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Old 13-08-2007, 14:36   #1
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Would you read a book of a film you eagerly await or see the film first.

Hmm not sure i put that across correctly. Basically would you read the book first before seeing the film of an eagerly awaited book adaption.

I'm looking forwad to I Am Legend and cant decide if to read the book first or see the film first as I never heard of this story until a few months ago upon reading the info on this new film.

So if i read the book first will it spoil the film for me.
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Old 13-08-2007, 14:42   #2
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Always see the film first. The book then builds on that. Do it the other way and the film cannot match up to how you imagined it.
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I'd read the book, it's a bonafide classic and I'd want it to remain as uncorrupted by Big Willy Style as possible.
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Old 13-08-2007, 14:46   #4
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Seeing as the films bears little to no resemblance to the book, go ahead and read it.

Great book and from reading some reviews of the script, **** **** film.
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I'd like to read No Country For Old Men at some point, but will wait for the Coen Bros. film first. I'm very excited about this film.

It depends on the film and who is making it. LOTR books were too long so I just opted to watch the films. I'd read I Am Legend, rather than wait for what looks like a typical Hollywood summer flick.
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I've hear the books a good read and quite fancy it, I think it's just knowing the ending of the film before I see thats putting me off.
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I believe that the ending has changed in the script they're using, thus invalidating the entire bloody title of the story!
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Screw the book, The Omega Man is the definitive text as far as this particular tale is concerned.
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Yep, everything I've read says that they're remaking Omega Man rather than doing the book "proper".

Ho hum. I hope they get the pancake makeup and wigs right.
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Read the book. I read the book after seeing the trailer, and it definitely deserves a read.
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I'd like to read No Country For Old Men at some point, but will wait for the Coen Bros. film first. I'm very excited about this film.

It depends on the film and who is making it. LOTR books were too long so I just opted to watch the films. I'd read I Am Legend, rather than wait for what looks like a typical Hollywood summer flick.
I've actually read no country for old men in anticipation for the movie not knowing what the story was about. After reading the book I am looking forward to watching the movie even more now.
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Ho hum. I hope they get the pancake makeup and wigs right.
And the jogging suit. Grrrrrrowl.
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It depends. I saw the first harry potter film, loved it and read the books immediately afterward. None of the films have lived up to my expectations since.
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I'd read the book, always then probably see the film

I read 'I Am Legend' just last week actually, teared up a lil at one part, slightly embarassing as I was on a train
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Read the book, it is, as people have already said, a classic.
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I usually read the book first.
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I'd read the book, always then probably see the film

I read 'I Am Legend' just last week actually, teared up a lil at one part, slightly embarassing as I was on a train
Was it the "dog" part? I was quite emotional at that part too, hit me like a brick.
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Yep, another vote for "read the book". If a film grabs my interest that I know is an adaptation on a book, I always try to catch the source novel before the film comes out.

I only started the "His Dark Materials" trilogy recently as I knew the film was coming out in December. I'm so glad I did, as from the trailer it looks like Narnia, and I may have skipped it - but the books are exceptional, so now my curiosity in the movies is more than piqued! (though I doubt they will stand up - but how many adaptations do?).

However, being a long time "I Am Legend" fan (i've read it many times, since my youth), I have hardly any interest in the movie. But then, it doesnt look faithful to the source.
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I'd read the book, it's a bonafide classic and I'd want it to remain as uncorrupted by Big Willy Style as possible.
What he said. Once i see the film the book is only an extended cut of the film. I will always imagine the actors, look of the film.

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As long as it was a proper book and not a "based on the film of the same name" version then I`d always take the book first. Seems to be rare now for a film and a book of the same name to have any credible link to each other anyway....
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