Wed, Jul 1, 2015
ERR...BOOKS OR MOVIES?
by Titilola Edu
Image via Bloody Bookaholic
Is reading a book more rewarding than watching a movie? Could a movie adaptation be better than its source material? Would it be better to read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy before watching the movies or the other way around? Why? Is reading A Song of Ice and Fire better than watching Game of Thrones?
a masterpiece is by definition a work of art that has found its final form—alfred hitchcock
THE ARGUMENT: MOVIES
Easier to digest
They bring the book to life and you can leave all the imagining up to the set director
5 words: special effects and action sequences. (Would you read Furious 7?)
A lot less time
1.5 to 3 hours max. You can even catch up on work while you watch. You can multitask
Books are antisocial
never judge a book by its movie—anonymous
THE ARGUMENT: BOOKS
Unfold the drama at your own pace
You can take your time. Or not. You’re in charge of your own time
You get smarter!
Take them anywhere and any way—ebook, hardcover, from your home printer—however you want
Your own imagination!
You become the characters. Most movies assume you’re an idiot
books and movies are like apples and oranges. they both are fruit but taste completely different
So that whole idea of one kind of art being absolutely superior to another no longer means much to me, not like it once did. Of course, it’s wonderful when a good book becomes a good film, but I judge each on its own merits.
We’re having a hard time deciding, though—what do you think? Please share!