Movies vs. Books

Which do you prefer the movie or the book? 90% of the time I prefer the book, because a movie can’t cover all 400 pages of the The Time Traveler’s Wife or Harry Potter , so the movie cuts events out, so it can fit in their 2 hour window. Also, movie directors have the right to change the movie to what they want, to a point. Did you see Angels & Demons ? The book Angels & Demons by Dan Brown was great, well written, and started the Robert Langdon series, but when you watch the movie Angels & Demons (which came out after The Da Vinci Code ) there were key characters/players in the book who were cut out in the movie, and it didn’t follow the book as much as I would have liked it to, same with the newly released movie The Lovely Bones.

Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold tells the story of 14 year old Susie Salmon, and how she helps her father find her murderer. The movie which was released in 2009 follows the book, but doesn’t include the major parts in the book and when the tie-in comes up in the movie, it no longer ties-in like it did in the book. If you have read the book, go watch the movie, but if you haven’t read the book watch the movie first.

But there are some movies, that might not be better then the book, but were done very well. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is one of them. The Time Traveler’s Wife is about Clare and Henry and their relationship together. Henry time travels, while Clare is in love with Henry. After I read the book, I started wondering how the movie could show Henry time travel, without having the movie be bad. The Time Traveler’s Wife, which was released in 2009, was one of the movies where it almost better then the book. Not only did the movie show how Henry looked when he time traveled, but they accomplished it in an amazing way. There were some parts of the book, which I wished was in the movie, but you can’t ask for everything. I recommend reading the book before the movie, because the movie was just that good.

Small Town Librarian ♥

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