Books vs. Movies
Which do you enjoy more? A book or a movie?
Generally, I side whole-heartedly with books. The new papery smell, the quick flip of the page, the heaviness when held in hand. It’s exciting to look at it from the spine and see how far you’ve read. Plus, sometimes the intricacies of a book plot is so much better than a movie’s, where there are time limitations and reality to conquer.
I’ve always maintained that the movie producer people should look to books for better movies. There are SO many good plots and good characters. Rather than continually reviving the Comic Book Era, why not adapt a movie from a novel?
However, once my wish comes true, I find that most of the movies based on novels are disappointing. A Walk to Remember, some of the Harry Potter movies, The Tale of Despereaux, Confessions of a Shopaholic, the Kiera Knightley version of Pride & Prejudice.
Then, there are some really great movies that are based on books: Legally Blonde, About a Boy, Howl’s Moving Castle, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the A&E version of Pride & Prejudice.
Granted, I haven’t read every book out there or seen every movie that was based on a book. But, I have noticed a trend: it’s about order.
If I read the book first, then saw the movie. I like the book better.
If I saw the movie first, then read the book. I like the movie better.
There are few exceptions, but for the most part, my theory holds…for myself, at least. Does it hold for you, too?