Ever read the books like Twilight written by Stephenie Meyer, The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, or Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton? Maybe you haven’t read them, but I’m pretty sure you’ve watched them right? People say reading a book is better, others say it isn’t because they understand things easily visually. But, what are the differences and similarities between a Movie and a Book?
For similarities, both Movies and Books relate to art. They both project reality as well as fiction. They both offer and encourage creativity. They can both provide good information about history and culture, and they can both provide enjoyment.
But for differences, movies are in electronic format while books can be printed or can be in electronic format as well. Movies give us visual as well as mental pleasure while books provide us mental pleasure. Movies provide us real life scenes while books can only describe them. Movies have a greater number of audiences while books have limited readers. Movies become the collective output of different artists and technicians while books are output of knowledge and creativity of one or maximum two persons.
In my opinion, watching movies may seem to help you visually understand the story, but reading the book of that story first is what I would suggest. In a book, every detail of a character/scene is included and not a single information is left out while in a movie, directors have difficulty managing the movie time, since the book is too long, so the only option they really have is to cut out chapters/scenes. Don’t worry the necessary information will still be included in the movie. For people out there in the world who do not enjoy reading… I suggest you start now. Although watching a movie compared to reading a book may seem easier, reading helps grow your vocabulary.
And if you don’t like reading just remember:
“Everyone is a reader… some just haven’t found their favorite book yet.” (Stephen King)
And if you say you don’t have time, also remember:
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write. Simple as that.” (Stephen King)
Some examples of the books which have been turned into famous movies are in the slideshow at the top.
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