Carter Burwell Talks Robert Pattinson and Mackenzie Foy Duet

Breaking Dawn and Twilight Composer Carter Burwell talked to his local Sag Harbor paper about his creative process and let a Breaking Dawn II tidbit drop.

At what point in the filming process will you come onboard?

Generally, I don’t actually write anything until a film has actually been shot. But, there are some exceptions.

In the movie I’m working on right now, which is “Breaking Dawn: Part II,” they needed Rob Pattinson and the actress who plays his daughter to play piano onscreen. I had to write this duet before they shot the film so they could actually learn the parts. Rob is a musician, so he prides himself on working out the fingering for these correctly.

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This is unusual for the tight-lipped Burwell who locked his Twitter account after tweeting and following and discovering that people were in fact actually reading what he wrote.


  1. I’m so happy they’re finally including elements from the original film into Breaking Dawn 1&2. The other movies just felt like the directors approached it as if they weren’t connected together at all, like the characters just happened to have all the same names.

    It’s nice to have the movies come full circle, without forgetting where they started.

    • I totally agree with you Jackie. Carter Burwell did a fantastic job with the music and it is nice to have the first movie and the last movies tie together.

  2. Isabella Marie Swan Cullen says:

    O-M-G!: Renesmee’s lullaby!? I am TOTALLY in love with Bella’s lullaby, and this melody will always have a special part in my hearth. I wonder how Nessie’s lullaby is going to sound. I have to admit that I liked Twilight’s score better than NM and Eclipse’s, so I’m glad that Burwell is back because he does an amazing job! 🙂

  3. I really can’t wait. I love Bella’s and can’t wait to see Rob with Renesmees. I love the detail of tying the first and last film together.

  4. Sabrina13 says:

    Awwww! That sounds so cool! I’m excited. I loved Bella’s Lullaby, so hearing that robs gonna do one for his daughter sounds adorable! 😀

  5. I seriously can not wait for this scene. I am excited to see Rob play Daddyward. Bring on the family moment and cuteness!

  6. We didn’t see Rob play it, but Bella’s Lullaby was woven into the BD Pt 1 soundtrack – listen to Love Death Birth (on the various artist soundtrack, I can’t remember what it’s included in on the Score).

    I do have to disagree about the continuity of the movies. Twilight was much different, but New Moon, Eclipse, and BD could be watched and enjoyed as one long movie.

    Back to the subject – can’t wait to see Rob and Mackenzie play!!!

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