September 26, 2010
It has come down to people these days wanting to watch a movie over reading a book. For me it’s the glory, action, and drama of a real live movie that rills me into watching a movie over reading. Movies deliver the images and sounds directly; the content and the scene can be shown faithfully. To illustrate that this is true I created my own survey. I posted a status on Facebook saying reading a book and having to create the theme in your head or watch a movie and know exactly what is going on. The results were as expected nine out of twelve people answered that watching a movie creates a better understanding of what’s going on than in books. The human society are much more auditory and visual learners, which means they are not good at trying to figure things out in written words. For example, my college success teacher gave the class a test to take to see what our learning style was and ninety-five percent of the class were auditory or visual learners. This shows that watching a movie is helpful to some people who learn in different ways. Watching a movie allows one to multi-task and when reading a book one must concentrate on the book the whole time. For instance, when watching a movie you can sit down with a big bowl of popcorn and just keep on going as the movies goes along. When someone tries to read and eat popcorn they lose their page, their part, and it makes them start all over again. Where with a movie it allows you to stay connected and still be able to know what is going on in the movie. Movies have enabled a lot of people to learn and enjoy without having to read a book that will take weeks just to get it over with. Movies are the new books in this century.