MTV Interviews Breaking Dawn Director Bill Condon

There are so many goodies in the MTV interview with Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon. Here is just a part of the entire MUST READ interview!

MTV: Is there one specific FX shot that you’re particularly pleased with?

Condon: Oh man, there are so many that are so beautiful. I love the way, it’s very creepy, but I love the way that Alec’s mist looks. He has that mist that can make you blind, deaf and dumb, so that’s looking really good. It feels like the best Hammer [horror] movie you’ve ever seen. It’s a little different [type of mist] and sort of has tentacles that can get inside you and all that stuff.

MTV: I’m so excited to see all the powers! I spoke with Mackenzie Foy recently, the most adorable person the planet, and she talked about how she had fun filming her “power scenes.”

Condon: I know, she’s adorable, right? Her power, she touches somebody and she can show them what’s in her head and that you develop. There are some visual things, but a lot of that is done through Carter Burwell’s score, but then just recently in the mixing Dane Davis, who is a brilliant sound designer, he did “The Matrix” and so many other movies, he had her just speak and read poetry and things like that, and he’s turned it into hundreds of tracks. You don’t actually hear words but it becomes the chattering of her [voice], it’s a very abstract effect that I’ve never heard before. It’s really cool.


  1. Reading this makes me excited for the movie. I’m really curious as to how they will depict Bella’s power. The end of BD is by far my favorite part of the whole series. Just like SM says: Bella becomes the most powerful character in all the books and she sways how the confrontation ends.

    I’m very anxious about the “changed ending,” whether SM collaborated on it or not. I’d much rather they stick to the book ending even though it’s not “exciting.” But…I will not go off on my “what sucks about the movies” tirade…again. 😀

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