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I Know The Book Is Better Than The Movie

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    Divergent , there is

    so much more action and the movie is missing a lot of things
    theamittyaffloction theamittyaffloction 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Shutter Island

    I really loved the book by Dennis Lehane. It is a twistily-plotted psychological thriller. And the 1950's tough guy dialogue was a delight to read. There was much in the book that they couldn't put in the movie, because the story was so densely packed with dreams, action, and...
    Sage360 Sage360 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    I read Eragon, and then I watched the movie.

    Advice: Never. Watch. The. Movie.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F Oct 6

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    Usually Better

    Some will say that you can't compare books and movies because they're different mediums, but people do compare them.  One reason that they can do so is because they experienced more pleasure from one or the other. While I was pleased to see someone have a go at...
    koalaguy koalaguy 46-50, M 6 Responses Feb 24, 2010

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    Won'T See Lay Miz

    Pardon my French, but that's what Americans call the musical version.  Does it strike no one else as kind of funny, when a sad, profound, work of literature or life story is reduced and produced into a string of song and dance numbers?  The Simpsons attempted to parody such...
    rattleschains rattleschains 41-45, M Jan 25, 2013

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    An Exception

    The 1939 Goodbye, Mr Chips was a really good movie.  I don't recall the book being any better.
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel 46-50, M Mar 20, 2010

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    Books Or Movies?

    Books are nearly always superior to the movie version of them. I love to read a good book,but I also like to watch a good movie. However a good book does not necessary translate into a good film.
    natdj88 natdj88 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2010

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    A Christmas Story

    I remember when you could only see this on independent stations right on Christmas Eve.  It is one of my favorite movies of all time.  Everything about it is excellent, especially Darren McGavin.  However, the book is better than the movie.  The book is...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 23, 2010

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    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F Oct 6

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    So Much More Detail.

    there is always so much more detail in the book then the movie. If you asked me which is better I would say book, but I don't like comparing them much because it makes me kinda mad and make me think that the movie isn't worth watching even if it is still really good. So there...
    Littledove Littledove 18-21, F Sep 4, 2010

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    The Wizard Of Oz

    The book is quite different and goes into so much more detail than the movie. It's not strictly a kids book. If you have never read it, get it from the library. You know the characters already, how they ended up in the book is quite a change from the movie.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 18, 2012

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    Always Better

    The reason the book is better then movie, in the book the writer can explain a lot more and you can picture it perfectly in your head. Pick your own characters. People you think would be great playing the person and you imagine them as your reading.
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F Aug 24, 2012

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    Twilight Series

    I read the entire series. I enjoy the books very much. I watched to movies as well; just as many others I enjoy the books better than the movies. I like the movies but books allow for more detail than movies. We really can not compare the two because they are two different works...
    Abriee Abriee 36-40, F Jul 23, 2011

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    Wild Imagination

    There's no question about it, no director can't beat it... My imagination makes any fictious book better than they can on film. Seriously though, characters tend to be so much fuller and richer in books than they can ever put on screen. Written descriptions of scenery can be...
    Perturbee Perturbee 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 12, 2010

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    TFIO , the book was ******* awesome.

    The movie, not so much.
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    All I Have To Say About This Is

    The twilight Saga. Need I say more? Really? Kissing scene in the bedroom?? Way to stick to the book!! Instead of bringing the book to life, you made it dead. Now I don't even like twilight anymore, you've got all these kids crawling all over it like it's the best thing in the...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2010

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    Got Another One

    Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe. I really loved the movie. I was it in a Northern town where only I and my wife got half the jokes. It is one of my top five, and I am not a big fan of chick flicks. However, after nearly twenty years, I bought the book. I am...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 18, 2011

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    Gone With The Wind

    Book or movie? A very tough call, in my opinion.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 17, 2010

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    Funnily Enough...

    The book usually IS better than the movie, but I find it hilarious that the logo for the group is "Forrest Gump." "Forrest Gump" is one of the prime examples for me of cases where the book isn't better than the book.  The book is a ginormous, ridiculous, big ball of fail...
    shelbs shelbs 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 30, 2010

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    I read the 'Inkheart' trilogy by Cornelian

    Funke, and the books were fantastic, but the movie was catastrophic! Take my advice, and never watch it; it didn't even follow the book!
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F Jul 28

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    The Book Is Better Than The Movie

    I'm thinking about writing a book called: "I know the book is better than the movie". I wonder what the movie will be like.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Jun 12, 2013

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    I Know The Book Is Better Than The Movie.

    I know I am not the only one.  There must be others.  Even when the movie is good, the book is often much better.  Here is my number one pick:  Forrest Gump.  A good movie, but an unbelievable, hysterically funny book that leaves my stomach muscles...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 12, 2010

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    It's About The Order You See It In

    I was all, whuuuut when I watched the Harry Potter movies, and more recently, Hunger Games. Of course they didn't do justice to the book. How can you squeeze pages after pages of description and imagination and content and inspiration into a short movie? In a book you weave the...
    crazythisworld crazythisworld 18-21 1 Response Apr 7, 2012

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    Funny..

    I was just thinking about this today. I just finished Stephen King's It and moved on to The Lovely Bones. I have this bad habit of seeing movies before reading the books but I can be honest when I say that the book is ALWAYS better than the movie. Sometimes though.. I still like...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2011

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    My friends call me crazy for preferring the book to the movie.
    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 11

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    Loads of good'uns. Just depends on your taste. Goodfellas I think is the best of the mob type movies. The deer hunter I rate highly as you see a before,during and after Vietnam...
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    My girlfriend is going thru some really hard times, and wen she asked me out a week ago she gave me a bracelet with lyrics from the a sleeping with sirens song. She had a really...
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F Oct 8

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    i really do think girls clothes are better than boys as from a male point of view i just look at ladies skirts, dresses, coats, etc and think to myself i want to be wearing them as...
    GirlyAndrea1987 GirlyAndrea1987 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 3

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    I type better than I talk.
    Manuala Manuala 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    It's true I talk better than I do typing
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Sep 23

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    Honestly, I type better than I talk. A horrible stutter and anxiety have pretty much settled that.
    YeahIKnowImSick YeahIKnowImSick 16-17, F Sep 24

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    I have yet to find an example that's the opposite. Books hold more details because of course a movie can't have every single thing that's in the book plus they like to change...
    jenni234 jenni234 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    Jacksonpj05 Jacksonpj05 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    It all depends on which came first! If the book came first, try and read that before going to see the movie. But it's often dissapointing when the two are clearly not connected.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 12

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    If I'm in s good mood then The Jungle Book or Rio. If I'm sad then A Walk To Remember if I'm mad probably Taken.
    Katiepoohmm Katiepoohmm 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Mines probably Finding Nemo and The Book Thief. I love both of them.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    “I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.” — Ron Burgundy
    Tim437 Tim437 16-17, M Oct 2

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    Titanic Disney movies Bonnie and Clyde Lifetime movies ^_^
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F Sep 28