Book Vs Movie “The Cider House Rules” (Replay) Plus, The Margos Pick top 5 “Hope-to-Do” eps for 2019

Book Vs. Movie Podcast (Replay)

“The Cider House Rules”

The 1985 John Irving Novel Vs. The 1999 Miramax Adaptation

Plus, the Margos pick their “Top 5 Hope-to-Cover” eps for 2019!

 

Finally! The Margos have been asked to cover John Irving ‘s The Cider House Rules many times so we decided to tackle it during the coldest winter known in the U.S. for ages.  Here we discuss the interesting career of Irving and how he adapted his own sprawling novel into a neat and tidy Miramax film. Book Vs Movie–which did we like better? Tune in to find out! (Link below.)

Also, in the pre-show, we each pick our “Top 5 Hope-to-Cover in 2019” books/movies! 

In this episode the Margos discuss:

  • John Irving’s writing career
  • The world of Miramax films in the early 2000s
  • The changes Irving himself made with the adaptation
  • Michael Caine’s incredible performance
  • The social politics of the movie (would it fly these days?)
  • The gorgeous New England locations used in the film.

Clips used:

The Cider House Rules original theatrical trailer

John Irving winning the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Ukelele Lady by Vaughn De Leath

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Judge, Jury, & Jackie – Episode #112

Sleigh bells ring, are ya listenin’ Neighbors? It’s that festive time of year & ya know what that means? Tons of binge-watching along with that binge-eating! We discuss our usual 90 Day mess; Margo checks in  on Below Deck,gets a special message from Ashton; & gives her review of Bird Box. Erin breaks down 2 live holiday shows, as well as Killing Eve, Bodyguard, & The Americans. (You see a lot of TV when you’re sick!) Merry, merry, Neighbors!

 

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Book Vs Movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”

 

Book Vs Movie

It’s a Wonderful Life”

The Margos get out their hankies and talk about another holiday classic

“No man is a failure who has friends.” The Margos wanted to fit in one more holiday movie this year and what better way to celebrate than with the number one weepie of all time–It’s a Wonderful Life? (Yes, it was based on a short story The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern and you can read it for yourself in under 15 minutes.)

The Greatest Gift is the story of a man named George Bailey who wants to commit suicide. An unnamed stranger gives George his wish to see how life would be like if he had never been born. In the end, he chooses life. Van Doren Stern wrote this short story (which took him several years to finish) in 1944 and at first, he could not find anyone willing to publish it. Eventually, he self-published 200 pamphlets and sent as a Christmas card to family and friends.

Director Frank Capra eventually landed the property and decided to completely revamp the story to include George’s childhood and more. It is now considered a classic film but at the time it was a bit of a box office failure and Capra never really had the opportunity to see how his work influenced generations of storytellers for decades now.

In this show, we discuss the differences between the short story and the film. Which version did the Margos like better? Check out the link below to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss :

Clips used:

  • It’s a Wonderful Life  trailer
  • George and Mary sing “Buffalo Gals
  • Mr. Gower hits young George
  • Clarence explains being “Angel Second Class”
  • George wants to live again
  • Outro Music: Buffalo Gals by The Pickard Family

 

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Book Vs Movie Stephen King Bonus Ep: “Needful Things”

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep

“Needful Things”

Let’s hear it for another Stephen King bonus ep! SK superfans Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly are back and wanting to talk some more about the character of Sheriff Alan Pangborn after recapping Hulu’s Castle Rock.”

So we dusted off our first editions, listened to the King-narrated audiobook (25+hours!) and dove right into “Needful Things“–both the 1991 novel and the 1993 movie directed by Fraser Heston.

In true “Book vs Movie’ fashion–we discuss the differences between the two versions and decide which one we like better. (Oh, and Margo’s “Alexa” makes a brief appearance.)

You can listen to this episode using the link below.

In this special Stephen King bonus episode Margo & Deana discuss:

    • The fact that this is Stephen King’s first novel after conquering alcohol and drug addiction
    • The world of Castle Rock and where it appears in the Stephen King universe
    • Our favorite characters from the book and those and that are missing in the film adaptation.

Clips used:

Needful Things trailer

Leland Gaunt in action

Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

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I Thought This Would Suck More – Episode #111

Hey there, Neighbors! We’ve got the holidays in our sights and we’re full of Christmas cheer—and more than a little mucus. But that won’t stop us for dishing on 90 Day Fiance (Colt has llama-toe); Below Deck (Josiah’s ok, everybody, relax); Real Housewives of OC & Dallas reunions; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; The Favourite and Mary Poppins Returns. & just how great was Michael Hutchence in bed? We’ll let ya know.   

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The Not Fade Away Podcast Ep 7: Dorothy Carvello

Not Fade Away

Episode 7: Author and Music Industry Veteran Dorothy Carvello

Anything For a Hit: An A&R Woman’s Story of Surviving the Music Industry

Hey there! Hi There! Ho there!

The Not Fade Away podcast is back and I am thrilled to interview Dorothy Carevllo, author of “Anything For a Hit: An A&R Woman’s Story of Surviving the Music Industry” for this episode. Dorothy is a 30+ year veteran of the music industry starting out as the assistant of Ahmet Ertegun who was the co-founder and president of Atlantic Records and wowzers–has she got some tea to spill!

I first read about Dorothy in this interview from The New York Times discussing the possibility of the music industry one day having a #MeToo movement naming sexual harassers and batterers. While that has not seemed to be happening right now, Dorothy’s book might very well plant the seeds for it to occur sooner than later. (One would hope!)

In this ep (and graciously answered all of my questions with honesty and integrity) we discuss:

    • How the Brooklyn native with no contacts in the industry found her first job with Ahmet Ertegun (and the various abuses he put upon her)
    • What it is was like to be a woman in the free-wheeling 80s and 90s music industry where men behaved badly with no consequences (and how it affected her career)
    • Her favorite band successes and the ones that got away
    • The income disparity that still exists in the business world and how it affected her financial stability
    • Why she chose to name names of the various men she worked with who were either supportive or abusive
    • Her love affair with Michael Hutchence (she told me later he was “great in the sack!”)
    • The best advice she can give anyone who wants to begin a career in music
    • What she is up to today.

Link to the episode here! http://notfadeawaypodcast.libsyn.com/the-not-fade-away-podcast-ep-7-dorothy-carvello

Be sure to follow Dorothy at her website https://anythingforahitbook.com/ and on Twitter @DorothyCarvello!

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Thanks for checking out this podcast! If you have any suggestions for future eps–please reach out!

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Book Vs Movie Top 5 “Scrooges” & “A Christmas Carol” (Replay)

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

the 2009 Jim Carey Animated Movie

The Margos continue their holiday celebrations with the all-time classic “A Christmas Carol”  by Charles Dickens. There have been hundreds of adaptations on the theme of Scrooge and is ultimate salvation but only one features stop-motion animation and Jim Carey so we pair the discussion with Disney’s A Christmas Carol directed by Book Vs Movie favorite Robert Zemeckis.

We had SO much fun recording this episode!  

Topics we cover here:

  • The Margos each pick our favorite “Scrooge” adaptation
  • The incredible life story of Charles Dickens and the reasons he wrote A Christmas Carol
  • How England changed how they celebrate Christmas after the publication
  • Our favorite adaptations of the work
  • Jim Carey’s frenetic performance

Clips used:

Sir Patrick Stewart reading

Jim Carey as the Ghost of Christmas past & Scrooge

Vanessa WilliamsSleigh Ride”

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A Face Like a Modigliani Painting…Yeah! Episode #110

Buckle up, Neighbors! We’ve got a lot of biz to take care. Margo shares stories of hallway creepery; Erin relates a night well spent at Joe’s Pub; we also breakdown our beloved Real Housewives, Below Deck, 90 Day Fiancee; and welcome Lock After Lockup to our TV garbage fire. We also have a fun book rec, as well as 2 podcast recs, and Erin talks the first 2 eps of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Why are we in Paris?!) and the problem she has with “Mommy & Daddy” people; & Margo tells why you don’t want Kevin Costner to eulogize you at your funeral. Sounds like a bummer but it’s not-I swear!

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Book Vs Movie “Die Hard”

Book Vs Movie

Die Hard”

Yes, it was a novel based on the sequel to a 1968 Frank Sinatra movie first

But, is it a Christmas movie?

 

It’s hard to believe but the classic action film Die Hard was released 30 years ago and the Margos wrapping firehoses around our waists and jumping for joy.  

In case this is big news for you, yes–Die Hard the 1988 movie is actually based on a book published in 1979 called Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorpe. That novel (which is a pretty nifty thriller by the way) was a sequel to his 1968 book adapted into a film–The Detective which stars none other than Frank Sinatra. In it, Frank plays a hard-boiled detective named Joseph Leland who is middle-aged, world-weary and getting tired of the politics of being a cop in the late 60s New York City.

Nothing Lasts Forever sees Leland as retired, older, and visiting Los Angeles to celebrate the Christmas holiday season with his daughter Stephanie who works for the Klaxon Oil Corporation. Stephanie (who is a mother of two and in the middle of a divorce) is involved with a sleazy boss, using cocaine and her building is being taken over by German terrorists during their office Christmas party. Can our hero save the day?

So how does Die Hard the movie compare with the book it based on and is it true that the offer for the lead (now named John McClane) was first offered to Sinatra? Did Hollywood seriously freak out over Bruce Willis’ $5 million payday for the role? And finally, is this a Christmas movie or not?

In this show, we discuss the differences between book and movie, and there are several to dive into here. Which version did the Margos like better? Check out the link below to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss :

  • The story behind the 1968 movie The Detective and how the lead character is portrayed in the book that is filled with 70s cynicism and a frankly depressing ending (spoiler)
  • How Die Hard came to be and the impact it made on how movies are marketed
  • The brilliant supporting characters (with beefed up roles due to Willis’ filming of TV’s Moonlighting at the same time)
  • The sheer awesomeness that is Alan Rickman (Hans Gruber) in his American film debut
  • The casting of the movie including Bonnie Bedelia (Holly Gennaro McClane,) Reginald VelJohnson (Sgt. Al Powell, ) Paul Gleason (Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson,) William Atherton (Richard Thornburg,) Hart Bochner (Harry Ellis,) and Alexander Godunov (Karl)

Clips used:

  • Die Hard trailer
  • Hans “meets” John for the first time aka the “Yippie Kie-Yay!” scene
  • Hans gets Karl’s brother’s body delivered
  • John is fooled by Hans’ fake American accent
  • John meets Al (finally) and Al shoots Karl
  • Outro Music: Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC

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Tons of Triggers & That Lean-In Sh*t – Episode #109

Welcome back, Neighbors! We got lots to cram in this week, so let’s start off by ‘going high’: Margo went to Michelle Obama’s book event in Bklyn; but lest we appear too high-brow, we also discuss our usual garbage fires, 90 Day Fiancee, Below Deck, RHOC & RHOD, never fear! We’ve also watched HOMECOMING, LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL, THE CHRISTMAS CONTRACT (w/ Cheryl Ladd!) and lots more. Feast your ears!

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