Exclusive: Director David Slade Video Interview THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE

     June 28, 2010

David Slade Twilight slice

With The Twilight Saga: Eclipse getting released this Wednesday, it’s time to post the exclusive interviews I did at the junket a few weeks back.  Yesterday I posted my interview with screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, and today it’s director David Slade.  While some may have wondered if Slade was the right person for the job, I think he made the best Twilight film yet and fans are going to love his take on the franchise.

Anyway, during the interview he talked about how he prepared for directing the film and explains how and why he shot the movie a certain way.  He also talked about directing the meadow scene and if he was aware that it meant so much to the fans.  Later on we addressed what fans can expect on the DVD/Blu-ray, how he literally had just finished making the movie and what he isn’t doing next (The Shadow).  Hit the jump to watch the interview:

David Slade

  • I ask about the unique shots and the close-ups.  Did he design the look before he got on set or did he do more of it while there.  Talks about how the film needed to have a cinematic vocabulary
  • 2:50 – Twitter questions – I ask him about the meadow scene.  When he was filming the scene, was he aware it meant so much to so many fans.  Talks about how Stephenie Meyer’s was there a lot on set a lot.
  • 5:00 – Home video question.  What deleted scenes will be on the DVD/Blu-ray.  Talks about the one of the scenes that was cut.  He says the scene was 2 or 3 minutes alone and he think it may be as many as 5 minutes of deleted scenes coming
  • 6:30 – Commentaries on the DVD?  He says he won’t be doing one and explains why.
  • Talks about how he literally just finished the film the night before this interview
  • 7:48 – What is he doing next.  Says he is definitely not doing The Shadow

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