Reading book is better than watching movies in many ways?

India
March 20, 2007 4:04am CST
The joy of lying down and reading a favourite book is certainly more than watching a movie. Books have a charm that movies lack in. Books make you imagine the scene and the characters. In still prefer reading the lord of the rings than watching its movie. What is your take on this? Do you like reading or watching movie?
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@dylizans (27)
• Poland
20 Mar 07
I like both - the experience is totally different. None of them is better or worse to me. It is true, that I feel great, when I imagine the scenes. But watching effects of someone`s imagination is also enjoyable. Still, much more entertaining is reading than watching LOTR.
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• India
30 Mar 07
I also like reading books rather than watching movie. I can't see tv or screen for continously 2-3 hours. I prefer to read book to see movie. Books always add something to our knowledge. So it's very good to read books. But sometimes u are not able to read so that time movie is a good option.
• India
30 Mar 07
ya i feel tha same while watching movies, my eyes get tired. and ofcourse it movies consume less time, but you can decide your time limit with reading books.
@simpman (58)
20 Mar 07
I totally agree. When you read, your mind is active; when you watch movies, your mind is passive.
• India
22 Mar 07
Yes friend it's so true.
• India
30 Mar 07
Yes i agree reading the book is more enjoyable b'cos you can let your imagination run wild!! But after you have read the book its fun watching the movie as well. You can sit and compare if the scenes live up to your expectation. You can also see if given a chance if you wud have chosen a particular actor for the role they are doing etc!! But NOTHING can beat the pleasure of reading a book
@KATRINKA (1658)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I much prefer reading to watching movies. Most of the time, when I read a book that has been turned into a movie, I am disappointed. There's nothing like reading a book. If I read a book more than once, I always take something new away each time.
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
I don't know. I kinda think of them both as two completely different things that comparing them off would just be unfair to both of them. Books use the readers imagination and that their appeal. On the other hand, movies use your sense of sight and hearing to entertain you. Both of them have their strengths and their limitations.
@Seemab (78)
• Pakistan
22 Mar 07
Yes you are right.the pleasure of reading book is more than watchin movies.The book can take you to the world of dreams and you will feel like you are watchin it.and when you asleep it will came toyour mind in your dreams. so i prefer reading books than watchin movies.
@gnamarie (39)
• Philippines
21 Mar 07
I agree with you. In reading, it challenges your imagination. The plot is not limited to the ones presented in the movies. Aside from that, movies does not totally capture all the facts indicated in the book. And it sometimes misses some important information.
@charles63 (146)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Sometimes I like watching a movie more because it's more effortless and in some ways more real--like watching the story actually happen before my eyes. And I enjoy watching the actors and all the other creative elements that go into the movie, like the music, photography and special effects (when they don't go too overboard). These things you don't get while reading. But books have their own list of unique rewards. Books don't play in real time, so much more detail can be given. You can learn what a character is thinking and feeling. The author can interpret what's going on, alerting you to what's important. The author can single out a particular detail that's revealing of a character--like some unobtrusive gesture or article of clothing--or some detail from the character's past that bears on the present. The story can be paused while something is explained that gives you a fuller understanding of what's going on. Philosophical implications can be explored. I would miss either experience.