"I graduated from Weslaco High Panthers in 1982 and am proud of individual from the Rio grande Valley actually go out and showed the world that there are smart individual from south Texas. Your are strong,talented and intelligent; keep up the good…"
You're a fabulous director and seem like an extremely interesting person! I saw "Thirteen" and "Lords of Dogtown" without knowing you were involved and thought both were fantastic. When I learned you had directed both, I began to understand what made them great. Knowing you were invoved with "The Nativity Story" I saw that as well. Although it's a film I would ordinarily pass on, I thought you really brought an authentic story to the screen. I stumbled into the Twilight books, courtesy of the middle school daughter of a friend. Like the rest of the world, once I started reading, I couldn't put the books down. I was delighted to learn a movie was coming and when I found out you were directing, I knew it would be exceptional and as magical as the books. The fact that you accomplished this task on a teensy tiny budget with horrific weather was just more evidence of your talent, skill, and hard work. Summit's decision to rush out "New Moon" didn't sit well with me but I certainly understood how you were not going to sign on for a rushed, on the cheap, "teen-girls-will-go-even-if-the-movie-is-average" which is the kindest view I have of Summit's decision making. But, enough of that! Looking forward to keeping up with your news. Oh, and I went to the UT Graduate School of Music a million years ago, and I'm not so sure about that Sooner Laura I just saw in the comments (kidding . . . kind of . . . )
Your main photo is hilarious X)
I loved all the energy and variety you brought to 'Twilight's' set -- it was great to know that we had a TWILIGHTER directing; it wasn't just some random director trying to jump in on the money-machine.
Though I'm sure Chris Weitz is a great man and a talented director, I still wished the time constraints & other issues could have favored you. It can't be the same without you behind the wheel, and that makes me frown a little.
You were the director that made me start looking into film: and thanks! Now that I've started, I can't stop :P. I follow every aspect of so many films online or in screening rooms -- I analyze every movie I go to for flaws or how I might be able to shoot it better. Bah. But I love it. What do you think Mr. Weitz is going to do with "New Moon" that you might have done differently?
You know we're all going to miss you like crazy, right?
We already do.
I'm so happy to see the launch of your own personal website. We look forward to seeing all of your future projects grow & we wish you the best of luck. Thank You so much for the wonderful job you did at bringing our favorite story to life :)