If you've seen The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, odds are you left raving about the wolves - particularly the scene in which Jacob, in wolf form, saddles up to Bella during the training sequence. It's one of the moments Phil Tippett - a two-time Oscar winner for Jurassic Park and Return of the Jedi whose visual effects house, Tippett Studio, handled the wolves for both Eclipse and New Moon - is most proud of. That was an unusual thing for us in that most of the time, we are doing these god awful animals start tearing each other apart,Â Tippett told us recently, phoning from England where he'd just celebrated Ray Harryhausen's 90th birthday. So it was great to have a quiet moment. A tender scene that telegraphs a budding and suppressed relationship was tricky. In fact, the entire training sequence was difficult in that the wolves do nothing. A bunch of wolves standing around watching vampires train and trying to portend some kind of anxiety was tricky. It's tricky for any actor when you have to carry a certain part of the scene where you do nothing, because you have to figure out a way of filling up the nothing with something.Â
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