Actually I am currently INTO curiosity. That is, I am curious about how our readers look at the two basic forms of entertainment!
The question is: "What do you prefer . . . reading a book, or seeing the movie. first?
If you like BOTH, then which one do you prefer to read/see first?
Of course, television puts us in a Beta-wave-brain-freeze.
That is, our brainwaves go 'lump' (with no better analogy available from this author). I suppose so much is thrown at our perception without time to analyze or imagine anything other than what we are currently seeing, the brain kind of goes on dumb-down autopilot . . .
The written word, on the other hand, allows one to use one's imagination to picture the scenes in a novel, for instance. Even with a detailed picture put forth by an author, I suppose no two pictures in one's head would be identical to another's reading the same sentences.
(ps. ever wondered if an orange as seen in your eyes looks exactly the same as another is viewing it. After all, I doubt that any two people's cones and rods and nerves are exactly alike . . Are we all seeing the orange like it is, or are we all seeing it incorrectly, but majority rules?
As artists draw the same orange,and they look exactly alike, I suppose that is proof that that is the exact way the particular orange really does look . . Unless the artists draw it unintentionally differently but we are seeing both images as only our eyes believe it to look like. It may not look like this in reality, but we all perceive it to appear because that is how our vision/brain sensors are wired, unless, or course, one is 'color-blind'- for example.
Oh well, it have no definitive answer, and no one really cares, so back to the original question . . .)
Some peoplel really want to read the story first, as it is more detailed, insightful, and does leave one's imagination/brain working. Suppose that there is so much more information in a book and this is why the reader can get 'into' the story- at least in a different way.
On the other hand, the movie brings things to life with characters, color, sound effects, special effects and actually, per time constraints, shortens the story and graphically shoves the whole shebang forward.
So, back to the question I would like to know at the peak of my curiosity, which do YOU prefer and WHY?
Inquiring movie creators and authors want to know . . . .!