UHQ Still of Edward & Bella + MTV Interview w/ Bill Condon

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Bill Condon talks w/ MTV about Breaking Dawn‘s PG-13 Rating as well as getting stuck on Isle Esme while filming in Brazil:

Though director Bill Condon couldn’t confirm the R rating when MTV News recently spoke with him on the phone, he did reveal the approach necessary to earn a more teen-friendly PG-13 for the November 18 release. 

“It’s almost clinical the kind of strict guidelines [the MPAA] have about anything that appears to be — how do I put it delicately? 

That appears to be, let’s call it thrusting. In fact, you know, it was so much more about romance than it was about hot-and-heavy action, so it was a very kind of simple adjustment to make.” 

If filming the infamous sex scene was one of the simplest items on Condon’s honeymoon to-do list, one of the most difficult was scouting the location: the secluded Isle Esme owned by Carlisle Cullen. 

“We went to Brazil where it was at, that felt important to us,” he said. “There are very few houses built on the water because it’s against the law. So they’re mostly built up, so it was hard to find a house that was like that. It took us — wow — we were five hours outside of Rio and then a boat trip of 40 minutes to get to this one island that had the house that we wanted.” 

It was a good thing Condon was satisfied with the locale seeing as he and the crew spent several unexpected extra hours there. 

“We spent four days there and one night, when we had this incredible hurricane and couldn’t get off the island,” he said. “Eighty of us slept in the house on the floor and in bathtubs. It was incredible.”

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Win an Edward & Bella Honeymoon or Edward’s Volvo

Like with New Moon and Elipse, Volvo is once again giving away the infamous “Edward” Volvo that was actually used on set! However, this time they are including a trip of a lifetime–a chance to stay in the SAME house that was used to film the Edward & Bella honeymoon scene in Brazil! Here’s the official press release:

Volvo’s “Journey to the Wedding” Online Promotions Offer “Twilight Saga” Fans a Chance to Win Premiere Tickets, a Brazilian Getaway or a Volvo S60 R-Design 

Rockleigh, NJ (PRWEB) October 12, 2011 

Volvo is inviting “Twilight Saga” fans to the wedding of the century with two online promotions in conjunction with the release of Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, opening in theaters on November 18. 

Beginning October 15, participants can register to play Volvo’s online game, “Journey to the Wedding,” for a chance to win a trip for two to Rio de Janeiro, which includes a stay in the same luxurious house where Edward and Bella spent their honeymoon. The lucky winner will also take home the actual 325 HP Volvo S60 R-Design that Edward drove in the fourth installment of the film franchise. With a perfect marriage of style and substance, Volvo’s S60 R-Design features best-in-class acceleration, performance and fuel efficiency, making it Volvo’s most dynamic and sporty model. 

Also starting on October 15, fans are invited to submit photos or drawings of what they would wear to Edward and Bella’s wedding on Volvo’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/VolvocarsUS). The person who submits the entry with the most votes will win two tickets to attend the world premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ in Los Angeles on November 14. Volvo will also provide the winner with two round-trip airline tickets to Los Angeles, two nights of hotel accommodations, and $500 spending money (visit http://www.facebook.com/VolvocarsUS for official rules and complete details).
“It’s not often wedding guests are the ones to receive the gifts, but one lucky fan will drive away happily ever after in a Volvo S60 R-Design, just like Edward and Bella,” said John Maloney, vice president of marketing and product planning for Volvo Cars of North America. “The Volvo S60 R-Design is the most powerful Volvo ever and safe enough to protect Edward and Bella; and now one Twilight Saga fan will experience the same dynamic driving experience designed around them.” 

How Volvo’s “Journey to the Wedding” Game Works 

Beginning October 15, players (ages 13 and up) can register at http://www.JourneytotheWedding.com to play the interactive game. In the game, fans make their way to the wedding of Edward and Bella by completing a series of three challenges. The player who finishes the final challenge in the shortest amount of time will win the game. Volvo will announce the winner on or about November 28. 

In addition to the game, fans will want to visit the website’s online photo gallery for photos of Edward and Bella and learn more about Edward’s Volvos, including the Volvo C30, Volvo XC60, and Volvo S60. Fans can also learn more about the game on Volvo’s Facebook page and Twitter account. 

Fans who don’t win the online game but still want their own Volvo S60 R-Design can visit a local Volvo retailer or go to http://www.volvocars.com/us to build their own. Edward’s S60 T6 R-Design is all-wheel drive with an automatic transmission and features Saville Grey metallic exterior, off-black leather interior, 18-inch diamond-cut Xion alloy wheels, sport chassis, active dual Xenon headlights, rear spoiler, climate package, multimedia package, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) and keyless drive.

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