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Post by Aixa Miller » 09 May 2018, 13:38

For me, it depends on the movie, but most times I would read the book first like I did with Harry Potter and Twilight. :D

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Post by love_b00ks » 17 May 2018, 05:35

I'd prefer the book first before the movie but to avoid too much disappointment, I think it is better to watch first then read.

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Post by chemi0811 » 17 May 2018, 06:20

I would read the book first because when i watched the outsiders first, then watched the movie it was dissapointing.

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Post by spookkyfoxx » 17 May 2018, 07:41

I really wish I could read the book, take that part of my memory out, watch the movie without the memory of the book, then return the memory afterwards so I can compare the two.

But that's not something I can do, so instead, if it's something I think I'm going to read ever, I try to read the book first.

However, I'm starting to get a little lax on that "rule" in my life. For example, it's been 15 years since I read the first 5 Harry Potter books, and I just never got back into them by the time the half blood prince came out a year or two later. I think I only ever watched the first two or three movies though. I kept telling myself that I was going to reread the series before I rewatched the movies, but then my husband turned on the first movie a few nights ago and I didn't complaint and watched it, and since then, I have read the first two books and part of the third. It was a nice kick start to get me motivated to reread them.

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Post by VirgoRules2018 » 17 May 2018, 20:25

Book first and then movie.....for example The godfather....the book quite long with so many parts...but it was so much better. :wink:
The book's details prompts your imagination in a way that extends far beyond the length of any movie.

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Post by Patty San Jose » 18 May 2018, 09:58

I prefer reading the book first than watching the movie. But since I don't usually spend alone time and always out of the house, I end up watching the movies then reads the book after.

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Post by wynona123 » 21 May 2018, 10:42

For me, it doesn’t make any difference if I read the book first or watch the movie first. I’ve already tried doing these two things... it all comes down to which of them is being relayed better – may it be visually or in words.

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Post by Aubrey Cana Laine » 21 May 2018, 13:36

Sometimes it helps reading the book first before watching its movie adaptation coz books show the innermost thoughts of the characters in the story so you could understand the characters better.

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Post by Fuzzy456 » 22 May 2018, 07:09

I would definitely read the book first. I have always been disappointed in movie adaptations of books that I have read. Our own imagination is far more interesting in terms of picturing characters, etc

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Post by Faithmwangi » 24 May 2018, 01:20

Usually depends on what i get my hands on first.If book,then book.If movie,then movie.
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Post by Morgan Jones » 14 Jun 2018, 21:40

Movies first? Because if you read first then the movie is ruined for you since books are always better. So, if you want to enjoy the movie I suggest you read the book after.
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Post by brittmcilhenney » 16 Jun 2018, 16:24

Reading is my thing. I love it! So I make a point to read the book first. Why ruin the build up and little clues and details of the ending with watching the 2hr movie. Usually I’ll watch the movie to look for differences and complain about the things they left out or changed. Lol!

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Post by selena0698 » 17 Jun 2018, 09:39

Personally, it depends on the film. If actors is good, I will watch first. But I usually reading first because there are many sences to not film

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Post by Julie Green » 17 Jun 2018, 17:17

Always the book first. I want to create the images of the characters in my own imagination before the job is done for me at the cinema

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Post by nancyab » 17 Jun 2018, 19:02

I'd rather read the book first. If it's good, then I would see the movie. I rarely go to the movies, so it would have to be a really good book. Most of the movies I see these days are on Amazon Prime. Going to the flea markets, DVDs these days are only $2 or $3, and I'll pick up a few there. If there's one I particularly like, then I'll see if it's in book form.

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