Book Vs Movie “The Talented Mr. Ripley”

Book Vs Movie

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 Novel Vs. the Anthony Minghella 1999 Film

Ciao! The Margos wanted to go back a few decades in time and take in the sumptuousness of Italy in the 1950s with one of the most brilliant and evil fictional characters of all time–Tom Ripley.  The Talented Mr. Ripley was first released in 1955 and had themes of homosexuality, classism, and the main character who was somehow enjoyable despite his murderous deeds. (He appears in five “Ripley” novels between 1955-1991.

The film was directed by the late Anthony Minghella and has a superior cast which helped it turn into the classic it remains to this day. (I mean, can you think of anyone better than Jude Law for the part of Dickie Greenleaf?)

The Margos talk about the differences between the book and movie while also delving into the life of Patricia Highsmith who lived quite an interesting existence. Here was her toast to the New Year in 1947:

“To all the devils, lusts, passions, greeds, envies, loves, hates,  strange desires, enemies ghostly and real, the army of memories, with which I do battle—may they never give me peace.”

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 life of author Patricia Highsmith
    • Our favorite scenes in the movie

Clips Featured:

    • The Talented Mr. Ripley trailer
    • Tom meets Marge and Dickie on the beach
    • Phillip Seymour Hoffman suspects Ripley
    • Tom kills Dickie
    • Outro music “My Funny Valentine” by Matt Damon

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Death Pacts & Dorinda – Episode #137

Hey there, Neighbors! So much to discuss on the first podcast of Summer 2019. Are you ready to Rose all Day with RHOBH? We resume the festivities in Provence with the gang, who are all obliterated save Erika Jayne. Lisa Rinna does her best Mrs. Garrett, administering to all these boozy broads. Back in Miami, the RHONY girls are trying to recover from Hurricane Bethenny; Luann still hasn’t a clue, & Ramona doesn’t want to watch her “work.” Margo gives in to High Society on YouTube and has a podcast rec. Erin converts another soul to the altar of FLEABAG. Say amen, somebody! 

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What a Creep: Ted Bundy (Season 1, Episode 7)

What A Creep

Ted Bundy

Season 1, Episode 7

Ted Bundy is one of the first serial killers and his legacy is the story of a good looking man who could have been an excellent lawyer but instead was a master manipulator of helpless women. All of this is bunk. He was a total, disgusting, foul, and unrepentant creep and we are giving him the edit he really deserves.

In this episode, Margo used the following sources:

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

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They Forgot the TRUFFLE FRIES! Episode # 136

Aw, Neighbors, buckle up. There’s much to discuss! Not so much with RHOBH (how can they make Provence boring? They’ve figured it out!) but with RHONY–Sweet Jebus, with RHONY! Move over, Dominos, because these broads deliver the drama, piping hot! Bethenny takes on Lu, & it’s a battle to the death. We also have YouTube recs, a preview of 90 Day/Below Deck Med/ & a new TLC show, Smothered. Saddle up, Neighbors! 

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Book Vs Movie “Love, Simon” (Replay for Pride Month)

Book Vs Movie (Replay)

Love, Simon”

The 2015 novel Vs the 2018 movie

The Margos are back in high school with this super-charming story of a teenager, Simon Spier, who is hiding a big secret from his friends and family.  Well, except for one person whom he emails daily but has no idea who he is as they use fake names to communicate. You see, Simon (who identifies as “Jacques” in his emails with “Blue”) is gay and struggling with his growing sexual interest.

Simon is loved by his parents and friends and feels mostly safe in his Atlanta-adjacent home but he still worries about being bullied in high school by not well-meaning jocks and bullies. Plus, he worries about disappointing his parents (though they come across as being very open-minded in both the novel and film.)

In fact, everything seems to be going well for Simon until fellow student Martin finds out his secret and blackmails him into setting him up with Abby (who is the first person Simon comes out to and that causes a problem with his best friend Leah. Lots of “friend” drama here!)

The book (titled Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda) debuted in 2015 by first-time novelist Becky Albertalli who spent years working as a clinical psychologist working mainly with teenagers. It was a big hit upon its release and was soon sold to be adapted into the film.

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!

 

We are sponsored by Penguin Books in this ep!

Natalie C. Parker, author of the Beware the Wild duology offers her own feminist take on an adventure with Seafire, which follows Caledonia Styx, the captain of an all-female ship, on her quest to save her brother and take down a vicious warlord’s powerful fleet.

This is the first book in a trilogy about Caledonia whose family was killed by warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets. She captains the ship Mors Navis with a crew of women and girls like her who lost their homes and families because of Aric and his men.

Parker is a lifelong fan of SciFi but has always felt a frustration with the lack of strong female characters in her favorite books. In fact, Natalie remembers telling her mother at a young age that

In regards The Hobbit, “MOM, do you know how many girls are in this book? ONE. And she was a spider.”

This book is thrilling, makes for an excellent gift and will be on sale 50% off the weekend between Friday, November 22nd and Sunday, November 24th at all Barnes & Nobles locations throughout the U.S.!

In this ep the Margos discuss :

Clips used: 

  • Love, Simon trailer
  • Montage of kids coming out as “straight” to their parents
  • Simon coming out to his parents
  • Simon’s mother tells him to “exhale”
  • Ms. Albright calls out the homophobic kids
  • Outro Music: Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks

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What a Creep: Roseanne Barr (Season 1, Episode 6)

What A Creep

Roseanne Barr

Season 1, Episode 6

Roseanne Barr used to be a hilarious standup comedian with an Emmy-winning TV show. A lot of people were really happy when ABC announced that “Roseanne” would be returning to TV. But after only a few episodes, the folks at ABC were shocked – SHOCKED – to discover that comedian Roseanne Barr is actually conspiracy theory-loving racist, but of course, this wasn’t news to a lot of people.

So, let’s start at the beginning …

In this episode, Sonia is talking about Roseanne Barr with a little help from her friends at:

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

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Book Vs Movie “Fried Green Tomatoes”

Book Vs Movie

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

The 1987 Fannie Flagg Novel Vs the 1991Classic Film

“Towanda!” It’s Pride Month here in the States so the Margos decided to revisit a classic Book Vs Movie ep–Fried Green Tomatoes and redo it altogether. We loved talking about Fannie Flagg (a regular of game shows like Match Game for years) and the BIG questions from the book & movie

    1. Who is Ninny Threadgoode, exactly?
    2. Are they or aren’t they? (Spoiler–they are!)

At the time, there were major films that had a lesbian romance that was front & center to the plot. Many folks were confused as to the exact nature of the relationship between Idgie Threagoode and Ruth Jamison. (Just take a look over at Good Reads and you will still find confusion on that!)

However, the Margos get right into the relationship between our leads plus the other cast of characters including Evelyn Couch, Sipsey, Big George, Smokey Lonesome and Buddy Threadgoode. There is so much southern goodness here, you will be craving fried green tomatoes when you are done listening to our show!

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 intriguing life story of Fannie Flagg and her passionate feminism
    • The controversial nature of Ruth and Idgie’s relationship as it is described in the book and film
    • Why Margo D. is terrified of bees
    • The one plot point in the movie that drives Margo P. crazy!

Clips Featured:

    • “Towanda” crashes her car
    • Idgie on trial for Frank’s murder
    • Idgie and Big George rescues Ruth
    • Outro music by Thomas Newman

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Oh, Sonja! Oh, Dabney! Episode # 135

How’s it going, Neighbors? We’re here and ready to break down another week in pop culture for ya. Erin saw ROCKETMAN and has her review. Both talk Real Housewives of both Bev Hills and NYC, ponder how these broads can drink so much and still look so good the morning after; Marg takes on Below Deck Med; and both offer up recs for Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube. Someone saved your life tonight (EJ reference 😉 and got the podcast in your que. Listen up! 

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What a Creep: Chevy Chase (Season 1, Episode 5)

What A Creep

Chevy Chase

Season 1, Episode 5

Hey everyone!

We are the hosts of the What a Creep podcast and Chevy Chase is certainly not. This ep is all about the former Saturday Night Live superstar and how his bad behavior has left him alone and practically friendless. (Because he is such a creep!) Wait until you hear about this one!

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

    • Clip from The Pete Holmes Show with guest Paul Scheer

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

Have a listen!

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We Don’t Have the Luxury – Episode #134

Happy June, Neighbors! Another month, another podcast detailing what we’re putting in our earholes & eyeholes! As per usual, we talk about our fave drunken floozies on RHOBH and RHONY; Margo enjoys the Avengers; We both liked (didn’t love) Always Be My Maybe on Netflix; the doc, When They See Us, was attempted; and Erin saw Tootsie on B’way & has a book rec. It’s almost officially summer, guys, and we’re gettin’ in the spirit! 

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