven’t seen a tenth of what he can do onscreen. And that important things, beyond the veil of Hollywood, occupy his time too — music, conversation, ideas, a sense of the absurd. Which, maybe, explains why he never gets to my e-mails. I love you, Rob! Call me!

April 30, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Chris Weitz, Robert Pattinson | No comment

EW interview with Chris Weitz

EW.com has a nice little interview with Chris Weitz up on their website. Chris talks about turning the book into a movie, the reviews, the paparazzi, and much more. My favorite part of the interview is when he talks about Taylor and Kristen:

What do you think is Taylor’s best scene?
When he jumps into Bella’s room. There is so much pathos there even though it’s melodrama, there’s something touching about it. Or maybe the last moment he has, just when he says Bella’s name. You sort of understand just how crushed he is at that moment. There are a few times where he’s absolutely that guy and it’s really lovely. He’s that guy for the fans and that’s what I always thought he could do.

Do you think Kristen evolved as an actor in this movie?
I’m not sure she evolved as much as she had room to run. She’s a thoroughbred as far as actors go. To me, she can do no wrong. The experience of working with her and the caliber of work she was doing was pretty extraordinary. Let’s put aside girl in love with a vampire, her ability to manifest these emotions below the surface, above the surface just to get things right. She’s extraordinarily exacting of herself and in those moments where I was able to give her the room to do that are things I’m very proud of. That’s a high point.

Click here to read the entire EW interview with Chris Weitz

November 25, 2009 at 8:42 pm | Chris Weitz, Kristen Stewart, New Moon, Taylor Lautner | No comment

Interview with New Moon director, Chris Weitz

The Hollywood Reporter has a great interview on their website with Chris Weitz. Chris talks about the choice to direct New Moon, how he dealt with the absence of Edward throughout the film, his consultations with Stephenie Meyer, and Twilight fan blogs. Chris also goes on to address the rumor that he was offered to direct Breaking Dawn — for those who do not want to read the interview, he says that no official offer has been made.

Click here to read the entire interview with Chris

November 1, 2009 at 8:44 am | Chris Weitz, New Moon | No comment

Comic-Con New Moon panel and Twilight Experience

So I was lucky enough to be able to attend Comic-Con this year and sit in on the New Moon panel and the Twilight Experience movie screening at San Diego’s Gaslamp Stadium. It was everything I expected and more.

At the Comic-Con panel, Rob, Kristen, Taylor, Ashley, and Director of New Moon, Chris Weitz were there to answer fan questions, give us some insight into their new project, and also share two new clips from the much anticipated film.

The first clip was the scene where Jacob is teaching Bella how to ride a motorcycle. She finds that when she does this, she sees (instead of hears) Edward. As we all know, she gets hurt and starts to bleed. So in the film, Jacob takes off his shirt so he can use it to stop her bleeding. Many fans commenced their screaming at this point.

The second clip — my favorite — was the scene where Bella is running to stop Edward from revealing his sparkling skin in Italy. Scenes involving the yellow Porsche, Bella running through the water fountain, and Edward removing his shirt were all part of this clip package. AMAZING stuff. It looks like this film is going to be great.

The Twilight Experience movie screening was also awesome. As we entered the theater we were given free Lip Venom V lip gloss and Twilight candy. We also got a peek of Twilight character dolls and Twilight themed paper plates, greeting cards, and much more.

As far as the film screening went, it seems the cast split up to do introductions in the various auditoriums in the building as I heard Rob was there, yet he didn’t come to the auditorium I was in. Taylor, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kiowa Gordan (Embry Call), Jamie Campbell Bower (Caius), and Noot Sear (Heidi) visited our auditorium. They did a quick Q&A and then Twilight was played. As we exited the theater we were given a free autographed New Moon poster. They didn’t really tell us who signed which poster (as it seems there was only one autograph per poster) so I am not sure who signed the one I received.

All in all it was a wonderful day filled with Twilight excitement. If you want to check out more non-related Comic-Con photos check out Jegan Chen’s blog.

Check out my pictures from the Comic-Con New Moon panel below:

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July 24, 2009 at 1:15 am | Ashley Greene, Chris Weitz, Elizabeth Reaser, Kiowa Gordon, Kristen Stewart, New Moon, Peter Facinelli, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Twilight | 1 comment

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