Monday, December 29, 2008

Now Read the Book

Twilight by Stephenie MeyerBeen to the multiplex lately?

Despite the harsh economy, many of us are flocking to the cinema's latest offerings including those movies based on books like Twilight or short stories like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

It is hard not to compare the book and the film adaptation.

Reading the book is almost always better. When watching a movie, you typically miss out on details. Many details are cut due to time or excluded due to the "director’s vision”. It is not unusual for entire characters to be cut out of a film.

Also, reading the book allows your imagination to run. As you read, you get to delve into characters’ thoughts allowing you to feel as though you are on the journey with them.

Go ahead see the movie, but also consider reading the book.

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