Books and movies both have equal importance for the humans of the 21st century. As the technology is evolving at the fast pace, needs of the human also increased. Everyone life has been increased quite fast and busy. Both books and movies provide the best way to escape from this modern day active lifestyle. Biggest revolution has occurred in the movies and books with the passage of time. Written books and films have some similarities and dissimilarities. Some people discuss that books are far better than film and vice versa. At present, people regularly read a book or watch movies for entertainment in re-creative time. Since the film has been developed, the usage of the book has been dropped so dramatically. Some people oppose that movie yields an undesirable effect on the individuals along with society as well because it marked laziness and reserved to other people. While, others back watching movies, calling it as it is more enjoyable and appropriate. However, this is a controversial matter that has been argued a lot in recent times. The first comparison and contrast between the books and movies have these five significant points which include the following, entertainment values, time consumption, ideas, imagination, and media.
Entertainment values is a portion of an agenda whose objective is to regale or fascinate the spectator’s responsiveness. Books have the power to do that by attracting the reader, by precise details that participate the reader. There are certain people that, invent books more hilarious due to this intention. Numerous people who both read books and watch movies claims that they were frustrated after watching the movie as they had a more significant potentials set up when they earlier read the book. On the other hand, the understanding of the movie is collectively shared with families or friends because film are less inventive.
Time consumption is considered as one of the worth topics that have to be discussed. Several people discuss this topic. Understanding a book from cover to cover takes a lot of time, no doubt in this, the writing style and the wording makes a lot of time to read. Several people like reading books for relaxation purposes. In a survey, it showed that expected time spent on reading books (in a year) in America from 2002 to 2012 for adults or elder had spent 110 hours a year (Li, Bin, Qiang Yang, and Xiangyang Xue). While, movies only take a maximum of 4 hours, such as the movie “Lord of the Rings 3”, but the regular interval of a film is between 1.5 to 2 hours. Several people could watch a video rather than read a book, with a claim that it did not take enough time and doesn’t require any effort as well.
Although, both movies and books have altered things, still have certain similarities as well. For example, the ideas of both movies and books share the same central belief. Also, books and films are reflected as foundations of media, as both are the foundations of information and are used for showbiz commitments (Zhu, Yukun, et al.). However, they have contrast at certain points. Like, books, have a habit of concentrating on detail information while movies cut out the over large portions so that the watcher doesn’t give the impression of tiring while watching the movie. Similarly, videos are deliberated as graphical media while books is a printed media.
Imagination plays an essential part in the similarities and contrast of books and movies. Readings permit to conceive the condition, situation, charismas and their characters. Mostly, imagination is behind every cinema (Zhu, Yukun, et al.). Reading does expand a person’s inventiveness because of creativity, in reading individual’s uses their brain, required hours of attentiveness and concentration levels increases. On the other side, movies gave little permission to the watchers with imagination, but they emphasize on graphical things.
Movies are a much more exciting and passionate kind of entertainment. Its presents sequence of feeling, actions, and brings spectators into the story in a much more energetic way than reading books. Another benefit of viewing movies is that through this individuals increase community proficiency and knowledge. The video can demonstrate civilization, quality, or teaches an ethical example in life. Films can also offer a collective community experience through which people can attach and communicate with each other.
In the end, it is difficult to conclude that, which media is better because it depends on the individual’s superiority, behavior, and even age. Still, literature is one of the most significant features of social philosophy, but today film industry are emerging, and it has been consider that movies offer several benefits to the community. Most of the elder people read books rather than watching movies, while the adults and other younger children’s preferred to watch movies rather than the book. Both of these mediums have different ways. However, they provide some similar prospects such as main ideas. If all books can be renovated into movies, people don’t need to read a book anymore.