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December 22, 2006

THE QUESTION

Will Smith's movie, Pursuit of Happyness, is based on the real-life experiences of Chris Gardner, who also wrote a book by the same name. Do movies such as this spur you to read the book, or do you read the book first and then go see the movie?

WHAT YOU SAY

Sometimes movies expose us to books that we never knew were out there. I will see the film, then read the book as I've found that books are usually better than their big-screen counterparts.

Nicole Mooney, Sykesville If I know that there is a book available, I always choose to see the movie first. I find that the book has greater depth and detail. Movies are forced to sacrifice some of these elements in order to meet time constraints. I am rarely disappointed by the book after seeing the movie, but have been disappointed more than once by the movie after reading the book.

M.B. Scharrer, Ruxton

THE NEXT QUESTION

Sylvester Stallone's new movie, Rocky Balboa, which is another in a series of movies about the same character, came out this week. It's been 30 years since the first Rocky movie. Of the six Rocky films, which is your favorite or least favorite and why?

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