ReelzChannel sat down recently with Catherine Hardwicke to talk about the soon-to-release Twilight, her highly anticipated movie version of Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel. Read the interview here!
RC: Another thing that was very impressive was that you made the decision not to use CGI. So a lot of the stunts were done with wire work and choreography. Why that decision?
Hardwicke: Well, I think that when we see movies that have really big sets, or all kinds of fake or created environments, in a way they feel kind of fake, too…. But when somebody’s really doing it — really coming through the trees or dive-bombing into the floorboards — there is an impact. There is a difference. So first of all, we didn’t have the budget to do it the other way. But I actually prefer it — it feels more real.