Book Fans vs. Movie Fans

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Mavurik, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. LadyDeath

    LadyDeath New Member

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    I'm a bit lazy today, will not write much: I love both!!
     
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    I like both, but I must admit that I like the movies a bit more. But I first watched the movies and then read the books. I don't know, which I would like more, if I had read the books first.
     
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    OK I'm going to cause further controversy - I loved the Hobbit when I read it, but couldn't get into LotR until I'd seen the films. There is definitely a difference in style for me, and the opening of FotR is just waaaaay too long...
     
  4. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Loved the LotR films, loved the book even more (read it multiple times in two languages). I watched the films first (although I read the book between the ages of 11 and 12 [I bought it just before my birthday]).
    Loved the Hobbit book, slightly disappointed by the film, although it's still good.
     
  5. S.J. Faerlind

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    I enjoyed the books and the films. I loved the books because they were so detailed and descriptive. I can almost treat the films as a separate story from the books. Some stuff is inevitably lost when a story is adapted for the screen, but then again, nothing quite brings a story to life like a film can if it's well done.
    I spent hours watching the supplemental material included in the DVD set: about how they made the films and did the effects and stuff. I was amazed at the trouble they went to for sets, scenes and costumes. I think that trouble was soooo worth it in the end result.
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    *Gimli voice*

    Yes! YES!