Are Books Better Than Movies? He Said, He Said
By Zach Love and Sam Istvan
Hopefullly, we will help to answer this question by stating our opinions and giving proof.
Sam Istvan: Are books better than movies, or is it the other way around? I believe that movies are better than books. An example of a movie I liked better than the book is Narnia: The lion, the witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. In this book/movie, while the movie was action-packed with good acting and just an overall very interesting movie, the book could get boring at some parts.
One of the things about movies is that, even though you are able to create anything from your imagination while reading a book, in a movie you’re able to get a view of the movie director’s imagination and how he/she created it on a screen. Take Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. I did like the book, but I found that it was hard to create what the scene looked like in my head because it was very confusing at times as Roald Dahl can be. However, in the movie, the director created wonderful scenes for me so I didn’t have to imagine it and it turned out I liked what the director created on the screen better than what I had created in my head. Now that you’ve read this, I hope I have shifted your opinion a little bit if you’re a book-lover and not a movie-lover, so there you have it about what I think.
Zach Love: Are books better than movies? I think that books are better than movies. Charlotte’s Web, for example, was much better as a book than a movie. After all, some aspects of the book, like Charlotte dying, cannot be put into film. I believe that it is easier to feel the emotions of the story as you read, because if you read, anyone can look like anything, and the story could take place at any time or any place. But the movie made sure that the characters looked like their vision of what the characters looked like; there isn’t much room to make things up. And in The City of Ember, The storyline simply fitted better with a book than a movie. For instance, the scene where the main character and another character were escaping the underground city that they lived in all their life, when they were going down the underground rapids, the main character’s little sister was squealing with delight. In the movie, they decided not to put in that part, and they clipped it because it doesn’t help the plot. But in the book, the plot can wander off as much as the author desires, as long as it gets back on track. When you read this, I hope that this article can influence your decision when you’re deciding whether to watch the movie or read the book.
Whether or not you like movies or books better than the other, they are both great ways to spend a lazy afternoon when you’re looking for something to do.