Are you one of those people who prefer to read the book, instead of watching the movie? Welcome to the club! Although films bring social opportunities – when you watch them with friends – and are easier to understands, the truth is that books express feelings better than the movies. Reading the book will allow you to feel everything that was voiced by the author. Discover our selection of examples of books better than the movies.
Books you need to read in your lifetime
Let’s be honest. Imagination is always the best guide, especially when we want to decide which one was better: the book or the movie? Most screened adaptations reflect the director’s point of view, so it leaves less space to fantasy. It somehow reduces the creativity of the writer. That’s why you should better read Jane Austen’s “Emma” instead of watching the 1996 adaptation. Although Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t bad either, those who are familiar with Jane Austen’s creations said that the actress was a little too monotonous and lacked the biting with and energy of the author’s voice.
“Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov was screened for several times, but none of the films were as good as the book. The literary gift of Nabokov isn’t reflected in the movie and, as most guys already said, none of them could ever come close to what makes the novel so amazing.
If you’re in the mood for a great novel that was definitely better than the film and you have the entire weekend for yourself, go get Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind.” Yes, the movie was legendary, too. But it does not equal the majesty of the author’s art. Plus, the novel has more depth, the characters have more nuances, and the narrative thread is captivating. You’ll see, it will be the most enchanting one thousand pages that you’ll ever read!
Examples of movies that disappointed their audience
The opulence of “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald wasn’t mirrored in any of the movies. Although large amounts of money were spent, the adaptations have disappointed the cinema goers. The screened version had several good qualities, but it did not have the subtlety and refinement that make us love Fitzgerald’s masterpiece.
Any adaptation would deceive when you sincerely enjoyed the book. No director could ever show the intricacies, shifting, and consciousness of the characters of William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying.” James Franco proved us that some stories should, in fact, remain books. As for Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights,” the screenings had enough of the psychological and physical violence described in the novel. However, the movies failed to satisfy Brontë’s fans. And we can easily understand why!
The list of examples of books better than the movies could go on with many others. If some cinema goers say that the Harry Potter series is more impressive when watched on the big screen, those who appreciate a good lecture swear that the book was considerably better than the director’s presentation. What other titles would you add to the list?