A very deep thought: books are better than movies. But not because of what you think, but because there are far fewer external factors in books that affect their content.
Cinema is a huge business process where budgets, expenses and profits are important, where much depends on the producer and Director. They should take into account and focus on the average intellectual level of the audience, its stereotypes and cliches. Circuses and simple emotions requires a crowd. The crowd wants to laugh and cry, to be touched and to feel pain ... the Desires of the crowd are very simple and monotonous.
Actors leave their mark on the characters and often distort them.
Public morality and the state strictly ensures that the movie does not say a lot of excess.
And most importantly-the main drawback of the picture is that it is accented on the"form". It's very circumcised compared to the book. It is difficult for us to understand all the nuances of the picture, all the thoughts and circumstances of the characters. A movie compared to a book is like John Galsworthy's "Saga of Forsytes" compared to a 10-level censored children's book for extra-curricular reading in the second grade.
No doubt people who pay too much attention to movies and TV shows at the expense of books put their intelligence at great risk.
The main advantage of the book it is conditionally possible to determine its relative freedom. In principle, the author of the book is much more free than the Director or producer. In some cases, he can afford to write not what the reader or sponsors want from him, but what the plot of the book wants from him (we remember that a good book lives its own life and depends little on the aspirations of the author). The author can afford not to focus on the budget of filming and salary of actors, and even can afford to move away from the templates in some places.
Of course, the giant competition in which only the titans survive has ruined the book, too. And if the book is promoted by a large publishing house – octopus, it is hardly possible to talk about the big difference between this creation and the movie. However, to find a masterpiece among the books is much easier than in the movies. To create a great book, as before, do not need "cosmic sums" (it is only her writing, as the publication and promotion of books on the market is already a giant money). And in principle, any brilliant author can afford to write a book and "throw" it into a huge, cloud-propping mountain of other books on the Internet (in the store it is more difficult, distribution issues are not for weak minds). Of course, this masterpiece will be buried under millions of tons of garbage and find it will be even more difficult than a needle in a haystack. But, nevertheless, looking at this pile of garbage, we will always know that gold is somewhere there. Some people even have a successful skill for some indirect signs, digging in this pile of unknown things, to find absolutely brilliant things.