Books or Movies

Discussion in 'Debates' started by Aragorn Elasser, Jun 16, 2006.

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Movies or books?

Poll closed Jun 30, 2006.
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  1. Dark Rose

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    I love both. The books I've loved since I was 9 so they also have nostalgia value. Books are good for getting a more detailed look at things, Tolkien really put a lot of work into the background of his world that a movie just can't match. However the movie does highlight plot points that Tolkien just passes over so it's nice to see the scenes that you know happen (such as between Aragorn and Arwen) but never see in the books. I think they both aid the other, movies help you picture parts of books you might not have had experience enough to imagine fully and give an interesting different person's perspective; books fill in the blanks and details and make it that much more enjoyable to watch. Where possible I would always try and use both mediums.
     
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    The movies were much greater than the books, in my opinion. LOTR wasn't a great page turner for me. The Hobbit was, but not LOTR.
     
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    i read the trilogy twice. Tolkien is a great writter. Once in Turkish,once in english.
    movie is a masterpiece but books are by far better.
     
  4. The4thMusketeer

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    The movies were a massive missed opportunity. In an attempt to cater to all markets, they lost the darkness of the book, introduced a stupid love story, and generally dropped the ball. The book will always be supreme...
     
  5. Thy Fearful Symmetry

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    The fact that in one of the movies Legolas uses a shield as a skateboard to fly down some steps means I could never take the films seriously. It's the book all the way for me.
     
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    They're both equal for me. I just love reading the books again to notice the huge differences between them and the movies.
     
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    I love both, normally books always wins for me, but i have to say that i prefer the movies. But i don`t know how it will be with the Hobbit.
     
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    I can't decide because they both have their good points. I love the depth of the books but the visual impact of the movies was awesome.
     
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    Books are always better. I love the movies, they are legendary, Peter Jackson did an amazing job (although I don't like his Hobbit interpretation), but books always win =).
     
  10. Richard Falken

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    I see there is a lot of necroposting in this thread...

    $ME votes for books.
     
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    my vote would be books. the movies were amazing for the sheer scope they accomplished but nothing beats the books in my opinion.

    (and there's never anything wrong with a bit of necroposting :D)
     
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    I kind of remain indifferent between this battle. The only thing I would say in regards to this is that I refuse to see a movie of a book that I have read and will not read a book from a movie I have already watched. So which ever I encounter first is what I stick with because books ruin movies and movies ruin books.
     
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    ^ that happened to me with the Bourne Supremacy. watched the movie, thought it was awesome, then read the book and got so confused I had to power through the last quarter of it. still an ok book, but the movie was a lot more exciting for me.
     
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    Definitely books, it feels as if you were there, a silent, invisible observer of everything that happens in the story. And if i have to choose beteween a 10-20 or even more hours of such enjoyment and only like 3hrs of it i rather pick the first option.
    What i hate about movies that emerge from the books are spoilers coming from everywhere! Some people just like to spoil the whole story only by saying few words. I remember years ago when some asshole wrote spoilers of the GoT all over the table, so i literally had to erase them all while having my eyes shut :mad:
     
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    spoilers are a nuisance in every form of entertainment except perhaps music, since I'm unsure how someone could spoil music. it's a pain in the ass to make sure you keep away from certain things just so you don't have something spoiled for you
     
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    Some bands release thematic albums and sagas. Rhapsody, for example, is know for their long epic sagas that span multiple albums. Not that the stories are very complez, but if they tell you that Iras Algor dies in the album X, they are spoiling the saga...