Visual challenge: the clever detail that only a true ‘Twilight’ fan would notice

The first film in the film saga inspired by Stephenie Meyer’s novels hides a nod to the original material that only the most loyal fans would grasp at first.

It’s been 14 years since its premiere, but fans of the Twilight saga will never forget when they first saw their loved ones. Bella Swan and Edward Cullen coming to life from the hand of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in the first installment of the Film adaptation from the novels of American author Stephenie Meyer.

Twilight It would only be the first of a total of five installments that were released in theaters between 2008 and 2012 and that raised passions around the world, mainly among lovers of the literary saga but also among countless other viewers who, conversely, ended up getting hooked on the original material. In addition, her leading couple, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, fell in love on set and became a couple behind the scenes, making the dreams of their main ‘shippers’ come true.

Released in 2008, the film contains hidden details and winks, some of them dedicated to the work on which it is based. One of them is the one we present to you in this visual challenge. Perhaps something that may seem obvious if you are a big fan of Twilight and that, precisely for this reason, Capturing it the first time will show your absolute passion for the supernatural romance saga.

Do you remember the scene in the cafeteria where Bella drops an apple and Edward doesn’t let it fall to the ground, he bounces it on his foot and offers it to her again holding it with both hands?

Take a close look at this frame of the scene:

In the scene, while Bella is preparing her salad, he asks “Edible art?” and that made Bella nervous enough to pull her apple off her bar, which she bounced off of Edward’s foot. The way he again offers the apple to the young woman is an obvious homage to the cover of the first novel: an apple being held by two hands.

“The apple on the cover of Twilight it represents the forbidden fruit,” revealed the author of the books Stephenie Meyer on her website. “The good thing about the apple is that it has many symbolic roots. You have the apple in Snow White, one bite and you’re forever frozen in a not-quite-dead state…. Apples are a pretty versatile fruit. In the end, I love the beautiful simplicity of the image. For me, it says: choice.”


On the other hand, if you ever wondered how Pattinson managed to catch the apple, we confirm that the fruit was tied to a rope for the scene. Of course, they took several tries: “After we did it like a million times trying to get it right, I was about to give up,” director Catherine Hardwicke explained in a behind-the-scenes clip. “But finally on the 13th take it worked.”

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Visual challenge: the clever detail that only a true ‘Twilight’ fan would notice