WFE ‘Spectacular’ Speculations: “Raid!”

One of the most exciting aspects of pictures from the Water for Elephants shoot was putting together the puzzle. As fans we all devoured set photos and, after ogling Robowski, the next question was often; which scene was being brought to life? Now, by no means do we have a complete picture of the film – quite frankly I love that there are lots of bits we have no idea about. Buuuuuut, the pictures we do have often point to very specific quote in the book. And I like puzzles and pictures…so without further ado (that wasn’t much ado but I digress), we bring you…. *throws back the curtain*

Water For Elephants ‘Spectacular’ Speculations!!!

The following quote is taken from Water for Elephants, Chapter Eleven. Copyright (c) 2006 by Sara Gruen. All rights reserved.

“Marlena appears from nowhere and grabs my hand. We flee as sirens blare and whistles blow. When the crackle of gunfire rings out, I grab Marlena and duck into a smaller alley.”

Okay, okay maybe I started off a bit easy. ;) I’m just warming up. *cracks knuckles* I love this part in the book; a real turning point for both Jacob and Marlena.

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23 Responses to WFE ‘Spectacular’ Speculations: “Raid!”

  1. Roblover says:

    Read the book and love this part, among many others. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Stefanie says:

    So I finally got a copy of WFE and I just got to this part of the book today and I remembered seeing these pics when y’all posted them before and it totally helped me picture the scene. Like the more descriptions she gave in the book the more I was like: Oh, oh it’s that scene! Where they’re running and Reese has that great dress on and Rob’s in a TUX!
    Sigh. Thanks for the visual aids. *goes back to reading* (at the part just after doctor visits Camel)

  3. tinkrbe1l3 says:

    *claps* for WFE SS! ;)

  4. ransomfan says:

    Although I have the book Water For Elephants, I’m just waiting for the new book cover to come out with Reese and Rob on it so I can purchase it again. And then, I might just read it again, it will help pass the time until the movie hits the theatres! Life is grand isn’t it, with all the great books and movies out there? Hope Rob keeps picking the best ones to read and do. And Reese too!

  5. Freyer Caffarel says:

    Love that picture. Can’t wait for the film. The book was hard to put down and I felt a little sad when it ended.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I agree with you, it was sad when the book ended. I read WFE before it was filmed, just read the book for the second time. This time was even more enjoyable seeing Rob as Jacob and putting faces to the characters.

  6. RoseT says:

    I just received a used hardback version from Amazon for $6.98! It even qualified for free shipping and was delivered yesterday in excellent shape. Go Amazon and WFE!

    I already had the paperback version but I had Ken Foree (Earl) and Mark Pavollioni ( I know that isn’t right!)(Kinko/Walter) sign it in Chattanooga so it won’t be read again!

  7. Alexandria says:

    I read it and Yes!!! I think that is exactly the scene, and then…oh yes!!… and then the ally…veeery romantic…xoxoxoxo

  8. Sandy says:

    Just finished reading WFE for the third time last night and enjoyed it as much as the first time I read it!! Can’t wait for the movie!

  9. Lydia says:

    I can’t wait to see this scene and the ones that follow it. Robowski can rock a tux.

  10. Sus says:

    Yes, I’m actually reading it right now for the second time!
    BTW, doesn’t Rob’s hair look incredible in the above pic? Oh, shizz…he’s just so friggin’ hawt!

    Thanks, Deb!

  11. Susan says:

    This may be a dumb question, but I’m just curious why Uncle Al is being left out of the movie? He has such an important role in the book. Can’t imagine the movie without him. Am I missing something?

    Thanks, Susan

    • tinkrbe1l3 says:

      They combined everything about Uncle Al into August and it works perfectly. I actually read the script first then the book so I didn’t know about Uncle Al in the beginning. When I went to read the book I remember thinking how amazing the adaptation is because they captured the character of Uncle Al in August very naturally. I believe you’ll be pleased :)

      • Noemi says:

        How did you get to read the script? So did it describe the love seen good, I hope so.

      • Susan says:

        Thank you so much for responding!! Now I have another question…since you have read the script what kind of rating do you think it will get? Oh, and another… so sorry! Does Rosemary make it in at all?

        Thanks again, Susan

      • tinkrbe1l3 says:

        I think it will be PG13…definitely not R. Rosemary doesn’t make it in the script I read…a Mary does…but again…you don’t miss it…I read the script first and Older Jacob bonds with other people and you enjoy those relationships :)

  12. Katie says:

    Honestly, I was very sad when I heard they were changing the book cover simply because the original one is just so spectacular. I beautiful cover makes me just that much more excited about a new book. I have read WFE several times now and I find some tiny new tid bit I over looked every single time. Thanks so much for creating this site, I followed all the posts during filming and enjoyed them completely.

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