Thursday, August 05, 2010
Random Rants/Thoughts: Read or Watch First
There will always be film adaptations of a written work, be it books or graphic novels. Coming in August is Eat Pray Love and Scott Pilgrim vs The World and later in the Fall is Never Let Me Go. So really there is no short of these book-to-film adaptations. And I do enjoy watching most them and also seeing if they translate well on to screen. Actually when I find the premise of a movie interesting and knowing that its based upon a book, I try to read the book first before watching the film adaptation. I guess its because I’d want to know and experience the story in it’s the original medium. The thing is, you really lose one way or another. Read the book first spoil the movie. Watch the movie spoil the book. I had pondered some time ago, to either read or watch Let the Right One In first. A commentor on this blog advised me to watch, so I did. The cold eerie atmosphere and the not knowing anything that was about to happen, I felt, made it a more satisfying watch…so that was a pretty good choice…and I still have yet to read the book. What do you do?Do you tend to watch the movie first? Or seek out the book first?