Book Vs Movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

Book Vs Movie 

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

A return to Truman Capote & the classic film he detested 

Get out that LBD (Little Black Dress) and croissant because we are going to visit Tiffany’s at dawn. The Margos reach back to an old episode and replace it with a brand new redo with Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 

Published in 1958 as a novella by Truman Capote–the story centers around 19-year-old party girl Holly Golightly who makes her living by accepting $50 tips at the bathroom (that is roughly $750 in today’s dollars!) of the Upper East Side nightspots. Holly and her neighbor (who is unnamed in the novella) have an unusual friendship, to say the least. Their adventures together and her ultimate hold on the people who love her makes for an intriguing tale. But how close is it to the movie? 

Turns out the movie directed by Blake Edwards and written by George Axelrod is a big departure from the original material. They move the timeline to 1961 from the post World War 2 years and adds an alluring Patricia Neal and an irritating Mickey Rooney. There are so many differences that in this episode that it is basically jam-packed with trivia and behind the scenes gossip.  

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:

    • Truman Capote’s life and literary career
    • The biggest differences between the book and the movie. 
    • How adorable George Peppard was in this film (swoon!)
    • The sheer racist and awfulness of Mickey Rooney (Mr. Yonioshi)
    • Our favorite scenes from the movie. 

Clips Featured:

    • Breakfast at Tiffany’s trailer
    • Holly & Paul meet for the first time
    • Paul & Holly visit Tiffany’s 
    • Paul tells Holly they “belong together”
    • Outro music Moon River by Audrey Hepburn

Join our Patreon page to help support the show! https://www.patreon.com/bookversusmovie 

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Brought to you by Audible.com You can sign up for a FREE 30-day trial here http://www.audible.com/?source_code=PDTGBPD060314004R

Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama http://thechingonahomesteader.weebly.com/


Check out this NEW episode of Book Vs. Movie!

What a Creep; Piers Morgan (Season 1, Episode 10)

What A Creep

Piers Morgan

Season 1, Episode 10

Our special Creep this week is Piers Morgan and Sonia really gathers the evidence on why he needs to be subject on our show.

From phone-hacking scandals and fat-shaming to racism and sexism, TV host Piers Morgan is a professional troll, who got his creepy career started working for Rupert Murdoch at News Of The World yet still somehow found a way to sink even lower. 

This is put together with a little help from our friends at:

Wikipedia

New York Magazine

Huffington Post

Buzzfeed

Hollywood Reporter

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

Have a listen! 

Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and you will never miss an episode. 

Also, be sure to follow us on social media! But don’t follow us too closely … don’t be a creep about it!

Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CreepPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/What-a-Creep-Podcast-413020689512914/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Instagram @WhatACreepPodcast

Check out this episode!

Shut it Down! Episode #140

Hey there, Neighbors! Take a break from the sun and feast your ears on our latest offering. We finally have our Housewives back this week; just in time for a finale (RHOBH) and a reunion (RHONY pt 1) & we have a LOT to say about both! We also talk about Aziz Ansari’s stand-up special; a TLC show about JFK Jr. & Carolyn Bessette, on the 20th anniversary of their deaths (RIP); we also reminisce about black-outs past. Welcome to the dog days of summer! 

Check out this episode!

What a Creep: O.J. Simpson (Season 1, Episode 9)

What A Creep

O.J. Simpson

Season 1, Episode 9

O.J. Simpson is one of the world’s most controversial people having been acquitted of a double murder and then found responsible for them in a civil trial. On top of that, he is a woman-abusing creep who owes millions to Ronald Goldman’s family. 

At one time he was one of the most beloved athletes, pitchmen, and sportscasters. Now he is a convicted felon for a robbery & kidnapping charge from 2007 and recently discovered Twitter. 

We talk about this man who went from living in one of the poorest neighborhoods in San Francisco to be the toast of Hollywood and now lives a cloistered life as an ex-felon. 

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. 

Have a listen! 

Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and you will never miss an episode. 

Also, be sure to follow us on social media! But don’t follow us too closely … don’t be a creep about it!

Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CreepPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/What-a-Creep-Podcast-413020689512914/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Instagram @WhatACreepPodcast

Check out this episode!

Book Vs Movie: “Ready Player One” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie (Replay)

Ready Player One”

The Margos Put on Their Game-Faces in This Hyper 80s Ep

The Margos are feeling stoked about this 1980s-centric soaked episode talking about a much-requested book/movie Ready Player One from first time author Ernest Cline. This pop-culture stuffed tale features more gamer references than anything we have remotely covered in the past so we are a bit nervous about how accurate we will be, (Be kind if you are a first-time listener!)

Both book and movie have the same basic plot–set in the miserable 2040s, Wade Watts is a teenage orphan who wishes for a life outside the stacked trailer parks. In fact, most people are unhappy with the real world and choose to escape to the virtual world known as OASIS. Created by shy genius James Halliday, the OASIS survives after his recent death but he left several clues (“easter eggs”) for one person to discover and inherit his entire fortune and corporation.

Wade (who goes by the moniker Parzival in OASIS) along with his crush Art3mis, best friend Aech and pals Daito and Sho is determined to find every easter egg in the hunt and his vast knowledge of both popular and obscure pop culture trivia sends him on an amazing journey.

Cline sold the book and movie within days of each other in 2010 and serves as the co-screenwriter of the Steven Spielberg adaptation. (We seem to cover a ton of Spielberg on this show!)

Which version did the Margo like better? Check out the link at the bottom of the page to find out.

In this ep the Margos discuss :

    • The interesting “slam poetry” past of author Ernest Cline
    • The major differences between the book and the Spielberg movie
    • The plethora of pop culture references featured in both
    • Which artists and musicians the Margos feel were wrongfully excluded
    • The casting of the movie including Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, and Simon Pegg.

Clips Featured:

    • Ready Player One first trailer
    • Parzival/.Wade (Tye Sheridan) and Art3mis/ Samantha (Olivia Cooke) at the nightclub
    • Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) meets Wade
    • Aech/Helen in “The Shining
    • James Halliday (Mark Rylance) gives Wade the “jade egg”
    • Outro Music: Jump by Van Halen

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Brought to you by Audible.com You can sign up for a FREE 30-day trial here http://www.audible.com/?source_code=PDTGBPD060314004R

Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama http://thechingonahomesteader.weebly.com/


Check out this NEW episode of Book Vs. Movie!

Book Vs Movie “The Commitments”

Book Vs Movie 

The Commitments

The First of Roddy Doyle’s “The Barrytown” Trilogy Starts Off on a Rockin’ Beat 

How much soul do you have? You may be filling to the brim with it after this latest episode of Book Vs. Movie talking about the 1987 Roddy Doyle novel, The Commitments and the 1991 Alan Parker-directed film which brought soul music back on the charts in the early 90s. 

Not everyone knows that The Commitments is a part of a series of books set in the 1980s/1990s in Dublin, Ireland. This particular story is about a group of young adults who form a band to brighten their dreary lives in “The Barrytown.” (After this, Doyle wrote The Snapper and The Van as part of the trilogy.) 

The Margos go into the background of Doyle who is one of Ireland’s most successful and celebrated authors. Then they talk about the well-received movie featuring a cast on unknown actors and a soundtrack that become an early 90s staple at parties. 

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:

    • Roddy Doyle’s literary achievements 
    • Our favorite scenes and songs in the movie

Clips Featured:

    • The Commitments trailer
    • Jimmy meets Joey Fagan
    • The Commitments play their last gig
    • Jimmy explains why Dublin needs soul music
    • Outro music Treat Her Right by The Commitments

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Brought to you by Audible.com You can sign up for a FREE 30-day trial here http://www.audible.com/?source_code=PDTGBPD060314004R

 

Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama http://thechingonahomesteader.weebly.com/


Check out this NEW episode of Book Vs. Movie!

Go, USA (Women’s Soccer Team)! Episode #139

Hey Star-Spangled Neighbors! Hope you had a great 4th and had a great long weekend watching fireworks and STRANGER THINGS. This week, we don’t have much Housewives to talk, so we indulge in a little reality/fantasy Housewives trading. We also have some podcast recs, and a Netflix rec. We also trade in scary earthquakes stories and what to do just in case (hang in there, SoCal!) 

Check out this episode!

Just Keep Eating – Episode #138

Come on in as we wrap up June, Neighbors! So much to discuss; not only our usual Real Housewives roundups for Bev Hills and RHONY’s finale; but also some Below Med/Instant Hotel talk; Beetlejuice on Broadway; Sam Pancake’s brilliant podcast (Margo gives her Lizzie Borden review) & many more podcast recs for you. Happy Canada Day and Happy 4th, America! 

Check out this episode!

Book Vs Movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie (Replay)

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 the 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 “Why Don’t You Do Right”  Amy Irving

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Brought to you by Audible.com You can sign up for a FREE 30-day trial here http://www.audible.com/?source_code=PDTGBPD060314004R

Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama http://thechingonahomesteader.weebly.com/


Check out this NEW episode of Book Vs. Movie!

What a Creep: Bill Maher (Season 1, Episode 8)

What A Creep

Bill Maher

Season 1, Episode 8

Comedian Bill Maher likes to paint himself as someone who just calls it as he sees it. If you don’t like his jokes you’re either an ignorant conservative or a liberal snowflake. Well, we also call it as we see it, and we think Bill Maher is a creep.

Sonia tells us why Bill Maher is a creep with a little help from our friends at:

We end the episode with Margo sharing a story about two comics who are NOT creeps.

Have a listen!

Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and you will never miss an episode.

Also, be sure to follow us on social media! But don’t follow us too closely … don’t be a creep about it!

Check out this episode!