DISCUSSION – BOOKS VS MOVIES


IN THE BUSY WORLD WE LIVE TODAY YOU WOULD PREFER TO WATCH MOVIES INSTEAD OF READING BOOKS.

Movies are more visually appealing, and considered by many as more enjoyable and watching a movie is more of a social experience. You get to spend time with your friends over a movie. It also helps you to bond more with them.

However….

Films are great, but they just don’t have the same…inclusion that books have. You’re merely an observer: you aren’t feeling everything the character feels, aren’t reading every single one of their innermost thoughts, all of their doubts and fears and hopes. Films let you observe everything. Books? Books let you feel everything, know everything and LIVE everything. You are left to your imagination and opinions. You view the story through your own eyes. You see places and characters as you want to see them. However, when you watch a movie, you see the movie through the director’s eyes.Also many times books converted to movies have vital scenes, those who have not read the books would surely struggle to make sense of subsequent films .

And that… that is why books are always better. When you read a book, nothing else exists and you can be a whole other person in this completely new and amazing world. You can live as someone else, free of your own troubles, even if only for two hundred pages.

Books are magic. Which is why I’m telling you all to forget about movie magic and get back to the pure magic that lives upon your bookshelves. Because while the movies are good… the books are ALWAYS better.

12 thoughts on “DISCUSSION – BOOKS VS MOVIES”

  1. […] I don’t know when I started my love for reading. I think it started when I was really young. I think I’ve always been a reader. My earliest memories are of my mother or father reading to me, I started reading on my own at age 6, and had a book in my hand ever since.I love reading because it is like a movie in your mind. It is better than a movie because you can make the characters look how you want them to look and what you want their voices to sound like, e.t.c. It is a way to escape the world for a little bit. My mom or dad would read short books to me an I would memorize them word for word.I like to read, but didn’t become a true bookworm until I read books like the classic Enid Blyton series. I even have written a more detailed post about books vs movies here […]

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  2. Really well written.. your point was really well conveyed…it will surely convinve viewers like me to start reading books…thanks a lot for posting this wonderful discussion!!

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  3. I love the perspective and if there is someone who can overcome the joy of a movie by reading books then that person is admirable. Well, being a movie buff I slightly disagree that books can replace movies. I believe they both have their own persona in a way. I love the movie effects, sound, story, characters, music everthing that is an outcome of huge teamwork. On the other hand, I love to read a book and understand an individual’s perspective and dive into it while I am reading it. 🙂

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  4. Nicely written and but the I would like to leave you with a different perspective. I personally believe when we are comparing books with movies we are comparing apples with oranges. Both are different experiences and for me are to individualistic in nature to be compared. To be honest your experience of the movie is dependent on how well it is made. Similarly your experience of reading a book is dependent on how well it is written. In past i have read books which i loved but did not like the movie. I have also had read books which I did not enjoy much but the movie was so well made that i loved it

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