taking from novel

@ungu89 (2001)
Malaysia
January 19, 2013 12:06am CST
i really love to watch movie. lately i see there were so many movies that adapted from a novel even there also many drama in television take the story line from the novel. it become a trending today. like all the writer don't have any new ideas to make a movies. what do you thing about it? which version you prefer most? the movie? or the novel?
7 responses
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
19 Jan 13
Movies have often been based on novels. Think of Gone with the Wind. And how many versions of Mysterious Island have been made? How can you decide in general terms which is better, a movie or the original novel? Sometimes you read a novel and come up with your own visualization that might be different than that of a movie maker. There are some novels where the film maker faithfully follows the book. Then there are some movies where the film maker apparently did not read the novel at all as the only thing in common between the two is the title. You can't ask this question without citing specific examples.
@jalucia (1435)
• United States
19 Jan 13
Right. One more recent example is The Devil Wears Prada. There were things that I had pictured a little different in my mind. As far as Beloved by Terry McMillan, the movie enhanced my reading of the book.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
20 Jan 13
I loved the TV mini-series Lonesome Dove because it seemed pretty faithful to the novel. I don't care for the new movie The Hobbit because it deliberately adds in material from other Tolkien stores to stretch a single novel into a trilogy of movies. Also I may be a purest but I hate when they change characters from a novel like movies made from Jack Higgins novels have take Sean Dillon, who in the book is extremely fair haired, and have him played by dark haired actors or taking 6 foot 5 Jack Reacher and having him become a shrimp like Tom Cruise.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
20 Jan 13
everyone has different imagination, that's why there will be different between movie and novel i know that's that's why sometime i prefer to read the book, even it was very thick
@jalucia (1435)
• United States
19 Jan 13
Well, I see you have decided to keep yourself busy on MyLot. Good decision. I often don't think that there is much comparison between the movie and the book. They are often very different, possibly because the book leaves far more to the imagination and the movie has all types of tricks to it to draw the audience in.
@Shavkat (44853)
• Philippines
19 Jan 13
In reading the novels, the imagination works in terms of knowing the whole picture of the story. Some of the events are omitted in the film per se. But it is a good thing the difference.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
19 Jan 13
@jalucia. i feel that too. sometime the movie cannot be as imaginative than book. movie had the time limit too. @shavkat. yes. sometime they had to cut certain scene for the movie
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
24 Jan 13
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, it depends on how they turn the novel into the movie, it also depends on your perception of the book and then watching the film, or the other way round. I am glad they made a film from the Harry Potter books, it was hard not to, and the films are so famous now that they will be watched for years and years to come. Have you also noticed they have started to may films from musicals, like Les Miserables?
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 13
harry potter.. yes. i sure will see the movie, i don't have tie to read the book.. haha
• United States
21 Jan 13
Of all the novels I read that became movies. Mostly Stephen King but a plethora of other authors as well. I always found the movie to fall far short of my expectations. There are a few movies that did very well, but overall I was usually disappointed. However, as much as I prefer the written version of a story, I find that I no longer have time to loose myself in a good novel. And settle for watching the movie with my son instead. Having not read the story first, I don't get let down any more.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 13
hehe..but after see the movie, sure will try to find the book
@caopaopao (1044)
• China
20 Jan 13
I like movies more than the novel. I always watch movies online, it's very convenient and cheap. Nowadays the books are expensive, and sometimes it's not easy to buy the book I want. So I seldom try to go to the store to look for the book I want to read, I just stay at home and search online.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
20 Jan 13
but sometime it nice to read book too
• Indonesia
19 Jan 13
making a movie that based from a novel was a challenge for movie maker.because when the movie succesful beyond the novel, the movie was not necessarily better than the novel. the problem is the movie can't be the same as the novel they are reading when they expect the movie will be the same as the novel.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
19 Jan 13
sure it will be hard. people will always expect for the movies to be exactly like the novel. because of time limiting, sometime the movie cannot make the same impact as the novel if we read
@Shavkat (44853)
• Philippines
19 Jan 13
It is a great thing to have time watching movies, the brilliant ideas had took the chance in the mainstream of cinema. I like movie marathon with my family.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
19 Jan 13
i love too movies marathon with my family or friends. one week we had marathon more than 24 hour non stop. haha