Friday, November 1, 2013

FaceTime Friday | Breaking Dawn Edition

Welcome to FaceTime Friday! Something we came up with
to help us keep in touch – as if we need another way – and a great way to discuss our favorite topics. Books | Movies | & More. In case you missed last weeks FaceTime Friday, click HERE for our Eclipse.

And now the epic conclusion to our Twilight Saga edition of FaceTime Friday!

BREAKING DAWN by Stephenie Meyer

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A note from Heather. .

So, back at the beginning of 2013, January to be exact, I decided to finally create a book blog. This was something I had always wanted to do and I was finally going to stop putting it off and do it. Well, of course a blog needs a name and naming a blog is no easy feat, at least in my opinion. Why am I telling you this, you may ask? Well, there is a song that is featured on the Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack. It happens to be one of my most favorite songs and the title of the song, just so happened to be the most perfect title for this blog.
Turning Page by Sleeping At Last is the song that inspired the title of this blog – Turning Pages

Favorite quotes from the book. . . 

[Heather]

“Edward and I had not had a last grand scene of farewell, nor did I plan one. To speak the word was to make it final. It would be the same as typing the words The End on the last page of a manuscript. So we did not say our goodbyes, and we stayed very close to each other, always touching. Whatever end found us, it would not find us separated.”

“My old mind hadn’t been capable of holding this much love. My old heart had not been strong enough to bear it. Maybe this was the part of me that I’d brought forward to be intensified in my new life. Like Carlisle’s compassion and Esme’s devotion. I would probably never be able to do anything interesting or special like Edward, Alice, and Jasper could do. Maybe I would just love Edward more than anyone in the history of the world had ever loved anyone else. I could live with that.”

“It’s an extraordinary thing to meet someone who you can bare your soul to and accept you for what you are. I’ve been waiting, for what seems like a very long time, to get beyond what I am. With Bella I feel like I can finally begin. So I’d like to propose a toast to my beautiful bride. No measure of time with you will be long enough. But let’s start with forever.”

[Christie]

“Fire and ice, somehow existing together without destroying each other. More proof that I belong with him.”

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Breaking Dawn Pt 1

The wedding lived up to the book. It was everything we envisioned and more. The thousands of flowers, the dress, all of it…perfection. We loved the awkward fun of the families speeches during the wedding reception. It brought out a different side to them and allowed for the viewers to feel as if they were apart of it. The fruition of the wedding and the honeymoon finally gives the readers a temporary sense of closure. 
Not to say we didn’t like the book, but the movie was less strung out during the anguish of the pregnancy and the torment of Edward and Jacob. Seeing it on the big screen allowed the viewers to breathe a little easier for it is kinder to your heart. 

If we have to identify one tiny detail in the movie that rubbed us the wrong way it would be Bella’s fake tan. Let’s be honest, it looked like a) she hadn’t bathed and b) like someone had rubbed her the wrong way. 

The birth scene. The visualization of the violence and the torment of the birth scene was emotionally and physically exhausting. Edward holding Bella’s emaciated form thinking her dead is something we will never fully recover from. 

In case you need to freshen your memory, here is the Birth Scene :
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC5f8drViGw
VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

Unfortunately, this clip does not contain the one tiny line said by Edward that literally broke our hearts. As Edward is trying to revive Bella, he whispers, “Come back to me please, baby.”

A Thousand Years [part 1] is one of the most beautiful songs from the Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack. 

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Breaking Dawn Part 2

There is so much to say in regards to part 2. The transformation of Bella as a human into a Vampire is a beautiful metaphor for her life. The movie visualization of the vampire idiosyncrasies was spot on and allowed us an inside look to that of a vampire. We thought it to be beautifully done, written, portrayed, scored, everything. It brought out some extreme emotions for us being the Twilight fans that we are.
For example, after Heather saw the midnight premier of the movie, she called Christie and was literally sobbing and so emotional, her words were difficult to understand. This whole scene was caught on video by Heather’s friend who had gone to the movie with her. (Embarrassing – said in sing-song voice).
The showing of Aro’s future, depicting Carlisle’s death, was perhaps more traumatic than the birth scene. It elicited such a wide range of emotions from people in the theater, ranging from shock, horror, anger, and downright defiance.
Christie experienced this in one of the most hilarious ways. The two ladies sitting behind her with their one year old, who didn’t make a peep throughout the movie mind you, shouted out “Carlisle…..oh lawd…THEY KILLED CARLISLE!!!” Causing her to giggle in the middle of a sob.  

This final Twilight movie was just the closure that we needed. It was the perfect end to a perfect series. The clip below being a perfect example. 

Below is the link for one of our most favorite scenes in all of the Twilight movies. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLe6oqW4L2Y

We hope you have enjoyed our look back on the Twilight movies. We look for any excuse to revisit Twilight. In case you are a Twilight fan like us, this coming Tuesday (November 5th) Twilight Forever will be released in stores. You can bet we will be purchasing ourselves a copy. 🙂 

Happy reading.

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