Water For Elephants is one of my favorite books, which though I have many is still saying something. It's one of my comfort reads, a jewel of novel that enthralls me every time I open its pages. So, when I first heard it was being made into a movie, I was ecstatic. When casting announcements were made, however, I became increasingly trepidatious. Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon, though I love her, were not whom I would have picked were they the last two actors on Earth.
Then I saw the previews and thought, "Hmm, maybe this won't be so bad, after all." Then I saw Reese Witherspoon's Vogue spread and thought, "Oh, dear Lord, I am so excited about this movie now!" I love everything about these pictures: the circus setting, the gowns, the elephants! They make me want to read the book all over again - and buy midnight tickets for the movie.