USA WEEKEND’S EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT PATTINSON To get a modern image of a vampire, Pattinson initially watched movies such as “Interview With the Vampire” and “Blade.” But he really discovered who Edward was by researching outcast roles not involving the undead. “Rebel Without a Cause was a big influence on the first [“Twilight” film] — it influenced the hairdo and stuff,” Pattinson says, laughing. “In lots of ways, it has a very similar character arc: An everyday girl brings this relatively strange individual out of his slump.”

“Right at the beginning, everyone just called me Edward,” he says. “I don’t really mind either way. There’s something about that character that, for some reason, has sparked an interest in massive degrees in so many different people.

“If you want to compete with your own character, you have to really fight. I don’t know if I could be bothered to fight,” he says, chuckling again. “I just let it go by.”

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NEW MOON SCENE DESCRIPTIONS The folks over at sent over some NEW MOON coverage they’ve posted that includes a few scene descriptions and a short Q&A with the actors and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg.

Edward goes to Bella’s home: he needs to talk to her. He tells her they must leave Forks, because Carlisle is starting to raise suspicions. At first, Bella is convinced he means she’s leaving Forks with him, but then she slowly realizes this isn’t the case. She asks Edward: “What do you mean by ‘us’?”. He replies: “Just me and my family”.

Bella is upset. She assures him that the incident with Jasper at her birthday party was “nothing”, but Ed replies: “That’s my point: it was nothing compared to what could’ve happened”. He tells her that she doesn’t belong in his world. She replies: “Well, this changes quite a few things”.

Then Edward utters his famous line, “Please don’t do anything reckless, this is the last time you’ll ever see me”. Bella tries to reason with him, says she’s not afraid of losing her soul, but he won’t be swayed.

The scene ends with a long tracking shot following Edward as he leaves Bella. The screen turns black, then we see Bella throw herself on the ground.

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WIN EDWARD’S VOLVO XC60 AND TWO TIX TO THE PREMIER FROM VOLVO! Right now, you can sign up to participate in a “What Drives Edward” contest for a chance to win Eddie’s Volvo from New Moon and two tickets to the premier. The second phase of the contest begins November 6th. Here is the info from the site:

Complete all 6 phases of the What Drives Edward contest to unlock the final puzzle. If you are the first to solve this final puzzle, you could bring home a brand-new Volve XC60, just like Edward’s in “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”. So what drives Edward may soon drive you.

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www.npr.orgThe Volturi have invaded the red carpet.

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The actors playing the vampire “royal class” in the highly anticipated second installment of the “Twilight” series were greeted Friday by a crowd of screaming fans at the Rome Film Festival, where scenes from “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” were screened.

Actors Cameron Bright, Charlie Bewley and Jamie Campbell Bower met fans and signed autographs as they walked the red carpet after a team of flag weavers from Volterra, a Tuscan village that serves as the fictitious home of the Volturi clan.

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www.examiner.comTwilight mania has hit Germany and has done so in a huge record breaking way. The pre-sales for tickets to New Moon have sky-rocketed and ticket buyers have caused computer systems to crash all over the nation.

Since last Saturday, over 150,000 tickets have been sold. German twilight fans will have the chance to catch the first Twilight film in theaters the week before their November 26th release.

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JACKSON RATHBONE AND 100 MONKEYS COMING TO NASHVILLE IN NOVEMBER As if it wasn’t enough to have the biggest movie of the year hitting theaters next month, Jackson Rathbone is adding a music festival to his to-do list. Rathbone, star of New Moon (the second installment in the Twilight series), and some of his fellow cast members will be hosting the NewCon Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, November 6-8.

Jackson’s band, 100 Monkeys, will be headlining the festival, which aims to inspire people to get more involved in the arts. The weekend includes Twilight- and New Moon-inspired art competitions as well as poetry and fan fiction contests. 100 Monkeys will also be part of an open jam session on Saturday, November 7. Anyone attending the festival can bring their instrument to jam with the band for two hours. The band will pick one lucky fan to join them on stage Saturday night during their concert at The Wildhorse in downtown Nashville.

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NEW MOON RELEASE PARTY TICKETS ON SALE IN KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON Tickets for a New Moon release party will be $5 off if purchased at an open house Saturday.

The Edith Bishel Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is throwing a party Nov. 20 to celebrate the release of the second film in the popular Twilight series, which features teen vampires and werewolves prowling around Forks.

The party will feature character lookalikes; a full buffet from Bella Italia; birthday cake for Bella, heroine of the Twilight books; dancing; music; vendors and face painting.

Tickets are $35 for adult “fanpires,” or $30 if bought at the Bishel Center open house Saturday.

Tickets are $25 for students age 13 and older with picture ID. Children ages 11 and 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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So, what do you think of today’s Twilight Saga news?