Why do so many people have the firmly held conviction that reading a story is somehow always a superior experience to viewing the same story? When was the last time, for instance, you heard someone say "the book was lame, but wow, the movie was great!"
I suppose that because a movie or television show is much more constrained by the element of time, it necessarily involves more concision in story lines than books, but is concision, or loss of extraneous detail always a bad thing?
Can you think of instances where a film or a tv show was better than the book dealing with the same subject?
If 'smart' people like to read books does it necessarily stand to reason they don't generally like watching movies? (or at least enjoy as much)