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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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Feb 24, 2021

Book Vs Movie: “One Night in Miami” (2021)

The Kemp Powers Play Vs. the Regina King Movie

True story--on the night of Tuesday, February 25, 1964, four men who were (or will soon be) involved in the African American Civil Rights movement hung out together to celebrate one of the participant’s big wins--boxer Cassius Clay becoming the world heavyweight champion. 

The four men included Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and NFL superstar Jim Brown. Clay would become one of the most beloved athletes of the 20th Century as Muhammad Ali under the direct influence of Malcolm X (who was getting ready to leave the nation of Islam. Sam Cooke had a string of pop hits but wanted to create music that reflected the challenging times in the 60s. And Brown was tired of being revered as a football player but having reporters ignore his pleas for social justice. 

In 2013, writer Kemp Powers created a fictional account of the famous evening where these famous men talked about religion, politics, racism, women, and how they can make their mark on the world. He adapted the screenplay that is directed by Regina King

The film is playing now on Amazon prime and includes the fates of all the key players.  

So between the play & movie--which did we like better?  Have a listen to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips used:

  • One Night in Maimi  trailer 
  • The four main characters on the roof of the hotel
  • Cassius Clay becomes Heavyweight World Champion
  • Sam Cooke sings “Working on a Chain Gang”
  • Music: Speak Now by Leslie Odom Jr. and Sam Ashworth

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Feb 17, 2021

Book Vs Movie: “What’s Love Got to Do With It” (1993)

Tina Turner’s 1986 Autobiography “I, Tina” Vs the Angela Bassett Film

 

With Tina Turner finally being nominated for a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nomination as a solo artist--the Margos decided now was the time to take a look at her life story (up to the age of 46) with her 80s bestselling autobiography (co-written by Kurt Loder!) “I, Tina” and compare it with the hit 1993 film “What’s Love Got to Do With It.

Anna Mae Bullock of Natbush, Tennessee began her life sticking out in her baptist choirs as a child and grew up to be one of the biggest stars in the world. From the moment she met Ike Turner--her life went on a trajectory of fame, struggle, acclaim, and abuse to reaching the Guinness World Book Of Records for the World’s Largest Playing Audience at 180,000. 

The movie based on “I, Tina,” was directed by Brian Gibson and stars Angela Bassett and Tina Turner and Laurence Fishburne as Ike Turner with the main focus on their marriage and career highlights. Both actors were nominated for Academy Awards for their performances and the film was a financial and critical success at the time. 

So between the autobiography & movie--which did we like better? 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips used:

  • What’s Love Got to Do With It  trailer 
  • Tina escapes to another hotel
  • “Rolling on the River”
  • Music by Tina Turner

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Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine 





Feb 11, 2021

Book Vs Movie: “The Princess & The Frog” (2009)

The last traditionally made Disney animation film is the subject of this episode which explores New Orleans in the 1920s

The Margos are feeling like sipping some sweet tea and exploring one of America’s most sous cities for food, culture, music, and architecture---New Orleans.  

The Princess and the Frog originated with the Brother Grimm’s fairytale “The Frog Prince” (which we are not really discussing today) and The Frog Princess” by E.D. Baker. Writers/directors Ron Clements and John Musker who previously worked on “The Great Mouse Detective” and “The Little Mermaid.” 

In this story, the action takes place in New Orleans in the 1920s but in the early 2000s there were very critical notes on how the city should be treated (this was just after Hurricane Katrina) and the lead character went from being a chambermaid to a woman looking to open her own restaurant. None of than Oprah Winfrey herself was hired as a consultant in 2007 and she voices the character of Tiana’s mother Eudora. 

Tiana is a hard worker who was raised by parents who taught her an excellent work ethic. She dreams of opening her own restaurant. After kissing a frog (who was a prince but a Cajun witch doctor put a spell on him)Tiana and her new frog friend Prince Naveen navigate the waters of the Bayou before true love prevails. 

The film was one of the first big release animated films that featured a largely African American cast and it made over $270 million worldwide. It was released the same year as Pixar’s “Up” so it did not win the big awards at the time but it still has its big fans. 

So between the original story & movie--which did we like better? 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips used:

  • The Princess and the Frog  trailer 
  • Prince Naveen meets Dr. Facilier
  • Tiana meets the Prince as a frog
  • Tiana and Charlotte as kids (with Elizabeth Dampier, Breanna Brooks, and Oprah!)
  • Tiana confronts “the Shadowman”
  • Music by Randy Newman “Down in New Orleans”

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Feb 2, 2021

Book Vs Movie: “Jolene” (2019)

Dolly Parton’s 1973 Hit Song & the 2019 Adaptation from Netflix “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings”

 

The Margos have opened up our adaptations to include plays, novellas, magazine articles, and (for this particular episode) songs. Specifically Jolene by the amazing Dolly Parton

Dolly’s life has been an amazing journey from poverty in the mountains of Tennessee to her career as one of the most prolific singer/songwriters of the last 50+ years. Her music goes across several genres from country to rock to pop to gospel and she has written over 3,000 songs. 

Jolene holds a special distinction as one of her most-covered tunes and the story is based on a true story about the early years of her marriage to Carl Thomas Dean

Netflix took the concept and created the show Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings which had one episode devoted to the interpretation of Jolene with Julienne Hough playing the title character. 

So between the song & movie--which did we like better? (Is it even going to be close?)

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips used:

  • Jolene  trailer 
  • Dish Nation interview with Dolly
  • Jolene introduces Babe to Emily
  • Music by Pentatonix

 

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Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine 




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