Does the movie of Harry Potter is better or the Book?

India
January 16, 2007 11:57am CST
I feel that the explanation and thoughts are much more clear in the book than in movie. Movie only gives some information but has some visualization of thoughts. But the books have their own benefits. Harry Potter books are much better as they reveals the trueness of Harry Potter & have the complete story in it. What do you say. Which one is better.
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@ajay043 (779)
• India
16 Jan 07
i always like to read the book first then see the movie....
• India
16 Jan 07
Yes I too. Thanks for yours comment.
@orfeo1 (102)
• Chile
25 Jun 07
yes, me too because the book is the big scene... and the movie is only see that i was read... i think so
@pmcdee (274)
17 Jan 07
I have read 2 of the books and to be honest i would never have read them if it wasnt for the films. Its not the type of film i would normally watch but what i like about them is that they are so easy TO watch. Its a good fun family film. Something however that i do find staggering is a fact that i learnt in a quiz question last week. Apparently the new Harry Potter book is number one in the charts before it has even been published!!! This meaning that there have been more pre-orders of the book than actual sales of any other book. Amazing but all credit to J.K.Rowling!! This is also my first post :) Am looking forward to becoming a valuable member of the MyLot commnuity!!
• India
17 Jan 07
Yes the all credit goes to J.K.Rowling. Its J.K.Rowling's amazing thoughts that brought us a wonderful story of Harry Potter. And be a member of mylot, best of luck for your beginning.
• United States
16 Jan 07
The books are soo much better than the movies. I enjoy the movies very much, but they can not fit a lot of details into them because they would be way too long. The books are very in depth and the writing is perfection.
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• India
16 Jan 07
Ya thats right. Books give us better feeling than movies.
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@shobejen (645)
• Philippines
16 Jan 07
i think the is more complete and really gives details to everything that's happening in the story... the movie, on the other hand, gives us a visual interpretation of the book and has enhanced it with visual effects and computer animations... ideally, you read the book first to get the whole story then watch the movie to visually see your imaginations or interpretations of the book...
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• India
16 Jan 07
Yes the books do a better work before seeing the related movie. Thanks for yours comment.
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@amgupta (274)
• India
16 Jan 07
i will go with the book than movie.....there are few reasons below.... 1. movies curtails down the story according to its needs and sometimes change the context completely missing out of some interesting parts and details... 2. books are more detailed and give an exact impression of the scene while movies again are limited by the viewers understanding...you can not get everything from a movie in one instant but a book can give views of one hundred viewers.. 3. books give you a flexibility of imagination..you can imagine a scene in your mind to your perfection...it is like having a perfect movie with world's best actors
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• India
16 Jan 07
Yes that are really good reasons and I am totally agree with them too. Have a nice day.
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• India
16 Jan 07
Yes that are really good reasons and I am totally agree with them too. Have a nice day.
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• India
16 Jan 07
Yes that are really good reasons and I am totally agree with them too. Have a nice day.
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@meg_ddc (31)
• United States
17 Jan 07
they didn't include winky and bill and charlie in the fourth movie installation!
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• Canada
17 Jan 07
Boo-hiss. I am sorry they did not stick closer to the story line , but what can you do?
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• India
17 Jan 07
Yes you are right meg_ddc but the above said by michaelkaer is right too. Anyway thanks for leaving the comments friends.
@pearl1003 (671)
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
I feel the same way. I've read all the six books and they are better than the first four films they've shown... There are lots of beautiful scenes in the books that they weren't successfully included in the movies.
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• India
17 Jan 07
Thats right about the sceneries given in the books. Have a nice day and thanks for your comment.
@vivek2006 (1419)
• India
17 Jan 07
I believe the books have somethings that the movies don't have in them. In harry potter's case books have been the source from where the movie originated and infact movies have been different from the books. I would say originals are the best and in this case books are the original ones. However even if a book is written inspired from a movie, which is highly unlikely, then also it'll be difficult to resemble the original completely. So a thing can never be as good as the original one.
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• India
17 Jan 07
Yes original is superior to Xerox. Thanks for your response.
• Indonesia
17 Jan 07
i think i like the movie because i can imagine how is the visualization of harry poter's world, and beside that i don't really like read book. And harry potter book is thicker so i lazy to read it ^___^
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• India
17 Jan 07
Thats your way. Thanks for your comment.
@archal (59)
• India
17 Jan 07
Hai my name is too vijay ganesh and i am from chennai
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• India
17 Jan 07
I heard this name first time other than mine.
• India
17 Jan 07
i dont like much of reading ,so i think its better to go for movie n get whole in 2 hours instead of reading it for weeks .i think u can understand and visualise the story in better way,
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• India
17 Jan 07
Yes I can. And thanks to being frank. Have a nice day.
@archal (59)
• India
17 Jan 07
I feel movie is best
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• India
17 Jan 07
OK as You like its the choice of everyone. Thanks for the comments.
@srajwar (30)
• India
17 Jan 07
i wud like to prefer book first then movie 4 greate enjoyment and new animations...
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• India
17 Jan 07
Thanks for your comment.
@Magbaad (50)
• Brazil
17 Jan 07
The book is way too better. Even the movie having all the cinematographic effects that try to transform the story into a high thriller, nothing can be compared with the imaginary effects of your mind that makes the book more coherent than the film. I will never feel in the movie the same that I felt the first time I read HP, a long time ago.
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• India
17 Jan 07
Thats to be way to say about movies and books. Thanks for your comment. Have a nice day.
• India
17 Jan 07
i read the book first, then watched the movie..n since u imagine it your way when u scroll down the pages of the book, u obviously are left slightly "disappointed", to say, when u watch the movie..the way director imagined it to be...
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• India
17 Jan 07
Yes I do feel disappointed when the movie won't fit to my imaginations. Thanks for your comment. Have a nice day.
@melody1011 (1665)
• India
17 Jan 07
When it comes to Harry Potter, it makes sense to first read the book and then watch the movie. Thats what I do anyway. Reading the book provides you will all those extras which you will definetely not find in the movie. However the movie brings the characters and the scenes alive. you can see in the movie what you visualise when reading the book. Im a big Harry Potter fan and am eagerly awaiting the final installment of the book as well as the remaining movies.
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• India
17 Jan 07
Thanks for your elaborative comment. Just as I do books first than movies.
• Canada
17 Jan 07
I love both. I have read all the books and eagerly await each new movie. Right now I am eagerly awaiting the final(?) book to be written. The books do go more in depth and you see more of the character, than the movie, but seeing the movie adds to the enjoyment of the book. It is difficult to say which is better, so I shalln't.
• India
17 Jan 07
I am too waiting for the final book. Even waiting for the next movie. Thanks for your comment.
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
I havent read the book but I like the movies so much! But poeple who read the book say that the book is still better than the movies. I guess that's really the case. Coz you can be every detailed in the book and all of us have different imaginations and it cant be satisfied with just one imagination brought to life by a director.
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• India
17 Jan 07
Yes books are really good. You could just van go through them.
@saralp (224)
• India
17 Jan 07
The movie is just a entertainment which tries to squeeze the books contents into a 2hr film.....The visuals of the movie the way the characters are portrayed are actually the imaginations of the movie director and the art director....But the book gives us a lot of room for imagination...our imagination...certainly the book is better that way....also if someone saw the movie b4 reading the book their imagination becomes limited and the characters they imagine while reading the book will be those characters they had seen on the film(Daniell Radcliff as Harry,Rupert Grint as Ron etc.)
• India
17 Jan 07
Yes Thats right my friend. Thanks for your comment.
• United States
17 Jan 07
I always thought that the books were better than movies. Although, the movie are good in their own right; they do tend to leave out some crucial things that add to the story line. Or else they twist things around. So yeah, I may love the movies...but I totally prefer the books more.
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• India
17 Jan 07
Yes the Movies do a little excitement to us but books gave us true suspense what we want. Thanks for your comment. Have a nice day.