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View Poll Results: Is the book better, or is it usually the movie based on the book?
Book's usually better 39 78.00%
It's half and half 10 20.00%
Movie's usually better 0 0%
I can't decide! 1 2.00%
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:43 AM View Post #21 (Link)
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Now that we're on the subject I would also like to say that while I don't see it as the best of the year it is also definitely on my top three on Will Smith's movies. It's true his acting is incredible in this movie and it's a true testament to America's love of Will Smith. It broke box office records for December. It was a movie that for all people knew really had only one actor...and a dog. (I won't spoil anything) He had no one to work with pretty much and he carried the movie, I can't really think of many actors that can literally carry a movie on their own.
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:56 AM View Post #22 (Link)
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Books rock so much more than Movies…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:03 AM View Post #23 (Link)
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I am a book purist! I can't see a movie based on a book without completely disassociating the two.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:07 AM View Post #24 (Link)
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Book is not usually better, it always is!
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:15 PM View Post #25 (Link)
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Books! I don't think there was a lot of debate here.
2001 was the only one where the movie was actually better, and that was only because the book was written for the movie and the sequel (2010) lined up with the movie (going to Jupiter) not the book (going to Saturn).
I didn't even know there was a Jurassic Park book....
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:50 AM View Post #26 (Link)
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Depends on the writer and film director, as we submit it, so it depends on circumstances
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:25 PM View Post #27 (Link)
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Books are usually better because there's time for detail. The film only includes the most important things that happened. Sometimes, though, the books are so bad that it's better without the details.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:52 PM View Post #28 (Link)
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I think it's half and half because the book is amazing and has so many more details, but I always love actually seeing the characters and watching the plot I'd read about (plus, I like whispering to my sister what's going to happen)
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:14 AM View Post #29 (Link) Re
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I would like to choose book better than movies. I watch movies which have been made from the stories in a book.
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