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16160313 No.16160313 [Reply] [Original]

Is literature as worthwhile as film?

serious answers only

>> No.16160338

Since film is absolute trash it must be.

>> No.16160356

No. Film is a natural improvement over literature and does everything literature can more efficiently plus more.

Film has been surpassed by video games in the same way, though.

>> No.16160369

>>16160313
The greatest literature is greater than the greatest film, but there are many films which are far superior to many books.

>> No.16160383

>>16160338
t. Haven't seen anything outside of Hollywood schlock.

>> No.16160446

>>16160383
Non-US """"arthouse""" directors are no better. Fellini, Bresson, Truffaut, Resnais, Renoir, Melville, Tarkovsky, Haneke, I could go on, all of them produce worthless garbage and disguise their complete lack of originality and ideas by visual tricks and symbolism. 99.999% of all movies are complete trash.
I'd even argue that the old movies of the pre-60s era are the best because they don't pretend to be anything else but pure entertainment while providing some actually good morals instead of having subversion for the sake of it as the main goal as you see in most European movies.
Old japanese movies would be an exception though.

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>>16160313
If God allows it will personally slap the pseuds that keep trying to compare one medium from the perspective of another and bramble on about how much inferior or superior one of them is.
Both media have produced great works of art, if that answers your question.

>> No.16160475

>>16160458
>Both media have produced great works of art
Absolutely wrong. Name 1 great film. You can't because there are none.

>> No.16160485

>>16160313
yes

>> No.16160491

>>16160475
>pic related

>> No.16160501

The only film that remotely interests me are those one-on-one interviews with regular people about what life was like in the past.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiKQW3ausPw

>> No.16160511

>>16160501
doesnt sound like a lot of material
maybe more things should interest you

>> No.16160512

>>16160313
Significantly more important, and only bread-and-circus brainlets will tell you otherwise.
>>16160356
Feeble insectoid hands typed this post.

>> No.16160518

Film is more visceral and immediate
Books are more reflective and mediate
Appreciate both or be forever lacking

>> No.16160524

>>16160511
maybe you're a faggot

>> No.16160529

>>16160524
>lashing out defensively
ok

>> No.16160542

>>16160313
it can be.
it's an extension of post-modernity where literature/art is revisited and re-applied on another canvas (for better or worse).

taking old ideas and putting them through the crucible.

>> No.16160547

>>16160529
Not even the same person, you just write like a timid faggot

>> No.16160562

>>16160313
each can portray different things better than the other. No point in quantifying and comparing magnitudes.

>> No.16160566

>>16160313
Of course it is.

>> No.16160577

>>16160547
Lol try drinking less during the day

>> No.16160579

>>16160313
Film as a legitimate art form peaked in the 1970s and arguably hasn't been a thing at all since the 1990s. Literature is eternal.

>> No.16160587

>>16160313
What does that even mean?

>> No.16160590

>>16160577
try not being a passive aggressive bitch

>> No.16160592
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>>16160590
Overcome your problems, find peace

>> No.16160597

>>16160592
course you identify with an infantile frog you faggot

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>>16160597
You will be in my prayers anon.

>> No.16160607

>>16160602
you should ask Jesus to make you less annoying first

>> No.16160640

>>16160607
Find peace.

>> No.16160783

>>16160446
Absolute trash taste.

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>>16160579
Film was never art.

>> No.16161188

>>16160446
>Fellini is trash
>Haneke is trash
Holy fuck, what a shit take.

>> No.16161198

>>16160313
Literature is superior to film. I will say that some films are able to match the novel in scope and quality. But ultimately no film can really do what poetry does except in small glimpses.

>> No.16161658

>>16160313
>>16160369
>>16160356

Every story-telling medium has its own strengths. The best of each cannot compare to one another. As escapism mediums, all can be equally harmful. Each develops parts of the brain that the other can't. Books are a tool for mastering language, and they are less passive than movies. But the best films don't want you passive. Film and literature also get brownie points with pseuds. You can't talk about videogames to LARP as being refined (Thank God). With videogames you feel more involved in the story, but come on, bring me the best videogame story and I can bet your sweet ass that it doesn't hold a candle to midtier literature.

>> No.16161784

>>16160356
>does everything literature can more efficiently plus more
Doesn’t do character perspectives and monologues as well
keep seething filmie

>> No.16161798

what an awful thread

>> No.16161819

>>16160446
>quick, let me google some art house directors which i haven't watched so i can pretend to know what im talking about

>> No.16161835

>>16161188
They are trash though.

>> No.16161843

>>16161798
sorry anon i wont ever repeat the mistake of asking lit pseuds their opinions on other mediums

>> No.16161896

>>16161188
Haneke is fucking horrible.

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>>16160313
Read pic related and stop being retarded.

Film isn’t completely shit, but the nature of television and the like breeds very small minds.

Don’t ever stop reading

>> No.16162136

>>16161784
>he needs to explicitly told what a character is thinking and feeling

>> No.16162151

>people still take this question seriously.

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>The greatest literature is greater than the greatest film
>Film as a legitimate art form peaked in the 1970s and arguably hasn't been a thing at all since the 1990s. Literature is eternal.
>But ultimately no film can really do what poetry does except in small glimpses.

>> No.16163739

>>16163735
(You)

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