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Water for Elephants (movie and book)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:04 am
by Openhome
Please discuss both the book and movie "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen here.

Re: Water for Elephants (movie and book)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:37 am
by LadyGhost06
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).

Re: Water for Elephants (movie and book)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:13 am
by StellaBlueBella
When is the movie supposed to be out... I can't decide which I should do first either. Book or Movie?

Re: Water for Elephants (movie and book)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:41 am
by older_twilight_fan
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. :wink: 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.

Re: Water for Elephants (movie and book)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:09 am
by SwanCullen
:clap:

Very happy for this thread

I got the book for christmas and I could NOT put it down! It was fantastic. My heart broke for Jacob when he learned of what the financial aspect was after his parents died. While he did make a non-thought out decision, it lead him to the rest of his life. With out it, he never would have met some of his best friends. Rosie would be a non-issue. And worst of all? There would be no Marlena and no children. The part where Rosie pulls her stake out and kills August was shocking! I had to read that part twice. I also thought that the way his children treat him now is appalling. Having worked in a nursing home myself, I see that all too often. She described the way a lot of patients are treated nowadays. I loved the fact that the baby turned out to have red hair :D I do think though even if the baby didn't, like Jacob said, he would have loved it and raised it as his own. It's been a few weeks sense I have read the book and I STILL cannot get it out of my mind.

Re: Water for Elephants (movie and book)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:41 am
by dazzel21
Yay!!! New thread. Haven't read any post yet coz I don't want to read anything that might spoil me. I'll be doing my homework starting this week, not tonight though because I need to go to bed right now, that is to start reading this book :lol: . Yay, Jacob Jankowski here I come... :swoon:

Re: Water for Elephants (movie and book)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:00 pm
by velvet409
StellaBlueBella wrote:When is the movie supposed to be out... I can't decide which I should do first either. Book or Movie?


I highly recommend reading the book first. As the others have already said, it was a wonderful book. I read it over Thanksgiving weekend and like everyone else I couldn't put it down. It does have its sad bits but it's overall a happy ending. I cannot wait to see Rob in this movie. April can't come fast enough. :)

Re: Water for Elephants (movie and book)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:49 pm
by SwanCullen
Definitly read the book before hand if you can!

Re: Water for Elephants (movie and book)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:24 pm
by StellaBlueBella
Alrighty the book it is - thanks ladies <3

Re: Water for Elephants (movie and book)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:09 am
by SwanCullen
What do you all think of the posters that they have released? I think they look amazing! I wonder what they will cut out of the book for the movie, or change. already I have seen stills where it looks like there is a pie throwing thing going on, and I don't remember that from the book?