Top Ten Reasons Why Books Are Better Than Movieswinner333
The Top Ten
You can imagine characters, places, scenes just the way you want them to be. Books allow your mind to be creative. - winner333
Okay. 500 people read a Harry Potter book for the first time. They will have each 500 different versions of how Harry, Ron, Hermione look like. Next they watch the movie. Now they think that only Harry looks like Radcliffe, Ron like Grint, and Hermione like Watson.
I love this list! I agree that people should read more often.
That's rightV 35 Comments
Apart from narrating the storyline in depth, books explain the thoughts going through a characters' minds while performing an action, which lets you connect with them better and immerse yourself deeper in the story. Example: The Shining - Book VS Movie. While reading the book I felt Jack was a close friend and I started caring for him. But his character in the movie felt sort of underdeveloped, the Overlook hotel too. It was the main reason why Stephen King hated the movie adaptation of his masterpiece. - winner333
Books also often develop their characters more and add multiple dimensions to them. - Turkeyasylum
Game of Thrones is a great example of this. Each and every character has their own thoughts and feelings about one another, the chapters are full of life, it makes you feel like you ARE inside the characters head. Not to mention each chapter -depending on which character it is- will have its own tone- Woah, wait a minute, that was turning into a Game of Thrones review, anywho. BOOKS ARE awesome. - Top10Turbulance
Yes they are. 90% of the time for me, allmost every word is a new word for me!V 14 Comments
You can read a book at your own pace. You can either enjoy it slowly over a few weeks, or you can devour it in a day or two. - winner333
I think books are better than movies and I'm also writing a report on why books are better than movies so can please help me because its due on Friday please help me show my class why books are better than movies
Sadly, that is not the case for me. You know you wrote a perfect book when I read it in one day (or if you read any book smaller than 200 pages). You know you've written an awesome book when it takes me 2-3 days to read. If it takes me any longer than a week, I'm either really busy, or the book is large, or it's just great. If it's any less than good, you'll most likely find it in the junk pile of my bookshelf.
And you spend more time reading and it’s 😌 relaxingV 13 Comments
In movies, a lot of times, brilliantly developed characters fail to impress because of the actor's inability to perform the role. - winner333
Ah, but great acting cannot be surpassed. Similarly to what you say, there are often poorly written characters. - Billyv
Movies always remove your vision of the book and bad acting ruins the book. EVERYTHING in the movie ruins the book!
I gotta vote this. All characters in books possess the Oscar in my mind.
This is very true because the book could be anything beyond imagination yet the acting could ruin the whole movie.V 10 Comments
You cannot take a movie in school can you?
You will have to worry about having electricity to play the movie. You just need a comfortable space and good lighting to read a book.
They are but when you get a screen that small, its kind of worthless.
That is true you cannot bring a movie to school the movie you may want is not appropriate for school so what's the point.V 7 Comments
A good story can't be told to it's full potential in two and a half hours. - winner333
That is true they will for get it
Movies don't have the same budget as books, books budget is imagination
The longer the movie is the more boring it becomes (the longest movie is 300 min (5h) and the shortest movie is 100 secV 2 Comments
Ticket price + popcorn and a drink - for a movie which will last no more than three hours vs the price of a book - which will last for a week or two. - winner333
Last time I went to the movies it cost $10. when I bought a book, it was almost $20. so it depends on the book.
I went to the movies and bought my friends stuff and I cost like $30
You can go to the library and get books for freeV 9 Comments
A lot of directors are so focused on making money that they stop caring about their movies' quality. They know what sells, and so, they follow the basic blueprint which is sure to get the masses filling up theatres. An infamous example: The Transformers Series. - winner333
Breaking News : Modern publishing has been doing this for decades - creating popular and "name" authors who have talent but aren't necessarily writing better fiction than people who can't attract a publisher or get quickly sent to limited run or ceased publication status - Billyv
Totally true and reading makes you a better speller
hiV 4 Comments
I need to pay my respects to this amazing list. Let's have a moment of commemorative silence. - keycha1n
Apart from doing something recreational, you're also doing something productive. - winner333
All the kids in my class from last year can't spell right and they use slang all the time but I do sometimes. Most of the girls in my old class only cared about twerking and fighting while I read articles on Wikipedia and draw. - PrincessKiana
This is amazing how did you get this much information guys please tell meV 13 Comments
That's why in schools use books for education
A story you have read over a few days stays with you longer. - winner333
Yes books take your mind for peace
That is subjective - movieman666V 3 Comments
Totally concur. I love films but I'm forced to imagine only what the actors project. With books, the imagination is limitless. I don't want to be shown what's going on; I want to use my imagination and be creative with it. - Britgirl
You need to use your imagination because in life imagination is important
This is also why schools use books
Yeah! Books allow you to create the scene the way you want it to look, so you imagine.
NO BECAUSE YOU CHOSE TO WATCH A SEXUAL MOVIE DUMBASS
Most book-adaptation movies kinda adds too much romance instead of focusing on the actual plot which really bugs me
Well, what 50 Shades Of Grey or Twilight? There are books that can be extremely sexual, too.
Chill, no need to get pissed off at a opinion.V 6 Comments
In movies they often do not say what the characters are thinking, we can just only look at the way they act, while in books there is usually sentences of the way the characters feel (for example "the heart is beating faster") and/or think. Such a way an actor from movies can not expose.
Harry Potter looked way different in my head, and I almost wouldn't watch the second movie, because I didn't like how almost all my favorite characters were changed.
When I read the hunger games book Then I watch the movie they were so different then the book is.
Yeah books give you a much better character and you can get to know the character with the information from the book.V 2 Comments
I KNOW! I'm currently doing a project at school in with I am writing a The 39 Clues Fan-Fic, and LOVE the way my ideas are turning up! No one stops me from writing what I think!
Yes! This is what a lot of people would want, who doesn't want to get smarter?
Financially, books help educationally as movies do not.
Books are better because allow you to express your imagination and creativity of mind
It is true
This is actually incorrect. - LemonComputer
Yeah that’s true
What?! This is not a reason that books are good... also it depends on what you're reading. Obviously the magic tree house isn't going to have sexual scenes but have you ever read any page of Game of Thrones?
Actually, in books, authors normally have more permission to add dirty or suggestive themes in their books than in movies because there are no actors and because you're not actually visually seeing it.
Quite often, suggestive scenes in books can be more descriptive than in movies. Also, what's with the extreme hate towards anything vaguely sexual? - kempokid
Little kids don't need to be looking at that dirty stuffV 3 Comments
In movies all the ugly characters look ugly but in books you can imagine how you want all if the characters to look.
Why should ugly characters look nice? - movieman666
Awesome research, thanks
Thanks for the infoV 1 Comment
The movies have more action if split into two parts
Takes time? Tension, buildup. Costs more? Torrent - movieman666
I hat it when they do that!
Lot's of movies like The Hunger Games Mockingjay are needlessly stretched into two parts by people who want to scrape as much money from the franchise before it ends. - Erikelelf
You can get bored at a theatre while when you wanna leave the rest of the book for the next day, you can do that!
That is subjective - movieman666
Not necessarily - movieman666
That's heavily subjective. - PeeledBanana
TrueV 1 Comment
Where's the rulebook that says movie directors has to follow the books step by step? - movieman666
Absolutely - Azzyg99
I agree it gives you more education.
I agree with this so much
Books are awesome
A good actor can be much more expressive than text, due to being able to see what the character's going through rather than having to rely on the narrator/characters to convey it through words. - kempokid
A books character isn't someone 'acting' it's the person in their own right, they are themselves, they KNOW how to act out their own emotion. For one they're not getting payed to act out someone elses life/feelings. an actor can only ever portray a characters emotions not live them.
Movies are Also Great Babysitters - movieman666
But books last longer
That is subjective - movieman666
I disagree - PeeledBanana
Um, no...Making a movie is pretty much like writing a book. Directing a movie is like acting/performing a story that you have written.
Filter out the bad - movieman666
Yeah not everyone can be a director but anyone can make a book. That's y teachers teach story writing at school.
If you ask me what I want to do for you know, lets say two hours, and we can't go somewhere, then I would grab a blanket (or ice tea for the summer) and one of the Harry Potter books. The it could stretch over two hours, and probably filled the two hours.
Movies have more intense enjoyment - movieman666
Both movies and books do advertising, in different ways of course - movieman666
Are you suggesting that all trailers are dumb? - PeeledBanana
By the way, T.V. is deadlier for adults' eyes than kids'.
Then maybe you can watch the movie at home? - PeeledBanana
Hey guys don't judge other people within there opinions I mean like how would you feel if people laughed or judged you opinion. I bet you would feel ashamed. also you have no right to judge other people and less you have a clear reason.
But you can still watch a movie at home not in a thereafter
Who said you had to go to the theatre to watch a movie? - movieman666V 1 Comment
iPad? - movieman666
Since when did fictional stories improve our knowledge? - movieman666
@movieman666 Ok here we go. Punctuation, vocabulary, grammar, spelling, wording things correctly...need I continue?
Yes of course they are... I totally agree...
You can really understand whats happening, in movies it always a bit of a jumble of explotions and yelling, in books way more understandable when there is a fighting scene
Movies Can Be More Exciting - movieman666
Yes... But that's for a book.
A movie has all the details the author AND the director want. Plus since when does having everything the author want in a book make it better? If the author didn't have something go his/her way in a book we wouldn't know...
Movies Have Nice Covers - movieman666
Usually if you compare a dvd and a book a book would last longer
If read a book your brain gets stronger but if you watch tons of movies it's like a drug and is very bad for you
Source? - movieman666
Books require more brainpower and are less dumb.
Source? - movieman666
It is true because it gives a lot of useful thing to improve your reading level
Thank you for that it makes me feel proud of being a kid👍😀
Nah, I'd rather watch a movie with a friend - PeeledBanana
A good point in favour of books, I vastly prefer books to movies and the simple convenience is a reason why, as well as personal preference - kempokid
True, although we do have reading apps now. Though I still prefer hard cover books.
I agree with it
Books help in developing speaking and reading skills
Speaking? By reading? Wouldn't you improve your oral skills more by a medium with actual dialogue - movieman666
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