Now I know some of you will have already shouted at the screen just from reading the title of this post- In your head of course. Well actual some may have said it out loud, take a deep breath and relax. I don't know why but no matter where you are, or who your with. This debate will come up. It's one that you don't want to get wrong, say movie and people look at you like you go by pictures to order your meal. Say book and people think your boring or that you just read the book to tell the moviegoers how it ends.
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I'm going to admit this, and I'm not proud as I do love to read but I'm going with Film/Movie. Yes it's a bit lazy, and to be honest I'm fine with that I'm dyslexic and so can be reading a book for what seems like a decade while others have finished it within a week. Saying that, I love nothing more than a foreign film in which I have to read. I guess the words are almost throw at you, and if you miss it than you can try and make it out from whats happening on screen. Than on the other hand you have my friends, who most would choose the book every time. They tell me that in a movie you don't always connect with a character as much, which is true. If the wrong actor/actress is picked, who plays themselves in everything and you have killed the story.
I think what I'm trying to say is that I would love to be the person who reads the book, you always seem to have an intense love of a story/film or hate it and wish it was never written. I think while films bring out a visual perspective you may never have imagined while reading, they can also be a let down if you have an idea of how you see it. For kids I think movies are great, but at the same time will we became a culture where reading is not encouraged.
The idea of that scares me, I struggle with the world of words and numbers but when it clicks and I read something magical and inspiring it stays with me more than a film. I think you can't have a great epic film without the book or writers, this is why so many films/movies nowadays are complete and utter rubbish. Let's make it 3D and people will love it, well no actual we won't it's just like putting sprinkles on a dog poo. So maybe on the surface I'm for film, but at the heart of it we need the book. It's peoples love of the book, that makes a film marker want to bring their vision in writing to life .
So Movie vs Book what are your thoughts? Will books ever disappear? Do you think movies are improved with 3D or you prefer 2D, let me know .............