USA Today: Comic Con Preview, Bill Condon Quoted

Bill condon handUSA Today has a Comic Con feature and they caught up with director Bill Condon:

“The undead men of True Blood, as well as vampire Edward Cullen and lovelorn werewolf Jacob Black in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight book series, have become key heroes in pop culture, especially to women. Bill Condon, director of the final two Twilight movies, Breaking Dawn, Part I (out Nov. 18) and Part II (Nov. 16, 2012), sees Cullen and Black as part of a long tradition of rooting for the noble monster, dating to the original Frankenstein film in 1931.
“We’ve always had a complicated relationship toward monsters. Don’t you feel like in every Dracula movie, you’re sort of wanting him to get away with it?” Condon says, laughing.”

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  1. Lynne Stringer says

    No, I must confess I didn’t ever want Dracula to get away with it. And I don’t think there are many similarities between Dracula and Edward Cullen, except that they are both vampires.
    By definition (i.e. because he’s a vampire) we see Edward as a monster, and certainly he is a noble representation of that, but I’ve always equated it more as him (and the other Cullens) rising above the sphere that people expect him to inhabit. I guess that in itself could be the noble aspect of it, but perhaps this very action discounts the monstrous aspect of his nature.
    I guess the question I’m asking is: what makes a monster? Is it being something that is a monster by nature, or is it simply denoted by the way you live?
    I think I’m rambling!


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