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Books Are Better Than Movies

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Started: 1/1/2013 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Kyo

Pro

I believe that books are better than movies.
Visual effects:
Hollywood is pretty good with special effects, and they"re getting more and more realistic all the time. But quite often even the best special effects still pale in comparison to the artist"s original vision, which is still trapped inside their head somewhere. A book opens up a world inside your head, where there are no limitations like computer rendering time and effects budgets. Of course, there"s also a fantastic world of picture books, which can be every bit as jaw-dropping as a summer blockbuster. Oh, you want 3-D? Try a pop-up book

Portability:
Books are, of course, the original portable entertainment system. A paperback can fit in a large pocket, never needs charging, and doesn"t need to be shut off during take-off and landing of a plane.

Reading expands your imagination:

One of the best parts of reading a book is using your imagination to create and customize the story to your liking. Every human has imagination, it's inevitable because we are constantly seeing thing, day dreaming, creating images, picturing how things work throughout the day. When we were younger our teacher would tell us to put a picture in your head to elaborate what we were reading. So it could help you see what was happening in the story and better understand what we were reading. When you read a book the writer details the scene so can picture it in your head easily. When the writer is describing a character for example their hair color, face structure, height and you have the ability to create an image of what the character looks like to you. There's no right or wrong on how you interpret or how you perceive the look of a character or setting of a scene in a book. While you are reading you are exercising and working your brain in a healthy way. Where in movies, there is no need for imagination because everything is leaded out and shown to you. Watching a movie doesn't work your brain at all and requires basically no imagination.

This is why I believe that books are much better than movies. I wish you luck, and I hope you enjoy the debate.
OpinionatedMan

Con

NO WAY! Books have no visuals at all! No sound! Only text! A MOVIE CAN EVEN HAVE SUBTITLES!

Everything the book can convey, the movie can by voice to express the words, by displaying a 'sign' with words on it instead of saying 'the sign read blablabla' and that sort of thing.

Movies can even be 3 DIMESNIONAL they far outdo books in every respect.
The single argument might have is is provokes the reader to use imagination, nonetheless imagination is less satisfying than reality (otherwise why didn't our ancestors masturbate for the rest of their lives?... BECAUSE THE REAL THING IS BETTER! EVEN PORN IS BETTER THAN EROTIC FICTION!)

The other aspect, which doesn't make books better but more practical, is that movies are very hard to actually make, due to financial and time constraints the storyline must be displayed in a minimalist manner to entertain viewers as much as possible in 1.5 hours or that. Books are virtually limitless in the extent of detail and length of story they can go to BUT they only have one, single medium to display this with; perhaps an image, or text, which both count as visual aids but not VISUAL MOVEMENT OF ANY KIND! It is quite useless.

The only people who might like book more are blind people reading Braille or the deaf (but subtitles help) that is all.
Debate Round No. 1
Kyo

Pro

ArgueMents For Books:

Audiobooks are a good option for people who would rather listen, then read.
On iTunes they have countless audiobook available and the library is also a good place to rent them if you don't want to spend any money and you have a recorder to listen to them on. On iTunes you can download the audiobook straight to your IPhone or iPod and listen to it anywhere you go and where ever you go making it easier to listen to an audiobook.

Books a can be emotional:
I believe books can be more emotional because you're reading the scene through the characters point of view and you're in their head. You're experiencing the scene first hand with the character instead of just watching it on the television. When the scene is very emotional you can feel it through the character and get a better feel of emotion because you're in the characters head, seeing what they're seeing, and have a better feel of the whole atmosphere of the scene.

Rebuttle:

Movis are 3 dimensional, BUT..... Somone who reads a book imagines the character in their own way, have you ever read a book and then gone to see the movie to find out that all the characters and places are dfferent than you imagined? Everyone has their own unique way of viewing things, a book helps that you can imagne whatever you want something to be, but with a movie your forced to accept thats how it is and you can't change it.

I feel no need to Rebutt your aguement on masterbating and find that it has no wieght on the debate.
OpinionatedMan

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
Kyo

Pro

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OpinionatedMan

Con

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