The Voice of Time wrote:
Damn, not seen so many sentences from you before Bill!
The component you loose the most is your own imagination, because your imagination knows how to entertain you and therefore it neatly conjures a fitting world in your head where everything is tailored especially for you
with the content of the book merely as the tools and resources you use to make that imagination.
When you watch a movie, you're being taught how your imagination should be like, in a book, you teach yourself, in that sense, it feels a hell lot more rewarding. Those rare cases of movies being better than books, are probably the rare cases where the movie director knows something about his audience the audience itself does not. Or he just have a hell lot of luck
of course.. imagination would be lost or suspended. Also lost the capacity of literary writing and of precise discrption of things, realtions, acts, and more inmportant; subtle emotions .
But, there are arenas for kindling imagination such as poetry, philosophy ... etc.
Nicholas Mirzoeff in his " An Introduction to Visual Culture" says: "literature is bourgeois and image is democratic". But, when it comes to the freeing of imagination, then the opposite of that phrase will be right:)