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Book Vs Movie “All The President’s Men” (1976)

Book Vs Movie: “All the President’s Men” (1976)

The Margos search for 70’s creeps, dogged reporting, and “Deep Throat”

“Follow the money.” The Watergate scandal of the early 1970s made headlines around the world as Richard Nixon and his loyal group of henchmen basically tried to intimidate their way into making Nixonian policies the law of the land (while breaking the law!) 

And they would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for those meddling Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein who painstakingly investigated the Watergate hotel break-in for years. Under the leadership of publisher Katharine Graham and editor Ben Bradlee, Woodward and Bernstein helped expose the corruption of the Nixon administration and made newspapers look cool. 

“All the President’s Men” was published in 1974 and immediately became a bestseller and made stars out the Washington Post team. So, of course, Hollywood came calling with an adaptation directed by Alan J. Pakula and a screenplay by past Book Vs Movie subject William Goldman

Robert Redford’s production company “Wildwood Enterprises” helped bring together the team which includes himself play Bob Woodward and Dustin Hoffman as Carl Bernstein. Jason Robards won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for playing Ben Bradlee. 

So between book & movie–which did we like better? Have a listen! 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

  • The true story of Nixon’s crimes and why he almost got away with his multiple crimes
  • The process of reporting and how much work went into it in a short period of time
  • Who was “Deep Throat” and why didn’t anyone listen to Nora Ephron?
  • The cast: Robert Redford (Woodward,) Dustin Hoffman (Carl Bernstein,) Jason Robards (Ben Bradlee,) Jack Warden (Harrey Rosenfeld,) Martin Balsam (Howard Simons,) Hal Holbrook (Deep Throat,) Jane Alexander (Bookkeeper,) and Ned Beatty (Dardis.) 

Clips used:

  • All The President’s Men  trailer 
  • Woodward and Bernstein decide who is the better writer
  • Woodward and Berstein working on the story
  • Deep Throat gives advice
  • Ben Bradlee stands by the story
  • Music by David Shire 

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It’s Slater! Episode #200

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 220

“It’s Slater!”

Hi ya, Neighbors! Wow, Bethenny, Wow, what a week! We had the inauguration to beat the band; songs, poetry, COATS! We also have our usual Housewives fare–RHOD & their St. Tropez party; RHOSLC & their Vegas trip (best bar fall goes to Jen Shah!); Margo even peeks at the RHOC reunion. We also talk HBO’s Tiger Woods doc; Bling Empire; Promising Young Woman; and an article & podcast recommendation. Stay warm Neighbors! 

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Book Vs Movie “The Perfect Storm” (2000)

Book Vs Movie: “The Perfect Storm” (2000)

The True-ish Stroy About the Sinking of the Andrea Gail in 1991

Ahoy Matey! The Margos can’t seem to escape the sea as we look into the disappearance of the “Andrea Gail” which happened during what was classified as “The Perfect Storm” in late October/early November in 1991. The confluence of two hurricanes and several storms happening at once caused several near-deaths and the force of the US Navy and Coast Guard to rescue several people. 

Author Sebastian Junger was faced with a scary challenge when he originally told the story of the doomed fishing expedition in Outdoor magazine. Having no survivors to speak to (spoiler,) the Massachusetts native hung around Gloucester to speak with the family and friends of the crew of the Andrea Gail. His work later became the 1997 bestselling novel “The Perfect Storm.” 

Soon Hollywood came calling and director Wolfgang Peterson helmed the hit film that came out in 2000 with George Clooney playing Billy Tyne and Mark Wahlberg as Bobby Shatford. The family of Billy Tyne later sued for the fictionalized portrayal (the film does make him seem to be incompetent, to be honest.) But the special effects drew big crowds at the box office and earned them a free technical Academy Award nominations. 

So between book & movie–which did we like better? Have a listen! 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips used:

  • The Perfect Strom  trailer 
  • The storm is brewin’
  • Billy flirts with Linda Greenlaw
  • Music by James Horner

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No Junk Soup for You! Episode # 219

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 219

“No Junk Soup for You!”

 

Hey Neighbors, strap in, we gots LOTS to discuss. Of course, we have our usual helping of Housewives, with RHOD, RHOSLC, & the RHONJ trailer (we’re in!); We also talk Netflix’s The Night Stalker (watch during the daytime); Search Party on HBO Max; Wanda Vision on Disney+; Armie Hammer, cannibal weirdo? We also have a bunch of great podcast recs. And whoever is sending Margo t-shirts, let her know she wants to thank you! PS, Peter Sellers died, & by Peter Sellers, Margo means Phil Spector. Stay safe & warm, neighbors! 

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What a Creep: Phil Spector Replay (RIP You Creep!)

What a Creep: Phil Spector

(Replay)

RIP You Fuckin’ Creep!

Phil Spector was one of the most celebrated record producers and songwriters of all time who created the world-famous “Wall of Sound.” He’s worked with everyone from the Ronnettes, to the Righteous Brothers, the Beatles, the Ramones, and the Wrecking Crew. He was inducted into the rock and roll of fame in 1989. Rolling Stone magazine named #63 of the top 100 artists of all time. 

Some of his most famous compositions include: To Know Him Is To Love Him, Be My Baby, Spanish Harlem, He’s a Rebel, Da Doo Run Run, River Deep, and Mountain High, Imagine, Chapel of Love, He Hit Me (And it Felt Like a Kiss,) Let It Be and Rock & Roll High School

A few artists who claim to be influenced by him are Bruce Springsteen, ABBA, Meatloaf, and Jim Steinman. 

He is one of the few music producers who are as famous and celebrated as the stars he worked with and is truly a legend who changed the music world forever. 

When he died, he was in Stockton, CA serving 19 years to life for the killing of actress Lana Clarkson at his home in 2003. So how did he wind up there? Let’s take a look back at his strange, exceptional, and chaotic life. 

The sources for this episode are:

Phil Spector Wikipedia

Cheatsheet

Wired Michael Bay speaks

Mental Floss

AV Club

The Blast

Psychology Today

A&E “Biography” Phil Spector

The Guardian

Phil Spector: Wall of Pain” by Dave Thompson

Power, Privilege & Justice with Dominick Dunne

People magazine 1975

Esquire magazine (Scott Raab)

Vanity Fair Confidential

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What a Creep: John McAfee (Tech Creep)

What a Creep 

Season 9, Episode 5

 John McAfee 

Instead of talking about the COVID-19 virus, we’re talking about the creator of anti-virus software, John McAfee. He calls himself the God of Computer Security. His software, McAfee Antivirus Software is probably installed on your computer right now, but you don’t need special software to know he’s a total creep. 

Sources for this episode:

The New York Times

ABC News

Vice

Wired

SFist

Business Insider
The Verge

The Daily Beast

ABC’s 20/20 interview (August 2017)

Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee

John McAfee’s Twitter account

Wikipedia

Trigger warnings: Sexual assault, drug use, murder, and scat sex

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Book Vs Movie: “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” (1947)

Book Vs Movie: “The Ghost & Mrs. Muir” (1947)

A romantic love story between a hot-headed former sailor and a beautiful widow 

The Margos are not afraid to take on a spooky story from time to time and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir features everything from a cranky specter to a haunted seaside mansion and a lovely widow and young mother who is seeking her independence. Even though people have to yell at her to make it happen!  

Based on the novella by R.A. Dick (an Irish woman who preferred to use a gender-neutral nom de plume) the story of angelic Lucy Muir whose husband left her with two (in the novel) kids and a big amount of debt after his death has been transfixing audiences for decades mainly due to the charms of film leads Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison.  

The 1945 novel was bought by 20th Century Fox as a project for famed director Joseph L. Mankowitz who decided to lean out the story and let his actors (and locations) shine. It was a hit in 1947 with audiences and critics (it’s 100% on Rotten Tomatoes!) 

So between book & movie–which did we like better? Have a listen! 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

  • The little known life of author Josephine Leslie
  • The changes between the original story and the film
  • The cast: Gene Tierney (Lucy Muir,) Rex Harrison (Captain Daniel Gregg,) George Sanders (Miles Fairley,) Edna Best (Martha Huggins,) and Natalie Wood (Anna Muir.) 

Clips used:

  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir  trailer 
  • The Captain proposes a book
  • The 1968 TV show
  • Closing music by Bernard Herrmann

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Beset, Besieged, & Bewildered – Episode #218

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 218

“Beset, Besieged, & Bewildered”

Hey there, Neighbors, how’s everybody holding up this week? The Ghost of 2020 is still haunting 2021, apparently. It’s been a long, strange week. We talk a little about the Capitol breech, b/c, how could we not? But don’t worry, we have some sweets with our veggies and also talk RHOD & RHOSLC, which gave us a couple of dumb-sounding parties that were terrific, esp. the hip-hop golf (?) party in SLC. Also, Netflix’s love letter to NYC with Pretend it’s a City with Fran Lebowitz; Margo talks a little Below Deck & Erin catches up on Search Party (HBOMax) in anticipation of the season 4 premiere next week. Be kind to yourself & each other, Neighbors!

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What a Creep: Coco Chanel (Fashion Creep) & Non Creep Christian Siriano

What a Creep: Coco Chanel

Season 9, Episode 4

Coco Chanel was one of the most successful fashion designers of the 20th Century. As the creator of everything from the Little Black Dress to jersey knitwear for women to being the first fashion brand to have a perfume line—Chanel to this day means class, elegance, and is incredibly chic.

Chanel was the only fashion designer who was listed in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century.  

She was a self-made woman who defied the shackles of femininity and lived a big life. Turns out she was also a huge anti-Semite who aided the Nazis in World War 2.

How did she choose to support Hitler versus her home country? 

Sources used for this episode::

Coco Chanel Wikipedia

Biography.com

In Style

Biography Coco Chanel Nazi Agent

Alma.

New Yorker

Medium (Edward Anderson)

Newsweek

All That’s Interesting.com

France 24.com

Sleeping With the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War: Hal Vaughn

 

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They Got Shue! Episode # 217

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 217

“They Got Shue!”

Merry New Year, Neighbors! How’s 2021 treating you so far? Buckle up, cos we got loads to discuss! This week, we really only have RHOSLC to talk about; we both love HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant; Margo waxes on about Cobra Kai; Erin loved The Murders at White House Farm on HBO Max & finished Bridgerton. We also talk about the ridiculousness that is Hillary Baldwin (we love a holiday scandal!) Here’s to you, Neighbors! We love you all & thanks for listening! 

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