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I Know The Book Is Better Than The Movie

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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...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 23, 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...
    Littledove Littledove 18-21, F Sep 4, 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...
    crazythisworld crazythisworld 18-21 1 Response Apr 7, 2012

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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...
    rattleschains rattleschains 41-45, M Jan 25, 2013

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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...
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F Aug 24, 2012

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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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    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...
    Perturbee Perturbee 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 12, 2010

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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. ...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 12, 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...
    Sage360 Sage360 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 18, 2012

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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...
    natdj88 natdj88 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 2, 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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    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...
    shelbs shelbs 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 30, 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...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 18, 2011

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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...
    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...
    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...
    Abriee Abriee 36-40, F Jul 23, 2011

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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...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 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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    I should not be allowed to watch films of books I've read. I spend the entire time resenting the film for not being as good as the book, leaving parts out, not following the story...
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    ❤!! Absolutely! And I try to read the book first
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