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“Eclipse” director David Slade interacts with Twilight fans

By Kim Palacios

HollywoodNews.com: Whereas the Twilight production camp as a whole is notoriously silent, “Eclipse” director David Slade frequently reaches out to fans. The rare Facebook or official web site page update from Summit is more formal, and less frequent, than Slade’s activity on Twitter (@DAVID_A_SLADE).

He won favor with fans in recent weeks by dropping little tidbits on how the production team was doing with the film. In a rare response to rumors flying about tension on the Vancouver re-shoot set, Slade tweeted on May 2nd “So strange, I go away for three weeks and return to all these upsetting completely fabricated rumours. Who makes this stuff up as news.” He went on to set the record straight, on the same day tweeting “REAL NEWS: last 3 weeks have gone fantastic, pick up shoot felt more like a reunion. Rob, Kristen,Taylor the crew & I gave 110%. Onwards!” Most of the time, Slade shows his lighter side, like in his March 19th plug for a YouTube “Eclipse” video spoof: “DAVID_A_SLADE I APPROVE: RT @farglow I approve of this Twilight ECLIPSE spoof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viRSB4kH1Mc GOOD WORK!”

Today, Slade tweeted yet another hit with fans—a twitpic of Ashley Greene as Alice for “Eclipse”. The black and white close-up is a flattering picture of Greene, and was posted in conjunction with the following tweeted message: “Now making the prints for your cinemas. We are officially one step away from the screen. In celebration here is a http://twitpic.com/1qp5o1

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on Examiner.com, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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