When a new movie adaptation of a famous book hits the cinemas, book nerds use to say “I’ve read this movie, already.”
Even more readers would react by quoting J.W. Eagan’s “Don’t judge a book by its movie” (by the way, do you know who J.W. Eagan is, because I don’t).
When you judge a book by a book, and a movie by a movie, it turns out some film adaptations score better than the books they are based on.
An infographic created by Cartridge Discount looks at famous book series, and compares them with their movie or TV series adaptations. You’ll see here Harry Potter, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games, Twilight, and 50 Shades of Grey.
Bookwork vs. Film Buff is a well-researched set of infographic data. Each book series is accompanied by average ratings from Goodreads, and I Dream Books. Movie adaptations have the ratings, too – from IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.
A Game of Thrones TV series scores higher than any of the five parts of A Song of Ice and Fire it’s based on. Also, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban movie gets an average score of 91%, and that compares to 77% of the book.
The infographic also compares times spend on the medium (reading time of a book vs. viewing time of a film), and estimated profits.
In the “Highlights” section at the end of the infographic, you’ll find out that Harry Potter is both the most popular book series and most popular movie adaptation.
Click or tap on the infographic to enlarge it.
Via Fast Company.
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