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Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:15 AM

*med well with hollywood booming and distributing films like pancakes to every country known to man...a question pops out...do you guys prefer to read a book or just wait for it on screen?

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 12:46 PM

*med well with hollywood booming and distributing films like pancakes to every country known to man...a question pops out...do you guys prefer to read a book or just wait for it on screen?

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I would definitely prefer to read a book, before it can even be made into a movie. Most movies that I have seen so far, that were based on a best-selling novel or book, I have already read. I was smithened by the character Domino in the book, "Sharky's Machine"; but was very disappointed with the movie which starred Burt Reynolds.
I salute Peter Jackson for having made such a good movie out of J.R.R.Tolkien's book, "The Lord of the Rings".
And I am awaiting with much anticipation, the movie "The Da Vinci Code".
I have finished all the "Left Behind" books and was only able to see the movie version of the first of the series. It left out a lot from the book.
Reading a book gives your mind the ability to imagine and travel thru space and time. It still has a lot to give to an individual. Watching a movie is, for me, just plain entertainment.

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 11:28 PM

probably it's best to get the best of both worlds: read a good book and wait for it to become a good movie. :)

reading a good book has unique advantages, primarily the involvement of the reader's imagination. second is an appreciation of the intensity of the words used in the book. this is a far cry from semantic blanks with hollow emotions used in some films.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 12:23 AM

i still prefer the hard copy... whenever i read kasi i try to imagine or picture what the author is describing or narrating.. tipong i have a direct control of it. eh sa film parang inerpretation yung ng ibang tao na panonoorin ko na lang.. parang boring.. panonood lang ang participation ko

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 01:39 AM

I'd prefer a good book simply because it's often difficult to find a good, even decent film version of the original. In addition, a lot of great books have yet to be made into movies (or have proven to be cumbersome) that would tackle it in its similar (if not same) meaning or essence.

Dune by Frank Herbert is perhaps one of the best examples.

You just don't lose with a good book. :P

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 01:21 PM

Book!

For the same reasons posted above.

There are books that had been turned into movies that did not do the book justice, and there are some movies that will give you a better idea as to what the author has been trying to describe, in which your imagination had not been able to stretch far enough.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 02:39 PM

i'd rather have the book. Always

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 04:21 PM

Both...I would like to know both versions. :cool:

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 05:59 AM

Book.

No special effect on Earth can match the power of imagination.

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 06:07 AM

i'd rather read a book, kaso walang time, minsan kakainip, watch movie nalang! :D

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 02:26 PM

MOVIE! preferably something totally mindless! :P AYOKO NA MAGBASA!!!!! :grr: :grr: :grr:

Shempre OT pala ako.... :blush:

Edited by batibut, 17 May 2005 - 02:26 PM.


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Posted 17 May 2005 - 03:03 PM

Movie rin. Mahirap kse magbasa ng book ng may ka-holding hands di ba? :P

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 06:06 PM

sis, masarap magbasa ng book while being cuddled hehehe..

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 09:50 AM

Watch a Movie kc mabilis tapos agad ang istorya whereas pag book matagalan ang labanan dun, but i like reading also, cguro pag marami akong time, i like to read when i'm in a vacation or pag wala masyadong magawa.

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 10:17 AM

Pag tungkol sa sex.......i prefer erotic fiction or extreme hardcore literature......Other than that, I'd grab me a popcorn and watch a movie ;)

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 01:47 AM

case to case. read the book maraming important details sa aklat na hindi naipapakita or included sa movie. except forthe LOTR trilogy, i enjoyed the movie more kasi ang hirap magsulat ni JRRTolkien hindi ko maintindihan ang ipinagsususulat nya, hard to read ang mga books nya eh. parang nagbabasa ka ng mga taong nagtatalumpati,

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 02:42 AM

always a book unless its sexual in nature.... :)

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 06:34 AM

I prefer to watch the movie.. but sometimes when books I've read become movies.. I've noticed that movies don't always stick to the book.. much less deliver or give justice to the book :P

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 10:32 PM

the book will always be better. bonus na lang if the movie adaptation is up to par.

Sin City looks promising but maybe because the author, Frank Miller is also involved.

i am already preparing myself to be disappointed with the hitchhiker's guide..i dunno what it is but i feel it's going to take a lot to give justice to douglas adams' work.

chronicles of narnia, baka pwede na. we'll see

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 12:02 PM

books are mentally stimulating :D movies don't always reflect the depth of the written word, it may be visually appealing but books would always grab ur soul and tease ur brains

i almost cried reading les miserable :P




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