Stewball wrote:ShogunRua wrote:The former is simply much deeper, by its very nature, than the latter.
When was the last time you got misty-eyed reading a book, or looking at a sculpture or a painting?
Bad question to ask me, of all people. I've never cried at any book or movie in my life.
However, I have felt equal or greater emotion reading a book than I have watching any movie. Several passages of Norwegian Wood, the ending to Master and Margarita, and even the ending to The Moon is a Harsh Mistress hit depths in a way no film ever really has. Now, there are films that hit comparably impressive depths too, but not in the same manner.
Oh, and many people get emotional looking at a particularly evocative sculpture or painting. Even nowadays.
Stewball wrote:True depth is reached when blinding beauty, poetic justice or a profound undiscovered truth reaches out and grabs you by the throat.
I genuinely feel sorry that you have never experienced this from literature. You have no clue what you're missing out on.
Stewball wrote: I might come closer to thinking of a good book that was made better on screen or stage.
I made a topic about that a few months ago, actually. But this is quite different.
And for the record, I actually prefer The Godfather book by Mario Puzo by a smidge to the two movies by Coppola.