May 17, 2010

Musing Mondays (1 of 3)

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Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about movies based on books…
What happens when you see a movie based on a book/story, especially one you’ve not read? Do you feel the need to track it down and read it?
Today's question is an easy one for me.  I am not a "movie" person.  It is only on a rare occasion that I watch a movie.  And on those rare occassions, it is not one based on a book.  Its something that my hubby wants to watch and trust me, it wouldn't have anything to do with a book.  I would rather read and use my own imagination than watching a movie.

7 comments:

DanaB said...

I love both books and movies, but I agree with you in that the imagination is often much better!
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caite said...

I like movies...but I love books.
I will read a book based on a movie I liked, but seeing a movie based on a book I loved is, in my opinion, asking to often be disappointed.

Julie P said...

So the rare times that I am watching tv, if I see a movie preview that interests me, I skip the movie and read the book. I gave up on reading the book and then watching the movie, because I was always disappointed. The books are just always better!

Sa Toya said...

I lurve movies and books. However it takes a heck of a film to get me to the cinema but I'm partial to them both.

Cheers for you know what and I'm going to take you up on that :D

Nise' said...

I prefer books over movies. At times it is interesting to see what was done to a book to make it into a movie.

Midday Escapades said...

I do like movies, but it is rare that I will track down the book it's based on. I especially don't like to see a movie when I've already read the book because it's disappointing most of the time.

Thanks for allowing me to feature you at my blog today. Have a lovely week!

Lynn

Haupi said...

In my experience and other readers I've talked with - movies rarely have the impact or power as actually reading the same tale in a book. Reading gives you a personalized experience of interacting with the characters and experiencing the earthiness and realness of what's being read that can't be gotten sitting in front of a screen. Reading can take you where the best vacation can't. Here's to libraries.

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