Which do you prefer – books or movies?
Do I even need to say which I would pick a hundred times over?
[Books, in case you’re a new reader]
So many fantastic books have been destroyed by movie depictions. Some movies have been fantastic, but overall I’m not a huge movie fan.
I think the characters are all excellent played by the actors in the movie, and it sticks to the original story pretty well. I love both.
Okay, I will be the first to admit that Jodi Picoult is not the best writer ever (nor is she the worst), but I think the plot of this novel is absolutely fantastic, and I read it long before the movie came out.
The characters were all portrayed well in the movie, but the ending…. WHAT!? They could not have changed it more if they tried. Anyone agree with me here? It totally ruined it all for me. I’m sure Jodi feels betrayed, I sure would. “Hi Jodi, Hollywood here, just wanted to let you know that we’re massacring your book, okay? Bye.”
(Yeah, yeah, I know she will have agreed to this. Silly woman.)
Honestly, the book and movie are so different, the scriptwriters have basically taken the location and the names of the characters, and run wild with them. However, I still love both, which is rare for me.
What do you think, books or movies? I generally prefer books because I can make up my own image of what a character looks like, and I love going by the author’s description of places without having a director ruin it for me. Plus, a wall full of books looks much more inviting than one of DVDs.
Books take you somewhere a movie never can.
Hope you’re having a good week :)P.S. Issue 76 of The Demon (my university’s newspaper; I am the News Editor) is out now, check it out on www.demontfortstudents.com/demon and see my silly face on the front page!