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Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay) “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” 0

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss

The 1957 Children’s Classic Vs.

The 1966 TV special & the 2000 Ron Howard-directed Film

The Margos get into the holiday spirit talking about the all-time holiday favorite “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss. In this episode, we explore the differences between 1957 children’s classic book and the two filmed properties of it (the 1966 TV classic and the 2000 rowdy Jim Carey version.

Topics we cover here:

  • The backstory of Theodore Seuss Geisel and his less than cheery view of children
  • Figuring out between John Ford, Tom Ford, and Glenn Ford
  • His San Diego roots
  • Dr. Seuss’s left-leaning politics
  • The thinking behind the story of the Grinch
  • The voice actors in the TV special
  • How Jim Carey won the part
  • The 8-hour grueling makeup sessions
  • The insane art direction in the movie (The Margos are NOT fans)
  • Taylor Momson’s wonderful performance

Clips used:

Boris Karloff reading

Taylor Momson sings “Where Are You Christmas

Thurl Ravenscroft You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

 

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SNL Stole our Joke, which we Repurposed from Amy! Episode #60 2

Did you think the list of creepy pervs was done? Ah, neighbors, if only! This week, we jump right in with talk of Al Franken’s resignation, John Hockenberry, Leonard Lopate, Bryan Singer, Lorin Stein, and sadly, a few others. But it’s the holidays, so the neighbors try to brighten the mood with recent movie reviews–THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI and LADYBIRD. One neighbors liked her movie; the other didn’t. Guess which is which! We have shout-outs to listeners and a friend of the pod recommendation (Thanks, Josie!). But on an up note, Ally Walker responds to Margo’s tweet and Erin’s enjoying Judd Apatow’s book, SICK IN THE HEAD. Jingle all the way, everyone!

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Not Fade Away Podcast “John David Booter” of Done Disappeared 0

 

Not Fade Away Podcast

 Episode 5: Done Disappeared with John David Booter

 

Welcome back to the Not Fade Away podcast!

I am so sorry to behind in my podcast posting but I promise to have full episodes soon talking about Jerry Garcia, Kurt Cobain, and the Altamont Festival.

In this special episode to close out the year for us I am talking to none other than THE John David Booter of the Done Disappeared podcast.  John David Booter is on a mission to find Clara Pockets from Davistown, Pennsylvania in October 1987.

Clara was last seen at the Piggly Wiggly carrying home a rather small birthday cake and no one seems to know what happened to her. She simply done disappeared.

John David Booter wants to find Clara and is using his podcast to get the word out about her done disappearance. I invited him on my show to talk about the music that was most popular in 1987 with our hope being that someone out there thinks they might have a notion of something about her whereabouts.

Here are the songs we discuss:

The Bangles “Walk Like an Egyptian”

Heart “Alone”

Gregory Abbott “Shake You Down”

Whitney HoustonI Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”

Starship “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”

Robbie Nevil “C’est La Vie”

Whitesnake “Here I Go Again”

Bruce Hornsby “The Way It Is”

Bob Seger “Shakedown”

Bon JoviLivin’ On a Prayer”

To help John David Booter on this mission, follow him on Twitter @DoneDisappeared and follow the hashtags #ClaraPockets #WhereisClaraPockets #FindClara

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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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Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com

 

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Book Vs Movie Podcast “The Exorcist” 0

 

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Exorcist”

The Margos get a little spooky before the holiday season with the 1971 novel The Exorcist written by the very interesting William Peter Blatty.  Based on a true-ish story about a boy possessed by a demon in the 1950s Blatty changed some of the key details to create this fiction classic.

Director William Friedkin in 1973 just came off an incredible spate of box office successes including 1971’s The French Connection giving him an Academy Award for Best Director. The Exorcist became the biggest financial success of his career but turned out to be something of a curse as well.

The hosts read the book, watched the movie and decide which they like better in this episode. Plus, they talk about trivia about the book and movie.

In this episode they discuss:

  • The backstory of the “real” exorcism from the 1950s
  • Author William Peter Blatty’s writing process
  • The story behind the major casting choices
  • How some of the more famous scenes were created
  • The supposed “Exorcist” curse.

Clips used:

Original TV Trailer

Chris (Ellen Burstyn) speaks to doctors

Fathers Karas (Jason Miller) and Merrin (Max von Sydow) cast out the demon

“The Devil” and pea soup

Outro Music: “Tubular Bellsr”  

Thanks to Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly podcast for the promo!

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And the Hits Just Keep on Coming! Episode #59 0

Welcome to December, Neighbors? If you were worried that some high-wattage perv wouldn’t be outed this week, fear not! This week, the neighbors discuss Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor, Russell Simmons; Margo recommends some new podcasts, Erin talks THE DISASTER ARTIST & CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, & why you should know Calpernia Addams; Margo’s about to F*** that Movie; and we also get a listener movie recommendation (thanks, Angela!). Deck those halls, Neighbors!

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Book Vs Movie Podcast Bonus Ep “Firestarter” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast: Bonus Mini Ep

Firestarter”

Margo D.  is joined in this bonus mini episode with Chris Smith of The Dorking Out Show podcast to talk about one of the earlier Stephen King adaptations Firestarter. Smith listened to the book and they both watched the movie and decide which they like better–the book or the movie.

In this episode they discuss:

  • Their picks for their favorite and least favorite Stephen King adaptations
  • The basic plot of the book and how it differs from the film
  • Stephen King’s writing style (and quirky dialogue choices)
  • The all-star cast including Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Martin Sheen, Art Carney and George C. Scott
  • A very disturbing subplot in the book/movie most people would miss
  • The real villain of this movie–the director!
  • What is Stephen King’s obsession with fat people?
  • All of the books from the 1980s he now owns the rights to once again (Firestarter is on there!)

Clips used:

Original TV Trailer

Charlie (Drew Barrymore) uses her powers on her mom (Heather Locklear)

Charlie uses her power on the feds

Outro Music: “Don’t Fear the Reaper”  by Blue Oyster Cult

 

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The Big-Boobed Blondes of the Dog World – Episode #58 0

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Hey there, Neighbors! Hope everyone is recovering from their food comas and getting into the holiday spirit. This week, our neighbors discuss the holidays, decorating traditions, the National Dog Show, even more Hallmark movies, and our latest perv for the Advent Calendar of Awfulness, Charlie Rose. Margo recommends a podcast and Erin tries watching Cold-Blooded. So hang tight, everyone, it’s just a short hop to Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa! 

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Book Vs Movie “Murder on the Orient Express” 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Murder on the Orient Express”

The Margos put their detective hats on and get all old-timey in this new ep talking about the number one fiction author of all time Agatha Christie and the 1974 Sidney Lumet classic Murder on the Orient Express. So what are the similarities and differences between the original novel (published in 1934) and the film versions we watched? And which actor best captured Poirot in the Margos estimation?

In this episode the Margos discuss::

  • The incredible life story of Agatha Christie (including her disappearance in 1926)
  • Her most famous character Hercule Poirot and the many actors who have played him over the years.
  • The all-star cast filled with multiple Oscar winners
  • How Lumet managed to capture that 30-minute ending (!) with so many pages of dialog and a small filming space.
  • The amazing score by Richard Rodney Bennett
  • How PBS created their own version for Masterpiece Theater.
  • The Kenneth Branagh adaptation in theaters as we tape this.

Correction! The actor who plays Ratchett in the PBS version is Toby Jones!

Clips used:

Original TV Trailer

Venessa Redgrave and Sean Connery’s sexy scene

Ingrid Bergman winning the Academy Award for her performance at the 1975 ceremony

Outro Music: “Overture & Kidnapping”  by Richard Rodney Bennett

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Advent Calendar of Awfulness – Episode #57 0

Book Vs Movie REPLAY: Fight Club 0

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Fight Club”

The Margos get all aggro in this episode of Book Vs. Movie podcast after two years of fans begging us. The hitch? We recorded this 4 days after the 2016 Presidential Election–fun!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The author’s interesting background and the road he traveled to create Fight Club
  • The differences between the 1996 novel and the 1999 classic film starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
  • The classic line “I haven’t been ****-ed like this since grade school” and how it came to be.
  • Brad Pitt’s abs
  • The time Rosie O’Donnell spoiled the plot on her talk show the week the film was released
  • The wonderful performance of Meat Loaf and his fat suit
  • The art direction of the film and how it reminds us of “Blade Runner”
  • The make-up of Helena Bonham Carter 
  • Margo D’s theory about the Narrator’s REAL issue (and it’s a doozy)

 

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