Read the book first if you want
more entertainment out of the
story. If you read the book and then
watch the movie, you get to experience the story through your own
interpretation and then the movie‘s
interpretation. If you watch the
movie first, your interpretation will
be totally polluted by the movie‘s.
I always see the movie first before
reading the book. If I read the book
first, I notice everything that's missing from the movie; however, if I
read the book second, it fills in all
the blanks the movie has left.
Reading the book engages your
own imagination, which will always
be personalized and better than
a movie dreamed up by someone
—Carrie Coffman Catlin
As long as you understand that it‘s
impossible for a two-hour movie
to have all the detail of the book,
go ahead and read the book first. If
you can't separate the two and will
complain for days about the movie‘s lack of detail, don‘t read the
book until after seeing the movie.
No need to see the movie if you‘ve
read the book. You will have already
seen the original version.
—Keith Melonie Griffin
It doesn't matter. They will be different. Movies rely on action and
rarely show interior thoughts. Books
rely on the latter, using action to
Should you read the
book before you see
WHEN A NOVEL is made into a film, some people believe
the book should be read first; others feel the movie
should be seen first.
What do you think?
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