Nov. 17, 2011 at 10:55 AM ET
"Twilight" fans generally know the books and the series so well that it can be hard to surprise them. But having just seen "Breaking Dawn Part 1," I'd like to point out four things that you might miss during the film if you don't know they're there. They're listed in the order they unfold in the film. (Possible spoilers ahead.)
1. Author Stephenie Meyer's cameo
Like Alfred Hitchcock famously did, the author of the series has been known to show up in quick little roles in her movies -- she played a diner patron in "Twilight." In "Breaking Dawn Part 1," she can be spotted as a guest at Bella and Edward's wedding, right next to screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and producer Wyck Godfrey. She has long dark hair and seems to be wearing a rose-colored dress. Numerous "Twilight" sites have helpfully identified Meyer, Rosenberg and Godfrey, so check out this image if you want to know where to look for her. (Yep, that's BooBoo Stewart, or Seth Clearwater, behind Meyer.)
2. Quick reference to Taylor Lautner's "Abduction" movie
In "Abduction," which came out in September, "Twilight" star Lautner plays a young man who finds his face on a missing-kids website. In a "Breaking Dawn" scene, Kristen Stewart's Bella teases Lautner's Jacob that she hasn't seen him in a while, joking "didn't I see your face on a milk carton?"
3. Hey, isn't that the book cover?
The original "Twilight" book features hands cradling an apple, and that image was recreated with Bella and Edward in a scene in the Forks High School cafeteria in the first movie. The cover of the "Breaking Dawn" book shows a white chess king on a chessboard with a red pawn in the background. It's a little unusal since chess pieces are more often black and white, not white and red, but you'll see the book cover recreated in a honeymoon scene, and yes, the colors match the cover. Only Edward would bring a chessboard along on his honeymoon.
4. Volturi scene after the credits
Stay in your seat after the closing credits roll. Just a few minutes in, the credits stop and fans are treated to a sneak peek scene that sets up "Part 2," which comes out in November 2012. I won't spoil it, but let's just say that proper spelling and grammar are very, very important to the Volturi. And it's CARLISLE, with an "S."
Will you see "Breaking Dawn"? What scene are you most looking forward to? Tell us in the comments.