Written by Ms.AlwarMarch 27, 2015 #15 : The Bibliophilic Optimist No argument here 😉 🙂 I’ve always loved the books better than their movie adaptations! Have you watched any movies that have done justice to their literary counterparts? Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related 30 thoughts on “#15 : The Bibliophilic Optimist” So so very true 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 🙂 🙂 yeah… Maybe LOTR was ok in comparison to the book… 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh, I haven’t read the book..!! 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person It is amazing! LikeLiked by 1 person Will try to read it soon 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Awesome! Happy reading 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person 🙂 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person My immediate reaction is “No!”, but then I have a pretty agile imagination. For somebody with little to no creative side, then current special effects could well surpass a book. I guess to be technically correct, we should not be comparing a book against a movie, but more ones imaginative interpretation of a book vs the special effects of a movie. As for LOTR? The book wins! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Sure… But from the visual effects POV as u said.. I feel The movie is good.. 🙂 LikeLike Reply I would go as far as to say that the movie was an extremely good representation of the book, but I still preferred the book for the ability to create my own scenes, atmosphere etc. When watching a movie, we are basically going along with the Producer/Director’s interpretation. 🙂 On a point of accuracy, your pic shows a book claiming to be better than the movie however, your text mentions “doing justice” to its literary origins so …………….. LOTR movie is not as good as the book. LOTR move does do justice to the book. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Hahahaha 🙂 well if I had to choose… I would always go with books 🙂 or maybe just read the book first 😉 because watching movies is fun too! LikeLiked by 1 person The Fault in Our Stars. The Fault in Our Stars. Did I say The Fault in Our Stars yet? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Hahahaha 🙂 yes u did. Beautiful movie… But the book was so much more 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply They were both so beautiful. It’s my favourite book and I love the movie. I think I just have so much respect for how true they were able to stay to the original story and the love with which everyone involved–the cast, crew, etc.–brought to the project. ❤ 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes! The casting was exceptional! 🙂 and the book was obviously spellbinding 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Hmm…LOTR does justice to the book but is not as good as the book. In many ways I think you have to evaluate the two on a different scale. In almost all cases…I go with the book. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Agreed 🙂 LikeLike Reply The only book-to-movie that I can say I 100% prefer the movie is Practical Magic. I’ve loved that movie for years and finally got around to reading the book a month or so ago… I did not like the book at all. I don’t even think I would prefer the book if I had read it before seeing the movie. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Haven’t heard of it? Who’s the author? And the director? 😉 LikeLike Reply The author is Alice Hoffman and the director is Griffen Dunne. It stars Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock. Also features a young Evan Rachel Wood. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120791/?ref_=nv_sr_1 LikeLiked by 1 person Ohhhh 🙂 will watch it soon 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Do you know, I’ve been thinking of all the movies and all the books – I have to say the obvious I’m afraid. Movies are only as good as the director, the actors and these days, the CGI! All the imagination is done for you, but books, that’s where we have all the imaginations and it’s always so much better! I love films, but they just, well… films. Books are so much more in our heads. 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Agreed 200% 🙂 LikeLike Reply I haven’t seen TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD movie yet but have heard that it’s as good as the book.. I m no critic but will hope that the movie is good.. The book was the best I have ever read 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I loved the book! 🙂 same here… Haven’t watched the movie yet. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I honestly found LOTR movie adaptation better than the book… The books were definitely good but the movie had a profound impact on me. I found the characters easier to relate to… The books had an intensity that distanced the characters from the reader. Maybe this is because I was ten when I read the books 😦 . Narnia, the movies were so much better than the books!!!! The books were plain dry. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes I agree Narnia was very bad! Especially after the third book! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My son refuses to see movies that are adaptations of books. Too many disappointing experiences. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Hahha well thats true! 🙂 LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.