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Movies VS Books

Poll #1521920 Movies VS Books

What you think?

I didn't read the books but I like the movies
I love both, I mean is natural, they can't put everything in the movie.
I love the books but I hate the movies
I prefer the books but I don't mind the movies
I prefer the movies
I would like it more the movies if they would put more effort on it

ok this is for a powerpoint presentation to my class about a theme I chosen, in this case I chosen Harry Potter, since I will put not only general information the series itself(including saying there is differences between them), I want also show the general opinion about the fans, tell the reasons why(I don't want to give only my opinion), with intention of maybe incentivating those who like the movies but also read the books. (I was in doubt about anime, but is I only have 10 minutes I had to chose Harry Potter).
I want you guys say why you chosen the options.
if has this thread alredy on the community, I'm sorry, if has, then please give a link to it thanks.


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Feb. 6th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
This probably sounds incredibly lame, but I love the movies so I dont want to read the books, because it will make the movies less awesome.
Feb. 6th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
I just very stupidly realised I could click 'other', but instead I thought you should have an option like, "I like them equally as separate things" or whatever.
Feb. 6th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
I put other, because for the most part I like the books and movies as separate entities- with the exception of movies 4 and 5. I understand they have to leave stuff out, but I hated GoF and PoA, those movies were horrible in my opinion! I was pretty satisfied with the others though.
Feb. 6th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
Sharing the love
I love movies, but only because I really love the books. I spent my whole adolescence waiting for the next book to come out and when the books stopped I transferred my love onto the movies. On a whole, the movies aren't super, but there is a little something-something that is capturing about them because I think the story translates.
Feb. 6th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
I always prefer books, movies are just something *more* we can see to look at our beloved characters in real form, but they are not complete as in their version of the book.
Harry Potter is the right example, movies are good 1/1000000000 than the books, because in a couple of hours the creators have to delete characters and sistuations, and, the last but not less important thing: reading a book we can image a scene and a character with sounds and emotions that watching a movie are decided by someone else, so sometimes we can't be satysfacted. Definitely, in my personal opinion, our immagination is the right thing to follow. :)
Feb. 6th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
I enjoy the movies, and that's probably because I never, ever expected them to be nearly as good as the books, so I wasn't disappointed when they weren't. I wish the movies were written/directed by people who cared more about the source material on a personal level, like how Zach Snyder was a fan of Watchmen and so worked extra-hard to get everything right and faithful, but they do an all right job, for the most part. And the acting's getting better.
Feb. 6th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
Books = phenomenal!!
Movies = love them!!
Book to movie adaptation = not so great, LOL.

If HP was simply a series of movies, I would absolutely love and adore them. However, being exposed to the books (and looooving them), one can't help but be a little disappointed in the movies. With that said, I have always tried my best to keep the two as separate entities and enjoy them as much as I can.

Hope that makes sense. XD
Feb. 7th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
I love the books. The movies leave me feeling disappointed, because while I know they can't fit everything in, it seems as though those responsible for the movies don't really care. The movies lack the spirit of the books, which is important, IMO.
Feb. 7th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
I fell in love with the books first, so they'll always have a special place in my heart. I really like the movies too, they belong to my favourite movies, but in the end the books are better. They can't put everything in the movies, and everyone has their own ideas about how the characters and places look like etc.
Feb. 12th, 2010 07:53 am (UTC)
I was stuck between three options: I love both, I mean it is natural, they can't put everything in the movie; I prefer the books but I don't mind the movies; and other. The reason was because I do love them both, separating the books and movies from one another, but another part of me also prefers the books more as much as I can care less how ''illustrated'' the movies are, meaning the movies are not meant to be illustrations of the books, which is why I'm always looking forward to what is kept in, left out, and added in. Though I must admit, the Harry Potter films can be done slightly better, and I don't mean making them more like the books; I mean, to me, the storytelling and character developement at times seems to be lacking which is an important part of any style of storytelling. These factors are what also drove me towards other: I like each media in their own way, as separate entities, nonetheless, the films at times appear 'weak' next to other films with strong character development and a strong script, such as Turtles Can Fly (a Kurdish indie film), Snow Cake (another indie film), or more recently The Lovely Bones (a film with their share of CGI, though this doesn't distract Peter Jackson from brining forth a beautiful story). In the end, I chose that I prefer the books but I don't mind the movies, however, now I'm beginning to rethink my choice as other after evaluating my original choice.
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