I mean like so we have Harry potter, do you prefer the book or the movie? And if you plan on watching the movie, do you prefer to read it first and then watch the movie or movie and then read?
It's so difficult either way. If I read the book first, I am always tremendously disappointed in the movie because as a few people have already pointed out, most of the story is missing, and the characters are never what you imagined them to be while reading the book.
On the other hand, when see the movie first, it can sometimes make you more interested in reading the book and on top of that, its great to find all the extra detail, although the characters' faces have already been decided for you. So I have a slight preference to seeing the movie although it's always better when the original author writes the screenplay. I don't know how often that happens.
In a general sense, compared to 20 years ago I do end up watching more movies than I read books, and that seems to be because of lack of time, and the amazing supply of good movies (Netflix, etc).
the book first, then the movie. movies can't possibly include everything from the book because of time constraints, but if you read the book first you'll know all the little things that happen that the movies cut out. also, in a book, you get to really know the characters so when you see certain scenes in the movie, you know what the character was thinking and feeling, not just what they're saying
the only thing i don't like about the book before the movie is you get it in your head what the character looks like but sometimes the actors they get to play the role don't measure up to what you imagined them to look like. for instance, Anne Rice- Interview With A Vampire...Tom Cruise for Lestat and Brad Pitt for Lewis? Really???
I prefer books. It's like your own movie in your mind when reading. You imagine how everything in the book would be and you have a better understanding of what is happening when reading a book. I watch the movie after I read though it really disappoints me as they skip so many parts in the movie.
Books ^-^ u get to imagine what the characters look like and stuff. Basically, when Im reading a book, there's a movie goig on in my mind. Movies disappoint me cuz they chop out alot of stuff xD lol so I prefer books :D
I like both but books are bad cause I get addicted to it and it takes far too long to finish and it disturbs my life. XD So I usually just like watching movies 'cause they finish faster.
Both. . I prefer to read first & then watch the movie.
Even though they chop a lot out from the book,
when producing the movies..
I prefer books. I love to read and a lot of movies based on books I have seen where a horrible thing to do to such a great story.
I prefer movies.
Books take forever to read.
I always watch the movie, then read the book.
I prefer books, then I get to choose what the characters basically look like :-)
Movies. i like to see things visually. books makes me fall asleep.
mainly movies.unless its a reallly good book.like harry potter
I like movies, can't sit still long enough to read a book :)
i like movies more but books are good too
Lol I prefer the movie rather . . . =)
Both! It's kind of hard to choose :)
I PREFER BOOK THAN MOVIES
The Movie 4 me......