Post by sterlingarcher86 on Oct 29, 2021 21:18:42 GMT
Reading a book and then seeing the film is one of my very favorite things but there are times when the opposite is enjoyable. Particularly dense books or books set in completely foreign worlds. Let’s you really dive in and enjoy right away without having to try to figure everything out.
I like the idea of reading the book before the movie, and it was something I was planning on doing with Dune most recently, but most of the time I just don't get to the book until after I've seen the movie. So, in an ideal world, yeah I'd prefer to read the book, but if it happens the other way around it doesn't ruin things for me.
Post by Tommen_Saperstein on Oct 30, 2021 22:45:15 GMT
Usually prefer book first but either way whatever I consume first tends to overshadow what follows. I watched Devil All the Time before reading the book and I liked the movie more. Read News of the World before watching the movie and liked the book significantly more.
I tried the "book first, film second" approach a few times, only to find out that it really afects the way how I enjoy movies. I become much more critical of them, because when going into a film having read the book first, I have eveything already pictured in my mind, from the smallest to the largest details. And being confronted with someone else's interpretation/construction can, more often than not, be quite disappointing.