Info

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!
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Book Vs Movie Podcast
2019
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
September
August
July
June
March
February
January


2015
November
October
July
May


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: 2016
Dec 29, 2016

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

"Auntie Mame"

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

 

The Margos take on the most awful year in show business deaths by tackling the most joyful book/movie they have covered yet--"Auntie Mame!" 

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"

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brooklynfitchik/book-vs-movie-podcast/

Donate to our show at Patreon.com/bookversusmovie

Every $25 donation—we will cover your book/movie of your choosing!

 

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

 

 

Dec 19, 2016

Book Vs. Movie Podcast "A Christmas Story"

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

In this holiday-themed episode the Margos 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!

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brooklynfitchik/book-vs-movie-podcast/

Donate to our show at Patreon.com/bookversusmovie

Every $25 donation—we will cover your book/movie of your choosing!

 

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

 

Dec 17, 2016

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 back story of Theodore Seuss Geisel and his less than cheery view of children
  • Figuring out who John Ford, Tom Ford and Glenn Ford really are
  • 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

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brooklynfitchik/book-vs-movie-podcast/

Donate to our show at Patreon.com/bookversusmovie

Every $25 donation—we will cover your book/movie of your choosing!

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Dec 11, 2016

Book Vs Movie Bonus Ep "The Green Mile"

Mago D. & Deana of "Twisted Philly" Discuss the 1999 Classic Film &

Stephen King Novel

Margo D. and Deana of the excellent podcast Twisted Philly talk about the Stephen King classic "The Green Mile" book to movie. In this ep they discuss:

  • The director Frank Darabont's history of working on the best Stephen King films so far.
  • The evilness of Doug Hutchison's character Percy Wetmore
  • The excellent (and really TALL cast)
  • Michael Clarke Duncan & Michael Jeter (RIP)
  • The adorable "Mr. Jingles" 

Follow Twisted Philly on Twitter @Twisted_Philly 

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brooklynfitchik/book-vs-movie-podcast/

Donate to our show at Patreon.com/bookversusmovie

Every $25 donation—we will cover your book/movie of your choosing!

 

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Dec 4, 2016

 

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

"Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix"

The 2003 novel Vs. the 2007 film

 

Watch all you muggles and half bloods because the Margos take on J.K. Rowling's 5th novel in the original Harry Potter series. In this lively episode we discuss:

  • The main differences between the novel and the film
  • J.K. Rowling's background from impoverished single mother to selling over 400 million books to date
  • The amazing actors that populate the Harry Potter world. 
  • The dickiishness of Harry's dad
  • How we tried very hard to learn all of the Potter trivia but most likely failed!

 

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brooklynfitchik/book-vs-movie-podcast/

Donate to our show at Patreon.com/bookversusmovie

Every $25 donation—we will cover your book/movie of your choosing!

 

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Nov 12, 2016

Book Vs. Movie Podcast "Fight Club"

The Chuck Palahniuk Novel Vs. the David Fincher

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)

 

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brooklynfitchik/book-vs-movie-podcast/

Donate to our show at Patreon.com/bookversusmovie

Every $25 donation—we will cover your book/movie of your choosing!

 

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Nov 4, 2016

Book Vs Movie Podcast Bonus Ep

Stephen King's "Christine"

Margo D. and returning guest Finnius of the Tattooed Bananas Podcast talk about the Stephen King classic "Christine" which was published in 1983--the same year John Carpenter's film was released. In this ep we discuss:

  • The varying levels of acting ability with the leads. 
  • The BIG differences between book and movie 
  • The actor dubbed "Caveman John Travolta" by the awesome Now Playing Podcast
  • Behind the scenes trivia
  • Our verdict between book versus movie (Not really much of a contest here.)

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brooklynfitchik/book-vs-movie-podcast/

Donate to our show at Patreon.com/bookversusmovie

Every $25 donation—we will cover your book/movie of your choosing!

 

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Sep 18, 2016

Book Vs. Movie Podcast "Charlie & the Chocolate Family"

The beloved classic Dahl novel against two Hollywood creations. Which is better?

The Margos went deep into Raold Dahl territory with this exploration about how Willy Wonka came to being and the two Hollywood interpretations of this unique tale. 

In this ep we discuss:

  • The complicated life of the author and the tragedies he experienced throughout his life. 
  • The main differences between the book and the adapted films
  • The different interpretations that Gene Wilder & Johnny Depp gave to the role of Willy Wonka
  • Which we liked better--book or movie? 

 

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brooklynfitchik/book-vs-movie-podcast/

Donate to our show at Patreon.com/bookversusmovie

Every $25 donation—we will cover your book/movie of your choosing!

 

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Sep 4, 2016

Book Vs Movie Podcast

"Mary Poppins

P.L. Travers vs Walt Disney (with a touch of "Saving Mr. Banks" and "The Boys: The Sherman Brothers")

Our newest episode is "perfectly perfect in every way" (well, we come pretty damn close!) Here we discuss the classic 1934 children's novel versus the 1964 Walt Disney multiple Oscar winning film. Topics we cover:

  • The interesting (and complicated) life of P.L. Travers/Helen Lyndon Goff/"Ginty"
  • The Sherman brothers who wrote all of the music and lyrics
  • Walt Disney's vision of the film versus the author's intentions for the character. 
  • The plethora of differences between the novel and film.
  • Differences between the relationship of Mary and Bert between the book and movie. 

Clips used in this episode:

"supercalifragilisticexpialidociousl" Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke

"Feed the Birds" Julie Andrews

P.L. Travers and Disney staff discuss the script (the last clip from "Saving Mr. Banks")

 

 

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brooklynfitchik/book-vs-movie-podcast/

Donate to our show at Patreon.com/bookversusmovie

Every $25 donation—we will cover your book/movie of your choosing!

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Aug 21, 2016

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Heart of Darkness/Apocalypse Now/Hearts of Darkness

Joseph Conrad Vs. Francis Ford Coppola & Eleanor Coppola

It’s the launch of our third season so why not take on one of the most celebrated and examined movie adaptations of all time? In this ep the Margos discuss:

  • The 1899 novella from Joseph Conrad and his real life adventures at sea which inspired the story.
  • Whether or not Heart of Darkness is racist.
  • The many dramas and traumas of Francis Ford Coppola classic film including actors run amuck, lousy weather and strange politics in the Philippines and more.
  • The documentary featuring surreptitious film coverage by Eleanor Coppola and the toll the film took on her husband. 

Clips used in this episode:

Susi QCredence Clearwater Revival

Robert Duvall

Francis Ford Coppola

The EndThe Doors

Thanks to our friends who sent congratulations!

Randy of the Electronic Media Collective, Annaleis of Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks, Jake of Jake & Tom Conquer the World, Patrick of F This Movie, Dana of How is This Movie?, Juliette & David of The Unwriteable Rant, Scott & Colin of It's Your Pic, Stephanie of Gotham Lights, Jessi Lauren, Nick of The Dependent Independent Nick, Paul of The Countdown Pod, Bill & Finnius of Tattooed Bananas podcast,   Kenny & Shane of Now That I'm Older, Peter of Hydrate Level Four podcast, Jackson Murphy of Lights Camera Jackson and Dave, Ben & John of Superhero Speak.

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brooklynfitchik/book-vs-movie-podcast/

Donate to our show at Patreon.com/bookversusmovie

Every $25 donation—we will cover your book/movie of your choosing!

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Jul 22, 2016

 

Book Vs. Movie Podcast: Fletch 

Wait. It was a book first? Yes! Once again the Margos take on a book to movie adaptation that contains some important differences. 

In this ep they discuss:

  • The main differemces between the Gregory Mcdonald (yes, that is how he spelled his last name) novel and the Michael Ritchie film
  • The book Fletch's many women problems
  • The healthy version of the character in the film
  • What the movies keeps and discards from the novel
  • The chances of another Hollywood remake
  • The awesome 80s soundtrack

So which did the Margos like better? Listen here to find out!

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brooklynfitchik/book-vs-movie-podcast/

Leave us a voice mail: 206-279-0117

Donate to our show at Patreon.com/bookversusmovie

Every $25 donation—we will cover your book/movie of your choosing!

 

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Jul 9, 2016

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Beach

The Margos take on the Alex Garland 90s cult classic novel vs. the 2000 film directed by Danny Boyle and OY VEY we picked a winner here!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The sexed up changes we KNOW that Leonardo DiCaprio insisted they make to the film
  • The good & bad acting 
  • The total surreal and amazing scenes that somehow did not make it to the film
  • What you should say if you wind up in a Northern California weed plantation
  • Our lack of backpacking jones
  • The stunning lack of Robert Carlyle and the character Jed

Which did we like more? Find out here!

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brooklynfitchik/book-vs-movie-podcast/

Leave us a voice mail: 206-279-0117

Donate to our show at Patreon.com/bookversusmovie

Every $25 donation—we will cover your book/movie of your choosing!

 

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Jun 19, 2016

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

"Alice in Wonderland"

 

The Margos take on Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and how it was adapted into a film by cinematic genius Tim Burton. In this episode we discuss:

  • The backstory of Lewis Carroll and the "real" Alice
  • His relationship with Alice Lidell and her family
  • The many version of "Alice in Wonderland" that exist in film
  • Tim Burton's unique take on the material
  • Plus, we talk parallels to Michael Jackson and tales from Margo's home shopping experiences
  • Next week's epiosde book/movie topic 

Music: "White Rabbit" by the Jefferson Airplane

Documentary mentioned "The Secret Life of Lewis Carroll" BBC

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brooklynfitchik/book-vs-movie-podcast/

Leave us a voice mail: 206-279-0117

Donate to our show at Patreon.com/bookversusmovie

Every $25 donation—we will cover the book/movie of your choice! 

 

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Mar 27, 2016

Book Vs Movie Podcast

"The Dark Knight" & The Long Halloween"

vs.

"The Dark Knight"

 

 

The Margos are ready to talk (almost) all things Batman here with an examination of the background material for Christopher Nolan's 2008  masterpiece "The Dark Knight" including the classic graphic novels "The Killing Joke" and "The Long Halloween."

In this episode we discuss:

  • The background of the Joker & Harvey Den'ts origin stories
  • The "Killing Joke's place in Batman lore
  • The inspiration for Heath Ledger's look for The Dark Knight" (Did he see an early version of another graphic novel?)
  • Joseph Loeb's "The Long Halloween" and the many, many colorful murders within
  • Tim Burton's inspiration for 1989's "Batman"
  • The Margos have their first disagreement ever over Prince's "Batdance" 
  • The awful treatment of Barbara Gordon
  • Getting down Batman's "voice"

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

@bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Leave us a voice mail at 206-279-0117!!

Mar 13, 2016

Book vs Movie Podcast

"To Kill a Mockingbird"

In this episode of "Book Vs. Movie" the Margos take on the Harper Lee classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" and compare it to the revered film that stars Gregory Peck. Here we discuss:

 

  • Harper Lee's exceptional and reclusive life in Monroeville, AL
  • Her friendship with (and ultimate estrangement from) author Truman Capote
  • The background of the novel
  • Differences between the book & film
  • "Go Set a Watchman" controversy
  • Next's week's new book/movie
  • Out first fan voicemail! 

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

 

Feb 29, 2016

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Bonus Stephen King Ep

11/22/63 with

Lou & Hans of The Stephen King Podcast

In this special bonus episode of "Book Vs Movie" one half of the Margos talks with Lou and Hans of "The Stephen King Podcast" about the new Hulu series "11-22-63" starring James Franco.

The first two episodes of "11-22-63" are dissected between the 2011 book and the new series with Lou and Hans who have special insight on what to expect from the series. 

In this episode discuss:

  • James Franco's performance
  • The casting choices for the series
  • Upcoming film & TV adaptions of Stephen King properties

Follow Lou Systma @LouWSytsma www.louwritestories.com

Follow Hans at @LiljasLibrary www.liljas-library.com 

@SKingPodcast

@bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com 

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

@bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Feb 7, 2016

Book vs Movie Podcast

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

 

In this episode of "Book Vs. Movie" the Margos take on Stephen Chbosky's teen angst classic "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" where in they discuss the following:

  • The differences between the 1999 novel and the 2012 film written and directed by author Stephen Chobsky 
  • The power of good casting and possibly "over casting" a part
  • The infuriating use of David Bowie's "Heroes"
  • Weirdos who actually miss high school
  • High School relationship woes
  • Why this novel is one of the most banned in HS libraries

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

@bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Jan 23, 2016

Book Vs Movie Podcast

"Psycho"

 

The Margos dig deep with Robert Bloch's novel "Psycho" that was turned into the iconic Alfred Hitchcock classic thriller. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • The different "Norman Bates" between book and film
  • The backstory to the novel supposedly influenced by infamous murderer Ed Gein
  • How Hitchcock bought it to the screen
  • The hotness of Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh
  • The Bernard Hermann score

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

@bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Jan 9, 2016

Book vs Movie Podcast

"Waiting to Exhale"

 

In this episode of "Book Vs. Movie" the Margos take a travel back to the 90s and check out "Waiting to Exhale" to find out which version of the material we liked better.  

Some of the things discussed include:

  • How many "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast members you can spot in the film
  • The dating habits of the main characters
  • Crazy sex scenes where everyone keeps their clothes on
  • Music "bedding" that is louder than the actors talking
  • Which is crazier: interior or exterior monologues
  • The similarities between "Waiting to Exhale" and "Sex & the City"

 

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

@bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

1