Which one do you prefer: a book or a movie?

@Oshobu (689)
Nigeria
July 27, 2017 8:17am CST
If a movie being produced was based on a book you haven't read, what wouldyou have done? Would you go see the movie or you will get the book and read it first? I would prefer to get the book and read it first. It might spoil the movie and ruin my perception and images of the characters, but I would want the whole story with all of the details first. Afterwards, I would still like to see the movie as it is someone's artistic interpretation of the book. Which one do you prefer?
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@sharon6345 (125231)
• United States
27 Jul
Only the movie will do for me. I have no interest in the book. 50 shades of grey was wonderful. I heard the book was different I would not want to see it.
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@Oshobu (689)
• Nigeria
27 Jul
Lol...that means you're not so attracted to books in the first place. Huh?
29 Jul
Agree, except for the choice of fifty shades of gray as an example :(
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@Oshobu (689)
• Nigeria
30 Jul
Why don't you try the book, it might be better than the book.
@Jlyn10 (10815)
• Malaysia
28 Jul
Either way is fine with me ... so long as the story is there and interesting.
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29 Jul
I agree with you on that.
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@Hannihar (35896)
28 Jul
I think I would like to see the movie first and then read the book or if the movie was enough then not read the book. I love reading books because then I can imagine how the characters look and when they are being described try to visulize them in my mind. I love to read, but, I also love to watch movies.
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@Oshobu (689)
• Nigeria
1 Aug
I really cherish those your "likes"
@Hannihar (35896)
3 Aug
@Oshobu Now, after reading lots of books these days I think I will change my opinion and say I would like to read the book first. It is more detailed and one can use their imagination as to how the characters look.
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@Oshobu (689)
• Nigeria
3 Aug
@Hannihar Yeah you got it, it even kinda fun
@LadyDuck (156721)
• Switzerland
27 Jul
I always read the book first and most of the time the movie is not as good as the book was.
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@Oshobu (689)
• Nigeria
27 Jul
It depend on how the movie was produced, some guys follow the book exactly as it is, not leaving any part of it out of the actions. But some guys might just try to follow the story in the book and not the book itself.
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@LadyDuck (156721)
• Switzerland
28 Jul
@Oshobu For the moment I have been deceived by the movie let's say the 80% of the time. One of the best done was the "Da Vinci Code".
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@MoonMaa (382)
• United States
3 Aug
In most cases I have read the book before the movie. A couple of books that I read that were movies too. I liked the book better. Memoir of A Geisha was a book and they made the movie. The book was way better. They left out some details in the book and they changed the character. It just wasn't the same.
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@Oshobu (689)
• Nigeria
3 Aug
Yeah, book is kinda fun to me
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
28 Jul
Book first and then the movie. Most of the time the movie is disappointing, of course
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@Oshobu (689)
• Nigeria
3 Aug
Yeah, that's true
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• United States
27 Jul
I'm like you...I'd like to read the book first then see the movie. Usually I find the book to be better anyway
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@Oshobu (689)
• Nigeria
27 Jul
Yeah, that's how one feels
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• United States
30 Jul
I do both, however it is sometimes better to see the movie first, that way you can't be critical when they change the story here and there.
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@Tracy04 (10752)
• Malaysia
27 Jul
Both. If no good movies to watch, I'll read the books.
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@Kandae11 (36801)
27 Jul
When I read the book first, I always find the movie disappointing.
@Oshobu (689)
• Nigeria
27 Jul
It often happen like that, one would not feel like watching the movie, and if one try to watch it, one would find it not as interesting as the book had been.
29 Jul
Not for Lord to The Rings?