Friday, July 16, 2010

Meet Gil in La Push This Saturday!

The Quileute Nation have invited Gil to be this year's guest of honour at the Quileute Days Festival in La Push:

“In honor of actor Gil Birmingham’s portrayal of tribal chairman Billy Black and his telling of the legends of the Quileute tribe in the block-buster film Twilight Saga Eclipse, the Quileute Nation has invited him to participate in Quileute Days, Saturday, July 16 [LB note - it is the 17th right?] at the Akalat Center Grounds. Quileute Days will run Friday through Sunday and will include traditional tribal games, softball games, a parade, vendors and more. The annual event is free to the public.
“We are delighted to welcome Gil to La Push and Quileute Days,” tribal spokeswoman Jackie Jacobs said. “It is an honor to have him join us in this very special celebration of Quileute culture and traditions. How wonderful to have Gil Birmingham, who portrays Council Chairman Billy Black in ‘Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ meet the true Chairwoman Anna Rose Councell-Geyer and the other members of the Quileute Tribal Council.”
On Saturday, Birmingham will join in the festival parade at noon, hold a 3 p.m. autograph session — a $20 contribution is required(proceeds benefit the elders of the Quileute Nation) — and will make a 4 p.m. guest appearance at the Talent Showcase.
“I am truly honored to be invited to the Quileute Nation this weekend as they celebrate their culture and traditions,” said Gil Birmingham (Comanche) from his home in Los Angeles, CA. “In the three Twilight Saga films, I attempted to portray Billy Black and Quileute tribal members with honor and respect. The entire premise of the Twilight books and movies is based on Quileute tribal legends which are deeply rooted in the ancient cultural traditions. It was important to me that the legends, as well as an honest portrayal of modern day Native Americans, come through in the film Eclipse.”
The theme of Quileute Days this year is “History through Our Traditions,” focusing on education about the authentic Quileute history, legends and culture. Stick games — a traditional betting game — will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Also, there will be a Jacob Black and Bella Swan look-alike contest.”

Stephenie Meyer talks about her role for Breaking Dawn

We know Stephenie is a producer for Breaking Dawn, but the Twilight fansites talked to her about what that really means and how she feels about it:

Stephenie Meyer has signed on to be in control of every detail of "Breaking Dawn 1 & 2'. This means everything from eye color, to sparkles, to makeup and hair. Do you think this will change anything? Do you think every detail will be stamped "Stephenie Meyer Approved"!?! We hope so but let's see what Stephenie thinks about the official title and added responsibility: ask Stephenie Meyer what she brings to the table as a Producer for 'Breaking Dawn' by twifans

Alison: What made you decide to put the producer hat on for Breaking Dawn? And what do you think you’ll bring to that last movie?

SM: I don’t think it’s gonna change that much. I do feel like, I mean Breaking Dawn is tricky. It’s real tricky. Now, I feel like we have more of a handle on it. Because the script and with Bill Condon. I am more calm, but originally, I was very much on the fence. Maybe we shouldn’t make this into a movie, ya know. Some things can’t be made into a movie and come across exactly the right way. So it was a big struggle for me to go forward. I knew it would disappoint a lot of people, and that was really one of the main instances, that people would be like “What?” I didn’t want to disappoint people. So I was concerned. And still my plan was and still is, to be there every day. And so as the producer, can do that. So it’s really a lot about being….in the room. And it’s going to be a lot of upheaval in my life, but I felt like it was important. And then also, it’s the last one. So I kinda feel like, I’m going to commit to this for this year, I’ll get it done, and then I won’t do that again.


SM: And then also. I get to be more involved with it.

Jodi: I have this recorded

SM: Ya know, I think we will have a little more of the same music, which will be a big deal. Instead of hearing about the decisions afterward. We will be there when they are being made. That’s gonna help. With Eclipse, I was pretty much, right on the line with producing. I was very much involved with the script and a lot of the choices. So it’s not a huge difference, but it’ll be really, an interesting experience.

Kim: Well we breathed a sigh of relief when we heard you were producing.

SM: I don't know if those sighs are a little bit premature. I’m not sure that there will be that much more that I can do. um…..but, I keep fighting. I can’t quite make myself give up, so.

Alison: We do appreciate it.

SM: They can’t be exactly like the book. So it’s about having those key things that can make it, have that feel of the book. They have really done a really great job and not all of it I get right away, because for me it’s like “no, keep it closer to the story”. Then I have to say. “Okay, this is a good alternate” but it has it’s merits… angry Edward. It wasn’t in the book, and yet….that has a lot of value for you. There are things that they’re able to do that I can’t do. It’s a nice little compliment. And like Taylor and the love for Jacob. That’s a good thing. A good thing

Alison: Yeah!


Scans: View Magazine (Germany)

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Stephenie Meyer Talks About The Eclipse Tent Scene Re-shoot

Photo: Summit Entertainment

SM: Did you guys hear all the rumors about the problems? Rob was only supposed to be there for the last day. The first two were Jacob and Bella scenes where the wig had been a problem. The last day was the tent scene and that was it and; it was a pretty easy shoot. The only problem for that day was that Kristen had the stomach flu and luckily, she was supposed to lay there, but between every take, oh, she was so sick. And Taylor, he was running around, grabbing garbage cans, so she could puke in them.

It was so sweet. Everybody was taking care of her and everything, but it was a hard day. You look at actors and a lot of people are like “I wanna be an actor” it's so hard and then to sit there. She’s wanting to puke and she's all feverish, and she’s having to do the shivering. She was a work horse that day. That was our only drama was that poor Kristen got sick, and I think it was food poisoning. But it was a great shoot. It was one of those days where at the end you're like “We really killed it today! It's gonna be great!" It was a great day.

Kristen On The Cover Of ELLE Magazine - Ukraine

Fantasia Film Reviews Xavier Samuel's 'The Loved Ones'


If it’s twisted you want, look no further than first-time Australian director Sean Byrne’s deeply damaged, dark and horrifying John-Hughes- goes-to-hell shocker THE LOVED ONES, which screens at Montreal’s Fantasia film festival on July 26. The film takes the sweaty-palmed teen romance/melodrama and completely drags its screaming carcass across the bloody coals, taking few prisoners with its explicit cruelty but never sacrificing its deft character arcs or broad sense of black comedy.

The film sees pretty-boy Aussie teenager Brent (Xavier Samuel of ECLIPSE and Fango FrightFest’s ROAD KILL)—who is saddled with tremendous guilt after the death of his father in a car accident where he was the driver—beginning to slowly pick up the pieces with the help of a new love. This new romance, however, does not sit well with his scorned secret admirer (Robin McLeavy), whose doting dad (John Brumpton) then kidnaps him, dresses him in a tux and engages in plenty of prom-themed father/daughter torture in sequences that make the Grand Guignol in the SAW pictures seem more akin to so many dirty looks and slapped wrists.

The behavior of the father and his hideously sick little girl (McLeavy is so good you can almost smell her insanity) could be, if read by a different creative sensibility, just an exercise in cheap, empty nihilism. But here, under Byrne’s playful but unsparing eye, it’s like the dinner scene in THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE crossed with THE EVIL DEAD by way of THE ROAD WARRIOR; ultraviolent and depraved, yet so stylish, over-the-top and cartoonish, it’s gleeful in its absurdity. None of this cheek-probing- tongue action negates the psycho-horror at the heart of THE LOVED ONES, however, and by the time Samuel (who is truly great in a straight, sensitive performance that grounds the flick in reality) meets his stalker’s ex-boyfriends in the basement, all bets are off and the movie rides merrily off any rail that it may have been tenuously attached to prior.

Not for the squeamish but a major treat for genre followers who like their pop art out of control and unpredictable, THE LOVED ONES is a kind of masterpiece. Multiple viewings only increase its sting and reveal more layers to—yes—love. A must-see from a Down Under land that has long made movies that don’t behave.

'Abduction' Script Calls For Shirtless Taylor

Rob Draws His Hand for Children's Rights Petition

Stars across the globe have got together to fight sex traf fick ing and to protect children. The cam­paign is led by the children’s rights orga ni za tion ECPAT and The Body Shop. The celebri ties have donated their hand prints as a contribution.
One in five British adults still do not believe chil dren are traf ficked to the UK, accord ing to research by the organ is ers but, in real ity, hundreds of chil dren from over 50 coun tries are exploited in the UK every year. Some of them are said to be as young as 11.
Sign the peti tion to stop chil dren trafficking here
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Possible WfE Casting News: Catherine Hale is reporting that the role of Catherine Hale will be played by Karynn Moore. She’s gorgeous and I was struck immediately by her resemblance to Reese Witherspoon which, of course, brought this quote from the book to mind.  Chapter 3, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
“I’m searching in vain for an elephant when my eyes come to an abrupt stop on a woman. She looks so much like Catherine I catch my breath – the plane of her face, the cut of her hair, the slim thighs I’ve always imagined were under Catherine’s staid skirts.”

Bis(s) zum ersten Sonnenstrahl - Trailer