I thought this idea was really interesting from last class. I’ve personally always loved films and always enjoy watching them. I know a lot of people argue that films and books are not the same thing. I agree films and books shouldn’t be compared. I think film and books both have different aspects to appreciate about them. I’ve read plenty of books and seen the film. Some cases I’ve enjoyed the film better. I think it’s because I personally love films. However, I can understand the argument people make when they say films change things and leave parts out. I totally get that films don’t capture everything that the book did. However, I think the idea people don’t always see is films also add parts in. I think film directors make certain choices on what parts to add/ keep when creating a film so it fits the film. I think a lot of directors choices is the idea of whats going to look better for a film. Being dramatic effects, special effects, action, humor, more classical. What do viewers want to see. I say the same thing about changing or adding in different characters. I agree, some books have been better than the film though. I’ve also thought some films have been better than the books. I think it’s based off on perspective. So I can’t speak for everyone.
Films VS. The Book