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Bella's Nokia Cell Phone and MacBook in the Twilight Movie Are Interesting Choices

Should Book Technology Be Updated For the Movie Version?

In my Twilight gadget rundown from the other day, I noticed in the comments some mentions about Bella's tech being upgraded to reflect the year. Instead of 2004's old desktop and dial-up connection, she had a 2008-era black MacBook and fast Internet.

Her lack of a regular cell phone in the book wasn't a glaring error in 2004, but in 2008, the filmmakers would have been remiss in not giving her a phone when every teen has one. And I loved the choice of the blackbook, but it did alter her characterization a little by making her seem more tech-savvy than book Bella.

As a fan of both the book and the movie, the updating of the gadgets didn't bother me, because the book was published in 2004, but not specifically set then, so if the movie is taking place in present day, then 2008 technology is expected.

But as a geek, I'm obviously biased in wanting to see newer gadgets, or at least, thoughtful prop placement, but as a book-lover, I could understand wanting to see the book portrayed on film exactly as you wanted it.

What's your take?

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