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How often are you inclined to read a book which has the same name and story as a

  1. shahkar-khan profile image60
    shahkar-khanposted 4 years ago

    How often are you inclined to read a book which has the same name and story as a movie?

    I often watch movies after reading a book by the same name (e.g I watched borne ultimatum after reading the book with the same name), but I feel less inclined to read a book when I have (already) watched a movie by the same name. Maybe this is because movies are more explanatory than books.
    Anyways what ever the case is, I just wanted your opinions on this. Do you guys feel the same?

  2. DATALOAD profile image60
    DATALOADposted 4 years ago

    I definitely feel the same way. Part of the experience of a book is letting your mind create the scene. When you've already seen the movie it's hard not to think of those characters playing the role.

    Lord of the Rings is a great example for me. Anytime I see the name Frodo I think of Elijah Wood. Although he's great in the series, it takes a little charm out of the book.

    1. shahkar-khan profile image60
      shahkar-khanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Here is an advice that will surely excite a bookaholic. "Whenever you are awaiting for a movie about to release (say one month later), search out whether a book of the same name exists. If it does, buy tht book and read it before watching that movie"

  3. Sunny River profile image60
    Sunny Riverposted 4 years ago

    In general I feel the same, however for me there are a few exceptions. For example, some of the classics such as Emma, I had no interest in reading until after I watched the movie. Not because I dislike classics. Jane Eyre is one of my favorites and I read it years before I saw the movie, but for certain classics it makes the book easier to understand and follow if I've already been over the plot once in the movie. smile

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    Meraki-Sanposted 4 years ago

    I think for me, it's the other way around. I watched the Lord of the Rings before I read the books and I gained a better understanding of the characters, of the history of the world and it deepened my love for it.

    I seem to hate a movie if I've first read the book for example: Twilight. I read it and had preconceived ideas of how characters were going to look and all that and when I actually saw the movies, was really put off. By that time, my dislike for Twilight had grown tremendously so..no lost sleep there.