Books Are Better Than Movies

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by superstring01, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Nonsense, much of it reads like a history book. The Hobbit might have been good for that, but the trilogy, no way. Unless you want to put them to sleep. I enjoyed reading it myself when I was a young teen, but that's different.
     
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  3. John99 Banned Banned

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    um...yeah, i am ccertain that is exactly what i was saying. Although not as drastic as comparing reading the book to a good film adaptation.
     
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  5. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Try it.

    And you do, of course, want to put them to sleep. That means coming to a break in the story or the end of a chapter, if the book is being well received, and LOTR chapters are conveniently spaced among other virtues.
     
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  7. stratos Banned Banned

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    Literary snobs are more tiresome than film buffs (or 'cineastes' as they like to be called) or musical snobs. Somehow books force you to plod on; indeed it's their duty to drag you along to the last page. A book, even a useless one, can take several days out of your life. Only if it's famously hard-going do you, in some quarters, have the perfect excuse not to bother with it.
     
  8. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    anybody excited to see "Girl with a Dragon Tattoo"? Or would it ruin the book for you?
     

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