Sunday, January 2, 2011

Water For Elephants - Book to Film

Water For Elephants was a New York Times best seller a number of years ago. It was read by many book groups as well as individuals. It is the story of a veterinarian in the 1930's whose parents had died. He rides the rails and ends up with the Greatest Show on Earth circus.

Many of us are looking forward to this film that is expected be released around April.
Reese Witherspoon plays the horseback rider who befriends the lonely vet played by Robert Patterson of Twilight vampire fame. The biggest star is Rosie the 9,000 pound elephant.

For a number of years I have facilitated a "books to film" discussion group.
One thing we strive to do is examine the book and film separately and not decide if one is "better than the other".

I am looking forward to this film adaptation of Sara Gruen's depression era novel.

1 comment:

  1. Does anyone know where i can find a poster or picture of the first book cover (the girl and elephant?)