#9 : The Bibliophilic Optimist

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Hahaha! So true! 🙂 whenever I read, I feel so rejuvenated! 🙂 and Books are always better! 🙂 now I’m reading “The God of Small Things” by Arundhathi Roy, what about you guys?

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35 thoughts on “#9 : The Bibliophilic Optimist

  1. For the most part, film is so unfulfilling. Gone are the days of artistic filmmakers the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, David Lynch and Martin Scorsese. While the old-school auteur still remains, he currently fades into twilight. Once all are gone, we are left with one-dimensional computer-jockeys whose films are made for quick pops and cheap thrills without much substance. Blockbusters and raunchy comedies rule the current and future positions of the film industry.

    Hopefully, with the comeback being made by reading, there will be a societal demand for some culture in films, once again, and people will grow tired of men in tights and capes and two guys running around cussing and talking about sex, and we will get some real movies, once again.

    That’s not to say that I don’t have an appreciation for some of today’s comic book and comedic films, I would just like the variety we once had, and have some movies made for the sake of artistry and drama, too.

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    1. I agree! Movies have just become so boring. Its all stereotypical and run of the mill. We do have some rare movies that are extremely satisfying to watch but that’s what they are – rare.

      I feel that books give more work to my mind, creativity is aroused. When I read a book, I imagine the characters’ faces, the setting, the scenery, everything. I believe that a single book is experienced differently by different people.

      I’ve heard a lot of my friends say that movies are way better because you get this visual aid that’s impossible in books. But to me, it’s just the opposite. Like before I watched pride and prejudice ( lame example, I know. I hate the movie), I had such a wonderful picture of Mr.Darcy in my head and now, its all spoilt!

      I do love watching a few movies now and then but to me, books are always better. 🙂 🙂

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      1. No one in movies takes chances anymore. That’s the problem. It’s the same tales as before, each time.

        I don’t think that movies are better, at all. Rarely, you may find a film that lives up to the book; even more rarely than that, you may find a movie that improves upon the book. I think people like films better because they don’t have to use their minds. The problem with the supposed visual aid you get with movies, most of the time, is that the filmmakers sacrifice quality for the something that just looks cool.

        If told well, I can easily see what I read. And like you said, books are seen differently by different people. I personally like a book that’s not overly descriptive about a person or environment because I want to be able to create some details of my own. That’s the fun of reading.

        Plus, you get a lot more character development with reading because you get to encounter unspoken emotions that are rarely conveyed on the screen. You also get to sometimes enjoy the beauty of words and how they can be used to create mental magic.

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      1. It’s by Tahmima Anam and is the sequel to A Golden Age – both books deal with the War of Independence in Bangladesh 1971. Brilliant books which really get to the heart of what life was like during and after the war. 🙂

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