Movies = Short versions of the larger story
This is something I never understood. With a book, you can't focus on background things, as it'd distract from the story, leaving readers to be jarred. However with a movie, you see things, just simple things in the background, you probably won't notice them until you've watched it several more times. Like for example, when Luke first arrives in Mos Eisley, can you imagine a book going to length to describe what was going on? No, it's ridiculous as it'd distract from the plot too much, if it does distract like that, then it's a **** book.
However, in the movie, you see it all, all these things going on, yet the story still happens, yet for that brief second, you glimpsed the magical things that are placed everywhere. Subtle, simple, yet there. Movies > Books for things like that. You can't subtle describe a scene completely in a book, hence why descriptions are brief and vague when it comes to books, unless it's describing something that is either small, simple or easily describable.
Books = Everything from side Details , more story , and beyond
Ofcourse you need patience , imagination, a quiet room , and love of reading to truely enjoy the Books .
I like there are books but it usually takes me 100x longer to read one than the worst readers on the planet because I have kids now that do not understand Daddy needs his own space for atleast 1hr a day ! Just never happens anymore