The Books Really Are Better Than The Movies

by . November 7th, 2015

Book snobs rejoice. Even movie critics agree with you.

Designers need to covert stuff to fit different contexts all the time. Whether it’s attempting to make a flyer design suit a poster, or whether it involved tweaking user experiences for different markets, switching formats is always deceptively simple.

It’s probably no surprise then, that so many film adaptations fail. A recent Vocativ study compared critical and popular consensus about books and their film adaptations, quantifying and giving solid ground to a conception most book lovers already knew to begin with.


Switching formats — whether it’s a movie or a print design — will always have it’s challenges. Sometimes it may be technical. Other times, it might be how different mediums are consumed.

One thing we know for sure, switching mediums is never as simple as it seems.

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What are your thoughts on the book vs film divide? Does it even exist? Comment below!



Arthur Piccio manages YouTheEntrepreneur and has managed content for major players in the online printing industry. He was previously BizSugar's contributor of the week. His work has appeared multiple times on The New York Times' You're the Boss Small Business Blog. He enjoys guitar maintenance and reading up on history and psychology in his spare time.