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Trivia and Facts About Vampire Movies: Twilight (2008) Part 2

By Yona Williams    3/24/09

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Stephanie Meyer, who wrote Twilight, had an entire vision on who would play the main characters in her, but in the end, none of her picks made it into the production. In this article, you will learn who she felt should play Edward Cullen, as well as additional background information on the film itself.

The author of Twilight (Stephanie Meyer) had her eyes set on Henry Cavill to play Edward, but by the time production had started, he was 25 years old and could no longer pull off the look of a 17-year-old. He was offered the part of Carlisle Cullen but turned it down because he had already signed on to work with "The Tudors."

It only took six weeks to complete the script for Twilight.

Catherine Hardwicke is responsible for directing the film. Before finalizing the two leads of the movie, she actually had Stewart and Pattinson complete a love scene in her very own bed.

The movie lasted 122 minutes long.

Twilight was given a PG-13 rating for some violence and a scene involving sensuality.

Before casting began for Twilight, Robert Pattinson had never heard of the novel before and only went to the casting because he was found of Kristen Stewart's performance in "Into the Wild."

In the beginning, the Twilight movie was almost an MTV Films & Maverick Films production, as the company originally owned the rights to produce the film. In the end, MTV Films was not happy with the script and Summit Entertainment stepped in to claim the rights, which led to the production and distribution that you see today.

At the start of the scene where Charlie asks Bella if she likes the boys in town, a cameo appearance of the author of the original books (Stephanie Meyer) is seen with a laptop ordering a vegetarian sandwich in the diner.

Twilight was shot in a span of 48 days.

Unlike most vampire-related movies, Twilight was categorized as a drama, romance, thriller, and fantasy.

Taglines used to market the movie included "When you can live forever what do you live for," "Forever.Begins.Now," and "Nothing will be the same."

If you ever want to visit some of the places that the movie was filmed, locations of production include:

218 Rim Drive, Washougal, (Columbia River Gorge, Washington); Blue Heron Paper Company - 419 Main Street, (Oregon City, Oregon); Clackamas Community College, (Oregon City, Oregon); Corbett Elementary School - 35800 East Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, (Columbia River Gorge, Oregon); Gresham, Oregon; Indian Beach, Ecola State Park - Highway 101, (Cannon Beach, Oregon); Kalama High School - 548 China Garden Road, (Kalama, Washington); Kalama, Washington; Madison High School, (Portland, Oregon); Mount St. Helens, (Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington); Multnomah Falls Lodge - 5000 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, (Columbia River Gorge, Oregon); Multnomah Falls, (Columbia River Gorge, Oregon); Oxbow Regional Park, (Sandy River Gorge, Oregon); Portland, Oregon; Salmon River, Oregon; Santa Clarita, California; Silver Falls State Park (Sublimity, Oregon); St. Helens High School, (St. Helens, Oregon); Stonecliff Inn Restaurant & Bar - 17900 S. Clackamas River Drive (Oregon City, Oregon); The Shire - 28852 State Route 14, Prindle, (Columbia River Gorge, Washington); The View Point Inn, Corbett (Columbia River Gorge, Oregon); and Vancouver, Washington.

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