** (This means she is studying how books get made into movies - what a lucky girl!)
While in Montepulciano, she took some great pictures of the Italian city that she felt were sure to be used in the shots for Volterra in New Moon. Here are a couple of her pictures and what she had to say:
"I made my father pull over at one point so I could get a picture from the road as we approached the city, as I'm sure it'll be an establishing shot in New Moon. The city sits on top of a hill and while it's gorgeous in hues of orange, red and brown amongst the greenery, it is rather ominous and forbidding. That's the point of these hill-fort towns though, to protect them against invaders and be forbidding; that's precisely what Montepulciano does. It certainly 'sets the scene'."
"Obviously the Piazza Grande will be used. That will be the busy square that Bella runs through just as the clock (conveniently on the tower) strikes noon.