Editor's note: Moviefone is excited to feature the writing of several dedicated 'Twilight' fan bloggers to our readers. The first to join us is What the Forks co-creator Betsey Denberg. Please join us in welcoming her to the Moviefone family, and expect to find lots of cool original 'Twilight' content from her and her fellow Twihards in the coming weeks.

We're just days away from the 'New Moon' premiere, and while most of the spotlight is shining on the actors, we must not forget the true backbone of this production. Stephanie Meyer turned a dream into a reality through the pages of the 'Twilight Saga,' and with the help of screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and director Chris Weitz we're able to see these characters come to life on the big screen. Cinematical sat down with Rosenberg to find out how she turned the somewhat depressing story line of 'New Moon' into a visually explosive journey.
Editor's note: Moviefone is excited to feature the writing of several dedicated 'Twilight' fan bloggers to our readers. The first to join us is What the Forks co-creator Betsey Denberg. Please join us in welcoming her to the Moviefone family, and expect to find lots of cool original 'Twilight' content from her and her fellow Twihards in the coming weeks.

We're just days away from the 'New Moon' premiere, and while most of the spotlight is shining on the actors, we must not forget the true backbone of this production. Stephanie Meyer turned a dream into a reality through the pages of the 'Twilight Saga,' and with the help of screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and director Chris Weitz we're able to see these characters come to life on the big screen. Cinematical sat down with Rosenberg to find out how she turned the somewhat depressing story line of 'New Moon' into a visually explosive journey.

'New Moon' is the story of a girl who loses herself as a result of a traumatic breakup, something most people can relate to, including screenwriter Rosenberg. In the book, Bella spends a great deal of time being depressed and heartbroken, but as Rosenberg says, "in a film, that can get tiresome." By condensing the more depressing parts she was able to highlight what she feels is the standalone theme in the movie, "that which doesn't kill you makes you stronger." By focusing the script around Bella's evolution as a person, Rosenberg was able to ensure this movie wouldn't just be a bridge between the first and third films.

One of the other great challenges in bringing 'New Moon' to life was finding a way to convey the story of 'The Volturi.' In the book, Meyer describes a painting in which 'The Volturi' are shown. Rosenberg took this imagery and ran with it. "Why don't we go into the painting. Let's let it come alive, and let's actually meet these people," Rosenberg says. In the end, she found herself especially gratified when this scene was brought to life by Weitz.

It's no secret that 'New Moon' will be a success, but Rosenberg wants the audience to be more than just entertained by the film. She hopes viewers will leave theaters with a little insight, and the idea that "all the things in our lives, even the negative, painful experiences, all provide an opportunity to learn and grow."

At the end of the day, Rosenberg is able to look back on 'New Moon' and say with confidence, "this one I'm proud of."