Monthly Archives: March 2009

Books, Movies, and Trailers

Would you agree there are few things more disappointing than reading a very good book then being disappointed by the movie version? As a reader, I have a certain expectation about what the movie will be like after I have read the book (or vice versa). When the two do not closely mirror one another I find myself disappointed, disillusioned and sometimes confused about which experience was real. There is a cognitive dissonance that is created when my expectations are not met by my experiences. I have a theory that the accreditation process is much the same experience. I’ll share the short version of that theory here. Continue reading