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People should learn that books and movies are two totally different arts, they shouldn't be compared to each other just because they tell the same story. amirite?

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Of course they should be compared; if a film is an adaptation of a book then it should reflect the plot and storyline of the book as well as possible.

8jtt9s avatar 8jtt9 No Way +7Reply
@8jtt9 Of course they should be compared; if a film is an adaptation of a book then it should reflect the plot and...

sure, the story has to be the same, but you still have to consider the fact that this story is being conveyed to the audience through two entirely different forms of media. plus, if you really think it through, it's difficult to keep an audience entertained in a movie if you stick to the way the writer wrote the book (in terms of chronology and the like).

most movies actually cut out major parts from books

Elena_Roger_s avatar Elena_Roger_ Yeah You Are +5Reply

While the two forms of media aren't as comparable as people would like, movies have to find different ways to express things like internal dialogue and characterization, so it's only natural the two would be different. The problems start when film producers leave major gaps in the story's plot just to put other unnecessary bullshit in there.

could you tell my english teacher this please?

And they should understand that the book is probably over 300 pages,while the movie is barely 2 hours.

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