film vs book

Discussion in 'Books' started by Soldier of Gondor, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. eravelleria

    eravelleria New Member

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    Definitely the books, cause when you read you have the chance to imagine everything in your personal way and I suppose that this is what Tolkien, and the writers in general, tried to achieve.
     
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    The films kept out a lot of stuff that was in the books. But they also interpreted the battles very well in a way Tolkien never did.... It's a tough one, they were both good.
     
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    Speaking as someone who has read all three Lord of the Rings books and The Hobbit, I must say that the films are better. The books were just too boring. Sure, Tolkien was a language professor at Oxford, but that very profession turns his writing more toward structure than content.
     
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    You either like Tolkien or you don't, I guess.

    I've talked to people who loved the movies and hated the books.. and vice versa

    and I even know people (fantasy fans, mind you) that didn't like either

    I tried to attack them, but I was outnumbered >.>
     
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    Books all the way.There's just an allowance for so much more depth, and yet when I see movies like Avatar or Pirates of the Caribbean or any other sci-fi or fantasy movie, I sit in awe of the director's work, and really appreciate them. I wanted to be a movie director once, and i love watching movies, so nothing against them.
    But books no question. :D
     
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    books; they have so much more imagery and emotion that a movie can't even begin to have!
     
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    I cant choose one, i love books and movies.

    I can say that most movies based on books are not half as good as the book is.
    But there are also a lot of Fantasy films that are not based on a book, they where made for the screen and making a book out of them have the same effect of the other way arround in most cases (there are expetions).
    I do like some adaptations to screen from books and comics, and like them as much as i like the book or the comic.
     
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    From comic to movie I think is completely different - things like the Batman series, the hulk, iron man, all the DC and Marvel kinda stuff - league of extraordinary gentlemen - all of those movies were amazing and I'm not a fan of comics so maybe I'm biased but I think movies are better in that situation.
    But yeah Rosa you're right there are amazing fantasy films that were then adapted into books and in most cases it's the same - whichever came first is the better one.
     
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    Movies basde on comic books do are great, but i cant say better in all cases. i mean, there are a lot of things on comics that are just left out on the movies and i would not like to miss them. But if they did made all the comic as it is on a movie, it wont work, too much time, some times completely far from the main plot.
    So i think they are bouth great, just not one best that the other. ( whit exeptions, there are also bad comic movies, and comics that are just bad that for some reason or another make it to the screen and are still bad.)
     
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    I read them in Autumn. It just feels natural.

    Anyway, and off-topic, I bought a pack with the first 5 volumes of the History of Middle Earth. Too bad I couldn't find the other seven. Maybe I'll find them sometime in the future.
     
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    I love reading my favourite books at the same time of year each year. Just makes them feel more homely, and all the more enjoyable, if anyone understands what I mean. It's always nice to return to them each year. For me, it's Winter, my favourite season :)