Now that we know Breaking Dawn is going to be made into two films, the question that still lingers is where will they end Breaking Dawn Part 1 and begin Breaking Dawn part 2?
Here is some insight & suggestions from the Examiner:
Most fans seem to agree that the childbirth/transformation area is a suitable stopping point range, but there is still some disagreement as to the exact moment it should happen.
Some suggestions for the moment have included:
- Bella opening her new, red eyes after her three day incapacitation with a fade to black to start up her vampire experience in part two at the same point;
- A pan to Jacob’s face as he first lays eyes upon Renesmee (though not showing Renesmee so as to save her image for a part two surprise – or, in more practical terms, to avoid any problems with the actress aging if there is any time lapse between filming the two);
- Having Bella’s vision and heartbeat fade out as it did just after Renesmee is rescued from the womb in part one and then having Edward rescue her for the beginning of part two;
- Subtracting the entire birth sequence altogether and having Bella begin to go into labor in part one with a “to be continued” and a montage of subtle, non-graphic, and perhaps blurred or quickened clips of the delivery as the beginning of part two; and
- Having Jacob overhear the room’s goings-on rather than us actually seeing them, and having his expressions and words close out the first film.
I personally would love it to end where Jacob says he hears another heartbeat. I am quite visual and can picture the scene out in my head entirely. The heart would start out soft, then get louder – then it would cut to Jacob acknowledging it. The quote is:
“From upstairs, there was a new sound. The only sound that could touch me in this endless instant.
A frantic pounding, a racing beat…
A changing heart.”
-Jacob Black (Breaking Dawn PG. 360)