What “Twilight” Got Wrong With the Quileute Wolves

A recent article in the Seattle PI blogs takes a closer look at the Quileute legends with the wolves and clears things up for the readers between Quileute legend and “Twilight” fiction.

Twilight got it all wrong regarding Quileute legend.

First of all, there weren’t ever werewolves. There wasn’t a pact with vampires. And there certainly aren’t teen heartthrobs running around the woods wearing cutoffs and not much else.

Quileute legend is the subject of an exhibit opening in August at the Seattle Art Museum. Spurred by the craze that’s grown from Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” books and the more recent movie saga, SAM is preparing to open an exhibition called “Behind the Scenes: the Real Story of Quileute Wolves.”

But according to the Quileute Tribe, there were wolves.

“There is that wolf connection, but it’s as a first ancestor,” Brotherton said. “And it’s a benevolent thing. The wolves are the protectors of the people. There’s none of the dark side.”

Legend holds that the first Quileute people were wolves who were changed to human form by Kwati, known as the transformer. For that reason, wolf imagery features prominently in Quileute art.

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Robert Pattinson To Shoot “Water for Elephants” Scenes In Southeast Tennessee

WRCB Channel 3 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is reporting that Robert Pattinson will be in the area later this week to shoot scenes for “Water for Elephants”, co-starring Tennessean Reese Witherspoon.

CHICKAMAUGA, GA. (WRCB) – A family in North Georgia is about to become part of movie history. Carol Cross says her husband and his brother own the home where scenes of the movie Water for Elephants will be shot later on this week.

The Cross family says they were approached about the film in the spring. Since that time numerous film crews have traveled back and forth to Chickamauga, Georgia to scout and prepare the site.

“A man just approached him and asked him who owned the house and wanted to know if it would be ok if they considered shooting a movie there, “Carol Cross says.

The family says crews spent months and miles on the interstate trying to find the perfect location to shoot the scenes dating back to the 1930’s.

“It has no electricity it has no water, no one has lived in it for 12 years,” Cross says.

Channel 3 Eyewitness News has learned actor Robert Pattinson, famous for the Twilight movie series, will be coming to Chickamauga later this week to film scenes.

Much of the equipment used to shoot the movie is being held at the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel.

“Sure we are going to be part of the history and there is gonna be people talking about this for years to come,” Cross says.

Choo Choo officials wanted us to make it very clear they have extra security on the scene for the movie equipment.

We have also learned film crews will also shoot at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.


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“It’s extremely challenging to introduce those new characters because you already have quite a slew of characters to service,” Rosenberg admitted of Meyer’s final book. “The Cullen family is large, the wolf family is large, you have three leads … finding room for all of them is a challenge. For me, it is about pulling forward the ones that are essential and really making sure they have a presence.”

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Oh…I wish that I knew what the shooting schedule was for “Water for Elephants”!!  I can be in Chattanooga in about 2.5 hours.  I would love to go watch the filming!!!

What do you think of Melissa Rosenberg’s comments on trying to find a place for all of the nomadic vampires in “Breaking Dawn”?  Do you have faith that she’ll be able to really find the “essential” ones and include them in the script?  Which of the nomads would you classify as non-essential and be fine with leaving out of the story?

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