read the book first or watch the movie?

Romania
September 30, 2015 9:18am CST
what do you prefer when it comes to movies that reflect a book. would you rather read the book first or watch the movie and read it afterwards?
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@Asylum (48078)
• Manchester, England
30 Sep 15
If you intend to read the book and watch the film then it would be necessary to watch the film first. Whenever you read a book you create an image in your mind reflecting the characters and the scene etcetera. Obviously if you read the book first then the characters in the film and the settings will conflict with what you have mentally created, whereas watching the film first will show the characters and scenery for you to follow in the book.
• Romania
30 Sep 15
I prefer to do the reverse. I would prefer to watch the movie only afterwards so I can make a comparison between the two
@Asylum (48078)
• Manchester, England
30 Sep 15
.@swissheart I should imagine the film is rather second rate after reading the book.
• Romania
30 Sep 15
@Asylum yes indeed. in all the cases the film came second for me as a quality compared to the book
• United Kingdom
30 Sep 15
Movies rarely live up to the books as they have to cut so much, so I'd watch the films first and then read the book usually, except with Harry Potter as those films took too long to come out
• Romania
30 Sep 15
I prefer to do the reverse. read the book and after watch the movie. but I agree they rarely live up to the expectations
• United Kingdom
30 Sep 15
@swissheart the films are always so bad when you read the books first though, although I do like knowing what's going to happen before watching them
• Romania
30 Sep 15
@rachelyoung13 I couldn't enjoy the book if I already knew what happened. it makes me lose the surprise
• Kolkata, India
4 Oct 15
actually depends.. the book is more detailed than any movie of course..so to understand the story better you need to read the book. i prefer to read book at first then watch the movie..i believe that's better than watching the movie at first
• Romania
4 Oct 15
I agree with you and I'm glad that there are other people too who think like me
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• Kolkata, India
4 Oct 15
@swissheart actually i love reading which is why i prefer the book mainly. what i dont like is the fact that the movie somewhat diverts from the actual plot of the book which somehow ruins the mood...
• Romania
4 Oct 15
@shubho666 I guess you're right. the director feels like leaving a print in such matters
• Nanjing, China
1 Oct 15
For me, I definitely go for the movie first. I am a visualist and I like to see how actor/actress play his/her role. afterwards, I will use the face i see in the movie to locate each role in the book.
• Romania
1 Oct 15
what movie that was made after a book did you like best?
• Nanjing, China
1 Oct 15
@swissheart I guess there is quite a lot. Gone with the wind, the adventure of Don Juan, samson and delilah
• Romania
1 Oct 15
@delilading gone with the wind it was my favorite book in all times. only after I read the book I watched the movie because I wasn't attracted at all by it at first
@softbabe44 (5944)
• Vancouver, Washington
30 Sep 15
well i was a a movie store about a couple years ago i was looking for a movie that would be cheap i bought it 9 dollars twilight was the name i watched it i thought the graphics were really good come to find out there there were books coming out about the movie 4 of them each book based on the motion picture that went with it through time each movie got the books written twilight saga,was very good producing excellent movies and books
• Romania
1 Oct 15
yes indeed the book was easy to read but I can't say it was a high quality
• Vancouver, Washington
1 Oct 15
@swissheart that would be a good thing i was watch the movie and see how much different the book is to the movie wether there is any thing missing or something was explain different i think the books were high quality as well as the movie makes sense to see how their illustrated
• Romania
2 Oct 15
@softbabe44 not all the time the movie would be a high quality one
@chiwasaki (4666)
• Philippines
4 Oct 15
I always prefer reading books first before watching the movie adaptation. However, when I saw the Lord of the rings movies and Game of thrones series, I was excited to read the books. But both is fine with me.
• Romania
4 Oct 15
I'm a fan of game of thrones too but I must admit I haven't read the books
@amadeo (51432)
• United States
30 Sep 15
I like to read the book first and then the movie.But not always.
• Romania
1 Oct 15
finally someone who thinks like me:))