Hi again everyone!
The age-old question. Book or movie? I love both but, for me, the book normally comes out on top. I’ve collated ten reasons down below why I think this is the case. Enjoy!
- You dedicate more time to a book so develop a stronger connection to the characters and plot
- A film just restricts the creative limits of the book by trying to compress all the details into 1.5 hours
- It’s near impossible to evoke the same feelings from the writing onto the screen as things get lost in translation from book to film
- Most likely, the film will never be like how you imagined it from reading the book…
- …but then people have different perspectives of what the film should be like and it can never please everyone!
- Normally, films are made specifically for Hollywood and with such a focus on commercialisation, films can lose a lot of authenticity from the book
- Books last longer than films!
- Unfortunately, the characters we love so much in books can be destroyed by rubbish acting. Wouldn’t want to mention any names…
- Books leave more to the imagination and keep your mind alive
- When reading a book, you’re reading what the author intended and how it was supposed to be understood. Whereas for a film, you’re watching the result of so many different people’s inputs
So there we have it! Those are the reasons that I believe make the book ALWAYS better than the film. Of course there are some book adaptations that I think are wonderful, despite these reasons!
What do you guys think?
Thanks for reading!