‘Divergent’ Teaser: The Five Best Scenes according to MTV

MTV shared what they thought the best five scenes from the Divergent Teaser Trailer were…..

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Being Different
When Abnegation-born Beatrice undergoes her aptitude testing (a requirement for all 16-year-olds), she’s delivered unsettling results by administrator Tori (Maggie Q): “You’re different. You don’t fit into a category. They can’t control you. They call it Divergent. You can’t let them find out about you.”

“And what if they already know?” Beatrice asks.

“Then you’re already dead,” Tori warns.

Those words haunt Beatrice, and instead of staying with her friends and family in the faction she knows, she decides to pledge the Dauntless.

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Taking A Flying Leap
Of course, being an initiate in the most fearless of factions is no mean feat. One of Beatrice’s first tasks is to jump from the roof of a seven-story building into Dauntless headquarters — through an ominous black hole. Here we see her, still clad in her Abnegation gray, make the perilous leap, proving her mettle to both the Dauntless leaders and her fellow initiates.

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Going To The Mat
Initiation begins with physical training. Tris (renamed and in her Dauntless black) takes her punches from rival Peter, and later we see her face down hurtling knives, with one whizzing perilously close to her face, nicking her ear and drawing blood. What you don’t see here is that it’s her mentor/love interest Four who’s doing the throwing. (Those Dauntless have a funny way of showing their affection…)

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Getting A Better Vantage Point
In what will probably become one of the most iconic scenes from the film, Tris and Four climb the dilapidated Navy Pier Ferris wheel during a game of Capture the Flag to get a superior view of their competition. It’s a pivotal moment, not only because Four overcomes his own fear (heights!), but because the two share a palpable moment of sexual tension that will soon pay off.

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Kissing Her Hard
And, speaking of pay off … Tris and Four kiss! Tris and Four kiss!

James, who stopped by MTV’s VMA All Access Experience ahead of Sunday’s ceremony, described the smooch thusly to Josh Horowitz: “I just went at it hard, to be honest, because I thought that’s how she wanted it. I thought to assuage any awkwardness I would just go for it. She was kind of batting away my hands. It was kind of nice because we had Miles as Peter literally in the background as we were kissing. He was making hissing noises which actually added to the sexuality.”

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What do you think? What was your favourite scene from the teaser trailer?

I loved the “hard kiss” and Tris’ hand “grazing Tobias’ back tattoos” but I also LOVED the knife throwing scene:

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Tell us your favourite scene in the comments below…..

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Source: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1713044/divergent-teaser-best-scenes.jhtml

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Veronica Roth interview with ‘Elle’ magazine!

Check out this awesome new interview with Veronica Roth for Elle Magazine!

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Veronica Roth is giving Suzanne Collins a run for her money as the reigning queen of dystopian YA fiction. Her three-book series follows rebellious heroine Tris and the stoic (and dreamy) Four as they maneuver through a fractured future-tense Chicago, but in our present, everything is looking pretty idyllic for Roth as she leads the New York Times bestseller list with the first two installments of her series,Divergent and Insurgent currently sitting coolly in its numbers 1 and 3 slots, respectively, and a movie adaptation of the former starring Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Zoe Kravitz is due out next March. Roth’s third and final installment, Allegiant, will hit shelves October 22nd , and in the meantime she’ll tide over her rabid fanbase by doling out four short stories about Divergent‘s mysterious Four, as e-shorts. And, oh yeah, she is only 24. ELLE chatted up the prodigious and prolific Roth about coming of age through her books, her book-tour style, and what’s next. (Spoiler alert: It’s not a quarter-life crisis.)

ELLE: There is a long tradition of literature that is geared toward a younger generation being picked up by an adult audience—from the works of C.S. Lewis, to Madeleine L’Engle. And recently authors like J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, and Stephanie Meyer heralded a renaissance of adults reading Young Adult. But you’re much closer in age to your readers than those authors. Does the Divergent series mirror your own coming of age in any way?

Veronica Roth: I wrote these books at a point when I was growing up. Senior year in college, about to do what Tris [the protagonist] does, she’s making decisions about what she’s going to do with the rest of her life, and Tris’s decisions are comparable to maybe choosing a college, but also to choosing a life path.

ELLE: You’re a bit of a wunderkind in that you got this book deal for a trilogy with Harper Collins while still in your senior year at Northwestern University. Did that change everything for you?

VR: I had applied for a graduate school program and I was wondering how I was going to get loans, and I was planning on moving back in with my parents. Then this happened, and it was like, ‘Oh, you can’t go to grad school because it’s going be a little bit too busy for a while.’ I was going for a Master’s of Arts in biblical studies; it’s sort of like a Master of Divinities but without learning Hebrew or Latin. I was, at that point, really interested in theology and scholarly inquiry about religious issues. I don’t know what I was thinking, because I landed on this path that I’m so happy with now— I mean how could I have thought that was going to be my life?

ELLE: You address religion in Divergent and Insurgent through your character Tris, who is constantly questioning her values. Where in your own experience does that come from?

VR: I think what bleeds into the writing is mostly an awareness that religious questions are essential to our growth and development. Even if you question yourself and you come to a decision that you don’t believe in anything, I think those questions are important. As far as the books go, it’s important to me not to send any kind of [religious] message—subtle or overt or anything. I don’t even want to do a moral preaching. I mean, obviously, your beliefs about the world inform your writing. It’s important to me to have Tris always asking questions—she is never really sure what she believes, but she inches towards revelations throughout the series, then sort of backs away from them.

ELLE: Is the first love relationship between Four and Tris based on your own experience? You seem to have such affection for Four.

VR: He’s definitely not based on anyone. I don’t think I would date someone with so many secrets, [laughs] so he’s not my ideal partner or anything like that. The beauty of him is that he’s a mystery, and Tris slowly discovers him. But it was important to me to have their relationship feel real, and one of the reasons why I didn’t introduce a secondary love interest or a love triangle was because I wanted to explore how relationships are challenged over time, so the best way to do that is over the course of the series.

ELLE: It’s nice that you keep Tris independent. I think that women can get a little lost in big romances, sometimes.

VR: I think the dynamic enforces that too. The word I would come up with for how Four feels about Tris is primarily “respect.” He respects her so much that sometimes he thinks that she’s invulnerable. I think he creates that independence in her as much as she does.

ELLE: You’re in your 20s, and suddenly you’re in the spotlight—on tour, doing TV interviews, etc. Has being in the public eye affected the way you dress?

VR: I have recently developed a sense of style that I didn’t used to have. I wore an endless series of band t-shirts when I was in high school, because I had this phase where I listened to heavy metal. My high school boyfriend was the lead singer of a band, so I got involved in the scene that way. I was a little bit of a poseur. I was into it, but not independently, only as a part of that social system. But I wore the clothes. Right now I’m wearing black flats, black jeans, and a big blouse-y polka dot shirt. I own two pairs of Doc Martins, and some Creepers…you know the flatform shoe that’s becoming more popular? They have this weird sole—the goth kids in high school wore them a lot. I’m into the clunky shoe thing. Actually wearing flats is pretty rare for me.

ELLE: Everyone wants to know: What’s next for you?

VR: I am going to take a little break. I’m still planning on writing for the same core audience, but I’m thinking it might take me a while to find the next project that feels similar to Divergent. I don’t want to go for something smaller. I want it to feel the same way that first book did.

ELLE: What is your dream project?

VR: Man, if I were a mature writer, I would want to set a book in 1980s communist Romania. Because my husband and I lived there for five months, right after we got married. My husband’s uncle and aunt live there, and have for like, 14 years, and they’re working with the art and theatre community there. We met a lot of people there, and heard a lot of stories, and it was so interesting, but I think that’s a project that I’ll put away for a while, because I need to grow into it a little bit.

Allegiant in two POV, Veronica Roth explains

One of the big announcements from SDCC this weekend was Veronica Roth stating Allegiant will be written 2 POV.  Of course we are all excited to get MORE FOUR and now we can find out how she came to that decision.  Here is what she posted this week on her Tumblr page.

In case you haven’t heard already, I confirmed on Thursday that Allegiant will be written from two POVs (points of view), Tris and Four’s. This is obviously a departure from how I chose to write the first two books, which has a lot of people excited (yay!) and some concerned, so I thought I would say a little more about it here.

So: why two POVs? Well, I tried repeatedly to write Allegiant in just Tris’s voice, but it didn’t work; her perspective, her way of seeing things, was a little too limited for the story I needed to tell. I wanted to do two things with it: A. let two characters experience different things, and B. let them react differently to the same things, so that I (and eventually, the reader) would get a better sense of the whole story, the whole picture.

I’ve said before that I’ve always seen Four (increasingly, as the series goes on) as a plot-mover alongside Tris, so he was the obvious choice for the second POV (though not the only one I tried). Exploring him and his choices and his assumptions about the world was incredibly interesting to me.

It was a big challenge, it took me a really long time, and I did my very best with it. I feel confident about the way it turned out, and I hope you enjoy it! On October 22nd! AHH!”

Divergent Zipline Scene filmed

How exciting is this? The zipline scene was filmed over the weekend in Chicago. Our friends Divergent Fans edited and shared some photos from the set.

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How awesome does this look? I love that “X” marks the end of the zipline and that the camera is ON the zipline. This means we will get to see what Tris sees as she flies through the city! Incredible! I can’t wait to see how it translates onto the big screen!zipline dauntless

See more photos and videos at DivergentFans