I chose the book because... as a writer, I'd really like more people to be open to reading.
Most of my friends really dont read tbh, yet once they hear im a writer they're eager to get their hands on it.
I just hope I can slowly turn more people to books, as i find they're typically a more quality experience for substance. Obviously there's limitations and things the movies offer - to which I say both are advantageous depending on preference.
I really love the Music work and design set pieces and how they're brought to life in movies like Avatar, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, etc.
Though on the flipside, its difficult to see things drastically altered from the book form. Im definitely a fan of the source material.
Watch the movie. That usually ends up happening bc I didn't know it was a book at first except in the instances of pride prejudice and zombies, world war z, and Patient Zero (I heard they're making it a movie. We shall see.). 50 shades of grey only happened bc every damn one was talking about it even the woman working the subway on the route from jersey into Manhattan. I enjoy seeing a movie bc I'm a visual person and sometimes those books are boring as Hell! Like Twilight and 50 Shades.
A good movie based on a book, and I'll want to read the book. a good book turned into a movie makes me want to see the movie, but expectations are usually low. there is too much in a book, even a short one, that ends up getting cut in order to make a movie.
I have done both for certain movies.. on time I read the book.. Papion with Steve Mcqueen and Duston Hoffman.. before movie was out.. it was a great book.. but so was the movie.. lots of spelling errors on this post.. sorry
Ehh it depends on the book and it depends on how true they stayed to the story of the book they are making into a movie and how well the movie came out. In some instances the movie adaptions were amazing and in others they were awful.
depends on what i saw/read first. i love game of thrones but i could never read the books because i'm already used to the tv show. i loved the giver and the movie was so amazing and did it justice. i'm pro movie although i love books.