Book or Movie.. First

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    I prefer to see the movie version first, then read the book.

    I find myself too distracted if I read the book first by what's not included in the movie...

    If I've read the book much earlier, then of course, I've forgotten what's in the book anyway..:lol:
     
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    I tend to only be interested in a movie, after I have read the book. Of course I don't expect a film to measure up to a book, in two hours, so I have seldom been disappointed. *hugs*
     
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    Well.. I try to not let it bug me (the what's not there) but eh.. it does...:beer:
     
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    I prefer the movie first. They very rarely live up to the book, and however much I might want to take the movie by itself, if I've read the book I can't help but compare.
     
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    Reviews first?
     
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    Absolutely, positively the book first.

    If I have seen the movie, why bother with the book as I already know how it ends.

    And what I really, really despise is when the screen-writer believes he could do a better job than the author and changes the whole story i.e. Patriot Games. Man that pisses me off. If you are going to make a damned movie based on a book (to get the revenue off of the title) then you damned well better at least try to follow the frigging book!!

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    Well.. with todays technology I figure they could follow just about any book, so really, no excuses for it..
     
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    Book First. Original Intent.
     
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    I started to read, Atlas Shrugged several times now over the years... boring...yawn..

    .....but I did like the first installment of the movie... just sayin..
     
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    Read the book, skip the movie.
     

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