Do You Prefer Books or Movies?

Philippines
May 9, 2009 12:44pm CST
Personally I prefer the book version because my imagination works stronger than watching a movie.. plus I believe I learn more through text than through visuals.. :-) And you?
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@nzalheart (2339)
• India
9 May 09
Hello cecillacarmela!!! Well I would like to choose the movies rather than books. But when I have seen the movie and like it, it there is a particular book regarding the story of the movie, it will give me keen interest towards the book. My imagination is also pretty good and I love it too. But the thing is that, I don't understand all the books easily. Unless I reach the interesting part of the book, I would find it boring and vague. And when I understand them the book becomes interesting. But most of the time, I quit after reading a page lol...That's why I prefer the movies rather than books. Happy mylotting...
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• Philippines
7 Jun 09
Well if you're in a hurry, movies can be an option thanks for the response nzalheart! where's your old avatar?
@nzalheart (2339)
• India
7 Jun 09
Well I thought flowers are better than me, that's why I changed it. What do you think? And where is your, the one sitting against the wall just like an actress...
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@psyche49f (2504)
• Philippines
10 May 09
I prefer books, although watching movies could be a good diversion after reading non-stop. Like I read the book on The Da Vinci Code, then watched the film version. I still liked the book, it's more vivid, more alive (I use a lot of imagination), and my mind is more active. I seldom watch movies, and if I do, it's only either because my kids like 'em, or I am forced to because the entire family voted for it.
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• Philippines
10 May 09
Same here :-) I would only opt for movies when it comes to my favorite genre like Science Fiction and Fantasy or other informative clips like documentaries. Other than that, I'd go for books :-)
@katsalot1 (1619)
9 May 09
I prefer the book versions because you picture the characters and what's going on in your head. Most film versions are absolutely nothing like the book - the characters aren't how you imagined them and most of the story is left out. I like watching the films too, but never expect them to be like the book, that way I'm not disappointed.
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• Philippines
7 Jun 09
Thanks for the response ;) same here too..
• United States
9 May 09
Well I am more a visual person in my life so I think I would pick movies. Now I will say there are some books that come to my mind that were better than the movies like for example Outsiders, I saw that movie in 6th grade and we read the book first and I liked the book way better than the movie. I liked the movie too but I liked the book way better. Nice topic and happy mylotting to you cecillecarmela. I love the avatar picture too!
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• Philippines
10 May 09
Actually i started this discussion because I'm about to watch Angels and Demons on May 15. I've already read the book and I don't really want to be disappointed in the outcome of the movie. I hope both media would be great. Anyway, thanks for responding fellow hello kitty :-)
• Malaysia
7 Jun 09
i also prefer the book version than the movie one..coz it's like ur statement there..books let me imagine how the situation is..movies always spoil my imagination..
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@raenie (705)
• Philippines
7 Jun 09
I totally agree with you--I do tend to be disappointed with the movie version since like you said, nothing beats the imagination when it comes to seeing the book in your mind--though some movie versions come close (& try real hard), some parts of the books still get sacrificed and that's a bit sad.... For some reason, after watching the movie version and then reading the book after, I can't help but associate the actors with it--which is a bit confusing sometimes since you already had a certain mindset for that particular character--hehe was I confusing or what? Sorry about that
@xyzxgt (89)
• China
7 Jun 09
As for me,I also prefer the book version to movies.First,because you can read a book in anytime and at anywhere you want to.Second,the book contains more details than a movie does.You can use your imaginations to direct your own movie due to the details which the movie does not have.Finally,I like reading and I think reading can help me become a wiser student.
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@ratyz5 (7752)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
I really agree with what you have mentioned when you get to read books than on actually watching someone else's visualized interpretation of a story. Then again, there were times that I do admit that the visual interpretation was far better than what I have came up while I was reading the book (^_^") An advantage of books would be on details while movies sometimes pass them over or they simply take off from the story so that show time can be fully utilized in delivering the story. Most movies would cost you two hours, right? Say you read the book for two days? Hmmm... Then again, I have not read a book for a long time nor have I watched a film at the cinemas.. time and money, I should say.. (-_-")
• United States
4 Jun 09
It depends. I think I prefer both. When reading a book you can make your own scenarios with the images the author has given you, but I always wonder; how would it look like if this were physically real? Then that is when the movie comes in, a director can expand your imagination, if they respect the original work, of course, and give you hisopinion about what the author was trying to paint in your mind.
• Philippines
3 Jun 09
I prefer books.. for some reasons, my imagination is way better than those that are in the movies. LOL. I haven't seen a movie yet that I loved compared to it's book counterpart.. Mostly, I get dissappointed when I watch the movies.. so I stopped watching. LOL. I haven't seen Angels and Demons, and I definitely won't watch the Twilight series anymore.. I have seen the first one, and I wanted to get out of the movie house, just 30 minutes into the film.. they murdered the story.. sorry for all the cullen fans out there. =P
• Philippines
3 Jun 09
I prefer books too! Specially in fantasy books, because of the imagination the books brings is a lot more than those already in movies. Also, you can differentiate and at least own the feeling when you are reading the book compared to that of the movies.
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