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I Know The Book Is Better Than The Movie

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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 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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    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2014

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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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    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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    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 46-50, M 6 Responses Feb 24, 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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    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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    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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    TFIO , the book was ******* awesome.

    The movie, not so much.
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 6, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I want to fvck you like an animal. I want to feel you from the inside. 9 Inch Nails - Closer. Lyrics may say it better than words, but actions DO speak louder than both.
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    Lyrics can say things better than words... Maybe it's just the beat cause las time I checked lyrics are words... Or maybe it's just the way someone sings them... But yeah everyth...
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    Books are always better, even if the movie is good. Sometimes they destroy the story with the movie though (*cough cough* PERCY JACKSON *cough cough*)
    ellajade ellajade 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    My favorite movie or movie series would have to be either back to the future, or Friday the 13th. ;-)
    Stonaman Stonaman 22-25, M Feb 20

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    All right, bear with me. This letter is long. Please give me your time. I'm proud of my words, maturity, and truthfulness in this letter and I'd love for you to read it and give me...
    moonilluminatedroom moonilluminatedroom 18-21, F Feb 10

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    "Over And Over" Neck Deep. Have you noticed me lately? I know I’ve been vaguely twisting my words, To protect myself from failure, It’s just part of my nature to hide in my...
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I think I'm the only person who's favorite Disney movie is ... The Hunchback Of Norte Dome ... :/
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    IF I WERE YOU...Ask yourself, wouldn't you want to know if someone loves and cares about you?There are moments that come only once in our lives, no matter how long we wait or how...
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Therse are all my favorites........My all time favorite is Steel Magnolias...love love love that movie!!! My next favorite is The Color Purple. Then.... The Figjting Sullivans...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    My favorite movie is The Help. Comment what yours is :)
    Erinn2 Erinn2 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    I love films especially animated films and my favorite studio is Studio Ghibli. Tryin to pick a favorite move out of all the incredible movies they made feels like trying to pick...
    Desrass Desrass 18-21, M Feb 19

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    Mine is Spongebob sponge out of water best movie ever made lol
    Brandasaurus15 Brandasaurus15 13-15, M Feb 19

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