Movies are better than books

March 10, 2015, 9:38 am

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The debate "Movies are better than books" was started by ieva_mi on March 10, 2015, 9:38 am. 19 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 15 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

Cody posted 3 arguments to the agreers part.
PsychDave posted 2 arguments, frozen_emily posted 3 arguments, nikoli3664 posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

ieva_mi, username_gracie, Cody, liamjosephcash, nikoli3664, PathwayHomeFan, mariama and 12 visitors agree.
PsychDave, Satvik_Soni, CX_LD_Ashley, Carina, frozen_emily, ItsMateo, Psych_Code and 8 visitors disagree.

yeah but tell me this every book that you read and then watched the movie tell me that it had every single bit of detail! Peeta from the hunger games? in the first one his leg was biten off and he got a wooden leg and in the films he was fine..? twilight there's a scene with a blood test which helped Bella realise Edward was a vampire quite imporatnt but not included! why? and finally my sisters keeper. that sad film that destroys many hearts. Kate has cancer and Anna is fighting to keep her body to her self so they can't use her body to keep Kate alive because she believes she was made only to help her sister Kate. the film ends Anna wins the lawsuit and its happy. turns out Kate asked Anna to do the lawsuit because she wanted to die and in the end Kate dies. but the book is so much better. in the book after Anna wins the lawsuit there's a car crash on the way home which kills her and Kate gets her kidney and use to her body afterall so after all that effort everything she worked for is lost. tell me which story is better? the expected or the unexpected?

5 years, 4 months ago

i disagree the movies only can show you so much man, i'm a huge hiporcrit, because i do not read although i should, but i do remember as a kid, when i did read, a few books based off movies or visa versa, i was able to creat my own realm of the world i was reading about and add more imaginative twists, i mean based on my own imagining,

5 years, 4 months ago

A book can give you more story, but it can never give you the same kind of detail as a movie. You can see a movie with your eyes. the only thing you can see with your eyes on a book are the words. Take Star Wars. The books are wonderful, but the movies make the story come to life in a way the books never did.

5 years, 4 months ago

but the thing is you can! I can! I imagine the people fully. take my favourite books the chaos walking series. I have never met neither Todd or viola nor is there a film but I still imagine todd and viola in the same way. blond haired boy and brown haired girl. take the hunger games. until I saw twilight I imagined Alice as a short long haired blond girl and I preferred her like that. movies miss bits out like in twilight the blood test which is quite an important bit. movies have a limit into which they must have a film the reason why everything is in parts also to get more money I guess. a book creats what a movie can and better!!! books are endless! but a movie isn't!

5 years, 4 months ago

A book can make you imagine, but can never actually show you actual colors, the physical appearance of the people, or the sound of their voices.

5 years, 4 months ago

You seem to think that's a bad thing. Movies almost always loose the details that books have. Books can drive into what people are thinking and feeling, movies have trouble doing that well.

5 years, 4 months ago

A movie can show in 2 seconds what a book takes a whole paragraph to describe

5 years, 4 months ago

books are way better with books you can get lost in them and imagine your own world. but movies everything is given to you on a plate. books create opportunities to imagine, they fill you with ideas and they can last for as long as wanted!! and they are good for the environment!

5 years, 4 months ago

Movies provide instant gratification. Everything is handed to you, you just have to sit there and take it in.

Books, because of the different form of narrative, allow for more in in depth information about motives, thoughts, and a level of detail that is impossible to capture in movies. They also allow for a greater level of immersion since you can imagine yourself as the characters, as opposed to seeing someone else doing the exciting things.

Both have their place, but I wouldn't say that movies are better.

5 years, 4 months ago
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