Friday, September 24, 2010

Did EW Question Reveal Scoop On Water For Elephants?

Entertainment Weekly recently asked readers to submit questions for Sara Gruen, and among them was a very revealing one:
We’ve heard that there are some pretty major plot changes in the Water for Elephants movie. Did Ms. Gruen have any say in them?

Writing a screenplay is a very different skill than writing novels and is not one I pretend to possess. Richard LaGravenese took something that takes 12 to 14 hours to read and condensed it into something that can be viewed in

two hours and still remain true to the story. My hat’s off to him.

Plot changes.. plot changes?!! fans on twitter like @Tiggeramaone, seemed to think the comment referred to the character known as Uncle Al in the book:
I imagine the "pretty major plot change" is condensing the characters uncle Al and August into just Uncle August.  

Hmm.. it could be, but when we looked up the exact definition of "plot" this is what we got:

The pattern of events or main story in a narrative or drama.

So EW asked about "pretty major changes" to the pattern of events or main story in a narrative or drama,  and Gruen did not say that wasn't the case. Guess we'll just have to wait and see on April 15th.. 

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see this film ..Rob would be fantastic as Jacob..I'm sensing an oscar nominations for Rob..WFE book was a great read..thoroughly enjoyed and can't wait to see the film next year..April 2011..hugs to all my favs:)