Book Vs Movie “Call Me By Your Name” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Call Me by Your Name” (Replay)

The 2007 Andre Aciman novel Vs

the 2017 Luca Guadagnino Film

The Margos are feeling 80s and dreamy with this episode talking about Call Me by Your Name. The book came out in 2007 to quite a bit of acclaim for the American/Egyptian author Andre Aciman which tells the story of a 17-year-old Elio Perlman who meets and falls in love with 24-year-old Oliver during a stay in Italy in the summer of 1987.

Elio is open about his bisexuality and is immediately attracted to Oliver–to the point he can’t seem to focus on anything but their common Jewish ancestry and Oliver’s possible interest in him.

The film was adapted by Italian director Luca Guadagnino and the Margos compare and contrast between the book and movie.

So between the book and movie, which did the Margos like more? Click on the link below to find out.

In this episode the Margos discuss :

    • The backstory of author Andre Aciman
    • The basic plot of both book & movie and where we noticed difference them
    • The music choices in the movie
    • The cast of the movie including  Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
    • The Academy Award nominations the film earned
    • Bringing back the expression “later!”

Clips Featured:

    • Call Me By Your Name audiobook intro by Armie Hammer
    • Call Me Your Name  trailer
    • The scene with Oliver (Armie Hammer) and Elio (Timothee Chalamet) “touching” for the first time
    • Mr. Perlman (Michael Stuhlbarg) gives the film’s last speech
    • Outro Music “Love My Way” by The Psychedelic Furs

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What a Creep: Mel Gibson (Season 1, Episode 4)

What A Creep

Mel Gibson

Season 1, Episode 4

Mel Gibson is a huge movie star. He has starred in massive blockbuster movies and won Academy Awards. At one time he was one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. Hell, he was even People Magazine’s first-ever Sexiest Man Alive.

Mel Gibson is also a racist, anti-semitic, homophobe who somehow continues to work in Hollywood. Why? Sonia talks about it with a little help from our friends at:

We end the episode with Margo sharing a story about someone who isn’t a creep.

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Book Vs Movie “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

Book Vs Movie

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Story Behind the 2008 Novel & the 2018 Movie

Are you ready for a little 1940s weepy? The Margos sure are as they talk about the novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society that was started by Mary Ann Shaffer who brought on her niece Annie Barrows to help her finish when she became ill. Shaffer spent some time fogged in at the airport on the island of Guernsey which is located by the English Channel.

After checking their local bookstore she found out the island was occupied by the Germans in World War 2 and she became obsessed with the idea of placing a historical fiction story based there.  The novel is told in an epistolary format and features an array of intriguing characters who come together under terrible circumstances and create their own magical world.

Taking place in 1946, London-based writer Juliet Ashton is stymied on what to write after her last book was a disappointment in sales. After starting a correspondence with a group of book club members based in Guernsey she impulsively decides to visit the island and her life is upended by the power of love.

The film is from director Mike Newell and at the time of this recording, is streaming on Netflix.

So between the novel and the movie–which did we like better? Click the link at the bottom to find out.

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The backstory of how Mary Ann Shaffer and her niece Annie Barrows collaborated to bring the novel to life.
    • The true story of the German occupation of the island of Guernsey.

Clips Featured:

    • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (original trailer)
    • Opening Scene with Elizabeth, Eben, Isola, and Dawsey
    • Dawsey explains how and why Elizabeth was captured
    • Mark visits Elizabeth in Guernsey
    • Outro music Dawsey’s First Letter by Alexandra Harwood

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What a Creep: Elizabeth Holmes (Season 1, Episode 3)

What A Creep

Elizabeth Holmes

Season 1, Episode 3

Hey everyone!

It’s time to get creepy! It’s season 1, episode 3 of “What a Creep” starring Elizabeth Homes, the former CEO of the totally bullshit-worthy company Theranos. There is so much creepiness to go around here. Including her former COO and boyfriend Sunny Balwani as well as the plethora of older men who had no problem throwing millions at her and never seeing a prototype of the Edison or the MiniLab. (Geniuses!)

This week Margo is the presenter and here are her main sources:

And then we will finish this ep with Sonia announcing our “Who’s NOT a creep” this week. 

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Book Vs Movie “Rebecca” (Replay), Plus some “Margo” news!

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay)

Rebecca

The Classic 1938 Novel by Daphne du Maurier Vs. the 1940 Film

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

The Margos are dreaming about Manderley in this listener-suggested episode–Rebecca. The Daphne du Maurier 1938 novel which was a bestseller at the time and has never been out of print. In 1940–Alfred Hitchcock adapted it as his first American feature.  (You can watch it on YouTube!)

Du Maurier is a fascinating subject as she was a cousin of the Llewelyn Davies boys who were the object of the obsession of J.M. Barrie–the creator of Peter Pan. The Margos talk about her love of Cornwall, England, her distaste for small talk and how her marriage resembled the one featured in Rebecca.

We decided to visit again due to the news that new poems written by DuMaurier have been discovered.

The book & movie are both considered classics and we have all of the tidbits, trivia and behind the scenes gossip.  Get ready for a gothically good time!

In this episode the Margos discuss :

    • Du Maurier’s backstory (and rumors about her plagiarizing materials)
    • The main plot of book & movie (and how they differ)
    • The style (and temper) of Alfred Hitchcock
    • The casting of the movie including Sir Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson and George Sanders
    • The gay subtext in the movie
    • The different endings between book and movie

Clips Featured:

    • Rebecca  trailer
    • “Mrs. de Winter” (Joan Fontaine) meets Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson)
    • Mrs. Danvers and Rebecca’s nightgown
    • Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) confesses her never loved his late wife
    • “Theme to RebeccaFranz Waxman

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“What a Creep”: Lance Armstrong (Season 1, Episode 1)

What A Creep

Lance Armstrong

Season 1, Episode 1

Hey everyone!

It’s season 1, episode 1 of “What a Creep” and our first creep is a real piece of work–Lance Armstrong. (A lying/lawsuit-crazy/vindictive/world-class jerk with cycling cleats!)

This week Margo is the presenter and here are her main sources:

Wikipedia (Lance Armstrong)

The Armstrong Lie” Directed by Alex Gibney

Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story Directed by Alex Holmes

Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong by Juliet Macur

Liar City podcast

And then we will finish this ep with Sonia announcing our “Who’s NOT a creep” this week.

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Instagram @WhatACreepPodcast

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Book Vs Movie “Field of Dreams”

Book Vs Movie

Shoeless Joe & Field of Dreams

(Yes, it was based on a novel from 1982!)

Batter up! The Margos are feeling like getting out in the sunshine after all of the months of cold and rain so we are redoing our Field of Dreams ep. (You’re welcome!) Yes, it was based on a book by Canadian author W.P. Kinsella called Shoeless Joe which was published in 1982.

The Phil Alden Robinson-directed movie was released 30 years ago (!) and is now considered one of the best films about baseball of all time. Kevin Costner plays Ray Kinsella and boy are there HUGE differences between the novel and the movie. Such as–Ray has a twin brother who left home to join the circus and he kidnaps none other J.D. Salinger to take him to a ballgame. (The reclusive writer was famously litigious and therefore his name could not be used on screen.)

In addition to all of that, we offer trivia and behind-the-scenes gossip on one of the most beloved male weepy films ever made.

So between the novel and the movie–which did we like better? Click the link at the bottom to find out.

This episode is once again sponsored by Penguin Random House!

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins returns with HER ROYAL HIGHNESS – a timely, laugh-out-loud and completely swoon-worthy queer romance about a whip-smart American girl who falls head over heels for a wild-child Scottish Princess.

When Millie Quint scores a free ride to an elite prep school in the Scottish Highlands, she has no idea she’ll be rooming with Flora, the wild-child princess of Scotland. At first, they can’t stand each other, but before long Millie and Flora are… well, not enemies. And definitely more than friends. But they know that the Scottish nobility – not to mention the Scottish people – may not accept a relationship between their princess and a girl, and an American at that. After all, real life isn’t a fairy tale… or is it?

This standalone companion to the 2018 hit Prince Charming, is the ultimate summer read for fans of The Royal We, Becky Albertalli, and Meg Cabot. From the gorgeous Scottish setting to the will-they-won’t-they love story, from the hilarious mishaps and witty banter to the classic “down-to-earth American dropped into the world of royals” plotline, there’s a little something for everyone—including those who are obsessed with the royal family, and anyone who loved early 2000’s rom-coms like The Prince and Me, What A Girl Wants, Bridget Jones’ Diary, and The Princess Diaries.

So whether you’re poolside, on a beach, on a plane, or in between Netflix binges, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS is the perfect escape: a breezy read that will keep you laughing and swooning from cover to cover

Read the entire series—on sale now wherever books are sold. And you can follow @PenguinTeen for more great reads.

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The life of author W.P. Kinsella and his reaction to the movie adaptation
    • The numerous ways the book and movie are different

Clips Featured:

    • Field of Dreams (original trailer)
    • “Annie sticks up for freedom” (Madigan)
    • “People will come, Ray” (Jones, Costner, Hoffman, and Busfield)
    • “Ray meets his father” (Costner, Liotta, Madigan, and Brown)
    • Outro music Shoeless Joe  by James Horner

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Book Vs Movie “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”

Book Vs Movie

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”

The 2001 YA Classic Novel Vs. the Beloved 2005 Movie

We needed a break here from the intense and decided to dip back into the YA novel waters with the lovely first installment (of five!) of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants from author Ann Brashares and what a delight it is!

In this episode, the Margos talk about the main plot points in the book with the characters of Lena Kaligaris, Tibby Rollins, Bridget Creeland and Carmen Lowell and their unique friendship. It’s such a sweet, loving tale–we can’t stop gushing about it!

What’s not to love about this story, really? It has strong female characters, an interesting premise, summer vacation locales, real family issues and a great message about keeping your friends close and embracing every wonderful opportunity that comes your way.

We compare all of this with the 2005 film directed by Ken Kwapis and stars Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, and Blake Lively.

So between the novel and the movie–which did we like better? Click the link at the bottom to find out.

This episode is once again sponsored by Penguin Random House!

All for One  (Book three of the “Alex & Eliza Trilogy“) by Melissa De La Cruz

    1. New York, New York.

As a young nation begins to take shape, Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler are on top of the world. They’re the toast of the town, keeping New York City buzzing with tales of their lavish parties, of Eliza’s legendary wit, and of Alex’s brilliant legal mind.

But new additions to Alex & Eliza’s little family mean change is afoot in the Hamilton household. When they agree to take in an orphaned teenage girl along with Eliza’s oldest brother, John Schuyler, Eliza can’t help but attempt a match. It’s not long before sparks start to fly . . . if only Eliza can keep herself from interfering too much in the course of true love. After all, she and Alex have an arrival of their own to plan for, though Alex’s latest case brings a perilous threat that may destroy everything.

Read the entire series—on sale now wherever books are sold. And you can follow @PenguinTeen for more great reads.

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The backstory of author Ann Brashares
    • The way sadness, family, and sexuality are discussed in both the book and movie
    • The major differences between the book and the film
    • The amazing chemistry between the leads in the movie
    • How much we now want to travel to Greece!

Clips Featured:

    • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (original trailer)
    • Carmen ( Ferrera) confronts her father (played by Bradley Whitford) about abandoning her

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Book Vs Movie “The Godfather” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie (Replay)

The Godfather”

The Margos Leave the Gun and Take the Cannolis in this Ep

We are here to make an offer you can’t refuse–a redo of Mario Puzo’s The Godfather. The Margos originally covered this book and movies (well, really movies) three years ago when we were both fighting the flu.  The result was kind of a meandering mess which we have always been embarrassed by vowed to redo one day as the material calls for nothing less than our best efforts.

This episode is a reflection of our years of fondness for the material and how far we have come along as podcasters. The 1969 novel by Puzo is a real treat to discuss and who doesn’t love talking about Marlon Brando and Al  Pacino? You can listen to the episode in the link below.

In this ep the Margos discuss :

    • The backstory of author Mario Puzo and why he felt compelled to tell the story about a mafia family even though he had no expertise on the subject.
    • The many, many ways the book is different from the two movies it is based on.
    • Why Francis Ford Coppola has such a complicated history with these films.
    • The cast of the movie including Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Caan, Robert DeNiro, Talia Shire, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton.
    • Our favorite scenes from both films
    • Plus, movie trivia and more!

Clips Featured:

    • Author Mario Puzo & Screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola talk about The Godfather script
    • The Godfather  trailer
    • Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) making deals on his daughter’s wedding day
    • Moe Green (Alex Rocco) with Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) and Fredo Corleone (John Cazale)
    • Outro Music “Theme to the Godfather” Carmine Coppola

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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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