Twilight: Director's Notebook: The Story Of How We Made The Movie Based On The Novel By Stephenie…

by Catherine Hardwicke

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | March 17, 2009 | Hardcover

Twilight: Director's Notebook: The Story Of How We Made The Movie Based On The Novel By Stephenie Meyer is rated 4.4211 out of 5 by 19.
A personal, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the blockbuster filmTwilightfrom groundbreaking director Catherine Hardwicke!

This intimate full-color "notebook", designed to replicate the one director Catherine Hardwicke kept on and off the set, takes you through the creative process that went into making Stephenie Meyer''s breathtaking novel come alive on screen - from casting to costumes, stunts to story boards. With never-before-seen notes, sketches, and photographs taken directly from the visionary director''s personal notebook, this book includes everything from her visual inspirations, to step-by-step breakdowns of action sequences, to a behind the scenes look at some of the most pivotal moments in the creation of the film, and much more.

Get the inside story - this collectible notebook will be a must-have addition to everyTwilightfan''s bookshelf!

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 176 pages, 8.38 × 5.38 × 0.67 in

Published: March 17, 2009

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316070521

ISBN - 13: 9780316070522

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Twilight Story This book has so many little collectables inside that any Twilight fan must get this book. You will not be disappointed with all of the surprises included.
Date published: 2013-04-30
Rated out of 5 by from I agree with Joely totally. if you are a Twilight fan this book is a must.
Date published: 2013-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for every Twifan!! I got this book when it first came but never did a review on it... When I watched the movie I kept thinking thngs like "oh, how did they come up with that look?" or "where is that?". It really does give you a behind the scenes view of the movie. The sketches of all the characters are great and once you're done reading it, you're going to start seeing things in the movie you didn't notice before, like how the cullens only wear a certain colour palette. It's a great book and I would recommend it to any Twifan!!
Date published: 2009-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Directors Notebook This book was very interesting! I really enjoyed it. It was very creative and colorful. It was nice to see all the work put into the movie, the good times and the bad. I recommend for any Twilight fan.
Date published: 2009-06-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay Great book, it's just it's a one time read kind of book. After you read it one time, it'd get boring. I'd suggest taking it out at your local library instead of cashing big bucks on a book you'd read once. Other then that, it was great!
Date published: 2009-06-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting This was good to see all the behind the movie stuff that goes on and how things are done. Beautiful pictures, and things you never knew about the movie.
Date published: 2009-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for all Twilight Fans! Anyone who loves the books and the movie would love this book. It shows the detail of making the movie and the thought process behind it and really makes you feel what it was all about. I think Catherine Hardwicke did her best to bring the book to life for all of us to enjoy.
Date published: 2009-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have If you went gaga over Twilight you have to get your hands on this book. it leads us through the complete process of planning a movie with insights from the crew and director Catherine Hardwick. It is filled with all sort of tidbits concernong costumes, location, special effects etc.
Date published: 2009-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Addition to any Twilight Saga Fan I received Twilight: Director's Notebook for Easter. It was a really quick read considering 90% of it is photos and drawings. I didn't find any new information from it as I was able to find a lot of it off the Twilight movie site alone with youtube. The only difficulty I had was some of the writing. The book is hand written by Catherine Hardwick. I think it would have been a bit easier to read if the font was typeset.
Date published: 2009-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Awesome book!!! I really loved the book because it shows the viewers how the movie was made and it gives you a chance to see how Stephanie portrayed the actors to their characters. I rate this book a 10/10. In my opinion, I recommend this book to anyone who is a Twilight fan.
Date published: 2009-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keep it Coming!!! I absolutely love all this twilight stuff...so PLEASE keep it coming. I read this notebook in one sitting. I couldn't get enough.
Date published: 2009-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!! This was a great book to read. If you love movie trivia then you'll love this book. It's really interesting to see how the Twilight movie was made. I really loved to read how the director incorporated the special effects needed to stay true to the book. The amount of detail in the book is amazing.
Date published: 2009-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best of the best it is the best movie novel. it is asome
Date published: 2009-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting I have to admit, i am a twilight fan, and seeing this i wanted to know what it was like to be the director of a new york times best seller book. It was a scrapbook format and i think it was pretty cool, how they put so much effort and work. and all the secrets and behind the scene look at everything, but if your not into know how the movie was made, or you didn't get the movie compaion (LOL) or your not a HUGE twilight fan, i don't think this book will be right for you. Also if you think about it, what are you going to do with it later on (unless your a twilight fan who will look at it everyday of your life and admire it =p ) , it only takes about at least 30-60 mins to complete the whole book, but its very interesting to look at.
Date published: 2009-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Addition To Any Fan's Collection I loved this book. It highlights all the work that went into making the movie.
Date published: 2009-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Scrapbook Style! Very Unique The full title is “Twilight: Director's Notebook: The Story Of How We Made The Movie Based On The Novel By Stephenie Meyer” and I think this completely sums up everything the book is about. It’s the making of the movie based on the book that is now referred to as “The Twilight Phenomenon.” It’s a small hardcover book that is written in the style of a scrapbook, including photos of the set, scenery, cast and crew, news clippings, sketches done both by the storyboard artist and Catherine Hardwicke herself, and tons of side notes and facts. You get to learn all the dirty little secrets of the director and how she made this movie come alive. It’s very similar to the “Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion” in it’s sense of technical style and photos. The difference is that the Movie Companion is physically bigger and thus the photos are much more distinct, but on the negative side, it’s far more detailed from a technical perspective. Unless you’re in the movie business, it’s just a bunch of boring jargon. See the review here: http://justkickinit.ca/2008/12/31/twilight-movie-companion-by-mark-cotta-vaz/ In this way, I prefer the Director’s Notebook. Hardwicke tones down all the technical aspect leaving in only what’s necessary. Plus, there is something better about reading it directly from the director’s mouth. Read more at: http://justkickinit.ca/2009/03/28/twilight-directors-notebook-by-catherine-hardwicke/
Date published: 2009-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A "Must Have" for all Twilight Fans! This book takes you through the creative process that went into bringing Stephenie Meyer's fantastic book to the big screen. Hardwicke shares her personal notes on the storyboard sketches, wardrobe, scene selection process, and behind the scenes photography. I didn't notice some of the things she describes in her notes but I'll definitely pay close attention the next time I watch the movie :-)
Date published: 2009-03-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Behind The Scenes Look This isn't a big book but I did find it very interesting. The Director of Twilight gives us a behind the scenes look at the making of Twilight using her notes, sketches etc. Some interesting facts included in this book that I didn't know before. I preferred the Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion book better than this but not a bad read.
Date published: 2009-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great : ) this is a great book :D it shows the behind the scenes stuff a lot better than anything else i've ever seen.. and it shows the ideas behind everything in the movie, so i would definitely recommend this to any twilight fan
Date published: 2009-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for Twilight fans The book is smaller than I thought it would be - but jam packed with scrapbook like notes and pictures. The book is beautifully bound with a gorgeous cover; inside are pictures and sketches and handwritten notes from Catherine Hardwicke. I loved the sketches of Bella and Edward; the scenery and Catherine's take on what Twilight the movie should be. I think she did a beautiful job with the movie, locations and casting. The book is a must for Twilight fans - but if you are the fence check it out first! My favourite part is the notes are handwritten, things crossed out. Makes you think it is her real movie journal. I love the section with the handwritten copy of the lyrics that Paramore wrote - Decode and the talk about Rob Pattison and his songs. Hey did you know that Rob's sister Lizzie sings when he walks into the cafeteria?? Since I have seen the movie atleast 10 times - I will be on the look out for new things (described in this book).
Date published: 2009-03-18

– More About This Product –

Twilight: Director's Notebook: The Story Of How We Made The Movie Based On The Novel By Stephenie…

by Catherine Hardwicke

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 176 pages, 8.38 × 5.38 × 0.67 in

Published: March 17, 2009

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316070521

ISBN - 13: 9780316070522

About the Book

A personal, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the blockbuster film Twilight from groundbreaking director Catherine Hardwicke.

From the Publisher

A personal, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the blockbuster filmTwilightfrom groundbreaking director Catherine Hardwicke!

This intimate full-color "notebook", designed to replicate the one director Catherine Hardwicke kept on and off the set, takes you through the creative process that went into making Stephenie Meyer''s breathtaking novel come alive on screen - from casting to costumes, stunts to story boards. With never-before-seen notes, sketches, and photographs taken directly from the visionary director''s personal notebook, this book includes everything from her visual inspirations, to step-by-step breakdowns of action sequences, to a behind the scenes look at some of the most pivotal moments in the creation of the film, and much more.

Get the inside story - this collectible notebook will be a must-have addition to everyTwilightfan''s bookshelf!

About the Author

Catherine Hardwicke trained as an architect at the<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_placetype _w3a_st="on">Universityof<_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Texasand started in film as a production designer. She designed over 20 films, including<_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Tombstone, Tank Girl, Three Kings,andVanilla Sky. Hardwicke''s debut as a feature film co-writer and director was the Sundance award-winningThirteen. Made for under two million dollars, it garnered an Academy Award nomination for Holly Hunter. She has since directedLords of Dogtown, The Nativity Story,and most recently,Twilight. She lives in<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_city _w3a_st="on">Venice Beach,<_st13a_state _w3a_st="on">California, with Jamie Marshall and her cat, The Black Velvet Luxury Item.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the film Twilight:
"Epic! Sexy, stylish and altogether the coolest movie of the year"
- Shawn Edwards, Fox TV

". . . getting Catherine Hardwicke to direct Twilight was a shrewd move, because the youthquake specialists of Thirteen treats teen confusion without a trace of condensation. . . .She has reconjured Meyer''s novel as a cloudburst mood piece filled with stormy skies, rippling hormones, and understated visual effects."
- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

"Hardwicke has connected so intensely to the Meyer novel that it''s hard to imagine anyone else making a better version."
- Kenneth Turan, <_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Los Angeles Times

Appropriate for ages: 12