Book vs Movie “Practical Magic”

Book Vs Movie 

Practical Magic

Alice Hoffman 1995 Novel Vs the 1998 Cult Classic Film

The Margos are feeling very witchy in this episode dedicated to Alice Hoffman’s novel Practical Magic and the 1998 adaptation from director/actor Griffin Dunne. This is one of the most requested subjects in our five-year history and we had a ball talking about the 90s look and feel from the film. 

The story revolves around the Owens sisters (Sally & Gillian) who come from a long line of witches in their Massachusetts town and experience bullying and taunting from the locals. Sally becomes introverted as a result while Sally goes a little wild and takes off as a teenager. Sally & Gillian have a bond that is strong and when Gillian comes home in deep trouble–the women use their powers to vanquish their foe. 

The film features the shiniest hair imaginable and a soundtrack that practically screams “90s!” So between book and film, which did we like better? 

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In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The career of author Alice Hoffman
    • The biggest differences between the book and movie 
    • Our favorite scenes from the movie

Clips Featured:

    • Practical Magic  trailer
    • Aunt Jet & Aunt Francis create a potion
    • Detective Hallet flirts with Sally Owens

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Book Vs Movie “The Maltese Falcon”

Book Vs Movie 

The Maltese Falcon

Dashiell Hammett’s 1930 dark novel Vs the 1941 Bogart film noir classic

This episode is the stuff that dreams are made of with the Margos talking about The Maltese Falcon which was written by Dashiell Hammett originally in five parts in Black Mask magazine in 1929 and later became the first film directed by John Huston and starring a 42-year old Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade. 

The story begins with private detective Sam Spade who along with his partner Miles Archer metts the lovely “Miss Wonderly” who hires them to find out is her sister has run off with a gentleman named Floyd Thursby. Archer and Thursby are soon killed and Sam is the suspect. 

In this intriguing tale, we also meet Effie Perrine, Joel Cairo, and Casper Gutman and learn about a Maltese Falcon that jewels from the King of Spain who was captured by pirates. It was coated in black enamel to hide its value. 

But who is lying and who is on the side of truth? The peppy mystery and old-timey San Francisco setting keep the audience guessing until the end. This is a fun ride with a super-exciting film to match. 

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

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The interesting life of Dashiell Hammett
    • The definition of film noir and why it applies here 
    • The biggest differences between the book and movie 
    • Our favorite scenes from the movie

Clips Featured:

    • The Maltese Falcon trailer
    • “The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of…” (Sam Spade & Detective Polhaus)
    • Sam Spade gets his confession from Brigid O’Shaughnessy
    • Sam Spade finds out who “Miss Wonderly” really is and he is skeptical
    • Sam Spade offers Joel Cairo as the fall guy 
    • Sam Spade meets Joel Cairo

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Book Vs Movie Bonus Ep “Psychology in Films”

Book Vs. Movie Podcast Bonus Ep

with David Hart “Talk Film Society”

“Psychology in the Movies”

In this bonus ep (which originally dropped in November 2016) Margo D. talks with guest David Hart, writer at Talk Film Society, about four psychological illnesses and/or traits and pick one film each that best represents them. David is a former Psychology Intern at VA Sierra Nevada System and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology.

The categories chosen for this ep:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Narcissism
  • Sociopathy

Agree or disagree with our choices? Let us know in the comments below.

If you need help with any of these disorders please visit Psychology Today “Find a Therapist” or Talk Space.

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Book Vs Movie “Rosemary’s Baby”

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Rosemary’s Baby”

Special Podcast Guest Juliette Miranda and Margo D. Take a Close Look at the Classic Book and Movie

 

Margo D. (co-host of Book Vs. Movie) and Juliette Miranda of the Unwritable Rant podcast turn up the spookiness in this episode talking about the classic Ira Levin novel and the venerated film directed by Roman 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’s incredible performance and offscreen troubles with husband Frank 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.

 

Clips used:

Rosemary’s Baby  TV trailer

Rosemary’s dream sequence

The morning after Rosemary’s baby ceremony

Rosemary and Dr. HIll

“His eyes!”

Outro Music: Rosemary’s Baby theme by Mia Farrow, Krysztof Komeda

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Book Vs Movie “The Hunger Games”

Book Vs Movie Podcast

The Hunger Games”

Part 1 of Suzanne Collins’ Trilogy Versus the Jennifer Lawrence Megahit Film

Book Vs. Movie finally 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 some very fervent 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.

 

Clips used:

The Hunger Games TV trailer

Katniss volunteers to tribute

Katniss declares her ‘love” for Peeta

Outro Music: “The Hunger Games by Simon & James Newton Howard

 

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Book Vs. Movie: “Mildred Pierce” by JM Cain & Starring Joan Crawford

 

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

“Mildred Pierce”

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
  • Ann Blyth and her amazing voice
  • The sad fate of Butterfly McQueen

Audio Clips:

Official Trailer for Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce” by Sonic Youth

Joan Crawford & Jack Carson

Joan Crawford & Ann Blyth

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