From Market Writer
When the reader is enthralled by an author’s renditions, a person may become part of the story. Reading the book before watching a movie is always the better choice. Its details are translated by the author to the reader, which gives insights into the characters, events, and locales. When a filmmaker or scriptwriter tries to do the same, often the conversion of the novel is lost. This may be untrue if the author is on-site when the picture is being created, but this is not the median to the rule when creating a movie from a novel.
When a novel is being reworked into a movie, there are simply too many ways to interpret dialogs or events into a script. One small novel may be interpreted differently from one individual to another, so the original storyline that readers love, will not be the same. Some film makers will also put their own personal twist into the movie for ratings. Otherwise, the scriptwriter may add new settings or delete scenes altogether, which will drastically or subtly change the plot line. By changing events or dialogs the author’s original intent may be changed entirely. The actor or actress may change the story as well.
The movie executives may hire actors or actresses that are incompatible for the character portrayed within the novel or the actor or actress may not perform the characters properly. Many people may be disappointed when they see the film, because the movie may differ from how they may have envisioned the characters or scenes they discovered within the novel. But these matters are not the only constraints by watching the picture first, without reading the novel.
Within the movie, there are time constraints directors must adhere to. Most films are around an hour and a half, to three hours long. When a new scene is created, there may parts from the novel cut or altered to repair the time restraints. Hence, the original novel will deliver more detail, making it more pleasing to experience.
When a tale is interpreted from a novel to a script, the scriptwriter may have a problem with the inner dialog represented within the original works. Oftentimes, the reader acquires an insight into the character’s inner dialogue through reading. The visual representation of this on the big screen will not express this inner dialogue. Film producers will usually need to make up for this with new content, voice overs, or altered content which can also alter the story line. A full novel will let the reader to put the elements together in their judgment, without the elaborate visual effects or voiceovers. But the best part about reading, verses watching a story unfold on the big screen is it makes the reader more versatile! Frequent reading will assist a person with a better overall composition and it stimulates the mind and reduces stress.
Additionally, it reinforces the following: knowledge, vocabulary, memory, analytical thinking, attention, and focus. Can it be said that watching a movie can do the same, no matter how entertaining it is? It is important to read often, and discover the plot lines that that inspire the world of entertainment today. Reading will always be the better option!
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