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Which is better Movies or Books?

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Kavin Books. ANYTIME BOOKS . DUH !!


Elana Books, because in the movies Edward is always looking like he's in so much pain and in the books he acted more natural and sweet.


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Menna Bassem Totally the Books, it leaves you wanting more but the movie has less explanations and less vivid moments :D


Gabby Books :)


Sbob4ever books.. no doubt about that.. the movies are so much edited and do not convey the emotions as book..


Teodora Sbob4ever wrote: "books.. no doubt about that.. the movies are so much edited and do not convey the emotions as book.."

This is exactly what I wanted to say.


Mickayla Murphy Kaylee wrote: "This is a discussion about what you think is better, the twilight series movies or the books. And why?"

the books , you picture bella pretty not ugly like she is in the movie and also edward is cute in your mind while you read the you see the movie! total disapointment


message 8: by Jo (last edited Oct 08, 2012 02:51PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jo Books, 150% better in my eyes. I just think the books are so much better and the actors sometimes fail to protray that feeling I think a character should have at a ceratainn time. But also because the movies have told me one story while the books have told me a whole other and I just love the books so much more but that is very common...


Taniesha Books always seem to be better if youre not too lazy to read them because there are way more detail and give you a better understanding or whats going on or what happened.:)


Panda06 i think both of them are the best bc in books everything is detailed and movies shows the expression anyhow i loveed both!!!<3


Mickayla Murphy exactly


Cassie I think the books are way better. I think a person can only truly enjoy the movies if they've read the books.

Bella's an introspective character. Most of her personality is reflected through her thoughts, like when she wanted to run Edward over with her can, or when she thinks things like "Stupid, shiny Volvo owner."
Watching an introspective character thinking witty remarks on screen is not very fun at all.


Mickayla Murphy Peace wrote: "that why the book, it better."

i know right. books are way better


Mickayla Murphy Peace wrote: "Cassie wrote: "I think the books are way better. I think a person can only truly enjoy the movies if they've read the books.

Bella's an introspective character. Most of her personality is reflecte..."


yea , kinda a hoe statement of bella


Vishal Verma The books.The movies dont even come close.But maybe the last movie will be better since the book was not all that great.


Mickayla Murphy Yea, Agreed book rule over the movies but yea the last book wasn't good


message 17: by Liz (new) - rated it 2 stars

Liz I only read and watched the first two books and movies, but I would say the movies, if for nothing else the fact that they weren't limited to Bella's POV, and thus could focus on what more interesting characters were doing at certain times. I also saw the battle in "Breaking Dawn" on YouTube, and understand that scene was not in the book, and I found it to be great fun (though not entirely in the way the film probably intended).


KarmaSc0rpi0n Normally I'd say the book just due to the fact that it's more engaging and full of more details, but that's the value of the movies, they cut down a lot of the unimportant filler scenes that you get in the book such as her step by step cleaning the house and dear lord if I ever have to hear about Edward's looks again...you don't have to hear that in the movies so that's their strength that they have over the books — cuts down the unnecessary purple prose.

The movies weakness, well for one they run off the notion that the audience read the books so there are logical leaps in the movie that are explained in the books that make it slightly harder for a casual viewer to follow.

The other thing is Bella herself — she doesn't translate well to screen. Everyone complains about KS performance as Bella as being bland, awkward and lacking in personality, but here's the thing, that characterization is spot on with book Bella because once you take the filter in which you see her in your head you realize she is bland, boring and personalityless because she's purposely written like that so everyone can put themselves in her place. That unfortunately translates exactly to KS performance as Bella on screen. Same goes for RP as Edward, once you take off Bella's rose-tinted glasses you realize he's a creeper who stalks a 17 year-old girl with no survival instincts. So that's where the book wins with perception — the book is in first person which limits a lot of what can be seen (although SM does violate this a lot with Bella being impossibly perceptive and often times clairvoyant with her dreams), but it offers the advantage of making things seem nicer than they actually are which is pulled away when we step in to third person with the films.


Bookworm Books are much better in every case, because reading the books you do use your own imagination


message 20: by Bookworm (last edited Jul 05, 2017 04:08AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Bookworm well, writing some reviews for books also and try to get a good one book report right now until half a year and this is very cool.


message 21: by KarmaSc0rpi0n (last edited Jul 05, 2017 04:30AM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

KarmaSc0rpi0n Bookworm wrote: "Books are much better in every case, because reading the books you do use your own imagination"

Well yes each medium has it's strength, and its purpose. Movies are supposed to show you a story, they occasionally have voice over that tell you, but the best ones always show. Which is the challenge most movies based on books fail at because books tells you a story, they show you things as well but mostly tell and the reader's imagination is meant to fill in the gaps and as I said with Twilight it's strength and what makes it better is that it tells you a rose tinted fairytale that no movie could quite capture because a) the subject matter b) perspective and c) realism. There's not much realism in Twilight which it kind of depends on (especially if SM is basing things off of science, not her real strong suit) that a live action movie based on the real world basically shines a light on. The movies kind of messed up the image of Twilight because it's now seen through someone else's perspective instead your own that you saw as you read.


message 22: by Miko (new)

Miko I enjoy reading the books, but screen adaptations are always welcome! :D


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