Yesterday, I had a writing prompt about books on the board because on September 13, 1916, author Roald Dahl (James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, etc) was born. Many think the books were far superior than the movies that came after them.
So, my students and I discussed whether we prefer books to movies.
We all agreed that it depends on the book!
I saw JAWS many times before I ever picked up the book. I was very disappointed! The book read like a soap opera at best. The movie, however, was superb! Wildly scary and imaginative, I never looked at the ocean in the same way again.
I saw all of The Lord of the Rings movies years after trying to read through the books. I felt the movies were better for me, as a visual person, because I needed help "seeing" all the characters and settings. Now, after seeing the movies, I can read the books and enjoy them.
I read The Hunger Games before seeing the movie...and I enjoyed the book much better than the film!
Then, I watched all the Harry Potter movies in one week...long before I ever read one of the books. Afterwards, I began reading them and LOVED them! I am in the fifth book now.
Now it's your turn! Do you prefer books over movies or does it depend on the title for you too?
Have a GREAT weekend! And don't forget to write...
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