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Twilight director's notebook: het persoonlijke dagboek van de regisseur van Twilight

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Dit onthullende Director’s notebook is een replica van het notitieboek van regisseur Catherine Hardwicke van de blockbuster Twilight. Haar notities en foto’s geven inzicht in het creatieve proces dat vooraf ging aan het tot leven komen van het boek op scherm: van casting tot kleding en van stunts tot storyboards.
Een unieke kijk achter de schermen en op de set van een van d
Hardcover, 163 pages
Published July 2009 by Van Goor (first published January 1st 2009)
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Thomas Andrikus
Jan 20, 2012 Thomas Andrikus rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Twilight fans, Aspiring moviemakers
Before I start, let me clarify one thing here: I am not, and never will be, a Twilight fan.

I have read all four books and watched three of the movies, and I have to admit that though the books are not necessarily as great as those teenage girls claim to be, the first Twilight movie does show a quality moviemaking.

There, I said it. The first Twilight movie is superb.

Which is the reason I got curious of this book, where the director Catherine Hardwicke compiles a huge stack of handwritten notes wi
Lena Tumasyan
Aug 26, 2012 Lena Tumasyan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Twilight fans, movie-making fans, future directors and wannabes
I got this book as a gift from a friend and I loved it!!

Let me start out by saying, that although I am a Twilight fan, and I have read the books, I am NOT the biggest fan in the world. And out of all the Twilight movies, the 1st one is definitely my favorite. It has a certain feel that is just not replicated anywhere else, not in the other 3 movies and not in other movies I've seen. All the diagonal shots, the cool tones, the small home-town feel, it was just magical. So, I was very excited to r
Jul 11, 2009 Maggie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Twilight Lovers
Shelves: favorites, july-09
I love Twilight, and I thought the movie was great. Now, I've really enjoyed going through Catherine Hardwicke's journal. She is so passionate about making the movie, correctly, and she put so much hard work into it.

First off, I absolutely love the drawings and the storyboard sketchings. They really gave me a new perspective on the behind-the-scenes of Twilight. The costume designs were awesome! I think they were my favorite part. I also really enjoyed reading about how they made the favorite s
my bf sent me this book and i was like omg this book is so awesome, i saw their sketches and follow them through the creative process and everything before a completely of this movie. i love art, sketch and drawing and you know what in this book their line are so great, perfect sketch. remind me thinking of when i was studies in art university on making film class ;)
9 3/4
If you love the movies and the books, and if you are interested in how directors direct movies you should get this one. Plus, it is full with beautiful, artistic never before seen photos.
Mar 18, 2009 Megan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Twilight fans
Shelves: non-fiction
Catherine Hardwicke is nothing, if not passionate about her movie "Twilight". This behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world she helped to visually create was fascinating and informative. Hardwicke graciously shares with us her journey through the creative process, and all the complicated details that go into making a film.

Filled with lots of gorgeous photos (Edward!), clever notes, storyboard sketches, and enough movie magic information and trivia to please even the most rabid Stephenie Meyer f
skimmed it for booktalks... fun facts... will keep fans going
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I had previously read and enjoyed Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion which had been pretty comprehensive in its explanation of how the Twilight movie was made, so I wasn't sure if the Twilight Director's Notebook would add much to that. Upon initially leafing through the book, I also discovered that it is rather short with limited text which made me even more skeptical, but I'm pleased to say that I couldn't have been more wrong in my pre-reading assessmen
This book shows the making of the twilight movie. This includes all of the characters and how they went through make up clothing and hair. They also show how all the actors and actresses who were gonna play the vampires and how they got ready to make them look like actual vampires ( pale skin gold eyes sleepless but good looking ). This book also shows how they filmed the baseball scene and te costumes. Also this book shows how they filmed, what they say, the hardest scene of the whole movie, wh ...more
Abi Holligan
Sep 13, 2009 Abi Holligan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jessica Purvis
I got this book for my birthday and found it really fascinating, it's basically a book about how they made twilight, there was sketches everywhere of what they wanted characters to look like initially and it tells you all sorts of things like why they couldn't film in certain places. It's written by director Catherine Hardwicke and she shows things from what's in her bag(?) to where she got insipiration(her sisters paintings) It really does look like a scrap book, there is some writing to read o ...more
Kendra /Books Complete Me
I am a true blue Twilight fan. I am what some would call obsessed. I am a Twilight Mom. I was disappointed in the movie. The only reason I read this book was so I could see what CH might have been thinking when she did some of the things she did in the movie. It didn't help, although there were some things in the book showing things she was thinking of putting in the movie that I am glad she didn't. The book itself was interesting in the fact that it showed some of the process of filming a movie ...more
the plot in this book is this shows all the back ground info on the movie and ggetting it ready. its very good to hear how they changed it from the book to the movie. its really cool to see all the stuff they went through to get to the point of where they made the movie. like bella's room and the place where they had prom.
i can connect to this book becuase not every thing is perfect. so people try to do there best to try and make stuff semm perfect. like twilight they work really hard on it an
Apr 19, 2009 Tina rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Twilight Fans
Recommended to Tina by: My Mother
Shelves: movies
Lots of pictures and graphics from Hardwicke's notebook. Inside look into the behind the scenes tricks used to create some of the special effects.

I was not a fan of the movie, but a big fan of the book. There were parts of the movie (not from book) added that I didn't care for. This book gives you an inside look as to why the director added certain scenes, what she was trying to convey. This helped me get a better understanding. It's interesting in its self to see all that goes into shooting a
I prefer the Twilight books over the Twilight movie but a friend of mine gave it to me and since it didn't seem like it would take me long to read I decided I would give it a try. It has some background information, some drawings and some pictures all quite fun but I guess not really my thing since I'm not head over heels for the movies/actors. I think this book is more fun for the fans who adore the movies then for the fans who prefer the books and don't really care much for the movies.
Holly Foley (Procida)
I am interested in film-making after watching my daughter act in some films. For a while it ruined watching movies because you envision the camera and set instead of immersing yourself in the story. I read this before seeing Twilight but that just made watching the film more interesting. The filmmakers true love of the story also came through in this book. It was enjoyable!
Demasiado bello descubrir como fueron creando las diversas escenas y lo complicado que fue rodar en algunos días que el clima no los acompañaba. El echo de que sea como una especie de "Diario" es aún más genial, me encantó. Gracias Anna por este hermoso regalo ♥
Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)
Seriously, firstly, why do I own this book? Secondly... why did I just read it? Oh, at least I know the answer to my second question, I can't let a book go unread... This was just a stupid, pointless read. Catherine Hardwicke is a self obsessed egomaniac, who is perhaps a little too obsessed with Twilight... which means my original theory that the first movie is slightly taking the piss was entirely wrong, it's unintentionally funny... Then there's all the issues I have with whomever did the boo ...more
Jack Keane
Regardless of your opinions on the quality of the actual books and/or films themselves, this making-of book - for the first of the movies - is a surprisingly insightful document of all of the things that went into making the film, from pre-production onwards.
Director's notes, costume designs, location scout photos, casting, special effects (digital and practical), the music...everything is covered in exhaustive and fascinating detail.
So whether you're a fan of the books/films or not - or you're
Aug 22, 2011 AH rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Twilight Fans
My neighbor was cleaning out her garage and gave this book to me.

Nice photos, but we've seen them already.
Difficult to read as it is written in teeny tiny handwriting.

Good for - the Twilight Fan.
This was a pretty cool book. it was interesting to see how Catherine made the movie and how they went about everything.
Cool book about the making of the twilight movie. Awesome pictures and cool info.
I'm gonna go ahead and rate it 4* because when I was 15 (wow, has it really been that long?!)I loved it. I loved seeing the process of how the film came together and how some decisions were made. I remember there being some explanations of why certain scenes from the book were left out and I liked having that insight.
In all honesty it was one of the reasons I chose to study film at A-level... I wanted to have a director's notebook of my own one day, HA! ~cringe~
I still have my copy of it somewhe
I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from "Twilight: Director's Notebook" by Catherine Hardwicke after having been fairly bored and disappointed by the "Illustrated Movie Companion" by Mark Cotta Vaz, but thankfully, this experience was much better than the last.

The "Director's Notebook" is literally what the title suggest, Hardwicke's notebook. She gives readers full insight into her thought process while directing the Twilight movie from beginning to end. Every miniscule detail from the colo
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Director’s Notebook”

The book was all about Catherine Hardwicke’s experience directing the movie.

First, it talked about the things that inspired Catherine Hardwicke to direct the movie. Then, it talked about how she thought of Bella, Edward and every single character from the book before they were picked and auditioned.

The book included many pictures that you wouldn’t find if you googled “Twilight.” It had pictures of behind the scenes, the set, and many other stuff.

Also the book included a break
Gara-gara buku ini sy sampai bela-belain beli DVD nya dan nonton filmnya.
Buku ini bagus sekali, dikemas dengan mewah, full colour.
Semua catatan tangan dari Catherine Hardwicke selaku sutradara film Twilight tersaji dengan bagus. Lengkap dengan foto adegan, story boardnya, beberapa setting untuk film ini.

Buku ini dibagi dalam ke dalam beberapa bagian berdasarkan adegan2 yang menarik. Jadi isinya bukan sekedar behind the scene tapi beberapa pernak-pernik mulai soal costum, tata rias, pencahayaan,
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I excited bought this from Borders on March 17 (while celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary!) My first impression? GEEZ! Could it be any smaller and still show photos? Typical 5×7 paperback novel size, thinner than most. Nice hardback cover, but you’ll break the spine trying to see Rob Pattinson’s face in both of the two-page spreads where Edward is faceless or headless.

I bought it of course. They knew it was a sure thing for collections if nothing else but its also full of very cool photos, d
Sort of a guide book on making Twilight the movie. I'm interested in the whole process - wardrobe, location scouting, screenshots, auditions - and the book is filled with lush pictures of the creative processes, behind the scenes, and screen shots.

However, it does not say a lot about screenplays. Some stuffs in the book really do sound difficult to do, and it shows how much effort the teams are putting to make the movie. I look at the parts and feel how nicely they will fit into some scenes in t
I watched the movie "Twilight" and read the book. I was not impressed with either. This book takes the reader behind the scenes. It is like part of the bonus features that they couldn't fit on the disc. They explain how they do some of the stunts, like the ones in the ballet studio. The floor boards were made of balsa-wood, because it's so soft and breaks easily. The glass that Edward gets smashed against, is not glass it's candy glass that shatters really easily. In this book the author takes t ...more
Linnéa Nilsson
Me being a big Twilight fan, obviously loved this book. It has lots of pretty pictures and tons of behind the scenes facts. I think I know at least one interesting fact about every single scene after reading this. Definentely a book every Twilight fan needs to have on their shelf.
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Catherine Hardwicke (born Helen Catherine Hardwicke; October 21, 1955) is an American production designer and film director. Her works include the independent film Thirteen, the Biblically-themed The Nativity Story, and the vampire film Twilight.

Hardwicke was born in Cameron, Texas, the daughter of Jamee Elberta (née Bennett) and John Benjamin Hardwicke. She grew up in McAllen, Texas and is a Chr
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