Since I haven't been at work for a week and have no idea what's going on, I'm going to wander off topic. I do that sometimes. Don't be frightened.
I assume, since you are reading this, that you are a reader. As in books.
Me, I read all the time. If I'm not on this dang 'puter or out in the shop or at work, I'm reading. I also like to watch movies. To me, a good movie is almost as good as a good book.
But which one do you like first? The movie or the book?
Personally, I like to see the movie first. They always change things in the movie. They leave out details. They alter timelines. It's understandable. You only have two hours or so to impart this story in a movie. You are only going to sit so long to watch this before you have to go to the bathroom or go home to beat the kids. (grin)
But you can take days, even weeks to read a book if you wish. Just slip in a bookmark and the action will be right there waiting for you when you come back.
When I have read the book before I have seen the movie I am always just a little disappointed. Okay, sometimes I'm alot disappointed. Read "Battlefield Earth" which I think is a pretty good book then go see the abortion they produced as a movie. But get it free somewhere. If you pay money to watch it, you are going to be pissed off.
Watching the movie first gives me an idea of whether or not I want to know more. And if the story grabs me enough then I will read the book.
Unfortunately, it rarely works out like that. With me, the books almost always come first. I read "The Davinci Code" years before the movie. The movie was good, but the book had so much more flavor to it. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be ambivalent about "Angels and Demons" when I see it.
I read the "Harry Potter" books before the movies came out. Actually, I think I was about halfway through when the first one came to the theaters. They did a fair job, as did the makers of "Lord of the Rings" which I would have bet couldn't be done. But then I was reading Tolkien back before movies existed. Well, almost.
Even though I like seeing the movie first doesn't stop me from reading the books. A good movie made from a good book is a tribute to the author and the story. It helps you give color and detail to the pictures in your head.
A book made from a movie however, is usually worthless. It's like reading the script. Blah. Nobody ever does those right.
So which do you like?
A- I like to see the movie first.
B- I like to read the book first.
C- I think Rev should stick to writing about prison stuff. He makes more sense there.
Let me know.
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