Books or Movies?

Where do you like to get your romance?

Many romance readers love their books, but don’t like typical romantic comedy movies.

Others prefer to stick with urban fantasy and women’s literature for their books, but can’t get enough of the latest rom com releases.

Still others want it all. Movies, books, television, magazines, graphic novels–the more romance, the better.

Where do you fall on the romance loving continuum? Answer the poll, and tell us about your favorite books and movies in the comments.


4 Responses to “Books or Movies?”

  1. 1 katie71483
    19 October, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I like both romantic comedy movies and romantic books but I want them to be really well written. I don’t necessarily like or enjoy them just because that’s what they are.

  2. 2 Lynz
    20 October, 2009 at 1:00 am

    I like romantic comedies… in theory. In reality, so many of them are horrible. Really, truly horrible. It’s fine to have two characters who are madly in lust with each other fall in love in a book, because you can read about their thoughts and feelings. It’s REALLY hard to translate that into a movie, and it’s so rare to find it done well. Plus so many romantic comedies seem exactly the same. Yes, this happens in books, too, but an individual author’s voice can enhance a tired plot. Even an entire cast of brilliant actors can’t always make another rom com anything special.

    I do love romance in my manga and graphic novels, though. Again, you can access the characters’ inner thoughts, so I can buy that they’re in love. And nice art can prop up a boring plot.

  3. 3 jenroland
    20 October, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    The quality point is important. I’ll watch a crappy romantic comedy (say, 27 Dresses) over and over as background noise. But I want something inventive and interesting when I really watch. That is what I loved about Enchanted. It was different, and Amy Adams is so engaging that I couldn’t help but love it. (But who would choose Patrick Dempsey over James Marsden?)

  4. 21 October, 2009 at 3:52 am

    When it comes to romance in movies I enjoy old ones with romantic moments better than most of the new offerings. I’m thinking Breakfast at Tiffany’s – George Peppard’s sulky bad boy mouth did it for me. And I LOVED the scene between Robert Redford and Katharine Ross in Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid when he makes her take her clothes off at gunpoint. Funny with a touch of grrr! Books – yeah, I agree with Lynz a good writer can paint more enticing pictures with words than drop dead actors can on the screen.

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