Channel Zero wrote:
Well, at first blush, it seemed to minimize the book into something less literary on screen.
I see reports like that quite often. Let me see. Average reading speed of maybe 400 words/minute. Average book takes maybe 8 hours to read. That would be 192,000 words. Very, very rough guesses here.
Are we ready for movies with 192,000 words? That would take 2-3 days to view?
I read books for education and entertainment. Movies are for entertainment. I've beem disappointed in every single movie I have ever seen if I read the book first. Reason? They have to leave out 90% of the material.
I just don't think it is fair to compare a movie to the book.
I'll be even more direct here. I decided to see the movie after viewing Jolies profile in the advertisment. I knew I would enjoy at least a small of the movie. Which is more than I can for some. Speaking of which....I just tortured myself through Saturday Night Fever. Utter garbage. That movie may have killed disco?