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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Random Thoughts: Books vs. Movies/ TV shows

I'm going to do a two part post 1) Books vs. Movies/ TVshows and 2) Books Becoming Movies/ TV Shows.  I'm doing this because of all the books that are becoming Movies or TV shows so this is the good and the bad and about that. Also Why books should sometimes stay books and not always be made into movies.

Let's begin:

Books are the best thing ever. They are better than movies and TV shows but they also are very special. Books are ours when we read them read we decide what characters look like, we decide more about them. There is an aurora of creativity to books  because we have more creativity with them. Movies/ TV shows don't have that some creativity what you see is what you get.

My friend and I love discussing books and we both love a lot of the same. For example we both love The Fault in Our Stars but how I imagine Augustus Waters is different from how she imagines him. Though what we think is different it makes it better. In the long run some of our favourite books are becoming movies and that creativity of how we imagine characters will vanish.

When I read the Harry Potter books. I would read a book then I would watch the movie (I became a Potterhead kinda late into the fandom) though I would see the characters from the movie in my head sometimes. I would still go back to the first book to see how they characters are described so I could imagine them how I wanted to not how the movie portrayed them.
How they were portreayed in the movie
How they looked in the Books
(this is one of my fav HP fanart)

Now we will get all these newcomers who will watch them. Don't get me wrong I love movies and TVshows and I love when my favourite books become movies and TV shows but still you lose some creativity. I love TV shows and movies. I love Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time (I'm watching this as I write this post), and others but some books really should stay books.

What are you thoughts on books or movies?



  1. Great post Jane! For me it depends, but I think books are way better than movies or t.v shows most of the time :D

    ~Jules of Jules Bookshelf

    1. It depends for more too but overall I like books more.

  2. I agree with what you're saying! It especially ruins the book if the characters you imagined in your head look nothing even remotely to the actors on screen! I do think they did a good job casting Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson though! They really do resemble the descriptions of the characters in the books! :)

    Great post! :D

    1. The Harry Potter movie casting was perfect! Especially Luna :)