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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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    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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    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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    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 22 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Sorry Facebook :( EP is just better than you. I find that EP has more people whom I can connect with.
    Leea479 Leea479 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Elf is my favorite Christmas movie.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    One in particular-beautiful creatures by Kami Garcia. The book played out beautifully in my head.. Then I watched the movie and was disappointed.
    Mi5h Mi5h 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I've been alone a lot, so I've learned to keep myself entertained. Most of the time I'm alone with my inner dialogue weaving intricate sentences, creating elaborate stories, or...
    HopelessDreamer7 HopelessDreamer7 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    This is true I don't use face book or twitter E P is the place for me and I'm glad it exists.Keep on rocking in the free world E P.
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    "You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize." -Reservior Dogs Whats yours?
    supersofie supersofie 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Mines Lion King!!! I LOVE that movie!!! What's your fave Disney movie?!
    NotYourGirl NotYourGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    FROZEN AND ALL THE LION KING MOVIES!!!!!
    Bugs99 Bugs99 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    My favorite Disney movie is Aristocats! It's just so cute and funny at times and I've watched it so much in my lifetime
    CrownedWithLaurel CrownedWithLaurel 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Not sure if Pixar movies really count, but Toy Story for sure.
    BzzLghtyr BzzLghtyr 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    That was what this 18 yr old told me when it all happened on the 4th of July. I was getting off of work to meet my boyfriend/husband of 8 yrs and my two girls out at the lake and...
    tlca tlca 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Oh, oh I feel like I'm a million miles away From myself, more and more these days I've been down so many open roads But they never lead me home And now I just don't know Who I...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jul 3

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    Better because some of the things I share on ep I cannot share on facebook for all my family and friends to see. Reading experiences are much more interesting than seeing who...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Basically how I felt about my best friend/now girlfriend involving her jerk ex boyfriend c: ~~~~~ You call me up, It's like a broken record Saying that your heart hurts That...
    Saudabell Saudabell 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I am so scatter brained I have trouble focusing my thoughts and staying on topic. Writing them down, erasing, and rewriting helps me get my point across better
    Annapie Annapie 18-21, F Jul 10

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    Little Mermaid...hands down love the music. After work while I'm cleaning I'd sing my own version of poor unfortunate souls. I admit that the managers are a little testy They...
    isodole isodole 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    This exactly matches me. I've messed up few times with my manager :(.. I feel like stupid in the middle of the conversation.. I become dumb in search of right words (may be...
    Carwynjames Carwynjames 22-25, M Jun 29

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    First off, you know what it is if you heard Drake Making hoes wobble like a bridge in a earthquake Never see me out, cuz I live in my workplace I give you da business so bottom up...
    everlong86 everlong86 26-30, M Jun 30

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    A silhouette up on the rock the full moon hangs behind The wolf song that is sung in search for its own kind... She once was called "alpha female" the lead wolf of her pack A...
    silvermoon9619 silvermoon9619 16-17, F Jul 1

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    I've always thought it is more helpful for me. It's my therapy to post what I post. I wouldn't want to posted for those I "know" to see.
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jul 14

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    And just so you know The distance is what's killing me Time and space have become the enemy And what I need is so far away And so it goes The distance makes it hard to breathe My...
    MiZShortiiE MiZShortiiE 18-21, F Jul 15

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    "I only said it 'cause I know what it's like to feel BURNED OUT.. It gets you down, We've all been there sometimes.. But tonight I'll make you feel beautiful once again." Hold on...
    EnigmaSings EnigmaSings 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Listen and you'll know what i mean ;) if you can relate. Like if i'm mad, i turn up songs at the volume so loud so i won't hear anything else X) I LOOOOVEE these bands! Linkin...
    GtfoBanana GtfoBanana 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I would much rather write someone a letter, expressing my feelings than to say it. When I speak, things always come out wrong.
    MaddyAlexis MaddyAlexis 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I Won't Say That I'm Ok: You always taught me to be good, and always do my best to be selfless. But I know that God is holding you, and I am so damn jealous. Because I miss your...
    JohnF1997 JohnF1997 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame :) Heaven's Light is my favorite song
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F Jun 30

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    1) Avatar 2) The great Gatsby 3) Spirited Away 4) The cat in the hat 5) The Hunger games (1,2)
    Mi5h Mi5h 16-17, F Jun 30

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    1. Lion king 1and 2 2. The nightmare before Christmas 3. The little mermaid
    bela5562 bela5562 13-15, F Jul 8

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    Mulan. ❤️. I am surprised to see no one mention Mulan.
    mistakeoverload mistakeoverload 18-21, F Jul 8

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