i never read the books until i saw the film, but i found that as i watched the film first readin the books i could imagaine the ppl playin playin the charcters and it was really gd, ifelt everything that was bein said ect. i love them both xoxo:)
There really is comparison between the books and the movies. You get a depth and perspective in the books that truly cannot be translated on the screen. That being said, the movie was done brilliantly and had little things in it that you would have missed if you did not read the books. New Moon looks to be going in that same direction.
I think the books are definatly better, you can use your imagination more and interpret it how you want and you cxan create your own charectors, but i think it's gud wen you read a book then watch a film and see how you version is compared to the producer, directors ect version x