Thursday, September 2, 2010

Booking Through Thursday 7

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme that I participate in :D

This week's question is...

Even though it’s usually a mistake (grin) … do movies made out of books make you want to read the original? 
Yes, If I see a movie that I find interesting that was based on a book, I do feel the need to read it. I have discovered some of my favorite books that that way. I first saw the movie of The Virgin Suicides and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee; and both movie led me to the books. However, if I see a trailer or advertisement for a movie that I know is a book, I try and read the book first. Because, as you all are aware, the book is rarely as good as the movie. I would never had read some books, like Twilight or Percy Jackson if I had seen the movie first.

5 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

For period dramas, I do read the books afterwards.

Here is my BTT: Film to Books post!

Janet said...

I prefer to read the book first too. But some books I've discovered, like you, through their movies.

Gramma Ann said...

If I know the book will be made into a movie I prefer to read the book first.

Danielle said...

I never watch the movie until after I read the book. I don't want to spoil the book and the book is always better. Also I like to keep the characters looks up to my imagination and when you watch the movie that is who your going to visualize as the character. Is this insane?

Anne Bennett said...

It depends. I usually try to read the book first so I can create my own pictures in my head. But for some books written several centuries ago like Dickens or Austen, I think that viewing the film actually enhances the reading experience for me.
I will rarely read a book after seeing the film with current material. For example, I wasn't finished with the 2nd book in the Millennium series, The Girl Who Played With Fire, when we went to the movie. I didn't go back and finish the book even though I was well into it prior to viewing.
-Anne
http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com

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