Thursday, July 1, 2010

Top ten best small details in 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' [Spoiler Alert!]

Having already broken down some of the best song placements in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse as well as what scenes one might hope for in an Eclipse DVD deleted/extended scene feature, here's a chance to move on to a list of some of the best small details included in the film.

Again, if you haven't seen the movie yet, this might spoil some of the fun for you, so it may be best to hold off on reading it just yet.

1. The graduation party: The way that the film brought forth the Cullens' graduation party was almost exactly as it was described in Eclipse - the bubbly mood of the room, the music, the dancing. The setting for this scene was very nicely and faithfully done. Also, the fact that Jacob shows up with the wolf bracelet - which has become an iconic piece of merchandise in the Twilight fan world since the book's release - during this scene is an important detail that wasn't overlooked.

2. Team Switzerland: While the swishing of stubborn magnets around on the refrigerator might not have made it into the film, "I'm Switzerland" sure did. It's a good thing, too, because the term has become a "Team" representation in and of itself, so there'd be a lot of disappointed "Team Switzerland" fans if the term didn't make the cut.

3. Jacob's note: It was a rather nice surprise to see Jacob's note make an appearance in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. It even looked the same as it did in the book, with the scratch-throughs and ink blots next to the very same words. This was a very eloquent touch - especially since that's the first thing we see of Jacob's frustration in the story.

4. "I punched a werewolf in the face": This line speaks for itself.

5. "Claire de Lune": As a bit of a throwback to Twilight and the feeling of when Edward and Bella made their first entrance into the Cullen house together, Debussy's "Claire de Lune" is playing in the background. This added a sweet nostalgia to the moment and helped to lead into an even sweeter sequence ahead.

6. Leg hitch: Yes, yes. The leg hitch made it into the movie. That was something a lot of people were extremely vehement about, and there was no let-down on that front. This may not even qualify as a "small detail" given the importance of it to fans.

7. Apple: David Slade admitted to changing a few things about the sets in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, but one thing that he didn't fail to bring back in from The Twilight Saga: New Moon was the apple in Charlie's kitchen window. It was a nice sliver of continuity.

8. "He moves, you move": The exchange between Renee and Bella was incredibly important to the story in Eclipse, and Renee's observations about Bella and Edward here were put well enough in the book. So, it was nice to see the book phrase make it to the film in this moment.

9. "Bulletproof": This is another quote from the book that was well placed in the film. It was contemporary and humorous enough for the ending moment in the film, and it was a lovely touch that this was how Bella closed out the engagement conversation with Edward.

10. Rosalie's theatrics: The Rosalie backstory was, altogether, spectacular in the film. Still, a shining bit of it came in the span of a split-second when the red-eyed Rosalie breaks into Royce's room in her wedding gown. "Theatrical?" Yes, but appropriately so!

Thank you Twilight Examiner

[Ina Noorazan]

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