The 1995 novel by Christopher Priest versus the Christopher Nolan film
Abracadabra! The Margos get a little magical in this listener-suggested book to movie adaptation that features sleight of hand, lots of dead birds, women in jeopardy and a twist ending you either did or didn’t see coming a mile away.
The book features a series of diary entries and family sleuthing which one of the Margos found rather dull. The movie is a strange mix of whimsy and sadness which the Margos enjoyed to differing levels.
So between the book and movie–which did the Margos like better? Check out the link below to find out.
In this episode the Margos discuss:
The numerous differences between book and movie
What the authorreallythinks about the changes in the adaptation
The amazing cast including an American-accented Hugh Jackman
Better late than even later! Hey there, Neighbors! Welcome to this episode of BNP, where we discuss Coco, The Prestige–the book AND the movie; Baskets on F/X; Marg’s mom’s fave Stephen King movie adaptations; and the OJ Interview (just for you, Kim!). We round it out with a few podcast & Instagram recs. Here’s to a great week, everybody!
Hey there, Neighbors! Sorry for the delays in episodes—work travel and deadlines kept us from your earholes last week but we plan to make up for it with this new episode jam-packed with new TV/Movie/podcasts recs just for you. We also have our Neighbors’ Oscar Picks; and discuss Heather Locklear and Tori Spellings’ recent issues; Kevin Smith’s heart attack at 47; Black Panther; Brendan Fraser, and revisiting an 1980s classic comedy. Enjoy the bounty!
In this episode, the Margos discuss theBen Mezrichbook “The Accidental Billionaire” that was published in 2001 and compare it to the 2010 classic film directed byDavidFincher(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
(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’smultiple lawsuits
The amazing cast in the film
The music ofTrent 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 on60 Minutes
Mark Zuckerberg & Jesse Eisenberg onSaturday Night Live
The Gillian Flynn Hit Novel Vs. The David Fincher Film
The Margos take on one of the most contested and debated films of the past books AND movies of the last few years–Gone Girl.If there was ever a story that was picked apart, praised, maligned and worshipped more than the2012 novel by Gillian Flynnwe have yet to hear about it.
Do you love the adventures of “Amazing Amy” Dunne and her husband Nick or do you find them irritating? How believable is the basic plot? Is Amy a sociopath or just a woman scorned? People have all kinds of opinions and the Margos are no different talking about the book and film directed by the always interestingDavid Fincher.(This is our third Fincher movie after we have coveredFight ClubandThe Social Networkin previous eps.)
Some of the highlights from this discussion:
The casting of the leads includingRosamund Pike(Amy Dunne) andBen Affleck(Nick Dunne)
Gillian Flynn’s background in magazine writing and how she adapted her own book into a screenplay
The insanely complicated plot (and how much it relies on the suspension of disbelief)
Big changes between book and movie
The creepy score byTrent Reznor
Gone Girl trailer
The interrogation scene between Nick Dunn, Detective Boney (Kim Dickens) and Officer Gilpin (Patrick Fugit)
Hey there, Neighbors! We have info & recs for your holiday weekend–you’re gonna love it! We continue our Olympics coverage, as well as talking about new shows like the revamped Queer Eye for the Straight Guy; High Maintenance, and a fun new podcast for you rom-com lovers. Also, Erin talks John Mulaney’s new stand-up show at Radio City and Margo explains why Jodie Foster’s Nell is an under-rated comic masterpiece & can’t seem to pronounce the title of a certain Joan Allen movie. Enjoy!
The Margos finally get another Margo(t)on the show when we discuss the book to movie adaptation ofMargot Lee Shetterley’sHidden Figures. Discussed are the differences between the book and the film (which was adapted from the 55-page book proposal and not the final book.)
We have some rather strong opinions on which we liked better. Here are some highlights from our discussion:
The amazing cast includingOctavia Spencer, Janelle MonaeandTaraji P. Henson.
The white characters featured in the film that are NOT in the book.
Hey there, Neighbors! Y’all have Olympic Fever? We do! Erin & Margo talk about their fave Olympic events; Leslie Jones’s ribald commentary; Quincy Jones, podcast recs; and the neighbors break down their personality tests results. If you want to learn which neighbor is an Enthusiast and which is a Helper; or which dead celeb would f**k a mailbox, listen up!
Welcome back to a new episode of Book Vs. Movie! This week, we are talking about the book/movieMudboundwhich was written byHillary Jordan(her debut novel) and directed byDee Rees(Pariah,Bessie) who also co-wrote the adapted screenplay. The Margos are not too ashamed to admit that this particular story and film gave us a big case of the sads. However, we are so in love with the writing, storytelling and acting here that we had a very hard time figuring out which we liked better.
To find out, click on the link below!
In this show they discuss:
The sad, intense story of each character inMudbound
Hey there, Neighbors! Sorry for the slight delay–we were waiting to get more bandwidth (That’s a thing, right?), Anyway, we’re back and ready to get down to business! We discuss Phantom Thread, and if Erin feel asleep during it; Why Margo is done with Quentin Tarantino; Scott Baio; Alec Baldwin vs. Dylan Farrow; Mudbound; & Murder on the Cape. And we ask the important questions like “Are Aussie mangoes really the best?” & Should Bravo retire the Real Housewives of NJ for a bit? In the words of Dolores from that franchise, “Welcome back, scumbag!”