Do you like to read the book ot to see the movie made after it?

@BlaKy2 (1475)
Romania
February 5, 2007 1:51am CST
Do you like to read the book ot to see the movie made after it? I like to read the book. Most of the time the movies aren't even close to the books.
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19 responses
@jerinm (219)
• India
8 Feb 07
I would prefer books above movies any given day.
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@BlaKy2 (1475)
• Romania
8 Feb 07
That's great.
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
5 Feb 07
I'd rather read the book first and then watch the movie. This way you can get a more complete view on the action. I can't remember a movie that made me read the book...
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@BlaKy2 (1475)
• Romania
6 Feb 07
Congrats for your answer. I really like it and you have a prize for this.
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@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
I find that the book has more time to go into more depth on characters or situations while movies are too time-constrained.The book also allows us to use our imagination and reach places where special effects can't reach.
@BlaKy2 (1475)
• Romania
5 Feb 07
Nice response. I like it.
@mansha (6301)
• India
11 Feb 07
I think you can not generalise as I found lord of the rings not at all par with the book, it failed miserably to capture the magic of the book whie hrry potter movies were equally enthralling except I think goblet of fire didn't do justice to the movie. I think many didn't come to know what port key was and how the movie started. So some movies are good but many do not do justice to the book.
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@canioo (140)
• Sweden
5 Feb 07
I prefer reading the book. and after the book I never want to see the movie of it, just to not disturb the pictures of the book which are in my mind.
@linoleum (200)
• Indonesia
7 Feb 07
I love books more than the movie. Because somehow, the books could descrip it more wild than the movie itself. But, if the books made to the movie, I will watching it. Most of the times, I will feel disappointed. But, I really needs to see it.
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@BlaKy2 (1475)
• Romania
7 Feb 07
Are movies even closer to the books they are make from?
@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
Most of the time, i only get to watch the movie. There are only three movies where i get to read the book too, i watched and read all Harry Potter, Message in a Bottle and A Walk to Remember. The thing is i was albe to read the book first in Harry Potter, i although the movie is okay, i still get disappointed because the book is just soo good and sometimes the movie comes short in depicting scenes. regarding the two other movies which i saw and read as well, the book version touched and made me cry me more than the movie itself. Maybe its because reading gives you a widest sense of imagination.
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@BlaKy2 (1475)
• Romania
5 Feb 07
I like Harry to. I think is one of the best movie made after a book.
7 Feb 07
Most of the time, I read the book before I see the film, because I tend to enjoy the book more. I did it the other way around with 'Lord Of The Rings' though, and after I'd read the book, the movie really paled in comparison. I also love the film version of 'The Green Mile', and so I don't want to read the book, as it would probably ruin the film for me.
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@iduidu (243)
• Romania
7 Feb 07
I don't like't because you are right, most of the movies aren't even close to the books, and I was disappointed.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I have a hard time reading the book after I've seen the movie. I always get bored, my mind starts to wander, because unless the book is beautifully written I think, "I already know what happens. This isn't as fun as reading that other book I have which is a complete mystery still." It doesn't matter if the book is better than the movie (which I agree, it almost always is), if I already know what happens the book will go to the 'never going to be finished' pile that I pawn off on somebody else. If I'm interested in seeing the movie if it's based off a book, I'll try to read the book before I see the movie. The movie is usually still enjoyable when I know what happens. I invest different amounts of time and energy in each, you know?
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• Philippines
7 Feb 07
I like to read the book. It illustrates more the feelings of the characters. Not that actors doesn't do the role justice but reading gives a more " personal relationship" with the character.
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@leahmae (105)
• Australia
6 Feb 07
I usually get the chance to read the book first. Reading provides me with a more detailed discussion of the story that sometimes the movie cannot encompass. In the movie version, they tend to cut out the less important details so they can fit the usual 2 hour show. I just watch the movie version out of curiosity -- to see how the director was able to put into action and give life to the characters from the novel.
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@asadahsan (723)
• Pakistan
5 Feb 07
well sometime i read when i thought that movice is really good and when i like so i will always read it and i think it is good..
@34momma (13895)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I rather read the book then see the movie. as you said the book most of the time is so much better then the movie. sometimes i like to read the book then check out the movie and pick the movie apart. i know they most of the time change things but sometimes they change it so much i walk away very unhappy that i wasted my time
@pongskie (173)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
i'd rather read the book as it's more detailed and it makes the reader use the imagination. when you compare it to the movie, there are lots of cuts.
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@loveworld (104)
• China
5 Feb 07
No ,I wouldnot read it ,if I watch the movie.
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@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
14 Apr 07
For the most part, it's better to see/read the original than the copy. If the book came first, it'll be better. If the movie came first, the book is usually pretty shallow. There are probably some exceptions, but I can't think of any off the top of my head. There are very few books who have a movie that comes close to the same interest.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I think I like them both equally because sometimes the movie will tell it better than the book and vice versa.
@Chinmy (30)
• China
7 Feb 07
i think it depends. while we read the books, we can imagine the scenes in our own. but sometimes it's hard to imagine and then a movie can help us. it can provide us for idea.