Water for Elephants

Life is the most spectacular show on earth ♥

***UPDATE 4/26/2011****

Yesterday I finally went to go see Water for Elephants! Now it was hands down a spectacular movie and I did enjoy it very much. However, there were some parts that really irked me a little. Now I know when taking a book and turing it into a film there will be some changes. But never in my life did I expect to see that many changes. For those who haven’t read the book and only just seen the movie fair warning this might spoil the book for you. OK the 1st thing that they change was the begining. In the book Jacob was an olderly man in the nursing home looking back onto the years that he was working on the circus. And looking forward to going to the circus with his family later on. But in the movie its started out with him already being at the cirucs as an old man and him telling the circus owner/manager his story about how he got onto the Benzeni Bother’s Circus in 1931. Now, also in the book Jacob found out that his parents had gotten into an car accident before his final. And it was during his final that he found out in the movie. Then when he got onto the circus in the book Uncle Al was the owner and August was the Manger. In the movie August was the ringleader and the owner, they competely took out Uncle Al’s character. In the book Marlean’s character was pervlouly engaded to an banker and when she ran off with August her family than disowend her. In the movie she was a foster kid who figured joining the circus would be better than she could ever do. Also in the movie Jacob was the one who discoved that Rosie, the bull, didn’t understand english. She only reponded to polish. In the movie Jacob and Marleana willingly jumped off the trian after Jacob and August got into that big fight after august hit Marleana. And that’s when they slept together the first time. However, in the book, Marleane told august that she was leaving him after he hit her, and she walked to an hotle with jacob. And after that Uncle Al made Jacob try to get them back together to save the spec. In the movie they took out all of the flashback scenes that the books had. There are many many many more changes that were made to make this spectatualar book into a movie. But I’m not going to say another word. I want to hear from you. What did you think of the movie after you saw it. What was your Favoirte part? What didn’t you like about it? What you wished they would of kept the same? What should they of changed?


[[Goodreads.com]] Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski’s ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion; a world with its own narrow, irrational rules, its own way of life, and its own way of death. The world of the circus: to Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell.

Jacob was there because his luck had run out – orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on this locomotive ‘ship of fools’. It was the early part of the Great Depression, and everyone in this third-rate circus was lucky to have any job at all. Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, was there because she fell in love with the wrong man, a handsome circus boss with a wide mean streak. And Rosie the elephant was there because she was the great gray hope, the new act that was going to be the salvation of the circus; the only problem was, Rosie didn’t have an act – in fact, she couldn’t even follow instructions. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen is defintly a compelling and surpising book ever. You won’t want to put it down. now guess what its coming out in theaters on April 22nd, 2011. Starting Robert Pattinson(Star of twilight) and Reese Witherspoon(Star of Legally Blond) this film is surly the one to see. But I do say that prior to seeing this movie i highly recommand reading the book. It is really a Good Read!!!!


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