Book Vs Movie “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

Book Vs Movie

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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:

    • The backstory of how Mary Ann Shaffer and her niece Annie Barrows collaborated to bring the novel to life.
    • The true story of the German occupation of the island of Guernsey.

Clips Featured:

    • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie 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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What a Creep: Elizabeth Holmes (Season 1, Episode 3)

What A Creep

Elizabeth Holmes

Season 1, Episode 3

Hey everyone!

It’s time to get creepy! It’s season 1, episode 3 of “What a Creep” starring Elizabeth Homes, the former CEO of the totally bullshit-worthy company Theranos. There is so much creepiness to go around here. Including her former COO and boyfriend Sunny Balwani as well as the plethora of older men who had no problem throwing millions at her and never seeing a prototype of the Edison or the MiniLab. (Geniuses!)

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

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

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Gender Liquid & Big D- Energy – Episode #132

Hello there, Neighbors!! We have SO MUCH to discuss, not the least of which is FLEABAG, Season 2, which just dropped is glorious! Praise be-Long live Phoebe Waller-Bridge! We also dish on RHOBH, Potomac, and RHONY. We also talk a little Fosse/Verdon, Erin saw The Who, Margo read Howard Stern’s new tome and also has an old-school rec from Amazon. It’s starting to feel a little like summer and we couldn’t be more psyched. Enjoy! 

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Book Vs Movie “Rebecca” (Replay), Plus some “Margo” news!

Book Vs Movie Podcast (Replay)

Rebecca

The Classic 1938 Novel by Daphne du Maurier Vs. the 1940 Film

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

The Margos are dreaming about Manderley in this listener-suggested episode–Rebecca. The Daphne du Maurier 1938 novel which was a bestseller at the time and has never been out of print. In 1940–Alfred Hitchcock adapted it as his first American feature.  (You can watch it on YouTube!)

Du Maurier is a fascinating subject as she was a cousin of the Llewelyn Davies boys who were the object of the obsession of J.M. Barrie–the creator of Peter Pan. The Margos talk about her love of Cornwall, England, her distaste for small talk and how her marriage resembled the one featured in Rebecca.

We decided to visit again due to the news that new poems written by DuMaurier have been discovered.

The book & movie are both considered classics and we have all of the tidbits, trivia and behind the scenes gossip.  Get ready for a gothically good time!

In this episode the Margos discuss :

    • Du Maurier’s backstory (and rumors about her plagiarizing materials)
    • The main plot of book & movie (and how they differ)
    • The style (and temper) of Alfred Hitchcock
    • The casting of the movie including Sir Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson and George Sanders
    • The gay subtext in the movie
    • The different endings between book and movie

Clips Featured:

    • Rebecca  trailer
    • “Mrs. de Winter” (Joan Fontaine) meets Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson)
    • Mrs. Danvers and Rebecca’s nightgown
    • Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) confesses her never loved his late wife
    • “Theme to RebeccaFranz Waxman

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What a Creep: Newt Gingrich (Season 1 Episode 2)

What A Creep

Newt Gingrich

Season 1, Episode 2

Hey everyone!

It’s time to get creepy! It’s season 1, episode 2 of “What a Creep” starring Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House and a serial cheater who loves to leave his wives when they get sick.

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

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

Have a listen!

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

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“What a Creep”: Lance Armstrong (Season 1, Episode 1)

What A Creep

Lance Armstrong

Season 1, Episode 1

Hey everyone!

It’s season 1, episode 1 of “What a Creep” and our first creep is a real piece of work–Lance Armstrong. (A lying/lawsuit-crazy/vindictive/world-class jerk with cycling cleats!)

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

Wikipedia (Lance Armstrong)

The Armstrong Lie” Directed by Alex Gibney

Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story Directed by Alex Holmes

Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong by Juliet Macur

Liar City podcast

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

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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!

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Instagram @WhatACreepPodcast

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Book Vs Movie “It Chapter 2” Review of the New Trailer

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

Stephen King Bonus Ep: “It Chapter 2″ Trailer Review

Plus, Replay of Our 

 “It 2017 Review!”

Stephen King’s It Chapter 2 is the focus of this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast! Margo D. and Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly podcast checked out the newly released trailer and have thoughts about what to expect from the new movie. (Oh wow-do we have thoughts about this!

Plus, we replay our 2017 review of the first movie and discuss the 1986 novel.

We also gave our picks for who should be in the adult cast set to film next year. (At least one of them turned out to be true!)

The podcast clip is at the bottom of this post but here are the basics of this week’s show:

    • Main differences between the book and original TV movie (and how that affected the rated-R version of the movie.)
    • How the cast measures up in the 2017 reboot
    • The number of genuine scares in the film
    • Compare and contrast the different Pennywise the Clown
    • What we liked best and worst about the movie
    • “That” last scene in the book versus what has been adapted so far

Guest Host Info:

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Birdie? Bridie? B.S.! Episode #131

Oh man, where do we start with this week? Well, we’re making up for lost time so we’re covering 2 RHOBH, 2 RHONY, 2 Fosse/Verdons, and a whole bunch of new Netflix/Hulu stuff you should check out, including Wine Country; I Think you Should Leave; Dead to Me; Bathtubs Over Broadway; and The Act. We’ve got comedy, death, dancing, you name it! Reminder to charity organizers, keep the Real Housewives away from your function–they’ll sh*t all over it like the disrespectful monsters they are! Be afraid, be very afraid! 

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Book Vs Movie “Field of Dreams”

Book Vs Movie

Shoeless Joe & Field of Dreams

(Yes, it was based on a novel from 1982!)

Batter up! The Margos are feeling like getting out in the sunshine after all of the months of cold and rain so we are redoing our Field of Dreams ep. (You’re welcome!) Yes, it was based on a book by Canadian author W.P. Kinsella called Shoeless Joe which was published in 1982.

The Phil Alden Robinson-directed movie was released 30 years ago (!) and is now considered one of the best films about baseball of all time. Kevin Costner plays Ray Kinsella and boy are there HUGE differences between the novel and the movie. Such as–Ray has a twin brother who left home to join the circus and he kidnaps none other J.D. Salinger to take him to a ballgame. (The reclusive writer was famously litigious and therefore his name could not be used on screen.)

In addition to all of that, we offer trivia and behind-the-scenes gossip on one of the most beloved male weepy films ever made.

So between the novel and the movie–which did we like better? Click the link at the bottom to find out.

This episode is once again sponsored by Penguin Random House!

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins returns with HER ROYAL HIGHNESS – a timely, laugh-out-loud and completely swoon-worthy queer romance about a whip-smart American girl who falls head over heels for a wild-child Scottish Princess.

When Millie Quint scores a free ride to an elite prep school in the Scottish Highlands, she has no idea she’ll be rooming with Flora, the wild-child princess of Scotland. At first, they can’t stand each other, but before long Millie and Flora are… well, not enemies. And definitely more than friends. But they know that the Scottish nobility – not to mention the Scottish people – may not accept a relationship between their princess and a girl, and an American at that. After all, real life isn’t a fairy tale… or is it?

This standalone companion to the 2018 hit Prince Charming, is the ultimate summer read for fans of The Royal We, Becky Albertalli, and Meg Cabot. From the gorgeous Scottish setting to the will-they-won’t-they love story, from the hilarious mishaps and witty banter to the classic “down-to-earth American dropped into the world of royals” plotline, there’s a little something for everyone—including those who are obsessed with the royal family, and anyone who loved early 2000’s rom-coms like The Prince and Me, What A Girl Wants, Bridget Jones’ Diary, and The Princess Diaries.

So whether you’re poolside, on a beach, on a plane, or in between Netflix binges, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS is the perfect escape: a breezy read that will keep you laughing and swooning from cover to cover

Read the entire series—on sale now wherever books are sold. And you can follow @PenguinTeen for more great reads.

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The life of author W.P. Kinsella and his reaction to the movie adaptation
    • The numerous ways the book and movie are different

Clips Featured:

    • Field of Dreams (original trailer)
    • “Annie sticks up for freedom” (Madigan)
    • “People will come, Ray” (Jones, Costner, Hoffman, and Busfield)
    • “Ray meets his father” (Costner, Liotta, Madigan, and Brown)
    • Outro music Shoeless Joe  by James Horner

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Book vs Movie “Moneyball” (Replay)

Book Vs. Movie Podcast (Replay) 

Moneyball

Margo D. & Margo P. talk about the Michael Lewis 2003 book Moneyball and the 2011 film directed by Bennett Miller.  The movie stars Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill and we have lots of thoughts about which we prefer between the book and movie.   

This episode originally ran in May 2016. 

In this ep we discuss:

  • Sabermetrics in baseball
  • The paltry salary cap of the Oakland A’s
  • Margo’s wanting to add an “s” to the title
  • The performances in the movie including Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill
  • Which we liked better–the book or the film

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