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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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Dec 21, 2015

Book vs Movie Podcast

"In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash' vs "A Christmas Story"

A Christmas Story gets the "Book Vs Movie" treatment and is basically a love fest for the Margos. 

We talk about the differences between the 1966 book by Jean Shepherd "In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash" and the beloved classic film directed by Bob Clark.

They also discuss:

  • How to pick a bad episode of "MASH"
  • Heating homes in Southern California
  • The "A Christmas Story" home as a real attraction

So get your BB gun ready and enjoy this episode!

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Dec 13, 2015

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

"Fried Green Tomatoes"

In this episode of "Book Vs Movie" the Margos talk about the celebrated 1991 film "Fried Green Tomatoes" based on the Fannie Flagg novel that came out in 1987. For years there has been debate about two things:

  1. The "real" relationship between Ruth & Idgie.
  2. Are Idgie & Ninny the same person?

We delve into why there is general confusion in what we see on screen and what we suspect is really happening as subtext. 

The Margos are big on spoilers and talk about all of the important details between the book and the movie version that was adapted. They also try to clear up a few mysteries that seemed to divide the critics when it was first released. 

Enjoy! 

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Nov 22, 2015

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

"The Devil Wears Prada"

 

In this episode of "Book Vs Movie" the Margos take on the Lauren Weisberger novel "The Devil Wears Prada" which was turned into a smashing success of a movie due largely to the actors performances. 

In it we discuss:

  • The key difference between the novel and the film (what worked and what doesn't)
  • The fact that none of Andi's friends seems to understand the concept of working hard at your first job, 
  • Margo's Anna Wintour encounter at the Met with Puff Daddy (as he was known then) rehearsing in the background
  • Plus spoilers, spoilers and more spoilers

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Nov 14, 2015

Book Vs Movie Podcast

"The Princess Bride"

The Margos dissect the both the book and movie version of The Princess Bride in this episode.

Yes--it was a book first and a damn funny one!

This episode is a must for fans of the Rob Reiner film. 

So get your swords ready and make up some clever rhymes for Andre the Giant!

 

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

 

Nov 1, 2015

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

"The Silence of the Lambs"

 

In this episode of Book vs Movie the Margos attack the Thomas Harris classic horror novel and the Oscar winning film by Jonathan Demme and Ted Tally

We discuss the differences between the book & movie of "The Silence of the Lambs" and what we liked (and didn't like.)

 

Highlights include:

The female characters featured in both and how they differ

How scared each Margo was while reading and watching them

On-set tidbits, news and gossip

How transgender people are treated in both

Women in peril themes

The awesomeness of Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster 

Our next Book Vs Movie pick

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Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Oct 18, 2015

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

"The Bad Seed"

In this episode of "Book Vs. Movie" Margo D. & Margo P. tackle "The Bad Seed" by William March. 

8 year-old Rhoda Penmark is a sociopath who loves penmanship medals and bitchin' sunglasses but people--not so much. So how are the book and movie different from each other? Listen in to find out. 

We also discuss in this episode:

The casting of the movie

The amazing performances of Patty McCormack and Eileen Heckart (RIP)

The scariness level between book & movie

The Hollywood "Hays Code" and more!

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Sep 27, 2015

In this episode of "Book Vs Movie" the Margos tackle "Like Water for Chocolate" comparing and contrasting the Laura Esquivel dreamy novel with the luxurious 1993 film adaptation. 

They discuss:

Key plot points and plenty of spoilers

How much Catholics tend to believe in ghosts

The scariness of Mama Elena

Plus: Margo D. tries to pronounce the name "Gertrudis" many times in many different ways

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Sep 6, 2015

For this episode of "Book Vs Movie" we talk about the Michael Crichton classic "Jurassic Park"

In other words we dissect which was better Book vs Movie?

Um, how long do we need to decide this? 

 Also:

How annoying are the kids between book and movie?

Did Michael Crichton like ANY women in his life for real?

 Check it all out here in this episode of "Book Vs Movie"

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Aug 15, 2015

In this episode of "Book Vs. Movie" the Margos try to reel in the differences between 1974 bestseller from Peter Benchley and the Stephen Spielberg classic from 1975. (See what we did there?)

 

"Book Vs Movie" compares and constrasts the differences between the two and uncovered a few amazing pieces of trivia along the way. 

In this epsiode we discuss:

  • Peter Benchley's back story and his interest in sharks
  • The biggest differences between book and movie including a mayor in debt to the mob and our beloved Ellen Brody playing a depressed housewife who seeks solace with Hooper (Really!)
  • The number of "Bruces" in the film
  • The real age of Robert Shaw who played Quint (You will not believe how old he really was!)
  • And the on-set fights and mishaps that somehow produced a classic
  • We finally decide which is better: the book or the movie.
Jul 25, 2015

In this episode of Book Vs Movie we totally gush about "The Body" (the novella by Stephen King" and "Stand By Me" directed by Rob Reiner

 

In it we discuss:

  • How amazing both are
  • The perfect casting of the film
  • The differences between book & movie

 

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

 

Jul 12, 2015

For those of you who think the 1989 Kevin Costner film is THE version of Field of Dreams--nay!

 

In this episode of "Book Vs Movie" the Margos talk about the WP Kinsella book titled "Shoeless Joe" which we loved and the 1989 film we really like. In this episode we discuss:

  • The differences between the 1982 novel titled "Shoeless Joe" andthe 1989 hit film
  • The hotness of actor Diwer Brown
  • The power of James Earl Jones
  • The strangeness of using JD Salinger in a work of fiction
  • James Whaley as Robbie Krieger in The Doors
  • Magical Realism
  • "Karin's" almost death scene
  • Book "Annie" vs the awesomeness of Amy Madigan
  • Kevin Costner's voiceover

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Jun 25, 2015

In this episode of Book Vs Movie Margo D. and Margo P. dissect the Bret Easton Ellis novel "Less Than Zero" and then discuss the Disney-fied adaptation. (Are we tipping our hand on how we feel about it?)

Amoung the topics discussed:

  • The dark world of the rich kids depicted 
  • The hotness of Andrew McCarthy, Robert Downey Jr. and James Spader
  • Jami Gertz' power suits and the amazing lipstick that never smears
  • Recollections of LA back in the 80s
  • The soundtrack that is tough to track down

Also--we tallk about what will be covering in our next episode

Turn on some MTV, wear those jelly shoes and enjoy "Book Vs Movie" 

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Jun 21, 2015

Margo D (Brooklyn Fit Chick.com) and Margo P (She's Nacho Mama's Blog) discuss the discuss "The Help." We talk about the differences between the best-selling novel and the Hollywood feature adaptation. 

 

Which did we like better?

 Not to bring on a too big of a spoiler right now but...wow. 

 Cicely Tyson? Just...wow. 

 

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

May 31, 2015

Finally someone took the time to talk about the differences between the Jacqueline Susann classic novel & camp classic 1967 film. In this episode we examine and dissect the differences between both and we cover:

 Sharon Tate's performance

The clothes

1960s feminism

Susan Hayward

Patty Duke's singing style

The men in both

Which did we like better--the book or movie?

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

May 9, 2015

Whoo Boy! Where to begin? The Book Vs Movie podcast tackles Ira Levin's classic 1972 thriller "The Stepford Wives,"  the 1975 film adaptation which was pretty amazing and the totally stinky 2004 redo that starred Nicole Kidman. 

 

This is a freewheeling discussion about everything from feminism to 1970s fashion to the missed Martha Stewart parody from Frank Oz. 

 

Joanna Eberling moves from the dirty but "oh so alive" city to the suburbs at the urging (demand) of her lawyer husband only to find out she is going to be replaced by a robot that loves sex and laundry. 

 

Warning to the grumpy population... spoilers and personal anecdotes are littered throughout this podcast!

You may never hear the Austin Powers line "Send in the Fembots" in the same way again. 

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Apr 23, 2015

Life may be like a box of chocolate but the movie Forrest Gump is virtually NOTHING like the book on which it is based. The two "Margos" talk about key plot points between the 1986 novel from Winston Groom and the 1994 movie directed by Robert Zemeckis in this episode of "Book Vs. Movie." 

How different are they? Well did you know the author thought John Goodman would make a fine Forrest Gump? 

Book Forrest is 6' 6'' tall,  plays the harmonica, has an oranguntan for a best freind and at one point is recruited by NASA. 

In this podcast we discuss the incredible journey between the highly sought-after novel and the Academy Award-winning film it eventually became with tons of trivia and spoilers aplenty. 

Find out how the originallly too "Rain Man-ish" lead character was turned into a saint. Learn the differences between the book and movie "Jenny." Also, the Margos discuss the varying levels of sucessful "celebrity" appearances in the 1994 film. 

Get ready for a wild ride! 

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Apr 12, 2015

Attention all you Greasers & Socs--The Margos have committed to investingating both the SH Hinton 1967 classic novel and the Francis Ford Coppola 1983 film that still makes millions of girls scream with delight.  

In this epsiode we compare and contrast the book vs the film including what we liked (and didn't like) about each and along the way offer trivia, tidbits and spoilers aplenty. 

Whether you are a Sodapop kind of girl or long for a bad boy like Dallas--the Margos give their honest take on what works in the book and the strange choices that almost derailed the film. (Oops--are we giving something away here?)

Highlights of this episode include full-on Patrick Swayze and Rob Lowe swooning, the potential scariness of a drive-in in Tulsa and the "huh" song from Stevie Wonder that plays on the soundtrack. 

"Stay Gold!" 

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Mar 28, 2015

So did you know that "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was based a novella from Truman Capote set in 1943 New York City? 

 

The "Margo's" dive right in the give their tale on the differences between the Capote novel and the Blake Edwards film.

Key discussions include the treatment of Japanese Americans in each, the niceness of Holly in each version, the adorableness of George Peppard and more. 

 

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

 

 

Mar 22, 2015

In this episode the Margo's take on the Mario Puzo/Francis Ford Coppola classic "The Godfather" talking about the 1969 novel and the first and second film directed in 1972 and 1974. 

 

Did you know that Johnny Fontaine had a bigger presence in the novel? 

Have you heard the story about Frank Sinatra threatening author Mario Puzo at a fancy restaurant?

How many times did Francis Ford Coppola almost get fired? 

Who were the biggest contenders for Don Dorleone?

Find out the differences between the novel and the films plus learn some tidbits and trivia along the way.

"Book Vs. Movie" goes to the mattresses with "The Godfather!"

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@bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Feb 22, 2015

The "Margos" tackle their next episode of "Book Vs Movie" with the Nick Hornby 1995 novel "High Fidelity." The international best-selling book was turned into a hit film in 2000 with director Stephen Frears at the helm and starring John Cusack moving the action from London to Chicago. So which was better? 

Do you prefer your lead as a melancholy loner or an angry indie-brat? The Margos spoil away as they discuss the differences between the two in order to hash out with "High Fidelity" which was better--the book or the movie? (Contains many spoilers!)

 

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Feb 1, 2015

"Book Vs Movie" tackles the 2012 bestselling thriller by Gillian Flynn and compares it to how it was realized on film by David Fincher. 

Margo D. (Brooklyn Fit Chick) and Margo P. (She's Nacho Mama's Blog) talk about both the movie and book and discuss the merits (and misfires) in each. 

Did the movie "ruin" or "fix" the contoversial ending? How was Reese Witherspoon involved with the project? How many pairs of underwear were used in THAT SCENE? 

WARNING: Plenty of spoilers here with all plot twists revelaed!

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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

 

Jan 17, 2015

This episode of Book Vs. Movie we talk about the 1996 Roman a Clef novel "Primary Colors" by Joe Klein which is, let's face facts, his take on Bill Clinton and the 1992 Presidential Campaign.  Then we discuss the 1998 movie directed by the late (and legendary) director Mike Nichols. 

The Margos talk about which they liked better and give all sorts of trivia and behind-the-scenes gossip. 

Also discussed, the aging makeup of John Travolta, "Stuttering" John Melendez vs Gennifer Flowers, the traeatment of gays and minorities in the novel, the wonder that was Larry Hagman, the awfulness of politics and much more. 

We don't beat around the bush here. We dare to answer the question--which was better, the book or the film? See if you agree!

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@bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

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