|Movie and book: A Wrinkle in Time|
There's an old chestnut that the book is always better than the movie, but I'm not sure that's true. Usually I think of a book and a movie as such different media that it's hard to say which is better than the other. A book focuses on the creative use of language and has space for character development and background that rarely work in a movie, while movies work directly in images and sound in ways that the printed word can only evoke indirectly. Nonetheless, I sometimes find it interesting to compare the two to see how a story works differently in a different media.
This spring two movies based on much-beloved books were released: A Wrinkle in Time and Ready Player One. How did they fare as adaptations? What did they give us to think about?