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And I’m back!

So, I’m back and ready to discuss Bill Condon directing Breaking Dawn. I never saw Dreamgirls, but it obviously did very well. Who could forget Jennifer Hudson jumping from American Idol to the big screen and winning a Golden Globe and an Oscar her first time out? Only 15 people, including Hudson, have won Oscars for their debut films BTW. While Hudson is undoubtedly an amazing performer, it speaks highly for Condon’s direction that an actor with so little experience could be directed to an award-worthy performance.

The only other film by Condon that I can comment on is Kinsey. I thought it was well done. Most notable here is the portrayal of pain and discomfort that can be caused by sexual relationships that are outside the norm. More important is the message that just because the relationship may be outside the norm doesn’t mean it’s necessarily wrong. The skill with which Condon handled this could come in handy with Breaking Dawn. Now if only he can put some of his writing experience (Dreamgirls, Kinsey, Chicago) to use and “improvise” during filming.

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May 8, 2010 Posted by | Breaking Dawn | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Auditions Info

I’ve posted an update on my Auditions page, finally.

December 5, 2009 Posted by | Actors, Breaking Dawn, Twi-blogs, Twi-Media | , , , , | Leave a comment

Breaking Dawn Auditions

Have you been following Acting411? If you have you know some pretty interesting info by now.

Summit Entertainment has acquired the rights from Stephenie Meyer to film and distribute Breaking Dawn, the fourth novel in her series. Breaking Dawn is in the early pre-production stages. There will likely be quite a bit of tweaking to the novel due to the explicit sex and birth scenes to avoid an R rating.

Somebody didn’t catch that the explicit part was all in their heads! LOL!

Now for the really good stuff! Check out my Auditions page and scroll down to the 05Aug09 entry.

August 5, 2009 Posted by | Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer, Twi-Media, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 6 Comments

New Auditions Info

Check my Auditions page for the lastest.

18Aug09 – I’ve closed this thread. Please pick up the conversation on the Auditions page. Thanks.

June 2, 2009 Posted by | Actors, Breaking Dawn, Eclipse, Twi-blogs, Twi-Media, Twilighters, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Auditions Page

I’ve started an Auditions page in hopes that when people search for info on how to audition for the movies based on Stephenie Meyer’s Eclipse and Breaking Dawn they easily find what they are looking for. Ever since I first posted the links to Acting411 my searches have looked something like this every day.

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May 12, 2009 Posted by | Actors, Breaking Dawn, Eclipse, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 8 Comments

Ryan Reynolds as Garrett

I love Ryan Reynolds. I love Garrett. I don’t see the two of them together. Ryan Reynolds is always so…Ryan Reynolds. He’s like Jack Nicholson. He’s great on screen, thoroughly enjoyable and believable, but you tend to see him rather than the character. After the movie you refer to all the other characters by name, but you say, “And then Ryan Reynolds’ character said…” I need someone who can delivery the ‘Braveheart’ speech in character, not as himself. How about Henry Cavill? He was Stephenie Meyer’s pick for Edward once upon a time. It would be nice if he could get into the saga.

 (From IMDB)

May 8, 2009 Posted by | Actors, Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer, Twi-Media | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Eclipse & Breaking Dawn Auditions: Final Post?

Maybe this will be my final post on Twilight Saga auditions. We shall see. I continue to get questions on how to go about auditioning. I would like to reiterate that I have nothing to do with the film industry other than being an avid movie fan, and have nothing to do with Twilight casting other than being a humble blogger of all things Twilight. As of this moment I have no ‘in’ with Stephenie Meyer, Summit Entertainment, Chris Weitz, David Slade, gaffers, best boys, kraft food service, or anyone else in the know. It would be nice to have some connection in the future though. 🙂

That being said, I’ve had so many questions that I have done some research. Allow me to impart upon you my wisdom.

Check the following links regularly:

1. Eclipse Auditions

2. Breaking Dawn Auditions

According to this press release Acting 411 is the place to go for casting and audition info. So, remember, it’s very important to keep checking those links above. Bookmark this page if you need to, to remember. Certainly you may link to this page directly on your blog.

If you look at other movies listed on Acting 411, you will see that some, such as Remember Me (starring Robert Pattinson) have a PRINCIPLE ACTOR CASTING area and a EXTRAS CASTING area. These are the areas you want to keep watching if you are interested in auditioning for Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Today both areas say TBA for both movies. Before too long they will be filled in and you will know what to do.

BTW, careful readers noticed they are still casting the female lead for Remember Me. Go get him, girls! Don’t forget who sent you on the audition!

EDIT 17Jun09: This thread is closed. Please see my Auditions page.

May 6, 2009 Posted by | Actors, Breaking Dawn, Eclipse, Robert Pattinson, Stephenie Meyer, Twi-Media | , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Why Bella Isn’t Weak

All over the internet I run into articles complaining about Twilight, saying it sets a terrible example for young girls because the heroine, Bella Swan, is so weak. I was shocked when I first read this, and continue to be shocked that so many people seem to agree. So here’s me, going to bat for Bella.

The first thing we learned about Bella was that she was a survivor and she was inventive. She did not wallow in self-pity for having a flighty mom. She took over those aspects of life that Renee was not managing, even going so far as to look after Renee. This created a Bella who is wise beyond her years. When Renee remarried, she was able to look at the situation from a more adult point of view. She saw that Renee would be more miserable away from Phil than she herself would be in Forks for less than a year (until she was 18 and could live on her own), so she proposed the move and made the arrangements. Because of this take charge attitude and ability to rise to the top in a difficult situation, Bella had already lived a human adult life, in a way, so would not missing much in that regard by becoming vampire. She was not throwing away her life to be with her boyfriend forever. She had lived her life and paved the way to make her dreams come true on her own.

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April 17, 2009 Posted by | Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Eclipse, Edward Cullen, Essays, New Moon, Stephenie Meyer, Twilight, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Interesting Story

I came across this fanfic while tag surfing for Twilight stuff. At least I hope it’s fanfic and not a cry for relationship help in fanfic clothing. It’s a Twi-related Choose Your Own Adventure story essentially. The writer gives us a dialogue set 10 years from now in which a man has just found out he’s his wife’s Jacob, not her Edward. Check it out.

March 25, 2009 Posted by | Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Eclipse, Edward Cullen, Essays, New Moon, Twilight, Twilighters | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Blog Stats Fun

I have a recent obsession with my stats. I’m having fun seeing how y’all are finding my blog. Here’s the latest. Auditions, auditions, auditions!

Today

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Yesterday

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WOW! I hope that is a lot of different people suddenly going audition crazy now that New Moon filming has started. I really hope it’s not one obsessed Stage Mom trying to get her lovely daughter the Renesmee role.

Is There Really A Volturi? Seriously? Good luck in your search. If you find anything non-Twilight-related let me know…in a non-provoking-them-kind-of-way. A tip for the future. Go to Wiki, or just type Volturi into Google. You don’t have to ask Google a question; it just knows.

March 25, 2009 Posted by | Actors, Breaking Dawn, Eclipse, Twilight, Twilighters | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment