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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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Jul 20, 2018

Book Vs Movie

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Wait, it was based on a book?

 

The Margos were shocked to find out that the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (directed by Robert Zemeckis) was based on a very dark book titled Who Censored Roger Rabbit by author Gary K. Wolf which meant, of course, we had to cover them both for our show. (Thanks to all of the members of our Facebook group for pointing us in this direction!)

The book was published in 1981 and is very different in both tone and attitude to the 1988 adaptation. In the “Censored” world--the characters are darker and meaner with totally different stakes than in the movie.

Disney, which produced the film, made some substantial changes in the look and with the characters featured making it much more kid-friendly (but still with some really scary in some scenes!)

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

In this ep the Margos discuss :

  • The true origin story of Roger Rabbit
  • The biggest differences between book and movie
  • How the “toons” speak in the book versus the movie
  • Why the author has continually sued Disney over profits he claims he is still owed
  • The cast of the movie including Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy and Charles Fleischer
  • The women who voiced Jessica Rabbit
  • Plus, tons of trivia and tidbits

Clips Featured:

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit  trailer
  • Why Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) won’t work with toons
  • Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner) meets Eddie
  • Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer) “Drinks the Drink”
  • Outro Music “Wny Don’t You Do Right”  Amy Irving

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Jul 13, 2018

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Princess Bride” (Replay)

The Margos(once again) 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 (and replay!) 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 the 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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Margo P. @ShesNachoMama http://thechingonahomesteader.weebly.com/

 

Jul 6, 2018

Book Vs Movie

Jurassic Park

The 1990 nonfiction by the legendary author, director, and producer Michael Crichton

Vs the 1993 Steven Spielberg Blockbuster Film

Bring on the special, practical effects (with little CGI, please) because the Margos redo one of their more polarizing takes on a project created by two world-class geniuses--Michael Crichton and his good friend Steven Spielberg. Amazingly, Crichton came up with the original concept in the early 1980s and it took several drafts to create the novel that would be known as Jurassic Park.

At the time (1990) it was a publishing sensation, and Steven Spielberg was smart enough to grab the rights at $2 million. The film, which came out in June 1993, was a mega hit right from the start and it remains a cable TV staple to this day.

So between the book and movie--which did the Margos like better? Guys--it ain’t even close here. Check out the link below to hear our take on both.

In this ep the Margos discuss :

  • The fascinating life story of Michael Crichton
  • The friendship between him and director Steven Spielberg
  • The annoying kids featured in the book (Ugh--the dialog is brutal!)
  • The cast of the movie including Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Sir Richard Attenborough.
  • The box office records the movie broke
  • Plus, tons of trivia and tidbits

Clips Featured:

  • News clip from KTVU-TV (San Francisco) the day the movie opened
  • Jurassic Park  trailer
  • The first sight of the dinosaurs
  • “Lexi” (Ariana Richards) and “Tim” (Joseph Mozello) meet the T-Rex  
  • “The blood-sucking lawyer (Martin Ferrero) approves”
  • The kids in the kitchen with the Raptors (the importance of sound design in this film)
  • Outro Music “Jurassic Park Theme” John Williams

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Jun 24, 2018

Book Vs Movie

Catch Me If You Can

The 1980 nonfiction (ish) book by Frank Abagnale & Stan Redding Vs the 2002 Steven Spielberg Film

The Margos go for the short con here and discuss all things Frank Abagnale, a man who between 16-21 years old was the most competent (and weirdly likable) fraud impersonating a pilot, lawyer, doctor, and teacher before finally getting caught by the FBI. He also cashed fraudulent checks around the U.S. and around the world to the tune of over $2 million.

Frank’s story is incredible and it makes for both a fun read and movie (though we do have a definite preference in this episode!)

The film ultimately adapted by Stephen Spielberg and filmed in over 100 locations in 54 days which is unheard of and adds to the pacing of the movie.  But what changes were made to make Frank’s life seem more “movie-friendly?” Do they add value? What does Frank himself think of Catch Me if You Can? Find out in this episode!

In this ep the Margos discuss :

  • The real story of Frank Abagnale (and what changes that were made for the movie)
  • The likeability of Frank even though he is kind of a skunk
  • The look of the movie
  • The cast of the movie including  Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, and Christopher Walken
  • The Academy Award nominations the film earned

Clips Featured:

  • Frank Abagnale on To Tell the Truth (1977)
  • Catch Me if You Can  trailer  
  • Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio) impersonates being an FBI agent in front of Carl (Tom Hanks)
  • Jennifer Garner’s scene
  • Outro Music “Come Fly with Me”

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Jun 15, 2018

Book Vs Movie (Replay)

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

The Ransom Riggs book vs the Tim Burton film

 

The Margos delve into the world of fantasy in this episode discussing the Ranson Riggs’ Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children which spent 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 2012 and spawned two sequels Hollow City and Library of Souls.

Normally Margo P. doesn’t go for the scary stuff but when her preteen told her this was her favorite book of all time and though she will never see the movie (she loathes adaptations--go figure!) she thought we should give it a go.

The book is a wonderful journey of a young man exploring his grandfather’s old photographs that lead him on an amazing journey on a Welsh Island. Does that sound boring? Believe us, it is a very funny and entertaining read with incredible vintage photos telling the story and a very funny & charming lead in the character of Jacob Portman.

So how does the Tim Burton movie stack up compared to the YA novel?

In this episode we discuss:

  • The excellent Audible book ready by actor Jesse Bernstein.
  • Eva Green’s portrayal as Miss Peregrine.
  • What scenes are different between book and movie (Jake  (Asa Butterfield) meeting Emma (Ella Purnell) the first time!)
  • How Miss Peregrine’s capture is handled between the two.
  • The character Barron (Samuel L. Jackson)
  • Switching Emma’s superpower (fire) with less character Olive (breath)
  • Jake’s truncated backstory between book & film
  • The fight scenes & CGI at the end of the film
  • The changes in the character of Dr. Golan (Allison Janey)
  • How really mean the movie dad (Chris O’Dowd) is versus the book.

Outro Music: “Bedtime Stories” by Mike Higham & Matthew Margeson (Miss Peregrine soundtrack)

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Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

 

Jun 10, 2018

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Call Me by Your Name

The 2007 Andre Aciman novel Vs

the 2017 Luca Guadagnino Film

 

The Margos are feeling 80s and dreamy with this episode talking about Call Me by Your Name. The book came out in 2007 to quite a bit of acclaim for the American/Egyptian author Andre Aciman which tells the story of a 17-year-old Elio Perlman who meets and falls in love with 24-year-old Oliver during a stay in Italy in the summer of 1987.

Elio is open about his bisexuality and is immediately attracted to Oliver--to the point he can’t seem to focus on anything but their common Jewish ancestry and Oliver’s possible interest in him.

The film was adapted by Italian director Luca Guadagnino and the Margos compare and contrast between the book and movie.  

So between the book and movie, which did the Margos like more? Click on the link below to find out.

 

In this episode the Margos discuss :

  • The backstory of author Andre Aciman
  • The basic plot of both book & movie and where we noticed difference them
  • The music choices in the movie
  • The cast of the movie including  Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
  • The Academy Award nominations the film earned
  • Bringing back the expression “later!”

 

Clips Featured:

  • Call Me By Your Name audiobook intro by Armie Hammer
  • Call Me Your Name  trailer  
  • The scene with Oliver (Armie Hammer) and Elio (Timothee Chalamet) “touching” for the first time
  • Mr. Perlman (Michael Stuhlbarg) gives the film’s last speech
  • Outro Music “Love My Way” by The Psychedelic Furs

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Jun 1, 2018

Book Vs Movie Podcast Replay

Jaws”

For all of you who have told us that “the book is always better than the movie,” get ready to eat crow!

The Book Vs. Movie podcast takes on (again!) the 1975 classic movie Jaws as well as the truly not-so-great 1974 novel from the otherwise very thoughtful author (and shark supporter) Peter Benchley. We covered this topic two years ago but our old ways of recording thing leave quite a bit to be desired so we decided to take it on again. (Besides, who doesn’t love watching Jaws for the hundredth time?)

In this ep the Margos talk about Peter Benchley’s background, his inspiration for the novel, how Cosmopolitan magazine is responsible for it becoming a film and as much much gossip and behind-the-scenes trivia we can muster about the incredible Stephen Spielberg classic.  

In this episode we discuss:

  • Peter and his wife Wendy who years after Jaws came out, became advocates for sharks and the waters that harbor them.
  • The trials and tribulations Spielberg went through to get his movie made.
  • The tension between Richard Dreyfus and Robert Shaw
  • How the summer blockbuster changed movies forever
  • Inspired by Robert Shaw’s USS Indianapolis speech, an 11-year old boy named Hunter Scott began his own investigation of the disaster and exonerated the captain’s name (You can get his book Left For Dead at Amazon.)

Clips used:

Peter Benchley talks about regretting the demonization of sharks

Jaws TV trailer

Quint (Robert Shaw) “I will find your fish” and “U.S.S. Indianapolis”

Excerpt from the Jaws audiobook

Outro Music: “Mr. Jaws by Dickie Goodman

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May 28, 2018

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Great Gatsby

One of the Most Revered Works of Art from the 20th Century  Vs.

the 2013 Baz Luhrmann Adaptation

Get your Flapper outfits ready and fill that tub with bootleg gin--The Margos go deep into the backstory of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Though it is now considered one of the most important American novels of all time when it was published in 1925--it sold half as well as his previous novels and Fitzgerald felt like a failure.

The life of Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda Sayre is one of the most tragic we have yet to cover and we get into all of the details in this show. Plus. we dissect between the book, the audiobook narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal and the rather frenetic movie directed by Australian Baz Luhrmann.  

So between the book and movie, which did the Margos like more? Click on the link below to find out.

In this episode the Margos discuss :

  • The life of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his tragic death
  • How much the lead character, Nick Carroway, resembles the author
  • Our favorite sections of the book
  • The casting of the movie including Tobey McGuire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • The pace and art direction of the film
  • The unusual soundtrack

 

Clips Featured:

  • Jake Gyllenhaal reading from the audiobook of The Great Gatsby
  • The Great Gatsby  trailer  
  • “Meet Mr. Gatsby”
  • “Myrtle Intro”
  • Outro Music “No Church in the Wild” by Jay Z and Kanye West

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May 18, 2018

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

"Mildred Pierce"

The James M. Cain Hard-Boiled Classic Novel to Slightly Gritty 1945 Classic Film

The Margos put on some extra shoulder pads and finish out their Joan Crawford movie streak with the 1945 classic film noir Mildred Pierce which is based on 1941 novel by JM Cain.  In this potboiler of an ep they discuss

  • Joan Crawford's amazing performance
  • The handsy-ness of the male characters
  • Differences between the book and movie (Thank Hays Code!)
  • The awfulness of Veda
  • The sexiness of the 2011 Mini Series starring Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce
  • Ann Blyth and her amazing voice
  • The sad fate of Butterfly McQueen

Audio Clips:

Official Trailer for Mildred Pierce

"Mildred Pierce" by Sonic Youth

Joan Crawford & Jack Carson

Joan Crawford & Ann Blyth

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May 13, 2018

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Rebecca

The Classic 1938 Novel by Daphne du Maurier Vs. the 1940 Film

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock


The Margos are dreaming about Manderley in this listener-suggested episode--Rebecca. The Daphne du Maurier 1938 novel which was a bestseller at the time and has never been out of print. In 1940--Alfred Hitchcock adapted it as his first American feature.  (You can watch it on YouTube!)

Du Maurier is a fascinating subject as she was a cousin of the Llewelyn Davies boys who were the object of the obsession of J.M. Barrie--the creator of Peter Pan. The Margos talk about her love of Cornwall, England, her distaste for small talk and how her marriage resembled the one featured in Rebecca.

The book & movie are both considered classics and we have all of the tidbits, trivia and behind the scenes gossip.  Get ready for a gothically good time!

In this episode the Margos discuss :

  • Du Maurier’s backstory (and rumors about her plagiarizing materials)
  • The main plot of book & movie (and how they differ)
  • The style (and temper) of Alfred Hitchcock
  • The casting of the movie including Sir Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson and George Sanders
  • The gay subtext in the movie
  • The different endings between book and movie

Clips Featured:

  • Rebecca  trailer  
  • “Mrs. de Winter” (Joan Fontaine) meets Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson)
  • Mrs. Danvers and Rebecca’s nightgown
  • Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) confesses her never loved his late wife
  • “Theme to Rebecca Franz Waxman

 

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May 7, 2018

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay)

The Exorcist”


The Margos revisit 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 Bells”  

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

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May 1, 2018

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Outsiders

The 1967 classic YA novel Vs. the 1983 cult movie (vs. the “Director’s Version”)

 

The Margos are back and they are ready to rumble! This was actually one of the more popular episodes back in our first season but we knew we could make it sound so much better so here’s to another REDO ep!

In 1967, 17-year old S.E. Hinton published her first novel, The Outsiders which became one of the first YA novels that was a hit with both teachers and students. Susie (as she prefers to be called if you know her) wrote the novel based on experience living on the rough side of the tracks in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Her improbable rise to the top of the YA novel heap is one of publishing’s more interesting stories and the Outsiders still sells almost 500,000 copies per year!

The 1983 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola is one of the signature films for a whole generation of tweens in the 80s. Everything in this lush production is discussed in this episode from the amazing cast to the cinematography and the rather unfortunate Stevie Wonder theme song.

In this episode the Margo “Stay Gold” as they discuss :

  • S.E. Hinton’s backstory and how she remains true to her roots to this day.
  • The main differences between the novel and film
  • How the cast was chosen and Coppola's rehearsal process
  • Behind the scenes trivia and gossip
  • What the Margos really think about the theme song
  • S.E. Hinton’s cameo as a nurse
  • The different versions of the film available (Coppola added 22 minutes of extra scenes and added 60s music to the score in the updated DVD version)

 

Clips Featured:

  • S.E. Hinton intro to her audiobook
  • The Outsiders trailer  
  • Ponyboy chased around Tulsa
  • Dallas (Matt Dylan) flirts with Cherry (Diane Lane)

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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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