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Re: Would you prefer a book to a movie

Post by DustinPBrown » 24 Feb 2018, 14:20

I actually don't mind the order I read/watch things. It's nice to not be spoiled in a book, but it's also nice if you've seen the movie to have those characters already imagined for you.

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Post by emmaav88 » 25 Feb 2018, 02:12

I love to read. I love the thrill of being able to create the characters in your mind. I do find it really difficult watching a movie after I read the book as I already have in my mind why the characters will be like. I have certain books so much that I refuse to watch the movie. Hunger Games and 50 Shades are on the list of movies I am never going to watch.

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Post by Melee3 » 25 Feb 2018, 22:13

I feel the exact same way.
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Post by Clwarnecke » 02 Mar 2018, 12:23

I prefer books to movie. I did not read A Long Way Home but did see the movie Lion that was based on the book. Wish I would have read book first.

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Post by ayong » 05 Mar 2018, 05:15

I would take d movie first

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Post by Shawnadc » 05 Mar 2018, 13:53

I prefer reading the book first, to me it gives a better feel for the story.

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Post by ekgonzales » 05 Mar 2018, 22:02

I love the book over the movie! The book allows you to imagine such vivid pictures that sometimes the movie ruins that.

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Post by JodyVamp » 06 Mar 2018, 02:20

If it's character driven, the book. Movies just can't do justice to inner monologues and the depth of the character you get in a book. If it's an action with stunning locations, the book will be better as there's more to it, but I still really want to see the movie!

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Post by smythemilie » 11 Oct 2018, 22:18

I would probably watch the movie first and then read the book. I have a bad habit of doing that but in my opinion it makes the book even better because there are unexpected scenes and you learn more about the characters. It adds a whole new level of excitement over reading the book and then watching the movie. Often times movie adaptations of books are not as good so it leads to a bit of disappointment, my way there is no disappointment but a lot of excitement.

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Post by Amyrich » 12 Oct 2018, 02:52

To be honest, I think I would first read the blurb on the book. If it really intrigued me and I like the writing, I'd start with the book. Otherwise, I'd just be lazy and watch the movie. Very rarely do the movie versions of books do justice to the original, because there just isn't enough time to or scope to bring out all the details in a 2.5-hour film. However, one exception has been detailed in a Romeo and Juliet essay I read that compares the original to the various versions and adaptations of the story.

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Post by mollusca » 12 Oct 2018, 03:49

I love reading books and as well compairing it physically through movies, it sticks on my memory for longer period

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Post by ikechukwu j b » 13 Oct 2018, 03:38

I prefer books than movies

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Post by Zimall » 18 Oct 2018, 10:34

Obviously a book. A movie is precise and book is detailed and as i love details, i would prefer book.

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