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Book vs Film

How do you feel about film adaptations? Are the books always better? Can a film ever measure up? Should films just be considered as 'based on' a book and so the book is simply inspiration then there is no expectation to for a film to 'represent' a book? If you have seen the film, do you now not need to read the book?

Books and films are such different ways of telling a story. Both with their own strengths and weaknesses yet they are often compared so vehemently and can rouse such rage and indignation. Share your thoughts.

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The film can never replace the book. In my opinion, only a few have measured up to the written story. Regrettably so much is left out in the film. It’s inevitable that you either read the book or be disappointed with key elements missing from the storyline. In my opinion, more authors should collaborate in the screenplay process, but that's just my thoughts.

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A book is a book. A film adaptation is different from the book it was based on. Film producers, directors, even actors and the book's author themselves tend to add new material, highlight some elements in the original story or do away with some. I think one can never come close to being the other. Both books and films have the their own merits and flaws.

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The book comes the first film comes after. There are many films which are based on books. A film producer adds new stories to make the best film. The book is better than a film because the film is a half story. MBA thesis writing services students hire that company to complete their projects and read fiction or non-fiction books.

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