Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A Small Dilemma

by Nick
A great (okay, maybe not great, but at least a) dilemma has sprung up on my part regarding The Prestige. It's whether to buy the book or not. Since the rule is that the book is better than the film, reading the book before seeing the film is usually a good idea. And the book sounds very good.

But this time the author himself has remarked (can't find where it was, but I remember he did) that the script he'd read was in some ways better than his own book. So buying it might entail in way ruining an even better film. Kind of like reading The Godfather book before seeing the film (even if I doubt the film will be that great) . I can always read it afterwards, but by then I'll know how it ends, which always sucks the joy out of reading a book, or seeing a film.

2 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

Personally, I want to go into The Prestige with as clean a slate as possible. I won't be reading the book or even any reveiws till I've seen it.

9/07/2006 03:11:00 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Don't read first. Always screws things up.

In fact, don't read at all, except for non-fiction and classics, or books that have already been turned into bad movies. Or authors whose books will never be turned into good movies, like John Irving or Tolkien.

9/12/2006 11:04:00 AM  

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