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 timeAgatha Christieand the 1974Sidney LumetclassicMurder 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 byRichard Rodney Bennett
How PBS created their own versionforMasterpiece Theater.
TheKenneth Branaghadaptation in theaters as we tape this.
Correction! The actor who plays Ratchett in the PBS version isToby Jones!
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” byRichard Rodney Bennett
The Margos 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 aBook Vs. Moviepodcast ep by taking on one more time (and even better) the book/movieThe Princess Bride. We are always surprised to find that our listeners did not realize that 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 ofThe Princess Brideand 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 includingCary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, Chris SarandonandBilly Crystal.
Andrea the Giant’s real proportions and the experience he had making the movie
Hey there, Neighbors! Are you coming out of your candy corn-induced coma like us? Hope so ‘cos there’s so much to discuss! Shizz got real in NYC on Halloween so the neighbors start this episode talking about this latest act of violence. They also breakdown the latest on Kevin Spacey, Kathy Griffin, and that 70s Show guy. Also, find out why Bethenny Frankel needs to film herself crying. Margo has a few more podcast recommendations (there’s one devoted to Hallmark Movies, y’all!) and Erin finishes STRANGER THINGS and talks 90 Day Fiancee Finale and both neighbors talk Real Housewives of OC (“You’re not having a heart attack, Vicki!”); Dallas; & NJ. Here’s to a neighborly November!
In this episode, the Margos discuss the Ben Mezrich book “The Accidental Billionaire” that was published in 2001 and compare it to the 2010 classic film directed by David Fincher (our third Fincher adaptation!)
There is SO much to uncover here between what the world was like when Facebook was created, the state it was in at the time of the film’s release in 2010 and how the world uses Facebook now.
Trigger warning–we may get a little political here! 🙂
In this episode they discuss:
The interesting non-writing life of author Ben Mezrich
The true importance of Harvard clubs
Mark Zuckerberg’s multiple lawsuits
The amazing cast in the film
The music of Trent Reznor
How Facebook has changed over the years.
The BIG differences between book, movie and real life
Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) deposition
The Winklevoos Twins (Armie Hammer) at the President’s office
Eduardo Severin (Andrew Garfield) gets fired
Mark Zuckerberg on 60 Minutes
Mark Zuckerberg & Jesse Eisenberg on Saturday Night Live
Hey Neighbors! You stopped by on a good day! This week, the neighbors discuss so many options for your eyes and ears. Erin breaks down TLC’s 90 Day Fiancee: Before the 90 Days; Margo plows through Stranger Things & calls bulls*t on Andy Cohen not knowing who Kathy Griffin is; and both neighbors get into Real Housewives of OC; Dallas, & Jersey (“Welcome back, Scumbag!”) and their mutual love of HGTV and the Hallmark Christmas movies. So many treats! Very few tricks–Happy Halloween!!!
The Margos dissect the differences between the 1983 novel from John Updike and the 1987 film starring Jack Nicholson.
TheBook Vs. Moviepodcast is in a witchy mood in this episode when the Margos talk about the1983 book written by John Updike and the movie starring Jack Nicholson. It’s been 30 (!) years since thisGeorge Miller(Mad Max) directed film came onto to the consciousness of world culture. So how does it hold up and what differences did they make from the novel and film? Listen to find out. (Also which we prefer. It’s a doozy this time!)
In this episode we discuss:
John Updike’s many literary achievements.
How freaking 80s is this story?
The performances of the leads includingCher, Michelle PfeifferandSusan Sarandon.
The special effects which were considered pretty amazing at the time.