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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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Jun 30, 2017

Book Vs Movie

“The Orchid Thief” Vs “Adaptation”

 

The Margos are back and taking on their most interesting episode yet with a compare and contrast of the Susan Orlean novel The Orchid Thief (which began as a New Yorker article) and the hit Charlie Kaufman/Spike Jones movie Adaptation. If there has ever been a reason for this podcast to exist --this material is the one to tackle!

So many differences between the book and movie here, we are not quite sure where to begin but let us give it a try.

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • The interesting history between when the magazine article appeared to several years later where Charlie Kaufman took several liberties with the material.
  • The intense performance by Nicolas Cage (which earned him an Academy Award nomination)
  • The past work of Charlie Kaufman and why he chose to adapt the material as he did.
  • The ingenious casting of Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper and Tilda Swinton.
  • The totally bananas plot twists and turns.
  • How Susan Orleans really feels about this adapted piece of her work.
  • The many, many passages devoted in The Orchid Thief to the history of stealing orchids over the last centuries.

 

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Jun 23, 2017

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Bonus ep

"The Mist" TV Series

Ep. 1 "Pilot"

Margo D. is co-hosting this series recap with Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast (Margo P. avoids the scary stuff!) We are excited to talk about Spike TV's take on the Stephen King novella and really hope it will be cool! (Margo D. is still smarting after the dreadful "Under the Dome" effort.)

In this ep they discuss:

  • The backstory about the original novella and the 2007 movie which are considered classics. 
  • How we see the story unfolding so far
  • What we like (and don't like) about the first episode. 
  • The main characters and the actors playing them
  • How weirdly dated it feels
  • Hoping it gets better as the series progresses!

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Jun 16, 2017

Book Vs Movie Podcast

"Bridget Jones' Diary" 

 

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 at The Guardian) and the 2001 film that also stars Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. 

In ths ep we discuss:

  • The story behind 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

 

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Jun 9, 2017

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!

 

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

Jun 2, 2017

Book Vs. Movie

Wiseguy Vs Goodfellas

 

The Margos have no fear of getting whacked after this episode as we are huge fans of both the Nicholas Pileggi 1986 non-fiction book and the classic 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese. Here we compare and contrast between book versus movie and have some big opinions about them. 

Discussed in this ep:

  • How the book came to be
  • Why Martin Scorsese chose to direct another mob picture after Mean Streets
  • The main differences between the real life criminals and the actors who played them.
  • The frenzied life of Henry Hill
  • Those classic over-the-top scenes in the movie
  • What happened to all of the main characters

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

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com

 

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