Jack James

Novel vs. Movie--which is better?

John Steinbeck writes, "Of Mice and Men" in 1937

The main characters in this are Lennie, George, Candy, Curley’s wife, Crooks, Curley, Slim, Carlson, and whit. This story is about Lennie, who has a slight disability, and George who is friends with him. Throughout the story they run into much trouble, a lot of death, cheating, romance, and action. This a a great first book to read for lots of people, and I highly recommend it.
Of Mice and Men (1/10) Movie CLIP - Lennie's Dead Mouse (1992) HD

Part 1, Movie Version, or written?

As we all know, there was a movie edition of, "Of Mice and Men" that was released. Along with it being released, there are m any critics with different views on this movie. Personally, this scene is better to be watched, rather than read. What makes me say this, is this is a sad scene, and I feel that it hits you harder when you are watching it, and less when you are reading it.

Watch it, or read it?

Now I personally don't enjoy reading all that much. Though I do have to say, when reading this book, I felt more connected to the characters and plot, than when I was watching the movie, and this is due to many factors. I feel that when reading, there are so many more details, along with information stuffed into the book. With movies, nobody will want to sit and watch a five hour movie. Books are more time consuming, but I feel they are worth reading in the end. In the movie version of, "Of Mice and Men", I don't see the characters the same as I visualized them when reading, their voices aren't the same as I thought them to be, and when there are emotional scenes, or violent scenes, they just aren't as thrilling as when I read about it. I would prefer reading this, rather than watching it, and I would recommend the same thing to any curious person.