Melissa Rosenberg Says Bill Condon “Gets It”

melissa-rosenbergheadshotMelissa Rosenberg just updated her Facebook with the following message:

“Hi Y’all! Sorry I haven’t checked in for a while. Been immersed in the world of Breaking Dawn. I’ve been working very closely with our director Bill Condon, whose input has been SO great. He understands story, structure and character as only a fellow writer can, but he also has fantastic visual ideas. And he’s not shying away from anything! Sex, birth, feathers, blood… it’s all in there. More later! xoxo Mel”

You can see Melissa’s Facebook here.


  1. I love that the feathers will be in there!

  2. I love it! Mwaah!! Its a looooong wait!

  3. I want this movie to be close to perfect and I think Bill can do it !

  4. I just hope that Stepehnie is just as involved!!!! It’s great that they can work together and come up with a common vision for Breaking Dawn. It sucks that it’s gonna take so long for it to come out, but good things are worth waiting for!!!!

  5. Since women are the main audience they also need to do justice to the birth scene and not make it schlocky or gratuitous gore or nudity. You know actually “get” that a new life is emerging and birth isn’t the ultimate horror in a woman’s life.

  6. Ok, so MR says Bill Condon “gets it” and that is awesome. However, I am just hoping that MR will get it right with Edward and Bella in the script this time. The tenderness, the fact that Bella really did choose vampire life first and foremost to be with Edward for eternity. I just don’t feel like she has fully “gotten” the intensity of their feelings…I know that movies are just an interpretation of the books, but the basis for the whole story is that Bella chose to be with Edward, even with Jacob offered a happy, human life. She couldn’t live without Edward, and as many times as she said that throughout the books, I hope MR finally embraces that. Can’t wait to see BD…I know it is going to be fantastic, regardless.

    • My thoughts precisely. It should be MR who should “get it’ first.Eclipse totally missed out on the fact that Bella chooses a vampire life ONLY to be with Edward. I hope they capture the true essence of who Edward and Bella are in BD atleast. With Stephenie Meyer producing, I have high hopes for BD. Keeping fingers crossed!

    • Wow. You read my mind. I’m sure Condon gets it. Who doesn’t get the story at all it’s her!

    • My exact thoughts, Bills Gets it, cause MR never has.

  7. OMG !!! gagirl I could not have said it better–It’s sooo true–

  8. Wow I agree completely with gagirl!

  9. don’t have a little faith in her.she made edward to look like villian and she will do it in BD.

  10. How did she make Edward look like a villan? He said his peace in the tent scene. He said what he really wanted for Bella because he loves her more than himself and puts her ahead of his own wants. He got a little handsy with Jacob in that one scene but seriously Jake had that coming, even though it was depicted a little more “angry Edward” than the books. (Still, alot of fangirls liked it…I could have taken it either way.) Back in Edward’s time, a man would have called another man out for kissing his girl so… Not even a few decades before his time that would have been cause for a duel at dawn. LOL!

    I don’t really mind when things are a little different. If it was going to be exactly like the books, well, I could just go read the books again. I like seeing new life breathed into the characters…they’re still recognizable as who they were in the books.

    • I have a friend who said the same thing. About Edward seems to be the villain in Eclipse. Jacob looked far more passionated. Edward seemed distant, weak. I was really disappointed with Eclipse movie. I hated it.

    • Leslie, I agree. I didn’t see Edward as a villain at all. I don’t get when people say that. Except for in the beginning when he is not wanting Bella to go to LaPush and not telling about Victoria, Edward is…well, Edward. Loving, gentle and not wanting anything but the best for Bella. In fact, considering that there’s another guy who makes no bones about wanting his girl, I think he’s pretty much a gentleman.

      I think it’s interesting to see when they change up a few little things, like Edward’s reaction when Jacob kisses her. The only thing I wasn’t fond of was that they made out in the end that Bella’s reason for changing wasn’t about Edward. That didn’t make me happy.

      I have alot of hope for BD since SM is directly involved in decisions. I’m happy to hear about the feathers, too! 🙂

  11. TeamFacePunch says

    I am so looking forward to Breaking Dawn. I am so glad they are adding the little things, like the feathers and all. Can’t wait till’ this movie is out. 🙂

  12. I agree that MR painted Edward (and Bella/Edward’s relationship) the wrong way in Eclipse, starting with the scene where he disables the truck…I don’t know if villain is thr right word, but that works I guess, and although Bella gets upset with him (rightfully so), the fact that she opened her window that night spoke volumes about the way their relationship worked. Also, the scene with Renee…just the way they had him looking at her all creepy as her mom is voicing concern over the way Edward watches her…we all know he is protective out of love for her, but it came across like he was a psycho! (stalking vampire, yes, but in a sweet way!) I could go on and on, but honestly, after seeing Eclipse 6 times (I know, ridiculous) I got more and more uneasy about the way their relationship was portrayed. I mean, even if you take away the obvious pro-Jacob slant, edward and Bella’s relationship was just “off.” Last one…didn’t anyone else find it strange and upsetting that Bella showed very little remorse towards Edward after she kissed Jacob? She was MORTIFIED in the book, beginning to really the ways she had hurt both Edward AND Jacob. They gave her one line of “I love you more.” MR is just missing it!! I just hope SM can have enough say to get it right in BD. Ok, sorry for the long post, I have just been dying to get all that out!!

    • MR has always missed it. To late now.

    • WOW…… I agree with both of your comments. The fact the MR thinks Bill “get’s it” Is very scary to me b/c I don’t think she “get’s it.” So what is he getting? Is it what SM wrote in the books or what MR has written for the screen? That kind of a comment from MR makes me really happy that SM has more say in this movie!

  13. this makes me so happy.

  14. LOL! I like the “xoxo mel” at the end! It’s like she’s Gossip Girl!!

  15. I hope they have the water scene on esme’s island
    It was sooo romantic

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