The Margos(once again) dissect the differences between the 1973 William Goldman novel from the 1987 cult classic film directed by Rob Reiner
Inconceivable! The Margos decided to redo (and replay!) a Book Vs. Movie podcast ep by taking on one more time (and even better) the book/movie The Princess Bride. We are always surprised to find that our listeners did not realize that the beloved classic movie was at one time a book. And that said book is very meta and multi-layered. Spoiler–we love BOTH of the versions of The Princess Bride and are so excited to be able to talk about it all once again!
In this episode we discuss:
The origins of the novel and its long history in turnaround
The plethora of differences between the book and movie
How the movie eventually became a cult classic
The incredible cast including Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, Chris Sarandon and Billy Crystal.
Andrea the Giant’s real proportions and the experience he had making the movie
This week, we welcome Margo back from Reno, and we have loads to catch up on. We recount our favorite crazy ladies on Real Housewives of NY; loads of new podcast & social media recommendations; and institute a new segment, “Seriously, F*** That Guy!”; Margo talks about the new indie doc, Three Identical Strangers, and Erin saw the new Mr. Rogers’ doc, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and lots, lots more. Won’t you join us and be our neighbor?
Bring on the special, practical effects (with little CGI, please) because the Margos redo one of their more polarizing takes on a project created by two world-class geniuses–Michael Crichton and his good friend Steven Spielberg. Amazingly, Crichton came up with the original concept in the early 1980s and it took several drafts to create the novel that would be known asJurassic Park.
At the time (1990) it was a publishing sensation, and Steven Spielberg was smart enough to grab the rights at $2 million. The film, which came out in June 1993, was a mega hit right from the start and it remains a cable TV staple to this day.
So between the book and movie–which did the Margos like better? Guys–it ain’t even close here. Check out the link below to hear our take on both.
In this ep the Margos discuss :
The fascinating life story of Michael Crichton
The friendship between him and director Steven Spielberg
The annoying kids featured in the book (Ugh–the dialog is brutal!)