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Movies vs books

To even tackle the difference between a movie and a book is a mortal sin. You just cannot compare and contrast movies from books because it would be saying or identifying the best bunch of the two. And you really can’t tell the best bunch of the two no matter how conclusive your defense might be. If you do it would be like desecrating Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa painting or castrating Michelangelo’s David. Both are eternal works of art no matter who was the artist behind it.

Books and movies are works of art shared to people who want to escape their reality. It offers a whole new different kind of voyeurism where only the eyes and the mind can travel and unravel. Every page from the book or every scene from the movie offers a whole new world that appeal to a person’s most inner desires. However, its roles travel deeply than that. Both movies and books have changed governments, toppled corrupt officials, helped break CIA’s deepest darkest secrets, freed a country from long time tyranny, educated even the most dullest of minds, created cutting edge weaponry for wars, and will help unlock a new world for the future. Books and movies are both open ended tunnels that not only lets the audiences in and out, but also the creators. It’s a channel for everyone’s creativity. It’s a scapegoat that is appreciated and paid for by the public. Both may sometimes be based on real life events but most of the time, the real world abides by the movie it just saw or the book it just read. Or so you can relate to what’s happening to the streets right now.

Again, it is pointless to compare and contrast which art is better so it would be great to refresh your heads and give you a list of outstanding movies and books that really rocked the whole world. These are the list of films and novels that made the world laugh, cry, and fall in love.

For the movies, these films are of different genres and heavily awarded or recognized by various film institutions, film critics, the public itself, and various other film organizations because of the heavy work of art involved. To start off is the most critically acclaimed film of all time and listed as the number 1 greatest film of all time by the film critics. It is the movie directed by Orson Welles, Citizen Kane. It’s a drama/mystery film that is supposedly based on the life of a real media mogul and his rise and fall of power. Another great movie that ranked #2 for the Top 100 movies by AFI is the action/drama and novel-based film about the Mafia created by Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Copolla, The Godfather. If you also want to see a classic movie about love, then pick Casablanca. This film ranked #1 by Los Angeles Daily News on its poll for the Greatest American Films. Gone with the Wind, The Shawshank Redemption, Ben-Hur, and Titanic are just among the must-see movies in a lifetime.

For the books, these following novels not only won various literary awards, it also caused havoc on bookstores all over the world because of its phenomenal effect son any reader’s mind. These books (fiction or non fiction) were written by the best selling authors of all time. If you haven’t read any of the following books, then you might have just missed half of your life. The first book belongs to Time Magazines Top 10 Books of all time and was written by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy. The books is entitled Anna Karenina. Another book is the most popular kid’s fantasy installments that made J.K. Rowling on the Top 2 list of Forbe’s Richest Women. This installment is none other than the most popular and magical series of Harry Potter. Another best-selling book was written by J.D. Salinger. This book was very controversial as it was the book believed to have prompted Mark David Chapman to kill John Lennon. The title of the book was The Catcher in the Rye which also sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. Other great reads are The Little Prince, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Alchemist, and Madame Bovary.

SUMMARY:

Both movies and books are works of art that cannot be clashed with one another.

Both movies and books are channels for a person to escape reality, whether he is the creator or a mere spectator.

Both movies and books have roles to play not only on the society, but also the nation, and the world.

Both movies and books can be based on real life situations, but as what’s happening now, movies and books have become the source of reality.


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