Dec 29, 2021
Book Vs. Movie: The Phantom Tollbooth
The 1961Classic Children’s Novel Vs the 1970 Chuck Jones-Directed Movie
The Margos are heading back to the world of Children’s literature with The Phantom Tollbooth by author Norton Juster and illustrations by Jules Feiffer which was first published in 1961. The story of a...
Dec 16, 2021
Book Vs. Movie: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
Agatha Christie’s Holiday Mystery Vs the David Suchet “Poirot” TV Series
The Margos return to Agatha Christie and one of her most famous detectives with Hercule Poirot’s Christmas which was originally released in 1938. The “locked room mystery” is one of her most...
Dec 9, 2021
Book Vs. Movie: The Year Without a Santa Clause
The Rankin/Bass 1974 Classic Special Based on a Light Verse Book
For many 70s kids, the Rankin/Bass specials with their catchy music and stop motion animation were high art. From Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to Santa Clause is Coming to Town their specials garnered...
Dec 1, 2021
Book Vs. Movie: The Bishop’s Wife
The 1928 novel by Robert Nathan Vs the 1947 Classic Cary Grant Film
It’s December at Book vs Movie and we are excited about covering holiday-themed films including this selection--The Bishop’s Wife. The original novella was written by Robert Nathan in 1928 is the story of a...
Nov 24, 2021
Book Vs. Movie: Bedknobs and Broomsticks
The Marty Norton Novels During WW2 Vs the 1971 Groovy Disney Film
The Margos are closing out our “Month of Disney” with the 50th Anniversary of Bedknobs and Broomsticks a partly animated film that is based on the wonderful stories by Mary Norton. An English writer of...