Does Watching of Movies Affect Reading books

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Re: Does Watching of Movies Affect Reading books

Post by SingularityRising » 02 Jun 2018, 18:43

For me, definitely. And I like it. I love being able to picture the faces of characters and places accurately. I had a great time reading Song of Ice and Fire after watching GoT, and imagining the actors faces in the different timeline of the book.

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Post by Ayyatullah » 14 Jun 2018, 04:02

i prefer to watching movie and it will be easy for me when am reading

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Post by pricklypurple » 28 Jun 2018, 09:45

I think reading is going downhill. I don't think this is only the movie industry at fault. People want to turn their brains off. They'd rather be on the phone or playing games. It's the whole society is sturctured now that is making books disappear.

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Post by Riszell » 29 Jun 2018, 10:20

Yes, I think it does, particularly when the reviews or ratings of the movie come out.

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Post by KatSims92 » 29 Jun 2018, 10:23

I would say so, as well. I know if I read a book after seeing the film my imagination will be stunted in a way because I'll see it through the lens of the film.

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Post by Glorious78 » 29 Jun 2018, 11:06

Watching movies really affects our reading because reading a book is like having a raw sketch on the canvas and you have to put your own color into it because you will create your characters in sync with your own imagination and surrounding.
Whereas when you watch a movie your see it through the director's eye, it's already a finished painting, it might not be the way author had wanted you to visualize it or at least perceive it

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Post by Briforeman95 » 29 Jun 2018, 17:01

I believe that when you watch a movie and then read the same book or vice versa, it can make a person angry. when reading a book after watching the movie, a person tends to imagine it how the movie played out and realizes all the differences and things that just weren't there in the movie.

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Post by Lenza » 30 Jun 2018, 00:14

According to my experience, watching movies makes reading books very boring. You consider reading much slower than actually watching the book as a movie hence give up on it easily

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Post by sush_destiny » 11 Mar 2019, 09:58

It depends on the book. A good book like Harry Potter is refreshing even if you saw the movie already.

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Post by paigegreenpurba » 03 Apr 2019, 20:24

Absolutely. Both reading and watching movies are a means of escape or vacation from a person's life. When the pinnacle of technology only allowed for book-reading as a means of escape, most people read books. Now that technology allows for even less effort to be made in escaping reality - the watching of movies - it is only natural that most people will choose the path of least resistance to achieve this goal.

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Post by Shanza_basheer » 14 Apr 2019, 13:41

'It takes a long time to finish reading a book completely while you could always watch the movie'
These are common words that are said when requested to read a book.

I agree that watching movies have affected the reading habits in people. Many a people are ready to see a movie but when asked to read a whole book, they hesitate.movies have rubbed a majority of the word reading from many young minds giving them an excuse

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Post by beccabecky » 21 May 2019, 16:35

Sometimes it can make me see characters the way they look in the movies

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