Breaking Dawn - Part 1: Bella's Baby
Meanwhile, the baby is born dramatically and super strong and that was done with a puppet and a three-week-old baby covered in a combination of strawberry jelly and Philadelphia cream cheese that's supposed to be blood. Plus there's a CG baby at the end and you see it rapidly progress from one year all the way up to 18. "Lola progressed actress Mackenzie Foy's 8-year-old face and we kept playing with this for three months," Bruno continues. "And her family supplied us with shots of her as a baby all the way through 8. We'd do a face and then ask how old she looked here. And if she looked too old, then we had to come back.
"So there was a lot of experimentation. It was very specific in the book that this had to be a beautiful baby emerging as a beautiful woman. You're seeing 18 years into the future and this all had to happen in a minute-and-a-half. That was another complicated thing that came out quite well as a set-up for the final movie."
Bill Desowitz is former senior editor of AWN and editor of VFXWorld. He has a new blog, Immersed in Movies (www.billdesowitz.com), and is currently writing a book about the evolution of James Bond from Connery to Craig, scheduled for publication next year, which is the 50th anniversary of the franchise.