Book Or Movies?
Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:15 AM
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?
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.
Posted 15 May 2005 - 11:28 PM
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.
Posted 16 May 2005 - 12:23 AM
Posted 16 May 2005 - 01:39 AM
Dune by Frank Herbert is perhaps one of the best examples.
You just don't lose with a good book.
Posted 16 May 2005 - 01:21 PM
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.
Posted 17 May 2005 - 05:59 AM
No special effect on Earth can match the power of imagination.
Posted 17 May 2005 - 06:07 AM
Posted 17 May 2005 - 02:26 PM
Shempre OT pala ako....
Edited by batibut, 17 May 2005 - 02:26 PM.
Posted 17 May 2005 - 03:03 PM
Posted 18 May 2005 - 09:50 AM
Posted 18 May 2005 - 10:17 AM
Posted 21 May 2005 - 01:47 AM
Posted 28 May 2005 - 06:34 AM
Posted 06 June 2005 - 10:32 PM
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
Posted 08 June 2005 - 12:02 PM
i almost cried reading les miserable
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