Book Vs Movie “The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Replay)

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:

Clips Featured:

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel 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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That Sweet, Sweet Rape Fame – Episode #165

Welcome to 2020, Neighbors! Hope you all had a very merry New Year so far. This week, we convene to discuss the usual Real Housewives mess, with the RHOD reunion & RHONJ, w/ the hair-pull heard ’round the turnpike. Erin gives a RHOA update & Margo talks Below Deck. We also have a couple of Hulu recs–a doc & a limited series; 2 podcast recs–1 reality, 1 true-crime; we also saw Little Women & the Hateful 8 & tell ya all about it. New Year, same neighbors!

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Last Fave Fives of 2019 – Episode # 164

Welcome to our last episode of 2019 & it’s a short but sweet one. We talk a little RHOC reunion, parts 2 & 3; Below Deck, & a few choice streaming picks. We also break down our last Fave Fives in music, movies, & happenings. Margo also has some exciting news for 2020. Hope you all had a great holiday. Here’s to a fantastic new year, Neighbors! 

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Oh Hello, Jane Roe – Episode #163

You’re killin’ us Bravo! So many shows, so many Housewives! So much misogyny! Between the entitled men on Below Deck to Vicki G’s superior attitude on RHOC, we don’t know which end is up! We talk our usual RHONJ & RHOD finale, as well as the 1st part of the RHOC reunion, which was EXPLOSIVE. We also welcome Eddie Murphy back to SNL, as well as breakdown the first part of our yearly “Fave Five,” with our book/podcast/TV shows for the year. Merry, merry, Neighbors!

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Book Vs Movie “The Polar Express”

Book Vs Movie 

The Polar Express

The Margos take a wild ride into the classic 1985 children’s book and compare it to the 2004 Robert Zemeckis Film

It’s our last new episode of the year and we had to celebrate with one of our most requested titles ever–The Polar Express from author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg

The book sold millions of copies since its 1985 release (one million by 1989 alone!) and it’s only 32 pages so we only have a few wonderful things to say about it. But what about the 2004 film starring Mr. Tom Hanks? We have feelings about this movie kids–and we want to know what YOU think in the comments below. 

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

In this ep the Margos discuss:

  • Chris Van Allsburg’s amazing career
  • The basic differences between the book & movie
  • The cast of the movie Tom Hanks ( Hero Boy, Father, Santa Claus, Conductor, and Hobo,) Leslie Zemeckis (Mother, Sister Sarah,) Eddie Deezan (Know-It-All,) Nona Gaye (Hero Girl,) Peter Scolari (Billy-Lonely Boy,) and Micheal Jeter (Smokey.) 

Clips Featured:

  • The Polar Express  trailer
  • “When Christmas Comes to Town” (Glen Ballard & Alan Silvestri)
  • “Rocking on Top of the World” by Steven Tyler
  • Outro music “Believe” by Josh Groban

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Queens of Corona – Episode # 162

Welcome one & all to our ep. this week. Let’s get right to it, shall we? Margo saw Knives Out, the Linda Ronstadt doc & the Lou Perlman doc & gives her reviews; both neighbors break down Bravo this week, incl. Below Deck & Real Housewives of OC, Atlanta, Dallas & NJ (have mercy, Andy Cohen!) & both tried The Marriage Story, but we respectfully decline. All this & a Fart Ninja to boot. The holiday season is upon us!

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Not Fade Away: Leslie Ann Coles “Melody Makers: Should Have Been There”

 Not Fade Away

Episode 10: Leslie Ann Coles (Director/Producer)

Melody Makers: Should’ve Been There

Hey there! Hi There! Ho there!

The Not Fade Away podcast is back and this time we are talking to Director Leslie Ann Coles about her documentary “Melody Makers: Should’ve Been There” and the new Apple companion book Melody Makers: The Bible of Rock & Roll to talk about the influential London-based music magazine that shaped a generation of musicians in the 1960s & 1970s. 

Leslie Ann was very kind to give me her time and I loved hearing how she put together this incredible documentary. I hope you enjoy our talk as much as I did! 

In this episode, Leslie Ann and I talk about:

    • How she came up with the concept of the film and the work it took to get the journalists and musicians to participate. 
    • How Melody Maker shaped the music scene in the 60s & 70s.
    • Her favorite interviews from the film
    • The process of writing and researching the book

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Just Like a Gallagher Show – Episode # 161

Hey there, Neighbors, welcome to December! We cram a ton of info into this overstuffed ep where we talk our usual Real Housewives (Atlanta/OC/Dallas/NJ)-this 4 city a week pace is killing us! Margo talks more Mandalorian; smug Simon Cowell; & Garth Brooks. Erin saw Joker & reviews the Mike Nichols oral bio, and both neighbors are loving season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel–Mazel! 

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A Cavalcade of Bad Decisions – Episode #160

Happy Post-Thanksgiving, Neighbors! Hope everyone had a lovely holiday. Did you watch The Irishman on Netflix? We did & we discuss at length, along with other Netflix-y things Margo attempted. We have a little Real Housewives chat as well, altho honestly, we can’t really remember what happened on which shows we watched (we blame trypyophan!) We also talk more Mandalorian, 90 Day Fiance, & America’s Got Racism. Get some leftovers & belly up to the table! 

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Book Vs Movie: “Die Hard” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie (Replay)

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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