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I Know The Book Is Better Than The Movie

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    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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...
    Koala1964 Koala1964 51-55, M 6 Responses Feb 24, 2010

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    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2014

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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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    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 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 12, 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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    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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    TFIO , the book was ******* awesome.

    The movie, not so much.
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2014

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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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    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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    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 read Eragon, and then I watched the movie.

    Advice: Never. Watch. The. Movie.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F Oct 6, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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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, 2014

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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 Mar 18, 2012

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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 1 Response Jun 18, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I prefer scary books then scary movies. I like to make my characters sound different. I do voice changing in my head when I'm reading horror, mystery books... I should be a teacher...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I prefer books to the movies because they let you exercise your imagination, picture the characters in your own preference, go through the story at your own pace, and learn proper...
    Letmebee Letmebee 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I have one and one only sibling, my younger sister. She is what I always call Miss Perfect in my mind. I never said it out loud because that will be very rude. Even though I call...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F Apr 6

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    When was the last time you had a "better than expected" experience?
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 41-45, M 7 Responses Apr 18

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    we are all equals we may have different type to express our self but no one is better than no one. We need to understand that. Well at least that my opinion
    Keilynn Keilynn 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    "All I Need" Within Temptation I'm dying to catch my breath Oh why don't I ever learn? I've lost all my trust, though I've surely tried to turn it around Can you still see the...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    You’re growing up too fast they said But I don’t want to live my life like them and I just want to think about tonight because the past is my ghost Let’s meet up in a shady...
    thatgreyangel thatgreyangel 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    The Three Amigos for an older movie boondock saints ****** life is beautiful
    netherlandjk netherlandjk 26-30, M Mar 28

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    I think I've already lost you I think you're already gone I think I'm finally scared now And you think I'm weak, I think you're wrong I think you're already leaving Feels like...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I know there'll come a time again When everything will fit right in And I won't have to see your face In strangers on the street. But I would rather feel the sting Than never to...
    mindstruggle mindstruggle 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I don't know if it is in my head but I feel just because I have my associates degree and not a bachelors or a masters I feel that people with these degrees look down at me and...
    krisfen krisfen 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    At lunch I was excited to get a nice quiet booth in the corner until hearing the most obnoxious voice I've ever heard in my life making its way towards my corner and getting seated...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 2

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    You and me We used to be together Everyday together always I really feel That I'm losing my best friend I can't believe This could be the end It looks as though you're...
    angelaarron angelaarron 36-40, F Apr 7

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    I am shy, I have always been, and that's why I have always expressed myself better using written words than spoken ones. Spoken words can be caresses, but arrows too. I see...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    At times I've shouted out unprovoked, at the world and you, Just to see if the people around me react. Sometimes I think they’re all acting, At times I’m scared that I’m...
    Wapakalypse Wapakalypse 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    "You Ruin Me"The VeronicasJob well doneStanding ovationYeah you got what you wantedI guess you wonAnd I don't want to hear, they don't know you like I doEven I could've told...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Apr 9

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    Now I'm cobain with a shotgun aimed at my brain cause I can't maintain no more , sounds a bit extreme I know . #j Cole
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M Mar 27

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    I can't drown my demons, they know how to swim
    Sincerepain Sincerepain 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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