Condon had a particularly unique approach to Bella and Edward's big love scene, which for fans is a culmination of years of repressed desire. Rather than do a straight-away shot of the young couple's first night in bed together, he opted to show the majority of the scene in flashback through Bella's memory of the encounter.
"It's the reason I'm directing the movie," Condon said of the sequence. "To me the memory of first sex — savoring the smell, the taste and the touch was more interesting. And it plays with people's expectations. You don't get much in the beginning and [people may think], 'Oh, that was it?' To set up a disappointment and then give them more seemed like fun."