|Life Is The Path wrote:
|I've a question: Movie or novelization first? As far as I know, all the other novelizations to the films came out before the movie, and so I think it's reasonable to assume the next one will be no different. What I want to know is if you're going to be reading the novelization first, or will wait to see the movie first, so that that can be your first experience of it?
And further, do you normally read the novelization first, or not? Will you change your usual habit (whatever it may be) for this film?
I generally don't bother with novelizations, but I think I might with this one.
Also, it's beyond unnatural to use the Z instead of the S in novelizations, but it so happens to be the correct spelling.
Novel before movie, but movie before novelization.
That ization makes the difference.
I like Reep's idea: the original, then the adaptation. Order of release is not important in this case; the novelization is the adaptation.
The counter-example is with superhero movies. A lot of the time, the movies draw from source material, but are not "adaptations" of specific stories. For example, the recent "The Wolverine" drew heavily from the Claremont/Miller 1982 "Wolverine" miniseries, but it did not adapt that story. A lot of comic book fans get under the impression that the movie is an adaptation of the book, and get really upset when the movie is different. So I've encouraged people to see the movie first, and then if they like it try to explore the comics (particularly for Guardians of the Galaxy; the characters look largely different from their book counterparts, but no less interesting--if you like the movie, you might like the comics, but if you're spoiled with the comics, your mind may be closed to the movie).
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