Hello, everybody. I’ve been listening to your discussion and I’d like to give my view. I think
some film adaptations are good. For example, the Swedish film based on the book
The Moonlight Story was fantastic. The scenes were exactly as they were written in the book
and they got great actors to play the leading roles. There’s also a Hollywood version, but it
has very little to do with the book. They changed the location and took out the key point
which makes the story so special. I don’t understand why.
Many people say that films ruin the books, but it’s not true. They just give a different
perspective on the story. Come and see for yourselves. This month the Odeon invites
everyone to watch an amazing collection of the best film adaptations. Every Wednesday
at 7 p.m. you can watch a literature classic on the big screen. And if you buy tickets for three
shows, the next one will be free. You can’t miss this chance!
Today’s programme is about films based on books. So we want to ask you whether or not you
believe that films can inspire people to read more. Watching a film is a different experience
from reading a book for sure, but is it better or worse? I remember a few times when after
watching a film I ran to the bookshop to get a copy of the book. Has it ever happened to you?
What film was it? Call us on 021343465 and tell us what you think.
In my opinion, when you watch films, you don’t have to use your imagination as much
as while reading. When you take a book, you create the characters and places in your mind
in your own unique way. And you can experience the story at your own pace. Films are fun,
but everything happens too quickly in them.
adapted from www.bbc.co.uk