The Gillian Flynn Hit Novel Vs. The David Fincher Film
The Margos take on one of the most contested and debated films of the past books AND movies of the last few years–Gone Girl.If there was ever a story that was picked apart, praised, maligned and worshipped more than the2012 novel by Gillian Flynnwe have yet to hear about it.
Do you love the adventures of “Amazing Amy” Dunne and her husband Nick or do you find them irritating? How believable is the basic plot? Is Amy a sociopath or just a woman scorned? People have all kinds of opinions and the Margos are no different talking about the book and film directed by the always interestingDavid Fincher.(This is our third Fincher movie after we have coveredFight ClubandThe Social Networkin previous eps.)
Some of the highlights from this discussion:
The casting of the leads includingRosamund Pike(Amy Dunne) andBen Affleck(Nick Dunne)
Gillian Flynn’s background in magazine writing and how she adapted her own book into a screenplay
The insanely complicated plot (and how much it relies on the suspension of disbelief)
Big changes between book and movie
The creepy score byTrent Reznor
Gone Girl trailer
The interrogation scene between Nick Dunn, Detective Boney (Kim Dickens) and Officer Gilpin (Patrick Fugit)
Hey there, Neighbors! We have info & recs for your holiday weekend–you’re gonna love it! We continue our Olympics coverage, as well as talking about new shows like the revamped Queer Eye for the Straight Guy; High Maintenance, and a fun new podcast for you rom-com lovers. Also, Erin talks John Mulaney’s new stand-up show at Radio City and Margo explains why Jodie Foster’s Nell is an under-rated comic masterpiece & can’t seem to pronounce the title of a certain Joan Allen movie. Enjoy!
The Margos finally get another Margo(t)on the show when we discuss the book to movie adaptation ofMargot Lee Shetterley’sHidden Figures. Discussed are the differences between the book and the film (which was adapted from the 55-page book proposal and not the final book.)
We have some rather strong opinions on which we liked better. Here are some highlights from our discussion:
The amazing cast includingOctavia Spencer, Janelle MonaeandTaraji P. Henson.
The white characters featured in the film that are NOT in the book.
Hey there, Neighbors! Y’all have Olympic Fever? We do! Erin & Margo talk about their fave Olympic events; Leslie Jones’s ribald commentary; Quincy Jones, podcast recs; and the neighbors break down their personality tests results. If you want to learn which neighbor is an Enthusiast and which is a Helper; or which dead celeb would f**k a mailbox, listen up!
Welcome back to a new episode of Book Vs. Movie! This week, we are talking about the book/movieMudboundwhich was written byHillary Jordan(her debut novel) and directed byDee Rees(Pariah,Bessie) who also co-wrote the adapted screenplay. The Margos are not too ashamed to admit that this particular story and film gave us a big case of the sads. However, we are so in love with the writing, storytelling and acting here that we had a very hard time figuring out which we liked better.
To find out, click on the link below!
In this show they discuss:
The sad, intense story of each character inMudbound
Hey there, Neighbors! Sorry for the slight delay–we were waiting to get more bandwidth (That’s a thing, right?), Anyway, we’re back and ready to get down to business! We discuss Phantom Thread, and if Erin feel asleep during it; Why Margo is done with Quentin Tarantino; Scott Baio; Alec Baldwin vs. Dylan Farrow; Mudbound; & Murder on the Cape. And we ask the important questions like “Are Aussie mangoes really the best?” & Should Bravo retire the Real Housewives of NJ for a bit? In the words of Dolores from that franchise, “Welcome back, scumbag!”
It’s an all-out Carrie Fisher love fest talking about her 1987 first novel and the 1990 movie she herself adapted
The much beloved and missedCarrie Fisherwon a Grammy Award this year for her audiobookThe Princess Diaristso the Margos decided to replay one of their favorite episodes.Postcards From the Edgeis Fisher’s first novel and the 1990Meryl Streep/Shirley MacLainemovie are the perfect antidotes to the “I miss Carrie Fisher and her mother,Debbie Reynolds” blues.
In this show they discuss:
The interesting background of Carrie and her relationship with her famous mother.
How she switched from her acting career to focus on writing hit novels and some of the funniest screenplays you never knew she helped out with her rapier wit.
The differences between the novel and the film
The pairing ofMeryl StreepandShirley MacLaine
How the topic of drugs is handled by the book and film
The fabulous singing by the leads
Fisher Stevens’career & documentary
How much we will miss them!
Carrie Fisher reads fromPostcards from the Edge
Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep scene “It twirled!!!”
Hey, hey, Neighbors! This week the neighbors break down the Oscar noms and discuss Versace; boring serial killers; Real Housewives of Bev Hills; The Alienist; & celebs who demand porridge. Trust us, it’ll all make sense.