Twilight: Director's Notebook: The Story of How We Made the Movie Based on the Novel by Stephenie Meyer
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Twilight: Director's Notebook: The Story of How We Made the Movie Based on the Novel by Stephenie Meyer

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by Catherine Hardwicke
     
 

A personal, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the blockbuster film Twilight from groundbreaking director Catherine Hardwicke!

This intimate full-color "notebook", designed to replicate the one director Catherine Hardwicke kept on and off the set, takes you through the creative process that went into making Stephenie Meyer's breathtaking novel come

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Overview

A personal, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the blockbuster film Twilight from groundbreaking director Catherine Hardwicke!

This intimate full-color "notebook", designed to replicate the one director Catherine Hardwicke kept on and off the set, takes you through the creative process that went into making Stephenie Meyer's breathtaking novel come alive on screen - from casting to costumes, stunts to story boards. With never-before-seen notes, sketches, and photographs taken directly from the visionary director's personal notebook, this book includes everything from her visual inspirations, to step-by-step breakdowns of action sequences, to a behind the scenes look at some of the most pivotal moments in the creation of the film, and much more.

Get the inside story - this collectible notebook will be a must-have addition to every Twilight fan's bookshelf!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the film Twilight:
"Epic! Sexy, stylish and altogether the coolest movie of the year"
- Shawn Edwards, Fox TV"

. . . getting Catherine Hardwicke to direct Twilight was a shrewd move, because the youthquake specialists of Thirteen treats teen confusion without a trace of condensation. . . .She has reconjured Meyer's novel as a cloudburst mood piece filled with stormy skies, rippling hormones, and understated visual effects."
- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly"

Hardwicke has connected so intensely to the Meyer novel that it's hard to imagine anyone else making a better version."
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316070522
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Series:
Twilight Saga Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
585,093
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 5.34(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Catherine Hardwicke trained as an architect at the University of Texas and started in film as a production designer. She designed over 20 films, including Tombstone, Tank Girl, Three Kings, and Vanilla Sky. Hardwicke's debut as a feature film co-writer and director was the Sundance award-winning Thirteen. Made for under two million dollars, it garnered an Academy Award nomination for Holly Hunter. She has since directed Lords of Dogtown, The Nativity Story, and most recently, Twilight. She lives in Venice Beach, California, with Jamie Marshall and her cat, The Black Velvet Luxury Item.

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Twilight Director's Notebook: The Story of How We Made the Movie 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 278 reviews.
GeorgeBeahm More than 1 year ago
A pocket-sized (5.25 x 8.25 inch) hardback book, in full color, with hundreds of photographs and illustrations (including storyboards), this book delivers exactly what it promises: a "Director's Notebook" that tells "the story of how we made the movie." Hardwicke's journey on this film, as she has made clear in numerous interviews, was an adventure: shooting on location under weather conditions that included driving rain, sleet, numbing cold, or various combinations thereof, hardy Hardwicke persevered to deliver a film that far exceeded box office and studio expectations. This book is a behind-the-scenes look at how Hardwicke envisioned the movie from start to finish: a rare glimpse at a film maker's diary, complete with Hardwicke's own sketches (she was an architect before she became a film director), handwritten notes, candid photos from the movie, conceptual artwork, storyboards (black-and-white drawings that frame a shot for the camera), and film stills. The result is an intimate book, one in which Hardwicke's infectious enthusiasm makes you appreciate just how difficult it is to produce a movie--much less one shot on location under such challenging (an understatement) conditions. Fans who want a nuts-and-bolts "Making of" will certainly want to buy the authorized film book, TWILIGHT: THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED MOVIE COMPANION. (It's excellent, thorough, and at 8.5 x 11 inches, shows off the full color photos very well.) But this little gem belongs right next to it on the bookshelf. PS: It should be noted that Hardwicke chose not to helm NEW MOON because she felt the budget was inadequate and there wasn't sufficient time allowed to shoot what is obviously a more demanding (film-wise) movie than TWILIGHT. More's the pity. Chris Weitz is certainly up to the challenge, but I really felt Hardwicke's sensibilities made her the ideal choice to for all four Twilight films. We don't have Hardwicke on NEW MOON, but we do have this little gem of a book, which is really her extended love letter to the TWILIGHT movie, to Stephenie Meyer, and the small army of people that were mobilized to bring it to the screen.
AnnieAM More than 1 year ago
This was a pretty cool book that had some interesting information about how the novel was turned into a movie. It answered a lot of questions about the creative choices that they made while making the movie. However, I felt cheated to spend money on this when there was nothing in the book that isn't already in the extra documentary that's on the Twilight DVD's extra features. It had a few extra drawings and sketches, etc. but overall there wasn't much information in it that wasn't in the documentary. For that reason, I'd say that if you've seen the documentary, there isn't much of a point to buy this book unless (like me) you are a die-hard Twilight fan who simply must own everything Twilight :)
Bones_Reader More than 1 year ago
I loved it.......it's full of great features from the movie and gives a lot of insight into behind the scenes that are suprising and halarious...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not like the movie of Twilight very much, but I loved this book. This is Catherine Hardwicke's journal of how she made the movie. It tells you about the special effects in the movie, how they designed the costumes, and more. I loved this book.
vampireader More than 1 year ago
I hope all the other directors are so kind as Cat to make a dirwctors notebook. Was filled with all sorts of cool facts & showed just how difficult it was to create what is 'twilight'
Gabby198 More than 1 year ago
IF YOU LOVE THE TWILIGHT SAGA AND YOU LOVE THE MOVIE THEN THIS IS THE BOOK!! IT TELLS HOW CATHERINE FILMED THE MOVE. HOW SHE PICKED THE CAST. THE PLACES SHE PICKED TO FILM. AND THE LOVE FOR THE BOOKS. I LOVE THE TWILIGHT SAGA AND WHEN I GOT THIS BOOK I WAS HYPED. I FOUND OUT HOW SHE IMGAED THE MOVIE AND HOW SHE STARTED IT TO LIVE. IF YOU LOVE THE TWILIGHT SAGA AND MOVIE U HAVE TO GET THIS BOOK!!!!!
twilightmomTF More than 1 year ago
I am over 30, work full time and am the mother of 2 young children. The only books I read is "If you Give a Mouse a Cookie" etc. My husband bought me Twilight and I laughed at him when I saw how may pages were in the book. I don't have time alone to read the mail much less a large book. I started in and never put it down. I became obsessed and in love with all the characters. I could not sleep at night because I wanted to read it so badly, I am sure I have black circled eyes like Bella. I have never experienced this much passion about a book. I told my husband that I felt like a teenager obsessed about a boyfriend or something silly. As soon as I finished Twilight, I bought the second one and read over 100 pages when I meant to only read the introduction. I never want it to end! A writer that could produce this result is simply amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A teenaged girl, named Bella, moves to Forts Washington to live with her dad. On her first day of school she meets a mysteriously peculiar boy in her science class. He's different from most kids, but in an odd way. The boy is always on the edge of his seat. He and his brothers and sisters never associate or eat with other people. Their appearances are god like, and their voices are like wind chimes. Bella sees something in him, although they hardly ever talk outside of their science class. But when they do start talking more, Bella knows he is different some how. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat, and make you want to keep the pages turning. I would recommend this story to both boys and girls alike. Due to some vocabulary grades 7 and above would enjoy reading this book.
Nora_Ann More than 1 year ago
Definitly a cool book. It is her notebook from filming the movie. It is fun to see all the sketches and pictures and everything that went into making the movie. I would recommend to any Twilight fan!! I wish she was directing New Moon!!!!!
dazzled_by_twilight More than 1 year ago
I loved it:D i bought it today and it had so much info on behind the scenes stuff and how stuff was chosen or taken out :) i found it very interesting and loved how they were so creative behind scenes and on stunts while they were on a short budget:D strongly agree that people buy it :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that it was interesting to see how things were done and how they intended on doing things. I really enjoyed it. I wish that she elaborated more on certain things, but other then that It was worth reading if youre a fan of the Twilight movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved the Twilight series, and I am sure that this book, describing Catherine Hardwicke's work put into the movie, will be a greatly satisfying read. I can't wait until it is officially published, so that I may read it myself!
Edwardloverxoxox More than 1 year ago
I am so excited for this! I am one of those crazy Twilight fanatics who gets a kick out of this stuff and now, with this book, I can become even closer to the story!! Every true Twilight fan should have this!! Also the release dates for the next two movies have come out! Look it up!!
Jacobblacklover32 More than 1 year ago
I hope this is so good. Plus Because it is a big movie so nost people would buy it. The pics are so cool! I am going to go buy it when it comes out!
VickiH27 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 15 yr old daughter and she loves the book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I WANT IT AS AN eBOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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