Books vs. Movies (Booking Through Thursday)

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Books and films both tell stories, but what we want from a book can be different from what we want from a movie. Is this true for you? If so, what’s the difference between a book and a movie?

So many great answers! For me, when I see a movie I want to be swept away with sounds and images and emotions. I love big epics and musicals for this reason. When I read, I want to get lost inside the skin of another person. Movies tend not to excel in this sort of thing, but it is possible–The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Morvern Callar come to mind.

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8 thoughts on “Books vs. Movies (Booking Through Thursday)”

  1. It’s true that one can get swept away with a movie, but I find it altogether too passive. I can forget about a good movie fairly quickly. A good book, however, lingers with me long after it’s been read. Because a book can delve into more internal issues, an author is far more effective at getting into my head than a bunch of moving pictures.

  2. My book, Dark Tales presents the Trilogy, needs editing but it’s ready for movies, tv shows, and games for PlayStation and Xbox! My book has three excellent stories. I have a martial arts fantasy\fairytale called Mystic Lands, an alien vs werewolf/vampire take over called The Abducted, and my world domination/ ninja revenge/ weaponry technology classic called On Honor. I also have inventions that I need patented, that will take us into the future. I have more stories that I’d like to publish. If you can, could you guys connect me with someone that can help me take my stories and inventions into the next phase?

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