INTRODUCTION TO OTHELLO (4)…BOOKS VERSUS MOVIES…WHICH IS MORE RELEVANT FOR WAEC/NECO EXAMS?

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16.To Kill a Mockingbird – great movie, but an outstanding book.

17.Well, I have to admit that I have never seen a movie that I thought was better than the book it was based on. I have seen a lot of movies that have come really close, but ultimately things suffer because there’s just no way to cram all that detail into 2-3 hours. The book always provides a more satisfactory experience for me.The closest scenario for me would have to be with Stephen King’s The Shining. Stanley Kubrick did such an awesome job with that movie that I actually got almost as much enjoyment out of it as I did the book. I think that, for me, that movie is my number one favorite horror movie of all time.

18.The closest scenario for me would have to be with Stephen King’s The Shining. Stanley Kubrick did such an awesome job with that movie that I actually got almost as much enjoyment out of it as I did the book. I think that, for me, that movie is my number one favorite horror movie of all time.I have been meaning to read The Shining since forever. I just started watching Stephen King movies. I started with The Shawshank Redemption, great movie but I honestly think it is one of those over hyped movies.

19.Nope, I can’t think of a single one. The same goes for tv shows. I guess it’s just because I can’t become engrossed in a movie or show the way that I can with a book.

20.I think so much of it depends on how well the book is interpreted – which seems to often involve making it completely different from the book. For instance i can quite happily watch the James Bond films and read the books – and the 2 generally are totally different – in emphasis if nothing else.I think one reason I generally hate films of books is because it is so difficult to do well – film professionals tend to look for some formula and it doesn’t work like that – I mean look at silence of the lambs which is one of the very few film of books I like and compare it to Hannibal – same film team, same author, same characters – and yet this time the film misses the book completely (I found the book so disturbing it took me over a year to finish – books that length i generally read in days).It is possible to make a film of a book – its just a lot lot harder than most of the film world credits and all too often they fail – and all too often they dont seem to mind that failure so long as the film makes money. The authors dont seem to care if their work is butchered so long as someone pays big money to butcher it.

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