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Movie Tie-ins

Discussion in 'Tea Room (Book Chat)' started by Kindler, 4 May 2017.

  1. Kindler

    Kindler Member

    For as long as I can remember, the novelisation of the film has been a staple merchandising product that came out for fans to buy. I'm not talking about books made into films, but the opposite. But do they really add anything to the film, apart from some extra inner monologuing or some personal thoughts of the characters.

    Are there any good novelisations out there that made you think twice about a film and look at it in a new light if it pointed something out you missed the first time around?
     
  2. HattieMoon

    HattieMoon Member

    I have to say I don't know many examples of books written based on a film script, except perhaps for Star Wars, which I have some memory of seeing. I'm not sure they would be worth reading unless you are a diehard fan.
     
  3. Meryl

    Meryl Member

    I don't know about those, either. I always thought it was just the other way round. Now I am going to be on the lookout for any such books, and find out if they do add to the whole movie experience or not.
     
  4. Miranda

    Miranda Member

    There are countless books being made into movies every year and 2017 is no different. I've always enjoyed reading books before they became movies, but I've never had the experience of having it the other way round and seeing the movie first.
     
  5. Kindler

    Kindler Member

    The Star Trek films had novelisations done afterwards. I think I had a couple.

    Of course, you can also get the original book, the film of the book and the novelisation of the film of the book. And Usually, they bear little resemblance to each other.
     
  6. HighSparrow

    HighSparrow New Member

    I can imagine how disappointing a lot of these must be. I don't think that it's something I might want to do to read a book after I've watched the movie. For me, I'd rather have it the other way round.
     
  7. HattieMoon

    HattieMoon Member

    Maybe it's better to consider the film and the book as quite separate entities, considering they depend on quite different writing approaches. That would reduce the disappointment of one seeming 'better' than the other.
     

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