Movie or Book

@Neriz69 (1042)
Philippines
July 17, 2007 5:14am CST
Do you red the book first before watching the movie or the other way around? Me I would rather watch the movie first before reading it. I find it disappointing not to see details which I have read. So what I do, I watch the movie first and then read the book for details and clarification. How about you?
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@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
23 Jul 07
i make sure to read the book first before watching the movie so i could understand what's happening.
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@patgalca (14480)
• Orangeville, Ontario
17 Jul 07
I prefer to read the book for the same reason others have stated here - the movie is usually less than the book (try and fit it into two hours) and can be disappointing. However, I also find that if I see the movie first I will not even attempt to read the book. Why? I know how it's going to end and it only took me two hours to watch the movie but could take me weeks to read the book, especially if I've already seen the movie. There are lots of other books I could be reading instead.
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• United States
17 Jul 07
I prefer to read the book before I see the movie, because I know that most movies change parts of the book. But the book is what the original author wanted the story to be, while the movie is just someone else's interpretation of that story.
@TawnyJo (131)
• United States
17 Jul 07
It depends. Most of the time I watch the movie, then I never read the book. I watched Dream Catcher, then decided I wanted to read the book. The problem...I couldn't get into the book. I read the Da Vinci Code and then had absolutely no desire to see the movie (ok, maybe a slight desire!).
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
i prefer to read a book before watching it. like the book of the harry potter i read it before i watched it. its because in the book, the story is more detailed while in the movie it is only summarized, and it will be to long and expensive if the director would detail all the happenings in the book. so if i already read the book, i can understand the story more with the help of the movie.
@puchapox (583)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
Right..thats what I do to Neriz, since I find it really disappointing when some major parts of the story are not in the movie. For example, with harry potter, I have read it first before I saw the movie, so when I watched it I only notice the gaps and the missing parts, not the actual movie itself. Sometimes I even confuse some parts, like when I watched the Da Vinci code, i was looking for the churches they went to..it was only later that I realized I was confusing it with Angels and Demons. Lol.
@ky1119 (699)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I always try to read the book first. The book is always better than the movie. If I see the movie first, then I don't want to read the book. Why? Because then I'll be disappointed in the movie. Especially if I liked it.
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@arcidy (5016)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I actually like reading a book after I see the movie well if its a movie I really like that is. Because its a lot easier for me to picture and I know all the characters and I know what they look like plus its more fun to read it after because you can see the more stuff they added or what stuff they changed in the book compared to the movie. But thats just my opinion and I know that a lot of people like to read it before the movie but for me its after I watch the movie that makes it more fun.
• Janesville, Wisconsin
15 Oct 07
I like to do it the same way you do, as I agree it is very disapointing when you think the movie is going to be awesome, and then end up really let down but the minor changes. - DNatureofDTrain