So I was reading The Last Don, and one of the characters, Ernest Vail is supposedly this really great author, who also won a Pulitzer. But then one of his books get turned into movies, and as is Hollywood's nature, he gets screwed out of the deal and doesn't see a single penny. He constantly complains that books have taken a backseat to movies because movies can instantly deliver the image to the viewer, whereas he has to painfully use words to construct the same image, and that people much prefer the former; that books, like the blacksmith, have become irrelevant (I'm paraphrasing here, mind you). So in the end, he resorts to killing himself so that his family could live without any economic setbacks.
Now, keeping the suicide part of it aside, he does have a point. It is much less strenuous to watch a movie than read a book, and much less work as well. So is it true? Have movies defeated books as a form of art?
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
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