Readers! Do you prefer to watch the actual movie better than reading the actual book of something?
For some reason, I struggle with completing a book that is made into a movie. Although, I always hear how the book does justice better than some movies. Do you feel like that sometimes or you like to read the book and watch movie
- 6 months ago
It depends, but most of the time books tend to have more details then the actual movie.
- AthenaLv 76 months ago
Movies & Books are two complete different mediums. You cannot expect the story to be told in the same way.
- pianomanLv 76 months ago
What does actual movie or actual book mean? It's either the movie or the book. I prefer to read the book before I see the movie.
- Elaine MLv 76 months ago
Movies only show a portion of the book. The Harry Potter movies, for instance, showed maybe 1/3rd of what was in each book.
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- ElaineLv 76 months ago
It depends on the book and the film adaptation. Some novels like "The Stand" cannot be made into a 2 hour film, while others like "The Hobbit" don't have enough material to make a film trilogy. If we look at the novel "Jurassic Park" it was much better than the film adaptation as we don't know who, if anyone will survive. The great thing about the written story is the author allows us to use our imaginations when we enter that world.
- AarjLv 46 months ago
Cinema is inherently a far far better medium than literature. Although, probably read the book first because cinema is still in its late teens. However, there are definitely cases where the movie version is as good if not better -
A Clockwork Orange
No Country for Old Men
Children of Men
Jaws, Jurassic Park, Godfather, Silence of the lambs are probably all better than their book counterparts although I have not read them.
- joedlhLv 76 months ago
An interesting observation is that the best adaptation of literature to cinema is the short story genre. Two that come to mind are "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and "Charlie". The latter was based on the Hugo Award winning "Flowers for Algernon". It's probably due to the fact that you can't cram an entire book adequately into a two hour movie. Take a look at the first very much failed cinema adaptation of "Dune", which was a complex novel. I identified a six-second segment in the movie that mentioned something about the Voice of the Bene Gesserit, which took scores of pages to elucidate in the novel. A later, multi-episode effort did the novel better justice.
- MurzyLv 76 months ago
watching is easier than reading
- CarsonLv 66 months ago
Books are better for me because I can use my imagination.
- 6 months ago
Reading is a waste of time