People often say that when they see a film "it's not as good as the book". Sometimes i think this is true especially if the film strays too far off the original.
Is it because our own imaginations tend to be more artisic to personal taste than having it presented to our eyes?
is it because we know the story having read the book so the film loses it's "edge" and does seeing the film first have an affect on the enjoyment of the book?
My all time favourite movie is "JAWS". I prefer the movie to the book, perhaps it is because of the suspense type of movie it is.
One of my favourite books (although it was many many years since i read a copy) was Papillon...the book is so much better than the movie.