September 24, 2008

Twilight reshoots include Quileutes

'Twilight' Stars Kristen Stewart, Nikki Reed, Taylor Lautner Get Cagey About Reshoots

Reed says the Oregon weather made the reshoots necessary."There were a lot of additional scenes," Reed explained. "I think when they saw the film, I mean this is kind of a guess, but I think that they realized that it could use a little bit more of the old element, so I think the flashbacks focused on that."

Reed seemed to think they needed to keep this intel a secret, but Robert Pattinson (Edward), Peter Facinelli (Carlisle) and Kellan Lutz (Emmett) have already revealed that the new shoots included a scene establishing the history of the Cullens. To show when Carlisle and his family made a treaty with the Quileute Indian tribe, the actors dressed in pegged pants and old-timey caps. Facinelli even had to speak to the tribe leaders in their language.
Comment:  Is it good that they added a scene featuring the Quileutes? Or is it bad that they added it only as an afterthought?

The original shooting took place in Oregon. It's not clear where the reshoots took place. If they occurred in Oregon also, they couldn't have included the Quileute people, culture, or landscape (since the Quileutes live in Washington).

I wonder how they simulated the Quileute reservation. Perhaps they found a few dark-skinned people (Latinos?) and hung a dreamcatcher on the wall. It remains to be seen whether Twilight will have a single genuine Indian person, place, or thing in it.

For more on the subject, see Quileute Werewolves in Twilight.


Anonymous said...

I live in Forks, Washington, about 12 miles outside of La Push and the "Quileute Tribe" and i can honestly say they are the weirdest people i have EVER met. They keep to themselves and stick to "their own" They have their own highschool with like 700 students their. I use to be friends with a guy who attended.

Anonymous said...

excuse me, but what are latinos? it like calling indians with english names anglos or britanics?/? i hate being labeled according to the invaders surname or language that was assimilated onto me.. my heritage is from the remains of the resistant indigenous peoples who 'disappeared into the southwest (mexico/us border area)i wish english speaking indigenous would get over the arrogance of separating themselves from other language speaking indigenous

Rob said...

A Latino is "a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race." A Latino can be purely Caucasian by race with no Indian blood.

I meant Lautner looks like a typical Latino of mixed European and indigenous ancestry, obviously. But I don't know if he is such a person.

Sorry, Latinos don't get to call themselves "Indians" for casting purposes unless they meet the standard described in "Actual Indian" Defined. In my opinion, of course.