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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 01-11-2008, 02:48 PM View Post #1 (Link) Poll #14: Book or Movie
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Is the book better, or is it usually the movie based on the book?
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Usually books that are good enough to be made into movies are botched
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:58 PM View Post #3 (Link)
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Personally, I like both of them. I mean, what's the fuss all about?

Movies allow me to see living imagination without having to strain at it. Books allow me to imagine and re-create the world myself. I like it either way.
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:28 PM View Post #4 (Link)
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I like both as well, but books are usually better in my opinion, because they let us into the character more and provide good descriptions.
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:33 PM View Post #5 (Link)
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Books, 'cos movies ruin it most of the time. Books that are meant to be for young adults are made into movies for children and they put in the cheesy, supposed-to-be-humorous parts that just piss me off and ruin the book's good name.
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Book, book, book!

Yeah, there are exceptions, the movie ruins characterization and action and thought and plot and adds in frilly bows and perfect teeth.

A Song of Ice and Fire is going TV series, and I don't know whether to be excited that I'll finally see Jaime's awesome swordfighting, and his not-so-awesome-downright-evil fling of Bran from the tower, or nervous that HBO will somehow mess it up. Or maybe I should be fjsalkf;lakgjl;wO;E, because I don't have HBO.

Yup. Needed a reference to GRRM today.
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Mostly books for me, I agree with Jordan, I hate the cheesy children parts.
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Anyone who didn't say books has a lot to answer to...
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Please Shaun!

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Anyhoo...

What about movies that BECAME books?
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Nope, because those books aren't real books, just wastes of paper
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