Books made into movies. Do you usually...

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bronzelotus bronzelotus
I'm one of those people who always tries to read the book before seeing the movie. What do you prefer?
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Read the book before seeing the movie?
15  (37%)
Read the book AFTER seeing the movie?
Read the book, skip the movie?
3  (7%)
Skip the book, watch the movie?
2  (5%)
Other / It depends.
21  (51%)
Total votes: 41
Poll is closed
01/17/2013
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PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Sometimes I don't realize that there was a book made first until after I've already seen the movie. Usually if it has interested me, I'll watch the movie the book was made from, or read the book after watching the movie.
01/17/2013
Ace Ace
For me, I think it depends. Typically, I prefer to read the book first, because most movies have a tendency to leave things out or change things for the worst. If it's a genre I don't normally read and the movie isn't all that great, I probably won't bother picking up the book.
01/17/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
I read the book first. I can't stand when I'm reading a book and I already know which actors are in the movie....as I like to have my own mental picture of the characters, not the ones Hollywood dictates.
01/17/2013
Kiwi Green Kiwi Green
sorry i skip the book and just see the movie. save time for other books that don't get picked up for filming.
01/17/2013
lainebug lainebug
Quote:
Originally posted by bronzelotus
I'm one of those people who always tries to read the book before seeing the movie. What do you prefer?
Read the book first.
01/17/2013
joiedejouets joiedejouets
I like to read the book first, sometimes I'm watching a movie and don't realize it was a book until after :p
01/17/2013
Terri69 Terri69
I like to read the book first
01/17/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
It depends on whether I've heard about the book. I tend to prefer reading the book before when possible
01/17/2013
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I usually read the book first.
01/18/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
I don't feel compelled to read the book first. If it's reputedly a great book, I will probably read it. Beach reads made into movies are better as movies, though.
01/19/2013
Curiouscat Curiouscat
It depends. Usually I don't read a book just because a movie is coming out. I did that for hunger games and a few other movies but that’s because my sister read the books and said I had to read them before the movie came out.
Generally I like the books better than the movies, so I like to read the books after I’ve seen the movie, otherwise I tend to greatly dislike the movie and pick it apart. And I’ll only read the book after the movie if I liked the movie, or have heard the book is better; as long as there is something interesting there.
Most times though I've read a book THEN heard it was being made into a movie. If I liked the book, I usually want to see the movies for curiosity’s sake. See if they did it justice.

So yea, that pretty complicated for me...
01/19/2013
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by bronzelotus
I'm one of those people who always tries to read the book before seeing the movie. What do you prefer?
Read the book before seeing the movie?
01/19/2013
poetprincess poetprincess
Quote:
Originally posted by bronzelotus
I'm one of those people who always tries to read the book before seeing the movie. What do you prefer?
I try to read the book first, but sometimes I can not wait to see it as a movie..
01/20/2013
DaniDeee DaniDeee
I usually read the book before the movie and sometimes I skip the movie if it doesn't look as good as the book was.
01/20/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
It really depends.
01/20/2013
Rory Rory
The book is always better but most of the time its fun to see how they twisted the story in the movie.
01/22/2013
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by bronzelotus
I'm one of those people who always tries to read the book before seeing the movie. What do you prefer?
Read the book after seeing the movie
01/22/2013
atryonix atryonix
if it's a movie that i have not read the book most of the time i watch until i watch the movie to read the book
01/22/2013
♥myseximan ♥myseximan
Quote:
Originally posted by bronzelotus
I'm one of those people who always tries to read the book before seeing the movie. What do you prefer?
I love reading the book first. It gives me more insight to the movie
01/22/2013
InnocentIchigo InnocentIchigo
Quote:
Originally posted by bronzelotus
I'm one of those people who always tries to read the book before seeing the movie. What do you prefer?
I sometimes watch a movie if I've read the book it's made after, as long as I liked the books. However I very rarely read a book after a movie because it seems pointless to me. I read to go on the adventure and if I already know how it's going to end then I kind of see it as pointless, unless I really really loved the movie.
01/22/2013
meitman meitman
It really varies. I always think the book is better, but sometimes I don't realize there's a book until after I've watched the movie.
01/22/2013
xscorpiox xscorpiox
read before
01/22/2013
himynameissteph himynameissteph
Usually read before, but sometimes the other way around.
01/23/2013
fizzygato fizzygato
Depends.

Usually I at least try reading the book first, but sometimes it's too boring or difficult to understand. Then I do the movie, then try re-reading the book. Either way I'll probably do the book
01/24/2013
LovesNewThings LovesNewThings
Quote:
Originally posted by bronzelotus
I'm one of those people who always tries to read the book before seeing the movie. What do you prefer?
it totally depends on how big the book is before the movie, and whether or not I want to see the movie. lol.
01/24/2013
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Unique posters: 26