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Why books are better at slow motion than film….Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

slow motionWatching a scene from a film in slow motion is possible, but there’s an unreal air to it; reading a passage from a book slowly does nothing to rob the words of their power. A film presents images; a book creates images inside the reader, with the reader’s active participation. Books are good for your brain.
Lewis Buzbee

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2 comments on “Why books are better at slow motion than film….Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

  1. Madie_H
    July 19, 2015

    I can struggle to imagine things happening when I’m reading some books though, and it slips to words on a page for me. Then again, sometimes the film spoils what you imagined a story to be

    • bridget whelan
      July 22, 2015

      It’s the art of writing to say enough to allow the reader to travel to imaginary place and not too much to dictate the shape and texture of those places…reading isn’t a passive activity, it’s a collaboration

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