Last night I was feeling the twitter energy. @Hibbits tweeted:
One day left…
and we got all emo. Taking it to the ‘nets, I thought, “let’s try and trend #WFE.” While we are still working on the trend, something better happened. Fans from around the world started sharing how excited and appreciative they are for the movie. I was in awe of how widespread the love was.
The first country that gave a shout was Venezuela. And from there…it took off:
Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, Italy, Greece, India, Switzerland, Malaysia, Thailand, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico, British Colombia, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Honduras, Germany, Philipines & Indonesia
And so many States
California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Louisiana, Arizona, Ohio, Kentucky, Alaska, Connecticut, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Jaw-Ja, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, Virgina, West Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Maryland, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, Nebraska, Hawaii, Missouri, & Minnesota
How exciting, right?! And we KNOW there are more out there. These are just the fans that were up last night (pacific standard time) and joining the #WFE trend party.
Waking up this morning, we got another tweet from the ever-awesome @Hibbits:
Last day… Jacob jumping the train for the first time.
Getting all emo again, I went to the ‘nets and asked y’all to share your thoughts and feelings surrounding the filming of WFE. Here’s what many of you have said:
Feel the love after the jump
Reading #WFE tweets & blogs always make my day better! Following this film was not only interesting but just pure joy! 4 those that love #WFE book or just fans of Rob, Christoph & Reese, we give thanks 2 all involved 4 making this film *hugs* character Jacob, his integrity & love for the animals, like Rosie, captured my heart, so can’t wait 2 see on screen.
LOL all the goodness of rob, reese and christophe..but mainly rob! LOL! #WFE!
seeing Rob take on a role in a different time period.
Pics of Dirty Rob in suspenders, obviously.
It was an adventure; seeing pics & hearing from @Hibbits !! We got to live thru it & on 4/15 we get to see it come to life.
I have enjoyed seeing all the pics and knowing that this awesome book is coming to life!
I <3ed riding the Benzini train even though I was sweating like a whore in church.
Having a glimpse of what the characters will look like…and also meet the lovely Rosie and Queenie.
I’m thankful for all the pics and news from the set and for seeing Rob enjoying his job!Also I can’t wait to see the movie
Sydney is TOTALLY supporting #WFE. My fav book coming to a screen soon with Christoph (OMG) Reese (AMAZING) & Rob (HELLO!)
I enjoyed posts by members of cast, extras, roustabouts, etc. about their experiences on set & the filming process. #WFE
thanks #WFE my coulrophobia (fear of clowns) is gone LOL
as a fan of the book, my fave part of the filming experience is just knowing that this masterpiece is being brought to life
ROB playing with elephants!
I’ve loved the tweet updates from @Hibbits and all the rousty experiences! Not to forget the set pictures!
I enjoyed taking the trip out to Piru, meeting C.Waltz and the very kind crew. And the AWESOME Set soldiers! Love u Girls! I am so grateful to C.Waltz for his generosity to me for stopping and taking a photo. So kind! Thank you from Pennsylvania
I have loved how we were kept in the loop during the process. Loved the book. Can’t wait to see movie.
I’ve loved the way everyone have come together n how passionate the cast n crew are:) I love the Oscar talk as well #WFE
the roustabouts and others have been so entertaining and the night I spent at the set with my gf’s-sum came and said hi- one signed my #WFE book and they all waved and were super sweet!
My favorite experience was having the opportunity to visit the #WFE set one day and meet some of the cast!!!
That @Hibbits & cast shared so much w/ fans
Got the whole family reading #WFE. We can’t wait for the movie!
the wonderful @Hibbits! such a terrific person for keeping us in the loop! thanks for that! #WFE Thankful for our #Roustabouts who kept us up to date! thanks you guys! you made this a great sharing experience! #WFE
I loved that @Hibbits kept us on the loop for #WFE filming. Hope to hear from him during post-production, too! Loved all the tweeting from the cast and crew members, and the first-person accounts of their experiences in #WFE. I think Coca Cola sales will skyrocket thanks to Rob drinking it on the #WFE set! I’m craving 1 right now!
It’s been a JOY seeing photos of Rob almost daily on the set of WFE.
I’ll miss jacob! mad to see the movie!
Love animals and the horses look gorgeous.
I love all pics from the #WFE movie,gonna be a huge film. and of course Jacob Jankowski one of the best novel characters
the attention to detail paid to this film thus far! U can see the oscar from a mile away! Every pic, vid, tweet posted just makes the anticipation level go through the roof! Thank u @hibbits for everything!!
my fave experience was seeing @hibbits he’s so nice waving at us set soldiers in piru all the time when he saw us
It’s been nice fans can feel part of the film without being there, getting enough info, but not too much. #WFE Tease ( ; I can’t wait to hear what Jacob’s voice sounds like? Rob is so good at making each character sound different.
I loved all of the twitter updates you guys posted – it is exciting to see the book come to life!
I loved the people (fans, director, extras, YOU guys, etc.) sharing their #WFE experience w/us & informing us on updates.
thanks so much for tweeting all the info and pics from the set!It was a blast!
i loved everything about #WFE,but my favorite part had to be rob’s tuxedo and haircut lol, and the entire cast in general
I loved all the set pics, tweets from the director, and stories from the extras thank you for sharing so much!!! #WFE
I loved seeing the whole process of making a movie..not many ppl realize how much work goes into it. it makes you appreciate it more when you see the finished product in the theater :
I loved the set soldiers lol they were so sweet and nice enough to share their pics with us
I <3 that people fell in love with the amazing book, Water for Elephants. Great reads are alive & well!!
I loved the fact that @Hibbits chose TN as a film spot. Visiting the sets & meeting some of the set crew was my fave. And the way @Hibbits has kept us in the loop on what’s happening has truly been a pleasure.
What I loved the most was Rob being perfect for the role of Jacob!
Robert and Reese of course.. The whole crew, sets and I love the book…
loved the whole Hollywood atmosphere, meeting other fans, chatting with cast & crew, and getting glimpses of Rob!
I LOVED watching a beautifully written story being brought to life by the phenomenal trio, Rob, Reese, Christoph. #WFE TO THE OSCARS! I loved that the cast & crew shot in real locations, with real animals. I enjoyed Tai as Rosie. She was absolutely PERFECT. I loved that the casting couldn’t be more perfect. From Jacob, to Marlena, Walter, August, Rosie, Queenie…
the fact that Rob and the crew got to film in and hopefully enjoy the scenic city, made the last 5 days pretty exciting
spending 30 hours in an artichoke field in Piru and met some pretty awesome ppl….
I enjoyed all of the set pics that came our way from the dedicated #WFE cast and extras
the best thing about this filming experience was to get the chance to work with such a nice cast and crew!
I loved @Rosie_Elephant tweets.
<3 that I’m still dying 2 watch it! Not as many spoilers as I’d expected
will miss the set updates for #WFE tough…wonder what’s next for Tai/Rosie?
I loved on set pics, especially Rob’s, and reading roustabouts and rubes experiences on set, they were awesome!!!
book is so romantic & the movie with Rob just makes it so much better! He’s the perfect Jacob for Marlena. Can’t wait. It was wonderful to have info & pics from the “insiders”. Was a great experience and will be so much fun watching #WFE
I think the best has been feeling like we are involved in the whole process, it’s been amazing #WFE & seeing Rob sneek out
I loved how much happiness and joy was experienced. They had such a great experience. Hopefully that will show on screen.
I loved being able to see a little piece of what it takes to make a movie, loved all the pics of the actors in costume, and appreciated Hibbits taking time to let the fans know what was going on. So generous of him. AND Rob is great actor!
I’m going to miss #WFE. I loved everything about the shooting, the cast and crew is amazing.
I like seeing the new pictures of Rob on the set. He looks so sexy
It was so exciting for the Chattanooga area to have filming done here and be able to see it first-hand!
thank you so much for keeping us up on everything #WFE. It has given me a love for the movie before even reading the book.
I wanted to do a post that showed just how grateful the WFE fans are. If you read my encounter with the WFE producers, you know that at one point in the conversation, they were reserved about early celebrations of success. I can understand that completely. But when you talk to fans on a daily basis for the last several months and you see the popularity of the film increase statistically…you can’t help but be extremely excited and confident in the film’s success. We see it. Everyday. You guys are getting the word out there and the buzz is palpable.
The film may be wrapping today but we go on. This blog will continue to keep you posted on news and updates from Francis Lawrence. We’ll also revisit our archives since interest has increased considerably. We have loads to share and contests to hosts and special treats on the horizon.
We love Water For Elephants. We love the WFE, Rob, and Twilight blogs that joined the circus with us. We love Rob, Reese, Christoph, and Rosie/Tai. We love all the other actors and those extra special extras. We love all the animals and their trainers. We love the folks holding it down on IMDb forums. We love the production team and all the WFE crew. We love Sara Gruen and her publishers. We love set soldiers and Angie’s photography. We love Francis Lawrence. And we love all of you, the WFE fans that make everything more ‘spectacular’.