Thursday, August 03, 2006

Book vs. Movies

The other day I was watching a movie about President Franklin D. Roosevelt and reading a book about him at the same time.
It was no contest: the movie was what drew my attention.
Movies are one of the great art forms of the modern era. I love them.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Santiago said...

what about novels, though?

August 03, 2006  
Blogger Ben Wattenberg said...

I love good narrative novels. Not the introspective belly-button gazing kind. I loved Steinbeck, Hemingway,Wouk and Michener. But these days they don't seem to have the wallop of a movie..

August 03, 2006  
Anonymous Santiago said...

belly-button gazing was a european phenomenon, alas adopted by some of our own, like Irving. Tom Wolfe makes fun of them. Then again, we need some belly button gazing, no? Some Albert Camus never hurt no one?

August 03, 2006  
Blogger Ben Wattenberg said...

Irving who?

August 04, 2006  

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