A book and the movie

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  1. Ema Winter profile image61
    Ema Winterposted 13 years ago

    I think it's interesting to read a book and then to see a movie based on; and to see a movie then to read the book which was the source of inspiration. It's fascinating to see how the script writter or the producer thought the characters from the book.

  2. goldenpath profile image67
    goldenpathposted 13 years ago

    My favorite is the "Dune" series of books.  In my opinion there is much more tangible content there than inherited in the original film.  However, as a film I still enjoy it.

  3. Izzy Anne profile image60
    Izzy Anneposted 13 years ago

    Yes, it is fascinating to compare a book and a film.  I have done it recently in a hub about "An education".  It shows the advantages books have over films.  An inner life is easy to voice in a book, but cannot be voiced in a film.  Yes, I know voice-overs and narrators exist in film, but it always feels phoney.  Books are still the best way to explore the inner life of other people.

  4. mod2vint profile image62
    mod2vintposted 13 years ago

    Not me, if I read the book I don't want to see the movie. Most of the time its just not the same. The characters wont match what I envisioned them to look like. Most importantly they usually change the ending.

    1. camlo profile image85
      camloposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Unusually, I found the ending in the film 'The Devil Wears Prada' far more satisfying than in the book.

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        Madame Xposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I agree on this one. The book was actually pretty bad in how depressing it was. The author has a dark mind. I think the movie script improved the concept immensely. Sometimes movies do that very well (and sometimes they don't smile

  5. jenblacksheep profile image69
    jenblacksheepposted 13 years ago

    Recently I've been reading books that ive seen the movies to.  Like most people, when I see a movie that I've read the book to, I always think the book is better, but it kinda works the same the other way round too. When I see the movie first I tend to prefer the movie.

  6. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

    I used to love reading Stephen King, but to me the films have always been a sad shadow of the suspense in the books.

    1. camlo profile image85
      camloposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Mod2vint seems to have made me think of endings ... Have you seen and read 'It'? The ending in both book and film is a total anti-climax. In the film it just seemed so much worse.

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Yes I've read the book and seen the film, but I'm also sure I have the start of Alzheimers becausemy memory has gone!
        Was 'It' was one where the hand came out the grave at the very end?

        1. camlo profile image85
          camloposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          No, the one where 'It' turns out to be a giant spider ...

          1. camlo profile image85
            camloposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            'Carrie' is the one with the hand.

  7. yenajeon profile image72
    yenajeonposted 13 years ago

    However the books are almost always much better. Can we even think of examples in which the movie is better than the book?

  8. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

    Nope doesn't ring a bell. I did say my memory is seriously fading. Good thing about that is I can now read a book I just finished because I've forgotten what was in it.
    The one that sticks in my mind was the one about the vampires? Brilliant book. The film wasn't half so good.. Ahh...Salem's Lot.

    1. camlo profile image85
      camloposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Ah, yes, I've only seen the film. I think the best Stephen King film is 'Misery'.

  9. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

    Misery - ah had that lady actress person from Psycho in it - Kathy Bates? Good film - bit strange.

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  11. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

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    1. camlo profile image85
      camloposted 13 years agoin reply to this

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  12. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

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    1. camlo profile image85
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