So many great books have been turned into movies. My question is, what do you prefer, reading the bo
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
by Brett Winn 6 years ago
What "great books" have you read that failed to live up to the expectations you had of them?
by wytegarillaz 9 months ago
Would you rather read a good book or watch a movie ?If so why ? I personally love to read a book as there are no adverts !
by Joan Whetzel 5 years ago
If you see a movie and read the book on which it was based, do you compare the two?Which do you generally like better, the book or the movie version of the story? It doesn't matter which you did first - whether you saw the movie first or read the book Or does that make a difference in your...
by tomsum 7 years ago
Do you think books are always better then the movies that come after them?A lot of the big name movies use IP's from already written books. Which is better? For me personally, I think the Harry Potter books are better, but I enjoy the Lord of the Rings movies more then the books.
by Catherine Spinola 6 years ago
Would you rather read the book, see the movie, or do both? And which would you do first?With so many books made into movies, it seems that people either read the book or go see the movie. Some also do both. I would prefer to read the book first and then see the movie.
by Holle Abee 8 years ago
When you read a novel and later watch a movie based on the book, the book is almost always better, in my opinion. Can you think of a case when the movie was actually better than the book? I can: The Horse Whisperer. How 'bout you?
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