20 May 2010

Water for Elephants Hits the Big Screen

Book-to-Movie: Did you hear? Water for Elephants is being made in to a film featuring Rob Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. According to imdb.com filming began today. What do you think of the casting?
Yackety-yak: Technically I haven't finished Water for Elephants. Why you might ask? The first two chapters were so moving I could not stop crying. Seriously I couldn't stop. So I put it down and promised my self I would finish it later. Has that ever happened to you before? Has a book ever moved you so much that you had to put it down?
{Credit: Thank you Confessions of a TwiCrack Addict for bringing this awesome news to my attention. You gals rock!}

35 comments :

  1. I'm sorry to say that I haven't picked this one up. I've heard great things about it, and will definitely need to read it before I see the movie!

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  2. I have this in my TBR! I definitely need to read it before the movie comes out! And, LOVE the casting!

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  3. I just heard about Water for Elephants hitting the big screen too. I think Robert Pattinson would be good in the role of Jacob, he's got enough of an edge to him. Although, I find it ironic that Robert is playing a character named Jacob when that's his rival in Twilight.

    As for Reese Witherspoon, I think she's too goody goody for the role. I just can't see her having a scandalous affair. I'm not sure who I'd replace her with though, maybe Cathrine Zeta-Jones?

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  4. Any time I see Rob Pattinson I start to itch. He looks so dirty!

    Which might not be bad for someone who works at a circus and lives on the road. If he can keep his energy up, he might be good. We'll see.

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  5. One of the best books I've ever read! Loved it! That said, I just can't see Reese in it. But we'll see I suppose.

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  6. I've been wanting to read this book for some time now. I just never got around to it. I'll definitely have to read it before the movie comes out.
    As for putting books down because they were really emotional, I've done that a few times and eventually picked it back up when I felt I could handle it better.

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  7. Water for Elephants has been on my list for a while, but I just haven't gotten around to reading it, yet.

    I love Reese! I'm sure she'll do a great job.

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  8. My goodness, Water for Elephants is one of those books that will stay with you long after you close it, like a lingering taste in your mouth, or scent in the air. Such a good read.

    I'm with Connie on this one. I was so excited to hear this news! but what? Rob Parrinson? eekkk. And no I don't see Reece playing that role either. If I were to be perfectly honest I cringed when I read the names. . . :( so sad. . .But hey I've been wrong before and many times after, maybe they will be a good fit for the roles.

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  9. No, I haven't had that kind of reading experience yet. Maybe I ought to read this book... :)

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  10. I also couldn't stop crying during Water for Elephants! So psyched that it is going to be made into a film!

    I tend to just keep reading right through my tears.

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  11. I havent read this one yet, but its on my summer reading list. Alice Hoffmans books seem to make me a blubbering fool, I dont know what it is but I just cant handle them....although I love reading her storys.

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  12. I loved Water For Elephants and the super cool thing about it is that Jacob's hometown is my hometown, so I wonder if they will feature that in the movie.

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  13. I LOVEd WFE! You should read it. It's hard, but it's immensely satisfying, and very few books make you feel that.

    As for the cast, Reese is perfect, but Rob, nawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

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  14. Aths: I know it. I could just feel it too. I'm working on building the courage. I liked the first two chapters so much that I gifted the book to my mother in law for Christmas last year.

    April: That is cool! Where is your hometown?

    Tina: I know what you mean. She is pretty good at pulling at heart strings :)

    Briz: You are so strong! I need to be like you ;)

    Cherry: O I hope you try it.

    Kika: Ooo girl! So well said. I read two chapters and I still can't forget it.

    Miel: I'm a Reese fan too ;)

    Adriana: Yah you're like me ;) I felt like I had to build the strength to go on.

    Wendy: *fingers crossed*

    Connie: LOL Great point about energy. I hadn't considered that. *scratching chin*

    Whitney: Definite irony ;) I luv CZJ too :)

    Jenn & Lizzy: Agreed :)

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  15. I definitely need to get my hands on a copy of this book as I have heard only positive comments on it! I'll be curious to see this mix of Pattinson and Witherspoon on screen, too!

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  16. Hm, I think this one is better staying just a book... but we'll see. I like Reese Witherspoon but I'm just not a huge Rob Pattinson fan.. =/

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  17. How exciting! I loved that book.

    Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut made me cry so much I had to stop reading it.

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  18. WHOA, I hadn't heard that! This has been at the top of my TBR list for quite some time, but review books keep getting in the way. I better get crackin'! I'll never see a movie until I've read the book!

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  19. Steph: Yah I surprised you :) We both need to get cracking. I agree completely. I prefer to read a book first too.

    Lisa: Ooo I don't know much about that one.

    Jenny: Thanks for your take :)

    Kay: Me too. Curious :)

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  20. I have wanted to read this book for a long time now, but now that I know it's being made into a movie I may actually wait until after I see the movie. I just have terrible luck reading and then being disappointed in the movie version.

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  21. Oooh, now I'm going to have to try to read the book before the film's released. I've heard such great things about it.

    I've had several books move me to tears, but I've never had to put one down before. I do always stop and wipe my tears before continuing on, if I'm not openly bawling nonstop, LOL. Once I connect with the characters enough to cry for them, I want to read on I guess, even if I have to stop every minute or so to grab a tissue. :D

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  22. I really must read Water for Elephants.

    I've cried at the end of TSFT, to the point of weeping but I didn't stop.

    I have gotten so angry at a character that I adored that I had to stop reading for an hour. It was A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly. But I had to grab it right after that hour. That was the only duration of time I could take being away from it.

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  23. I've been meaning to read it. after reading all these comments, I'm going to pick a copy up soon!

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  24. This is one book I've always heard amazing things about & know this will be a keeper! Sounds like a great cast too :)

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  25. I really enjoyed this book. I'm not sure about the casting either.

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  26. I love love LOVE this book. So much so that I'd be a little scared to see the movie, because I'd be scared of having it ruin the book for me. I'd have to do a reread to be sure, but on first reaction, I hate those casting choices.

    I love that you were so struck by the story. You really have to finish it.

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  27. NotNessie: I immediately thought of you when I heard of this. You are the one that convinced me to try Water for Elephants. I feel like I've let you down by not finishing it ;)

    Teresa: Who you rather see? :)

    Mel & Shelley: Me too :)

    Emma: Thank you for sharing your story. What's TSFT?

    Anna: Usually that's how I work too. There was just something about Jacob that made me love him rather immediately.

    1st daughter: That's usually what I do too ;)

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  28. I ADORE this book. I'm a bit dubious of the casting, though. Really, it's not that I don't like Reese Witherspoon (I do, quite a bit) or that Rob Pattinson couldn't handle the role (I think he probably could), but they attract certain audiences, which means it will be skewed that way. I would really like to see it with 2 no-name actors who are able to just take over the roles.

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  29. OMG ~ you haven't finished Water For Elephants YET?!? It is like one of the best books EVER!!!! You must finish! must, must, must!

    and i'm just not so sure about the casting...i have to ponder upon this for awhile!

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  30. Stacy: *hanging my head in shame* I know you're right ;)

    Misty: Good point. I hadn't considered that aspect.

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  31. Oh wow I didn't know about this! I loved this book and would be interesting to see what they come up with, just hope that they don't ruin it. I've only seen Rob Pattinson in Harry Potter so can't say much about him, but I'm kinda not sure about Reese Witherspoon being Marlena.

    And Juju, I suggest to hang in there because it's worth it!

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  32. I didn't know they are making a movie!

    I read this a while book - usually not my type of book but I ended up liking it, though I have to say I don't remember a whole lot (that's before my blogging days... and one of the main reasons I decided to blog is so I could remember the books I read!) So, I can't say whether it's good casting or not!

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  33. Christa: *giggle* Understood. Everything before my blog is in the black hole too :)

    Arielle: YAH! I missed you. And of course you are totally right :)

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  34. Water for Elephants has been on my to read list for ever but with all the hype now it makes it less appealing for some reason. The book I started reading but it was so emotional I couldn't get past the first few chapters is Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult. Way to sad

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  35. Cari: Welcome :) Handle With Care you say? I must look it up. Thanks for sharing :) I love hearing I'm not the only one.

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