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Twilight Watch: EW Previews Hardwicke Notebook

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 12, 2009 at 6:30AM

Entertainment Weekly is feeding the Twilight fan lust for NEW INFO about the book/movie phenom by running an excerpt of Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight: Director's Notebook, due in stores March 17. Here's ">an advance peek. Presumably, Hardwicke won't spill all the beans on why she's not directing the sequel (basically, she was fried, wanted to tinker with New Moon, and Summit passed the reins to Chris Weitz).
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Twilightpattin_hardwicke_jzhqsdnc_2Entertainment Weekly is feeding the Twilight fan lust for NEW INFO about the book/movie phenom by running an excerpt of Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight: Director's Notebook, due in stores March 17. Here's an advance peek. Presumably, Hardwicke won't spill all the beans on why she's not directing the sequel (basically, she was fried, wanted to tinker with New Moon, and Summit passed the reins to Chris Weitz).

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Next up: On March 21, the Twilight DVD hits stores, and on March 27, Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's new movies open: he plays Salvador Dalí in the arty biopic Little Ashes, while she goes for laughs in Sundance entry Adventureland.

[Originally appeared on Variety.com]

This article is related to: In Production, Headliners, Franchises, Twilight, Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.