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Book Vs Movie “The Prestige” (With Pre-Show Corrections) 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

“The Prestige”

(Replay with new pre-show corrections)

Between the 1995 novel by Christopher Priest and the Christopher Nolan film

Abracadabra! This is a first for us here, a corrections-heavy pre-show and a replay of one of our most popular eps–“The Prestige.”

Wow–did we screw this one up. Turns out there is an author named Christopher Priest AND a graphic novelist who was born under the named James Owsley who also writes under the name Christopher Priest.

So in our pre-show, we right this wrong and give each author their due. Plus we divulge what our next new ep shall be. Win/win, people!

The Margos get a little magical in this listener-suggested book to movie adaptation that features sleight of hand, lots of dead birds, women in jeopardy and a twist ending you either did or didn’t see coming a mile away.

The book features a series of diary entries and family sleuthing which one of the Margos found rather dull. The movie is a strange mix of whimsy and sadness which the Margos enjoyed to differing levels.

So between the book and movie–which did the Margos like better? Check out the link below to find out.

In this episode the Margos discuss:

  • The numerous differences between book and movie
  • What the author really thinks about the changes in the adaptation
  • The amazing cast including an American-accented Hugh Jackman
  • The performance by the late, great David Bowie
  • How much a “wow” the tricks were on screen

Clips Featured:

  • The Prestige trailer
  • The “twist ending”
  • Outro Music Strange Magic  by ELO

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Book Vs Movie “Cold Comfort Farm” 0

Book Vs Movie

Cold Comfort Farm”

The Margos Take a Trip to the Countryside with the 1932 novel by Stella Gibbons Vs the 1995 TV Movie Directed by John Schlesinger

 

We have NO idea why it took us so long to finally tackle this charming book and movie–but we are so grateful to the listeners for suggesting this idea to us! The story of 19-year-old Flora Poste (recently orphaned) who comes to Cold Comfort Farm with a pittance of an inheritance who has the gift of helping people achieve their dreams.

In this story, we meet Flora, the unique Strakadder family, Aunt Ada Doom, Mary Smiling, Adam Lambsbreath as she guides them to forget about “something nasty in the woodshed” and enjoy their lives at Cold Comfort Farm.

In this ep the Margos discuss :

  • The interesting life story of author Stella Gibson who wrote over 22 novels and books of poetry but Cold Comfort Farm remained her one and only hit.
  • The social satire of the time (writing about living on farms in England was all the rage in England in the 20s and 30s)
  • Kate Beckinsale’s incandescent performance
  • The cast of the movie including Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry, Eileen Atkins, Rufus Sewell and Sir Ian McKellen
  • Plus, movie trivia and more!

Clips Featured:

  • Cold Comfort Farm  trailer
  • Seth Starkadder becomes a movie star
  • Mr. My Bug (Stephen Fry) attempting to woo Flora Poste
  • Ian McKellan preaching “No butter in hell!”
  • Outro Music “Music from Cold Comfort Farm” Robert Lockhart

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Book Vs Movie Podcast” Stephen King Bonus Ep “Castle Rock Mid-Season Recap” 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep

“Castle Rock”

A Mid-Season Review

 

 

It’s time for another Stephen King bonus ep! SK superfans Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly decided to take a look at the new Hulu series Castle Rock at their mid-season. So five episodes in are Margo and Deana impressed with the JJ Abrams produced show? Can they figure out the crazy plot? How many easter eggs can they find in each episode? Will they stick around for the whole series? (Well, I THINK we all know the answer to that one!)

You can listen to this episode by using the link below.

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

  • The major King properties the show is based on
  • Our favorite cast members
  • Our own theories about “The Kid” and his abilities
  • The plethora of “easter eggs” for true Stephen King geeks
  • Plus our individual feelings about how the show is coming along so far

 

Clips used:

Castle Rock trailer

Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

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The Friends Were D*cks! Episode #92 0

How’s it going, Neighbors! Glad you stopped by–this week we are chock full of great recs, stories and opinions, so belly up to the pop culture buffet! We are talking RHONY; the riveting podcast, The Teacher’s Pet; why you don’t mess with Kathleen Turner; Margo has a bunch of great Netflix pix and Erin has a true-crime article and a book recommendation. Special shout-out to the Pink Shade with Erin Martin podcast for having Erin to rant even more about the Housewives! Stay cool, Neighbors!

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Book Vs Movie “Big Fish” 0

Book Vs Movie

Big Fish

The Margos Embrace the Magical with the 1998 Novel by Daniel Wallace and the Tim Burton 2003 Movie

It looks like the universe wants us to tackle something a little more fanciful with this episode being about all things Big Fish including the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 movie by Tim Burton. The official title of the book is Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions and you want to talk magical realism? This book has plenty of it along with fantastical escapades and beautiful language. (Spoiler—we like it quite a bit!)

The differences between the novel and the 2003 film directed by past Book Vs Movie subject (Planet of the Apes & Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) Tim Burton are plentiful and we discuss them in this episode. (Just click the link at the bottom of this post to listen!)

In this ep the Margos discuss :

Clips Featured:

  • Big Fish  trailer
  • Young Ed Bloom (Ewan McGregor) meets “The Witch” (Helena Bonham Carter)
  • Young Ed Bloom meets “Karl the Giant” (Matthew McGrory)
  • Will Bloom (Billy Crudup) takes his father (Albert Finney) to his destiny
  • Outro Music “Let’s Work Together”  Canned Heat

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Book Vs Movie “Girl Interrupted” (Replay) 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast (Replay)

“Girl Interrupted”

The 1993 Susanna Kaysen Novel Vs. The 1999 Winona Ryder-Produced Movie

First, let us say this. If you are having mental health and/or emotional issues and need help. Here are some resources based in the United States:

  • If you are looking for a therapist, you can look up one that could work best for you from Psychology Today online at this link
  • If you are in crisis you can use the following text number to get help #741741
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is ready if you want to online chat or call them at 800-273-8255

The Margos want you with us!

Now on to the episode:

Are you ready to learn a whole lot about Borderline Personality Disorder? You better damn well be because the Margos sure did after reading Girl Interrupted and man we just LOVE this book and movie discussion!

We start off talking about the recent Women’s Marches and then get right into the nitty-gritty of Susanna Kaysen’s (our author’s) interesting background and the history of the McLean Hosptial who past residents include Sylvia Plath, James Taylor, Ray Charles and David Foster Wallace. She stayed there between 1967-1968 and wrote this book in 1993.

Actress Winona Ryder (just 21 years old at the time) bought the movie rights and waited several years to see her passion project become the star vehicle for multi-award winner Angelina Jolie (oops!)

We read the book and then watched the movie. Which did the Margos like better? Listen below to find out!

In this episode the Margos discuss:

  • Susanna Kaysen’s backstory and the cost (adjusted for inflation) to “cure” her mental illness
  • Winona Ryder’s only (so far) Executive Producer credit
  • How women were treated at mental institutions in the 1960s
  • The vast number of changes between book and film
  • Angelina Jolie’s incredible performance
  • The excellent supporting cast

Clips used:

Girl Interrupted original theatrical trailer

Susanna gets her Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis

Angelina Jolie’s character (“Lisa”) is introduced

Lisa has a breakdown

Downtown by Petula Clark  

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Book Vs Movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” 0

Book Vs Movie

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Wait, it was based on a book?

 

The Margos were shocked to find out that the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (directed by Robert Zemeckis) was based on a very dark book titled Who Censored Roger Rabbit by author Gary K. Wolf which meant, of course, we had to cover them both for our show. (Thanks to all of the members of our Facebook group for pointing us in this direction!)

The book was published in 1981 and is very different in both tone and attitude to the 1988 adaptation. In the “Censored” world–the characters are darker and meaner with totally different stakes than in the movie.

Disney, which produced the film, made some substantial changes in the look and with the characters featured making it much more kid-friendly (but still with some really scary in some scenes!)

So between the book and movie–which did the Margos like better? Check out the link below to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss :

  • The true origin story of Roger Rabbit
  • The biggest differences between book and movie
  • How the “toons” speak in the book versus the movie
  • Why the author has continually sued Disney over profits he claims he is still owed
  • The cast of the movie including Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy and Charles Fleischer
  • The women who voiced Jessica Rabbit
  • Plus, tons of trivia and tidbits

Clips Featured:

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit  trailer
  • Why Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) won’t work with toons
  • Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner) meets Eddie
  • Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer) “Drinks the Drink”
  • Outro Music “Wny Don’t You Do Right”  Amy Irving

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Book Vs Movie “The Princess Bride” (Replay) 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Princess Bride” (Replay)

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

Clips used:

The Princess Bride TV trailer

“Miracle Max” scene

Mandy Patinkin and Christopher Guest final battle

Vezinni and Iocane powder duel

Outro Music: “Storybook Love”  by Mark Knopfler

 

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Seriously, F*** That Guy – Episode # 88 0

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?

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Book vs Movie “Jurassic Park” 0

Book Vs Movie

Jurassic Park

The 1990 nonfiction by the legendary author, director, and producer Michael Crichton

Vs the 1993 Steven Spielberg Blockbuster Film

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 as Jurassic 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!)
  • The cast of the movie including Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Sir Richard Attenborough.
  • The box office records the movie broke
  • Plus, tons of trivia and tidbits

Clips Featured:

  • News clip from KTVU-TV (San Francisco) the day the movie opened
  • Jurassic Park  trailer
  • The first sight of the dinosaurs
  • “Lexi” (Ariana Richards) and “Tim” (Joseph Mozello) meet the T-Rex  
  • “The blood-sucking lawyer (Martin Ferrero) approves”
  • The kids in the kitchen with the Raptors (the importance of sound design in this film)
  • Outro Music “Jurassic Park Theme” John Williams

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