Book vs Movie “The Haunting of Hill House” (Replay) & Netflix Review 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

“The Haunting of Hill House”

(Netflix Series Review & Replay of April 2018 Ep)

 

The Margos take on a listener-suggested episode–The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and boy did we have fun with this gem of a novel and film! (Not the 1999 remake, however)

Margo D. in the pre-show talks about the amazing Netflix adaptation and how it differs from 1963’s version.

Jackson is by far one of the most intriguing authors we have covered and though she only lived to be 48 (spoiler alert) her work has inspired the greats including Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Richard Matheson and Joyce Carol Oates.

Jackson’s complicated life is discussed in this episode along with the influential film (titled The Haunting) directed by the much-admired Robert Wise. Book Vs Movie–which did we like better? Click on the link below to find out!

Main topics covered in this episode:

  • The life story of Shirley Jackson and how her early (family friendly) work inspired moms all over the country–including peer Erma Bombeck.
  • Why she chose to write about fun, family life and horror stories. (Thanks to a rather cold mother.)
  • Her strained marriage which exasperated her health issues
  • The leads of the 1963 movie including Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn.
  • The spiral staircase scene and how it was achieved
  • How the sexuality of the Theodora character is handled in both the book and film
  • The divine wardrobe by Mary Quant
  • The main differences between the 1959 novel and the 1963 film.

Clips Featured:

  • The Haunting of Hill House  Netflix trailer
  • The Haunting of Hill House (1963 movie trailer)
  • The “big” haunting scene with Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, and Russ Tamblyn.
  • Russ Tamblyn explains how the staircase scene was created (and in real life, very safe.)
  • Outro music from Humphrey Searle
  • Top of the show promo from the ladies at the History Goes Bump podcast

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The Spooky Validator – Episode #103 0

Hi ya, Neighbors! Welcome to our latest episodes where we discuss all matter of things autumnal, including our beloved Real Housewives;  Margo turns a corner with The Haunting of Hill House; Erin breaks down Horseman’s Hollow; we debut a new segment, and offer up a few social media recommendations. (To be sung in a jock-rock manner)—Are you ready to get validated?

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We are the Dumb Americans – Episode #102 0

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Hey there, Neighbors! Welcome to a particularly silly episode of BNP where we discuss our usual Real Housewives related-nonsense; 90 Day Fiancee craziness; a healthy dose of viewing & streaming recs; some pre-Halloween viewing, a book rec, and loads more! Take it from us, we’re non-hideous Americans! 

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Book Vs Movie “Rosemary’s Baby” (Replay) 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay Ep!)

Rosemary’s Baby”

Special Podcast Guest Juliette Miranda and Margo D. Take a Close Look at the Classic Book and Movie

 

Margo D. (co-host of Book Vs. Movie) and Juliette Miranda of the Unwritable Rant podcast turn up the spookiness in this episode talking about the classic Ira Levin novel and the venerated film directed by Roman Polanski.

This originally ran last year. Enjoy!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The incredible work of Ira Levin
  • Mia Farrow’s incredible performance and offscreen troubles with husband Frank Sinatra (!)
  • The near perfect direction by Roman Polanski and how he frames his shots.
  • The weird rape scene featuring a rather unfortunate “hairy paw”
  • How strong (or weak) the character of Rosemary is at different times in the movie.

Clips used:

Rosemary’s Baby  TV trailer

Rosemary’s dream sequence

The morning after Rosemary’s baby ceremony

Rosemary and Dr. Hill

“His eyes!”

Outro Music: Rosemary’s Baby theme by Mia Farrow, Krysztof Komeda

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Book Vs Movie “The Dead Zone” Stephen King Bonus Ep (Replay) 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Bonus Stephen King Ep

“The Dead Zone” 

with Margo D. and Deana from the Twisted Philly podcast

Margo D. and Deana of Twisted Philly meet again to talk about Stephen King adaptations with this episode focused on the 1979 book/ 1983 movie ‘The Dead Zone.’ 

In this special bonus ep they discuss:

  • Differences between the 1979 novel and the 1983 David Cronenberg-directed film.
  • The almost insane sexiness of Christopher Walken and his amazing navy-colored pea coat.
  • The A-list cast and incredible outdoor locations.
  • Whether or not King was foreshadowing the future with the character of Greg Stillson.
  • Why every parent should listen to a reluctant psychic
  • Why on earth was Johnny waiting for his wedding night?

Which did we like better? Listen to the show to find out.

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Book Vs Movie “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” 0

Book Vs Movie

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

The Washing Irving Short Story Classic  Vs the Tim Burton Movie

The Margos are back and talking about spooky books & movies since, duh–it’s October! This is our favorite month of the year and we have so much fun talking about one of our best-loved stories from our childhood– The Legend of Sleepy Hollow written by the fascinating Washington Irving.  The only hard part about this episode was deciding which version of the movie we should cover (there are several!) In the end, we decided to stick with one of our favorite directors, Tim Burton and his reimaging of the tale– Sleepy Hollow.  

We begin by looking at the incredible life of the author and how a yellow fever epidemic (prevalent in his childhood) made him familiar with the ghost stories of Hudson Valley, New York. Also, how the youngest of eleven children named for the first President of the United States took his lifelong love of writing and history to become America’s first famous “man of letters.”

(If you are a fan of New York City trivia and/or the origin of Christmas traditions–you will be especially happy with this ep!)

After that, we once again go into the film archives of Tim Burton and check out his unique take on not only the character of the historically smarmy, school teacher and not-handsome-at-all Ichabod Crane (played as a hot NYC police investigator by Johnny Depp) and the plot of the story which here centers around magic and spells.

So which did the Margos like better? Book or Movie? Check out the link below to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss :

  • The NBC Halloween special which starred Jeff Goldblum and is unfortunately not available by streaming service.
  • The 1949 Disney movie (The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad) that scared both Margos in our childhoods.
  • The opportunity to choose from over 40 different versions of the audiobook.
  • How the term Nickerbocker (“The Nicks,”) Gotham and the phrase “the almighty dollar” are all attributed to Washington Irving.
  • The various interpretations of the short story and the meaning behind Ichabod’s disappearance.
  • The incredible look of Tim Burton movies and the art direction by Rick Heinrichs and Peter Young who won the Academy Award in 2000.
  • The main differences between the short story and movie.
  • Plus, we are movie trivia and our thoughts on the casting including Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken, and Miranda Richardson.

Clips Featured:

  • Ichabod by Bing Crosby and Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaries (Ichabod 1949)
  • Sleepy Hollow  trailer
  • The story behind the Headless Horseman
  • Outro Music: The Headless Horseman by Bing Crosby and Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaries (Ichabod 1949)

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A Star is Born–In Brooklyn! Episode # 101 0

Welcome, Neighbors! This week, the neighbors take to the streets–well, really, The Alamo Drafthouse–to see the new A STAR IS BORN & share their reviews. Also, breakdowns of 90 Day Fiancee; RHOC and RHOD, even Teen Mom: OG, and docs featuring Joan Jett and Gilda Radner, because we need a hammock for our weary brains & hearts given this politically disheartening week. Hang in there & celebrate the awesome peeps around you. 🙂

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Book Vs Movie Podcast “Frankenstein” (Replay) 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay)

Frankenstein”

The Margos take on the wildest adaptation of the show’s history with the sublime Frankenstein compared to the frankly ridiculous Kenneth Branagh 1994 film.

The Margos get very gothic and silly sometimes trying to wrap their heads around Mary Shelley ‘s venerated classic novel with Henry V director Kenneth Branagh’s wildly acted and directed film. How crazy is this adaptation? How about a dance sequence between a zombie Helena Bonham Carter and Robert De Niro as “the monster?”

This film is completely cray-cray but the backstory of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is one of the greatest tales of 19th Century literature and we definitely dive into her fascinating life story. Plus, all of the machinations that led to the publishing of her book in 1818 and the revisions in the 1831 version.

Also, we are SO lucky to have Penguin Books sponsor this episode! The Margos are thrilled to be asked to talk about author Ransom Riggs‘ newest “Miss Peregrine’s story”–A Map of Days which you can pre-order now! (It goes on sale October 2, 2018.) This is the fourth novel in the series and lead character Jacob Portman’s life in the United States is the setting for this newest adventure. Be sure to pre-order your copy today!

Also, in this episode we discuss:

  • Fan theories about whether or not this is a feminist novel and writer Sady Doyle ‘s incredible fan theory about who the creature is based on!
  • Kenneth Branagh’s  insane adaptation (and shirtless performance)
  • The different actors who played the creature over the years.
  • The incredible life of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and the inspirations for her book
  • The “Year Without a Summer”
  • How truly awful the score and screenplay are by some normally talented people.

Clips used:

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein  TV trailer

Elizabeth and Creature “dance” sequence

Outro Music: Frankenstein by The Edgar Winter Group

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100th Episode—with a Guest! Episode #100 0

Welcome to our 100th episode, Neighbors! Hope we don’t look a day over 99. This week, we welcome special guest, Margo P. from the Book Vs. Movie podcast, who joins us to talk Housewives, a little Shahs of Sunset, what the heck Diamond Water is, and lots more. We also have a few podcast recs and talk about how our week started off with a bang. Buckle up, friends! We’re 100 & give zero Fs!

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Book Vs Movie “Coraline” 0

Book Vs Movie

Coraline”

Neil Gaiman’s Classic Novella Vs the Henry Selick Film

What would you do if your mother and father all of a sudden became entirely different (and scary) people? Coraline Jones is a young English girl who moves to an old house that is filled with interesting characters (such as Miss Spink, Miss Forcible and Mr. Bobo,) loving (yet kind of absent) parents and a bricked-up door leading to an adventure which tests the might and ingenuity of our heroine. (Spoiler–we really love this book & movie here!)

Coraline, written by illustrious author Neil Gaiman, was originally published in 2002 though he had been working on it since the 1980s in honor of his daughters Holly & Maddy. In fact, he originally sent to his editor in 1991 who deemed the theme “too scary” for kids. Thankfully, Gaiman kept working on it and the novel was awarded the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 2003. (The graphic novel featuring illustrations by P. Craig Russell is a real treat as well!)

Director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas and James & the Giant Peach) helmed the 2009 film which was nominated as Best Animated Feature at the 2010 Academy Awards. A visual feast for the eyes, the movie Coraline takes the tale to a whole other level.

So which did the Margos like better? Book or Movie? Check out the link below to find out!

Also, we are SO lucky to have Penguin Books sponsor this episode! The Margos are thrilled to be asked to talk about author Ransom Riggs‘ newest “Miss Peregrine’s story”–A Map of Days which you can pre-order now! (It goes on sale October 2, 2018.) This is the fourth novel in the series and lead character Jacob Portman’s life in the United States is the setting for this newest adventure. Be sure to pre-order your copy today!

In this ep the Margos discuss :

  • The incredible career of Neil Gaiman who is a master of short fiction, novels, comics, graphic novels, radio and movies (Whew! When does this man rest?)
  • Key changes in the adaptation including setting it in America and the character of “Wybie Lovat.”
  • The various forms of Coraline including the novel, graphic novel, audiobook read by the author and featuring music by The Gothic Archies.
  • The cast of voices including Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, John Hodgman, and Keith David.
  • Plus, Neil Gaiman’s current plethora of projects, movie trivia and more!

Clips Featured:

  • Neil Gaiman reading from Coraline plus music from The Gothic Archies
  • Coraline  trailer
  • Coraline (Dakota Fanning) meets her Other Mother (Teri Hatcher) and Other Father (John Hodgman)
  • Coraline’s mother turns evil
  • Outro Music: Coraline soundtrack “End Credits” by Bruno Coulais

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