January 26, 2015
You know the eye exam when the doctor says, which is clearer, the left side or the right side? Now which is brighter, Slide A or Slide B? When I watch a movie or read a book I often compare the two by saying, which is better?
Who can argue the appeal of Sleepless in Seattle or Pretty Woman? My favorite romance movie of all time was Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell in Overboard. I felt Goldie Hawn did an amazing job of showing her versatility as a comedic actress as well as revealing her striking beauty in this film. Still, I never had to compare any of those now-classics to a book.
What about Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, The Count of Monte Cristo? Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Grove series, staring Andie MacDowell? Lisa Kleypas and her Friday Harbor series?
Any of John Grisham’s books or Nicholas Sparks’ books (which I will not read and after the Notebook –forget about it) which almost always transition into the silver screen?
No doubt about it, movies give us visuals. But there’s something about us using our imagination, curling up with a book and letting the story take shape and the characters become our own.
So what’s clearer, the right side or the left side, the movie or the book? Or are the separate entities unto themselves and there’s no comparison?
Full of questions today, aren’t I? Happy Monday.