Bill Condon’s Thank You to the Fans!

The Official Twilight Saga Facebook Page pasted a thank you letter and picture from Bill Condon.  Here is what he had to say to the fans.  

On the flight now from Madrid to Berlin, I wanted to check in one last time, as you’re finally getting a look at what we’ve all been working on so intensely.  It’s hard to believe that after our Berlin premiere tonight, my TWILIGHT journey will finally come to a close.  It’s been almost three years since I first wrote to you.  I’m very proud of what we’ve created together since then, and I hope that PART II fulfills your expectations for the grand finale to Stephenie’s sprawling saga. Fingers crossed that you’ve also managed to stay at least mostly spoiler-free, in order to enjoy the twists and parting gifts we have in store for you… 

Thank you again for making me feel like a member of your fandom family online…for sleeping in The Line in San Diego in order to laugh with us in Hall H…for traveling great distances to join us in L.A. for last year’s Tent City and this year’s Fan Camp.  Above all, thank you for trusting me with this universe you care so deeply about – we tried to match your intensity in our attention to every detail.  That said, I don’t think I’ll ever live down the shame of being spied on by Twihard covens around the world on our very first night of shooting in Rio.  Thanks to photos shot and instantly posted online of Bella and Edward on their honeymoon, we were called out in real time for missing a certain engagement ring…  (Sorry — again!) 

As with you all, what I’ll take with me from my time in Forks are so many great friendships – our massive cast of talented actors, and new creative partners such as Melissa Rosenberg, Guillermo Navarro and Phil Tippett.  I hope to know them all for years and to work with them again soon, making movies yet to be dreamed up.  At the L.A. premiere Monday night, Phil said we should make a “bloody, giant monster movie.”  But is there room for a musical number?  

See you at the theatre. 

Forever,

Bill

I think I speak for the entire fandom when I say… No, no, Mr. Condon. THANK YOU!

Comments

  1. You are correct we do owe Mr. Condon a thank you. I feel like we got to end on a high note. He did a fabulous job with with both parts of breaking dawn. I had my doubts when they said they would make it into 2 films but it worked. I’m ready for part 2 to be out on DVD so I can watch it over and over.

  2. Elizabeth (EverythingRemindsMeOfTwilight) says:

    Quite right! It is we who owe Bill Condon a HUGE thanks that can never be repaid–even if we got him a Porsche, Ferrari, and an Aston Martin Vanquish. ;) In all seriousness though, Bill really and truly put so much thought and hard work and detail into these two movies that make them so incredible. He really gave us movies that encapsulated this wonderful universe that Stephenie had made and was sincerely and genuinely considering the fans and everything dear to us. He “got it”–and he valued and treasured Twilight as much as any of us. He went above and beyond. Thank you, Bill Condon!

  3. For a Fan that has travel a great distance just to be part of the amazing Saga from San Diego Comic Con, to last year and this year Tent City I am thankful for the friends I met along the way and a story that is truthfully beautiful, Thank you Bill Condon for giving it the life to the final chapter and an ending that left me with tears of how beautiful made it was.

  4. Thanks Bill! It was fun and you did a great job!

  5. I feel that we have been fortunate to have been able to enjoy this series of films while it was brand new, eagerly anticipating each sequel – especially with the care given by Melissa Rosenberg, Catherine Hardwicke, Carter Burwell, the masterly Bill Condon, and the many others involved. Above all Stephenie Meyer, of course. It’s just been a lot of fun. We’ll continue to enjoy the films and so will later generations (just like we today enjoy Home Alone, Somewhere In Time, It’s A Wonderful Life etc.) but it won’t be the same. I don’t think of it as the end of Twilight but rather the beginning of a new stage: Twilight as tradition and legacy.

  6. Jacob Ester says:

    Although in terms of preference, my favorite director of the saga remains David Slade, there is still no question that Bill Condon has accomplished quite a feat and adapted arguably the most complicated source material in the series in both a successful and tasteful manner. And to that, Mr. Condon, I tip my hat to you.

  7. English Bob says:

    I tried, but I couldn’t convince any of the Americans I’d met in America to actually go to the damn movie to watch it let alone read the damn book, as it was written and made by eurasians for the eurotrash audience overseas and not for American consumption, obviously, but at least I got a theatrical schedule and a poster out of it for all it’ll do me.

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