The age of computer technology makes us live “faster”. More information, the minimum period to remember it and all that remains is a little time for entertainment. Many spend this time on their hobbies, others are completely absorbed in social networks and the Internet, and still others prefer popcorn and a good film.
Films today are shooting at a frantic pace – a few hundred paintings of a different genre come out each year. Some of them represent a fictitious story, others tell about real events of the past, and some are screen versions of books. Our good paper books, for which you can take your eyes off the monitor or the TV screen and devote a little time to reading.
Today opinions about what is best: a book or a movie, are shared. You can bring a lot of arguments in defense of this or that way of knowing the world and self-development. So, let’s start with the advantages of films.
Modern fast life for some people does not leave time for reading. If the plot of the book needs to be known and there is its adaptation, it is easier to spend 1.5-2 hours of time watching the tape than more than one day after the book. A feature film is an opportunity to relax, because during the reading the human brain performs complex operations.
It seems to us that we also rest for reading, but what does the brain “convert” letter symbols into images that arise in the imagination. This is not to mention that you need to feel emotions and empathize with the heroes, because this is the essence of what is written.
The book makes the brain work, and it’s good, but the transformation of letters into images sometimes becomes an obstacle to the emotional saturation of the brain to the extent that a film can do it. The tremendous work of the brain is to understand what the author of the work still wanted to say.
It’s easier with the film: you do not need to imagine anything here: streets, cars, costumes, even the characters themselves are already created by those who worked on the tape. The filmmaker needs only to follow the plot and delve into the essence of experiences and things. Thanks to the created images, sounds, environment, a person does not need to think, but only enjoy viewing. By the way, the scanned plot is memorized much brighter and for a longer period than the read.
The book is difficult to remember completely – only the most important moments remain in the memory. For some, the problem remains to break the story into chapters, where each previous one ends at the most interesting, and each subsequent begins with something detached. This knocks out the thought, the person does not receive moral satisfaction and only seeks to know what happened next, paying no attention to the important but now not interesting points at the beginning of the new chapter. The film is remembered almost completely, because there are no “breaks” on the chapter. Events smoothly go to the climax, accompanied by music and special effects, sometimes even memorize individual phrases.
There is an opinion that only a narrow-minded people prefer to watch films that neglect books and see unnecessary waste paper in them. Just one like one thing, another another, some just do not like to read. The reason for this may even be psychological factors, for example, in childhood, parents forced to read and learn a lot, which led the child to reject literature. The school program involves reading all genres of literature, and if a person likes only science fiction, he will not focus on novels.
As for books, one thing is known: reading is useful. It develops the imagination, makes you think, experience, increase your vocabulary. Many people who read the book, and then looked at the film shot on it – are disappointed.The main characters seemed not so, the situation was different, what to say that half the plot of the book is simply missing in the script! But do not forget that some volumes of 5-6 hundred pages can not be squeezed into the compressed frames of an hour and a half. If you want a complete picture – read the original.
The film is always redesigned with the help of a screenwriter, director, so the film is always presented in terms of people who worked on the story. This is the transfer of history, roughly speaking, through an intermediary. The author’s point of view may not coincide with yours, it is, as it were, imposed on the viewer, so it is better to perceive the film and the book as two different works.
However, the richness of the description in the book can not be compared with what is in time, or the power to transfer the director of any, the best and best picture. In films, directors almost always include moments that might interest the reader and make him look through. The book often conveys the story as it is. Of course, it does not do without intrigue, there are works that are simply “swallowed” for 1-2 pm.
The film and the book are still perceived and evaluated in different ways. After all, these are even different forms of creativity that can not be compared. There are ideas for films that have never been translated into written form, and works that may not be the basis for writing a script for another melodrama or detective.
There are movie fans who do not refuse to read interesting works for them, and lovers of literature do not mind to have fun in the cinema when watching the next premiere. But there are no ideal films, no matter how talented the director and actors are. Therefore, cinema can never displace books from human life. Classics is a classic. Whatever the screen versions, many of the works will still be better than the film.
Watch movies, read books. One does not interfere with one another, every kind of someone else’s creativity allows a person to develop. So why not get information from many sources.