Los Angeles Times‘ Ministry of Gossip blog spoke with David Slade in advance of the Eclipse DVD release:
Slade, whose pedigree is in music videos and darker indies such as “Hard Candy,” said he did his best with the “Eclipse” DVD to please the vampire saga’s legions of fans.
“This is the only thing I’ve ever done that’s had such a fan subculture, so with the deleted scenes I wanted to do a little justification for them,” Slade said.
Chief among the scenes cut from the theatrical version of the film was an exchange between Stewart’s Bella and her on-screen dad Charlie, played by Billy Burke.
“It’s all in Billy’s face, when you watch the film 30-odd times or more, there’s more in his face than in his words,” Slade said. “I was so confident that was going to make it in, we did it in one shot. It was two people trying to be as close to each other as possible.”
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