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4. She & Robert Pattinson Used Last Tango In Paris As Inspiration For Their Twilight Romance

It might seem like a somewhat bizarre choice of inspiration, given the age of one of its leads in the picture and the notorious, almost queasy nature of its sex scenes, but - and this is according to the stars themselves - Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart used Last Tango in Paris as a means of bonding across the span of the Twilight franchise. Seriously. When asked in a candid interview whether or not the pair were using anything in particular to draw inspiration from in order to cement their on-screen chemistry, Stewart mentioned the Marlon Brando movie, whilst Pattinson added: "That€™s kind of what we€™re basing the entire relationship on, in a lot of ways." If you're yet to see Last Tango in Paris, it's an interesting - albeit uncomfortable - watch; somewhat essential in a lot of ways, especially for cinephiles, it tells the story of an American widower (Brando) who embarks on a sexual relationship with a much younger French woman (Maria Schneider). It's up to you to work out how it ties to Twilight.

Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.