We’re All Gonna Look Like Powder! Episode # 185

The Best Neighbors Podcast 

Episode 185

“We’re All Gonna Look Like Powder!

 

Hey there, Neighbors, how’s your Memorial Day Weekend going? Are you jet-skiing & hiking & partying up a storm? We’re not either. Ah well, there are still many joys to be had, like RHOA Zoom Reunion, Pt. 11; RHOBH w/ Disney villains PK & Dorit; RHONY vs. the Russian(s) Spa (the Russians win!); some 90 Day Fiance fodder, & a few Netflix recs and an Amazon Prime doc, all for your enjoyment. Stay well, Neighbors! 

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Book Vs Movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”

Book Vs Movie 

2001: A Space Odyssey

The Acclaimed Work by Arthur C. Clarke & Stanley Kubrick Examined (and Demystified?) by the Margos

The Margos attempt to decipher one of the most lauded (and examined) films of the 20th century–2001: A Space Odyssey that is the combined effort of two geniuses–Arthur C. Clarke and Stanely Kubrick. The film released in 1968 and the 1951 short story (titled The Sentinel) have been a subject of thousands of thesis papers and movie nerd YouTube tutorials, but what does it all mean? 

Sentinel of Eternity (as it was first known) was written by Clarke in 1948 for a BBC competition–which he lost. It’s about the discovery of an artifact on the Earth’s moon left by aliens and transmitting signals into deep space. This “sentinel’ was a “warning beacon’ on the possibility of intelligent life outside our solar system.

In 1964, Stanely Kubrick contacted Clarke (a now revered science fiction writer) to ask him if he wanted to collaborate on a film screenplay. Kubrick started his career as a photographer and was now considered an edgy filmmaker with recent hits Lolita and Dr. Strangelove. Clarke later said he was intrigued by the “enfant terrible” and could not understand why he described him as a recluse. (By this point, Clarke was living full time in Sri Lanka where he would stay until his death on March 19, 2008.)

In simple terms, the film is about two mission pilots who are sent to Jupiter to retrieve a device with extravehicular activity (EVA). Their computer is the HAL 9000 and it has a mind of its own. 

There is so much to discuss here mainly with the movie and not the short story as much. (Clarke would totally agree with that!) 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

  • The life story of Arthur C. Clarke & Stanley Kubrick
  • The special effects used in 2001
  • The strange history of its initial run and long-lasting popularity
  • The cast which includes: Keir Dullea (Dr. Dave Bowman), Gary Lockwood (Dr. Frank Poole,) William Sylvester (Dr. Heywood R. Floyd,) Daniel Richter (Moon-Watcher,) Leonard Rossiter (Dr. Andrei Smylov,) Margaret Tzack (Elena,) Robert Beatty (Dr. Ralph Halvorsen,) Sean Sullivan (Dr. Bill Michaels,) and Douglas Rain (Hal 9000 voice.) 

Clips Featured:

  • 2001  trailer
  • Hal goes rogue
  • Hal “dies”  
  • Outro music: “Blue Danube” by Johan Strauss (2001 Soundtrack)

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What a Creep: Phil Spector (Season 5, Episode 2)

What a Creep

Season 5, Episode 2

Phil Spector

Phil Spector is one of the most celebrated record producers and songwriters of all time who created the world-famous “Wall of Sound.” He’s worked with everyone from the Ronnettes, to the Righteous Brothers, the Beatles, the Ramones, and the Wrecking Crew. He was inducted into the rock and roll of fame in 1989. Rolling Stone magazine named #63 of the top 100 artists of all time. 

Some of his most famous compositions include: To Know Him Is To Love Him, Be My Baby, Spanish Harlem, He’s a Rebel, Da Doo Run Run, River Deep, and Mountain High, Imagine, Chapel of Love, He Hit Me (And it Felt Like a Kiss,) Let It Be and Rock & Roll High School

A few artists who claim to be influenced by him are Bruce Springsteen, ABBA, Meatloaf, and Jim Steinman. 

He is one of the few music producers who are as famous and celebrated as the stars he worked with and is truly a legend who changed the music world forever. 

Today he sits in a prison cell in Stockton, CA serving 19 years to life for the killing of actress Lana Clarkson at his home in 2003. So how did he wind up here? Let’s take a look back at his strange, exceptional, and chaotic life. 

The sources for this episode are:

Phil Spector Wikipedia

Cheatsheet

Wired Michael Bay speaks

Mental Floss

AV Club

The Blast

Psychology Today

A&E “Biography” Phil Spector

The Guardian

Phil Spector: Wall of Pain” by Dave Thompson

Power, Privilege & Justice with Dominick Dunne

People magazine 1975

Esquire magazine (Scott Raab)

Vanity Fair Confidential

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Wig, Please! Episode # 184

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 184

“Wig, Please”

It’s Quarantine Week 10 & we’re starting to come undone. How are you, Neighbors? Amidst the pandemic, we talk about RHOA Zoom reunion; RHOBH (“Let the mouse go!”); the manna from Heaven that is RHONY (Dorinda pays her taxes!); and Hulu’s Normal People; F/X’s What We Do in the Shadows; some Netflix recs, a Twitter follow & a podcast rec. Oh, we also talk about the human garbage fire that is 90 Day FIance, so you don’t have to! You’re welcome. 

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Book Vs Movie “Tuck Everlasting”

Book Vs Movie 

Tuck Everlasting

One of the Top-Requested Shows in Finally Happening!

Who wants to live forever? Is it better to have an average lifespan filled with love or an eternity of new adventures? The 1975 children’s book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt and features the Tuck family who drinks the spring water from rural Treegap and now lives a life that will never end. 

Our heroine is Winifred “Winnie” Foster, at 11 years old (in the book) she is spending her summer as an only child on a rural farm. As she contemplates running away, Winnie happens upon 17-year-old Jesse Tuck who is wearing old tattered clothes and tells her she should never drink the spring water. 

After she meets his family, Winnie learns that they drink from the spring water every ten years which gives them eternal life. Jesse is 104-years-old but will perpetually be 17. Winnie realizes that if she drinks from the spring water, she will stay 11-years-old forever. 

The family is being chased by The Man in the Yellow Suit who knows about the secret spring water and wants to sell it as a cure-all. He is willing to kidnap Winnie to get the land which sets off a string of events that forces Winnie to make a huge decision about her life. 

The book has received tremendous praise over the years and has millions of fans. The 2002 adaptation was directed by Jay Russell and stars Alexis Bledel as Winnie and Jonathan Jackson as Jesse Tuck. 

There are several differences between the book and film, so which did the Margos like better? Click on the link below to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips Featured:

  • Tuck Everlasting  trailer
  • Jesse & Winnie say goodbye
  • Winnie learns to swim
  • Jesse visits Winnie’s gravesite 
  • Outro music: Composer William Ross

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What a Creep: “Talk Show Creeps” (Rosie O’Donnell, Ellen Degeneres, David Letterman & Jay Leno) Season 5, Episode 1

What a Creep

Season 5, Episode1

“Talk Show Creeps’

(Rosie O’Donnell, Ellen Degeneres, David Letterman & Jay Leno)

It’s a whole new season of What a Creep and for our first episode, we are talking about a quartet of talk show hosts who are known for spoke creepy behavior. From verbal harassment to misogyny and threatening wait staff–this crew has some really terrible acts in their past. But don’t you fret–we end each show with our favorite “Non-Creeps” in the showbiz world. 

The sources for this episode are:

Rosie O’Donnell:

Margo’s personal stories

Rosie O’Donnell Wikipedia

Ladies Who Punch by Ramin Setoodeh

David Letterman:

Vanity Fair (2009)

Vanity Fair

“Just the Funny Parts” by Nell Scovell

Bustle: David Letterman’s History of Sexism

Nell Scovell in “The Cut”

“The Late Shift” by Bill Carter

HBO Trailer for “The Late Shift” movie (1995)

Ellen DeGeneres

Kevin T. Porter’s Twitter

Awkward Dakota Johnson video

Variety

Us Weekly

Wikipedia

Jay Leno

Ranker

Entertainment Weekly

Wikipedia

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The Piercing Gaze of a Serial Killer – Episode # 183

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 183

“The Piercing Gaze of a Serial Killer”

 

Hiya, Neighbors! Let’s get right to it, shall we? Are y’all loving Stoned Mauricio on RHOBH as much as we are? We’re also forced to attend Teddi’s event w/ the ladies (90 mins is too long to meditate!) & we’re not happy either! On RHONY, Luann drags out her old bf who apparently is funny in France; & Dorinda talks out loud to a gate. We also talk the HBO doc on Natalie Wood & Netflix’s Dead to Me, S2; a Disney + rec, & a new podcast to share. Oh, & a little 90 Day Fiance. 

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Book Vs Movie “The Warriors”

 

Book Vs Movie 

The Warriors

(Yes, the Cult Classic Film is Based on a Book!)

The Margos are picking out our costumes for this special episode devoted to the cult classic The Warriors (yes, it was based on a book by Sol Yurick.) The movie, directed by Walter Hill, was a hit when it was released in 1979, but the glory of that was marred by real-life gang violence at the time which caused the movie studios to cease advertising the film. It was a staple of syndicated television throughout the 80s and is considered a modern classic and one of the earliest films to bring a comic book sensibility to urban decay. 

Yurick wrote the original story in 1965 and based it on his experience working for the welfare department in New York City after graduating college in the 1940s. He became fascinated by the teenagers he met and how they navigated living in a big city. (At the time, the term “juvenile delinquent” was used to describe young people who got into trouble.)

The basis for the story is a fictional account of gang life and the Greek story Anabasis

In the mid-1970s, producer Lawrence Gordon bought the rights to the book and Paramount Pictures became the home of the film adaptation. 

There are several differences between the book and film including the names and costumes of the multitude of gangs and its depiction of women. 

So between the book and the movie, which did we like better? Click on the link below to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips Featured:

  • The Warriors  trailer
  • “Warriors, come out to play!” (David Patrick Kelly)
  • Luther “Can you dig it?” (Roger Hill)
  • The D.J. warns The Warriors (Lynne Thigpen)
  • Outro music: Composer Barry DeVorzon 

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What a Creep: Elon Musk (Season 4, Episode 10)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 10

Elon Musk

 

Elon Musk is a billionaire who is known for founding Tesla Motors and SpaceX. He’s also a thin-skinned creep, whose companies are known as “predator zones.” He’s a James Bond villain in the making. 

The sources for this episode are:

Buzzfeed

The Verge

Huffington Post

CNN

Input Magazine

Rolling Stone

The Guardian

Vox

Business Insider

Biography.com

Wikipedia

Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and you will never miss an episode. 

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Book Vs Movie “Matilda”

 

Book Vs Movie 

Matilda

The Classic Book from Roald Dahl Vs the 1996 Film Adaptation

The Margos tackle one of the most beloved children’s books of all time–Matilda by Roald Dahl. We have had so many requests over the years for this book & movie and it has certainly lived up to the hype!

Dahl is a fascinating subject all on his own. Born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents, the 6’6″ Dahl was larger than life in every imaginable way. A veteran of the Royal Air Force (RAF,) Dahl crash-landed his Gladiator in Marsa Matruh, Egypt, in 1940 and managed to crawl to safety before it blew up. He survived a skull fracture and totally smashed his nose and was blinded temporarily. 

He recovered and eventually worked for the English Embassy in Washington D.C. and went to cocktail parties where he as known as a charmer & dancer. Dahl worked in Intelligence during WW2 and was friends with writers C.S. Forester and Ian Fleming

He became a well-known adult & children’s author with several titles being viewed as masterpieces including Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The BFG, and James & the Giant Peach. 1998’s Matilda was one of Dahl’s last book and it had been included in multiple lists as one of the best children’s books of all time. 

The story of the brilliant but unappreciated by her parents Matilda Wormwood is full of humor and pathos as she learns to use her psychic powers for the forces of good. Characters like Miss Honey, Miss Trunchbull, and Lavender are unforgettable and Danny DeVito’s film makes some interesting choices in the 1996 adaptation. 

So between the book and the movie, which did we like better? Click on the link below to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips Featured:

  • Matilda  trailer
  • Kate Winslet reads Matilda intro
  • Matilda accuses her father of bad behavior
  • Trunchbull throws the girl with pigtails
  • Outro music: Little Bitty Pretty One written by Bobby Day & performed by Thurston Harris

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