Fans of the renowned vampire romance series “Twilight” may have noticed some differences between the book and film adaptations of the series. While some alterations were made for creative or practical purposes, others may have been a subliminal hint at future events.
A recent theory suggests that Catherine Hardwicke’s first “Twilight” film contained visual clues that alluded to sequences from the second book in the series, “New Moon.” Screen Rant, a prominent entertainment news website, analyzed some of the most significant examples of this potential foreshadowing.
Some fans believe that Bella’s near-drowning in the opening sequences of “Twilight” foreshadows her subsequent cliff-jumping in “New Moon.” As a means of coping with her separation from Edward, her vampire lover, Bella is drawn to perilous situations in both instances. The shots of Bella floating in the water with her tresses spread out and eyes closed are similar to her leap off the cliff in “New Moon,” in which she also plunges into the water and experiences a moment of peaceful surrender.
The use of red and black color schemes throughout “Twilight,” which could represent the vampire clan and werewolf group, is another example of foreshadowing. For example, when Bella first encounters the Cullens, they are all dressed in black, whereas the schoolyard is filled with students donning red jackets. In “New Moon,” Bella discovers more about the Quileute tribe and their history with vampires, which sets the stage for the conflict between Jacob, a werewolf, and Edward, a vampire. The use of color may be interpreted as a subtle reference to these groups.
It is possible that these connections are coincidental, or that the filmmakers simply wanted to add visual flourish to the films without necessarily alluding to the source material. Nonetheless, these subtle clues lend a new layer of depth and continuity to the “Twilight” saga for fans who pore over every detail.
There have been rumors of a “New Moon” sequel or derivative, but nothing has been confirmed. For the time being, fans can rewatch the original films and search for Easter eggs that may have been present the entire time.