The Book Isn’t Always Better – Part 1: Big Fish

This is probably the first in a series of articles on the times that a movie has either been as good as the book, acted as a great complement to the book, or bested the book. This is the result of being tired of hearing the misconception that “the book is always better.” The truth is, it’s not. Sometimes the movie far exceeds the book in execution of the same story.

It could be that the filmmaker had a better vision for the story. It could be that the filmmaker is simply a better storyteller. It could be that the book just lends itself to also be great on film.

When I do my comparative analysis, I’m going to let you know whether I’ve read the book that the film is based on, and whether I read it before or after seeing the film, as all of these things have an effect on the results.

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Recommended Reading!

  • Pierced By a Sword by Bud Macfarlane Jr.
  • Conceived Without Sin by Bud Macfarlane Jr.
  • House of Gold by Bud Macfarlane Jr.
  • Those three are FREE at http://www.Catholicity.com

  • The Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton
  • The Lamb’s Supper by Scott Hahn
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • Wild At Heart by John Eldredge
  • No Man is an Island by Thomas Merton