When it comes to adapting a book into a movie — especially a 600+ page one — not every scene is going to make the cut. But there are always those scenes and bits of dialogue that are crucial to the plot, both on the page and on the screen.
With that in mind, we picked our five must-haves from the third book in the Twilight Saga. Which scenes do you consider crucial? Drop us a comment below with your choices.
Warning: potential plot spoilers!
In Eclipse, we finally get to hear Jasper's and Rosalie's stories. Jasper's crescent-like scars are explained and we see him meeting Alice for the first time. Rosalie's past is a little more dramatic, with a nasty fiancé and his friends all but killing her. Keeping these chapters in the movie will allow for some awesome historical scenes, and might even gain Rosalie some fans. Plus, Jasper's story is kind of crucial to Eclipse — it explains newborns and the older vampire's allegiance to the Volturi.
Chapter 15 "Wager"
This chapter has everything: Jacob kissing Bella against her wishes, Bella punching Jacob and breaking her hand, and Edward gallantly stepping up to defend his woman. Here's hoping Melissa Rosenberg writes this whole chapter into the screenplay — especially Edward's "If you ever kiss her again, I will break your jaw for her" line. There's no doubt about it: Theater audiences would swoon.
Chapter 22 "Fire and Ice"
In this fan-favorite chapter, Edward and Jacob have a man-to-man talk and come to a Bella-related compromise. They're not quite friends, but they're almost there and no longer want to rip each other's head off. Any scene that will allow Robert Pattinson to talk about Edward's jealousy and love for Bella is bound to be a crowd pleaser. We can already hear the contented sighs from his legions of female fans as he stares moodily into the camera...
Bella's Proposal Acceptance
In chapter 20, "Compromise," Bella finally agrees to marry Edward after a long discussion about demands, immortality, and the losing of one's virtue. Fans were ecstatic when Bella finally answered their prayers and committed herself to Edward — their only question was, what on earth took her so long?
The Final Fight with Victoria
There's an awesome showdown at the end of Eclipse, which sees Victoria and her newborn army up against the wolves and the Cullens. There's action, suspense, surprise ... everything a good battle needs. It's arguably the best action scene in the whole of The Twilight Saga and will give the guys a reason to keep watching. Hot female vampires and an undead death or two — what more could they want?