Twilight: Book vs. Movie Essay

2319 Words Apr 8th, 2013 10 Pages
Twilight: Book vs. Movie
When comparing the book Twilight, written by Stephanie Meyers, with the movie Twilight, screenplay written by Melissa Rosenberg and produced by Catherine Hardwicke, there are multiple visual differences between the two. Some important scenes were changed or even omitted from the original text, leaving noticeable gaps in the movie’s plot. There are big and important differences, which are obvious, while there are also less important differences between them such as names and small missing details. The most important differences between the book and movie were when Bella tells Edward she knows he is a Vampire and when Edward saves Bella from Tyler’s van in the beginning. In reading the book before seeing the movie
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She gets lost trying to find the restaurant she is supposed to meet the girls at. Edward rescues Bella from the four men stalking her, but instead of fishtailing and opening the door for her allowing a quick get away, Edward gets out of the car and growls at the men before taking off. Edward still tells Bella to distract him from turning his car around, but in place of her talking about how Tyler told everyone he was taking her to prom, she simply tells Edward to put his seatbelt on. After he rescues Bella, he takes her to dinner, where Bella interrogates Edward about how he knew where she was. The car ride home follows but nothing is mentioned about Edward being a vampire. The book Bella got in Port Angeles about vampire legends provides her with her theories instead of hearing the legends from Jacob. Bella finally puts it together and the next day at school takes off into the woods with Edward trailing behind her. Bella tells him that she knows what he is and Edward makes her say the word “vampire.” The movie skips over the all Bella’s questions and quickly moves to the meadow scene. Edward reveals why she never sees any of the Cullen’s on a sunny day, the reason being their skin sparkles like diamonds in the sunlight. He runs with her up the mountain showing off his super speed and when they are about to kiss,

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