Monday, May 24, 2010

A fav book being made into a movie!

So I've found out that the powers that be are currently shooting a movie based on one of my favorite books, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.

Water for Elephants
It's a love story between a young vet student, Jacob Jankowski and a beautiful circus performer, Marlene Rosenbluth set in the Depression era within a traveling train circus. The story is told by an elderly Jacob about his time with the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. I'm not much of a circus fan but this book got me interested in circus history and how circus folks lived back in the day. If you haven't read the book, I highly recommend it! :)

The movie actually started shooting this past Thursday in Filmore, CA. Rob Pattinson will star as the younger Jacob Jankowski, Reese Witherspoon is to play Marlena Rosenbluth & Christoph Waltz of Inglorious Basterds fame is to play Marlena's charming & cruel animal trainer husband, August Rosenbluth.

Rob on the Water for Elephants set
I'm excited that the book is being made into a movie but nervous as to how they will tweak the story for movie purposes. From all that I've read about current production, there doesn't seem to be an Uncle Al character or plot line nor anything about Camel... How could you leave those two characters out of the movie? They were pretty integral to Jacob's story...

The photos that are emerging from the shoot look very promising set/costume-wise! I think I'm going to love the period costumes & the set. The big steam Loco is awesome!

Steam locomotive on set
The main circus tent on set
Have you read the book? Did you like it? What are your thoughts on the movie being shot at the moment?
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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Robin Hood

I went to see Russell Crowe's latest film, Robin Hood this afternoon! It was a rollickin' good time! Director Ridley Scott and writer Brian Helgeland told the story from how/why Robin did the things he did. I liked it a lot and would recommend that y'all go see it if you haven't! Continue reading >>

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A new start!

Where to begin??

I've since left Cincinnati and recently moved to the Dallas, TX area for a new job! Nick is actually still living in Cincy with his daddy because I'll be traveling a lot my first year or so for work. I'm still working with OnBase and I'll have a lot more responsibility which is nice, yet kind of nerve-wracking.
Dallas World Aquarium
I'm loving living down here so new digs are nice, comfortable, decently price and close to work but not too close. It's been fun exploring the city - finding quirky restaurants to try, the awesome farmers market downtown and the aquarium. I do get a little homesick for Ohio though sometimes, mostly I miss all my friends back in Ohio and I miss Bubba. :(

On the personal front, I met a new guy and he's awesome! He's got a really twisted sense of humor but that's the norm for folks in his profession. I love it though, lol. We've been dating for a little over 10 months now. He works in law enforcement (LE) and he's based out in DC. It's been an interesting, a little crazy, but awesome ride! Things have gotten pretty serious too. It's all good!

That's pretty much it for now...
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I'mmmm baaaccckkk! Man, it's been awhile, hasn't it? Over a year, eh? Lots of things have happened - opportunities have ended while others have opened...

More details to come!

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