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So many great books have been turned into movies. My question is, what do you pr

  1. disneybooknerd profile image58
    disneybooknerdposted 8 years ago

    So many great books have been turned into movies. My question is, what do you prefer, reading the bo

  2. SimeyC profile image96
    SimeyCposted 8 years ago

    In most cases I find that the book is far better - it tends to give you a far more detailed insight into the characters and atmosphere. Lord of the Rings came close to the book, but still didn't quite get there....

  3. prm.peddada profile image54
    prm.peddadaposted 8 years ago

    yes you are correct becacue the infromation furnished in the books are not red by the people at large and cannot understand the cnotents of the books , so if it is turned into move it will be wittnessed by the public and use ful for the  exibit its value and advetise by personal communication and the author will be awarded  by the public and the move people. it will help to exploit the talent of the author.

  4. stricktlydating profile image83
    stricktlydatingposted 8 years ago

    I prefer reading the book too. I've just seen Mao's Last Dancer, the movie, and it was a nice movie, but the book just gave me more emotions about this life story.

  5. M Burger profile image61
    M Burgerposted 8 years ago

    The books are usually always better. I think its because everyone pictures the characters and places differently, but when you have a director putting their interpertation on it, its usually never as good as what you "pictured" it being. The only exception I've ever seen for this would be Stephen Kings "The Stand." I started reading the book when the TV mini series came on, and the movie was spot on with the book. But I'd have to agree with a lot of the other answers, mostly the book is better.

  6. The Rope profile image57
    The Ropeposted 8 years ago

    Right on M Burger.  Our own imaginations are far better and put things in a context we can easily understand.  Both venues can be great but "Borrowing" a director's imagination is usually a poor second.

  7. Hi-Jinks profile image60
    Hi-Jinksposted 8 years ago

    Depends on the author. Some books have a few threads that makes it easier to make a 90 minute movie. Other books have to cut much to get it down to 2-4 hours.
    Also depends on the cost of special effects.

  8. SheriSapp profile image60
    SheriSappposted 8 years ago

    In my experience, books are ALWAYS better than movies because you can know the thoughts of the characters. The movie most true to a book I have read is The Silence of the Lambs

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    Shyanne*posted 8 years ago

    The book is always best. I used to read Stephen King in the 80's and was always disappointed with any movie of his books. They could not measure up; with one exception: THE STAND. The movie matched the book.

  10. Beege215e profile image67
    Beege215eposted 7 years ago

    Hate to follow the crowd, but I have to agree. You can live for hours in the book, but you can only watch the movie.  You can meet and feel the characters better in the book and empathize more because you get to know them better. You can see in your mind's eye the places and the people and smile or cry with them. Reading a book is a totally different experience than watching any 90 minute movie.
    Don't get me too wrong, movies can be fun, exciting, romantic, and even thought-provoking, but a good book can touch the heart and mind more deeply and intensely.  I have learned more from one book than I have ever learned from watching the movies.

  11. home witch profile image82
    home witchposted 7 years ago

    Oh, that's easy. Definitely reading the book. Movies are after all someone else's vision, but with a book, you can let your imagination take you somewhere much more fantastic.

  12. Mandeeadair profile image82
    Mandeeadairposted 7 years ago

    Reading the book!  There is nothing like reading the book, usually!  The movie cannot provide you the detail and insight that the book can.  I agree with SimeyC, Lord of the Rings was a fantastic movie and came the closest to meeting my expectations after reading the book.

  13. Faceless39 profile image93
    Faceless39posted 6 years ago

    Books are always better than movies, save a very, very few, which don't even come to mind.  Movies are like Clifs notes, and the book is the whole picture.

  14. Rose Vallespin profile image60
    Rose Vallespinposted 4 years ago

    "The book was better."

    That's because readers of a novel have already made their own perfect movie version. They have visualized it, fleshed out the locations and set the pace as they either zipped through the book.