Based On The Book

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Books and films both tell stories, but what we want from a book can be different from what we want from a movie. Is this true for you? If so, what’s the difference between a book and a movie?

For me, books are very different entertainment type than movies. Movies (to me) are usually for short term distraction, a little visual party for my brain. I have rarely found a movie made from a book (that I had read) which I enjoyed as much as the book. Books offer so much more exercise for my brain, as I create my own picture in my head of what the author is trying to convey. There is just so much more depth that can be achieve in a book. Now, that is not to say I am giving up my movie addiction anytime soon.

So how do you feel about books and movies?

Some places are like people: some shine and some don’t.

(Do you know what book/movie that quote is from?)

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14 Comments

  1. I love both…..I am an avid reader, but I also love a good movie…However I am with you about the movie book thing….very few movies do justice to the books…..

  2. I never watch a movie of a book I’ve read or plan on reading. They are never the same, and most times I just get ticked off! Like you, I prefer to see the book in my own head. Most days, I’d take a good book over a great movie!

  3. I love both, it depends on my mood. 😉

  4. Mar

    I love both also, but hate hate hate when they make a movie out of a book and leave out the best parts. I try to either read or watch, not both because I hate to be disappointed or have one ruin the other.

  5. I find it hard to find books that catch my attention. My theory is always, if I don’t find it interesting in the first chapter, I give up on it. But the ones that I do, well those are the ones that that I don’t put down for three days straight!

  6. I prefer a book, because than I can imagine the characters and world as I hope the writer wanted them to be and not the way some producer makes them be.
    Whenever I know a movie is based on a book, I rty to read the book also so I know the full story and not the edited version.

  7. The Shining. Great as a book AND a film!

  8. I like it best when a movie fits the book, meeting my expectations – though it’s rare.

  9. Hello! I love to read books! then I love to watch movies of books! It is interesting to feel the difference the author of the book and directed by the film.Good post!
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