Special Podcast Guest Juliette Miranda and Margo D. Take a Close Look at the Classic Book and Movie
Margo D.(co-host ofBook Vs. Movie)andJuliette Mirandaof theUnwritable Rantpodcast turn up the spookiness in this episode talking about the classicIra Levin noveland the veneratedfilmdirected byRoman Polanski. It took a year to make this show happen but it’s now ready, enjoy!
In this episode we discuss:
The incredible work of Ira Levin
Mia Farrow’sincredible performance and offscreen troubles with husbandFrank Sinatra(!)
The near perfect direction by Roman Polanski and how he frames his shots.
The weird rape scene featuring a rather unfortunate “hairy paw”
How strong (or weak) the character of Rosemary is at different times in the movie.
Rosemary’s Baby TV trailer
Rosemary’s dream sequence
The morning after Rosemary’s baby ceremony
Rosemary and Dr. HIll
Outro Music:Rosemary’s Baby themeby Mia Farrow, Krysztof Komeda
Part 1 of Suzanne Collins’ Trilogy Versus the Jennifer Lawrence Megahit Film
Book Vs. Moviefinally takes on the Suzanne Collins’ classic 2008 novel The Hunger Games and compare it to the 2012 movie–both smash hits. We were a little scared to take this on as the trilogy as it has someveryfervent fans. But the Margos are as fearless as a tribute from District 12 so we grab our bow & arrow and take aim at each work of art.
What are the differences between the two? Which did the Margos like better? Click the link below to find out.
In this episode we discuss:
The popularity of the trilogy
The casting of all of the leads
How Suzanne Collins adapted her book to screen
Why dystopian novels are all the rage
Our favorite scenes from the book and how well the movie captured them.
The Hunger GamesTV trailer
Katniss volunteers to tribute
Katniss declares her ‘love” for Peeta
Outro Music:“The Hunger Gamesby Simon & James Newton Howard
The HM Cain Hard-Boiled Classic Novel to Slightly Gritty 1945 Classic Film
The Margos put on some extra shoulder pads and finish out their Joan Crawford movie streak with the 1945 classic film noir Mildred Pierce which is based on 1941 novel by JM Cain. In this pot boiler of an ep they discuss
Joan Crawford’s amazing performance
The handsy-ness of the male characters
Differences between the book and movie (Thank Hays Code!)
The awfulness of Veda
The sexiness of the 2011 Mini Series starring Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce
Fit Bottomed Girls “Tips for Your First SCUBA Dive”
The Amazing Ashley Judd Fights Online Trolls
Call-Out for Radio Station Ideas
“Bricolage” in Brooklyn
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How are you all doing today? I have a whole bunch of news & notes to get you folks today and I will not waste a minute getting it to you. So with Spring fever hitting me like a rocket let’s just get to it!
Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes
Book Vs Movie Podcast: My San Diego bud Margo Porras of Shes Nacho Mama’s Blog and I co-host a podcast called “Book Vs. Movie” and you can subscribe to us on iTunes with this link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bookvsmovies-podcast/id954110320?mt=2. After a couple of false starts (and a bout of the stomach flu) we finally got to record The Godfather episode which you can listen to right here—let me know what you think! (Get ready for our next episode–The Outsiders!)
Tips for Your First SCUBA Dive: I have no idea what the weather is like by you but it is still fah-reeezing in my part of the world and Mama needs a vacation STAT! Recently I posted this article on Tips For Your First SCUBA Dive for Fit Bottomed Girls and I hope to actually use them this year! (Do any of you enjoy SCUBA diving? What are your favorite tips?)
Ashley Judd—Internet Troll Fighter: I first became aware of Ashely Judd when she was a TV show I LOVED call Sisters (do any of y’all remember it?) Ashley is an intelligent, caring woman who when she’s not acting or doing showbizzy things prefers to travel the world on humanitarian efforts and actually try to effect positive change. Recently she was cheering on her beloved Kentucky Wildcats at the NCAA via Twitter and was subsequently received dozens of threatening tweets which she is looking to make a crime. Ashley is a feminist who cares how women are treated in our culture and wrote this amazing essay in 2012 talking about how women are devalued based on their appearance and not meeting the impossible expectations from the media. Anyhoo-she is my new hero and I am eager to see how she foghts against those horrible Internet trolls.
Need Station Recommendations: Many of you know that I am a certified fitness instructor who loves to put her all into every playlist. The stations in my city are beyond terrible so I usually listen online radio stations around the country (and world!) What are some of YOUR favorite stations? I would love to check them out so feel free to list them below in the comments!
Bricoloage in Park Slope: OMG you guys! A few weeks ago Edward and Lien Lin of The Slanted Door restaurant in San Francisco decided to pack their bags and open a new Vietnamese “gastro-pub” on Fifth Avenue and the wait to get a table has been crazy ever since. Like you have to show up at 6:00 pm for dinner or be prepared to wait an hour to sit. My good friend Laura of Vittles Vamp and me decided to check them out and my goodness—what a delight! Check out this review from the New York Daily News and if any of you ever want to meet up for a meal there in the future—I am IN!
That’s all I have for today—keep checking back for news, reviews and playlists aplenty!
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