LadyGhost06 wrote:I haven't read the book yet, although I do plan to. I'm just not sure if I will read it before or after I see the movie (which I am very excited to see).
StellaBlueBella wrote:When is the movie supposed to be out... I can't decide which I should do first either. Book or Movie?
I believe the movie is set to be released April 22, 2011, in the U.S. I always prefer to read the book before
seeing the movie adaptation, but that's just personal preference. I guess I like to use my imagination to visualize the characters and places in my mind; and once I've seen the movie, it's difficult for me to picture the characters as anything other than whom I watched onscreen.
I fell in love with the book Water for Elephants
, and thought it was an amazing read, and it was one of those books that stayed with me for awhile afterwards. I read it while on vacation last summer, and had a difficult time putting it down in order to play with my kids on the beach.
The characters are very compelling, and the author is so wonderfully descriptive that she makes you feel as if you're really seeing the vibrant and colorful, yet somewhat seedy and gritty aspects of circus life in the 1930's. I also think it will translate remarkably well from page to screen. I saw a recent interview with Rob Pattinson where he seemed so pleased with the movie, and he described it as an "old-fashioned Hollywood movie, like something from the 1940's". As eager as I am to see Rob playing the part of the younger Jacob Jankowski, he'll certainly be in excellent company with Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz, as well as Oscar nominee Hal Holbrook.