THE Yellow Porsche and Other New Moon Props In Italy

These pictures are from Twilighters Italia, one of their readers sent in these pictures plus a video, which you can see at the link, of a stuntman dressed like Alice (allegedly this is the reason he’s wearing a scarf on his head and dainty gloves, but no judging from me. More power to him!) getting out of the car.

The translation from the Italian website is,

The big man you can see in some pictures is one of the stuntmen. He had an Alice wig, a bandanna, a couple of elbow high red gloves, and seemingly from far he actually looked like our loved little vampire/pixie.

Mauro secretly told us that there are two yellow porsche in Montepulciano, placed in different places of the town. As they were not exactly identical, one had yellow brake pad cover and another had them red, Production was willing to spend to the incredible amount of €5800 PER PIECE to have them all red!!!Luckily they found out a way to paint them, but this episode says a lot on how high is this movie’s budget!!!

The helicopter we told you about earlier, has kept low-flying whole day long filming aerial of the main square.. The fountain is not finished yet, so probably this was a rehearsal or shooting for the DVD’s extra-contents .

Thanks to New Moon Movie who was the first to report this. To see more of the preparation in Italy for the next leg of shooting, check out another one of their posts. 


Entertainment Weekly has some news on some new Twilight merchandise coming from the publishing company Little, Brown. These journals are going to be released on October 13 and will come in the decorative tin in the picture above. Also to be expected in the months leading up to the New Moon movie release are,

According to a press release from the publisher, the Breaking Dawn Special Edition, on stands Aug. 4, will include a DVD of the Breaking Dawn concert series and interviews with Meyer. Those who pick up the hardcover book can also expect a poster and reproduction of handwritten lyrics for “My Never,” by Blue October’s Justin Furstenfeld. For those hoping to buy books tied into New Moon, Little, Brown will release New Moon: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion on Oct. 6 and New Moon trade and mass-market paperback tie-ins in September and November, respectively. They will also publish a New Moon Collector’s Edition on Oct. 6.

Time to start hoarding change so I don’t break the bank! I’m really looking forward to those journals. I have a weird almost fetish for anything writing related, and I’ve kept journals and diaries my whole life. I have beautiful journals that I’ve never written in because I can’t think of anything worthy enough to write in them. I foresee these Twilight journals will meet the same fate because they’re too beautiful to mar with my clumsy thoughts. I still can’t wait to have them, so they can have their own place on the bookshelf I’m going to get for all my Twilight stuff (Oh, Jeremy? If you’re reading this, we are going to get a bookshelf just for Twilight stuff. I just thought I should let you know. Kthanxbai).

Fan Pics of Rob Leaving The Set This Morning (April 30, 2009)

Some lucky bitches were hanging out by the set this morning and Rob stopped to talk and sign autographs before he left. RobPattzNews on Twitter has the pics.

But here is his face when he first saw them.


Ummm…Rob? How ’bout you never make this face again, mmk? You look like some kind of demented penguin, and that’s not cool. I’m scared of penguins.


Much better. Now just look like you’re really concerned with signing this book.

You can see more pics of early morning Rob taken at the same times as the ones above, but from different angles on TwiCrack Addict.


Love This Picture!

Check out the photogallery at Im Not Obsessed to see the rest of the pics of Peter and Kellan pretending to read New Moon while at LAX airport.

Totally cute picture!


New Moon Expectations *Spoilers Ahead*

This post is a little early (ok, like WAY early. Only 259 days left!) but I already have my expectations of what I need to see from the New Moon movie. I’m a little upset by the way certain things were missing from Twilight (like the “I love you”‘s. It wasn’t said by Edward or Bella ONCE!), so hopefully certain things are better in New Moon. You hear me, Melissa Rosenburg? These scenes better be PERFECT in the movie, or I (and many others) will hate you with the fiery passion of a thousand blazing suns.

First scene that better be there and done correctly, the dream Bella has in the beginning. This was the first time I cried reading New Moon (God knows it wasn’t the only time) because that image was so powerful to me, of beautiful and perfect Edward with his arms around a shriveled old Bella. Edward wouldn’t love her any less of course, but I knew that this was not what Bella wanted, and I was terrified for her because I thought this was a possibility. But honestly, who would rather get old and die than live forever with Edward? This would be an amazing scene for the movie to show the contrast between what Bella wants and what Edward wants. 

Next, you know what’s coming. The birthday party. I wanna see Jasper go crazy and animalistic (Oh yeah baby. That’s going to be so sexy!). I want to see the fear and anguish Edward has over this because I need some justification for What Happened in Chapter 3 (this gets capitalized because you know how important it is).

Now the thing no one wants to see, but you can’t have the story without it. What Happened. The break up. Possibly the saddest break up in the world, and that is really saying something. This needs to be one of the most intense parts of the movie, because it is in the series. I will cry at this anyway, but this better translate on screen (Listen up, KStew, no frantic blinking and stuttering). I also want the “Time passes…” in there too. I will never forget the desolation I felt, how my heart just sank when I turned the page and it had month after month. I will never forget it because I have been there myself, when the world went on without me after I had my heart broken so cataclysmicly, and I watched will dull eyes and a dead soul. Those pages brought it all back for me.  It made me not want to read the book again, but I realized it needs to happen for the story, for Edward and Bella to really grow as people and to truly love each other. For all those reasons, it needs to be perfect in the movie.

I want to see Bella the zombie. When I read this part of the book, I am depressed and this effects my actual day to day life, it did especially that first time. This needs to happen in the movie, so that when Jacob comes in, there is a tangible feel of relief like you feel when you read about it. 

I want to see Bella hear Edward’s voice in her head. This was the 3rd time I cried like a baby reading the book because that has also happened to me. Not the way it did with Bella where she thought Edward was talking to her, but I would have flashbacks of him out of no where. Once I was in the shower washing my hair, just minding my own business, and suddenly I heard him say in my head something he had always told me throughout our relationship. It was like he was right there, and it was so painful to me because what he had said so often obviously became not true after he left me. I was mad at my brain for doing that to me, but I still understood Bella’s need to hear Edward again and again. It was all she had left.

We need to see Bella and Jacob become close and how this effects her. She uses Jacob (and I’m sorry, but she does) to distract her from her misery, which is perfectly understandable to me. I want to see the motorcycles and the walk in the woods, all of it. As much as I can’t stand the fact that there was even a choice between Jacob and Edward, this needs to be as apparent in the movie as it is in the books.

I’m also looking forward to seeing Jacob go through his transformation. I had a feeling of foreboding when he went home early after the movies and then when he didn’t answer the phone for days, so this would be cool for the movie.

I will take the time right here to say, these special effects for the wolves better not suck. I was a little weirded out in Twilight with the way they did Edward’s sparkles. The first time on the rock was cool (shirtless Rob/Edward is something I will never complain about), but when he was laying in the meadow, the effect they used erased some of his features and he kind of looked like…a toad.

not a good angle

not a good angle

Edward Cullen should never remind me of an amphibian. Ever. So Summit, when you attempt this again, try for some better special effects, kthnx.

I want to see Bella cliff dive. This will be one of the coolest parts of the movie because it will be (to quote a certain evil vampire here) “visually dynamic” and this is the event that triggers so many other amazing events, like Alice coming back and everyone knows what that lead to.

The phone call. OMG the phone call. I wanted to jump through the book and KILL Jacob Black dead when that happened. We almost lost Edward because he wanted to be a jerk. For that, he cannot be forgiven.

I want to see in the movie everything that happened in the last few chapters of the book, from the mad dash to Italy on. Alice needs to have her awesome yellow Porchse, Bella needs to run screaming through Volterra, and Edward needs to be taking his shirt off. I want to see the tourists be lead to their deaths too because I’m morbid like that.

Finally, I want to see the most romantic thing I have ever read, when Edward explains to Bella the way he loves her. When I was reading New Moon out loud to Jeremy, I couldn’t read this part to him because I started crying. That happened to me a lot during their reunion, like when he told her, “When I told you that I didn’t want you, it was the very blackest kind of blasphemy.” and when she mentioned she didn’t want to get old and he said, “You’ll always be the most beautiful thing in my world.”, that gets me every time, y’all. But here is the major thing I need to hear Edward/Robert say:

“Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars –points of light and reason….And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything.”

I’ve made peace with the fact that I will be bawling like a baby in public when I go see this in the movies, so they really need to lay it on thick with all the emotion this movie will make all the Twilighters feel.

Lastly, the proposal. I wish there was some way they could go back and change the book so that Bella was a little more enthusiastic about it (I mean, come on. Edward Cullen is asking you to marry him, and you are worried about what other people will think?! Get your priorities right.) but I want to see him pour his heart out as he’s letting Bella know he’s back for good.

So I think I got everything. I will be eagerly awaiting any footage that leaks in the next few months that will let us know if all this is in there or not. I read today that Rob will back in Vancouver by the end of the week for filming, so hopefully that’s true!