With filming starting just a little more than two months away, there are many things that TMI fans expect to see in City of Bones. I’ve banded together with other ‘Mortal Instruments’ fansites (Alyssa, host for Movie Monday from TMI Source, Katie from Mundie Moms, Natalie from TMI Examiner and Tita from TMI News en Espanol) for a new weekly feature called Movie Monday.
Each Monday leading up to the August 23, 2013, release of ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,’ we will take a look at a scene, moment, detail, etc. and give our opinions on how we think it will be interpreted in the big screen adaptation.This week we discuss the Pandemonium scene, in which Clary gets her first glimpse of Jace, Alec and Isabelle as they set out to slay a demon. Here's my take on the scene:
When I think of the Pandemonium scene, I believe it is important to play it much like it is in the book. I can see the writers/director doing it with slight alterations. My thought would be that they would start it from the perspective of the blue-haired boy, who we later find out is a demon. They could show him getting into the club by putting a glamour on the bouncer (and everyone else for that matter).
They could show pan shot of the Pandemonium club which would end on Clary and Simon already in there dancing awkwardly. To me, they would stick out from the crowd because of their normal dress and lack of piercings. I think they could have the blue haired boy walk past Clary, which grabs her attention. She might notice that his eyes are too green, that his blade is real, etc. It could be like she believes she is hallucinating.
About that time, they could show the kid passing out the herbal ecstasy. It would give the impression that maybe Clary was hallucinating, which would trick the audience. That would give the director time to show the conversation with Simon and Clary about how she thinks the blue-haired boy is cute and how she continues to follow what he is doing throughout the scene. Simon could ramble in the background while they show Clary staring after him. The blue-haired boy would then be shown passing by Clary on his way to Isabelle, who lures him into the storage room.
From there, I can see the scene playing out as it is in the book because we will want that initial meeting between Jace and Clary to be authentic.
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