[books vs movies]

[books vs movies]

I looked at him inquiringly: “Have you read the books?”

“Oh, I watched the movie. Nothing special. I did not like it.”

I had that talk earlier today and it rendered me nearly speechless. Well, at first I tried to prove my point and then realized that my opinion doesn’t matter, obviously.

There is a saying, “Don’t judge a book for its cover”, but taking into account the mug picture, obviously I am not the one who is appalled when a wonderful and full-of-lessons book is judged by a 2 hour movie.

When I heard that phrase, I repeated the answer hoping that I have heard it wrong. Nope… that was exactly what he meant.

People who know me know my addiction to books. I love to learn from the lives of the characters… I live their lives with them, worry about the choices they make, and whisper out loud for them not to do the thing they are about to do.

I am off to sleep. So thankful for God’s invisible hug… I know it’s silly to become so upset and all because of a book, but…

One last thought… that phrase above can also be like “Oh, I have watched a Jesus cartoon and I didn’t like it, so I don’t want to read the Bible.”

YES, I know that I am comparing Bible with a usual book, but in essence it’s the same thing.

Watching a movie INSTEAD of reading a book is like eating pre-chewed food – watching someone’s perspective on the story instead of using your own head.

  • Lynn de Boer

    I also am an avid reader. Somehow a movie takes away our own imagination and replaces it with someone else's. What we are left with is the interpretation of someone we don't know and have never met. We are told how to think and what something means instead of deciding for ourselves.

  • zenichka

    thanks for feedback, Lynn! totally agree!

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  • zenichka

    @Michelle – you mean, a pro for the movies?

    i got one – sometimes you won't read the book because it scares you with its sheer size, and the movie (if the director is good) might pique your interest. that was what happened to me and Les Miserables. i have watched the movie before i have read the book (not a usual occurrence, since i usually read before watching) and it made me curious for the book.

  • zenichka

    @Jessica – i am glad i could help 🙂

    @Lucas – thank you! 🙂

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