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Post by JennyorAlice on July 13th 2015, 2:58 am

If Hollywood makes a movie based on a book, do you read the book or do you watch the movie?  Why?  If you end up doing both, which one do you do first and why?
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Post by YoshiGM on July 23rd 2015, 8:27 pm

Hi,
I prefer watch the movie only.

Reading a book from any movie is not interesting for me. If i read a book, i select a novelty genre :3

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Post by Derri on July 27th 2015, 1:33 am

Depends on the story. I read all the Harry Potter books before I watched their respective films but I'd say the films were fantastic.

Generally speaking though books tend to be better than the movies. The movies try to condense a book that has 14 hours of potential movie content into about 80 minutes so....you know, not good.
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Post by SLGray on July 27th 2015, 4:37 am

Books are usually more detailed then movies.


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Post by Korra on October 20th 2015, 1:24 pm

Often I watch the movie before I read the book. But with The Host i've read the book before the movie came out. Smile
With Dan Brown books, I have seen te movies before I read the book, but with Inferno still in progress of filming I read the book first. :3
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Post by Take Notes on February 1st 2016, 1:34 am

Books are great. You can picture the story how you believe it is and makes what you see and feel unique and special. Movies are good as well but they often don't cover everything or change the story. So it differs for me.
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Post by Musicdude1 on February 11th 2016, 4:30 pm

I think movies are good cause you can see what's going on and see it with your eyes it's better
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Post by Guest on March 2nd 2016, 4:26 pm

I usually just watch the movie. My choice of books is often non-fiction
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Post by Poser on May 4th 2016, 3:57 am

I go for books. When books are adapted to the big screen, I feel better watching it when I have already read the book. That way, I can compare how innovative the movie producers and directors are when it comes to cinematography.

Offtopic but I hate authors/ movies/ directors that kill the main character.
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Post by Malum on May 5th 2016, 12:21 am

It depends what order I do it as I may not always read the books, but only see the movies. Although for example, The Hunger Games, I read the books before I saw the movie, but for other movies/books similar to those, I saw the movies.
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Post by Guest on July 18th 2016, 6:29 pm

You'll benefit from both reading the book and watching the movie.
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Post by Plesseity on July 25th 2016, 3:30 pm

@SLGray wrote:Books are usually more detailed then movies.
Agree. But in age of HiTech I think movies are more interesing.
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Post by Nguyn Quang Tin on August 21st 2016, 11:40 am

Films will never, ever be a patch on the power of the imagination filtered through the pages of a book.

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Post by Gustavocastle on September 24th 2016, 1:08 pm

Any kind of action movie I like most. So not special demand so far.
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Post by leftoverload on September 26th 2016, 4:23 am

It would be logical for many to read the book first but then the film gets spoiled. It is probably better to watch the film first then read the book later for the fact that books will always have greater content than its film adaptation.
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Post by Beelinelife on October 7th 2016, 1:58 pm

I prefer movie. Have not enough time to read books(
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Post by Guest on October 11th 2016, 10:03 pm

Movies but depending on how interesting the topic is. Such as, if the topic was about a certain tv show I enjoy, then I might consider reading about it but movies make it go by quick for anyone that doesn't have the time to read a book about it. I, however, enjoy movies. Although this does not mean I don't like books. I will read them if it is a topic in which I enjoy and if it sounds good and or if we are forced to read it in school.
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Post by JennyorAlice on August 15th 2017, 2:38 am

I've always read the book before I've watched the movie. Most of the time, I usually end up liking both. It's very rare that I don't like the book or I don't like the movie, for one reason or another.
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Post by raysosher on May 29th 2020, 5:53 pm

I will choose books always as there are so many details and after reading a book when we watch its movie we always get disappointed as there are so many details in the book. For example no one will agree that game of thrones is better in series rather than in book.
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Post by SNooPy89 on June 2nd 2020, 10:01 pm

Movie, but I like to read books Mr. Green
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Post by Caster101 on June 21st 2020, 7:58 am

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Post by Guest on June 22nd 2020, 2:58 pm

I used to do both in my younger years but, now I just watch the movie. I do enough reading at work and on the computer I just get tired of all the reading. Humor
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Post by Chalesboon on June 22nd 2020, 4:08 pm

@JennyorAlice wrote:If Hollywood makes a movie based on a book, do you read the book or do you watch the movie?  Why?  If you end up doing both, which one do you do first and why?
The moderator has said the right thing, "Books are usually more detailed then movies", but if you want to understand, then by watching the movie, we would have quickly understood the fun as well, because normally our brain will accept the movie quickly. , I will like to watch the movie first and will definitely read the details and then read the book. Thank you.
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Post by Hailstorm on June 29th 2020, 1:14 am

I would probably do both if I got into reading it. I would mainly go with the movie though. However, if I decided to do both, I may read the book first and then watch the movie. After that I would compare them to see how they are alike and different. (Some books are different than the movies). And I would also see which one I like better, just to gain my opinion on them both. Wink
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Post by CalvinLewis on July 2nd 2020, 10:42 am

Many told me that the book is more interesting. But I have no patience to read. The film is better to watch.
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Post by thebasedkid on July 2nd 2020, 6:54 pm

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Post by SLGray on July 18th 2020, 10:36 pm

Also some films exactly change somethings from the book.


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Post by octopus on August 25th 2020, 3:03 pm

It depends. But in most cases I read the book before they even announce the movie. But some movies are better than their original texts.
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