Director Chris Weitz and others involved in the production of New Moon gave a press conference in Montepulciano, Italy yesterday. Also present were producers Bill Bannerman and Wyck Godffrey as well as the Mayor of Montepulciano. TwilightItalia was there and has this to report as to what they said–
“We love both of Volterra and Montepulciano, as well as throughout Tuscany. Of course the book by Stephenie Meyer talks about Volterra, but as always in the cinema, we had to take into account some logistical needs that we did try different location also ended up deciding to run in Montepulciano. We hope to be able to really do justice to both Volterra that in Montepulciano “
As to why Chris Weitz chose Montepulciano over Volterra,
Chris Weitz said that he opted for a need for symmetry and photography. It also took the occasion to say that both cities are beautiful. He added that if there is someone to “blame” for this decision then that’s him because he was a very strong wish of the square instead of Montepulciano to Volterra. And I tell you my impression when he spoke you could see clearly that he has done a very professional choice based on that of which in his view, the film needed to make up.
TwilightItalia says they’ll have the full video later this week. You can view more of their report at the machine translated version of the original page.
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