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Book Vs Movie Podcast

Book Vs. Movie is the podcast that asks the questions "Which was better...the book or the movie?" Spoiler Alert! We give away the main details, uncover the plot points, discuss casting choices and shower with praise (or pummel with snark) as we see fit. Hosts are Margo P. (She's Nacho Mama's Blog) and Margo D. (Creator of Brooklyn Fit Chick.com) and we are not afraid to tell it like it is!
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Apr 19, 2018

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay)

“The Hunger Games

Part 1 of Suzanne Collins’ Trilogy Vs. the Jennifer Lawrence Megahit Film



The Book Vs. Movie podcast finally takes on the Suzanne Collins’ classic 2008 novel The Hunger Games and compare it to the 2012 movie--both smash hits. We were a little scared to take this on as the trilogy as it has some very fervent fans. But the Margos are as fearless as a tribute from District 12 so we grab our bow & arrow and take aim at each work of art.

What are the differences between the two? Which did the Margos like better? Click the link below to find out.

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • The popularity of the trilogy
  • The casting of all of the leads
  • How Suzanne Collins adapted her book to screen
  • Why dystopian novels are all the rage
  • Our favorite scenes from the book and how well the movie captured them.

Clips used:

The Hunger Games TV trailer

Katniss volunteers to tribute

Katniss declares her 'love" for Peeta

Outro Music: “The Hunger Games by Simon & James Newton Howard

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Apr 14, 2018

Book Vs Movie Podcast

“The Haunting of Hill House

 

The Margos take on a listener-suggested episode--The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and boy did we have fun with this gem of a novel and film! (Not the 1999 remake, however)

Jackson is by far one of the most intriguing authors we have covered and though she only lived to be 48 (spoiler alert) her work has inspired the greats including Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Richard Matheson and Joyce Carol Oates.

Jackson’s complicated life is discussed in this episode along with the influential film (titled The Haunting) directed by the much-admired Robert Wise. Book Vs Movie--which did we like better? Click on the link below to find out!

Main topics covered in this episode:

  • The life story of Shirley Jackson and how her early (family friendly) work inspired moms all over the country--including peer Erma Bombeck.
  • Why she chose to write about fun, family life and horror stories. (Thanks to a rather cold mother.)
  • Her strained marriage which exasperated her health issues
  • The leads of the 1963 movie including Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn.
  • The spiral staircase scene and how it was achieved
  • How the sexuality of the Theodora character is handled in both the book and film
  • The divine wardrobe by Mary Quant
  • The main differences between the 1959 novel and the 1963 film.

Clips Featured:

  • The Haunting  trailer
  • The “big” haunting scene with Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, and Russ Tamblyn.
  • Russ Tamblyn explains how the staircase scene was created (and in real life, very safe.)
  • Outro music from Humphrey Searle
  • Top of the show promo from the ladies at the History Goes Bump podcast

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Apr 7, 2018

Book Vs Movie Podcast Replay

“Bridget Jones’ Diary”

(A V.V. Good Replay of a V.V. Good Episode)

 

The Margos go way back to their 20-something youth to discuss the lovely and talented Renee Zellweger and her most celebrated role as Bridget Jones.

In this episode, we talk about author Helen Fielding's background and how her friendships influenced the book and the film. We compare and contrast between the 1997 novel (that began as a weekly column in The Guardian) and the 2001 film that also stars Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.

In this ep we discuss:

  • The story of Bridget Jones and how Helen Fielding created her (at first) anonymously produced work.
  • The obsession with looks and weight that is mentioned throughout the novel.
  • The awesomeness of all of the leads
  • How much Margo P. loves the fight scene
  • How little Margo D. likes the music choices
  • The not so awesome sequels (Yikes!)

Clips Featured:

  • Bridget Jones’ Diary  trailer
  • Outro Music Ain’t No Mountain High Enough  by The Supremes

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Mar 31, 2018

Book Vs Movie Podcast

“Brokeback Mountain”

(Wait? That was based on a short story?)


The Margos are back with a new episode suggested to us by a listener--Brokeback Mountain. You didn’t know it was based on a short story written by Annie Proulx and appeared in the New Yorker in their October 13, 1997, issue. It won the National Magazine Award for fiction in 1998. Author Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana adapted it into the screenplay for the 2005 film directed by Ang Lee.

The film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Jack Twist and Heath Ledger as Ennis Del Mar is now considered a masterpiece and the fact it lost the 2006 Academy Award for Best Picture to now widely reviled Crash was a huge controversy at the time.  

In this episode the Margos discuss:

  • The gorgeous look of the film
  • The casting of the leads and how revolutionary it was at the time.
  • Why author Annie Proulx finds the success of the story to be a mixed blessing
  • How Jake Gyllenhaal had to go to “cowboy camp” to prepare for the part
  • Trivia and behind-the-scenes insight about the making of the film

 

Clips Featured:

  • Brokeback Mountain  trailer
  • “I can’t quit you” Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger
  • Lurleen (Anne Hathaway) tells Ennis how Jack died
  • Outro Music Brokeback Mountain theme  by Gustavo Santaolalla

Promo courtesy of the Unwriteable Rant podcast

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Mar 28, 2018

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep

"Silver Bullet”

The 1983 Novel Vs. The 1986 Cult Classic Movie

 

Get your 80s on with another amazing Stephen King bonus ep as we are lucky to have Patrick Bromley of the F This Movie podcast join us once again.Patrick is not only a big-time Stephen King fan but he actually owns a copy of the original  Cycle of the Werewolf (woot!)

Margo D. & Patrick have a blast talking about the amazing movie and its journey as a pet project of producer Dino DeLaurentis to Gary Busey’s amazing ad-libbed performance.

In this episode the Margo & Patrick discuss:

  • Key differences between the novella and movie
  • Choices made by first time director Daniel Attius
  • The ridiculous werewolf costume and what the director should have done with the last scene
  • Our favorite performances in the film
  • The outstanding artwork in the novella by the late, great Bernie Wrightson
  • How incredibly wrong Margo D. was to laugh at Patrick’s fondness for the movie

Clips used:

Silver Bullet trailer

Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

 

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Mar 23, 2018

Book Vs Movie Podcast

“Murder on the Orient Express”

The Margos officially review the 2017 movie

Hooray for another movie review episode! This past November the Margos covered "Murder on the Orient Express" and we were asked online why we did not cover the Kenneth Branagh-directed film in that particular show. Well, the answer is simple, we only talk about books and movies that are easy to get and watch. Not everyone lives near a movie theater and going out for that can be far too time-consuming and expensive for some.

In this ep we review the 2017 reboot and give our thoughts and feelings about it. So between the book and several movies--which did the Margos like better? Check out the link below to find out.

In this episode the Margos discuss:

  • The gorgeous look of the film
  • The updates made to reflect more modern values
  • Branagh’s interpretation of the part Hercule Poirot (including that mustache!)
  • The multiracial casting choices
  • How this film tackles the denouement of the story
  • Whether or not we will come back for the follow-up movie by Branagh

Clips Featured:

  • Murder on the Orient Express  trailer
  • Outro Music Never Forget by Michelle Pfeiffer (Written by Patrick Doyle and Kenneth Branagh)

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Mar 16, 2018

Book Vs Movie Podcast

“The Prestige”

Between the 1995 novel by Christopher Priest and the Christopher Nolan film



Abracadabra! The Margos get a little magical in this listener-suggested book to movie adaptation that features sleight of hand, lots of dead birds, women in jeopardy and a twist ending you either did or didn’t see coming a mile away.

The book features a series of diary entries and family sleuthing which one of the Margos found rather dull. The movie is a strange mix of whimsy and sadness which the Margos enjoyed to differing levels.

So between the book and movie--which did the Margos like better? Check out the link below to find out.

In this episode the Margos discuss:

  • The numerous differences between book and movie
  • What the author really thinks about the changes in the adaptation
  • The amazing cast including an American-accented Hugh Jackman
  • The performance by the late, great David Bowie
  • How much a “wow” the tricks were on screen

Clips Featured:

  • The Prestige trailer
  • The “twist ending”
  • Outro Music Strange Magic  by ELO

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Mar 2, 2018

Book Vs Movie Podcast Replay

"The Social Network"

Which Mark Zuckerberg is the “Real One?”

 

In this episode, the Margos discuss the Ben Mezrich book "The Accidental Billionaire" that was published in 2001 and compare it to the 2010 classic film directed by David Fincher (our fourth Fincher adaptation!)

There is SO much to uncover here between what the world was like when Facebook was

created, the state it was in at the time of the film's release in 2010 and how the world uses

Facebook now.

(Trigger warning--we may get a little political here!)

In this episode they discuss:

  • The interesting non-writing life of author Ben Mezrich
  • The true importance of Harvard clubs
  • Mark Zuckerberg's multiple lawsuits
  • The amazing cast in the film
  • The music of Trent Reznor
  • How Facebook has changed over the years.
  • The BIG differences between book, movie and real life

Clips Featured:

  • Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) deposition
  • The Winklevoos Twins (Armie Hammer) at the President's office
  • Eduardo Severin (Andrew Garfield) gets fired
  • Mark Zuckerberg on 60 Minutes
  • Mark Zuckerberg & Jesse Eisenberg on Saturday Night Live

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Feb 23, 2018

Book Vs Movie Podcast

"Gone Girl"

The Gillian Flynn Hit Novel Vs. The David Fincher Film

 

The Margos take on one of the most contested and debated films of the past books AND movies of the last few years-- Gone Girl. If there was ever a story that was picked apart, praised, maligned and worshipped more than the 2012 novel by Gillian Flynn we have yet to hear about it.

Do you love the adventures of “Amazing Amy” Dunne and her husband Nick or do you find them irritating? How believable is the basic plot? Is Amy a sociopath or just a woman scorned? People have all kinds of opinions and the Margos are no different talking about the book and film directed by the always interesting David Fincher. (This is our third Fincher movie after we have covered Fight Club and The Social Network in previous eps.)

 

Some of the highlights from this discussion:

  • The casting of the leads including Rosamund Pike (Amy Dunne) and Ben Affleck (Nick Dunne)
  • Gillian Flynn’s background in magazine writing and how she adapted her own book into a screenplay
  • The insanely complicated plot (and how much it relies on the suspension of disbelief)
  • Big changes between book and movie
  • The creepy score by Trent Reznor

Audio clips:

  • Gone Girl  trailer
  • The interrogation scene between Nick Dunn, Detective Boney (Kim Dickens) and Officer Gilpin (Patrick Fugit)
  • Amy announces she is alive
  • Saved by Zero  The Fixx

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Feb 16, 2018

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay)

"Hidden Figures"

The Margos finally get another Margot on the show when we discuss the book to movie adaptation of Margot Lee Shetterley's Hidden Figures.  Discussed are the differences between the book and the film (which was adapted from the 55-page book proposal and not the final book.)

We have some rather strong opinions on which we liked better. Here are some highlights from our discussion:

  • The amazing cast including Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Taraji P. Henson.
  • The white characters featured in the film that are NOT in the book.
  • Our reactions to the notorious "bathroom scene"
  • Our ideas for a Hidden Figures Hulu series!
  • The outstanding score by Pharrell Williams

 

Audio clips:

  • Hidden Figures trailer
  • The “Bathroom” Scene
  • Crave Pharrell Williams

 

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Feb 9, 2018

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Mudbound

The Hillary Jordan Novel Vs The Dee Rees Film

 

 

Welcome back to a new episode of Book Vs. Movie! This week, we are talking about the book/movie Mudbound which was written by Hillary Jordan (her debut novel) and directed by Dee Rees (Pariah, Bessie) who also co-wrote the adapted screenplay.  The Margos are not too ashamed to admit that this particular story and film gave us a big case of the sads. However, we are so in love with the writing, storytelling and acting here that we had a very hard time figuring out which we liked better.  

 

To find out, click on the link below!

In this show they discuss:

Audio clips:

  • Mudbound trailer
  • Carey Mulligan (Laura) talking about life on the farm
  • Garrett Hedlund (Jamie) and Jason Mitchell (Ronsel) become friends
  • Mary J Blige Mighty River


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Jan 31, 2018

Book Vs. Movie Podcast (REPLAY)

Postcards From the Edge

It's an all-out Carrie Fisher love fest talking about her 1987 first novel and the 1990 movie she herself adapted

 

 

The much beloved and missed Carrie Fisher won a Grammy Award this year for her audiobook The Princess Diarist so the Margos decided to replay one of their favorite episodes. Postcards From the Edge is Fisher’s first novel and the 1990 Meryl Streep/Shirley MacLaine movie are the perfect antidotes to the “I miss Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds” blues.

 

In this show they discuss:

  • The interesting background of Carrie and her relationship with her famous mother.
  • How she switched from her acting career to focus on writing hit novels and some of the funniest screenplays you never knew she helped out with her rapier wit.
  • The differences between the novel and the film
  • The pairing of Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine
  • How the topic of drugs is handled by the book and film
  • The fabulous singing by the leads
  • Fisher Stevens' career & documentary
  • How much we will miss them!

Audio clips:

  • Carrie Fisher reads from Postcards from the Edge
  • Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep scene "It twirled!!!"
  • Shirley MacLaine sings I'm Still Here
  • Meryl Streep sings "I'm Checkin' Out"
  • Star Wars Theme

 

(Many thanks for the promo from Chris & Sonya of The Dorking Out Show)

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Jan 28, 2018

Book Vs. Movie Podcast 

"Girl Interrupted"

The 1993 Susanna Kaysen Novel Vs. The 1999 Winona Ryder-Produced Movie

Are you ready to learn a whole lot about Borderline Personality Disorder? You better damn well be because the Margos sure did after reading Girl Interrupted and man we just LOVE this book and movie discussion!

We start off talking about the recent Women’s Marches and then get right into the nitty-gritty of Susanna Kaysen’s (our author’s) interesting background and the history of the McLean Hosptial who past residents include Sylvia Plath, James Taylor, Ray Charles and David Foster Wallace. She stayed there between 1967-1968 and wrote this book in 1993.

Actress Winona Ryder (just 21 years old at the time) bought the movie rights and waited several years to see her passion project become the star vehicle for multi-award winner Angelina Jolie (oops!)

We read the book and then watched the movie. Which did the Margos like better? Listen below to find out!

In this episode the Margos discuss:

  • Susanna Kaysen’s backstory and the cost (adjusted for inflation) to “cure” her mental illness
  • Winona Ryder’s only (so far) Executive Producer credit
  • How women were treated at mental institutions in the 1960s
  • The vast number of changes between book and film
  • Angelina Jolie's incredible performance
  • The excellent supporting cast

Clips used:

Girl Interrupted original theatrical trailer

Susanna gets her Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis

Angelina Jolie’s character (“Lisa”) is introduced

Lisa has a breakdown

Downtown by Petula Clark  

(Thanks to Tawny Platis of The Dirty Bits podcast for the promo at the top of the show!)

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Jan 17, 2018

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Mini Ep

"Gerald’s Game”

The 1992 Novel Vs. The 2017 Netflix Adaptation

 

 

Hooray for another Stephen King bonus ep and yippee for all of us that Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly podcast is joining in for the fun, breezy discussion about a book that one of us likes WAY more than the other and the really cool Netflix adaptation!

Margo & Deana talk about their personal feelings about the source material and how it differs from the Mike Flanagan screenplay and direction that is available on Netflix. Plus, trivia about Viagra, the first movie that actor Carel Struycken appeared in and Margo’s confusion over the ending.

In this episode the Margo & Deana discuss:

  • Mike Flanagan’s long journey to bring “Gerald’s Game” to the screen
  • Big differences between the novel’s depiction of the “degloving” and how the film handles the graphic scene
  • The deal with the “Moonlight Man” and what he represents for Jessie.
  • The excellent performances by the entire cast
  • Book Vs Movie--which did Margo & Deana prefer?

 

Clips used:

Gerald’s Game trailer

Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood arguing about her predicament.

Carla Gugino and Carel Struycken final scene

Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

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Jan 9, 2018

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

"The Cider House Rules"

The 1985 John Irving Novel Vs. The 1999 Miramax Adaptation

 

Finally! The Margos have been asked to cover John Irving ‘s The Cider House Rules many times so we decided to tackle it during the coldest winter known in the U.S. for ages.  Here we discuss the interesting career of Irving and how he adapted his own sprawling novel into a neat and tidy Miramax film. Book Vs Movie--which did we like better? Tune in to find out! (Link below.)

In this episode the Margos discuss:

  • John Irving’s writing career
  • The world of Miramax films in the early 2000s
  • The changes Irving himself made with the adaptation
  • Michael Caine’s incredible performance
  • The social politics of the movie (would it fly these days?)
  • The gorgeous New England locations used in the film.

Clips used:

The Cider House Rules original theatrical trailer

John Irving winning the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Ukelele Lady by Vaughn De Leath

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Dec 29, 2017

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

"Auntie Mame"

The 1955 Patrick Dennis Novel Vs. The Rosalind Russell Classic Film

 

The Margos decided to celebrate the holiday season by honoring  the most joyful book/movie they have covered yet--"Auntie Mame!" They compare and contrast between the 1955 Dennis Patrick novel and the 1958 classic movie starring the incomperable Rosalind Russell. Have a sip of something bubbly and enjoy!  

In this episode the Margos discuss:

  • The complicated life of author Patrick Dennis
  • The amazing Rosalind Russell
  • The big differences between the book and movie
  • Art Direction for the set and the jaw-dropping costumes
  • The inspiration for the lead character
  • The conservatism of the 1950s
  • How quickly Rosalind Russell can speak dialogue
  • Lucille Ball vs. Angela Landsbury musical "Mames"

Clips used:

Rosalind Russell being amazing

Cool Yule

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Dec 22, 2017

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens

the 2009 Jim Carey Animated Movie

The Margos continue their holiday celebrations with the all-time classic "A Christmas Carol"  by Charles Dickens. There have been hundreds of adaptations on the theme of Scrooge and is ultimate salvation but only one features stop motion animation and Jim Carey so we pair the discussion with Disney's A Christmas Carol directed by Book Vs Movie favorite Robert Zemeckis.

We had SO much fun recording this episode!  

Topics we cover here:

  • The incredible life story of Charles Dickens and the reasons he wrote A Christmas Carol
  • How England changed how they celebrate Christmas after the publication
  • Our favorite adaptations of the work
  • Jim Carey’s frenetic performance

Clips used:

Sir Patrick Stewart reading

Jim Carey as the Ghost of Christmas past & Scrooge

Vanessa Williams Sleigh Ride”

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Dec 15, 2017

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss

The 1957 Children's Classic Vs.

The 1966 TV special & the 2000 Ron Howard-directed Film

 

The Margos get into the holiday spirit talking about the all-time holiday favorite "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss. In this episode, we explore the differences between 1957 children's classic book and the two filmed properties of it (the 1966 TV classic and the 2000 rowdy Jim Carey version.

Topics we cover here:

  • The backstory of Theodore Seuss Geisel and his less than cheery view of children
  • Figuring out between John Ford, Tom Ford, and Glenn Ford
  • His San Diego roots
  • Dr. Seuss's left-leaning politics
  • The thinking behind the story of the Grinch
  • The voice actors in the TV special
  • How Jim Carey won the part
  • The 8-hour grueling makeup sessions
  • The insane art direction in the movie (The Margos are NOT fans)
  • Taylor Momson's wonderful performance

Clips used:

Boris Karloff reading

Taylor Momson sings “Where Are You Christmas

Thurl Ravenscroft You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

 

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Dec 8, 2017

 

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Exorcist”

The Margos get a little spooky before the holiday season with the 1971 novel The Exorcist written by the very interesting William Peter Blatty.  Based on a true-ish story about a boy possessed by a demon in the 1950s Blatty changed some of the key details to create this fiction classic.

Director William Friedkin in 1973 just came off an incredible spate of box office successes including 1971’s The French Connection giving him an Academy Award for Best Director. The Exorcist became the biggest financial success of his career but turned out to be something of a curse as well.

The hosts read the book, watched the movie and decide which they like better in this episode. Plus, they talk about trivia about the book and movie.

In this episode they discuss:

  • The backstory of the “real” exorcism from the 1950s
  • Author William Peter Blatty’s writing process
  • The story behind the major casting choices
  • How some of the more famous scenes were created
  • The supposed “Exorcist” curse.

Clips used:

Original TV Trailer

Chris (Ellen Burstyn) speaks to doctors

Fathers Karas (Jason Miller) and Merrin (Max von Sydow) cast out the demon

“The Devil” and pea soup

Outro Music: “Tubular Bellsr”  

Thanks to Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly podcast for the promo!

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Dec 2, 2017

Book Vs Movie Podcast: Bonus Mini Ep

Firestarter”



Margo D.  is joined in this bonus mini episode with Chris Smith of The Dorking Out Show podcast to talk about one of the earlier Stephen King adaptations Firestarter. Smith listened to the book and they both watched the movie and decide which they like better--the book or the movie.

In this episode they discuss:

  • Their picks for their favorite and least favorite Stephen King adaptations
  • The basic plot of the book and how it differs from the film
  • Stephen King’s writing style (and quirky dialogue choices)
  • The all-star cast including Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Martin Sheen, Art Carney and George C. Scott
  • A very disturbing subplot in the book/movie most people would miss
  • The real villain of this movie--the director!
  • What is Stephen King’s obsession with fat people?
  • All of the books from the 1980s he now owns the rights to once again (Firestarter is on there!)

Clips used:

Original TV Trailer

Charlie (Drew Barrymore) uses her powers on her mom (Heather Locklear)

Charlie uses her power on the feds

Outro Music: “Don’t Fear the Reaper”  by Blue Oyster Cult

 

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Nov 26, 2017

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Murder on the Orient Express”



The Margos put their detective hats on and get all old-timey in this new ep talking about the number one fiction author of all time Agatha Christie and the 1974 Sidney Lumet classic Murder on the Orient Express. So what are the similarities and differences between the original novel (published in 1934) and the film versions we watched? And which actor best captured Poirot in the Margos estimation?

In this episode the Margos discuss::

  • The incredible life story of Agatha Christie (including her disappearance in 1926)
  • Her most famous character Hercule Poirot and the many actors who have played him over the years.
  • The all-star cast filled with multiple Oscar winners
  • How Lumet managed to capture that 30-minute ending (!) with so many pages of dialog and a small filming space.
  • The amazing score by Richard Rodney Bennett
  • How PBS created their own version for Masterpiece Theater.
  • The Kenneth Branagh adaptation in theaters as we tape this.

Correction! The actor who plays Ratchett in the PBS version is Toby Jones!

Clips used:

Original TV Trailer

Venessa Redgrave and Sean Connery’s sexy scene

Ingrid Bergman winning the Academy Award for her performance at the 1975 ceremony

Outro Music: “Overture & Kidnapping”  by Richard Rodney Bennett

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Nov 17, 2017

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Fight Club”

The Margos get all aggro in this episode of Book Vs. Movie podcast after two years of fans begging us. The hitch? We recorded this 4 days after the 2016 Presidential Election--fun!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The author's interesting background and the road he traveled to create Fight Club
  • The differences between the 1996 novel and the 1999 classic film starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
  • The classic line "I haven't been ****-ed like this since grade school" and how it came to be.
  • Brad Pitt's abs
  • The time Rosie O'Donnell spoiled the plot on her talk show the week the film was released
  • The wonderful performance of Meat Loaf and his fat suit
  • The art direction of the film and how it reminds us of "Blade Runner"
  • The make-up of Helena Bonham Carter 
  • Margo D's theory about the Narrator's REAL issue (and it's a doozy)

 

Nov 10, 2017

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Princess Bride”

The Margos dissect the differences between the 1973 William Goldman novel from the 1987 cult classic film directed by Rob Reiner

Inconceivable! The Margos decided to redo a Book Vs. Movie podcast ep by taking on one more time (and even better) the book/movie The Princess Bride. We are always surprised to find that our listeners did not realize that beloved classic movie was at one time a book. And that said book is very meta and multi-layered. Spoiler--we love BOTH of the versions of The Princess Bride and are so excited to be able to talk about it all once again!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The origins of the novel and its long history in turnaround
  • The plethora of differences between the book and movie
  • How the movie eventually became a cult classic
  • The incredible cast including Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, Chris Sarandon and Billy Crystal.
  • Andrea the Giant’s real proportions and the experience he had making the movie

Clips used:

The Princess Bride TV trailer

“Miracle Max” scene

Mandy Patinkin and Christopher Guest final battle

Vezinni and Iocane powder duel

Outro Music: “Storybook Love”  by Mark Knopfler

 

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Nov 3, 2017

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

"The Social Network"

Which version of Zuckerberg is the real one? 

 

In this episode, the Margos discuss the Ben Mezrich book "The Accidental Billionaire" that was published in 2001 and compare it to the 2010 classic film directed by David Fincher (our third Fincher adaptation!) 

There is SO much to uncover here between what the world was like when Facebook was created, the state it was in at the time of the film's release in 2010 and how the world uses Facebook now. 

Trigger warning--we may get a little political here! :) 

In this episode they discuss:

  • The interesting non-writing life of author Ben Mezrich
  • The true importance of Harvard clubs
  • Mark Zuckerberg's multiple lawsuits
  • The amazing cast in the film
  • The music of Trent Reznor
  • How Facebook has changed over the years. 
  • The BIG differences between book, movie and real life

Clips Featured:

Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) deposition

The Winklevoos Twins (Armie Hammer) at the President's office 

Eduardo Severin (Andrew Garfield) gets fired

Mark Zuckerberg on 60 Minutes

Mark Zuckerberg & Jesse Eisenberg on Saturday Night Live

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Oct 29, 2017

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Witches of Eastwick”

The Margos dissect the differences between the 1983 novel from John Updike and the 1987 film starring Jack Nicholson.

The Book Vs. Movie podcast is in a witchy mood in this episode when the Margos talk about the 1983 book written by John Updike and the movie starring Jack Nicholson. It's been 30 (!) years since this George Miller (Mad Max) directed film came onto to the consciousness of world culture. So how does it hold up and what differences did they make from the novel and film? Listen to find out. (Also which we prefer. It's a doozy this time!) 

In this episode we discuss:

  • John Updike’s many literary achievements.
  • How freaking 80s is this story?
  • The performances of the leads including Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon.
  • The special effects which were considered pretty amazing at the time.
  • The crazy pants direction and ending of the film

Clips used:

The Witches of Eastwick TV trailer

Cher dressing down Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson hamming it up in church

Outro Music: “Witchy Woman”  by The Eagles

 

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