The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 director Bill Condon has spoken about the importance of making cuts in the movie, in order for it to flow correctly. Bill recalled one such scene, which he admits was fun to make but just did not push the film along in the right direction.
Condon told Collider, “At the right or wrong moment in a movie when you have a scene that somehow feels redundant or it’s not pushing it forward, those things can have a big, big effect when you take one of them out. There’s a good scene where Aro is on the road gathering witnesses in Paris.”
He added, “It was a fun scene, it’s only two and a half minutes long, Dakota Fanning’s in it, but it just killed the momentum at a point when it was really hard to kind of make everything interconnect, and we took it out and everything played better.”
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 has been smashing box office records around the world, since it was released last week. The movie has already taken close to $150m in the US alone, while it has taken nearly $350m worldwide in the past five days.