“Never judge a book by its movie.” — JW Eagan

September 13, 2013

I have no idea who JW Eagan is. I could probably look him/her up but it might ruin the magic of this quotation for me.

Just think of all the times you’ve been disappointed by a movie after having read the book. The scenes never match. The actors do not look like the characters. Favorite scenes are left on the cutting room floor.

I’m a member of a teacher book club. We read the book then watch the movie. Sometimes we’ll go out afterword to dinner to discuss the two, but just as often we’ll stand outside the theater and argue the finer points.

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  •    Sarah  |  September 17th, 2013 at 1:35 pm     Reply

    OK – so I decided to look him up….and I now think he doesn’t even exist!! :) All the sites are just using the quote you did! Here’s a funny blog that says the same thing and goes on to quote others about books & movies. Thought you might enjoy. Guess I’ll just have to live with the mystery!

    The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader. That’s why we go to movies and say, “Oh, the book is better.”

    – Paulo Coelho



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