Book Vs Movie “Like Water for Chocolate” (2020)

 

Book Vs Movie

Like Water for Chocolate

 

The Margos are ready to talk about “magical realism” in Laura Esquivel’s 1989 novel (that later became the 1992 movie of the same name) Like Water for Chocolate. This may sound familiar to long time fans but we originally recorded this topic five years ago and the quality of that show–left much to be desired. 

This is a story filled with interesting characters and set in Mexico in the early 1900s. We meet Tita, a 15-year-old girl who was basically born into family servitude by being the youngest daughter. Being the youngest daughter in her family means she is expected to never marry and support her overpowering widowed mother Elena. 

Esquivel’s husband, director Alfonso Arau, filmed the movie in Mexico with a small, independent film budget. It went on to make over $20 million, one of the most successful foreign-language films of the 90s. 

Between the novel and film–which did the Margos like better? 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips Featured:

  • A clip from the audiobook narrated by Kate Reading
  • Like Water for Chocolate trailer
  • “Quail in Rose Petal Sauce”

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Housecleaning for Creeps- Episode # 189

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 189

“Housecleaning for Creeps”

Hi ya, Neighbors! This week, we’re talking all manner of creeps getting canned, starting at Bravo (They listened to us!); No Housewives this week, so we put 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days to bed (Night, Wig!); Couple of great docs to view–Netflix’s Queen & Adam Lambert; Disclosure, and HBO’s Bully, Coward, Victim. Also, we have the first pick for our new Best Neighbors Film Club! Thx for stopping by! 

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What a Creep: Mario Batali (Season 5, Episode 6)

What a Creep 

Season 5, Episode 6

Mario Batali

 

Mario Batali is one of the most celebrated chefs of the 21st Century. During his career, he has hosted multiple television shows, authored several bestselling cookbooks, opened Michelin-rated restaurants, was friends with celebrities, was named as GQ Man of the Year in 1999, and won the James Beard Award.

He even made an appearance on The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horrors!”

Batali is also known as a world-class woman-abusing Creep who has been accused of multiple accounts of sexual assault and harassment. Here is his story. 

Sources for this episode include:

Eater.com (Irene Plagianos)

NY Eater.com Dec 11, 2017 (Irene Plagianos)

Grub Street  (Chris Crowley)

Time magazine (Jamie Duchmare)

Creep Sheet

Esquire 2010

Los Angeles Times (Samantha Masunaga, Jonathan Gold, Amy Scattergood)

CNBC.com (Amelia Lucas)

D-Listed  (Alison)

New York Times May 2018 (Kim Severson)

Hollywood Reporter (Abid Raman)

Scary Mommy (Julie Scagell)

The Cut (Lisa Ryan)

New York Times 2017 (Julia Moskin & Kim Severson)

Mario Batali Wikipedia

“Mashed” video

“60 Minutes” Mario Batali full episode

Bill Buford Heat: An Amateur’s Adventure’s as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta Maker and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

HuffPost (Joe Satran)

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Book Vs Movie “Gentleman Prefer Blondes”

 

Book Vs Movie

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

The Anita Loos 1925 novel Vs the 1953 Howard Hawkes classic film 

The Margos are heading back to the 50s (well, really the 20s if you want to be technical about it!) Gentleman Prefer Blondes was first published in 1925 by Anita Loos in Harper’s Bazaar magazine as a serial. The book itself was so popular at the time that Edith Wharton dubbed it “the Great American Novel” considering it came out the same year as Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby–that is incredible praise. 

The story itself is a simple tale about a “professional lady” making her way in the world trying to nab a wealthy suitor. Lorelei Lee is a blonde flapper from Little Rock, Arkansas and men can’t help but so attracted to her she winds up getting whatever she wished for in life. 

Dorothy Shaw is Lorelei’s best friend and has her own romantic struggles (one of them being a brunette which makes her work harder to get men to pay attention to her.)

The movie was directed by Howard Hawkes and stars Jane Russell as Dorothy and Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei. It was a huge hit in 1953 and the stars got along famously. It’s considered a classic musical and pre-feminist statement. 

Between the novella and Howard Hawkes film–which did the Margos like better? (Is it even going to be close?) 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips Featured:

  • Lorelei is accused of stealing in Paris
  • Gentleman Prefer Blondes trailer
  • Lorelei and Dorothy meet Henry Spofford
  • Lady Beekman (Norma Varden) shows Lorelei her tiara
  • Outro music: “Is There Anyone Here for Love” Jane Russell

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A Reckoning for Bravo – Episode #188

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 188

“A Reckoning for Bravo”

 

Hey there, Neighbors, how’s your week been? With nicer weather here in Bklyn, our spirits are lifted a bit, but there’s still much going on in our world. But we take our comfort where we can, which is why we watch these human garbage fires like the Housewives! No Bev Hills this week (boo hiss boo) but we have RHONY. Our patience is wearing thin with Dorinda, but bye-bye Tins, we wish you well, even if these monsters don’t. We also talk about the new 30 for 30 on Bruce Lee; the latest Dirty John, and The 13th. We’re also thinking of having a film festival/club for our neighbors. Whaddaya think? 

 

 

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What a Creep: Bing Crosby (Season 5, Episode 5)

 

What a Creep 

Season 5, Episode 5

Bing Crosby

 

Bing Crosby is one of the first multimedia stars. He hosted a very popular radio show. He starred in more than 70 films, winning an Academy Award for “Going My Way” in 1944. He topped the music charts with nearly 300 hit singles to his credit. He’s one of the most popular entertainers of all time. 

He was also a terrible father and husband. It was a real “Daddy Dearest” situation. He was a real creep. 

Sources for this episode include:

People Magazine

Vice (Isn’t It Funny That Bing Crosby and Bob Hope Were Woman-Hating Bigots?)

Mental Floss

Los Angeles Times

AP News

The Guardian

Grunge

Biography

Wikipedia 

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Visiting with Krista & Tracy, our Neighbors from Madison – Ep. #187

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 187

Visiting with Krista & Tracy, our Neighbors from Madison

 

Let’s be on our best behavior, Neighbors, ‘cos we have guests!! The lovely Krista & Tracy from 93.1 Jamz’s Krista & The Morning Rush join us all the way from Madison, WI! Since our guests are reality TV show experts, we really get into the nitty-gritty of our beloved Real Housewives of Bev Hills & RHONY. Subjects like, how crazy is Aaron? Why are peeps mad at Kyle & Teddi’s friendship? What’s Denise’s deal? Is Ramona a human dumpster fire? Why does Dorinda go so hard for Tinsley? All this and more as we have a fun chat with Krista & Tracy. Enjoy, stay well & safe out there! 🙂

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Book Vs Movie “Saturday Night Fever”

 

Book Vs Movie 

Saturday Night Fever

Based on a short story in New York magazine, the 1977 movie is dissected in this special episode 

The Margos are suffering from a case of “Night Fever” and the only sure is taking a deep dive into one of the most successful films of the 1970s–Saturday Night Fever. The film was directed by John Badham and stars John Travolta in his first Academy-Award nominated performance as an actor. 

The idea for the film comes from an article from New York magazine in 1976 “Tribal Rights of the New Saturday Night” by reporter Nik Cohn. At the time, Cohn said it was based on a real group of people from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. In fact, it turns out he pretty much made up the whole thing. The story of “Vincent” a teenage dance phenom who is just trying to earn and living and forget about living in a working-class neighborhood caught the eyes of Hollywood and a screenplay was created as a starring vehicle for Travolta who was seen by millions every week on the ABC-TV hit sitcom Welcome Back Kotter.

Badham inherited the movie two weeks filming was supposed to start without film locations set and without the role of Stephanie filled. We have so much behind the scenes gossip and trivia here to talk about in addition to the fabulous soundtrack! (The Bee Gees at their finest!) 

Between the article and film–which did the Margos like better? (Is it even going to be close?) 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

  • How Nik Cohn came to writing the article for New York magazine
  • How the film overcame so many obstacles to become a classic 
  • How the dancing was received 
  • The incredible music! 
  • The cast which includes: John Travolta (Tony Monero,) Karen Lynn Gorney (Stephanie,) Barry Miller (Bobby C.,) Joseph Cali (Joey,) Paul Pape (Double J,) Donna Pescow (Annette,) Martin Skakar (Frank Jr.,) and Fran Drescher (Connie.)

Clips Featured:

  • Saturday Night Fever trailer
  • Tony and his family “You Hit My Hair’
  • Tony’s brother leaves the priesthood
  • Fran Drescher’s film debut
  • Tony and Connie on the dance floor
  • Outro music: “You Should Be Dancing” The Bee Gees (from the movie scene)

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What a Creep: Jerry Lee Lewis (Season 5, Episode 4)

 

What a Creep 

Season 5, Episode 4

Jerry Lee Lewis 

 

Jerry Lee Lewis is considered one of the pioneers of rock n roll. In 1957, he came onto the music scene with his first big hit “Whole Lotta Shakin Goin’ On”. He was nicknamed “the Killer” and was amazing on the piano. With Elvis Presley heading for a stint in the Army—it was pretty much agreed upon by rock journalists that Jerry Lee Lewis would become the new king of rock.

In 1958 he was on his first international tour when it was discovered the 22-year-old Killer was married to his 13-year-old cousin Myra Gale Brown. This would be his third wife and he was not technically divorced from his second wife at the time.

This would essentially destroy his career for a while but in the 60s & 70s, he made a big comeback as a country music artist.

He was inducted in the rock and roll hall of fame the first year they gave out the awards.

In 1989 his life story was told in a very strange movie called Great Balls of Fire starring Dennis Quaid as Lewis.

Aged 84 and still kicking—Jerry Lee Lewis is married to his 7th wife. Two of his past wives died under strange circumstances and he has a reputation for being a stubborn, gun-toting, drug-taking nightmare which makes him the perfect for our show. So, let’s get started! 

We put this episode together with a little help from our friends at:

The Guardian (2015 by Simon Hattenstone)

Rolling Stone Magazine (1984 by Richard Ben Cramer)

Grunge (2020 by Brian Boone)

People magazine (1978 by Jim Jerome)

The Village Voice (1987) (By Nick Tosches)

GQ (2014 by Chris Heath)

20/20 (TV segment 1984)

“People Are Talking” 1989 interview with Myra Lewis

The Spark That Survived by Myra Lewis Williams

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg

Once Upon a Crime podcast ep 154 (Esther Ludlow & Special Guest Erica Kelly of “Southern Fried True Crime” podcast)  

Jerry Lee Lewis Wikipedia

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Book Vs Movie “Double Indemnity”

Book Vs Movie 

Double Indemnity 

The Novella by James M. Cain & Film Noir Classic from Billy Wilder 

We are heading back to the Film Noir well with writer James M. Cain and the classic novella & later movie Double Indemnity.  The Margos talk about the life of Mr. Cain (who also wrote Mildred Pierce) and find out the true story behind his fictional account of two lovers trying to get away with the perfect murder. 

The novella originally was published in 1936 in serial form with Liberty magazine in 1936 and is based on the real-life crime duo Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray. Snyder wanted her husband dead and asked her lover, Gray, to help her and then split the insurance money. After several attempts, they finally succeeded in killing Albert Snyder. Alas, they were caught right away and both went to the electric chair. 

The movie, directed by one of the most revered filmmakers of the 20th Century–Billy Wilder, was released in 1944 and is considered a classic. (You will usually find on the TMC Network!)  There are quite a few changes between the novella and film and the author preferred their storyline to his own! 

Between the novella and film–which did the Margos like better? 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips Featured:

  • Double Indemnity trailer
  • Neff meets Phyllis
  • Neff tries to escape Keyes
  • Outro music: “Tangerine” by Les Brown & His Band of Renown (Johnny Mercer & Vincent Schertzinger)

 

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